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12 days from £1790

International flights NOT included - see below


Our most comprehensive Nepal holiday with visits to several destinations off the beaten track, staying in hotels of real character and style.  The price is higher than many of our other tours due to the fact that you will have your own private transportation and driver for the overland journey from Kathmandu to Chitwan (days 4 to 11 inclusive).




DAY 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu.

On arrival in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, you will be met by a representative of World Discovery outside immigration and customs. You will then be taken by private car direct to your hotel.  The remainder of the day is at leisure.  Recommended flight from London: Qatar Airways from London Heathrow via Doha (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.

DAY 2 – Kathmandu.

Your World Discovery Nepal holiday begins after breakfast, when you meet your private guide and spend the morning visiting the highlights of Kathmandu, followed by lunch in a selected Nepalese restuarant.  The afternoon is at leisure, with the opportunity of taking an optional excursion to Patan.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch.

DAY 3 - Bhaktapur.

In the morning visit the glorious medieval town of Bhaktapur.  Afternoon free.
Meals included: Breakfast.

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DAY 4 - Drive to Gorkha.

Leave Kathmandu after breakfast for the morning road journey to Gorkha, cradle of the nation.  Despite its illustrious past, Gorkha is a lovely Newari town which is rarely included on tour operators' itineraries.  The afternoon is free.
Meals included: Breakfast, dinner.

Nepal Holidays - Gorkha - PalaceDAY 5 - Gorkha.

Your visits today will include the 18th century Gorkha Palace, which houses the Gorkha Museum.  For the more adventurous there is a strenuous but worthwhile half-hour ascent up a steep stone stairway to the Gorkha Durbar, a fortress offering magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.
Meals included: Breakfast, dinner.

DAY 6 - By road to Pokhara.

Depart this morning by road to Pokhara. On arrival transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.
Meals included: Breakfast.

 Nepal Holidays - MachhapuchhareDAY 7 - Pokhara.

The Pokhara Valley is one of Nepal's most scenic destinations, and is famed as the gateway to the magnificent Annapurna range of mountains. Dominating the valley is the almost perfectly triangular Machhapuchhare, or Fishtail Mountain (left). This morning take a tour of Pokhara town, including the old quarter with its distinctive Newari houses, and the busy market, followed by a short boat trip on the scenic Phewa Lake.  The afternoon is free to relax at your hotel, or perhaps take a short walk in the nearby foothills. For those who like trekking there is the option of extending your stay in this region for a few more days and walking some of the mountain trails. You can either stay in the comfortable lodges of Ker & Downey featured on our 'Annapurna Lodge Trek' itinerary.
Meals included: Breakfast.

DAY 8 - Drive to Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha.

After breakfast leave Pokhara and drive down from the mountains into the low-lying region of Nepal close to the Indian border known as the 'Terai'.  Your destination is Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Meals included: Breakfast.

 Nepal Holidays - LumbiniDAY 9 – Lumbini.  Drive to Chitwan National Park.

In the morning enjoy the highlights of Lumbini, including the Sacred Garden and the Maya Devi Temple (left).  After your tour drive to your safari resort on the edge of Chitwan National Park. The first jungle activity will be organised for the late afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 10 - Chitwan National Park.

Gameviewing in Chitwan National Park.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 11 - Fly back to Kathmandu.

After breakfast transfer to Bharatpur Airport for the flight to Kathmandu. On arrival you will be met and taken by private car to your hotel.  The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening we recommend a special 9-course farewell dinner at your hotel - cost £30pp.
Meals included: Breakfast.

DAY 12 – Depart.

Private transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your international flight home.
Meals included: Breakfast.


International Flights

There are no direct flights between London and Kathmandu. We recommend the services of Qatar Airways from London Heathrow to Doha with a good onward connection to Kathmandu. Flights are daily throughout the year. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Doha. Depart at 15.05; arrive Doha at 23.89
Doha/Kathmandu. Depart at 01.05 (next day); arrive Kathmandu at 08.30
Kathmandu/Doha. Depart at 09.30; arrive Doha at 11.45
Doha/Heathrow. Depart at 12.30; arrive Heathrow at 17.55

You can book the flights yourself on the easy-to-use Qatar Airways website.  There are many other connecting routes, some of which may offer lower fares.  We recommend the Skyscanner website for searching for the best options.  Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).


Nepal Holidays: Nepal Heritage (Reference: WDNP008)
2018 Departures
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:

Daily departures


Jan to Apr
Oct to Dec

PLEASE NOTE: From May to September we do not recommend travelling to the Chitwan National Park due to the weather conditions.

Single Room Supplement on request.

The price includes:

  • Hotel and lodge accommodation as listed above in twin-bedded or double rooms with private facilities.
  • 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners as shown in the itinerary.
  • Scheduled flight between Bharatpur and Kathmandu, including taxes.
  • Private transportation and the services of an English-speaking driver. Transportation during your stay at Kasara Resort will be on a shared basis.
  • All sightseeing as shown (unless indicated as ‘optional’), including entrance fees.
  • Your own private guides in each location (except at Kasara Resort, where you will share the guide services with other guests).
  • The services of naturalist guides at Kasara Resort.

Not included in the price:

  • International flights (see our recommendation above). We are happy to discuss the flights with you and give you further guidance.
  • International airport taxes.
  • Optional sightseeing.
  • Tipping. We will give you guidance in this often sensitive matter
  • A Nepal Visa. This can be obtained before departure from Embassy of Nepal in London, or alternatively you can purchase the visa (current price US$25) on arrival at Kathmandu Airport (recommended).

A deposit of £250 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the price for your Nepal holiday must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date.

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