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Kathmandu-Pokhara Overland Tour

The Kathmandu-Pokhara Overland Tour is also known as the Kathmandu-Pokhara Adventure Journey or simply the Kathmandu-Pokhara Road Trip.

Kathmandu-Pokhara Overland Tour offers a captivating journey through the heart of Nepal, seamlessly blending cultural exploration and natural beauty. Commencing in Kathmandu, the tour unveils the rich tapestry of the capital city, where ancient temples, vibrant markets, and historical landmarks provide insight into the country's diverse heritage. As the journey progresses, travelers embark on a picturesque overland drive to Pokhara, a city nestled against the backdrop of the majestic Annapurna Range. Pokhara's serene lakes, surrounded by lush landscapes and the towering Himalayas, create a tranquil setting for reflection and relaxation. The tour strikes a harmonious balance between urban exploration and the tranquility of nature, making it an ideal itinerary for those seeking a comprehensive experience of Nepal's cultural and natural wonders.

Kathmandu, being the cultural epicenter of Nepal, provides a fascinating encounter through its abundant historical legacy. The itinerary encompasses excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley, where one will behold ancient relics of Buddhism and Hinduism, thereby revealing the historical and spiritual wealth of the nation.

Pokhara will mesmerize you with its three naturally attractive lakes situated in the vicinity and its magnificent Himalayan panoramas. Although our tour package does not include activities such as ziplining, paragliding, or helicopter rides to the Annapurna Base Camp, interested guests may schedule these excursions separately.

Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour is one of the most captivating trips in the Himalayan region, as it provides an unforgettable combination of natural splendor, cultural marvels, and the opportunity for exhilarating side adventures.

Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour
Kathmandu-Pokhara Overland Tour Highlights and Attractions
Region

Kathmandu-Pokhara

Duration

7 Days

Starting Price

USD 1,000.00 Per Person

Group Size

2-15 Person

Activities

Tour

Transportation

Private Overland

Accommodation

Hotel *****

Meal Plan

BB

Trip Grade

Easy

Best Season

Spring l Autumn


Trip Itinerary

  • 01 Arrive in Kathmandu

    Upon arriving at the airport, you'll receive a warm welcome from the tour company's representative and be taken to your hotel. Later in the evening, you'll meet the tour organizers and other group members for a pre-trek briefing, where you'll get important information about the upcoming adventure. Following the briefing, you'll enjoy a delightful welcome dinner featuring authentic Nepalese cuisine and a cultural dance performance, creating a sense of camaraderie and excitement among the group as you prepare for your unforgettable journey through Nepal's breathtaking landscapes.

  • 02 Full Day Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley

    Today, you will have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu with our experienced city tour guide. Our itinerary includes several remarkable sites:

    • SWAYAMBHUNATH STUPA, also known as the monkey temple, offers stunning views of Kathmandu and can be reached by climbing a long set of steps.
    • KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE is the former palace of the Malla and Shah Kings who once ruled the city. It boasts spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the impressive skills of Newar artists and craftsmen spanning several centuries.
    • BOUDHANATH STUPA features numerous traditional Gompas adorned with strings of multi-colored prayer flags, attracting many Sherpas and Tibetans for the practice of circumambulation (koras) around the stupa.
    • PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE is a significant Hindu temple located on the banks of the Bagmati River, known for its burning Ghats and religious ceremonies.

    After the visits to these captivating sites, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kathmandu. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy shopping and engage in recreational activities at your leisure.

  • 03 Full day Guided Tour

    Today, you will have the opportunity to explore Bhaktapur and Patan with our experienced city tour guide. Our itinerary includes several remarkable sites:

    • CHANGUNARAYAN is revered as the oldest temple in Nepal, offering a glimpse into the development of Newari religious architecture.
    • BHAKTAPUR, the third largest city in the Kathmandu valley, once served as the capital of Nepal during the illustrious Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. Known as "The City Of Devotees," Bhaktapur is also recognized as "Bhadgaon" or "Ancient Newari Town.
    • PATAN, the largest city in the Kathmandu Valley, is renowned for its vibrant festivals and feasts.

    After the visits to these captivating sites, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kathmandu. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy shopping and engage in recreational activities at your leisure.

  • 04 By private Bus: Kathmandu to Pokhara.

    After a delightful breakfast in Kathmandu, we begin our approximately 200km journey to Pokhara, known as "The Lake City" for its serene lakes. The scenic drive takes us along the Trisuli River, offering picturesque views, and later, the Marsyangdi River, passing charming hill towns and terraced fields. As we approach Pokhara, the majestic Himalayas come into view, leaving us in awe. Upon arrival, we check into a comfortable hotel with a warm welcome and refreshing drinks. In the afternoon, we visit iconic attractions like Devi's Fall, a mesmerizing waterfall, and the mystical Gupteshwari Cave with its sense of spirituality. To further enjoy Pokhara's beauty, we take a serene boat ride on Fewa Lake, surrounded by the breathtaking Himalayan backdrop. After an eventful day, we rest at our hotel, looking forward to more unforgettable experiences in this enchanting city.

  • 05 Full day Guided Tour in Pokhara City

    An exhilarating start to the day! At around 4:30 am, we embark on a scenic drive to Sarangkot to witness the awe-inspiring sunrise. The panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes and the Himalayas is a truly breathtaking sight. After soaking in the sunrise, we return to Pokhara to continue our day of exploration.

    • Bindhyabshini Temple is a sacred Hindu temple in Pokhara, Nepal, dedicated to Goddess Bindhyabshini, revered for blessings and protection. It sits atop a small hill, offering a serene and spiritual experience.
    • White Water (Seti Gorge) in Pokhara, Nepal, is a natural wonder showcasing the power of nature. The Seti River carved a deep gorge, revealing stunning white limestone rocks, earning the name "White Water."
    • Mahendra Cave, near Pokhara, Nepal, is a captivating limestone cave named after King Mahendra. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists seeking a unique underground adventure.>/li>
    • Regional Museum in Pokhara, Nepal, is a cultural gem displaying a diverse collection of artifacts and exhibits representing the region's rich heritage. It offers an engaging insight into the history, arts, and traditions of the area.

    After a fulfilling day of exploration, we'll head back to our hotel for a comfortable and relaxing overnight stay. It's the perfect way to recharge and get ready for more exciting adventures that await us on the journey ahead.

  • 06 Visit Begnas Lake and International Mountain Museum

    Embark on a scenic 17-kilometer drive from Pokhara to tranquil Begnas Lake, taking around 45 minutes to enjoy picturesque landscapes and lush greenery along the way. Experience the enchanting serenity and breathtaking mountain vistas reflected in the calm waters upon arrival. Stroll along the lakeshore, immersing yourself in the natural beauty. Rent a boat for a more intimate experience, gently paddling across the tranquil waters and connecting with nature. Enjoy fishing and indulge in a delightful picnic amidst the serene setting, savoring local cuisine flavors. This day trip promises a rejuvenating escape and unforgettable memories amidst Begnas Lake's natural splendor.

    International Mountain Museum, nestled in the city of Pokhara, Nepal, is a captivating tribute to the world's majestic mountain ranges and mountaineering history. This museum offers an immersive experience, taking visitors on a journey through the triumphs and challenges of mountain exploration. Its comprehensive exhibits include valuable artifacts, equipment, and photographs that showcase the bravery and dedication of mountaineers from around the globe.

    After a fulfilling day of exploration, we'll head back to our hotel for a comfortable and relaxing overnight stay. It's the perfect way to recharge and get ready for more exciting adventures that await us on the journey ahead.

  • 07 By Bus : Pokhara to Kathmandu

    After enjoying a delightful breakfast, we bid farewell to the enchanting lake city of Pokhara and embark on a scenic drive towards Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, the remainder of the day is at our leisure, providing an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate or indulge in some souvenir shopping. Whether you choose to unwind or explore the vibrant markets for unique mementos, this free time allows for personal enjoyment before continuing our adventure in this captivating city.

  • 08 Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

    Today, we will transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for our departure. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will gather our belongings and make our way to the airport. We will ensure that we reach the airport well in time to complete all the necessary formalities and board our flight. Before we bid adieu to this enchanting country, take one last look at the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and take a moment to appreciate the warm hospitality and kindness of the Nepalese people. This marks the end of our tour, and we hope you had a memorable and enjoyable time in Nepal.

Included in package cost
  • Airport pick-up and drop service will be provided on a private vehicle.
  • A warm welcome dinner featuring typical and authentic Nepalese cuisine will be arranged for you.
  • Hotel: 3 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 3-nights Hotel accommodation in Pokhara at twin sharing a room on BB plan.
  • Sightseeing activities will be conducted as per the itinerary.
  • Private land transportation will be arranged as per the itinerary.
  • An English-speaking City Tour Guide will accompany you during the sightseeing activities.
  • All entrance and monument fees are included in the package.
  • Our agency service charges are also covered in the tour package.
Not included in package
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara are not included in the package and will be at your own expense.
  • Nepal visa fee is not covered in the package and should be arranged separately.
  • International flight tickets to and from Nepal are not included.
  • Single supplementary charges will apply if you prefer to have a single room during the accommodation.
  • Personal insurance, including travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage insurance, is not part of the package and should be obtained independently.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as aerated drinks, beverages, laundry, postage, telephone, etc., are not covered in the package and will be at your own expense.
  • Tips and bonuses for guides, drivers, and staff are not included in the package and are at your discretion.

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Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour is a popular travel itinerary in Nepal, taking you on a scenic and cultural journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You'll explore diverse landscapes, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, and pass through picturesque valleys to reach Pokhara with its serene Phewa Lake and stunning mountain views. The tour offers a well-rounded experience, perfect for travelers seeking cultural exploration, natural beauty, and leisure in a short time.

Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour usually spans a duration of approximately 6 to 8 days, which includes both the time spent traveling between Kathmandu and Pokhara and the various sightseeing activities and exploration in both cities and their surroundings. The specific duration may vary slightly depending on he chosen itinerary, but 6 to 8 days is the common timeframe for this tour.

Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour offers a range of captivating highlights that showcase the beauty and cultural richness of Nepal. Some of the major highlights of the tour include:

  • Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Exploring the ancient temples, stupas, and palaces in Kathmandu, such as Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square, which provide insights into Nepal's rich history and architecture.
  • Picturesque Landscapes: Enjoying the scenic drive between Kathmandu and Pokhara, passing through picturesque valleys, terraced fields, and charming villages with the majestic Himalayas as a breathtaking backdrop.
  • Pokhara's Natural Beauty: Experiencing the serene beauty of Phewa Lake and the stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges that surround Pokhara.
  • Boat Ride on Phewa Lake: Taking a leisurely boat ride on Phewa Lake, where you can admire the reflection of the mountains on the calm waters and visit the iconic Tal Barahi Temple located on an island in the lake.
  • Sarangkot Sunrise View: Witnessing a spectacular sunrise from the hilltop of Sarangkot, providing an unforgettable view of the sun illuminating the snow-capped peaks.
  • Glimpses of Local Culture: Interacting with the friendly locals, experiencing their warm hospitality, and getting a glimpse of the traditional Nepali way of life.
  • Adventure Activities in Pokhara: Engaging in optional adventure activities like paragliding, zip-lining, or hiking to nearby viewpoints for a thrilling experience amidst Pokhara's natural wonders.
  • Peaceful Lakeside Ambience: Strolling along the Lakeside area of Pokhara, filled with numerous cafes, restaurants, and shops, offering a relaxed and charming atmosphere.
  • Diverse Local Cuisine: Sampling authentic Nepali cuisine and exploring the variety of local dishes available in both Kathmandu and Pokhara.

These highlights, among others, create a well-rounded and enriching experience, making the Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour a truly memorable journey through the heart of Nepal's cultural heritage and natural wonders.

The best time for the Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These periods offer pleasant weather and clear skies with stunning mountain views. However, the tour can also be done during the monsoon and winter.

During the monsoon (June to August), expect wet and humid weather with occasional rain and clouds. While it provides lush greenery and unique experiences, be prepared for rain-related challenges.

In winter (December to February), temperatures can be colder, especially in the mornings and evenings. Although days are usually sunny, there may be haze or fog that limits mountain views.

In summary, the Kathmandu Pokhara Tour is available year-round, but spring and autumn offer the best conditions. For monsoon and winter tours, consider weather conditions and plan accordingly for a rewarding experience.

Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour typically provides travelers with comfortable and air-conditioned private vehicles for the journey between Kathmandu and Pokhara. This arrangement ensures a safe, comfortable, and convenient travel experience, allowing you to enjoy the scenic route and immerse yourself in the local culture while traveling in style and comfort.

The type of accommodation provided during the Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour can vary based on the tour package you choose. Generally, tour operators offer a range of accommodation options to cater to different preferences and budgets. These may include:

  • Hotels: Comfortable and well-appointed hotels are often included in the tour package. These hotels may vary from standard to luxury categories, offering amenities such as private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, room service, and more.
  • Boutique Hotel: Some tour packages might include stays in charming boutique hotel allowing you to experience a more local and intimate atmosphere.
  • Resorts: Luxury tour options may include stays in resorts that provide upscale amenities, spa facilities, beautiful gardens, and scenic views.

The specific accommodations provided can vary, so it's recommended to check the details of the tour package or inquire with the tour operator about the type of lodging that will be included. This ensures that the accommodation aligns with your preferences and expectations for comfort and style during the tour.

Yes, English-speaking tour guides are typically provided during the Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour. These guides are experienced, knowledgeable, and proficient in English, enabling them to communicate effectively with the travelers and provide insightful information about the destinations, culture, history, and local attractions.

Having an English-speaking tour guide enhances the overall travel experience as they can offer valuable context, answer questions, provide safety tips, and share interesting anecdotes and stories about the places visited. They can also assist in facilitating interactions with locals, ensuring smooth communication during the tour, and helping you make the most of your time in Nepal.

Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour is moderately active, suitable for people with average fitness. Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara is not strenuous, but there are factors to consider: road travel involves a few hours of driving with some winding sections, visiting heritage sites may include walking on uneven ground and stairs, and optional activities like paragliding require moderate fitness. While most can enjoy the tour, it's important to be reasonably mobile. Consult us for personalized advice, and they can ensure your comfort and safety.

Yes, we offer the flexibility to customize the Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour itinerary to better suit your preferences and interests. You can often work with the tour operator to make adjustments to the schedule, add or remove specific activities, extend your stay in certain places, or even incorporate additional destinations or experiences. Customizing the itinerary allows you to tailor the tour to your liking and create a more personalized and unique travel experience that aligns with your desires and interests. It's a great way to ensure that you make the most of your time and get the most out of your journey through Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Packing for a Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour requires careful consideration to ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here are some essential items to include in your packing list:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable and breathable clothing suitable for both warm and cool weather.
  • Layers, as the temperature can vary significantly throughout the day and in different regions.
  • Light rain jacket or waterproof coat, especially if you're visiting during the monsoon season.
  • Hat or cap to protect against the sun.
  • Sturdy and comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots, especially if you plan on trekking.
  • Travel documents:

    • Passport with at least six months validity from your return date.
    • Visa (if required) and necessary travel permits for specific regions or activities.
    • Travel insurance documents.
    • Medications and personal items:

      • Personal prescription medications and a basic first aid kit.
      • Insect repellent and sunscreen.
      • Toiletries and personal hygiene products.
      • Power adapter suitable for Nepal's electrical outlets.
      • Travel accessories:

        • Camera and extra memory cards to capture stunning landscapes.
        • Binoculars for wildlife and scenic viewing.
        • Daypack or backpack for daily excursions.
        • Portable charger for electronic devices.
        • Reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
        • Miscellaneous:

          • Lightweight and quick-drying towel.
          • Sunglasses and UV protection.
          • Local currency and some USD for emergencies (small denominations).
          • A journal or notebook to record your experiences.
          • Remember to check the weather forecast for the specific time of your visit and pack accordingly. Also, check with us if there are any specific items they recommend bringing based on the activities and locations included in your Kathmandu Pokhara Tour. Packing smartly will ensure you have a pleasant and memorable journey in Nepal.

Absolutely, travel insurance is an essential aspect of any travel, including luxury tours to Nepal. It offers peace of mind and financial protection in case of unexpected events that may disrupt your travel plans or pose health-related issues. Here are some reasons why travel insurance is highly recommended:

  • Trip Cancellations: Travel insurance can reimburse you for non-refundable expenses if you have to cancel or cut short your trip due to unforeseen events such as illness, injury, or family emergencies.
  • Medical Emergencies: In case of illness or accidents during your trip, travel insurance can cover medical expenses, hospitalizations, and emergency medical evacuations if needed.
  • Travel Disruptions: If your travel plans are interrupted due to unexpected situations like flight cancellations, delays, or natural disasters, travel insurance can provide coverage for additional expenses incurred.
  • Baggage and Personal Belongings: Travel insurance can compensate you for lost, stolen, or damaged luggage and personal belongings during your trip.
  • Personal Liability: It can provide coverage in case you are held legally responsible for injury or property damage to others during your travels.

Before purchasing travel insurance, make sure to carefully review the policy coverage, limitations, and any specific requirements from your tour operator. By having comprehensive travel insurance in place, you can focus on enjoying your Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour without worries, knowing that you are protected in case of unforeseen circumstances.

We are dedicated to providing exceptional service and ensuring the comfort and well-being of our guests. If you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions, it is important to inform us in advance. They will make every effort to accommodate your needs and preferences during the tour.

Whether you require specific dietary restrictions, have food allergies, or need special meal arrangements, we can work with hotels and restaurants to ensure your culinary experiences align with your requirements. Additionally, if you have medical conditions that may need attention or special arrangements during the trip, we will take those into consideration to ensure your safety and comfort.

By communicating your needs in advance, you enable us to make the necessary arrangements and provide a seamless and enjoyable experience throughout your journey in Nepal. Their dedication to guest satisfaction and attention to detail makes for a truly remarkable and personalized luxury tour experience.

Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour package includes all entrance fees to monuments and attractions mentioned in the itinerary. However, there are additional expenses not covered:

  • Meals: Participants will be responsible for their own lunch and dinner expenses during the tour.
  • Personal Insurance: Participants need to arrange their personal travel insurance for the tour duration.
  • International Flight Tickets: The cost of international flight tickets to and from Nepal is not included in the package.
  • Extra Accommodation: Additional accommodation beyond the itinerary, such as pre- or post-tour stays, is the responsibility of the participants.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses for personal purchases, souvenirs, or other personal needs are not covered.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and service providers are not included and are at the discretion of the participants.

Being aware of these additional expenses will help participants plan accordingly and ensure a seamless and enjoyable Kathmandu Pokhara Tour.

At Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd, our core focus is to provide an exceptional journey, marked by seamless experiences and lasting memories. Our commitment extends to aligning with your booking terms, our internal policies, and Tourism Authority guidelines. Recognizing the inherent risks of adventure travel, we take responsibility for guiding your participation. Navigating this adventure requires adaptability due to possible extreme conditions, unpredictable weather, and unexpected itinerary changes. While we work tirelessly for smooth experiences, please understand that circumstances beyond our control, like government actions, natural events, or travel disruptions, might arise, leading to additional on-site costs. We strongly advise securing comprehensive travel insurance covering cancellations, personal liability, and belongings, with proof required at the trip's start. Your choice of Ethic Himalaya is highly valued, and we're dedicated to prioritizing your safety, comfort, and overall satisfaction as we explore extraordinary landscapes together.

At Ethic Himalaya, your tour is led by a certified Fluent English-speaking city or cultural Tour Guide, endorsed by the Nepal Government. From your arrival in Kathmandu to your departure, this guide is your reliable companion. With their expertise, he holds the key to the triumph of your trip. Feel free to engage him with inquiries and, most importantly, heed their guidance. Your guide's insights are instrumental in ensuring your tour's excellence.

Beyond being a renowned Cultural and Heritage destination, Nepal boasts a rich array of delectable cuisines that showcase its cultural uniqueness. Nepali food stands distinct from Western fast food, with its centerpiece being the traditional national dish "Dal Bhat" – a comforting combination of lentil soup (dal) and white rice, accompanied by flavorful vegetables and meats. But the culinary journey doesn't stop there; you can also savor Newari specialties, Thakali cuisine, Tibetan-inspired dishes, and more.

Throughout your tour, dining options will be plentiful at restaurants. However, during longer drives or on highways, finding suitable eateries might be challenging. It's wise to consider bringing energy bars, dried fruits, nuts, or chocolates from your home country or from Kathmandu to ensure you have the necessary sustenance.

Important Note: If you have specific dietary needs, restrictions, or allergies, please inform us when booking your trip. Our on-site teams will make every effort to accommodate your requests, although local limitations might hinder offering an extensive array of alternative menus. For trips involving high energy expenditure, it's advisable to plan ahead by stocking up on essentials like energy bars, dried fruits, chocolates, etc., to ensure you maintain adequate calorie intake.

Your tour experience includes comfortable private vehicles equipped with full air-conditioning, sized appropriately to accommodate your group. To ensure your comfort and hydration, we will provide one complimentary bottle of water per day.

At the time of booking, it is imperative to inform the Company in writing about any existing medical conditions, physical challenges, or mental or physical conditions that could impact your fitness to travel. This includes any medical conditions that may arise during the trip. Should you fail to communicate such conditions to the Company and subsequently need to cancel your trip due to these undisclosed conditions, you will be subject to 100% cancellation fees.

We prioritize your safety and comfort and having this information ensures we can make necessary arrangements and recommendations to accommodate your needs appropriately. Your proactive communication is crucial in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.

For the safety and well-being of all our travelers, travel insurance is mandatory and must be arranged at the time of booking. Your travel insurance policy should cover the following areas with recommended minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for each category:

  • Personal accident, injury, illness, and death medical expenses, including coverage for pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and air ambulance when applicable.
  • Personal liability.
  • Trip cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage, and personal effects.

It is essential to carry proof of insurance with you and be prepared to present it if reasonably requested by our company employees or suppliers. Please note that the Company reserves the right to cancel or suspend your participation in a trip, including activities that are part of the itinerary, at any time, even after the trip has commenced, without providing a refund, if you are unable to provide proof of insurance when requested.

This policy is designed to ensure the safety and security of all travelers and to mitigate potential risks associated with travel.

Ethic Himalaya Treks cannot be held liable for any injuries, health conditions, emotional or other such conditions experienced by clients during the course of the trip. It's important to note that our package cost does not encompass personal insurance coverage. Therefore, we strongly recommend that clients secure comprehensive insurance packages that include provisions for medical emergencies and helicopter evacuation.

While we prioritize your safety and well-being, unforeseen circumstances can arise during travel. Having adequate insurance coverage ensures that you are prepared to address any unexpected challenges that might occur. As such, we strongly advise clients to prioritize obtaining appropriate insurance coverage to safeguard their health and well-being throughout the journey.

In the event that you encounter any concerns or complaints during your tour, it is imperative that you promptly communicate these issues to both the hotelier and our team on-site. By notifying us during your trip, we are given the opportunity to address and rectify the problem in a timely manner. Failing to alert us at the time of occurrence may not warrant the company's acceptance of liability for any issues that arise after you have returned to your home country.

Should the complaint not find resolution at the moment of occurrence, we kindly request that you provide a written account of the matter within 30 days following the conclusion of your trip. It is crucial to adhere to this timeframe. It's important to note that neglecting to follow this outlined procedure might limit or nullify any entitlement you have to initiate a claim against our company. Your cooperation and adherence to this procedure are greatly appreciated, as they ensure that we can diligently address and resolve any concerns you might encounter during your travel experience.

To ensure a smooth travel experience, all esteemed clients must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from the anticipated return date. For your convenience, Nepalese visas can be acquired through two means: either from the Nepalese Consulate in your home country or upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport. The visa fees are structured as follows:

  • USD 30.00 or equivalent foreign currency for a 15 Days Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 50.00 or equivalent foreign currency for a 30 Days Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 125.00 or equivalent foreign currency for a 100 Days Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • Visa Extension : Should you require an extension of your tourist visa, please note the following guidelines:
    • The minimum extension period is 15 days.
    • The extension fee is USD 45.00 for the initial 15-day extension, with an additional charge of USD 3.00 per day for each extra day.
    • In situations where the extension is requested for less than 150 days, a late fine of USD 5.00 per day will apply.

    For enhanced convenience, many nationalities are eligible for E-Visas, which can be applied for through the official Government website: https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/on-arrival/IO01.

    We encourage all travelers to adhere to these visa and passport guidelines to ensure a hassle-free and enjoyable journey to Nepal. Your compliance with these regulations is greatly appreciated.

The itineraries or programs we provide are subject to potential alterations without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited to weather-related hazards, landslides, political disturbances, road closures, avalanches, sudden illnesses, and more. Customization of the program is possible based on client interests. In the unfortunate event of trip cancellation due to factors such as war, natural calamities, political instability, adverse climate conditions, etc., Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition P. Ltd would be delighted to offer you an alternative trip of comparable quality. This alternative option will be held for your convenience for up to one year, not exceeding this duration.

Pre-Departure Notification: In cases of significant changes, we will promptly inform you if there is sufficient time before departure. A "major change" is considered as an alteration affecting at least one-fifth of the itinerary days. Upon encountering a major change, you can decide between accepting the revised arrangement, receiving a refund for the land portion of the trip only, or opting for an alternative tour proposal.

Post-Departure Modifications: We retain the right to modify an itinerary after departure due to unforeseen local circumstances or events beyond our control. In such urgent situations, any additional expenses required for itinerary adjustments will be your responsibility. Please be aware that we do not assume responsibility for any incidental costs that might arise due to itinerary changes, such as visa expenses, vaccinations, or non-refundable flight bookings.

To secure your booking for Nepal trips, a non-refundable deposit of USD 200 per person per trip is essential. This deposit ensures the confirmation of your reservation. If you make your booking within 30 days of the departure date, the full amount is due at the time of booking. You have the flexibility to pay the remaining amount either before your arrival in Nepal or upon your arrival before the trip commences.

The non-refundable deposit must be remitted to the Company or its designated Agent. In case the deposit amount differs from what is stated in this clause, the company will provide you with the appropriate information at the time of booking.

You have the convenience to make booking deposits through bank transfers or by Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). Please refer to the details provided on the booking form to ensure accurate payment processing.

For Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour in Nepal, your final payment can be settled upon your arrival in Nepal. This affords you flexibility and ease in managing your trip costs. You have various payment options available, including bank transfers, travel checks, cash, or Credit Card payments (Visa or MasterCard).

It's important to note that a 4% surcharge applies when using Credit Cards for payment. This surcharge is applicable to all types of payments, encompassing deposits, final balances, trip extensions, and incidental purchases. This policy ensures transparency and convenience in your financial transactions throughout your journey.

Please be aware that we maintain the prerogative to adjust pricing rates when necessary. Such revisions may occur if the prices displayed in our marketing materials and on our website face alterations due to circumstances beyond our control, such as shifts in exchange rates or government-imposed actions. It's important to note that domestic flight fares are particularly susceptible to fluctuations caused by increases in fuel prices.

Rest assured, our commitment to you is to always strive for transparency and to present the most current and accurate pricing in our tours. While external factors can sometimes exert pressure on pricing, we make every effort to minimize such impacts and maintain a fair pricing structure.

Upon payment of your deposit, your trip reservation is confirmed, contingent on settling the balance of fees 90 days before the scheduled trip commencement. If a member decides to cancel participation, the following guidelines will apply:

  • More than 45 days before departure: Deposit will be retained.
  • Between 45 to 31 days before arrival: 30% of the total tour price.
  • Between 30 to 14 days before arrival: 40% of the total tour price.
  • Between 14 to 09 days before arrival: 70% of the total tour price.
  • Between 08 to 02 days before arrival: 80% of the total tour price.
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of the total tour price.

We understand that circumstances can lead to changes in plans, and we strive to be accommodating within these stipulated terms. Please bear in mind that these measures allow us to manage the various arrangements and commitments associated with your trip.

We retain the right to cancel a trip up to 30 days before the scheduled departure. We also maintain the option to cancel a trip prior to departure if circumstances such as terrorism, natural disasters, political instability, or other external factors render it unfeasible to carry out the planned itinerary. If such a cancellation occurs, you have the choice to transfer the amounts paid to an alternative departure date or receive a complete refund. In cases where external events beyond our control lead to cancellation, refunds will be adjusted to account for any unrecoverable expenses.

It's important to note that we are not accountable for any ancillary expenses you may have incurred due to your booking, including but not limited to visa costs, vaccinations, travel insurance deductibles, or non-refundable flight fares. Please be aware that differing cancellation terms might be applicable to specific trip styles; your booking consultant will provide guidance if such variations exist.

If you wish to make changes to your booking, such as transferring to a different trip or transferring you’re booking to a third party, we require you to notify us a minimum of 30 days before the proposed departure date. A fee of USD 500 per person per change will be applicable, in addition to any charges imposed by hotels, ground operators, or airlines.

Should you notify us of changes less than 30 days before the proposed departure date, the refund policy applicable to cancellations will take effect. Transfers to a third party are permissible only if the transferee meets all the trip requirements, and transfers to another departure are limited to within the current validity period.

For amendments to other arrangements made in conjunction with your trip, an administration fee of USD 300 per booking per change will apply. This fee is separate from any charges levied by hotels, ground operators, or airlines.

Please note that no amendments can be made to your booking within 10 days of departure. This policy ensures effective management of trip arrangements and associated services.

The cost on our website applies to groups of 6 to 15 people joining the Kathmandu Pokhara Overland Tour in Nepal. We also offer the option of a private tour if your group size is at least two people. For larger groups of 12 or more, there's a significant discount, and one person can even join the trip for free. Many clients ask about preferred travel dates. It's important to know that the cost depends on:

  • Group Size: The total cost is based on how many people are in the group.
  • Accommodation Level: The cost is influenced by the type of hotel you choose and your budget.
  • Tailored Itinerary: We can adjust the tour schedule to fit your timing and preferences.
  • Extra Services: If you want additional services, we can adjust the price through mutual agreement.

Your satisfaction matters to us. We aim to fully understand your requirements for a smooth and enjoyable travel experience. We're open to working together to modify the pricing to match any extra features or changes you have in mind.

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