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Budget Holiday in Nepal - 15 days

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Trip depart everyday of the year
Price starting from $1,199
USD $ 1,099 per person
Duration
15 days
Max. Elevation
3210.00m
Group size
2+
Level
EASY
Transportation
Private Vehicle/tourist bus/flight
Best Season
September- June
Accomodation
Double/twin shearing accommodation
Meals
Breakfast basis in city and full board during the trek and in Chitwan
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Nagarkot-Chitwan National Park-Lumbini-Pokhara-Nayapul-Tirkhedhunga-Ullery-Ghorepani-Tadapani-Ghandruck-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Exciting sightseeing tour at Kathmandu with the combination of both Hindu and Buddhism cultures.
    • City tour towards world heritage sites listed from UNESCO at Kathmandu and Bhaktapur 
    • Early Sunrise view from Nagarkot (2195 meters)
    • Jungle safari and walks at Chitwan National Park
    • Encounter with rare Royal Bengal tigers and one horned rhinoceros   
    • Visit towards Ashoka pillar, Sacred Lumbini garden, Maya Devi Temple and more
    •  Relaxation and enjoyment at lakeside
    • Encounter with Rhododendron and scenic views through the trail.
    • Best morning sunrise view from Poon hill with uninterrupted panoramic view of the most photogenic mountains. 

Trip Introduction: 15 Days Budget Holiday in Nepal


Trekking Planner Nepal presents budget package tour and trekking in Nepal considering the love and passion of all the travelers. We are including the best in class destinations with the most affordable budget. Budget Holiday in Nepal is one of the best travel package for budget travelers, who are traveling with in a minimum budget and want to have the best experience of the lifetime. 

On Budget Holiday in Nepal package we are including some of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal which includes Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park, Lumbini (birth place of Lord Gautama Buddha), Pokhara and a short trek towards Annapurna Conservation Area. Our clients would be able to learn about history, culture, ethnicity, art and architectures of Nepal and would experience a short trek in Annapurna. During the trip we would be traveling through the countryside, where we could observe and know about the local tribes.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu, an ancient city rich in forms of culture, tradition, food, art and architectures is one of the oldest cities founded at 2nd century. Kathmandu is known as the city of thousand temples, a city where there is more number of festivals than working days, a city which is a living breathing example of ancient art, architectures, history, religious monuments and contains a wide amount of famous foods and dishes. Kathmandu consists of 7 UNESCO world heritage sites which resembles the histories, details, and knowledge regarding various era and regimes. Kathmandu is a destination which has been very popular since 1970’s as being the capital city and the gateway to Nepalese Himalayas and being a hub of Nepal.  

Being the capital city and the most developed city in of Nepal, here all the required and desired services, amenities, accommodations and hospitality facilities are available. The city could be traveled during any season because of the good weather, available facilities and mild temperature conditions.   


Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park which was established in 1973, was Nepal’s first National park established in order to preserve One Horned Rhinos and Royal Bengal Tigers. In 1984 UNESCO declared this place as a world heritage site after recognizing its unique significance and the role it plays, in an international way for the preservation of some of the most endangered species in the world. Jungle safari, elephant polo, canoe ride in the park, jungle walk, village walk, birdwatching, wildlife and observing the local tribes are some of the major attraction of this place.

Chitwan is less crowded and the temperature is warm comparatively higher than Kathmandu and the weather conditions are favorable at tropical monsoon. Accommodation, amenities and hospitality related facilities are also provided in well manner. 
                

Lumbini

Lumbini is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world. This place is known as the birth place of lord Gautama Buddha and contains many mysteries, artifacts, archaeologies and discoveries related to Buddhism and is regarded as a place which is fully enlightened holy pilgrimage, a path to nirvana, freedom from ignorance, cravings and dark desires. Lumbini is also famous for Ashoka Pillar which was erected for the presence of King Ashoka as a symbol of respect at 539 BC. 

The flow of the visitors is very high due to which there are quality-oriented facilities and services available. Temperate climate with hot summers and dry winters but, temperatures are comparatively favorable than Chitwan and the place is suitable for traveling during September to May period of the year.     

Pokhara

Pokhara is a must visit place for anyone traveling to Nepal. Due to its quiet and peaceful environment Pokhara is famous for extreme adventure and relaxation and is a gate way to Annapurna range Himalayas. This is a city which overwhelms the visitors with its natural beauty and a place no one would like to leave after entering. An amazing place rich in nature as it offers amazing views and some mesmerizing sites. 
September and November are considered the best time to visit and is a peak tourist destination. Pokhara consists of each and every facility with all the services required for the clients. There is a famous saying, visiting once is never enough if anyone is going to Pokhara.

Poon Hill 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is popularly known as Poon Hill Annapurna Panorama trek as it leads you through scenic country walks. This is an ideal and perfect trek for travelers in Nepal who are interested in Himalayas and for those who want to be close towards the nature.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, is one of the shortest and the best trek for viewing the mountains, a great opportunity for trekkers and beginners, where the trails takes you to most fascinating high places of Annapurna mid hills offering spectacular views of high snow-capped mountains.

Besides mountains and scenic landscapes travelers would have time to explore local villages and witness the culture and age-old custom of Annapurna region. Natives living in harmony and close to nature could be observed dedicating their basis time for farm life.

Local Culture and Religion at poon hill

This area offers the visitors to know about the local cultures and traditions, we could observe the way of living of various ethnic groups in this region. We could see and observe people making organic trees, bamboo products, ghees, storing the crops, vegetating and witness many flora and faunas as well.
         
 There are many ethnic groups in the region widely known as Brahmins, Chhetris, Gurung ,Magar, and there are long list of ethnic groups but, we could shortly divide them in the Mongolian and Aryan tribe. The culture and traditions differ according to caste which is the main reason why this place is rich in culture and tradition. We could observe that the way of living differs from place to place because of ethnicity, weather and altitude. 

Travel Insurance for Budget Holiday in Nepal

Trekking Planner Nepal strongly advises and recommends all our clients. to purchase Travel as well Medical Insurance against unforeseen circumstances that might arise or may occur during Himalayan holidays. Traveling & Medical Insurance must be done and obtained for travelling towards Himalayan destinations.
 
Trekking Planner Nepal requests all our Clients to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance which is compulsory before going on any tour or treks. It should provide adequate protection for tours and treks so it would cover and have a policy for personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation expenses for any means of transportation at the time of emergency evacuations, such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance or adequate cover for baggage.
 

Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Altitude Mountain Sickness could affect anyone. At high altitude, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). 
Signs and symptoms are as follows:

Headache/Dizziness
Nausea/Vomiting
Tiredness/Fatigue
Sleepy but can’t sleep
Loss of appetite
Stress/ Anger

 Prevention for AMS is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well and walk slowly in a pace. It is good to ask and take rest or sleep if the body is not feeling well. Keep hydrated and make sure you follow the directions and suggestions provided by the trip leader regarding altitude mountain sickness.
 
Note - Always feel free to ask the trek leader or Guide to stop if you don't feel good. Sometimes we might feel it’s just a little bit of dizziness but, that little thing is the thing that leads water inside your brain or lungs before you even know it. Prevention is always better than cure.

Accommodation facilities at poon hill     

All of our hikes, trekking trails, tour programs are conducted on the basis of itineraries where accommodations are set in respective Hotels, Lodges, Home Stays, Guest Houses and Resorts. Some trails could take longer or could be shorter depends upon the fitness and pace of the clients, availability of vehicle, delays or cancellation in flights, unfavorable or bad weather conditions, roads or trails.
      
Being an under develop country when we are going up in the hilly region as the elevation increases the vegetation and the density of local people decrease which is the major reason why sometimes we need to compromise in terms of best services but, being a tourist route still most of the facilities are available while some things may require compromise. For example- 24hour electricity, laundry services (because of lack of warm temperature and sunlight), wi-fi, meat and eggs, fruits, hot showers, toilet commode, quality of room and availability (standard quality rooms are found which are designed for meeting the basic requirements). However, the best services and facilities are provided but, sometimes we need to compromise according to the limited facilities and hospitalities found in the particular area.

Acclimatization and Communication at poon hill 

Adapting to nature, temperature, climate, traditions, cultures and food is one of the primary thing that helps to complete and enjoy the trek. As we make itineraries we always keep in mind to not elevate more in a certain day, it doesn’t mean that we are not able to elevate more than 1000 meter in a day but doing so, may cause altitude mountain sickness, problem in breathing. But, if we make the walk slow and include stops in the trail it means we are helping our body to adapt according to the temperature, weather and climate.
           
We are not going on trek to walk 24/7 and hiring a guide doesn’t mean he or she is leading and you are just following but, asking questions about the local people, their way of living, traditions and culture is a way to know more about the traditions, cultures about the place we are traveling towards.

Water and Toilet facilities at poon hill

When we trail towards the high lands the quality of services must be compromised because of the locally available limited natural and artificial facilities. Hot showers are not available in some places due to lack of gases and woods in the higher areas due to which clients must pay extra for the bio-mass required to produce heat for making hot water or showering and drinking. Mineral waters are not available due to lack of transportation so, it’s better to carry a bottle that filters the water as it goes in or carrying water cleaning capsules can also be an ideal choice.

Being a rural area and due to lack of water some places lodges, tea shops and hotels have a squat toilet where you are required to squat in order to do the waste management of the body. That’s not the only reason but, modern western toilets require at least 2-3 litres of water for flushing which is impossible to full-fill due to the lack of infrastructures related to drainage.

Electricity WI-FI and Battery Recharge at poon hill

Being an under develop country and due to lack of infrastructures the facilities related to electricity are not available on some regions and even if they are available load -shedding, shortage of electricity could occur due to natural or artificial reasons. Carrying a power bank is recommended in order to charge the battery of cell phones, cameras and torches or other devices.

Recharging the battery requires extra fees in some places due to the fact that they are buying or using electricity from external sources. For example generators, solar and even private hydro-powers.

The case of wi-fi is the same due to electricity as well as the private poles and amount of money the locals have to invest heavily on poles, wires and internet service providers due to which the wi-fi requires a certain amount of payment but varies from place to place and is not applicable everywhere.

Important Note

  • Trip departures are available every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
  • Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept instant bookings and online payment

Trip Itinerary

Up on arrival at the international airport in the Kathmandu you will be picked up by our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After check-in, you will have a short briefing about your tour than rest for while. After refreshment tour guide will come to pick you up at the hotel and take you to the half day sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Back to the hotel and be ready for cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Today after breakfast you will have day guided sightseeing tours Pashupatinath Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square than drive to Nagarkot for overnight. Nagarkot is one of the famous sunrise viewpoints of Nepal which is located near from Kathmandu on the hill from where you will be able to lovely panoramic Mountain View from east to west include Mt Annapurna and Mt Everest. This is such a nice place for a short walk around, you will able to join with local they are very friendly. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Today your guide wills weak you up an early morning for sunrise view on the mountain. After breakfast drive to Patan Durbar Square for guided sightseeing tours, than Swayambhunat Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. These are very famous sightseeing tours in Kathmandu which is listed on the UNESCO world heritage site. Stay overnight at the hotel.

After an early morning breakfast at the hotel, Drive through the scenic countryside to Chitwan National. This is such a nice place in Nepal for Safari activities. Upon arrival at the hotel, they will provide a welcome drink and lunch. After refreshment, you will start day excursion with local Guide. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Full Day Jungle activities include jungle safari on elephant back, nature walks, jungle drive, canoe ridge and bird watching in the park having 360 sq. miles of tall grassland and thick forests. We will attempt to search out some of the elusive animals of the Terai, and with the skill of the fully will encounter the one-horned Rhino, various types of deer, boar, and leopard and if we are very fortunate the elusive tiger. Later on this evening, you will be able to watch Tharu Cultural Dance. Stay overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, we travel overland from Chitwan to the Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, where has been revered as the place of holy pilgrimage. Lumbini has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Upon arrival Lumbini, we transfer you to the hotel, check-in and then we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand upon a lotus pedestal. Stay overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, we depart to Pokhara for about 5-6 hrs scenic countryside drive, the lakeside city, the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. This very suitable place from where you will be able to see Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range include Fishtail. This is the starting point of one of the famous trekking in the world call Annapurna. Stay overnight at the hotel. (This evening your trekking guide will give you a short briefing about your trekking and next day program)

Today an early morning breakfast drive leads on the good motorable road for about 45 Km. the journey continues along with the great scenery passing through several villages Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On arriving at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm subtropical region, the walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Lunch will be served somewhere on the way at the teahouses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at the teahouses.

After breakfast in the place where you spend the night, today the trail steeply ascends on the long stone steps until Ulleri village with the scenery of terrace landscape and Annapurna Himalaya. After a few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see a good view of Annapurna Mountain range. Stay overnight at the teahouses.

Today an early morning your guide will wake you up and take you to the Poon hill after about 45 min walk from where you will be able to see good sunrise on the mountain. Poon Hill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani and surrounding area. From Poon Hill, you will see Dolpo, Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchare (Fishtail and Manaslu Himalayan range.

After short but very nice panoramic view from Poon Hill you walk back to the hotel. After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk passes through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch will serve on the way at the teahouses. Stay overnight at the teahouses.

Today’s walk leads through deep forest an hours on the gradual path to Bhasi Kharka, from this spot the trail descends with the occasional view of the Mt.Annapurna ranges & Machhapuchre (Fishtail), through the forest, creeks and small streams to the Ghandruk village. This is a semi-modern village and gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. On reaching Ghandruk at lunchtime and as well for the night stop with enough time to explore the village and Gurung culture. This is one of the biggest towns of this trek.

After a great time in the Ghandruck Village today you descending Pokhara via Birethanti one can see mules loaded with goods en-route. Walking distance is 05 hrs to Nayapool (New-bridge) from where you are going to finish your trek and drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Well, after a wonderful time in the Nepal Himalaya and short rest in Pokhara, today you drive back to Kathmandu through the scenic countryside. On arrival transfer to the hotel, rest and relaxing afternoon. Stay overnight at the hotel.

After a long trip around Nepal include short trek, today you have the full day in Kathmandu.

Today you will transfer to the international airport for final departure. or join next program with us.

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Includes

    • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
    • 04 Nights twin/double shearing standard accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
    • 02 Nights twin/double shearing standard accommodation on BB in Pokhara
    • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with private vehicle (entrance fees extra)
    • 01 Night twin/double shearing standard accommodation on BB in Nagarkot
    • Kathmandu to Nagarkot to Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Kathmandu to Chitwan to Lumbini to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
    • 02night/03 day safari activities on full board meals plan in Chitwan National Park
    • 01 night twin/double shearing standard accommodation on BB in Lumbini
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card)
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • 02 guest=01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
    • Double/twin shearing simple accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
    • Safe drinking
    • Pokhara to Starting point and ending point of trekking to Pokhara by private vehicle
    • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate fee in USD and two passport size photo)
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
    • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Lumbani and  in Pokhara
    • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
    • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
    • Tips to the trekking crews and drive
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control

Complimentary

    • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
    • First aid kit
    • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)

Budget Holiday Nepal Tour Review

Budget Holiday Nepal Tour Review I landed in Nepal and volunteered for a week I was staying at Kathmandu Peace Guest house where Dipak organized someone to pick me up. Right from the start of my tour Dipak organized everything amazingly. I was initially worried about travelling as a young solo female but Dipak and his team made me feel extremely comfortable and well taken care of right through my entire trip. My guide Suman was extremely helpful, the most down to earth, thoughtful guide/ friend I made on my trip. I highly recommend him. Throughout my transit between Kathmandu to Chitwan to Lumbini I felt very taken care off. All the hotels and guest houses I stayed at were amazing along the way. The tours in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Lumbini to Pokhara were fantastic. Sadly, due to coronavirus I had to immediately cancel the last portion of my trip which included the trek to Poon Hill - Ghorepani. I just got to Pokhara and was scrambling to figure out a way back to Kathmandu asap for the next morning. My guide Suman was amazing, he made me feel at ease and guaranteed me a safe return. He was such a great friend. As I returned to Kathmandu Dipak promised to give me a 15% discount if I come back to Nepal and do a trek with them which I promised myself to do. Im definitely going to visit Nepal and finish my trek with Trekking Planner. Dipak was amazing he organized my stay at the hotel for the last few days and understanding the circumstances allowed me to spend a few more days and eat all meals with an airport drop off. I cannot stress to do your trip with this company enough. Im so glad I met Dipak and his team. I hope to see them again in the near future. It has been my greatest pleasure touring with Trekking Planner Nepal.

Nicolette F
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