The main objective of designing this special trip is to contribute to the remote areas of Gorkha district socio-economically. During your stay in the village, the money you have paid for the trip will go to the host family for providing food and accommodation, which directly helps them grow Economically. This homestay trek is cheap but unique in comparison to other trekking trips in Nepal and the outcome is that the money really goes to the local people of the villages.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, a passport-size photo, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During the meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping nearby your hotel.
Drive to Ghyampesal by private vehicle, 6-7 hours drive. Overnight at traditional local house.
Trek and exploring to Arupokharai, 3-4 hours. Overnight at traditional local house
Trek down to Arughat, 3-4 hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Trek to Salyantar, 4-5 hours. Overnight at traditional local house
Visit the Salyantar, local temple, cave, waterfall, local schools, community forest to see the wild animal and visit the different villages nearby. Overnight at traditional local house in Salyantar village.
Trek to Tandrang (Majinthok), 4- 5 hours. Overnight at traditional local house.
Explore around Majinthok and visit the schools, library supported by Luxury Holidays Nepal and Possibility in Nepal. Overnight at traditional local house.
Drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle, 6- 7 hours. Overnight at hotel
Free day. At evening, there is a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
1. In Kathmandu: Four Star Hotel
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 star hotels in Kathmandu and local house throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have an electric lighting system. If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in 4 stars hotel Kathmandu(Hotel Mulberry or similar category) and for 5 stars hotel in Kathmandu (Gokarna Forest Resort or similar category).
2. During Trek:
You will be staying with a local family in a shared room. Rooms in local houses are clean, warm and dry, with simple beds. Linen and quilts will be provided. We recommend you take a sleeping bag with you.
The homestay will provide you the opportunity to have your lifestyle settle as a local people of the remote areas, you would be getting very lucky to taste delicious and fresh homemade typical Nepali local food. Dal, Bhat, Tarkari, achar (rice, curry, pickle) is the daily food you would be eating. You might also get lucky to taste Gundrook- Dheedo equally popular among Nepali food. Gundrook-Dheedo is a sugar-free dish made of wheat, maize and a dried green vegetable. The food is high on nutrition level and satisfies the taste buds as well.
If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know and we’ll do the best of our ability to have this arranged.
4. Toilet Facilities:
Most villages in Nepal don't have a flushing toilet and a sewage system is non-existent. All toilets during the home-stay are squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground. There usually is a tap and bucket next to the toilet, which is used for flushing. You will need to take your own stock of sufficient toilet paper with you as it is not available for purchase in the region.
5. Bathing & Laundry:
In the village area, there are no private facilities for bathing. There are spring water creeks, rivers and communal outdoor showers available for bathing, washing clothes and water collection by all locals. The water from these outdoor showers are a little warmer with constant running water: the runoff down through the farms for irrigation. It is ok to use soap in the water streams when bathing. It is strongly recommended that you wear attire that is not very revealing, even if it is in a secluded area. Nudity is taken very seriously and is totally unacceptable.
Washing of clothes can be done in any of the public showers, or in the nearby rivers and brooks. The most effective way of washing clothes is a local method where clothes are soaked in water, laid out on a smooth stone, and rubbed with soap. The dirty parts/stains of the cloth are then rubbed onto the stone itself.
Throughout the trip of Trekking, your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in a hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
7. Battery Re-Charging:
You can find the facility of electricity in most of the villages during your journey and some have solar power where you can get to re-charge your batteries. But we advise you to carry extra batteries or power bank.
8. Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private/reserved luxury vehicle for airport transferal and sightseeing.
9. Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members. Our trip will be led by only the best and most professional leaders. All of Luxury Holidays leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Luxury Holidays only employ local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions.
The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following training:
➺Intensive Wilderness First Aid
➺Trekking Guide Training
➺Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
➺Conservation and Biodiversity
➺Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)
To meet Luxury Holidays team, check out the Guide Profile Page
10. Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
11. Communication during Journey:
This Trek is the trekking in the remote area so there may not be the full facilities of the telephone. But during the trail, you can find the telephone and internet facilities in most of the place.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30-day visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Information)
14. Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
www.makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com, www.expedia.com
They usually have good offers. (See the flight details page for more information)
15. When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at firstname.lastname@example.org
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
16. Currencies are accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
17. Health Issues:
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
19. Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact email@example.com to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.
20. Trip Extensions/ Add-on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Annapurna Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.