Nepal officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign country in South Asia. It is mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. It is the 49th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area. It is landlocked and borders Tibet in the north and India in the south, east and west, while Bangladesh is located only 27 km (17 mi) from its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim. Tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in Nepal, employing more than a million people and contributing 7.9% of the total GDP. Premier destinations include Pokhara, the Annapurna trekking circuit and the four UNESCO world heritage sites—Lumbini, Sagarmatha National Park (home to Mount Everest), seven sites in the Kathmandu Valley collectively listed as one, and Chitwan National Park. Most of Nepal's mountaineering earning comes from Mount Everest, which is more accessible from the Nepalese side. Nepal, officially opened to westerners in 1951, became a popular destination at the end of the hippie trail, during the 1960s and 1970s. The industry, disrupted by the civil war in the 1990s, has since recovered but faces challenges to growth, owing to a lack of proper facilities for high-end tourism termed the "infrastructure bottleneck", the flag carrier in shambles, and a handful of destinations properly developed and marketed.
Helicopter Ride to EBC
Tour Name: Nepal Special Journey with Helicopter ride to EBC
Destinations: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu – Bhaktapur – Kathmandu
Duration: 06 Nights & 07 Days
Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu
Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner at an Indian Restaurant. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 02: Drive To Pokhara And Chandragiri Cable Car Ride On The Way
Breakfast at hotel Early morning drive to Pokhara. Pick up from hotel at 7:30 am. We stop at Chandragiri hills to enjoy the Cable car ride and also visit the Bhaleshwor Mahadev temple. (Kathmandu is 1340 meters and with this Cable car ride you reach the altitude of 2550 meters and this place also has probability of snow fall during winter Dec-Jan). The way to Pokhara passes by very enchanting river view and the mesmerizing view of mountains. Check in hotel upon reaching Pokhara and you can enjoy around lake side in the evening. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 03: Early Morning Sarangkot And Pokhara Sightseeing
Pick up from hotel at 5 am to go to Sarangkot. Drive back to hotel. Breakfast at hotel. Pick up from hotel then at 10 am Pokhara sightseeing: Tal Barahi temple (we have to take the boat ride to reach the temple), Davi’s falls (underground waterfall), Gupteshwor cave temple (underground temple and if you go deep inside you can see Davi’s falls flowing somewhere inside the ground), Bindhyabasini temple, mountain museum and. End the day with visit to Peace pagoda. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 04: Drive Pokhara To Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kathmandu. Hotel check-in upon reaching Kathmandu. Free time in the afternoon. O/n at Marshyangdi hotel or similar. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 05: Everest Heli Day
(As per the time, we will see if we can have breakfast at hotel or take packed breakfast) Early morning pickup from hotel. Drive to airport. Meet other members of the team. Get in the helicopter and fly to Everest Base Camp. Spend some time there and fly down to Syangboche to spend some time at a mountain lodge with the view of the mountains. We have breakfast/ lunch there as per the time. Fly back to Kathmandu. Rest. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 06: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur Sightseeing
Breakfast at hotel. Pickup from hotel at 10 am. We drive to Swayambhunath (stupa on a hill which also carries the story of how Kathmandu was formed. Continue our journey to Bouddhanath (one of the biggest stupas in the world whose circumambulation is regarded as very pious). There are many restaurants around Bouddhanath, we can have lunch at a restaurant here. We then continue our journey to Bhaktapur durbar Square (beautiful place which depicts the ancient art and handicraft of Nepal) Taste the famous curd/yoghurt. On the way back to hotel, we visit Pashupatinath temple (the holiest temple of Lord Shiva). Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 07: Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Airport drop as per schedule.
- All private drive for arrival and departure and sightseeing. (Comfortable AC jeep)
- Entrance fees to monuments and the boating charge at lake phewa , cable car fee for Chandragiri
- Accommodation with including breakfast and dinner
- Comfortable air conditioned car for whole trip.
- Separate Local guide in Kathmandu and Pokhara for sightseeing. For Chandragiri cable car, the driver will assist.
- Helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp on sharing basis with other people (5 guests in one helicopter) including Everest region permit and breakfast/lunch at Syangboche.
- Travel insurance
- Meals other than breakfast at hotel.
- Items of personal nature: mineral water, beverages, laundry, telephone bill