Golf Tour in the Himalayas – 6 Days
- Trip Code: ATH8411
- Duration: 6 Days
- Trip Level: EasyJust about anyone can participate in one of these holidays. Minimum walking time is 2 hours and maximum walking time is approximately 5 hours a day. By the time you walk around a number of historical sites you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time passes. You do have the chance to take your time and there are plenty of places where you can rest if needed.
- Activity: Sightseeing and Cultural Tour
- Starts at: Kathmandu
- Ends at: Kathmandu
- Trip Route:
- Playing golf in Gokarna Forest Resort (Kathmandu) and Himalayan Golf Course (Pokhara)
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu covering Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Sightseeing in Pokhara
- Yoga class
- Spectacular views of the Himalayas
The exotic land of Nepal is getting popular among the golfers. During this Golf tour, you will be playing in two different places, Gokarna Forest Golf Resort in Kathmandu and Himalayan Golf Course in Pokhara. Golf tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara is more than just a leisure activity; it’s an opportunity to get closer to nature.
Gokarna Forest Golf Resort is just 10 kilometers away from the city of Kathmandu. Previously it was the private royal hunting ground of the former Kings of Nepal. This 6,755 yard, par 72, 18 holes golf course was designed by Gleneagles Golf Developments of Scotland and considered one of the best in South-Asia.
Similarly, Himalayan Golf Course is situated 7 kilometers away from Pokhara city. It is considered one of the top 10 most unique golf courses in the world. This 6,900 yard, par 73, 18 holes golf course provides the scenic panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayan range and a snow fed river is flowing right through the golf course.
- Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at Gokarna Forest Resort.
- Day 02 – Golf in Gokarna Forest Resort and Guided Sightseeing. Overnight at Gokarna Forest Resort.
- Day 03 – Morning Yoga, Fly to Pokhara (35-Min Flight), Sightseeing in Lakeside. Overnight at a Luxury Hotel in Lakeside.
- Day 04 – Play in Himalayan Golf Club and After Guided Sightseeing. Overnight at a Luxury Hotel in Lakeside.
- Day 05 – Fly Back to Kathmandu in the Morning and Additional Guided Sightseeing of Kathmandu. Overnight at Gokarna Forest Resort.
- Day 06 – Departure from Nepal.
Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Note: Either on Day 1 or Day 2, depending upon your arrival time, we will host a pre-trip meeting in our office or at the hotel and introduce you to your trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. We will also supply you with our duffel bag and cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, two copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Overnight at Gokarna Forest Resort. No meals included.
Day 02 - Golf in Gokarna Forest Resort and Guided Sightseeing
After breakfast, enjoy playing golf in a course of Gokarna Forest Resort. The resort is home to many species of birds, deer and monkeys wandering freely.
Once golf is over, visit two nearby Word Heritage Sites. Your tour guide will take you to these sites on a private air-conditioned tourist vehicle.
Boudhanath: The 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley was built in 5th century. It has four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha looking in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and is located 5 km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple.
Overnight at Gokarna Forest Resort. Breakfast included.
Day 03 - Morning Yoga, Fly to Pokhara (35-Min Flight), Sightseeing in Lakeside
In the morning, attend a yoga class. Explore asana and yoga fundamentals in the safe and nurturing environment. After this, have breakfast. And be ready to fly to Pokhara. It’s a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to the Lake City. Once you arrive there, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check in and refresh yourself. There is guided sightseeing in the Lakeside. Visit:
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple: Situated at an altitude of 800 m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in Nepal. The Barahi temple is in the middle of the lake. It is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built in Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. The thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.
Overnight at a Luxury Hotel in Lakeside. Breakfast included.
Day 04 - Play in Himalayan Golf Club and Guided Sightseeing
Play golf with the panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range. And, then in the afternoon, go a sightseeing trip of Pokhara. You will visit the following places:
Davi’s Fall: Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.
Tibetan Refugee Camp: The Tibetan camp Tashi Ling, which is behind Gupteshwor Cave, is renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.
Bindhyabasini Temple: Lies in the center of religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park like grounds offer a fine picnic area.
Seti River Gorges: Carved by Seti-Gandaki is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool & Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
Gupteswar Cave: The revered Gupteswar Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Devi’s fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
Overnight at a Luxury Hotel in Lakeside. Breakfast included.
Day 05 - Fly Back to Kathmandu in the Morning and Additional Guided Sightseeing of Kathmandu
In the morning, take a flight back to Kathmandu. There is additional sightseeing today too. Visit two World Heritage Sites:
Kathmandu Durbar Square: This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th-century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.
Swayambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple: This stupa watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey Temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises. In the end of the day, we take you for farewell dinner to a Nepali restaurant. There will be cultural performances.
Overnight at Gokarna Forest Resort. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.
Day 06- Departure from Nepal
The trip concludes today – our airport representative will drop you at the international airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
We do not have regular fixed departure dates for this trip. But we organize this trip upon your request. You can find the prices for various group sizes in the table below. The price for the trip gets lower as the size of your group increases. The trip price according to the number of your group pax is illustrated below in the table:
See Group Booking Discount
No. of people Price per person 1-1 USD 2,415 2-2 USD 1,875 3-4 USD 1,800 5-8 USD 1,645 9-16 USD 1,540 17-30 USD 1,490
Looking for personalized experience? We organize privately guided journey which is mainly designed to fit your taste and interest. We allow complete flexibility on your departure date, please choose your preferable date.
We create tailor made itinerary where you can design your own itinerary to match your interest, ideas and budget. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from our travel consultants, please fill in our tailor-made request form.
Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private tourist vehicle.
Twin-sharing/double accommodation in Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu (3 nights) and in a luxury hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara (2 nights) including breakfast. Single supplement can be provided on request at an additional cost.
All ground transportation by private tourist vehicle as required for guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
All guided city tour as mentioned in day-by-day itinerary on a private vehicle.
Airfare from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Pokhara airport.
Yoga class in Kathmandu
Golf course fees
Ace the Himalaya’s licensed English-speaking tour guides.
The required number of ground staff during the tour like driver, helper etc.
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff.
Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sunhat (yours to keep).
Farewell dinner in a fine restaurant on the second last day before departure.
All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.
Price Does not Include
International airfare and airport departure tax. (See the international flights page)
Your lunch and dinner (Except farewell dinner)
All the hiring charges of the golf accessories
Your travel insurance. (See the travel insurance page)
Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $50 and $ 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
All Items of personal nature like drink, laundry etc
Tips for tour guides and driver (Tipping is expected)
Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section
All you need to bring for this tour is some comfortable clothes and accessories required to play golf like golf clubs, club head covers, gloves, shoes etc. You can also hire some accessories that you require on the venue. However for your ease, the following gives you the general idea about the personal items you need to manage for the trip. The personal items referred here are optional and depends upon your choice. The most important factor to be considered while choosing the equipments and your bagpack is the time of the year you are travelling.
In a tour, the vehicle transfers all the heavy luggage, but the personal belongings of the clients which are required at any moment like money, water bottle, camera, sunscream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by you. It is therefore advisable that you pack the personal belongings into your daypack.
We will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel bag, which you can use on the tour for your shopping purpose. The duffel bag is yours to keep.
List of Recommended Equipment for the Tour:
- Duffel or rucksack bag or suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Ace duffel bag for you to keep).
- Special golf attire like shirts, pants, shorts, shoes and gloves.
- Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears (only if you are travelling in the cold season i.e. January, February and December).
- Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam dust and wind.
- A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for cold season i.e. January, February and December (Optional).
- A pair of pair warm gloves (Required if you are travelling in cold season i.e. January, February and December).
- T-shirts, cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), shorts and waterproof shell jacket (preferable if you are travelling in rainy season from June to September).
- Lightweight long underwear/thermals (if you are traveling in winter January, February and December).
- Liner socks, synthetic or Capilene.
- Light camping shoes or sneakers.
- Sandals/flip-flop (Optional).
Medicines and First Aid Kits.
(Please note our guide will also carry the first-aid bag during the tour. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first-aid kit as well).
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- One small-sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.
Miscellaneous, but Important!
- Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies).
- Airline ticket (please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your departure).
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
- Toiletry kit, be sure to include hand wipes and liquid hand sanitizer.
- 2 bandanas.
This list is only a guide. While you are travelling you can use the list as a reference, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.
Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.
Yes, Nepal is fully open. There are no restrictions for traveling to Nepal if one is fully vaccinated. The decision was made by the government of Nepal (Council of ministers) and was published in September 2021 and till now the same rules are implemented. However, if any new rules are published in 2022 then we shall update you via email.
The following documentation are needed while planning travel to Nepal:
· Visitors should have a proof of receiving their last dose of Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 full days prior to entering Nepal.
· Visitors should have a negative PCR report no older than 72 hours before checking into the flight to Kathmandu.
· Visitors should have a printed copy of the international travelers’ online form (www.ccmc.gov.np).
· Visitors should have expedition or trekking or other permits (applicable only for trek or climb, which will be arranged by us and we will email you the document before your arrival.)
· Visitors should have a confirmation of hotel booking (which will be arranged by us and we will email you the document before your arrival.).
For up-to-date information we recommend you to check the Nepal immigration website https://www.immigration.gov.np
This golf tour in Himalayas is suitable for any kind of person who can play golf and willing to experience it.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
In Kathmandu, we use Gokarna Forest Resort. They are both a luxury hotel and a great golf course. In Pokhara, we use Temple Tree Resort or a similar class luxury Lakeside hotel. The rooms are fully furnished with attached bathroom and various room amenities. The rooms are in twin sharing or double. You if you want a single room, please let us know and we will arrange at an additional cost.
For lunch and dinner, there are many restaurants in Kathmandu and Pokhara. They provide Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American-based cuisines with some local influences. You will always have plenty of options to choose from. The hotel where you will stay will provide the breakfast, which is included in the package. You will need to pay your own for lunch and dinner and any other food items.
We will use air and road means of transportation to travel. For road we use comfortable and reliable cars, vans and minibuses according to size of group. You will have a vehicle, a guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times. For air transportation, we work with top rated domestic airlines company like Buddha Air, Goma Airlines, etc according to schedules. We use our own Fleet service for Transportation…Click to know more about our fleet service!
The best season for this tour is anytime between January to June and September to December.
It depends on the season you’re travelling. During winter (December to February), it is colder at night and relatively warmer during the day, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. Between March and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 25°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C. The vehicles and the hotels during the trip will be air- conditioned making your travel very comfortable.
Yes. In fact, our company is the active member of Nepal Tour and Travel Agencies Association.
Yes, they have all received 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project). Please check our Guides Profiles and Training Certificates.
Ace the Himalaya is one of the prime supporters of the social organization Sambhav Nepal. There are several on-going projects in a village called Arupokhari (Gorkha district) which you are more than welcome to visit or even volunteer at. You will be able to gain a different insight into the lives of the people in the hills and also make a difference!
Click here to learn more about our volunteer programs
We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.
Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us. Please find more information in the International Flight page.
Laundry service is easily available at your hotel and there are many laundry store in the Kathmandu and Pokhara. Please note that laundry service is not included in the package price.
These facilities are available in all the places in your hotel. Remember to bring your adapters!
There are telephones and internet facilities available so you can always stay in contact with your family.
ATMs are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash more preferable.
It depends on your spending habits. We estimate USD 50 to 100 a day will be enough to buy lunch, dinner, chocolates and a few drinks.
Tips are always expected. It is a small gesture of thanks to the field staff towards the end of the tour USD 20 per guide and USD 10 per driver per day is recommended per group, but it is entirely up to your wishes.
Bottled water is available in all places. If you wish to drink normal water, you are suggested to use purifying aid, which you need to bring with you.
Our company insures all our staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters. Please browse though Company Information pages to view insurance details.
Here are some documents that you will need to carry with you:
· Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour (Keep a separate photocopy)
· Travel insurance (Keep a separate photocopy)
· Cash and Traveller’s Cheques (Keep numbers and proof of purchase separately)
· Flight tickets
· Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts
Sure, you can add days as per your convenience only you might be charged a little extra for days extension.
No vaccinations were compulsory in Himalaya however due to the adverse effect of COVID-19, the vaccination of it is mandatory to enter Nepal so you must have the valid vaccination card/document while traveling. We also do suggest, you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus.
We also recommend:
• A dental check-up prior to travelling.
• That you know your blood group in case of emergency.
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Ace the Himalaya at the time of your booking. This information would remain confidential with us.