Nepal Adventure Tour

Nepal Adventure Tour – 11 Days

Trip Overview

  • Country: Nepal
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Trip Level: Adventure Sports Nepal Adventure Tour
  • Max Altitude: 2,195 m/7,201 ft
  • Activity: Multi Activity (Sightseeing, Rafting, & Jungle Safari)
  • Meals: Included (Breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Trishuli and Chitwan.)
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Resort & Tented camp (3-star hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights, Nagarkot for 1 night, Pokhara for 2-night. Resort in Chitwan for 2-night & Tented camp in Trishuli for 1-night.)
  • Best Season: Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec

Trip Highlights

  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu – Pashupati Temple, Boudhanath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • Multi-Day adventurous rafting in Trisuli River.
  • Jungle safari in the Chitwan National Park.
  • Visit the natural wonders of scenic Pokhara.
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges.
  • Adventurous Mountain Biking in Kathmandu valley.

Trip Description

Nepal Adventure Tour starts with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The temple was established prior to 400 A.D., the stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world and the durbar square exhibits spectacular Newari Architecture, which is seen by a high number of tourists every year.

After acquainting with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites through your city guide, you go rafting in the Trishuli River, one of the wildest rivers of Nepal, whose water is green, whose rapids are enormous, and whose course snakes through lush valleys and sandy beaches. After enjoying the waters of the Trishuli River like an adventurer, you head off to Chitwan National Park, another famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nepal.

The national park is home to several species of mammals and birds, including the endangered one-horned rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger. Enjoy a jeep safari, watch birds, take a jungle walk, and look at Gharial or marsh muggers from a distance.

After all the excitement at the wildlife park, the Nepal adventure tour includes Pokhara, the ‘City of Lakes, and the second largest city of Nepal. The city abounds in natural attractions, namely Seti River Gorge, Davis Falls, GupteshoreMahadev Cave, Phewa LakeBarahi Temple, Tibetan Refugee Camp, and museums. Besides these, Pokhara has the best viewpoint to see the sunrise and sunset over the snowcapped mountains, such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchre. Finally, the Nepal adventure tour concludes with an adrenaline-pumping mountain bike around Kathmandu Valley.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Max. Altitude: Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and 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.

  • overnight Overnight at a Hotel
  • meal Meals not included

Day 02 – Guided Sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley & Drive to Nagarkot

Max. Altitude: Nagarkot (2,195 m)

Duration: 1-2 hrs drive

We host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring 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. 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, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal.

The sightseeing places we visit will include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of,

Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
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.

Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists 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.

Pashupatinath Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 kms 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. After the sightseeing tour we drive to Nagarkot.

  • overnight Overnight at a hotel
  • meal Breakfast included

Day 03 – Trek to Bhaktapur, visit Chagunarayan Temple & Drive back to Kathmandu

This morning you can experience the spectacular sunrise view from Nagarkot before taking a walk through the Tilkot Forest Reserve to the region’s oldest temple Changu Narayan. In the afternoon, visit the nearby city of Bhaktapur which offers great opportunities to enjoy the wonderful traditional wooden architecture built during the reign of the Malla kings.

The 3-4 hrs. trek from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Temple is mostly downhill and easy.

Changu Narayan Temple(UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Changu Narayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the oldest temples of Nepal. It has a pillar inscription of great importance, and this is the earliest inscription known in Nepal. The temple remains a milestone in Nepali temple architecture with rich embossed works. It is also one of the World Heritage Sites of Nepal.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
As you walk in the square, you feel a sense of inner harmony. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a collection of the Pagoda and shikhara-style temples with a fifty-five-windows palace of brick and wood. The attractions of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate, the Palace, art galleries, and the statue of King Bhupindra Malla.

After the sightseeing, we will be driving back to Kathmandu. The evening is spent back in Kathmandu.

  • overnight Overnight at a hotel
  • meal Breakfast included

Day 04 – Early morning drive to Trishuli River for first day rafting

Duration: 3-4 hrs drive

After breakfast, we drive to Charaundi, the starting point of rafting. The rafting in the Trishuli River is one of the most thrilling adventure activities. The natural scenery seen from the Trisuli River is another spectacle to cherish.Overnight at a Tented Camp.

  • overnight Overnight at a tented camp
  • meal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 05 – The second day of rafting & drive to Chitwan

Max. Altitude: Chitwan (415 m)

Duration: 2-3 hrs drive

The morning brings more rafting excitement as you tackle the biggest rapids of the trip so far. Soon it is time to leave the river behind and continue your drive to Chitwan National Park. Upon arrival in Chitwan, settle into your wildlife lodge before taking a walk through the local village.

  • overnight Overnight at a resort
  • meal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 06 – Jungle activities at Chitwan National Park

An early morning wake-up call followed by tea/coffee. The early morning tour provides you one of the best times to see the wildlife at its best with bird watching, jeep safari and jungle walk.

After breakfast a 45-minute walk through the grassland and forest upstream of the Narayani River. Climb aboard the local boats to observe crocodiles along the banks while floating back to the camp to enjoy lunch. Late afternoon a guide will take you for jeep safari and jungle walk, visit the observation tower, nature walk with boat ride, back to the camp and have dinner.

  • overnight Overnight at a resort
  • meal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 07 – Drive to Pokhara from Chitwan

Max. Altitude: Pokhara (900 m)

Duration: 5-6 hrs drive

This morning, set out on a walk dedicated to bird watching before taking a tourist bus to Pokhara. Arriving in Pokhara, check in to your hotel and the rest of the day is free to relax and explore this picturesque lakeside town.

  • overnight Overnight at a hotel
  • meal Breakfast included

Day 08 – Guided Sightseeing tour in Pokhara

After the breakfast, we will have the full-day guided sightseeing in Pokhara. A private vehicle and a professional tour guide will be provided. The places we visit are as follows:

Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple
Situated at an altitude of 800 m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of 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. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.

Seti River Gorge
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.

Davis Falls
Locally known as Patale Chhango this 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.

Gupteswar Cave
The revered Gupteswar Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis Falls 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 fours. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.

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.

Museums
During the tour, we will visit two different museums: one museum displays the lifestyles and history of the Gurungs, Thakalis and Tharu while the other, Gurkha Memorial Museum, is dedicated to the famous Gurkha Warriors who earned their name in many fierce battles fought during the World Wars and numerous operations around the world since 1815. The soldiers of the Gurkha regiment won 13 Victoria Cross medals awarded for exceptional bravery shown in the field.

  • overnight Overnight at a hotel
  • meal Breakfast included

Day 09 – Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara by a private tourist vehicle & Shopping in Kathmandu.

Duration: 7-8 hrs drive

We will Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning after breakfast. You will have the evening free for leisure and some rest in Kathmandu. Explore the city on your own. You may want to stroll along the streets and visit the Narayanhiti Palace Museum at the heart of the city or perhaps do some shopping.

  • overnight Overnight at a hotel
  • meal Breakfast included

Day 10 – Day biking trip in and around Kathmandu Valley and farewell dinner.

Today we will do the best single track biking in the northern side of the Kathmandu valley. The zig-zag trail snakes through the paddy fields and semi-rural local villages. You can test your skill on some fine sections of single track. The ride combines sharp, steep climbs and sweet down-hills. There are many variations on this route so you can choose and take assistance from your guide depending on your fitness and skill. It is about 70 km of the moderate ride, which take 6 to 7 hours. Ride back to hotel.

In the evening, we host a farewell dinner in a fine restaurant. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you).

  • overnight Overnight at a hotel
  • meal Breakfast and farewell dinner included

Day 11 – Transfer to Tribhuvan international airport for your final departure

The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

  • overnight Overnight at a Hotel
  • meal Breakfast included

Price Includes

  • All (international and domestic) airport transfers on a tourist vehicle
  • Twin-sharing/double accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights, Nagarkot for 1 night, and Pokhara for 2 nights including breakfast. (Private room accommodation can be organized at an extra cost)

  • Twin-sharing/double accommodation at a resort in  Chitwan for 2 nights including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with jungle activities in the national park.

  • Two days of Rafting in Trishuli River, including all meals, equipment, guide, permit, and tented accommodation for 1 night. (Maximum 3 hrs Rafting each day)

  • All ground transportation by private tourist vehicle.

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a Private vehicle.

  • Ace the Himalaya’s licensed English-speaking guide
  • The required number of ground staff during the tour like Driver, Helpers etc.
  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff
  • Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
  • 1 Ace the Himalaya’s duffle/kit bag & sun hat.

  • A farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flight fare and airport departure tax
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Nagarkot about USD 15 to USD 20 per person per day.

  • Any beverages including bottled and boiled water
  • Tips for hostess and driver. (Tipping is expected).
  • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be acquired easily after your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a fee of USD 50 for 30 days visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa)
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Any expenses other than the Price Include section

Gears and Equipment

All you need to bring for this tour is simply some comfortable clothes. There is no requirement for special equipment on the tour. However, for your ease, the following gives you a general idea about the personal items you need to manage for the trip. The personal items referred to here are optional and depend upon your choice. The most important factor to be considered while choosing the equipment and your backpack is the time of the year you are traveling.

We will supply complimentary water and a windproof duffel bag, which you can use on the tour for your shopping purpose. The duffel bag is yours to keep.

Therefore, this list is only a guide. You can use the list as a reference. There are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of clothing and 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.

(please note that winter wears are only necessary if in case you’re traveling in the month of Nov – Dec) 

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.)
  • Day pack Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears
  • A pair of pair warm gloves
  • T-shirts, cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), shorts, and a waterproof shell jacket (preferable if you are traveling in the rainy season from June to September)
  • Lightweight long underwear/thermals
  • Light camping shoes or sneakers
  • Sandals/flip-flops (Optional)
  • Sunglasses
  • Neck gaiter
  • Daypack (35-45 liters recommended) with rain cover
  • Wool or technical fabric liner gloves
  • Liner socks (optional such as silk)

    First Aid Kits and Medications

    (Please note our guide will also carry the first-aid bag during the tour. However, we still recommend you 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

      Other Essentials

      • Passport
      • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
      • Reusable water bottle
      • Toiletry kits
      • Lip balm
      • Sunscreen
      • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying important documents and money
      • Airline tickets (Please leave a copy at our office in Kathmandu. This can be useful if there is a change in the date of the flight.)

        Optional

        Once in Nepal, if you have the time, you can purchase supplies you need while touring. Thamel, Kathmandu’s tourist hub, is home to many shops where you can get a variety of reasonably priced equipment.

        • Power bank or extra batteries
        • Cameras and mobile phone
        • Binoculars
        • Cards/book

          Important Information

          • We give you a free duffel bag and baseball cap during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your touring supplies.
          • This list is only a guide. You can use the list as a reference.
          • There are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of clothing and 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.

          Note: Some clothing, especially form-fitting, figure-hugging items made of elastic material (like yoga pants), may offend locals. Therefore, if you choose to wear these clothes for comfort, please make sure to wear something over them.

          FAQs for Nepal Adventure Tour

          General

          Why travel with Ace the Himalaya?

          Ace has a reputation for successfully leading treks with knowledgeable leaders and staff taking care of all your travel needs. We are a certified sustainable travel company that also endorses the idea of giving back to the community by participating in various philanthropic activities. Here are 17 reasons to hike with Ace the Himalaya.

          Is Nepal open to travelers following the Covid-19 pandemic?

          Indeed, Nepal is entirely open. Travelers are welcome in Nepal without any restrictions. Arriving travelers can obtain a visa on arrival at the Kathmandu airport as well.

          What are the conditions to travel to Nepal post Covid-19?

          Traveling to Nepal is now hassle-free. You don’t need a vaccination certificate or negative PCR test, but check with your airlines and transit countries for any specific requirements.

          We suggest you look at the Nepal immigration site https://www.immigration.gov.np for the most up-to-date information.

          What additional documents do I need?

          Do I need to book my international flights for the travel to Nepal?

          Yes, you must book your international flights. We are a local agency and do not make international flight arrangements. You can easily browse through flight tickets in airlines sites to book ones most feasible for you.

          Can the guide speak English?

          Our guides are fluent in English. All the guides that we assign speak and understand English. They’ll share with you the fascinating stories, traditions, and folklore of the mountains. The guides will also help you communicate with the locals since many shopkeepers and hosts of teahouses don’t speak English.

          Is hiring a guide necessary?

          You can tour without a guide. A guide is available to help you with your sightseeing by providing knowledge and insights about the locations you visit. Our tour leaders are qualified experts.

          When talking about their trip, our guests frequently remark on how much fun they had and how crucial their guide was to making it successful.

          Can the guide speak English?

          Our guides are fluent in English. All the guides that we assign speak and understand English. They’ll share with you the fascinating stories, traditions, and folklore of the mountains. The guides will also help you communicate with the locals since many shopkeepers and hosts of teahouses don’t speak English.

          Weather and Temperature

          What is the best season for this trip?

          The best season for this tour is anytime between January to June and  September to December.

          What kind of weather and temperature can I expect while on the tour?

          It depends on the season you’re traveling. 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 perfect 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.

          Arrival and Visas

          Is it possible to obtain a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

          Yes, you can obtain a Nepal visa upon your arrival at the airport. There are kiosks in the arrival hall that you use to complete the necessary forms.  The cost is USD 30 for a 15-day tourist visa, including numerous entries, or USD 50 and USD 125 for a 30-day or 90-day tourist visa including numerous entries respectively. You should carry cash (USD) with you to pay your visa fees quickly and easily, as digital payments are frequently unavailable.

          Who will come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

          Our staff will be waiting for you outside the airport terminal with our signboard (Ace the Himalaya). You will be accompanied to a hotel in a private tourist vehicle.

          Payments and Extra Costs

          How much additional money do I need per day?

          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.

          Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay a deposit later, or do I have to pay a deposit at booking/reservation?

          When you book, you must pay a 30% deposit to secure your itinerary. The remaining balance can be paid upon your arrival at Kathmandu or before arrival. US Dollars cash and credit cards (Visa, Master, and American Express) are accepted once in Nepal. Please note a 4% transaction fee will be added for all credit card transactions.

          How do I pay the remainder of my balance upon arrival in Kathmandu? US Dollars cash or credit card?

          You can make payments via US Dollars cash or credit card (Visa, Master, and American Express). A 4% transaction fee is added if paying with a credit card. Thus, we encourage you to pay with USD cash if you are planning to pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu.

          We prefer you pay with larger bills (USD 50 or 100).  Please note that the cash should not be older than 2009 and in good condition, as banks do not accept worn, torn, or crumpled bills.

          Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

          ATMs are available in Kathmandu. Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as a bank levy, which might make cash preferable.

          How are the ATM and money exchange facilities in Kathmandu?

          There are ATM and money exchange facilities almost every few meters in Thamel, where you will be staying in Kathmandu. So, you can easily use your cards to cash out limited sum of money to which a minimum charge is deducted by the ATM facility itself. You can easily exchange your foreign currencies in currency exchange centers for an exact rate.

          Physical Fitness

          How fit do I need to be for this tour? Is this trip for me?

          This cultural tour is suitable for any kind of person, no previous experience is required.

          Tour Preparation and Packing

          What are the procedures after I make my deposit?

          After making the deposit, one of our staff will email you for further information. We will require a copy of your passport photo page and your arrival/departure flight details. We will also provide you with additional trip information.

          What are the necessary items that I should pack for my trip?

          You can find the necessary items to pack for the trip on the equipment tab of the trip.

          What about my passport, medications, and belongings?

          Bring copies of your passport, insurance papers, and other essential items in your carry-on during your flight. If you need to take medications daily, keep them in your daypack with your other essential possessions.  You can store other non-trekking essentials in the office of Ace the Himalaya or at the hotel in Kathmandu.

          Accommodation

          What kind of lodging is available in this trip?

          In Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini we use three-star hotels including breakfast. Likewise, we use similar-class resorts in Chitwan including Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.

          We use Hotel Thamel House, Gaju Suite Hotel, Hotel Jampa, or comparable-class lodging in Kathmandu. Similarly, we use Splendid view Hotel in Pokhara and similar-class hotels/resorts in other places.

          Whereas, we use tented camp accommodation including all meals in trishuli.

          You can upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel for the entire trip for an additional charge.

           

          Is it possible to have private rooms during the trip?

          Yes, private rooms can be arranged at an additional cost.

          What sort of food can I expect in the tour?

          Our package includes breakfast at the hotel. Any other meals/food items including; lunch and dinner, are to be paid for by yourself.

          You’ll have varied options for lunch and dinner as many restaurants in Kathmandu, and Pokhara provide Continental, Chinese, Mexican, and American-based cuisines with some local influences.

          Can I charge my electronic equipment during the trip?

          These facilities are available in all the places in your hotel. Remember to bring your adapters!

           

           

           

          Will it be possible to get any clothes washed/laundry?

          Laundry service is easily available at your hotel and there are many laundry stores in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

          Please note that laundry service is not included in the package price.

           

           

           

          Is the water fine to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?

          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.

          Health and Safety

          Do your guides have Tour guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center?

          Yes, they have all received a 45-days 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 Ace the Himalaya’s team page

          Is Ace the Himalaya's staff insured?

          Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpa, and porters. Please browse through our legal docment page to view insurance details.

          Is Ace the Himalaya's staff insured?

          Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpa, and porters. Please browse through our legal docment page to view insurance details.

          What vaccinations will I need?

          While no vaccinations are strictly mandatory for travel to Nepal, it is highly advisable to take precautionary measures to protect your health. To ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, we recommend the following vaccinations: Routine Vaccines, Malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Rabies, Cholera, etc.

          It is also helpful if you inform us of any medical condition that is relevant so we may convey this information in the event of an emergency. Ace the Himalaya keeps your medical condition confidential unless treatment is necessary.

          How fit do I need to be for this tour? Is this trip for me?

          This cultural tour is suitable for any kind of person.

          Practical Matters

          What is your cancellation policy?

          Notice should be provided 20 days before the trip start date in case of cancellation. The trip can be canceled for justifiable reasons. Once the trip is canceled, a fee of 30% of the trip cost is retained for administrative costs.

          However, the trip amount is entirely non-refundable if the cancellation is not made before the 20 days as per our terms and conditions. For submitting a claim to your insurance company after the cancellation, we can assist with documentation such as a receipt of monies paid. Refund will not be provided for unused accommodation in case of trip cancellation caused by personal reasons/sickness/weather.

          More information about our cancellation policy can be found here in Terms and Conditions page.

          Are there any volunteer projects that we could visit after the tour?

          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

          Is there any communication while we are on tour?

          There are telephones and internet facilities available so you can always stay in contact with your family.

          Do I need to tip my guide and driver? How much would that be?

          Tipping is expected and appreciated. You can tip your trekking guides and driver based on your satisfaction and enjoyment. 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.

          Does it cost an extra amount if I am a solo traveler?

          If you are a solo traveler and book one of our published dates, there is no additional fee. If you sign up for a private trip or change the trip date from one of our published trip dates, you will be charged an additional fee.

          Who else will be joining my touring group?

          If there are any, you will be allocated to a touring group. The details of the personal data of your group members cannot be disclosed.

          However, feel free to contact us if you have queries about other travelers in the group and we shall give you a general idea of the ages, nationalities, and sex of your group members. Chances are you will be touring with others unless you have booked a private trip.

          Can I add extra days to my trip?

          Sure, you can add days as per your convenience only you might be charged a little extra for a day’s extension.

          I want to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

          Yes, you can extend your holiday. Ace the Himalaya offers many options and alternatives for your holiday extension. For more information, you can visit our Day trips pages.

          Transportation and Flights

          Do I need to book my international flights for the travel to Nepal?

          Yes, you must book your international flights. We are a local agency and do not make international flight arrangements. You can easily browse through flight tickets in airlines sites to book ones most feasible for you.

          What form of transportation do you utilize?

          We utilize private tourist vehicles for touring, city visits, and airport pickups. Based on the group size, we use cars, minibuses, or vans. We use 4WD when necessary.

          What makes this trip different ?

          Our CSR with Sambhav Nepal

          • Ace the Himalaya believes in giving back to the communities that surround and support tourism in Nepal. Ace provides logistical support and, if needed, cash donations to the projects of Sambhav Nepal (a local NGO).
          • Sambhav Nepal and Ace work together to plan volunteer programs that will bring in foreign volunteers and make use of their enthusiasm, time, and talents in a variety of projects.

          Sustainability and Responsible Tourism

          • Of the few Travelife Partners in Nepal, Ace the Himalaya is one. We respect the procedures for sustainable tourism. Our excursions are socially and environmentally conscious, leaving the lowest possible impact in the Himalayas.
          • About 80% of Ace the Himalaya’s staff members are natives of the regions where our trips are organized. It is one of our sustainable and responsible efforts to help local communities, support small businesses, and promote regional culture and way of life.

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