Featured Vacation Packages and Day Tours

$
1,990
/ Person
Destination:
Nepal
The best of Nepal tour is an awesome tour designed in such a way that you will be able to have an opportunity to have tour around almost all the major touristic places of the country ... morein the single visit. You will have a tour around the old cities, which have still been able to preserve the old tradition as it is.

Equally have tour to the countryside that are perched on the hills to the plain land in Terai, which are clustered with tiny monasteries, charming settlements of various ethnic groups, who are rich with distinctive culture, rituals, lifestyles, moreover, amazed with their innocent and charming smiles, amazed with incredible landscapes.
Itinerary Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred ... moreto your hotel, Free Time, overnight at Hotel.

Accomodation: Hotel

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley:
After having breakfast at the hotel we will take you for Sightseeing in Patan Durbar squire in the morning and sightseeing in Bouddhanath in the afternoon and return to hotel and overnight at Hotel.

Accomodation: Hotel
Hours: 6 
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara:
We drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi River to reach Pokhara, it’s a pretty good drive as we go by the beautiful river; we view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak as well during the Driving. Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with her lovely mountains; after 6 hours of driving; we will arrive in Pokhara, the city of lakes, welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives so much meaning to your holidays, overnight at your Hotel.

Accomodation: Hotel
Hours: 6 
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 04: Pokhara – Naudanda – Pokhara: 
You will enjoy an early start this morning and drive to Sarangkot, a beautiful hill famous for its sunrise over the Himalaya, Enjoy a close-up look of the Annapurna, Fishtail and many others and have breakfast at hotel in Sarangkot and hike to Naudada that takes about 3 hours on plat level path and drive from Naudada to Pokhara, will have free time to explore the Pokhara on your own and overnight at hotel.

Accomodation: Hotel
Hours: 6 
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 05: Pokhara- Peace Stupa Pokhara: 
After having breakfast at hotel in Pokhara, we take a boat ride across the Phewa lake and hike up to the World Peace Stupa, that may take an hour and have fantastic views of the Lake, Himalayas and the Pokhara valley then hike down to Davis falls, visit it and visit the ancient and longest cave in South Asia and Drive back to Pokhara hotel and afternoon is free and overnight at hotel.

Accomodation: Hotel
Hours: 6 
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 06: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan: 
After an early morning breakfast we will drive to Chitwan – check into our jungle lodge and embark on a wildlife Tharu village tour.

Accomodation: Hotel
Hours: 6 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 07: Full day of go-wild jungle activities: 
After b/fast amidst the sweet chirping of birds, we set out for a Full day of jungle activities that include Jungle Walking, Elephant Back Riding Safari across streams & into the jungles; we also enjoy watching the Elephants bathing and visit the elephant Breeding center, at eventide, while having supper, we enjoy a scintillating Tharu cultural stick dance that’s real exciting to watch in the evening.

Accomodation: Hotel
Hours: 7 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 08: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu: 
After b/fast, we will take you for an interesting Bird watching tour in the morning and drive to Kathmandu and overnight at your Hotel.

Accomodation: Hotel
Hours: 6 
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 09: Half day tour of Bhaktapur: 
After having breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu, we will take you for the half day tour of Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur Durbar Square that are highly known for their immense & tragic historical features that include heritage monuments that still echo the vibrant histories of these once-upon-a-time ancient kingdoms that had separate kings who lived life to the hilt but suffered tragic defeats at the hands of the famous Gurkha king Prithvi Narayan Shah & bullet holes can still be seen on the wall of these ancient palaces till this day. It was king Prithvi that finally unified a feudal Nepal that was constantly at war with one another and created a dynasty, At eventide, we attend a farewell dinner in one of the most famous hotels for Nepalese cuisine & while enjoying our delicious meals we will be entertained with a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles, overnight at Hotel.

Accomodation: Hotel
Hours: 6 
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 10: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure: 
We are doubly sure you have enjoyed a wonderful holiday of different ventures that shows you the true depths of Nepal’s natural beauty in dissimilar climatic conditions & its changing landscapes in the course of your exotic journeys. We know that you will always remember this combo vacation & will return home to tell stories of your amazing experiences in the incredible Himalayan nation of Nepal. We know that you will return again someday. Bon Voyage! On your way home.

Meals: Breakfast

You will have holiday trip along with magnificent and enchanting hillside or in Himalayan region, you will have an amazing glimpse of majestic Himalayas, you will walk around, wildlife safari mainly in Chitwan and go for boating in Pokhara, have bird-watching, explore diverse flora and fauna and more. This is one of the tour packages frequently organized by among the team of Outfitter Nepal.

You will wander around almost all the cultural and religious monuments and temples in the Kathmandu valley. You will have a tour around world cultural heritage sites namely-- Kathmandu Durbar Squares, at Hanuman Dhoka, the Buddhist Stupas of Swoyambhu and Baudhanath ,Throughout the voyage in Kathmandu valley, you will wonder with awesome arts and architecture and the temples you see at every step you take, especially their unique tales, and non-stop feast and festivities, carnivals.

You will have a drive to Pokhara, a picturesque valley, where you will explore around the mysterious caves full of bats, natural water fountains, temples, go for boating in Phewa lake, and have short drive to Sarangkot and Hike to Naudada from where you will have wonderful views of range of mountains--Mt. Annapurna (8,091 meter), the worlds 10th highest mountains, Mt. Fishtail, or Machhapuchhre (6,997 meter), Lamjung Himal (6,941 meter) to name a few. After exploring around Pokhara valley, you will drive to Chitwan National park, one of the finest and largest national park, where you will find that full of wild-life, abundant variety of flora and fauna and equally you can enjoy with jungle safari, elephant riding, canoe ride, jungle walk bird watching and what not. Afterward, you will have a drive to Kathmandu for your return to home.

INCLUDED IN THE COST

All the transfer by the private vehicles.

Four nights’ hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast on twin share basis.

Three nights’ in Pokhara including breakfast on twin share basis.

Two nights’ hotel in Chitwan on full board basis (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with all the mentioned jungle Activities.

All the transportation by private vehicles.

All the applicable entrance fees.

Local guide for the tour.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST:

Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.

Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).

Food (Lunch & Dinner) during the tour except while you is in Chitwan.

International airfare and airport departure tax.

Tips for the guide & driver. (Tipping is Expected But it is not mandatory).

Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
$
154
49
/ Person
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0
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$
106
95
/ Child
Destination:
Norway
Experience the magnificent giants of the seas on board one of the most animal and environmentally friendly whale watching vessels in the world. The beautiful traditional two-mast schooner ... moreOpal is spacious inside and out, silent and comfortable and stable way of travelling. With the silent propulsion we may use the Hydrophone to catch the song of the whales.
Combining sustainable approach to nature with a crew that is especially trained in responsible conduct with whales, gives you an experience you will never forget. Hybrid electric schooner ... moreOpal has received international innovation awards for its unique propulsion system. Our crew is highly skilled and professional with extensive knowledge about whales and the arctic wildlife.

This trip takes you sailing out of the beautiful Kaldfjorden – through the eating grounds of Humpbacks, Orcas and Sea Eagles. At the tour the passengers will enjoy a light lunch on board and if time allows, the guest can also test the fishing gear.
$
314
/ Person
Destination:
United States of America
Climb on the ice without the 8 mile trail hike! Take a guided canoe trip across Mendenhall Lake to land on the beach near the Mendenhall Glacier. Trek for about a mile to the glacier ... morefor gear-up and a walk on the ice.
Skip the 8 mile trail hike and canoe through ice bergs to the Mendenhall Glacier terminus. Don your hiking gear for a 1 mile hike to the glacier for a climb on the ice of the Mendenhall ... moreGlacier! 

Hike through a lush rain forest on this active adventure, you will be introduced to glacier trekking and the natural history of the area.

Your professional guide will instruct you step-by-step on how to paddle, trek in crampons and use an ice ax on glacial terrain.

Your trip begins with a drive from your pick up point to the edge of Mendenhall Lake where you'll gear up, listen to a safety briefing and board your 8 passenger canoe. As you paddle across the lake keep an eye out for blue ice bergs, arctic tern nesting cliffs and giant waterfalls. Crossing the lake to the glacier's terminus, you'll leave your sea legs behind, don your hiking gear and trek about a mile where you'll venture onto the glacier ice. After your trek, return to your boat and paddle one more time across the lake with a new understanding of Mendenhall's natural history.

With a maximum of 12 people, this family-friendly adventure is a wonderful way to experience several of uniquely Alaskan activies.

Privately Guided Hikes Available for groups of 6 to 12.

Requirements
Must be in good shape and conditioned to paddle for up to 5-6 miles round trip and hike on uneven terrain for up to 2 miles round trip. 
Recommended to wear sturdy hiking boots that provide good ankle support while hiking on uneven, rocky terrain.
Minimum age of 8 years. 
All participants will be required to sign a waiver form before beginning the hike.
Other Information

Trip Activities: Paddling, Hiking, Glacier Trekking

Glacier Paddle/Trek/Ice Climb Time: Sample Itinerary (about 6.5 hours total time):

30 minutes transportation from cruise ship harbor to trailhead
45 minutes Gear up and orientation
1.25 hour guded paddling in canoes on the lake
2 hour hiking and glacier trekking
1.25 hour paddling across the lake
45 minute transportation back to cruise ship harbor

Tour Operator Provides:
Professional guide, all necessary paddling equipment & glacier gear, rain jacket and pants, rubber boots permits, round trip transportation from cruise ship harbor, hearty and healthy snack, bottled water.

You Bring: 
Sturdy hiking shoes or boots, comfortable hiking pants, warm hat, fleece gloves, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Special Notes
The amount of time on the ice cannot be guaranteed. The time available is dependent on the group's pace, skill and weather conditions.
The glacier is always changing, so the features available to explore will vary over time. Specific features cannot be guaranteed. Your guide will assess the hazards on the day of the trip to determine if a particular area is safe to trek upon or enter.
This trip operates in all safe weather conditions as determined by your guide. Please dress appropriately.
Participants must disclose shoe and outer gear sizes, ages, pertinent medical conditions/history, allergies and any type of restriction or limitation that might introduce a higher challenge level on this trip.
Destination:
Indonesia
Explore breathtaking natural wonders and iconic holy temples while staying at splendid resort.
DAY 1 : AIRPORT - TANAH LOT - CHECK IN HOTEL (GLAMPING) Welcome to Bali! Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your teman at the airport and will be taken to the hotel to check in. ... moreVisit Tanah Lot, the most iconic temple in Bali. Admire the view and observe locals praying at the temple.

Afterwards, you will be driven to the highlands of Tabanan and check-in at Sang Giri Mountain Tent Resort. Experience one-of-a-kind luxury camping at the heart of the jungle.

Accommodations: Sang Giri Mountain Tent Resort (subject to availability)

DAY 2 : DAY AT LEISURE - GLAMPING

Enjoy the awesome tent, chill at the resorts open restaurant or try-out some local activities or trek around the jungle (own account).

Accommodations: Sang Giri Mountain Tent Resort (subject to availability)

DAY 3 : SUNRISE AT ULUN DANU BERATAN - MUNDUK MODING PLANTATION - PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE - UBUD HOTEL

Wake up early and see the magnificent sunrise view at Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. You have the option to experience sunrise canoeing while admiring the beautiful sight of the temple in the morning.

Afterwards, you will head to central Bali to one of the best resorts at the area; Munduk Moding Plantation. Famous for its ‘pool above the clouds’, relax and unwind in the highlands of Munduk. Your next destination is Penglipuran Village, a well-preserved traditional village of Bali. Visit the locals’ houses, stroll around the bamboo forest and try out the local refreshment.

*canoe is based on request only

Accommodations: Komaneka at Monkey Forest Ubud (5*) or similar

DAY 4 : UBUD CITY TOUR

The first destination of the day is Tegalalang Rice Terrace. Find your peace by looking at the astonishing rice terrace. Continue exploring Ubud, where you will be guided to travel around the Ubud Monkey Forest and the Blanco Museum.

You will then visit ARMA Art Center, where you can take a ‘batik class’, learn pottery, and many more. Next, you will descend back to your accommodation.

Accommodations: Komaneka at Monkey Forest Ubud (5*) or similar

DAY 5 : CHECK OUT - SULUBAN BEACH - ULUWATU SUNSET KECAK DANCE - JIMBARAN SEAFOOD DINNER - JIMBARAN HOTEL

After breakfast, you will visit Suluban Beach, one of Bali’s many pristine beaches you should never miss. Walk down the stairs to reach the beach, trampled in between sheer cliffs.

You will then continue to Uluwatu Temple and watch the mystical Kecak Dance with beautiful sunset as the setting. Continue to Jimbaran, it’s time to savor Bali’s authentic seafood dinner right by the beach.

Accommodations: Kupu Kupu Jimbaran & Bamboo Spa by L'Occitane (4*) or similar

DAY 6 : DAY AT LEISURE

It’s leisure time, spend the day at your own pace.

Accommodations: Kupu Kupu Jimbaran & Bamboo Spa by L'Occitane (4*) or similar

DAY 7 : CHECK OUT HOTEL - SOUVENIR SHOPS - AIRPORT

After check out from your accommodation, your teman will escort you to the souvenir shops. Bring back home Bali’s authentic snacks, art crafts and woven fabrics.

Depending on your flight schedule, you would be driven back to the airport.

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$
3,250
/ Person
Destination:
Kenya
Take these ideal five days expedition to enjoy the natural jewels on the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. From Nairobi to Tsavo West National Park famous for the "red elephants", and also ... morethe Mzima Springs where hippos and fish can be seen in crystal clear water that has filtered underground from Chyulu Hills gushing below a lava ridge into a series of clear pools.

From Tsavo we will drive across the plains to Amboseli National Park for more wildlife viewing on the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is famous for its big game including large herds of elephants as well as great scenic beauty. The entire landscape is dominated by Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.
Day 1: Nairobi - Tsavo West National Park We will depart Nairobi after breakfast and drive along Nairobi - Mombasa Highway to Tsavo West National Park arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon ... moregame drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at the Voyager Ziwani Camp.
Meal Plan: {L, D}

Day 2: Full day in Tsavo West National Park
Today, we will enjoy our good time in Tsavo West National Park. The park is endowed with a diversity of habitats and a mountainous scenic landscapes. Teeming with wildlife namely; the lion, buffalo, elephant, cheetah, leopard, hippo, rhino and hundreds of savannah wildlife. Morning and afternoon game drive including a visit to Mzima Springs, (North of the park) where hippos and fish can be seen in crystal clear water that has filtered underground from Chyulu Hills gushing below a lava ridge into a series of clear pools. Dinner and overnight at the lodge Voyager Ziwani Camp.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 3: Tsavo West National Park - Amboseli National Park
We will leave Tsavo West after breakfast, driving through “Shetani” Lava Flows to Amboseli arriving at Tawi Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the park, a park famous for its big game and great scenic beauty whose entire landscape is dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at the Tawi Lodge.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 4: Full day in Amboseli
Amboseli is the home to the big game. And we will savor its natural beauty by doing an early morning per-breakfast game drives at 06:30 hours, where you have the best chance of seeing the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro and lots of wildlife before returning to the camp for late breakfast. This will be followed by a cool relaxation either in the swimming pool or within the camp as we wit for lunch. Afternoon game drive including a visit to the Observation Hill. Dinner and overnight at the Tawi Lodge.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 5: Amboseli - Nairobi
This morning we will depart Amboseli after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving approx 13:00 hrs. Drop off at your hotel or airport for your home-bound flight.
Meal Plan: {B}

What Is Included In The Package

- Transportation in a Land-cruiser with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing.

- Services of a trained and experienced English speaking eco expedition Leader

- Full board accommodation in the lodges as mentioned

- Bottled water for use during the safari

- Game drives and all park entry fees.

What Is Not Included In The Package

- International and domestic air transportation to and from Kenya

- Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.

- Tip to the expedition crew

- Christmas, New Year and Easter supplements

- Optional extras that are not included on the itinerary
$
906
44
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$
1,225
70
/ Person
Destination:
Ireland
Connemara on Europe’s most western seaboard is a place of wild beauty which we are privileged to unveil to you. Within 7 days you will be guided in the footsteps of those that have ... morelived and worked in this stunning, untamed place for thousands of years.

Pilgrims, farmers, gentry and peasants walked these trails. Now their stories and culture will be shared with you by our local guide. 

This tour allows you to discover Connemara’s wildest landscapes but also to touch the heart of its history, culture, myths and heritage. You will leave awed, inspired and deeply moved.
DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO LEENANE VILLAGE You will arrive today to the little village of Leenane, set deep in the mountains of Connemara. Overlooking Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord, ... moreyour accommodation enjoys what is perhaps one of the most scenic locations in Ireland.

Your guide will greet you here on the evening of arrival and go through your itinerary, answering any questions you may have about the tour.

DAY 2 FAMINE TRAIL
This morning you will be transferred with your guide to the start of your first walk - the Famine Trail. This is a two to three hour hike along the shore of Killary Harbour on a path laid out by local people in the mid-nineteenth century. The walk features the unusual combination of dramatic coastal landscapes with soaring mountains either side. The terrain includes small roads, rocky trails and boggy tracks. Your guide will provide you with plenty of interesting detail on the landscape, its people, farming and history. 

On returning to Leenane you can enjoy a well-earned pint of Guinness at the village pub to round off the experience!

DAY 3 MAUMEAN
Today will see you follow an ancient pilgrim’s path associated with Ireland’s National Saint, St Patrick. Bringing you to a height of 320m at Mam Ean (Pass of the Birds) this is an area steeped in early Christian history. Mass is still celebrated at a stone altar on this path at Easter and the whole area is a place of deep reflection and peace. This same path brought pilgrims to Patrick’s other Holy Mountain Croagh Patrick which you will have the chance to summit later in the tour.

Your day will end in the Inagh Valley. Rugged mountains and deep lakes will greet you as you settle in for an evening of good food and chat.

DAY 4 INISHBOFIN ISLAND
Today you will be transferred to Cleggan pier for the ferry to Inishbofin Island. Inishbofin (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles off the Connemara coast. It is estimated that Bofin was inhabited as far back as 8000 – 4000 B.C giving it a rich and colourful history which your guide will be happy to share with you.

There are a number of looped walks around the island which you will explore. They will allow you the chance to witness the lifestyle of this island community as well as learning about the native flora and fauna. The island is renowned for its traditional music sessions which you can experience in any of the local pubs that night.

DAY 5 RENVYLE PENINSULA
Today the ferry returns you to the Connemara mainland, from where you will leave for the Renvyle Peninsula. Today’s walk while relatively easy is hugely rewarding. The summit offers views across the entire peninsula, the rugged Atlantic coast and nearby islands as well as the surrounding mountain ranges and lakes of Connemara. Your guide will provide you with stories, facts and myths on the people and the landscape spread out beneath you.

Accommodation tonight will be on the Renvyle Peninsula, a place renowned for its easy pace of life and friendly, warm people.

DAY 6 CROAGH PATRICK AND WESTPORT
After a traditional full Irish breakfast you will be transferred with your guide to the base of today's climb in the neighbouring county of Mayo. The dazzling quartzite pyramid of Croagh Patrick (764m) is where Ireland’s fifth-century patron saint, St Patrick, is said to have fasted for forty days and nights. There is much history, geology and archaeology for your guide to share with you as you ascend the rocky pathway. The views from the summit will leave you speechless.

Tonight you will stay in the heritage town of Westport - a vibrant hub of music, culture and tradition. The perfect end to a unique and unforgettable tour. 

DAY 7 BREAKFAST AND DEPARTURE

DETAILS

DURATION:
7 days (6 nights)

TOUR DATES 2017:

Friday 9th to Thursday 15th June - €795pps

Friday 14th to Thursday 20th July - €895pps

Friday 11th to Thursday 17th August - €895pps

Friday 8th to Thursday 14th September - €795pps

LEVEL:
Moderate walking on backroads, trails and a more rocky ascent on Croagh Patrick.

EQUIPMENT:
Correct rain proof gear and walking boots are essential to bring with you.

ACCOMMODATION:
Mix of B&B and 3* hotel accommodation

MEALS:
All full Irish breakfasts.

TRANSFERS:
Taxi from Maam Cross bus stop to Leenane on arrival day included (Citylink bus has 5 daily buses from Galway to Maam Cross / Galway to Clifden bus line).

All luggage transfers from accommodation to accommodation.
Transfers to and from the start and finish of each walk.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Local guide (english speaking)

Ferry tickets for Inish Bofin

CONTACT POINT:
Your guide will meet you at your first night's accommodation on your arrival.

DEPARTURE POINT:
You depart from your last night’s accommodation in Westport.
$
5,500
/ Person
Destination:
New Zealand
This is the complete New Zealand travel experience. Explore both islands as you weave your way from north to south. Go underground in the Waitomo glowworm caves, explore the geothermal ... morearea of Rotorua and hike the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park. Spend even more time hiking in the south: the Abel Tasman coast, Punakaiki’s luscious green rainforests and the majestic Aoraki/Mount Cook. Finish your time in this magical country under the immense peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park before arriving in Queenstown.

The day hikes and short walks have been specially selected to get you into the best and most diverse wilderness areas of New Zealand. From strenuous alpine hikes to strolls along the beach, choose the walks to suit you. This trip lets you maximise your time in remote areas and marvel at New Zealand’s iconic landscapes.
DAY 1 - AUCKLAND –- ROTORUA  1-2km/2 hours hiking Meet your North Island guide and the rest of the group in the Heritage Hotel foyer at 7am before driving south through the classic ... morepatchwork green farming country alongside the Waikato River. Arriving at the Waitomo Caves area descend into the vaulted galleries of the Ruakuri Cave with its limestone formations and crystals. Be captivated by the thousands of tiny glowworms that cling to the cave ceiling and mimic a starlit night sky. Later we emerge into the sunshine and wander on a loop trail through an outstanding limestone canyon. We arrive in the volcanically active area of Rotorua late afternoon. Rotorua is also the centre of Maori cultural tourism in New Zealand and tonight we enjoy an evening meal and cultural performance.

Accommodation: Distinction Hotel, Rotorua.
Includes lunch and dinner.

DAY 2 - ROTORUA –- LAKE TAUPO 
8km/5 hours hiking
Hike alongside the beautifully clear Lake Tarawera, enjoying the shade that towering tree ferns and ignimbrite cliffs offer. Plop into the water to cool off at any one of the tiny pumice beaches as you wait for the others to catch up. There are astonishing views all along this trail, giving glimpses of how expansive this massive wilderness of forest, lakes and volcanoes really is. In the afternoon we explore some of the amazing thermal areas located a little south of Rotorua. Wander along boardwalks that connect pools of bubbling mud, mineral-tainted hot pools and plumes of rising steam as you wonder at this unique area. Grab a cuppa before we drive toward the lakeside town of Taupo. At Huka Falls feel the power as the huge Waikato River gets pinched through a narrow rock corridor. Our accommodation is in Taupo. Relax with a drink and enjoy the views.

Accommodation: Beechtree Motel, Taupo.
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 3 - TONGARIRO
8km/2-4 hours hiking
We drive around Lake Taupo’'s shores to New Zealand’'s first national park - –Tongariro. Take a leisurely morning walk through stunning forest around the slopes of Mt Pihanga and to the mystical Lake Rotopounamu (Lake of Greenstone). The next two nights are spent in a hotel on the edge of the park, providing a great opportunity for you to explore the area at your leisure. Join the guide this afternoon for a great walk to Taranaki Falls, cascading 20 metres over a 15,000 year-old lava flow. Enjoy dinner with the group in the comfort of the Chateau. 

Accommodation: Chateau Tongariro, Tongariro National Park. 
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 4 - TONGARIRO
23km/6-8 hours hiking
Join the guide today for a full days walking on the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, regarded as one of the best day walks in the world. The track is extremely well built and even a novice hiker will enjoy the gradual ascent up to the top of Mt Tongariro. Your guide will set a pace that lets you stop and admire the views of the Red Crater, Emerald Lakes and steaming vents that make this hike so iconic. It will all be worth it when you celebrate at dinner with a bottle of fine New Zealand wine. Those who prefer a more restful day can find plenty to do at the village: Soda Springs walk, Taranaki Falls walk, or simply drink coffee and view the great exhibits at the Park Visitor Centre. Enjoy your second night in this alpine village. 

Accommodation: Chateau Tongariro, Tongariro National Park. 
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 5 - TONGARIRO - WELLINGTON
Rest your legs this morning as we drive south through rolling hill country to the capital city of Wellington. You usually arrive in Wellington in time to grab a late lunch; a great opportunity to sample the fare in this cafe capital. The rest of the afternoon is yours, so take your time as you stroll along the fabulous waterfront and through the busy streets of this buzzing wee city. Absorb some of New Zealand’s history in the national museum - Te Papa, explore the waterfront or simply get lost admiring the heritage houses along one of the many improbably steep streets. Nowhere is very far in Wellington. You are spoilt for choice for places to dine this evening, so take your pick. 

Accommodation: Distinction Hotel, Wellington. 
Includes breakfast.

DAY 6 - WELLINGTON - ABEL TASMAN N.P.
11.7km/4 hours hiking
Before boarding your plane grab a fast breakfast at one of the groovy airport cafes. Enjoy your scenic flight over Cook Straight as you hop from the North to the South Island. Your southern guide will meet you at the Nelson airport before your picturesque drive to Kaiteriteri. This seaside village is the gateway to the popular Abel Tasman National Park, and a trendy vacation spot for kiwis. Board a water taxi for a jaunt into the heart of the National Park. Step ashore at Bark Bay and follow the famed Abel Tasman coastal track through native forests and along golden sand beaches. A well-formed trail leads us up and over a gentle ridge into Torrent Bay, where the lovely clear fresh waters of Cleopatra's Pool may tempt you to take a dip or for those more daring a slide down the naturally formed hydro-slide! At Anchorage we will meet the water taxi for a return journey to Kaiteriteri. On the way back to Nelson we stop at the sleepy little coastal settlement of Mapua for some fine local fare. 

Accommodation: Rutherford Hotel, Nelson. 
Includes lunch and dinner.

DAY 7 - NELSON - PUNAKAIKI 
6km/3 hours hiking
On the way to the West Coast we stop for a remarkable hike to marvel at natural flames which have been burning since the 1920's. We access this phenomenon with a local guide over a privately owned working deer farm. Unlike the Eternal Flames of the Chimera in Turkey these flames are surrounded by lush tree ferns and beech forest. A cup of 'billy tea' and hot cakes prepared over the flames gives this experience a distinctly kiwi flavour. We continue our journey alongside the mighty Buller River as it cuts through the massive wilderness of the upper South Island, arriving on the coast at Westport. We take a short stroll at Cape Foulwind to view a colony of New Zealand fur seals playfully splashing around in the rock pools. We then head south to catch the sunset at Punakaiki and visit a local pub for dinner. 

Accommodation: Punakaiki Resort, Punakaiki.
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 8 - PUNAKAIKI
11km/4 hours hiking
Hike the Inland Pack Track from Punakaiki to Pororari. This historic route was once used by prospectors and miners to avoid the immense coastal cliffs while travelling the West Coast. Pass through deep limestone canyons, towering rainforests and groves of Nikau Palms. You may not be able to resist a speedy swim in one of the many deep clear pools you pass on the way! After lunch hike along the Truman track to reach stunning waterfalls, sea cliffs and wild beaches. And of course no visit to Punakaiki is complete without a trip to the Pancake Rocks and blowholes. We walk at high tide when the blowholes are most impressive, blasting sprays of salt water skyward. 

Accommodation: Punakaiki Resort, Punakaiki. 
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 9 - PUNAKAIKI - CHRISTCHURCH
4km/2 hours hiking
This remarkable highway takes us from the lush green rainforests of the West Coast and over the glaciated Southern Alps to the parched soft yellow savannahs of Canterbury. This is one of the most cleverly engineered roads in New Zealand. From Arthur’s Pass hike (unguided) four kilometres down to the village on a well-formed walking track. The trail has superb mountain views, thundering waterfalls and a diverse range of alpine plants. We catch a glimpse of our colonial past as we pass Jacks Hut, a restored roadman’s cottage. East of the pass, stretch your legs again and stroll around the enchanting limestone outcrops of Kura Tawhiti (Castle Hill). This area was an important meeting place and food gathering area for early Maori people. Interestingly it was also bestowed as a "“spiritual centre of the universe”" by the Dalai Lama when he visited in 2002. Today it is a haven for rock climbers who climb and boulder on the multitude of rock forms. Arrive in Christchurch in the mid afternoon, time to explore the inner district and see some of the innovative and exciting methods used to rebuild the heart of the city following the devastating 2011 earthquake. 

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis. 
Includes breakfast and lunch.

DAY 10 - CHRISTCHURCH - AORAKI/MT COOK
2km/1 hour hiking
Our mid-morning departure allows time to discover some city cafes or see one of the parks in the ‘Garden City’. Our drive south takes us to Lake Tekapo, famous for its stunning turquoise waters and the quaint Church of the Good Shepherd, perched daintily by the lake. Hike up through wilding conifers and tussock grasslands to the summit of Mt John. Revel in the 360-degree views of the Patagonia-like landscape. The sweeping Mackenzie basin is a sparsely populated region in the rain shadow of the Southern Alps; tawny-brown drylands, braided riverbeds and startling glacial lakes extend to the horizon. Arrive at Aoraki/Mount Cook in the late afternoon. Relax and enjoy breathtaking views of New Zealand's highest mountain (3,724 metres). 

Accommodation: Aoraki / Mount Cook Alpine Lodge.
Includes lunch and dinner.

DAY 11 - MT COOK
5-8km/4 hours hiking
Hike up to Sealey Tarns and enjoy the awesome views of Mt Sefton, Mueller Glacier and across the Hooker Valley to Aoraki/Mount Cook. If you’re feeling energetic, join the guide for a further climb from the tarns up to the crest of Mueller Ridge for even wider views of this magnificent alpine landscape. Those not wanting to climb to Sealey or Mueller can take the flatter option and walk up the Hooker Valley (unguided), enjoying close up views of the Mueller and Hooker Glaciers on the way. 

Accommodation: Aoraki / Mount Cook Alpine Lodge.
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 12 - MT COOK - WANAKA
2km/1 hour hiking
Travel up the Tasman Valley towards the longest glacier in New Zealand, the Tasman Glacier. Take a short walk through the glacial moraine and board a custom-built boat for a unique spin around the terminal lake. Like most glaciers in the world the Tasman Glacier is retreating and the terminal lake increases in size every year. This dynamic environment is dotted with icebergs of all shapes and sizes from the collapsing terminal wall of the glacier. Our drive to Wanaka follows the Mackenzie country south before climbing over the tussock lands of the Lindis Pass into the southern lakes district. Wanaka is a lovely holiday town on the lake-side. 

Accommodation: Edgewater Resort, Wanaka. 
Includes breakfast and lunch.

DAY 13 - WANAKA - QUEENSTOWN 
10km/4 hours hiking
A beautiful drive alongside Lake Wanaka leads us to Aspiring National Park. We hike up the Matukituki Valley beneath some fine peaks before turning up the Rob Roy side stream and climbing abruptly to the bushline. This gorgeous trail through virgin beech forest emerges into a splendid alpine basin below the bulking mass of the Rob Roy Glacier. Watch water tumble off the glacier’s snout as you relax and enjoy lunch. Keep an eye out for cheeky kea (alpine parrot). You probably won’t need to look too hard as these curious birds normally call in when food is around (although it’s important to never offer them any titbits and upset their natural foraging behaviour)! After the hike grab a drink and unwind on the lawn of the famous old drover’s hotel at Cardrona, before we drive over the Crown Range and into the lively scene of Queenstown. Your tour finishes here in the late afternoon. 

Includes breakfast and lunch.

Departures
Departs:November 2017: 2, 30 
December 2017: 28 
January 2018: 25 
February 2018: 8, 22 
March 2018: 22 
April 2018: 12

Grading & Fitness

Grade: B*

Up to 4-5 hours of physical activity per day

At times carrying a backpack of 4-5kgs (8-10 lbs)

Tracks generally in good condition

Altitude gains of up to 600m (2000ft) on harder days

No hiking experience necessary

*The full (optional) Tongariro Alpine Crossing on day 4 takes 6-8 hours and has an altitude gain of 750m

What to Take
New Zealand’s weather is very changeable and cold weather can be experienced at any time of year, especially in the mountains. We recommend wearing lightweight and breathable fabrics while hiking. Merino or polypropylene underwear is great in cold weather and will still keep you warm when it gets wet, unlike cotton. Jeans are not suitable for hiking.

Essential Items:

hiking boots or shoes

day pack

waterproof raincoat (gore-tex or similar)

warm fleece/wool jersey (not cotton)

shorts or lightweight hiking trousers (preferably quick-dry)

polypro/thermals – top & bottom

long sleeve shirt (for sun protection)

4 pairs of socks 

warm hat

sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses

drink bottle (1 litre)

spare shoes or sandals

insect repellent

short-sleeved short (quick-dry, polypropylene or wool)

casual clothing for travel and evenings

gloves/mittens

togs (swimming costume)

Recommended items:
walking poles, camera, rain trousers.

We supply:
first aid kit, drinking water, safety equipment and maps.

Luggage:
For the flight between Wellington and Nelson (New Zealand Uncut only) the total luggage allowance is 20kgs per person. This includes hand-carry. 

Equipment Hire:
We can offer quality hiking equipment for use on your tour at no additional charge. We are able to supply fleece jacket, thermal top and bottom, raincoat, gaiters and walking poles. Requests for equipment must be made at least 5 days before the departure date. 

Transport
The average driving time per day varies; we have some days where we hardly drive at all. On a typical day we might be in the vehicle for 2-3 hours. But some days we will drive for longer. The driving time is a chance to rest and enjoy the fantastic scenery that is forever changing. You will travel in a roomy minibus and we aim to have a few spare seats at all times. We tow a custom-built trailer with food, equipment and your luggage. We carry a library box with some natural history reference books for you to peruse too. There will be a range of roads - sealed and unsealed. The guides are easily convinced to stop the vehicle if there is a great photo opportunity, vineyard or notable ice cream shop!

Food
Almost all of the meals are included on this tour, but when staying in the cities we let you do your own thing and try some of the excellent local restaurants (see “Additional Costs” section). Breakfast is usually (but not always) continental-style in the lodges and hotels. There are plenty of opportunities to graze the local cafes if you would prefer to explore in the morning. The lunches we prepare ourselves are often ‘on the run’ in picnic areas or on trails. Our guides usually set out lunch food for you and you simply help yourself. We provide healthy and wholesome food and include a lot of fresh produce. It is part of our philosophy to get everyone involved so there is a pretty good chance you may find yourself wielding a sharp knife or pushing the tea trolley around at lunchtime. Our customised trailers have a fold down table and cooking area that is perfect for preparing picnics at all those secret places we will take you. Included dinners are frequently in lodge restaurants (either set menu or a la carte), or in a restaurant in the town but occasionally somewhere out of the ordinary!

Accommodation
The New Zealand Uncut tour uses a range of hotels and quality lodges chosen for their good standards and wonderful locations. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms. Some lodges have units with two bedrooms per unit. Rooms are twin share or doubles. If you are travelling on your own you will be given a twin share room with a fellow traveller of the same gender. Single supplements are available on this tour.
The New Zealand Uncut tour has been created for those that appreciate a high standard of accommodation after a good day of hiking.

Additional Costs
All activities outlined in the itinerary are included in the trip price.

Meals out: Three evening meals are not included (Wellington, Christchurch and Wanaka). The typical cost for a restaurant main course in New Zealand is about $28. Two breakfasts and one lunch are not included (Wellington and Christchurch).

Guides & Safety
An excellent guide can make the difference between a trip of a lifetime and just an ordinary trip. That is why we work hard to make sure we hire the best guides. Our handpicked professionals come from a range of backgrounds. Each has extensive outdoor and hiking experience and a passion for New Zealand’s wild and beautiful backcountry. Our guides will ensure that your time with us is truly inspiring, a huge amount of fun and safe. All guides are trained in Mountain Safety First Aid.

Please be gentle with your guide - good guides are hard to find!
$
4,000
/ Person
Destination:
Bhutan, China, Nepal
We encourage you to join us in a memorable and wonderful travel that comes once in a lifetime. You can feel the natural beauty, cultural diversity and religious harmony in Nepal, Bhutan ... moreand Tibet which offers you an unforeseen experience.
Our 14 days adventure begins with visits to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by exciting elephant back safari in Chitwan National Park and sightseeing in the ... moreamazing lake city, Pokhara where you can see the Annapurna Mountains. After that our tour will begin with the visits to popular Bhutanese landmarks such as Tiger’s Nest Monastery, King’s Memorial Chhorten, Punakha Dzong (fortress), beautiful Mt. Chomolhari,ancient forts and traditional villages and many other interesting places and next is a fly to Tibet and visit popular Tibetan landmarks such as PotalaPalace, Norbulingka palace, Tibet Museum, Barkhor Bazaar and others in Lhasa. 

During the tour in Tibet we will also visit a number of impressive and beautiful Tibetan monasteries like Sera, Drepung and Jokhang Temple. Traveling a little beyond from Lhasa the next day we will explore the amazing Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave. Bhutan Nepal and Tibet Tour will allow all the nature lover to experience exotic culture and spectacular nature.

This trip takes you to the region’s great capitals. First to Kathmandu, Nepal; Lhasa, Tibet and then Thimpu, Bhutan. The best season for this great trip starts from April to June and all the way to early September and late Oct. we promise to take care of your all needs. Just call us and give us an opportunity to serve you.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)
As our flight nears Bhutan, we can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Recreation who will take us to our hotel. Today, we will visit Rinpung Dzong which was built in 1646 and now houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. We will also visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country and Drugyal Dzong, built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. Overnight in Paro.

Day 02: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft): 54 km, hike to Taktsang Monastery
After breakfast, we spend 4-5 hiking to and from Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor. This afternoon, we will drive to Thimphu, and spend the night.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 – 3 hours
After breakfast, we enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100m), where on a clear day we get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, we drive downhill through rhododendron, fir and hemlock forests. We then pass through rice fields along river banks and reach Punakha. After lunch, we visit Punakha Dzong. Built between 1637-1638, it is the second oldest and the second largest dzong in Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Punakha to Paro (2250m/7382ft): 140 km, 4 hours
After breakfast, we drive to Paro via Dochu La pass. There, we visit the new Druk Wangyal Monastery. With elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works, the Druk Wangyal Monastery is the only one of its kind in the country. After the tour of the monastery, we continue our drive with a stop in Thimphu for lunch. Overnight in Paro.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 1 hour flight, sightseeing in Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu. While there, visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the ancient kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world. The Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan: 150km, 5 – 6 hours
After breakfast we begin our drive to Chitwan, a city located at the foot of the Churia range and famous for housing Chitwan National Park (CNP), the first national park in Nepal, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon reaching Chitwan, we either take a jungle safari or nature walks depending on the time of arrival. During the safari, we go deep into the jungle and spot deer, the endangered one-horn rhinoceros, along with other wild animals. If lucky, we may even spot the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. During nature walks we enjoy the company of a wide variety of flora and fauna and spend some time bird watching. In the evening, there will be a presentation on the wide range of flora and fauna of CNP. Overnight in Chitwan.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Chitwan National Park
Early in the morning, we will be mounted on elephant backs for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in their natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can either drive through the jungles followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. Or, we may even go for birding or nature walks and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park. Overnight in Chitwan.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Drive to Pokhara (910m/2986ft): 200km, 5 – 6 hours
Leave the southern Nepalese landscape for Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. As we enter Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Today, we visit Davis Falls and Shiva Cave. Davis Falls is a unique waterfall that flows directly into a narrow and deep canal which has no end. The Shiva Cave is located near to Davis Fall and houses a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, a primary Hindu God. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Catch the morning sunrise from Sarangkot Hill then fly to Kathmandu
Early in the morning we leave for Sarangkot, a hill that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and Pokhara city in the south. From here, we catch amazing views of the sun as it rises in the mighty Himalayas. We then head back to Pokhara where we can do some boating in Phewa Lake, the largest lake in Pokhara. We will also visit Bindyabasini Temple located at the center of the Lake before flying to Kathmandu for overnight stay. In Kathmandu, we take dinner together with Himalayan Glacier’s representatives.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Arrival in Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft)
On our flight to Lhasa, we get to enjoy a beautiful hour-long trans-Himalayan flight that takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Upon our arrival at Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will pick us up from the airport for about an hour’s drive to our designated hotel in Lhasa. We are advised to take plenty of rest for the remainder of the day in order to minimize altitude sickness. Overnight in Lhasa.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 11: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum: 5 – 6 hours
We begin sightseeing in Lhasa after breakfast. Today is the day we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Built in the 17thcentury, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Museum, the official museum of Tibet, which has a permanent collection of around 1000 artifacts related to the cultural history of Tibet.Overnight in Lhasa.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 12: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 – 6 hours
After breakfast, we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14century, is believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past but as of now there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. The history, culture, and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery. Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open air stalls, shops and crowd of pilgrims, it is the nerve centre of Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 13: A day excursion to Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave: 5 – 6 hours
In the morning, we drive to Ganden Monastery, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain (3,800m) in the Lhatse County, 57km east of Lhasa. It is the oldest and one of the ‘great three’ of the six Gelug Sect monasteries in Tibet. Ganden Monastery has extremely delicate and fine murals and sculptures. It also keeps a suit of armor decorated with gems, which was worn by Emperor Qianlong and was bestowed to the monastery as an offering to Tsong Khapa, founder of the Gelug Sect. During the afternoon, we drive to Drayerpa Cave located in a beautiful valley with a stunning landscape. There are more than 30 caves for Lamas who wish to meditate in a silent environment. In the evening, we drive back to Lhasa and spend the night. 

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 14: Final departure
Our adventure in the Himalayas comes to an end today! A representative from Himalayan Recreation will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure with Himalayan Recreation.

Included meals:Breakfast 

What Is Included

All airport pick-ups and drops

All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicles in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet

All meals in Bhutan and Nepal

Breakfast in Tibet

Twin-shared hotel accommodation in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet

Sightseeing in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet by an experienced English speaking local tour guide

Bhutanese visa fee and Tibet entry permit

Sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments as per the itinerary

Company services and all required government taxes

What Is Not Included

All international flights

Nepalese visa fee (easily available after arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)

Chinese visa (US $175 for Americans and US $85 for other nationals)

All personal expenses (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.)

Lunch and dinner in Tibet

Tips for guide and driver

What to Bring

The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

Luggage Weight Restrictions

Druk Air has a 20 kg weight limit for checked luggage and another 5 kg weight limit for carry-on luggage on their flights.

Official Papers
Passport with minimum validity of 6 months
Copy of the first page of your passport
Airline tickets
Visa approval for Bhutan (to be brought with you)

Packing List for Cultural Tours
A pair of lightweight long pants
A pair of dress pants / dresses for evening outings
A pair of Capri pants
Short-sleeved shirts/blouses
Long-sleeved shirt for sun protection (while visiting dzongs (fortresses), temples and monasteries)
Undergarments (optimum number)
Socks
Pajamas
A warm jacket (if the tour is in the months of Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan. and Feb.)
Sweater or light weight jacket
Windbreaker
A pair of comfortable walking shoes
A pair of sandals
A pair of dress shoes
Personal toiletries
Insect repellent
Sunscreen rated 20 SPF or higher
Lip balm
Sunglasses
Prescription glasses
Visor/sun hat
Flashlight
Daypack/Fanny pack for day trips
Beach Towel
First-Aid kit with pain medications, antiseptic/anesthetic for sunburn, and prescription medications.

Optional field Gears
Camera, memory cards and spare batteries
Electronics/battery charger
Spare contact lenses or glasses
Reading and writing materials
Passport pouch or money pouch
Motion sickness medication
$
1,080
-
$
3,204
/ Person
Destination:
Uganda
Our 3 days chimpanzee trekking adventure which is much stunning and the great numbers of Chimpanzees are found in Uganda’s National Park known as Kibale forest. This forest habits ... moreother bio-diversity like monkeys and birds.
The activities encountered at this trip are chimp trek, Nature walk and on the last day take stunning visit to stalgmites and statites!
Itinerary: Day1: Entebbe/Kampala-Kibale National Park Breakfast from your hotel of residence, meet our guide/driver. Thereafter start the journey to Kibale National Park. Drive through ... morethe villages and beautiful scenery via Mityana-Mubende highway to Fort portal. Lunch break at the Mountain of the Moon Hotel, Evening take cultural trail to Karambi Tombs, the Oyo Palace and after go for an evening swamp walk.
Dinner and over night at Ndali Lodge/Kyaninga lodge, Primates Lodge, Mountain of the Moon Hotel. Meal plan: Half-Board

Day2: Kibale National Park

Have morning breakfast from the lodge and later with the guide drive to Kanyanchu-this is the chimpanzee trekking starting point. The park ranger will brief you about the park and some chimpanzee trekking tips before you set off into the forest for Chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale Forest. Kibale National Park is a habitat for more than 13 primate species, some of which include, the black & white colobus monkeys, red colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, chimpanzees and many others. After return to lodge for your delicious African cuisine. Evening Bigodi Nature walk with lots of monkey, statungas and bird species.
Meal plan: Full-Board

Day3: Fort portal-Kampala

Have breakfast, and then drive to the statites and stalgmites caves, hike the hills as you view awesome crater lakes. As you are up the hill view the panoramic arranged cones of mountain Rwenzori. En-route lunch and after drive back to Kampala-Entebbe. End of services

The package includes:

Airport transfers

Accommodation and meals as per itinerary

En-route lunches

Chimp permit

Bigodi walk

Visit stalgmites

The package excludes:

The expenses of personal nature like:

Air fare

Uganda Visa

Luxury drinks

Laundry

Tips to local guides

Telephone

Porter fee while trekking

Personal insurance

Personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above.
$
690
/ Person
Destination:
India
Welcome to the gourmet land!
This 6 days culinary trail is crafted especially to give you a taste of the local food flavours. Visits to the markets, buy fresh ingredients, learn the intricacies of Indian home ... morecooking.
It is a gudied tour and you will carry back with you a range of recepies along with memories of an awesome holiday.
The package includes:
stay, all meals, all activities, services of a dedicated coordinator, all taxes.

Included
Accomodation
All meals
All activities
A dedicated coordinator
All local taxes

You are guests of our host families. Our team members will be with you and will look after you. Your safety is our utmost priority.
$
2,091
57
/ Person
Destination:
Norway
An adventure week in Arctic Norway, the Land of the Northern Lights.
Experience different winter activities like snow shoe hiking/cross country skiing, icefishing, visit to a reindeer herder, dogsledding and northern light safari. Here you can experience ... moreSámi culture in combination with environmentally friendly and exiting winter activities while you stay comfortably at the truly unique Engholm Husky Lodge.
This adventure is also well suited for families with children over 12 years.

Itinerary:
Day 1 - Travel to Norway and arrival at Engholm Husky Lodge (EHL), Dinner and going through the program
At EHL you are lodged in design cabins with double rooms. Single rooms/cabins and cabins with guarantied privat bathroom are available for an additional cost.

Day 2 - Snow shoe hiking or cross country skiing with ice fishing
Our goal for the day is a lake where we will try ice fishing for brown arctic char. We will make a fire and enjoy our lunch outdoors. After our return to the husky lodge there will be time to your own disposal. Dinner will be served in the lodge kitchen.

Day 3 - Dog sled tour and lunch outdoors around an open fire
The guides will show you how to prepare your team and how to pack your sled and how to drive your team. When we are ready, we start out. We will enjoy our lunch packs around an open fire in the forest or on the plateau before the trip continues.

Day 4 - Time at your own disposal and Northern light safari in the evening
This day has no set program before the northern light safari in the evening. You can book another guided trip, spend the day at the lodge, taking part in the daily work with the dogs or just relaxing with a book from the mushers’ library. There are kick sleds and snow shoes for your free disposal or you can visit the village Karasjok.

Karasjok is the Norwegian Sàmi capitol and there are many things to explore. You can visit the Sàmi parliament and get a guided tour or you can visit the Sàmi museum. You can explore and purchase Sàmi arts and handcraft at the local silversmith or knife smith. Your guides will also help you if there are other activities that you wish to do.

Alfter dinner we will go out on a northern light safari. The Northern light safari starts at 8pm and takes you to the holy Mountain Halde. The Karasjok area is one of the best places in the world to see the magical Aurora Borealis. This is due to the nature given climatically and geographical conditions of inner Finnmark. The 1,5 kilometres hike from the husky lodge takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. From Mt. Halde you have a 360 degree view to the sky and if the strange lady decides to show herself, this is the perfect stand. On this northern light safari you will also learn about the old Sámi religion and culture and about the northern lights.

Day 5 - Visit to a Sámi reindeer herder
This day will be memorable. We travel beyond the beaten tracks by snowmobile to a winter settlement for Sámi reindeer herders who pursue their livelihood here on the winter pasture. We may spend the day together with them and join their daily life with their reindeers and get insight in their way of living and herding. This adventure is a unique privilege made available for few by a Sámi family from Karasjok.

The Sámis are the only people in Europe with indigenous status and this day will give you a unique opportunity to learn more about their centuries’ old traditions and their way of life today.

Day 6 - Program ends after breakfast
We would like to encourage you to stay one or more extra days to see more of what Karasjok and the neighboring town Kautokeino have to offer.
$
1,850
/ Person
Destination:
Tanzania
This is a six day trip to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route.
Itinerary: Day 1: From Arusha drive to the Machame route, often called the Whiskey Route. From the Machame Park gate is a gentle climb up through the original mountain forest, carpeted ... morewith unique -busy lizzie- flowers, begonias and ferns. First camp amongst the giant heather at 3,000m. Slope of 1,200m and 5 to 6 hours walking.

DAY 2 :
Emerge from the giant heather zone and hike through fine open moorland to camp by the Shira Cave at 3,840m. Herds of eland up here occasional lion and there are attractive geological features in the old volcanic caldera which can be viewed during a half-hour optional walk in the afternoon. The Gradient is 840m and you can walk from 4 to 5 hrs

DAY 3:
Starting from Shira, go up towards the main peak Kibo, with the western glaciers clearly visible across the uneven high-altitude desert of volcanic rocks and boulders. Elusion approximately its foundation and underneath the impressive western break, slide down into the privileged Barranco Valley for mid-way camp at 3,950m. 6 to 7 hours walking and only 110m total ascent but having climbed much higher and dropped back down assists getting used to

DAY 4:
Up the steep Barranco wall with some sections of very easy scrambling and drop down again to the Karanga Valley where you take a break for lunch. Subsequent to lunch hike on to Barafu Hut having hiked a total of 7 - 8 hrs and ascended 650m. You have unbelievable views across to Mawenzi peak from the camp after having finished a longer day of hiking which now requires you to sufficiently relax in groundwork of the challenging summit hike early the next morning

DAY 5:
A stimulating 1am start to climb the steep ice-covered scree. This is inescapable on any route but we aim to go past Gillmans end to reach Stella Point on the crater border for sunrise another for almost 40 minutes and you are at the uppermost top on the continent that is Kibo: peak 5900m frequently in warm sunshine and then return on the Mweka fall route. The gradient of 1,300m high and about 7 hrs. trekking to the summit; 2,600m gradient and 6 - 7 hrs. trekking to the Mweka campsite 3400m on top of Mweka gate. This is a long hard day but you experience absolutely delighted when you have complete it!

DAY: 6 Back to Mweka.
Starting Mweka campsite it is a 4 to 5 hours drop from side to side the forest to Mweka gate which depend on individual fitness to accumulate certificates and get together the vehicle ready to back Arusha for the night time.

Included in Tour:

5 nights budget camping accommodation.

Meals: Full Board, Breakfast, Hot Lunch or Picnic Lunch and Dinner while on Safari.

All Transfers and Transport, Park Fees, Hotel Accommodation.

Game viewing activities as stated in the above tour/safari description.

Services of a Safari Driver/ Guide.

Safari tent, Safari cook and camping supplies.

Not included in tour:

International air fares.

Any required Visas.

Travel Insurance.

Items of a Personal Nature.

Tips and Gratitudes to Safari Staff.

What to bring:

Clothes.

A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.

Comfortable shoes.
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