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Nepal for Singles and Solo Travelers

Nepal Nepal

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This trekking and cultural trip is aimed specifically at singles and solo travelers who would like to discover the magical mountains of Nepal and its fascinating culture in a group.

The tour starts in the vibrant capital Kathmandu, where we will visit the most beautiful and interesting monasteries, temples and palaces in the city. After an exciting flight to Pokhara, we start our 6-day hike in the vegetation-rich Annapurna region. In a recently developed hiking area, we are led through terraced fields, traditional mountain villages with friendly locals, beautiful rhododendrons, and primeval forests to the foot of the ice giants. The mountain views at the Mardi Himal viewpoint at 4,200 m to Machapuchare (6,997 m. also known as fish tail), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and other mountain ranges will take your breath away and the magic of the Himalayan Mountains will enchant you.

After a day of relaxation in Pokhara, we drive to the south of the country, to the subtropical Chitwan National Park. A fascinating flora and fauna awaits us here with elephant rides, bird watching and other activities. As a grand finale, we visit the old royal city of Bhaktapur and end the trip with wonderful impressions and memories to take home.

There should be a level of fitness for the trekking portion of the trip.

Tour Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu – Introduction to the trip, equipment check and welcome dinner
Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be picked up at the airport and driven to your hotel. In the afternoon we will explain the details of the trip with you, and in the evening you are invited to the welcome dinner. Overnight in Hotel Tibet or similar category, (D).

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for the trekking tour
Today we explore Kathmandu with a local guide. This day can be designed flexibly according to your wishes. The most popular places and most impressive sights include Pashupatinath – a Hindu temple with cremation places, Swayambhunath – also known as the monkey temple -, Boudhanath Stupa, Durbar Square and Thamel – the tourist center of Kathmandu. You should return to the hotel in the late afternoon and pack for the trek the next morning. You can also leave a bag with items that you do not need on the tour at the hotel. The rest of the day can be used as free time . Overnight in the hotel, (B).

Day 3: Flight to Pokhara, drive to Phedi (approx. 1 ½ hours) and trek to Pothana (1,925m) – 4 hours hike
After breakfast we take the short and scenic morning flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival we drive to the starting point of the hike in Phedi and start the trek to Pothana, where we spend the first night in a tea house. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 4: Trek Pothana to Forest Camp near Kokar (2,600m) – 4 hours hike
We hike from Pothana to a place called Pitam Deurali, where we leave the main path to Annapurna Sanctuary and continue on a quiet path through a thick forest of oak, maple and rhododendron. Tonight we spend the night in one of the forest huts at Forest Camp, also known as Kokar. The lodges in Kokar are quite basic and there is no dining room so you will likely have meals in the kitchen with the owner. In a way, this is more of a host family and a good opportunity to get to know this friendly family from the Siding Village. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 5: Trek Kokar to Low Camp (3,150m) – 5 hours hike
From the Forest Camp to the Low Camp, the path continues through the forest, with the vegetation beginning to change during the ascent. More rhododendrons appear and the trees are covered with moss, lichens and ferns. In the Low Camp there are two simple huts, one of which even has a dining room with an open fire. The view from the Low Camp on the Machapuchare at the end of the valley is fascinating. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 6: Trek Low Camp to High Camp (3,600m) – 4 hours hike
After an hour above the Low Camp, the path branches above the tree line and heads west, where we enjoy a beautiful view of the Annapurna south face and the Hiunchuli. The path continues along the Mardi Himal ridge, mostly on grass-covered ground with a few isolated rhododendron bushes lining the path. Look out for the colourful Danphe Pheasant in this section of the trail! The view of the Annapurna south face, the Hiunchuli and the Machapuchare (fishtail) from the hut is impressive. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 7: Trek to the viewpoint at 4,200 m for sunrise and trek to Badal Danda – 5 to 6 hours hike
If we want to experience an atmospheric sunrise today, we have to get up early. After a very early breakfast, we hike up the ridge to the Mardi Himal viewpoint at 4200 m. The moderately inclined grass path has a few steeper, exposed sections, but generally not too much of a challenge. Look out for both the dzos (cross of yak and cow) grazing up there and again for the Daphne pheasants. In summer the sheep and goats are brought to graze from the lower-lying villages to the higher-lying grassy areas. This means that you will come across many cattle huts along the way. After three hours we should reach the upper vantage point at 4,200 meters, where we can look at the huge Annapurna massif and have a spectacular panoramic view of its south face and its many peaks, as well as the Hiunchuli and the Machapuchare (fishtail), which is considered particularly sacred. Then we return to the high camp and, after a good breakfast, descend to Badal Danda or Ramche. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 8: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara – approx. 5 hours of walking and 2 hours of driving
On the return from the trek we take a different route and are, therefore, on a circular route. From the Low Camp there is a path that leads down to the village of Siding. We take this route instead of hiking back down the Mardi Himal to Kokar. From Siding we walk to the beginning of the road in Lumre, passing the villages of Kalimati and Ghalel. In Lumre we will meet our previously organized jeep that will drive us back to Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara, (B|L).

Day 9: Sightseeing and free time in Pokhara
This morning we will take a boat trip on Lake Phewa and later hike to the Peace Stupa above Pokahara. The afternoon is then at your disposal. The enchanting valley contains countless lakes with fantastic views of the broad and mighty Annapurna massif in the background. Pokhara includes the three lakes Phewa, Bagnas and Rupa, the mountain museum, the Barahi temple, Mahendra Gupha, Devin’s waterfall, Peace Pogoda and the old Pokhara Bazaar. The locals in this area are mainly from the Gurung and Magar people. Overnight at the Hotel Mount Kailash Resort in Pokhara, (B).

Day 10: Drive to Chitwan National Park – 4 to 5 hours drive
After breakfast we drive to Chitwan National Park which is about 190 km southwest of Kathmandu. The lowlands of this extraordinary park are composed of 932 square kilometres of subtropical vegetation, consisting of grassland, river rainforest and oxbow lakes. The recognized world natural heritage is also a fantastic bird area with over 300 registered species. It is also one of the few remaining areas where the critically endangered Asian one-horned rhinoceros can still be found. Other notable animal species are tigers, leopards, gavials, sloth bears and the Indian bison (gaur). In the afternoon you will be able to go on an elephant ride. Overnight in the hotel, (B|L|D).

Day 11: Activities in Chitwan National Park
Early in the morning we go canoeing on the calmly flowing river to observe the different birds of the national park. You have different options to spend the afternoon actively: walks in the jungle, visiting the elephant school. Overnight in the hotel, (B|L|D).

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu – 5 to 6 hours drive
After a tasty breakfast are drive back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Hotel Tibet or similar category, (B).

Day 13: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and drive to Kathmandu.
After a rich breakfast we drive in about 40 minutes to Bhaktapur, one of the old royal cities in the Kathmandu valley, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its rich culture, its temples and its wood, metal and stone works of art. After an extensive sightseeing tour in Bhaktapur, we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel Tibet or similar category, (B).

Day 14: Flight back home
Farewell and transfer to Kathmandu Airport and flight back home, (B).

We reserve the right to make program changes due to special events, force majeure or weather reasons.

F = Breakfast | M = Lunch | A = Dinner

German guided tour
English guided tour

This trekking tour can also be booked for your own group at dates other than shown here.

Duration: 14 days
Costs: € 1.790 per person in single room
Group size: min. 2 persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
For lodge overnight stays during the trek, especially during the high season, single accommodation is not available.

What’s included:

  • Airport transfers in Nepal
  • All relevant surface transfer (with private vehicles and tourist bus)
  • All hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Accommodation and all meals on trek and in Chitwan National Park (B,L,D)
  • Flight Kathmandu to Pokhara (with Yeti Air, Summit Air, Sita Air, Tara Air or Buddha Air), inclusive Airport Taxes and 15kg free luggage
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees, guide and vehicle
  • Permit, National Park Entrance/Conservation Fees
  • Guide and porters
  • 12 kg free luggage on trekking tours, carried by porter
  • Quality service and trek equipment
  • Oxymeter

Not Included:

  • International flights
  • Additional tours and meals that are not mentioned
  • Visa 50 USD
  • Beverages
  • Personal bills

Visa
Your visa can be issued on arrival at a counter at Kathmandu airport. Visa costs on arriving in Kathmandu amount to US $ 50 (stay of up to 30 days) and US $ 125 (stay of up to 90 days).

The fees can also be paid in euros, which are converted by the bank at the airport in accordance with the dollar exchange rate. Two passport size photographs must be provided for the visa. At the time of the trip your passport must be valid for at least a further six months and have at least one blank page.These visa and passport regulations apply to EU countries, Switzerland and the USA. Other nationals should check with the relevant consular authorities.

Insurance
Travel health insurance (with recovery costs) is essential for your own safety and a precondition for participation in our trips. In the event of an accident in the mountains which requires a helicopter rescue, the helicopter will not take off before the responsibility for the cost is clarified.
The conclusion of travel cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the case of bargain price flights in particular, changes or cancellations generally can’t be made free of charge. In Nepal complications with the weather or with your health could make it necessary to break off your journey.
We have requested ERGO (Reiseversicherung) to create various service packages for you. You can book travel health insurance at https://www.reiseversicherung.de/vrv/partner/ep-Assistent.html?/data/agent/hagtnr=027256&/data/agent/nagtnr=000000.

Please note: ERGO insurance can be booked by residents of Germany and Austria. Those living in other countries are requested to book their travel insurance through an insurance provider in their own country.It should be noted that geoDiscovery Tours advises its customers to book their travel insurance via ERGO as a recommendation only, and accepts no responsibility for the contractual content between the customer and the travel insurance provider. Customers can book their travel insurance via ERGO or another provider at their own discretion.

The hotels and lodges booked by us
In Kathmandu and Pokhara the hotels we book are good and correspond to medium-level Western standards. Sanitary facilities are clean and functional; the hotel cuisine is adapted to Western eating habits and the food is safe to enjoy. There may sometimes be power cuts, or no hot water may be available for a while. The hotel staff is generally very friendly and looks after the welfare of guests. The hotels booked by us are as follows:Kathmandu: Hotel Tibet/Manaslu ***+
Pokhara: Mount Kailash Resort, Lake Side Retreat ***
Palpa/Tansen: Hotel Srinagar **
Lumbini: Hotel New Crystal ***
Chitwan: Manchan Country Village
Nagarkot: Nagarkot Farmhouse

During the trek and in the interior of the country conditions are very varied, and travelers must sometimes expect basic sanitation facilities. For standard treks and tours you will stay overnight in typical “lodges” (teahouses). These usually offer very small single rooms or double rooms (some with no running water and no private shower / toilet).
In general, during the trekking tour you can select what you wish to eat from the menu. However, at altitudes of 4,000 meters it can happen that on some routes the choice of food is not very extensive. Typical Nepalese cuisine is mostly vegetarian, but very tasty, filling and wholesome. Travelers need to be adaptable, however.

Flying in Nepal
The domestic flights booked by us are with Yeti Air, Summit Air, Sita Air or Buddha Air.

Tour program
The travel program for all of our recommended tours is carefully planned. It can happen, however, that roads are closed without advance notice or are impassable, that there are waiting times of several hours because of traffic congestion or fuel shortages and that specific tourist attractions are closed for various reasons. Other restrictions such as flight delays or even cancellations due to bad weather, strikes, the health of participants or unfavorable conditions while trekking may also make the implementation of the travel program more difficult or at worst make it impossible. However, our local guides are prepared for such situations and will make every effort to achieve every aspect of the program to your satisfaction. As a result the inconvenience can normally be kept to a reasonable level. Nevertheless, it must be pointed out at this juncture that for the above reasons program changes are possible at any time and cannot be influenced by the organizers. The resulting costs are borne by the traveler. We ask for your understanding.


Trip Details

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Holiday Type: Lodge and Hotel Accommodation
  • Best trekking period: Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/Apr/May
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: View Point at 4.200 m
  • Group size: Min 2 persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
  • Tour guide: English speaking, trained Nepalese mountain and city guide
  • Difficulty:
  • Fitness:
  • Price: 1.790,00