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Everest Base Camp Trek

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

This trek follows in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary,  pass numerous Sherpa valleys before you reach the Everest Base Camp. The trail is bound up by the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a home of 8000 meter peaks. The tiny airstrip of Lukla is a gateway of the trek to Everest base camp. Pass the outstanding Sherpa valleys and  the bustling town of Sherpa people, Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. The trail is dominated by the rhododendron forest and some of the Himalayan fauna can be seen. The Monasteries, Chhortens and Mani walls are common scenery along the trail of Everest base camp. The glacial moraine trail at the upper part makes the journey an adventurous one. Enjoy the views of the magnificent Himalayas. Trekking enthusiasts find the alpine setting blissful and spiritually solacing. Acclimatization comes as a part of the Everest base camp trek to avoid altitude sickness. The best seasons for the Everest base camp trek are March to May and September to November. 

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From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight

2. From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight

Take off from Kathmandu airport in the early morning for a spectacular mountain flight to discovery the majestic scenery of the Himalayas. For those who can’t go trekking in the mountains themselves, get panoramic view of the Himalayas in just an hour-long flight. As the aircraft takes off and heads towards the east, you won't have to wait long to find out what's in store for you. First to your far left you will see Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 26,290 feet (8,013 meters). Immediately to the right of Gosaithan, you will Dorje Lhakpa appear (22,000 feet or 7,000 meters), a mountain that almost looks like a figure 8 lying in the snow. To the right of Dorje Lakpa is Phurbi-Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley. As the plane glides along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Buddha Air Mountin Choba-Bhamare, the smallest mountain of the lot, but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in its spirituality, Gauri-Shanker. Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, which was first successfully climbed only in 1979. The mountains of Melungtse and Chugimago are next on the tour, the latter of which is still waiting to be climbed. Numbur and Karyolung, an intensely white mountain, will gleam with the rising sun as we carry on deeper into the mountain range. We will then pass Cho-Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, reaching a height of 27,000 feet (8,201 meters). Gyachungkang, Pumori and Nuptse, each over 22,000 feet (7,000 meters) in height, will mark our path towards the highest mountain of them all: Mount Everest. Known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans, this unbelievable mountain stretches 29,021 feet (8,848 meters) into the sky. Much has already been written about Everest, but to actually witness it face to face during a mountain flight is something else. Even while it looms there in front of the eyes, it remains a remarkable place, this highest spot on earth. The spectacular mountain flights from Nepal Social Travel and Tour are offered by a number of airlines.

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Kathmandu: 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

3. Kathmandu: 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Upon your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be met by your tour representative before being transferred to hotel. The following day, you will fly to Lukla (2,850 meters) before trekking to Phakding (2,640 meters 4-5 hours). Your trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters will take between 6-7 hours). Your 4th day will consist of rest and acclimatization at the Namche Bazaar, where you will enjoy a 2 to 3-hour excursion. On day 5 you will trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 meters) over the space of 5-6 hrs. Day 6 will involve you trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 meters) for 5-6 hours once more.   You will continue to acclimatize further at Dingboche on day 7, before trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 meters) on day 8. On day 9, trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 meters) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) before returning back to Gorak Shep. On day 10 you will hike to Kalapathar (5,545 meters) from where you will trek to Pheriche (4,371 meters). You will continue to descend for the next 3 days, before arriving back in Kathmandu on day 13 where you will spend a final evening before your departure the next day.

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Kathmandu Valley Private 6-Hour Tour

4. Kathmandu Valley Private 6-Hour Tour

See the sights of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal on a 6-hour tour of an area that covers 218 square miles (350 kilometers). Kathmandu Valley contains 3 fabulous cities of great historic, religious, and cultural interest: Kathmandu (Kantipur), Patan (Lalitpur), and Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur). The Kathmandu Valley has often been described as an open-air art gallery with thousands of sacred shrines in brick, stone, metal, and wood scattered throughout it. On your tour, you will not be able to see the entire valley, but you will be taken to some of the most important and monumental sites. Many of these are squares or temples that are also designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square This square is home to a house full of woodcarvings of different gods and goddesses. In this 3-story palace you will also find the living Goddess Kumari. Both Hindus and Buddhists venerate her, and she serves as an illustration of the harmony between the Hindu and Buddhist people. One of the popular temples of Kathmandu Durbar Square is Kashamandap, locally known as Maru Sattal. It is believed that the name of Kathmandu City is derived from the name of this temple, and it is said that this temple is built by one single Sal (sorea robusta) tree. At the center of this temple, one can see the statue of a Hindu god Gorakhnath and in the 4 corners of the temple one can see Ganesh statues. The most visited temple of Kathmandu is Maru Ganesh. The people of Kathmandu Valley believe that the 4 Ganesh statues in the 4 corners of Kathmandu Valley protect the people living in Kathmandu. Every day people go to worship this temple, and especially on Tuesdays, you can see a long line of people waiting for hours to worship. Other interesting things to see here are Mahadev Temple, Shiva Parvati Temple, Bhagwati Temple, Old Palace, Saraswoti Temple, Krishna Octangular Temple, Big Drums, Kal Bhairav, Jagannath Temple, and Tal. Swayambhunath/Monkey Temple Swayambhunath / Monkey Temple is a 2,500-year-old Stupa situated overlooking Kathmandu Valley. Its name comes from the holy monkey living in part of the complex. The painted eyes on 4 sides symbolize the all-seeing eyes of Buddha, and the site is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Pashupatinath Temple Pashupatinath is a temple of Lord Shiva and the most sacred of the 275 Shiva temples worldwide. It is also the oldest temple in Kathmandu. The Bagmati River runs alongside the temple, and is the site not only of pilgrims who bathe in the river, but also contains a special area where members of the royal family are cremated. Boudhanath Stupa Boudhanath Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the biggest in the world. It is the most important pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists, who come here by the thousands during the winter festival to pay their respect. Patan Durbar Square Patan Durbar Square is home to the former Patan Royal Family. The most photographed of Kathmandu’s 3 Durbar Squares, it features a remarkable display of Newari architecture. Its main attractions include the Krishna Temple, with its 21 golden pinnacles, Rudra Varna Mahavihar, a Buddhist Monastery that houses local treasures, and the central courtyard of Mul Chowk.

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Kathmandu: 3-Day Chitwan Safari Tour

5. Kathmandu: 3-Day Chitwan Safari Tour

Day 1: Your first day will begin with you traveling from Kathmandu to Chitwan. Once having arrived to Chitwan, you will be taken to your respective accommodation by your staff. You can then refresh yourself with cold drinks before having some time to rest. Following this rest break, visit the Chitwan National Park where you can explore the wildlife, history, and essence of the park. You will later enjoy an exotic sunset from the Rapti River, before a village tour around the Tharu Village including participation in a Tharu dance program. Day 2: You'll start with breakfast at 7:00AM, after which you will go on a canoe ride along the Rapti River. You will get to see a rare species of crocodile after a small jungle walk, following which you will have time to savor a quick delicious lunch. After lunch, go deep inside the jungle by Jeep where you will be able to observe the real beauty of the wildlife and vegetation. You will encounter many different mammals which are considered the wealth of Nepal throughout this safari, before returning back for dinner at the resort’s restaurant later that evening. Day 3: Your final day's wake-up call will be 6:30AM, with breakfast being served at 7:00AM. Following that you will travel to the bus station for a drive back to the capital city Kathmandu.

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Mount Everest: 15-Day Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek

6. Mount Everest: 15-Day Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek

All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia, and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time. Mount Everest Base Camp is the most popular destination for trekkers in Nepal. Its popularity has grown since the first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950s. The trek takes off from Lukla. First, take a 40-minute morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and we land its tiny at Lukla Airstrip then our trek start to Khumbu Region. The trek follows the Dudh Kosi valley route with an ascent up to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. From Namche, you traverse along a high path from where you have the first good view of Everest. Head towards Thyangboche Monastery located on top of a mountain ridge and then descend the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche. After that, arrive at the Khumbu Glacier. The trek through the glacier takes you first to Lobuche and then to Gorak Shep, where you finally reach your destination, Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice falls. Itinerary: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Day 02: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding Today early in the morning, drive about 15 minutes to Tribhuwan International Airport. After a 30 minute scenic flight to Lukla (2804 meters.), begin your trek to Phakding (2610 meters) - 3 hours easy walking. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 meters). Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. This is a day for an acclimatization. Have a fine walk around the valley to adjust to the thin air. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of the Everest. you can go to a museum too on the same day. There, see the traditional custom of Sherpa people. Besides, a fine view of the Everest and other mountains can be viewed from this place. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3850 meters). By reaching Tengboche, visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery. Then you will be taken to observe the prayer ceremony whether in the evening or morning. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 07: Acclimatization day Today, enjoy another day for acclimatization. Have a trip to Chhukung valley, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Go to Chhukung Ri (5546 meters) from there, observe the fifth highest mountain, Makalu. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4950 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 09: Trek to Everest Base camp (5400 meters.) and return to Gorakshep (5160 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 10: Hiking to Kalapathar (5545 meters), then trek to Pheriche The day starts with a hike up to Kalapathar (5545 meters), an excellent viewpoint to observe Mount Everest and innumerable spectacular mountains views. Then trek back to Pheriche (4280 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazar Overnight at a guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 12: Trek to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Day 13: After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Day 14: Day at leisure. It's also a spare day just in case of flight delay in Lukla. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast. Day 15: Departure. After breakfast, your guide will drop you off at the airport. Note: The weather is unpredictable in Lukla even in the best season of October and November. The chances are high to get flight delays or cancellations due to the bad weather. Thus, it is always recommended to allocate a few more spare days before you fly back home.

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From Kathmandu: 1-Hour Flight Over Mount Everest

7. From Kathmandu: 1-Hour Flight Over Mount Everest

Fly over the roof of the world on an amazing flight above the Himalayas mountain range and experience Mount Everest from a different perspective. Get panoramic views of the highest mountain peaks on earth as you traverse the snow-capped mountains in 1 hour. Take off from Kathmandu Airport and cruise about the magnificent massifs of rock and ice as you make your way east. Look to your far left to see the summit of Gosaithan (also known as Shishapangma) towering 8,013 meters above sea level. Gaze in awe at the pyramid-shaped peak of Dorje Lhakpa in the Langtang Himal area. Cast your eyes to the right to admire the snow-capped summit of Phurbi-Chyachu in the Kathmandu Valley. Soar like a bird over the town of Namche Bazaar and get amazing aerial views of the village of Tengboche and Ama Dablam mountain.

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Kathmandu: 1-Day Private UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

8. Kathmandu: 1-Day Private UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

Discover 4 different UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley including the Pashupathinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Learn the history from an English-speaking guide and embark on a 6-hour sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Durbar Square Begin the tour at Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the royal palaces and known as one of the cultural and political hubs of Nepal. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kathmandu Durbar Square is also one of three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley. Though a few buildings collapsed after the devastating earthquake on April 25th, 2015, you can observe the spectacular art and architecture of the ancient Malla and Shah dynasties. Swayambhunath Temple Continue the tour and head to the Swayambhunath Temple, also known as the “Monkey temple”. Situated on a small hillock on the west of Kathmandu city, it is a sacred place for Buddhist pilgrimages from all over the world. The painted eyes on the 4 sides of the main stupa represent wisdom and compassion. One can still observe the art and architecture at Swayambhunath which is believed to date back to the beginning of the 5th century. Boudhanath Stupa Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world and a sacred site for Buddhist pilgrimages. Boudhanath is located on the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of the Kassapa Buddha. Pashupatinath Temple On the last stop of the tour, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple. The sacred Hindu shrine Pashupatinath is located on the bank of the Bagmati River to the eastern side of Kathmandu. The main temple of Pashupatinath was built using Pagoda style architecture with four main doors. Though some of the buildings in the Pashupati area were damaged, the main building remained intact during the 2015 earthquake.

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Private Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour

9. Private Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour

Start with pickup from your Kathmandu hotel, before your private guide takes you on a scenic 90-minute drive to Nagarkot. Along the winding roads, pass by small villages, teahouses, forests, and mountain panoramas in the distance. Nagarkot sits about 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Kathmandu. Enjoy the sunrise and see the Everest Range, Annapurna Range, the Langtang Range, the Mansiri Range, Rolwaling Range, and other Himalayan mountains in the distance. Follow your guide down a walking trail to the village of Rohini Bhanjyang, which offers more mountain views. Continue through the hamlets of Kankre and Tanchok to Tusal, then ascend uphill through farmland to Opi. An hour further down the road, walk into Dhulikhel, a picturesque hill station surrounded by natural beauty. Take some time to relax and snap photos in Dhulikhel before your private driver collects you and your guide. Relax on the one-hour return drive to Kathmandu where your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the early evening.

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Daily Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

10. Daily Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

This Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a fantastic way to explore the Annapurna range without the hassle of long days of trekking. This ultimate scenic helicopter ride will give you some of the best mountain views and sceneries. As you fly above through the Annapurna range take in the breathtaking views of the glaciers, moraines, and peaks. In less than an hour, you will reach at an elevation of 13125 feet (4000m) and arrive at Annapurna Base Camp. You will have around 30 minutes at the base camo to take pictures, enjoy amazing views, and maybe even enjoy some tea and breakfast.  This tour is more suitable to those who have a short time in Nepal but wish to have a majestic view of mountains of Annapurna massif. Likewise, if you are unable to deal with the long trek this is the best alternative for you to still enjoy the views.

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Famed for being the site of eight of the ten tallest mountains in the world, Nepal is vastly more than just a mountain climber's paradise. Rich in scenery, wildlife, culture, and tradition, this South Asian country is home to two major religions. Beautiful Hindu temples, and ancient Buddhist monasteries, and stupas highlight a visit to Nepal.

Start with a tour of the capital city, Kathmandu, but be sure to leave the crowded tourist areas to explore the fascinating surrounding villages and countryside. Located just southwest of Kathmandu, Kirtipur will immerse the visitor in traditional Newari culture and cuisine. This ancient city in the Kathmandu Valley is home to about 50,000 people. See the famed Bagh Bhairab Temple, holy to Hindus and Buddhists, buy some locally produced weavings, or visit the most extensive library in Nepal at the university.

For breathtaking Himalaya mountain scenery and a glimpse of traditional Tibetan culture, tour Pokhara, the ancient town situated on the trade route between China and India. Home to numerous Tibetans since the mid-1900s, the city hosts many Buddhist temples. This city, with its beautiful lakes that reflect soaring mountains, is the gateway to Annappurna.

No visit to Nepal is complete without a visit to Shivapuri National Park. This natural area is located in the transition zone between subtropical and temperate and is replete with wildlife.

For the truly adventuresome, a trek to the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang, located on the boarder with Tibet, will be the trip of a lifetime. This hidden kingdom is a rare excursion into one of the last remaining places on earth that linger untouched by the outside world.

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