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Himalayas by Helicopter

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Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and transferred to Gokarna Forest Resort. Located 30 minutes from Bodnath and 45 minutes from the airport this resort is ideally located. Set on a hilltop and surrounded by forest once used as the private hunting grounds of the Royal Family, the resort is peaceful and a great place for guests to escape the busy city of Kathmandu. Featuring an ayurvedic health spa and an eighteen hole golf course and an indoor swimming pool there are plenty of ways for guests to relax.

Overnight: Gokarna Forest Resort.

Day 2 - Pokhara
Arriving in Pokhara you will be transferred by road to the Shangri-La Village Resort. After freshening up you will spend the rest of the morning exploring Pokhara Lakeside and having lunch at a lakeside restaurant. In the late afternoon you can take a boat out on the lake and watch the sun set with spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range. You will then return to the hotel for dinner.

The Shangri-La Village Resort is situated in a peaceful location about 10 minutes' drive from the centre of Pokhara Lakeside. Recently built but in a traditional Nepalese village style, it has low level thatched buildings and charming gardens. Accommodation comprises of 61 deluxe rooms which are all spacious and furnished in a comfortable but rustic style, each with fantastic views of the mountains. Other features include a spa, Jacuzzi and outdoor swimming pool.  

Overnight: Shangri-La Village Resort.

Day 3 - Jomson - Kagbeni
This morning you will fly with your guide to Jomson where you will be met by your Sherpa crew. You will then begin your trek to the pretty village of Kagbeni. The trail is relatively easy going as it is mostly flat and you will enjoy the picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. En route you are likely to meet Indian Pilgrims on their way to Muktinath as well as Europeans on the world-famous Annapurna Circuit. On arrival in Kagbeni you will have the rest of the afternoon to explore the village with your guide.

Your accommodation this evening is the Annapurna Summit Lodge. This lodge is rustic but at the same time incredibly comfortable considering its remoteness. The nine rooms are very cosy and each comes with an en-suite bathroom featuring a hot shower. The staff here are also incredibly hospitable.  

Overnight: Annapurna Summit Lodge.

Day 4 - Lo Manthang 
Today you will fly to Lo Manthang, the capital of the kingdom of Mustang. Here you will have tea with the King or the Crown Prince in their palace. There will also be time to visit some of the nearby temples with their incredible frescoes. Next up you will re-board your chopper and fly to Annapurna Base Camp for some time on the ground before your final short flight to Gurung Lodge.

Gurung Lodge, set amid terraced lawns in the small village of Majgaun is made up of five cottages each containing two rooms. The twin bedded rooms come with warm bedding, rustic high ceilings and en-suite slate bathrooms and the service is warm and friendly. The lodge also boasts spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range.  

Overnight: Gurung Lodge.

Day 5 - Pokhara - Kathmandu   
Scenic walk to the road head where you will then be driven to Pokhara for your light aircraft flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival you will be met and drive to the medieval city of Baktapur. Here you will have lunch in a local restaurant before exploring the ancient city on foot. Afterwards continue your tour of Kathmandu. Highlights include the Nyatapola Temple and the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows.

Overnight: Gokarna Forest Resort.

Day 6 - Everest
This morning you will be met by your Everest Summiteer and driven to the domestic airport for your helicopter flight to Lukla airport where you will briefly land before taking off on your flight around the Khumbu Valley. Following on from this you will fly on to Kongde where you will land for breakfast with a panorama of all the surrounding peaks including Everest. After breakfast you will begin your return flight to Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

Overnight: Gokarna Forest Resort.

Day 7 - Depart
Depart on your return flight home.

 

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From £7,099 / $10,999 per person for land arrangements only, based on two people sharing a room.

All of our itineraries are tailor-made according to the interests of our clients and the above itinerary is an example only. Please contact our Nepal specialist, Rachel Cooper, for your own tailor-made holiday to Nepal on +44 (0)1242 787814.

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