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Nepal Adventure 2020-2021

4 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE KATHMANDU (3 NIGHTS)
Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims throughout the ages, travelling to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal and its capital, Kathmandu. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and later join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner in a local restaurant. (Regional Dinner)

Day 2 KATHMANDU AND PATAN SIGHTSEEING
Kathmandu's golden roofs glow brightly on your City Tour to the heart of its old town and Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you will gain a deeper understanding of its role in the centuries of rule over this mountain kingdom. Admire the traditional pagoda-style architecture reflected in the temples and palaces that surround the square - the Hanuman Dhoka palace complex, the Mahadev Temple, the House of the Goddess Kumari and Taleju Temple. Journey to nearby Patan next, renowned for its collection of ancient temples, carvings and palaces, which you will see first-hand during a visit to Patan Durbar Square, a generic name given to plazas and areas located opposite Nepal's old royal palaces. Delve into the ancient Buddhist heritage of the City of Beauty and visit the Krishna Temple and Golden Temple. The delicate art of thangka painting takes centre stage next, as you continue to a painting school to observe students painting religious scenes on cotton and silk. Later, 'Make A Difference' with a visit to the Tibetan Refugee Camp which features a handicraft centre and provides shelter to the families of Tibetan refugees who fled the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959. Among these were gifted Tibetan carpet weavers whose talents remain on display today at the Jawalakhel Handicraft Centre, along with traditional Tibetan handicrafts. (Breakfast)

Day 3 KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Looming over Patan lies the UNESCO-listed shrine of Swayambhunath, which you will have an opportunity to visit today. Uncover its history spanning millennia and admire the galleries of prayer mills and gleaming white stupa, whose gilded spire provides the colourful eyes of Buddha a lofty vantage point from which to survey the surrounding valley. Share the intricately carved stone façades with the resident monkeys and admire the artistry of Nepalese craftsmanship as you walk through the remnants of Buddhist and Hindu iconography, said to be around 2000 years old. Then, visit a local market in the Thamel area and stroll through its narrow alleyways in search of the perfect mementoes of your trip. Return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure or consider joining one of Trafalgar's recommended Optional Experiences to view Pashupatinath temple, one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world, and visit Bhaktapur, home of medieval art and architecture. (Breakfast)

Day 4 DEPART KATHMANDU
Your soulful encounter with Nepal at its end, take a transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (Breakfast)

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All This Included
A soul-stirring journey to the spiritual centre of Nepal - an ancient mountain kingdom whose palaces, temples and golden roofs reveal traditions that have remained unchanged for centuries.

Dining Highlights

  • 3 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • Handcrafted Highlights
Highlights
THE TRAFALGAR DIFFERENCE
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE with a visit to a thangka painting school in Patan. (Day 2)
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE with a visit to the Tibetan Refugee Centre which features the Jawalakhel Handicraft Centre. (Day 2)

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR of Kathmandu and Patan
  • VISIT the shrine of Swayambhunath near Patan and a local market in Kathmandu
  • VIEW the Hanuman Dhoka palace complex, Mahadev Temple, House of the Goddess Kumari, Taleju Temple in Kathmandu and the Krishna Temple and Golden Temple in Patan
Accommodations
Kathmandu: Crowne Plaza Soaltee
Notes
  • * Travel to Asia often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
  • * Please contact the consulate/embassy and family doctor for further details on medical vaccinations that may be required for specific countries.
  • * A valid passport with at least six months validity after your return date is required.
  • * Full passport details are required at 70 days prior to departure. 
  • * Mini Stay: This trip can be booked on its own or in conjunction with another trip itinerary of your choice.
  • * Canadian passport holders require a visa for Nepal.
  • * Visa can be obtained at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. Guests must bring approx. $30.00 USD cash per person (subject to change) and 2 recent coloured passport-sized photos. This is a 15-day multiple entry visa.
  • * Round-trip air from your gateway city to/from Kathmandu is not included in the brochure price and must be purchased separately.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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