21306-Ms Hemankni Dhanotia-Nepal with Muktinath

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21306-Ms Hemankni Dhanotia*2 05 Nights/ 06 Days
Majestic Nepal  02Kathmandu+ 02Pokhra+ 01Muktinath Flight +Package –  73,000/- Per Person
18 Sep              Indore-Delhi- Kathmandu
Take a flight from Indore at 06:45 Am. Reach Delhi at 08:25 AmTake a flight from Delhi at 11:45 Am. Reach Kathmandu at 01:45 Pm. Reach Kathmandu airport Meeting at airport upon arrival by Office Personnel. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley is the political and cultural heart of the Kingdom. The urban sprawl that makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
19 Sep              Kathmandu- Pokhra
After breakfast leave forDrive to Pokhara. Pokhara is 210 kms from Kathmandu and is a 7 hours drive approx. From Pokhara town (2,352 feet) in good weather there are splendid views right from the hotel.On the way you have an option of doing the river rafting or visit the Manakamna Temple “ Goddess of Fulfilling Wishes” where you are taken by a cable ride of 10 mins. Overnight at hotel.
20 Sep              Pokhra – Jomsom
After breakfast early morning fly to Jomsom. Upon arrival at Jomsom, walk over to the hotel which is 5 minutes from the airport. Please do note that Jomsom is a small village in the Mountains. Only basic accommodation is available here. The clients will have to walk from the airport to the hotel which takes about 5 minutes. Porters are sent to the airport to carry the luggage by the hotel. 10 Kg luggage per adult and 7 kg per child is allowed by the airlines on this sector. The aircraft is a Twin Otter or Doniar – average 15 seats.
Darshan of Muktinath temple. – To visit Muktinath, the clients will have to walk for about 15-20 minutes over the Kali Gandaki River. Here there is no means of transport as on the river  there is a narrow bridge – vehicles cannot cross. After crossing the bridge take the Jeep on sharing basis for Muktinath.  Originally the route from Jomson to Muktinath was a trekkers route only. Recently the route has been widened and 4×4 vehicles can only drive. The path is a Dirt road. The ride is Bumpy all the way. The drive takes about 1.5 hours one way. Upon arrival at Muktinath it is another 30 minutes walk from the base to the Temple. Darshan on your own of Muktinath & following the same route return to Jomsom. Overnight at hotel.
21 Dec               In  Jomsom – Pokhra
After breakfast This morning you will be Fly back to Pokhara early morning and transfer to hotel. This afternoon you will visit Bindebasini Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple,Goddess Durga, was brought from India . Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar, hence,a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple. Sightseeing to Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. During summer and rainy season, the waterfall takes its real form, with gushing water splashing and making its way through the rocks. Just opposite of Devi’s fall, on the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the cave. Overnight at hotel.
22 Sep             Pokhra- Kathmandu
After breakfast leave for a excursion trip to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where the tourist can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara Valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. Sarangkot is only 13 kms from Lake Side, Pokhara. Sarangkot is the highest view point for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high. Sarangkot is  cooler than Pokhara. Sarangkot can be reached easily by 45 to 60 minutes by a car ride to the top from Pokhara. Many tourists come to Sarangkot for sunrise view and go back. Paragliding can also be done from Sarangkot. From Sarangkot, on the northern direction we can see Dhaulagiri in the far west. Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction the village overlooks the city of Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city. Retracing the same path, drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest day at leisure. One can indulge in shopping or visit the casinos trying their lady luck. Overnight at hotel.
23 Sep              Kathmandu-Airport-Delhi
After Breakfast check out from hotel. This morning your tour will take you for a visit to Patan. Also known as  Lalitpur  , the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan’s central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur. Within  the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley’s Tibetan population.  While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate.  For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop. You will then go to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps. Later, you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey. Take a flight from Kathmandu at 02:45 Pm. Reach Delhi at 04:20 Pm.
Flight Details:-
Indigo   18 Sep   IDR   06:45    DEL   08:25 

Indigo   18 Sep   DEL   11:45   KTM  13:45 
Indigo   23 Sep   KTM  14:45   DEL  16:20 
Package Costing Details
Flight Cost- At Present Availability  17000*2 = 34,000/- for 02 Adults
Package+Visa Cost 56000*2 = 1,12,000/- for 02 Adults
Hotel In Kathmandu Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
Hotel in Pokhra Atithi Resort Pokhara
Hotel in Jom Som Om’s Home in Jomsom
Flight Indigo
Taxi For Sightseeings & Transfer Ford / Fiat / Manza /Similar
Meal Plan Breakfast & Dinner
Total Billing Amount

1,46,000/- For 02 Adults incl of all taxes

Innova vehicle is not available for commercial use in Kathmandu.
Apart from Innova- Scorpio/ similar So extra cost will be – 
11,500/- PP
Vehicle will not be at disposal but will perform its respective  duties as per the itinerary only. ( Point to point )
The above rates are valid for Indian National only.

Note – Flight & Hotel charges is dynamic its subject to availability as of know these rates are available there is no guarantee at the time of booking 
PACKAGE COST INCLUDES

# 02 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast & dinner

# 02 nights accommodation  in Pokhara with Breakfast & dinner

# 01 night accommodation in Jomsom with Breakfast & dinner –

   extremely basic accommodation only available with non A/c rooms

# 02 international airport transfers by an A/c vehicle exclusively

# Sightseeing as per the itinerary in Kathmandu and Pokhara by an a/c vehicle exclusively

# Transportation Jomsom – Muktinath – Jomsom by a non A/c Jeep on SIC basis (12  pax in a jeep ).

   Or clients can take an independent jeep at an extra cost. Do ask for the cost.

# Transportation Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu by an a/c vehicle exclusively

# Airfare  Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara

# ACAP fee for Jomsom is included ( Permit required to visit Jomsom for which 2 passport size photos and a passport / Election – Voters id photocopy is required ). Do note here that the permit issuing office is open till 2.30 PM in Kathmandu (Sunday to Friday other than Govt. Holidays). One has to reach the office prior to this with 2 Passport size photos.

Just in case due to time constrain this is not  issued a credit note / refund  of Inr 500 PP will be given by us. The same can then be issued in Pokhara by the clients directly. If not issued in Pokhara then the same  will have to issued in Jomsom where by then the fees becomes Double ( as per the Govt) and a “TIMS” fee too is applicable then of Inr 500 PP – In total around 1500 PP. We cannot assist the clients on this other than in Kathmandu.

# 02 domestic airport transfers in Pokhara

# Presently applicable hotel taxes.

PACKAGE COST EXCLUDES
Lunch
Entrance fee at the monumental sites during the sightseeing
Guide during the sightseeing
Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone/fax calls.
Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc.
Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any meals apart from the ones mentioned above. 

Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any meals apart from the ones mentioned above. 
Tips, Travel Insurance
Any other sightseeing
Personnel Expenses

Important Information  on JOMSOM

(A)“ACAP PERMIT” ( Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ) for Foreign and Indian Nationals to be collected from ACAP office in Kathmandu & Pokhara. Failing to obtain the ACAP permit at either KTM or PKR will require paying double the amount as a penalty at Jomsom. A copy of the passport and 2 copies of passport size photos are required while applying for the permit.

 Clients will have to obtain this permit on their own as agents are not entertained.

However we shall assist the clients for the same.

 

(B)   Temperature (approximate)Jomsom (2754m/9000 ft)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min ºC -4 -2 2 3 5 10 12 12 12 8 3 -3
Min ºF 25 27 36 37 41 50 54 52 48 37   32 27
Max ºC 13 14 14 22 25 27 27 23 18 14 10 8
Max ºF 55 57 57 72 77 81 81 81 77 72 61 57

 

(C) Weather Conditions

 

Month Jan & Feb Mar, Apr & May Jun, Jul & Aug Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Climate Slightly Windy Excellent Slightly Warm/rainy Slightly cold & clear

 

(D) Travel tips

  1. On the flight one is entitled to carry only 10 kgs per persson.
  2. Take precaution for altitude sickness by taking Diamox tablet or Aspirin
  3. Carry own medicine for any health problem
  4. Drink plenty of water while going up hill
  5. Sports shoes or trekking shoes
  6. Carry light luggage
  7. Walking stick
  8. Jacket
  9. Chap stick / Vaseline cream
  10. Cap
  11. Sun glasses
  12. Warm Clothing
  13. Sunscreen Lotion
  14. Moisturizer Lotion
  15. Thick socks and gloves

      Days are relatively warm; especially when there is no wind in the early morning. The appropriate clothing as per the travel period (temperature) and a good pair of walking shoes for rocky and uneven paths are highly recommended. Walking stick would help for those who need support.

Caution : Jomsom is a weather prone area. Frequent flight cancellations are obvious & any expenses that arise due to such cancellations will have to be borne by the clients on their own. Just in case the flight Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara is cancelled then a refund of Inr 7000 PP incorporated in the cost will be refunded, though all expenses arising will have to be borne by the clients.

 Please do note the following about Jomsom properties:

Jomsom is small village in the Mountains. No luxury options are available here. Hotel Hotel Majesty is the property we use in Jomsom.

The properties are budget properties with basic facilities only. The clients should be aware about the place in advance so that they do not face any problem upon reaching here. Jomsom is famous for its natural beauty, its surrounding, trekking and Muktinath.

Hand-phone SIM card:

Upon arrival in Kathmandu at the International Airport better known as “Tribhuwan International Airport”. After collecting your baggage there are Two Telephone companies known as “NCell & NTC ( Nepal Telecommunication). They have a Stall each. One Passport size photo and a copy of the passport will be required. One can purchase a Sim. Activation time is 10 mins on an average. Cost is Inr 150 per Sim which can be topped off as per requirement. It will be a 3G card. We are not in a position to take out the Sim in advance. Above is subject to change as per the Telecommunication  Regulations

Hotel Check – in Time:      1500 hrs
Hotel Check – out Time:    1100 hrs

A valid Indian passport or an election Id is the only valid document for adults ( 18 yrs & above) for travel to Kathmandu by air. This information is correct as of today and cannot be held liable just in case anyone is not allowed to board or the Govt of India changes the regulations.

                                    ADHAR CARD/ PAN CARD / DRIVING LICENSE IS NOT A VALID

                                                DOCUMENT TO TRAVEL TO NEPAL BY AIR 

Lastly the old Indian Currency of Inr 500 and 1000 are no more a legal tender currency in Nepal.

The New Indian 500 as well as the 2000 denominations are also not valid.

The Indian 100 or below notes are valid.