11 Days in Nepal from AU$22,380
If you only ever visit Nepal once in your life, make it this trip. From the streets of Kathmandu to the forests of Shivapuri, to the Sagarmatha National Park and the highest mountain in the world. Nepal at its best.
If you’ve dreamed of visiting Mount Everest but know you don’t want to climb it, this might be the trip for you. We make the most of helicopter services to get us up close to Everest, and explore some stunning valleys in the Sagarmatha region. The tour design moves gradually through the elevations to ensure you don’t suffer from moving too high too fast.
Before we head towards our views of Everest this tour gives you a close up look at what makes Kathmandu unique. We visit some amazing cultural treasures and taste a variety of Nepalese cuisines. We then head north of the city and deep into the forests to connect with beautiful rivers and lush jungles. For two nights we stay on the doorstep of the Himalayas, high above the valley and with views to Langtang.
This itinerary is absolutely unique. There are genuine moments of adventure, very intimate connections to the local culture, and a variety of accommodation standards.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Kathmandu City (1400m)
It's been ten years since Ewen Bell first started guiding trips to Nepal. His favourite season is winter when the air is cool and dry in the mountains, giving clear views of snow-capped mountains.
Not much at all. All meals, permits and ground transport are covered already. If you're not buying much in the way of souvenirs then $20 for a sim card and maybe another $50 for drinks should cover the basics. We also provide a more detailed "Pre-Departure Pack" when you book in the tour.
No, most of the walking is very very easy. There are a few steep bits that are very short, but we also have the added impact of a little altitude in the mix. So we do everything gentle, and every walk is optional.
The terrain in Nepal is always uneven, which means solid walking boots with high ankle support is recommended. We don't do heavy walks on the Be Your Best tours, but we do expect to travese dusty and rocky trails.
Very cold. We travel on the edges of winter and the night air can drop to zero degrees. Guesthouses are energy poor and offer no heating, so we supply sleeping bags for additional warmth where necessary. Some people feel the cold more than others, while some people get too warm inside the sleeping bags. Please note that not all our itineraries travel to higher elevations or use trekkers guesthouses.
Yes. Everywhere we travel is good for electricity, although the supply can drop out for hours at a time. Charging camera batteries or a laptop each day is never a problem.
Yes there is mobile networks at every place we stay on the tour. The networks do vary so roaming connections may vary also. We recommend a local sim-card for cheap internet access as hotel internet is often slow.
We supply all travellers with a detailed Pre-Departure Pack when they book for a tour, which includes how to apply for "Visa on Arrival" and a lot of other information such as help with packing. For more general information we recommend you read through the brochure shown below.
Masks are a part of daily life in Nepal and will be required in many public settings. We ask that all travellers obey all local public health regulations during the trip.