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Nepal Overland Tour - 8 days

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Cultural landmarks within the periphery of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bandipur and Bhaktapur are highlights of Nepal Overland Tour. This tour also takes a slight deviation to Nagarkot which caters the grandeur of the Himalayan Panorama.

Nepal, renowned worldwide for its rich culture and heritage, is also gaining ground in international media for different adventure activities. These includes trekking, bungy jumping, and paragliding which are some of the activities that people around the globe throng for to this country.

The royal courtyard of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, the Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath are some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The trip also takes us to the courtyard of the living goddess, Kumari. Pokhara is a touristic city which lies to the west of Kathmandu. The tour covers World Peace Pagoda, Davis waterfall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave and Tibetan Refugee Camp. An early morning drive to Sarangkot, the next day, offers magnificent sunrise view. This hilltop also offers a panoramic view of the Annapurna range. A typical Newari culture and hospitality welcomes you at Bandipur. This city lies in the old trade route and marketplace. The glory of sunrise and sunset from this hilltop city is also splendid and also offers view of Annapurna and Manaslu.

The finally this tour takes us to Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is rich in its culture. Then onward, we travel to Nagarkot for splendid view of sunrise and sunset. If the weather is clear, we will see the Himalayan range including Mount Everest range.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
  • Day 02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing (32 km, 6-7 hrs).
  • Day 03 Drive to Pokhara (210 km, 5-6 hrs drive).
  • Day 04 Pokhara city tour (23 km, 5-6 hrs).
  • Day 05 Sarankot sunrise and drive Bandipur (85 km, 4-5 hrs).
  • Day 06 Drive back to Bhaktapur and evening to Nagarkot via Kathmandu (194 km, 6-7 hrs drive).
  • Day 07 Everest sunrise and drive back to Kathmandu (35 km, 1 hour 30 min).
  • Day 08 Final departure.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Our MMT Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Please, look for our Treks and Expeditions display card. Transfer to hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. Afternoon strolls through colourful down town Thamel.

Overnight in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel with breakfast

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing (32 km, 6-7 hrs)

After breakfast, the day will start with city trip to cultural World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley such as pilgrimage sites of Hindus temples at Pashupatinath, the world’s biggest Stupa Bouddhanath, visit Swayambhunath Stupa also known as the Monkey Temple. After exploring the surrounding areas, visit the historical Patan Durbar Square & Kathmandu’s Durbar Square (Freak Street) with temples, unique ancient art, architectures, museum and Kumari (living goddess). 

Overnight in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel with breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (210 km, 5-6 hrs drive) 

Early morning 07:00 AM drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful countryside and following down steam of Trishuli River. (famous river rafting for traveling with family & beginners) Arrive Pokhara about 02:00 PM and transfer to your Hotel in Lake Side.

Overnight in Pokhara at 3 star Hotel with breakfast

Day 04: Full day Pokhara city tour (23 Km, 5-6 hrs) 

Our day tour explore Davi’s waterfall, the Guteshwor Mahadev Cave, the Tibetan Refugee Camp and the World Peace Pagoda. They make Tibetan carpets and artifacts for sale.  A sunset cruise on Lake Phewa highlights views of the Annapurnas to the north.

Overnight in Pokhara at 3 star Hotel with breakfast

Day 05: Sarankot sunrise and drive to Bandipur (85 km, 4-5 hrs) 

An early morning drive to the high village of Sarangkot sunrise and 360o panoramic views of the Annapurna massif and an overview of the city and lake. We will then travel to Bandipur, to experience the warm hospitality and traditions of a typical Nepali village. Sunset and sunrise should offer wonderful views of the Annapurna range and Manaslu. 

Overnight in Bandipur at 3 star Hotel with breakfast 

Day 06: Drive back to Bhaktapur and evening to Nagarkot via Kathmandu (194 km, 6-7 hrs drive)

On the fifth day we return, past Kathmandu, to the nearby towns of Bhaktapur with a Durbar Square without traffic and Nagarkot. Sunrise from Nagarkot may highlight views of Mt Everest and its satellites to the northeast. Later, return your hotel in Kathmandu.

Overnight in Nagarkot at 3 star Hotel with breakfast 

Day 07: Everest sunrise and drive back to Kathmandu (35 Km, 1 hour 30 min)

Morning after sunrise over Everest range, Langtang range, Jugal Himal range and Ganesh Himal range, derive back to Kathmandu.

Overnight in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel with breakfast

Day 08: Final departure 

After breakfast, drive to international airport and fly to onward destination. 

Cost Inclusive: 

  • All airport transfer services 
  • 3 nights 3 star Hotel with breakfast 
  • Professional govt. registered tour guide 
  • All intercity transport by private comfortable private car 
  • 2 Nights 3 star Hotel with breakfast in Pokhara
  • One night 3 star Hotel with breakfast in Bandipur
  • One night 3 star hotel with breakfst in Nagarkot
  • Pokhara City tour 
  • Sarankot Sunrise tour 
  • Bandipur sunrise and sunset tour 
  • Everest sunrise from Nagarkot (city head of Kathmandu) 
  • Driver food, salary, gasoline and highway taxes 

Cost Exclusive

  • City entrance fees
  • Meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara/Bandipur/Nagarkot
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping 

Why Travel with Us?

Our outdoor staffs are fully insured and well equipped. MMT offers attractive salary packages to guides, porters and other trekking staffs. We also pay sustainable salaries/wages during low season when no work is available. Our porters may carry a maximum mass of 30 kilograms.

We have extensive logistical experience in both individual and group tour operations. We customize your holdiay as per requirment and  always endeavour to meet ultimate expetation. MMT tour operaters are professionalize in Nepal trekking, high adventure passes, climbing and mountaineering, cultural tours, white water rafting and many more.

Safety and trip comfort are no compromises and top priorities of the company inclusively to both clients and trekking crews. Our trekking leaders are pharmacy trained and have considerable knowledge on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) from different training workshops conducted by HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association), KEEP (Kathmandu Education Invironment Project) and TAAN (Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal) . We believe health is wealth:  Guides and porters are fully insured and sufficient trekking gear is supplied by MMT.  Emergency First Aid Kits are carried by trek leaders for health support for clients and trekking staff.  We are constantly in communication with our trek leaders about weather issues which might influence trips.

We are an independent ultimate outdoor adventure team, based in Nepal, who explore and experience the unspoiled flora, fauna and landscapes of the towering Himalayas as well as the treasures of myth and legend of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Mountain Mart Treks offers a splendid alternative solution for adventure, fun, research, and eco tourism to these South Asian countries. We believe each our happy client is our next trek.

Mountain Mart Trek has numerous fixed departures trekking tours to match several travelers. Besides, we also offer customize guaranteed departure dates upon your advice and make happen comfortably. MMT will organize treks for groups with specific interests and will adjust itineraries for groups with age-specific requirements. Group sizes can range from a single trekker up to a maximum of 10 people

Our trekking team has more than 20 years route experiences in remote adventure, peak climbing, expeditions, culture and nature research, whatever your condition we will help you to achieve your final goal. We believe in adventure beyond the fun.   We are more specialized in unbeaten and unspoiled nature finder trekking operator..

Our prices are extremely competitive and our service will touch your feelings. We have a good business relationship with domestic and international airlines, hotels and resorts and are the sole agents for several treks and tours. We guarantee fair prices and top class unexpected Services.We offer a transparent travel service and no hidden costs will hit our clients during their trip.

MMT offers a one stop travel solution and is proud to inform our valued clients that all types of travel service, including international air bookings, visa services for India, Tibet, Bhutan, and China are on offer. Apart from trekking, we are the sole agents for mountain climbing expeditions, white water rafting, wildlife safaris, cultural tours, bird watching tours as well as budget and group tours to Tibet and Bhutan

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Frequently Asked Questions Section

  • Foreigners other than Indian citizen, who intend to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport prior to apply for a Nepal visa. The passport must have six months validity from the date of arrival. Travelers can obtain a Nepalese visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, or at a border immigration office. One recent copy of a passport size color photo is required to apply for Tourist Visa to Nepal.

    Visa Fees: 

    • The fees payable only in USD dollars for obtaining a visa on arrival at any border are as follows:
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days: US$ 25 payable only in USD dollars.
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days: US$ 40 payable only in USD dollars
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days: US$ 100 payable only in USD dollars
  • Yes, our Airport Representative will be there to greet you outside the Terminal Hall (after you have completed passport, immigration and visa requirements) He will be displaying our Mountain Mart Treks & Expedition logo with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

  • Mountain Mart Treks & Expeditions is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure. With that in mind, we use a mixture of local buses and taxis, private mini buses for city sightseeing and airport pickups and sometimes land cruisers for journeys into the mountains, to and from trekking points. The choice of vehicle will also depend on the size of your group. See the “Price Includes” section for your trek’s options. All vehicles are maneuverable and flexible enabling us to take you through the narrow roads of Nepal. We carefully omit to talk about he crazy, exciting, heart thumping driving that whips you from place to place.

    Should you have special transport requests, please contact us.

  • We use standard rooms, as per our “Price Includes” section, in Kathmandu. We serve you lodge double room available in the route in sharing basis. This service provide as per trekking plan you purchased with us. Lodges are mostly in village, which allows you to buy sweets and drinks, which we do not carry with us. For Tea House (lodge) trekking you will get a double room, on shared basis, as per your trekking plan.

  • Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately fit. No previous experience is required. To condition yourself for trekking, some physical fitness programs such as regular walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering a trek. Whilst on a trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before you become fully acclimatized to altitude.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day, as per itinerary, is included. If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us beforehand.

  • Hot showers will be available in some lodges at your own expense.

  • Electricity will not always be available, especially in more remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you – and don’t forget your adapters! Your guide will know where you will be able to charge your batteries next.

  • There are telephones in a few villages along the routes from which you can make international calls. Cell phone reception cannot be relied on in the mountains and in many regions not at all. If required, we can supply a satellite phone service. Please inform us should you need this service, which must be at your expense.

  • In most cities yes, to some extent, however once you leave the cities behind, you can only use cash. Make sure that you take sufficient Nepalese rupees for your needs in small denominations. In some places, Dollars, Euros and Pounds will be accepted.

  • It all depends on your spending habits. 15 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, souvenir shopping of local crafts when available and a few drinks. You can buy these things only in certain villages.

  • Tips are always expected. It is good to tip trekking staff at the end of a trek. The standard recommendation for tipping is for each person, in a group of 10 or more persons, to tip the guide US$ 10 per day and each porter US$ 3 per day. For groups of one or two persons and above USD$ 12 per day for guide and USD$ 5 for porter is recommended.

  • Please bring a water bottle to fill with purified water. We will provide you with purified water to each day. So you don’t need anything unless you want to bring your own water purifier (If so, please inform us beforehand). You can also buy mineral water in some villages along the trail.

  • All stuff what you have are not necessary to take to trekking as this makes your porter extra heavy and things can be lost and damaged during the trek. You can leave such stuff at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Mountain Mart Trekking store. Luggage storage facility is absolutely free of cost.

  • We plan each trek to depart at our customer’s convenience. Usually, a day or two after you fly into Kathmandu; spend a day or two in the capital, meeting the team, checking on all the gear and then departing after breakfast on the prearranged day.

  • A valid Passport – which must be valid for at least 6 months after you return from your tour. It needs to contain few blank pages. Bring minimum five copies of passport size photos to issue your arrival Nepal visa (which is payable only on USD cash) and trekking permits

    • Travel insurance; keep a separate photocopy with Mountain Mart Trek and into your main baggage.
    • Cash and Traveler’s Checks: keep serial numbers and proof of purchase separately.
    • Flight tickets
    • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.
    • Passport photos:
      • One for your Nepal entry visa at the airport.
      • Four for your trekking permit and more photos for a multiple entry visa for onward trips to your next port.
    • Visa fees are:
    • US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entry that is payable only in USD cash. Maximum number of days should be included in the section about extending a trek.
    • Departure taxes are included in flight tickets to any destination since 2005.
  • Yes, our company insures all our trekking staff: guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.

  • Whilst on a trek, our porters will take care of your luggage service as per the “Price Includes” section. Your porter may carry a maximum of 15kg of luggage per person, in a soft bag A porter carries two trekkers’ bags (30kg).All you need to carry is your small day bag with personal belongings, camera, water, sun cream and sufficient warm and rain clothing for the day.

  • Weather in the Himalayas is notoriously difficult to predict: expect the unexpected. Nights are generally much cooler than the day. In winter (December to February) nights can be cold while days are beautiful (and warm when the sun is out). Snow can fall at any time of the year. Temperatures can range from 15°C to 25°C above 5000m. It is important to stay warm and dry in any conditions – so carry sufficient gear in you pack each day.

  • Yes, providing your group size meets tour agreed minimum, we include a free place for a leader, company representative and teacher.

    • 16 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for one leader.
    • 25 participants in a group – get free trekking package for two persons.
    • 40 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for three persons.
  • The safety and well-being of our clients is our first priority. Whilst acknowledging that there are inherent risks in all travel that can never be totally eliminated, we endeavor to minimize any risks or dangers that have the potential to lead to any more than reasonable level of physical or emotional distress for our clients, staff and partners.

    We aim to do this by:

    • Ensuring the chosen itinerary is appropriate for your group.
    • Seeking medical assurance from you that medical advisor prior to trekking departure to ensure all travellers are suitable for the challenge ahead
    • Ensuring that our guides are all first aid trained, carry a comprehensive first-aid kit and are fully competent in handling emergency evacuation procedures
    • Ensuring that our guides carry mobile or satellite phones: Mobile or satellite phone communication is available on most trekking routes which provide direct access to our company.
    • Providing a doctor to escort all school trekking groups and on request for charity challenges. Insisting that a complete risk assessment be provided prior travel and trek.
    • Requiring each client to complete and sign our risk assessment form prior to departure for a trek. Insisting that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and trekkers. Insurance documentation to be provided prior to any trek.
  • A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along the route we can add days at your request (with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food if given sufficient time to make the arrangements.

  • Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trek. Please browse our trip extension on home page and the following suggestions offer a few possibilities:

    • Everest Flight – A one hour early morning flight to see Mt Everest and its surrounding peaks. A ticket
    • includes the flight plus transfers to and from the airport (weather permitting).
    • Trisuli River Rafting – A one or two day package, including return road transport.
    • Chitwan Jungle Safari Package – 2 nights 3 days. Longer trips are also available.
    • Kathmandu City Tour
    • Meditation Tour- 2/3 days
    • Tibet Tour
    • Bhutan Tour
    • India Tour
    • Volunteering at a School in a Village.

Please contact us for more ideas and information: whatever your interests?

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