Nepal - Kingdom of Himalayan Giants

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How big are the groups?
What is included in the tour price?
What is not included in the tour price?
Are these "educational" tours?
How do we travel during the tour?
What are our accommodations like?
What about the weather?
When is payment due?
Is medical insurance required?
What meals are included?
What should I take on the tour?
Can you arrange my flights?
What if I would like more information?
 

How big are the groups?

Each group is limited to 16 participants. Small groups are an important ingredient in adventure travel. Small groups allow for more interaction and more personalized service throughout the itinerary.

 

What is included in the tour price?

All accommodations throughout; all meals, starting with dinner on day 1 and finishing with breakfast on departure day (i.e. the last day of the ElderTreks tour); bottled drinking water throughout the trip; all internal transportation; airport transfers on day 1 and departure day (i.e. the last day of the ElderTreks tour); all day trips and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary; tips for hotels (porterage), national guide, restaurants and spot guides; services of a trip leader.

 

What is not included in the tour price?

International flights, tips to ElderTreks tour leader, alcoholic drinks, visas and travel insurance.

 

Are these "educational" tours?

Yes, in the broadest sense of the word, "educational". We visit museums and local villages. We also have talks and discussions on many aspects of the history and culture of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia, but this is only one aspect of what we do. We believe that it is equally educational to meet new people on a noncommercial basis, visit their homes and even try to learn a few words in the native language. Sometimes the most "educational" moments are spent having a cold drink with locals in a street market.

 

How do we travel during the tour?

All local transportation is included in the land price of the trip. We travel by private mini coaches, boats, on elephant back, and by air during the trip.

 

What are our accommodations like?

We always stay in good accommodations — both hotels and lodges, where rooms have a private bath or shower. Some are small guesthouses. We choose our accommodations on the basis of location, atmosphere and local charm.

 

What about the weather?

Nepal’s weather is generally predictable and pleasant. All of our tours take place during the dry season: October–May. There is minimal rainfall and the best views of the Himalayas occur during this time of year. Daytime temperatures are around 70–75°F and the night time temperatures can dip as low as 65°F. Chitwan has a sub-tropical climate while Kathmandu and Pokhara are at higher elevation and somewhat cooler.

 

When is payment due?

A non-refundable deposit of $500 or £300 GBP (plus insurance if you desire it) is due as soon as you decide to go and will reserve your place on the tour. The balance of the land payment is due 100 days before departure. Cancellation charges are applicable and these are outlined in the "Terms & Conditions" section of our brochure.

 

Is medical insurance required?

Insurance coverage is not included in the cost of your trip. Please note that medical insurance is not required for this adventure but is recommended. ElderTreks offers comprehensive travel insurance and we are happy to provide you with a quote if you call our office. If you are purchasing insurance elsewhere, please ensure you provide the details to ElderTreks as soon as possible.
*Please note those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions must take out travel insurance at the time of deposit.

 

What meals are included?

All meals are included, starting with dinner on day 1 and finishing with breakfast on departure day. In many cases, we simply order a number of shared dishes, so that we can try everything.

 

What should I take on the tour?

There is a detailed "What to Take" list in our Trip Kit, which we will send to you after you have booked the trip.

 

Can you arrange my flights?

We would be happy to take care of your air arrangements. ElderTreks offers personalized flight itineraries, not group flights. Stop over enroute, come in a few days early, or extend your stay. Call us for a customized itinerary.

 

What if I would like more information?

If you have any further questions about the adventure, please call our office for more details. A Trip Specialist will be happy to answer your questions. A Trip Kit containing further details on the destination will be sent to you once you have booked the trip.

 

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