Explore Nepal (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Australian Camp) With Everest Scenic Flight and Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour

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Embark on a thrilling adventure through Nepal, experiencing the awe-inspiring beauty ofHimalayas and then landing amidst the majestic Annapurna range for an unforgettable helicopter tour of the Annapurna Base Camp.

Sightseeing Tours
11 Days
Tourist Bus, Private Car, Heli Flight
Activity Per Day
4-5 hours
Best Season


This very exclusive product offers you to explore the two major cities of Nepal Kathmandu and Pokhara with breathtaking Everest Scenic flight and Annapurna Heli ride, and of course, Chitwan Jungle Safari. You will have a Kathmandu city tour, especially the World heritage sites (Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan Durbar square), Pokhara city tour, and gives you a quick look at Everest region and Annapurna region through the scenic flight. The Helicopter tour of Annapurna is one of the best Ariel tours in the world which finally allows you to land on Annapurna Base Camp.  

This ultimate helicopter ride and Scenic flight give you some of the best mountain views and sceneries. You will be given around 30 minutes at Annapurna Base Camp to take pictures/tea/breakfast and explore the mountains. This tour is more suitable for those who have a short time in Nepal but wish to have a majestic view of mountains along with Mt. Everest and feel the Annapurna Base Camp and the city tours.

Exploring and relaxing in the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and a safari tour in Chitwan Park will make an unforgettable Nepal holiday. We start this tour by visiting Pokhara to enjoy the beautiful lakes and breathtaking mountain scenery. We conclude our trip with an elephant back safari in Chitwan National Park where we would see wild animals like rhinos, crocodiles, leopards, and if lucky even the Bengal tiger.


  • Witness the worlds tallest mountain series with closer proximity on board a scenic flight 
  • Heli ride to  Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) with closer views of other magnificent mountains
  • 30 minutes landing in the Annapurna Base Camp to feel and explore the beauty of Annapurna
  • Witness majestic views of Mt. Everest including Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kantega, Lhotse, Nuptse while doing Scenic Flight
  • Majestic mountain view from Australian Camp with experience of trekking
  • Sightseeing in Historical places in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
  • Chitwan - bird watching, Tharu cultural dance 

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Outline Itinerary ( 11 Days ) Expand all +

Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel. In the evening welcome dinner in a local restaurant. 

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Max Altitude
Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Overnight at Hotel Aloft / Gokarna Forest Resort/ Hyatt Place Kathmandu
Dinner included

Early morning pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the Kathmandu airport for Everest Scenic Flight (You will have an option to do the Everest Heli Tour instead of Everest Scenic Flight by paying additional US $700pp). Witness the majestic views of Mt. Everest including Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kantega, Lhotse, Nuptse and return to Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a breakfast, you'll have a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley including Swoyambunath, Patan Durbar Square, and Bouddhanath.

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Max Altitude
Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Flight (1 hr), Sightseeing (4-5 hrs)
vernight at Hotel Aloft / Gokarna Forest Resort/ Hyatt Place Kathmandu
Breakfast included

After breakfast and drive to Chitwan approx. 4-5 hours by private vehicle, transfer to hotel, welcome drinks, lunch, and at evening Tharu Cultural show. (Rafting on Trishuli River which is optional) 

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Max Altitude
Chitwan (415 m)
Drive (5-6 hrs)
Overnight at Green Park Resort
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Morning breakfast and Jungle walk, Cycling, Elephant bath, Tharu village visit and Tharu cultural dance, bird watching. 

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Max Altitude
Chitwan (415 m)
4-5 hrs
Overnight at Green Park Resort
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Chitwan to Pokhara by private vehicle. 

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Max Altitude
Pokhara (822 m)
Drive 5-6 hrs
Overnight at Hotel Pokhara Grande or similar
Breakfast included

Early morning Heli ride to Annapurna Base Camp. You will fly towards North heading straight to the Annapurna Massif. You will fly over the Base camp trekking trail to reach the Base camp. You will be given with of about 30 mins of time at Annapurna Base Camp for a tea/breakfast. Fly back to Pokhara Airport. After the flight, in the day time, sightseeing tour in Pokhara city (Davis falls, Gupteshor cave & boating at Phewa lake etc). 

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Max Altitude
Pokhara (822 m),
Flight (1 hr), Sightseeing (2-3 hrs)
Overnight at Pokhara Grande
Breakfast included

Drive to Kande from Pokhara half an hour and trek to Australian Camp one and half hours. Australian camp is place from where you can have nice sunrise view and spectacular mountain view. 

Note: Those who do not want to do the hiking, they can stay at Dhampus and explore the local village.

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Max Altitude
Australian Camp (2,060 m)
Drive (1-2 hrs)
Overnight at Australian Camp Guest House
Breakfast included

Exploration day in Australian Camp and short hiking around village. 

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Max Altitude
Australian Camp (2,060 m)
Overnight at Australian Camp Guest House
Breakfast included

Morning enjoy the view and after breakfast, trek down to Kande and drive back to Pokhara.

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Max Altitude
Pokhara (822 m)
Overnight at Pokhara Grande
Breakfast included

After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle. After your arrival at Hotel, and farewell dinner.

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Max Altitude
Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Drive (7-8 hrs)
Overnight at Gokarna Forest Resort/ Hyatt Place Kathmandu
Breakfast and Dinner included

After breakfast transfer to airport for your departure. Or Join next trip. 

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Breakfast included

Departures & Availability

Personal Information

Additional information

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. The personal information you provide will be kept confidential and will not be shared with a third party.

Include / Exclude

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at (Hotel Aloft Kathmandu / Gokarna Forest Resort/ Hyatt Place Kathmandu), Pokhara (Pokhara Grande), and in Chitwan (Green Park Resort) on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Last one night in 5 star accommodation in Gokarna Forest Resort/ Hyatt Place Kathmandu
  • Helicopter Ride to Annapurna Base Camp
  • 30 minutes landing on Annapurna Base Camp
  • Everest Scenic Flight by Plane
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including sightseeing tour with tour guide
  • All meals and all activities in Chitwan as per the itinerary
  • All government and airport taxes
  • Pokhara -Kande-Pokhara by private transportation
  • Accommodation will be in best available hotel in Australian Camp with attached bathroom and hot shower.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing Entrance Fee
  • Lunch and Dinner during the trip except for Chitwan, and welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Flight Cost Kathmandu- Chitwan(USD 115PP) and Pokhara- Kathmandu (USD 120pp) - Optional
  • Breakfast or tea/coffee at Annapurna Base Camp- Optional
  • Paragliding at Mandre Danda (USD 90 PP- optional)
  • Optional Rafting at Trishuli river
  • Optional Heli Ride to Everest on Day 2

Additional Information

Food and Accommodation

You will have luxury 5 stars accommodation in Kathmandu in Hotel Aloft or Gokarna Forest Resort, Pokhara (Pokhara Grande or similar category), Green Park Resort or similar category in Chitwan, on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis. 

While you will be enjoying varieties of delicacies in Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara during your stay in Nepal either in Hotel or eating outside in full-fledged cafes, restaurants, and diners, you will also have an ample opportunity to get healthy food varieties while on the tour. 

Please note that morning breakfast is included in the price however, lunch and dinner are not. 

Travel insurance

We suggest taking out an insurance plan for your individual accountability, accidents, and illnesses during the service. Regarding the type of activity, you may be asked to show a certificate of insurance for help and support, sanitation, and search. This service is private and not free in Nepal, the helicopter will not take off until it is convinced to pay for the insurance. 

Personal Safety

Wherever you are your health and security are your responsibilities. In the city, area be aware of scammers and touts. Outside the airport, or on the road, taxis are likely to charge more than normal. Pickpockets are active in cities and also in the mountains. Even if you are an experienced trekker or have good health and stamina, you don’t know the mountains of Nepal and hence, it is wise to keep up with your guide and stay close with your group. 

Valuable items like gold or diamond chains, rings, bracelets are best not carried to the mountains and also keep your day pack with you safe. Your passport, permits, phone, cameras are supposed to be with you all the time. Keep the money you carry safely and securely. 

Don't try to get too close to the animals or go to extra lengths for the photos during your jungle safari, rafting, and also trekking times. It is expected and is also for your safety that you travel with responsibility and sensibility. 

As long as you are respecting local norms and culture and are open-minded towards the local community, you will be treated well and respected regardless of what gender, religion, and culture you are from. 

This tour with HSJ

We are your completely flexible travel partner. Want to follow a different route? We have you covered. Have extra time in Nepal? Excellent! We have more add-on tours like body massage in Spa in Kathmandu Hotel, Cable Car ride to Chandragiri hills, Cooking and Yoga classes in Kathmandu, paragliding in Pokhara and so on. Would like to customize the trip? Well, why not? Give us your ideas and we will prepare a complete itinerary for you. Do you want to use different standards of accommodations than provided in the itineraries? Of course! You absolutely can. From your arrival until you depart, your wishes are our command. Feel free to make the request. 

Also, check our Day Tours for other interesting activities to make the best of your days while in Nepal.

Last-minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who cannot, for whatever reason, make a last-minute reservation special arrangement for Himalayan Social Journey. In the case of a last-minute reservation, 100% tour payment will be approved within 24 hours. We try to operate a trek at any time but we are not liable for the delay in case of last-minute reservation, because of uncontrolled changes such as weather and the availability of accommodation. 


Throughout the years of business, we have always put the customer's feedback as our inspiration towards making our company a great travel partner. With many ups and downs, and good and not so good feedbacks we have reached where we are now. At the end of the trek, while you are with the crew during farewell dinner, we would appreciate it if you give us your valuable feedback, an account of good and bad experiences, recommendations, and also your honest rating to our trip advisor page through this link

Important Information Expand all +

There are three ways to get a visa for Nepal

  • Visa on arrival: You can get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or other designated entry points. The visa fee is USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, or USD 125 for 90 days.
  • Online application: You can apply for a visa online through the Nepal Immigration website. https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np .The visa fee is the same as for visa on arrival.
  • Nepalese Embassy or Consulate: You can also apply for a visa at a Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home country. The visa fee may be different, so check with the embassy or consulate.

Visa requirements

  • Passport valid for at least six months from your planned entry date into Nepal.
  • Visa application form.
  • Passport-sized photo (Bring 4 )

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

  • Children below 10 years except US citizens
  • Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen - Bangladesh , Bhutan, India , Maldives , Pakistan , Sri-Lanka  (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year. Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
  • Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals for 150 days

Nationals of following countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.

  1. NigeriaGhana
  2. Zimbabwe
  3. Swaziland
  4. Cameroon
  5. Somalia
  6. Liberia
  7. Ethiopia
  8. Iraq
  9. Palestine
  10. Afghanistan
  11. Syria
  12. Refugees with travel document

If your passport is not valid for at least six months, you will need to renew your passport before you travel to Nepal. You can renew your passport at your local passport office. The process of renewing your passport can take several weeks, so it is important to start the process early.

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By air:

Nepal has Three international airports: Kathmandu, Bhairawa, and Pokhara. Currently, Pokhara airport does not handle international flights. However, there are a few flights to Bhairawa from few countries. The main international airport in Nepal is Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), located in Kathmandu. You can search TIA airport to book your International flight.

By land: There are multiple land entry points along the borders of Nepal, India, and China. These entry points include Kakarvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalganj, Dhangadhi, Mahendranagar, and Kerung(china boarder)

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If you've booked a multiday tour or trekking package with Himalayan Social Journey, we'll pick you up from the airport. Upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will be there to greet you with a sign displaying your name and our company's name. We'll then take you to your pre-booked hotel.

To make the pick-up process smooth, kindly share your flight details, including flight number and arrival time. If there are any changes to your arrival plans, please inform us as soon as possible so we can arrange your pick-up accordingly. Travel with us for a hassle-free experience!

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Please keep this thing in your mind that there are some airport touts and scam artists who take advantage of tourists. They might offer to carry your luggage and they want a large amount of money. Sometimes they intimidate our drivers and even take away their signs. Anyway...if you want someone to help you with your luggage you can give them NOT MORE THAN 1 - 2 DOLLARS. This is a small hassle that tourists sometimes face upon arrival at the airport. Do not stress about this but just be aware not to give more than a few dollars for their luggage handling if you choose to take someone's services. Nepalese in general are very kind and hospitable people.

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The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese rupee (NPR). Major foreign currencies such as USD, AUD, and EURO are accepted for VISA.

There are plenty of ATMs in these major cities, so you can easily withdraw cash from your foreign currency bank account. Credit cards are also accepted in some shops and restaurants, but they are not as widely accepted as cash.

On the trek, you will only need to use Nepali rupees. You can exchange your foreign currency for Nepali rupees at your hotel, money exchanges, or the airport. Himalayan Social Journey representatives will also be happy to help you exchange money.

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If you have booked a trekking or multi-day tour with Himalayan Social Journey, the orientation meeting usually happens at your Kathmandu hotel around 4 or 5 pm. Our team will provide you with the specific details upon your arrival.

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If you're arriving early or leaving late, please ensure to arrange extra hotel accommodations by contacting reservation@hsj.com.np. Let us know if you'll be extending your stay in Nepal, and we'll book your additional nights. Also, kindly share your flight details with us to facilitate a smooth pick-up and drop process.

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When you book a trip with us, the standard accommodation arrangement is on a twin-sharing basis. This means two people will be staying in each room throughout the trip. However, if you prefer to have a room to yourself or if you're traveling alone, you can choose the "single supplement" option. By selecting this option, you'll have a private room during the trip, but please note that there will be an additional cost for the single room arrangement according to tour / trek.

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For each tour date, there will be several separate groups, each with a maximum of 14 people and their own experienced English-speaking guide. During the trek, there will be a suitable number of porters available to carry your luggage. Additionally, if you prefer to do a private tour or trek with your own group, that is also possible. 

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Nepal has five main seasons: summer, monsoon, spring, autumn, and winter. Each season offers unique experiences and weather conditions.

Winter (Late Dec - Feb): Cold temperatures, great for festival tours and special highlights.

Spring (Mar - May): Magical rhododendron blooms, ideal for trekking and peak climbing.

Monsoon (Jun - Aug): Low season with rain, but perfect for nature lovers and discounts on hotels.

Autumn (Sep - Nov): Peak season, clear weather, and popular trekking regions fill up fast.

You can check the live weather condition via this website https://www.accuweather.com

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The hotel in Kathmandu where you'll stay during the trip offers complimentary storage services. You can leave your luggage and extra clothing that you won't need for the trekking / tour. Rest assured, you can collect them once the trek and tour are over.

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Don't forget to bring both TWO and THREE-pin travel adapters! If you don't have them, you can purchase them at supermarkets or electronic shops in Kathmandu. Our guide will be there to assist you if needed. You can get information about plug and voltage in below link.


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Most places in Nepal are covered by mobile network providers, especially Ncell and Nepal Telecom. You can use data services for communication. You can buy a SIM card at the airport counter. There are also free and paid Wi-Fi services in most tea houses in Nepal during trek.

Here are some tips for staying connected while you are in Nepal:

  • Buy a SIM card as soon as you arrive in Nepal. This will give you access to data services and allow you to make calls and send text messages.
  • Check the coverage map of your mobile network provider before you travel. This will help you to know where you can expect to have good reception.
  • If you are planning on visiting remote areas and need to be in connected on Internet , you may want to consider renting a satellite phone. This will give you access to communication even in areas with no mobile network coverage.
  • There are many free and paid Wi-Fi hotspots in Nepal. You can find these at hotels, tea houses, restaurants, cafes, and even some temples.
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If you would like to book extra activities such as Paragliding, Bungy jump, Mountain flight, Heli Tour , Bhaktapur Sightseeing many more programs. You can find updated price and program detail in this link: https://hsj.com.np/tourtype/daytours. You can book by contacting us at reservation@hsj.com.np For longer excursions such as Bhutan, Tibet, India, and any other treks also, we can help but please contact us immediately at reservation@hsj.com.np

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If you have purchased a voucher from any deal company, please come in contact with us with the voucher code (redemption code) so that the voucher can be redeemed on time. Since we need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements, kindly confirm your spot with your suitable date at-least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. You can redeem you voucher through this link too : https://hsj.com.np/voucher-redemption

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A typical suggestion for tipping is to allocate around USD 50-60 for the guide and porter if you're happy with their service. However, the amount you decide to tip is entirely up to you, and you can give whatever you feel is appropriate based on the excellent service they provided during your tour / trek

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Packing List for Tour:

Pack appropriate clothing for the weather conditions during your visit. Include comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Don't forget essential travel documents, a camera, and any necessary medications.

Packing List for Trekking


  • Trekking Poles - 1
  • Daypack - 1
  • Backpack - 1
  • Packcover
  • Water Reservoir - 1


  • Sleeping bag - HSJ will provide
  • sleeping bag liner


  • Underwear - 3
  • Socks - 3
  • Bra - 3
  • base Layers pant - 1
  • Trekking Tshirt - 3
  • Trekking Pants - 2
  • Rain Pants - 1
  • Hiking Shoes/ Boots - 1
  • Gloves - 1
  • Hat - 1
  • Down Jacket - 1
  • Wind Breaker - 1
  • Sandles -1


  • Sunglasses - 1
  • Books or E-reader (optional)


  • Microfiber towel - 1
  • Toothbrush - 1
  • Toothpaste - 1
  • First aid kit - 1
  • Medicine kit -1
  • sunscreen -1
  • sewing kit -1
  • Soap/shampoo - 1
  • Comb or brush - 1
  • Period supplies - 1
  • Toilet paper - 1
  • sanitising gel - 1


  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Extranel Hardrive (optional )
  • Head touch
  • Power bank for charging Phone

Packing List for Climbing:


  • Trekking boots
  • Short-sleeved trekking shirts
  • Trekking pants and jackets
  • Thermals underwear
  • Long-sleeved Trekking shirts
  • Insulating down jackets
  • Woolen cap
  • Trekking Gloves
  • Raincoats

First Aid

  • Diamox tablets
  • Sanitary pads and tampons
  • Anti-nausea Medicines
  • Band-aids
  • Mosquito and insect repellents


  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer


  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag
  • Cameras
  • Batteries
  • Water Bottle
  • Solar Chargers
  • Hot water thermos

Important Documents

  • Passport
  • Travel Permits

Peak climbing gears (HSJ will provide)

  • Climbing Helmet: Choose a good-quality climbing helmet. Make sure your warm cap fits under your helmet.
  • Climbing Boots: High-altitude, insulated, stiff-soled climbing boots.
  • Crampons: C2 crampons that fit the climbing boots.
  • Climbing Harness: Good-quality climbing harness.
  • Ascending device or Jumar
  • Descending or belay device
  • Tape sling: UIAA tested a 220cm open tape sling or a 2 x 120 cm closed tape sling.
  • Carabiners: 2 x lockable carabiners. 2 x non-locking carabiners
  • Prusik loop: Best quality Prusik loop
  • Ice ax: An ice ax with a wrist strap for climbing


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If you cancel the trip for any reason, the 20% deposit amount will not be refunded. If you have paid the full trip amount and need to cancel, you will receive your money back, but a cancellation charge of 20% will still apply.

For voucher holders who purchased vouchers from deal companies, we must adhere to their cancellation policy. However, under both circumstances, we are flexible and can reschedule your trip for a later date. To cancel any trip, please make sure to provide written notification of your cancellation.

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Sometimes travellers are unable to finish the scheduled trek/tour due to the various reasons or they ended up not completing the trek/tour for health or personal reasons. In this case please realize that we cannot offer you any refunds for unused days on the tour. You have to understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides , porters, drivers for the time they have committed.

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Our commitment is to offer you an unforgettable journey with the best services. We take our responsibilities seriously and conduct all programs in Nepal according to the rules and regulations of Nepal Goverement. If needed, we can provide alternative itineraries for a delightful holiday experience. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to help!

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