I will be heading to Nepal next month for a 10D9N trip from 4th to 13th September 2016. It will be my first time to Nepal but I have heard a lot about this beautiful country. My philosophy in life is travel while you are still young and don’t leave any regrets. I wanna live to tell a travel tale..
September is the end of the monsoon brings unpredictable weather but temperature remain warm, and the land is lush and green. High water levels make for especially exciting rafting.
4th September 2016 (Sunday)
MH 5730 Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (SIN – KUL)
- 1610 – 17:10 (1 h flight time)
- Airbus A320-200
Stopover: 2 h 55 m
MH 114 Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu (KUL – KTM)
- 2005 – 2230 (4 h 40 m flight time)
- Boeing 737-800
The return airfare costs SG$540.80.
* Note: Kathmandu GMT is GMT+5.45, which is 2:15 hours behind Singapore (GMT+8).
1 Singapore Dollar equals 79.85 Nepalese Rupee
Day 1 – 4th September (Sunday), Kathmandu
For the first night at Kathmandu, I will be staying in Meridian Suite Hotel which is located just 500 metres from Tribhuvan Airport (KTM). The room price for the 1 night stay is SG$48.17. I have also arranged the free shuttle service from Tribhvan Airport to Meridian Suite Hotel.
Meridian Suite Hotel
Address: Near Tribhuvan International Airport, 44600 Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 2 – 5th September (Monday), Kathmandu
Check-out time from Meridian Suite Hotel is 12noon.
After check-out from Meridian Suite Hotel, I will flag a taxi and travel to my next hotel – Hotel Shanker, which is an approximately 20 minutes taxi ride. I will be staying in this historic high-end hotel Hotel Shanker for 2 nights and the room price cost SG$139.96
* There is an additional 10% off when you key in Promo Code: UOBSG (First 6 digits of UOB Card) at the payment page.
Address: Lazimpat, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal. Phone: +977 1 4410151
Upon check-in, I will enquire with the hotel’s receptionist and rent a car to travel around the capital. The first attraction I will visit is Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Woah.. Hopefully, I will be able to capture a stunning photo of the Stupa when I am there.
Day 3 – 6th September (Tuesday), Kathmandu
Full day white water rafting trip on the Trishuli River
Day 4 -7th September (Wednesday), Kathmandu to Pokhara
Checkout from Hotel Shanker is 12noon.
The car ride from Hotel Shanker to Hotel Landmark Pokhara is 5 h 23 m.
For the next 3 days 2 nights, I will be staying at Hotel Landmark Pokhara and the room price costs $136.48.
Address: Lakeside, Pokhara Nepal., Pokhara, Nepal 33700, Nepal. Phone: +977 61-426908
Day 5 – 8th September (Thursday), Pokhara
Sarangkot day hike from Pokhara
Ohhhmyyyygoshhhhh… Can’t wait to see such scenery with my own eyes. It will be a difficult hike but I am sure the effort will be worth it.
Day 6 – 9th September (Friday), Pokhara to Langtang National Park
Checkout from Hotel Landmark Pokhara is 12noon.
I will take a one-way domestic flight Buddha Air from Pokhara back to Kathmandu. Departure from Pokhara (PKR) is 3:00pm and Arrival to Kathmandu (KTM) is at 3:25pm, 25 minutes flight time.
En-route to Nagarkot
Travelling from Kathmandu Airport to Bhaktapur Nagarkot
Just go outside the Kathmandu Airport gate, again this is past the roundabout and by the main road. From there, you will see a bus station on the left side from the main exit. Make sure you listen well, as they will only call out their destinations. Look out for buses calling to “Bhaktapur ”. Or the easiest would be to simply ask locals where to find buses to “Bhaktapur” and they will easily give you the bus number and company name. Just catch the bus to Bhaktapur and get off at the last station. and catch again next bus to Nagarkot. – See more at: http://www.nestadventure.com/blog/87/kathmandu-to-nagarkot-bus.html#sthash.eNqzNCWh.dpuf
Day 7 – 10th September (Saturday)
Day 8 – 11th September (Sunday)
End of 3 days 2 nights stay at Club Himalaya
Day 9 – 12th September (Monday)
12th September 2016 (Monday)
MH 115 Kathmandu – Kuala Lumpur (KTM – KUL)
- Mon, 12 Sep, 23:30 to Tue, 13 Sep, 06:25 (4 h 25 m)
- Boeing 737-800
Stopover: 1 h 40 m
MH 601 Kuala Lumpur to Singapore (KUL – SIN)
- Tue, 13 Sep, 08:05 to Tue, 13 Sep, 09:00 (55 m)
- Boeing 737-800
……To be Continued…..