7-day Craftours land tour in
Nepal
October 18 - 24, 2020


Package Price:
$989.00

(per person, based on double occupancy)

STAY UP TO DATE WITH OUR TOURS!

Reservations
To make your reservations call us at
815-663-4046 or Toll-Free at:
877-887-1188 - USA or Canada
02393 880068 - UK
18 0010 6424 - Australia
or submit your reservations online.

For additional questions regarding airfare, transfers, insurance, pre-night packages, or our convenient payment plan, please call our toll-free number or use our contact form.

This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • First class hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Daily buffet breakfast.
  • Craftours escort the entire time.
  • Sightseeing tour with a local professional guide in Bhaktapur.
  • Private motor coach and driver.
  • Panoramic city tour of Kathmandu with a professional local guide.
  • A special rug making demonstration by local artisans.
  • Sightseeing tour in Thimi with a local professional guide.
  • Fabric and souvenirs shopping in local markets.
  • Hands-on workshop with a master artisan.
  • A visit to a women’s empowerment facility.
  • Demonstration on how incense is made.
  • Visit to a Nepali paper-making facility.
  • Optional local cooking lesson with a local chef in Khokana Village. ($78.00)
  • No discounts can be applied to this tour.
  • Craftours lanyard, luggage tag and tote bag.
  • Visiting a singing bowl factory to learn this ancient craft.
  • All taxes included and insurance is highly recommended.


NEPAL HIGHLIGHTS:

Kathmandu Kathmandu Play Movie
Kathmandu is the gateway to tourism in Nepal. The city has a rich history, spanning nearly 2000 years, as inferred from inscriptions found in the valley. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu. Most of Kathmandu's people follow Hinduism and many others follow Buddhism. There are people of other religious beliefs as well, giving Kathmandu a cosmopolitan culture. Nepali is the most commonly spoken language in the city. English is understood by Kathmandu's educated residents.
Bhaktapur Bhaktapur Play Movie
Bhaktapur literally translates to Place of devotees. Bhaktapur has the best preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal, and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks.

It is the home of traditional art and craft works, magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries, excellent temples, beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, religion, festivals, musical mystic, different forms of mask dances based on lives of different deities and so on. Bhaktapur is still an untouched as well as preserved ancient city that is itself a world to explore.
Thimi Thimi Play Movie
Madhyapur Thimi is a municipality in Bhaktapur District. Thimi lies between Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley. It is one of the ancient, cultural and historical places along the trade route from Bhaktapur to Kathmandu. Like other old cities this city is also situated on elevated land and therefore one has to climb up to reach this city.
Khokana Khokana Play Movie
Khokana, a traditional and tiny Newari village about eight kilometers south of Kathmandu, which has its own history and has retained its tradition and culture. It is a living museum and recalls medieval times. The farming community of Newars who live here are mostly dependent on agriculture and much of their daily activities take place outside of their dwellings.

There are women sitting outside spinning, men crushing seeds, and other daily activities. The village is famous for its unusual mustard-oil harvesting process in which a heavy wooden beam is used to crush the mustard seeds in order to extract the oil. It is believed that a share system was used in the past here. This oil can be consumed if desired, but it can also be used for therapeutic massage.


TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST NEPAL TRIPS:

Mary Randall - "I will cherish the time I had in Nepal. I know we were able to go many places that tourists would normally never see and that made this tour even more special. One of my most memorable times was shopping for saris with the experience of custom tailoring. The most memorable was exploring the tiny village with the mustard mill. We were able to see farmlands and beautiful scenery rather than being encompassed with urban pollution and sounds."
Nancy Withers - "The tour was like nothing I had ever seen before. It was amazing. The people, the sights and the crafts all were just beautiful."
Eileen Jonat - "I had a wonderful time on this trip. We got to see things in Nepal that the normal tourist would not. The group was lively, caring and considerate. All in all this was a truly unique and unforgettable time!"
Kathi Martin, Puiallup, Washington - "Fabulous itinerary. Very knowledgeable guides. Lodging was special."
Sandy Bodin, Lake City, Minnesota - "Touring Kathmandu with Jinny Beyer was a dream come true!"
Vernon Martin, Puiallup, Washington - "Enjoyed the trip very much. The accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu were excellent including the food service. Tour bus operations were safe, reliable, and courteous. The local guides were also very informative and eager to please. Air transportation was excellent."
Carole Nicholas, Oakton, Virginia - "Nepal with Jinny Beyer exceeded all my expectations. Our guides, Susan and Anil were excellent and provided us with cultural, historical and political insights that we would never have gotten in a guide book. The choice of towns and craft workshops was excellent. The Hyatt Regency was a welcome oasis amid the traffic and chaos of the Kathmandu city streets, yet close walking distance to the shopping and sightseeing area of Boudhanath. Jinny was a big hit with the participants, who enjoyed the quilting sessions with her."
Donna Hillard, Kirkland, Washington - "The tour was a good mix of sight seeing and crafts. We had chances to meet and talk to local people and get an idea of how they do business."
Sandi Goldman, Annandale, Virginia - "I didn't expect to enjoy my trip to Nepal as much as I did but it turned out to be a very special place."