ATLANTA SKI CLUB & SKI ALPINE XPERIENCE PRESENTS:
2015 ADVENTURE TRIP – NEPAL & INDIA
COME JOIN US ON A JOURNEY TO THE ROOFTOP OF THE WORLD – THE MIGHTY HIMALAYAS !!!
EXPERIENCE NEPAL – THE LAND OF STONE PATHS THRU GREEN TERRACES, AND COLORFUL PRAYER FLAGS ADORNING ANCIENT TEMPLES WITH EXQUISTIE CARVINGS. THEN CONTINUE ON THE EXTENSION WITH US TO INDIA’S “GOLDEN TRIANGLE,” WHERE WE WILL RIDE ELEPHANTS, HUNT FOR TIGERS, AND TAKE A CAMEL SAFARI INTO THE DESERT !!!
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KATHMANDU –THE ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK – INDIA EXTENSION
KATHMANDU AND THE ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK ONLY – OCTOBER 20-NOVEMBER 5, 2015
GOLDEN AGE PACKAGE TO NEPAL WITHOUT THE ANNAPURNA TREK – OCTOBER 20-NOVEMBER 5, 2015
GOLDEN AGE PACKAGE TO NEPAL & INDIA EXTENSION – OCTOBER 20-NOVEMBER 11, 2015
Our flight from Atlanta departs on October 20 at 3:45pm and connects in Newark, New Jersey at 9:55pm to our International Flight on United Airlines arriving in Delhi, India on October 21 at 9:30pm.
From there we will overnight at a hotel in Delhi and then fly from Delhi to Kathmandu the following morning.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu’s Tribuvan International Airport we will be greeted by our trekking team and transported to our hotel. There will be a briefing this evening about our Trek with an introduction to our trekking guide and Sherpa followed by a welcome dinner of delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance.
The following day, the entire group will be transported by private vehicle from Kathmandu to Pokhara/Nayapul and trek to Hile (3 hour walk) that evening. This begins the 8 day Annapurna Base Camp Trek. A detailed itinerary and packing list is attached.
The Golden Age group will hike with the Trekkers as far as Poon Hill (10/25) and then will return hiking back to Nayapul and then by vehicle back to Pokhara. Please see the outfitter’s detailed itinerary for a description of this shorter version of the trek. Our local vendor will be available to assist you with planning additional optional daily activities to suite your desired exertion level such as sight-seeing bus tours of the Kathmandu Valley villages and temples, rafting trips, bungee jumping, canyoning, paragliding, yoga sessions or even taking a climbing lesson. The Golden Age Package will be $200.00 less than the trekking package, but you will be responsible for payment of the optional activities you select. All guesthouse/hotel accommodations in Pokhara are also included.
On November 1, both groups will return from Pokhara to Kathmandu for two nights and a full day in Kathmandu on November 2, to facilitate optional flight-seeing of Mount Everest and/or additional sight-seeing/shopping in Kathmandu.
On November 3, both groups will fly from Kathmandu to Delhi, where we will spend one night and two days. In Delhi we have included tours planned to visit the the Taj Mahal (near Agra) on the afternoon of our arrival, Red Fort and Connaught Place on the following day. For those who have visited these sites previously and do not wish to return, we are offering a reduction in price of $160.00.
Those participants not continuing on with the India extension will fly home on Nov 4thth at 11:35pm from Delhi, arriving Newark at 4:40am Nov5th and Atlanta at 9:05am on November 5th.
Those participants continuing on with the India extension will proceed by overnight train from Delhi to Jaisalmer. We will arrive late afternoon in Jaisalmer with some time for sight-seeing and spend the night at a hotel in Jaisalmer.
The following day we will begin our overnight Camel Safari into the desert, where we actually ride our camels thru the desert to a remote campsite. This will be tent accommodations with meals included, and we will return to Jaisalmer the following afternoon.
Once again we will take an overnight train. This time to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, and the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state. We will visit Jaipur’s most famous site, the Amber Fort, arriving by elephant back.
From there we will transfer by private motor coach to Ranthambore National Park Hotel. Ranthambore National Park is the most famous of the wild tiger preserves, containing a 10th century fort at its center, with ancient temples, mosques, vine covered tombs, and crocodile filled lakes scattered throughout the sanctuary. We will be able to participate in three or four game safaris as we spend two nights in the park.
We will then transfer to the local airport at Jaipur and fly to Delhi where we will then transfer to the international airport and fly home, departing Delhi on Nov 10th at 11:35pm and arriving Newark at 4:40 am on Nov 11, and then arriving in Atlanta at 9:05am on Nov 11th.
COME JOIN US FOR AN ACTION PACKED ADVENTURE INTO THIS MYSTICAL LAND OF MOUNTAINS AND JUNGLES, MONASTERIES AND TEMPLES, AND COMPLEMENT THE ADVENTURE WITH SHERPAS, CAMELS, ELEPHANTS, AND TIGERS. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!!!
SIGN UP DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2015
FOR MORE INFORMAITON CONTACT
MARY DONALDSON – TRIP COORDINATOR
404-680-4902 or 770-977-9017
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Kathmandu, Pokhara, Annapurna Base Camp – all in Nepal
Delhi, Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Amber Fort, Ranthambore National Park – all in India
2015 SKI ALPINE XPERIENCE ADVENTURE TRIP
NEPAL & INDIA
NEPAL & TREKKING TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP/TAJ MAJAL/RED FORT
PRICE: $3775 includes international air from Atlanta
Based on 10 or more participants – double occupancy
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $ 227 available only in Kathmandu & Delhi –not available on Trek
- 2 NIGHTS TWIN SHARING ACCOMODATION IN Kathmandu at 3 star standard room with breakfast
- 1 NIGHT TWIN SHAREING ACCOMODATION IN POKHARA AT 3 STAR STANDARD HOTEL
- WELCOME DINNER AND FAREWELL DINNER AT ONE OF THE BEST NEPALESE RESTAURANTS WITH TRADITIONAL ETHNIC MUSIC AND DANCE
- Anna purna trekking permits and Tims permits
- Private coach to Pokhara and Nayapul
- All Meals during the trek (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
- Accommodations during the trek (Lodge/Guest House)
- Flight Tickets from Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Use of Down Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket on the Trek
- Tea/Coffee (served in a cup)
- Seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
- Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
- A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
- Insurance of Guide and Porter
- All required local tax and Gov Tax
- Trekking route Map
- 2 NIGHTS WITH BREAKFAST INCLUDED AT A FOUR STAR HOTEL IN DELHI
- SIGHT-SEEING EXCURSION AND ADMISSION TO THE TAJ MAHAL (DAY 15)FROM DELHI
- SIGHT-SEEINGE XCURSION AND ADMISSION TO THE RED FORT (DAY 16) FROM DELHI
- ALL AIRPORT TRANSFERS
- ALL INTERNATIONAL AND CONNECTING FLIGHTS FROM AND RETURNING TO ATLANTA, GEORGIA
What's Not Included:
- Nepal arrival visa $ 30+/- Paid at the airport upon arrival in Nepal
- Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned 2 special dinners
- Your personal Expenses: Example – bottled water, beer. Other beverages
- Travel Insurance that covers trip cancellation and Helicopter evacuation
- Any Local Hotel Taxes
- Tips & Gratuities
- TRAVEL INSURANCE –Available thru TRAVELEX – TRIP ID# 46-0025 www.travelex-insurance.com EVACUATION INSURANCE MANDATORY 1-800-228-9792 1-800-867-9531
THE GOLDEN AGE PACKAGE:
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $ 382 available only in Kathmandu, Pokhara, & Delhi not available on Trek
The Golden Age Group will hike with the Trekkers as far as Poon Hill (10/25) and then will return by hiking back to Nayapul and then on by vehicle back to Pokhara. Please see the outfitter’s detailed itinerary for a description of this shorter version of the trek. Our local representative will be available to assist you with planning additional optional daily activities to suite your desired exertion level, such as sight-seeing the Kathmandu Valley, rafting trips, bungee jumping, canyoning, paragliding, yoga sessions, or even taking a climbing lesson. All accommodations are included during your stay in Pokhara, but you will be responsible for your meals and the optional activities that you select. On 10/31 both groups will merge back together in Pokhara, and then return to Kathmandu on 11/1.
FOR ANYONE WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY VISITED THE TAJ MAHAL AND THE RED FORT IN DELHI, YOU MAY OPT OUT OF THESE TWO EXCRUSIONS AND DEDUCT $164 FROM THE ABOVE PRICES.
3 Nights Hotel Accommodations
1 Night tent camping while on camel safari with meals included during the Safari
2 Nights overnight train accommodations
All Train Transfers
All connecting flights with return flight to Atlanta Georgia on 11/11
Excursion and admission to the Amber Fort by Elephant Back
Four Game Safaris and Admission to Ranthambore National Park – Breakfast & Dinner while on Tiger Safari
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
India Arrival VISA $125+/- APPLY IN JULY FOR MUTIPLE ENTRY VISA https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/;
Meals unless specifically mentioned
Any Local Hotel Taxes
Tips & Gratuities
UA 425T October 20 Atlanta to Newark (EWR) 3:45pm – 6:17pm
UA82T October 20 Newark (EWR) to Delhi (DEL 9:55pm-9:30pm 10/21
UA 83T Nov 4 Delhi (DEL) to Newark (EWR) 11:35pm – 4:40 am 11/5
UA 241T Nov 5 Newark (EWR) to Atlanta 6:30am – 9:05am 11/5
UA 83T November 10 Delhi (DEL) to Newark (EWR) 11:35pm to 4:40 am 11/11
UA 241 November 11 Newark (EWR) to Atlanta (ATL) 6:30am – 9:05 am 11/11
IF YOU ARE NOT DEPARTING FROM ATLANTA, PLEASE CONTACT US TO ARRANGE YOUR CUSTOMISED AIR, SO THAT YOU CAN MEET THE GROUP IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.
Initial Deposit is non-refundable
$ 500 Cancellation Fee if cancellation occurs prior to May 15th 2015
$ 1000 Cancellation Fee if cancellation occurs between May 16-June 15, 2015
$ 1500 Cancellation Fee if cancellation occurs between June 16 -July 1, 2015
$ 2000 Cancellation Fee If cancellation occurs between July 2-July15, 2015
No refunds after July 16, 2015
REGISTRATION FORM ATTACHED
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: AS SPACE AVAILABLE
INITIAL DEPOSIT DUE AT REGISTATION: $515
1ST INSTALLMENT - ½ OF BALANCE DUE BY JUNE 30, 2015
REMAINING BALANCE DUE BY JULY 31, 2015
- MARY DONALDSON TRIP COORDINATOR
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ATLANTA SKI CLUB & SKI ALPINE XPERIENCE DAILY ITINERARY
2015 ADVENTURE – NEPAL & INDIA
10/20 Day 1 - TUESDAY
Depart USA for overnight flight via Newark to Delhi
10/21 Day 2 - WEDNESDAY
Arrive in New Delhi 9:30pm on10/21; overnight at airport hotel (included with USA DEL USA group airfare-includes breakfast)
10/22 Day 3 - THURSDAY
Kathmandu Arrival Day; Transport to local guesthouse by our trekking team. This evening there will be a briefing about the Trek with an introduction to our trekking guide and Sherpa followed by a welcome dinner of delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance.
PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHMENT FOR OUR TREKKING TEAM’S DETAILED ITINERARY AND PACKING LIST
10/23Day 4 - FRIDAY
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and on to Naya Pul; followed by a short (3 hour) hike to Hile.
10/24 Day 5 - SATURDAY
Trek to Ghorepani
10/25 Day 6 - SUNDAY
Hike to Poon Hill /Sunrise and Trek to Tadapani
GOLDEN AGE GROUP returns to Pokhara following the sunrise hike to Poon Hill
10/26 Day 7- MONDAY
Trek to Sinuwa
10/27 Day 8 - TUESDAY
Trek to Deurali
10/28 Day 9 - WEDNESDAY
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
10/29 Day 10 - THURSDAY
Trek to Bamboo
10/30 Day 11- FRIDAY
Trek to Jhinu Hot Spring
10/31 Day 12 - SATURDAY
Trek to Trek to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara
11/1 Day 13 - SUNDAY
Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Overnight in Kathmandu
11/2 Day 14 – MONDAY
Sight-seeing/shopping day in Kathmandu
Time for optional flight-seeing of Mount Everest – weather permitting
11/3 Day 15 - TUESDAY
Morning flight to Delhi late afternoon visit to Taj Mahal; return to Delhi hotel (four star with breakfast)
11/4 Day 16 - WEDNESDAY
Visit to the Red Fort followed by free time at Connaught Place
For those not participating in the India Extension: Late evening flight back to USA 11:35pm - Arriving in Newark at 4:40 am on Nov 5 or Atlanta at 9:05am on 11/5
11/4 Day 16 - WEDNESDAY continued
For those participating in the India Extension - overnight train to Jaisalmer;
11/5 Day 17 - THURSDAY
Arrive late afternoon in Jaisalmer;
Overnight Hotel in Jaisalmer
11/6 Day 18 - FRIDAY
Dessert camel safari trek; Meals included on Camel Safari
Overnight in the dessert camping
11/7 Day 19 - SATURDAY
Afternoon return to Jaisalmar;
Overnight train to Jaipur
11/8 Day 20 - SUNDAY
Visit Amber Fort on elephant back
Transfer to Ranthambore National Park by private bus;
Late afternoon safari;
Overnight in Ranthambore NP Hotel
11/9 Day 21 - MONDAY
Late afternoon safari;
Overnight in Ranthambore NP Hotel
11/10 Day 22 - TUESDAY
Transfer to Jaipur airport;
Fly from Jaipur back to Delhi;
Transfer to international airport.
Delhi to US flight departs 11/10 at 11:35pm to Newark 4:40 am 11/11
Newark flight 11/11 at 6:30am to Atlanta at 9:05 am 11/11