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Exotic Golf, Scenic Mountains and Himalayan Detox

Trip length 9 days
Category Luxury trips
Price $0
Departure
Max. no of travellers 10
Status of the Program
Best Season

Description

Play in only Bent Grass Greens in South Asia, Against a backdrop of the Himalayan mountains, sweeping canyon created by Himalayan river, only natural river island holes in the world.

 

There are international Standard Golf Courses in Nepal that are famous worldwide for which Nepal is gaining popularity as a destination for Golfers. Each of the golf courses offer remarkably splendid holes and stunning scenery. If you're a golf lover, make sure that you don't miss Nepal's golf courses! They offer high standards, challenging courses, courteous personnel and some of the most spectacular backdrops you will every see.

 

The program is designed for the entire family to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the aroma of nature.

The golfers can enjoy a full day on the course where as other family members can enjoy the Ayurvedic masage and othe treatment offered by the hotels.

 

About the golf courses:

Against a backdrop of the snow capped Himalayan mountains, in close proximity to the heart of the city of Kathmandu, the scenic 470 acres Gokarna Forest Reserve encompasses the stunning golf course designed by Gleneagles Golf Developments of Scotland. The only Bent Grass Greens in South Asia make this one of the highlights of the professional tour circuits in the region. The first 18 hole golf course in the country. Gokarna Forest Golf Resort & Spa is located deep inside the serene temperate Gokarna Forest, traditionally the private Royal hunting grounds of the Kings of Nepal. Situated within the city limits of Kathmandu, capital of Royal Kingdom of Nepal, this luxury Hotel Resort, Golf Course and Spa is operated by Le Meridien, a leading global chain of luxury hotels and resorts.

A winding, climbing road through the forest leads to sixteen exotic cottage rooms, set serenely besides century old trees. The perfect setting for an unforgettable experience. An adjacent restored Hunter's Lodge, once used by Royal Shikaris, provides the reception, bar, and restaurant facilities in an authentic traditional ambiance. A comfortable conference room provides place for up to 45 people. The Spa includes a variety of rejuvenating courses, emphasizing Ayurvedic treatments. The perfect getaway for sharing quiet moments, pampering the mind and body, a few days of  challenging golf, enchanting forest walks, and time close to nature. The larger complex of traditionally styled rooms is scheduled to open at a later date.

 

The Himalayan Golf Course in Pokhara, Nepal is steeped in some of the largest mountains in the world. Set within a sweeping canyon created by Himalayan snow water, the HGC is truly the most exotic golf course in the world. The signature fifth hole is known to be one of the only natural river island holes in the world. The Club house is perched on the edge of balcony land 250 feet above the river canyon from where you have a bird eye view below of the golf course with scenes of stunning canyon walls dotted with eagles nests, waterfalls, and the soothing sight and sound of the Himalayan snowfed river meandering through the golf course.

In addition to the mountain and river canyon scenery, various forms of wildlife live on or frequent the course. Foxes, monkeys, hawks, eagles are among the resident fauna here. Wild flowers are evident in profusion, with the wild geraniums most visible by the fourth green.


It is located in a spellbindingly beautiful amphitheater like setting of a river canyon scene with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapuma Himalayan range. Pokhara is blessed with a very pleasant subtropical climate. Winters are mild with clear visibility, while the summers are an average of 27°C (81 F), with evening showers bringing the temperature down immediately. Thus, golf can be played throughout the year.

[Reference: http://twistedsifter.com/2010/05/himalayan-golf-course-worlds-most-exotic/]

Highlights

- South Asia's one of the finest Golf course and the famous Gokarna Forest resort and spa with royal history,

- Ayurvedic massage and wellness treatment

- One of the exotic golf course in the world, set in the backdrop of some of the highest mountain in the world, in the lake city of Pokhara

- Experience of the signature fifth hole, known to be one of the only natural river island holes in the world,

- City of the living heritage, Kathmandu,

- City of Lakes, Pokhara,

- Mountain flight to experience the Everest up close.

Day To Day Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel

Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu . Welcome & assistance on arrival at Airport.  Transfer to Hotel. Dinner and Over night stay at Gokarna Forest Resort.

DAY 02: Breakfast at Hotel. Full day Golf at Gokarna Golf Forest Resort. Relax with traditional Ayurvedic massage.

Unlimited  golf for the golfers.

DAY 03: A mountain flight in Everest region in morning. Afternoon sightseeing.

After the scenic mountain flight, we go to the see the living heritage of Bhaktapur Darbar Square, a UNESCO listed world heritage cultural site of Kathmandu valley.

DAY 04: Fly to Pokhara (about 200 km west of Kathmandu). Sightseeing in the afternoon.

After breakfast at Resort, we transfer to airport for flight to Pokhara. We explore the caves and falls of Pokhara. We enjoy boating and walk to the Peace Pagoda in the afternoon. Enjoy sunset and lakeside attraction in the evening. Overnight stay at Fishtail Lodge.

DAY 05: We drive to Sarangkot in the morning for view of sunrise in the Annapurna range. Then play golf.

After the sunrise experience, we come back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we play golf in Himalayan Golf Course (HGC).

DAY 06: Extra day in Pokhara for playing again in HGC or a tour of a Tibetan settlement.


DAY 07: Flight back to Kathmandu. Afternoon sightseeing of two more world heritage sites.

We stay in one of the 5* hotels in Kathmandu. We visit Baudhanath, Pashupatinath and Monkey temple in the afternoon.

DAY 08: Play at Royal golf Course. Farewell dinner in ethnic Nepalese restaurant. Overnight in hotel.


DAY 09: Final Departure


What is Included

- Airport pick up and drop off,

- Land transfers in private vehicle in nice condition

- Tour guide

- All mentiond sightseing

- Domestic flights Kathmndu - Pokhara - Kathmandu

- Mentioned mountain flight

Summary of accommodation, transportation, meals and equipments

Transport


Accomodation

Kathmandu

3 nights in Gokarna Forest Resort (managed by Le Meridien)

2 nights in 5* Hotel, after returning from Pokhara

 

Pokhara

3 nighs in Fish Tail lodge

Meals

The whole tour is on bed and breakfast basis.

Equipment


Complimentary

1 Ayurvedic Massage

1 Welcome Dinner

1 Farewell Dinner

Not Included

International flights, airport departure taxes, visas, insurance, meals not listed, any optional tours and activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, personal medical supplies, personal golfing equipments, drinking water, bar bills, laundry, tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature.

 

Any extra costs incurred due to 'Nepal band' (strikes and closures), natural calamities, flight delays etc. Cancellation of flight etc due to unforeseen uncertainties beyond our representatives and agents control.

Recommendation

This is a special package for avid golfers and their families.

  

Notes :

Sherpa Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd. Lic# TA-0033126, VIC.