Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal’s largest city and capital - not to mention the world’s adventure hub for trekking and mountaineering. For the ultimate in luxury and relaxation, we recommend checking into the Dwarika’s Hotel. Dwarika’s Hotel is just outside of the city near Nepal’s prized mountain. The restaurant offers 6 to 22 course authentic, savory, and extravagant Nepalese meals.
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Sit back as you take a helicopter flight to Mustang, typically a 7-day trek. The region was known as the Kingdom of Lo until the kingdom ended in 2008. Catch unrivaled views of the mountains before landing in the ancient city. You have the rare opportunity of meeting a member of Mustang royalty. After your audience with royalty, you will tour the walled city. Ride through the local villages on horseback. Gain a sense of tranquility and peace as you visit the meditation caves. Spend tonight in Lo Manthang, the walled capital of the region.
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Fly back to the Kathmandu District to catch a glimpse into a sacred culture - the buddhist monks of Drikung Kagyu Rinchen Palri Monastery in Balambu. If the High Dalai Lama is not traveling, you will be granted an audience. You will experience a private monk blessing. Dine with monks, eating the traditional vegetarian lunch with the monks living in the monastery. You can choose to either stay the night in a guestroom at the monastery or travel back to Kathmandu.
Spend your last morning in Kathmandu discovering the city’s culture before your afternoon departure. Our suggestions include visiting the Bodhnath Stupa, a revered holy site which dominates the skyline. The ancient stupa is one of the largest in the world and falls along the ancient Tibetan trade route. Take a stroll through the Garden of Dreams and enjoy the fresh floral fragrance. Visit the Swayambhunath Temple and marvel from the lookout point at the stunning view of the sprawling city below. Squeeze in these final moments of cultural exploration before ending your journey and returning home.
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The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.
- Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
- Luggage assistance
- Escort through immigration and customs formalities
- Escort to your private guide
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Do you want to see the natural beauty of Nepal and learn about the ancient country’s history but don’t want to spend your vacation time trekking for weeks? With our 4-day getaway, you can still experience the legendary landscape while meeting locals in Kathmandu, Mustang and Balambu. Travel in luxury, staying at the country’s top hotels and enjoying lavish helicopter tours. This is a cultural experience you won’t soon forget.
Gaze over the Himalayas as you take a helicopter flight to Mustang
Enjoy a rare audience with a member of Mustang Royalty
Ride horseback through local villages outside of Mustang and view an entirely unique culture apart from the Westernized world
Dine with Monks at the legendary Drikung Kagyu Rinchen Palri Monastery in Balambu
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