Summit to Sea

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 29 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Male, Maldives
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Stunning views of the Annapurna Range
  • Fully supported camping based trek including 3 hearty meals per day prepared by our cooks
  • Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine) and the giant Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath
The Summit To Sea tour starts in Kathmandu and ends in Male. The Summit To Sea tour is a trekking tour that takes 29 days. You will travel through Nepal, Maldives and India and visit Chhomrong, Pokhara, Felidhoo and 13 other destinations. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Trek the Annapurna's, take a Chitwan Safari, cycle to the Taj Mahal and cruise the Maldives. There are few contrasts as great as trekking in the Himalaya and cruising in the Maldives - or for that matter cycling the country roads in northern India. With this in mind we combine our superb introduction to Himalayan trekking in the Annapurna foothills and jungle walks at Chitwan. Next, we explore the cultural heart of India as we cycle through rural villages to Agra and the Taj Mahal. Finally, we head to the translucent waters of the Maldives to cruise aboard a Dhoni - a unique handcrafted sailboat. The combination of activities on this magnificent adventure throughout India, Nepal and the Maldives is not only captivating, you'll also enjoy substantial savings on this comprehensive itinerary than if undertaking them separately.
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 12 2019
“Wold Expeditions provided a very professional experience. We felt looked-after and safe at all times. The porters & our wonderful leader (BK) ensured a great time was had. We particularly liked the variety and taste of all meals. Many thanks to World Expeditions.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On May 13 2019
“We had a great guide. Yumi looked after us very well throughout the tour. She also taught us how to take local transports which made our post-tour days so much easier. I had visited Japan 4 times previously. This tour is probably the best: an excellent mix of fast-paced modern cities and traditional, ancient regions. We were there at the perfect time and were rewarded with magnificent displays of cherry blossoms. We were so lucky to be able to share the enthusiasm and excitement the Japanese have for celebrating the cherry blossom season. Quite an unforgettable experience. Highly recommended.”
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4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 03 2016
“This was the most spectacular, awe inspiring thing my husband and I have ever done. The scenery was dramatic, the climbs were challenging, the Nepalese wonderful.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Join Kathmandu (1330m).
  • Day 2 : Sightseeing Tour. Rest of day at leisure.
  • Day 3 : Fly to Pokhara, commence trek to Dhampus (1990m) - walk approx. 3 hrs
  • Day 4 : To Landruk (1600m). Walk approx. 5 hours
  • Day 5 : Trek to Chomrung (2020m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 6 : To Tadapani (2650m). Walk approx. 6 hours
  • Day 7 : To Ghandruk (1990m). Walk approx. 6 hrs
  • Day 8 : Trek to Nayapul and drive Pokhara, walk approx. 2 hours, drive 2 hours
  • Day 9 : Drive Pokhara to Chitwan approximately 4 hrs drive
  • Day 10 : In Chitwan
  • Day 11 : Drive to Kathmandu approximately 5 hrs drive
  • Day 12-13 : In Kathmandu
  • Day 14 : Fly to Delhi
  • Day 15 : Train to Jaipur.
  • Day 16 : In Jaipur
  • Day 17 : Cycle Jaipur to Jaisinghpura (cycling distance: 65km)
  • Day 18 : Cycle to Siliserh Lake and Sariska National Park (cycling distance: 41km)
  • Day 19 : Cycle to Rajgarh. Drive to Bharatpur (cycling distance : 38km)
  • Day 20 : Bharatpur to Fatehpur Sikri and Agra (cycling distance: 28km)
  • Day 21 : In Agra, then train to Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram).
  • Day 22 : On train to Trivandrum.
  • Day 23 : Arrive Trivandrum.
  • Day 24 : Fly to Maldives & commence sailing safari.
  • Day 25 : Sail to Felidu.
  • Day 26 : Sail to Vashugiri.
  • Day 27 : Sail to Felidhoo.
  • Day 28 : Sail to Male.
  • Day 29 : In Male, trip concludes.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 29 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu/Delhi/Jaipur/Agra
Meals
  • 26 breakfasts, 18 lunches and 17 dinners
Transport
  • Flight Kathmandu/Pokhara valued at US$88
  • Private vehicles
  • Note: Price does not include flights Kathmandu to Delhi or Trivandrum to Male
  • ^ It is possible to fly from Delhi to Trivandrum instead of travelling this section by train. Price on application.
Guide
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Expert local tour guide on Dhoni cruise
Others
  • Group medical kit
  • Trek pack including sleeping bag, down or fibre filled jacket and insulated mat
  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • Bicycles between Jaipur and Agra
  • Dhoni cruise including snorkeling gear
  • 4 berth sleeper train in India^
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment
  • Porter's insurance
  • Sightseeing & site entry fees
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International flights
  • Flights Kathmandu to Delhi & Trivandrum to Male
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Summit to Sea tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 13 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 February 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Summit to Sea tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Summit to Sea tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

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