Last month, Mike and I traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal for the first time to meet our travel partner Helena, owner of Helena India Travels. We are sending our first group to Nepal in autumn and it was a great opportunity to meet her as well as the owners of the hotels where our group would be staying at. We were offered complimentary five nights stay by Mingma, the Nepalese owner of Chhahari Retreat and needless to say, we enjoyed every single day of our stay not only because of the nice room and excellent food in the restaurant but moreso because each one of them treated us like their own family. As for our flight, Mike and I used our remaining American Airlines Advantage miles to fly in first class from Europe to the Indian Sub continent, just before the devaluation in March, which is 80K miles return per person. Here's the full trip report of our trip to Nepal and I hope that thru this, more people would consider traveling to this wonderful country in the future!
Review: British Airways Business Class, Stockholm-London
Review: Etihad A380 First Apartment, London-Abu Dhabi
Review: Al Dhabi Lounge, T1 Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH)
Review: Qatar Airways Business Class, Abu Dhabi-Doha
Review: Qatar Airways Business Class, Doha-Kathmandu
Review: Chhahari Resort, Kathmandu
Review: Yeti Airlines Everest Express
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Review: Executive Lounge, Kathmandu International Airport (KTM)
Review: Qatar Airways Business Class, Kathmandu-Doha
Review: Qatar Airways A380 First Class, Doha-Paris
Review: Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Review: Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, T2 (CDG)
Review: British Airways Business Class, Paris-London
Review: Hilton London Heathrow Airport
Review: British Airways Business Class, London-Stockholm
Visiting Nepal is probably not the most popular thing to do among travelers nowadays possibly because of the earthquake that hit the country a year ago. Although there were lots of temples which were destroyed, I think that there are more than enough things that would catch your attention as you discover the Nepalese way of life. Of course aside from visiting temples, there are other things to do while here like taking the flight to the Himalayas (which I consider is the best thing I did during my stay in Nepal), visiting some of their National Parks and attending some yoga sessions. Nepal is such an interesting country with very friendly people, tasty cuisine and intriguing culture and I hope that more and more people come and visit this extraordinary land. Here are some of the attractions we visited and which I would recommend to my fellow travelers.
a flight over the Himalayas on Yeti Airlines and seeing the world's highest peak, Mount Everest!
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