Nepal Adventure Nepal

Nepal Adventure

Nepal

Hiking
10 days
2019

Fri, Oct 04

Sun, Oct 13

€1,219

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Overview

From the colours and magic of Kathmandu's markets to the serenity of Himalayan trails, this 10-day adventure offers an intriguing blend of well-paced excursions. The rugged foothills of the Annapurna Range will reward those willing to break a sweat with stunning views of mountain vistas. Experience Nepal from a different perspective as you explore Chitwan National Park on a 4x4 safari. With many included activities and options for more, like a soak in the restorative waters of a natural hot spring, you'll come away with a full and real appreciation of this fascinating land.

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Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Kathmandu
Take a guided tour of the royal city of Bhaktapur, and the Bodhnath Stupa. Visit the G Adventures-supported Sisterhood of Survivors Project. Meet the women from the project and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) before enjoying an authentic local lunch. Take a tour of the world heritage site of Bhaktapur and visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world. Opt to visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Swayambhunath is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles.
Day 3Kathmandu/Pokhara
Drive across the mountains to beautiful Pokhara. Immerse yourself in the views of the spectacular Annapurna Range. A lively bus ride along stunning scenery brings us from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pay a visit to the striking temple of Brindabasim which stands proudly over Pokhara. Later, opt to relax in a café or shop for Nepali and Tibetan souvenirs in the endless stalls and shops.
Day 4Pokhara/Ghandruk
Enjoy three days of trekking through isolated mountain villages and stunning landscapes. Well worth the effort, you'll be rewarded with the remote grandeur. Drive to the start point of the trek, Naya Pul. Throughout the trek, come across isolated mountain communities, each observing different ancestral customs and traditions, resulting in not only a visually superb expedition but also a culturally rich one. Amid the rugged mountain scenery, meet warm and welcoming locals herding yaks and goats on the grassy pastures. Enjoy the opportunity to visit monasteries and temples. Along the way we see waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, broad plains, and high mountain passes. Opt to soak in natural hot springs (you've earned it).
Day 5Ghandruk/Landruk
Trek through the foothills from Ghandruk to Jhinu Danda for a rest and an optional soak in the hot springs. Continue on to Landruk, enjoying the views along the way.
Day 6Landruk/Pokhara
For the final day of trekking, walk approx. 5 hr enjoying gorgeous scenery along the way. End the trek in Kande and board a vehicle bound for Pokhara where you will spend the night.
Day 7Pokhara/Royal Chitwan National Park
Travel to this UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy an overnight homestay with the indigenous Tharu community. Experience their culture through dance and song, along with a traditional meal. Opt to go on a cycling excursion through the area. This morning, opt to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area by pre-booking the Paragliding in Pokhara extra when booking your tour. Continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Chitwan National Park. Known as the Terai Tarai ("moist land"), the landscape you travel through today is a belt of marshy grassland, savannah, and forests at the base of the Himalayas.
Day 8Royal Chitwan National Park
Take a 4x4 safari through the park and search for the elusive tiger. Explore the national park by 4x4 safari before a guided half-day walk inside the park. Enjoy free time to enjoy some bird watching. The Terai-Duar region is home to the endangered Indian rhinoceros, as well as elephants, Bengal tigers, bears, leopards, and other wild animals. The Royal Chitwan National Park and Royal Bardia National Park preserve significant sections of habitat for these animals, making them home to some of the greatest concentrations of rhinoceros and tigers left in South Asia.
Day 9Royal Chitwan National Park/Kathmandu
Travel back to the capital city. Return to Kathmandu and enjoy a free afternoon to continue exploring. Opt to visit the burning ghats at Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath or the monkey temple.
Day 10Kathmandu
Depart at any time. Opt for an Everest flight this morning, if weather permits. There are no activities planned for today and you are free to depart at any time. If you are interested in a scenic flight to view Mt Everest, you can pre-book the flight when booking your tour. Alternatively, your CEO can assist you with booking the flight on tour.

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts), teahouse lodges (2 nts).

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu Your G for Good Moment: Barauli Community Homestay, Royal Chitwan National Park. Kathmandu walking tour. Bhaktapur guided tour. Annapurna trekking (3 days). Chitwan National Park 4x4 safari. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!). You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. During the trekking portion of your trip, a porter is assigned to every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a water proof duffel that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 7.5kg/16.5lb per passenger. Some of your luggage can be left in Pokhara (the hotel may charge a storage fee), but you will need to take all your trekking gear with you. Please note that as you will be sharing the duffel with a fellow trekker from the group during the trek, a lightweight cotton or plastic bag is recommended to keep your gear separate. Important to note: - Please read the 'Checklist' section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. - You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. - The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Kathmandu
Take a guided tour of the royal city of Bhaktapur, and the Bodhnath Stupa. Visit the G Adventures-supported Sisterhood of Survivors Project. Meet the women from the project and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) before enjoying an authentic local lunch. Take a tour of the world heritage site of Bhaktapur and visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world. Opt to visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Swayambhunath is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles.
Day 3Kathmandu/Pokhara
Drive across the mountains to beautiful Pokhara. Immerse yourself in the views of the spectacular Annapurna Range. A lively bus ride along stunning scenery brings us from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pay a visit to the striking temple of Brindabasim which stands proudly over Pokhara. Later, opt to relax in a café or shop for Nepali and Tibetan souvenirs in the endless stalls and shops.
Day 4Pokhara/Ghandruk
Enjoy three days of trekking through isolated mountain villages and stunning landscapes. Well worth the effort, you'll be rewarded with the remote grandeur. Drive to the start point of the trek, Naya Pul. Throughout the trek, come across isolated mountain communities, each observing different ancestral customs and traditions, resulting in not only a visually superb expedition but also a culturally rich one. Amid the rugged mountain scenery, meet warm and welcoming locals herding yaks and goats on the grassy pastures. Enjoy the opportunity to visit monasteries and temples. Along the way we see waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, broad plains, and high mountain passes. Opt to soak in natural hot springs (you've earned it).
Day 5Ghandruk/Landruk
Trek through the foothills from Ghandruk to Jhinu Danda for a rest and an optional soak in the hot springs. Continue on to Landruk, enjoying the views along the way.
Day 6Landruk/Pokhara
For the final day of trekking, walk approx. 5 hr enjoying gorgeous scenery along the way. End the trek in Kande and board a vehicle bound for Pokhara where you will spend the night.
Day 7Pokhara/Royal Chitwan National Park
Travel to this UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy an overnight homestay with the indigenous Tharu community. Experience their culture through dance and song, along with a traditional meal. Opt to go on a cycling excursion through the area. This morning, opt to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area by pre-booking the Paragliding in Pokhara extra when booking your tour. Continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Chitwan National Park. Known as the Terai Tarai ("moist land"), the landscape you travel through today is a belt of marshy grassland, savannah, and forests at the base of the Himalayas.
Day 8Royal Chitwan National Park
Take a 4x4 safari through the park and search for the elusive tiger. Explore the national park by 4x4 safari before a guided half-day walk inside the park. Enjoy free time to enjoy some bird watching. The Terai-Duar region is home to the endangered Indian rhinoceros, as well as elephants, Bengal tigers, bears, leopards, and other wild animals. The Royal Chitwan National Park and Royal Bardia National Park preserve significant sections of habitat for these animals, making them home to some of the greatest concentrations of rhinoceros and tigers left in South Asia.
Day 9Royal Chitwan National Park/Kathmandu
Travel back to the capital city. Return to Kathmandu and enjoy a free afternoon to continue exploring. Opt to visit the burning ghats at Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath or the monkey temple.
Day 10Kathmandu
Depart at any time. Opt for an Everest flight this morning, if weather permits. There are no activities planned for today and you are free to depart at any time. If you are interested in a scenic flight to view Mt Everest, you can pre-book the flight when booking your tour. Alternatively, your CEO can assist you with booking the flight on tour.

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts), teahouse lodges (2 nts).

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu Your G for Good Moment: Barauli Community Homestay, Royal Chitwan National Park. Kathmandu walking tour. Bhaktapur guided tour. Annapurna trekking (3 days). Chitwan National Park 4x4 safari. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!). You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. During the trekking portion of your trip, a porter is assigned to every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a water proof duffel that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 7.5kg/16.5lb per passenger. Some of your luggage can be left in Pokhara (the hotel may charge a storage fee), but you will need to take all your trekking gear with you. Please note that as you will be sharing the duffel with a fellow trekker from the group during the trek, a lightweight cotton or plastic bag is recommended to keep your gear separate. Important to note: - Please read the 'Checklist' section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. - You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. - The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.
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10 days
2019

Fri, Oct 04

Sun, Oct 13

€1,219

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