Challenge yourself at “The Roof of the World”, Nepal
15 Days Exploring the True Himalayan Kingdom A trekkers’ paradise, Nepal combines Himalayan views, golden temples, charming hill villages and jungle wildlife watching to offer one of the world’s great travel destinations. Walk through the highest mountains on earth, descend a river through its…
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15 Days Exploring the True Himalayan Kingdom
A trekkers’ paradise, Nepal combines Himalayan views, golden temples, charming hill villages and jungle wildlife watching to offer one of the world’s great travel destinations.
Walk through the highest mountains on earth, descend a river through its steep gorges. Visit isolated villages immersing ourselves in their culture, explore the temples and squares of Kathmandu, Pokara and Bhaktapur.
Officially the highest country on Earth, lofty Nepal is commonly referred to as "The Roof of the Word". That seems like a fitting moniker for the Himalayan nation, where soaring, snow-capped mountains disappear into the clouds like stairways to heaven.
You will trek through the foothills of the Himalayans and walk around the streets of Bhaktapur, raft along the serene river.
In This Trip you will:
- Trekking to the Annapurnas Sanctuary
- Rafting in the Kali Gandaki River
- Visit to Kathmandu, Pokara and Bhaktapur
- Travel Style: Adventure Expedition
- Physical Rating: 7
- Level Required: Beginner / Intermediate / Advance
- Price: $$
- Activities: Trekking, Rafting
- Ages: 30 - 50
Day 1: KATHMANDU
The meeting place will be upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport. We will stay in the area of Thamel, tourist center of the city. Depending on the time of arrival, there will be free time until dinner, we will meet to present the program and resolve any doubts that may arise. If the arrival is too late, we will rest and we will meet the next day
Day 2: KATHMANDÚ-BHAKTAPUR-KATHMANDÚ
After resting and a tasty breakfast, we will go to Bhacktapur, the capital of Nepal during the 12th to 15th centuries and proclaimed a world heritage site by HUNESCO. A few kilometers from Kathmandu is this beautiful city. Walking the streets of Bhaktapur is like visiting an open-air museum, its historic temples and its genuine plazas will invite us to go back in time. We will eat at one of their beautiful restaurants and return to Thamel. Free time and we will meet for dinner.
Day 3,4,5,6,7,8: TREKKING TO THE SANCTUARY OF THE ANAPURNAS
In the morning we will take a tourist bus that will take us to the base of the Sanctuary of the Anapurnas. The route gives us a splendid view over the mountains and the Himalayas rivers. Here begins our expedition to the Mardi Himal Trek. We will spend 6 days touring the beautiful mountains of Nepal and living with the local people. The Mardi Himal Trek is one of the "new" treks in the northern area of Pokhara. It is a trekking that runs in the middle of a beautiful landscape and has stunning views of the Annapurnas circus, at the foot of Mardi Himal, from whom it takes its name, and the beautiful Machhapuchhre. The route rises between forests sharing at the beginning part of the common itineraries of the Annapurna Sanctuary, but it is then raised to travel along the eastern ridge of the Khola Way valley, following the Annapurna Base Camp itinerary but at about 1300 meters more of elevation with respect to the bottom of the valley, what allows him to enjoy superb views. It is a trek without technical difficulty, so it is suitable for anyone accustomed to move around the mountain
Day 9: POKARA
A day of well-deserved rest awaits us in the mythical city of Pokara. We will stay in a beautiful hotel and there will be time to visit and enjoy this beautiful city at the base of the Anapurnas. There will be options for visits to temples, boat trips on the lake, bike rental to visit the city, shopping, enjoy a relaxing massage and for the more adventurous there are paragliding options.
Day 10, 11, 12: RAFTING KALI GANDAKI
The next three days a great adventure awaits us on one of the most exciting Himalayas rivers in Nepal, the Kali Gandaki. The river is born in Mustang, on the north side of the Himalayas. The descent of this river combines the whitewater with some of the most beautiful landscapes of Nepal, villages rarely visited, abundant wildlife, sandy beaches and beautiful waterfalls. Each day we will make a descent of about 6 hours, stop to eat, rest and enjoy the scenery. At nightfall we can enjoy dinner and after dinner around a bonfire, we will sleep in cozy shops. The Kali Gandaki rapids are class III to IV, they are technical and continuous, so they keep the rowers busy and entertained for most of the day, it is not necessary a previous experience, but an attention and predisposition towards the indications from our fellow guides. Once the rafting is finished we will move to Pokara. Free time to have dinner and rest.
Day 13: POKARA-KATHMANDÚ
After a well-deserved rest and a good breakfast, we will take a tourist bus that will take us to Kathmandu. The arrival is scheduled around 4 in the afternoon. We will have the afternoon free. At night we will get together for dinner.
Day 14: KATHMANDU
We will have all day to know the Hindu sanctuary Pasuk Patinak, next to the sacred Bagmati river, we can see the cremations and rituals offered to the deceased as well as meet the abundant Babas that live in the temple. There will also be time to visit the Boudhanath Buddhist Stupa, a refuge for large populations of Tibetans exiled during the invasion of China in 1049. We will have the afternoon free to walk around the city delighting in its squares, markets, temples, craft bazaars, clothing stores, tearooms, etc. At night we will get together to celebrate the last dinner of the trip.
Day 15: KATHMANDÚ
After an excellent breakfast, we will have free time until the transfer to the airport. Once we accompany you to the airport, our services end.
- Transfer from the airport to the hotel
- Exclusive Guide during the program.
- Local guides specialized in each of the adventure activities.
- Local guides in the temples of Bhaktapur and Pasuk Patinak.
- Hotels and breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokara.
- Trekking to the Annapurnas Sanctuary
- Permits to enter the Park, accommodation and full board. Local guide and Porters
- Rafting to the Kali Gandaki River
- Approved individual and collective material, logistics equipment, sleeping and full board. Local guides
- Entrances to all the temples mentioned in the program.
- Visit to Kathmandu, Pokara and Bhaktapur
- Transportation, taxis and private vehicles to all the destinations mentioned in the program.
- Transfer to the airport.
- Airlines Tickets
- Visit entry to Nepal. (It is done upon arrival at the airport).
- Insurance of International travel.
- Meals and dinners in Pokara and Kathmandu.
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks during all meals and dinners included in the program.
- Any other service not mentioned in the section Includes.
IMPORTANT BEFORE THE TRIP
- Ensure dates. (Bear in mind that sometimes we arrive a day later and come back a day earlier due to the change of schedule).
- Take into account the corresponding vaccines. (They are changing, ask at the vaccination center in your city).
- Have a passport in order.
- Try to keep fit to enjoy more of the activities. (go for a walk once in a while).
- Acquire the necessary material for the trip that will be made. (We will have a list with the necessary material).
- Carry 5 passport photos for permits and activities.
- Inform the guide of possible diseases, recent operations, allergies, food intolerances or the need to take any medication.
start: Saturday November 2, 2019end: Saturday November 16, 2019Group Size: 10 paxprice: /Person
1- Backpack of minimum 50l.
2- One pair of long pants and one trekking shorts.
3- Warm Mayas to put them underneath or to sleep.
4- Three breathable shirts, (short and long sleeves)
5- Underwear, (there will be possibility to wash it on the way).
6- Polar fleece.
7- Jacket and raincoat.
8- Sleeping bag not too heavy. (In the hotels we will not need it but during the trekking it is advisable to bring our own sack although they will give us blankets too.
9- Trekking shoes or boots. (optional take other spare and a flip flops for the shower).
11-Small toilet bag.
12-Small backpack for excursions and trekking. (The big backpack will be carried by the porters, it is advisable to take a small one with our water and the things we want to carry by hand).
13-Bottle for water. (water can be purchased during the trip, another option is to take water purification tablets or a filter).
14-Booties with soles or slippers that we can wet for rafting activity.
15-A t-shirt, type lycra surf and a thin neoprene short or long sleeve for rafting activity
-The Nepal flag is the only national flag that is not quadrilateral in shape. ...
-The abominable snowman, also known as the yeti, is a legendary apelike creature that is believed to frequent the high valleys of Nepal.
-Namaste is the standard greeting in Nepal.
Nepal, a landlocked country between India and China, is known for its mountain peaks. The small country contains eight of the 10 highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga -- the world's tallest and third tallest respectively.
Culture of Nepal. Customs and traditions differ from one part of Nepal to another. ... Religions practiced in Nepal are: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism, Bon, ancestor worship and animism. The majority of Nepalis are either Hindus or Buddhism. The two have co-existed in harmony through centuries.
The tap water and river water in Nepal is unsafe to drink and visitors have a choice between bottled water, purification tablets, or boiling water. ... Drinking sufficient amounts of water in Nepal is essential to avoid the risk of dehydration.