Explore Nepal from its’ Himalayan peaks to the low jungle of the Terai. Immerse yourself in the color and chaos of Kathmandu and be welcomed into a private home for a delicious lunch of momos (Tibetan dumplings). Learn firsthand about centuries-old customs, beliefs, and how they evolved. Tour a school and get to know the students and teachers in this beautiful Himalayan country that is changing very quickly. Wander through lively old bazaars, cobbled lanes and courtyards adorned with intricately carved wooden windows. See ancient traditions come alive at religious Buddhist sites that peacefully coexist with colorful Hindu temples.
From the unremitting energy of the cities delve into the immense natural beauty of the Annapurna region, which offers some of the world’s best trekking. A 9-day trek takes you deep into the Himalaya, with gradual ascents along riverbanks and through forests of oak and rhododendron. Reach open meadows with grazing yaks and unforgettable vistas of some of the most dramatic peaks on Earth! All the while, experience life among remote ethnic Gurung villages, meet the friendly Nepalis and enjoy their wholesome dal bhat (rice and lentils). Stay in charming lodges along the way built by enterprising villagers. Interact with the local people and learn about the lifestyles of the Nepalese.
After descending the Himalayan slopes, a scenic raft trip brings you to one of Asia’s richest wildlife sanctuaries at Chitwan National Park. Enjoy elephant safaris, jungle hikes, and dugout canoe rides while viewing the rare one-horned rhinoceros, over 400 species of exotic birds, sloth bear, deer, wild boar, crocodiles and the elusive Royal Bengal tiger!
Celebrate joyous Hindu festivals where chariots carrying demonic deities are pushed along streets overflowing with devotees, or the popular Festival of Lights to thank the goddess of wealth, gamble and perform animal worship.
Kathmandu * Pokhara * Ethnic Villages * Chitwan National Park
Custom dates to include traditional festivals celebrated year-round
April 11 - 28, 2021 (Bisket Jatra)
October 19 - November 5, 2021 (Lakshmi Pooja Festival)
2021 Land: From $5390 per person
2021 Single Supplement: From $1590
Easy / moderate. For the adventurous! Suitable for families. Special local festival
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Bottom photo: Susan Evoy & Jefferson Delisio
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