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Village to Village - 10 Days

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Group size: 2-16 people Max-Altitude:
Country: Nepal Fitness level: 5E
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals: All meals during home stay. Breakfast only in Pokhara and Kathmandu
Accomodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, guest house in Tansen and home stay arrangements in other places of visit

What Is Included

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • 4-star hotel in Kathmandu, 3-star hotel in Pokhara, guest house in Tansen and home stay arrangements in Kapan and Sirubari
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Tansen. All meals during the home stay
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide
  • T-shirt and city map
  • Heritage sites and national park entrance fees
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Introduction

Travel as a responsible citizen in this 10 days voluntourism activity. While visiting cultural and historical heritages in Kathmandu, we will discuss about the effects of globalization, modernization and ethics. This trip is the perfect choice for those who want to learn about the culture, civilization and effects of modernization. While at the villages, we go local with the community living and eating like the locals. Explore the life-time experience to take part in the richness and diversity of Nepalese culture. We will also take tours to local organizations like schools and health centers to see how they work during the tours.

Outline Itinerary

: Arrival in Kathmandu then drive to Kapan home-stay area
: The Heritages of Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath
: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur
: Drive to Pokhara: 213km, 5-6 hours
: Pokhara to Tansen: 126km, 3-4 hours
: Hike to Sirubari
: Tour of Sirubari
: Tour of Sirubari then drive to Pokhara
: Drive to Kathmandu
: Final departure
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Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trip when the weather is clear and pleasant.

Trip Start Dates

We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-98510-55684
: Arrival in Kathmandu then drive to Kapan home-stay area
Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, Himalayan Glacier will arrange to pick us up from the airport. We will then be transferred to Kapan, a village in the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley. The Kapan Monastery at Kapan Hill, also known as the Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Centre, is a major meditation center near Kathmandu. The people of Kapan have also developed home-stay programs for the development of their village. The village also offers panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight in Kapan.
Learn the Buddhist culture.
: The Heritages of Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath
After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. We will learn the history of Kathmandu and the majestic story behind these overlooking structures along with sight-seeing.
Learn the religious harmony in Kathmandu.
: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur
Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Patan Durbar Square is rich in ancient arts and architecture. We also visit Bhakatpur, an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.
Observe the Newari culture resisting modernization for its traditions.
Overnight in Kapan.
: Drive to Pokhara: 213km, 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu for Pokhara, also known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes it has. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of hills and the rural lifestyle of the Nepalese. We may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.
Time for some break.
: Pokhara to Tansen: 126km, 3-4 hours
Today we drive to Tansen which is a hill town that offers excellent views of the snow-covered Himalayan peaks. A hill station shared by locals from both Terai and Hills for splendid holiday making, experience the harmonious cultural mix between the two. Tansen is producer of high quality Nepali Dhaka (cloth) and topi (cap).
Enjoy the hills of Nepal.
Overnight in Tansen.
: Hike to Sirubari
Sirubari is a rural village located in the Syangja district of Nepal. The hills of the village are known for providing panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Hiunchuli. The village has been developed as a home-stay village owing to its natural beauty and hospitable villagers. While staying here, we will be entertained with traditional dancing and singing which will help us understand the rural culture of the area. Overnight in Sirubari.
Participate in the traditional festival and experience for yourself.
: Tour of Sirubari
We spend a whole day touring the village of Sirubari. While here, we also get to enjoy the pristine natural springs that originate from the Himalayas. We also visit Thumro Juro, a viewpoint popular for its amazing views of the sunrise over the Himalayas.  Overnight in Sirubari.
Talk to people to understand how they see the world.
: Tour of Sirubari then drive to Pokhara
We tour the beautiful village of Sirubari and try and connect with the locals and how they spend their day. We then retrace our steps back to Pokhara where we check in to our hotel. We can also spend the evening in the lakeside area of Phewa Lake to shop for souvenirs or just for enjoying the lake city’s general splendor. Overnight in Pokhara.
: Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we take rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our trip, we will have a farewell dinner at The Ship Restaurant Bar & Lounge and share our joys and experience.
Share your experience with each other.
: Final departure
Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Himalayan Glacier will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
Leave with the life long memory
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Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

What Is Included

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • 4-star hotel in Kathmandu, 3-star hotel in Pokhara, guest house in Tansen and home stay arrangements in Kapan and Sirubari
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Tansen. All meals during the home stay
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide
  • T-shirt and city map
  • Heritage sites and national park entrance fees
  • All government and local taxes

What Is Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Tansen
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the ‘What Is Included’ section

Accommodations

We will be accommodated in a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu for one night, a 3-star hotel in Pokhara, a guest house in Tansen and home stays in villages. We will be staying at Hotel Shanker in Kathmandu and Mt. Kailash Resort in Pokhara. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 390.

Meals

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Tansen. All meals will be served during the home stays. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners hosted by Himalayan Glacier.

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