Day 1. Arrive Kathmandu. Bhaktapur (Full Board)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu (1317m)Tribhuvan International airport our representative will meet you and welcome with flower garland. You will be transferred to Bhaktapur.
Day 2: In Bhaktapur. (Full Board)
Introduction with the teachers and students of the school. Get to know about the school, their curriculum, their challenges and aspirations. Conclude the interaction and meeting with the finalization of various work participation of the visiting students.
Afternoon .Sightseeing tour of various temples, monuments and crafts of the community that are listed in UNESCO heritage sites.
Day 3: In Bhaktapur (Full Board)
Community work in the school
Day 4. In Bhaktapur. (Full board)
Community work in the school.
Day 5. In Bhaktapur (Full board)
Community work in the school
Day 6. In Bhaktapur (Full board)
Community work in the school
Day 7. Community School work (Full board)
Short hike from Nagarkot to Changunaryan. Today we visit, Changu naryan considered an oldest temple Nepal, Nagarkot and back to Bhaktapur.
Day 8. Community School work (Full board)
Fare well for the student group.
Day 9. In Pokhara
After breakfast. You will be transferred to Pokhara. Which is 5/6 hours drive -205 Kms.
Day 10: Drive to Nayapul.(1020m) and Trek to Tirkhedhunga (2080m) - 5 hours gradual uphill walk
It is one-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1100m); it is situated along the Modi River. There are excellent views throughout the day of Annapurna South (23,633 ft / 7219m), Hiunchuli (21,133 ft/ 6443m) and Machhapuchare (22,942 ft / 6993 m). Start climbing gradually for a couple of hours. You walk through a small river where there is an opportunity to wash clothes and have a refreshing dip during hot weather. After lunch continue climbing gradually to Tirkhedunga (5000 ft/ 1524m).
Day 11: Trek to Ghorepani (2840m) - 5 hours steep walk
After breakfast ascend the steep trail up using numerous steps to Ulleri (6800 ft / 2073m). Continue to climb from Ulleri for lunch at Nayathanti which takes about 2½ hours. After lunch the climb continues through the wet temperate forests of oak and rhododendron until Ghorepani (8300 ft / 2840m) is reached in about 2 hours. Ghorepani is generally a trade route connecting Mustang and Pokhara.
Day 12: Trek to Tadapani (2595m) - 5 hours easy descent
From the view point at Pune Hill (3100m) you can have the excellent views of Machapuchre, Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Himal peaks. The platform is filled by the eager and earlier tourists vying for the perfect spot for their photos. In the spring you get to see rhododendron flowers in full bloom; the whole forest is covered with rhododendron in the trail between Ghorepani and Ghandrung. The red one is called Lali (red) Gurans in Nepali. It is the national flower of Nepal. From Ghorepani you leave the main trail that leads you to Jomsom and Muktinath, instead you now walk to Tadapani which is fairly easy.
After the magnificent view from Poon hill, you walk through easy trail that is little steep up in the beginning. On this day walking is pleasant as you cross through rhododendron forest. Beautiful view of Annapurna South upfront is visible constantly on the trail. Lunch stop would be at Banthanti. From Banthanti to Tadapani (2595m) it is about 1 hour walk which is relatively easy and pleasant.
Day 13: Trek to Landruk (1900m) 5/6 hrs
Landruk is a beautiful Gurung settlement. It offers you the best view of Annapurna range, sunrise and sunset, traditional Gurung culture, and on top of all that, a peace of mind. If you are in Pokhara for a short visit then a trek to Landruk is an ideal place to immerge oneself in the culture and the surrounding environment and being with nature at its best.
Day 14: Trek to Australian Camp (1900m) 3 hrs
The camp is at the center of Dhampus Jungle. There are few comfortable lodges. From Australian Camp provide great Jungle scenery and similar views as Poonhill like Annapurna South, Fishtial, Mt Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Dhampus Peak,Nilgiri and Himchuli.
Day 15: In Pokhara .(BB)
From Australian Camp we will hike to Kade ( 1 hr) . Our bus will be waiting for us and we drive back to Pokhara ( 1 hr). So basically if you start your day around 8 am then we will be back to Pokhara around 10:30 at maximum.
We Will have half day sighseeing to Davi’s fall, Mahendra cave, Tibetan Refugee camp and Boating at Phewa lake. Leisure time on your own.We can manage a dinner program at any nice restaurant
Day 16.In Chitwan( Full Board)
We will reach Chitwan in the afternoon, right on lunch time. Upon arrival you will be offered refreshment. The manager of the lodge will give a briefing on tomorrow's activities, the lodge itself & its facilities. After being given your program for the day, your room will then be allocated to you.At
1:00 O’clock Lunch is served
3:00 PM: Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours.
7:00 PM: Slide presentation. One of our jungle experts will introduce background data and history of the Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Your questions are most welcome.
8:00 PM: Dinner at the central dining hall.
Day 17. In Chitwan
5:30 AM: Bird Watching: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee and proceed for bird watching. Out of 519 species of the birds we have recorded 276 species in our area. Our guides will help you to identify some of the species of these birds.
8:30 AM: Breakfast at the resort.
9:30 AM: Elephant briefing/Bathing programme: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stables.
1:00 PM: Lunch at the dining hall
3:30 PM: Nature Walk / Canoeing (subject to weather conditions & water level in the river): Drive by Jeep to Kasara, entrance of the national park. After an hour of nature walk arrive at Gharial Breeding center to see the Gharial (Alligator) hatchery project, founded by Frankfurt Zoological Society. After a short briefing about the project, walk to the Rapti river at canoeing put in point. Start canoeing in a traditional dug-out canoe which takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds, crocodiles and other aquatic animals on the banks.
7:00 PM: Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances.
8:00 PM: BBQ Dinner at the dining hall.
Day 18: In Kathmandu. (BB)
5:30 AM: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee and then proceed for the Village visit. Our naturalist will brief you about the social and cultural aspect of the villagers and their lifestyle.
8.00 AM: Breakfast at the resort.
9.30 AM: Departure to your following destination.
12:00 -1:00 PM Lunch on the way
You will reach Kathmandu around 4/5 pm. Leisure day on your own. Leisure day on your own.
Day 19: In Kathmandu. (BB)
Full day sightseeing. Almost all historical monuments and places of cultural heritage are located in Kathmandu valley.You will be visitng Pashupatinath, Syambhunath(monkey temple),Boudhanath.. During your sightseeing tour you will find it amazing that Gods are actually everywhere wherever you go. And they are worshipped wherever they are.
We leave for sightseeing in the morning at 9 am after breakfast.
Pasupatinath is situated on the bank of the Bagmati River; it is a holy place for Hindus. In this scared place the great and fearful god Shiva is revered in his incarnation of the Lord of animals since ages. It has thus attained a mystical importance all of its own. The three-tiered golden roof of the main temple stands sentinel over the various shrines and the throngs of devotees. From here ghats (step on which many Nepali wish to be cremated and carried into the next life) lead down to the water’s edge. In this place you are expected to remain unobtrusive and respectful. You will find interesting to see the pilgrims doing their worship and Sages amidst the cremation and daily life of the local people.
Boudhanath has become Mecca for Buddhist. The huge structured stupa has different layout. It is built in the shape of a Mandela (a Buddhist representation of the heavens). The stupa represents the mind of the Buddha. It is believed to have been constructed in the fifth century by King Mandeva. Boudhanath is a special place for worship for Buddhist and no Buddhist alike. Most Buddhist faithful from far flung villages make a long journey mostly on foot to pay homage to Buddha. No doubt it is one of the most celebrated places of pilgrimage. There are many monasteries in the vicinity of Boudanath that offer meditation and retreats to foreign visitors. To get an insight into Buddhist monastic life it is worth visiting some of the monasteries. This place was listed in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979.
Afternoon - after lunch visit Syambhunath Swambhunath is well known 2000 years old Buddhist stupa (Chaitya), used to be known as monkey temple, is located on the summit of a hill overlooking Kathmandu valley. Beside Boudhanath this is one of the popular Buddhist pilgrimage site. The legend has it that once upon a time Kathmandu valley was a lake and the Goddess Manjushri found a shrine here after she drained the water from the lake. Swambhunath is one of the most important temples and pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhist alike. Its vantage point provides panoramic view over the surrounding city and countryside. With its tremendous white stupa shrines, it has truly memorable sights.
Day 20: Transfer to Airport. Depart Kathmandu.