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Overview

Community work at the school in Bhaktapur

Community work in the school provides informal learning and social development environment for the participating students as well as the students of the school. It would strengthen communities by improving their knowledge, skills and confidence. The social development of the students and participating students makes important contribution towards promoting lifelong learning. It serves to encourage social inclusion and play important role to make an active citizen.
Students in the government schools are from disadvantage community, thus their participation with the students from developed countries gives them opportunity to exposure to learn and experience. It would work vice a versa.
Bidharthi Niketan Higher Secondary School is one of the many schools in the district of Bhaktapur. It is located at the edge of Durbar Square of Bhaktapur – about 7 minutes walk from the Main Entrance Gate of Bhaktapur and the hotel Khawapa Chhen. The principle of the school is a leady. The school has 30 students in average in all classes from class I to 12. It also has a Nursery class. The resource of the school is limited. The salary of the staffs and teachers are funded by the government grant. Their day to day expenses are met by the nominal tuition fees they charge each student. They have not been able to afford to set up their website. The school does not have proper library and science lab. They have about 2 dozen donated computers. The principle of the school says the weakest part of the students of the school is in science and math. They used to lag behind in English education but now they have made considerable progress in English education because the school curriculum has emphasized teaching in English from class I. The principle of the school said their Nursery class room requires painting – they cannot afford paint. The visiting students can participate in the activities of Nursery class as well as other classes in teaching and learning experience.
The students in community work can participate in open painting class that can be organized by the school. The school opens at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. The lunch break is at 1 pm for half an hour. The school can organize a cultural song and dance presentation based on various ethnic cultures in Nepal. Students from UK may present their own program.
Depending upon what the students from UK want to do the program can be adjusted accordingly. This is simply a guideline of day to day activities.


About the Trek and Pokhara 

Travel to Pokhara. It is your first stop before you head to the mountain. Pokhara is a small city situated by a lake. The lakes and the activities around it give entirely different flip on the level of your enjoyment. Enjoy the peaceful environment of the lake in the boat in Phewa Lake where you could see the shadow of Fish Tail peak. Fish Tail known in Nepali as Machhapuchere is a beautiful peak as impressive as the famous Matterhorn in Switzerland. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Next day you travel up the winding road to the mountain that has crispy cool air. After a short drive to the ridge of Chandrakot you descend to Modi Khola (river). Stop at Nayapul and start your journey on foot in the foot hill of Annapurna. As soon as you begin your journey you are in the middle of the mountain villages with the view of the Himalayas very close at time. It is simply great to see the wonderful panoramic view of the mountain and the snow caped Himalayan range. The close up view of the Annapurna range is incredibly beautiful especially from the ridge on the way to Tadapani. You got to be there to believe it!

The walking trail follows from one village to other. The trails are quite wide and easy for your legs – age is not a barrier. If you enjoy walking it is simply nice walking through the trails used by local people for their daily routine work. It is easy for the kids as well. The trek staffs accompany you to ensure you are comfortable and good. The magnetic attraction of the mountain is enigmatic.
At the end of the trek you descend to Phedi and drive onward to Kathmandu,
About the Trek to Ghorepani
Ghorepani (2530m) is the favourite destination of Annapurna foothill trek. It used to be the main pass through which traders with mules from Mustang and Tibet used to pass through to reach Pokhara in the early days. Early morning sunrise over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Pun-hill is very famous. The panoramic view of Annapurna range on the way to Ghandrung village is unforgettable. The other highlight of the trek is Ghandrung itself. This is a large Gurung village from where many Gurkhas are recruited as solders in the British and Indian army. The village is situated above Modi Khola (river) at the elevation of 1951 meter. It is one of the best-known villages in the foothill of Annapurna. The village has an office of Annapurna Conservation. The panoramic view of Annapurna dominates the entire skyline almost throughout the trek. Lodge and teahouse along the trail make this trip affordable and easily accessible.

The trail from Birenthati gradually climbs to Tirkhedhunga. After an overnight at Tirkhedhunga you climb the steep trail to Ulleri. Continue to ascend the trail through thick oak and rhododendron forests till you reach Ghorepani. Camp is further on the ridge. Next day climb slightly up the ridge and then descend steeply on a narrow trail through rhododendron forest to Banthati and another up and down hill walk to Tadapani. Then descend gradually to Ghandrung. The trail from Ghandrung makes steep descend to Modi Khola (river) and gradually descend to Birenthati, the beginning point f the trek.

Highlights

  • Enjoy, learn and teach at one of the government school in Bhaktapur
  • Sightseeing to some UNESCO heritage site in Kathmandu 
  • Bhaktapur an ancient city on the outskirt of Kathmandu
  • Trekking in the Annapurna foothill and Pooh hill the highest point where you will reach (3200 m)
  • Chitwan Jungel safari to experience Jungle safari on Elephant back 

Inclusions

Cost Includes:

  • All airport transfers
  • Bhaktapur full board package
  • Hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast in Kathmandu and in Pokhara (BB)
  • Tiger Land Chitwan Jungle safari full board package
  • During trek three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) and accommodation in standard rooms in the lodge / tea house are provided
  • Porter to carry personal baggage (maximum 10 kg each), a trek guide (sardar) and trek staffs as required will accompany the members
  • Accident insurance for staffs and porters as per government regulation
  • Ground transportation as outlined in the program are included
  • National Park Fees (ACAP) and permit (TIMs), Sightseeing entrance fee
  • 2 lit mineral water is provided while on tour to Chitwan and a lit mineral water on trek


Cost does not include:

  • Additional porter if required to carry extra baggage, photographic equipment, and personal equipment
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Accident insurance, emergency evacuation, medical first aid
  • Expenses of personal nature like sleeping bags, bottled water, bottled beverage, laundry and tips
  • Services that are not specifically mentioned are not included
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner

Price

Group Size 15+ Pax
1 Leader is Free
Cost per person: US$ 1650

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Itinerary

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.

Tour Highlights

Trip Code
VT01
Total Days
19
Total Nights
20
Trip Grade
Moderate
Maximum Elevation
3200 m
Trip Mode
Ground transport with English speaking tour guide
Average Day Activity
6 hrs community activity /5-6 hrs trek and sightseeing
Group Size
15 Plus
price starting from $ 1650
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Overview

Community work at the school in Bhaktapur

Community work in the school provides informal learning and social development environment for the participating students as well as the students of the school. It would strengthen communities by improving their knowledge, skills and confidence. The social development of the students and participating students makes important contribution towards promoting lifelong learning. It serves to encourage social inclusion and play important role to make an active citizen.
Students in the government schools are from disadvantage community, thus their participation with the students from developed countries gives them opportunity to exposure to learn and experience. It would work vice a versa.
Bidharthi Niketan Higher Secondary School is one of the many schools in the district of Bhaktapur. It is located at the edge of Durbar Square of Bhaktapur – about 7 minutes walk from the Main Entrance Gate of Bhaktapur and the hotel Khawapa Chhen. The principle of the school is a leady. The school has 30 students in average in all classes from class I to 12. It also has a Nursery class. The resource of the school is limited. The salary of the staffs and teachers are funded by the government grant. Their day to day expenses are met by the nominal tuition fees they charge each student. They have not been able to afford to set up their website. The school does not have proper library and science lab. They have about 2 dozen donated computers. The principle of the school says the weakest part of the students of the school is in science and math. They used to lag behind in English education but now they have made considerable progress in English education because the school curriculum has emphasized teaching in English from class I. The principle of the school said their Nursery class room requires painting – they cannot afford paint. The visiting students can participate in the activities of Nursery class as well as other classes in teaching and learning experience.
The students in community work can participate in open painting class that can be organized by the school. The school opens at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. The lunch break is at 1 pm for half an hour. The school can organize a cultural song and dance presentation based on various ethnic cultures in Nepal. Students from UK may present their own program.
Depending upon what the students from UK want to do the program can be adjusted accordingly. This is simply a guideline of day to day activities.


About the Trek and Pokhara 

Travel to Pokhara. It is your first stop before you head to the mountain. Pokhara is a small city situated by a lake. The lakes and the activities around it give entirely different flip on the level of your enjoyment. Enjoy the peaceful environment of the lake in the boat in Phewa Lake where you could see the shadow of Fish Tail peak. Fish Tail known in Nepali as Machhapuchere is a beautiful peak as impressive as the famous Matterhorn in Switzerland. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Next day you travel up the winding road to the mountain that has crispy cool air. After a short drive to the ridge of Chandrakot you descend to Modi Khola (river). Stop at Nayapul and start your journey on foot in the foot hill of Annapurna. As soon as you begin your journey you are in the middle of the mountain villages with the view of the Himalayas very close at time. It is simply great to see the wonderful panoramic view of the mountain and the snow caped Himalayan range. The close up view of the Annapurna range is incredibly beautiful especially from the ridge on the way to Tadapani. You got to be there to believe it!

The walking trail follows from one village to other. The trails are quite wide and easy for your legs – age is not a barrier. If you enjoy walking it is simply nice walking through the trails used by local people for their daily routine work. It is easy for the kids as well. The trek staffs accompany you to ensure you are comfortable and good. The magnetic attraction of the mountain is enigmatic.
At the end of the trek you descend to Phedi and drive onward to Kathmandu,
About the Trek to Ghorepani
Ghorepani (2530m) is the favourite destination of Annapurna foothill trek. It used to be the main pass through which traders with mules from Mustang and Tibet used to pass through to reach Pokhara in the early days. Early morning sunrise over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Pun-hill is very famous. The panoramic view of Annapurna range on the way to Ghandrung village is unforgettable. The other highlight of the trek is Ghandrung itself. This is a large Gurung village from where many Gurkhas are recruited as solders in the British and Indian army. The village is situated above Modi Khola (river) at the elevation of 1951 meter. It is one of the best-known villages in the foothill of Annapurna. The village has an office of Annapurna Conservation. The panoramic view of Annapurna dominates the entire skyline almost throughout the trek. Lodge and teahouse along the trail make this trip affordable and easily accessible.

The trail from Birenthati gradually climbs to Tirkhedhunga. After an overnight at Tirkhedhunga you climb the steep trail to Ulleri. Continue to ascend the trail through thick oak and rhododendron forests till you reach Ghorepani. Camp is further on the ridge. Next day climb slightly up the ridge and then descend steeply on a narrow trail through rhododendron forest to Banthati and another up and down hill walk to Tadapani. Then descend gradually to Ghandrung. The trail from Ghandrung makes steep descend to Modi Khola (river) and gradually descend to Birenthati, the beginning point f the trek.

Highlights

  • Enjoy, learn and teach at one of the government school in Bhaktapur
  • Sightseeing to some UNESCO heritage site in Kathmandu 
  • Bhaktapur an ancient city on the outskirt of Kathmandu
  • Trekking in the Annapurna foothill and Pooh hill the highest point where you will reach (3200 m)
  • Chitwan Jungel safari to experience Jungle safari on Elephant back 

Inclusions

Cost Includes:

  • All airport transfers
  • Bhaktapur full board package
  • Hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast in Kathmandu and in Pokhara (BB)
  • Tiger Land Chitwan Jungle safari full board package
  • During trek three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) and accommodation in standard rooms in the lodge / tea house are provided
  • Porter to carry personal baggage (maximum 10 kg each), a trek guide (sardar) and trek staffs as required will accompany the members
  • Accident insurance for staffs and porters as per government regulation
  • Ground transportation as outlined in the program are included
  • National Park Fees (ACAP) and permit (TIMs), Sightseeing entrance fee
  • 2 lit mineral water is provided while on tour to Chitwan and a lit mineral water on trek


Cost does not include:

  • Additional porter if required to carry extra baggage, photographic equipment, and personal equipment
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Accident insurance, emergency evacuation, medical first aid
  • Expenses of personal nature like sleeping bags, bottled water, bottled beverage, laundry and tips
  • Services that are not specifically mentioned are not included
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner

Price

Group Size 15+ Pax
1 Leader is Free
Cost per person: US$ 1650

---.

Itinerary

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.

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