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ANENG - Nepal: Himalaya Highlights

Venture into the lively streets of Kathmandu, spend a night at a Buddhist monastery guesthouse, and take in astounding views of the Himalaya in Pokhara: these are just a few of the experiences that await on this 10-day journey through Nepal. From the famous rhinos and Bengal tigers of Chitwan National Park to the ancient temples of the Kathmandu Valley, encounter the essence of the Himalaya.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: SASANE Lecture, Kathmandu National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Traditional Weaving and Indigenous Peoples Lecture, Kathmandu National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Overnight at a Buddhist Monastery, Pharping National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Neydo Monastery Sunrise Chant, Pharping National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Chitwan Tiger Experience, Chitwan National Park G Adventures for Good: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu
Arrival transfer
Visit Boudhanath Stupa and the Royal City of Bhaktapur
Visit Swayambhunath
Chitwan National Park including a village walking tour and jeep safari
Hike to the World Peace Pagoda
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
10
Price From
AUD $2,199
Start Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
End Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
09 Sep 201818 Sep 201815AUD $2,199
16 Sep 201825 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
23 Sep 201802 Oct 20181AUD $2,199
30 Sep 201809 Oct 201811AUD $2,199
07 Oct 201816 Oct 20183AUD $2,199
14 Oct 201823 Oct 20184AUD $2,199
21 Oct 201830 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
28 Oct 201806 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
04 Nov 201813 Nov 20182AUD $2,399
11 Nov 201820 Nov 20183AUD $2,399
18 Nov 201827 Nov 20183AUD $2,399
25 Nov 201804 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
09 Dec 201818 Dec 201815AUD $2,399
16 Dec 201825 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
23 Dec 201801 Jan 201911AUD $2,599
30 Dec 201808 Jan 201913AUD $2,599
06 Jan 201915 Jan 201913AUD $2,599
20 Jan 201929 Jan 201913AUD $2,599
10 Feb 201919 Feb 201915AUD $2,399
24 Feb 201905 Mar 201915AUD $2,399
03 Mar 201912 Mar 201915AUD $2,399
17 Mar 201926 Mar 201915AUD $2,399
24 Mar 201902 Apr 201915AUD $2,399
31 Mar 201909 Apr 201915AUD $2,399
07 Apr 201916 Apr 201914AUD $2,199
14 Apr 201923 Apr 201913AUD $2,199
21 Apr 201930 Apr 201915AUD $2,199
28 Apr 201907 May 201915AUD $2,199
05 May 201914 May 201915AUD $2,199
19 May 201928 May 201915AUD $2,199
07 Jul 201916 Jul 201915AUD $2,199
21 Jul 201930 Jul 201915AUD $2,199
18 Aug 201927 Aug 201915AUD $2,199
08 Sep 201917 Sep 201915AUD $2,199
22 Sep 201901 Oct 201915AUD $2,199
29 Sep 201908 Oct 201915AUD $2,199
06 Oct 201915 Oct 201915AUD $2,199
13 Oct 201922 Oct 201915AUD $2,199
20 Oct 201929 Oct 201914AUD $2,399
27 Oct 201905 Nov 201911AUD $2,399
03 Nov 201912 Nov 201915AUD $2,399
10 Nov 201919 Nov 201913AUD $2,399
17 Nov 201926 Nov 201915AUD $2,399
24 Nov 201903 Dec 201915AUD $2,399
01 Dec 201910 Dec 201915AUD $2,399
08 Dec 201917 Dec 201915AUD $2,399
15 Dec 201924 Dec 201915AUD $2,599
22 Dec 201931 Dec 201915AUD $2,599
29 Dec 201907 Jan 202010AUD $2,599
Itinerary
Day 1 - Kathmandu
Arrive any time. Arrival transfer included. After our welcome meeting, enjoy a six-course dinner of organic Nepali cuisine.
Day 2 - Kathmandu
Spend the day exploring Kathmandu and surrounding areas, including Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest Buddhist shrines. Also visit the Royal City of Bhaktapur, exploring Hindu temples, pagodas and monuments, including the stunning wood-carved palace in Durbar Square. After, visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) before enjoying an authentic local lunch and lecture with one of the women who have graduated from the Sasane paralegal program.
Day 3 - Kathmandu/Pharping
Opt to take an early morning Everest experience flight, then visit ancient Swayambhunath Buddhist temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the holiest shrines in Kathmandu. Then, visit a local home to learn about National Geographic grantee Chhing Lhomi, who works to preserve ancient weaving traditions of the Upper Mustang region through the Himalayan Indigenous Society. Depart the city to Pharping for a unique overnight stay at a Buddhist Monastery guesthouse. Learn about life in the Monastery from the inside, enjoying a chanting and prayer service. Opt to walk in the surrounding Village and countryside.
Day 4 - Pharping/Kurintar
Rise early and enjoy the morning chanting and sunrise from the Monastery. After, drive to Kurintar and hike to our remote lodge on the banks of Trishuli River and valley. Opt to relax and enjoy the pool or take a hike in the surrounding countryside.
Day 5 - Kurintar/Chitwan National Park
Drive to our lodge located on the bank of the Rapti river which boarders the UNESCO World Heritage site of Chitwan National Park. After lunch enjoy wildlife viewing from traditional boats along the river.
Day 6 - Chitwan National Park
Explore Chitwan National Park with expert local guides. Activities can include a village walk, boating, nature walks, and jeep safari in search of rhinos, leopards, wild elephants, monkeys, and crocodiles. Also meet with a local tiger "technician" who will give a presentation about Nepal Tiger Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of tigers in Nepal. Our expert will join us on a jeep safari to teach us how tigers are tracked, protected and monitored, with help from the local community. If we're lucky, we may catch a glimpse of one of these elusive great cats. This evening, return to the lodge and enjoy a Tharu cultural dance program presented by local Villagers.
Day 7 - Chitwan National Park/Pokhara
Drive to beautiful Pokhara and immerse yourself in stunning views of the Himalayas. Enjoy an orientation walk with the CEO and opt to have dinner at one of the popular restaurants in town.
Day 8 - Pokhara
Hike up to Sarangkot and enjoy the sunrise and sweeping Annapurna Himalayan views. Later hike to the brilliant World Peace Pagoda, a stunning monument built by Buddhist monks from Japan. After, visit a Tibetan refugee settlement to learn more about this community, visit their photo gallery and enjoy a local Tibetan lunch. This afternoon, opt to try paragliding or go boating in Phewa Lake.
Day 9 - Pokhara/Kathmandu
Catch a flight back to the capital, Kathmandu. Enjoy free time for shopping or opt to visit the Pashupatinath Ghats
Day 10 - Kathmandu
Depart at any time.