Walking in Nepal

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11 Days from $3,749

Oct 2019 - Nov 2019 Departures

​​This exciting and authentic adventure includes a host of unforgettable experiences. Trek to a traditional town, discover sacred sites, visit Chitwan National Park and spend time with a local family.​

Overview

What's included

​Just You Tour Manager as your host
10 nights half board in 4-star hotels
25 meals: 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 10 dinners
Specialist & local experts
Welcome drink & farewell get-together
3 guided walks
Overseas transfers & other transportation
Porterage

Included excursions

​Nepali cookery class with dinner
Monastery walk
Kathmandu & Thamel
Panauti hike
Chitwan canoe ride (weather permitting)
Jeep safari in Chitwan National Park
Trek to Dhampus
Pokhara tour & Phewa Lake cruise
Patan
Walk around the villages of Bungamati & Khokana
Bhaktapur
Dinner & cultural show in Kathmandu

Optional excursions

Peace Stupa walk​

Itinerary

Make your own way to Kathmandu, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Later, get to know your travelling companions over an included cookery class, eating what you've created for dinner.

Early this morning we will drive to the village of Pharping, a sacred Buddhist site, where pilgrims visit holy caves and many monasteries have been built. Our trip includes a visit to the beautiful Neydo Monastery, which is home to around 200 monks, and if time allows we will participate in a morning prayer ceremony and hear the chanting of the monks. Afterwards we'll take a tour of this sacred building and immerse ourselves in its beauty. We'll see its large Buddha statue and then have a simple breakfast in the monastery, something very few people get to experience! After breakfast, there's another treat in store as we walk around the surrounding area to see how local people live their lives. There will also be an opportunity to visit Arya Tara School, one of the very few nunneries in Nepal.
Later, on a half-day tour of Kathmandu City, we'll see the temple of the Living Goddess and the Kasthamandap – one of Nepal's largest pagodas. We'll also take in the bustling tourist district of Thamel.
Walk 10km/6.2m - 4-5hrs

After visiting the Budhanilkantha Temple, we'll drive to Sanga, home of the tallest Shiva statue in the world, and the start point for our walk to Panauti town. This is an exceptionally beautiful region and after the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, the crisp clean air and great outdoors will be refreshing. 
Our hike will take about four hours and begins with a steep ascent, before levelling off. We'll follow paths used mainly by villagers and take in wonderful views of rice fields and farmland. If the weather is clear we'll also see the Himalayas in the distance. Panauti is a wonderful town surrounded by rolling countryside and is regarded as one of the best-preserved Newari settlements in Nepal. When we arrive we'll enjoy lunch with a local family in their home, and afterwards they will show us around the town before we make our way back to Kathmandu.
Back at the hotel we'll enjoy a talk by an Everest summiteer.

​Today we'll drive to Chitwan, where we'll experience a canoe ride or visit a traditional village.

​Located in the foothills of the Churla mountain range, Chitwan National Park is famous for its variety of wildlife, notably the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros and the elusive Bengal tiger. Here you'll enjoy a Jeep safari before returning this evening.

​Today we head to Pokhara, wonderfully placed for close-up views of the Himalayas. This evening why not join us on an optional excursion to the Peace stupa. From our hotel we'll sail across the lake and then hike up to the World Peace Pagoda, a brilliant-white structure built by Buddhist monks. Our return journey to the hotel will be by road.

Walk 10km/6.2m - 5-6 hrs
After breakfast we'll drive to Kande for our trek to Dhampus. We'll make our way along rough trails and up steep steps to Australian Camp. From here we'll have panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountains, Phewa Lake, Pokhara City and the World Peace Pagoda. Our walk then takes us downhill to Dhampus, where we will have some time to relax and explore. We'll then descend to Phedi on foot and return to Pokhara by road.

​There's plenty of time to explore Pokhara today and enjoy a cruise on Phewa Lake.​

2.5 hrs
​Following our morning flight to Kathmandu, we'll head to Patan for a traditional lunch. Afterwards, we're going to experience authentic, day-to-day life in the Kathmandu Valley. We're going to explore the Newari villages of Bungamati and Khokana on foot. Bungamati's streets are paved with flagstones and lined by rows of brick-built houses. Many of the locals are woodcarvers, and legend has it that the Rain God resides in a temple here during the winter. In Khokana, mustard oil is made using traditional methods, and villagers can sometimes be seen in the markets of Kathmandu, selling their oil from two tin drums suspended on a pole across their shoulders.

​Bhaktapur houses the palace of 55 windows and the Nyatapola Temple – the highest in Nepal. A farewell dinner is served in a restaurant in Kathmandu this evening, followed by a cultural show.​

At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements. ​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Nepal - Peace Stupa Walk

Nepal - Peace Stupa Walk

from $29

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The World Peace Stupa is a Buddhist monument to inspire peace by providing a focus for people to unite in their search for world peace. Enjoy an uphill walk of approximately 30 minutes, before descending from Pagoda with enjoyable views of Phewa Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Walking Tour - Strenuous Walking - Not to be missed

Accommodation

The 4-star Hotel Himalaya is situated in Kathmandu, boasting a 180 degree panoramic view of the Himalayas. <br><br> Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, tennis court and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe, TV, minibar and tea/coffee-making facilities.
You will stay at the Jungle Villa Resort close to the Chitwan National Park Headquarters and situated by the bank of the Rapti River. <br><br> Hotel amenities include a restaurant. Bedrooms have private facilities.
The Waterfront Resort overlooking the Phewa Lake has incredible lake view from each of its 58 deluxe rooms. Each room with a lake-view balcony is the perfect place to relax and unwind. It provides high-speed Internet access, delightful dining options and an outdoor swimming pool alongside with business and event facilities to handle conferences, meeting and cocktail celebrations. The hotel is only a 10-minute ride from the airport, and just 15-minute walk from the busy tourist hub or 5 minutes taxi ride. There is also free shuttle service into Lakeside provided by hotel at intervals throughout the day.
The 4-star Hotel Himalaya is situated in Kathmandu, boasting a 180 degree panoramic view of the Himalayas. <br><br> Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, tennis court and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe, TV, minibar and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Hotel Himalaya

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Make Your Own Way

Friday 11 Oct 2019

11 Days

$3,749

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Make Your Own Way

Friday 08 Nov 2019

11 Days

$3,749

Available

CALL 1-800-280-1795