Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in the Kathmandu airport the guests will be greeted by a representative from Amazing Himalaya Trekking and transferred to their hotel. After checking in, they will have free time to rest or can enjoy the walk around the city. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Sightseeing of historical and spiritual sites
We start the tour after an orientation. Today is the first day of exploring Nepal. The tour includes historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu valley, which are also listed in the World Heritage Sites and includes the Kathmandu Durbar Square,the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the Swyombhunath (Monkey Temple). Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu– Trishuli River Rafting -Chitwan/ Bandipur
After breakfast,the guests will check out of the hotel around 7:30 am. We then drive south-west of Kathmandu on our way to Chitwan on the Kathmandu – Pokhara highway. If the weather is clear,the guests will have chance to see the beautiful Himalayan range, ranging from Langtang, Ganesh, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On reaching Fishling, whichis the starting point of rafting on Trishuli River, the river guide will explain about the river safety and equipment.The guests will be rafting on Trishuli for about 3 hrs. and then drive for rest of the time.After we reach Chitwan,the guests will check into the respective hotel/ resort and rest.In the evening, guests will take part in jungle activities during their stay in Chitwan.Overnight at hotel in Chitwan.
Day 4-5-6-7-8: Service Project at School / Community
The service project is based in a local village community of Nepal. Support is only offered where a viable request has been made by a community or if they really needa support. As a part of service, the guests will regularly work alongside with community members and hiredlaborers.Following services will be performed during this period:
- Community and school maintenance.
- Teaching and education
- Women’s education and empowerment.
- Environment awareness activities.
- Medical health &sanitation program.
Day 9: Drive to Lumbini
On day 9, our most waited tour begins towards Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama). The guest will get chance to explore local village around Lumbini in late afternoon. Overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 10: In Lumbini spending time with young monks.
In Lumbini, today we visit Maya Devi Temple which is the location where Buddha was born. We then visit the World Peace Pagoda Stupa and see monasteries built by different countries.After sight-seeing, we go back to hotel for the lunch and then visit a monastery with young monks where the guests will have chance to learn about the monk’s experiences, play soccer with them, and teach English through games and activities that we design.
Day 11:Service Project at Metha School in Lumbini.
In Lumbini area, girls are considered as a burden for the family and somebody else’s property, given they will eventually be married.Due to this, daughters get less attention and care than sons at home. This leads to less than adequate medical care and access to education for girls. Metha school is actively working to provide education to girls in Lumbini for past 7 years.They have designed a special education program to teach valuable skills and knowledge to girls. This helps those underprivileged girls prepare for their future roles in the society. The service work will be based on following activities.
- Teaching and Education
- Women Education and Empowerment
- Medical Health & Sanitation Program
Day 12:Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara.
Drive to Pokhara is 199 km (123 miles) from Lumbini.Pokhara is a stunning valley, with panoramic views of mountains like Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake.On our arrival, the guests check into the hotel. If time permits, we can enjoy evening walk around lakeside. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 13: Pokhara to Kande (Day Hiking).
The starting point of this day hike is Kande.Weget there by a car or a bus (1 hour). A gentle climb from Kande through the villages and forests will take us to an Australian Camp where the guests will have the majestic views of the Annapurna range. From Australian Camp, we will continue to Dhampus which is a charming village.After Dhampus,we descend to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara.Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Guests will be transferred to the airport. After flying back to Kathmandu, we drive to Bhaktapur which is the cultural capital of Nepal. The living heritages in Bhaktapur displays the vibrant depth of the Newari culture.We begin by visiting the pottery market, the famous peacock window, as well as the five-storied Nyatapola temple. Nyatapola is the highest pagoda temple in Nepal. This is also considered the best city to buy gifts for family and friends.After the sight-seeing, we drive back to Kathmandu for a farewell dinner.Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 15:Transfer to airport for your final Departure.
Depending on the guest’s flight departure time, they can spend the morning shopping in Thamel.