Grade – moderate
Altitude – 59m – 8,848m
Visa – A visa is required and can be applied for in the UK. Passport must be valid for duration of stay.
Capital – Kathmandu
Official Language – Nepali and English
Population – 27.47 million
Climate – tropical summers (37°c) and mild winters (7°-23°c)
Religion – Hinduism and Buddhism
Currency – Nepalese Rupee
Location + Itinerary
Nepal is the Himalayan country known as the land of the Mt. Everest and the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The country is situated in South Asia, bordered on the north by People’s Republic of China and on the south, west and east by the Republic of India.
The sheer diversity that Nepal boasts, from steamy jungle and Terai to the icy peaks of the world’s highest mountains means that the range of activities on offer is unsurpassed. Trekking, mountaineering, rafting in spectacular scenery are just three things Nepal is famous for. Activities as diverse as Elephant Polo and a micro-light flight through the Himalayas show that in Nepal, the only boundary is your imagination. With 15 National & Wildlife Parks (Two are UNESCO Heritage sites) Nepal is one of the last places on earth you can spot the Asiatic rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal Tiger.
For many, Nepal’s greatest attraction is its people. The traditions and famous hospitality of its many different groups are indeed a major part of what makes Nepal so special. From remote mountain villages to medieval hill-towns and the ancient cities of the Kathmandu Valley, the people of Nepal are always welcoming.
Come and experience the strong and unique flavours of Nepalese cuisine, prepared with love and a depth of flavour or join in and celebrate at one of the many festivals year round. In fact, with more festivals than days of the year, there is nowhere else in the world that can offer as many festivities as Nepal.
- Day 1 - Depart the UK and arrive in Kathmandu. Someone will meet you and take you to your accommodation. Stay overnight in Hotel Fuji located in the heart of Thamel. In the afternoon there will be a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square.
- Day 2 - Day 2 will consist of driving around two hours to meet the guides ready to raft in Trishuli river with a one hour lunch on a beach. Overnight camp is in either Kuringhat or Kurint.
- Day 3 - The next day the rafting will continue, the river flows between the gorges and the canyons with more vegetation stiff rocks on both sides of the river. You will then travel to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara at Hotel Mera Home located very close to Phewa Lake.
- Day 4 - On Day 4 we will drive to Nayapul which will take around an hour. Begin our trek to Tirkhedhunga (2080m) which will be about a five hour uphill walk.
- Day 5 - The trek will continue, this time to Ghorepani (2840m) which again will be around a five hour walk but this time it will be steep uphill.
- Day 6 - The trek to Ghandrung (1940m) is a seven hour easy descent.
- Day 7 - On Day 7 you will go through the steep trail through farms to the flat valley. You will follow Modi Khola downstrim. The trail is a gradual descent to to reach the road head at Nayapul. After this you will stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
- Day 8 - You will travel back to Kathmandu and then have free time to visit Thamel and other interesting places which Kathmandu has to offer.
- Day 9 - Travel to Bhaktapur and visit the school where the community work will take place.
- Days 10-15 - This is when your community work will take place. The details will be arranged nearer the time but helping paint buildings, playing activities with the children, teaching maths and English and manual work are all examples of what has happened on previous trips.
- Day 16 - Depart back to the UK.
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