The Himalayas, a dream for mountaineers and adventurers, but less known for its great comfort to serve as holiday country for families and people that want to explore and experience the unique Hinduism culture and breathtaking nature. Himalayan Leaders as a professional travel agency in Nepal offers now a wide variety of theme, family, and eco-itineraries into the spectacular Himalayas.
Experience Nepal in a way that no other tour operator offers, go to unspoiled mountain villages where no tourists have been before, learn the culture from the inside by a homestay on a farm in Mainapokhari, and take a cooking class in Bhaktapur. You will visit and even participate in a development project for deaf children and teach them how to write in simple English. The warm friendliness of Nepal is also addressed by tasting the culture with music and dance. But you’ll be most amazed at the magical sunrise in the Himalayas
You see all the highlights of Nepal in a complete and unique journey altogether. For all ages and memorable of its kind.
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner
Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some re-freshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.
After breakfast we will start for sightseeing tours around in Kathmandu valley, The sightseeing program is focused to introduce some highlights and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Durbar square, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath
After one hour drive form Kathmandu to Sundarijal we start a walking trail that climbs up through mixed forest and pass the Mulkharka village to Chisapani Dan-da. In a clear day there are good views of mountain from east to west.
An interesting trail today takes us to the hill retreat of Nagarkot, perched on a ridge 32 km east of Kathmandu. Nagarkot is also a popular spot to watch sunrise and sunset of the majestic Himalaya’s.
The trail climbs up to the tower of Nagarkot. From the tower there are excellent views of mountain including view of Mt Everest and Kahmandu valley. After we walk and descend through rhododendron forest and villages to the cozy town of Dhulikhel. In a clear day there is excellent view of eastern Himalaya.
After breakfast at Dhulikhel, we walk to colorful Namo Buddha with it thousands of Tibetan prayer flags (1982m), situated on hill above Panauti. It takes about three hours to reach it from Dhulikhel. There is an amazing legend related to the Buddha, which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Later, we walk another three hours and reach the enchanting Balthali village offering excellent mountain views at an altitude of 1,730m.
Today we will visit a typical Tamang village, where a Buddhist Community lives. It is very traditional and secluded from the modern world. Here people and ani-mals live exist side by side. We then walk to Pada Gaun (2100m), from where one can have extremely good views of the whole Himalayan range to north and beautiful green forest of Mahabharat. We walk on to Karnali, a hamlet of nature, and follow the banks of the Ladku River back to the resort.
After breakfast, it takes about one hour to walk to panauti, The historic and an-cient small township of Panauti is located at the confluence of two rivers namely Roshi and Punyamati at the south east of Dhulikhel and is the manifestation of urban design, elegant architecture and refined culture of Nepal in the 12th centu-ry. The entire city is an important centre for Hindus and is beautifully adorned with “Patis” (open-air rest houses), natural waterspouts, Ghats and temples. The statues and the temples raised along the bank of the holy rivers are beyond de-scription. Panauti is famous for the recently restored Indreshwor Mahadev Tem-ple, particularly well known for its classic design. It is believed that the temple of Indreshwor Mahadev was built over the Shiva Lingam in 1294 at the beginning of the Malla period. This is another ancient city that has been planned according to ancient Hindu doctrine after seeing it, we drive back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you can visit the city Core that has most of the remarkable cultu-ral wealth that evolved during the reign of the Malla (Nepal) kings between 15th and 18th centuries. The city is filled with sculptures, pagodas, stupas and palace buildings of exceptional beauty. In the evening we will invite you to an all traditi-onal Nepali evening with music, dinner and you will be invited to learn some of our classic dances which embody many stories of love.
After breakfast, we drive along the Bhotekosi river towards the Araniko highway to the Tibetan border, then uphill passing through different landscapes including stunning views of Ganesh Himal. We enter Charikot, is the headquarter of the Dholkha District from where we can have closer views of Gauri Shankar, the se-cond highest peak of the Rolwaling Himal, behind Melungtse (7,181m). The na-me comes from Sanskrit for the Goddess and her Consort, denoting the sacred regard to which is afforded it by the peoples of Tibet and Nepal, where we will have lunch then drive downhill to Tamakosi River and uphill to Mainapokhari crossing through the village of Namdu, where we can have a great time with local family surrounding and enjoy the typical Nepali meals with local chicken.
Morning after breakfast, little hiking around the area where you have nice views of Gaurishankar Himal including other many mountain peak, different landscapes, and a unique, preserved Nepali way of life on traditional farms, We then explore the construction site of a community health post built with help of Himalayan Leaders’ own NGO foundation. After lunch we drive back in 2 hrs to Charikot.
With the Sun Kosi River as its border to the west, and the Khimti Khola River running along the east, the beautiful reverie valleys of Charikot offer views on majestic volcanic mountains and promiss spectacular scenery. Charikot is home to a number of ethnic groups, with religious beliefs, traditions and practices be-ing quite varied. The town of Charikot is located at an altitude of 1.970 meters and inhabits also nice restaurants and tourist accommodations.
Option day tours to Kalinchok Temple:
2 hrs drives from Charikot where a walking trail goes gently through the fields until it reaches Deurali, where we have a great view of Ghaurisankar and then we climb steep through the Rhododendron forests to reach on the top of Kali-nhok temple at 3900m.
Goddess Kalinchowck is highly noted as a wishful filling goddess throughout the country. The temple has its remarkable significance on the occasion of Janaipurn-ima, Dasai, Chaite Dasai, a huge procession takes place centered around the goddess.
From the hill of Kalinchok one can enjoy the view of Annapurna, Lamjung, Ma-naslu, Ganesh Himal, Shisha Pangba , Langtang, Dorjee Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Am-abamori, Gauri Shanker, and Numbur Himal. In the late afternoon we return back to Charikot.
After breakfast we will drive back in just a few hours to Nepal’s capital and have lunch in Dulikhel which is known for one of Nepal’s most enchanting views on the Himalaya. Dhulikhel is a stage of immense beauty and a paradise for nature lo-vers and we will explore the ancient parts of this exceptional city.
After breakfast we will drive to the near town of Banepa where the Kavre School for the deaf is situated that is established with the help of foreign NGO’s. Deaf children have here the possibility to get good education and they live as a com-munity. You will be part of English class where the children learn English with sign language but must also foster their written skills and they gladly invite you to teach them in class this day! The lunch today will be made….by yourself in a cooking lesson where you will learn to make two of Nepal’s finest dishes: momo’s and pakoda’s.
Today we explore ancient temples and religious shrines of the two medieval king-doms, namely: Bhaktapur and Patan. This trip takes you into a kind of mystical history where the past still remains alive in the present, tradition repeats itself into a culture that remains hidden in an ancient history created by the kings of past generations and religious doctrines are strictly adhered till this very day, an extra attractive prospect of this trip is cultural tour to the major cultural heritages and temples in Bhaktapur and Patan.
After an early breakfast, we drive to Dhakshinkali, It is about 21 km drive through the country to the south of Katmandu. The spectacular views of beau-tiful landscapes, terraced farmlands and Himalayan ranges on the back ground can be seen while we drive, and the road ends right at the temple of Dakshinkali, the supreme Hindu powerful Goddess that is worshiped and where animals like male-goats and roosters are sacrificed, rituals that take place twice a week Satur-day and Tuesday. On our way back we visit the Shesh Narayan temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and a Buddhist monastery where you will find the Lama monks chanting the prayers. Also we visit the Chovar gorge through where the water of the valley is drained out. This is an old Newar village where people are farmers and living in old traditional culture, the town offers an exploration of many old temples and Buddhist shrines. One can find people weaving in old traditional looms.
After breakfast we will transfer you to the international airport.
We here for 17 days in Nepal and we spend those time very well. Starting from sightseeing for Kathmandu valley to the higher places around Kathmandu to the Jungle in…
We here for 17 days in Nepal and we spend those time very well. Starting from sightseeing for Kathmandu valley to the higher places around Kathmandu to the Jungle in Citwan right to the border of India to the cosy Nagarkot where sometimes when it gets dark it seems like clouds come into the mountains.
One of the finist experience where also a mix of cultures a and religion. The world has to see to Nepal how to life together like that. And yeah we saw them all : Hindouistic, boudhistic, Mouslim and even Christians in a little house bar with bed behind. We saw it couse there where pictures of Jezes everywhere.
The biggest moment was to be in Namobudda> We slept in a Buddhistic monastery where we did also 3 prayings and eat zith the monks.
All this wasn’t possible if there was not the great organization of the whole Himalyan leaders team> The service was Perfecto and secial thank to our Guide Padam with the interesting history and religion lessons on our journey around Nepal. Also thanks to Vinod for his save rinding and everytime a helpful hand for the luggage.
Thanks and see you next time himalaya leaders!!!!!
Steven Wijnants And Rob Gybels from Belgium