3 Month Gap Year Program

3 Month Gap Year Program

Program Overview

The Manaslu Circuit is one of the most beautiful, challenging and diverse treks offered today in Nepal. The path is a cultural exposé of Nepal and its different ethnic and religious groups – Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, Gurung, Buddhist and others. Additionally, you get a vivid sense of the terrain in this tiny country, hiking from the tropical areas around Aarughat Bazaar at 1,870 feet all the way up to the glacial moraines of Larkya La at 17,175 feet a difference of 15,305 feet!

This is not a trek for the faint of heart, but a spectacular experience for the adventurous in good physical condition.

 


Program DATES & PRICING

Start DateEnd DatePrice
2020-03-092020-05-04
Custom Dates and Prices Available.

Program Summary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Namaste! A profound journey awaits you 

Welcome to Kathmandu! As soon as you landed in this mystical city, you will be amazed by the site it offers. Your journey to the Himalayas has just begun but you will find yourself feeling you are in this country for many months now. Our representative then will drive you to the hotel at the central Kathmandu where you will be spending comfy nights.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Durbar Square- Monkey Temple

Home of the living goddess

The home of living goddess Kumari; Kathmandu Durbar Square used be also a palace of royalties. Out of three durbars square Kathmandu Durbar square is one of the UNESCO listed cultural sites. The palaces and the pagodas are rich in arts and the superior examples of wooden craft that flourished in 14th century. Spending plenty of quality time now you will head towards the Swayambhunath or monkey temple. Monkey temple is not just home to many monkeys but also it is the perfect example of religious harmony between Hinduism and Buddhism. 

Day 03 : Pashupatinath- Boudhanath- Nagarkot

Culture and Nature

Nepal has such a unique culture, the cremation process usually is a private and family affair but today you will see it live. Take pictures and videos but make a good distance. From here you then move to Boudhanath; one of the tallest stupa in Nepal. Try some good lunch in one of the roof top café before you head towards Nagarkot cause its 2 hour journey through the winding road. Nagarkot is popular hill station for sunrise, sunset and viewing of mountains. Get an early nap since you will be waking up before the dawn.

Day 04 : Bhaktapur and Kathmandu

Culture and Nature 

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the town of Bhaktapur, known variously as the 'City of Devotees', 'City of Culture', and 'Living Heritage. Along with Kathmandu and Patan, Bhaktapur is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The city of Bhaktapur reminds you going to the past. Heading towards Kathmadnu its free time. Explore Thamel or try some local delights. 

Day 05 : Rafting overnight river bank tented Camp

 Ride with the tide

The thrilling journey that takes approximately 3 hours from Kathmandu to rafting starting point is adventurous as well as filled with lots of fun. Get soaked with the tide that you encounter in every rapid. Trishuli river rafting is for all. The mixture of lazy paddle or the high rapids it suits for the new rafters or the frequent rafters. Late afternoon prepare yourself for river side camping. Enjoy the evening with great meal, music 
and your favorite drinks.

Day 06 : Rafting- Chitwan

One horned rhinos and sleek tigers await you

It’s time to start your journey through the water highway, the remaining journey is again filled with obstacle, high rapids and lazy river gorges. After the immense hard work and paddling it’s now time to head towards Chitwan Jungle adventure. Get filled with amazing lunch at the resort then rest for a couple of hours. In, the evening head towards the village tour, sunset view and Tharu cultural program. Evening spend the time leisurely.

Day 07 : Chitwan National Park

Continue with your Chitwan jungle adventure

Your morning starts with various activities, such as jungle  walk, bird watching and canoe ride are  the most popular activities that Chitwan program offers.

Day 08 : Travel from Chitwan to Pokhara

To the city of nature

Pokhara  is  a  sub  metropolitan  city  and  is  the  second  destinations and third large city of Kathmandu. It takes  around 6 hours by bus and 198 km west of Kathmandu.  This  is  the  most  famous  place  for  trekking  and  other  activities.  Pokhara  is  one  of  the  popular  tourist  destinations of Nepal. Many tourists visit Pokhara Valley in  order to view the stunning Himalayan range and gorgeous  lakes.  In  addition  to  that,  Pokhara  is  also  famous  for  boating, trekking, rafting and thrilling adventurous sports.  You can see most of the hotel near to Phewa Lake

 

Day 09 : Explore Pokhara

Under the sky and over the lake

Pokhara is a city of leisure and adventure activities. You  will be guided to the major places of interest in Pokhara  such as Phewa lake, Davi’s fall, Mahendra Cave, Bat cave,  Tibetan refugee camp and museum  Optionally, Being an adventure city you could cross your  limit paragliding above the city, traveling 160km/hour in  Zip flyer or if you are daring and love adventure Sky diving  is recently added adventure. Mountain biking is another  added assets of this tranquil city.  

Day 10-14 : Poonhill Trek 

Embark on your first trek 

The sunrise and a 360degree view of the mighty Himalaya—one of the best viewpoints in Nepal. From here, you’ll be able to see the entire Annapurna range. Descending back down for breakfast, you will warm up and recharge for the rest of the hiking. A village with spectacular views of Machapuchare. Here, monkeys run wild, so keep your cameras and snacks out of sight!

Day 15 : Explore Pokhara

The city of lake 

This should be a lazy day to start. Since it is a free day in  Pokhara you can engage in various activities that suits  your interest. Cycling around the lake side or paragliding;  you can sit down and relax or test your limit with various  adventure sport. 

Day 16 : Travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu 

Back to the city of temple and pagodas

After such a luxurious slumber in your hotel bed and a  sumptuous  breakfast,  you'll  be  heading  back  to  Kathmandu today. Evening relax with your favorite drinks  but before you can explore the Touristic Mecca Thamel.

Day 17 :  Explore Kathmandu 

Follow your own steps 

Its free day today so follow your step where it leads to  you. Try places where tourist never go or try local delights.  Kathmandu has lots to offer. Prepare yourself for the next  day for trekking to the Everest Base Camp. 

Day 18-31 : Everest Base Camp & Trek, back to Kathmandu 

Top of the world

Especially mountains hold a great potential for personal challenge. Nepal is home the highest peaks of the world, Mount Everest, with 8848 m (29,029 feet) being the highest. The trek towards the base of this ancient giant is one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges you could possibly imagine. 

Day 32 : Free Day in Kathmandu

Rest because you need it! 

Enjoy  your  day  today  on  your  own.  Gap  Year  Nepal  suggests  you  to  stroll  around  the  local  areas  where  normally tourist won’t go. Try local delights that suit your  taste bud. The list of to do things in your free are more  than you have imagine, get some information from our  expert.

Day 33-82 : Village Community Work

Live like a local, at a Nepali homestay

Our  work  includes  helping  rural  communities  develop  their  infrastructure,  capacity  building  and  education,  creating  awareness  about  and  developing  information  communication  and  technology,  improving  literacy,  building economically self‐sustaining activities, working on  various women, children, and gender issues.

Day 83 : Travel back to Kathmandu

Reflection of the great work at the community

Your precious time in the community and your expertise in  building the communities have and will prove to be one of  the best experiences in your life. Reflect the moment that  you had spent in the community surely it will enlightens  you in many aspect.

Day 84 : Depart Kathmandu 

Take back a glimpse into your soul

Transfer to the Airport for the flight back to your home  with  sweet  memory  of  Nepal,  Kathmandu,  different  temples, mountains, nature, peoples and smile.

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