A journey to the Himalayas is always a mystery, every hill you climb or every forest that you will discover something new. Whether it’s appreciating the barren land along the world famous Everest Base Camp trek or flying to the most challenging airport Lukla; you are destined to be amazed! Your journey will be with a cultural tour of the major sights in and around Kathmandu. Then we will introduce you to the medieval city of Bhaktapur, and Pashupatinath; the Hindus’ biggest shrine which provides you the inner knowledge of Hinduism where as Swayambhunath and Boudhanath offers you the excellent insight of Buddhism. The white water rafting in the Trishuli River is filled with adventure and camping over the river bank followed by Chitwan jungle adventure. Finally, you will reach Pokhara, known to many as ‘the City of Lakes’. Hire a mountain bike and head towards the unknown; Pokhara is all about relaxation and adventure. Surrounded by the breathtaking natural scenery you will be amazed as you take part in 2 life changing treks. The first will be the Poonhill Trek, short but sweet and filled with loads of interesting sights including the famous Fishtail Mountain, the Dhaulagiri range and just being at the top of Poonhill to experience the sunrise. The second will be the world famous trek to see Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Surrounded by its wonderful scenery as well as the rich, unique culture of the Sherpa people, it’s no surprise that the Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. Finally, this trip will end with a journey to The Last Resort where you will free fall 160m high from suspension bridge or swing from the same. If you don’t like Bungy jumping or Swing then you can choose the high rope or rafting. Alternatively, you can check into a spa for a traditional Nepalese spa treatment or massage.
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.
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
Home of the living goddess
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.
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.
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.
One horn rhinos calling
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.
Your morning starts with various activities to name few, jungle walk, elephant riding, bird watching and canoe ride are the most popular activities that Chitwan program offers.
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.
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
Experience the Trekking
Enjoy the trekking in Annapurna Region
The city of lake
This should be a lazy day to start. Since it is a free day in Pokhara today, you can engage in various activities that suit your interest. Cycling around the lake side or paragliding; you can sit down and relax or test your limit with various adeventure sport.
Back to the city of temple and pagodas
After such a luxurious slumber in your hotel bed, it's going to be hard to get up. Your sumptuous breakfast is going to help, though, as is the fact that you'll be heading back to Kathmandu today. Evening relax with your favorite drinks but before you can explore the Touristic Mecca Thamel
Follow your step
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. Whatever you do it’s your call. Prepare yourself for the next day hard work at the community rebuilding.
To avert weather delays (which often arise in the afternoon), you will grab an early morning flight to Lukla, at 2804 meters. The 30-minute flight will touch down in Tenzing and Hillary Airport (named after Everest’s first summiteers) around 7 a.m. After landing, you’ll have time to explore the village, drink tea, purchase last-minute gloves and hats, and take photos, while our crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. At last, our trek begins! Descending toward the DudhKosi River, you’ll join with the main trail and head toward our overnight village of Phakding. And you will Trek to Day 32 and You will fly back to Kathmandu in Day 33
Rest because you need it!
Enjoy your day today on your own. Gap Year Nepal suggest 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.
Share your precious time in the community
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 selfsustaining activities, working on various women, children, and gender issues.
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.
Great way to end your adventurous journey
Last Resort is located on top of a river gorge close to the Tibetan border.The Last Resort offers amazing adventures in spectacular settings, including the world famous bungy jump, the amazing new Tandem Swing, and thrilling White Water Rafting. The natural surroundings and the spa make the resort also a great destination to those looking to just relax.
Drive Back to Kathmandu
Last Resort is located on top of a river gorge close to the Tibetan border. The Last Resort offers amazing adventures in spectacular settings, including the world famous bungy jump, the amazing new Tandem Swing, and thrilling White Water Rafting. The natural surroundings and the spa make the resort also a great destination to those looking to just relax.
Your amazing journey to this Himalayan Nation has come to an end. Today it is your free day. You can shop in local market, souvenirs for your friends and family or loved ones. Evening awaits you with traditional Nepalese food and cultural show at the authentic Nepalese restaurant.
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.