Experience Village in Nepal - 11 Days

Trip Code RBT-1011

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Trip Overview

Highlights

  • Visit to local farm, paddy fields at Dhampus.
  • Every morning Yoga Session.
  • Enjoy Juju Dhau at Bhaktapur .
  • Nepali Food Cooking class at Bandipur And many more.

Village tour and trek in Nepal is very interesting package that provides a great opportunity to experience the real Nepal and Nepali people and to learn their life style, ritual and culture. About 80 percent of Nepali people from diverse caste, ethnic, cultural and religious background live in the village in mountain, hill and Terai (plane) region.

In Nepal, we have more than hundred ethnic groups who have their own custom, festivals, culture, dialect, typical houses, professions and food. The traditional profession of indigenous peoples are, among others, farming, fishing, boating, wooden handicrafts, and metal handicrafts and production of woolen blankets. Some villages resided by majority of indigenous peoples in Nepal are given an indigenous name.  

In addition, there are many people in Nepal living in the villages with particular socio-economic and cultural background. Tourists can learn from the village people about the community cultivation, harvesting, including local knowledge and skills. Many beautiful villages in Nepal are visited by thousands of tourists and development and social workers from the developed countries.

Trip itinerary

  • 1 Arrival in Kathmandu and Boudhanath Sightseeing.

    Boudhanath Stupa   
    Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in the Kathmandu Valley at about 131ft (40m) high, and one of the largest and most important Buddhist stupas in the world. The all-seeing red, white and blue eyes of Buddha are painted on all four sides of the stupa, and surrounded by hundreds of fluttering prayer flags, prayer wheels and small images of Buddha.

    Overnight at Hotel

     

  • 2 After breakfast drive to Bandipur (140 km, 05 hours approx).

    Bandipur
    Bandipur is a natural view tower which is situated at the Himalayan region of Nepal. It is 146 km from Kathmandu valley and it lays mid way between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Bandipur is said as the ‘Queen of the Hills’. One can enjoy a spectacular panorama of entire Annapurna Range plus the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Langtang, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and many more. Bandipur is a small mini town with a natural beauty. Anyone can enjoy at the streets of Bandipur. The house around Bandipur is based on newari culture with its own norms and values. Bandipur is a good example of religious tolerance because members of diverse cast live as a same member of one family.

     

  • 3 Explore Bandipur.

    Early morning yoga session. Hike above the village to Raniban and get view of mountains and picturesque village of Bandipur. Evening enjoy the culture program and interact with villagers and family.

    Overnight at Hotel Bandipur Organic Home
    Hotel Bandipur organic home is situated at Gandaki zone, Tanahu district, Bandipur VDC, nearby Khadgadevi temple. It is at the top of the Bandipur bazaar from where you can see the view of old Bandipur bazaar and the range of mountains. It is a ten min walk from the bus park where you get down. Hotel Bandipur organic home serves you the organic food which makes you forget the food of your house. It has the homely environment, garden, camp fire, vegetable garden and a playground nearby it. It has got a peaceful environment with all the facilities.

     

  • 4 Explore Village Lifestyle.

    Early morning yoga session and small cooking class to learn, cook and understand nepali foods in local style. Visit the famous Siddhi Cave, Ramkot village and Bandipur village itself.

  • 5 After Breakfast, Transfer to Pokhara (80 km, 2-3 hours approx).

    Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu u valley, the city is known as a center of adventure. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. So today the city has not only become the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations but also a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

     

  • 6 Trek to Dhampus and overnight hotel..

    After breakfast drive to Phedi which takes one hour. Now you begin your Hike from Phedi to Dhampus (1650m) which takes approximately four hours. You can roam around to relax.

    This Dhampus trek is also alternative trek of Annapurna View Trek. This is a trouble-free and sweet walk in the middle hills of Nepal that lay near Pokhara the beautiful lake city. On this trek, we travel around the local culture and custom, fascinating heart hill parts of the Nepal, ample Pokhara valley and the white Himalayan peaks.

    Dhampus, a name of a fabulous village, is situated at an altitude of 1750m above sea level, in the western Nepal. It is just 18 km away from Pokhara, in the North West.

    Dhampus trek is one of the shortest, yet most classic treks in Nepal. It passes through country inhabited by a wide diversity of people. It offers spectacular mountain scenery and takes you north of Annapurna & Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) ranges. This region is heavily settled and farmed. It passes through beautiful countryside inhabited by highly diversified communities of people. This region is heavily settled by the mid hills tribe "Gurung." Gurung are the famous Gorkha soldiers in the British, Indian, and Nepalese Army. This trek offers excellent scenery encompassing the Himalayan Range to give an encompassing taste to the trekking in Nepal, in a short amount of time. Overnight hotel at Dhampus

  • 7 Explore Dhampus.

    Explore Dhampus
    Dhampus is a small settlement of Gurungs, one full days walk from Pokhara. It offers spectacular mountain scenery and takes you north of Annapurna & Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) ranges. This region is heavily settled and farmed. Trekkers can have views of mountains from Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna, including the magnificent Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail), Dhaulagiri, LamjungHimal and many other peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Region.
    Early in the morning, watch view of Annapurna Fish tail And Dhaulagiri Mountain and many more peaks with Sunshine (golden view).

    Visit to Farm houses.

  • 8 Trek back to Phedi and then drive to Pokhara and have a rest.

    Trek back to Phedi and then drive to Pokhara and have a rest. Evening visit to local market.Trek back to Phedi and then drive to Pokhara and have a rest. After Dhampus village one more hour to walk down to Phedi through the terraced rice farmlands.

    O/N at Hotel

     

  • 9 Early morning drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view.

    Sarangkot

    Sarangkot is best popular for its panoramic view offering stunning sun rise view along with brilliant mountain scenery, delightful view of Pokhara valley, Fewa Lake. From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid that is Machhapuchhre (6997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7937m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks in brilliant colors.

    Then back to hotel, have breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Nagarkot.

    Nagarkot

    Situated 34 km north-east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot is one of the most beautiful sites in Nepal. With an altitude of 2,715 meters, this is an ideal place to watch sunrise over Mt. Everest. There are magnificent sites of other mountain peaks too including Mt. Everest.

    O/N at Hotel.

     

  • 10 Early Sunrise view and Sightseeing of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa.

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square

     

    The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the Picture Gallery, the Batsala temple, etc. A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.

    Enjoy Juju Dhau

    Juju Dhau (The King Yogurt from Bhaktapur, Nepal)

    Juju Dhau is a sweetened custard-like yogurt that comes from Bhaktapur, Nepal, and is an important component of all feasts and celebrations.  Juju Dhau literally means "king of yogurt" in the Newari language.  While cow's milk is used to make regular yogurt, fresh buffalo milk is traditionally used for Juju Dhau, resulting in a richer taste and texture.  To make Juju Dhau, the milk is boiled, sweetened, mixed with culture, and poured into decorative, natural red clay pot called maato ko kataaro.  It is then placed in a warm area, on a bed of paddy husks (the papery covering of rice grains), covered with another kataaro on top, and wrapped in several thick cotton blankets to maintain a warm temperature while the yogurt sets.  Because the clay pots are porous, the excess liquid from the yogurt slowly evaporates, leaving a delicious, thick, smooth and creamy yogurt.  It is then transported and sold in the market in the same clay pots.  A visit to Bhaktapur is not complete without sampling a bowl of Juju Dhau.

    Swayambhunath

    The most ancient and enigmatic of all the Valley's holy shrines lies 2 km west of Kathmandu city, across the Vishnumati River. The golden spire of Swayambhunath stupa crowns a wooded hillock and offers a commanding view of Kathmandu city. On clear days, one can even view a line of Himalayan peaks. The view is splendid at dusk as city lights flicker one by one and even better when a full moon hangs in the sky.

    O/N at Hotel.

     

     

     

  • 11 Early in the Morning Mountain Flight (Optional) and transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure.

    We can do Mountain Flight before Breakfast. You can have special shooting of Mountains from this flight.

    Mountain Flight in Nepal offers you to encounter with the highest mountains of the world with the closest aerial view. This mountain flight could be the best for those travelers who are restricted by the time for trekking. Mountain flight offers you to encounter with the highest mountains of the world with the closest aerial view. You can have a spectacular view of more than 14 mountains i.e. Langtang Lirung (7234m), Shisha Pangma (8013m), Dorge- Lakpa(6966m), Phurbi- Ghyachu (6637m), Chhoba- Bhamare (5970m), Gauri Sankar (7134m), Melungtse (7182m), Chugimago (6297m), Pigfirago (6620m),Numbur (6957m), Karyolung (6511m), Cho oyu (8201m), Gyachungkang (7952m), Pumori (7161m), Nuptse(7855m), Everest(8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Amadablam(6812m), Chamlang (7319m), Makalu (8463m), and Kanchenjunga (8586m).
    Transfer to airport for final departure.

     

     

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