The 10 days Nepal Educational Tour is a perfect trip to Nepal for students, or for those who are interested about mountains, nature, and local culture including religion and farming. The tour visits ancient palaces, religious sites, and villages where traditional culture can still be experienced. You will also experience wonderful trekking through beautiful villages and spectacular landscapes with amazing mountain views.
Your tour starts in the Kathmandu Valley where you will explore magnificent palaces, ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples, and streets full of beautiful old architecture. As you explore the city you will have the opportunity to experience many aspects of the Nepali culture and life.
After exploring Kathmandu you will drive to Besisahar by four-wheel drive. The road passes through the beautiful Trisuli and Marshyangdi River valleys, visiting charming settlements and cultivated farmland.
You will trek from Khudi Bazaar to Ghalegaon, seeing life in isolated villages and observing people in their daily activities. Ghalegaon and Bhujung are large and unique Gurung villages in the area. You will experience local hospitality, cultural showns local farming and may watch wild bee harvest site. Ghalegaon also provides spectacular mountain views of Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli and Lamjung Himal and neighboring foothills.
Next, we visit the beautiful and peaceful city of Pokhara, located 200km west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 800m. This charming city is famous for its dramatic views of snow-capped mountains including the 8000m high Annapurana-I and Dhaulagiri. Pokhara sightseeing includes a boat ride on Fewa Lake, Gopteswar Mahadev Cave, Devi's Falls and a drive to the Peace Pagoda for stunning views of the Pokhara valley and surrounding mountains. Pokhara is also the home of the International Mountain Museum where you will see displays about mountain people from all over the world, the history and geography of the Himalayas, and the history of mountaineering.
|01||Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. Our representative will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. In the evening your guide will get to know you over dinner, and brief you about your trip. Over night at Hotel|
|02||After breakfast you will start your sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath (MonkeyTemple). It is located on the western side of Kathmandu valley is one of the oldest and most glorious Buddhist shrines in the world. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred and worshiped Hindu shrines in the world. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva as well as gold plated roofs and silver coated doors. Boddhanath Stupa, is dramatic and one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in the world. Patan Darbar square is an enchanting mixture of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples and it is listed as a World Heritage Site. Over night at Hotel Breakfast/Lunch|
|03||This morning you set off for Khudi Bazzar. You will drive through the beautiful, Tirsuli and Marsyangdi river valleys. The drive will take 6-7 hours. Over night at Hotel Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner|
|04||Today after your breakfast we start hiking. The trail winds gently uphill through Chhetri, Bramand, Gurung villages and Sal forest. Today will be great opportunity for you to absorb daily activities of those remote villages. The friendly locals will greet you with a smile. After 4-5 hour of hiking, you will reach to Ghalegaon. Ghalegaon is located at top of the hill altitude of 2070m. There you will experience local hospitality with a family and after your dinner they take you to see a cultural show. Over night at Home Stay Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner|
|05/06||Your day begin early morning start today as we walk to a view point to watch the sun rise over the mountains, including the massive Manaslu-I 8163m. After that there is an easy 3 hour trek through Nayu village to Bhujung and on the way visit organic tea gardens. At Bhujung you will have an opportunity to experience the farming and will do site trip to wild honey hunting site, where local harvest the honey twice year. Bhujung is one of the largest villages in the area. There are more than 400 household. The area is populated by Gurung people. Over night at Home Stay Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner|
|07||Trek back to Ghalegaon after Lunch Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner|
|08||Drive to Pokhara by our own reserve 4 wheel jeep, The road descent from Ghalegaon to Besisahar takes about one and half hours, and it is dirt road. You will then drive through the beautiful river valley from Besisahar to Pokhara. Over night at Hotel. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner|
|09||Today our day begins very early in the morning. We drive to Sarangkot which provides an absolutely wonderful view of the snowy peaks and sunrise. We return to the hotel and gather for breakfast. After breakfast we will drive to the Peace Temple above Pokhara. On a clear day the view of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri from the Peace Temple is absolutely stunning. Return to your hotel and have a breakfast. Visit Mountain museum, Gopteswar Mahadev Cave, Davi's fall, Seti gorge. Over night at Hotel Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner|
|10||Free morning to wonder the Lakeside and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu Over night at Hotel Breakfast/Lunch|
|11||Departure for home Breakfast|
Per person U.S. $1495
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM & Pokhara only) U.S. $200
Extra if you require a doctor on the trip per person U.S. $100
Trip Deposit U.S. $400