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Try to catch a glimpse of the living goddess, spy out the snowy peak of Everest, experience rural Nepal, visit the wooden palace of Bhaktapur, trek the remote Siklis area, walk in the shade of rhododendron forests, explore Kathmandu Valley, sip chai by the lake in Pokhara
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Yearning for travel laced with adventure? Jump on board this action-packed tour full of variety and great experiences, including challenging treks, river rafting, mountain vistas and ancient kingdoms. Head deep into the jungle, walk among the majestic Himalaya, meet the friendly Nepali locals, discover the streets and squares of Kathmandu and enjoy a riveting cultural experience to boot. If you are up for an active challenge, the OUT Nepal Adventure is definitely for you.
• Group Leader from beginning to end of tour
• A mix of public and private transport
• 14 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 7 Dinners
• Guided city tour of Bodhnath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bhaktapur – Kathmandu
• Trek led by your group leader and supported by assistant guides and porters
• Guided walk of Bandipur
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss. Click here for more info
*for a more detailed itinerary, view our trip notes
• International Airfare
• Arrival & Departure Transfers
• Some meals
• Items not outlined in itinerary
Comfortable Hotels & Guesthouses (9 nights), River Camping (1 night), Trek Camping (4 nights)
Some of the accommodation on this trip is owned by our operating partner Himalayan Encounters. Both the Old Inn in Bandipur and also the Famous Farm pay special attention when it comes to Responsible Travel. They both purchase local meats and produce to cook meals and support the local economy by employing only local residents, thus giving back to the community. There may be the odd case when we have to make use of triple rooms due to availability. We appreciate your understanding in order to experience these amazing properties.
Sleeping - This trip has five nights of camping. All tents are set up by guides/porters and sleeping pads are provided.
Food - During the trek on this trip there is a private dining tent with a fully supported cooking staff. Three meals per day are provided on the trek portion of this trip.
Luggage - During the day while on the trek, porters will carry your larger bag. The only thing you will need to carry is a day-pack.
Be prepared for some serious physical activity. This may be treks of up to 6 hours per day in steep terrain, or extended bike rides of more than one day. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy your holiday.
Expect to rough it every now and again, whether it's very simple group-share accommodation at a homestay, a packed public bus where you are forced to stand, the odd cold shower or an encounter with a squat toilet.
Maximum of 16 travellers. Departure is guaranteed, subject to 2 people travelling.
Allow USD $500 for meals not included.
With its monkey temples, living goddesses and markets of every kind, Kathmandu is a legendary city. We take a guided tour of Kathmandu and visit the Monkey Temple, Bodhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Discover the Nepali countryside. Hike the Kathmandu Valley, through subtropical forests and across a softly undulating landscape to Nagarkot's spectacular lookout point. Descend through terraced farmlands to quaint Bhaktapur where we stay at the Famous Farm, a picturesque renovated property which features a fully functioning garden affording us to truly eat local.
See Nepal from water-level along the Trisuli River, camping overnight on a river beach. Today we take on grade 2-4 rapids while rafting down the river for approximately 5 hours before setting up camp on the sandy banks of the river.
We start off the day with a few more hours of rafting before driving to Bandipur. The hilltop village of Bandipur has been largely untouched by tourism and is an excellent opportunity to experience Newari village life. We have free time in the afternoon and an optional guided tour of the surrounding areas.
In the early morning we head off towards Pokhara. Once part of the trade route between India and Tibet, Pokhara lies in the shadow of the Annapurnas. There is free time in the afternoon to prepare for the upcoming trek ahead with a walk to Sarangkot or a bike ride through the rural landscape.
Follow roads less-travelled on a trek through the remote Siklis area. Walk along the Mardi Khola River through the land of the friendly Gurung people before climbing through terraced fields and alpine forests to Tara Top - the views of the ranges are spectacular. Enjoy a shady descent through rhododendron forests filled with orchids, lichen and moss on the return to Pokhara Valley. There is also the option of taking a local bus to Bhaktapur.
After four intense, but stunning, days of trekking, we finish off with a two hour hike back to our transportation which will bring us back to Pokhara. Take some time in the afternoon to unwind at a cafe, take a boat ride across the lake or pick up some Nepali or Tibetan trinkets in the Old Bazaar.
We take a short flight back to Kathmandu where your incredible OUT adventure comes to an end. There are no planned activities on the last two days, so you are free to explore Nepal's exciting capital at your own pace.
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New York, NY
|"Breathtaking does not begin to describe the Nepal countryside. I waited over a year for this trip and it was MORE than worth the wait."|
|"Everything was a highlight - dinner by candle light at the farmhouse was fantastic, the view at the top of Terra Top, the white water rafting..."|
|"A great experience. Who would have thought I would have had this much fun out of my comfort zone?"|
|"Words cannot express how much I enjoyed the experience of touring Nepal with 12 gay men! It was my first gay tour and the experience was unforgettable!"|
|"Met and or exceeded my expectations. I wanted an active trip where I could enjoy the group experience but also have some person space - this met my needs."|
New York, USA
|"Great Adventure - Great company, great places, great guides, great food ....good beer."|
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