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Day 1 & 2
Arrive at our joining point hotel, settle
in, then explore Thamel - the shoppers delight.
Head for Bhaktupur, the town of temples,
palaces and well preserved Newari traditional
houses. Enjoy local Nepali or Tibetan food
in one of many restaurants, then further
relax with a drink at legendary Sams
Bar or Tom & Jerries pub
Following an exciting flight over the
Himalaya to Lukla,(2,840m) we slowly hike
through and absorb the culture of colourful
villages. Arriving at Tengpoche Monastery,
we can clearly see Mt Everest, Lhotse,
Ama Dablam and many of the worlds tallest
peaks before descending to our lodge at
We trek higher to Pangboche, and visit
the oldest Monastery in the Khumbu at
450 years, where you can also see the
famous Yeti scalp. Return to Deboche overnight
with a proper Aussie toilet.
The following days we descend to Lukla
and fly back to Kathmandu.
The 7 hour bus trip to Pokhara, the kingdoms
2nd largest city, gives a good insight
into the countryside of Nepal, with colourful,
crowded towns, soaring mountains and raging
We explore Pokhara with its picturesque
lake, fabulous restaurants and shops before
trekking through the foothills of the
Annapurna region. Magnificent scenery,
Rhododendron, Birch, Oak and Fir abound.
The walking will suit any age and the
beautiful, friendly people will make you
feel welcome at each lodge
Another interesting and exciting bus trip
along river valleys to famous Royal Chitwan
National Park. It covers 932 sq km and
is home to wild elephants, crocodile,
Bengal tiger, Rhino, Leopard, Sloth Bear,
Deer and over 450 species of bird.
We stay at Jungle Lagoon Safari Lodge
in individual cottages with attached bathroom.
You will be guided through jungle walks,
ride elephants to hopefully view Rhino,
Deer and even the elusive Tiger. The facilities
are excellent and food hygienically prepared
as you enjoy this sub tropical part of
On the return journey to KTM, we stop
off at the small village of Nalang to
enhance our cultural awareness. We step
back in time at the Shreeban Nature Camp,
though toilets and showers are provided.
Our host Mehgraj will lead you to a rarely
visited 300 year old temple site, walk
through sub tropical forests and meet
various villagers of the Gurung, Maghar,
Newari and Kami people. This will be an
amazing experience to some.
Walking downhill to the highway through
many untouched villages and isolated farms
is a fitting end to this part of the trip.
We bus back to Kathmandu to shop, visit
more temples or just relax with a coffee
and cake. Undoubtedly the evening will
see us celebrating at Tom and Jerry’s
Pub, Sam’s Bar or one of the many
night spots of this exciting city.
International departure around midday
gives us the morning for last minute shopping
to arrive back in Melbourne day 25.