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Live magnificent Nepal - 2004  
 
    Trekking: 19/3/2004 - 12/4/2004  

A wonderful introduction to adventure travel and suitable for any age group or level of fitness - the Best of Nepal embraces some of the most beautiful and enticing terrain in the country.

Features of this trip include trekking in the Annapurna & Everest regions, visiting Chitwan National Park and staying with village people.

 


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We will provide comprehensive information upon application including international travel details, passport, visa and immunisation information and a full brief on what to expect.

Trek Outline
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

Day 3-10
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 Deboche.
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.

Day 11-17
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 rivers.
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

Day 18-19
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 Nepal.

Day 20-21
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.

Day 22-23
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.

Day 24-25
International departure around midday gives us the morning for last minute shopping and organizing,
to arrive back in Melbourne day 25.