- Helping other grow trip
Helping other grow trip
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and receive a warm welcome before being transferred to Nirvana Gardens Hotel, Thamel.
Early morning Yoga at the hotel and breakfast and Tour - Monkey Temple then morning walking tour of Durba Square
9am departure – leaves after breakfast and finishes after lunch (not included)
Free Afternoon - Shop your way home,(buy Fabrics) to the Hotel or catch Rickshaw –
7pm - Traditional Nepali Dinner @ Naxal Newari Restaurant
Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) The golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colourful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognisable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps. It is a World Heritage Site and one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal, and is at the source of the Valley’s mythical beginning. Legend has it that the history of the Valley began with the draining of an ancient lake by an Enlightened Being to reveal the Valley and a lotus flower was transformed into the hill and the shining light became the stupa itself. Swarms of pilgrims and red-clad monks circle the complex, spinning the prayer wheels, while the scores of monkeys that give the temple its nickname, Monkey Temple, prance about in irreverent groups. The temple complex is scattered with shrines and statues of Buddhist and Hindu deities and the assortment of pilgrims from both faiths characterises the country’s unique religious harmony.
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is one of three durbar (royal palace) squares in the Kathmandu Valley. It is the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, which was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and was where important ceremonies, such as the Coronation of the Nepalese Monarch, use to take place today. The two-hectare (five-acre) palace complex is divided into two main chowks, or courtyards, and was initially constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah (Gurkha) dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century.
The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch who opened up Nepal to the outside world, and the Mahendra Museum, dedicated to his son, King Mahendra. It is also possible to visit the State Rooms inside the palace. At the southern end of Durbar Square is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Chowk. This gilded cage contains the Raj Kumari, a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durba. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards.
Day 3 – (Optional Everest Flight – very early morning start) or morning Yoga at the hotel and Half day Tour: Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Stupa then Monastery
Evening visiting Chintamani’s School
(Afternoon Option – Tranquillity Spa or Fatima’s Spa – full or foot massage)
Pashupatinath - is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Much like the Ganges, the Bagmati is a holy river and an auspicious place to be cremated. You may even witness an ancient Hindu cremation ritual. The wrapped body is placed upon a mound of smouldering logs and brush, and then set alight. Hindus believe that the soul escapes through the skull, to be reborn again.
The Boudhanath Stupa is the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. It is religious Center for the Buddhist people. Surrounding the Stupa there are many different monasteries belonging to different Buddhist sects. Most of the visitors use to go to the Stupa for sightseeing, shopping and Tibetans handicrafts. During the full moon day many Buddhist people come to celebrate and take part in various religious activities.
Day 4 – Drive to Chitwan National Park– Lunch at near the Riverside Spring Resort On to Jungle Safari then check into Hermitage Hotel– Dinner tonight
Day 5 - Early morning activities and drive to Chitwan. On to overnight at Pokhara
Day 6 - Begin easy 3 day trekking near Pokhara
Day 7-8 Continue on trekking
Day 9 - Drive back to Pokhara Massages at Tranquality Spa, Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara
Day 10 - Half day activities and late afternoon flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at Nirvana Garden Hotel
Day 11- Patan or Bhaktapur tour with Rabindra
This afternoon visit Patan. Patan Durbar Square is a concentrated mass of temples, the most stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. Listed in World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone
Day 12 – Full day activities – visiting solar village. Overnight at Nirvana Gardens
Day 13 – Full day visiting Sapana Dreaming Orphanage and Mrs Satyals School. Overnight at Nirvana Gardens Hotel
Day 14 – Last day shopping and final farewell dinner.
Day 15 – Day of departure
1. Visiting one of the World Youth International projects with the permission of WYI Australia.
The village of Kavre, Jwentaar is situated 60 Km East of Kathmandu on a forested hillside. This is where Sanjaya, our tour guide, is organizing the World Youth International volunteer group from Australia. Trip provides a unique opportunity to experience a village untouched by tourism where you can be part of the daily life of the village people. You will be hosted by a village family, eat with them, cook with them, and slow down to Nepali village pace.
Cost US $250per/person for this 3 day & 2 night program.
2.Visiting other orphanages in Kathmandu (New Children’s Home).
3.Visiting one of Chinta Mani Yogi’s Projects
4.Visit to Nepali village
Cost: US $ 1980 per person Twin Share (single accommodation is extra).
Single supplement: every attempt will be made to allow you to share with another guest,
but if this not be possible, a single supplement cost will be extra
- In Kathmandu Bed (Twin Share)
- All transport as per the itinerary
- Airport Transfers
- Drive to Chitwan and Pokhara
- Transport to solar village
- Domestic flight back from Pokhara( Pokhara/Kathmandu only)
- Airport taxes
- In Chitwan accommodation ( Twin Share-Single occupancy will cost extra) – lunch, breakfast and dinner
- 1 night Jungle Safari package also included in Chitwan
- In Pokhara Temple Tree Hotel - Bed and Breakfast included
- In Trekking accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner included
- Guide and Porter fee
- Guide and Porter insurance
- Yoga teacher (2 nights only in Kathmandu)
- Tour Guide fee
- Company Management fee
- Entry fees (Mentioned in the itinerary)-
- International flights
- Visa Fees on arrival (approx. US $ 40 per person)
- In Kathmandu and Pokhara – breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Drinks and snacks
- Extra entry fees not mentioned above
- Vaccination charges
- Emergency evacuation charges
- Bank transfer fees
- Optional village visit
- Mountain Flight
- Entry fees to Museum
- Any other additional side trips not mentioned in itinerary
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