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Local Life Nepal

This exclusive trip through Nepal leads you through huge mountains and gives you the opportunity to meet the colourful people of Nepal. During this trip you will participate in a meaningful women empowerment project in Balthali. But it is not only about rolling up your sleeves, there is certainly time to enjoy your tailor-made adventure through rice fields, temples and the jungle. A Nepalese makes a prayer in one of the temples in the Kathmandu valley. Monks tell with passion about their life in the monastery. In the Chitwan National Park, an armoured rhino searches for food, while a crocodile relaxes on the banks of a river. During your trip through Nepal you will sleep in characteristic hotels, luxury resorts with views over the mountains and in homestays, to experience the local life up close. You will enjoy a light 3-day trek with porter through beautiful rice fields, cultural villages and natural hot water baths.  All this off the beaten track and under the guidance of an experienced local guide during the entire trip.

What is included in your trip

Return flight
From The Netherlands incl. luggage, airport tax and fuel tax

18 nights of

accommodation

8 x Hotel
5 x Homestay
3 x Special  Luxury Stay
2 x  Tea House

40 meals

19 breakfast

12 lunch, 19 diner

Team  & Groep

Expert, English-speaking trip manager and local guides

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Small groups of max. 18 people

Transport

All transfers are included during the trip

Social

Women empowerment project

Entrance fees

All entrance fees according to the program

Environment

Compensation

CO2-emissions

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Reusable water bottle with filter

Service 

Below mentioned trip includes my service
Whether this is before, during or after your trip; I am always available for you

 

Empowerment Project

Program

Departure datas 2020 :

14 March 2020

19 September 2020

Guaranteed departure at 6 people

Day 1

Today you will departure from Amsterdam and fly to Kathmandu. Your trip to Nepal has begun!

Inclusions: 

Flight from Amsterdam to Kathmandu with Qatar Airways including 30 kg checked Luggage.

Day 2

Today you will arrive in Kathmandu. Welcome to Nepal! You will be picked up by a representative of the volunteer project and brought to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend in Kathmandu, for a first introduction to this city, or to recover from the flight. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and is known as a royal city. Together with Bhaktapur and Patan they form the three royal cities in the Kathmandu valley. The consequences of the earthquake in 2015 are still visible, but nevertheless Kathmandu remains a unique and special city. In the evening you will be picked up by the same representative for a welcome dinner.

Accommodation:

Traditional Comfort Hotel or similar
Inclusions:

Dinner

Day 3

After breakfast you will be picked up by your project manager and taken to Balthali where the volunteering will take place in the coming days. You will be welcomed by loving families and have the unique opportunity to stay in a homestay. This is an amazing way to experience authentic Nepalese life and immerse in its culture. Do you opt for more luxury? Then you will be guided to your hotel. Upon arrival you will be informed about the culture, customs, traditions and beliefs of the Nepalese people by a local guide. Furthermore, the basic principles of the Nepalese language are taught and you are prepared for the project in which you will participate in the next few days.

Accommodation:

Homestay or Balthali Village Resort
Inclusions:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Orientation Nepalese culture by local guide

Day 4-7

During these days you will work on the project of your choice. All projects focus on women empowerment, as the position of women in Nepal is still weak and the caste system has a lot of influence on their future to this day. The work you do together with the women of Nepal will strengthen their position. In the evening there are always activities to participate in. You can follow yoga and meditation classes, attend prayers and on one of the evenings you will follow a cultural cooking class which will be eaten together afterwards.

Accommodation:

Homestay or Balthali Village Resort
Inclusions:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on all project days. Yoga and meditation classes. Cooking class from Nepalese women.

Day 8

In the morning you will say goodbye to your host family to discover their beautiful country. We will travel back to Kathmandu to explore the capital of Nepal further. You will meet your English speaking tour manager, who will guide us through the important neighbourhoods of Boudha and Pashupati. In the evening hours you are free to dine in the city or you can have a drink on the roof terrace of your hotel.

Accommodation:

Traditional Comfort Hotel or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Guided tour to admire the highlights of Kathmandu.

Day 9

In the morning, our driver will take us to the Pataleban Vineyard Resort. Surrounded by 2 acres of carefully tended vines, Pataleban Winery elevates the Japanese winery experience to Nepal. What makes their grapes so special is the combination of the rich Western Kathmandu soil and generous Valley sunshine. Pair this stunning atmosphere with Pataleban Winery's talented winemakers and you get beautiful wines that you simply cannot find elsewhere. Here you will enjoy a relaxing day consisting of a tour of their vineyard, a visit to the wine cellar and a delicious wine tasting. A Hi-Tea will be consumed during the day.

 

Accommodation:

Traditional Comfort Hotel or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Recreational day tour to the Pataleban Vineyard Resort including tour, wine tasting and Hi-Tea.

Day 10

We leave Kathmandu and drive to the jungle in the lowlands of Nepal. The Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal since 1973. Chitwan means 'heart of the jungle' and is one of the best known national parks in Asia. Upon arrival in the local community at the edge of the park, we are warmly welcomed by the local families. We will cycle to the banks of the Narayani river to enjoy the beautiful sunset. After dinner we receive an explanation about the flora and fauna in the national park. You will stay here in a very special accommodation, the Barauli Community Homestay. The homestay consists of 12 cottages built in traditional Tharu style. The cottages are each run by a woman from the nearby village. These homestays provide employment, income and development for the local women.

Accommodation:

Barauli Community Homestay or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Entrance fees to Chitwan National Park. Bicycle tour to the banks of the Narayani river. Presentation of the flora and fauna in the national park.

Day 11

After breakfast we take a walk through the traditional Tharu villages and see how the Tharu's live. In the afternoon we go into the jungle with a jeep to spot wildlife. The chance of seeing wild rhinos is quite high. You also have a good chance to spot the Gharial crocodile. Furthermore, this jungle is the home of the Bengal tiger, elephants and sloth bears, you might be lucky and spot one of these wild animals as well. In the evening we are treated to a traditional dance from the locals.

Accommodation:

Barauli Community Homestay or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Walk through the traditional Tharu villages. Jeep safari for game viewing. Tharu culture dance by the locals.

Day 12

We descend the river in a traditional canoe. The crocodiles are on the bank and sometimes spot wildlife that comes to drink at the river. Enjoy the breath-taking views while our guide tells you about the animals in the park. In the afternoon you are able recover from all the adventures in the jungle and relax by the pool..

 

Accommodation:

Barauli Community Homestay or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Canoe trip on the river. Entrance fee swimming pool.
Optional:

Traditional cooking workshop with a local family in their authentic kitchen € 18,-. Spotting colourful birds with a guide € 9,-.

Day 13

We leave the jungle behind and drive to the beautiful town of Pokhara, located on Phewa Lake. The contrasting landscape is nowhere expressed as well as in Pokhara. We stay in a resort located on a hill, from where you have an unobstructed view of the snow-covered peaks of 7,000 to 8,000 meters high of the Annapurna and Manaslu chains. From here you are able to enjoy the sunrise and sunset every day. The remaining of the day can be arranged according to your own preferences. Take a nice walk or relax with a body treatment in our resort.

 

Accommodation:

Rupakot Resort 5* or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast

Day 14

This day is all about you and can be arranged according to your own wishes. Relax at the resort and enjoy the spectacular views, discover Pokhara on a guided walking tour, take a helicopter flight to the Annapurna Base Camp (4,100 m) or, for our true adventurer seekers, paraglide from the top of Mount Sarangkot. During sunset you can follow a relaxing yoga class and you can fully unwind.

Accommodation:

Rupakot Resort 5* or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Yoga class during sunset.
Optional:

Excursion to Pokhara €. Paragliding € 124,-. Helicopter flight €. 319,-

Day 15

Of course your trip to Nepal is not complete without a trekking. The route that we have tailor-made for you is a light 3-day (2-night) walk that leads you through stunning rice paddies, beautiful villages, and ancient stone stairs. The trek is ideal as it never ascends above 2,000 meters, making it less risky if you’re prone to Altitude Sickness and perfect for the less-experienced hiker. On this day we drive from Pokhara to Kimche, where our trek begins. Here we make our way through dense forests of rhododendrons before coming upon a series of vegetable paddies on their way to the village of Ghandruk., which you will reach within 2 to 2.5 hours. Here you have enough time to discover the bustling streets and cultural heritage of Ghandruk yourself.

Accommodation:

Upgraded Tea House
Inclusions:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Experienced trekking guide + assistant guide. 1 Porter per 2 people. Permits for the trekking.

Day 16

The trek continues to Jhinu Danda, where we will arrive in 3-3.5 hours. This tour leads you through waterfalls, villages and farmlands. Upon arrival in Jhinu you can relax for the rest of the day in natural hot water baths. We think that is well deserved!

Accommodation:

Upgraded Tea House
Inclusions:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 17

We will complete the last part of our trek and finish in Landruk, which will be reached within 3 hours. From here you get a spectacular view of some of the giants of the Himalayas, including Annapurna, Hiunchuli and Machapuchare. Here we will be picked up and brought back to Pokhara, where we will stay in the same resort as before, so that you can enjoy peace, stunning views and wonderful massages even after the trek.

Accommodation:

Rupakot Resort 5* or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast and Lunch

Day 18

After breakfast in Pokhara we drive to the domestic airport for our 25-minute flight to Kathmandu. There, our driver is waiting for us and takes us to the royal city of Bhaktapur. The atmosphere of a medieval settlement still hangs in this town and our tour manager will show us the highlights of the city. At the end of the afternoon, we drive to the Buddhist monastery Neydo Tashi Choeling, on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley. Relax in this special, spiritual place, where about 200 monks live and study the monastery. Tonight you will stay in the guesthouse of the monastery and get acquainted with the life of these monks.

Accommodation:

Neydo Monastery or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Domestic flight to Kathmandu including 20kg of checked baggage. Guided tour to admire the highlights of Bhaktapur.

Day 19

Experience what it feels like to live in a Buddhist monastery. You will participate in the morning prayer and make an excursion around the monastery where we will visit the Asura cave. It is said that the great teacher Padmasambhava (the second Buddha) reached his enlightenment here. This makes the cave an important place for Buddhists.

Accommodation:

Neydo Monastery or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Excursion around the monastery with a visit to the Asura cave.
Optional:

Yoga and meditation session under the guidance of a teacher € 15,- (minimum of 5 people)

Day 20

The moment we'd all been dreading - leaving the beautiful Nepal behind. As sad as it is, at least you have the memories. Whilst in the air with the world's best airline, dream of what might be next in store on an upcoming Traveleers adventure, Australia, perhaps?


Inclusions:

Breakfast. Flight from Kathmandu to Amsterdam with Qatar Airways.





Pay attention:
For technical and / or organisational reasons, the route and / or order of the tour may be deviated from. You will receive your travel documents approximately 2 weeks before departure.

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€ 2749,-

per person

Not included

  • Other meals

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and donations

  • Optional excursions

  • Travel and / or cancellation insurance

  • Credit card and transaction costs

  • Administration costs (€ 35.00 per booking)

  • Calamity Fund contribution (€ 2.50 per booking)

Don't book too late

Do not wait too long to book a trip, because we often have to return our unused airplane seats to the relevant airline two months before departure. The seats are then "on request" and it is possible that the flight schedule may deviate and the price of the trip may increase. In addition, booking within two months prior to departure can bring along a single room supplement.

Extra options

  • The costs for a single room are € 399,- per person

  • The costs for a hotel (double room) during the volunteering project are € 139,- per person in a standard room and €164,- per person in a deluxe room.

  • The costs for a hotel (single room) during the volunteering project are € 240,- per person in a standard room and € 290,- per person in a deluxe room

 

You can stay in Pokhara at an additional expense if you are (medically) unable to participate in the trekking. For more  information please contact us.

Land package

It is also possible to only book the land package of this trip. You will arrange the international flights and the transfer on arrival and departure yourself. You then make the trip according to the program with the other participants. Please contact us for more information.

Cancellation costs

  • For cancellation up to 45 days (exclusive) before departure: the 40% deposit

  • For cancellations from 45 days (inclusive) to 30 days (exclusive) before departure: 50% of the travel sum

  • For cancellations from 30 days (inclusive) to 14 days (exclusive) before departure: 75% of the travel sum.

  • For cancellations from 14 days (inclusive) to 8 days (exclusive) before departure: 90% of the travel sum

  • For cancellation 8 days (inclusive) before departure: the full travel sum

Deposit

A 40% deposit applies for this trip.
 

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