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Expedition At A Glance

21 days, 20 nights

Difficulty Level: 4

Price (US$): From $3,390.00

Months Available: October through April

OVERVIEW


DETAILED ITINERARY


Day 01 - Kathmandu Arrive Kathmandu. You will be met on arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel. Day Free. Enjoy welcome dinner. Briefing during dinner. (Dinner) Day 02 - Kathmandu Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu. You will be accompanied by our in-house city guide. In the morning, visit Bodhanath, the Stupa of a million dew drops, to watch monks and devotees circumambulate the largest stupa in Nepal. Then visit Pashupatinath, Nepal's most sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, with its two-tiered golden roof and silver door. Drive to Patan for lunch in the garden of the Patan Museum Café. After lunch, visit the well-maintained Patan Museum. Drive back to Kathmandu. (Breakfast and Lunch) Day 03 and 04 - Kathmandu to Bhandar Start early as it is a long drive to Shivalaya (8 hours approximately). The walk begins in Shivalaya and is a 2/3 hours uphill to Deorali followed by a steep descent to Bhandar (7,200 ft.). Overnight Lodge. (All meals) Day 05 to Day 07 - Bhandar to Pikey We now follow an alternative trail that goes through Namkheli and the culturally rich Ngomar Gompa (monastery). Continue ascent to Pikey. Overnight Lodge. (All meals) Day 08 to Day 10 - Pikey to Junbesi to Thupten Choling monastery Ascend steeply to the summit of Pikey Peak. From here, there are spectacular views of the eastern mountains including Rolwaling, Gauri Shanker, Mt. Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. Descend to Lase Bhanjyang and continue to descend to Junbesi. A rest day is planned at Junbesi. Continue to Thupten Choling Monastery which is one of the most important monastery's of the Sherpa people. The monastery was established by Trulshik Rimpoche in 1960 after his escape from Tibet. Overnight Lodge. (All meals) Day 11 to Day 15 - Trek to Dudh Kunda and descend to Takshindu Our camping crew will now join us for this section of the trip. Steadily ascend through Shengeephuk to Sasarbeni. From here we will day hike to Dudh Kunda (Milk lake), the highest point on the trek at 14,960 ft. This lake located at the foot of Numbur Himal is considered a holy lake. A contingency day is included to allow for possible contingencies. Descend to Tashindu. Overnight Tents. (All meals) Day 16 to Day 18 - Takshindu to Chiwong Monastery Monks dancing_resizedTrek on mostly level trail to Chiwong Monastery where we will attend the Mani Rimdu ceremonies for two days. "Mani Rimdu is a 19-day sequence of sacred ceremonies and empowerments, culminating in a 3-day public festival. It's an opportunity for the local Sherpa and Tibetan communities, to gather and celebrate together with the monastic community." Overnight Lodge/Tents. (All meals) Day 19 and 20 - Fly to Kathmandu Fly to Kathmandu. Free day in Kathmandu for possible flight delays. Overnight Hotel Tibet or similar. (Breakfast) Day 21 - Final departure Airport transfer for final departure. (Breakfast)

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COST AND INCLUSIONS


Per person Price for 2018

2 - 4 persons: $4,280 USD per person 5 or more persons: $3,390 USD per person

Single Supplement: $300 USD

Price includes:
  • Expert pre-trip advice and detailed information
  • Motivated, well-cared-for staff
    • Expert pre-trip advice and detailed information
    • All airport transfers; two full days sightseeing in Kathmandu as indicated in the itinerary and entrance fees to monuments.
    • 4 nights twin sharing hotel accommodation at Hotel Tibet in Kathmandu.
    • Airfare: Kathmandu to Pokhara and Dunai to Kathmandu
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary; Lodge/tent accommodations on the trek
    • Shey Phoksumdo National Park Fee and Annapurna Conservation Area fee
    • Upper Dolpo restricted area fee
    • Gamow Bag (High altitude pressure chamber) and Pulse Oximeter
    • Satellite Phone
Price does not include:
  • Your international airfare
  • Nepal Visa
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal equipment (a suggested list will be mailed to you
  • Travel insurance (Required)
  • Other expenses of a personal nature

DATES AND AVAILABILITY


2018 Dates: 2018 dates will be published after the dates of the Mani Rimdu festival is announced. But private departures can be arranged for any date too.

Cannot find a departure that fits your schedule? No problem. Contact us for private departures (two or more participants) for a date of your choosing.

AVAILABLE: Book this trip now as spaces are available.

GUARANTEED: This trip has the minimum sign ups required and is guaranteed to run.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Limited spaces are available so please contact us to inquire about the departure status.

FULL: This date is unavailable. please contact us to inquire about other trip departure dates or booking this trip as part of a Custom Itinerary.

 

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“I wanted to go to Nepal to help rebuild, and it was a challenge for me on many levels. The incredible part is that our guide Sune, and all the porters not to mention the family were there to help us accomplish our goal of doing what we could to help them. To receive the patience, physical assistance, guidance (and the incredible food!) touched me deeply. And as it turned out we did help! A lot of rocks got moved. Wire was woven. Progress was made in deconstructing a house. Plus we had fun! I am still integrating all that I experienced. There is something very intense about being in the vicinity of the Himalayas, the stunning beauty, the vastness, the challenges that reduce the ego and enlarge the heart. I’m glad I answered the call to participate in this adventure.”

-Linda McElroy, Napal, CA, Rebuilding Nepal: Singla, October 2015

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