Itinerary Highlights

Kathmandu

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  • Visit restored World Heritage palaces of Durbar Square and Bhaktapur to learn about Nepal's unique architecture and history. Explore beautiful Tibetan monasteries around Boudhanath, which date back to the 7th century!
  • Enjoy participatory seminars at international agencies and learn about:-
  • Low cost technologies being pioneered by British charities in Nepal to build livelihoods for the poorest villages
  • Nepal's ecosystems, and current environmental issues
  • How Nepal is building sustainable and resilient livelihoods
  • How natural resource systems are being adapted to reduce the effects of climate change

Village Development Project

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  • With Practical Action Nepal, you can work alongside villagers on a well-planned poverty reduction programme:
  • School Classroom or Health Clinic: building a new school classroom or health clinic, which will introduce primary education or public health care for the first time in the community.
  • Safe Drinking Water: installing the community's first piped drinking water system, which will directly contribute to lowering infant mortality and disease
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  • Activities are planned and led by isolated mountain communities, fully supported by Global Action coordinators to ensure projects are well designed, and feasible, with maximum impact.
  • Enjoy traditional singing and dancing, and experience a unique cultural exchange!

Annapurna Trek

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  • Enjoy a superb 5-day mountain trek passing through subtropical and Alpine forests, full of diverse wildlife, with spectacular views of the world-famous Annapurna peaks!
  • In the mountains, our days are simple - we will trek 5-6 hours a day (with plenty of stops), and sleep like we have never done before! Our evenings will be filled with stories from our Sherpa guides, and group-led discussions on our experiences.
  • Enjoy delicious meals cooked by our Sherpa team, visit their homes, learn about their distinctive culture and traditions, and how these are being maintained through ecotourism.

Lower Mustang Trek

Snowy mountains
  • Instead of the 5-day trek, you can choose to do a longer, 12-day higher altitude trek, up the Kali Gandaki gorge, believed to be the world's deepest gorge!
  • We will explore the edges of the stunning Tibetan plateau, with ruined forts and colourful Buddhist monasteries, and visit the sacred temple at Mukhtinath, one of Asia's holiest pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Pokhara

Lake, village and mountains
  • Relax on the beautiful Phewa Lake, famous for its surface reflection of the Annapurna mountains!
  • Learn how master craftsmen and women preserve ancient traditions and train apprentices in intricate textiles, wood and stone carving, and in traditional art.

White Water Rafting

White water rafting
  • Enjoy two days of thrilling white water rafting! Nepal has some of the best white water rafting in the world, and the river we use is perfect for beginners and intermediates.
  • Raft through exciting rapids, passing amazing wildlife and jungle cummunities.

Kathmandu

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  • Explore the magnificent Kopan Monastery, a spiritual oasis that overlooks the Kathmandu Valley.
  • Be inspired by how the Monastery preserves religious and cultural traditions, while providing a renowned international centre for study and meditation.
  • Kopan is the perfect place to relax and reflect at the end of an amazing trip!

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