Standing among giants, feeling small, feeling free and experiencing a sense of being part of something much bigger than yourself. These are all common feelings when one first catches a glimpse of the mighty Himalaya’s – the world’s highest mountain range. Snow covered peaks penetrating the clouds and seemingly rising into infinity.
Nested in the middle of Asia, the capital city of Kathmandu is a multicultural hub where cultures from all around Asia co-exist in unison – A feast for the senses where Hindu’s and Buddist’s show off their culture in a dazzling display of color. Treat yourself to a typical Nepali meal with a Dal bhat which many consists of rice and lentil soup complimented by curry flavored local vegetables and chutney.
Join Great Earth Expeditions on the ultimate Himalayan adventure. Start your journey in the traditional Newari communities of Patan & Bhaktapur. Its thin alleys, local markets, street artisans and the bustling life will keep you on your toes. The next leg of our journey together takes us up into the mountains on a multi-day hiking tour up the base of Mardi Himal with arguably the best views of Annapurna I, II & IV. Over the next 3 days we will surround ourselves with the wonders of the Himalayas in constant view and rest our heads at night in fixed accommodations among the high camps.
We will finish our Nepal adventure in the plains and jungles of Chitwan National Park, exploring the community of Amaltari – a protected community by WWF and providing a safe haven for elephants, rhino & Bengal tigers, all while watching the setting sun cast brilliant orange hues and shadows across this remarkable wildlife preserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Not only will this be a bucket-list trip, but it may very well change your life!
GUIDED BY : Simon Carriere
Simon lived in the Himalayas for 3 consecutive years. He has documented the lives of Sherpas and monks in isolation. He was present during the 2015 earthquake and kick-started one of the biggest grassroots efforts for the epicentre within 48hours of the earthquake. Its safe to say, not many people know this region as well as Simon.
Tour Date: February 2018
- Difficult Overall Difficulty
- 10 Days Tour Length
- 50km Walking Distance