April 2015: Touring and Trekking in Nepal

Who wants to go touring and trekking in Nepal?

Touring and trekking in Nepal: April 2015
The magic and beauty of Nepal awaits …

I am very excited to announce that as part of my new relationship with Portland-based Embark Adventures, I am scheduled to be the leader of a tour to Nepal in April, 2015.

This classic Himalayan adventure, offered by Embark in partnership with Portland Community College, is a two-week adventure that will let you will view the daily lives of the Nepalese people by visiting ancient city-states, remote hilltop villages, Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries – all among the spectacular scenery of the world’s highest mountains.

Touring and trekking in Nepal: April 2015.
Nepal has everything from jungles to high mountain peaks — and we’ll see it all.

We’ll start with several days of touring the Kathmandu Valley, visiting ancient religious sites and archeological masterpieces. And, since a trip to Nepal cannot be complete without seeing Mt. Everest, we will pay homage to the highest mountain in the world by taking a private chartered flight around it.

Next it’s off to the jungles of southern Nepal, where we will experience the grandeur of a safari while riding on the back of an elephant in search of the Royal Bengal Tiger and a host of other exotic wildlife. And finally, we will spend a few days walking among the quiet villages of the famous Annapurna region, staying in local tea-houses for in-depth interactions with various ethnic groups.

Touring and trekking in Nepal: April 2015
No place has mountain walking like Nepal!

If Nepal is calling to you, from the mountains and the jungle and the ancient past, then answer that call by taking this tour of a lifetime.

Here is a brief itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa.

Day 3: Morning flight around Mt. Everest; afternoon visits to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square and Swayambhunath ancient religious complex

Day 4: Tour of Bhaktapur City

Day 5: Sunrise drive to Changu Narayana, afternoon free in Kathmandu

Day 6: Chitwan National Park / Elephant Safari

Day 7: Chitwan National Park / nature walk and canoe ride

Day 8: Drive to Nayapul / Walk to village of Ulleri.

Day 9: Walk to Ghorepani

Day 10: Visit Poon Hill / Walk to Ghandruk

Day 11: Walk to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

Day 12: Tour Pokhara / Boating on Phewa Lake

Day 13: Flight to Kathmandu / Free time or tour of Patan City

Day 14: Departure

More Details

The trip begins April 6, 2015, in Kathmandu. The approximate cost for this trip is $2,495, excluding international airfare. Final price will vary based on number of participants.

For a full itinerary, and more information on pricing, see this detailed document created by Embark:

PCC-Embark-Nepal-Itinerary-2015 (click to download a PDF)

Questions may also be sent to me via my contact page or to Donovan Pacholl at Embark. Donovan and I will also host an informational meeting at PCC in January; details will be announced soon.

I am honored and thrilled to be going on this trip, and to be associated with Embark and PCC. I do hope that you will come with us to this magical mountain land!