From the historic cities of the Kathmandu Valley to the idleness of Pokhara, this varied journey offers us moments of wonder from the contemplation of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the jungle of the Terai. This trip combines cultural discovery and participation in a major festival in Nepal.

We first immerse ourselves in the Kathmandu Valley:

Emotions first of all in Kathmandu, the beautiful medieval city of the valley, and in southern Nepal where we take part in the festivities of the great Holi festival.

The festival of colours, Holi takes place over two days, first in the hills region, in Kathmandu then the next day in the Terai where it has a deeper meaning and is celebrated with more fervour by the Tharu ethnic group who the effigy of Holika burns there in the evening

Then on the way to Bandipur, a splendid village typical of traders of the Newar ethnic group, then Pokhara and three days of excursion among the Gurung villages at the foot of the Annapurna!
- The UNESCO sites of the Kathmandu Valley.
- Country walks to discover immutable Nepal.
- The views of the Himalayas from Luwang, Pokhara, and Bandipur.
- The Holi festival in Kathmandu and Chitwan (Cultural immersion)
- Homestay in Luwang (immersion in the local population)



  • Level of Trek: Easy
  • Best Period: 23 march to 05 april 2024
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Number of walking days: 3
  • Highest Altitude: 2100 Meters
  • Accomodation: Hotel & Lodge durung trek
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Flight to Kathmandu. Installation at the hotel and free time.
- Accommodation: Manaslu*** BB basis
- Self meal
Visit the Durbar Square of Kathmandu, its old town, and the local market of Ason tole. Then we end this beautiful day of visit by the temple of Pashupatinath: a Hindu site dating from the 12th century, a place of cremation dedicated to Shiva where the pilgrims come to bathe in the sacred river Bagmati and have a free afternoon.
- Accommodation: Manaslu*** BB basis
- Self meal
Day of discovery of the jewels of the Kathmandu Valley: visit Patan, one of the three ancient imperial cities of the valley, mainly Buddhist, known for its craftsmen founding statues. Visit the stupa of Swyambhunath stupa which dominates the Kathmandu valley.
- Accommodation: Manaslu*** BB basis
- Self meal
In the morning we leave for the great Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath surrounded by many monasteries of Tibetans in exile. Then we leave for Bhaktapur: the sumptuous pedestrian city, Bhaktapur, 15 km from Kathmandu, the most beautiful of the three imperial cities of the valley. Visit and night when the other tourists will be leaving
- Accommodation: Shiva guest house on half board
- Self lunch
Morning departure from Kathmandu to reach the Chitwan National Park in the Terai region. Afternoon activity in the park
- Accommodation: lodge on full board
A day entirely devoted to the discovery of the jungle. Canoeing down the river to watch the birds at sunrise. Elephant ride in search of rhinos; walk in the jungle à la Kipling: stags and hinds, bears... and sometimes even a tiger. In the evening, Tharu war dances.
- Accommodation: same lodge on full board
Road to Bandipur, the sumptuous village of Newars traders at the foothills of Manaslu. Superb view of the Himalayan range. We will be accommodated in a guest house with simple rooms arranged near the residence of our host.
- Night at the hotel with half board (hotel Koushi)
- Self Lunch
Morning road to Pokhara, the second tourist city of Nepal. Free lunch in town and then transfer by private 4x4 for 45 min to Koramukh and easy walk by the walking flights to the pretty little village of Luwang inhabited by the Gurung ethnic group (the inhabitants of high mountains) at the foothills of the Annapurna. On a clear day very beautiful view of Machapuchere, Annapurna south….
- Accommodation: Overnight homestay full board
Morning in clear weather we discover a splendid view of the Lamjung Himal, Macchapuchare, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South. Gradual climb to the small Deurali pass. Descent to Tolka then arrival at the Gurung village of Landruk. Beautiful view of Macchapuchare, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South.
- Walking time: 4h30, + 100m, - 450m.
- Accommodation: Lodge
We descend to the Madi Khola which we cross on a suspension bridge before a steep ascent to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk with its dry stone houses. Superb panorama on the chain of Annapurna.
- Walking time: 3h30, + 600m, - 400m.
- Accommodation: Lodge
After breakfast, we take a privatized local jeep to reach Pokhara. afternoon free time
- Night in Pokhara at the Batika hotel in BB.
- Self meal
Morning visit Pokhara (Shanti stupa and boat crossing of Lake Phewa), afternoon free at leisure for SPA, idleness, paragliding, mountain biking, etc...
- Night in Pokhara at the Batika hotel on a BB basis.
- Self meal
Morning drive to Kathmandu. 7 hrs drive. End of the day free in Thamel to do some last shopping
Free time in Kathmandu.
- Accommodation: Manaslu*** on BB basis
- Self meal
Free day and transfer to the airport for the return flight.


- In Kathmandu, we use hotels of good category *** well located in the centre of Kathmandu.
- The stay in Kathmandu is always done in B&B to give you a large choice of restaurants that offer you traditional and continental cuisine according to your choices.
- During the trek, you will be in full board and accommodation according to the itinerary.

What's included

- Transport by private vehicle according to the itinerary
- 4 nights in Manaslu in BB in Kathmandu
- 1 night at Shiva guest house with half board in Bhaktapur
- 2 nights at the Green Mansion hotel with full board including the activity in the national park according to the itinerary
- 1 night half board at Koushi in Bandipur
- 2 nights in BB in Pokhara Batika in Pokhara
- 3 and a half days of trekking in full board
- ACAP + TIMS trekking permit
- A French-speaking cultural guide for the whole stay
- visit the sites in Kathmandu according to the itinerary and its entrances to the sites
- Trekking team: 1 porter for 3 and 1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers
- Carrying luggage up to 8 Kg per person during the trek

What's not included

- Unplanned meals and visit and activities/visits in Pokhara
- Flights
- Nepal visa (30 USD for 15 days)
- Compulsory repatriation insurance
- tip, sleeping bag, hot shower during the trek, drink including water, beer, etc.


**Single-room supplement: 280 USD
*the invoice in euros on request will be established according to the dollar-euro exchange rate on the day of invoicing.

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