Nepal 2025
Itinerary for culture and nature
with the Bisket Jatra festival in Bhaktapur

 

From the historic cities of the Kathmandu Valley to the idleness of Pokhara, this varied journey offers us moments of wonder while contemplating the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. This trip combines cultural discovery, participation in a major festival in Nepal, walks, and activities. sporty: mountain biking & rafting options.

We dive into the bubbling Kathmandu Valley: the fascinating visits to the stupas of Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath, the oldest in the valley, then to Pashupatinath, a Hindu site dedicated to Shiva from the 12th century, illustrate the two religions which very often become one in Nepalese syncretism. Emotions are still in Bhaktapur, the most beautiful of the medieval cities of the valley, and immersion in the locals in Panauti where we will be associated with the festivities of the great festival of Bisket Jatra in Bhaktapur. The day of this joyful festival also corresponds to the New Year's Day of the Nepalese calendar.

Then on the way to Pokhara two days of excursion among the villages sheltered by the Macchapuchare!
HIGHLIGHTS
- The UNESCO sites of the Kathmandu Valley.
- Country walks to discover immutable Nepal.
- The views of the Himalayas are possible from Luwang, Pokhara, and Bandipur.
- The local festival of Bisket Jatra in Bhaktapur
- Homestay in Luwang

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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Easy
  • Best Period: From 07 to 18 April
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Number of walking days: 3
  • Highest Altitude: 1950 Meters
  • Accomodation: Hotel and lodge during trek
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Day
Flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel and free time.
- Accommodation: Nepali Ghar Hotel *** BB basis
- self meal
Morning drive to Pokhara, the second tourist city of Nepal. lunch self in the city 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 Annapurnas. On a very beautiful clear day seen on Machapuchere, Annapurna south….
- Accommodation: Overnight homestay full board
Morning, If clear weather we will discover a splendid view of the Lamjung Himal, Macchapuchare, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South. Gradual climb to the small Deurali pass. Descent to Tolka then arrives 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 then 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
(Jeep Ghandruk – Nayapul - Private vehicle for Pokhara 35 km 2h)
After breakfast, we take a privatized local jeep to reach Birethanti located on the banks of the Madi River. By car we reach Pokhara.
- Night in Pokhara at the Batika hotel in BB.
- Self-lunch and dinner
Drive to Kathmandu then Bhaktapur for the sumptuous pedestrian city Bhaktapur, 15 km from Kathmandu, the most beautiful of the three imperial cities of the valley. Overnight in Bhaktapur to stay when all visitors are gone!!!
- Accommodation: night at Shiva guest house with half board. Free meal
- Self lunch
Visit and festive immersion in Bhaktapur
- Accommodation: night at Shiva guest house with half board.
- Self lunch
Morning visit to the Hindu site of Changunarayan, the oldest temple in the Kathmandu valley, then transfer to Namo Buddha 40 km from Kathmandu, an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists. This is where Buddha would have donated his body to a tigress and her hungry cubs. Visit the monastery and the possibility of attending the service.
- Night on-site at Namobodha resort in half board
- Self lunch
Day of hiking to Panauti: through a rural setting, pine forests, suspension bridges, and terraced crops, we reach the beautiful village of Balthali located at a height where we will have lunch.
Short walk to Khopasi and 15 min transfer to the Newar town of Panauti, built at the confluence of two rivers and the site of an important Mela - a pilgrimage taking place every 12 years!
Cooking workshop activity and dinner with the local family.
- Accommodation: Homestay
- Free lunch
Morning transfer to Kathmandu and the road to Kirtipur stretched on a ridge 5 km from Kathmandu, the town of Kritipur retains a peaceful, timeless atmosphere despite its proximity to the capital. Towering and little-visited times testify to its past glory. From the top of Kirtipur, we discover Kathmandu with the Himalayas in the background.
Pharping: located 19 km south of Kathmandu, remains a prosperous traditional Newar town. The city is famous for its pilgrimage sites whose Hindu origins have been largely recovered by the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, which are now predominant.
- Accommodation: Nepali Ghar Hotel *** BB basis
- Self meal
Visit Pashupatinath: Hindu site dating from the 12th century, a place of cremation dedicated to Shiva where pilgrims come to bathe in the sacred Bagmati river, then midday visit to Patan, one of the three former imperial cities of the valley, mainly Buddhist, known for its craftsmen founding statues. Then transfer to the great Buddhist stupa of Bodhnath surrounded by many monasteries of Tibetans in exile.
- Accommodation: Nepali Ghar Hotel *** BB basis
- Self meal
Free day and transfer to the airport for the return flight.

NOTES

- In Kathmandu, we use hotels of good category *** well located in the center 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
- 3 nights in Nepali Ghar in BB in Kathmandu
- 2 nights at Shiva guest house with half board in Bhaktapur
- 1 night half board at Koushi in Bandipur
- 1 night in BB in Pokhara Batika in Pokhara
- 1 night in Namobodha resort with half board in Namobodha
- 1 night with locals in Panauti with a full board
- 3 days of trek in full board
- ACAP + TIMS trekking permit
- English-speaking or French-speaking cultural guide for the whole trip
- 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.

Suppliments

Single room supplement option: 235 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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