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 and participation in a major festival in Nepal with hikes and activities. sports (mountain biking & rafting as an option on a personal basis).

We first immerse ourselves in the Kathmandu Valley:

First, we visit Kathmandu Valley; the fascinating visits to the stupas of Swayambhunath and Bodnath, the oldest in the valley, then to Pashupatinath, a Hindu site dedicated to Shiva dating from the 12th century, illustrate the two religions which very often become one in Nepalese syncretism. Festive emotions again in Kathmandu: the medieval city decorated with garlands of flowers and flashing lights and oil lamps. Tihar is one of the major Hindu festivals and is observed for five days, with people lighting butter lamps and worshiping Yama, the god of death. It announces the start of Tihar, also called the festival of lights held in November.
- The first day of the "Kag pooja" festival is dedicated to the crow, who is the messenger of death.
-The second day of the festival is dedicated to the dog and is known as Kukur Tihar.
- The third, the cow and Lakshmi "goddess of prosperity" is worshiped
- The fourth day is known as Govardhan pooja. The Newar community observes the New Year on this day.
- The fifth and last day of the festival is devoted to the relationship between brother and sister. This festival is known as Bhai Tika.
Then on the way to Pokhara two days of excursion among the villages sheltered by the Macchapuchare!
- The UNESCO sites of the Kathmandu Valley.
- Country walks to discover immutable Nepal.
- The views of the Himalayas possible from Luwang and Pokhara
- The national festival of Tihar
- Homestay in Panauti and Luwang




  • Level of Trek: Easy
  • Best Period: 04 Nov - 15 Nov 2023
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Number of walking days: 3
  • Highest Altitude: 1800 Meters
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge/Homestay during trek
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Flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel and free time.
Accommodation: Thamel house on BB basis
Self meal
Morning drive to Pokhara, the second tourist city of Nepal. self lunch in the city and then transfer by private 4x4 for 45 min to Koramukh and an easy walk to the pretty little village Luwang inhabited by the Gurung ethnic group (the inhabitants of high mountains) at the foothills of the Annapurnas. On a very beautiful clear day mountain view of Machapuchere, Annapurna south….
- Accommodation: Homestay on full board basis

A day of enchantment as you walk through the corridors of time, admiring the architectural gems that take you back centuries into Kathmandu’s past. The first stop is at the great stupa of Boudha, a famous pilgrimage site surrounded by numerous Buddhist monasteries. Not far from here we visit Pashupatinath, one of Hinduism’s holiest Shiva shrines dating back to the 12th century. This is where Hindu cremations take place and pilgrims flock to bathe in the holy Bagmati River.
- Accommodation: Same as the previous day

Downhill to the Madi Khola then cross on a suspension bridge before a steep ascent to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk with its dry stone houses. Superb panorama of the Annapurna range.
- Walking time: 3h30, + 600m, - 400m.
- Accommodation: Lodge

(Jeep Ghandruk – Nayapul Private vehicle for Pokhara 35 km 3h)
After breakfast, we take a privatized local jeep to reach Birethanti located on the banks of the Madi River then we meet our private vehicle to go to Pokhara.
- Accommodation: Batika Hotel on BB basis.
- Self Lunch & Dinner

Road to Kathmandu for 7 hours and transfer to 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 Shiva Guest House on half board.
Self Lunch

Visit Bhaktapur and the oldest temple Changunarayan
- Accommodation: Shiva Guest House on half board
- Self Lunch
transfer to Namo Buddha 40 km from Kathmandu, an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists. This is where Buddha donated his body to a tigress and her hungry cubs. Visit the monastery and the possibility of attending the service.
- Accommodation: Namobodha resort on 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
- Self Lunch

Morning transfer to Kathmandu and then 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: Thamel House on 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: Thamel House on BB basis
- Free meal

Free time and transfer to airport for international flight back.


- 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 at Thamel House 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
- one night in Namobodha resort with half board in Namobodha
- one night with a local in Panauti with a full board
- 3 days of trek 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, hot and cold drinks, etc.


Single room supplement option: 310 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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