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12 day- Nepal Village Immersion

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Day 1: Day 1: Arrival to Nepal

Stop At: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Flying into Kathmandu, you’ll be greeted by our Dharma Trips representatives and taken to the Shangri-La Hotel in the heart of the city. Meet with fellow Dharma Trippers for an orientation and get-to-know you dinner where we’ll answer any last minute questions before the jet-lag rolls in.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Shangri-La Boutique Hotel a cozy guesthouse with rooftop restaurant.

Day 2: Days 2-3: Kathmandu Temples

Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh Boudha, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Explore the ancient royal Kingdom of Kathmandu with the Himalaya as your backdrop. Home to a whopping seven World Heritage sites, you’ll visit some of the largest Buddhist stupas—the Boudhanath temple and Swayambhunath,the famed Monkey Temple. Feast on Tibetan momos before shopping for any last minute supplies.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Kathmandu Temples

Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Explore the ancient royal Kingdom of Kathmandu with the Himalaya as your backdrop. Home to a whopping seven World Heritage sites, you’ll visit some of the largest Buddhist stupas—the Boudhanath temple and Swayambhunath,the famed Monkey Temple. Feast on Tibetan momos before shopping for any last minute supplies.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Scenic 4x4 Off roading to hiking trailhead

Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
Embark on a scenic 4x4 journey on possibly the most windy and exhilarating mountain road you’ll ever experience. Lunch in a tranquil village, ride past wild rivers and never ending rice terraces before overnighting in the valley of Arughat Bazar.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Half day hiking and arrival into village

Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
Squeezing ourselves onto a local bus, we arrive in Arkhet Bazaar in the late morning, our last stop before entering village life. A short yet steep hike up stone stairs (3-4 hours) ends in the small villages of Pokhari-Nebot, your home for the next four days. A welcome ceremony and traditional dinner in the village leader’s home awaits.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Cultural Village Life Immersion Program

Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
The days spent in Pokhari are a magical time, where locals of all ages share their unique Gurung culture with you. You’ll immerse yourself in the daily life of a working Himalayan village, learning the simple yet oh-so-intricate dealings of villagers. You will assist in an earthquake rebuilding or community betterment project. Help plow the fields with oxen, thrash freshly harvested millet or read English to the local school children, all while taking freshly made chai breaks from ama (your host “mother”). Learn the secrets behind the traditional lentil and rice dish of Dal Bhat and rhaksi (local millet wine) while listening to traditional folk songs around a campfire. Or simply relax and unwind in a rice terrace, taking solace Ganesh Himal, a 24,350 ft giant towering over the village. Morning yoga will start everyday while in Pokhari.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Cultural Village Life Immersion Program

Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
he days spent in Pokhari are a magical time, where locals of all ages share their unique Gurung culture with you. You’ll immerse yourself in the daily life of a working Himalayan village, learning the simple yet oh-so-intricate dealings of villagers. You will assist in an earthquake rebuilding or community betterment project. Help plow the fields with oxen, thrash freshly harvested millet or read English to the local school children, all while taking freshly made chai breaks from ama (your host “mother”). Learn the secrets behind the traditional lentil and rice dish of Dal Bhat and rhaksi (local millet wine) while listening to traditional folk songs around a campfire. Or simply relax and unwind in a rice terrace, taking solace Ganesh Himal, a 24,350 ft giant towering over the village. Morning yoga will start everyday while in Pokhari.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Cultural Village Life Immersion Program

Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
he days spent in Pokhari are a magical time, where locals of all ages share their unique Gurung culture with you. You’ll immerse yourself in the daily life of a working Himalayan village, learning the simple yet oh-so-intricate dealings of villagers. You will assist in an earthquake rebuilding or community betterment project. Help plow the fields with oxen, thrash freshly harvested millet or read English to the local school children, all while taking freshly made chai breaks from ama (your host “mother”). Learn the secrets behind the traditional lentil and rice dish of Dal Bhat and rhaksi (local millet wine) while listening to traditional folk songs around a campfire. Or simply relax and unwind in a rice terrace, taking solace Ganesh Himal, a 24,350 ft giant towering over the village. Morning yoga will start everyday while in Pokhari
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 9: Cultural Village Life Immersion Program

Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
he days spent in Pokhari are a magical time, where locals of all ages share their unique Gurung culture with you. You’ll immerse yourself in the daily life of a working Himalayan village, learning the simple yet oh-so-intricate dealings of villagers. You will assist in an earthquake rebuilding or community betterment project. Help plow the fields with oxen, thrash freshly harvested millet or read English to the local school children, all while taking freshly made chai breaks from ama (your host “mother”). Learn the secrets behind the traditional lentil and rice dish of Dal Bhat and rhaksi (local millet wine) while listening to traditional folk songs around a campfire. Or simply relax and unwind in a rice terrace, taking solace Ganesh Himal, a 24,350 ft giant towering over the village. Morning yoga will start everyday while in Pokhari
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 10: Hike up to Darche Danda

Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
Often compared to the extremely popular Poon Hill hike in the Annapurnas, Dharche Danda is a little known gem with sweeping views of the Himalaya. The hike itself is a moderate climb beginning with terraced rice fields before yielding into dense jungle. We’ll camp on it’s peak, so that we can catch both a sunset and sunrise on the majestic Himalaya. Porters and all camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, ect.) will be provided. A traditional Nepali dinner followed by a campfire will finish our night under the stars.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 11: Hike down to Barpak - location of 2015 earthquake

Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
fter a beautiful sunrise and morning breakfast at the summit, we’ll descend through the jungle to the historic town of Barpak, a village that had just 20 out of 1,400 homes left standing after the devastating 2015 earthquakes. You’ll see the rebuilding efforts of this picturesque mountain village that sits some 6,000 ft above sea level and is home to Gurungs, Ghales and Sunars. You’ll spend a night in this vibrant village rich in unique cultural history.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 12: Jeep ride to Pokhara/Kathmandu or begin Manaslu Trek

Stop At: Pokhara Museum, Pokhara Nepal
A final morning breakfast before a jeep ride back to either the lakeside town of Pokhara or for those short on time, to Kathmandu. The official program concludes here.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Duration
12 days
Inclusions
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Thamel
  • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
  • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Manaslu
  • Entry/Admission - Pokhara Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I could not recommend Dharma Trips' Nepali village immersion trip enough!!! From start to finish, you experience real Nepali life and culture! Highlights for me were the hike up, spending time with the villagers and the stunning mountain views every morning (oh, and dal bhat
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Response from Dharma T, Owner at 12 day- Nepal Village Immersion
Responded Jun. 17, 2019
Thanks for the review Eliza! We all loved the time we got to spend with you in Nepal, glad you feel the same. Looking forward to seeing you elsewhere in the world!
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Dharma adventures took me on an awesome trip! My guides, Josh and Som, gave me an incredible experience. They took me places I never would have had access to. I had the opportunity to go up to a surreal monastery up in the mountains and was able to meet and chat with monks and
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This trip truly changed my life. The people who guided us as well as the natives we met along the way showed us the utmost kindness and the true definition of exploration. I felt like I got the most 'local' experience because of the incredible Nepalese cultural experience the
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