Travel to the typical Newar village of Bungmati. Founded in the 7th century, Bungmati is home to one of the most important Gods of the Kathmandu Valley known as Matsyendranath, the God of Rain and compassion, worshipped equally by Hindus and Buddhists, and accredited by local people with the introduction of rice plantations in the valley. The rich heritage and relatively unchanging lifestyle of the Newar people is clear to see both in Bungamati and in the nearby village of Khokana, which we also visit. On the southern edge of the Kathmandu valley, the mighty Lichchhavi rulers of Nepal established Khokana in the 7th century that remains relatively isolated from modern Nepali life. HOTEL (Breakfast & Lunch)
Travel to Asia’s richest and spectacular wildlife sanctuary, home to the great one horned rhinoceros, several species of deer, sloth beer, wild boar, fresh water dolphin, leopard, marsh mugger, gharial crocodiles, over 450 species of birds and the elusive, nocturnal Royal Bengal Tiger. Excellent game viewing facilities with accommodations at treetop lodges, bungalows, long houses, and tented camps. Activities at most lodges include nature walk, game viewing on elephant back, land rover, boat trips, jungle treks, bird watching excursions, wildlife viewing and photography from machans (blinds). All meals and game drives are included.
visit the remote villages of Gurungs and Chettris. The first night stop Dhampus offers great views of Annapurna range. Trek through the villages, offering ample opportunities to take pictures, get acquainted with village life, meet school children, and watch villagers working in the terraced fields. Overnight stops are at Langdrung & Ghandrung villages, home to world famous gorkha soldiers. Trek includes all camping equipment, trekking staff (guides, cook, kitchen helpers, porters), and all meals during the trek. LODGE &/or CAMP ACCOMMODATIONS (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)