6 nights / 7 days
Kathmandu * Betini * Gorkha
DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport
On arrival in Kathmandu: Having cleared immigration, collected your luggage and passed through customs, please make your way towards the exit of the terminal building where you will see a bank of people waiting for you.
Note: 1. Our Guide & Chauffeur will always wear protective gear such as mask and gloves
2. Vehicle will be disinfected after every trip, from outside and within
3. Every vehicle will be equipped with an amenity kit comprising of masks, gloves, and sanitizers.
4. And all the hotels are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of the guests.
Transfer to hotel for check in,
Rest of the day at leisure
Dinner and Overnight is at Hotel in Kathmandu
DAY 02: KATHMANDU
Breakfast is at Hotel.
Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath
After breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur city. Located east from the two Durbar squares and in a different city is the Bhaktapur Durbar Square where the Kings of the Malla dynasty lived till 1769 and has left some of the finest examples of the architectural excellence. Literally known as the “City of Devotees” renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colorful festivals, traditional dances and the typical Newari lifestyle. Here explore the Royal Palace, the Golden Gate, and the entrance to the Palace of 55 Windows, known as the most significant piece of art in Nepal. Then visit the highest temple in the entire Kathmandu Valley- the Nyatapola Temple.Walking around the square you can find the centuries old pagoda styled construction like the Nyatapolo and Datta-Traya Temples Sight.
Visit to Nepal Topi Making, Nepal Vocational Academy at Bhaktapur
Lunch at Local restautant in Bhaktapur.
Bouddhnath Stupa, which is the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world just beyond the Pashupatinath temple. It is built on a flat surface on various levels of terraces, and is painted in pastel adorned with prayer flags.
It is set in a Mandala design. Altogether 108 Buddha images and 147 insets of prayer wheels adorn the base of the huge circular edifice. The settlement of Boudhanath has the largest community of Tibetans – Twelve thousand in all.
1 HOUR’S BLESSING/SPEECH BY RIMPOCHE / SENIOR LAMA AT MONASTERY
Later visit the Pashupanath Temple - the most sacred Hindu Temples in the world and this temple is amongst the five principle pilgrimage site for the Hindus. On an annual pilgrimage during Shivaratri Festival thousand of devotees of Lord Shiva from all the Hindu communities of the world pay their homage here. Pashupatinath is the reincarnation of Shiva in his most benevolent form as the shepherd of fertility and so there are no animal sacrifices in this temple, only fruits. Flowers and vermilion are offered. It lies on the banks of the Bagmati river and for the Hindus, to be cremated at Pashupatinath means a direct passage to heaven
Arati at Pashupatinath :- River Bank
Dinner and Overnight is at Hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 03 KATHMANDU – BETINI
Breakfast is at Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Betini in Rasuwa district – approx. 6/7 hrs drive.
The Farm at Betini, Dhaibung is a traditionally curated and crafted haven in the hills of Rasuwa. Situated at an altitude of 1000 M above sea level, the house is cosy and beautifully done up by the local artisans. The site is the midpoint for drive to Rasuwagadhi (Nepal/ Tibet border – Keyrong) from Kathmandu (100 km) or Pokhara (200 km) and a popular trek to Langtng. We serve local delicacies and rely on our local kitchen staff to bring together local flavours. All the produce used for cooking purposes is sourced locally.
Evening experience the farmer live style in Nepal with the local famers. Be a part of the countryside of Nepal in the urban area. Farming vegetable from planting, cutting in the correct way according to the season. Milking the cows as this is the necessary skill as this one the key source of income or self-sustainability for the family with the products like milk, cheese and more.
Children can go out with local children to pay local games Braket, Dandi and Buwo (Stick & Wooden Pin)
BBQ Dinner at the farm
Overnight at the farm.
DAY 04 BETINI
Early morning hike for 1 & ½ hour to Kalikastan temple to see sunrise and mountain view. The breath-taking view of sunrise above Himalayan range is spectacular.
Back to farm for breakfast
After breakfast spend time with villagers, helping them painting the house of elderly people. Spending time with villagers gives opportunity to observe their life closely and to interact with the local people in a simple way. Tourists can see and understand their agriculture lifestyle, their livelihood, hospitality, traditions, cultures and religions at the homes and in the villages.
After spending time with villagers also spend time at public school by teaching English to students, teaching music paintings etc. This school visit is a day to learn about the Local school, people and village of that community. It is nice to be with them so close with lots of fun. In addition, students can also enjoy the experience of meeting and learning.
Afternoon again spend time with villagers helping them for household activities such play local music instruments with locals, milking cow / buffalo, visit goat farm etc. It also includes the activities such as making yoghurt, butter(ghee) and yoghurt drink in typical Nepali style
Dinner and overnight at Farm.
DAY 05 DRIVE TO GORKHA
After breakfast, board the vehicle and drive to Gorkha. Arrive in Gorkha after 4.5hr drive 150km and checkin at hotel. Followed by Lunch
After short break ,we will continue our drive to Gorkha Bazar with local guide from hotel.
Note: Gorkha palace was badly affected by Earthquake in 2015 and palace complex is under reconstruction. However tourist can visit surrounding areas and Museum.
The historic birthplace of Prithvi Narayan Shah, who unified the kingdoms of Nepal in 1769 it maintains much of its centuries old charm with the main Durbar Palace as the central attraction. Trekkers often depart from here on the great Manaslu circuit while also enjoying this classic and much loved cultural town.
Gorkha is the foundation of Nepal. It is the home to the bravest-of-the-brave troops in the world, Gurkha. From the Gorkha only, the vision of present-day Nepal was sketched by the first king of the modern Nepal. Before that, Nepal was divided into small kingdoms until when Prithvi Narayan Shah, the first king of (modern) Nepal had the vision to unite small kingdoms into a singular strength to build a wall against the rising force from the East, East India Company.
Gorkha holds the history of the country. The Gorkha Durbar (Palace), which is built on the hilltop above the market below, is the finest example of architectural and war-strategy of the past. From the palace, one can see the 360-degree view of the Gorkha village, which makes the palace as a vantage point, for now, but it was a strategy to protect the royal families from the invading armies, in the past.
After visit, we drive back to hotel
After:-tea and Snack we will walk around the village to see the local life style of Magar Ethnic
Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Gorkha.
DAY 06 DRIVE TO KATHMANDU 147 KM
SUN RISE OVER the Himalayas Specially MT Manaslu North Face which dominates other mountains as you can see it very close
After Breakfast drive back to Kathmandu
Check in at the hotel
Evening free time at Thamel
Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Gorkha.
DAY 07: DEPART - KATHMANDU
Breakfast is the Hotel.
Transfer to the International airport to connect the flight to onward destination.
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