Some people know exactly what they want out of a trip away. For the food-lovers, it’s a chance to try new cuisines from across the world. For the adventurous, it’s a good hike and some fun-filled adrenaline rushes. For those after some peace, it’s a chance to unwind and rest the mind. But what if you’re not sure what you’re after?
On our two-week Nepal tour, you’ll get the opportunity to try everything on for size. You’ll hike the Himalayas to get your heart rate up, take part in meditation classes to bring the brain noise down, and learn how to make some of the region’s most famous dishes. From temple sightseeing to nature safari – you’ll quite literally do a bit of everything in Nepal.
For the Adventurer
If there’s one thing our two-week Nepal tour isn’t short on, it’s excitement. For many, the huge draw of a trip to Nepal is the chance to hike the Himalayas, and you’ll certainly not be denied that! Over three days, you can venture deep into the mountains for the Poon Hill Trek, scaling mountain peaks and glacial valleys alike. Along with your Adventure Leader, you’ll spend 72 hours in amongst some of the most breathtaking natural geographies on the planet – so make sure you bring your hiking boots!
However, the fun doesn’t stop there. We’ll also take you down to the Trishuli River, where you’ll take part in a pulse-pumping whitewater rafting experience, and to Phewa Taal Lake for a slightly more sedentary (but no less fun!) boating adventure. If that’s not enough, you can also opt to bulk up on the endorphins by booking a flight past Mount Everest or a paragliding experience.
For the Foodie
One of the beauties of travelling is that there’s something new to try in every place – and Nepal is no exception. While you’re there, you’ll get to try all the staples. Dal bhat is a beautiful lentil-based dish that’s widely known as one of Nepal’s most popular – and it’s perfect for veggies or those who aren’t fond of spiciness. When you visit Bhaktapur, it’s a must-do to sample the buffalo milk yoghurt that the city is renowned for – juju dhau.
But if you’re not content with simply tasting the food, you can get hands-on and try making it yourself. While you’re in Nagarkot, you’ll take part in a local cooking class, where you’ll learn to make Nepali staple momo – delicious dumplings filled with meat and vegetables.
For the Yogi
A trip away gives us a break from the everyday, and it’s great practice to make sure you can interject some R&R into your time away. On our two-week Nepal tour, you’ll get the chance to take part in some once-in-a-lifetime restorative practices. While you’re at the Maya Devi Temple, for example, you’ll have the option of taking part in a meditation session held by a leader of the temple.
The crowning glory for those inclined, however, is to shirk off the trekking in favour of a three-day yoga, meditation, and wellness retreat. Here, you’ll take yoga classes and guided meditations, and you’ll also find some peace with nature walks throughout. But never fear! Even if you do decide to hike, a morning spent resting up with some yoga will still await you on your return.
For the Shutterbug
When you take a two-week Nepal tour, there’s one thing you can be sure of – you’ll need a new memory card for your camera. From the spectacular peaks of the Himalayas to the stunning temples, you’ll find an incredible vista hiding around every corner.
Call in at the world-famous Boudhhanath while you’re in Kathmandu, before you watch the sun set over the mountains in Nagarkot. Take jeeps on safari deep into the jungle to spot monkeys, crocodiles and even rhinos, before you gaze across the lakes in Pokhara. Get the shot of a lifetime watching elephants bathe in the river in Chitwan National Park, and visit the peaceful paradise of the Metepani Gumba monastery. There really is something for everyone in Nepal!