Peak 2 Peak - Nepal
TREKKING THE FOOTHILLS
ENTER THE HIMALAYAS
Day 1 – Airport Arrival in Kathmandu
Airport Pick-up, Meet the Team & Relax
Volunteers will fly into Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal's vibrant capital of Kathmandu to meet the Travelteer team and relax after a long flight.
The Travelteer team will be on hand to collect all tour members from the airport and transfer them to the accommodation in Kathmandu to rest up after the flight. All participants will be staying in the same hotel, so this is a great place to meet everyone before kicking off the tour!
The hotel is simple but comfortable and includes a delicious dinner served to the group. The Travelteer tour leader will give a full Peak 2 Peak tour briefing in the evening so that everyone is on the same page.
Day 2 - Kathmandu
Guided Tour of Kathmandu & Cooking Lessons
An early start the next day has the group exploring the many cultural wonders of Kathmandu on a guided tour - including the Budhnath Stupa (one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world), Swayambhu (Monkey Temple) and Patan Durbar Square.
Swayambhu is one of Nepal's oldest religious sites being built around 1,500 years ago! The eyes of Buddha are painted on the structure in 4 directions which represents wisdom and compassion.
Patan Durbar Square is of importance for both Hinduism and Buddhism featuring countless courtyards, sculptures & 55 major temples! The group will also have the opportunity to enjoy a cooking class to make 'Momo' - a delicious delicacy of Nepal
Day 3 - The Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery
Experience a day of Monastic Life alongside 200 monks
Nestled in the mountains is the Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery where 200 monks live and study. The group will have the opportunity to participate in their daily practice, eat alongside them, and experience monastic life first-hand in the most peaceful environment.
Day 4 - Entering Chitwan
Guided walk of Chitwan National Park & Cultural Dance
On the fourth morning of our Peak 2 Peak Tour, the group will leave Kathmandu and be driven through stunning landscapes to reach the region of Chitwan and their hotel accommodation. The drive is spectacular, passing through mountainous terrain before heading into to the lush greenery of Chitwan.
The region, which in Sanskrit means 'heart of the jungle' is home to incredible biodiversity and amazing landscapes teeming with wildlife.
After an afternoon relaxing by the hotel pool (Chitwan is hot!), the group will be given a guided nature walk on the edge of Chitwan National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna that makes Nepal so special. The walk will be followed by an evening of cultural dance.
Day 5 - Exploring Chitwan
Wildlife Safari with Private Jeep & Guide
Our fifth day is all about discovering the amazing biodiversity Chitwan National Park has to offer! Local experts will collect the group for a jeep safari through the deepest parts of the jungle searching for Asian Elephants, Rhinoceros, and the elusive Bengal Tiger!
Following the safari, the group will jump back into our transport and head to the city of Pokhara. Pokhara is the gateway to the Himalayas and world renowned for beautiful trekking and incredible landscapes. The region is home to the famous Annapurna Circuit - hiking trails that feature mountains towering over 8,000 metres!
Day 6 - Trekking in The Foothills
Mountain Museum & Trek in the Himalayan foothills
After visiting the International Mountain Museum in the morning to learn more about the Pokhara region we will begin our first hike!
Our first trail is the perfect introduction to mountain trekking with an easy trek between Astham and Kade, meandering between hillsides and over open plateau.
Day 7 - The Annapurna Circuit
Trekking Annapurna Circuit & night in Local Teahouses
Day seven of the tour is spent in the Himalayas, with a hike through a section of the world-famous Annapurna Circuit. The experience is truly breath-taking and having the 8,091-metre-high summit of 'Annapurna I' rising above you has to be seen to be believed!
The group will spend the night in the Himalayas at teahouses found along the hiking trail. These are comfortable mountainside hotels that offer delicious local cuisine and comfortable bed after a long day trekking! After completing the trek, the group heads back to our base in Pokhara.
Day 8 - Peace Pagoda & Ziplining
Zip Lining, Boat Trip & Peace Pagoda
For the last day of our tour we will visit the beautiful sights of Pokhara, surrounded by epic views of the Himalayas. The group will enjoy a boat trip on Pokhara Lake leading to the majestic World Peace Pagoda. Students will then experience the longest and steepest zip-line in the world! The zip-line is located in one of the most scenic places on the planet, giving you front row seats to views of the magnificent Annapurna Mountain range, Mount Machhapuchhre (Fish tail), and the Seti River.
Upon completion of the tour, the group will check into the Travelteer house to begin their volunteer experience!