Sustainable Travel & Ecotourism In Nepal-14Nights/ 15 Days

Sustainable Travel & Ecotourism In Nepal
  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Activities: Sustainable Travel & Eco Village Tour
  •   Trip Grade: A
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu
  •  Best Seasons: All Season
  •   Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  •   Accomodation: All Accommodation
  •   Transportation: All Transportation

Sustainable Travel & Ecotourism In Nepal Route, Cost, Itinerary 

Tourism started in Nepal after the first climb of Mt. Everest in 1953 May 29. Before 1951 Nepal was closed for foreigners. And till 1955 the nation was ruled by the autocratic rule of the Rana regime. Tourism plays a major role in Nepal’s economy. And over a million people are more or less connected with this industry. There are several aspects of Tourism in Nepal, eg. Mountaineering, water Sports, National Parks, Adventure travels, Cultural, Pilgrimage Tours, Volunteering Travel, etc.

 

Nepal is very rich in Culture and Biodiversity. Nepal has more than 126 different ethnic groups and 123 differently spoken dialects. Nepal is also rich in biodiversity. There are 10 National Parks, 6 Conservation areas, several community forests, etc. But despite all these riches, Nepal is still a developing country. Development is taking place slowly but in an unbalanced way, harming our environment and culture with the lack of proper planning and vision from the policymakers. And with the flow of travelers and global warming issues, Nepal is facing a huge challenge to protect its environmental ecosystem and authentic cultures. Hence, keeping these issues in mind we (Apex Nepal Treks & Tour highly promote and support Sustainable Travel, responsible & Ecotourism In Nepal. Our Sustainable tourism programs will encourage travelers to stay in a local guesthouse or possibly in a Homestay or Community Lodge. Be mindful of animal performance or riding, be environmentally friendly, be culturally friendly, use biodegradable products, avoid using plastics and promote local products over branded chain products. After all, our aim is to support Environmental Protection. Economic improvement of underprivileged communities and Social development along with cultural preservation.  And we hope and believe we’ll have travelers’ support as well.

 

Sustainable Travel & Ecotourism In Nepal Itinerary: 

Day01: Arrival In Kathmandu ( stay in a hostel)
Day02: In Kathmandu ( stay in a hostel)
Day03: take a bus to Bandipur, Overnight in Bandipur, Homestay
Day04: Take a Public bus to Pokhara. Homestay
Day05: Take a Public bus to Hemja, Start to Hike, Eco-Lodge in Astam
Day06: Hike to Dhampus. Homestay
Day07: Hike to Tolka, Eco-Lodge
Day08: Hike to Landruk, Eco-lodge
Day09: Back to Pokhara by a public bus, Homestay in Pokhara
Day10-13: In Chitwan, Homestay
Day14: Chitwan- Kathmandu by Bus
Day15: Departure

Trip Highlights

Sustainable Travel & Ecotourism In Nepal Trip Highlights:

  • Culturally & Naturally beautiful places
  • Travel like a local
  • Experience the local Culture and Local Food
  • Get an experience of volunteering in a rural place
  • Will stay in a Community Lodge, Homestay & in a Hostel
  • Much supportive on the protection of the environment and underprivileged communities

Day to Day Itinerary

Sustainable Travel & Ecotourism In Nepal Itinerary

 

Day01: Arrival In Kathmandu ( stay in a hostel)

We’ll pick you up from the Airport and transfer you to the hotel. It’s a half an hour drive to the hostel. After freshening up and resting, we’ll have a welcome tea with a short briefing about Nepal’s itinerary, culture, and costumes. If the time permits, we’ll visit the vegetable market to shop for Dinner. We’ll have home cooking.

 

Day02: In Kathmandu ( stay in a hostel)

Today we’ll do some sightseeing by walking. After breakfast in the morning, we will walk to Swayambhunath Stupa which would be about 45mins walk. On the way, we’ll stop at some other temples but smaller ones. Swayambhunath is a huge temple at the top of a hill from where you can see the entire Kathmandu valley. It’s a Buddhist Stupa. The exact date of construction is unknown, but it’s much believed that the stupa must be over 1500 years old. The dome-shaped white stupa is surrounded by prayer wheels and Buddhist prayer flags hanging from the top. On the four sides of the stupa, there are large eyes of buddha symbolizing wisdom and compassion. The temple is also called the Monkey temple because hundreds of monkeys are in the surrounding forest.

After Swayambhunath we’ll walk through the town and cross a bridge to reach Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square (Kathmandu Durbar Square). Several Hindu temples in this square mostly date back from the 12th century to the 18th century. The temples are made of wooden carvings and some of them in pagoda styles. “Kumari” the living goddess temple is also on this premises.

After Kathmandu Durbar Square we’ll walk back to Hostel through a Local market called Ason. Here you can find all kinds of local products and spices. We can do vegetable shopping here for our dinner.

 

 

Day03: Take a bus to Bandipur, Overnight in Bandipur, Homestay

After Breakfast, we’ll take a bus to Bandipur. We’ll take a Big bus. It would be a 4 to 5 hrs drive to Bandipur. Ancient mini-town atop a hill. we’ll be staying in a Homestay here. After arriving here, freshening up, and having some tea we’ll have a village walk and then walk to Sunset viewpoint. From here we can see a panoramic view of a snowy mountain, a view of Bandipur village, and several down valleys. From the top of a hill, we’ll have a superb view of Sunset.

 

 

Day04: Take a Public bus to Pokhara. Homestay 

In the morning after breakfast, we’ll drive to Pokhara. We’ll take a public bus. It would be a 2.5 to 3 hrs drive. After lunch, we’ll go cycling and visit some places in Pokhara. Evening time we’ll spend some time on the Lakeside watching Sunset and listening to some live music.

Day05: Take a Public bus to Hemja, Start to Hike, Eco-Lodge in Astam

After Breakfast, we’ll take a public bus to Hemja and start to Hike. It would be an easy hike for 2-3 hrs but mostly going upwards. Upon arrival, we’ll have lunch and then go for a village walk. someone is interested then can help in household work or on the farm.

In the Evening time, we can help with cooking. The mountain view is superb from here.

 

Day06: Hike to Dhampus. Homestay

It would be a nice walk through the ridge of a hill. Along the route, we still can see snowy mountains, including Mt. Fishtail (6997m), Annapurna II  (7937m), Annapurna South (7219m), and many more mountains. Dhampus is a nice village with picturesque local houses.

 

Day07: Hike to Tolka, Eco-Lodge

After having a nice local breakfast we’ll head towards Tolka village. It would be a 5 hrs walk through some other beautiful villages like Pothana, Pritam Deurali, etc. Tolka is a nice village with superb mountain views and on the other side has beautiful farm terraces. In the late afternoon, we’ll have a village tour and see or experience village life.

 

Day08: Hike to Landruk, Eco-lodge

Today would be a short walk from Tolka. Landruk is a nice village with several local houses. here we can interact with local people and possibly take part in the cultural dance in the evening.

 

Day09: Back to Pokhara by a public bus, Homestay in Pokhara

We’ll drive back to Pokhara and spend our evening around the lakeside and watch a beautiful sunset.

 

Day10-13: In Chitwan, Volunteering, and safari, Homestay

After breakfast, we’ll take a bus to Chitwan. We would be transferred to Homestay place. Will have local food for Lunch and spend our free evening walking around the village and farm. Here we’ll do some farming work for 2 days. And one day to visit the national park. We’ll take part in a Jungle walk and Canoe ride in a swallow river.

 

Day14: Chitwan- Kathmandu by Bus, Hostel

After breakfast, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu. It would be a 5hrs drive. In Kathmandu, we’ll spend our evening visiting Thamel Area.

Day15: Departure

 

Depending on your flight schedule we’ll transfer you to the Airport for your onward journey.

What's Included

Ø  Airport pickups and drops and all land transportations

Ø  Bicycle in Pokhara and in Chitwan

Ø  All accommodations in Hostel, Homestay & Community Lodge

Ø  All meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Ø  All ground transportation (possibly in public vehicles)

Ø  Guided city tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara by a private vehicle

Ø  Trekking guide and all his expenses

Ø  Volunteering programs in Chitwan

Ø  Trekking Permits

Ø  All the entrance fees of the monuments

Ø  All the government taxes and local taxes, etc.

Accommodations

All Accommodations are included during the entire trip. In Kathmandu, Pokhara, Trekking & Chitwan: Hostel, Homestay & Eco-Lodge.

Meals

All Meals are Included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Tea/ Coffee, mostly Local Foods)

Best Time to Travel

All seasons

TRIP PREPARATION:

Nepal has mainly four seasons: Spring (March, April, May), Monsoon (June, July, August), Autumn (September, October, November) & Winter(December, January, February). Spring & Autumn have very comfortable weather. It’s neither too cold nor hot. Winter is quite chilly, so it’s suggested to bring some warm clothes. Monsoon is warm and humid and sometimes rains (though it’s not all day long), so it would be suggested to bring an umbrella or a raincoat.

Sustainable Travel & Ecotourism In Nepal Itinerary

 

Day01: Arrival In Kathmandu ( stay in a hostel)

We’ll pick you up from the Airport and transfer you to the hotel. It’s a half an hour drive to the hostel. After freshening up and resting, we’ll have a welcome tea with a short briefing about Nepal’s itinerary, culture, and costumes. If the time permits, we’ll visit the vegetable market to shop for Dinner. We’ll have home cooking.

 

Day02: In Kathmandu ( stay in a hostel)

Today we’ll do some sightseeing by walking. After breakfast in the morning, we will walk to Swayambhunath Stupa which would be about 45mins walk. On the way, we’ll stop at some other temples but smaller ones. Swayambhunath is a huge temple at the top of a hill from where you can see the entire Kathmandu valley. It’s a Buddhist Stupa. The exact date of construction is unknown, but it’s much believed that the stupa must be over 1500 years old. The dome-shaped white stupa is surrounded by prayer wheels and Buddhist prayer flags hanging from the top. On the four sides of the stupa, there are large eyes of buddha symbolizing wisdom and compassion. The temple is also called the Monkey temple because hundreds of monkeys are in the surrounding forest.

After Swayambhunath we’ll walk through the town and cross a bridge to reach Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square (Kathmandu Durbar Square). Several Hindu temples in this square mostly date back from the 12th century to the 18th century. The temples are made of wooden carvings and some of them in pagoda styles. “Kumari” the living goddess temple is also on this premises.

After Kathmandu Durbar Square we’ll walk back to Hostel through a Local market called Ason. Here you can find all kinds of local products and spices. We can do vegetable shopping here for our dinner.

 

 

Day03: Take a bus to Bandipur, Overnight in Bandipur, Homestay

After Breakfast, we’ll take a bus to Bandipur. We’ll take a Big bus. It would be a 4 to 5 hrs drive to Bandipur. Ancient mini-town atop a hill. we’ll be staying in a Homestay here. After arriving here, freshening up, and having some tea we’ll have a village walk and then walk to Sunset viewpoint. From here we can see a panoramic view of a snowy mountain, a view of Bandipur village, and several down valleys. From the top of a hill, we’ll have a superb view of Sunset.

 

 

Day04: Take a Public bus to Pokhara. Homestay 

In the morning after breakfast, we’ll drive to Pokhara. We’ll take a public bus. It would be a 2.5 to 3 hrs drive. After lunch, we’ll go cycling and visit some places in Pokhara. Evening time we’ll spend some time on the Lakeside watching Sunset and listening to some live music.

Day05: Take a Public bus to Hemja, Start to Hike, Eco-Lodge in Astam

After Breakfast, we’ll take a public bus to Hemja and start to Hike. It would be an easy hike for 2-3 hrs but mostly going upwards. Upon arrival, we’ll have lunch and then go for a village walk. someone is interested then can help in household work or on the farm.

In the Evening time, we can help with cooking. The mountain view is superb from here.

 

Day06: Hike to Dhampus. Homestay

It would be a nice walk through the ridge of a hill. Along the route, we still can see snowy mountains, including Mt. Fishtail (6997m), Annapurna II  (7937m), Annapurna South (7219m), and many more mountains. Dhampus is a nice village with picturesque local houses.

 

Day07: Hike to Tolka, Eco-Lodge

After having a nice local breakfast we’ll head towards Tolka village. It would be a 5 hrs walk through some other beautiful villages like Pothana, Pritam Deurali, etc. Tolka is a nice village with superb mountain views and on the other side has beautiful farm terraces. In the late afternoon, we’ll have a village tour and see or experience village life.

 

Day08: Hike to Landruk, Eco-lodge

Today would be a short walk from Tolka. Landruk is a nice village with several local houses. here we can interact with local people and possibly take part in the cultural dance in the evening.

 

Day09: Back to Pokhara by a public bus, Homestay in Pokhara

We’ll drive back to Pokhara and spend our evening around the lakeside and watch a beautiful sunset.

 

Day10-13: In Chitwan, Volunteering, and safari, Homestay

After breakfast, we’ll take a bus to Chitwan. We would be transferred to Homestay place. Will have local food for Lunch and spend our free evening walking around the village and farm. Here we’ll do some farming work for 2 days. And one day to visit the national park. We’ll take part in a Jungle walk and Canoe ride in a swallow river.

 

Day14: Chitwan- Kathmandu by Bus, Hostel

After breakfast, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu. It would be a 5hrs drive. In Kathmandu, we’ll spend our evening visiting Thamel Area.

Day15: Departure

 

Depending on your flight schedule we’ll transfer you to the Airport for your onward journey.

What's Included

Ø  Airport pickups and drops and all land transportations

Ø  Bicycle in Pokhara and in Chitwan

Ø  All accommodations in Hostel, Homestay & Community Lodge

Ø  All meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Ø  All ground transportation (possibly in public vehicles)

Ø  Guided city tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara by a private vehicle

Ø  Trekking guide and all his expenses

Ø  Volunteering programs in Chitwan

Ø  Trekking Permits

Ø  All the entrance fees of the monuments

Ø  All the government taxes and local taxes, etc.

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