Backpacker tours is an exciting tour mix of ancient cities, riding elephants in the jungle, the pilgrimage birthplace of the Buddha, a hill town, the spectacular Himalaya, and fun activities – all in just two weeks!
This tour focus on adventure backpackers of the world. These wonderful programmed are designed to promote the learning of new cultures through a mixture of fun, physical activity and cultural exchange all in a safe and responsible environment.
Programme can also be tailor-made for your group: we can add a charitable, home-stay or social work experience; such as a days’ teaching Nepalese children, as part of your stay. Please contact us to discuss your needs. All tours are professionally managed, and your association’s mentors, teachers or supervisors are actively encouraged to take part in the trip, as part of our team. Check below our backpacker tour itinerary, and for customized tour itinerary and best tour cost, write to our backpacker expert.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
After your flight we meet you at Kathmandu airport and take you to your Hotel in Kathmandu. We wait you at arrival exit door outside Kathmandu airport with your name written on paper. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner in classic surroundings.
Day 2: Kathmandu Tour
We begin our tour of Kathmandu with a visit to the iconic Swayambhunath, perched on the top of a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley with its shrines and temples. Our tour of Kathmandu is followed by the ancient and UNESCO city of Patan. Evening is free.
Day 3: Mountain Flight and Kathmandu Tour
Early morning takes an optional mountain flight over Himalaya for views of Mt. Everest. We visit Pashupatinath – a sacred place of daily cremations. We then visit Boudhanath stupa to see how Tibetan culture continues to thrive in Nepal. Later we continue to the ancient city of Bhaktapur for a two night stay in the old city with its medieval squares, architecture and traditional ways of life that haven’t changed for hundreds of years.
Day 5: Bhaktapur Tour
Today is unique in that we are going to be taken around old Bhaktapur by young people who live there. You will see how they work, how they play; their religions and how they worship, as well as being taken inside traditional homes. This is an experience well beyond the normal aspects of tourism and in this ancient place will be fascinating.
Day 6: Kathmandu to Chitwan
Drive to Chitwan National Park and the exotic jungle. Here we’ll stay in a comfortable lodge on the edge of the reserve. Tonight included evening meal.
Day 7: Jungle activities and Safari in Chitwan.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner included. Jungle activities begin: Elephant riding safaris to spot rhino or tigers, jungle walks, a jungle river trip by dug-out canoe in search of crocodiles, as well a visit to a local jungle village are all included.
Day 8: Chitwan to Lumbini.
Continue to Lumbini birthplace of Buddha, for a 1 night stay – unusually inside a monastery (guest house) near the sites. Today our jovial monk will take the children around Lumbini by bicycle and rickshaw, explaining the story and history of the Buddha. Cycling will be a lot of fun too! Children may also be taught the theory of meditation and how it can be used practically, as well as experiencing the monastery at first hand.
Day 9: Lumbini to Palpa.
We leave the monastery behind us and drive to the hill town of Tansen where we stay overnight in a quaint guest house. We’ll meet older children from a local school who’ll take us around this small hill town, giving us an insight into their lives. You’ll have the chance to make new friends too!
Day 10: Palpa to Pokhara.
Today we drive to the lovely lake side town of Pokhara. Walk around at the bank of lake and row boat to the Island Barahi temple.
Day 11: Pokhara Tour.
Morning is free. In the afternoon we drive to a nearby Gurkha museum run by retired Gurkha soldiers. This is followed by a visit to a colorful Tibetan refugee village, caves and waterfalls.
Day 12: Pokhara Tour
After such a busy schedule today is a free day to continue to enjoy the lovely setting of Pokhara. There is plenty to do from boating, to shopping along its colorful lakeside stalls. Bicycles can be hired cheaply to ride around the lake; adventure sports like paragliding, zip flyer and ultra light mountain flight, there are numerous beauty treatments and massage centres as well as attractive cafes and restaurants.
Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Today we make our scenic long drive back to Kathmandu. In the evening there will be a special (included) farewell dinner.
Day 14: Kathmandu airport.
Final transfers to Kathmandu airport to get fly back to home.