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Nepal: Hidden Annapurna Adventure with a Hindu Festival

Asian Pacific Adventures is offering an 18 Day journey to Nepal (Tour Dates: March 1 - 18, 2019) to savor the sights, sounds and takes of this Himalayan capital.  From the urban sprawl of Kathmandu to the magnificent  Himalaya, guests get a first-hand experience of Nepalese culture and wildlife in the Chitwan Jungles. 

 

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Nepal from the high Himalayan peaks to the low jungle of the Terai.

  • Meet the friendly ethnic people on a 9-day village to village hike in the gorgeous Annapurna Mountains.

  • Immerse yourself in the color and chaos of Kathmandu & celebrate a lively Hindu Festival.

  • Live the farm life in Japanese style lodges - hidden gems!

  • Observe ancient traditions coming alive at religious Buddhist sites that peacefully exist side by side with the colorful Hindu temples.

Explore Nepal from its’ Himalayan peaks to the low jungle of the Terai.  Immerse yourself in the color and chaos of Kathmandu and be welcomed into a private home for a delicious lunch of momos (Tibetan dumplings).  Learn firsthand about centuries-old customs, beliefs, and how they evolved.  Tour a school and get to know the students and teachers in this beautiful Himalayan country that is changing very quickly.  Wander through lively old bazaars, cobbled lanes and courtyards adorned with intricately carved wooden windows.  See ancient traditions come alive at religious Buddhist sites that peacefully coexist with colorful Hindu temples.

From the unremitting energy of the cities delve into the immense natural beauty of the Annapurna region, which offers some of the world’s best trekking.  A 9-day trek takes you deep into the Himalaya, with gradual ascents along riverbanks and through forests of oak and rhododendron.  Reach open meadows with grazing yaks and unforgettable vistas of some of the most dramatic peaks on Earth!  All the while, experience life among remote ethnic Gurung villages, meet the friendly Nepalis and enjoy their wholesome dal bhat (rice and lentils).  Stay in charming lodges along the way built by enterprising villagers.  Interact with the local people and learn about the lifestyles of the Nepalese.

 

After descending the Himalayan slopes, a scenic raft trip brings you to one of Asia’s richest wildlife sanctuaries at Chitwan National Park.  Enjoy elephant safaris, jungle hikes, and dugout canoe rides while viewing the rare one-horned rhinoceros, over 400 species of exotic birds, sloth bear, deer, wild boar, crocodiles and the elusive Royal Bengal tiger!

 

Celebrate joyous Hindu festivals where chariots carrying demonic deities are pushed along streets overflowing with devotees, or the popular Festival of Lights to thank the goddess of wealth, gamble and perform animal worship.

 

"a private home visit to take a cooking lesson and have dinner in Kathmandu with the family of celebrity chef Preeti Singh who has been featured in Gourmet & Sunset Magazines & The Los Angeles Times.  One Night in Nepal - Los Angeles Times

 

Trip Details
18 Days
Tour Dates:

2019 DEPARTURES: March 1 – 18 (Maha Shivaratri Festival), August 29 – September 15 (Teej Festival)
2020 DEPARTURES: March TBA (Maha Shivaratri Festival), August – September TBA (Teej Festival)

Tour Prices: 2019 Land & Internal Air Package: $5140 (6 + members), $5390 (4-5 members), $5570 (2-3 members); Single Supplement: $1490

Included: Superior, standard and simple lodges (twin share) including government and hotel taxes, service charges and meals as indicated. Also includes all transfers, ground and internal air transportation, sightseeing with local / regional English-speaking guide (s), entrance fees and all services per the itinerary.

Not Included: International airfare, visa fees, meals not mentioned, camera / video fees at monuments, tips, trip insurance and all items of a personal nature.

 

 

About Asian Pacific Adventures:

Asian Pacific Adventures was founded in 1986 by photographer, art educator and sinologist Tovya Wager, whose fluency in Mandarin and fascination for China's minority cultures gave birth to the company. Hima Singh, the owner, was born in educated in India, Europe and the United States, and belongs to the royal families of both India and Nepal. Asian Pacific Adventures is known as a pioneer of cultural travel in Asia. We take our clients on exploratory trips to the remote corners of Asia where you can exchange views with an Iranian scholar, relax in the home studio of a Balinese artist, enjoy a fascinating photo and festival safari through Japan and stay in private homes in India and Japan. Our clients gain invaluable insights into ancient, complex cultures often unknown and inaccessible to westerners. Whether on a group departure or a customized individual tour, our clients experience Asia in a way that is both enlightening and enriching.

 

ASIAN PACIFIC ADVENTURES
6065 Calvin Ave, Tarzana, CA 91356

www.asianpacificadventures.com

 

Media Contact: Hima Singh

Email: hima@asianpacificadventures.com  

Phone: 8187308245

 

 

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