A once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
October 1-12, 2018
- Visit the Temples of Kathmandu, a mountain village, and meet elephants of the Chitwan Jungles.
- See Mt. Everest and a beautiful Buddhist retreat center.
- Be of service at Nepal’s first school for Autism, as well as assist in a homeless shelter and an elementary school.
Join difference maker Temple Hayes, founder and CEO of Global Peace Workers, a movement that focuses on bringing the awareness of peace to the world through personal action and activism on this trip with a mission!
President of Global Action Coalition, Rob Rowen, has dedicated his life to promoting world peace through action. Currently, this non-profit is feeding 2500 children in village schools in Nepal plus supporting many other educational efforts.
Cost $2650 per person does not include plane fare. Deposit $650 due by May 31st and the rest due August 30th. The $650 is non-refundable as it will be used to pay non-refundable deposits for hotels and travel.
Airfare right now is just a little above $1,000 We will give dates we need everyone to arrive by and when we are scheduled to leave. My recommendation is to travel through Qatar, (Doha) or UAE, (Dubai), as through India the airport is not as nice. In the past if I had a layover in Doha of over 9 hours they would find us a hotel to rest. This was good so we fly into Kathmandu rested in the morning. Not sure if they are doing this still and the airlines never commit on the phone.
We can get our visa when we arrive at the airport. If you want to send your passport to the Nepal Embassy in Washington, DC they will get it for you earlier, but send it registered mail with a registered return envelope.
We will be eating very fresh and healthy. No uncooked foods and mostly vegetarian. My favorite foods there are the noodles, Momo, (an amazing dish like a pieroge) and of course Dal and other fresh pan cooked vegetables. We will always have plenty of bottled water to drink.
Our guide there is Rupendra Karmacharya. Rupen is a good friend and I have traveled with him many times. He has led many groups on trips as varied as going to Everest Base Camp, hiking across the mountains to Chitwan, travels through India and to Annapurna. He is a professional, but you will find him to be an amazing human being. He has studied archaeology and has donated his time to many projects in Nepal with us. He has helped many villages create cottage industries. To know Rupen is to love Rupen.
Temple Hayes, founder and CEO of Global Peace Workers will bring a very deep insightful presence to this trip. She is known as a motivational speaker world-wide and is deeply committed to making the world a better and more peaceful place.
I am Rob Rowen, President of Global Action Coalition. I have traveled to Nepal many times and always stayed healthy and that is one of the most important parts of traveling in 3rd World countries. I am excited to show you many amazing parts of this country I consider my other home. I think you will find this one of the most amazing trips you will ever take. Join us this October.
Nepal Trip 2018
Rob Rowen and Temple Hayes Itinerary
Day 1 Kathmandu
We receive you at the airport and escort you to hotel. Kathmandu can bring about culture shock. You will be captured by the city’s mystical thrall of temples, music, buzzing traffic and shopping. In the evening, we will deliver a detailed briefing on immediate plan and further arrangements about the tours. Dinner at the restaurant in Thamel. You will spend overnight in a comfortable hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu
After breakfast, We will visit a project for children with autism in Nepal and do an art project with the children.
Next we visit Pashupatinath Temple, a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus, and learn about its history and significance. We will visit the cremation site at the bank of Bagmati river and observe and learn about the death ritual practice conducted by Hindus.
Then, we visit Boudhanath Stupa, a gigantic and highly revered stupa in the Kathmandu Valley. The stupa is said to be the embodiment of the Buddha and is believed to fulfill earnest wishes to many. We will have our lunch here.
We visit to Patan, one of the three major cities of the Kathmandu Valley. Patan is renowned for rich cultural heritage. Matal crafting is especially popular. This is the place where both Buddism and Hinduism faiths have been coexisting for centuries. We explore its major attractions: Patan Durbar Square (Palace Square), Krishna Temple and Golden Temple. We also observe the museum located at the Patan Durbar Square. Dinner at restaurant in Thamel.
Day 3 Chitwan
After breakfast, we will leave for Chitwan. After some 6 hours of drive, we come to Sauraha and we stay in hotel with spacious garden. In the evening, we visit Elephant Breeding Center to observe the baby elephants. After that we will enjoy the unique Tharu Stick Dance program organized at hotel before the dinner. We will have our lunch on way and have dinner at the hotel.
Day 4 Chitwan
After breakfast, we visit Manav Sewa Ashram in Bharatpur which is about 1 hour drive from Sauraha. Ashram is center where mentally disabled people are taken care. We spend time with them and provide sewa (service) to them with the help of volunteers working there. We will have our lunch at Ashram.
From Ashram we drive for some half an hour to get to Devghat, the confluence of the Kali Gandaki River and Trisuli River. River confluence is regarded holy place in Hindu religion. This is also cremation site for Hindus. This holy place is surrounded by many temples, hospices and maths (Hindu monasteries). Drive back to Sauraha and dinner at hotel.
Day 5 Chitwan
After breakfast, we will go for elephant ride in the community forest, the park’s buffer zone area, where we have chance to see rhino, deer and other mammals at close proximity. Sitting on the back of an elephant and entering in the jungle is perhaps the best and safest way to explore park’s flora and fauna.
We will have our lunch at hotel and then we will do the jungle drive inside the park. Some 18 km of jeep drive through the dense jungle take us to the Kasara, the park’s headquarters, that accommodates Gharial Breeding Center where you can observe gharial crocodiles of various shape and sizes. Of course, we have chance to see exciting mammals, birds and other animals during the jungle drive.
Jungle drive program is subject to change. If river is still high during October (after the monsoon), the program might not in operation. In that case, we will involve with other alternative program: the canoe ride at the river. Dinner at hotel.
Day 6 Bhaktapur
After breakfast, we will fly back to Kathmandu (half an hour flight), then drive to Bhaktapur and settle in hotel. Lunch at hotel. We visit Pottery Square where the old tradition of making clay pottery is still going on. Then we visit Taumadhi Square and Bhaktapur Darbar (palace) Square and observe the artistic medieval monuments with all its history and architectural wonders. These sites are all at the walking distance. Dinner at hotel.
Day 7 Bhaktapur
After the breakfast, we visit Dattatreya Square, the oldest part of the town. Newari art, architecture and living culture is the most vibrant in Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is famous for wood carving and we will visit the wood carving workshop to see the Newari artisans carving the wood. Then, we will drive about 45 min. to get to Nagarkot, the beautiful hill station renowned for panoramic mountain viewing. Lunch at Hotel Country Villa at Nagarkot. Spend the night in Nagarkot.
Day 8 Panauti
Drive from Nagarkot to Panauti, that takes about one hour drive. Settle in homestay. Family homes which accommodate us are all in walking distance. Two people will stay in one home. Lunch at the homestay. Your family will take you site seeing around the town. Homestay will provide us the cross-cultural experience. Dinner with family.
Day 9 Panauti
After breakfast, we visit the famous Indreshor temple at the confluence of three streams (one is invisible) and learn about the interesting history and legend about the temple. Lunch with family.
Enjoy your time with the family involving and helping them in their daily activities. In the evening family will teach you how to cook Nepali food. Dinner with family.
Day 10 Namobuddha
After breakfast, we will drive to Namobuddha for 45 min. We in Namobuddha Resort, an organic farm resort, situated on the hill and surrounded by farmland and forest. We will have our lunch here.
Enjoy the comfortable stay, delicious organic/vegetarian food and perfect ambience at this resort.
You have also an opportunity to immerse yourself into the flotation tank or Samadhi tank to achieve the deepest meditation. This is optional and not included in the package.
Day 11 Namobuddha
Today we will visit Namobuddha Stupa and Thrangu Tashi Yangtze Monastery which are about an hour walk from the resort. We will visit this place either in the morning or evening depending on the time of the main prayer during that period and participate in the grand prayer along with all the monks and guru. Lunch and dinner at the resort.
Day 12 Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will drive to Kathmandu. First we visit Swyambhunath Stupa. According to Buddhist scriptures, the Kathmandu Valley was once a snake infested lake upon which radiant lotus flower appeared which was proclaimed to be Swyambhu (self created). Manjushree drew his sword and cut a gorge at Chobhar to drain the water and the lotus settled on the hill and he established first stupa upon it. The magnificent stupa is known for unsurpassed beauty with all the decorations of gilded symbols, sculptures of five Dhyani Buddha and their consorts, typical structure of medieval stupa that signifies the Buddhist cosmology and philosophy.
After visiting the Stupa, we leave for hotel at Thamel. Lunch at the hotel. We visit Garden of Dreams which is located at the vicinity of Thamel market. Dinner at the restaurant in Lazimpat.
Day 13 Departure
We will probably have some time for some visits to sites we missed and shopping before our plane departs in the late afternoon.
Reserve your spot before May 31!
Cost $2650 per person (airfare not included)
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