EXPLORE Esotericism - eternal euphoria
Duration : 5 Days 4 Nights
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Remote Trekking Tour In Nepal
- Manaslu Massif – A 16-day challenging trek across some of the world’s most stunning landscapes
- Larkya La Pass – Crossing the heights of the Larkya La Pass (5213m)
- Tibetan Villages – A chance to experience the rich Tibetan culture of the upper Buri Gandaki Valley
- Kathmandu – Explore the temples and bazaars of Nepal’s capital
Our tour begins this afternoon in Kathmandu.
After breakfast and a trek briefing, we have arranged a walking tour of the city, visiting the bazaar and temples of old Kathmandu in the company of a local Nepali guide. Nepal's bustling capital is a captivating mix of spice sellers and potters, rickshaws and sacred cows, all crowded together amidst a city of vibrant noise and colour. Our sightseeing this morning takes in the sumptuous majesty of Durbar Square, with its collection of ornate palaces, courtyards and temples that span some three centuries of dynastic rule by Malla, Shah and Rana kings. We'll see the Great Bell and the fearsome image of the six-armed Kala Bhairab, the magnificent Taleju Temple and the Kasthamandap, the oldest building in the Kathmandu Valley. We will also visit the Asan Bazaar and the Kumari Ghar, home to the Kumari Devi, a living goddess worshipped by both followers of the Hindu and Buddhist faiths. This afternoon we will then have an opportunity to visit a local hire shop to pick up any last minute equipment still needed.
Leaving Kathmandu this morning we head along the Prithvi Highway, a journey of some 8 hours that sees us heading north up to the small town of Dhading Besi, at the confluence of the Arung and Thopal Rivers. From here we turn onto a bumpy and dusty dirt road that meanders up to the small settlement of Soti Khola.