self sublime-Towards the Divine Abodes

Duration : 8 Days 7 Nights

Category | Sky / आकाश

Description

The bridge between the physical and the metaphysical

Sky teaches us the notion of ‘balance’ in life. The other four elements of nature are in perpetual conflict with one another-fire and water attempt to cancel each other out, earth and air represent two opposite ends of the spectrum between stillness and motion; sky is the element holding all of them together.

Mystical Journeys will fly you towards the blue skies, above and beyond the exotic Himalaya. Not only will you get to experience the socio-religious-cultural rhythm of the diverse ethnic groups under the spatial roof, but you will also immerse into the metaphysical – the spiritual quest of the mystic skies that transcends the physical world. Connecting you to the cosmic energy you have never felt before.

Itinerary

Your guide will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a Mystical Journeys signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then be transffered to your respective premium hotel in our private tourist vehicle and the rest of the day is at leisure to recover from the flight. We will host you welcome dinner in Kathmandu. After dinner you will be dropped to the hotel.

After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:30. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Visit the following heritage sites:

Pashupatinath (World Heritage Site): Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.

Boudhanath (World Heritage Site): Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century. The stupa has four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims circumambulating the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square (World Heritage Site): Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, the famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style, the Batsala temple, the Bhairavnath temple, the Duttatraya temple, the Pujari Muth and the Palace of 55 windows.

The rest of your time today in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel.

Overnight at a premium hotel. Breakfast included.

The 35-minute flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport usually takes place early in the morning. We ensure that you reach Lukla in the first flight, which normally starts at around 6 to 6:30 am. We suggest you to make all the sorting and packing the day before, so there is no rush on Day 3. Once you reach Lukla, have breakfast. Your guide will make an arrangement of porters. We assign one porter to every two clients. Begin the trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where you join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

Overnight at a luxury lodge. Meals (breaktfast, lunch and dinner) included.

Of the three days of trekking, today you will walk for the longest hours. After having breakfast, leave Phakding and head towards Namche Bazaar. Continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi and cross the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. During your uphill walk, if weather is clear enough, you will get your first view of Mount Everest. Continue climbing and you will reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa Capital. It is the biggest town along the Everest trail. The town settled in half-bowl is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries.

Overnight at a luxury lodge. Meals (breaktfast, lunch and dinner) included.

Trekkers and climbers who have arrived in Khumbu region spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to thinning air of the mountains. It’s exciting to be in this Sherpa town, which is a center of both commercial and cultural activities. During the first half of the day, your guide will take you for a hike around the Bazaar. You will have your lunch at Everest View Hotel, which is at the highest altitude in the world. Visit Sherpa Culture Museum and hike up to Syangboche Airstrip. In your walk, if weather is clear, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of mountains such as Kongde, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest.

Overnight at a luxury lodge. Meals (breaktfast, lunch and dinner) included.

This day is the most exciting part of your trekking holiday in Nepal. Have breakfast and the heli sightseeing starts. Climb into a mountain chopper from Namche Bazaar. The chopper takes you for a ride over the majestic Khumbu Valley. The heli sightseeing takes you over Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier and Icefall region, Kalapatthar, Namche Bazar and Lukla, where you will be able to see Ama Dablam peak, Lhotse Peak, Nuptse Peak and many other high Mountains as well. It stops at Lukla and you will have your lunch and stay here tonight.

Overnight at a luxury lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Today you will fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You will have a whole day to rest at your luxury hotel or do some activities that you prefer like walking and shopping in the streets of Thamel. There are no sightseeing activities today.

You might want to stay a little more in Nepal. If you are looking for extending your trip, there are options such as a visit to Chitwan National Park, known for wildlife viewing and to Pokhara, considered one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. You can also extend your trip to Tibet, India or Bhutan.

And, at the end of this day, we host a farewell dinner at a Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.

Overnight at a primium hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

The trip concludes. Our airport representative will drop you at Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Breakfast included.