Duration : 22 Days
Nepal’s rich biodiversity offers abundant Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Aarya Aroma has capitalized on these renewable natural resources and has actively taken part in cultivation, processing and sales of these extraordinary gifts of our mother nature.
We have formed a farmer’s cooperative where local and indigenous people participate in cultivation and production of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. These people have significantly raised their socio-economic status as the cooperative has equipped them with an opportunity by providing employments and promoting cultivation in community forest and marginal private and owned by the farmers. Aarya Aroma, as a responsible organization, is facilitating the less privileged farmers and the indigenous people by technology transfer in cultivation and production of their plants and has guaranteed a market for the collected or cultivated araw materials.
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.
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.