Experience nature and culture of Maya’s village in Sindhupalchok district of Nepal.
Sindhupalchok district is close to Nepal's capital Kathmandu but is one of the least developed districts in Nepal. The Arniko Highway, also called Kathmandu-Kodari Highway, (114 km) extending from Kathmandu to Kodari links this district with Tibet. The district is mountainous and rich in natural resources.The district is easily accessible from Kathmandu. People depend entirely on agriculture for their survival. Since the district is hilly, the land is not very fertile, and the yield is very low. Almost every VDC has access to electricity, and roads connecting to the highway. The Bhote Koshi, Indrawati, Sun Kosi and Bramhayani rivers flow through this district. Sunkoshi Hydropower station and Upper Bhotekoshi Hydropower station are hydropower stations connected to the national grid.
Duration: 7 Days
Max. Altitude: 2,200 meter/ 7,218 feet
Group Size: Minimum of two people
Location: Sindhupalchok district
Accommodation: Hotel, camps and homestays
Meals: Breakfast only in Kathmandu, basic vegetarian meals during camping and non vegetarian meals in homestay.
Best season: Spring and Autumn.
Hiking hours: An average of 4-5 hours per day.
Yoga session: Daily 45 minutes of Yoga & meditation during the trek.
ITINERARY OF 6 NIGHTS/ 7 DAYS
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,400 meter/ 4,600 feet
You will be received by an EWT representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Situated 8 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu, Boudhanath, is one of the most imposing landmarks in Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the Kathmandu Valley. The 36-meter-high stupa of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. With countless monasteries surrounding it, Boudhanath is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal.
Bhaktapur also known as Bhadgaun is popular for its religious, culture and historical heritage. The city is rich in ancient arts, religious values, fabulous cultural traditions, architectural masterpieces and ancient sculptures and moreover, the city is famous as a city of gods. Bhaktapur has a cluster of temples, pagodas, monuments, courtyard, traditional houses. Listed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO, Bhaktapur offers its visitors the opportunity to closely study ancient architecture, arts and culture of Lichhavi and Malla reigns.
Day 3: Drive to Jyamire with stop in Melamchi
Overnight in Jyamire
Jyamire is a village in Sindhupalchok District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal.
Melamchi is a municipality in Sindhupalchok District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. Hindu culture dominates the settlements of the valley areas while the Buddhist culture is prevalent in the high mountain settlements. Mid-hill settlements of the valley is the meeting ground of the two cultures.
Day 4: Hike to Gobre
Overnight in Gobre
After the 2015 earthquake, Maya Gurung through her organization; Global Inclusive Adventure Org. has been actively involved in rebuilding schools and community in Sindhupalchok district. You will get the opportunity to visit Shree Paanch Pokhari Primary School which was built after the school was destroyed in the earthquake.
Gobre is a village blessed with scenic beauty and dominated by the Tamang community.
Visit to the nearby monastery.
Day 5: Hike to Gurung Gaun- Maya’s village
Overnight in Gurung Gaun
Accommodation: Tent/ home stay
This is a downhill hike of 3-4 hours to Gurung Gaun. As the name implies Gurung- is an ethnic group and Gaun- meaning village, Gurung Gaun is dominated by people from the Gurung community.
Visit to Shree Ganesh Basic School which was built after the school was destroyed in the earthquake.
You can enjoy the evening with a cultural show followed by dinner.
Day 6: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 7: Airport transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for final departure.