This Nuwakot trip is for those wanting an authentic experience of local Nepali village life. The trip will take you through villages of Nuwakot and Samari; here you will enjoy accommodation in traditional village houses with authentic local Nepali hospitality and experience sustainable tourism that is positive for the whole local community. You are offered the chance to interact with local villagers, enjoy nature tours and short hikes. You will discover that their simplicity, warmth and friendliness are as appreciable as the beautiful countryside they live in.
The lifestyle of this area follows an agrarian way, where the Nepali villagers are still following the old practices and traditions. The working life of these villagers on the rural outposts involve farming and rearing livestock, their day begins at sunrise and continues well after dark depending on the seasons. Although much of the area is considered to live below the poverty line, the genuine friendliness and welcome of the local villagers is something you will not forget.
Both retreats at Samari and Nuwakot are run on sustainable tourism/eco-friendly principles and offer tourists the chance to experience local culture and history. Both retreats are traditional old buildings that have been restored and slightly renovated for the convenience of travellers. The renovations have used local materials and workers, and the daily upkeep and produce used is all locally sourced.
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We have designed this package for people who want a short low altitude trek in the less visited areas of Nepal. This is a sustainable trek which provides opportunity to see the lives of local people closely.
You will receive this all inclusive package (including airport pick up, drop off, all land transfers, guide & porters, and all accommodations), travelling in a small or private group, all at an unbeatable price.
You will be in receipt of traditional Nepalese hospitality from the time of booking until the very end of the trip.
Your authentic experience in Nepal will include visiting some of the iconic Hindu and Buddhist shrines in the bustling city of Kathmandu, walking through the villages on trek where you will see primitive forms of farming and indigenous way of living, and notice exemplary community living in certain ethnic settlements.
Upon booking, a comprehensive trip note will be provided which includes all essential information about the trip;
A free pre-departure information session will be provided for groups;
A licenced and experienced English-speaking local guide will lead you on your trek and take you on a heritage tour of Kathmandu;
The crew on your trek will do their utmost to ensure your safety and comfort;
Accommodation in Kathmandu and on the trek is carefully selected for your comfort and enjoyment;
Our guide will help you with traditional and other culinary experiences in the city. You will enjoy freshly cooked meals at the two retreats at Samari and Nuwakot.
Our Nepalese team in Australia will work very closely and around the clock with the ground- operating team in Nepal, comprised of trip managers and Sherpas, throughout your entire journey.
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√ By booking this trip, you will be supporting local economy and child education in rural Nepal.
1. Willi and Janet Thomsen, Act, Australia -
"You organised everything we asked for on the trip exactly as discussed and our full compliments to you and your personnel for an unforgettable trip. We would not hesitate to recommend your company to other trekkers. Please feel free to allow us to represent your interests or offer us as referees to any other prospective ACT clients. Thanks for the experience."
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Visiting Samari & Nuwakot villages offers a unique opportunity to experience Nepal outside the classic tourist areas. Devoid of tourist groups, you enjoy a leisurely stay at these villages, interacting with the villagers and exploring the village on your own.
A visit to the old palace, adjoining temples, a walk around the village and a special visit to the local school makes your Nuwakot stay a memorable one.
A day hike to a near by ridge to enjoy the Himalayan panorama
A visit to Nuwakot Palace, now a museum, is where the unification of Nepal started back in 1767 by the famous king of Shah dynasty.
Discovering the unbridled beauty of Nepal amidst the throngs of trekkers that descend on the more popular regions could be difficult. If you choose an ‘off-the-beaten-track’ destination, the scenery and cultural aspects you observe will be top-notch. Thus, selecting a less popular trek will enable you to avoid the peak-season crush and still receive spectacular views in fine weather along with indelible cultural experiences. You may be better off this way, by exploring the real Nepal – its natural beauty, friendly spirit and unspoilt culture.
If the group departure date doesn't suit you, we can run a private group at a time specified by you (minimum of 2 travellers). Please inquire.
You can extend the trip to visit the Annapurna area, Lumbini (birth place of Budda) or Chitwan National Park for a wildlife safari.
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Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (overnight in hotel).
We will drive from Kathmandu to Nuwakot.
Today we will go for sightseeing of historical town of Nuwakot. We will also visit a local school and interact with the students before driving to next village called Samari.
We will trek in the surrounding area exploring the villages, lives of local people and beautiful mountain vistas.
We will trek to Pokari/Maibal and return to Samari.
We will trek to Sele (Overnight camping).
We will explore the surrounding area and trek to a nearby ridge for a panoramic view of the Himalayas.
We will trek to Dhading.
Free day in Kathmandu or extended trip to Pokhara or Chitwan.
Final departure from Kathmandu or transfer for the extended trip.
- Information like altitude, total walking times and distance in the day to day itinerary are approxmate only.
- the itinerary should be regarded as an outline only. The routes may have to be changed due to weather and other unpredictable conditions.
All land transfers, including airport pickups and drop-offs, are provided in a private vehicle;
Sightseeing entrance fee in Kathmandu are covered by us;
Aforementioned sightseeing in Kathmandu is offered;
An English-speaking trekking leader is provided along with a full complement of crew (including Sherpa and porters) suited to the size of the group;
A first aid kit is carried by the crew at all times;
All crew members are fully insured;
Airfares, food, accommodation and equipment as required for the crew are provided by us.
3 Star hotel in Kathmandu. On trek, we stay in local lodges, retreats at Samari & Nuwakot, and in tent.
Breakfasts are included during the hotel stay in Kathmandu and three meals a day are included for the duration of the trek.
All land transfers are in private vehicle.
Any items necessary for the trip, including personal items such as toiletries, need to be provided by you. A recommended list of items will be included in the trip note which will be provided at the time of booking.
A farewell dinne.
International flights, airport departure taxes, visas, insurance, meals not listed, any optional tours and activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, personal medical supplies, personal trekking equipment, drinking water on trek, hot water on trek, showers on trek (if available), bar bills, laundry, tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature.
Any extra costs incurred due to 'Nepal band' (strikes and closures), natural calamities, flight delays etc. Cancellation of flight etc due to unforeseen uncertainties beyond our representatives and agents control.