Nepal is a proud nation, and its people resilient and strong. This trip showcases why and how the Nepali people beat back adversities, over and over again and focusses on the skill, diversity, and pride that leads up to this.
Nepal is evolving and moving continually. Since just 2015, the country had a massive earthquake where 9000 people died and massive destruction to property and infrastructure happened, an economic blockade that almost brought the country to a grinding halt, the new constitution was passed to joy and disapproval amongst its citizens, and most recently, a new hope of democratic stability has set in after the first general elections in almost 20 years.
With all these changes, Nepal becomes an interesting place to understand stories of resilience and human behavior to circumstances. Over and over again, the Nepali people have proven, over time, how strong and resilient they are. The factors are many - its tough geography, the fact that many cultures live here, the underlying major philosophies of acceptance and fatalism that stem from Buddhism and Hinduism.
"Never Colonised. Never Conquered. Earthquakes, blockades, political changes, nothing beats us”
This journey looks at this development, and helps travellers understand what makes this country tick, going inside the surface to dig deep into the processes. With experiences in Kathmandu and into communities, the trip has both the showcase of the splendour and mystique that is Nepal, as well as a dissected look at its nature - from history till now.
The trip is custom tailored - but includes an indepth look at the power center that is Kathmandu - its cultural, architectural and political history, as well as meeting locals. It then moves out into communities to understand how rural Nepal ticks, and ends with some R&R and reflection in beautiful settings of Pokhara or Chitwan.
|2||Kathmandu||UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE||car||hotel swotha||B | L|
|3||Bhaktapur||RISE OF THE ARTISAN||car||hotel swotha||B | L|
|4||Gati||THE STRENGTH OF COMMUNITIES||car||homestay||B | L | D|
|5||Gati||THE STRENGTH OF COMMUNITIES (contd)||car||homestay||B | L | D|
|6||Kathmandu||REFLECTION DAY||car||hotel swotha||B | L | D|
|7||Pokhara||R & R in POKHARA||air | car||-||B|
|8||Pokhara||BLUE DAY||car||-||B | L | D|
|9||Kathmandu||BACK TO KATHMANDU||air | car||hotel swotha||B | D|
"Swyambunath - Monkey Temple with amazing sunset view"
"Kathmandu - Thamel"
"Pokhara Fewa Lake"