Move through rain forested areas, trek among the blooming rhododendrons and oak trees, climb up to Poon Hill (3210m) and be rewarded by the 360-degree stunning view of the world’s highest peaks in the Annapurna region whilst helping disadvantaged women in Nepal. This trekking in Nepal tour is offered by Seven Women, an organisation that has empowered over 5,000 women in the country through education and employment. This trip is all about meaningful travel with impact.
Perfect for someone who loves both nature and culture, over ten days, this trip will take you through the depths of Nepal’s rich history, Hindu and Buddhist customs and traditions and front-views of the Annapurna Himalayan range. You will walk through the ins and outs of Kathmandu’s alleyways, discover secret recipes of Nepali dishes passed down over generations, and visit world heritage sites.
You will follow through the ancient mountain trails, pass through beautiful local villages and get an insight into daily life in the mountains. You will pass through river and terraced rice fields, climb 3800 stone paved steps, wander through the wildlife in lush forests and watch the sun rise over the snow capped mountains.
Why choose a Nepal trekking tour with Seven Women?
The tours are unique adventures that allow you to see both the natural beauty of Nepal as well as inside many grassroots organisations that are developing this country and empowering the people of Nepal. You will gain both knowledge and firsthand experience of what it is like to create real and lasting change in a developing country, all while contributing to the local communities you visit and those in need.
Day 1 – Arrival and Orientation
After arriving and settling into your tranquil accommodation in the heart of Kathmandu, the group will be lead on a short orientation walk through the streets of Thamel, followed by a group dinner.
Day 2 – Culture in Nepal and Seven Women Cooking Class
Today’s focus is on the culture and history of Nepal. The group will be lead on a walk through the streets and alleyways of Kathmandu to Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site which features several styles of Hindu Temples and still plays and important part in day to day life of the Nepal people. After a delicious Nepali lunch, the group will be taken to the Seven Woman centre, a social enterprise which aim to empower marginalised woman. At the centre, the group will take part in a Nepali cooking class before spending the evening eating and relaxing.
Day 3 – Fly to Pokhara
Today, the group will depart after breakfast for a short flight to Pokhara, a city in western Nepal. This small city is nestled in the Annapuma mountain range and offers beautiful Himalayan mountain views. There will be a short orientation of Pokhara in the afternoon, followed by a group dinner and briefing about the trek.
Day 4 – Trek Day 1 – Nayapul to Tikhedhunga
Nayapul, a small village – from here many trekkers begin their trek through the Annapurna circuit. The scenery for today’s trek is beautiful with a good path offering relatively easy walking. Then, you’ll arrive in Tikhedhunga for an evening meal and clean, basic accommodation.
Day 5 – Trek Day 2 – Tikihedhunga to Ghorepani
This morning starts with a hike out of Tikhedhunga up stone stairs, the picturesque and changing scenery will reward your efforts as you move through rain-forested areas to sparsely treed hillsides. Tonight, you will stay in the slightly larger village of Ghorepani.
Day 6 – Trek Day 3 – Ghorepani to Poon Hill
An early morning climb to Poon Hill will show you a magnificient sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range.
Today will be easy going with time to explore the area, relax and take in the scenery.
Day 7 – Trek Day 4 – Ghorepani TO Ghandruk
Today will offer stunning mountain views, this area is famous for its stunning rhododendron forests and bird life. Machhapuchhare (The fishtail) snow-capped peak dominates the skyline through this area.
Day 8 – Trek Day 5 – Ghandruk to Pokhara
The final day of our trek will be in relatively steep terrain but again with magnificent views the whole way.
Upon returning to Pokhara you will be able to have a well-deserved shower and rest or explore what the city has to offer.
Day 9 – Return to Kathmandu, Celebration Dinner and Relaxation
You will leave Pokhara after breakfast to enable you to have the afternoon to relax in Thamel (Kathmandu).
Back to the hustle of the city you may want to enjoy a bit of shopping. have a relaxing massage or sit peacefully at one of the restaurants and bars and soak up the scenery. Come together in the evening for a final dinner and farewell.
Day 10 – Pack and Fly Out
After a hearty breakfast Hands On Development will arrange airport transfers and ensure you get to the airport on time.
For anyone staying longer in Nepal, the team can assist you in finding your new hotel or where you need to be.
AUD$2,995 per person (approx US$2035)
25th Sept – 4th Oct
You can enquire about alternative dates for 2019 and 2020 as well on the Seven Women website by clicking on ‘Proceed Booking.’