Day 1 Kathmandu There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kathmandu/Panauti (1L, 1D) Many families in Panauti Village have come together to establish a homestay program.
Depending on the location, the home offers lovely views across surrounding fields or a post from which to observe street activity. As well as getting to know a local family and exploring this lovely village, you will assist with preparing your evening meal - learning how to cook local dishes - and eat together with your host family.
Sisterhood of Survivors Project
Day 3 Panauti (1B, 1L, 1D) Immerse yourself in the local way of life as you visit the communities of Chhettri and Brahmin this morning. In the evening, gather with the other group members and hosts for a traditional community feast and try your hand at whipping up typical Newari dishes.
Panauti Community Walk
Day 4 Panauti (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy an easy hike to a nearby Tamang village and sample some local wine. Opt for a volleyball game with some free time in the evening.
Tamang Village Hike and Local Wine Tasting
Day 5 Panauti (1B, 1L, 1D) The Namo Buddha Monastery is one of the holiest Buddhist sites for pilgrimage in the world. It is known as the place where Buddha encountered a starving tigress, allowing her to consume him and thereby feed her cubs. Marvel at the intricate design of the monastery while soaking up the tranquility of this holy site. Afterwards, begin the walk back to Panauti, passing scenic rice paddies and forested areas along the way.
Local bus (0.75 hour(s))
Day 6 Panauti/Kathmandu (1B, 1L) After some free time, say good bye to your hosts and travel back to Kathmandu. Tonight, opt for a farewell dinner with the group.
Day 7 Kathmandu Depart at anytime.