Local Living Nepal
7 days
From $ 559
Duration7 days

There’s no better way to get to know a country than by immersing yourself right into the heart of it, and this Local Living stay in Panauti will allow you to do just that. Make yourself at home in this farming village, steeped in culture and tradition. During your stay you’ll learn all about Nepalese customs and traditions, hearing stories that only locals can tell. Pick up ingredients from surrounding markets and enjoy Nepalese cooking demonstrations from your homestay hosts after working up your appetite by hiking though surrounding towns. You’ll leave this village a different person than you arrived (and hopefully a better cook).

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  • Duration: 7 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Physical Grading: Light
  • Ages: 12+
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Itinerary

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Day 1: Kathmandu
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrive at any time.
Day 2: Kathmandu/Panauti
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.
Visit the G Adventures-supported Sisterhood of Survivors project and enjoy a dumpling-making lesson and local lunch. Travel through the scenic hills to Panauti and meet your hosts. Later, help your host family prepare a meal before sitting down together for an evening of delicious food and cultural exchange.
Meals: L, D
Day 3: Panauti
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.
Begin the day with a walk to visit the surrounding communities before a traditional community feast tonight.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Panauti
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. Panauti
Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Panauti
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.
Board a local bus to Kavre Bhanjyang and begin the hike to Namo Buddha Monastery. Tour the monastery and enjoy a picnic lunch in the hills before taking a scenic hike back down to Panauti.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Panauti/Kathmandu
After some free time, say good bye to your hosts and travel back to Kathmandu. Tonight, opt for a farewell dinner with the group.
Meals: B, L
Day 7: Kathmandu
Depart at anytime.

Inclusions

Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu Your G for Good Moment: Panauti Homestay, Panauti Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Panauti community walk
  • Nepali feast
  • Tamang village hike and local wine tasting
  • Monastery hike
  • Transport

    Private vehicle, Local bus
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (2 nts), Homestay (4 nts)

Dates & availability: Local Living Nepal

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Departing Sun, 09/12/2021 Finishing Sat, 09/18/2021 Catalog Price $ 599 Sale Price $ 599 15 Book

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