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Nepal: Women's Expedition

Starts: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finishes: Kathmandu, Nepal

Visit: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Pokhara/Kalikasthan - Yangjakot trek (1440m), Yangjakot - Tanting trek (1580m), Tanting - Sikles trek (1980m), Sikles to Ghalegaun trek (1620m), Ghalegaun to Bhurjung Khola trek/Pokhara, Madi Valley, Chitwan National Park, Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu, Hartalika Teej Festival, Kathmandu

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Overview

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Through a mix of festival celebrations, cultural experiences and trekking in the Himalayas, this women’s only expedition will give you a unique insight into the diverse lives of Nepalese women. Meet a wide range of female trailblazers, from chefs at a social enterprise, women campaigning to end discrimination against women who are menstruating, to an all-female crew of mountain guides and porters. Hear a range of inspiring personal stories and spend some time reconnecting with nature at a female-run village homestay on the fringes of Chitwan National Park, which is helping to conserve wildlife in the area. You’ll also have the chance to take part in the Hartalika Teej Festival alongside the locals, a three-day women’s only Hindu celebration.

Highlights

    • Enjoy a five-day hike in the stunning Annapurnas, while being completely supported by an all-female crew of leaders, guides, assistants, and even porters.
    • Visit an NGO working to abolish the practice of Chhaupadi, the illegal but socially common practice of forbidding women to enter their homes, kitchens, schools, and temples during their menstrual cycle, as they are thought to be rendered temporarily impure.
    • Visit Madi Valley, a homestay run by women that is working alleviate human impact on the surrounding nature and wildlife.
    • Learn how to create traditional Nepalese dishes while supporting a unique social enterprise that has changed the lives of more than 1,000 disadvantaged women in Nepal.
    • Take a wilderness safari through Chitwan National Park, widely recognised as one of the best national parks in Asia, and search for rhinos, crocodiles, monkeys and deer.
    • Dress up in red to celebrate Hartalika Teej Festival with local ladies as they sing and dance their way to visit Pashupatinath Temple, open exclusively to women on this special day.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 250733
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: User Defined##Private vehicle,Plane
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finishes: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 13 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

Meals: Breakfasts (6), Lunch (4), Dinner (5)
Accommodation: Hotel (4 nights),Guesthouse (2 nights),Homestay (5 nights),Jungle Resort (1 night)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,990 ($153/day)

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100% per person for bookings made 0 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 0 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Flexible

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Nepal Kathmandu, Pokhara, Pokhara/Kalikasthan, Yangjakot Trek (1440M), Yangjakot, Tanting Trek (1580M), Tanting, Sikles Trek (1980M), Sikles To Ghalegaun Trek (1620M), Ghalegaun To Bhurjung Khola Trek/Pokhara, Madi Valley, Chitwan National Park, Hartalika Teej Festival

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Tour Operator

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its beginnings in 1989. From two university friends, a typewriter and a kitchen desk, it is now a proud member of PEAK Adventure Travel Group Limited, taking over 100,000 travellers every year. Intrepid Travel is part of PEAK’s Intrepid Group of companies, alongside leading small group adventure companies Peregrine, Geckos, Peregrine Reserve, Adventure Tours and The Adventure Company. Despite growing into a global business with over 1,000 staff based all over the world and over 800 different trips across every continent, we’ve remained devoted to the same grassroots values and responsible travel philosophies that we had at the very beginning. On every trip we operate and in every interaction we have with a client, supplier or local, we live our core values everyday:Integrity – Doing the right thingResponsible – Think global, act localGrowth – Stakeholders in our own successInnovation – Thriving on new ideas and embracing changeFun – It’s engrained into who we are and what we doPassion – We are inspired by the work we do and the trips we offer

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