With the magnificent peaks and glacial valleys of the high Himalayas as its backdrop, it is no great surprise that Nepal hosts some of the world best trekking. A walk with meditation and stay in monastery, eat with monks feels you not only shadow of the world’s highest mountains but hiking in foothills offers you cultural and geographical diversities which feels spirituality all around you.
Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha and ancient city Panauti and other pioneers take you exactly in mystical land. The combination of exertion natural beauties, fleeting moment of spiritual clarity make the trip an addictive pristine. Leave the clamor of Kathmandu behind and you can walk few days in remote villages, whose lifestyles haven’t changed in generations. In this section, we will try to give you flavor of the unique taste of trekking in Nepal and an overview of scenic choice route. A memorial stay in monastery couple of Nights and meditation, is the best feature fact of the trek which makes your holiday one of the most remarkable ever
- Day 01 Meet MMT (Mountain Mart Treks)
- Day 02 Kathmandu City excursion
- Day 03 Drive to Dhulikhel (1550m) – Trek to Namobuddha (1810): 5-6 hrs. trek
- Day 04 Meditation and village excursion
- Day 05 Namo Buddha – Panauti (1620m) – Drive to Kathmandu : 4-5 hrs trek and 1 ½ hr drive
Hiking and Meditating Itinerary:
Days 01: Meet MMT (Mountain Mart Treks) airport
representative at International Airport and transfer to your choice of Hotel
/Resort /Guest house. Free afternoon. Involve well come dinner held by MMT
management, introduce guide, trip briefing and check trip necessities.
Day 02: Kathmandu City excursion
After breakfast in the Hotel, proceed for sightseeing tours
to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the
bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa
architecture in the world! and Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary
stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Morning: Patan is the oldest
city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the
city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the
Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. Morning: Kathmandu city
tour covering the Durbar Square, the living goddess Kumari, Nautale Durbar, the
Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freek Street and more.
Day 03: Drive to Dhulikhel (1550m) – Trek to Namobuddha
(1810): 5-6 hrs. trek
The trail proceeds through the unspoillt villages and almost
no tourist. Eventually, after 5/6 hrs treks bring you a Tibetan Buddhist
village Namobuddha with beautiful chorten and monastery. Overnight stay in the
Gompa and take immense pleasure of prying ceremony. Dinner with monk and
practice meditation next morning before set out to trek is absolutely charm of
Day 04: Meditation and village excursion
Morning meditation with marvelous view of Himalayas and
after lunch explore local village nearby Namo Buddha. Overnight stay in
Day 05: Namo Buddha – Panauti (1620m) – Drive to Kathmandu :
4-5 hrs trek and 1 ½ hr drive
Trek to legend village to Panauti and explore ancient
temples. On the way offers a complete rural landscapes and living museum. After
lunch drive to historical heritage site Bhaktapur. Explore full afternoon and
evening drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Trip Information Section
Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.
A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.
Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem
Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt
What to take
This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .
Important to note:
Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.