Istrian hilltop villages and truffle tasting in Motovun

Signature Journey: Magical Croatia 2021 (Zagreb – Dubrovnik)

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Signature Journey: Magical Croatia 2021 (Zagreb – Dubrovnik)

This cruise-tour is your complete journey through Croatia’s most fascinating destinations.
Experience the Dalmatian islands on our privately chartered deluxe cruise ship, explore the historic hill-top village of Motovun and spend two nights on the island of Hvar.
Along the way sample many of Croatia’s regional specialties including truffles and wine, and enjoy a relaxed pace as you uncover this magnificent country with us.
14 days – from $5,975.
See Zagrebs historic Upper Town and St.
Marks Church.
The picturesque Istrian Peninsula – seaside towns of Rovinj and Pula.
Istrian hilltop villages and truffle tasting in Motovun.
Spectacular UNESCO listed Plitvice Lakes.
Regional specialties and wine appreciation at a family-owned Bibich vineyard in Skradin.
Trogir”s historical town centre.
Hvar Island tour including fishing villages and a traditional Peka lunch with wine tasting.
Magnificent Blue Cave on Bisevo Island.

DAY 1 ZAGREB We commence our tour with an arrival transfer to your hotel

This evening, we will meet our guide and fellow tour members at a welcome dinner.
(D)Stay at: Sheraton Hotel Zagreb (5 star) or similarDAY 2 ZAGREB – MOTOVUN Join a walking tour of Zagreb”s historic Upper Town and Zagreb Cathedral discovering Croatia”s endearing capital.
In the afternoon journey to enchanting Istria, which still retains its Venetian heritage, to explore its lesser known inland region of delightful medieval hilltop villages.
Our guide will take us for a true taste of the region with a stop for truffle tasting before arriving to beautiful Motovun for dinner and overnight.
(B, D)Stay at: Hotel Kastel (4 star) or similarDAY 3 MOTOVUN/ISTRIAN PENINSULAExperience Istria”s stunning coast as we explore the picturesque fishing village of Rovinj and then continue to Pula to see its ancient amphitheatre towering over the town”s centre.
(B, L)DAY 4 MOTOVUN – PLITVICE This morning we take a scenic drive to one of Croatia’s highlights, Plitvice Lakes.
On arrival, we will take a walking tour through the park where 16 terraced lakes are connected by cascading waterfalls offering spectacular scenery.
Check in to charming family run hotel, Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo (4 star) for dinner and overnight.
(B, D)DAY 5 PLITVICE – ZADAR – SKRADIN – TROGIR This morning depart to the lovely coastal town of Zadar displaying magnificent examples of Roman and Venetian ruins throughout the city.

After a guided tour continue through Croatia”s heartland to Bibich Winery

At this culinary stop we sample locally produced wines and enjoy a lunch of regional foods before proceeding to Trogir.
(B, L)Stay at: Hotel Brown Beach (4 star) or similarDAY 6 TROGIR Discover Trogir”s delights on a walking tour of its ancient artistic centre with the rest of the day at leisure for your own enjoyment exploring the city”s labyrinth of narrow cobbled stone streets, boutiques and lovely waterfront.
This evening, join your group for dinner.
(B, D)DAY 7 CRUISE: TROGIR – SPLIT – BRAC – HVAR Explore Split”s historic centre built around the 4th century Diocletian”s Palace.
We will then meet our captain and crew as we embark on a private charter aboard the deluxe MS New Star through the stunning Dalmatian Islands.
We set sail for beautiful Bol on the Island of Brac, for a swim at the famous Golden Horn beach before arriving this evening in Hvar”s ancient port of Stari Grad (B, L)DAY 8 CRUISE: HVAR Our Hvar experience continues with an in-depth introduction to island life on one of the world’s most stunning islands.
We explore small fishing villages, see vineyard-covered hills, olive groves and undulating fields of rosemary and lavender (seasonal), followed by a traditional peka lunch including wine tasting at a local konoba (traditional tavern).
In the afternoon we arrive in Hvar Town, the historical centre of Hvar Island, for a guided walk through this popular Adriatic hot spot.
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L)DAY 9 CRUISE: HVAR – BISEVO – VISWe cruise to Bisevo Island’s incredible Blue Cave

one of the most unique natural phenomena.
Only recently opened to the public, its silvery blue waters are a must – see.
We continue our cruise with stops for a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the Adriatic to beautiful Vis Island.
Until the late 80’s Vis was closed to tourists and served as a military zone for the Yugoslav army.
(B, L)DAY 10 CRUISE: VIS – KORCULA This morning we journey to Korcula sailing along the length of the island to enchanting Korcula Town where, on a walking tour, we will see the mighty fortress and city walls.
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L)DAY 11 CRUISE: KORCULA – MLJETWe continue our Dalmatian exploration to Mljet

one of the Adriatic’s prettiest islands.
Here we will embrace the relaxed atmosphere and unspoilt beauty of the National Park, its two unique salt water lakes and medieval monastery.
(B, L)DAY 12 CRUISE: MLJET – SIPAN Enjoy refreshing swims and stops in beautiful coves as we cruise to Sipan, forming part of the picturesque Elaphite Islands.
Here we will explore the settlement of Sipanska Luka and appreciate its delightful laid back ambiance.
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L)DAY 13 CRUISE: SIPAN – DUBROVNIKWe cruise the final stretch to Dubrovnik

the Jewel of the Adriatic, and join a walking tour of the walled city.
Tonight, celebrate the conclusion of the tour at a farewell dinner accompanied by Klapa entertainment.
(B, D)DAY 14 CRUISE: DUBROVNIK Your cruise-tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey.
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6 day land tour by modern air-conditioned coach.
6 nights accommodation in first class, boutique hotels.
7 nights cruise in a sea-view cabin.
13 breakfasts.
8 lunches.
5 dinners.
Complimentary beverage with lunch.
Guided sightseeing tours of: Zagreb Motovun Rovinj Pula Plitvice Zadar Trogir Split Hvar Korcula Dubrovnik.
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DAY 1 POREC Embarkation aboard is from 2.00pm onwards

Istria & the Dalmatian Coast 2020 (Porec – Dubrovnik)

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Istria & the Dalmatian Coast 2020 (Porec – Dubrovnik)

See all Croatia has to offer on this Deluxe cruise from historic Porec to popular Dubrovnik.
Exploring charming old villages and towns; escaping to stunning islands full of natural beauty; discovering all the pearls of this remarkable country.

Visit breathtaking National Parks

UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historic and medieval towns as you cruise along Croatia’s spectacular coastline.
8 days – from $3,263.
Guided tours in every major port with wireless headsets.
Dalmatia’s historic treasures of Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split & Zadar.
Visit Brijuni National Park , Mali Losinj, Krka National Park, Mljet National Park.
DAY 1 POREC Embarkation aboard is from 2.00pm onwards.
This evening explore the beauty of this historic city before a welcome reception and dinner on board.

(D)DAY 2 POREC – ROVINJ – BRIJUNI NP – PULA Cruise along the Istrian Peninsula to Rovinj

where you will disembark for a walking tour through the cobbled narrow streets of its charming Old Town.

Continue to the Brijuni National Park

once the summer residence of President Tito.

After enjoy lunch on board before reaching Pula

one of the most beautiful Istrian cities.
Your guide will share some exciting stories of antiquity, .

As you walk the footsteps of the ancient Romans and visit the Amphitheatre

The rest of your day is at leisure.
(B, L)DAY 3 PULA – MALI LOSINJ – ZADAR Your first stop today is the stunning island of Mali Losinj.
The historic quarter is filled with charm and atmosphere with 19th century sea-captain’s houses line the seafront.
After some time to explore Mali Losinj lunch is served on board as we cruise south to Zadar.
Stop at one of the small islands for a refreshing swim along the way.
Enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner on board.
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D)DAY 4 ZADAR – KRKA NATIONAL PARK – PRIMOSTEN After breakfast

embark on a sightseeing tour Zadar you will walk around the historical centre to discover the old walls built in the 16th century as a defence from the Turkish.
You will also see the 16th century Port Gate, Square of Five Wells, Church of St.
Donat.

The Roman Forum and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia

St.
Anastasia.
Return to the ship and enjoy lunch as you cruise to Krka National Park to see it’s magnificent waterfalls.
After your scenic visit here, .

Travel by coach to Primosten and enjoy an evening at leisure to explore the town

(B, L)DAY 5 PRIMOSTEN – SPLIT – HVAR Visit the central Dalmatian city of Split for a walking tour of the historical centre built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace.
See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral.
Board the ship for lunch and cruise towards Hvar, Croatia’s sunniest island.
On a walking tour you will see the picturesque streets of the historic Old Town and the first public theatre in Europe.
Spend the rest of the day exploring the streets filled with craft shops, cafes and restaurants .
(B, L)Note: Due to the limited capacity of Hvar Harbour during the peak season of July & August, the ports of Stari Grad or Jelsa (both on Hvar island ) may be substituted as your overnight port with a bus transfer to/from Hvar Town included.
DAY 6 HVAR – KORCULA – MLJET This morning cruise through the crystal clear wasters of the Adriatic to the magical island of Korcula and its fairy-tale like walled town.
Enjoy breakfast on board, before you discover the walled city with your local guide.
As you walk through the narrow, cobbled streets you will visit the majestic Gothic Baroque Cathedral of St.
Mark.
Return to the boat for lunch as we cruise to Mljet Island.
Mljet National Park features five types of forests, many species of birds and two deep lakes.
Tonight enjoy a Captain’s dinner over live music on board the ship.
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D)DAY 7 MLJET – DUBROVNIK After breakfast arrive into beautiful Dubrovnik

known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.
Disembark for a guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery.
The remainder of your day is at leisure to further explore this incredible city before this evening’s farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
(B, L, D)DAY 8 DUBROVNIK After breakfast your cruise concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey.
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4 dinners including Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment.
Complimentary water, tea & coffee daily.
Guided tours of: Brijuni national Park Dubrovnik Hvar Korcula Krka National Park Mali Losinj Mljet National Park Pula Rovinj Split Zadar Including wireless headset.
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Take a Look at OurTOURS & ACTIVITIES AT LETHE ESTATE

Lethe Estate.
Destination: Lethe Estate .
Located in the hills of Hanover, Jamaica running parallel to the magnificent Great River, Lethe is the perfect combination of land and water.
With picturesque views from the hills to the tranquility of the refreshingly cool water, .

Guests who visit this Chukka location will leave with memories to last a lifetime

Lethe Estate Welcome to Lethe Estate.
Located in the hills of Hanover, Jamaica running parallel to the magnificent Great River, Lethe is the perfect combination of land and water.
With picturesque views from the hills to the tranquility of the refreshingly cool water, guests who visit this Chukka location will leave with memories to last a lifetime.
200 acres of land is home to a banana plantation, zipline adventure , and river excursions.

A Day in the Country will relax you as you make your way down the river on a beautiful

hand-crafted bamboo raft while a certified raft captain teaches you of the history of the land and the many wonders that Jamaica has to offer.
Learn about the many purposes of the banana plant and get a taste of the Caribbean with liqueur tasting.
Take a Look at OurTOURS & ACTIVITIES AT LETHE ESTATE .

Tour Name 10 Day Adventure Tour to Rwanda

Tour Name 10 Day Adventure Tour to Rwanda, DR Congo, and Uganda.
Pickup Location One of the best Adventure Tours starting in Rwanda, delivered by your reliable Rwanda travel specialist has come.

The 10 Day Adventure Tour to Rwanda

DR Congo, and Uganda takes through mountain hiking, gorillas trekking experience coupled with a cultural heritage led by a knowledgeable guide.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali.
On arrival at Kigali Airport , meet and greet by your driver-guide then be transferred to Chez Lando Hotel for overnight.
-/-/D Day 2: Kigali city tour.
After breakfast at 8:00.

Visit: • Kigali Genocide Memorial

• Kandt natural history museum, • Art Museum, • Nyamirambo Women Center, • Kimironko market • Inema and Ivuka Arts • Night City Tour Overnight at Chez Lando Hotel.

B/L/D Day 3: Kigali- Nyungwe Forest National park

After breakfast at 8:00 A.
M, in the morning, you will be transferred to Nyungwe Forest NP with a stopover at Nyanza King’s Palace which was the residence of King Mutara III Rudahirwa and the Royal Palace that was traditionally built.
This Palace offers a detailed look into Rwandan traditional seat of their monarchy and is an impressive museum, restored to its 19th-century state.
Afterward, visit the Ethnographic National Museum with the finest ethnographic and archeological collections portraying Rwandan social and cultural aspects in Huye.
Overnight at Top View Hill Hotel for overnight, you will be enjoying a scenic drive through the forest.

B/L/D Day 4: Canopy Walk- Musanze

After breakfast, drive to the park reception at Uwinka for a briefing then at 8:00, .

Start the canopy adventure through the forest for about 2 hours before driving to Musanze

The Canopy walkway, hanging 60m above the forest floor, enables you to have a panoramic view of the forest’s fauna and flora including bird watching.
On your way to Musanze, you will be enjoying a scenic drive th rough the Forest.
Upon arrival, Check-in at the hotel and enjoy complimentary hotel services.
Overnight at La Palme Hotel.

B/L/D Day 5: Mount Bisoke Hike and Iby’iwacu cultural village

After breakfast, head to the Park headquarters for briefing at 7:00 and be assigned a guide.
Start the Mount Bisoke Hike (3,711 meters high), a dormant volcano in the Virunga mountains of the Albertine Rift with a volcanic crater lake at the peak- Lake Ngezi.
The hike can take 4 to 7 hours including 1 to 2 hours of descent depending on the trekkers’ fitness.
After lunch, visit Musanze caves, a geological treat of 2 km and home to the wild migratory bats.
Overnight at La Palme Hotel.

B/L/D Day 6: Musanze-Gisenyi-boat trip on Lake Kivu

After breakfast, visit Lake Ruhondo before driving to Gisenyi.
After lunch, enjoy a short boat trip in Lake Kivu visiting the fishing village, Nyamyumba Hot springs, Gas Methane Station.
Overnight at Paradise Kivu Resort.

B/L/D Day 7: Nyiragongo trekking- Ascending

After early breakfast, Transfer to la Grande Barriere (Rwanda- DRC border) and cross the border by 7:00 and check-in at the Virunga Tourism Office by 8:00.
Afterward, drive to Kitabi ranger post, the starting point of the Nyiragongo trek; the ascent starts at around 10:00 and you would reach the summit at around 5:00 P.
M.
Overnight at the crater.

B/L/D Day 8: Nyiragongo trekking- Descending- Bwindi National Park

After early breakfast, start descending Nyiragongo at 6:00 A.
M.
Once at the bottom, drive back to La Grande Barriere and cross the border to return to Gisenyi.
After lunch, .

Transfer to Bwindi National Park

Overnight at Bakiga Lodge.

B/L/D Day 9: Gorilla Trekking and cultural visit- Bwindi National Park

In the morning after breakfast, we head to the Bwindi National Park Headquarters where we will be allocated groups of gorillas to be visited.
The gorilla trekking will lead you through the Bwindi Mountain forest, and this may take 1-4 hours.
The maximum time to spend with the gorillas is one hour.
After the trekking, visit the community-based activities around the park, cultural dancing, crafts, singing, visiting the trading centers and many more.
Overnight at Bakiga Lodge.

B/L/D Day 10: Bwindi National park-Kigali-Airport

After breakfast, drive back to Kigali and transfer to the airport for your evening flight back home.
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Price(on request) includes:.
• All ground transport in 4×4 vehicles • 3* Accommodation with meals as mentioned in the itinerary • 1 gorilla permit per person • 1 Nyiragongo permit • Bisoke permit • Canopy permit • DRC Visa • Entrance fees where required • Augustine Tours guide throughout the tour • Mineral water • All Taxes • flights(we can advise the best options) • tips • alcoholic drinks 10 Day Adventure Tour to Rwanda, DR Congo, and Uganda.
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Top 18 Best Treks in Nepal – Trekking in Nepal Guide

Top 18 Best Treks in Nepal – Trekking in Nepal Guide.
Top 18 Best Treks in Nepal – Trekking in Nepal Guide.
> Top 18 Best Treks in Nepal – Trekking in Nepal Guide Have you always dreamed of exploring divine Buddhist temples and Tibetan sites.
If so, here will meet your expectations of being a country which is known for having a multitude of ancient spiritual routes.
What is more, the regions surrounding Everest propose amazing treks and breathtaking scenery.
For mountain lovers, it is a definite destination .
Travelling th rough the mighty Himalayas, you can feel like visiting the ultimate kingdom of the world.
After all, the Himalayas lodge Mount Everest , the highest elevation on our planet.
Explorers who attempt Nepal shortly find that there are a vast number of places worth visiting in this country.
This region is indeed jam-packed with old spots, in which you can feel like a time-traveller lost among mysterious cities.
If Nepal is on your bucket list, don’t hesitate to pack yourself and discover all must-visit places by yourself.
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Nepal is the land of the Himalayas

8 of the 10 highest mountains in the world can be found there, and the landscapes are truly breathtaking .
So, what are the best Nepali treks that every tourist should visit.
Below, we present the list of the most exciting expeditions .
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek The Annapurna Circuit is one of the most beautiful and varied hikes in the world.
If you decide to visit it, you will travel through all climate zones, excluding the tropics, and the landscapes will take your breath away.
The entire region is so big that one could spend a few weeks of trekking there.
The Annapurna Circuit is a trendy place among trekking lovers from all over the world.
Some people name this route “Apple Pie Circuit” because there are numerous tea houses along the path that offer delicious and hot apple pies.
During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will visit Annapurna Sanctuary, which is placed between the peaks of Annapurna and it is easily accessible after a five days journey.
The protected region of Annapurna is an excellent choice for long, walking trips.
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You will experience the diversity of the Nepalese countryside

The area consists of various landscapes.
This way, one day you walk in a beautiful green forest, and a few days later you stroll among the snowy mountain tops.
Along the trail, you pass charming villages where you can go for Dahl Bath, a cup of tea or a place to sleep.
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Glorious Kathmandu Duration: 8 days Being the capital of the country, .

Kathmandu is the biggest and the most significant city in Nepal

Welcoming and cheerful streets of this place offer a vast diversity of local stores, carved statues, and memorable temples.
Kathmandu belongs to the trinity of powerful royal cities, which have been competing with each other for many hundred years.
Presently, Patan, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur together try to run the development of tourism as they are so close to each other.
One of Kathmandu’s places, especially worth visiting, is Durbar Square.
This square is the biggest one concerning the neighbourhood of other royal cities, and it belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you decide to visit this square, you will admire various monuments and temples which differ from each other in terms of faiths, forms, styles, and sizes.
Unfortunately, Kathmandu’s Durbar Square was destroyed several times and then repaired due to powerful earthquakes which took place in 2015.
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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Duration: 12 days If you’re interested in experiencing life among the most beautiful mountain views in the world, choose this hike along the beautiful Gokyo lakes.
This begins with a breathtaking flight to Luka, where a half-day trek to Phakding is planned.
During this trek, you will hike via fascinating Gokyo Lake, which impresses with its glittering, turquoise blue colour.
However, the true reward is a top view from Gokyo Ri (5360 m), which is one of the most incredible viewpoints over Everest.
This particular route ensures the best possible acclimatization in varied terrain.
Beyond the breathtaking scenery, you will experience the unique culture while visiting Sherpa village.
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You will have the opportunity to feel the warm Nepalese hospitality

The trip ends in the exotic Kathmandu, where you will have time to experience the narrow alleys, historic temples, impressive stupa and lively markets.
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Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek Duration: 9 days The Annapurna trekking trip to the Poon Hill panorama is Nepal’s great classic hike.
Take a trek to one of the most beautiful areas – among the world’s highest mountains in the Himalayas.
We hike between Pokhara and Nayapul watching a fabulous combination of the high peaks, the Poon Hill peak and glorious villages.
During this hike, you will experience one breathtaking view after another.
Admire rhododendron forests, mountain villages, and see the Fishtail Mountain, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
This journey is an excellent option for adventure lovers who want to experience a new culture and amazing wild scenery.
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Sherpa Village Trek Duration: 9 days Meet the Sherpa culture and admire rice fields and high peaks of the Himalayas, as you travel through the Khumbu region.
This unique circuit will allow you to discover the authenticity of Nepal while not having to struggle with the altitude.
You will travel through Sherpa villages in the Solu region where landscapes of mountains, forests will always remain in your memory.
Take part in this extraordinary experience by staying as close as possible to the Sherpa in an atmosphere of conviviality and sharing.
This trip will satisfy all “Nomad” travellers, the hardened walkers and passionates of civilizations and landscapes.
Only you are missing to find this out.
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Langtang, Gosaikunda – Helambu Trek Duration: 14 days This trek actually consists of three trips, which can also be done separately.
You will visit Langtang (7-8 days), Gosainkunda (7-8 days) and Helambu (6 days) while admiring stunning forests of oaks, pines and rhododendrons.
What is more, this circuit crosses villages of Sherpa and Tamang, allowing you to discover its ethnicities.
You will meet astonishing views of the snow-capped peaks, the Langtang and the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda at 4 280 m – a Hindu pilgrimage site where dozens of sadhus come together on foot in August from all over the country.
During this expedition, you will experience scenic views of Annapurna and Everest regions, which you will never forget.
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Around Manaslu Trek Duration: 16 days In the shadow of the neighbouring Annapurna massif, the Manaslu massif remained wild and little visited.

All the ingredients for a tremendous Nepalese trek are there: grandiose summits

varied landscapes, and an authentic Tibetan culture.

We start this in the tropical atmosphere of the Nepalese countryside

surrounded by rice fields and forests.
We gradually gain altitude and reach the high glacial valleys of the massif.
From there, the magnificent panoramas follow one another on the giants of the region including Larkya La pass, at more than 5000 m above sea level.
Regarding such harsh conditions, all trekkers taking part in this trip should be in decent physical shape.
Mythical peaks, forgotten villages, prayer wheels and centuries-old monasteries, the Around Manaslu Trek is the new must-see in Nepal.
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Upper Mustang Trek Duration: 14 days Explore the ancient “Forbidden Kingdom” of Mustang, a real myth of Nepal, and discover its sumptuous landscapes.
Between ocher cliffs, fairy chimneys and Buddhist monasteries lie this ancient Tibetan place which has remained authentic and wild.
In these distant lands, you will discover a humble and warm people firmly rooted in traditions.
Upper Mustang Trek is a dream for all Himalayan lovers.
The ancient kingdom of Mustang, which was forbidden to foreigners until 1992, is undoubtedly the most mythical region of Nepal.
This altitude desert.

Hidden behind the mountains of the Nepalese Himalayas

offers an extraordinary playground for all trekkers eager for exceptional landscapes and authentic encounters.
We walk on a path alternating steep valleys, mountain passes and plateaus, and we discover the exceptional natural sites of the region: fairy chimneys, cliffs and canyons without bottom, all dominated by a grand panorama, that of the huge chain of Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri.
Without a doubt, it is a real adventure which you should try as soon as possible.
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Around Dhaulagiri Trek Duration: 19 days This trek around the “white mountain” is certainly worth trying.
The Dhaulagiri one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, The expedition will take you through an isolated region around the Dhaulagiri where a diverse and varied nature can be seen.

These Nepalese mountains offer jungle at low altitude

the bamboo forest, then pine trees at high altitude, and the glacial atmosphere of the high peaks.
It is also and above all, for people who want to experience significant altitude.

The opportunity to climb a Nepalese “6000” is only for the bravest

This trip is intended for experienced hikers wishing to venture on a high-altitude Himalayan trekking route.
The trail is sometimes demanding: there are places jam-packed with rocks, the glaciers and the snow.
Appropriate physical preparation is essential.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more information regarding the skills required for this trip.
10.
Everest Kala Pattar Trek Duration: 12 days This is an absolutely essential trek which allows you to face the highest mountains in the world.
It is perhaps the most famous trek in the world, which leads to the Kala Pattar, where you will have the opportunity to see magnificent Mount Everest.
The circuit leads through the Sherpa ethnic region, dotted with thousand-year-old villages and Buddhist monuments.
The peak of Kala Pattar offers the most beautiful view of Everest: a breathtaking panorama and an unforgettable memory.
This expedition doesn’t include going to Base Camp; however, it’s similar to the Everest Base Camp trek.
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Everest Base Camp Trek The Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal.
Apart from reaching the foot of glorious Mt Everest, you will have the opportunity to marvel at unforgettable views of the Solu Khumbu region.
Also, this trek leads through Namche Bazar, a trading town between Tibet and the Sherpa, located at 3,440 m above sea level.
Then follow the Dudh Kosi river through the valley.
The final path leads through the picturesque forest near villages, and the trek ends in Luka, where you will have a chance to rest.
This trip is for healthy and experienced hikers.
Physical preparation and endurance activities before the trip are necessary.
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Everest – Tengboche Mani Rimdu Festival and Everest Base Camp Trek Each year, after the full autumn moon, the Buddhist people of the Everest region celebrate the festival of Mani Rimdu – the victory of Buddhism over the region’s ancient religion.
The monasteries of Thame, Tengboche and Chiwang then open their doors for three days of public celebrations.
This unique event consists of prayers, rituals, and masked spiritual dances will delight all enthusiasts of Buddhism, as well as travellers wishing to discover the culture of Himalayan people.
This road provides real immersion in the life of local communities.
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Around Annapurna Trek Duration: 17 days The Annapurna was the first national park in Nepal.
The treks through this area (7,500 km2) are extremely popular and attract thousands of people every year.
Making multi-day hiking should be an essential point on your to-do list.
Rightly considered the most complete trek, the Around Annapurna Trek is a “must” for all mountain lovers.

From the greenery of the Nepalese countryside to the tropical forest and rice fields

which gradually give way to rhododendrons and snow-capped peaks.
Various routes can be taken into consideration in this region.
If you want to experience the Annapurna trail around the Annapurna Mountain, you should be aware that you will need approximately about 17 days to complete it.
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Ghorepani – Poon Hill Trek Duration: 17 days Discover the Nepalese Himalayas and one of its most emblematic massifs, the Annapurna during this moderate trek.
From Pokhara to Kathmandu, you will walk from village to village to discover rural life.
The summit of Poon Hill offers the most beautiful panorama of the region, from the summit of Manaslu to the gigantic white pyramid of Dhaulagiri.
This superb view is a “must” for all trekking lovers.
Physical preparation during the months preceding departure is highly recommended (walking, running, cycling).
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The Kanchenjunga Trek Duration: 21 days During this trip, you will visit one of the most remote regions of Nepal, the foot of the third summit of the planet: the Kangchenjunga (8586 m).
This exceptional trek goes through the far east, a remote and wild region dominated by Kangchenjunga.
Experience 21 days of walking between rice fields, jungle, alpine pastures and glacial valleys, with the highlight of the magnificent belvederes of Oktang and Pang Pema.
Admire the north and south slopes of Kangchenjunga and the breathtaking landscapes of mountains.
This is a demanding trek for travellers looking for adventure.
Experience the foot of one of the biggest mountains in the world.
16.
Khumbu Three Passes Trek Duration: 18 days Trek of the 3 high passes of Khumbu is a great adventure, not so popular among other Nepal treks.
Discover the country of Sherpa by crossing all the valleys of Khumbu while admiring high passes, lakes nestled against the moraine and exceptional panoramas of Himalayan peaks: Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Makalu.
This unique trip will make you discover the whole Sherpa country by crossing all the Everest valleys.
Approach the diversity of these very famous mountain regions, while moving away from the crowd.
Khumbu is located in the northeast of Nepal and is part of the Solukhumbu district, about 160 km from Kathmandu, in Sagarmatha National Park.
It is also one of the sub-regions of Khambu, the place where the Himalayan Sherpas live.
This region also includes the city of Namche Bazaar, as well as other villages like Thame, Khumjung, Pheriche and Kunde.
Approach the highest and the most beautiful peaks in the world by choosing this remarkable trip.
17.
Dolpo: Phoksundo Lake and Tarap Valley trek Duration: 21 days This superb trek takes place in the mythical region of Dolpo, where you can discover the Tarap valley and Phoksundo – the most beautiful lake in the Nepalese Himalayas.
A Tibetan enclave in territory, the “hidden country” is a wild region that has remained isolated from the rest.
This trek takes you to the heart of the high Dolpo valleys, to the discovery of unspoiled nature, between lakes, high passes and wide-open spaces.
During the trip, you will have the opportunity to meet the dolpopas, people who lead their caravans of yaks towards Tibet, through mountains and deserts.
In this timeless adventure, you go up the Tarap valley to reach the Numa pass, then the Baga La, at an altitude of more than 5000 meters.
You will then descend to the huge Phoksundo Lake, the deepest natural lake in Nepal, in the heart of Shey-Phoksundo National Park.
This will be one of the most memorable expeditions in your life.
18.
Safari in Chitwan Trek Difficulty level: easy This is the only trek accessible to all, which allows you to see the highest peaks of Nepal and at the same time immerse in the local communities.
Rather than climbing and crossing high passes, simply take the paths that go through the terraced gardens, rice fields, giant rhododendron forests and Gurungs villages.
From the Kathmandu valley to the Himalayan foothills: during this trek, you will experience quiet and achievable walks during which you will meet the various ethnic groups.
After a few days in the mountains, the expedition will move to the jungle where you will enjoy a safari on foot, by vehicle and in a boat.
Are you ready to encounter wildlife.
The Chitwan National Park is the oldest in the country and is located in the Terai Lowlands, .

The Nepalese part of the Great Ganges Plain which covers part of North India

Its altitude is between 60 and 300 m, and its climate is subtropical.
The flora is vibrant, there are meadows with about fifty different species of herbs, the vegetation of bush and savannah, a forest of sal, kapok trees, pipal, Kusum.
When to go for trekking in Nepal?.
The best time for trekking in Nepal (at least at well-known areas south of the Himalayan chain) are spring (April-May), and autumn (October December).
If you choose spring, one of the greatest attractions is to experience the blooming rhododendron forests in the heights, where you can feel like walking in some fantasy or unreal land.
Why visit Nepal for trek?.
Nepal is a great country for all trekking enthusiasts.
Beyond the peaks of the Himalayas, it will also appeal to travellers who admire cultural discoveries and encounters.
Obviously, mountain regions of Nepal offer great hikes and climbs.
There are attractions for everyone.
The legendary slopes of the Annapurna attract trekkers who seek long term expeditions far from civilization and filled to the brim with the elements.
Lovers of dynamic hikes (4 to 5 hours of walking on average per day) will find their happiness on slightly uneven trails, with reasonable elevation changes from 300 m to 500 m.
Also, those who want to dive into culture and history can perform quiet walks and discover the Kathmandu valley.
But also offers many other activities, such as the possibility of observing the animals of the Terai region or the Chitwan park on safari, rafting in Girwa river and crossing most mountainous areas by bike.
Travelling from village to village, you can also meet the locals.
Essential attractions – what to see?.
While being in Nepal, don’t miss: The breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks over 8,000 m above sea level (Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Kangchenjunga, Ganesh).
It’s up to you to choose between your favourite mountain from the Everest region.
The magnificent turquoise lake of Tilicho, during the Annapurna tour.
Villages lost in the mountains, such as the site of Muktinath.
The national parks of Chitwan and Bardia, which will give you unforgettable encounters with wildlife!.
The Kathmandu Valley and its three major cities: Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, and the famous districts of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath or Durbar Square.
Lumbini, a village at the foot of the Himalayas, considered the birthplace of Buddha.
The Tsum Valley, .

A true “Nepalese Tibet” with its inhabitants isolated from everything

Check its rice terraces, wild yaks with long fleeces and its children with colourful cheeks!.
The Mustang region, a forbidden kingdom in the Kali Gandaki valley, with its traditional villages, waterfalls, hot springs, and ancient monasteries.
The Helambu region, with its mountain forests, rice terraces and unforgettable villages with rural communities.
Travel in Nepal with Asian Trekking!.
Each trek trip we offer includes transport, accommodation, guide, the various insurances you need, etc.
We prepare you for an original stay, with a rhythm which will allow you to appreciate every detail of your hike.
We also allow you to meet people and even to spend nights with the locals.
Check the most beautiful regions with us.
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Satellite view – Laya to Rodophu Leaving Laya:

Bhutan’s Snowman Trek: Day 11 – Rest Day In Laya Bhutan’s Snowman Trek: Day 13 – Rodophu To Narethang Via Tsemo La.

Previous Post: Day 11 – Rest Day In Laya calendar date: October 9

2019.
time: 8.5 hours total, including lunch and other stops  (6 hrs.
moving).
distance: 14.5 km.
(jordans); 17.6 km  (my Garmin inReach); 19 km (Lonely Planet).

Start point altitude: Laya  3825m

Endpoint campsite: Rodophu  4220m (my Garmin device figure)

Maps: Bart Jordans’ has some useful overview maps of the many possible variations of the Snowman Trek, as well as others.
See here for a Google Earth view of the day’s walk.
It helps to use the Google Chrome browser!.
I used a Sony RX100 III to capture most of the images you’ll see below; a fellow trekker’s Huawei P30 captured the others.
(Thanks again, O!).
Note: elevation is in feet, not meters.
For me, this day would prove to be the most difficult of the trek.
I was really dragging my butt by the end of it and my legs felt like lead.
Maybe it had something to do with the 600-meter drop in altitude as we left Laya and walked down the trail on the east side of the Mo Chhu.
This was followed by regaining all 600 meters and yet another 400 by the time we got to our campsite at 4220m halfway up the Rodo Chhu.
Whew.
Satellite view – Laya to Rodophu Leaving Laya:.

We left Laya shortly after 8:00

The weather was mostly overcast with an occasional patch of blue and burst of sunshine.
Unfortunately, we would bid a sad goodbye and wishes of improved health to one member of our trekking group.
She had developed a respiratory problem and was coughing fitfully.

The doctor at the Laya health clinic had recommended a descent down to Punakha

some two days to the south where more extensive tests and help could be given.

Day 12 – getting ready to leave Laya As we left the village

 we walked through the Laya school grounds where the staff and students were waiting for the arrival of some dignitaries.
Flags festooned the perimeter and chairs were arranged in a U-shape in the open space.
Set up in the yard were also the yak fiber tents traditionally used by the Layaps when taking their yaks to distant pastures.
The Canadian equivalent situation would be southern politicians flying into an Indian reserve (in Canada we refer to it as a First Nation) and finding teepees or wigwams set up and elders walking around with feather headdresses.
I wondered if the Layaps were expected to put up these tents and wear those comical hats whenever politicians from other ethnic groups are helicoptered in from Thimphu.
It would appear so.
Laya school staff waiting for visiting dignitaries in the schoolyard teachers at laya school waiting for dignitaries to arrive To stress the traditional Layap culture, the girls were dressed up in a yak fibre one-piece black woollen jacket/shirt decorated with vertical stripes on the bottom half.
Completing the look is hair worn long and covered with the bamboo hat with a long spike on top. If the men in the image above are Layap, then their basic garment is a long-sleeved linen gown coloured red and saffron.
[Given their garments, the males might be Ngalop teachers or administrators from the south.] Layap schoolgirls in traditional clothing for visiting politicians locals waiting for the arrival of dignitaries at Laya The photos above and below contrast the traditional Layap look with a modern one.
the last goodbye as we leave Laya for Rodophu As you leave Laya there is a stone archway and a few strings of prayer flags that highlight the way out.

Fellow trekkers passing through the main gate to Laya Not too long afterward

I heard the sound of a helicopter and I assume it was bringing in for the morning or the day those dignitaries – probably politicians – from down south.
Not for them a two-day journey up from Punakha that involves a final four-hour uphill walk from the end of the road.
And then I saw this guy in the image below.

He was carrying a refrigerator up to Laya

Wow.
He probably got it in Thimphu and then was able to use vehicle transport until the end of the road at Koina.
I thought –  Why couldn’t that fridge have been on that helicopter with those politicians.
Laya has had electricity since 2017 so the fridge would be plugged in somewhere in Laya by the end of the day.
a Layap hauling a refrigerator up to Laya from the end of the road north of Koina It is an easy walk downhill, especially if you use trekking poles.
It took us 1 1/2 hours to get to the army camp on the east side of the Mo Chhu where permits are checked.
While our guide took care of the legalities, everyone enjoyed the sunny break from the usual clouds.
Snowman trekking group at rest at the army camp and permit checkpoint And then it was through the gate on the south side of the complex and on to the descending trail, occasionally somewhat muddy thanks to the rain and the volume of pack animals using the trail.
the south gate of the army checkpoint to Laya a muddy section of trail to Gasa south of the army camp About 2 1/2 hours from our Laya departure we came to the junction of the Snowman Trail with the trial from Gasa.
If we continued straight we would be heading south to Koina; we turned left (i.e.east) and began an initially steep upward curl towards the side valley – that of the Rodo Chhu – where our camp was located.
the trail for Lunana from Laya – the Snowman Trek Varying Trail Conditions Up The Rodo Chhu:.
Sections of the trail to Lunana were packed dirt and easy to walk; other sections, the ones through forested areas, were often muddy and meant we were back to stepping from stone to stone to avoid the mess below.
A couple of times we stepped to the upper side of the trail while yak caravans on the way to Laya or Gasa came at us from the east.
One 200-meter stretch was wiped out thanks to a landslide.
See below for pix … Yaks approaching from Lunana district as we head east a section of trail above the Rodo Chhu on the way to Rodophu – the slash in the middle of the image.
a section of trail through the forested slopes above the Rodo Chhu It started to rain in mid-afternoon after our lunch break.
This time I would not assume that it was just a short shower so I slipped on the rain pants as well as the rain jacket.
Good call – it rained for the final hour into camp.
A section of the Snowman trail to Rodophu destroyed by a landslide – See here for a Google Earth view of that landslide Every once in a while.

We came down closer to the river – the Rodo Chhu

a very impressive glacial river coming down from the glacier on the west flank of Tsenda Kang.
It reminded me of some glacial streams I have walked up in the Canadian Rockies, that same energy and off-the-beaten-track feel.

The Rodo Chhu on a rainy afternoon in October About a kilometer before the campsite

we crossed a substantial wooden bridge to river left of the Rodo Chhu (i.e.
the south side).
It had taken us about 3.5 hours to walk up the river valley after turning off from the main trail to Gasa.
approaching our Rodophu campsite Not soon enough the campsite appeared in the mist ahead.
I had struggled to keep up with the others after lunch and was happy to see the end of what turned out to be my single most tiring day of the trek.
I didn’t even get a shot of the campsite that afternoon.
That would have to wait until the next morning.
As the satellite image below makes clear, .

The Rodophu campsite is about half-way up the length of the Rodo Chhu

An interesting day trip for a group with days to burn would be a hike up to the foot of the glacier below Tsenda Kang.
We were on a tighter schedule.
The next day we would head up to Tsemo La SE of our camp and then remain at 4900 meters for the rest of the day all the way to our next camp.
See the next post for the views.

Next Post: Day 13 – Rodophu To Narethang Via Tsemo La

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