The next stop of the tour is taking us to the backpacker haven nestled high in the mountains, the mystical country of Nepal.
Nepal has called to my heart for as long as I remember. As a little girl, I would gather every available pillow in the house, pile them into a mountainous shape, blast the air conditioner, and imagine myself scaling Everest like a weathered sherpa. Over the years, I have become less ambitious but visiting the home of the fabled ‘Yeti’, where prayer flags zigzag the a skyline dominated by majestic mountain ranges has grown no less appealing. And now, with the devastation incurred by the earthquake this past April, the urgency for tourists to revive a suffering economy is absolutely imperative.
“If Nepal doesn’t bring a smile to your face everyday, you’re a lost cause. ” — Jack Witts
Mapping Out The Country
In the aftermath of any natural disaster, planning a trip requires careful planning because of the state-of-affairs on the ground. Some landmarks and whole towns have been reduced to rubble. For the three weeks that we’re there, we’ve engineered a route designed to enjoy the best of Nepal’s culture. Sadly, a trek to Mt. Everest’s base camp was out of the budget this time around but until the next time!
- Kathmandu (3-days with a day trip to Pashupatinath and Boudha)
- Bhaktapur (10-day homestay)
- Bandipur (1-day rest stop)
- Pohkara (4-days sightseeing/relaxing)
- Chitwan National Park (2-day safari)