READ Nepal: Kathmandu, The Annapurnas and Chitwan


Nepal is not just about climbing Himalayan peaks, but also about its friendly people and rich environmental diversity. The country rises from 100 feet above sea level to Mt. Everest in less than 100 miles. On this imaginative trip, two weeks door-to-door and perfect for a family , you actually get to see everything from the jungle to the snow-capped Annapurnas and are hosted by members of the READ library community along the way.

Traveling with Myths and Mountains President, Dr. Antonia Neubauer, you journey from Kathmandu to Gorkha, home of the king who founded the Shah dynasty in Nepal. Here you can visit a new READ library just under construction and explore villages in the shadow of Langtang, Bauda Himal and other sky-touching peaks. From Gorkha, you head to Pokhara looking out on the Annapurnas. You can visit the town and museum, paraglide, if you wish, and take a boat on the lake. Then, from the mountains, you drop down to the jungle and spend time with the local Tharus.

Along the way, you will meet the children and adults of the villages, be shown all around, fed delicious food, and get a sense of the communities!

During your time in Kathmandu, you visit the beautiful temples and monasteries of the valley, meet craftspeople, shop for jewelry, rugs, or whatever you wish, and enjoy the hospitality and warmth of the Nepali people. For more on Nepal, watch Toni Neubauer on A Conversation with Brent Boynton.

Trip Leader: Dr. Antonia Neubauer, READ Founder and President of Myths and Mountains.



Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

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ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu; PM walk down Asan Tol to Dhurbar Square. Welcome dinner at Thamel House

Day 2

Tour Swayambunath. Walk down to Vajra Hotel for breakfast. Drive to READ office. Visit Pashupatinath, Bodhanath with lunch.

Day 3

Explore Patan & Bhaktapur; Visit with the Kumari goddess and lunch at the Patan Museum.

Day 4

Optional Everest View Flight. Drive Gorkha via Manakamana. Visit Temple.

Day 5

Visit palace, town and villages.

Day 6

Day hike to villages.

Day 7

Drive Pokhara with lunch and time to explore in Bandipur

Day 8

Visit Pokhara – Optional paragliding. Sunrise hike. Visit Mountaineering Museum, town and boat ride on lake.

Day 9

Drive to Maruni Sanctuary

Day 10

Enjoy a canoe trip and visit the elephant-breeding center. Visit Jhuwani Library and Sauraha.

Day 11

Elephant Safari, Elephant Bathing, Ox Cart Ride, Tharu Museum, Tharu Dancing.

Day 12

Fly back to Kathmandu from Bharatpur for a special farewell dinner hosted by READ (not by you).

Day 13

Transfer for your flight back home.