Travel with Purpose
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 and take a boat on the lake. Then, from the mountains, you drop down to the jungle and spend time with the local Tharus.
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.
Trip Dates & Pricing
Join Us On Our Next Adventure
October 4, 2020 - October 16, 2020
Custom Dates and Prices Available • 800.670.6984 OR 775.832.5454
Land Cost: Starting At $3695 per person*
*Based on 4-6 People (excluding international air)
Experience & Explore
- 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. Return to hotel for short rest. Mid-afternoon visit Bodhanath and thangka store for demonstration. Then on to Pashupati for the evening aarti ceremony.
- 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
Visit Takukot Library for Dedication.
- Day 7
Drive Pokhara with lunch and time to explore in Bandipur.
- Day 8
Visit Pokhara – Sunrise hike.
Visit Mountaineering Museum, town and boat ride on lake.
- Day 9
Drive to Chitwan via Manakamana.
- Day 10
Enjoy a canoe trip and visit the elephant-breeding center. Visit Jhuwani Library and Sauraha.
- Day 11
Jungle 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.
- Day 13
Transfer for your flight back home.