Nepal: Women's Expedition

12 nights from $2,325*pp

Through a mix of festival celebrations, cultural experiences and trekking in the Himalayas, this women’s only expedition will give you a unique insight into the diverse lives of Nepalese women.

Meet a wide range of female trailblazers, from chefs at a social enterprise, women campaigning to end discrimination against women who are menstruating, to an all-female crew of mountain guides and porters. Hear a range of inspiring personal stories and spend some time reconnecting with nature at a female-run village homestay on the fringes of Chitwan National Park, which is helping to conserve wildlife in the area. You’ll also have the chance to take part in the Hartalika Teej Festival alongside the locals, a three-day women’s only Hindu celebration.

Departure Dates: 10 Aug 2020


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Inclusions

  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Transport: Private vehicle, Plane
  • Accommodation: Hotel (4 nights), Guesthouse (2 nights), Homestay (5 nights), Jungle resort (1 night)

Included activities

  • Kathmandu - Cooking class at Seven Women
  • Kathmandu - Dinner at The Village Cafe
  • Kathmandu - Visit to Restless Development
  • Pokhara - Annapurna Homestay Trek (5 days/4 nights)
  • Madi Valley - Cultural performance
  • Madi Valley - Cooking class
  • Chitwan - Canoe safari, bird watching walk or jeep safari
  • Chitwan NP - Tharu village visit
  • Kathmandu - Hartalika Teej Festival
  • Kathmandu - Panorama Hike Urban Adventure
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple

Highlights

  • Enjoy a five-day hike in the stunning Annapurnas, while being completely supported by an all-female crew of leaders, guides, assistants, and even porters.
  • Visit an NGO working to abolish the practice of Chhaupadi, the illegal but socially common practice of forbidding women to enter their homes, kitchens, schools, and temples during their menstrual cycle, as they are thought to be rendered temporarily impure.
  • Visit Madi Valley, a homestay run by women that is working alleviate human impact on the surrounding nature and wildlife.
  • Learn how to create traditional Nepalese dishes while supporting a unique social enterprise that has changed the lives of more than 1,000 disadvantaged women in Nepal.
  • Take a wilderness safari through Chitwan National Park, widely recognised as one of the best national parks in Asia, and search for rhinos, crocodiles, monkeys and deer.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu

Day 3: Pokhara

Day 4: Pokhara/Kalikasthan Trek (1,440m)

Day 5: Yangjakot - Tanting Trek (1,580m)

Day 6: Tanting - Sikles Trek (1,980m)

Day 7: Sikles to Ghalegaun Trek (1,620m)

Day 8: Ghalegaun to Bhurjung Khola Trek/Pokhara

Day 9: Madi Valley

Day 10: Chitwan National Park

Day 11: Chitwan National Park - Kathmandu

Day 12: Hartalika Teej Festival

Day 13: Kathmandu


*Terms and Conditions: Deposit of $400 per person per trip is required upon booking and full payment 56 days prior to departure. If booking within 56 days of departure, full payment is due immediately. All tours are subject to availability. All Intrepid Expedition style tours require a minimum of 4 passengers to be guaranteed. Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation, low season. Prices, itineraries and inclusions are subject to change without notice. Standard booking conditions apply as per Intrepid website www.intrepidtravel.com