December 16, 2018

Trips

UPCOMING TRIPS:

Vamos a CUBA

July 27 – August 3, 2019

Cuba is a unique land! Lots to do and to learn, so vamos on this adventure together:)

We will learn about Cuba’s history, admire its unbelievable architecture and soak in Cuba’s vibrant culture. We will sip cuban coffee, smoke cuban cigars (and learn how they are rolled), get funny on cuban rum, roll in style in convertible cars around Havana, bike around, possibly under the rain:), dance salsa and reggaeton – in a cave!, listen to cuban music, play dominoes with the locals, snorkel, hike, bathe in waterfalls, ride horses, see awesome murals, live in local people’s houses, go to the market with them, learn cuban cuisine cooking, see a lot of Che Guevara, and what not!

Email with questions/ for details to hello@adventuretravelz.com

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Nepal: Festival of Lights and Indigenous Trails

October 27 – November 10, 2019

Join us for two weeks of outdoorsy adventure and local culture in Nepal!

We are going to hike an indigenous trail of Tamang people – a trek that will make you work hard for splendid views of the Himalayas, taking you as high as 4,550 m (15,700 ft). It’s not a popular touristic route. We will be staying at local people’s houses, learning about their culture and communities first hand.

Also we will celebrate Tihar, or the Festival of Lights. It’s a 5-day long sacred Hindu festival, worshipping gods, humans and animals. We will be celebrating the festival with the local people, in little villages as well as in Kathmandu!

The goal is to provide maximum immersive experience, exploring lesser known corners of Nepal, mingling with the locals, contributing to the local communities and enjoying an awesome 9-day hike in the Himalayas!

DETAILED ITINERARY:

DAY 1 – October 27, Sunday
Arrival to Kathmandu
Welcome dinner and Laxmi Puja (part of Tihar, the Festival of Lights)

DAY 2- October 28, Monday
Exploring Kathmandu
Saree shopping for tomorrow’s celebration of Bhai Tika
Mha Puja (part of the Festival of Lights)

DAY 3 – October 29, Tuesday
Bhai Tika celebration (one of the most memorable days – we promise!!!:)

DAY 4 – October 30, Wednesday
Exploring Kathmandu – Hindu and Buddhist temples, the only living Goddess in the world and other surprises
Preparation for the hike (shopping and packing)

DAY 5 – October 31, Thursday
7-hour jeep drive to Syabru Besi (1462m) and 3-hrs hike to remote and beautiful ethnic Tamang Gre village
Night in a homestay

DAY 6, November 1, Friday
Half a day at Gre village (visiting school, monastery, playing with kids, etc.) – possibility to volunteer/ donate some stuff for kids and families
Trek from GRE village to Gatlang village (2238 m., 3 hr)
Night in a homestay

DAY 7 – November 2, Saturday
Trek to Sherpa Gauan, 7 hours
Today we will cross a hanging bridge followed by a steep ascend till Khamjim village (approx. 4 hrs). Then we continue our trek to Sherpa Gauan (2563 m., appr. 3 hours). We will see a splendid view of the high Himalayan range.
Nepali language workshop
Night in a homestay

DAY 8 – November 3, Sunday
Trek to Riverside (2600m /8000 ft), 4 hours.
En route we can see red pandas, monkeys and bears if we are lucky ☺
Overnight at trekking lodge.
Momo workshop (traditional Nepali dumplings)

DAY 9 – November 4, Monday
Trek to Langtang (3490m /11168 ft), 6 hours.
Today we can see the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung peak (7246 m), yak pastures and prayer wheels.

Old Langtang village tour – we will learn about the very interesting and diverse history and religion of this place from the locals. History/ culture starts in Tibet + Nepali Buddhism + mixed with Hindu culture. Langtang village was totally destroyed by an avalanche during the 2015 earthquake.
Night in a homestay

DAY 10 – November 5, Tuesday
Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798m / 12154 ft), 3 hours.
After lunch we climb the highest point of the trek – Kyangjin Ri High Camp (4,785m or 15,700 ft).
Overnight in a trekking lodge.

DAY 11 – November 6, Wednesday
In the morning we’ll visit a small monastery, a government-operated cheese factory and a bakery (with cappuchinos:) in Kyangin Gompa.

Trek to Lama Hotel (2500m / 8000 ft), 6 hours.Overnight in trekking lodge.

DAY 12 – November 7, Thursday
Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (1460m / 4672 ft), 6 hrs

DAY 13 – November 8, Friday
7-hour drive to Kathmandu

DAY 14 – November 9, Saturday
Adventure Day and Farewell Dinner
Free day. You can choose to do adventure activities (bungee jumping/ bungee rope, canyoning or rafting – we will organize it for you!) or more Kathmandu shopping/ sightseeing/ or how about a spa day after the hike?:)
In the evening: farewell dinner party

DAY 15 – November 10, Sunday
Departures

PROGRAM COST: $ 1,250

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
– Airport pickup and drop off
– Accommodation for 14 nights
– Welcome and farewell dinners
– Food during the hike (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and snacks)
– Supplies for celebrating the Festival of Lights (certain food, colors, etc.)
– Little presents for children in Gre village
– Guide (very cool:), assistant guide;
– Trekking permit and governmental VAT (required)
– Bus tickets and jeep rentals, associated with the hike
– Taxis and transportation during sightseeing in Kathmandu
– Entrance tickets to the Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Swayambunath
– Entire program support (before and during! after we will just be best friends:)
– Adventure Travelz T-shirt (good for hiking)
– Little welcome and farewell presents

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
– Airfare to Kathmandu
– Nepali visa
– Insurance (required)
– Your trekking clothes and equipment
– Sarees and traditional wear for celebrating the Festival of Lights (sarees and jewelry can total approx. $30)
– Food in Kathmandu: lunches on days 1,2, 4 and 14; dinners on days 3 and 13
– Adventure activities on Day 14 (if you choose to do so)
– Tips to the guide
– Presents during Bhai Tika celebration (for girls only – only girls give small presents to their “brothers”)


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Nepal: Festival of Colors HOLI and Himalayas

March 7 – 21, 2020

JOIN our unforgettable 2-week adventure in magical Nepal! We’re going to celebrate the Festival of colors Holi together with the locals, hike the Himalayas among blooming Rhododendrons, stay at local tea houses and homestays, learn about different Nepali ethnicities, visit Buddhist and Hindu temples and services, vroom-vroom on bikes around Kathmandu, chill out by a campfire by the lake, get high on altitude and masala tea, and what not!

Our commitment is to create an experience, that will transform your life and will be THE MOST memorable adventure of your lifetime. Stakes are high 🙂

HOLI – Festival of Colors – is a Hindu festival, mainly celebrated in India and Nepal. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, time to play, laugh, get together, forget and forgive and celebrate! 

RHODODENDRONS are the national flowers of Nepal, known for their colorful blossom. They bloom in March-April – and we will trek the Himalayas among them!

Holi in Kathmandu, Nepal

PROGRAM DETAILS:

March 7th, Sunday – arrivals

March 8th, Monday – Vroom-vroom Kathmandu Tour 🙂 – that is our invention! Visiting Kathmandu’s landmarks by motorbike – each of you will have an intrepid driver. Hold on tight! 

Welcome dinner

March 9, Tuesday — celebrating HOLI
Momo and banana lassi party. Who wants to join momo eating competition?:)

March 10, Wednesday – Sightseeing and visit to a Buddhist monastery.
Have you heard about Kumari, the only in the world living Goddess? We’ll pay her a visit today!

March 11, Thursday – bus to Pokhara

March 12 – 18, Friday – Thursday – trekking among Rhododendrons in the Annapurna mountain range, following paths less traveled, staying at family homestays, learning about Gurung culture
Highlight will be the gorgeous high altitude Khayer Lake (4660m/ 15,300ft)

March 19, Friday – day in Pokhara
Boat ride on the quaint Fewa lake
We also recommend you try paragliding (not included)
Romantic farewell dinner 

March 20, Saturday – Bus to Kathmandu
Free time in Kathmandu (time to do your Nepali shopping)

March 21, Sunday – Departures

This is a very brief and dry outline of the program. Please be assured there will be a lot of surprises, amazing details, most fun/ professional team with the most contagious laugh and ideas, and MORE! 
Be ready to have your life TRANSFORMED! Because the Himalayas… that’s what they do!

PROGRAM COST: $1,300

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
– Airport pickup and drop off 
– Accommodation for 14 nights (2 people per room)
– Welcome and farewell dinners
– Colors for Holi celebration
– Traditional white kurthas for ladies and white shirts for guys for Holi celebration
– Signature Adventure Travelz t-shirt (good for trekking)
– Momo and Banana Lassi party
– Taxi to and from the momo party
– City guide
– Motorbike with a driver during the vroom-vroom Kathmandu tour (one per person)
– Entrance tickets to the Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swayambunath
– Trekking guide and assistant guide;
– Trekking permit
– Governmental VAT (required)

– Food during the hike (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea)
– Bus tickets/ jeep rentals, associated with the hike
– Bus to/from Pokhara
– 2-hour boat ride in Pokhara on Fewa lake
– Little welcome and farewell gifts
– preparation support/ consultations 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
– Airfare to Kathmandu
– Travel/ health insurance (required)
– Visa to Nepal (on arrival)
– Your trekking clothes and equipment
– Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except for breakfasts in hotels, welcome/ farewell/ momo & lassi parties)
– anything extra during the hike (extra snacks, drinks, some places charge for hot showers, etc)
– Your personal porter if you choose to hire one for the trek to carry your backpack (not recommended)
– tips to your motorbike driver, city and trekking guide

With any questions please write us at adventuretravelzz@gmail.com


PREVIOUS TRIPS:

NEPAL: INDIGENOUS TRAILS AND THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

October 29 – November 11, 2018

We explored the off-beaten track parts of the Tamang Heritage Trail in Langtang area, Himalayas and celebrated the multi-day long Festival of Lights. Detailed program is here.