The perfect introduction to rural Nepal,
our country walks offered from mid-September
to mid-June are designed for the average
visitor who is physically fit. Escorts
Namobuddha Walk :
full-day walk to one of the main stupas
visited by Tibetans is a pleasant hike
through fields and villages. A short
drive after breakfast takes you to Dhulikhel.
From here you'll walk about thirty minutes
up to Devistan, a small temple and excellent
spot from which to view the Himalaya.
After a short descent, a gradual climb
of about ninety minutes brings you to
Phulbari and a picnic lunch with panoramic
mountain views. Then it's a ten minute
walk to the legendary Namobuddha Stupa.
Here, according to local legend, a prince
discovered a starving tigress about
to devour a boy. Out of compassion the
prince offered his body to the tigress
in the boy's place. His remains are
said to be enshrined in the main stupa.
After exploring the area a walk of about
21/2 hours takes you down to the charming
medieval village of Panauti, a treasure
house of ancient Newari architecture.
From Panauti your vehicle will transport
you back to the Resort.
Manegaon Walk :
This full-day walk is a great chance
to explore the countryside and visit
areas not often frequented by tourists.
After breakfast a short drive takes
you to the trailhead. The trail gradually
ascends to about 7,000 feet, where a
grand view of the snow-capped Himalayan
peaks and the Panchkhal Valley are spread
before you. Relax and take photos, then
descend to Sashipani and a picnic lunch.
After lunch follow the trail for about
ninety minutes to Manegaon. You'll explore
the village and surrounding area, including
ancient monasteries, then continue on
to the Panchkhal Valley to meet your
vehicle and return to the Resort.
Palanchowk Walk :
This half-day walk combines breathtaking
mountain views with a visit to a sacred
temple. Following breakfast you'll drive
about one hour to Palanchowk. Here you'll
visit the Bhagawati Temple, which houses
one of the most beautiful and important
Bagawati images in Nepal. The stunning
image is carved of black stone and decked
with jewelry. From your hilltop vantage
point you'll have a spectacular view
of the Himalaya and the surrounding
valleys. After exploring the mountain
village of Palanchowk you'll walk down
to the Panchkhal valley, following an
old path used by local residents. Once
you reach the Panchkhal Valley, your
vehicle will meet you for the return
Dhulikhel/Panauti Walk :
The half-day walk to Panauti is a delightful
way to see the picturesque countryside
and affords some excellent mountain
views. After breakfast you'll drive
to Dhulikhel, the start of your walk.
Ascend gradually for about 30 minutes
to a ridge where you'll want to take
photos of the mountains. The walk continues
along mountain trails for about two
hours through charming villages and
beautiful countryside to Panauti. After
about 30 minutes exploring the town
you will drive back to the Resort.
Baralgaon/Tinpipal Walk :
A half-day walk to Baralgaon and Tinpipal
is a pleasant way to see village lifestyles.
Following breakfast you'll walk to the
predominantly Brahmin ( priestly caste
) and Chhetri ( warrior caste ) village
of Baralgaon. After exploring the village,
a walk of about 2 1/2 along ridges and
through fields with views of green valleys
and snow-capped peakes takes you to
Tinpipal. Here your vehicle will meet
you for the drive back to the Resort.
From mid-September to mid-June, a
fun filled day of rafting on the Sun
Kosi river offers a different look at
rural Nepal. At about 9:00 am you'll
drive up the Arniko Highway to the put-in
point for the trip. Board your raft
and the excitement begins. For the next
hour you'll shoot rapids ranging from
1 to 3 on the Grand Canyon Scale ( 10
is the highest on the scale ). Then
it's time for lunch on a picturesque
beach where you can relax or explore
the area. In the afternoon you'll float
down river, through the spectacular
Sun Kosi gorge, and on to Dolalghat,
situated at the confluence of the Indrawati
and Sun Kosi rivers. While your crew
deflates the rafts and packs the gear
you can explore the typical Nepali village.
Ride back to the Resort to enjoy a Himalayan
Sunset cocktail- the perfect end to
a wonderful day.
Throughout the year the Resort's escorted
excursions are a great way to explore
rural Nepal's traditional villages and
lifestyles and its beautiful countryside.
Kodari and the Tibetan Boarder
On the full-day drive to Kodari and
the Tibetan boarder you follow the path
of traders who once plied the route
between Lhasa and Kathmandu. The scenic
eighty- kilometer road winds through
the Panchkhal Valley, across the Indrawati
and Sun Kosi rivers and through typical
Nepali villages. For much of the trip
you'll drive along the Bhote Kosi river,
which originates in Tibet. At Kodari
you can look across the Friendship Bridge
to Tibet and the town of Khasa. On your
journey back a picnic lunch on the Bhote
Kosi at the beautiful Sukute Beach is
pleasant stop. You'll return to the
Resort in time for a spectacular Himalayan