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guided hike

Cross the Forest to Lunch With Tamangs

guided hike

Cross the Forest to Lunch With Tamangs

12 reviews
Duration
8 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Transportation
Hosted in
English, Russian
guided hike

Cross the Forest to Lunch With Tamangs

guided hike

Cross the Forest to Lunch With Tamangs

12 reviews
Duration
8 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Transportation
Hosted in
English, Russian

What you'll do

DISCOUNTS for 2 and more people! Please contact for details and availability. At first we'll get to the highest point of Kathmandu valley (2700m) - Phulchowki (translated as "Hill of Flowers" from Nepalese). There is a military base, but at the very top of the hill - an ancient sanctuary. We will ask for permission to enter and explore this sacred place along with spectacular view over Kathmandu valley and its surroundings. If weather allows, we will have midblowing view over Himalayas! From here we will follow an ancient path through rhododendron forest and head to Tamang village - native folk, inhabiting this area. They live a simple lifestyle and are always welcoming to their guests. When we reach the village we'll have lunch with one of the families, learn their traditions, try local delicacies cooked on a hearth - a centerpiece of the house. It's a unique opportunity to see rural Nepal with its traditions and culture. After a hearty meal we'll go down a country road to the river. Our path lies through small villages and gardens, where we could observe Tamagan's life, habits and traditional clothes. On the way back to Kathmandu we will stop at Panauti - ancient town that is currently listed as a UNESCO tentative site since 1996.

Your host

Learn more about Serge

Serge

Hi, we are Serge and Victoria - qualified hiking guides and mountain enthusiasts. Serge is an Everest guide, expedition leader and mountaineer with more than 25 years experience of hiking and high-altitude ascents. Victoria is in love with mountains and has climbed to Elbrus, Mont Blanc, Kazbek, Tetnuldi, Himalayas and many others. Victoria is a certified alpine climber and mountain guide. In 2013 Victoria moved to Nepal and started tailoring her own hiking trips to the places she loved the most. Victoria is very much into local culture and religion, knows many locals and helping them to preserve their traditional way of living. She is also helping local Nepalese female guides to find a job as it is quiet challenging for them at times. Come and explore remote places of Nepal with Victoria, Pipla and Rajesh!

What's included

Food
Lunch with a local family in Tamang village
Transportation

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Where you'll be

The highest hill situated in the south of Kathmandu valley - Phulchowki. Its famous for Vegetation (Botanical Garden), bird watching, its a dense forest with different species of birds, butterflies and animals. We will also visit Tamang village and its people who are considered as one of the indigenous people of Nepal. On the way back we'll explore ancient town of Panauti - a living museum with 40 ancient temples.

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Guest safety

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

DISCOUNTS for 2 and more people. Please contact for details and availability!! Please not that hike is mostly downhill, so it's not very hard, but can be challenging for people with knee problems. Anyway it's possible, and guide will make sure you move in a comfortable pace.

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Cross the Forest to Lunch With Tamangs
12 reviews
From $190/person
12 reviews
From $190/person