Namobuddha Walk :
The 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 to
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.
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
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 sunset.