O: Nepal Wildlife and Cultural Adventure Register

Date and Time:
Sun, Oct 27, 2024; 8:00 AM (Pacific) - Mon, Nov 11, 2024  8:00 AM  (Pacific)
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O: Nepal Wildlife and Cultural Adventure

Join us for a 14 day non-traditional adventure to see the wildlife & culture of Nepal. This takes the best of our previous trips and we have added a lot more sights. The 14 day trip encompasses observing wildlife in Nepals premier national park, seeing the highest Mountains in the world, experience the culture and history of Nepal and the wildlife visiting many UNESCO World Heritage Sites or nominated Sites. You will also learn about the religion and culture of the Nepalese. The tour includes sightseeing in old Kathmandu visiting the Durbar, temples, markets, and other places in the capital which are UNESCO world Heritage sites. This includes visiting the famous Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath temples, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will visit the old city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO site,, seeing the Durbar, temples, markets, and other interesting sights. We will visit the third royal city of Kathmandu Valley, Patan, another UNESCO site, including visiting the Durbar, temples, and streets of the old historic part of the city. We will also visit some small historic villages and towns near Kathmandu. These include the towns and villages of Kirtipur, Bungamati, and Khokana. These are old Newari villages and towns, where we will visit some of the temples and other historic areas built in medieval times. We will also visit Bandipur who one travel blogger has described as the crown jewel of Nepal. The Newari town of Bandipur is one of central Nepal's hidden gems. It combines traditional village architecture, epic Himalayan views, lovely countryside walks where will explore for a day. We will spend five days in Chitwan National Park looking for wildlife. Chitwan is a UNESCO world heritage site where you may see elephants, rhinos, gaur, deer, various types of monkeys, possibly a tiger, as well as numerous bird species. There are 543 recorded bird species sighted in Chitwan. We stay in lodges for this trip.Cost includes bus, Nepal plane flights & land transportation, hotels/lodges, most meals, park and admission fees, most hikes & walks, airport transfers. It costs $2,150 for those who sign up by March 9, 2024; $2,250 starting March 10, 2024 Non-members of Sierra Club add $100 to per-person cost. SIGN-UP EARLY. LIMITED SPACE. International Airfare is extra. Sign-up, send e-mail address, home and work phone numbers, Sierra Club membership number and check to Sierra Club for full amount to: Stephanie Gross, PO Box 423, Montrose, CA 91021; (818) 545-3878. Leaders: Fred Dong, madelinesdad@earthlink.net. You can add our 14 day Bhutan trip whose schedule is integrated with the Nepal trip, so you can end one trip and start the next trip without delay. The Bhutan trip is normally $4,700 ($4,600 if you sign-up before March 9, 2024), but if you combine the trips you can take off a total of $300 making the combined Nepal-Bhutan trip $6,450 if you sign-up before March 9 or $6,650 you sign-up after March 9, 2024 for a combined trip of almost one month. Internal airfare in Bhutan & roundtrip airfare from Nepal to Bhutan is an additional expected $800.

Nepal

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Organized By: Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley

Location: Nepal

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Event Organizers:
Fred Dong
   madelinesdad@earthlink.net
   (818) 545-3878
Stephanie Gross
   madelinesmother@gmail.com
   (818) 720-4200

Join us for a 14 day non-traditional adventure to see the wildlife & culture of Nepal.   This takes the best of our previous trips and we have added a lot more sights.   The 14 day trip encompasses observing wildlife in Nepal’s premier national park, seeing the highest Mountains in the world, experience the culture and history of Nepal and the wildlife visiting many UNESCO World Heritage Sites or nominated Sites.  You will also learn about the religion and culture of the Nepalese.

The tour includes sightseeing in old Kathmandu visiting the Durbar, temples, markets, and other places in the capital which are UNESCO world Heritage sites.  This includes visiting the famous Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath temples, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  We will visit the old city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO site,, seeing the Durbar, temples, markets, and other interesting sights.  We will visit the third royal city of Kathmandu Valley, Patan, another UNESCO site, including visiting the Durbar, temples, and streets of the old historic part of the city. 

We will also visit some small historic villages and towns near Kathmandu.  These include the towns and villages of Kirtipur, Bungamati, and Khokana. These are old Newari villages and towns, where we will visit some of the temples and other historic areas built in medieval times.  We will also visit Bandipur who one travel blogger has described as the crown jewel of Nepal.  The Newari town of Bandipur is one of central Nepal's hidden gems. It combines traditional village architecture, epic Himalayan views, lovely countryside walks where will explore for a day.

We will spend five days in Chitwan National Park looking for wildlife.  Chitwan is a UNESCO world heritage site where you may see elephants, rhinos, gaur, deer, various types of monkeys, possibly a tiger, as well as numerous bird species.  There are 543 recorded bird species sighted in Chitwan.  We stay in lodges for this trip.

Cost includes bus, Nepal plane flights & land transportation, hotels/lodges, most meals, park and admission fees, most hikes & walks, airport transfers.  It costs $2,150 for those who sign up by March 9, 2024; $2,250 starting March 10, 2024 Non-members of Sierra Club add $100 to per-person cost.  SIGN-UP EARLY.  LIMITED SPACE.   International Airfare is extra.  Sign-up, send e-mail address, home and work phone numbers, Sierra Club membership number and check to Sierra Club for full amount to: Co Leader:  Stephanie Gross, PO Box 423, Montrose, CA 91021; (818) 545-3878. Leader: Fred Dong, madelinesdad@earthlink.net.

 

You can add our 14 day Bhutan trip whose schedule is integrated with the Nepal trip, so you can end one trip and start the next trip without delay.   The Bhutan trip is normally $4,700 ($4,600 if you sign-up before March 9, 2024), but if you combine the trips you can take off a total of $300 making the combined Nepal-Bhutan trip $6,450 if you sign-up before March 9 or $6,650 you sign-up after March 9, 2024 for a combined trip of almost one month.   Internal airfare in Bhutan & roundtrip airfare from Nepal to Bhutan is an additional expected $800.

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Photo:  Greater one horned rhino, Nepal, Fred Dong

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