28 April - 8 May 2019
A new destination has revealed itself to the vegan travelers: Nepal. One of the poorest countries in the world and still suffering from the devastating 2015 earthquake. All the more reason to visit this amazing country with its friendly people and amazing landscapes.
In this 11 day vegan travel we will take you to all the cultural highlights of Nepal and will also include some breathtaking landscapes. But that last one is easy, the natural beauty is everywhere.
11 Day Travel Itinerary
This 11 day travel will start and finish in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The following destinations are the highlights of this trip: Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Bandipur & Pokhara.
The capital of Nepal is always buzzing with activity. We will be staying in Thamel, which is the center of tourism and offers many streets and alleys packed with shops, restaurants and hotels. But also picturesque houses and temples, especially on Durbar Square, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Other sites worth visiting are Swayambhunath (also called monkey temple), the impressive Boudhanath temple and Kopan Monastery.
Himalayas and Mount Everest
Although a trekking is not part of this travel, you will certainly get a feel for the majestic Himalayan mountains when we are in Nagarkot. On a clear day a whole range is spread out on the horizon with even Mount Everest visible in the distance. Getting up early in the morning for sunrise is definitely worth it.
From Kathmandu we will make our way toward Bhaktapur, the third ancient capital city in the Kathmandu valley. It used to be the best preserved one, but unfortunately the 2015 earthquake caused quite some damage and monument and buildings. All the more reason to visit this city and support the local community. In the city center you will find many interesting alleyways and little squares, still breathing an ancient atmosphere. Also Bhaktapur has its Durbar Square with beautiful temples and architecture. This is the place to be if you want to draw your own mandala.
A few hours driving in westerly direction is Pokhara, which is beautifully situated on Phewa lake. From the town you can see the Annapurna mountain ranges in the background. Pokhara has a very relaxing atmosphere and many lakeside cafe's and restaurants. Here you can hop on a boat to the nearby Hindu temple, situated on a tiny island in the lake. Or just stroll around town, choose your lawn chair at the lake and enjoy the sun and the views while sipping on a drink.
For those who cannot sit still, there is always the walk up to the World Peace Pagoda, with spectacular views of the town and lake. Or choose one of many water sport activities on offer.