“We are interested in temples, stupas, religious practices and processions, contemporary cultural expressions such as painting, sculpture and theater, food, markets, and when possible, conversations with people.
Do not need trekking, paragliding, rafting but enjoy scenery, lakes, mountains of course, and quiet spaces. A few days in Katmandu and a few days outside would be great.”
Mads Mathiasen, a local specialist from Nepal, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary.
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Trip planning highlights
Culture and festival (Bisket & Sindure Jatra)
The two initial days walking around with Rajeev in Patan, his home town, were truly wonderful and a great introduction to the urban fabric of the Kathmandu Valley. The two monuments and the cremation ghats were a nice taste of Kathmandu before going to Bhakhtapur, where our little hotel was perfect and the couple who own it incredibly warm and welcoming. Pokara was a great respite from the dust of the Kathmandu valley, and we enjoyed particularly the Gurkha museum and the Tibetan monastery on the outskirts. The day back in Kathmandu was great both the Darbar monuments and especially the bazaar area.
Mads is amazing, attention to every detail, incredible fast planning ahead of time, and great connections to people on the ground: Amanda, Rajeev, and Dipesh.
We were so pleased with how quickly you were able to put together the kind of itinerary and services to both meet our requests and to make the trip work smoothly.
I do shy away from using 'perfect' loosely but must say it was as close to perfect as things usually come.