A small tour that runs through a rural environment of small villages, farms and terraced crops, where you can see the typical traditional houses so common throughout the geography of Nepal. Here you will meet no other tourists, almost no phone connection, no bars or restaurants, but you will live a genuine experience that will bring you closer to a part of the reality of the country without filters.
3 days / 2 nights itinerary
Sited south of Pokhara, it can be done from or to there. Also recommended from/to Bandipur
4 people maximum (Could be few more people, check it with us)
Local guide English speaking
Meals and overnight in homestay
Transfers in private vehicle and collective jeep
One or two hiking days
The Raipur area is in the south of Pokhara and is a clear example of the lifestyle for most of the Nepali people. Located in a more or less abrupt rural area with hills and low mountains, between leafy forests and areas of crops in terraces, where families work in the farmlands and take care of cattle, children walk every day to the nearest school, and people move by rough roads at a better or worse shape and a network of footpaths that wind up here and there.
Villagers here don’t survive thanks to the tourism, which is practically non-existent. A bit more in the “Millenium Trek” itinerary that runs northern, an initiative that aimed to promote the whole area but not start-up yet, to the point that there are almost no guides to know the itineraries.
In Raipur, a small village with few houses on the side of a mountain, we have the house of Champa, where her father lives, a Ghurka retired from the Indian army. It is a traditional house in the area and it is a “real” private home. With this, we mean that it is not intended to accommodate “tourists”, although we control that its conditions get a minimum of comfortability and clean. It has few luxuries and the rooms are very simple Nepali style, but we have done works in the bathroom. It is clean, the surroundings are beautiful, the food is excellent and the treatment is very friendly, cosy and natural.
The hiking route we propose runs through different sections with footpaths and rough roads, through forests, crops in terrace and farms, to Chisapani, literally “cold water”, from where we will return to Raipur in a 7 or 8 hours day walking slowly, with breaks and stops. You do not have to reach Chisapani if you are tired and you can also add someday and do another route or change the one from Chisapani for a shorter itinerary.
The proposal uses a private vehicle to/from Shyanja and Dulegaura, but it can also be done by public bus, with the consequent economic savings. Between both villages, the collective jeep is used.
On the other hand, the route can be done in both directions, either from Pokhara, as described here, as coming from Kathmandu or Bandipur, or also coming and going back to the same point.
Like all our routes, the itinerary can be customized and adapted to your needs and preferences.
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