This is a slightly different option, aimed at those who want to know and are curious about the world of the Gurkhas, a really important world in Nepal. Basically, you will be able to meet a former Gurkha, a person who has fought in the regiments of a foreign army, defending and fighting for a country that is not his own.
Approximately 4 hours. It can be morning or afternoon.
Start and finish at your accommodation in Pokhara.
English speaking guide
The Gurkha reality is very complex, but it is a very present reality among the country’s youth. The Gurkhas are a front-line shock division of Nepalese soldiers, mainly present in the British – the best known – and Indian armies. They were created by the British when they realised the bravery and ferocity of the Nepalese. The name of Gurkha comes from the people in the central region of Nepal, although nowadays it is not necessary to belong to this community. They form special divisions and are allowed to carry the traditional Nepalese knife, the khukuri, a large, curved, heavy, sharp knife of which they are very proud.
It is very interesting to learn about the Gurkha reality in Nepal, as many young Nepalese aspire to be recruited as Gurkhas, although only a small selection makes it. Becoming a Gurkha is a means of obtaining a good salary, a secure job, social status and, in short, a prosperous future comparing the few future that Nepal can offer to a large part of its young people. We won’t tell you much more so that you can discover it during your visit.
From Lakeside we go to Pokhara Bazar, the city of Pokhara itself, where the Gurkha Museum is located. After the visit comes the central part of this experience: a meeting with a retired Gurkha soldier, who will give you a first-hand account of his experience and answer your questions. Please note that all Gurkhas are very proud to have served in this division of the British or Indian Army, defending the interests of a country that is not their own.
· Private vehicle
· English speaking local guide
· Entrance to the Gurkha Museum
· Staff tipping
· Any personal needs
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