Himalayan Walk 2022 – Charity

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The Himalayas is one of the world’s greatest hiking destinations, it offers unique cultural experiences and eye-opening views about humans.  livelihood. Specially Sikkim has a lot to offer culture-wise. You can see all mixed cultures living in harmony here. Bhutanese, Nepali, Tibetan, Lepcha, and Indians all live together. Sikkim is the only state in India that has a very low crime. Sikkim is famous for Kanchenjunga the 3rd highest peak in the world, Sikkim also well known for only the organic state of India. So why not Visit this beautiful Himalayan state. Check the itinerary for more details. This trip is for Charity to build a small care center for needy children in the Himalayas. Join us with a minimum deposit is 100 euro.

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Himalayan Walk 2022 – Charity

Delhi- Taj Mahal- Sikkim

Fully Guided Exclusive trip.

The Himalayas is one of the world’s greatest hiking destinations. It is a land of snow peaks and fluttering prayer flags, yak, goats caravans, and epic mountain adventures. But also it offers unique cultural experience and eye-opening views about human livelihood.

The First 2 days of this Tour take you to the Capital city of India and then the historical Taj Mahal, the history of the 17th-century Mughal empire, Hindu traditions, temples, and just colorful streets of the busiest city in the world.

Then for the rest of your 8 days, you will enter into one of the peaceful states of India in the Himalayan, called Sikkim. Sikkim means (peaceful land). Rhododendrons valleys, waterfalls, colorful monasteries, multicultural society, view of stunning “Kanchenjunga” the 3rd highest peak in the world. And of course friendly and happy people. During those 8 days, we will hike village to village in the foothills of the Himalayas, staying in local houses with high standard hospitality, learning culture, and connecting with locals. Sikkim is the safest state of India and has very low crime, about safety there is no fear. This will be an epic experience for many people. End of the trip we will allow everyone to experience market shopping in Gangtok and in Delhi freely.

Namaste Nomad Co-founder Mohan is organizing this trip and leading himself. Cost including flights from Dublin.

Money raised from this tour will be directly donated to project building care homes for needy kids in the Himalayas.

You are in safe hands. Join Us –  [email protected]

Day 1

Your trip will start from today. Arriving In Delhi and transfer to Hotel and rest, evening tour briefing by your trip leader.

Your trip will be lead by your group leader from Ireland, if you are from other country other then ireland you have to arrange your own flight to reach New dehli and meet the group.

Day 2

Travel to Agra City experiences the Mughal architecture. Situated 124 miles (200 kilometers) from New Delhi, Agra sits within day-trip distance of the Indian capital, and a full-day tour to the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Taj Mahal and nearby Agra Fort transportation by air-conditioned private vehicle. Evening explores Agra city by walking and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 3

Early morning around 5 am we will visit the UNESCO–listed Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Though you’ve almost certainly seen the white marble wonder in photos, the structure’s symmetry, scope, and obsessive detail can be appreciated only in person. Early morning is the best time to visit to avoid crowds and the heat. After the Agra visit, we will start our journey back to Delhi, on the way we will stop in Mathura town Dotted with temples and beautiful religious structures, Mathura is one of India’s most popular and serene spiritual destinations as it is considered the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Mathura has a rich history that can be seen through the architecture and vast array of art on offer. ( Mathura is optional) We arrive in Delhi and spend the night.

Day 4

Day for flight to the Himalayas. We will take an early flight to Bagdogra Airport from Delhi, on arrival we will have all jeeps lined up to pick us up at Airport. Today will be an epic day with flight and long jeep ride, but I will make sure it will be easy and safe. After a crowded city tour today you will sleep in the Himalayas with the view of the 3rd highest mountain in the world. We spent the night in Pelling. (The Kanchenjunga range is directly visible from most parts of Pelling. Prepare a cup of hot tea and snacks, play your favorite playlist on loop, and soak in the sight of snow-laden Kanchenjunga peak standing strong at the backdrop of this quaint little village. If you are a sunrise lover, there is no better time to catch the sight of this mighty mountain when the sun makes its way to the top, painting the mountain in several layers of gold. Hopefully, next morning will be bright and sunny.)

Day 5

Wake up on the top of a hill called Pelling with the view of mighty Kanchenjunga, slow start with breakfast, and plan our easy hike for the rest of the afternoon to Uttray village, near Nepal Border. On your way you will pass Singsor bridge, said to be the second-highest bridge in Asia. The height of Uttarey is about 6600ft. Uttarey is famous for its tranquility and natural beauty. The place provides a beautiful view of the Himalayan mountains and is yet relatively less traveled by tourists. This allows a more serene atmosphere to be enjoyed. During winter the mountains around here are covered with snow allowing heavenly views. The Kagyu Gumpha (Gumpha is the local monastery) in Uttarey is a highly revered place of worship for the locals and a good place for sightseeing. The monastery is set amidst dense forests. The wall paintings in the monastery might be of interest to you. The Dental peak and the river are also visible from the monastery. Other important tourist spots around Uttare include the Mainbus Waterfall and the ChewyAbhang Pass. This pass is about 10 km from Uttarey and is the gateway to Nepal. Easy walk following the motor road and some path, today’s walk will be around 3-4 hours. Spent night in Uttery village, Homestay.

Day 6

Today we will walk from Uttray to martin village, passing many waterfalls, farmlands, small villages, monasteries, it will be a 4-5 hours easy hike. Tonight we will be staying at Homestay run by a family. We will take a village tour in the afternoon to connect with locals. We can see how they live themselves sufficiently. Growing their own food and producing milk and butter. It is like 50 years back Irish life. Staying at Eco resort.

Day 7

Today we aim to walk from Martam to Soreng, this will be up to a 22 km hike, pretty long but easy. Really exciting hike, we will be witnessing a remote part of the Himalayas, more authentic life, mountains views, and visiting Palyul Dechen Gaweling Monastery. Evening we will reach the village of Soreng.  Soreng is known for its largest production of vegetables, oranges, and flowers. The inhabitants are mostly dependent on agriculture, floriculture, and tourism for their livelihood and are mostly Nepali.

Day 8

Today we challenge ourselves for another 18 km hike 6 hours through the village motorable road and forest trails. Our highest altitude in this trip will be 2900mtr and today we will be reaching an altitude of 2900mtr.  Barsey located at an altitude of 10,000ft, Barsey is renowned for its Rhododendron Sanctuary. The sanctuary falls in the Singalila Range and is a starting point to the Singalila Ridge trek route. Lying at an elevation of 2900 mt. The Sanctuary boasts of over 40 varieties of Rhododendron and during full bloom in April, the whole sanctuary looks colorful. Evening we will go back to Soreng village for our night stay.

Day 9

Today is our last day village hike, we will be heading to Rinchenpong village, which has a magnificent command over the mountain views, sunrise and sunset, flora and fauna, village tourism, historical sites, and heritage of Resume Monastery, rich forests, and ample area for short treks. At an altitude of about 5576ft, the place is famous for the beautiful view of the Kanchenjunga range of mountains.

Day 10

Today we are traveling from West Sikkim to East Sikkim Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. On the way, we will stop for lunch at Ravangla town, and also take a short hike to view one of the highest Buddha stupas in Himalayas, featuring a 130-foot (40 m) high statue of the Buddha as its centerpiece.

Night stay at Gangtok.

Day 11

If the weather is clear we will take an early morning trip to Tashi viewpoint to witness Mount Kanchenjunga at sunrise. We will be back for breakfast at the hotel and in the afternoon we take a city tour on foot. One of the safest places to hike freely.

Day 12

Today is the day for goodbye from Sikkim and we drive to the airport and fly back to Delhi. After arrival in Delhi check in to the hotel and in the evening free for shopping and market. Delhi is famous for spices, garments, jewelry, and food.

Day 13

It’s a day for a good return home, we usually have evening flights so we still have plenty of time to pack, shop, and eat our last lunch in India.

Price Includes
  • Flights international and domestic.
  • 3-4 stars hotel, twin sharing (for single supplements – 45 euro per person per day)
  • All sightseen, all transport
  • Trekking permits, Sikkim entry permit
  • All meals during the hiking in the village.
  • All breakfast included staying in the city.
  • Fully guided

 

Note
  • This trip is fixed departure and the cost includes international flight.
  • If travel restrictions not lifted till march we will postpone this tour for another date.
  • People must apply for indian visa online and are required to buy personal travel insurance before departure.
  • If any reason the trip gets cancelled you will get a full refund, or postpone without extra charge.
  • Once you book the trip you will receive all information regarding packing list, travel details 2 month before departure.
  • Trip is fully guided from Ireland and returns.
  • Minimum deposit of 100 Euro required to conform the place.
  • Rest of the payment you can pay in instalment or pay whole till month before departure.
Price Excludes
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping
  • Personal food or alcohol
  • Personal telephones bills
  • Laundry
  • Visa
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary will cost extra.
  • If you have any other interest during traveling please discuss it with your traveling group leader.

Testimonials

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What a great trip! This trip lets you see a different side to Northern Spain and the Camino. We had a super time trekking in the Picos de Europe with an amazing bunch of people. The groups are small group so it was flexible and there was no issue with tailoring days to what people needed or required. All ages groups, singles, couples but most of all at the end great friends! Accommodation and meals for each night had been thoughtfully located and selected! Food was amazing! This trip has to be experienced and enjoyed by everyone!

caite1

Picos De Europe

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Thank you, Namaste Nomad and Mohan, for an epic trekking experience of a lifetime to the Everest Base Camp (EBC). The planning process was straightforward with timely and accurate communication from Mohan. He was quick to answer our questions which inspired great confidence in the company. We knew that we were in good hands. Mohan and his team made every effort to ensure that we were all safe and that everyone achieved their goals of reaching EBC. He documented the trip along the way and posted photos and stories on social media, which was comforting, enjoyable, and informative for family and friends at home. The food is clean, healthy and delicious, and was carefully prepared to provide perfect fuel for our bodies throughout the trek. The company is also very eco-friendly as they bring all plastics and rubbish down the mountain for recycling. While we were enjoying the amazing Himalayas of Nepal, Mohan and his team expertly handled the daily logistics of travel and lodging. Mohan’s familiarity with the region and its ever-changing weather patterns paid off as he was able to adjust our daily treks to maximize the experience and breath-taking views of the Himalayas. He always had a Plan B! And, a big shout-out to the Sherpas who are all skillful climbers and very friendly. The company provides duffle bags for the trekkers which helps ensure that the Sherpas only carry up to 48.5 lbs. each! Namaste Nomad truly cares about their clients and ensures that they get the most out of world-class trek. Highly recommended!

LARK131

Trek of a Lifetime

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Best company and personal guided trekking in Himalayas. I been to NEPAL few times and I have done trek in Annapurna circuit with travel company from Dublin ( not fair to say name?) That company collaborate with Nepali local company. This time I choose Namaste Nomad after friend of mine recommend Mohan from donegal ( he is nepali origin Irish citizen and previously worked in Himalayas as #sherpa and guide) I checked the website and see the cost of EBC, compare to other company from Ireland he was very cheap but his itinerary and service looks similar. It was bit hard design to take after seeing price as don't know why he is very cheap and rest are expansive. But now I can say it was the best design. After my #ebc trek with Mohan and Dawa I understand that they deal direct and no middle man. They have oxygen, emergency satellite phone, madicle kit, and we were guided by 5 time Everest summiter one of the humble guy Dawa Sherpa. I am so thankful that I made it to Everest Base Camp. Going up all food was dairy free and no meat, it was hard but great vegetrain food for healthy body and its safe and no sickness. In high altitude Mohan says meat and dairy dosent digest properly that's why many people are tummy sick and get altitude sickness in high places. Many big company doesn't care this much in details , probably no experience in field. Mohan and Dawa have great knowledge and so much caring. Mohan have great links with domestic Air and hotels and markets in Kathmandu also along the trek in tea houses it makes trip very flexible, he was able to change few places in itinerary in our demands. Instead of staying in Namche 2 night we travel to #khumjung like that didn't happen in last trip. Arrival dinner in Kathmandu was free and very well organise evening. Well breafing pre trek. Early flights in and out from lukla. No hassel at all. Luggage store in Kathmandu, Hotel moonlight is best place to stay just back of thamel and 1 minute from Everest Irish Pub 😁. Great rooms and nice beer garden in back. Sightseen was include in trip as well. Overall it was the best adventure holiday so far. I am already decided to do Meera peak with Mohan and Namaste Nomad next year. I fully recommend this small but amizing company for you epic trip to Himalayas.

Trek H

Everest Base camp

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The trip with namaste nomad to Everest Base Camp was truly amazing. The group I was with were also a great bunch of people and it made the trip a lot more enjoyable. The professionalism that mohan and his team of Sherpas provide is exceptional. We did see some other groups on the trip and unfortunately we could clearly see that a lot of things were not provided for them. Travelling with mohan, everything is taken care of from food to the bed you sleep in. It’s almost like you have a group of babysitters because the only thing you have to worry about is the walking !. Mohan and his team provide a safe friendly and thoroughly enjoyable journey even when you hit some hard points. I would highly recommend Namaste nomad for any trip you might want to do. From start to finish the trip was amazing !

Stephen D

Life changing !

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I had the most amazing experience walking up to EBC and Kala Pattar with Namaste Nomad. Words cannot describe the views and euphoria. The trip couldn't have been any better from beginning to end. We were thoroughly spoilt and taken care of to the highest standards by Dawa our guide and Sudip his assistant. They were both very accommodating, flexible, helpful, polite, knowledgeable and fun to be around. Our porters were efficient and helped ease our pain! The team offered us excellent advice at all times. In preparation for our trip Ashim and his team briefed us at our hotel and answered all of our questions. I would not hesitate in recommending your highly professional team to any friend or family member (RJ from Southampton UK)

_rakheejethwa

Everest base camp

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Himalayas, they are beautiful, intimidating and challenging. You might think they are perhaps to hard for you? Well, they are hard, but in our everyday life we are often very comfortable. We need to be challenged from time to time to remind ourselves that we are more than our houses, jobs and what others think of us. I needed that break and challenge two years ago. I joined Mohan and his team on the journey to Everest Basecamp. And lets get the boring (but important) stuff out the way. The team is as professional as it gets. We had the nicest food, best accommodation and best guides. Mohan created atmosphere of community and support. I often looked at other groups (that probably payed 2 or 3 times as we did), and they did not had the service and the fun that we did. But apart from all of the pragmatic stuff, they are the Himalayas themselves. My choice was to abandon the internet altogether (its there if you need it) and enjoy being there. For two weeks, the world forgot about me as i forgot about it. All i cared about was walking. It was like a meditation, an it was simple. Just one foot after another until we reached the destination. Mohan does expeditions the way they should be done. He cares about your spirit, what you eat, what you drink, how you sleep. He knows that those things will get you there and help you with the altitude. His team is supportive, and very experienced. I will be a repeat customer one day, and not once.

Jarek M

Everest Basecamp 2016

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I first heard of Mohan and Namaste Nomad 2 years ago and since then I have been on 3 amazing trips with them. The first one was in March 2018 when I went to Langtang in Nepal. My first time there I was excited but more than a little apprehensive. I needn’t have worried. Mohan and his team of sherpas were absolutely wonderful. Everything was taken care of, tickets, transfers, all accommodation, most meals, money exchange and advice on where and what to eat and drink. We had been told that it would be completely vegetarian and dairy free on the trek. I had no problem at all with the vegetarian part of it but thought the dairy free might be tough. It wasn’t at all. We ate the most delicious food all prepared by our sherpas using fresh mostly locally sourced ingredients. The dal boat was to die for. We were constantly reminded to drink water, use sunscreen, wear a hat etc. The scenery in langtang was spectacular, towering snow capped mountains and deep valleys with raging rivers. It was an area which had been badly hit by the recent earthquake and there were sad reminders of the damage which had been done. Overall a very good and memorable experience. June 2018 I headed off to the Picos in Spain with Mohan again. For anyone who might be reluctant to travel too far , but wants amazing scenery I would totally recommend the Picos. Somewhat similar to the Himalayas I thought, one area known as the gorge stood out for me anyway. It was breathtaking. We stayed in the most beautiful little villages, ate delicious food and drank lovely local wine. Just a little as we had to remember we were walking in the morning! In April of this year I went back again to Nepal this time to do Annapurna base camp ( usually just known as ABC). A totally different area but no less lovely. It had a lot of forest and was very fertile. As well as being our guide Mohan was a great source of information about the local people and their way of life. I never stopped asking questions!. Again great walking , lots of steps this time but we kept going and finally on Easter Sunday morning at around 8 local time we arrived into ABC. We were told that the morning was the time to see it at its best . The rising sun in such a blue sky , the snow capped Annapurna range all combined to made it such a highlight. It was so well worth it. I think the fact that I did 3 trips with mohan and his team in such a short space of time says it all and I’m certainly not finished yet. For anyone who wants a trek with a difference but at a good price I don’t think you could do much better.

Roisin McDaid

My treks with Namaste Nomad

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Namaste NOMAD organise the epic trip to Everest Base Camp from Ireland. One of the best service with very experiance guide, sherpa and rest of the team is so friendly. Price is so much reasonable then many company. In service is even better then price. Koi g another tour in 2018 with Namaste Nomad to Island Peak in Nepal.

Trek H

Epic trip to Everest Base Camp.

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Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or just first time adventurer you'll notice when you search on line for somewhere to visit that there are plenty of web sites and travel companies that seem to offer very similar packages, similar routes, similar landscapes all promising the same experience. This is my second time to Himalayas, first time to Everest base camp (with a different Irish Company). I recently travelled to Island Peak with Mohan and Namaste Nomad team. No matter how much research you do regarding a trek the experience will be a unique and personal journey for you, there are a lot of variables to consider. I enjoyed my first experience, however when I compare both treks covering similar routes albeit different destinations I cannot stress how impressed I am with the leadership, professionalism, sincerity, and uniqueness that is offered by Namaste Nomad. From the outset there is trust, honesty, and a deep motivation by Mohan and his team to understand and satisfy your reason for joining an adventure with them. Whether you travel alone (like me), as a couple, or a group of friends you will soon feel part of a wonderful group with the necessary time to oneself and others yet the room to feel like you’re on holiday although you have a mission. They offer great advice from well seasoned experienced staff, your safety and well being are always monitored and cared for, food and accommodation is lovely and varied. The people you meet, the guides and helpers, and the places you visit and stay along the way are easily passed by other tour companies. With our 2018 trek to Island Peak plans had to change due to weather conditions and our itinerary was altered and managed seamlessly by Mohan and his team with coordination with Kathmandu. This unplanned adjustment offered a window to a successful summit for the majority of our party, although we met groups who failed either side of our new summit day including a group of 19 who were left so disappointed. I am a seasoned hiker but this was my first time using ropes and having to complete some technical mountaineering, the training and equipment was provided by Mohan and his team including Dawa J Sherpa (5 time Everest summiteer) all helping to micro manage each group member on the day. The uniqueness offered by Namaste Nomad is that they genuinely care that you get the most from the adventure you choose. Other companies testify to the same but sometimes really it is left up to you to make the most of what they offer, they're running a business however to Mohan and Namaste Nomad it is more than just a business, one experience and you'll understand what I mean. They have set a real benchmark for me.

ronandelaney

Whatever your reason for adventure Namaste Nomad holds it

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This was the second trip I booked with Namaste Nomad. The first was hiking to Everest Base Camp which was a phenomenal trip! I placed a deposit on Bhutan before I left Nepal due to the shear genuineness of Mohan. He is very thorough in ensuring a safe and successful trip. In Bhutan he was open to group needs and used this information to organize alternative to the original plans. The group I was with had great communication between so that we could make choices that benefitted all of us. If you are thinking of traveling abroad and you love realism in your travels this is the company to book with. You will get the chance to see everyday life in your travels vs sitting on a tour bus skipping the realities of life outside.

N2tele

Traveling with your eyes open, Bhutan!


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