Post breakfast, explore Lo Manthang on horseback or by car, descending into Chhoser caves (ancient meditation and retreat caves) and Niphu monastery, a 12th-century Buddhist monastery.
The following day, awake with the sun to spend time at a yak herders’ camp where you will meet some of the resident nomads. Living at these high altitudes, they spend their days tending to their herd, milking the yaks, and using their wool and hides for clothing and other purposes. Their simple but fulfilling life is deeply connected to nature and inspiring to those who visit, focusing on a sense of peace and feeling grounded.
After a full day of discoveries, spend the evening walking around the city for a unique experience that will see you passing by the King’s Palace (founded in 1441), two large Chortens, narrow streets lined with traditional mud-brick houses, prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, and stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains.
After an incredible time in the mountains, the journey directs back to Kathmandu. An easier descent than on foot, you’ll take an extraordinary heli ride flying between the walls of Fishtail and Annapurna South, overlooking the towering Annapurna peak, Gangapurna, and the lake town of Pokhara. Following your arrival at your hotel, unwind in the spa and indulge in one of the many excellent wellness treatments offered by the resort.
Tomorrow marks your last day in Nepal, so immerse yourself in the local culture on a visit to Bhaktapur – one of the three ancient Kingdoms of Nepal. Regarded as the home of traditional Nepali culture, customs, and unique arts of wood and pottery, explore some of their traditional healing therapies such as astrological consultation, singing bowl therapy, yoga, or ayurvedic massages.