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Tour Nepal then go to Bangladesh ( sold out ) for a Medical Mission


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Nepal into Bangladesh Photographic Adventure

2019

3rd to 17th November

There are 2 parts to this exciting trip

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  • Nepal part runs from Nov 3rd to the 9th with a group of 8 to 10

  • Nepal is touring of the rice harvest and temples

  • Cost is : $2299

  • Bangladesh Medical mission runs from Nov 9th to the 17th with a group limited to 3.

  • You will be embedded on a medical mission to document their cause and change your life through giving back.

  • Cost is: $3300. $300 plus will be donated to mission.

  • If you do both parts, the cost is: $5599

This trip is specially designed by
combining Nepal and a Medical Mission together.

Bruce Byers ( see his documentary work ) will take you on a combined trip of a life time. Tour the ancient country of Nepal during the rice season then travel into northern Bangladesh to be embedded on a medical mission. Combine a tour with giving back.

Bruce Byers, Professional Photographer, has worked extensively with great guides in Nepal, Gopi Chandra Bhusal to design this trip to ensure that you will be able to create once in a life time images.  

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It will be the rice harvest season giving us the yellow fields at festival time. The places we will go are off the beaten path at the right time of day. The history of Nepal will inspire you to create. The friendly locals and rich culture will embrace you with its kindness, music and art. We’ll travel from the busy city, to a private farm, all while being transported to the villages of the past.  Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just want a group of like-minded people to travel with, this trip caters to all.

NEPAL: Home to the majestic Himalayas and ancient Kingdoms, Nepal is more than just about mountains and trekking! Experience century old Hindu and Buddhist practices, colorful villages dotted with ancient architecture and temples, and luscious jungles filled with wildlife. With 131 ethnic groups, Nepal is one of the most cultural diversified countries in Asia and every corner has its own unique story to tell. Come discover this magical land of ancient traditions and several World Heritage Sites.  Your camera will create wonderful smiles of the new friends you will make.

HIGHLIGHTS OF TRIP

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Nepal part

  • VISIT TO UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN KATHMANDU

  • PAY HOMEGE TO LIVING GODDESS KUMARI & MOST SACRED HINDU AND BUDDHIST TEMPLES

  • RICE HARVESTING AROUND KATHMANDU VALLEY

  • HOME STAY TO EXPERIENCE NEPALI CULTURE AND CUISINE

  • VISIT TO LOCAL MARKET AND MANY MORE

Bangladesh Medical mission

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  • Runs from Nov 9th to the 17th with a group limited to 3 travelers.

  • You will be embedded on a medical mission to document their cause and change your life through giving back.




Price of full workshop  $5599 Double occupancy

Nepal Part only: $2299

Bangladesh Medical mission part only: #3300 Plus $300 donation

$300 plus for single occupancy

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DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 3rd NOVEMBER:

KATHMANDU ARRIVAL

Kathmandu arrival, garland welcome, assistance and transfer to hotel. Rest for full day to overcome long flight and jet lag. Evening, enjoy Nepali dinner with cultural program followed by tour briefing.

Overnight at Hotel Manaslu in Kathmandu.             (Meal: Welcome Dinner)

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DAY 2/4th NOVEMBER:

KATHAMNDU SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast at hotel, we start our day with visit to Pashupatinath Temple, a famous Hindu temple at the bank of holy Bagmati River where Hindu people cremate dead body for salvation. Afterwards, drive to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest and beautiful Stupas in the world. Spend time around Stupa over lunch. In the late afternoon, drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square also called Kasthamandap, from which the name of Kathmandu was originated, where you can see living goddess, Kumari. Walk around to the Freak Street, which used to be very famous in early 1960s to late 1970s for hippies.

This is the mostly affected Square in Kathmandu because of Great Earthquake of April, 2015. Now, this is in renovation process.

Dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Manaslu in Kathmandu.              (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY 3/5TH NOVEMBER:

DRIVE TO KHOPASI (1.5 HOURS),

HIKE TO BALTHALI (1 HOUR)

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After breakfast at hotel, we drive to south east part of Kathmandu to a local village called Khopasi via Panauti, which is one of the ancient towns of Kathmandu Valley at Kavre district. Enroute, once we left Bhaktapur city, country side starts just in a drive of 30 minutes filled with golden rice terraced fields. We might see people harvesting rice. We stop and take opportunity to participate with them.

Once we reach Khopasi, we spend little time at village and hike for around 1 hour to our resort in Balthali crossing few suspension bridges over small rivers through rice fields and villages.

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 Just beyond Panauti town and Khopasi (40 KM southeast from Kathmandu) lies one of the rich cultural and natural destination of Balthali, with an epic view of fields dotted with ochre painted houses and faint hue of Himalayan peaks in the north horizon.

It offers a sunrise in the east, speculating Himalayan range of Manaslu, Langtang in the north, innumerable rice terraces in the west & huge bodied green forest of Mahabharata range in the South. One of the most important factors of this spot is that it is warm in the winter & cool in the summer. The area of Balthali is cover of various flora, colorful rhododendron forest, and magnolia & Sal trees.

Deciding to come to Balthali is deciding to go really off the beaten path. Till now the resort has been a closely guarded secret kept by serious mountain bikers, hikers and of course, writers.

 After lunch at resort, we visit local villages around Balthali.

Dinner and overnight at resort in Balthali.                (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

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DAY 04/6th NOVEMBER:

HIKE DOWN TO KHOPASI (45 MINUTES) AND DRIVE TO PANAUTI (15 MINUTES)

We wake up early in the morning to enjoy Sunrise (Weather Condition) over the Valley and Mountains.

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After breakfast, we hike down to Khopasi and drive back to Panauti. At the confluence of the Roshi and Punyamati rivers, and believed to be situated on one single rock, is a historical Newar town that is one of the oldest in the Kathmandu valley. Most of the temples, monuments, and satals (community shelters) are made of terra-cotta and beautifully carved wooden columns. The temples have gilded roofs and wide courtyards, and the remnants of the ancient durbar square are still present in the town centre. Located 32 km south east of the capital, this medieval town is an important cultural site in Nepal, perhaps the most important after Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. The town is chock-a-block with temples and other religious sites. Temples are predominant of course, with there being more than 40 temples dedicated to various deities spread around the small one-kilometer town. There are a half dozen or so stupas and three dyochhens (communal houses in which a deity idol resides in the upper room) along with one bahal (Buddhist shrine). In line with its rich cultural heritage, the small town also has plenty of patis, or public resting places, three dabalis (platform for theatrical shows), and six stone water spouts known as dhunge dharas, besides three public squares known as chowks. One of the largest temples is the three-storied temple of Indreshwar Mahadev which stands at the center of a courtyard paved with brick. Its architecture is an excellent example of Newari craftsmanship as are those of Krishna Temple, Unmata Bhairav Temple, and Ahilya Temple situated nearby in the same courtyard. Other temples of note are the 17th century temple of Brahmayani and the Krishna Narayan Temple at the Triveni Ghat.

 We spend time visiting local people, rice fields and many more. This day, we are spending a night at a local home to experience Nepalese hospitality, culture and cuisine.

Dinner and Overnight at

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Home stay in Panauti.                                   

(Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)

DAY 05/7TH NOVEMBER:

WITNESS EARLY MORNING ACTIVITIES AND

DRIVE BACK TO BHAKTAPUR

In the early morning, this is very interesting to see local people’s activities of worshiping god and goddess in the temple and take some photos before Sunrise. We have breakfast at local house and drive to another beautiful city of Dhulikhel which is a hill station and equipped few old houses dated back 200 years. We spend couple of hours at local town and drive back to Bhaktapur.

Check-in into hotel in Bhaktapur, an ancient Newari town which is also called city of living museum and city of devotees. We spend half day walking around the square to see various monuments and pottery square. Evening, walk around to the Palace to capture the daily rituals of the local people and the monuments.

Overnight at hotel in Bhaktapur.                                               (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY 06/8TH NOVEMBER:

KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

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Early morning, go around to the square to capture the daily rituals of the local people of Bhaktapur. Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we drive to another square in Lalitpur, Patan Durbar Square. Patan boasts of many famous sites and unique architecture. Krishna Mandir in this Square was built to honor an incarnation of Vishnu. One of the best examples of stone architecture in the world, scenes from Mahabharat, Asia's greatest mythological war, is carved on the temple's walls.

Home to traditional artists and sculptors, one can find more temples dedicated to Ganesh (the elephant-headed god), Shiva, Narsingha, Taleju, and others are located at Patan Durbar Square.

After lunch, we drive to Swyombhunath Stupa also called Monkey Temple, a Stupa in a small hill of Kathmandu over viewing Kathmandu valley and the surrounding mountains. After sightseeing, drive back to Thamel. 

Thamel is a tourist hub and famous for multi cuisine restaurants, bars, clubs and for shopping.

Eve: Enjoy farewell dinner at one of the nice restaurant.

Overnight at hotel Manaslu in Kathmandu.                             Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

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DAY 8/9TH NOVEMBER:

Nepal travelers not going on to Bangladesh can continue in Nepal or fly home. Bruce will make arrangements for extended stay in Nepal.

Bangladesh travelers will fly to Dhaka on the 9th.

Flight to Bangladesh: Dhaka

For start of Medical Mission

This part of the trip embeds you into a medical mission run by Smile Bangladesh an organization that runs 2 mission a year into bangladesh and other parts of the world to correct Clef Lips in children and adults.

Get ready to have your life changed for the better as you witness and document the life changing operations we will see and document.

This day will start the Medical mission. Our job will be to document what happens during the mission and bring back the many stories we will be involved in. From the OR, the Waiting room, to the families homes and the surrounding area of life.

There will be a lot going on as the team of doctors usually do 40 to 50 operations in the short time they are there.

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We will plan our days once we are on site. Things will change all the time and we just need to be ready to change with it.

We will travel around the region document the life and culture.

DAY 10/11TH NOVEMBER:

Documenting of the medical mission

DAY 11/12TH NOVEMBER:

Documenting of the medical mission

DAY 12/13TH NOVEMBER:

Documenting of the medical mission

DAY 13/14TH NOVEMBER:

Documenting of the medical mission

DAY 14/15TH NOVEMBER:

Documenting of the medical mission

DAY 15/16TH NOVEMBER:

Documenting of the medical mission

DAY 16/17TH NOVEMBER:

Fly back to Dhaka with return flights to you home.

ABOVE COSTS INCLUDE:

1.     Garland welcome, arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu as per the itinerary with office representative.

2.     10 Nights/11 Days Bhutan Tour in a regular 3 star hotels with breakfast, lunch and dinners and a English Speaking Tour Guide throughout the tour with all entrance fees in a Deluxe Van  as per the itinerary.

3.     Bhutan Visa Fees.

4.     3 nights in Kathmandu with breakfast inclusive of taxes and service charges.

5.     1 night in Balthali Eco Hill Resort with all meals inclusive of taxes and service charges.

6.     All Meals ie Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as indicated in the Itinerary.

7.     Kathmandu sightseeing with English Speaking Tour Guide with all applicable entrance fees.

8.     English Speaking Tour Escort throughout the tour in Nepal.

9.     Welcome and Farewell dinners in Kathmandu.

10.  Bottle Drinking water in vehicle for sightseeing drives and transfers.

11.  All drives, sightseeing and transfers by Deluxe Vehicle.

12.  24/7 hours Assistance.

ABOVE COSTS EXCLUDE:

1.     International Airfare to/from Kathmandu.

2.     Kathmandu/Paro/Kathmandu Airfare as quoted separately.

3.     Paro/Bumthang Airfare as quoted separately.

4.     Changes in Airfare to Bhutan.

5.     Nepal Visa fees on Arrival at airport (USD 40 for 30 Days).

6.     Meals other than mentioned in the program.

7.     Personal nature of expenses like tips, bar bills, laundry and personal expenses.

8.     Cost may arise of natural calamities, flight cancellation, illness, hospitalization, tour cancellation, blockade etc.

9.     Other than in our include section.

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