Near the upper Trisuli River, high off the main road to Langtang, Nuwakot is a truly superb fortified town of palaces and temples of great historic significance. And above Nuwakot one finds the inspirationally restored Famous Farm, with its wonderful location and river/valley views.
The Farm is a cluster of three buildings which together provide the sheer delight of just a little more than typically luxurious Nepali country living. From here there are short walks in the glorious, tranquil neighbourhood and fresh organic produce is ‘le plat du jour’.
Day 16 – In Nuwakot
A full day at leisure to enjoy the pastoral setting of The Famous Farm. Once installed, some choose not to move, whilst others take to the pathways and trails through the nearby forest to explore this quiet corner of the upper Trisuli region. Tourists are still a rarity in these parts so except some locals to be surprised at and delighted by your presence.
Day 17 – Return to Kathmandu
(O/N Hotel Norbu Linka). We again take a local bus for the return journey to Kathmandu, reaching the city by early afternoon. More free time in store for you to enjoy the vibe and pulse of the capital.
Days 18/19 – Towards the Tibetan Border, to Kodari
(O/N The Last Resort – Tented Camp. 3.5hrs drive approx.). Aptly named, the place you’re headed to does make one feel that they’ve reached the northern reaches of this Himalayan kingdom and with it, the fulfilment of a great Nepali experience. The Last Resort is set amidst terraced fields, clinging to the slopes of a gorge high above the wild Bhote Kosi. It is surrounded by dense jungle and pristine forest.
Over the next couple of days, literally ‘hang loose’ and indulge in the ambience and environs. Bungy Jump or Swing – one of the highest and scenically spectacular jumps in the world – or go canyoning. More leisurely options include ayurvedic massage and a plunge pool. The choice is yours.
Day 20 – Return to Kathmandu
Time to toast the end of a truly memorable journey with an ‘end-of-trip’ party tonight!
Day 21 - Departure