YES!! Join us for our annual pilgrimage to Kathmandu, Nepal!


Kathmandu >>> 25 October to 1 November 2017

Fundraise to get more ‘paper orphans’ home to their families and then meet the team who make the magic happen, changing children’s lives with your hard earned dollars.

Dates: 25 October to 1 November 2017

Cost: $2500 includes: 7 nights accommodation; all tours, excursions and day trips mentioned in itinerary; hotel transfers; private transfers, entry fees and 3 meals each day. Alcohol not included.

Fundraising goal: $1000 – every cent fundraised by you goes directly to the cause

Contact: enquiries@forgetmenot.org.au

Itinerary

~timing & inclusions subject to change~

Wednesday 25 October
Welcome to Kathmandu! Settle in to your home away from home guesthouse. This afternoon we will wander through the streets and shops of Thamel. Your trip leader will share some hot tips and show you where the nearest ATM is! Meet in the foyer at 6pm for our first team dinner at Roadhouse – it’s a tradition!

Thursday 26 October
Good morning! Meet in the foyer at 7.15am. Today we’ll take a stroll to Pumpernickel for breakfast. We’ll leave the guesthouse at 9am with a morning temple tour. Pashpatinath temple is the oldest Hindi temple in Kathmandu. Be inspired and blessed as you take in the sights and architecture of this 15th century UNESCO world heritage site. After lunch, we head to FMN’s HQ in Kathmandu. This afternoon, prepare to be moved by stories of hope and change as you learn first hand about the work Forget Me Not. Our whole Nepal team will join us for an unforgettable evening of traditional Nepali food and cultural performance.

Friday 27 October
Good morning! Meet in the foyer at 7.15am. This morning we will indulge in the best breaky and great coffee at New Orleans Café. After breakfast we’ll leave the guesthouse at 10.30am for a shopping and sightseeing tour. Where you can enjoy a magical day soaking up the sights and sounds of Kathmandu. The tour will showcase exceptional local artisans and handicrafts. Each stop on the tour has been handpicked to meet your shopping needs with a lunch break in Lalitpur. Tonight we dine at the famous OR2K in Thamel.

Saturday 28 October
Breakfast today will be at Rickshaw in Thamel where you can eat your fill and prepare your self for a visit to the sacred Kopan Monastery, a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat, and practice. It is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the Kathmandu valley. After a relaxing day we head back down the mountain for visit and dinner at the Boudhanath Stupa up high on the roof overlooking the spectacular world heritage sight.

Monday 29 October
Good morning! Meet in the foyer today for a filling local fresh breakfast. Today we head on a day trip to Patan. It is known for its ancient history, with the corners of the town being marked by stupas erected in around 250 BC. There is plenty to see, eat and do in Patan with great photo opportunities and local shopping. It will not disappoint! Team dinner tonight will be in one of Thamel’s great restaurants.

Tuesday 30 October
Good morning! Meet in the foyer at 7.15am for a quick breakfast close because we need to be ready to head for the hills with some special guests! Today we travel to picturesque Chandragiri Hills at 8.30am. Be blown away by soaring peaks and breath taking views of Kathmandu Valley covered by the lush green blanket of flora that makes Chandragiri a truly bountiful and pristine landscape. The panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley and Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest will be unforgettable. Early dinner will leave the night free for those who wanting to experience Thamel after dark – we have an early start tomorrow!

Wednesday 31 October
Good Morning! We will have a later start this morning for those who stayed out late last night. Perhaps an early start is more your scene. For the willing and bendy amongst us, there will be an early yoga class. A purpose built surprise day ahead will leave your head and heart full. It will be local, fun and full. Our final team dinner tonight will be at a Forget Me Not favourite!

Wednesday 1 November
We will share a local breakfast together for the last day where you will have time to reflect on your grand adventure. You will have ample time to pack and prepare for your next destination.


Holi in Kathmandu >>> 1-8 March 2018

There’s nothing quite like it! Everyone must experience Holi in Kathmandu at least once in their lifetime. Our itinerary has not been finalised for this trip but rest assured it will be jam-packed with adventure and you’ll be immersed in the magic of Kathmandu from head to toe for 7 nights!!

Register your interest via email.

Dates: 1-8 March 2018

Cost: $2500 includes: 7 nights accommodation; all tours, excursions and day trips mentioned in itinerary; hotel transfers within India; private transfers, entry fees and 3 meals each day. Alcohol not included.

Fundraising goal: $1000 – every cent fundraised by you goes directly to the cause

Contact: enquiries@forgetmenot.org.au