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Timal Cultural Trek

Get truly off the beaten track and live life like the locals with the Timal (non-tourist area) cultural trek

This trek is great for those who want to get off the beaten track and experience amazing Nepalese culture.

As we visit the sacred pilgrim site at Namobudha you can see the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery - a beautiful, traditional Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. Along this trek you can visit some truly traditional villages of Kanpur, Naryan and meet the locals at Thulo Parsel. Get to see working rice paddies and rest with the farmers.

Along this trek there are no lodges or teahouses, so instead we stay with local families from the villages in their mud clad homes, which in itself is a truly amazing experience that cannot be beat.

Our local staff are paid a decent living wage, get provided with all the right gear and are always well looked after. We pride ourselves on our ethics.

This is a short trek but a serious overload of culture and is off the beaten track. What more could you want?

Fast Facts

  • Max altitude: Lowland trek
  • Trek length: 5 days
  • Difficulty:
  • Sleeping: Guesthouses / Local's homes
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Live life, love life, laugh and lodge with the locals

Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kathmandu to Namo Buddha
  • Day 2: Trek to Kanpur
  • Day 3: Trek to Narayan Sthan
  • Day 4: Trek to Thulo Parsel
  • Day 5: Return to Kathmandu

Memorable Moments

Live with the Locals

The best way to really experience life in any country is from the local point of view. Staying in their homes lets you do just that!

Why choose us?

  • A Fair Deal

    We pay our staff properly. We make sure they have the right gear and the right insurance. We take pride in our ethics.

  • Staying Safe

    Your safety is our priority. We make sure we always have ample, well trained guides on every trek, prepared for any eventuality.

  • Support Nepal

    We source all of our staff equipment from Nepali companies, mostly family owned. This helps to ensure prosperity for hundreds of local people, not corporations.

  • Expert Advice

    If you can't find what you're looking for in our Nepal trekking advice pages, we offer a free Q&A advice service for all our customers.

What's included

  • Comfortable guesthouse accommodation on nights 1 and 3
  • Accommodation in a real village house on nights 2 & 4
  • Breakfast and evening meal during homestays
  • High quality sleeping bags provided
  • Friendly, local, English speaking guide and hospitable hosts
  • Full pre-departure briefing and trip information

What's not included

  • International flights / transport
  • Nepal visa fees (payable on arrival)
  • Trekker's travel insurance
  • Personal needs (e.g. laundry, postcards)
  • Tips for your Guides & Porters

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