6 day Local farming and Wild plants in Nepal (all year round, private groups only)
Jan
8
to Dec 31

6 day Local farming and Wild plants in Nepal (all year round, private groups only)

Nepal is known for its beautiful landscapes, trekking and much more. But the most interesting to us is the local lifestyle of the people high up in the mountains.

This 6 day adventure takes you to local communities of the tourist track. You will live like locals do and experience the traditional rural farming lifestyle.

Feeding animals, milking cows, picking wild edible plants, learning how to farm, how to make butter, ghee, yoghurt, alcohol, how to cook, and enjoy the most delicious organic food you have ever eaten. 

These communities are disappearing by the day, thats why we think some extra help will hopefully help them to support their day to day life.

DESCRIPTION OF YOUR 6 DAY TRAVEL

  • Day 0: Arrival in Kathmandu, Pick up at airport, and brought to your hotel. ( Food in hotel/outside hotel not included)

  • Day 1: Departure after breakfast. Your Guide Ashok will be there. Depending on the group, traveling by local bus or private car is recommended. 

    Arrival in Dhading Besi, where you will go and eat your last restaurant meal for the coming days. 

    After lunch, a small hike starts towards a local Woman who owns a couple of cows, goats, and has an organic garden. 

    Depending on the season, activities will be different, but milking cows and drinking delicious hot milk is certainly included. 

    At night, there is a last walk down to the fishponds, where you can drink a local alcohol made from a wild flower that is gathered in the area. 

  • Day 2: In the morning, plants will be gathered for the animals, and after an organic breakfast straight from the garden, you will go up the mountains to even more remote areas. 

    Your hike will stop in the Guide's village. Here all sorts of rural activities will take place.  

  • Day 3: After Breakfast, You will hike even more up and stay with 2 families who's life depend on the food they grow and the plants they find. 

    Here you will be explained how to make buttermilk, butter, milk, yoghurt, how to pick plants in nature and all sorts of rural activities.

  • Day 4: Live the rural lifestyle and enjoy the peacefulness of the mountains.

    Visit to the local blacksmith who provides all the tools needed for the rural lifestyle. 

  • Day 5: Morning hike before sunset to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view. 
    Come back and learn how to make Naan/chapati

    Collecting of wild plants and learning how to make traditional plates from leaves you can find in the forest. 

  • Day 6: Goodbye village after a traditional ceremonial blessing. 

    Slowly walk back to the city and take bus to Kathmandu.

    Your guide will bring you back to the Hotel, where this trip ends. 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Price asked for this trip is €599 per person, which includes all accommodation and food outside of Kathmandu ( Not in Hotel). A pick up from and to Kathmandu airport is also included. 
     
  • You will live like a local, so be prepared to leave behind your daily comfort. No hot showers, No Western toilets, no matras, no... 
     
  • Food is traditional Nepali and includes Dairy and Weed. 
     
  • All Additional information will be communicated with our local organization who will take care of you and all your questions.
     
  • The Forest To Plate organization is not responsible for any loss or injury, so please make sure you have a travel and or health insurance. 
     
  • Please fill in the form below if interested, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 
     
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6 day Horseriding Tour and Wild plants in Serbia (full)
Apr
8
to Apr 14

6 day Horseriding Tour and Wild plants in Serbia (full)

Movie below made with The family in charge of the horses and tour. 

As you can see in the movie, we have been there ourselves, and have experienced amazing landscapes, good food and great hospitality. 

This 6-day Journey will take you through a 160 Km Trail through traditional Serbia and is suitable for beginners. 

During this period, we will be joined by the more than interesting Former Army survival trainer, Llubisa simovic who we also filmed during our stay with our Horse Trail Hosts. 
 

Description as given by our host Igor Gajic

  • Day 0: Overnight stay in Kamenica

  • Day 1: Riding from Kamenica to Borac and on to Belo Polje (1st overnight stay is in Belo Polje, on a farm with a host family). 

    In Borac will be a very old fortress (ruins) visited from the Roman period and an ancient church dating back to 1395. The church has been spared by the Ottomans, so you can still admire the original frescoes. Predominantly field rides, routes, and only a little forest.

  • Day 2: Belo Polje to Zdreban. 

    Overnight stay in Zdreban in a private accommodation. Zdreban is an air thermal bath, where once a large complex was started but never completed because of diff. Reasons. Many people tell that headaches go away if they stay for a while in Zdreban.

    The trail leads through nice oak forests, over plateaus over which you can nicely gallop. Overnight in Zdreban in a private accommodation.

  • Day 3: Zdreban-Klaticevo

    From Zdreban over the old monastery Vujan we ride on the 4th day through old villages, forests, as well as on country lanes towards Klaticevo where us expects a beautiful property (Tri Hrasta = Dreieichen), with swimming pool and sauna.

  • Day 4: Klaticevo-Rajac

    On the 4th day we will reach an attractive mountain, Rajac, which provides a very wide view over the countryside. Overnight stay at large, sympathetic mountain lodge called "Cika Dusko Jovanovic".

  • Day 5: Rajac-Ostrvica

    From Rajac the paths leads us over the impressive, lush countryside to Ostrvica. Ostrvica is a dean volcano where the guest has the opportunity to climb up to 758 meters above sea level, and enjoy the wonderful sight. Ostrvica is located right next to the mountain Rudnik. Accommodation on a farm.

  • Day 6: Ostrvica-Kamenica

    From Ostrvica over the wooded mountain Rudnik (1132 m above sea level. M.) through nice, different forests and later through fields, we make a break in Gornja Crnuca and after a final nice ride we arrive on our farm in Kamenica. On request, and if there is enough time available, we can visit the monastery Vracevsnica from the 14 Century, which is located on the way back.

    The trail is about 160 km. During this trail, information will be provided regarding wild plants. 

Practical Information

  • Price asked for this trip is €999 per person, which includes all accommodation, food, a horse and activities. A pick up from and to Belgrade is also included. 
     
  • Accommodation is best with two people, Single persons will most likely sleep together. 
     
  • A deposit of €150 will be asked, which is non refundable. Rest will be payed on site. 
     
  • Food is traditional Serbian so Includes Meat, Dairy and Weed. However, Gluten and lactose free meals can be offered. 
     
  • All Additional information will be communicated with our local organization who will take care of you and all your questions.
     
  • The Forest To Plate organization is not responsible for any loss or injury, so please make sure you have a travel and or health insurance. 
     
  • Please fill in the form below if interested, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 
     
  • If you Just want to contact without filling in the form, go to Contact.
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