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Nepal Cultural Tour

Trip Overview

Nepal is regarded as one of the greatest destinations for trekking and hiking among explorers because of its distinctive landscapes, mountains, and beautiful scenery. Nepal, on the other hand, is a culturally diverse country. This country is rich in heritage, culture, beliefs, customs, and religion, with people hailing from more than 100 ethnic groups and origins. Nepal has several UNESCO world heritage sites due to its rich history and architecture. This Nepal Cultural Tour is a trip designed for cultural and historical sightseeing in Nepal. 

Nepal has a long history, captivating art, and distinctive architecture that make it a veritable living museum for connoisseurs of art and culture to see and study the different aspects of the fine arts. This unique package of Nepal Cultural Tour takes you to Nepal's vibrant and colorful cities, where culture, religion, and tradition are all part of daily life. The tour begins with a collection of Kathmandu valley's tourist attraction destinations including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan, Dhulikhel, and finally to Pokhara- the city of lakes. However, this tour is incomplete without a visit to Lumbini which is one of the world's most important spiritual places and the birthplace of Lord Buddha. 

A typical cultural tour in Nepal enchants you and restores your body, mind, and spirit, making your vacation a memorable one. During this tour, enjoy Nepal's diverse ethnicities, castes, and religions, as well as its unique festivals, traditions, beliefs, and people. 

 

Itenerary

Our representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal upon arriving at Tribhuwan International Airport. They will transfer you to the hotel and after checking in at the hotel, you can rest and relax. After short rest, you will be taken to tour around Thamel-the tourist hub of Kathmandu, where you will be introduced to some good restaurants, ATMs, money exchangers, supermarkets, and gear shops. After exploring Thamel, you will be taken to our office for a trip briefing meeting. Overnight in a hotel. If your arrival is late today, the Thamel tour and trip briefing meeting will be shifted to the next day.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed on the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Pashupatinath Temple: The temple, located by the riverbank of Bagmati River, is a well-known Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the most important Hindu temples in the world and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple is designed in a golden pagoda style that is richly carved with silver doors. A large fair is held during the day of Shivaratri, and people/devotees from all around the world come to worship Lord Shiva. Boudhanath Stupa: It is one of the largest stupas in the world which is located on the eastern side of Kathmandu valley. It stands with four pairs of eyes in each of the four directions, keeping an eye out for good deeds and human prosperity. This magnificent stupa was erected by King Man Deva on the instruction of the Goddess Mani Jogini. The Mahayana Philosophy is reflected in the stupa. After the sightseeing tour, return to the hotel, take some rest, and prepare your gear and belongings for the upcoming trip. Overnight in a hotel.
After a good breakfast, we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square to explore the most exquisite and richly carved specimens of its kind in the world. In 1979, this palace was enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its rich archaeology, history, culture, and religion. After exploring the durbar square, we proceed to Changunarayan Temple, a 5th-century Hindu Temple. It is a two-story pagoda-style temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, with antiques and statues around it. We then drive to Dhulikhel, which is known for its stunning mountain range, traditional Newari settlement, and other attractions. After we explore the local and surrounding areas of Dhulikhel, beautiful scenes of green hills, and Himalayan ranges, we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in a hotel.
l. After breakfast, we drive to the domestic airport for a flight to Pokhara. The flight duration roughly takes 30 minutes. After landing in the city of lakes, you will be transferred to the hotel. After some rest at the hotel, we will go on a city tour of Pokhara. First, we'll go to Davis Fall, a well-known tourist destination where you will see a beautiful fall scenario. Then we visit the Gupteshwor Cave, a limestone cave where the Shivalinga shrine is located. We will then drive to Pokhara's renowned World Peace Stupa. Since the Stupa was built by the Japanese, it is designed in a Japanese style. From the stupa, we can see the entire city of Pokhara. After a city tour around Pokhara city, we will return to the hotel. Overnight in a hotel
We will wake up early in the morning and drive to Sarangkot Hill station for the stunning view. Along with sunrise, panoramic views of Himalayan ranges including Annapurna and Machhapuchhre can be seen. After exploring beautiful scenes of sunrise and Himalayan ranges, we drive back to the hotel and have our breakfast. Then we will proceed to the Mountain Museum, which is dedicated to the entire mountain and climbing, with a documentary portion as a visual aid. If we still have enough time, we will do boating in a beautiful Phewa Lake. We'll return to the hotel and in the evening you can spend your time by the lakeside area. Overnight in a hotel.
After breakfast, we will travel to Lumbini, passing through magnificent greenery and little settlements with small hotels along the route. After 6 hours of drive, we will arrive at Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Check-in at the hotel. After checking into the hotel, we will go to visit the holy garden, Maya Devi temple, the Ashoka Pillar, and the sacred pond Puskarni, where Maya Devi took bath before giving birth to Lord Buddha. We will return to the hotel after touring around the surrounding places of Lumbini. Overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive further to Kathmandu valley. The driving duration of 9 hours will pass through picturesque views of the river, hills, forest, and local settlements. We will also pass the Narayani Suspension Bridge and continue our journey on the Prithvi Highway. Overnight in a hotel.
Today, you will be departing from Nepal to your home country. Our representative will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport, 3 hours before your scheduled flight time.

What is Included?

    • Airport pick up and drop
    • Nepal 3 star standard hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
    • Tea House Accommodation
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
    • Tea/ Coffee (3 times a day)
    • 4-nights' accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • 2-nights' accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
    • 1-night accommodation in Lumbini with breakfast
    • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site Entry permit fees
    • Required land transportation
    • Professional guide during sightseeing
    • All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, insurance, medical, equipment, transport for the tour guide
    • All government taxes and service fees

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa fee
    • Bar bills (including alcoholic drinks, mineral water), cigarettes, etc.
    • Client's insurance and any kind of unforeseen and personal expenses
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini
    • Tips (it's not compulsory but expected)
    • Travel insurance
    • Other expenses and services that are not mentioned above in inclusions

Equipment Checklist

The list below outlines the items that must be brought with you during the tour hours. There are a variety of options and brands from which to choose, which can be easily purchased and rented at a reasonable price.

General

1. Down sleeping bag (you can borrow from us if required)

2. Duffel or Rucksack bag (you can borrow from us if required)

3. Daypack

4. Down Jacket (you can borrow from us if required)

5. Fleece liner (you can borrow from us if required)

6. Walking poles (optional, you can borrow from us if required)

7. Water bottle with purification tablets

8. Liquid hand wash

9. Lip guard

10. Sunblock cream

11. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include a toilet paper roll in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Core Body

1. T-shirts

2. Light and weight thermal tops and warm thermal top

3. Light jacket and vest

4. Wind and rain jacket

5. Shirts and warm shirts


 

Lower Body- Legs

1. Long and short hiking pants

2. Lightweight and warm long underwear

3. Rain and windproof trousers and warm trekking trousers

Feet

1. Thick and thin socks

2. Trekking boots, light shoes, and sandal

Miscellaneous

1. Passport and extra passport-sized photos (2 copies)

2. Durable wallet/ pouch for travel documents, money, and passport

3. Pocket knife

4. Bandanas

5. Favorite snack foods and energy bars

6. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items lightweights.

7. Binoculars

8. Camera

All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture-resistant plastic bags.


 

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