Cultural Tour Nepal is best for holiday for visitors those who have interests to test real Nepalese hospitality and traditions. First hand of this Cultural Tour Nepal you will be greet on arrival and will be joyful throughout the entire visit end.
Furthermore, it is a most comprehensive proposal for travelers to experience typical attractions covering all the main highlighted spots. cultural tour Nepal is an exciting comprehensive package and allows Cultural Tour Nepal visitors to explore and enjoy together a uniqueness of the county. It is combined with guided sightseeing and, Wildlife safari, Birth Place of Lord Buddha and short excursion.
Cultural tour Nepal includes sightseeing around , Historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, 3rd centuries Swoyambhunath Stupa, biggest Hindu Temple – Pasupatinath and cremation, largest stupa in the world – Boudhnath, temple of reclining god – Budhanilkantha, city of fine Arts and wood carvings, temples and shrines in – Patan Durbar Square, city of devotees and Palaces Bhaktapur Durbar Square, 5th centuries Changunarayan Temple, Nagarkot (charming sunrise and sunset spot as well as great Himalayan scenery), beautiful Newari village at Panauti and all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha in Namobouddha, Lumbini – birthplace of Lord Buddha, travelling around Pokhara; city of full of natural beauty as well as dozens of temples and monastery and Manakamana (wish fulfill goddess).
Nepal is the richest country in terms of cultural activities which are blessed by God. Culture is a way of life of society. According to this statements, it holds particularly true in every aspect of life, cuisine, clothing and even occupations are culturally guided. Nepalese culture includes the codes of manners, language, dress, rituals, norms of behavior and systems of acceptance.
Discover Cultural Tour Nepal of its history of the landmarks of Kathmandu and Pokhara city and its World Heritage sites, visit Hindu Pilgrimage sites Pashupati nath the most holy temple of Nepal and the Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa and more.
Kathmandu Pilgrimage sites, world heritage monuments, Nagarkot and Changu Narayan temple, Chitwan Sauraha for jungle safari tour and combine with soft adventure trek around pokhara city.
All season / all months through out the year to visit.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within BB plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs about Cultural Tour Nepal.
Day 02: Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley.
After the pre-trip meeting, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:30 am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide. The sightseeing places we visit will include:-
Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.
Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple. Overnight at Hotel.
Bouddhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site)
Lies about 6 kms to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Buddhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhnath.
Ason (The oldest markets of Nepal) Kathmandu
Asan Tole is jammed with buyers, sellers, and passers-by, making it the busiest square in Kathmandu. Every day, produce is carried to this popular marketplace from all over the valley so it is fitting that the three-story Annapurna Temple is dedicated to the goddess of abundance, Annapurna, represented by a purana bowl full of grain. At most times, but especially Sundays, you’ll see locals walk around the shrine, touch a coin to their heads, throw it into the temple and ring the bell above them. Nearby the smaller two-story Ganesh shrine is coated in bathroom tiles. To the south is the Yita Chapal, was once used for festival dances (the dance platform out front is still visible). On the western side of the square are spice shops. Near the center of the square is a small Vishnu or Narayan shrine.
Day 03: Drive to Nagarkot (32 kms) hill station, 1.5 hrs
Very early morning, drive to Nagarkot hill station to get a sunrise view over the Himalayan horizon. Hill station Nagarkot offers sweeping views of the Himalayas in 120 deg angle. Five of the world’s ten highest mountain/peaks can be seen from here and they are Mt.Everest, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Choyu, Mt.Makalu and Mt.Manaslu are visible from here. Nagarkot is such a popular spot to watch sunrise and sunset. Than take a breakfast in Nagarkot and start hike to Changu narayan Temple.
Changunarayan Temple (World Heritage Site)
Situated on a ridge overlooking the Kathmandu valley, about 12 km to the east of the city. It is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu. It is one of the finest and oldest specimens of pagoda architecture have been built in 323 AD by King Haridutta Verma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings, and its position above the Kathmandu valley affords a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. Than we proceed to drive further down hill to Bhaktapur kings palace.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Bhadgaon)
During our sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar Square, you can experience the collection of pagoda style temples and shikhara style temples grouped around a 55-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate and Golden gate, the 55-window palace, art galleries and the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. After driving back to Kathmandu, there will be a farewell dinner for you in the evening in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance and music. Than transfer back to Kathmandu for stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 04: Kathmandu to Chitwan Sauraha for jungle safari tour, 190 kms, 5 hours drive
After breakfast, we travel overland from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park. We experience you a lots of Safari activities; jungle walks, canoeing, 4 WD safaris and so forth… Once the night falls down, we entertain you with cultural performances including bonfire before going to bed.
Day 05: Chitwan Jungle Safari day
Breakfast, the next, you get a full day safari activities in Royal Chitwan national Park – if you are lucky, you will see many amazing creatures that you spend most time to looking for; rhinoceroses, Chitwan’s royal Bengal tigers, leopards, monkeys, many types of deer and reptiles. Check your camera gear – preferably with a telephoto lens and you will not miss any shots. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Drive from Chitwan to Pokhara (192 kms), 5 hours
After breakfast, we depart for Pokhara and commence a half day sightseeing of Pokhara, the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu, spend enjoyably the morning trip along the bank of Phewa Lake, you can admire the stunning view of the Fish Tail’s Peak reflected in the silver surface of the water. You can also see the wonderful Annapurna panorama forms a superb backdrop to Pokhara from the lake. Aside from Phewa Lake, we keep visiting some best places to see. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Drive to Dhampus Phedi. Trek to Dhampus hill (1770m/5,788 ft), 40 minute drive, 2 hours trek
We drive from Fewa lake side to Dhampus phedi which takes about 40 minutes roughly. Than we walk through sparse villages, farm terraces and forests we reach to the Dhampus hill after few hours of walk from Pokhara. A close face to face view of a long range of Annapurna and other mountains greets us on reaching Dhampus. We enjoy the amazing sunsets on the Himalayas in the evening and sunrise next morning, a scenery that you will treasure for long. Besides the breathtaking mountain views, Dhampus will also offer you an opportunity to experience the peace and beauty of Nepalese countryside, watch their farming lifestyles and interact with local people.
Day 08: Trek to Sarangkot hill station. Sarangkot Sunset Tour ! (1,590m/5,199 ft), 6 Hours)
After breakfast, we commence our trek to Sarangkot hill station. This hike is easy mostly passes over the ridges near Pokhara valley with never hiding views of Annapurna Himalayan ranges. The trek passes through small towns, rice paddies, beautiful hills and chanting birds. It is a short and easy walking gives us peace of mind. Sarangkot is a viewpoint where many people drive from Pokhara early in the morning for sunrise views over the Himalayas.
Day 09: Trek to Phewa Lake, drive to Pokhara (820m), 3 Hours
Once we enjoy beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas we will start our trek to Phewa Lake bank from where we will catch a boat to cross the lake before reaching Pokhara. This is easy day following only downhill trail to get Pokhara town. In one side, we will have magnificent views of Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna family and Manaslu with Fish tail and in the another hand amazing views of the Pokhara town. Both views are incredible. Once we reach Pokhara, we drive to your hotel. We leave your luggage there and conduct our day tours in Pokhara city.
Today our sightseeing in pokhara city covers: Tal Barahi Temple is located at the middle of Phewa Lake, we visit there with boat drive. Many other religious places can be found in Pokhara like Bindabasini Temple, Gupteswor Mahadev Temple inside the Gupteswor Cave,Tibetan refugee camp. In the evening we can explore around lakeside.
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu. Final departure to airport
Early morning flight to Kathmandu. Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey back to home.
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The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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