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Cultural Tour in Nepal

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Price starting from

$1,554 USD 955

per person

Duration

10 days

Max. Elevation

2123m

Group size

Min 2 Pax

Level
EASY
Transportation
Private vehicle as per itinerary
Best Season
March-may, September -December
Accomodation
Three-star Hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan. Standard hotel at Gorkha
Meals
full board package (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea or coffee)
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu World Heritage Sites sightseeing-Gorkha town-Pokhara-Sarankot for sunrise-Lumbini-jungle safari in Chitwan National Park-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Explore the ancient monuments sites in the shade of high Himalayan peaks.
  • Tour of ancient religious, historical monuments listed in world heritage sites.
  • Visit the famous temples, monasteries of great religious and cultural interest.
  • Explore Nepal's best scenic and cultural areas with grand views of snow peaks.
  • Exciting, beautiful Pokhara blessed with natural wonders of mountains and lakes.
  • Enjoy a tour of Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Sakyamuni Buddha, the Light of Asia.
  • Great thrills riding on elephants in the dense green jungle of Chitwan national park.

Cultural Tour in Nepal, a great way to enjoy a holiday in the harmony of ancient world heritage sites. A guided tour, accompanied by our expert guide to show you the wonders of Nepal within historical places of great interest. Nepal an amazing country of great fascination, a blend of modern and ancient cultures retaining its past glories till the present day. Cultural Tour in Nepal, starts from the heart of Kathmandu city, where you can enjoy marvelous places steeped with old monuments. Kathmandu, a unique city a melting pot of both Hindu and Buddhist religions with age-old heritage culture. That still exists for hundreds of centuries, the tour leads around magnificent landmarks listed in world heritage sites of great wonders.

Tour of old Durbar Square, where old Malla and Shah Dynasty palaces and beautiful courtyard located with various old monuments. Within Kathmandu city visit Swambhunath a famous landmark of the country, of more than 2,500 years old history. A Buddhist Stupa and monastery stand on a hilltop facing above Kathmandu city and the valley. Tour extends to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath an important place of worship and pilgrimage for worldwide Hindu followers. Tour continues with a visit to a large dome stupa with mystical all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, the largest stupa around Asia. An interesting place, the area also known as Little Tibet which you can witness the similar culture, customs to its Tibetan predecessors. From Kathmandu tour takes you beyond Nepal Mid-West in the beautiful city of Pokhara. A renowned and major vacation spot for foreign and domestic visitors, located on the laps of the massive Annapurna Himalaya range. A wonderful place to be while in Nepal, blessed with the natural beauty of snow- Mountains and serene lakes. An enjoyable stay in Pokhara visiting places of natural wonders, and then head further Far South West Nepal to Lumbini.

Where Lord Buddha was born way back in 642 B.C. Tour in Lumbini takes you around historical and religious sites of importance. After an interesting visit to a holy site, the heart of the Buddhism world, the journey takes you to the famous Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is a popular place for wildlife and jungle safari, designated in world heritage sites as well as Lumbini. Chitwan is regarded as Asia’s best park for games and safari, spending few days with exciting thrills riding on elephants. On safari where you can spot rare wild animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, Rhinoceros many types of deer. Including other mammals and many species of birds in the comfort of nice lodges and resorts. After Chitwan heading back to Kathmandu, where our enjoyable and marvelous experience on Cultural Tour in Nepal completes.

Important Note

  • The cost will be valued by Your standard of hotels, service, group size, and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.
  • If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for other trips, please contact us.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1
On arrival in Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport via various international airlines, received by our guide and staff for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for briefing. The briefing includes important information regarding Cultural Tour in Nepal, to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the culture of Nepal with folk dance and music.

Day

2
A free day in Kathmandu preparation for the trek includes a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley at places of great historical and religious interest. The city steeped with ancient world heritage sites, where the tour takes you around renowned landmarks, like the old Durbar / Palace Square with old Swayambhunath of more than 2,500 years old Stupa, a Buddhist religious monument. Includes holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and large dome stupa of Bouddhanath of great cultural and religious interest. A colossal and ancient stupa; with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, it is said to have been built by Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the 5th A.D. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The area around also known as Little Tibet due to a large number of locals of Tibetan origin resides around with many shops and restaurants that make one of the interesting parts of Bouddhanath. After an interesting day around Kathmandu city magnificent cultural and historical places of religious significance. Head back to the hotel for another exciting tour beyond Kathmandu valley the next day.

Day

3
The morning after hearty breakfast drives to Nepal Mid-West to the historical town of Gorkha, on vehicles as per groups size either in the car, comfortable coach. Where drive leads beyond Kathmandu valley towards low warmer areas, an opportunity to witness Nepalese rural villages and towns. As ride heads up to reach Gorkha town, transfer to the best hotels available. Afternoon tour of old Shah Dynasty palace a fortress stands above the town of Gorkha, this is the place where King Prithivi Narayan Shah in 17th Century, started the conquest of the country's different smaller kingdoms and unified into a single nation to one big country Nepal. From the palace-fortress tour of the interesting bazaar of Gorkha town, and retire back to your hotel after a great interesting drive and tour of the old palace fort.

Day

4
Morning from Gorkha having good breakfast then depart for Pokhara, a scenic and renowned touristic city, drive leads within farm villages facing views of Manaslu, Lamjung with Annapurna range of peaks as you reach in Pokhara. Our guide takes you to a nice hotel by the calm Phewa Lake where all nice hotels are located, with time in the afternoon for a leisure stroll around the lakeside facing views of the lake and snow peaks of Annapurna Himalaya range.

Day

5
Early morning before breakfast, having warm drinks depart from the hotel for a short drive to the high scenic hill at Sarankot, a famous viewpoint for a stunning sunrise over an array of Himalayan peaks that includes Mt. Dhaulagiri- Mt. Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu with bird-eyes views of Pokhara green valley and the city with Lake Phewa, Sarankot a popular spot for Adventure sports like Para-Gliding and Zip Flyer as well. After enjoying glorious views of the sunrise over a mountain range, drive back to the hotel for hearty breakfast, then ready for the next tour of Pokhara around places of interest. Short drive to Pokhara main local center to view Seti Gorge, a river that flows right into a deep a narrow gorge. From here drive south of the city to visit David / Devi or Pathle Chhago Water Falls and the Gupteshwor large cave with a shrine of Lord Shiva. After an enjoyable day head back to the hotel with afternoon for short walks around or just relax and marvel at the views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak.

Day

6
Depart from the hotel for an exciting drive to reach Nepal Far South West, where Lumbini birthplace of Buddha located, around the low and sub-tropical country at Terai-belt the flatland, drive heads south on leaving Pokhara valley and mid-hills of Yanga town to Butwal city, near Tansen, Palpa, and then arriving at Lumbini. Transfer into a nice hotel and relax, afternoon visit Lord Buddha’s birthplaces with historical sites, Lumbini a traditional birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the great founder of Buddhism, born in the 6th Century B.C. Besides the birth site of Buddha, an interesting spot of Emperor Asoka, who visited Lumbini and constructed four stupas and a stone pillar. Asoka’s Pillar bears an inscription that translates as: "King Piyadasi (Asoka), The holy site of Lord Buddha rediscovered in 1895 by a German archaeologist as he came upon Asoka’s Pillar, identified the inscription, as well records made by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian were also used in the process of identifying this religiously acclaimed site. Lumbini was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. After an interesting tour back to the hotel with time to stroll around the street and market at Lumbini.

Day

7
The morning after a good breakfast an exciting drive to Chitwan through Himalayan Foothills, and then reach at Tadi Bazaar around Chitwan, from here short drive to reach your hotels at Saura town near the entrance of the park premises, where all the best hotels located. After checking in, briefing by the jungle guide and naturalist of the jungle programs, getting refreshed and rest start afternoon activity with a short walk to Tharu village, the indigenous tribe of Terai. Evening enjoys the dinner with an exciting Tharu cultural dance performance.

Day

8
At the lodge and hotels, your jungle programs according to the time-table start early morning, before breakfast with various activities, as follows morning Bird Watch Tour, Machan (Watch Tower) Tour, Jungle walks, nature walks, elephant and jeep safari with elephant briefing and bathing elephants include more with the entertainment of local Tharu cultural programs. Chitwan is famous for more than 43 species of mammals includes the endangered and elusive "Royal Bengal Tiger". The park is home to the one-horned Indian Rhinoceros, freshwater Gharial crocodile with many other common species such as gaur (Asian bison) wild elephants, four-horned antelopes, striped hyenas, pangolins, Gangetic dolphins, monitor lizards, and pythons. Other animals found in the park include sambars, chital (spotted deer) barking deer, sloth bear, palm civets, langurs, and rhesus monkeys. The park is also famous for over 450 species of birds. Among the endangered birds are the Bengal Florican, the Giant Hornbill, the Lesser Florican, the Black Stork, and White Stork. Common birds in the park include Peacocks, Red Jungle fowl, and different species of Egrets, Herons, Kingfishers, Flycatchers, and Woodpeckers, the best time for bird watching is in March and December. Breakfast after short morning nature activities and lunch between safaris by 1 p.m. Then rest, late afternoon safari of few hours followed with dinner by 7-8 p.m.

Day

9
Morning, options for nature walks and bird-watch tour having breakfast at Chitwan then drive to Kathmandu heading past many farm villages and the town of Chitwan areas and then follow Trisuli River for some times then on winding up the hill to reach Kathmandu valley outskirt, and then back to your hotel, with afternoon free to enjoy personal activities.

Day

10
On your last day in Nepal, as a time for your international flight our staff transfer, you to the airport for homeward bound, after an enjoyable adventure and a great wonderful experience on Cultural Tour in Nepal.

Inclusions

  • Airports pick up and drop service by private van.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea, coffee) during the trips.
  • Three-star hotels, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, & Chitwan, and standard hotel at Gorkha during the trip.
  • all Transportation from Kathmandu Gorkha, Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan, and Kathmandu by comfort Tourist private car/Van.
  • Two people in one room, (twin bed sharing basic).
  • Chitawan Jungle Safari Tour (including Guide, Elephant Safari, Cannoning, Jingle Walk, National Park Fee, etc.)
  • professional Tour Guide during the trips.
  • Donation and entrance fee during a sightseeing tour.
  • Insurances for all our Staff.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
  • International airfare & Nepal Visa Fee (You may easily issue a Nepal visa on your travel, ''See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page'').
  • Cold drinks; coke, Fanta, sprite, Phone calls, laundry, beer, and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance and evacuation of yours (See the travel insurance page).
  • Souvenir or other expenses during the tour.
  • personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water,'' See the travel personal equipment page'' etc..)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.     
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • tips for staff ( it is expected)

Complimentary

    • Welcome dinner in a famous Nepali restaurant with a Nepali culture dance program.
    • Hiker Himalaya Treks T-Shirt.
    • Boating in Phewa lake.
    • hand sanitizer and face mask.

Frequently Asked Questions

While in Kathmandu short drive of half-hour to visit from one place to another interesting site, drive to Gorkha for 4-5 hours, and then the same for Pokhara. The longest overland journey will be from Pokhara to Lumbini for one day, but interesting as the country and climate change from high hills to the lower foothills of the Terai belt the flatland of Nepal.


Every place on tour beyond Kathmandu has electricity with hydropower and some places with personal solar power where guest can charge their electronic gadgets like cell phones, laptops,s, etc.


Certainly around Kathmandu and beyond at Gorkha, Pokhara, Lumbini, and at Chitwan also, where you will find banks and facilities for ATM or other credit cards to draw only local currencies. 


Best hotels, lodges, and resorts as per the package tour cost, from the budget, standard to deluxe 5 star comforts available. All hotels and lodges with 24 hours room services running hot/cold water for shower and bathe with all attached bath and toilets with balcony and lounge to relax. The meals are served according to the hotel/lodge set menu of the day besides Kathmandu and Pokhara. Breakfast area large selection as well for lunch and dinner to choose from continental, Chinese, Indian or Nepalese foods with buffet banquet in some of the big hotels on tour.


Depending upon group size for minimum 2-3 people on private cars or four-wheeler, land-cruiser or similar. For more than 4 to 8 people on the comfortable couch, above 8 or 10 in Bus with comfortable seating, and space for leg rooms to stretch providing safe drinking waters for the whole journey only on drives.


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