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Nepal Cultural Tour

Cultural Tour of Nepal

Nepal Cultural Tour

Nepal is famous for its diversity in culture. The cultural setting from East to west and north to south has its own specialty and importance. The tradition, religion, belief, language, people are the important aspects of culture in Nepal. The holy pilgrimage sites for Hindu and Buddhist, historical monuments reflects the richness of culture in Nepal. Nepal is famous as a heaven for climber and trekkers in whole earth. The country has an extreme rich cultural and religious heritage. Similarly, natural beautiful surrounds which will takes anyone breathe away.Nepal Cultural Tour by Duke Nepal Adventure is the best way to know more  about ancient civilization and culture of Nepal.

Duke Nepal’s cultural tour takes you to the exploration of the vibrant Kathmandu valley with its temples, heritage sites and Alley Street in each Durbar squares. In the same time shopping and exploring the old market of Kathmandu helps you in understanding the lifestyle of people in Nepal.

Cultural tour package also includes the outside valley excursion and we take you to Pokahra, Chitwan, Lumbini and Nagarkot.

Pokhara

Pokhara Bazzar is the old Newar city before when it was not linked with Prithvi Highway. Previously,the city used to be the trade route for Butwal and Mustang. Pokhara is the second most popular destination for visitors after Kathmandu. And as well as  is main gateway for the trekkers into the Annapurna region. The place is also the headquarters for rafters, kayakers, paragliders, and mountain bikers. Much lower than the capital, at 800m above sea level, the climate is pleasant but occasionally humid. The place is cooler than the plains in summer and warmer than Kathmandu in winter.

The Phewa Tal (Lake), known among locals as the Pokhara shining lake is the main attraction for those visiting. By Dung(Boat) one can reach the Tal Barahi, a Hindu temple to Devi the godesses of strength and power. On the lake side one can find a number of restaurants, bars, hostels and hotels at a startling variety of prices. Across the lake, one can view Macchapucchre (fishtail), in one of the hotels or restaurants that populate its banks. One can also find peacefull nature through hikes and walking in the countryside.

Chitwan

Chitwan National Park  is  one of the world’s heritage property which lies in the southern part of Nepal. The park contains a Ramsar Site – Beeshazari Tal in its buffer zone.  Similarly,it is rich natural area in the Terai region, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpeto fauna and 126 species of fish is recorded in the park. The park is famous for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tigers, and Gharial Crocodiles.

Lumbini

Birth place of Lord Gautam Buddha lies in the Terai region of Nepal. It is the piligrimage site for the Buddhist which is in the centre of the Rupendhei District. The adventures ten hours of drive from the Kathmandu will take you in the home of number of international monasteries. According to the Buddhist tradition it is the place where queen Mayadevi gave birth to the Siddartha Gautam who achieved enlighten in an around 500BCE. Furthermore, Lumbini has a number of temples which include the Mayadevi Temple. Holy Pond also lies here where the Buddha’s mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth.

Nagarkot

Nagarkot located 32 Km east-west of Kathmandu is an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley. Furthermore,it was built to protect the kingdoms from threats posed by neighboring kingdoms. Later this ancient fort became a summer retreat for the royal family and has now become an international hill station to colloquial.

Accessibility

These all four destination namely Kathmandu,  Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini are connected via airways making them more accessible for wheel chair users. Similarly these destinations are connected via road ways so anybody has the choice to choose from these two modes of transportation. Tourist bus to Chitwan and Pokhara are available from Kathmandu everyday at 7 AM. Lumbini is accessible from Chitwan through Tourist Bus. In the course of visiting the attractions in these destinations, one can hire bus, car, or jeep as per the need and comfort. Similarly Nagarkot is 2 hrs drive from Kathmandu.

Accommodation

Different level of hotels and restaurants are easily available in these destinations. From budget hotels to star rated hotels, these destinations offers plenty of choice. Lavish  food to locally produced foods are available here. There are less no of hotels that are handicapped friendly but the situations are getting better here. KGH group of companies are serving world class food along with world class service in all these destinations. Nagarkot also has been serving the client with the different types of hotels ranging from cheap lodge to star rated hotels.

Duke Nepal Adventure offers this magnificent tour at very reasonable rate making once in a lifetime experience.

 

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 2 : Full Day Kathmandu Valley Cultural tour.
  • Day 3 : Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 4 : Pokhara Sightseeing
  • Day 5 : Drive to Chitwan ( Chitwan National Park)
  • Day 6 : Full day Jungle Safari inside national park (In community forest too)
  • Day 7 : Drive to Lumbini
  • Day 8 : Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 9 : Drive to Nagarkot
  • Day 10 : Departure to your Next Destination.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
    Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 2 : Full Day Kathmandu Valley Cultural tour.
    This full day sightseeing trip will combine various monuments, cultural and Heritage site within the valley- Boudhanath an Buddhist stupa, Pashupatinath an Hindu Temple, Patan durbar square, Swoyambunath, an Buddhist and Hindu Shrine, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Museum and Kumari (virgin) living goddess temple.
  • Day 3 : Drive to Pokhara
    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. You can also fly to reach there. Checked in hotel and refreshment, Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across visit the island temple in the middle of the lake. Overnight at hotel
  • Day 4 : Pokhara Sightseeing
    Early morning visit Sarangkot Sunrise tour and back to hotel and afternoon excursion around the valley. The sightseeing trip includes visits to all these exotic places. Phewa Lake is the center of all attraction it is the largest and most enchanting of three lakes. The eastern shore, popularly known as Lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite haunt of all travelers’ restaurants, handicraft shops and other facilities are located. There are so many temples/ Monasteries and other religious cultural places to visit in Pokhara. You can explore there so many cultural treasures with our culturally expert guide.
  • Day 5 : Drive to Chitwan ( Chitwan National Park)
    Drive to Chitwan by Car / Coach Depend on the group size and your preferences, Lunch at hotel, you can visit local Tharu village around the lodge and can explore living style, language and many more. At night, you could watch Tharu cultural program; one of the cultural treasure of Nepal.
  • Day 6 : Full day Jungle Safari inside national park (In community forest too)
    Full day Jungle safari: - Elephant ride, Jungle walk, canoeing, Bird watching, Elephant Breeding center visit and Tharu Museum etc. and overnight at safari lodge.
  • Day 7 : Drive to Lumbini
    192 km scenic drive to Lumbini, Checked in hotel, after lunch: you can go to UNSECO site Lumbini. Lumbini is the birth place Lord Buddha situated at the terrain plains of the southern Nepal, where Siddhartha Gautam, the shakya prince was born. Nowadays, the holy site is being developed as the supreme Buddhist pilgrimage site and a symbol of world peace.
  • Day 8 : Drive to Kathmandu
    After Breakfast, drive or flight to Kathmandu. Check in at Kathmandu hotel and Farewell Dinner from Duke Nepal Adventure.
  • Day 9 : Drive to Nagarkot
    After Breakfast, you will move to Nagarkot, one of the ancient and historically important village of Nepal via Bhaktapur. After reaching Nagarkot you will have standard lunch and will take village tour to observe culture of residents. After a long day village tour of agro tourism we will return back to Kathmandu and stay overnight in the hotel.
  • Day 10 : Departure to your Next Destination.
    Transfer to airport departure onward Journey to home

Includes/Excludes

  • Includes
    • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
    • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
    • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
    • All  typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
    • 3 Cup of teas during the trek
    • English speaking Guide depending on the place
    • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
    • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
    • Land transportation as appropriate for trekking itinerary
    • All our government taxes
    • Official expense
    • First aid kits
    • Map
    • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
  • Excludes
    •       Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
    • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
    • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
    • Appropriate visa fees
    • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
    • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    • Personal trekking equipment and gear
    • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
    • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers,  etc.(not compulsory)

Trip Facts

  • Region: All Around Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 2,195 m
  • Grade :
  • Group Size: Min 2 pax
  • Duration: 10 day Day(s)
  • Rating: Popular

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