Introduction to Nepal Cultural Tour
Nepal Cultural Tour provides an opportunity to visit historical monuments, ancient cities, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and observe the lifestyle and cultural events of the people. Nepal is a beautiful and peaceful country in the world with multi-religious, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural.
This country has the highest and most majestic mountains in the world. So Nepal is an excellent destination for mountaineers and hikers as well as a country rich in cultural and religious heritage. Nepal Cultural Tour is one of the popular activities in Nepal, This package includes the culture of ethnic groups in the Kathmandu Valley and rural areas.
Although Nepal is a small country, it is one of the richest countries in the world with cultural diversity. Nepali culture has been developing in the Kathmandu Valley since the beginning of the first century. The Newari community is an indigenous tribe of Kathmandu Valley. This community is famous for its skillful craftsmanship and artistic creativity.
Visit Temples, Stupas, and Monasteries in Nepal
Many temples, stupas, and monasteries can be seen in the country where two major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism are predominant. Almost all the important religions of the world exist in Nepal, although most of the people follow either Hinduism or Buddhism. Both these major religions celebrate many festivals with amazing enthusiasm so Nepal is known as a non-stop festival country.
You start your Nepal Cultural Tour with Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Bhaktapur sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley. These three places are on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Pashupatinath is the largest Hindu temple in Nepal and the holiest place for Shiva devotees. Another place is the Bouddhanath stupa which is the largest stupa in the world and a sacred place for Buddhists. And another place is the Bhaktapur Durbar square which is a masterpiece of ancient art.
Drive to Chitwan, Pokhara and Nagarkot
On the next day of the Nepal Cultural Tour, you drive to Chitwan. In Chitwan, you get a chance to encounter various animals up close while going on a jungle safari inside the national park. The Tharu community is a tribal of Chitwan. The traditional dance of this community is one of the main attractions.
Another destination of the Nepal Cultural Tour is the beautiful Pokhara, the city of lakes. Pokhara offers spectacular views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri mountains. You can visit David Falls, Mahendra Cave, Bindabasini Temple, World Peace Stupa, Himalayan Museum, etc. as well as see the beautiful sunrise view from Sarangkot.
You visit Nagarkot which is a beautiful hill station near Kathmandu. This destination is a great place to get a closer look at the culture, traditions, festivals, and lifestyles of Nepali rural people. The hill station offers you a magnificent view of the mountain range of Ganesh Himal, Lantang, Gaurishankar, and other peaks as well as it is famous for its sunrise view.
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Nepal Cultural Tour in just 12 (2022) Days, Itinerary, Cost, Distance, Culture
Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Sightseeing of Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Drive Kathmandu to Chitwan — 5 hours. Depending upon your time start activities of Tharu village tour and in the evening Tharu cultural dance presentation (which you will also participate in) by the local villagers.
Wildlife activities in Chitwan including Jeep Safari, dugout canoe ride, Nature walk, etc
Wildlife activities in Chitwan including visiting the government elephant breeding center, jeep drive at twenty thousand lake or elephant safari.
Drive Chitwan to Pokhara — 5 hours.
Early in the morning excursion to Sarangkot for sunrise and Mountain View, back to the hotel, and after refreshment starts sightseeing activities in Pokhara including a one-hour boat ride at Phewa Lake.
Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu and continue to Nagarkot — 9 hours.
Free day in Nagarkot.
Drive Nagarkot to Kathmandu — 2 hours.
Free day in Kathmandu.
Free till departure and transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for final departure.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex