Introduction to Nepal Historical Tour
Nepal Historical Tour takes you to various historical places of Nepal and provides an opportunity to explore the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of Nepal. Among the historical places, you can understand Nepal’s history a lot when you visit Kathmandu Valley. Nepal Historical Tour covers the main historical places inside and outside the Kathmandu Valley.
Nepal is a small mountainous country but rich in natural beauty and unique cultural heritage. It has a long history of rich traditions and culture of Nepal which is unique for foreign and domestic tourists. Inside the valley, you visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Changunarayan, while Nagarkot near the valley and Gorkha, Chitwan, and Pokhara outside the valley.
Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are examples of the finest artifacts made during the reign of the Malla kings. Another site is Pashupatinath which is the largest temple of Hindus in Nepal and a holy place for Shiva devotees. Then you also visit Swayambhunath and Changunarayan. Swayambhunath is a sacred place for Buddhists and Changunarayan is the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal.
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Visit Nagarkot, Gorkha, Pokhara and Chitwan
During Nepal Historical Tour you go to visit Nagarkot which is a famous place for sunrise views. Here you can learn about Nepali customs, traditions, culture, and rural life. The hill station also offers you spectacular views of the many Himalayas like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gaurishankar Himal, Dorje Lakpa, etc.
Gorkha is the most important historical site in Nepal where you can visit the great Gorkha palace. In the eighteenth century, the state of Nepal was unified by King Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha. Before that, Nepal was divided into twenty-two and twenty-four states, all of which were dominated by the powerful Gorkha state.
Another place included in the Nepal Heritage Tour Package is Pokhara, a beautiful tourist and lake city. Pokhara is also the gateway to the Annapurna Trek region. In Pokhara, you can visit various sites like World Peace Stupa, David Falls, Phewa Lake, Rupa Lake, Begnas Lake, Mahendra Cave, and Bindabasini Temple. The nearby Sarangkot of Pokhara is famous for its sunrise view and this place also offers a panoramic view of the Annapurna and the Manaslu Himalayan range.
From Pokhara, you drive to the southern lowlands of Nepal to reach Chitwan. Chitwan National Park is another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal, a perfect place to enjoy the natural ecosystem. Wild mammals and birds are the main attractions of the national park.
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Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Sightseeing of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and drive to Nagarkot (2 hours)
Hike Nagarkot to Changu Narayan (4 hours) then drive to Kathmandu
Sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.
Drive Kathmandu to Gorkha 5 hours.
Sightseeing around Gorkha and surrounding villages.
Drive Gorkha 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 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
Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu — 5 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