Nepal Culture Tours 8 Night 9 Days

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9 Days

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Each part of Nepal, from East to West, or North to South, has its own cultural setting. Tradition, religion, belief, language, social organization and people are the important aspects of culture in Nepal. Sacred pilgrimage sites, historical monuments and memorials reflect richness of Nepalese culture. As our professional multilingual guides take you on cultural tours in Nepal, you will gain invaluable insight into Nepali lifestyles. Interacting directly with ethnic communities will add excitement to your holiday and rejuvenate you spiritually. Experience the cultural delights of Nepal with us depending on your time availability - within a day to over a week.


Nepal Culture Tours 8 Night 9 Days


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu,
pick up from airport by our representative and Check into hotel rest day Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA)  After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative will show you name or company board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel Shanker or a similar category hotel. After check in, you can take a rest or visit our office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture. Over night at Hotel.  B/B  Plan


Day 2: After Breakfast  Kathmandu sightseeing:
Monkey Temple- one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa, Bodhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple, Patna Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, monkey temple, kopen monastery  Stay overnight in monastery  hotel.

Day 3: After Breakfast Drive to Bhaktapur old city tour after that drive to Namoboudha  (45 Km).
Buddhist call it "Tagmologin"; the famous Buddhist sport where Lord Buddha (on 7th reincarnation) sacrificed his body to hungry Tigress and its cubs. Stay Overnight at guest house of the monastery. ( Bed & Breakfast )

Day 4: Drive to Pokhara- 200 km
west of Kathmandu by A/C tourist coach. It takes about 6 hours drive; it is a famous sightseeing point for travelers with beautiful lake and mountain ranges. One of the most beautiful lake cities in the world, evening walk around lake side overnight at hotel. ( Bed & Breakfast )

Day 5: Drive to Sarangkot – 6500ft.
for sunrise and close-up view of Annapurna & Fishtail Mountain. Full day in Pokhara excursions World Peace Pagoda, Malepatan Gumba, Hyangja eTibetan Refugee Camp , Buddhist stupa of World Peace Pagoda was constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohji organization on a narrow ridge high above Phewa Tal. Besides being a cultural monument, the site is also famous for the panoramic view it offers of the Pokhara Valley. We cross the Phewa Lake on a boat and then hike to the Stupa. Then we will visit the Malepatan Gomba or monastery at Malepatan. Then we make another hike to Hyangja, the site for Tibetan refugee camp who fled Tibet after the Cultural Revolution in China. You may try the Tibetan variety of foods, bargain for curios, and at the same time acquaint yourself with the Tibetan culture. There is the Tashi Palkhiel monastery in the tradition of Karma Kagyu tradition. Overnight at Pokhara. (Bed & Breakfast )

Day 6: We drive to Lumbini today
about 290 kilometers south-west from Pokhara which takes for about 6-7 hours. We bid goodbye to the Himalayas in Pokhara, and head toward a more flat lands of Nepal's Terai. Generally, the weather gets hot and humid in the plains except in the winter. Perhaps, Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site - the place where Buddha was born. In case we reach Lumbini around the sunset time, we can stroll in the local market to have a glimpse into the local lifestyle. Overnight at Lumbini. (Bed & Breakfast)


Day 7: Full Day Explore Lumbini is one of world's major religious, architectural, and historical places. We devote today's time in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. The place is really a big area with monuments, temples, and ancients sites making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First we visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens. We also visit the museum and peace pagoda Some of the important landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include: Asoka’s Pillar erected by Emperor Asoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha's birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by the devotees from different countries:  Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc. Overnight at Lumbini. (B/B (Bed & breakfast )

Day 8:  Drive back to Kathmandu
We are nearing the end of our Buddhist Cultural Tour. We head back toward Kathmandu today - about 300 kilometers journey into the winding mountain road. The journey would take for about 6-7 hours. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu. B/B (Bed & Breakfast )
 
Day 9: Airport drive for final departure (Breakfast )
 
 
Tour price is US$ 655 per person

What Is Included


·         All airport/hotel transfers
·         Welcome and farewell dinner
·         Transportation by tourist bus
·          Drinking water
·          All hotel in Kathmandu,pokhara,and lumbeni  standard hotel  ( Bed & Breakfast )
·         experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
·         All Heritage sites entrance fees
·         All government and local taxes

What Is Not Included


·  Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
·         International airfare to and from Kathmandu
         Food Lunch And Dinner
          Excess baggage charges
·         Extra night accommodation if needed
·         Travel and rescue insurance
·          Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge

Nepal Culture Tours 8 Night 9 Days


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu,
pick up from airport by our representative and Check into hotel rest day Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA)  After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative will show you name or company board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel Shanker or a similar category hotel. After check in, you can take a rest or visit our office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture. Over night at Hotel.  B/B  Plan


Day 2: After Breakfast  Kathmandu sightseeing:
Monkey Temple- one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa, Bodhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple, Patna Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, monkey temple, kopen monastery  Stay overnight in monastery  hotel.

Day 3: After Breakfast Drive to Bhaktapur old city tour after that drive to Namoboudha  (45 Km).
Buddhist call it "Tagmologin"; the famous Buddhist sport where Lord Buddha (on 7th reincarnation) sacrificed his body to hungry Tigress and its cubs. Stay Overnight at guest house of the monastery. ( Bed & Breakfast )

Day 4: Drive to Pokhara- 200 km
west of Kathmandu by A/C tourist coach. It takes about 6 hours drive; it is a famous sightseeing point for travelers with beautiful lake and mountain ranges. One of the most beautiful lake cities in the world, evening walk around lake side overnight at hotel. ( Bed & Breakfast )

Day 5: Drive to Sarangkot – 6500ft.
for sunrise and close-up view of Annapurna & Fishtail Mountain. Full day in Pokhara excursions World Peace Pagoda, Malepatan Gumba, Hyangja eTibetan Refugee Camp , Buddhist stupa of World Peace Pagoda was constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohji organization on a narrow ridge high above Phewa Tal. Besides being a cultural monument, the site is also famous for the panoramic view it offers of the Pokhara Valley. We cross the Phewa Lake on a boat and then hike to the Stupa. Then we will visit the Malepatan Gomba or monastery at Malepatan. Then we make another hike to Hyangja, the site for Tibetan refugee camp who fled Tibet after the Cultural Revolution in China. You may try the Tibetan variety of foods, bargain for curios, and at the same time acquaint yourself with the Tibetan culture. There is the Tashi Palkhiel monastery in the tradition of Karma Kagyu tradition. Overnight at Pokhara. (Bed & Breakfast )

Day 6: We drive to Lumbini today
about 290 kilometers south-west from Pokhara which takes for about 6-7 hours. We bid goodbye to the Himalayas in Pokhara, and head toward a more flat lands of Nepal's Terai. Generally, the weather gets hot and humid in the plains except in the winter. Perhaps, Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site - the place where Buddha was born. In case we reach Lumbini around the sunset time, we can stroll in the local market to have a glimpse into the local lifestyle. Overnight at Lumbini. (Bed & Breakfast)


Day 7: Full Day Explore Lumbini is one of world's major religious, architectural, and historical places. We devote today's time in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. The place is really a big area with monuments, temples, and ancients sites making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First we visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens. We also visit the museum and peace pagoda Some of the important landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include: Asoka’s Pillar erected by Emperor Asoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha's birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by the devotees from different countries:  Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc. Overnight at Lumbini. (B/B (Bed & breakfast )

Day 8:  Drive back to Kathmandu
We are nearing the end of our Buddhist Cultural Tour. We head back toward Kathmandu today - about 300 kilometers journey into the winding mountain road. The journey would take for about 6-7 hours. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu. B/B (Bed & Breakfast )
 
Day 9: Airport drive for final departure (Breakfast )
 
 
Tour price is US$ 655 per person

What Is Included


·         All airport/hotel transfers
·         Welcome and farewell dinner
·         Transportation by tourist bus
·          Drinking water
·          All hotel in Kathmandu,pokhara,and lumbeni  standard hotel  ( Bed & Breakfast )
·         experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
·         All Heritage sites entrance fees
·         All government and local taxes

What Is Not Included


·  Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
·         International airfare to and from Kathmandu
         Food Lunch And Dinner
          Excess baggage charges
·         Extra night accommodation if needed
·         Travel and rescue insurance
·          Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge
What Is Included

·         All airport/hotel transfers
·         Welcome and farewell dinner
·         Transportation by tourist bus
·          Drinking water
·          All hotel in Kathmandu,pokhara,and lumbeni  standard hotel  ( Bed & Breakfast )
·         experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
·         All Heritage sites entrance fees
·         All government and local taxes
 

What Is Not Included


·  Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
·         International airfare to and from Kathmandu
         Food Lunch And Dinner
          Excess baggage charges
·         Extra night accommodation if needed
·         Travel and rescue insurance
·          Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge
Trekking Equipment  

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

For Head
 
  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3. Sunglasses with UV protection
  4. Upper Body
  5. T-shirts (2)
  6. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  7. Fleece jacket or pullover
  8. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  9. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  10. Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  11.  
For Hands
 
  1. Lightweight gloves
  2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  3. Lower Body
  4. Underwear (4)
  5. Hiking shorts (2)
  6. Lightweight cotton long pants
  7. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  8. Fleece or wool pants
  9. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  10.  
For Feet
  1. Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  3. Hiking boots with spare laces
  4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  5. Gaiters (Optional)
  6. Accessories
  7. Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
  8. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  9. Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  10. Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  11. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
  12. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  13. Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
  14. Water bottles (2)
  15. Toiletries
  16. Small wash towel
  17. Optional items
  18. Binoculars
  19. Books (Highly Recommended)
  20. Compass
  21. Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  22. Swiss Knife
  23.  
  24. Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
Fleece trousers or silhouette
Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
Climbing helmet
Alpine climbing harness.
2 x tape slings
2 x screwgate karabiners
Descender/abseil device
Ascender

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Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 9 Days
Accomodation: Similer 3 star Hotel
Seasons : All year
Type: Easy
Activities : Culture Tours
No. of Pax : from 2 Person above
Starts From : Kathamandu
Ends at : kathamandu

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