Nepal Cultural Tours (10 days)
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Nepal Cultural Tours is our dedicated effort to all Nepal Travelers getting them very proximate to Nepal's Cultural and traditional aspects in short period of time. Nepal Cultural Tour can be performed by any one and we have designed it for cultural and religious purpose. It is very useful in order to know the cultures, people, traditions, lifestyle and some great histories behind the nations and practices. It is an ultimate tour providing you adventures, cultural and religious information, embracement of wildlife and getting proximate with this beautiful piece of heaven in short time.Nepal Cultural Tour starts with sightseeing at Kathmandu with in great religious and UNESCO heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple to largest Stupas of World, Boudhanath stupa, to the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambunath Area. Then this Nepal Cultural Tours takes you to Pokhara for more excitements and adventures followed by Lumbini Tour where you can sense the spirit of Peace. It is the birth place of Lord Buddha from where peace began which you cannot afford to miss in any cost at your visit at Nepal. Then you will visit Chitwan and involve with Nature as well as typical people, Tharu, of there and head back to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
You will be warmly welcomed by Well Nepal Treks representative at your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted you to hotel and and our representative describe the itinerary of your tour. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Day
Today after breakfast you will going to explore the World Heritage Site of UNESCO, starting from Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Temple: The most famous tourist site in Kathmandu is Lord Shiva’s temple, Pashupatinath Temple, which lies about 5 Km north east of Kathmandu. This temple is holiest Hindu Pilgrimage Shrines in Nepal with two tiered golden roof and four silver doors is situated of the bank of Bagmati River. Pashupatinath, 17th century temple, is a pagoda of brass and gilt with the silver plated gateways where non Hindus are not allowed to visit here but they can only see the gilded “Nandi, a bull”, Shiva’s Vehicle, inside the temple. They cannot enter the temple compound but can see the whole area from high Vantage point. It has very religious prestige and importance for Hindu’s all over the world and whole nation. Many tourists visit this holy temple every year and it is believed that one’s misfortune, bad luck, mistakes, obstacle in life and devotees sorrow are all washed away by Lord Shiva and give happy life after. Thousands of devotees gather in here during Shivaratri Festival and worship their almighty. This festival tells everything about this temple, devotees and its importance.
Then you will visit shortly Boudhanath Stupa which is the largest stupa in the world.
Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath stupa is the largest stupa (36 M high) of Nepal which is located about 8 Km North east of Kathmandu. The stupa was built in Lichchhavi Dynasty by king Dev in 5th century. It has octagonal base and hemisphere dome is topped by the square structure painted with Lord Buddha’s eyes with steps of enlightenment to the umbrella of Nirvana. Its base is surrounded by a wall with 147 niches each with 4-5 prayer wheels. The wheels are crafted with hundreds of notes of Buddha mantra “Om Mane Padme Hum” and with each turn of wheel hundreds of messages are sent to heaven symbolically. There is a Buddhist monastery and many Tibetan monks come to study here.
We will have quality lunch and head out to Swayambunath Stupa situated on top of Hill which can easily be detected from any places of valley. Enjoy various stupas, forest, hill top views of Kathmandu Valley and you will be fascinated by Monkeys and their activities.
Swayambunath Stupa: Swayambunath stupa is a religious site in Kathmandu which sits on the top of the Padmachala hill, 175 m above the valley and 3 km to the west of the city. The word Swayambhu means "the self-existent" in English. The stupa is built 2500 years ago by the King Manadeva which offers an opportunity to study the religious harmony in Nepal. The stupa is about 20 m in diameter and 10 m high. The white hemispherical mound represents the four elements subscribing earth, water, wind and fire. Each side of the square stone has the eyes of Buddha which is the sign of true wisdom. The painted eyes on four sides represent the all seeing eyes of Buddha and are watching all the time wrong doers and good doers. This is a very religious shrine of Buddhists Tibetan monks, Brahmins priests and Newars nuns are the major worshipers here.
Then you will head to Kathmandu Durbar Square area and visit its palaces, museums, temples and other arts and crafts.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu Durbar Square is the spiritual heart of Kathmandu. This is a durbar of history and arts. Around here one can see artistic monuments, find the house of the living goddess i.e. Kumari temple, know Kal Bhairav temple, Hanuman dhoka and its red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic wood carvings. The kastamandap rest house located within the durbar square is said to have been built from a single tree from where Kathmandu valley got its name. There is also a museum located at the Durbar Square which presents a complete history of Nepal's King and rulers. And stay overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara
After breakfast you will drive for Pokhara or you can go via flight. After your arrival at Pokhara you will be taken to your hotel then get fresh and you will move out to explore Pokhara by boating in Phewa lake and visit several places like Brindabasini Temple and surrounding of hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Pokhara sightseeing tour
Early in the morning you will hike to Sarangkot, beautiful village sitting on top of hill just 5 KM away from Lakeside of Pokhara, and from where you can view beautiful sunrise over the snowy capped mountain and it also offers panoramic view of green hills, Pokhara Valley, rural villages and several snowcapped mountains like Annappurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and surrounding peaks. You can perform paragliding here which will add more adventure in your tour. Then you will have sightseeing at David’s fall, Mahendra Cave, Phewa Lake, White Peace Pagoda etc. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Pokhara to Lumbini (Birth Place of Lord Buddha)
After breakfast you will head towards Lumbini which is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It is a religious sites after reaching Lumbini you will explore different monuments and pillars such as Asoka Pillar, Sacred Garden, Maya Devi temple, Ramgram, Kapilvastu Museum, Pushkarni Pond. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Lumbini Tour and Drive to Chitwan
After breakfast, you will explore villages of Lumbini and interact with locals to know their cultures, traditions, living styles and much more. Then you will depart for Chitwan after 3/4 hours of drive you will reach to Chitwan. Then our representative will check you in hotel, get fresh and explore the surrounding of hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Chitwan Jungle activities
After breakfast you start your day with Bird watching activities as more than 450 species of exotic birds like Giant Hornbill, Lesser; Florican and Paradise Flycatchers can be viewed in early morning. Then you will be taken inside the Chitwan National park. Your day will be very busy engaging in several nature activities like Jungle walk to get close with wildlife and nature, followed by Elephant safari that provides amazing experience to see deer, one horned Rhino, wild boar, Monkey and many more. Enjoy Tharu Cultural Dance also called as Tharu stick dance with great dinner. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Chitwan to Nagarkot
After breakfast you will move towards Tharu Village where you can experience Tharu’s culture, festivals, traditions and practices as well as lifestyle. Then drive all the way to Kathmandu valley ridge at Nagarkot. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Nagarkot to Kathmandu
Early in the you will head to Nagarkot view point and experience beautiful sunrise view. from where you can see the mesmerising sunrise over snowy capped mountain and also encounter the panorama view of different mounatins. Then drive back to Kathmandu on the way you will explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur is a city of devotees which lies to the east 12 km away from Kathmandu. Durbar Square of Bhaktapur is impressive, wider, clean and beautiful with beautiful Lion Gate, Golden Gate, palace of 55 windows, Batsala temple, barking Bell, the statue of King Bhupatendra Mall on a stone pillar, public bath and temple of Pashupatinath. On the left you will find the tallest temple of Nyatapole which means 5 tiers representing symbols of 5 basic elements of nature such as water, wind, fire, earth and sky. This is a highest pagoda temple of Nepal ever built with architectural perfection and artistic beauty in 1702 AD by the King Bhupatendra Malla. Next to Nyatapole is another giant temple of Bhairavnath, the God of Terror in three stories built in 1718 AD. If you walk ahead for about 20 minutes you will come to another square of a Dattatraya temple built in 1427 AD from a trunk of single tree. Behind the temple there is a monastery where you will notice exquisitely carved door frame and windows and also a famous peacock window back wall of the monastery.
then head to Patan for another traditional and cultural sightseeing.
Patan Durbar Square:The ancient city Patan, city of fine arts, lies 5 km to the south of Katmandu. Durbar Square consists of different sections of ancient palace like Sundari Chowk (beautiful court yard), the Tushahity (Royal Bath) which is a master piece of stone carvings and others are Mul Chowk (main court yard). There is a statue of King Narendra Malla sitting on the stone pillar in front of the palace in the main square. Next to it, there is a famous Krishna Mandir temple with 21 pinnacles built all of stones. Most of the people of Patan city are Buddhists. Patan is also very famous in its art work and many fine craftsmen in Patan who produce bronze/brass art work in different images/statues of Hindu/Buddhist Gods and Goddesses, silver jewelleries, wood carvings. Most of the handicrafts you see in the local shops of Katmandu valley are produced in Patan.
After exploring the arts and crafts of Patan and its heritage area then head back to Kathmandu. Tonight, you will have great Nepali dinner with your crew and teammates with great Nepali music’s. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Farewell
Today your Nepal Cultural Tour comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous acivities like hiking, river rafting, Bunjy Jumping, Paragliding etc.
Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara at star standard hotels with breakfast.
Services exclude:Nepal entry visa fee