Glipmses of Nepal

Nepal Cultutral Tour

Nepalese culture today was germinated and developed from the beginning of the 1st century or probably even earlier. But it was only after the country opened to the outside world with the advent of democracy in 1951 that the world as able to see the grandeur and opulence of Nepalese culture. No cultural event takes place in Nepal without the people’s mass participation. One can see the spectrum of a vibrant cultural rainbow in the multitude of festivals and rituals that are celebrated almost every other day in some part or the other of the country. Inside the territory of Kathmandu city, the Newars who make up the indigenous inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley and are best known for their artistic creativity and skilled craftsmanship, culture has held a paramount position in their everyday lives. Nepal remains one of the most peaceful multi-religious, multi ethnic and multi-cultural countries in the world. The ethnic unity and religious harmony maintained by the Nepalese against such diversity are truly remarkable and have been acknowledged internationally.

We proudly organized the cultural tour to provide the real taste of cultural city and include some significant memory for life long. Along the way of our tour, we visit the several UNSECO listed heritage sites and several shrines or temples to observe the cultural harmony.

 

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Excursion around Kathmandu
  • Day 3 : Excursion around Patan
  • Day 4 : Drive to Planchok Bhagwati
  • Day 5 : Drive to Dolkha Bhimsen
  • Day 6 : Drive Back to Kahtmandu
  • Day 7 : Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 8 : Sightseeing around Pokhara
  • Day 9 : Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 10 : Drive to Dakshin kali temple and Budhanilkantha
  • Day 11 : Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
    Our company staff will assist you on international airport with vehicle and a sign board plaque displaying your name and company’s name and transfer to booked hotel. After refreshment, you will be at our office and will provide the details about trip. Short walk nearby old market can be possible with our guide if we have couple of hours. You will be invited for welcome dinner in our Restaurant. Overnight sleep at hotel.
  • Day 2 : Excursion around Kathmandu
    After having bed tea our guide will pick up you and drive to following sites: Monkey Temple: Swoyambhunath stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal. Monkey Temple is a symbolic Name of Swoyambhunath Temple due to the countless monkeys living in the premises and also known as Samhengu. Swoyambhunath literally means 'Self-Existent One.' Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. states that the construction was carried out by King Mandeva. By the thirteenth century Swoyambhunath had developed into an important Buddhist learning site. The history of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started with the beginning of Swoyambhunath. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal is in a monastery next to the Stupa. Behind the hilltop is a temple dedicated to Manjushree of Saraswati - the goddess of learning. Statues and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities dot the Stupa complex. Large numbers of Buddhists and Hindus alike visit Swoyambhunath. Swoyambhunath is perhaps the best place to observe the religious harmony in Nepal. The Stupa is atop a hill, and requires considerable walk. There is also a road that leads almost to the base of the statue. The Dewa Dharma Monastery, noted for a bronze icon of Buddha and traditional Tibetan paintings. The temple dedicated to Harati, the goddess of all children. It is said that she was an ogress before Lord Buddha converted her to be the caretaker of all children, who is now worshipped. Boudhnath Stupa: Boudhanath is one of the magnificent sites and located in northeastern side of Kathmandu, Nepal. The ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world with its spherical shape. Most of the Monasteries around Bodhanath have been constructed by Tibetan Refugees whereas Tibetan refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in 1950. According to the early history Stupa is known as trade route from Tibet which enters Kathmandu valley by the village of Sankhu. Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath temple is regarded as the most sacred among the temples of Shiva and famous in the world. The most significant temple of Pashupatinath, north-east of Kathmandu, is situated amidst many other temples on the right bank of the river Bagmati. Pashupathinath is the guardian spirit and the holiest of all Shiva shrines in Nepal. Long epic is still considered and valued highly about existence of Pashupatinath temple. After renovation by queen Gangadevi, the present architectural nature of Pashupatinath Temple came into existence as a result in period of Shivasimha Malla(1578-1620). Pashupati area is considered as one of the most importance places of pilgrimages for the followers of Hinduism and listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. Thousands of devotees from within and outside country come to worship at Pashupati every day. Most fascaniting part of Pashupatinath is to see the real Holy Man (Sadhus) living around with their unique style of living. Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu Durbar Square is the old royal palace in heart of Kathmandu listed in UNESCO world heritage Sites. Kathmandu durbar square is known as Hanuman Dhoka durbar square, a name derived from a statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, at the entrance of the palace. About the history of Royal palaces it was built as early as the Licchavi period in the third century. But the physical structure from 3rd century was disappeared after renovation in different centuries and divesting earthquake of 1934. Current structure was developed and renovate time to time during the period of Malla and Shah Dynasty between 12th and 19th centuries.. Durbar Square is one of the most curious attractions to observe the beauties of temples and sides which include Museum, Kumari Chowk, Kathmandu Ganesthan, Taleju, Bhairabnath temple, Kasthamandap and coronation area of former kings. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3 : Excursion around Patan
    Today, we drive following sites and overnight at Nagarkot Hill. Patan Durbar Square: Patan Durbar square is one of the amazing cultural and historical heritage sites. Patan is best known for its ancient arts and crafts. It is probably the oldest Buddhist city in the world. The city is situated on a plateau across Bagmati River. Another name of Patan, is Lalitpur. Patan Durbar Square is listed in UNSECO world heritage sites. Patan durbar square was developed in 14th -16th century. The square is full of ancient places, temples, and shrines noted for their exquisite carvings. Patan Museum, Hiranya Varma Mahavihar, Golden Window, Mahabouddha Temple, Golden Temple, Krishna Temple is the major attraction of Patan Durbar square and must visit once to explore the real traditional culture and arts. Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur durbar square is a museum of medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculpture, wood carving and colossal pagoda temples consecrated to different gods and goddesses. It is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place-struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows-all seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony. Pottery and weaving are its major traditional industries. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is also listed in UNSECO world heritage sites which include the major attractions of 55 window Palace, Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Mini Pashupati Temple, Vatsala Temple, Nyatpol and Bhairavnath temple. Changu Narayan: Changu Naryan temple is located in the eastern part of Kathmandu. Changi Naryan is the name of Vishnu and the temple is dedicated to him. The Temple is believed as one of the oldest Hindu Temple built in 4th century by Mandev (King) situated at the top of the hill in Changunaryan village. Stunning view of Himalayas and hills in the north and the panaromic view of kathmandy valley appear closely from the top of the temple. As a remarkable culture and history of Changunaryan, it is listed in UNSECO world heritage site. Nagarkot: Nagarkot is situated 32 km east of Kathmandu and known as the most famous touristic destination. Nagarkot is popular to view the sunrise and sunset from the top of hill. It is fantastic and mind blowing place which provides the mesmerizing views of Annapurna, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and include Mt.Everest. When the sun reflects on these snowy peaks the view becomes absolutely amazing. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 4 : Drive to Planchok Bhagwati
    After breakfast, we drive to Planchok Bhagwati from Nagarkot. Overnight at Planchok Bhagwati in Lodge. Planchok Bhagwati: Palanchowk Bhagwati is situated over the hill overlooking the valley of Panchkhal and 40 km north-east of the Kathmandu city. This temple of Palanchowk Bhagwati is said to have been constructed during the reign of King Man Dev. The temple houses a 3 feet long beautiful artistic idol of Goddess Bhagwati carved in a black stone. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 5 : Drive to Dolkha Bhimsen
    After breakfast, we drive to Dolkha Bhimsen from Planchok Bhagwati Overnight at Dolkha Bhimsen in Lodge. Dolkha Bhimsen: Bhimeshwor temple is located in Dolakha Bazar of Dolakha district. The main statue of this temple is god Bhim. In Dolakha under the roofless temple, the idol of Bhim Sen is like a triangular in shape and rough stone. People regards this idol as Bhim Sen but it has three reincarnation as Bhim Sen himself, Goddess Bhagawati, who wants always sacrifice of animals as demon/devil and last one: God Shiva who never sacrifice the blood. The legend relates that long, long years ago there were 12 porters coming from elsewhere stoped at this spot and they tried themselves to make three stone stove to cook rice. There are so many faith incidents about the Bhim sen of Dolakha. The miraculous things of Bhim sen statue of Dolakha is sweating fluid like drops of warm water. The people, who lived in the Bhima''s kingdom, they had to live with sarrowful life from the Bhima and they pray to god Shiva to save their life, then god Shive was came there from Gaurishanker and killed the king Bhima. According to these history after the Bhima''s death statue of god at that spot was named by Bhimeshwor. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 6 : Drive Back to Kahtmandu
    Drive back to Kathmandu and we will visit the Namo Buddha on the way. Overnight at Kathmandu.
  • Day 7 : Drive to Pokhara
    Early in the morning we drive to Pokhara. Pokhara: Pokhara is most famous touristic destination among foreigners and locals. Pokhara is also known as city of lake. Pokahara is situated 200km west of Kathmandu offering plenty’s of natural beauty. Most of the trekking done in Annapurna region is associated with Pokhara as a starting point or as an ending point. The Seti River and its tributaries have dug impressive canyons into the valley floor, which are only visible from higher viewpoints or from the air. Especially Pokhara is famous for its lakes and magnificent views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Makalu Machhapurche etc. Never miss a chance to explore these attractions of Pokhara. This day around Pokhara we visit following sites, Phewa Lake: West part of Pokhara attached with beautiful lake called Phewa Lake. Scenic view of island temple (Taal Barahi) is another attraction and need to do boating to reach there. Built almost in the Center of Fewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force of Shakti. Devi’s FallL: Devi’s fall is lovely waterfall locally kown as Patale Chango. . Legend has it that a trekker by the name of Davy, was washed away by the Padi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.
  • Day 8 : Sightseeing around Pokhara
    Today, we visit the remaining part of Pokhara as below, Seti Gandaki Gorge: Seti Gandaki is a mysterious river flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs underground at places about it’s depth quite beyond imagination. Another of Pokhara natural wonders is the Seti Gandaki River. Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs underground at places. Amazingly, at certain places the river appears hardly two meters wide. However, its depth is quite beyond imagination, over 20m. Bindabasini Temple: Bindabasini Temple lies in the center in the old market of city. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati. Mahendra Cave: Mahendra cave is famous and known as the house of Bats. It is the best to bring our own torch to see the stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the local winged residents. Sarangkot: Sarangkot lies in the north of Pokahra valley and famous for sunrise and for stunning views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Machhapuchre.
  • Day 9 : Drive to Kathmandu
    This day drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 10 : Drive to Dakshin kali temple and Budhanilkantha
    Early in the morning we visit Dakshin Kali Temple and Pharping. After noon we will also visit Budhanilkantha Pharping: Pharping is an ancient city situated in the southern coast of Kathmandu. Pharping offers nunnery monastery, first electric power house, temples and local trade center. Dakshinkali Temple: Dakshinkali Temple is one of the holiest place and famous for all Hindus. Dakshinkali Temple is situated 20km far from Kathmandu in the southern coast. Dakshinkali Temple, one of the main temples of Nepal, is dedicated to Kali, the fearful form of Lord We invite you for farewell dinner at our own restaurant.
  • Day 11 : Final Departure
    As your flight schedule, our representative will drop you at international airport for next destination.

Includes/Excludes

  • Includes
    • Airport, Hotel picks up and drops by private vehicle.
    • Tourist Standard Twin-Sharing Basis in 3/4/5 star Hotel.
    • Guided tour of the city in Private vehicle mentioned on the itinerary.
    • Welcome Dinner and Farewell dinner.
    • All entrance fees/permit and local government charges.
    • A bottle of mineral water per person.
    • Maps.
  • Excludes
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Nepal entry Tourist Visa fee.
    • International Airfare.
    • Airport taxes as well as extra baggage charges.
    • Personal stuff such as electronic device, phone call, internet charges, essential drugs, telephone and its charge etc.
    • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water and cold drinks.
    • Laundries.
    • Tips for tour Guide and Driver (mandatory).
    • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
    • In case of further stay due to Natural calamities or disaster such as political unrest, landslides, cancellation of flight due to weather, strikes, and accident etc.

Map of Trip

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Trip Facts

  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Duration: 11 Day(s)
  • Max. Altitude:
  • Grade :
  • Rating: Best
  • Region: Kathmandu
  • Activity:Sightseeing, Cultural Tour, Photography
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