Nepal is a destination of infinite charm and delightful diversity. This delightful diversity of Nepal is the result of wildly varying ecosystems supporting an array of vegetation types, wildlife species, cultures and habitats. Nepal is a beautiful country has recognized with it’s an extremely rich cultural and religious heritage as well as endless natural beauty. It is a magical Himalayan country where star holds the truth and heaven meets the earth. It is extremely rich a diverse culture because of its unique location between the world’s two largest and ancient civilizations. It has an extremely rich cultural and religious heritage as well as endless natural beautiful surroundings that will take your breath away; it is like journeying through an open museum.
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have declared Ten World Heritage Sites in Nepal among them seven sites are inside Kathmandu Valley and three sites are outside of Kathmandu Valley. In all these Ten World Heritage Sites in Nepal eight sites are cultural heritage sites and others two are natural heritage sites having outstanding universal value. Seven out of eight cultural sites are located inside the Kathmandu valley such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath, Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan are consisting within the Kathmandu Valley and left one as Lumbini (the birth place of Lord Buddha) is located outside the Kathmandu valley.
The existing Hindu temples, Buddhist stupa and monasteries in Kathmandu valley represent this belief. There are mainly three different types of temple. 1. Pagoda style (roof over roof and the upper roof is smaller than down). 2. Stupa style (dome) -all the Buddhist Stupa. 3. Shikhar (Peak) style. People from diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious background lives in Kathmandu valley where the arts, architects, festivals, and ritual are quite diverse. The 'Newars' is the original inhabitant of Kathmandu valley. Most of them are very traditional who still follow their ritual and festivals to preserve their culture. Our Cultural Package Tour includes exploration of the vibrant Kathmandu valley with its sacred temples, statues and narrow winding colorful streets. We also visit Pokhara - a peaceful city beside a beautiful lake surrounded by tree covered hills with views of the high mountains beyond - here you can rest and explore; then Chitwan - famous for its wildlife jungle safaris; Lumbini - the birth place of Lord Buddha.
These are just some of the attractive destinations of your short holiday tour in Nepal. With all of our package cultural tours of Nepal, you will gain invaluable and incomparable insights into the diverse ethnic groups, - their lifestyles, social behavioral patterns, traditions, religion and beliefs - all of these are important aspects of our cultural tours led by knowledgeable, caring guides. This Nepal Cultural tour is a customizable tour that you can add or reduce the days as per your time availability. We have designed our Nepal cultural tour packages to incorporate as many cultural highlights.
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu international airport (1345meters).Overnight at hotel.
Day 02:Information about trip and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03:Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. About 5 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04:Full day sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05:Drive to Lumbini From Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06:Full day sightseeing tour in Lumbini. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07:Drive to Chitwan from Lumbini. About 5 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08:Full day jungle acitivites at Chitwan National Park. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09:Drive to Kathmandu from Chitwan. About 5- 6 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10:Transfer to the Kathmandu International Airport final departure.
Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu international airport (1345meters).Overnight at hotel.Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. Representative of Lovely Nepal Tours and Travels receives at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. A short briefing is given to you about the activities of tomorrow. Overnight at hotel. (B&B)
Day 02Information about trip and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.After the breakfast, you set out for the guided city sightseeing trip. Kathmandu is a city of temples. The tour escorts you to the UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. Temples and Buddhist Stupas are the focused travelling monumental sites. Pashupatinath (Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (Buddhist Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa are some of them. The mediaeval arts and architectures are amazing. Drive back to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at hotel. (B&B)
Day 03Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. About 5 hours. Overnight at hotel.In the morning, we drive to Pokhara, which is the city of lakes. The winding road above the River, forests, villages, fields all are awesome. Reaching Pokhara, transfer to the hotel. If you like, we can get out for the boating or walk around the city. Overnight at hotel. (B & B)
Day 04Full day sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.We drive to Sarangkot to enjoy the early morning sunrise view over the Annapurna region White Mountains. They include Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8163m), Fishtail, Himchuli and others. You can enjoy the paragliding because Sarangkot is one of the best paragliding spots in the world. Returning back to Pokhara, city sightseeing can be done as the further program. David Falls, Seto gorge, Mahendra cave, peace stupa are some of the popular sites. Overnight at hotel. (B & B)
Day 05Drive to Lumbini From Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.After breakfast, we drive to Lumbini. The Highway is straight and flat, so the driving is awesome. The sceneries of the green fields and commercial hubs can be seen. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, who spread the message of peace to all over the world. Walk around the Tharu village in the evening. Overnight at hotel. (B & B)
Day 06Full day sightseeing tour in Lumbini. Overnight at hotel.We go on exploring the Lumbini heritage site. Various features have made this place eye-catching destination in the world. Maya Devi temple, Puskarini Pool, garden, monasteries of different countries, museum and other attractions are spectacular. Pilgrimage trip of Buddhist devotees from different countries come to pay their homage. The surrounding is populated by the indigenous Tharu communities, where you can visit and know the unique lifestyle. Overnight at hotel. (B & B)
Day 07Drive to Chitwan from Lumbini. About 5 hours. Overnight at hotel.In the morning, we drive to the Chitwan National Park to enjoy the Jungle safari in Nepal. It is the most visited national park of Nepal. The road drive is picturesque. The green hills, forests, waterfalls and Rivers are awesome. We reach Chitwan in about 5 hours and check in at the hotel. overnight at hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 08Full day jungle acitivites at Chitwan National Park. Overnight at hotel.After the breakfast, our jungle activities begin. The whole day we keep ourselves busy in Elephant back safari, bird watching, jungle walk, jeep safari, canoe ride and others. Chitwan National Park is a home of one-horned rhino and the Bengal tiger, including several species of flora and fauna. We also walk through the Tharu villages. They are the indigenous group of Nepal. Return back to hotel and rest. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09Drive to Kathmandu from Chitwan. About 5- 6 hours. Overnight at hotel.In the morning we drive back to Kathmandu. Arriving Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and have farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant.
Day 10Transfer to the Kathmandu International Airport final departure.Thank you for your trip with Lovely Nepal Tours and Travels. Our representative drops to the airport for the final departure or to your further destination.