Nepal Culture Tour
Nepal highlights tour can be considered as the perfect blend of nature, culture, wilderness and adventure. Starting from the culturally rich Kathmandu city, we will embrace the beauty of nature and Himalayas in Pokhara followed by involving in wilderness activities at Chitwan National Park. Being short and easy tour, it can be experienced by any travel enthusiast looking to explore major highlights of Nepal in short period of time.
We initiate our Nepal highlights tour after your arrival in Kathmandu followed by guided sightseeing around Swyambhunath stupa, Kathmandu durbar square, Kumari temple, Kasthamandap temple, Patan city and Tibetan refugee camp. Next day after having an instant meal, we take 5 hours drive towards scenic Pokhara city and visit the major tourist attractions like Davis falls, Mahendra cave, Peace pagoda, boating at Phewa lake along the option of involving in the adventurous activites like paragliding, bungee jumping and zip flying. Pokhara also exhibits the close view of picturesque snow capped mountains that enthralls us in its natural beauty.
Chitwan National Park has been another major highlight of Nepal with the home to more than 450 species of birds along the wonderful opportunity to encounter rare endangered species like one horn rhino, royal Bengal tiger, deers and sloth bears. Further experiencing the jungle safari, elephant ride, jungle walk and other wilderness activities a whole day we drive back towards Kathmandu valley for further exploration around Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Bhaktapur durbar square.
Join our Nepal highlights tour, ideal for all the explorers looking for the ultimate travel experience around the Himalayan country Nepal.
Day 01 : arrival – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
- Welcome by our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Introduction to the program of your stay
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
- After breakfast, introduce with the Sightseeing Guide & driver. We set to the first day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. Today you will see the following spots; the details are as described below:
- The Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and is situated at the mound. From this Stupa you can closely look at the settlement pattern in Kathmandu and have a close look at the Chaityas and Monasteries which circles the main stupa of Swyambhunath. This stupa also relates itself to the history of creation of Kathmandu Valley as how Manjushree, a Buddhist monk, saw a huge lotus emanating bright light at the centre of the lake. So he cut a deep gorge allowing the water to drain from the lake because he wanted to observe and worship the lotus where it is said that Swyambhunath is situated.
- Kathmandu Durbar
Square welcomes you to the palaces, courtyards and temples built between 12th to 18th centuries where the then Kings used to live and the coronations of Shaha dynasty Kings used to take place. You might be amazed with the number of temples and architectural styles that you see in this courtyard. Moreover, you might also get the glimpse of Kumari, a living goddess, whose residence is within this courtyard.
Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting melange of Palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the centre of Patan’s religious and social life. A museum full of bronze statues and religious monuments is one of the fascinating places to visit within Patan Durbar Square. A temple entirely built by stone in the 17th century in the name of Hindu deity Krishna, is one of the major attraction of Patan
Day 03 : Drive to Balthali by Kavrebhanjyang – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
After breakfast drive to kavrebhanjyang then start to hiking by Namobuddha. Packed lunch in Namobuddha after visit namo buddha monastry then continue to balthali village resort.
Day 04 : Day Hiking in Balthali – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
Day 05 : Drive to Pokhara – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
- After breakfast drive to Pokhara. A very scenic drive lasts for about 6 hrs through the beautiful riverbanks & gorges. After reaching to Pokhara you will visit Seti george, Davis fall & Bindubasini temple.
Known as the city of lakes and the starting point for trekking destination and the second largest city of Nepal is Pokhara. The Barahi temple in the middle of the big lake is the most fascinating landmark in Pokhara and the reflection of snow capped mountain in the lake is so serene and magnificent that you will remember it for your entire life. With the closer view of Annapurna range and Mt. Fish tail you will feel close to nature and mysticism. The other destinations in Pokhara that you will not want to miss out on are Devin’s fall, Bindabasini Temple, Seti George, Buddhist monasteries and the hike to Peace Pagoda which brings you close to the nature and to the different spectrum of life style in this magnificent city.
Day 06 :sightseeing in pokhara valley – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
Early morning you will drive to sarankkot for sunrise view. After sunrise view then come back to hotel and you will have breakfast in Hotel. David watter fall, Tibetian refuge camp and bindabasine Tempel, In evening time boating in phewatal.
Drive 7 Pokhara-Chitwan National Park – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
- After finishing the breakfast we will be enjoying the boat ride in Phewa lake looking at the spectacular view of Mt. Fishtail and visit Barahi temple in the middle of the lake. After boating we will be driving to Chitwan which takes 5 hours drive where Jungle Safari and canoeing will be waiting for us.
Day 08 : Chitwan National Park – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
- You will be up close and personal with the nature where you will get the chance to walk in the jungle, ride an elephant, canoeing and visiting the village. This day will be full of Excitement where you will not only be close to the nature but also get to be acquainted with Tharu culture, indigenous people of western Nepal. If you will get to see the various types of animals like deer, rare one horned Rhinoceros and if you are lucky enough then you might get opportunity to see Royal Bengal Tigers along with a great variety of flora and fauna.
Day 09 : Chitwan – Kathmandu – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
- At dawn we will set for Jungle walk and bird watching which takes you to the journey of natural beauty and wildlife. After breakfast we will be driving to Kathmandu for 6 hours through the beautiful valleys, alleys, hills and river bank and have lunch on the way to Kathmandu.
Day 10 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
- After breakfast set for the another day’s sightseeing:
Bouddhanath Stupa not only takes you to the journey to the ancient and world’s biggest Stupa or to Buddhist Pilgrimage sites but also exposes you to the Tibetan communities within Nepal. Along with monasteries and devotees chanting religious hymns and playing prayer wheels you will also get to be close with the young boys and girls devoted to be Buddhist Monk which gives you a different perspective about life.
Pashupatinath, one of the holiest temple of Hindu deities Lord Shiva, has a golden roof and silver doors and is built in pagoda style. The temple is in the mid of green forest and the river Bagmati on whose bank Hindus are cremated is flowing on its side. People except Hindu are not allowed to enter the main courtyard of the temple but can be viewed from the eastern bank of the river. It is the centre of the Hindu pilgrimage and annually thousands of devotees flock into the temple during Shivaratri and Teej which occurs in the month of March and August respectively.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
This durbar square will mesmerize you with the beauty of different temples and palaces. You will not only be able to see the spectacular view of 15th century architecture but also will be acquainted with the palaces and the courtyard of the ancient times. The golden gates, wooden palace studded with 55 windows, Batsala temple, Shiva temple and the National Art Gallery are the major attractions of this square. Moreover, you might not want to miss out the five storied Nyatapola Temple built in 17th century; adding on to its structure are the pair of two wrestlers, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and goddess’s tigress & lioness in each storey making it the most tallest pagoda style temple exhibiting the immense creativity and craftsmanship of Nepali in those centuries.
Day 11 DEPARTURE – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
Back to Home
- Overnight with Breakfast in all hotels (B&B Plan).
- Overnight in Chitwan with Full board including Jungle Activities.
- Entrance Fees to City and Monuments and National Park Entry Fees.
- Sightseeing tour in kathmandu & Pokhara with guide
- All Transfer and Sightseeing by private Vehicle.
- Insurance coverage for guide and driver.
- English speaking guide(Possibility of German speaking guide).
- Nepal Visa Fees.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Beverage and expenses of personal nature
- Personal Travel insurance
- Any cost occurred due to landslide, political disorder or natural calamities, flight cancellation or any unforeseen reason, etc.
- Any cost items not mentioned in cost includes clause
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- All our Nepal tours and treks require a degree of fitness; therefore you should always check with your local GP regarding your health and fitness before you travel. It’s the client’s responsibility to notify SUMMIT REISEN NEPAL of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability that may affect your ability to travel on your desired trip.
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Our Responsible Tourism Policy
- SUMMIT REISEN NEPAL is re-inventing tourism for the benefit of local people, tourists, environment and the tourism industry at large.
- Should you have a complaint about the trip or tour, you must make it known to a tour leader or guide at the earliest opportunity so we can take appropriate action.
The equipment and clothing you require depends on where and when you trek. Of course, you will not need the same equipment for going up to the Everest Base Camp in the middle of winter and doing a short, low altitude trek.
- One backpack to be carried by the porter with a large plastic bag to put inside the backpack in case of rain
- One light day pack
- One warm sleeping bag, especially if you camp. In tea houses, there is no heating in the rooms
- One pair of waterproof broken in trekking shoes
- Three pairs of socks
- One rain coat
- One down-jacket
- One pair of long pants and one pair of short pants
- Three T-shirts, long and short sleeves
- One sweater
- Three pairs of underwear
- One bathing suit (there may be hot springs along the trek)
- One pair of gloves
- One warm hat / one sun hat
- One pair of sunglasses, with good eye protection if you intend to climb glaciers
- And also: head torch with extra batteries, multi-purpose knife, sun tan lotion, towel, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, a large reusable water bottle, purification drops/tablets to treat the water, medicine (band-aids, blister pads, painkillers, stomach pills, anti-diarrhea tablets, antibiotic, sterile plain and crepe bandages, tube of antiseptic cream, decongestants/antihistamines, throat lozenges, paracetamol or aspirin, camera equipment, binoculars, walking stick
Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu
For Peak Climbing
In Addition To The Equipment Above Referenced, You Will Also Need:
- Climbing boots
- Ice axe
- Ice screws
- Snow bars
- Rock pegs
- Helmet (crash hat)
- Warm climbing trousers
- Waterproof climbing jacket
- Lightweight thermal/ insulated ski gloves
- Down high altitude sleeping bag
- Climbing sunglasses
- Lightweight fleece
- Fleece/wool for climbing
A typical trekking day
A typical day’s walk lasts from five to seven hours and involves a number of ascents and descents. It is rare to spend much time at the same level. On an organized camping trek, the day is run to a remarkably tight schedule: up at 6 am with a cup of tea, pack the gear before breakfast, start walking at 7 am, stop for lunch around 12 o’clock for about half an hour, start after lunch at noon and stop walking at about 3 pm. The dinner is served around 6.30 pm and followed by a briefing for the next trekking day and then it is time to go to sleep.
Please be aware that this time table may be adjusted according to weather conditions, availability of camp sites, water supply etc.
To ensure you will fully enjoy your trek and make the most of it, we also advise you about the following points which should seriously be taken into account:
Food and Water
Lodges and tea houses are carefully chosen by our staff all along the trek. We will make sure that excellent food will be provided to you and that water is boiled or adequately treated, as this is one of the basic rules for healthy trekking. On a camping trek, your only concern with food is sitting down to eat it! The porters carry all the food along with them and there will be a cook with assistants who can turn out meals of often stunning complexity, like baking a cake
Acclimatization is very important for trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days.
However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your guide will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometimes breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms, we will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action.
Please make sure that your medical insurance policy will cover a helicopter evacuation if needed since the fee for such an evacuation can amount to US$ 2000.00 per rescue. Please also check the maximum altitude to which you are covered. Sometimes, you have to subscribe a complementary insurance above 4000 m.
First aid kit
Although a first aid kit is provided, we strongly recommend that you take with you the medicine we listed in the equipment check-list as well as your personal medicines as prescribed by your physician
A valid permit is required for certain areas. In order to obtain it (upon your arrival), two working days and two passports size photographs are required.
Everything is included in the price of the trek, except for the purchase of water and soft / hard drinks so we advise you to always carry Nepalese rupees during your trek. The amount to be carried depends on the area and the duration of the trek.
Be A Responsible Trekker And Minimize Your Impact
- Although trekking in the Himalayas plays a vital role in the economy of many mountain areas, it also may have a negative impact which has become a major concern.
- From an ecological point of view, always carry your rubbish with you, drink treated water instead of mineral water in order to reduce the use of plastic bottles.
- Be respectful of the flora and the fauna.
- From a human point of view, please respect Nepalese culture and traditions. It is a good thing before leaving for the trek to have a look at the “Do and Don’t” since an inappropriate behavior, though considered normal in Western countries, could severely shock or hurt local people.
- Do not “steal” pictures and always ask permission from the person before photographing them.
- Please do not give money or sweets to the children directly on your trip, as this encourages them to beg and may contribute to dental problems. If you would like to give something back, you can assist with our charity work by volunteering or giving a donation.
- Cost: € 1015
- Duration: 11 days
- Country Visited: Nepal
- Trip starts in: Kathmandu
- Trip ends in: Kathmandu
- Max Altitude:
- Activity: Touring with Hiking
- Trip grade:
- Accomodation: Deluxe hotel in kathmandu, pokhara, chitwan and Balthali
- Transportation: Car, Bus
- Group size: 1-12 pax
- Activity per day: Daily walking 5 to 6 hours