Nepal Cultural Tour with Himalayan Vista is the combination of Cultural sights and Himalayan scenario, it diversifies the authentic Nepali culture of Kathmandu, Lumbini and other major destination like Chitwan and Pokhara. Where you can get an accumulated experience in one program. this trip offers to gain fusion experience of trekking trail and the heritage view.
Cultural delves and educational tour is one that numerous youths, as well as adults, have been found coming to Nepal with the intention of performing. This is a tour that is carried out by people who wish to learn and explore the intricacies of Nepalese culture and ways of living. People, who want to carry out researches, make documentaries or movies are the ones who are interested in this kind of tours and as this also includes adventure, people are even more attracted to it.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)
Day 2: Full day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. Later drive to Nagarkot (35km/1 Hrs)
Day 3: Drive to Chitwan (205km/7 hrs drive). On the way Trishuli River Rafting
Day 4: Full day Jungle Activities in Chitwan
Day 5: Drive from Chitwan to Lumbini (159km/ 3 hrs)
Day 6: Drive to Pokhara (199km/ 4 hrs drive)
Day 7: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1525m/5003ft, 3 hrs)
Day 8: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m/9366ft, 6 hrs)
Day 9: Hike to Poonhill (3245m/10646ft) – back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani (2523m/8277ft, 5-6 hrs)
Day 10: Trek to Ghandruk (1970m/6463ft, 3-4 hrs)
Day 11: Trek down to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (200kms/6Hrs)
Day 13: Final Departure
Welcome to the land of Himalayas. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with the beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and will be provided all the detailed information about your program. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you will have a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City consists of Three World Heritage Sites Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Boudhanath, the 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. In Pashupati Nath area you can see famous Lord Shiva temple and Hindu cremation ground. The two-tier golden roof and silver doors of the temple are famous all over the world.
Bhaktapur (Bhadgaun), one of the Authentic historical city in Kathmandu valley also known as City of Devotees.55 window palaces, Batasala Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapole Temple, Golden Gate, Lions Gate, and Mini Pashupati Temple are some major attraction of Bhaktapur city. Later drive to Nagarkot which is 16km from Bhaktapur and 32km from Kathmandu. Located in the hilltop at an altitude of 2175m from the sea level, It offers the breathtaking views of Khumbu ranges, Langtang ranges, Dorje Lakpa, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, Mt. Everest. Overnight stay at Hotel in Nagarkot.
After breakfast at your Hotel in Nagarkot, you will be transferred to Raft Put-In point, Charaudi (115km /4 hours). Followed by a short briefing about safety and guidelines by our professional Raft Guide, your adventure will start with the currents of Trishuli River. For 3-4 hours you will be rafting over some class 2 or 3 rapids called "LADIES DELIGHT", "UPSET" and "SURPRISE". Your instantly cooked fresh lunch will be waiting for you at Riverside camp. After lunch & relaxation drive to Chitwan. Upon arrival at Chitwan transfer to your Resort. Overnight stay at Jungle Resort in Chitwan.
Today, you will have a full day Jungle Activities inside Chitwan National Park. Elephant Safari is most popular activities in Chitwan which offers an excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of Deer, Rhinoceros, Bore, Monkey, Leopard, Sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home. On the way back one can enjoy the Elephant Bathing View. Later transfer for Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial followed by Jungle Walk. Overnight stay at Jungle Resort in Chitwan.
Having a delicious breakfast and some bird watching program before that, you get all set and ready for a drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha (159km/ 3 hrs). As this is a fine location, you will love visiting various places that trace the upbringing and other evidences of Lord Buddha’s childhood. Overnight stay at Hotel in Lumbini.
Early morning visit Maya Devi Temple. The spiritual heart of Lumbini, Maya Devi Temple marks the spot where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama. In the adjoining sacred garden you’ll find the pillar of Ashoka, ancient ruins of stupas, and maroon- and saffron-robed monks congregating under a sprawling Bodhi (pipal) tree decorated with prayer flags. Buy your entrance ticket 50m north of the gate to the Sacred Garden, and remove your shoes at the gate. Later drive to Pokhara (199/5hrs). Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.
Watching the mountains you can enjoy your breakfast then drive toward Nayapul. It will take an hour to reach your trek starting point. You will start your trek from Nayapul crossing the Modi Khola Bridge to your destination Tikhedhunga. Overnight stay at local Guest House Lodge.
Second day of your trek starts after your breakfast towards Ghorepani. You have to climb the steep stone stairs which includes 3300 steps. Compared to other regions this trek is easier so don’t get scared seeing the number of stairs. On the way you can experience rhododendron forest, flora and fauna. Overnight stay at local Guest House Lodge.
Today we start with a pre-dawn hike to Poon Hill (3245m/10646ft) . It is a steep climb up stairs that takes about 1 hour. From here we will watch the sunrise from this stunning viewpoint where we can see both the Annapurna Range and the Dhaulagiri Range with uninterrupted views. In spring the hillside of the surrounding areas is a stunning palette of red rhododendrons that blanket the hillside. This photogenic location is one of the highlights of this trek. After breakfast, we continue on with a fairly easy walk to Tadapani through dense forest alive with greenery and wildlife. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
You can enjoy your breakfast then head toward your destination Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a Gurung village surrounded by the amazing mountains Annapurna and Fish Tail. The village is famous for its well preserved typical Gurung lifestyle and the traditional festivals. You can feel the warm hospitality of the Gurung community and they will show you their well preserved “Ghatu“ dance. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
Before trekking back to Nayapul you can have your breakfast and then trek down toward Birethanti. Your vehicle will be standing by to drive you back to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu (200kms/6 hours). Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be escorted to your hotel. You are free to enjoy leisure day or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. You can either visit Great Nepal’s office in Thamel or take rest in your hotel room. In the evening, we can visit some more places in Kathmandu as far as possible then we will attend a celebration dinner together. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.
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To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.
Why Tipping is essential?
There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.
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