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Nepal Cultural Tour With Himalayan Vista – 12 Days

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Nepal Cultural Tour With Himalayan Vista

  • 12 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Nepal
  • Altitude: 3210m/10531ft
  • Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size : Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Starts/ Ends: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Land Transportation
  • Rafting Distance: 16-18 Km
  • Attractions: Cultural & Natural Sightseeing/Hiking/Trekking

Nepal Cultural Tour with Himalayan Vista is the combination of Cultural sightseeing and hiking around Himalaya, it diversifies the authentic Nepali culture of Kathmandu, white water rafting at Trishuli river, jungle safari at sub tropical inner terai lowland and enjoy the beautiful trip to the vantage point and soak into the stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre peaks. 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.

The main highlight of Nepal Cultural Tour with Himalayan Vista is the sunrise view from the stunning viewpoint, Poonhill situated at an altitude of 3210 meters/10531 feet. It is one of the best vantage points in the Annapurna Region from where one can enjoy the 360-degree views of the high Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks with uninterrupted sights. During the spring, the hillside of the surrounding areas gets covered with stunning palettes of red color with the blooming of Rhododendron. This trip has always been the Photographer’s Paradise as the views from this location exert a truly heavenly beauty.  

Nepal Cultural Tour With Himalayan Vista Itinerary

Day 1:Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)

Welcome to the land of the Himalayas. Our company representative will escort you to your hotel. You will be provided with all the detailed information about your trip. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2:Drive to Chitwan (175km/6 hrs drive), On the way Trishuli River Rafting.

After breakfast at your Hotel in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to Raft Put-In point, Charaudi (85 KM 3 hour). 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 drive to Chitwan. Upon your arrival at Chitwan, you will be moved to the hotel for check-in purposes. The rest of the day will have briefings about the tour activities. In the evening, enjoy the Tharu Dance Program followed by a typical Nepali dinner.

Day 3:Full day Jungle Activities in Chitwan

Early in the morning, get ready for the jungle safari. Take lots of photos and videos while on safari. Who knows what you’ll come across. After breakfast, you will be guided to the Elephant Breeding Center. There, you will see how the elephant meals are prepared and how they are fed. The guides will explain the nature of elephants and all other things related to such species. During the evening, you will visit the Tharu village.

Day 4:Drive to Pokhara (146Kms/4 Hrs)

Early in the morning, you will drive to Pokhara after having the morning meal. Upon our arrival at Pokhara some 4 hours later, you will be moved to the hotel for check-in purposes. During the evening, one can visit the Fewa Lake to boat and visit the Tal Barahi Temple.

Day 5:Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1525m/5003ft, 3 hrs)

After breakfast you will drive to Nayapul. The small village is the starting point of the trek. Just follow the Modi Khola (River) through picturesque farmlands and rice terraces to get to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at tea house lodge in Tikhedhunga.

Day 6:Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m/9366ft, 6 hrs)

Fuel yourself up with a delicious and nutritious rural delicacy. From today, the real trekking starts as you will have to hike up and down the strenuous hills of the region. Start with a steep climb on the 3500 stone steps to reach Ulleri. Further hike uphill will end the strenuous trail and make the trail easier. After a few hours of trekking, you will reach Ghorepani. Along the trail, experience the beautiful views of the Rhododendron forest, diverse flora and fauna and the scenic hillside. Overnight at tea house lodge in Ghorepani.

Day 7:Hike to Poonhill (3245m/10646ft) – back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani (2523m/8277ft, 6 hrs)

Today, we will start at pre-dawn. Hike along the steep stairs to get to Poon Hill. The hike will take us about an hour. The sunrise views from the stunning viewpoint are breathtaking. Poon Hill is one of the best vantage points in the Annapurna Region. Enjoy the 360-degree views of the high Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks with uninterrupted sights. During the spring, the hillside of the surrounding areas gets covered with stunning palettes of red color with the blooming of Rhododendron. This photogenic place has been staying as one of the highlights of this trek. After breakfast, you will continue the trek on an easy walk to Tadapani through the dense forest alongside green hills and diverse wildlife. Overnight at tea house in Tadapani.

Day 8: Trek to Ghandruk (1970m/6463ft, 3-4 hrs)

You can enjoy your breakfast then head towards your destination Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a Gurung village surrounded by amazing mountains such as the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. 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. Overnight at tea house in Ghandruk.

Day 9: Trek down to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara

After breakfast trek down towards Nayapul via Birethanti. Your vehicle will be standing by to drive you back to Pokhara. Rest of the day or explore around the Fewa Lake. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu (200kms/6Hrs)

Today, you will return to the Kathmandu Valley by a tourist bus. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be guided back to your hotel. Freshen up and stroll around the Kathmandu Valley for souvenirs. Later, in the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 11: Full day explore the real essence of Kathmandu

Kathmandu Durbar Square (City of Temples): This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17h -century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city.

Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): The Great Stupa of Swayambhu stands on a hill to the west of Kathmandu. Its name means “The self-created, self-existent Buddha”. The myth of its origin is also a myth of the primordial Buddha’s enlightenment. It is the story of the origin and spread of Buddhism throughout Nepal and the origin myth of the Valley. This place has been the most sacred for both the Buddhist and Hindu devotees. It is considered to be the most powerful shrine in the Himalayas. At the top of the eastern stairway is the great Vajra set upon a drum that has the Dharmadhatu Mandala inscribed upon its gilt copper top. It is said that this drum covered a well that reflected images of the beloved dead with such flattery that wives and husbands would throw themselves in and drown. Another story has it that the Mandala covers a pit to the hells and the realms of the hungry ghosts.

Patan City (City of Fine Arts): Patan City is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateways, Guardian Deities, and wonderful carvings. Krishna Mandir, which is one of the grandeur of the square, was built in 1637 by the king Siddhi Narsingh Malla. The entire temple is constructed of the stone. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is known as the city of fine arts or city of artists. The diversity of the Medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today’s visitors. Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, Hiranya Varna Maha Bihar are just a few among the temples offering you an ecstasy of paintings, wood and metal carvings.

Later, in the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Final Departure

Your trip concludes. A Great Nepal representative will guide you to the airport some 3 hours before the flight. Have a safe journey ahead.

Inclusion

  • All transportation using private A/c vehicle as per the Itinerary including baggage on the same transport.
  • Three nights accommodation whilst in Kathmandu and Two nights accommodation in Pokhara on Twin Sharing Basis with Breakfast (BB).
  • Two Nights accommodation in Chitwan at Jungle Lodge/Resort on twin sharing basis with all meals and Jungle activities. (FB)
  • Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trekking days on Twin Sharing/Dormitory Room with Three meals a day followed by tea/coffie while on trekking days (FB).
  • Professional English speaking licensed rafting guides & safety kayakers, all rafting equipment including helmets, PFDs, paddles, splash jackets and wetsuits, all necessary River permits with Instantly cooked fresh Lunch on Trishuli River Rafting.
  • English speaking naturalist guide for Chitwan Jungle Safari with necessary National Park Fees.
  • Government licensed English speaking Sherpa Guide throughout the trek.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek. (02Trekkers:01Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, and transportation for office staffs.
  • Annapurna conservation’s park fees and TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show and Authentic Nepalese Cuisine in Kathmandu.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • All necessary services charge and Government Taxes.

Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu (Each item costs about $4 - $7 dollars depending on place where you eat)
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items, Wifi access fees in lodges, fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services and Personal trekking gear while trekking.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory), this must include helicopter rescue (Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa cost. One can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US$ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US$ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like( natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Which is not mandatory but highly appreciated)
  • Any other items not mentioned on above Include Section.