13 days Nepal Culture Tour is a bridge between different cultures of the world. Traveling for Change is the main theme of this tour. The world is truly a classroom for travelers who expand their worldviews each day by experiencing new cultures. The Nepal Culture Tour aims to link travelers with village experiences and school visits in several districts of Nepal and offers an unparalleled schools’ standard in different districts of Nepal. It is a tour which offers to experience authentic culture, gives opportunity to live with traditional Nepali family in a remote area . Provides chance to visit government and private schools where you can see the difference between them with an optional choice to take a class. It is the right place to conduct this tour as Nepal is a multi cultural, multi lingual and multi ethnic state. There are so many different kind of people and their cultures.
Upper mustang is a very sacred place inhabited by Tibetan people. So, it is a right place to go for learning Tibetan culture and way of life. Tibetan culture trek in Nepal can also be one good option for cultural trekkers. Nepal Culture Tour offers people-to-people connections – meeting with villagers, students, teachers, monks, priests and administrators and establishing meaningful relationships while helping to improve the educational experience in a country hungry for ways to move beyond traditional lecture and rote-teaching styles. Nepal Cultural Immersion Tour offers a variety of experiences in contrasting locales: the vibrant capital city of Kathmandu, outdoor adventures in Pokhara under the towering Himalayan peaks. Pokhara is a touristy junction to start number of Himalayan treks such as Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
River Rafting in the Trisuli River jungle safari activities including elephant riding in dense jungles of Chitwan, temple tours, school visits and more. Travelers will experience a true taste of the climate and terrain in which the Nepalese people live and learn. The people of Nepal are warm, welcoming and eager to interact with westerners. Travelers will enrich their own hearts and minds and will help sustain educational benefits for generations of Nepalese children. There are other many interesting tours in Nepal such as the best treks for 2019 in Nepal. Join our incredibly different langtang valley trek. It is one of the most excellent Nepal trips known as
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Program Highlights include:
-Explore majestic Buddhist temples in the exciting Kathmandu Valley.
-See the sun rise and set over Mt. Everest from the village of Nargarkot.
-Embark on a safari adventure in the Royal Chitwan National Park.
-Hike, boat and optional paraglide in Pokhara amongst the towering Himalayan peaks
-Stay with a Nepalese family in the remote and tranquil village of Kavre.
-Visit a children’s rehab center and an orphanage for children of prison inmates.
-Visit schools with an option to teach a class.
-Enjoy traditional Nepali food and dance at the famous Nepali Chulo restaurant.
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu Nepal (1350m) and transfer to Hotel organized by Himalayan Adventure Sports.
You are met at the airport and transferred to accommodations. Check into the Monastery guest house mingle with saffron robed monks and fervent pilgrims spinning their prayer wheels. Participate in arrival ceremony including introduction to Nepal history and culture, and a briefing on Himalayan Adventure Sports Innovations. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the Shechen Guesthouse.
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley for experiencing Buddhism and Hinduism (1350m) and finally drive to Nagarkot (2150m) for sun set, sun rise and Himalayas views.
Visit Boudhanath Stupa considered the world’s largest Buddhist shrine, a site of pilgrimage for Buddhists from all over the world. Continue to the Hindu temple of Pashupathinath built in pagoda style with a gilded roof and site of holy Hindu cremations. Then explore the ancient Swayambhunath monkey temple, the most profound expression of Buddhist symbolism in Nepal and the central location of the valley’s creation myth. The surrounding area is home to hundreds of Tibetans in exile. Return to the Shechan Guesthouse, collect overnight bags (leave luggage in Guesthouse rooms) and travel to the small farming village of Nargarkot. Hotel Country Villa or Similar accommodations in Nagarkot.
Day 3 Nargarkot to Kathmandu.
View early Morning sunrise over Mt. Everest, world’s tallest peak (29029ft, 8848m) the roof of the world. Return to Kathmandu to see the royal city of Bhaktapur a show case of medieval Nepalese town life and a UNESCO world heritage site. Walk around historic Durbar Square to view its ancient courtyards and temples. Bhaktapur was the crown jewel of the Malla Empire which dominated Nepal in the 13th and 14th centuries. After lunch visit Padmodaya High School to meet students, teachers, and administrators with the option of teaching class on a subject of your choice.
Day 4 Kathmandu to Chitwan (415m) 5 hours drives.
After Breakfast, leave suitcase at your hotel in Kathmandu and take only necessary items and take bag for 4 nights and drive to Royal Chitwan National Park a UNESCO world cultural heritage site and home to the rare endangered and elusive Bengal tigers. En route to Chitwan go to river rafting on the Trisuli River for 2 to 3 hours with an experienced crew through half dozen class II and III rapids. Enjoy Lunch by the River side Spring Resort. Continue your travel by the same vehicle after your Lunch. Visit the Park centre and ride on the backs of elephants through the lush jungle with its thick trees cover and tall grass that shelters many animals including single horned Asian Rhinoceros and sloth bears. Royal Chitwan National Park is the home for more than 543 species of Birds. It is also known as the heaven for bird watchers.
Day 5 Chitwan Tours.
Begin exploring Royal Chitwan National Park a unique subtropical lowland environment of hills, lakes, rivers and flood plains. Chitwan National is a former Royal hunting region that sustains an enormous verity of wild lives. Rise for early morning bird watching. After breakfast enjoy a variety of options including a leisurely jungle walk, a peaceful canoe trip and nearby village walking trip.
Day 6 Chitwan to Pokhara (827m)
Optional early morning bird watching. After breakfast, depart chitwan for Pokhara. Check in to Hotel fewa in a gorgeous setting right on the lake with a screened veranda with lake view and a great restaurant. Hike 2 hours to scenic over look at a crystal clear mountain lake. After lunch, enjoy the majestic beauty of the tranquil waters surrounding towering peaks of the Himalayas, while boating on 2 local lakes. Pokhara hosts a nearly unobstructed view of towering peaks mts Annapurna and Manaslu 25 miles to the north. Dominating skylines is the double finned summit of Machhapuchhre (fishtail) so named for its twin peaks summit though only one is visible from pokhara. Depending on the weather, pokhara offers a commanding view of the Annapurna range which contains 10 spectacular peaks that stands more 20,000 feet high
Day 7 Pokhara Tours (827m)
Pokhara is a popular center for outdoor activities optional activities for the day include Paraglyding( extra charge,optional and only on availability) launching from sarangkotthe hill north of the town of Lakeside. Yoga/meditation at the garden yiga- the chozin Buddhist center.Visiting the Pokhara museum located along the seti river gorge. Small but well done with informative displays and commentary on Nepalese ethnic groups, rites, customs, trade and costumes.Strolling the Lakeside shops or relaxing in local gardens. Dinner and dancing at a live music venue in the eveniing.
Day 8, Pokhara to Kathmandu with scenic flight.
After breakfast, fly from pokhara to kathmandu. Check in and eat lunch at Tibet Guest House in Kathmandu. After lunch, observe Narahiti Royal Museum and look at the palace where royal massacred took place in 2001 when Maoist were fighting underground peoples ‘war for 10 years.
Tibet Guest House or similar accommodations.
Day 9 Kathmandu to kavre(1550m)
After breakfast attend a special church service at the stunning Catholic Church in Patan. Bring an overnight bag and depart for the village of kavre. During the 4 hour trip to kavre, visit Namo Buddha stupa a pilgrim site. Stop for lunch en route. After arriving in kavre, meet and greet villagers and host family. Have supper and stay overnight at the family home of our host family in kavre.
Kavre host family accommodations
Day 10 Kavre to Kahmandu.
Experience a day in the life of kavre a village still steeped in Nepalese traditions. After breakfast begin by visiting the students of the local primary school to see government schools function in small towns. After leaving the school,meet with villagers and explore kavre. Lunch with the host family provides another chance to enjoy an authentic Nepalese meal and discuss the traditions and culture of this region. Visit the family’s farm. After lunch return to Kathmandu.
Tibet Guest House or similar accommodations.
Day 11 Kathmandu
Visit Nexus International Academy in the morning to interact with teachers, students and administrators. Observe classroom activities. After lunch, visit the HIV New Life Rehabilitation center for infected children who are often malnorished and ill from nglect. Using nutrition and modern medicine this innovative center rehabilitates children by teaching them life sustaining skills.
Tibet Guest House or similar accommodations.
Day 12 Kathmandu.
Visit “Top 10 CNN Hero” Puspa Basnet at her Educational child Development Center (ECDC) a nonprofit organization in Kathmandu that works to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children of imprisoned parents. After lunch, visit the Patan Museum a well curated permanent collection important bronzes and stones sculptures with wood carvings a gilded Malla throne and an assortment of archival photographs. The exhibits are arranged thematically through Hindu, Buddhist and Tantrik iconography text. Enjoy a farewell banquet of authentic Nepalese and Newari cuisine and dancing at the beautiful Nepali chulo restaurant.
Day 13 Departure
Before final departure, enjoy the vibrant markets of Boudhanath for shopping Tibetan handicraft to support Tibetan refugees living to different refugee camps. Also visit Thamel for observing Kathmandu’s atmosphere. Transportation is provided 3 hours before departure.
- Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
- All the accommodations in twin bed sharing basis in standard hotel in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, chitwan, Pokhara and (kavre. In kavre you stay with host family. It is not a hotel and standard is very basic. You need your own sleeping bag. If you do not have one we can rent one in Kathmandu)
- Domestic flight tickets from PKR-KTM and airport tax.
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trip
- 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide with his food, accommodation,
salary, equipments & insurance.
- All transportation by private vehicle.
- Tourist service charge,
- Office Service charge
- All Government Tax.
- Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
- International air fare to and from Nepal.
- Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
- Items and expenses of personal nature.
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet and bottled water.
- Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
- Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
- Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
- Entrance fees to heritage sites.
- Tips for guide, and drivers.