Nepal Culture Tour

7 Days
6 Reviews in TripAdvisor Recommended by 99%
  • Private vehicle
  • 3 Stars Hotels
  • Kathmandu
  • All around the year
  • Eco-Tour, Cultural Tour
  • English, Spanish, French, Chinese
  • Easy
  • 2-20
  • 15
  • 70

Nepal Culture Tour Overview

Nepal Culture Tour is one of the complete tour packages in Nepal that allows you to immerse yourself in the country’s deep-rooted unique culture and explore its uniqueness, richness, and authenticity in just one week.

Nepal is a museum of customs and traditions. It is a country of cultural bliss and its culture differs from cultural practices around the globe. Foremost, the country used to be the only Hindu kingdom in the world. But later, the nation was replaced by the federal republic. Nepal is a secular state now. Still, no wonder Hinduism dominates Nepal.

Moving on to another fact, Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha–the founder of Buddhism. Buddhist followers dominate the Himalayan area. There are many stupas, monasteries, and places built in honor of the Lord Buddha. Likewise, Buddhism is the second religion in terms of the population following the faith in Nepal.

On your 7-day Nepal Culture Tour, one can experience the religious melange of Hinduism, Buddhism, and many other religions.

Places you will Visit in the 7 Days Nepal Culture Tour

Pashupatinath temple

Pashupatinath temple, the holiest temple of Lord Shiva, lies in Nepal. The temple has high religious significance. Each year, thousands of Hindu tourists from around the globe come to Nepal to visit this temple. It comes at the top list of any religious tour of Hindus in the country.

The temple area comprises many ancient temples, idols, and statues at the Bagmati Riverbank. Even though only Hindus may enter Pashupatinath’s main temple, there are other places to visit for other religious followers.

The daily worship (Aarati) on the bank of the Bagmati River has the power of healing. It drives away all the negative vibes and fills our bodies with positive energy. The cremation site is also a major attraction to the place. It helps you know the death rituals of Hindu people, i.e., how the dead body is burnt after the death rites. Again, burning the body after death is not common in other religions.

The Sadhus, in colorful dress and unique attire, are the other major attractions of the temple. The temple is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in Nepal. Thus exploring the Pashupatinath temple is a great joy.

Henceforth, the Culture Tour in Nepal lets you get insights into the cultural practices of Hinduism.

Swayambhunath stupa

Swayambhunath stupa is a symbol of peace and a holy place for Buddhist pilgrims. The complex comprises a stupa, shrines, temples, and monasteries that lie on the hilltop. The stupa is a big white dome with a golden spire on the top of the dome with Buddha’s eyes and eyebrows looking at all sides.

As per mythology, Kathmandu used to be an enormous lake. A legendary man named Manjushree cut a hill with his sword to allow the lake’s water to pass out of the valley. Also, there was a lotus on the lake that sat in the same place where the stupa sits now.

Besides the stupa, there are many colossal statues of Buddha, monasteries, and other shrines around the complex. Many Buddhists visit this place as it holds principal value amongst the Buddhist people. Also, the stupa is on the charts of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in Nepal. Nepal Culture Tour is a standout amongst other approaches to finding the cultural varieties of Nepal.

Boudhanath stupa

Located around 11 kilometers away from the center of Kathmandu is another stupa famous as the Boudhanath stupa. It is a beautiful and large stupa placed on a massive three-layered Mandela. The prominent white dome structure of the stupa sits upon a three-layered whitewashed Mandela, one of the world’s largest stupas.

The white color of the structure gives a peaceful and soothing look to this monumental structure. Above the white dome lies a golden spire with Buddha’s eyes on all sides.

It is one of the popular sites for Buddhist people for prayers. The colorful prayer flags and prayer wheels give an authentic look to the stupa. In the morning and evening, the place receives many devotees performing a kora around the structure. Like the Swayambhunath stupa, even the Boudhanath stupa makes its place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites charts.

Above all, these stupas will give you an insight into Buddhism and its culture and practices during your Nepal Culture Tour.

Palaces of the Medieval Period in Nepal 

With this Nepal Culture Tour, you can get some insights into Nepal’s vibrant art and history. In Nepal’s medieval period, Malla kings who had great taste in art and architecture ruled Kathmandu. So, they spent a lavishing life in some boutique-style palaces with beautiful shrines and temples.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is a living example of their great taste and lavishing life. Durbar Square is a complex with a palace, temple, and other monuments. It has now turned into a museum that treasures the monuments of history.

The wooden works in the windows, pillars, and metalwork in the palaces’ statues and roofs set an exemplary example for all art lovers. If you don’t have time for a full Nepal Culture Tour, you can still visit these amazing places in the capital city. You can opt out of the Kathmandu Day Tour.

A gentle touch of natural beauty in One Week’s Nepal Culture Tour

Nepal culture tour is not just confined to the cultural richness of the country! The tour takes you to some beautiful sites around the Kathmandu Valley. Hence, it’s also an opportunity to dissolve into the natural glory of this small Himalayan country.

Some beautiful hill stations in Nepal offer captivating views of verdant valleys, hills, and mountains. We will also hike to some locations near Kathmandu, such as Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel, from where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains in Nepal.

Here, you can relax peacefully, enjoying the magnificence of lush hills, valleys, forests, and close-up views of the mountains. The glorious sunrise and sunset views amidst the mountains will make your trip even more enriching and delightful.

One can opt for their 7-day Nepal Culture Tour any time of the year. It is an easy and short cultural tour that shows you this beautiful Himalayan nation’s natural and cultural magnificence. If you are ready to go on a Nepal culture tour, you can write to us or call us directly

Itinerary

After you arrive at Kathmandu Airport, our representative will welcome you and explain our plans. As there are not any planned activities for today, we will drop you at your hotel. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, you will have a guided tour of some major religious sites in Nepal. Kathmandu is also called the city of Temples as it comprises many ancient monuments and temples built in the Malla period of Nepal. The city opens up to unique cultural practices and traditions.

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel to go on a city tour ahead after breakfast. You will then visit four of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple), Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Stupa. You will also have enough time to shop for handicrafts and other taste local cuisines during the tour. After the visit to all these beautiful cultural heritage sites, we will return to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive you to Sundarijal, the starting point of our hiking journey. We follow a path along with the stone-paved stairs and the jungles of the Shivapuri Wildlife Reserve. We ascend for over two hours to open up into a flat surface. Then we descend to Chisapani, enjoying the close-up views of the mountains to our left. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Chisapani.

In the early morning, we enjoy the views of the sunrise amidst the mountains. After breakfast, we follow a trail along a forested area to Nagarkot. Halfway, we walk through the jungle and then through verdant hills and charming villages. Enjoying the magnificence of the hills, valleys, and mountains, we walk uphill and downhill along a lush trail until we reach Nagarkot. In the evening, we walk up to the view tower to admire the mountains and sunset's gorgeous views. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Nagarkot.

In the early morning, we walk up to the view tower and enjoy the sunrise's mesmerizing views amidst the mountains. Then we return to the hotel for breakfast and follow a lively path along lush hills, terraced farmlands, and interesting villages. We pass villages like Rohini, Bhanjyang, Khalthung, and Robi Bhanjyang on the way to Dhulikhel. On reaching Dhulikhel, it will shower us with stunning views of mountains. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Dhulikhel.

We wake up early to catch views of the sunrise amidst the mountains from Dhulikhel. After breakfast, we explore the area and get ready to drive back to Kathmandu. A vehicle will pick us up from our hotel in Dhulikhel and drive us back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, we will drop you at your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 7 :
Farewell

We wake up early to catch views of the sunrise amidst the mountains from Dhulikhel. After breakfast, we explore the area and get ready to drive back to Kathmandu. A vehicle will pick us up from our hotel in Dhulikhel and drive us back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, we will drop you at your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers–pick up and drop to Tribhuvan International Airport
  • All kinds of transportations during your Nepal Culture tour
  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel
  • Breakfast during the Nepal Culture tour
  • All paper works in the destinations
  • National park and cultural heritage sites entry tickets
  • A licensed, professional guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
  • All the costs of guide and porter, including accidental insurance
  • Tidy Himalaya T-shirts
  • Route-map of Kathmandu Valley and a tour completion certificate
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
  • First aid kit during your tour

The Cost Excludes

  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu, Chispani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel
  • International airfare
  • Visa costs in Nepal
  • Travel insurance for your safety
  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses, electricity charges, etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters who help to make your trip more wonderful.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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