A Cultural Insight to Nepal
A Cultural Insight to Nepal tour offers a unique experience that has stored something new every time you visit. Tours in Nepal are an ideal holiday packages suitable for people of every kind. Either you prefer to travel solo or with your family, friends, Nepal tours with Icicles adventure is always there to ensure the delightful tour experience in the Himalayan country.
Nepal is a recognized as a paradise for climbers,trekkers and visitors for we have the highest and most majestic mountains on earth. Nepal has an extremely rich cultural and religious heritage as well as endless natural beautiful surroundings that will take your breath away it is like journeying through an open museum. Sightseeing to the historical places like Kathmandu durbar square, Patan durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square takes us to that mythological age in the historical era hundreds of years back. We have designed our A cultural Insight to Nepal packages to incorporate as many cultural highlights as possible as well as a rich variety of natural un spoilt beauty holy pilgrimage sites, historical monuments and UNESCO world heritage sites reflect the richness and diversity of the Nepal culture. Sacred pilgrimage sites, historical monuments and memorials reflect richness of Nepalese culture. In this 21 days tour, You will visit Pokhara a peaceful city beside a beautiful lake surrounded by tree covered hills with views of the high mountains beyond here you can rest and explore; then Chitwan famous for its wildlife jungle safaris; Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha and Nagarkot a hill station for our overnight stay, Dhulikhel- for view of most fabulous snow capped mountain and monuments and if you wish to extra activities there is Everest Mountain Flight to see and photograph fabulous Mount Everest and many more magnificent mountains, glaciers and verdant valleys. This tour is the best way to explore the diversities of Nepal.
|Day 01:||Arrival in Kathmandu|
|Day 05:||Sightseeing tours|
|Day 07:||Daman- Chitwan|
|Day 17:||Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour|
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Transfer to hotel. After refreshment sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar square is a complex of palace, courtyards and temples built between 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of medieval Malla Kings of Kathmandu. This is an UNESCO protected world heritage site. Swayambhunath Stupa watches over the valley from a height of 75 m from the average level of Kathmandu. This is one of the holiest Buddhist shrines in Nepal and its establishment is linked with to the creation of Kathmandu valley out of a primordial lake. This stupa, which is believed to be more than 2000 years old is also UNESCO enlisted World Heritage site.
Sightseeing tours to Pashupatinath, Bodhanth and Budhanilkantha.
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu Shrines in the world. Chronicles indicates the existence of the shrine prior to 400 AD. The shrine lies on the bank of sacred Bagamti River. The Bagamti River banks also serve as cremation sites to Hindus. Bagmati River in Nepal is considered as holy as Ganges in India. Bodhanath Stupa is the biggest Stupa of this kind in the world. This is also UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Site. Bodhanath Stupa and its surrounding have kept the Tibetan culture alive. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries dedicated to different sects of Tibetan Buddhism, in the vicinity of Bodhanth Stupa. Budhanilkanth is situated in the lapse of Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the valley. The hub of temple complex is a pond in which reclines on the coils of serpent a giant Stone image of Lord Vishnu of Hindus.
Sightseeing tours to Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan. Drive to Nagarkot for overnight stay.
Bhaktapur, situated 14 km from Kathmandu is one of the 3 medieval principalities of the valley. The smallest one but the best preserved, the city gives the impression of a museum in itself. The medieval wooden, metal and stone architecture of the houses, palaces and temples still exist in their original form. The highlights of Bhaktapur are Durbar Square with palace of 55 windows, Golden Gate, Vatsala Durga temple, the Taumadhi Square with a towering five roofed Nyatapola Temple and adjacent Bhairab Temple. Datratraya Square with Datratraya Temple and Pujarimath complex with famous peacock window shouldn’t be missed. Visiting Potter Square is also worth visiting where you can see the potters molding wet clay into different earthenware pots. Changu Narayan Temple lies 12 km east of the valley. This is one of the finest and oldest specimens of pagoda architecture. This is also one of the World Heritage sites. Nagarkot, perched at the altitude of about 2000m, offers an excellent Himalayan Panorama view on clear weather day. Nagarkot lies about 18-km northeast of Bhakatapur.
Early morning Sunrise view over the Himalayan Panorama. Drive to Patan for sightseeing tours. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.
Patan is another medieval principality of the valley. This is also and enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Enlisted as World Heritage site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan religious and social life. Patan City is full of monasteries, squares and temples. Golden Temple, Krishna Temple, Kumbheswor temple, Mahaboudha are highly religious shrines. The arts and architecture of Patan is so marvelous that you will like going back again there. Other attractions are Patan Industrial Estate, Tibetan Refugee camp and the Centra Zoo.
Day05: Sightseeing tours .
Sightseeing tour to Kirtipur, Dakshinkali and Chobhar. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.
Kirtipur is situated on a ridge, 6-km southwest of Kathmandu. This is an ancient township and served as a natural fortress and has a proud and courageous history. The Chilamchu Stupa and Bagh Bhairabh temple are major sights to see. Kirtipur offers quaint streets lines with artistic houses and temple squares. The temple of Dashinkali is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali and is one of the most popular places of worship in Kathmmandu. Located 22km from the city, the site is crowded especially on Saturdays and Tuesdays by the devotees who come there with animals to make sacrifices. On the way back, you can have a look at the mythical Chobhar Gorge which is the only outlet of Kathmandu water. The gash in the hills was made by Manjushree with his mighty sword to drain the water outside the valley.
Drive to Daman along Tribhuvan Highway. Overnight in Resort. Daman lies 75 km from Kathmandu Valley. Situated in the altitude of 2400 m is the best viewpoint to 400km length of Himalayan Panorama.
Day07: Daman- Chitwan.
Early morning, you will go to tower to enjoy the Himlayan Panorama view. After breakfast, you will drive to Chitwan National Park. You will drive along the road carved into the hills, winding, snaking and switching back. You will pass by villages, farmlands and terraces of hills before arriving Chitwan. Chitwan lies in the southern Terai belt of Nepal, 160 km from Kathmandu. Royal Chitwan National Park is Asia one of the most famous games parks. After having lunch, you will go for short walk tour to the villages of Tharu Tribal people, most probably with a Tharu guide. In the evening, there will be slides shows or cultural dance presentation.
Today you will be kept busy in jungle safari activities like Elephant Riding, Bird Watching, Canoeing etc. Overnight in bungalows or camps.
After breakfast, you will drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism and the Light of Asia. Lumbini is situated in the Terai belt of Nepal and is accessible by 5-6 hours drive from Chitwan. Visiting Lumbini in fact is a form of veneration to Lord Buddha who first acquainted with the 4 Noble Truths and laid 8 fold-paths to liberate the humankind from the ocean of sorrow. In Lumbini, you will witness the birthplace of Lord Buddha, marked by an Ashokan pillar, Queen Maya Devi Temple, the Pushkarani Temple, where queen MayaDevi took a religious dip before giving birth to Buddha. There are ruins of ancient monasteries and stupas and also you can see the new monasteries and stupas built by different Buddhist world like China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar etc.
After a 4 hours drive along a rough hilly roads, you will arrive at Tansen- a pristine hill town which is yet untouched by mass tourism. It is situated at the altitude of 1371m. The town sprawls over a steep ridge and attractive Newar Houses line its cobbled streets. The hilltop of Srinagar is a popular vantage point with Himalayan sightseers.
Day 11: Tansen-Pokhara.
After a drive of about 5 hours, you will arrive at Pokhara, the second most popular tourist destination in Nepa. This is the center of adventure. An enchanting city, nestled in a tranquil glacier-rock valley at an altitude of 827m has a lot to offer to visitors-caves, lakes, gorges and viewpoints. The spectacular panorama of Annapurna range forms its backdrop.
Day 12: Pokhara.
You will take a full day sightseeing tours in Pokhara valley. That includes visiting temples, caves, gorges and waterfalls and boating in lakes as well.
Day 13: Pokhara.
Early in the morning, you can drive to Sarangkot view point (1600m) for a sunrise view over the Himalayan panorama. Then, you can drive back or walk back to Pokhara.
Today, we are bringing you to witness the home of original Gurkha warriors who have been famous in the world for their bravery and honesty. Gorkha is also the ancestral home to the Shaha Dynasty kings of Nepal who masterminded the unification of Nepal form Gorkha. Gorkha centerpiece is the magnificent Gorkha Durbar that is a fort, palace and a temple complex with excellent views of the surrounding valley and Manaslu range of Himalayas.
Kurintar lies on Pokhara- Kathmandu highway on the bank of Trishuli river. From Kurintar, you will take a breath taking cable car ride to famous Manakamana Temple. The ride is exciting and offers the view of the river valley and Himalayan Panorama. Visit to Manakamana Temple gives you an insight on the faith of Hindu devotees to their goddess for full filling their wishes. Today, you will stay in the resort of Kurintar, which is in the lapse of beautiful nature.
After breakfast, you will leisurely drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing tours to Bungamati, Khokana and Panauti Village and Overnight in Dhulikhel. Bungamati, Khokana and Panauti are typical Newari villages of Kathmandu valley. They offer beautiful houses, courtyards and temples to see. The most important thing you would love there is their simple lifestyle which is still away from the modern amenities. You will go Dhulikhel for an overnight stay. Dhulikhel is also a hill resort like Nagarkot.
It is an easy hike to legendary Namo Buddha shrine. You will visit the local families in the villages. Overnight in resort in Dhulikhel.
Drive to Kathmandu and a free afternoon.
In the morning, you can take an optional mountain flight trip over the Himalayas. Afternoon free for shopping. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.
Transfer to airport for departure.
- Accommodations in twin sharing basis in bed & breakfast except full board in Chitwan national park
- All transportation by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees of the monument
- All transfers
- Insurances of the vehicle & crew members of our organization
- Mineral water per day per person
- Elephant Ride & other jungle activities with the national park entrance fees
- welcome Nepali dinner with traditional dance performances
- International flights
- Internal flights
- Visa fees
- Meals other than mentioned above
- Bevereages & alcoholic drinks
- Personal natured expenses ( Telephone , Laundry , Shopping etc)