Adventurous Culture Tour – 16 Days

Trip Facts

  • Total Days - 16
  • Trekking Days - 4
  • Hotel in Kathmandu - 4 Nights
  • Hotel in Nagarkot - 1 Night
  • Hotel in Namo Buddha - 1 Night
  • Hotel in Pokhara - 2 Nights
  • Home stay - 1 Night
  • Monastery stay - 1 Night
  • Chitwan Tour - 2 N / 3 D
  • Best Time - Spring / Autumn / Winter

Adventurous Culture Tour gives you great opportunity to explore some of the hidden treasures of Nepali art and culture. A great combination of adventure and cultural visits taking you to some of the sacred places and pilgrimage sites of Kathmandu valley along with fascinating excursions to traditional villages of Annapurna region. It gives you great opportunity to have a close look at the culture and a land which has remained unspoiled and true example of the Himalayan way of life in existence today.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath & Patan
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur & Changunarayan
Day 04: Drive Nagarkot to Namo Buddha
Day 05: Drive Namobuddha to Kathmandu: visit Boudhanath & Pashupatinath
Day 06: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 07: Visit Sarangkot & drive to Sedi Bagar
Day 08: Drive Sedi Bagar to Phedi and trek to Landruk
Day 09: Trek Landruk to Chhomrong
Day 10: Trek Chhomrong to Ghandruk
Day 11: Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara
Day 12: Drive Pokhara to Chitwan
Day 13: Chitwan Jungle Safari
Day 14: Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 15: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m

Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath and Patan: start our tour with the magnificent Swoyambhunath which is 10 minutes drive from Thamel. Then a short drive to one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley which is called Patan; to witness its incredible architecture from medieval period.

Swoyambhunath is one of the oldest stupas of the Kathmandu Valley. It is situated on one of the highest hills in the valley. It watches over the Valley from the top of a hillock on its western side just three kilometers west of the city center. The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and is recognized as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the oldest and most glorious Buddhist shrines in the world which is said to be two thousand years. The four sides of the stupa are painted with the eyes of Lord Buddha.

Patan - the second largest town in the valley is situated to the south of Kathmandu. Patan's great building boom took place under the Mallas in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Numerous temples of widely diverse styles, as well as many Buddhist monasteries, are scattered around the fascinating town. Patan is famous for its crafts and metal works which are wonderful souvenirs.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur and Changunarayan: a short drive to the oldest part of the Kathmandu valley called Bhaktapur. This fascinating city reminds you the true culture and living style of medieval period. Then another short drive to visit one of the oldest temples in Kathmandu valley called Changunarayan. Continuing our drive on winding road for about an hour brings us to Nagarkot. It is a great place to escape from Kathmandu's hustle bustle.

Bhaktapur- Located about 20 km east of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is known as the 'City of Devotees', the 'City of Culture', the 'Living Heritage', and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. We visit four different squares in this city: Durbar Square (palace square), Tamaudi Square (public square), Pottery Square and Dattatrey Square.

Changunarayan is a fascinating place where you can see oldest Manu script found in Nepali history and some magnificent temples.

Nagarkot – One of the most popular hill station / viewpoints close to Kathmandu valley. The reward for Nagarkot trip is panoramic view of 33 different mountain peaks of different regions including Mt. Shisapangma of Tibet.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 04: Drive Nagarkot to Namo Buddha: we drive back to Bhaktapur and continue our drive to Namo Buddha.

Namo Buddha or Takmo Lujin is a very sacred place for the Buddhists. The Stupa situated just off to the downtown Kathmandu is visited by scores of pilgrims every year. There is a legend behind the reverence of this place. According to the Buddhist legend, the King Mahasattva gave his body to a hungry tigress at this place. His reliquary Stupa remained underground for centuries. One day a hermit called Bhagavan (Sakyamuni) came to this site and got attracted to the bulge. It is said that he clapped his hands, and miraculously the Stupa appeared.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 05: Drive Namobuddha to Kathmandu: on our way back from Namobuddha, we visit Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath.

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for all the Hindus of the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the trinity and the guardian (patron) deity of Nepal. This is one of the oldest temples, situated on the banks of the Holy Bagmati River. It is a double–roofed golden temple with four triple silver doorways. Pashupatinath covers an area of 281 hectares, which is one of the biggest temple complexes in Nepal.

Bouddhanath Stupa lies about 6 km east of downtown Kathmandu and it is the largest stupa in the Valley and one of the largest in the world. It presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 small images of Buddha all around. Just like Swoyambhunath, this stupa has four sides with the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha. All the Buddhists throng to this stupa to take part in the sacred rituals during the Buddhist festivals.
Overnight: Monastery

Day 06: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m): a scenic drive to Pokhara for about 6 hours. In the afternoon, visit Devi's fall, Gupteswori cave and Fewa Lake.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 07: Drive Pokhara to Sarangkot and drive to Sedi Bagar: early morning drive to Sarangkot to catch sunrise over the mountain peaks of Annapurna range. Then drive to Sedi Bagar to spend a night at Thapa family Home. The view from Sarangkot is superb. Several different peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, including the two highest peaks in the world,-Annapurna I (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) can be seen.
Overnight: Home Stay

Day 08: Drive Sedi Bagar to Phedi and trek to Landruk (1540m): a short drive to Phedi then start our trek slowly ascending to the Dhampus and Deurali villages. Along the way, we will be rewarded with great mountain views, which continue to improve as we ascend along the ridge. Our trek continues as we descend to Tolka (1850m) followed by fairly easy trek to Landruk.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking time: 6 hours

Day 09: Trek Landruk to Chhomrong (2170m): start our day with an easy downhill trek to new bridge then start gradual uphill towards Jhinu danda followed by steep uphill to Chhomrong for about an hour and half. The view from Chhomrong is superb.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 Hours

Day 10: Trek Chhomrong to Ghandruk (1940m): start heading back taking different route, enjoying the view of Annapurna range. It is fairly easy trek to Ghandruk for about 5 hours. We visit some cultural museums and typical Gurung village in Ghandruk.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 Hours

Day 11: Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m): on the fourth day of our trek, we descend to Sauli Bazaar and continue our trek to Naya pul which is about 5 hours trek, then, catch our vehicle and drive back to Pokhara.
Overnight: Hotel
Walking time: 5 hours
Driving Time: 1 hour

Day 12: Drive Pokhara to Chitwan (815m): Five hour scenic drive to Chitwan by private vehicle. Arrival at Wild Life Camp and a welcome drink
14:00: Lunch, then two hours free time.
16:00: Tour to the Tharu village and museum.
19:00: Dinner
Overnight: Hotel
Difference in Elevation: -5m

Day 13: Chitwan Jungle Safari:
7:00: Breakfast, then head out for our canoe rides on the Rapti River, followed by a short jungle walk.
12:00: Lunch
15:00: Elephant safari: An excellent opportunity to see: four different kinds of deer; rhinoceros; wild boars; monkeys; leopards; sloth bears and the Royal Bengal Tiger (if you are lucky). You may also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
19:00: Dinner
20:00: Tharu culture program
Overnight: Hotel

Day 14: Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu (1334m)
7:00: Breakfast
7:30: Elephant breeding centre
9:00: Drive back to Kathmandu: a scenic drive for about 6 hours to Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 15: Free Day in Kathmandu
Overnight: Hotel

Day 16: Transfer to the airport and departure

The tour price includes:

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport.
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu / Nagarkot / Namo Buddha / Pokhara
  • Welcome dinner at one of the traditionall Nepali restaurants
  • Transport, guided visits and entry of the monuments in Kathmandu / Pokhara / Chitwan
  • Private vehicle Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan - Kathmandu
  • A professional English speaking tour guide (Culture Guide KTM / Trekking guide for PKR / TREK / CHITWAN Part)
  • Private vehicle during sightseeing
  • Half Board for whole tour
  • Full board in Home stay
  • Full board during Trekking
  • Full board in Chitwan Tour
  • Drinks (Tea and Coffee only)
  • All activities in Chitwan Tour
  • Your international flight re-confirmation.
  • All necessary documents and government tax.
  • Insurance for staff

The tour price does not include:

  • International Flights
  • Dinner in Kathmandu / Nagarkot / Namo Buddha / Pokhara
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident / repatriation, helicopter / medical care)
  • Alternative / additional transportations (Flights / vehicles), Accommodation in case of bad weather, flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade etc.
  • Personal expenses such as cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone etc.
  • Tips for tour staff or car/van/bus driver.

NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.



Weather Report

Climate:
From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.

Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year.  Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer.  Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C.  Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.

The summer/monsoon period - It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.

Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.

In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.

Luggage

  •         Travel Pack / Suit case
  •         Day pack

 Clothing

  •         Lightweight, low maintenance and versatile clothing
  •         Shirt/t-shirt(s)
  •         Convertible travel trousers
  •         Lightweight fleece
  •         Lightweight waterproof jacket
  •         Comfortable shoes/boots
  •         Sandals
  •         Hat (sun/warm hat)
  •         Warm clothes / Jackets / trousers (If travelling in early Spring / Autumn / Winter)

Accessories

  •         wallet
  •         Luggage locks
  •         Head light (torch)
  •         Wash bag
  •         Travel towel
  •         All purpose travel soap
  •         Small repair kit (needle and thread)
  •         First aid kit
  •         Accessory bags
  •         Guide book
  •         Electrical adaptor
  •         Insect repellent
  •         Sun cream

Document

  •         Valid passport
  •         Print out of Airline tickets
  •         Contact detail of Embassy / Tour agency
  •         Travel insurance

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