- Sightseeing Tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu,
- Sunrise & sunset view from Nagarkot
• Scenic drive to Pokhara visiting world peace stupa
- Great scenery of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
- Jungle tour in Chitwan national park, including bird watching, elephant safari,
- Observe the Nepal’s most Buddhist sacred places.
- Visit the birth place of Lord Buddha, Lumbini
- Farewell dinner with culture dance in Kathmandu
Nepal highlight tour Cultural tour in Nepal can be the wonderful opportunity to know and learn about the diversified traditions and culture that Nepal possesses. Nepal is not only known for its natural beauty and Himalayas but also it is famous for mixed cultural and ethnic diversity. Nepal provides the endless opportunities in adventure, trekking and tours. Among these unlimited possibilities, this cultural tour in Nepal is the gem of its type that you should experience. Centuries old culture, tradition, religion plays the important role in the life of Nepalese.
Sightseeing world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley is the initial attraction of the Nepal cultural tour specifically it includes full sights of Bhaktapur durbar square and Changunarayan temple. The sunrise and sunset views of Nagarkot is equally mesmerizing and beautiful. After few hours of drive to birth place of Lord Buddha Lumbini, we explore the Buddhist culture and visit the spectacular monasteries and stupas over there. The natural beauty of scenic Pokhara city would certainly delight you. We will also take a cable car ride to reach the Manakamana temple while returning back to Kathmandu. At the final day of the tour view the cultural show at one of the restaurants in Kathmandu and return with all memory of delightful cultural experience from Nepal.
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Nepal Highlight tours Day to day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Welcome to Kathmandu! Once you land at Kathmandu airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), retrieve your luggage and go through customs (visa, etc.). Then once you get to the arrival terminal, you will find our representative waiting to greet you. He/she will be holding Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour signboard with your name on it. A comfortable private transfer will escort you to the reserved hotel. After checking in, we suggest you have a good rest for the remainder of the day to recover from the jet lag or ramble around ti get some impression of the city.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Nagarkot
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, 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 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.
Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival day
Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world and an important Buddhist pilgrimage. The unique octagonal Mandala design with hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around the huge structure. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries, the also being known as the ‘Little Tibet’.
. Overnight at Resort. (Breakfast, and Dinner Included)
Day 03: Nagarkot - Kathmandu Bhapur and patan sightseeing tour
After viewing sunrise view from Nagarkot, we return to Kathmandu and keep half day valley sightseeing with Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and patan Durbar square
Patan city nearby Kathmandu provides us the wonderful opportunity of sightseeing around ancient temples, palaces, handicrafts, stone works, metal works and other authentic nepali products. These art and crafts reflects the culture and tradition of local inhabitants mainly Newars. Visit to the Ashok stupas around the boundaries of the city, heavenly Patan Durbar square that was once the palace of ancient Malla Kings, Patan Dhoka, golden temple, mahaboudha temple, Krishna mandir and other musems reflects centuries old monuments.
Bhaktapur city is the cultural Newar city located nearby Kathmandu linked by Araniko highway. Bhaktapur is known for its pottery art and artitecture that enthralls every visitors over here. Visit to Bhaktapur durbar square, museums, golden gate, 55 windows palaces and spectacular temples is worth visiting. Still the locals follow the ancient tradition and lifestyle along with their profession which is the primary source of their income. As soon as you enter the Bhaktapur, the bricked roads, ancient style houses and monuments symbolizes that being near to metro city Kathamandu, Bhaktapur is untouched from urbanization. There are also many hiking points on bhaktapur. You can hike up to Nagarkot and witness spectacular sunrise views next morning or drive upto panauti and hike to Namo Buddha monastery, the perfect day tour.
Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast, Included)
Day 04: Kathmandu - Pokhara
After breakfast we will drive to Pokhara along Prithivi highway, Pokhara is the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu, spend enjoyably the trip along the bank of Phewa Lake, you can admire the stunning view of the Fish Tail’s Peak reflected in the silver surface of the water. You can also see the wonderful Annapurna panorama forms a superb backdrop to Pokhara from the lake. Overnight at Hotel(Breakfast, Included)
Day 05: Pokhara Sightseeing Tour
Early in the morning we will drive to World peace stupa just 15 Kilometers away from your hotel for another great sunrise view around Annapurna & Dhaulagiri range then back to have breakfast at hotel then begin a full day sightseeing of Pokhara including Phewa lake boating, we will visiting the Seti River gorge – one of the best places to see. You will have an opportunity to take a glimpse to the limestone cave of Mahendra Gufa & David’s falls used to be well-known for its stalactites. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast, Included)
Day 06: Pokhara - Chitwan
After breakfast, we travel overland from Pokhara to Royal Chitwan National Park. We experience you a lots of Safari activities; jungle walks, canoeing, 4WD safaris and so forth… Once the night falls down, we entertain you with cultural performances including bonfire before getting in bed. Overnight at Resort. (Breakfast, and Dinner Included)
Day 07: In Chitwan
Before the breakfast your will have been toured around hotel for bird watching then back to have breakfast, After having your hot breakfast, you get a full day safari activities in Royal Chitwan national Park – if you are lucky, you will see many amazing creatures that you spend most time to looking for; rhinoceroses, Chitwan royal Bengal tigers, leopards, monkeys, many types of deer and reptiles. Overnight at Resort. (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 08: Chitwan - Lumbini
After breakfast, we travel overland from Chitwan to the Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, where has been revered as the place of holy pilgrimage. Lumbini has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Upon arrival Lumbini, we transfer you to the hotel, check-in and then we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal. Overnight at Resort. (Breakfast, Included)
Day 09: Lumbani Exploration
After breakfast, we begin the trip by driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam’s father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There’s a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden. Overnight at Resort. (Breakfast, and Dinner Included)
Day 10: Lumbini - Kathmandu
After breakfast, we leave Lumbini by road and back to Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure & join in the evening for Nepalese dinner with culture dance. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast, and Included)
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
after breakfast, rest of day is at leisure until we pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to airport for your onward destination. “Farewell” (Breakfast, Included)
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