|Tour Code: UWHS004||Style: Art | Culture Tours|
|Grading:||Maximum Altitude: 1400m|
|Transport: Private||Duration: 10 Days|
|Start in: Kathmandu |Airport||End in: Kathmandu |Airport||Price: US$ 950 per person|
Nepal is culturally rich, historically important and naturally beautiful. This small country is blessed with innumerable unique sites to visit. Here are Ten UNESCO world heritage sites and hundreds of places with physical and cultural diversity. This tour gives an awesome opportunity to explore Nepal’s diverse culture, enjoy pristine natural beauty and experience incomparable adventure. This tour does not only comprise places like Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square which are rich in traditional art and architecture but also includes Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath Stupa, the holy shrines for Buddhists of the world. The visitors can closely watch the rites and rituals of the local people, both Hindu and Buddhist. One can meet with Sadhus and Rinpoche during the tour.
Exploring Chitwan National Park—the habitat of one-horn rhino, Bengal tiger and Gharial—and visiting majestic Lake City, Pokhara, are also the part of this tour.
The Following dates and prices are LAND ONLY itinerary joining in Kathmandu. Please make your own flight arrangements. If you need some help to arrange an international flight, we can suggest you some agents who are specialized on ticketing.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - No surcharge guarantee whether you are booking for this year or the next, we have undertaken to guarantee that all of our Land Only prices will not change once you have booked your holiday.
DATE WITH FESTIVAL & EVENTS - recommended If you are planning your holiday and want to have once in a life time experience then chose the date that combined with events or festivals. It will enhance an experience of life time in your holiday.
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You can also use this tour as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. Like your personal architect creating your one-of- a-kind home, our Travel Specialists will execute the trip of a lifetime. It's all up to you - logistics, pace, budget, dates, performances, visits, explorations, meals and lodging are hammered out down to the finest customized detail. Please fill in our tailor-made request form.
If you do not want to join a group then you can also make this a private trip with your friends and family one at your own schedule. Considering this, Trekking Team Group organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Traditional welcome by our airport representative. Your guide briefs about your further programme. Typical Nepali dinner served in the evening.
Your first day begins with the breakfast at your hotel. You will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the important historic and tourist destinations in Nepal. Hanuman Dhoka Palace, named in honor of monkey god Hanuman, is the major attraction. Kumari Chowk in the southern end of the Durbar Square is another attraction. One can see Kumari House where the Living Goddess Kumari resides. After Kathmandu Durbar Square visit you will be guided to Swayambunath, a famed Buddhist Stupa. It lies on hilltop from where you can see stunning view of mountains and the Kathmandu valley. Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible from all sides of the valley.
Soon after breakfast you will visit Patan which is famous for its magnificent arts and crafts. You will see Krishna Temple built in Shikara style, Patan Durbar with the royal baths, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, a Buddhist monastery. Then you will visit the Tibetan Cultural Center, first founded by the Tibetan refugees of the late 1950s. Now it turns as an exhibition-cum-shopping complex that houses carpets, jewelry and many interesting souvenirs. Next is Pashupatinath, the temple of Lord Shiva. This is probably the most famous temple for Hindu in Indian Sub-continent. There is crematorium beside the temple where dead bodies are burnt to ashes.
Enjoy Heartley breakfast in hotel and check out as you will be not return here tonight. Meet the guide and head for Bouddhanath Stupa, the famous 14th century Buddhist stupa. Tibetan in origin and one of the holiest of Buddhist sites. Gentle chanting and praying fill the air while the local traders sell lamps, cloth and all sorts of fascinating goods in an enchanting kaleidoscope. You will then drive to Bhaktapur for night stay.
After breakfast explore medieval cities of devotees and the best preserved of all the old cities of Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur is known as many name as 'City of Devotees', 'City of Culture' 'Living Heritage' and 'Nepal's Cultural Gem'. It is one of the three cities in the Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur houses a number of monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, and open courtyards. The city is dotted with pagodas and religious shrines. Don’t miss the visit all old courtyards and chat with the locals. Overnight at Bhaktapur.
You take the scenic drive to Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s most famous national park enlisted in UNESCO Heritage Site. Overlooking the lush forested valley and the Rapti River you stay for two nights with full-board is clean and comfortable but simple, a real opportunity to experience and savor the peaceful surroundings. You will visit a local village and learn how local people live in a sustainable manner in harmony with their spectacularly beautiful surroundings. After dinner, You will have culture program from the local Tharu people.
Viewing wildlife in its natural habitat is undoubtedly a great experience. Get up early with the sun rise. Accompanied by a naturalist, we cross into the reserve on the canoe and explore the jungle. The jeep safari is an interesting where you spot rhino, sloth bears, wild boar and if you’re very lucky, a Royal Bengal tiger. We return to the hotel for breakfast. There will be an opportunity to watch the elephants bathing in the river. After lunch, we have the option of a trip by dugout canoe to see crocodile, birds and others animals and return on foot along the riverbank.
After breakfast drive north towards the small town of Pokhara in the western Nepal. Environment is clean and air fresh. You can enjoy the staggering beauty of the area surrounded by some of the world’s highest mountains. You will sail across Lake Phewa on a boat in the afternoon. Watch reflections of dazzling White Mountain peaks sparkle in the mirror-like water and listen to the soothing sound of silence. This is probably one of the finest mountain panoramas in the world. Enjoy the sunset at the lake and enjoy the dinner at one of the famous restaurant in Lakeside.
Wake up early today and drive 30 minute to have spectacular sun rise view over the Annapurna range. Enjoy mountain peaks that turn from soft pink to shimmering gold with the sun climbs higher in the clear blue sky. Of 14 mountain peaks above 8000 meters in the world eight are in Nepal. You can see three of them from this spot on clear days. Truly staggering! Back to hotel for breakfast and some free time for shopping until your flight to Kathmandu.
Your final day in Kathmandu is very free. You can do whatever you like. Many prefer for shopping while some other want to explore cultural aspect of the Kathmandu valley. Our local guide helps you find appropriate place for shopping as per your need and interest. Farewells! Our airport representative will accompany you to the airport see you off.
Jul 23 2016
“A Great Introduction to Nepal”
In March we made our first visit to Nepal. We were looked after really well by Shreehari and his staff.
The trip was a great success, and gave us a good insight into the culture, customs, and way of life of the people, as well as some spectacular views of the mountains, and a close-up look at the wildlife. We were fortunate that Shreehari was able to accompany us on some of our excursions. He was able to give us extensive information about the land, buildings and people that we saw.
We wholeheartedly recommend Trekking Team Group to anyone looking to have a touring / trekking holiday in Nepal.
Mar 28 2016
I chose UNISCO HERITAGE SITE to make my first holiday in Nepal as I am not a keen trekker. Going into it, I assumed it would be fun and exciting but my expectations were thoroughly surpassed. Nepal itself is beautiful, peaceful, and welcoming. The culture is rich and quiet; leaving space to put your own personalized touch on your experience. Shree from TTG suggested a great combination of destinations, from the Everest Experience flight to the jungles of Chitwan. The accommodations were always above and beyond what I expected. While I was prepared for limited accommodations (running water, heating optional, electricity varied) most places made sure the stay was comfortable, if not luxurious. Our guides, Goku and driver Krishna, were knowledgeable, friendly, safe, and enjoyable. They really helped to shape my experience and help me get the most out of it.
Nepal will forever hold a special place in my heart, and my amazing experience is credited much to the facilitation of Trekking Team Group. I highly recommend the tour I went on, and assume their others are equally amazing. I can't wait to go back and revel in the beauty of Nepal.
Sep 29 2016
Trekking Team Group was recommended me by a friend who has made trekking tour with them two years back. As we were travelling with kids, we decided to take culture tour and we are glad that we choose this trip. All my boys liked it very much. We had excellent guide Tika and perfect driver Ash who were extraordinary. They were very friendly, positive attitude, sense of humor and always taking care of my boys and making sure they love every moment in Nepal.
My boys had great time with them and become good friend with Tika and Ash, they were crying to leave Tika and Ash at the airport when we were leaving for home.
I would highly recommend TTG for cultural tours and family holidays.
This is ADVENTURE travel, and many of the trip destinations in this site are remote areas, within under developed countries, where events are less predictable than is usually the case in. The unexpected is the norm in these areas and, despite painstaking planning and organization, our adventure trips can never be taken for granted like regular trips. Many of the places that we visit do not have the same quality of emergency health and safety services that you are used to in the developed world. Internal flights can be canceled, road transport is generally uncomfortable and unreliable, and hotels often do not approach the standards of the West.
IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US.This unpredictability also means that the itineraries that we put forward for each of our trips should be seen as statements of intent, rather than as contractual obligations. A variety of factors, including weather, transport difficulties and political instability, might dictate that we change any itinerary. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary, after consultation with the group. Only rarely will such changes be significant, and we will always do everything within our powers to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, irrespective of how they are caused.
Trekking Team Group is the major supporter of Ambe Foundation, an apolitical and not-for-profit organisation. We contribute our support for the development of some community schools in remote villages in Nuwakot district. We have been supporting Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School, both community-based educational institutions, through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.
Trekking Team Group donates one percentage of its total business profits to the foundation on yearly basis. The donated amount supports the ongoing maintenance of Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School in Nuwakot.
One of the major activities of Ambe Foundation is the children sponsorship programme. It is conducted in full collaboration with Trekking Team Group.
Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.