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Nepal Culture and Scenic tour

Nepal Culture and Scenic tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Easy

  • Destination

    Destination: Kathmandu/Pokhara

  • Activities

    Activities: Cultural Sightseeing

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: Hotels

  • Meals

    Meals: Breakfast included

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Private vehicle or Tourist Bus

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: Sarangkot (1600m)

  • Group size

    Group size: 2 pax min

  • Best Season

    Best Season: Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec

Nepal Culture and Scenic tour offers an enriched experience of exploring the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Nepal. This tour combines cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with adventurous hiking in the serene Himalayan region. Throughout the tour, you will have the opportunity to interact with the friendly and hospitable Nepalese people, taste authentic Nepali cuisine, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture. Nepal Culture & Scenic tour is a perfect blend of adventure, cultural exploration, and natural beauty.

Nepal Culture and Scenic tour Trip Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Jungle Safari at Chitwan National Park
  • Explore Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside town in Nepal
  • Sarangkot, the most popular Himalayan viewpoint
  • Day hike to beautiful Gandruk village
  • Nepalese culture & traditions

Semi-Standard Package:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: In Kathmandu – Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: In Pokhara – Sarangkot Sunrise tour & drive to Ghandruk
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara & sightseeing
Day 06: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 07: Final Departure

Standard Package:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: In Kathmandu – Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: In Pokhara – Sarangkot Sunrise tour & drive to Ghandruk
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara & sightseeing
Day 06: Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 07: Final Departure

Luxury Package:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: In Kathmandu – Sightseeing
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: In Pokhara – Sarangkot Sunrise tour & drive to Ghandruk
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara & sightseeing
Day 06: Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 07: Final Departure

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: In Kathmandu – Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: In Pokhara – Sarangkot Sunrise tour & drive to Ghandruk
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara & sightseeing
Day 06: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 07: Final Departure

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Take this day to rest or explore the city on your own.

Hotel

Today, you'll embark on a journey to explore the cultural and historical treasures of Kathmandu. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich heritage and vibrant atmosphere of this captivating city. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath ‘Monkey Temple’, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Afterward back to hotel. 

Hotel
Breakfast included

After breakfast Begin your picturesque drive to Pokhara, a journey that offers breathtaking views of terraced fields, rivers, and charming villages. The drive takes approximately 6-7 hours, depending on road conditions and stops along the way. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check-in hotel and the rest of the time is free to explore.

Hotel
Breakfast included

This day promises a captivating start as you witness the sunrise over the Annapurna range from Sarangkot. You need to start early not to miss the sunrise at Sarangkot. Then drive to Pokhara for breakfast and drive to Ghandruk passing along pass through charming villages and terraced fields. Upon reaching Ghandruk, you'll be greeted by the picturesque landscape and the unique charm of the village. Check in to your accommodation and take some time to explore the village.

Hotel
Breakfast included

After breakfast, retrace the same route and drive to Pokhara. In Pokhara proceed with Pokhara sightseeing tour visiting interesting locations like Gupteshowor cave, Davis fall, World Peace Pagoda, Bindabasini temple etc. Evening boating at Fewa Lake is a nice experience. 

Hotel
Breakfast included

After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. The distance between the two cities is approximately 200 kilometers (125 miles), and the drive usually takes around 6-8 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. The route takes you through picturesque landscapes, rural villages, and alongside rivers. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, check-in hotel and rest. 

Hotel
Breakfast included

Your memorable Nepal Culture, Nature, and Wildlife Tour comes to an end on this day. Our representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. Make sure to arrive at the airport well in advance of your flight and you need to be at least 3 hours before your flight time. Have a safe flight back home!

Breakfast included

What is included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • All land transfers by a tourist bus, private vehicle or flight as per the package.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast on twin share basis.
  • Tour guide throughout the trip.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • All applicable tourist entrance, monumental fees.
  • Farewell dinner with live Nepalese cultural program.
  • All government and local taxes.

What is not included?

  • International airfare
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fee – Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (except Chitwan)
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry etc.)
  • Tips to guide or drivers.

Route Map

FAQ's

1. What are the main highlights of the 7-day Nepal Culture & Scenic Tour?
The tour typically covers iconic cultural sites such as Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath), Pokhara's scenic beauty, Phewa Lake, Sarangkot viewpoint, and Ghandruk Village.

2. What does the tour offer in Pokhara in terms of scenic beauty and activities?
In Pokhara, travelers get to enjoy the stunning views of the Annapurna Range, visit Phewa Lake, experience the Peace Pagoda, and possibly go boating or paragliding, weather permitting.

3. Are there any opportunities for cultural interactions or local experiences during the tour?
Yes, the tour often includes interactions with local communities, visits to traditional villages, and opportunities to witness local customs and traditions to immerse travelers in Nepal's vibrant culture.

4. Is trekking or any physically demanding activity included in this tour?
Typically, this tour doesn't involve extensive trekking or physically demanding activities. However, short walks or hikes might be included, and the itinerary is generally designed to accommodate various fitness levels.

5. What is the best time of year to embark on this Nepal Culture & Scenic Tour?
The ideal times for this tour are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is favorable.

Equipment

Packing for tour in Nepal will require some careful planning, as you'll be traveling through various landscapes and experiencing different activities. Here's a comprehensive packing list to help you prepare:

Clothing:

  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking and breathable clothing during summer
  • Warm jackets or sweater during winter
  • Long-sleeve shirts and pants for sun protection and to cover up during temple visits
  • Insulating layers for cooler evenings
  • Rain jacket or poncho (especially during the monsoon season)
  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Flip-flops or sandals for casual wear
  • Swimsuit (if you plan to use the hotel pools)
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Socks and underwear

Travel Essentials:

  • Passport, visa, and photocopies
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Money belt or hidden pouch for valuables
  • Power adapter and voltage converter (Nepal uses the Type C and Type D electrical plugs)

Health and Personal Items:

  • Prescription medications and necessary medical supplies
  • First-aid kit with essentials like bandaids, antiseptic, pain relievers, and diarrhea medication
  • Insect repellent (for Chitwan National Park)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Towel and washcloth

Outdoor Gear 

  • Daypack or backpack for day trips
  • Water bottle with a purification system or purification tablets
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Multi-tool or pocket knife
  • Ziplock bags (for organizing and protecting items)

Miscellaneous:

  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Camera, extra batteries, and memory cards
  • Books or travel guides
  • Notebooks and pens
  • Travel pillow and earplugs (for more comfortable rest during long bus rides)
  • Also, consider the season and specific activities you'll be doing in each location, as weather conditions can vary.

 

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