Culture, Heritage and Nature Experience Tour

Culture, Heritage and Nature Experience Tour
Culture, Heritage and Nature Experience Tour

Trip Facts

5 Star
Jul 2, 2018
10 days
meters
2 people
Overland
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Special Packages

Introduction:

This is one of the exiting tours to know about Nepal with the combination of Nature, wildlife, culture & heritage at a time. We can visit the most popular places in Nepal like: Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Nagarkot for sunrise & Sunset tour, Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Patan Durbar Squire, Kathmandu Durbar Squire, Manakamana Devi Temple, Sarangkot for Mountain & Lake City view and Sunrise, Bindawasini Temple, Barahi Temple, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, International Mountain Museum, David’s Falls, Seti Gorge, Lumbini (Lord Buddha Birth Place) and also we can Visit Chitwan National Park (Safari Tour).

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Mountain flight, Kathmandu city sightseeing and Nagarkot
Day 03: Nagarkot to Kathmandu and Sightseeing 
Day 04: Kathmandu to Pokhara via Manakamana darshan tour
Day 05: Sarangkot sunrise tour and Pokhara sightseeing 
Day 06: Pokhara to Lumbini 
Day 07: Lumbini Sightseeing and Chitwan National Park 
Day 08: Chitwan jungle safari and bird watching
Day 09: Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 10: Final Departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle. 
  • Three Nights accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis
  • One night accommodation in Nagarkot on twin sharing basis
  • Two nights accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis
  • One night accommodation in Lumbini on twin sharing basis
  • Two night accommodation in Chitwan on twin sharing basis
  • Everyday breakfast in Kathmandu-Nagarkot-Pokhara-Lumbini. 
  • In Chitwan all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and National Park activities 
  • Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini Sightseeing Tour
  • Sightseeing Guide in Kathmandu & Pokhara. 
  • All sightseeing transport by vehicle as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu–Nagarkot-Pokhara- Lumbini- Chitwan-Kathmandu by private vehicle. 
  • Manakamana cable car tickets. 

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare. 
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days). 
  • Entrance/Monument fees.
  • Mountain flight ticket
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Pokhara and Lumbini.   
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
  • Any kind of personal expense, Laundry, Emergency evacuation, Tips for staff, Travel and medical insurance
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. in such case extra will be charged as per actual.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Our Service Include section

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Welcome to Kingdom of Himalaya. You will be met on airport and transfer to your hotel. After the arrival, we will be briefing about your trip. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 02: Mountain flight, Kathmandu city sightseeing and Nagarkot
In the morning, there is an option of going on a mountain flight. This is one of the best ways to observe the snow capped peaks of the Himalayan range. The flight is operated at a time period between 6.30:00 am to 9.30:00 am. 

After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide (we can provide any language speaking guide on your request), try to give them a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Nagarkot hill station to see the sunset and sunrise views with the enchanting views of the Himalayan ranges as well.

Pashupatinath Temple:  Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the subcontinent’s great Shiva sites. The supreme holiness of the site stems from the Shiva linga enshrined in its main temple. It expresses the very essence of Hinduism as pilgrims, priests, devotes, temples, ashrams, images, inscriptions and cremation ghats intermingle with the rituals of daily life, all sprawled along the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. The temple’s origins are obscure. An inscription here dates from 477 AD, but the shrine may have stood there for 1000 years before that. 

Bouddhanath Stupa: This great stupa is one of Nepal’s most distinctive monuments and one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal. With a diameter of over 100 meters, it is amongst the largest stupas in the world. There are a number of legends accounting for the stupa’s construction, but it is generally believed to date from the 5th century. All stupas contain holy relics and Bouddha is said to contain the remains of the past Buddha Kasyapa.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Much of Bhaktapur Durbar Square was destroyed in the 1934 earthquake and appears much emptier than those of Kathmandu or Patan. Amongst its many attractions are substitute shrines for the four great Indian pilgrimage sites and the Golden Gate. This is the most famous piece of art in all Nepal, an exquisite monument of gilded metalwork constructed in 1753.

Nagarkot:  Situated at 2300 meters, on the valley’s eastern rim, Nagarkot offers an excellent view of the Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Manaslu mountains. It also has sweeping panoramic view of the terraced hillsides typical of Nepal. It is a popular place for sunrise and sunset viewing. In Evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03: Nagarkot to Kathmandu and Sightseeing 
Early in the morning, enchanting views will be inspiring to wake up to see the sunrise and all the fantastic views from your door steps. After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu then we start sightseeing tour: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

Patan Durbar Square: Patan Durbar Square offers the finest display of Newari urban architecture in Nepal. There are temples devoted to Shiva, Krishna, Ganesh and Vishnu all actively visited by residents and visitors. At the northern end of the square the ancient sunken water tap has been restored and is still in use with young girls filling huge jugs from the carved stone waterspouts. The courtyards of the Royal Palace with their ornamented windows, columned arcades, shrines and sunken royal bath are amongst the most beautiful in all of Kathmandu valley.

Swayambhunath Stupa:  6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, this great temple is just on the outskirts of Kathmandu. No one actually knows who built it. Many believe that the Lichavis constructed it while others believe that emperor Asoka had already visited it in the 3rd century.  The Swayambhunath complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensemble of shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. This site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu’s number one tourist attraction swarms with life. Though a few of the square’s 50-plus monuments date from the 12th century, most are from the time of the Malla Kings. Probably the most famous building here is the Kumari Bahal, a building richly decorated with beautiful woodcarvings, which is home to the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess and a manifestation of the great goddess Durga. 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. In Evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04: Kathmandu to Manakamana Darshan and Pokhara
You have breakfast being of the early morning. This morning you will be drive to Pokhara (200km), departure at 7:00 AM, approximately six hours away by private vehicle. En route, you can find Manakamana temple, can be visit by cable car it is a 1,302-m hill. The deity is one of the manifestations of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati who is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes. It is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Nepal. We will visit Manakamana which is not to be missed. After Manakamana Darshan continue drive to Pokhara. You will be arriving in evening at Pokhara. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges it is most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. Overnight stay at Pokhara.

You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 05: Sarangkot sunrise tour and Pokhara sightseeing
Early in the morning drive to Sarangkot for sunrise tour. Sarangkot is the one of the best pace in Nepal where you can see sunrise and panoramic mountain views. After sunrise tour drive back to hotel and take Breakfast then proceed to Pokhara city sightseeing places to visit like: 

Bindabashini Temple: Bindabashini is also one of the most popular temple in Pokhara. The temple is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. Bindabashini is the mother goddess who fulfills the wishes of her devotees.

Barahi Temple: The Barahi temple is the most important monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two- storyed pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of' Ajima, the protesters deity representing- the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.

Seti Gorge: Another of Pokhara's natural wonders that unfailingly interests visitors is the Seti Gandaki River. Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination over 20 meters! provides a perfect  view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.

Devi's Fall: Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall). Devi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David.) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.

Gupteswar Cave: Another cave famous for it's religious importance located in the southern end of the city, Chorepatan. This cave is a sacred and natural cave; there is temple of Load Shiva.

International Mountain Museum: A museum about mountaineering and its history. You could have description of the people living in the Himalayas and descriptions of the 14 highest peaks and their most famous expeditions. In evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 06: Pokhara to Lumbini
You have breakfast being of the early morning. Then drive from Pokhara to Lumbini. Lumbini is the birth of Lord Buddha and the fountain of the world peace. Situated in western Nepal, Lumbini is an ancient town where old ruins of ancient city are well preserved. Lumbini has been a holy ground for Buddhist all over the world. The peace garden and international monastic zone are the other attraction of the Lumbini after the Mayadevi temple puskarini pond and the historical Ashok Pillar. Overnight at Lumbini. 

Day 07: Lumbini Sightseeing and Chitwan National Park
After Lumbini Sightseeing Tour drive to Royal Chitwan National Park - arrival Chitwan, refresh then can be go to visit surrounding the Sauraha (Known as the Tourist places can have visited walking to Tharu villages near by your doorsteps). This is the very interesting to know their life style, cultural things as well. In the evening, Tharu culture dance show: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 08: Chitwan to Chitwan jungle safari and bird watching
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee, and then proceed to Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter. After breakfast we process on Canoeing Trip: A traditional dugout canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the riverbanks. Back to resort through the Jungle. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 09: Chitwan to Kathmandu 
You have breakfast being of the early morning. Then drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu, which takes about six hours. While driving from Chitwan to Kathmandu, En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.

Day 10: Final Departure
After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.

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What Customer are saying about Muktinath Darshan?

Karthik Subramani

5

Chennai, India

I really thank Lumle Holidays for the great effort for the successful Muktinath trip. As to sum-up our tour arranged by you can be considered as a full success. You made our trip most enjoyable and nothing was too much trouble, thank you for all the efforts you have done, we really appreciate your support regarding Mukitnath trip. Special Thanks to Nipendra Maharjan, who guided us throughout the tour. Who made the trip very easy during the Bad climate condition, he always have the backup Plan. Assisted in the shopping and got some good quality Bag and trekking material. Nice Guy how always take care until the you reach the Destination
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Santanagopalan Sriraman

5

Chennai, India

We approached Lumle for organising overland trip to Muktinath from Kathmandu and back. Operations Manager Nipendra Maharjan was the one who helped us plan our trip. He accompanied us all through the trip. We engaged a Mahindra Scorpio for our trip. Excellent and caring service has been Nipendra's hallmark. Along with the driver Sarath, both were outstanding. Ineffable to mention about their excellent conduct and service. I would strongly recommend Lumle if you are planning trip to Muktinath by overland tour. Nipendra is a great ambassador for Lumle.  Would recommend hiring an alternate vehicle other than Scorpio if you are looking at having more leg room and comfort.
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Srinivasan Venkatasamy

5

Singapor

Itinenary was prepared in nice manner considering the road conditions, traffic and other factors. Tour guide Nipendra assisted throughout the trip with more caring. Hotel and food arrangements were done nicely. Guided to collect the Saligrama stones from Kali Gandaki river that is excellent time to have in the tour. Nipendra assisted in the shopping also to buy some souvenirs and trekking items. When the return flight had issue due to Kathmandu runway issue stayed with me to make sure managed to get the flight and depart safely. Great tour operators and extraordinary guidance from Nipendra. Recommed to use LUMLE Holidays for Muktinath Tours for their caring service
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Kannan Thirumalai

5

India

I planned to visit Mukhtinath temple and approach Lumle Holidays. They perfectly planned my itinerary and arranged everything without any tension. They with me from starting to end of my itinerary. Very excellent customer service.
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Vinita Dubey

5

Delhi, India

We 5 friends went to Kathmandu Pokhara Muktinath trip from 9 April to 15 April. We chose Lumle Travel for our trip. We had started planning from February and Mr Nipendra of Lumle was involved with planning our trip. He always replied our e-mail and made our itinerary. When we reached Kathmandu airport he was there to receive us (we all are fifty plus ladies). We made plan to visit Patan and Pasupatinath temple after reaching Kathmandu on the same day. Mr Nripendra was kind enough to take us to Patan and Pasupati. He was with us all along on 9 April evening though our visit to Pasupatinath and sightseeing was starting on 10 April. Our Pokhara and Muktinath Darshan was also very pleasant .Hotel at Pokhara and Muktinath was also very good especially Om's home at Jomsom. Mr Hari of Om's home accompanied us to Muktinath. He is very caring and funny boy who took our luggage while we ladies were climbing. He was with us constantly with us at Muktinath looking after our luggage while we were changing after bathing and having Darshan at Muktinath Mandir. The driver who was all along with us Mr Kamal was also very nice n good never getting irritated or upset. Our nice and pleasant stay was due to Mr Nipendra of Lumle Travel. He was always available on phone, if we had any query. Thank you Mr Nipendra for such a wonderful n pleasant stay
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