Culture, Heritage and Nature Experience Tour

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

Trip Facts

5 Star
Jan 29, 2017
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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Clients Reviews

Usha Srinivasn

5

India

We had taken a Mukthinath Tour organised by Lumle Holidays. We had started the tour from Khatmandu . we were given a excellent guide Mr. Mahdav. We were given a very homely treatment, excellent accommodation and royal treatment. 

The tour was customized for our needs. We never felt we were away from home. All our needs were taken care off and we had a wonderful Dharshan at Mukthinath besides, all other temples in Pokhara and Kathamandu too. We would recommend these tour operators very highly.

Subhagata Dey

5

India

I and my wife had undertaken a 10N/11D tour to Nepal with the Lumle Holidays. The tour encircles the places like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini,Daman, Nagarkot. The whole tour was organised by Lumle Holidays. I should say that I am more than satisfied with the arrangements made by Lumle Holidays. Moreover the reciprocation and behaviour of MR Sharma and Mr Maharjan was worth mentioning. They were always replying fast to my emails and other communication. 

The hotels provided was among the best as per my budget. The travel arrangements were also very good( not to forget about Mr Tika, who was the friend, philospher, guide and driver for the entire tour). On a n overall basis I am pretty well satisfied and would look forward to contact them in all the future Nepal tours.

Sanjay Simha

5

India

It has been a real pleasure dealing with Lumle Holidays. Initially we were a bit skeptical dealing with Nepal tour operator remotely. However, as responses and details were received, our confidence grew. Our main intent was pilgrimage to this holy place starting from Kathmandu.

All aspects of the tour program were clearly documented and all arrangements done including some of our special requests with reasonable charges. Travels, accommodation, entry tickets, sight-seeing and food arrangements/ suggestions were handled very well. Not only our main intent - Muktinath darshan, but also other attractions at Pokhara, Kathmandu and Manakamna enroute were covered - beyond our expectation. It was tailor made to a 7-day 6-night program (though normal standard seems 6D/5N). Despite some scares about possible weather / flight disruptions, we had a very good journey and darshan & sight seeing all through.

Ask them all questions what to carry and what not, and all tips about restaurants shopping etc,, you get response soon.

Overall it was time and money well spent with a professional operator.

The various guides were very knowledgeable & friendly, including Mr. Sharma himself and Mr. Maharjan & driver cum guide Teeka-ji. Professional dealing, homely comfort, good decent accommodation and transport.

Kothandaraman

5

India

Me and my family, total four member were planing to have a darshan of Muktinath and this makes possible by Lumle Holidays. It was well organised, well co-ordinated and special appreciation to Mr. Nipendra Maharjan for promptly calling and caring about our journey. Weather was really favorable on us and we saw the closest snowcapped mountain from Jomsom like standing infront of us.

On the whole it was a good trip and willing to visit Nepal again with these people. I do recommend to all to go with this company.

Venkatesan

5

India

At the outset Mrs Jothi & I (we) would like to convey our heartfelt Namaste and thanks to you & your service.

We are extremely happy about our entire trip. It was very nice of you to come to airport on 03 March, 2014 to pick us up - a gesture we will never forget. You have organised good hotels for us. We felt at home and enjoyed our stay.

Om's Home Hotel stay at Jomsom unforgetable. God had blessed us and weather which we would never forget for our life. We had good Darshan of the Lord Vishnu. Mr. Krishna took care of us very well. My thanks and regards to him.

Your driver Amir was good, safe driver and a nice guy, my thanks to him.

Our stay in Kathmandu was good, thanks for taking us to Pashupatinath Temple and arranging for Krishna Mandir.

Overall our experience was great and we throughly enjoyed your company.

Once again we thank you for your extremely good serivce and our regards to your family. May god bless you all.

We look forward to seeing you again in future specially Mount Kailash/Mansarover & if god will help Muktinath again.

Please visit us when you come to India - Chennai.

Thanking you once again & warmest regards.
Dr. VENKATESAN SOUNDAR RAJAN,
Vihaya/Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India.

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