Cultural Tour in Nepal


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Cultural Tour Summary

    1. Sightseeing duration: Multi Days
    2. Touring Hours: 6 – 7 Hours Daily
    3. Hotel Category: Tourist Standard Accommodation
    4. Foods on Tour: Breakfast Plan
    5. Sightseeing Group-Size: 1 – 15 People
    6. Best time for Tour: All months (except monsoon months)
    7. Transportation: Car / jeep / HiAce Van

A cultural tour focuses on experiencing and learning about the local culture and heritage of a particular place. These tours often include visits to historical sites, museums, monuments, local markets, and other culturally significant locations. Participants also have opportunities to engage in traditional activities, try local cuisine, and interact with local people.

The goal of a cultural tour is to provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of the cultural traditions and practices of the destination, offering a unique and immersive travel experience. These tours can be organized for individuals, families, or groups, and can be customized to meet specific interests and preferences.

Nepal, a country rich in culture and history, offers numerous cultural tours that allow you to explore and experience its unique and enriching traditions. Our cultural tour packages often include walking tours in the valley, providing an intimate and immersive experience of the country’s rich cultural heritage.

These walking tours enable visitors to explore historical sites, vibrant local markets, and charming neighborhoods on foot. This unique perspective allows travelers to connect more deeply with the local traditions, architecture, and daily life of Nepal..

Nepal Cultural Tour highlights

  • Discover the tallest mountains of Earth and experience rural life.
  • Enjoy a mix of the ethnic groups and their culture and festival in and out of Kathmandu town.
  • Get to know the local festival and stay close to experience better.
  • Discover the Buddhist pilgrimage sites and Hindu pilgrimage sites including their festival times.
  • Explore the amazing festival in Nepal on your favorite travel dates.

The best of cultural tour package itinerary details

1 Day Arrival and Kathmandu Valley city sightseeing. 6 hours

Upon your arrival at TIA in Kathmandu, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Your sightseeing adventure begins in the vibrant tourist hub of Thamel at midday. Thamel is known for its lively streets, shops, and restaurants, making it a perfect starting point for your cultural tour.

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a treasure trove of cultural and historical sites. A professional guide from Gokyo Agency will pick you up in a private car or van, depending on the group size, and take you to explore the city’s top cultural spots.

12:15 PM, Pashupatinath Temple:

One of the holiest Hindu shrines and a UNESCO World Heritage site, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located on the banks of the Bagmati River.

1:30 PM, Boudhanath Stupa:

One of the largest stupas in the world and a significant Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage site.

3:00 PM, Hanuman Dhoka – Basantapur Durbar Square:

A historic square home to ancient temples and palaces, including the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the former royal palace of the Malla Kings.

3:30 PM, Kathmandu Durbar Museum:

Located in the old palace of the Malla Kings, this museum showcases Nepal’s cultural and historical heritage.

5:45 PM, Asan Tole:

A bustling street market known for its vibrant atmosphere. A walking tour of Asan Tole allows you to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic area, including visits to the Akash Bhairav and Annapurna Temples.

2 DayNagarkot sunrise and Bhaktapur Tour, 7 hours

Start your early morning with a drive to Nagarkot hill station to witness the sunrise over the Himalayan horizon. Located at 2,175 meters and about 32 kilometers from Thamel, Kathmandu, Nagarkot Tower offers spectacular views of some of the world’s tallest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Everest, and Xishapangma. From the tower, you can see five of the world’s ten highest mountains, making it an excellent spot for sunrise and sunset over the high peaks.

Afterward, descend to Telkot to catch the hiking route to Changu Narayan Temple. This easy walking trail along the ridgeline leads to the Bishnu Narayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 323 AD by King Hari Dutta Verma. The temple’s pagoda architecture and historical significance make it a must-visit.

Next, drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square to explore a collection of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around the 55-window palace. Key attractions include the Lion Gate, Golden Gate, art gallery, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Pashupati Temple, Sundari Chowk, Taleju Temple, and the five-storied Nyatapola Temple in Taumadhi Square.

Additionally, visit the Dattatraya Temple, one of Bhaktapur’s oldest temples, and the renowned 15th-century Peacock Window, often called the “Mona Lisa” of Nepal.

On the return journey, visit Siddha Pokhari, an ancient rectangular pond near the main gate of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, adding to the experience of traditional Nepali heritage.

3 Day Drive with a Tourist Bus to Sauraha Bazaar via 3 hours rafting on Trishuli River.

Our representative will pick you up from Fishling, the starting point for rafting, located 2 hours from Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a welcome program and a rafting briefing. An experienced rafting guide will assist you through the wide rapid areas, ensuring an adventurous and fun rafting experience on the Trishuli River.

Whitewater rafting involves navigating a river or rough water using an inflatable raft, providing an exhilarating outdoor activity. Enjoy approximately 3 hours of rafting on the Trishuli River, followed by lunch. After changing clothes, we’ll take a local bus to Chitwan Sauraha for another adventure.

Trishuli river rafting package

Upon arrival in Chitwan, our representative will pick you up from the bus station and transfer you to the Chitwan Village Resort. Enjoy a welcome drink and a briefing about the resort’s facilities and safari activities. After being introduced to your room and having lunch, you’ll embark on a cultural tour, visiting Tharu Village, the Tourist Visitor Center, and witnessing a riverside sunset view.

Dinner will be served, featuring delicious local cuisine, followed by an evening of Tharu cultural activities, including the traditional stick dance. Return to the resort and rest for the night.

4 Day Wildlife activities in Chitwan, Sauraha.

Begin your morning with a refreshing breakfast followed by an adventurous canoeing ride. Upon return, take a leisurely stroll through the jungle and visit the Elephant Breeding Center. Lunch awaits at the hotel before commencing on an exciting jungle drive, prioritizing the welfare of animals by excluding Elephant Back Safaris in Chitwan National Park. Wind down your day with a delightful dinner at the resort before settling in for a peaceful night’s rest.

5 Day Departure to Pokhara City. 5 hours drive

Begin your day with a gentle wake-up at 6:00 am and indulge in a calming cup of tea or coffee before setting off on a short bird-watching excursion. Return to the hotel for a delightful breakfast, then prepare to depart for the Sauraha Tourist Bus station for your onward journey to Pokhara City.

The scenic drive to Pokhara spans approximately five hours, offering enchanting views of landscapes, serene lakes, and the awe-inspiring Annapurna-Manaslu mountain range, with the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre (‘The Fish Tail’) dominating the horizon. Upon arrival in Pokhara, settle into a hotel nestled near the picturesque Phewa Lake. After refreshing yourself, take a leisurely afternoon stroll along the lakeside, adorned with charming shops and inviting restaurants.

6 DayHike to Sarangkot Hill (1,592m/5,223 feet), 3 hours

Sarangkot, nestled near Pokhara in Nepal, stands as a picturesque hilltop village renowned for its awe-inspiring vistas of the Annapurna mountain range. Embarking on a hike to Sarangkot is a favored excursion among Pokhara’s visitors, offering an immersive encounter with the region’s natural allure.

This trek presents a moderate to challenging trail, spanning roughly 3 hours each way, contingent upon your preferred pace. Escort with your guide, you’ll traverse the path while gaining insights into the area’s rich history and cultural significance.

Upon reaching Sarangkot’s summit, a breathtaking panorama awaits, showcasing the majestic Annapurna range, the sprawling Pokhara Valley, and the grandeur of the Himalayas. Take a moment to absorb this mesmerizing scenery and capture memorable photographs.

Pokhara tour

Later in the day, your guide will lead a tour through a local village in Sarangkot, offering a chance to interact with the warm-hearted locals and glean insights into their traditional lifestyle. Hiking to Sarangkot stands as an ideal conduit to embrace both the natural splendor and cultural heritage of the region.

With a knowledgeable guide at your side, your journey promises a safe, enriching experience that will linger in your memory. Don’t miss the opportunity to walk to the Tower and witness the astounding sunset casting its glow over the Annapurna mountains, lakes, and the twinkling evening lights of Pokhara town.

7 DaySunrise from Sarangkot Tower. Pokhara city sightseeing day, 6 hours Pokhara Tour

Before the sunrise, hike to tower premises again to catch the grand view of majestic Mountains. They are Annapurna (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Fish Tail (6,993m) & Manaslu (8,163m).

Eat the breakfast and after a fulfilling day of hiking and exploring, your guide will lead the way back down to Pokhara, where you’ll start the city tours. Pokhara is a beautiful city in Nepal known for its stunning natural scenery and vibrant cultural atmosphere. Return to the Hotel on Phewa lakeside to put your luggage on before visiting several landmarks in Pokhara.

Visit Phewa Lake:

Phewa Lake, surrounded by stunning mountain views, is one of Pokhara’s most famous attractions. Rent a paddle boat to explore the lake or take a relaxing walk along the lakeshore.

Explore the Old Bazaar:

The old bazaar in Pokhara offers a glimpse into local culture and a chance to shop for souvenirs. Stroll through narrow streets, admire traditional Nepali architecture, and try some of the city’s famous street food at local shops.

Visit the World Peace Stupa (optional tour):

The Peace Pagoda is a serene Buddhist temple with stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range. It’s an ideal place to escape the busy city, enjoy the tranquility, and reflect on nature’s beauty.

Bindabasini Temple:

Located in the heart of Pokhara, Bindabasini Temple is a significant Hindu shrine attracting thousands of devotees annually. The temple complex features lush gardens and intricate carvings, paintings, and sculptures.

Explore the Seti River:

Named after the Seti River, the Seti Gorge is surrounded by lush vegetation and stunning mountain views. Take a walk along the river to admire the scenery and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

Take a Paragliding Flight (extra cost):

For the adventurous, paragliding over Pokhara is a must-do activity. Soar high above the city and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, lakes, and forests.

These are just a few of the many attractions and activities available in Pokhara. Whether you’re interested in exploring local culture, enjoying nature, or seeking adventure, Pokhara has something for everyone.

8 Day Drive to Kathmandu, 7-8 hours via Prithvi Highway.

Driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu via the Prithivi Highway is a popular and scenic route that takes you through the heart of Nepal. The drive takes approximately 7-8 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. Tourists will admire the striking mountain Machapuchhare including the Annapurna mountain range and the city’s lakes before hitting the road. After a long day of driving, you’ll finally arrive in Kathmandu, the bustling capital city of Nepal. Transfer to hotel.

What’s Included in the Price

  • Airport transfer with an air-conditioned vehicle with fuel and driver as per writing above.
  • 2 Nights Double Bed room accommodation in a Aloft Hotel by Marriot or similar in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • 2 Nights Double Bed room air condition accommodation in a Chitwan Village resort in Chitwan Sauraha with Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner serve with tea/coffee.
  • 2 Nights Double Bed room accommodation in a 3-star Standard Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast plan.
  • Single night Double Bedroom accommodation in a Tourist Standard Hotel in Sarangkot Hill at Pokhara with Breakfast plan.
  • A comfortable private vehicle inside Kathmandu and Pokhara city on touring spots as per travel plan.
  • 3 hours roughly for Rafting on Trishuli river with Lunch at the rafting time.
  • Certified English-speaking tour guide.
  • Professional certified Rafting Guide, rafting types of equipment including helmets, PFDs, paddles, splash jackets and wetsuits, Dry bags, and pelican boxes to keep your personal items dry and safe on the river rafting time. And of course we sere Lunch on the river.
  • A bottle of mineral water while on a long day driving.
  • T-shirt and Tour Completion Certificate as a gift from the company side.
  • All government TAX/VAT & Gokyo Treks Agency service charges.

What’s not-includes in the Price

  • Pashupatinath Temple sightseeing entrance fee Nrs 1,000.
  • Boudhanath stupa sightseeing entrance fee Nrs 400.
  • Swayambhunath Stupa sightseeing entrance fee is NRs 300.
  • Changu Narayan Temple entrance fee Nrs 350.
  • Bhaktapur Durbar square tour entrance fee Nrs 1,500.
  • Patan Durbar square tour entrance fee Nrs 1,000.
  • Pokhara City tour all entrance fees.
  • Museums and Other monuments fees.
  • Patan city entrance fees including today’s all spots.
  • Your Lunch and dinner besides Chitwan (cost about US$ 5 to US$ 7 per meal depending upon what and where you prefer to eat).
  • Extra activities and transportation.
  • Personal donation and Tip for tour Guide.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu flight ticket in case you don’t want a long road drive.

Best time to go

Travel and holidays in the Nepal Himalayas are the most popular tourist activity and basically, it’s good to visit all months. Expect monsoon months, there will be great weather all the time. Even in the monsoon Rain often at night and during the day is almost clear with the sun shining.

Departure & Return Departure Point:

Have in mind that we pick up all the travelers from your hotel to the tourist spots and drop you back at the hotel on each day tour.

What To Expect

Three ancient cities of Kathmandu marked as Patan, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu itself is known for their stunning temples, palaces, and traditional Newari architecture. Explore the Chitwan National Park and learn about the Tharu culture, a local ethnic group known for its traditional way of life and unique customs.

Likewise, visit the city of Pokhara and learn about the local culture and traditions of the Gurung and Magar communities. You can also visit the nearby villages to see how the traditional way of life is still being practiced. Trek through the stunning Annapurna region and experience the unique culture and traditions of the local Gurung and Thakali communities.

Additional Information (TIPS AND TRICKS)

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
A wheelchair is accessible during the tours.
A maximum of 15 people per booking
Old travelers, Travelers with back pain, and pregnant can join this tour also.
It’s a private tour/activity.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 48 hours before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid as a deposit will not be refunded.

Any changes made less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Notice for Cultural Tour in Nepal:

There are countless types of cultural tourism activities in Nepal. Mainly the cultural tourism activities are Hindu and Buddhist places to visit. The benefits of cultural tourism are to create jobs and opportunities and strengthen the local economy.

Some places in Nepal offer top cultural tourism destinations. The above itineraries are subject to change due to conditions beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. The physical, technical, and natural conditions may change this above itinerary.

“What makes the Cultural Tour package in Nepal special?”

Our cultural tour package in Nepal is exceptionally special for tourists due to the country’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. Nepal is home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, including ancient temples, palaces, stupas, and monasteries, showcasing centuries-old architecture and artistry.

Additionally, Nepal’s vibrant cultural tapestry is reflected in its diverse ethnic groups, languages, and traditions, offering a fascinating experience for travelers. The cultural tour allows tourists to immerse themselves in the local way of life, participate in traditional festivals, taste authentic cuisine, and interact with friendly locals.

We at Gokyo Treks agency are cultural tour consultants and believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, expert, and license local guides who know the destination better than others.

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