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Nepal Culture Tour, mingle with local - 7 days

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    Traditional Nepali Festival Celebration
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    Mha Puja Ritual in Kathmandu
  • Village Tour in Chitlang -  himaland.com
    Village Tour in Chitlang
  • Schools Kids Cultural Program -  himaland.com
    Schools Kids Cultural Program
  • Shamans in Narayan Temple -  himaland.com
    Shamans in Narayan Temple
  • Blessing from Monk -  himaland.com
    Blessing from Monk
  • Participation in Local Ritual -  himaland.com
    Participation in Local Ritual
  • Fun Time with Local People -  himaland.com
    Fun Time with Local People

The Himalaya being the origin of oriental civilization, Nepal is hub for holy places both for Buddhists and Hindus from around the world. Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal and there are scores monasteries and stupas which are pilgrimage centers for thousand of years. For example; Lumbini Mayadevi temple, Ashoka Pillars, Swayambu, Boudha, Namobuddha, Pharping, Matarika and many more.  Similarly, there are Hindu holy temples like Pashupatinath, Muktinath, Doleswor etc. Most of these shrines, temples and palaces are protected UNESCO World heritage sites. So, religious rituals and cultural activities are every day life round the year. So, Nepali culture is lively and religion is way of life.  The amazing fact is there are more than 100 different distinct ethnic groups of people with their own unique culture, costumes and traditions. And they have their own different ways for prayers, celebrations, costumes, cuisines and traditions. Culture is diverse and varied. More than 92 different languages are still spoken. 

Nepal is also known as home of countless gods and land of numerous colorful festivals and is very rich in art and culture manifested with high spiritual values. Age-old traditions with colorful and varied cultural activities go on never ending round the year. Every other day is a festival here. Hundreds and thousand of years old temples, monuments and monasteries mostly devoted to Buddhism and Hinduism are still intact and standing tall as a living symbol of the ancient and prehistoric rich civilization. Many medieval towns like; Kathmandu, Bhaktapur Khokna, Janakpur etc. and beautiful villages in the hills and river valleys feature on the sight-seeing schedule of culture tour package organized by Himaland . They are like living museum for the western tourists and they are deeply impressed by the high spiritual and religious values there. Nepali people are very warm and friendly. The tradition here is to respect guests equal to God. 

Nepal Culture Tour - mingle with local is programmed to give tourists a deep insight into the culture and traditional life of Nepalese people. Unlike in other regular trips, you will join a local family as their guests for a meal, interact with them, observe their daily chores both in urban and village environments of Nepal. You will be participating live rituals performed in Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries or a community shrines. In this interactive tour, you will get authentic local cultural experience that is rarely available in other touristic trips. Contact us for more details.   

Trip Highlight: Experience local culture; visit a local family house as a guest;  taste local special cuisine, experience village home stay; observe daily farmers’ chores; tell your story/experiences and listen to theirs; meet tribal heads; participate in a ritual; talk with priests,  monks and shaman;  visit world UNESCO heritage sites, temples, shrines and monasteries; understand local culture, tradition and simple life

Trip Highlights

Trip Type: Cultural tour, Hotel on BB and Full board in village home stay
Grade: Easy, Max. hight 2550m.
Season: All seasons
Elevation: lowest - 1750m, Max. hight 2550m.
Group Size: 2 pax to 11 pax
Trip Departure Date: Book one week prior at least
Confirmed Group Member/s Min. 2 pax
Price: From US$ 525 to US$ 690 per person
Best Months: All seasons

Pre Trip Service: Airport transfer, meet & greet, briefing and prepare for the trip.

Day:

01. Cultural tour of Boudha, Pashupati and Kathmandu Durbar Square, join a local family for traditional  dinner in the evening.

View:  One of the biggest Buddhist stupa, monasteries, Hindu temples, shrines, religious cremation site,  old palaces, museum and traditional bazaar. 

02. Drive or hike or cable car via Chandragiri hill (2551m) to Chitlang (1950m.) village home stay.

There are three options; hiking is ~ 14 Km and driving is ~ 27 Km. Other option is cable car to Chandragiri top and a short hike or drive to Chitlang village.

View:  Kathmandu valley, surrounding hills, central Nepal Himalayan mountain views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lhakpa, Gangchhenpu, Gaurishankar,  etc. over the North Eastern horizon.

03. Chitlang village home stay.  Village tour.

The small traditional village of mix ethnicities – Newar, Tamang, Brahman, Chhetri.

View:  Simple traditional village daily life, agro farms, goat cheese factory,  Buddhist stupa, Hindu         temples, shrines and a short scenic trip to Kulekhani water reservoir for hydro project to see more         villages, farms and fish farms.  

04. Drive or hike or cable car back the same way to Kathmandu and cultural tour of Swayambu and Patan

View:  Kathmandu valley and central Himalayan panorama + Buddhist stupa, monasteries, Hindu temples, shrines, old palaces, old museum, statues and traditional bazaar.

05. Join a prayer/ritual in a Buddhist monastery and get blessing from the monk Lama.

Depending on different ritual taking place in one of the monasteries in Swayambu or Boudha, you join a live ritual performed by monk/nun Buddhist Lamas and get blessing. 

06. Cultural tour of old town Khokna, special local cuisine for lunch and sight-seeing of Bhaktapur  the medieval town.

View:  traditional Newari culture and daily life, traditional oil mill, Buddhist stupa, monasteries, Hindu temples, shrines, old palaces, statues, old museum and traditional bazaar.


07. Walking tours of local old market and shopping + activities of personal interests.

View:  Buddhist stupas, Hindu temples, shrines and lively traditional bazaar, a good insight into urban Nepalese way of life.


Note:  Contact us for more route details. 

* Note: The day for monastery ritual, yoga and meditation class program may change to earlier or later sometimes during the trip period as they are astrologically related. 

Post Trip Service: Airport transfer, get feed back and further service upon request. 

Additional Service:  Hotel bookings, car rental, sight-seeing, flight booking and other tourist services are provided as per your requirement. 
  • Transportation - All airport/hotel and overland transfers, sight-seeing tours by private coach. 
  • Hotel & Lodges - Bed & breakfast basis in Kathmandu,  Pokhara.
  • Village Home Stay – Full board
  • Tour & Sight-seeing -  All entry fees and  professional  tour  guide.
  • Flights,
  • Cold & alcoholic drinks,
  • Your medical and rescue insurance,
  • Tips,
  • Other expenses of your personal nature and
  • Any other not stated as inclusive.