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Nepal Cultural Circuit Tour offers you the grand tour of Nepal covering almost all the major tourist areas in Nepal and also including many of the UNESCO world heritage sites of Nepal. Nepal is a rich mix of different cultures and traditions melded over thousands of years into a unique whole. Most of the festivals celebrated in Nepal have their own religious significance.  And the dates of most festivals are fixed by famous astrologers after consulting the lunar calendar. The biggest and the most celebrated festival are dashian and tihar in Nepal. For almost three weeks joining Nepal cultural tour you'll get chance for walk across temples and places of origin, witness breathtaking views of the Himalayas and see Nepal's beautiful natural surroundings. Cultural circuit tour of Nepal provides opportunity to visit the villages of different ethnics groups and interact with the friendly locals and witness their daily life as Nepal is considered as the a land of colorful cultures, ancient history and people, picturesque scenery and some of the best walking on earth.

Nepal cultural tour covers almost all the UNESCO world heritage sites of Nepal and explore the temples, monasteries, palaces with ancient and medieval arts and architectures, and enjoy the views of the Snow-clad Mountains. Kathmandu holds very long history about in cultural, religious and political. We will visit to cities decorated with ancient arts, crafts and architecture of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. All of these are amazing man-made wonders, still standing majestically, some of them as old as 2500 years. Our Nepal Cultural tour continues to the natural heritage Chitwan national park which is regarded as the home of various endangered animals and birds and provides you the great opportunity to explore the nature of Nepal enjoying with the various jungle activities. Tharu cultural dance is regarded as the main highlight of the Chitwan. The colorful costume, festivals which they celebrate with much joy and enthusiasm, and gracious hospitality makes your trip wonderful. Similarly, Nepal cultural tour comes to the Lumbini city tour. Pokhara and Sarangkot sightseeing is another major attraction of the cultural tour in Nepal. Its flame rests on the natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains, not on any great historical or cultural endowment. Pokhara is major destination for tourists as it is also the starting point of main trekking routes in Nepal offering circuit trek of Annapurna.

Similarly the sightseeing of Nepal cultural circuit tour follows to Bandipur and Gorkha-the ancestral home town of Gorkha soldiers and Shah Kings of Nepal. Back to Kathmandu valley; visit the medieval villages of Khokana, Bungamati, Dhulikhel and Panauti Village that makes you more familiar to the culture, traditions and lifestyles of Nepalese and get chance to view their culture and living style from near. Cultural tour of Nepal in a whole that offers you the opportunity to explore the unique characteristics of culture and nature of Nepal. You will get opportunity to visit the villages of different ethnics groups and interact with the friendly locals and witness their daily life which will be your lifetime memorable tour in Nepal. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02:Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
Day 03:Kathmandu to Daman
Day 04:Daman drive to Chitwan
Day 05: Full day of activities in Chitwan National Park
Day 06: drive to Lumbini
Day 07: Sightseeing tour of Lumbini
Day 08:Drive to Pokhara
Day 09: Pokhara seeing the sights
Day 10: Pokhara to Gorkha 
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Khokana, Bungmat i and Panauti Village
Day 13: Final Departure

Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Airport and transfer to hotel. Have some brief talk about the program and meet with the guide in our office. Manage all the necessary accessories.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
This is a full day tour. Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath, the monkey temple, Boudhhanath and the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Daman:

Situated at a height of 2100m/7500ft. above sea level, Daman is a prime place to view the Himalayan peaks including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorjelakpa, Gaurishankar, Cho You. There is a view tower from where one can have a panoramic view of 300 miles of the Himalayan range. Over night stay at hotel.

Day 04: Daman drive to Chitwan
Early in the morning we will go to the tower to enjoy a panoramic view of the vast Himalaya. After breakfast we will drive to Chitwan National Park and begin the jungle part of our tour programme.

Day 05: Full day of activities in Chitwan National Park.
The activities include Elephant Back Safari, Canoeing, Bird Watching, Tharu Village Visit, Jungle walk and Tharu Cultural Programme. Tharu is the ethnic group of the Terai area where Chitwan National Park is situated.

Day 06: drive to Lumbini
After having the breakfast we will drive to the birth place of Lord Buddha, the enlightened one, the pilgrimage destination of the world’s millions of people faithful to all schools of Buddhism.

Day 07: sightseeing tour of Lumbini
After having the breakfast we will set for full day sightseeing of Lumbini. It includes Maya Devi temple, the Ashoka Pillar, the sacred pond, Puskarni, where just prior to giving birth to the Buddha, Maya Devi took the bath. We will then drive to Tilaurakot and stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 08: Drive to Pokhara
Pokhara is another very popular tourist destination in Nepal. As you reach Pokhara enjoy the leisurely walk in streets of Pokhara. Spend the night in your hotel.

Day 09: Tour of Pokhara City
After breakfast we will have a full day touring the Pokhara Valley, visiting the Barahi temple, World Peace Pagoda, Seti Gandaki (River Gorge), Devi's Fall, Gupteswar Gupha (Cave), Mahendra Gupha (Cave), The Old Bazaar (Ganesh tole and Ram Krishna Tole), Bindabasini Temple, Matepani Gumba (Buddhist Monastery), Bhadrakali Temple and the Pokhara Mountain Museum. In the evening we will go boating on the Phewa Lake, a beautiful tranquil lake in Pokhara.

Day 10: Pokhara to Gorkha 

After breakfast we will drive to Gorkha about 3 hour drive. Gorkha holds prominent place in the history of Nepal as it is the birth place of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the founder of modern Nepal. Gorkha is situated on a hill with fantastic views of the snowy peaks of the Himalaya. It is the origin place of famous Gorkha warriors.

Day 11: Drive  back to Kathmandu

 Today after breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu, about 4 and half hour drive, transfer to hotel and rest.

Day 12: Sight-seeing tour to Khokana, Bungamati and Panauti Village. 

Khokana and Bungamati are ancient Newari villages (16th century). Panauti village reflects special culture and tradition of the newar community. 

Day 13: Final Departure

We will then transfer you to the international airport to connect to your onward destination.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation through out the tour including breakfast
  • Guided Tour to all the places as per itinerary with private vehicle and tour guide.
  •  Private transportation through out the tour ( car/van / Hiace depends on group size)
  •  Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes.

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner 
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Passport and Visas:
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.

Get the required visa for Nepal.

You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get a up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. You can read more here and can download the visa for here

Bring Official Papers
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.

Money & Credit card Info

We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment.
In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost.  So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost.
We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel

Travel Insurance:

Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.

Load shedding (Electricity crisis) in Nepal
We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time.  Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery back up. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run.
Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here.  For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.

Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.

How to Book

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.

For more info for how to booking please read here

Nepal cultural Tour

We are not trekkers and were looking for a private cultural tour of Nepal. Mr. Puru, the owner of the company, devised an itinerary for a two week tour of Nepal. The price included transfers, hotels, breakfast, car and driver, and sightseeing tours with a local guide in each location. The price was less than one would pay for a group tour. I would recommend his company to trekkers and non-trekkers alike. He was personally available to us for questions and to make sure we were satisfied.

The personal service and the quality of the guides and the driver were even better than we expected. Our driver was a very careful driver -- a rarity in Nepal. He did not frighten us with his driving. If you have been on the highways in India and Nepal, you know how important this is. The guides, since it was a private tour, adjusted what we saw to our interests and our stamina.

We spent time in Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park, Bandipur, and Pokhara. We saw a lot of animals, many fantastic old temples, and a couple of cultural dance shows. When we arrived, Mr Puru suggested that we make one change and fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It was a great suggestion-- listen to his suggestions.

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Trip Facts & Figures:

Tour Duration: 13 days arrival to Departure

Climate during the tour:
September to Nov: Autumn very pleasant and clear weather, the mountain views are the best. (Maximum 30 Degree Minimum 2 Degree)

March to May (warmest months) the temperatures are mildly warm ((Maximum 33 Degree Minimum 10 Degree)

December to Mid February (Winter) the weather is cold and the sky is clear (Maximum 24 Degree Minimum -2 Degree)

June to August: Summer/ Rainy Season (July/August has more rain) (Maximum 34 Degree Minimum 19 Degree)

Tour Visiting Places: Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Gorkha, Dhulikhel, Pokhara, Sarangkot, Lumbini, Chitwan

Transportation: Good Condition Private Car/Van depends on group size for tour with good driver, for long drive Tourist Bus/Flights are available.


Nepal Cultural Circuit Tour