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Nepal Wildlife and Culture Tour

Nepal Wildlife and Culture Tour

Nepal is a popular destination for those who seek for culture and wildlife tours.  This 10-days Nepal Wildlife and Culture tour designed by Visit Nepal Tibet Trek will take you around the popular spots in Nepal which have cultural as well as historical significance and also lets you view the biological diversity that has been conserved by national park and wildlife reserves.

Nepal Wildlife and Culture tour covers major places including different historical palaces and temples, different local peoples, their living style, wild animals, national parks, lakes, striking ranges of mountains, and so on. You will go around Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal which embraces popular cultural attractions like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Bauddhanath Stupa. Also, you will go around Durbar Squares of all three major cities like Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur which have been enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage List.

Similarly, Chitwan National Park is also enlisted in the UNESCO natural heritage list and it has more than 700 different species of flora and fauna and over 70 species of wild creatures including elephants, endangered Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned white rhinos, gharial crocodiles and sloths. This place is inhabitant of Tharu tribe and visitors have equal opportunities to visit Tharu villages and to enjoy their Tharu culture programs.

Besides, Pokhara is another most well-liked and stunning destination in Nepal for witnessing natural beauty of Nepal. It is enclosed in a horse shoe shape by the Annapurna range of the Himalaya. Pokhara is situated at 800m above sea level altitude where the atmosphere is sparkling and fresh and the sub-tropical climate is just wonderful. The majority of the travelers adore staying in the most preferred Lakeside region which trail the shoreline of Fewa Lake; Second largest Lake of Nepal. One can even have an exceptional panorama of spectacular Machhapuchre which is popularly known as fishtail mountain. Visit Nepal-Tibet Treks is a proficient tour and travel agencies of Nepal; we arrange Nepal Wildlife and Culture Tour with our experienced expert government license holder tour guides throughout the tour.

Nepal Wildlife and Culture Tour - Outline Itinerary

[Day 01 ] Arrival in Kathmandu, meet our representative and transfer to hotel, Overnight in Hotel.
[Day 02 ] Kathmandu Tour of Swayambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan
[Day 03 ] Drive Kathmandu to Nagarkot, Overnight at Resort
[Day 04 ] Drive Nagarkot to Chitwan National Park (190 km), Overnight at Resort
[Day 05 ] Full day at Chitwan National Park, Overnight at Resort
[Day 06 ] Drive Chitwan to Pokhara, Overnight at Hotel
[Day 07 ] Pokhara,  Hike to Peace Stupa, Overnight at Hotel
[Day 08 ] Drive Pokhara to Lumbini, Overnight at Hotel
[Day 09 ] Drive Lumbini to Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel
[Day 10 ] Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

SERVICE INCLUDED

1) Welcome Nepali Dinner with cultural programs
2) All surface transfers including arrival and departure transfers in a private car
3) Guided city tour including one English speaking tour guide and all entry fees, etc.
4) Three star hotel on bed and breakfast basis, twin sharing rooms
5) Salary, insurance and all expenses of our guide and porter for the hike.


Cost Excludes

All the expenses of personal nature, Nepal entry visa (USD 30 for 15 dyas multiple visa) and one photograph, granted upon arrival in Kathmandu. Water, alcoholic drinks, tips, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Nepal Wildlife and Culture Tour - Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will greet you at the airport and transfer to hotel. S/he will do short briefing of the tour. After you check into the hotel, you can have rest in the afternoon. In the evening, you will have typical Nepali dinner with folk dance performances. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour of Swayambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan City
After Breakfast you will be taken for sightseeing tour of:

Swayambhunath:
At the peak of a green hill west of Kathmandu, stands the huge self born Buddhist Stupa. This is a place where Manjushree, the legendary patriarch mystically discovered the lotus of the prehistoric gorge lake some 2500 years back. Created to specific system each one with a symbolic importance, the stupa of Swayambhunath is a model of its type. Swayambhunath, which is also traditionally referred as a Monkey Temple provides the best view point for the entire Kathmandu valley as well.

Kathmandu City:
You will have a trip to Katmandu Durbar Square which includes Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient and historic palace named after God monkey, Hanuman. And, go around the temple of Kumari, the residence of Living Goddess. Kumari means the chaste girl. After that you will see a very attractive temple Kasthamandap which is believed to be constructed from a single tree trunk and the name Katmandu is derived from this temple.

Patan City:
The Patan Durbar Square has been highly praised as one of the richest city for art and architecture in Nepal. Most of the shrines seen today were constructed between the 16th to 18th centuries. It is recognized as the hub of sculpture and for the excellent craft of the artist.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Nagarkot
After having breakfast, you will have sightseeing around Bhaktapur City. Bhaktapur lies 14 km east of Kathmandu. And it is the city of devotees and is a hub of potter and fascinating masks. The main sightseeing places are, Bhaktapur Durbar Square which includes the famous Golden gate, the Palace of 55 windows, Bhairavnath Temple, Nyatapola, Dattatreya Temple etc. In the evening, you will drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is located at the north east region from Kathmandu just 32 km and lies at the altitude of 2175m. Nagarkot is one of the most popular picturesque spot which permits you witness wonderful sight of sunrise and Mount Everest views. Overnight at hotel in Nagarkot.

Day 04: Nagarkot - Chitwan National Park (190 km)
Early morning, you will go to the tower for the panorama of magnificent sunrise view. And after breakfast, you will drive 190 km to Chitwan. Check into Resort and have your lunch. Jungle activities will be followed by various programs. Dinner will be served and stay overnight at the Resort.

Day 05: Chitwan National Park
Today, you will travel around the Jungle for the entire day followed by different programs like Jungle walk, Elephant Ride Safari, Elephant Breeding Camp visit, Canoe Trip etc and take your afternoon Lunch.  Later after the Dinner you can enjoy the cultural show of Tharu people and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: Chitwan – Pokhara
After breakfast, you will take 5-6 hrs drive with the striking river side view to reach Pokhara. After hotel check in and refreshment in the afternoon, sightseeing of Pokhara such as, Gupteshore cave, Davi's fall including boating at Fewa Lake will be done and stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 07: Pokhara
After Breakfast, trek to Peace stupa begins which is situated at little high altitude in Pokhara, from where you can see the improved view of astonishing Fewa Lake and Pokhara valley as well. One can enjoy their day in the Stupa itself and later in the afternoon, you will walk back to Hotel and stay overnight.

Day 08: Pokhara to Lumbini
Today after having breakfast, you drive to Lumbini which takes around 8 hours. You will have your lunch on the way. After reaching at hotel check in and then take rest. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09: Lumbini Tour Fly to Kathmandu
You have a morning tour of beautiful and Holy Lumbini today. The major fascination of Lumbini is the holy garden extended over 8 sq. km; The Mayadevi temple lies in the west; the Ashoka Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC as a symbol of revere to his visit to the site. You can also observe the holy pond Puskarni located to the south of the Pillar. It is believed that Queen Mayadevi had a bath in that pond just ahead of giving birth to the Buddha. You then take a flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Departure
Our airport representative will take you to the airport for your way back to your country.

Trip Duration: 10 Days
Country: Nepal
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: very easy
Minimum Group Size: 1 Person & above
Activities: Historical, Cultural, Religious and Natural Tour
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels, Guest House, Lodge
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace/tourist bus
Best Travel season: Throughout the year
Highlights of the tour: Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan City, Bhaktapur City, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan National Park

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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