Nepal Cultural Tour

Description

This 10 day 9 night Nepal itinerary combines enriching cultural activities, stunning views, and rare wildlife experiences. Explore the Kathmandu valley and visit Swayambhunath stupa or monkey temple, the historic city of Patan, and participate in a unique silver making workshop. Fly to Pokhara and take in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Journey to Chitwan National Park where you’ll have the opportunity to view one-horned rhinos and if you’re lucky Bengal tigers. Leave this enchanting country with memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 1

Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival, you will be met by an Off Season Adventures representative who will escort you to your hotel. On the way, you will be given an introduction to the culture of Nepal and the amazing trip ahead. After enjoying welcome drinks at the hotel you’ll have the afternoon to explore Kathmandu and enjoy dinner on the town.

  • Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) and meet a representative of the Off Season Adventures team
  • Transfer to accommodation
  • Afternoon at your leisure
  • Dinner a la carte
  • Overnight at Gokarna Forest Resort (Luxury) or Hotel Traditional Comfort (Boutique)

Day 2

After breakfast, you’ll take a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. This region is known for its stunning beauty with the serene Phewa lake and backdrop of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna Range. Enjoy the day at your leisure to explore this magical place known as the “Jewel of the Himalayas”.

Day 3

Begin today before sunrise and drive to Sarangkot. The mountain views from Sarangkot have been described as an almost religious experience, especially at dawn. A road leads almost to the top where the panoramic view includes Machhapulchhare mountain with its distinctive fishtail shape, the Annapurna range, and other surrounding peaks reaching heights of 8,091 meters. In the afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of Pokhara including, David Falls, Bindebasisni Temple, a world peace stupa, and a Tibetan settlement Camp. End the day with a relaxing boat trip on Phewa Lake.

Day 4-6

Today make your way to Chitwan National Park. On the way pass through the Seti Valley with its stunning views of deep rocky gorges crossed by rapidly flowing rivers and precarious suspensions bridges. Descend through to the fertile lowlands of the Western Terai before arriving at your lodge at Chitwan. This national park is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its biodiversity and rare mammals including one-horned rhinos and Bengal tigers. Upon arrival the lodge manager will brief you on the activities you’ll be experiencing over the next few days. Activities are seasonal and dependent on the weather but could include jeep safaris, a Tharu Village visit, a boat safari, and cultural dances.

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to Chitwan
  • Activities within the park determined upon arrival 
  • Day 4 will include dinner at your lodge / Day 5 & 6 will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner at your lodge
  • Overnights at Barahi Jungle Lodge (Luxury) or Tigerland Safari Resort (Boutique)

Day 7

This morning take a short flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival visit the Swayambhunath stupa famously known as the Monkey Temple. This location is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and is a symbol of faith and harmony with many Hindu shrines incorporated into this Buddhist site. In the afternoon, you’ll have time to explore Kathmandu at your leisure.

Day 8

After breakfast, visit Patan, a place with origins clouded in mystery but rich in Buddhist culture. It claims its place as the capital of the mythical Kiranti Dynasty and association with the great Indian emperor, Ashoka, who is credited with building the four grass-covered stupas surrounding the city. For many centuries Patan’s importance eclipsed that of Kathmandu and by the 7th century, it was one of the major Buddhist centers of Asia, attracting pilgrims, scholars, and monks from India, Tibet, and China.

Day 9

Today you will head to Thamel, Chetrapatri for a workshop on silver jewelry making with Devendra Gartaula who has over 20 years of experience in this field. This studio has all you need to make your own piece of jewelry.  Choose from samples or come up with an original design. Take your masterpiece home as a reminder of this incredible experience.

Day 10

Today marks the end of your Nepal adventure. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) for your international flight home.

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) for your trip home

We are happy to customize additional day excursions and treks before or after this tour if you want to get more out of your journey.

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What’s Included?

  • Your local, experienced driver with many years of guiding tours in Nepal
  • Lodging in Nepal 
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary 
  • All cultural activities and excursions on itinerary
  • Carbon offsets for air travel, ground transportation, and accommodations
  • Contribution to the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization Second Look Worldwide
  • Waters while in transit, excluding while in the airports
  • Driver transfers to and from airports
  • Wire Transfer and other banking fees

What’s Not Included?

  • International flights to & from Nepal
  • Tips for your drivers, tour guides, and lodges, highly encouraged
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Traveler’s Insurance
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Baggage weight overages, if applicable
  • Any incidental expenses
  • Anything from room service or the hotel minibar

Boutique Accommodations

Hotel Traditional Comfort- 4 nights, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Pokhara Batika Classic Hotel- 2 nights, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Tigerland Safari Resort- 3 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

Luxury Accommodations

Gokarna Forest Lodge- 4 nights, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Temple Tree Resort & Spa- 2 nights, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Barahi Jungle Lodge- 3 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

Next Steps

THIS 10 DAY, 9 NIGHT TOUR PACKAGE STARTS AT ONLY $1960 PER PERSON, FULL ROOM AND BOARD, DOUBLE CAPACITY.

Single Supplement is $315. 

Pricing is for travel booking in June, July, August, December, January, and February.

50% of the total package cost must be paid 90 days before travel to retain your reservation, and the balance must be paid 60 days prior to the date of arrival.