Nepal is a country with diverse tourism opportunity, ranging from hardcore adventure option to pleasing culture tours. Nepal Culture Tour provides refresh village walks, adrenaline river trips and breathtaking jungle safari. Home to the brave Gurkhas and the adventurous Sherpa people, Nepal offers everything for visitors across the globe. people call Nepal as a living museum. You can experience a unique lifestyle, culture and tradition of over 100 ethnic and indigenous groups. It is a great example of religious tolerance and communal harmony as people respect the culture and tradition of other ethnic groups.
Nepali people revel in colourful festivals almost round the year with great vigour. Lumbini is a centre of pilgrimage for not only Buddhist. Its also for peoples from around the world but also people who have faith in peace. Jungle safari is available in the country’s protected area in the southern belt. It is another prime attraction of tourist. Moreover, Experienced jungle guide ensures you the closet possible views of many endangered species. They can show you some of the best-protected areas in the entire region.
Nepal Culture Tour is the ultimate tour for travellers from the world and the holidaying tourist is a land-locked country. Draped along the spine of the high Himalaya, Nepal is a land of sublime scenery, time-worn temples, deepest gorge, highest lake, eight out of ten highest peaks. Also of the best challenging hiking trails on the earth. It’s a poor country, but it is rich in scenic splendour and cultural treasures.
Airports pick and drop by our private vehicle Car/ Van.
Guided sightseeing with entrance fees.
Four Nights Accommodation in a Three star Hotel in Kathmandu, Tow nights in Pokhara and One Night in Nagarkot Including breakfast.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical restaurant with cultural dance performance in the evening before departure.
All Ground transportation by private tourist vehicle.
All Guided city tour as mentioned in day – by day itinerary on a private vehicle
Top of The World Treks licensed English – speaking Guide.
Food, accommodation, salary, Insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff.
The required number of ground staff during the tour like Driver, helper etc.
Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Your travel insurance.
Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner in all places, apart from Chitwan.
All Items of Personal nature like drink, Laundry etc
Tips for tour staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
Arrival in Kathmandu:
After getting at the Kathmandu airport you will meet our office representative who will be displaying your name card. We will transfer from the airport to hotel by private vehicle with driver. We offer you welcome drink and brief your itinerary. Overnight at hotel.
Full day sightseeing tour:
You will have a breakfast in the morning. Our guide will pick up you from hotel and drive for the sightseeing. You will visit Budhanilkhanta with is also said Narayanthan temple of Lord Vishnu is about five meter (Seventeen fits) long and lying in a thirteen meter (forty three fits) long tank. Then after you will visit Boudhanath – the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal with one of the largest Stupa in the world. Pashupatinath – the important Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva, which is located on the bank of Bagmati river. Kathmandu Durbar Square – the historical palaces of Kathmandu city ruled by the Malla and Shah kings with wonderful architecture of artists and craftsmen.
Drive to Pokhara:
Today get up early in the morning and have a breakfast. After your breakfast we will meet you at the hotel then drive to Pokhara by a private vehicle with driver. One way to Pokhara you will stop at the Kurintar then you will visit Manakamana Temple by a cable car (15 minutes). Manakamana Temple is known as the goddess of wish fulfilling. After a short visit the Temple you will return back by the car and continue drive to Pokhara. Evening you will get in Pokhara and check in hotel. After refreshment, you may explore around the street and Phewa Lake and back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Full day sightseeing in Pokhara:
Get up early in the morning. Our guide will come to pick up you at the hotel then drive to Sarangkot – the hill station near from the Pokhara and international tourist destination for superb sunrise view and excellent view of Annapurna Mountain Range of Annapurna I – 8091m, Annapurna II -7937m, Annapurna III – 7855m, Annapurna IV – 7525m, Annapurna South 7819m, Himchuli, Dhaulagari I & II, Fishtail and many more. After this mountain sightseeing you will drive back to hotel and have a breakfast. After breakfast our guide will pick up you from the hotel and drive for sightseeing. You will visit Bindabashini Temple, Seti George – the amazing George of Seti river runs completely underground at places, Old Bazaar – the colorful and tradition market, Mountain Museum – the collection of butterflies, insects, birds, various colcanic rocks and many more, Devid Fall – unbelievable water falls which is the next attraction of Pokhara, Mahendra Cave – the scenery of natural, Gupeteshor Cave – next wonderful cave, and Barahi Temple – the located at the middle of the Phewa lake. Aftersightseeing drive back to hotel and overnight at hotel.
Drive to Kathmandu:
Get up early in the morning and drive back to Kathmandu watching the country side, mountains, beautiful community villages and green hills and following the rivers for a while. You will arrive in Kathmandu by afternoon and check in hotel. Rest time you are free to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Full day sightseeing and drive to Nagarkot:
After your breakfast, our guide will picks up you from the hotel and you will drive for the sightseeing. First of all you will visit Shyambhunath – next Buddhist pilgrimage site and also know as the Monkey Temple which is located at a hill. Then after you will visit Patan – the ancient historical city with the temples and old places. You will visit Bhaktapur – the colorful, rich traditional and culture city with UNESCO world heritage sites surrounded by monasteries, temples and many more. Lastly, you will drive to Nagarkot and enjoy the beautiful sunset view. Overnight at hotel.
Drive to Kathmandu:
Morning have a breakfast watching the spectacular sunrise view and Everest Mountain panoramic view. You may hike around the Nagarkot. You will drive to Kathmandu and check in hotel. Rest time you are free for shopping or explore around the city. Evening we will offer a traditional Nepali dinner with culture program then after drive back to hotel and overnight at hotel.
Departure from Nepal:
Morning have a breakfast and pack you baggage. We will drop you at the airport as per your flight time.
Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety. All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns. This will be decided by the Tour leader and Guide but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wishes are taken into account, however, the Tour leader decision is final.
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Equipment Check – List
What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about! We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.
The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house treks. Use this list as a guide line. The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow.
GENERAL CHECK – LIST
The following basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.
-Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-Fleece jacket or pullover.
-fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)
-Waterproof sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
-Lightweight thermal gloves.
-Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .
-Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
-Sun hat or Scarf.
-Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.
-T- shirt (2)
-Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).
-Sunglasses with UV protection.
-Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season
-Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.
-Small padlock to lock trek bag.
-Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)
-Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.
-Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)
-Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.
-Small wash towel.
-Footwear appropraite to the trip.
-Waterproof shell trousers / pants. (Preferably berathable fabric)
TREKKING CHECK LIST
In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:
-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel outer.
-Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).
-Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.
-Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
– Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.
-Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)
MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST
In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
-Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.
-Mountaineering Safety harness.
-Mountaineering Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal preference).
-120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking caravines.
-Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).
-Prussik loops .
-Climbing helmet (optional).
-Jumer (Ascender & Descender).
-Rope and Snow bars.
Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow – covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.
In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.
-All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)
-Climbing Harness .
-2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.
-12 – point Crampons.
-Plastic Climbing boots.
FIRST AID MEDICINE
-Bandage for Sprains.
-Plaster/ Band- aids.
-Iodine or Water filter(optional)
-Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.
-Antiseptic ointment for cuts.
-Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
-Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.
-Oral rehydration salts.
-Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).
-Anti – diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
-Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).
-Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.
-Diamox (Altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu.
-Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).
– For more details please see our staying healthy topic.