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The Divine Land Tour- cultural trip

Each part of Nepal has its own cultural context. Tradition, religion, language, social organization and people are the major aspects of culture in Nepal. Sacred places of pilgrimage, historical monuments and memorials reflect the richness of Nepalese culture. This tour immerses you in the best of the historical, cultural and spiritual experiences Nepal has to offer!

 

We specialize in organizing tours in Nepal, which are unique and off the beaten touristic track!

 

Day 1: Welcome to Nepal

Arrival at Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu (1340 meters), a warm welcome by our representative and transfer to hotel.Time to visit Durbar Square.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: -

 

Day 2: Chitwan

 Depart for Chitwan, in southern Nepal, near India (6 hours drive). Visit the village of Tharu. The Tharu are an indigenous people of Terai. They have a distinct architectural style as they use natural materials found in the region for construction such as straw, wood and mud. Although most of the Tharu are Hindu, some vestiges of their tribal religion are still present. The villages are oasis of peace and tranquility.

Enjoy your evening with a sumptuous dinner, watching the Tharu Stick Dance, near the restaurant. A melodious tribal dance performed by men and women at the rhythm of drums and sticks to keep rhinos and wild animals far from their farms.

Overnight: Homestay in the Community Center

Meals: breakfast - lunch & dinner

 

Day 3: Chitwan

Let's go for a canoe ride which is the best way to discover the crocodiles on the edge of the river. It is also a relaxing way to observe the different species of birds, as well as the various other wildlife that comes, on the banks of the river, to drink water. More than 450 species of exotic birds are present making Chitwan an unforgettable place for bird watching in Asia. Our experienced guides will take you to the best spots in the park. From the canoe you will venture into the tropical forest for a short hike that will take you to the "Elephant breeding place" where the elephants are grown and trained. This center was established in 1985 and is the only one in Nepal. Located 4 km west of Sauraha, elephants are bred and trained. The best time to visit the center is in the afternoon when the elephants have meals. In the late afternoon, enjoy "Elephant safari". Sitting high on the back of an elephant, you will have a unique view of the Chitwan jungle. This safari will allow you to go to inaccessible areas, and you will be closer to jungle and its famous wildlife like rhinos, roe deer, etc.

Overnight: Homestay in the Community Center

Meals: breakfast - lunch & dinner

 

Day 4: Devgat - Lumbini

Hidden in a forest 6 km northeast of Narayangarh, Devghat marks the confluence of the KaliGandaki and Trisuli rivers, two major tributaries of the Ganges River. The calm and contemplative atmosphere is wonderfully relaxing after the hectic pace of the plains. The village was heavily affected by the 2015 earthquake and several temples have been damaged or destroyed, but local people are beginning to rebuild. The village can be reached by a bridge suspended above the waters of the Trisuli. On the first day of Magh (mid January), thousands of pilgrims flock to Devghat to have a dip into the river to celebrate Hindu festival of MaghSankranti. On route to Lumbini for the night stay.

Overnight: Mirage Inn Hotel

Meals: breakfast

 

Day 5: Lumbini - Pokhara

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a small town on the southern plains of Nepal, where ruins of the old town are still visible. Lumbini is a holy land for Buddhists all over the world. See the Maya Devi temple. An important archaeological site near Lumbini, Kapilvastu is the ancient palace where Lord Buddha spread his teaching for many years.

Departure for Pokhara. Pokhara is a place of extraordinary natural beauty. Located at an altitude lower than Kathmandu, the city offers a more tropical atmosphere and the flora more varied, with beautiful lakes and breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks.

Overnight: Splendid View Hotel

Meals: breakfast

 

Day 6: Pokhara

Departing at dawn for Sarangkot to see the sun rise above the Himalayas. Paragliding here is an amazing experience. Enjoy the thrills and travel back to the hotel. Visit the Gorge Sets, Davis Falls, and Tibetan refugee camp where you can shop for Tibetan rugs. Boat ride on the lake Pewha Tal, walk along the lake and visit the Women Skill Development Project Pokhara, an NGO founded in 1975 by four women to support women's literacy and training.

 

Options: For the more adventurous, Pokhara is an ideal place for paragliding, one of the most fascinating and exciting adventures that can be done in just half an hour. You can fly with the instructor and explore the beautiful Nepalese mountains form sky! This sport is the closest approach for flying like a bird as it is possible to share the sky with vultures and eagles. Infect some schools specialize in Para Hawking, a flight with a raptor trained to guide you through the heat.

In a 20-minute drive from Pokhara you can again feel the adrenaline rush: the Bungee Jumping. Ideal if it is your first jump, the launch pad is at a height of 70 meters.

Overnight: Splendid View Hotel

Meals: breakfast

 

Day 7: Bandipur

After breakfast, departure for an excursion to Lake Begnas, where you can admire the spectacular scenery as it reflects the snowy peaks perfectly and in all its glory. Later, you visit the monks to observe and learn their customs and then route to Bandipur, an ancient newari town perched on the Himalayan hills. It's a mixture of history, architecture, incredible views, impressive caves and intact landscapes. From here you enjoy a panorama on the chain of Annapurna, to the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang.

Overnight: Organic Home

Meals: breakfast

 

Day 8: Bandipur - Kathmandu

Visit Bandipur. Bandipur is a living museum of Newari culture, a beautifully preserved village. Its winding streets are lined with traditional Newari homes. Back to Kathmandu

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: breakfast

 

Day 9: Kaflethok - Dhulikhel

After breakfast, we will go to the village of Kaflethok. This village, far from the hordes of tourists, has a very interesting feature. A neo-Hindu religious stream has gradually rooted here. Lunch with a Brahmin family in the village is a great opportunity to soak up local culture. Here religion is present in every activity, but the inhabitants are very willing to adapt to the changes. After that we visit another place of great importance for the Buddhists: Namobuddha.

Namobuddha is a very important Buddhist pilgrimage site because as according to a legend here, an incarnation of Lord Buddha offered his body to a hungry tigress so that she could feed her cubs. Visit Dhulikhel, also called "Queen of the Hills". In the afternoon visit the bazaar and an excursion to admire the Himalayan sunset.

Overnight: Gaya Holidays Home

Meals: breakfast

 

Day 10: Panauti - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu

Panauti is a hidden historical jewel of Nepal. History books state that at the beginning of the eighteenth century, Bhaktapur's king gave Panauti as a gift to his brother-in-law. Panauti is reputed for its beautiful temples, arts and crafts, festivals and traditions. It is nestled at the confluence of two spiritual rivers, Rosi and Punyamati. On the way to return to Kathmandu, you will stop at Bhaktapur, an ancient Newari city located in the east of the Kathmandu Valley. It was founded in the 12th century by the dynasty of the kingdom Malla and from the 16th century. It became an important caravan transit route on the route between India and Tibet. Today the site has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a beautiful DurbarSquare square where the 55-window Palace is located. The whole historical part is in the Newari style and is dotted with several pagoda temples.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: breakfast

 

Day 11: Kathmandu

In the morning visit to a major Buddhist center, Swayambhunath Stupa, very close to the center of Kathmandu. This temple is also known as the "MonkeyTemple". You can experience the core Tibetan Buddhism, culture and way of life in the Boudhanath area. Later, visit the temple of Pashupatinath which is one of the most sacred temples for the Hindus. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large golden pagoda decorated with brass with a beautiful silver plated door. This place, also known as Little Benares, is located along the Bagmati River, here every day many funeral ceremonies take place with the bodies that are burnt on the piers before dedicating the ashes to the Bagmati. Before leaving Pashupatinah we will go to Briddhashram "Elderly Home" (Seniors' Home) Social Welfare Center located in the temple district run by Mother Teresa's Sisters of Charity.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: breakfast

 

Day 12: Kathmandu

Visit 'the stunning Stupa of Boudhanath, the most important Buddhist cultural center in Kathmandu, as many Tibetan refugees stopped here, creating more than 50 Gompa (Tibetan monasteries). Since 1979, Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: breakfast

 

Day 13: Goodbye

Transfer to the airport and end of our services.

Meals: breakfast

 

From 770 euros per person

Included in the price:

Car and tour guide speaking English for Kathmandu.

Transport out of town by private car

Entrance to sites / monuments as mentioned

Accommodation in double room with breakfast and main meals (when mentioned)

Transfers at the airport for arrivals / departures.

 

Not included in the price:

Other meals and drinks if not mentioned above,

Activity in options (Paragliding or BungyJumping)

Typical tips for guides and drivers,

Personal expenses.

International flights

The Nepalese visa

Travel Insurance.