Culture tour in Nepal
Nepal is known as a land where you can revitalize your mind, body and soul amidst scenery that is simply knockout. We know the country well and specialise in arranging the very best tours, whether for sightseeing, cultural or sporting purposes. For those who don’t want the rigors of mountain climbing or trekking we offer mountain flights, flying around Mount Everest and other Himalayan summits, and providing a close-up view of the top of the world.
On a clear day, the hill resorts of Nagarkot (32km east of Kathmandu), Dhulikhel (34km southeast) and Daman (80km southwest of Kathmandu) offer magnificent views of the entire Himalayan range. For the less adventurous, Pokhara, the “lake city” of Nepal provides ample opportunities of fishing, swimming, canoeing and boating along with majestic panoramic views in the background, or you can visit Lumbini, the birthplace of lord Buddha, a pilgrimage destination for millions of people and listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Age-old traditional Nepalese hospitality is an added bonus, of course.
Kathmandu in its valley is the “Shangri-la” city of Nepal, and a refreshingly new destination for many. The city is surrounded by hills and is the cradle of Nepalese civilization and culture. The Kathmandu valley is famous for its archaeological and historical sites and boasts no less than seven World Heritage Sites, each of major cultural significance, and all within a radius of 20kms. Once a separate kingdom in itself, it contains three major fabled cities, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.
Other interesting sites around the Kathmandu Valley include Namo Buddha (with its amazing legend related to Lord Buddha, and which is a good place for meditation), Budnilkantha (about 8 km north of Kathmandu and with a remarkable colossal statue of Lord Vishnu, reclining on bed of snakes), Dhakshinkali (22km from Kathmandu and one of the main temples of Nepal dedicated to the tantric goddess Kali), and the nearby Chovar Gorge.
Here are some sample travel itineraries to enable you to enjoy many of these cultural treasures.
Kathmandu in its valley is the “Shangri-la” city of Nepal, and a refreshingly new destination for many. The city is surrounded by hills and is the cradle of Nepalese civilization and culture.
Nagarkot is a popular place to see the Himalayan mountain ranges, particularly at sunrise. It lies at an altitude of 2175m and it is 32 km north east of Kathmandu. It is the nearest place to enjoy real panoramic views of the Kathmandu valley.
Pokhara is situated at 827 meter above sea level, and is located 124 miles (about 200 km) west of Kathmandu. It can be reached by plane in 35 minutes, or in 6 hours by bus.