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Cultural Trekking Tour

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Trip Code : DH/T-01
Destination : Poon Hill
Duration : 16 Days
Max Altitude : 3210m
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Pokhara
Best Season : All Year
Cultural Trekking Tour is one of the best tours to explore naturally beautiful country Nepal which is filled with the cultural, natural and geographical setting. Nepal is a Himalayan country. Many tourists make this country as their vacation destinations due to its natural beauties. Nepal is rich in an amazing natural setting with green forests, snow-capped mountain peaks, wonderful waterfalls, and ancient artistic Temples, Simmering Rivers, verities of wildlife and many more. UNESCO World Heritage site has enlisted different religious and cultural heritage site of Nepal.  This amazing tour in the cultural and Himalaya country of Nepal offers you to explore major tourists attracted places within Nepal such as; Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini, Pokhara, Gandruk and Poon Hill.
 
This cultural tour provides you the real experience of the Chitwan National park, wildlife reservation and gives chances to witness verities of wildlife such as; Royal Bengal Tiger, Elephants, rare one-horned Rhinos, Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, many Birds species and so on. Nepal is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnical and multi-dialectical country where you will witness multi-lingual and cultural people around your tour which provides an opportunity to encounter with different cultural people. The capital city, Kathmandu is fully packed with history, Arts, Culture, and temple. The Chitwan National park which offers to explore wildlife and do adventurous jungle activities that included canoe riding, jeep safari and many more. Lumbini, a very famous spiritual place and offers you spiritual Maya Devi Temple, Pillar of Ashoka along with stupas and its ancient ruins.
After Lumbini you will visit the city of lakes, Pokhara, is blessed with extreme and remarkable natural beauty which is very famous for the Centre of adventure sports such as; water rafting, Paragliding, Boating, Ultra-Light, Bungee Jumping, Zip flying and the like. The city also offers you stunning panoramic views of Annapurna massif, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri Range behind creating an ambiance of Peace and magic. There are many sightseeing places to visit like Devi’s Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Barahi Temple almost middle in the Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Bindhyabasini Temple, World Peace Stupa, Seti Nadi Gorge, International Mountain Museum, Buddhist Monasteries, Mahendra Cave and Sarankot Hill etc. Pokhara is one of the best picturesque Spot which provides such a dramatic view in a sub-tropical setting in Nepal.
 Apart from this paradise city, Ghandruk is a popular tourist place for a trek in Annapurna area of Nepal with easy trails and various accommodations possibilities, Gurung culture, Monastery, best views of The Annapurna Mountains including beautiful massif views of Machhapuchhre, also call Fishtail from Gandruk. You can visit the charming villages of Gurungs, Poon and Magars and their unique culture and traditions.  The viewpoint on Poon Hill offers you the best view of sunrise and mountain such as; Annapurna South, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli and Manaslu range.
Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport.
Day 02:  Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03:  Kathmandu to Chitwan by the drive
Day 04: Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
Day 05: Chitwan to Lumbini
Day 06: Lumbini Sightseeing
Day 07: Lumbini to Pokhara
Day 08: Accommodation Day at Pokhara
Day 09: Pokhara to Gandruk drive
Day 10: Gandruk to Tadapani trek
Day 11: Tadapani to Ghorepani trek
Day 12: Poon Hill (3210m) Sunrise trek to Tikhedunga
Day 13: Tikhedunga to Nyapul trek and drive to Pokhara
Day 14: Drive/Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 15: Ktm relax and farewell dinner
Day 16: Final Destination
 

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Birthplace of Gautam Buddha.
  • Visit Mayadevi Gardens; Maya Devi Temple, Pillar of Ashoka along with stupas and 25 international monasteries
  • Wild animals including of Rhinoceros, Tigers, 468 species of birds, butterflies, Marsh muggers and Gharial crocodiles.
  • Visit international mountain museum
  • visit Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Tal Barahi, Bindabasini Temple, Gupteswor Mahadev Temple and many more places
  • Impressive Mountains view; Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, and so on.
  • Explore unique culture of Tharu
  • Impressive Mountains view; Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Sisa Pagma, Choyu, Gauri Shankar
  • Chitwan National Park
  • View scenic spot, sunrise and sunset and panoramic views of the Himalayans
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage site; Darbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Syambhunatha, Hanumandhoka, and so on.

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

After your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our representative will welcome you and he/ she will help you to transfer you to the best hotel in Kathmandu Valley where you can relax and take rest. In the evening, we will organize a short program where one exports will give you a brief explanation of the Nepal round trip. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 : Visit Kathmandu

Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, you will be visiting some historical and religious places in the Kathmandu Valley. In this day we’ll start our sightseeing tour within Kathmandu, observing the UNESCO World Heritage site such as; Pashupatinath Temple, a most sacred site for Hindu and Buddhist and it is located on the bank of Bagmati River. Pashupatinath temple is the temple of God Shiva. Swoyambhunath Temple is also known as monkey temple. Hanuman Dhoka Square and Buddhanath Stupa and so on. Overnight in the Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Chitwan

Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan which is about 175km far from Kathmandu Valley. We will drive down along the turning roads on the bank of the Trisuli River. Around 3 to 4 hours’ drive takes you to the Chitwan National Park, a natural world heritage site with wildlife, including 525 types of bird, rhino, tiger, deer, crocodile, elephant, and python. After a short rest, you will explore the indigenous Tharu people and their settlement and in the evening, you will get chances to enjoy the typical cultural Tharu dance. Overnight at Chitwan.   

Day 4 : Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park

Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will go for Jungle safari in the National Park. We’ll ascend on an elephant for jungle tour through dense grassland. We will enjoy elephant bathing and visit stables. And then we will visit the jungle and explore the wildlife including 525 types of bird, rhino, tiger, deer, crocodile, elephant and python and natural beauties. In the evening, we will also visit the wonderful Elephant health and breeding center where you will get chances to play with baby elephants. Overnight at Chitwan.

Day 5 : Chitwan to Lumbini

Today, early in the morning before having breakfast, we’ll drive to Lumbini. There is 168 km/104.4-mile distance between Chitwan National Park and Lumbini in Nepal. Around 4 hours travel from Chitwan National Park takes you to the Birthplace of Buddha called Lumbini. Lumbini, most spiritual sites in Nepal, where you will get an opportunity to explore over 25 international Buddhist Monasteries, meditation, study Buddhism, and visit Buddha’s birthplace itself within the scared Mayadevi Gardens. Overnight at Lumbini.

Day 6 : Lumbini Sightseeing

In this day, after early breakfast, we will explore the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district which is located at south-western Terai of Nepal. It is a place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam, a founder of the Buddhism. Lumbini is the place of significant spiritual sites in Nepal, where you will get an opportunity to explore over 25 international Buddhist Monasteries, study Buddhism, meditation and visit Buddha’s birthplace itself within the scared Mayadevi Gardens; Maya Devi Temple, Pillar of Ashoka along with stupas and its ancient ruins. A classic pilgrim tour will be so inspiring that leads you to witness the remarkable power of soothing Buddhism and a classic spot. You will be grateful to visit Lumbini due to its green vegetation, and numerous beautiful shrines, constructed for the devotee and visitors. This place evokes a kind of holy sentiment to the millions of Buddhists all over the world. Overnight at Lumbini.

Day 7 : Lumbini to Pokhara

Today, after having early breakfast, we’ll drive towards Pokhara. It takes around 4 hours to travel by Tourist Ac bus from Lumbini to Pokhara.  The way between Lumbini and Pokhara is around 198 km/ 123miles, during this long journey you will witness some scenic environment and lively settlements on the way. After a short rest in Pokhara, we will enjoy boating on the Phewa Lake and visit the Tal Barahi Temple which is situated almost middle of the Fewa Lake. Then you will explore the wonderful World Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa) along with Devid’s fall (famous waterfall) and the Gupteshore Mahadev cave under the waterfall. Overnight at Pokhara. 

Day 8 : Accommodation Day at Pokhara

 Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will explore the beautiful city of Pokhara. Early morning, we will make ascend towards Sarankot for an amazing sunrise view and then you will return back to the hotel, on the way you will visit Bindabasini Temple. Then after having lunch, you will roam around the city, and enjoy other activities that Pokhara offers. People who are crazy with adventurous sports, only the Pokhara will offer you such as; paragliding, helicopter tours, bungee jumping and one of the world’s longest zip line ride. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 9 : Pokhara to Gandruk drive

As morning rises, you will have breakfast and drive to Gandruk from Pokhara. During your way to the Gandruk, you will get chances to witness Nayalpur village and reach Birethanti, where you can have a lunch. After your lunch, you will follow Modi River and pass Seuli Bazaar then finally reach to Gandruk, a famous Gurung village from there you can have magnificent views of Himalayas such as; Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Fishtail, and Annapurna III. Overnight at Gandruk.

Day 10 : Gandruk to Tadapani trek

In this day, after breakfast, we will officially begin our trek towards Tadapani. Around 3 hours trail takes you to the Tadapani through the beautiful forest of rhododendron. In this forest, you may witness numerous monkey playing in the tree and you can enjoy the soothing chirp of various bird species. Overnight at Tadapani. 

Day 11 : Tadapani to Ghorepani trek

Today, after morning breakfast, you will follow the way upwards to Ghorepani. You will follow the way from the side of small rivers, and you will find the way is filled with deep forests of Rhododendrons, bamboos, and oaks. On the way, you can also observe waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, birds and green valleys. The further trail will take you to the Deurali, which offers you a breathtaking view of Mt. Annapurna range, and finally, you will reach to Ghorepani. Overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 12 : Poon Hill Sunrise trek to Tikhedunga

Today before early breakfast, you will head ascend towards Poon Hill for impressive sunrise views and other magnificent views of the Himalayas. Poon Hill offers us astounding views of sunrise and Himalayans such as; The Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), Manaslu peaks and other many Himalayas. Then you will be back to Ghorepani and have a breakfast and continue trail towards Tikhedunga. Overnight Tikhedunga.

Day 13 : Tikhedunga to Nyapul trek and drive to Pokhara

As morning rises, we will have a breakfast and begin our trek to Nyapul from Tikhedunga. We will follow our trail through the Bhurundi Khola and Birethanti river along with the great scenery and beautiful countryside village. As you reach to Nyapul, you will take a tourist Ac bus, around a one-hour drive takes you to the paradise city of Pokhara. As you reach to this heavenly city, you can enjoy boating in the Fewa lake, and discover Mahendra Cave, Devis Fall with the beautiful mountain views; Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli and many more. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 14 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

The next day, early in the morning, you will head towards Kathmandu through the flight. Around 35 minute’s flights provide you a panoramic view of the Himalayan range and Mt. Everest for the last time. After you reached the Kathmandu airport, you will be taken back to the hotel for the rest and recall all the memories which you were captured in your cameras. In the evening, you will enjoy farewell dinner and overnight you will stay in the same hotel.

Day 15 : Kathmandu relax and farewell dinner

Today, we travel the entire city of Kathmandu and explore different religious and cultural heritages including Pashupatinath Temple, Sowanbhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and others. In the evening, we’ll enjoy the farewell party with different Nepali dishes. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 16 : Final Departure

Now finally, this is the last day of your in Nepal, it is time to say goodbye and Nepal Planet Trek, a representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport from where you will take a flight back to your home keeping all the experiences in Nepal. 

What's included

  •  Airport Pick up and Drop BY Private Vehicle.
  •  Hotel in Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lmbini and Pokhara with Breakfast.
  •  Accommodation and Food during the trek( Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and Tee / Coffee each meal).
  •  National park entry permits and TIMS Permit.
  •  Guide/ Porter/ Other supporting Staff during the trek and necessary Equipment Insurance and ground transport for Staff.
  •  Air/Vehicle Fare from Kathmandu – Chitwan - Lumbini - Pokhara and Pokhara - Kathmandu.
  •  Medicine kit.
  •  All Nepal Government Tax and Service Charge.

What's not included

  •  Drink bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes.
  •  Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara.
  •  Client’s personal insurance.
  •  Personal Equipment.
  •  All personal expenses.
  •  Rescue charge.
  •  Tips, donations and Temple/ Monastery entry fee.
  •  Excess baggages charges in domestic flights.

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Client Reviews

2019 haben wir einen Nepaltrip mit Hari und sein Team verwirklicht. Hari hat uns im Vorfeld geführt, denn wir können zwar die Annapurna umrunden, aber auch möglichst viel in den Seitentälern wandern. Er hat für uns eine Route durch das Nhar-Phu-Tal und auch zum Tilicho-See aus dem und dem Krieg für uns genau richtig. Die Vorbereitung, die Umsetzung, die Kunst wie Hari auf unsere Wünsche Wünsche ist ist Krieg - wir Ebene mit Hari auf jeden Herbst eine weitere Tour.
 

Gerda

Köln, Deutschland

In May 2019, my father and I, did a trekking in Mustang with Hari Kumar Khatri as a guide and the “Mannschaft”: Nabin, Biman, Shatiman and Harkha. The trekking lasted about 20 days and we basically always slept in tends: sometimes outside the houses of the villagers and sometimes in the middle of nowhere.
Unfortunately, especially in the southern part of the Upper Mustang, people are building many roads which are literally destroying the landscape. But thanks to the knowledge of Hari of this territory, we were able to avoid the majority of the roads consequently avoiding other tourists and the traffic.
Overall, the trekking was very well organized. I really appreciated the fact that we were able to adapt the itinerary according to our preferences even during the trekking! I must add that Hari is not only a good guide but also a great cook!
This was my second trek with Hari and once again I really enjoyed it and I would for sure recommend him as a guide to somebody interested in doing a trekking in Nepal.
Thank you Hari and the Mannschaft for the great trekking and happy moments!
Valentina and Reto

Valentina

Switzerland.

Wir (2Pers.) haben im Oktober/November 2019, mit Nabin als Guide, den Manaslu Trekk und das Tsum Valley gemacht. Organisation und Durchführung der Reise waren top.Die Kommunikation im Vorfeld mit Hari hat auch bestens geklappt. Es war ein unvergesslicher Urlaub und ich werde bestimmt nochmal nach Nepal kommen und dann auch wieder mit dieser Agentur unterwegs sein.
Liebe Grüße an das ganze Team

Marion

m.h.

marion-hannes@web.de

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