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Hiking / Trekking in Kathamandu, Bagmati, Nepal

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Cultural tours in Nepal open up a surplus of cultural diversities as each part of Nepal, from East to West, or North to South, has its own cultural setting. Tradition, religion, custom, belief, language, social organization and people are the important aspects of culture in Nepal. Sacred... Show more

Cultural tours in Nepal open up a surplus of cultural diversities as each part of Nepal, from East to West, or North to South, has its own cultural setting. Tradition, religion, custom, belief, language, social organization and people are the important aspects of culture in Nepal. Sacred pilgrimage sites, historical monuments and memorials reflect richness of Nepal culture variations.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Kathamndu and overnight in Hotel
Day 2: Sightseeing of Narahinthi Museum, Kopan monestry, Baudhanath, Pashpatinath, overnight in Hotel B
Day 3: Drive to Lumbini and visit to Manakamana temple by Cabal car overnight in Hotel B
Day 4: Drive to Pokhara via Tansen palpa overnight in Hotel B
Day 5 Drive back to Kathamndu vai Banadipur. Overnight in Hotel B
Day 6: Swyambhunath, Chhauni Museum, Kirtipur and Khokana overnight in Hotel BD
Day 7: Early morning sightseeing of Kathamndu Durbar Square and International Departure B

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$829.00
Duration
7 days

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Langtang Ri Trekking and Expedition is situated at thamel west of Narayanhiti Palace Museum in tridevi marga inbetween the way to jyatha and thahiti in the right hand side of road.

City
Kathamandu
State / Region
Bagmati
Zip / Postcode
7103
Country
Nepal
27.714348 85.3118437

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Kathamndu and overnight in Hotel
Langtang RI Representatives will welcome groups at the Kathmandu Airport with a banner and drop them at the hotel. After check-in at the hotel and refreshments, LRT office management personnel and a guide will formally introduce themselves and provide a trip briefing. Group members should submit 2 passport size photos plus a copy of their passport and a copy of Travel insurance to the office personnel.

Day 2: Sightseeing of Narahinthi Museum, Kopan monestry, Baudhanath, Pashpatinath, overnight in Hotel B
After breakfast, you start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Narayanhiti Palace, Kopan monestry, Baudhanath, Pashpatinath,
Narayanhiti Palace :Nepal and Beyond’ has introduced the visit of Narayanhiti Durbar Museum in our tour itineraries in Kathmandu. The Narayanhiti Palace (Durbar), the throne and resident of the former Shah kings of Nepal, has been converted into Narayanhiti Durbar Museum recently. It took its name from the Narayanhiti, a famous historic waterspout situated at the southern corner of the museum. The museum is situated near the tourist hub Thamel and Spread in an area of over 700 acres, the museum has various historical relics, artifacts, sculptures and wildlife trophies on display for the public. The then King Birendra, queen Aishwarya and their two children and five other relatives were killed by the crown prince Dipendra, who at the end turned the gun on himself in the notorious royal massacre of 2001.

Kopan monestry :Just north of the ancient Buddhist town of Boudhanath is the Kopan hill (pictured left), rising up out of the terraced fields of the Kathmandu valley and visible for miles. Dominated by a magnificent Bodhi tree, it was once the home of the astrologer to the king of Nepal. It was to this hill that these lamas came with their first Western students in 1969. Kopan Monastery had its beginnings in the Solu-khumbu region of the Himalayan mountains. In 1971 Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the Lawudo Lama, a yogi of the tiny hamlet of Lawudo, fulfilled the promise of the previous Lawudo Lama to start a monastic school for the local children. The school was called called it Mount Everest Center. Twenty five monks moved down from the mountain to Kopan in 1971 – prompted by the harsh climate at an altitude of 4000 am, which made study barely possible in winter. Now Kopan is a thriving monastery of 360 monks, mainly from Nepal and Tibet, and a spiritual oasis for hundreds of visitors yearly from around the world. Nearby is Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, home to 380 nuns. Both the monastery and the nunnery are under the spiritual guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and the care of the abbot, Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lhundrup Rigsel. And it is the wellspring of the FPMT, a network of some 140 centers and activities world-wide, themselves expressions of the Buddha activity of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Baudhanath : It is also called the Khāsa Caitya is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu ( Yambu), The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline. The ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world.
Pashpatinath; Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.

Day 3: Drive to Lumbini and visit to Manakamana temple by Cabal car overnight in Hotel B
After breakfast , drive to Lumbini Via Manakamana Temple.
Manakamana is the name of a Hindu Goddess. It is believed that the Goddess fulfils the wishes of the people. The term ‘mana’ means the ‘heart’ or ‘soul’ and ‘kamana’ means the ‘wish’.
The most popular temple of Manakamana is in Gorkha. The others are in various places like manakamana. It is said that a King of Gorkha was blessed by the goddess to get victory over small kingdoms and make a big Gorkha. Manakamana of Gorkha is a popular place for a specific fair called Panchami. The temple was initially inaccessible and one had to ride on horseback for 2–3 days. Now it is easily accessible by Cable Car.
Lumbini: Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace, compassion and non-violence. He was born here in 543 BC. Lumbini, the holy birthplace of the lord Buddha and UNESCO World Heritage site is being exposed as an international pilgrimage and tourist destination in recent years.

Day 4: Drive to Pokhara via Tansen palpa overnight in Hotel B
Morning Visit of different Monastries of Lumbini Garden including Mayadevi temple. The Ashokan Pillar,Puskarni – The Sacred Pool, Sanctum-Sanctorum of the Birthplace & drive back to Pokhara Via Tansen palpa. Pokhara is one of the most picturesque spots of Nepal. Its beauty is enhanced by its lakes, which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna range of Himalayas. Once can feel it, taking boat ride
Tansen Palpa : Tansen is among a few towns outside the capital which bears a rich legacy of the traditional art and architecture. Perched on the lap of the spectacular Srinagar Danda (hill) Tansen commands a gorgeous panorama of the Himalayas as well as the plains of Terai. Located at an elevation of 1310 meters Tansen is a pleasant place to visit during any season of the year. Tansen is a good put off point for short as well as long treks. You can visit some of the beautiful points on the Kali Gandaki river such as Ranighat Palace and Ramdi Ghat the dense and serene woody slopes of Rambhapani and Satyawati lake .

Day 5 Drive back to Kathamndu vai Banadipur. Overnight in Hotel B
Morning visit in Phewa Lake which is the central attraction of Pokhara ,Barahi Temple,Devi’s Fall,Mahendra Cave, Seti Gandaki Gorge & The Old Bazar + Bindyabasini Temple & drive to Bandipur. Bandipur is untouched by modernization, and laced with an abundance of ancient houses, temples of great significance, and historical architecture, this medieval-era town boasts festivals all year around, besides plethora of cultural offerings. Neighboring Magar, Gurung, Bahun, Chhetri, Damai and Sarki villages all contribute to the cultural diversity of the region. The hilltop town not only overlooks the incredible expanse of the Marsyanngdi river valley, but also offers a breathtaking sweep of the Himalayan range, from Langtang in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west. From nearby hilltops, one can see as far as Manakamana and Gorkha to east the great Chitwan plains to the south, among others, this is ideal place for two, three day hiking in the surrounding hills

Day 6: Swyambhunath, Chhauni Museum, Kirtipur and Khokana overnight in Hotel BD
After breakfast, you can explore Kathmandu and on this day you can visit .
Swyambhunath : It is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley , west of Kathmandu City . It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple.

Chhauni Museum: Nepal’s National Museum is located a short walk south of Swayambhunath temple, and. Chhauni means ‘Parade Ground’, and it was there in 1928 AD that this intriguing museum was first established. At first it was called the ‘Chhauni Silkhana’ and the original displays, mostly armaments, were housed in an historic old palace constructed decades earlier by Bhimsen Thapa (1775-1839). Thapa was Nepal’s second prime minister under the Shah kings, and is considered a great national hero of the country. The original name, ‘Chhauni Silkhana’, literally meant ‘the stone house of arms and ammunitions’. For the first decade it was closed to the public and shown only to dignitaries, foreign scholars and other guests of the prime minister. The collection of armaments and other ancient items served the Ranas as a show-piece. In 1938, Prime Minister Juddha Shamsher J.B. Rana opened it to the public, and had a second building constructed for an art museum, which he named after himself: the ‘Juddha Jatiya Kalashala’. In 1967 the whole complex was given its current name, ‘Rastriya Sangrahalaya’, the National Museum of Nepal.Today, the museum comprises three buildings: the ‘Juddha Jatiya Kalashala’ (also called the Hall of Sculpture’), the Buddhist Art Gallery (constructed with Japanese assistance and opened in 1997) and the original Historical Museum Building (Bhimsen’s palace).

Kirtipur Kirtipur is a historic town and it used to be a fort that defended the three kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley. Here you can visit a locally initiated museum of Newari cultural heritage. Enjoy a Newari feast before you return to Kathmandu
Bungamati and Khokana, located 10 km South of Kathmandu, are Newari villages with a rich culture and many traditional religious places like Rato Machhindra Nath, Bhairab, Karya Binayak and Maha Lakshmi. You can find numerous ancient temples, monasteries, stupas, ponds and other architectures that remind one of the villages’ medieval culture. The ancient houses along the stone paved streets are no less stunning. Traditional houses are made out of mud and brick with tiled roofs. Especially the doors and the windows portray an exemplary work of wood craving.

In the evening you will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.

Day 7: Early morning sightseeing of Kathamndu Durbar Square and International Departure B

This morning explore to Kathmandu Durbar square :This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. There is an intriguing 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.

All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing country.

Inclusions

  1. Airport Pick up & drop transfer
  2. Twin Sharing accommodation in 3 stars hotel with breakfast as per itinerary
  3. Escorted sightseeing with an English speaking guide, private car & all entrance fees in # All land private transportation as per itinerary
  4. Accommodation, Meals, Salary , Transportation , Salary & Insurance of Sightseeing Guide
  5. All necessary paper work
  6. All government and local taxes
  7. Intl. flight ticket re-confirmation
  8. Travel & Rescue arrangements
  9. Farewell dinner

Exclusions

  1. International Airfare
  2. Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  3. Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
  4. Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu , Pokhara , Bandipur & Lumbini
  5. Travel Insurance
  6. Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  7. Personal spending money.
#Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  1. Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
  2. Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual

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Information

Duration: 7 days

Grade: 1-Easy

Best Time to go: Jan-June , Aug-Dec

Price: USD 829 Per person

Group Size: Min 2-10 pax

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 1 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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