Nepal Culture and Safari Tour – 5 days

Nepal Culture and Safari Tour – 5 days

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Duration

4N/5D

Grade

Easy

Max Altitude

2175 meters

Meals

B+B

Accomodation

Hotel/Resort

No. of Person

Min. 01 Pax

Highlights

Cultural Highlights:

Kathmandu Exploration: Delve into the vibrant cultural tapestry of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, adorned with ancient temples, palaces, and bustling markets. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath to witness sacred rituals and architectural marvels.
Nagarkot Sunrise/Sunset Tour: Enjoy mesmerizing views of the Himalayan peaks at dawn or dusk from the serene hill station of Nagarkot, offering panoramic vistas of iconic mountains like Dorje Lakpa and Langtang Himalay.
Traditional Arts and Crafts: Discover the intricate craftsmanship of Nepali artisans as you explore local markets and workshops, where traditional arts such as Thangka painting, woodcarving, and pottery are preserved and practiced.
Cultural Performances: Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of Nepali music and dance through cultural performances, including traditional dances like the Tharu dance, showcasing the diverse cultural heritage of Nepal.

Chitwan Safari Highlights:

Wildlife Encounters: Embark on thrilling safaris through the dense jungles of Chitwan National Park, home to a diverse array of wildlife, including the endangered Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, Asian elephant, and hundreds of bird species.
Elephant Back Safari: Traverse the wilderness atop majestic elephants and venture deep into the heart of the jungle to observe wildlife in their natural habitat, offering unparalleled opportunities for wildlife spotting and photography.
Jungle Walks and Bird Watching: Explore the lush forests on foot accompanied by experienced guides, uncovering hidden trails, diverse flora, and fauna, while keeping an eye out for rare bird species that inhabit the park.
Cultural Interactions: Engage with the indigenous Tharu community through village tours, gaining insights into their traditional way of life, customs, and rituals, enhancing your understanding of the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature in this biodiverse region.

Nepal Culture and Safari Tour Overview

The Nepal Culture and Safari Tour combines cultural exploration in Kathmandu with wildlife adventures in Chitwan, and scenic delights in Nagarkot. Kathmandu, the capital city, is a treasure trove of Nepal’s historical, cultural, and artistic heritage, boasting numerous well-preserved World Heritage Sites.

Nagarkot, a verdant hill station nestled in the Kathmandu Valley, offers breathtaking sunrise and sunset vistas against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan ranges. Situated at an elevation of 2135 meters above sea level, Nagarkot provides panoramic views of iconic peaks like Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishanker, and Langtang Himalay.

Chitwan, renowned for its wildlife, is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts. Here, visitors can embark on thrilling jungle activities such as Elephant back safari, Jeep safari, Bird watching, and canoe trips, among others. Additionally, cultural experiences like Tharu village tours and traditional dances offer insights into the region’s indigenous heritage.

The Nepal Culture and Safari Tour seamlessly blends cultural immersion with wildlife encounters, providing an unforgettable journey through the diverse landscapes and traditions of Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

Your journey in Nepal begins with a warm and traditional welcome as our representative greets you at Tribhuvan International Airport with a fragrant garland, a symbol of hospitality and respect. From there, you’ll be whisked away to your hotel in the comfort of a private tourist vehicle, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free transition to your accommodation.

After settling in and enjoying some well-deserved rest, our dedicated tour officer will meet with you to provide a comprehensive briefing about your upcoming cultural and safari tour in Nepal. This personalized session will cover all aspects of your itinerary, including cultural highlights, wildlife excursions, and practical information to enhance your experience during your stay in Nepal.

Morning Tour to Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath:

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel.

Visit to Pashupatinath Temple:

Head to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Witness the spiritual ambiance and observe the religious rituals along the banks of the Bagmati River.

Visit to Boudhanath:

Next, visit Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in Nepal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the vibrant atmosphere around the stupa and experience the Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Afternoon:

Return to your hotel for lunch and check-out.

Visit to Swayambhunath and Bhaktapur City:

In the afternoon, visit Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, offering panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley.

Proceed to Bhaktapur City and explore the historic Bhaktapur Durbar Square, known for its medieval architecture, ancient palaces, and intricate artwork.

Drive to Nagarkot:

After exploring Bhaktapur, drive to Nagarkot, a hill station famous for its panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest.

Overnight at Nagarkot:

Check into your hotel in Nagarkot and enjoy a relaxing evening, anticipating the stunning sunrise views in the morning. Rest and rejuvenate for the adventures of the following day.

Early Morning Sunrise Views:

Begin your day with an early wake-up to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the mountains and the valley below.
Breakfast at Nagarkot:

After soaking in the mesmerizing sunrise, have breakfast at your hotel in Nagarkot.
Drive to Chitwan National Park:

Embark on a scenic drive to Chitwan National Park. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes during the journey.
Afternoon Jungle Activities:

Upon reaching Chitwan, check into your accommodation and freshen up.
In the afternoon, engage in thrilling jungle activities. Depending on availability, you may choose between an Elephant Ride or a Jeep Safari to explore the rich biodiversity of Chitwan National Park.
Evening Tharu Cultural Dance:

Experience the vibrant Tharu Cultural Dance in the evening. The Tharu people are an indigenous community, and their cultural performances provide a lively and entertaining glimpse into their traditions.
Overnight at Hotel in Chitwan:

After a day filled with adventure and cultural experiences, rest at your hotel in Chitwan, surrounded by the natural beauty of the national park. Prepare for more jungle exploration on the following day.

Jungle Activities in Chitwan National Park:

After breakfast at your hotel in Chitwan, prepare for a day filled with exciting jungle activities.
Canoe Trip:

Embark on a serene canoe trip along the Rapti River. Enjoy the peaceful ride while observing the aquatic life and various bird species.
Tharu Village Tour:

Explore a Tharu village to gain insights into the unique culture and lifestyle of the indigenous Tharu community. Learn about their traditions, customs, and daily activities.
Elephant Breeding Center:

Visit the Elephant Breeding Center to learn about conservation efforts and observe adorable elephant calves.
Bird Watching:

Engage in a bird-watching activity in the diverse ecosystems of Chitwan National Park. The park is home to a variety of bird species, making it a paradise for bird enthusiasts.
Afternoon:

After completing the jungle activities, have lunch at the hotel.
Drive Back to Kathmandu:

In the afternoon, drive back to Kathmandu.
Evening in Kathmandu:

Check into your hotel in Kathmandu.
The evening is free for leisure. You may choose to explore the local markets, indulge in some shopping, or simply relax at the hotel.
Overnight in Kathmandu:

Rest at your hotel in Kathmandu, reflecting on the adventures in Chitwan National Park. Prepare for any additional activities or your departure the next day.

Final Departure:

Enjoy your last breakfast in Kathmandu at the hotel.
Free Time for Rest or Shopping:

If your flight is in the afternoon or evening, you have some free time to rest, relax, or do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs.
Take advantage of this time to explore local markets or revisit any places of interest in Kathmandu.
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport:

Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and assist with your transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.
Bid farewell to the captivating landscapes, cultural richness, and warm hospitality of Nepal.
We hope you had a wonderful and memorable journey, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Safe travels and best wishes for your onward journey!

Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • 1. Airport Pick up and Drop – Private Vehicle
  • 2. All Transportation – Private Vehicle (City Tour, Nagarkot, Chitwan and back to Kathmandu)
  • 3. Accommodation – Double bed room on B/B basis at Kathmandu and Nagarkot.
  • 4. Chitwan wildlife Safari (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • 5. Tharu Cultural Dance
  • 6. Fee for all Jungle Activities (Elephant Back Safari, Canoe Trip, Bird watching)
  • 7. Tour Guide – Kathmandu Valley and Nagarkot
  • 8. All Entrance Fee in Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Bhhhaktapur City and Chitwan and Chitwan National Park
  • What is Excluded
  • Any unexpected costs that occur due to: * Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,
  • Due to circumstances such as: * Sickness, Government action, flight delays,
  • Travel Insurance. * Major changes in the itinerary
  • Personal and free-time expenses
  • Cold drinks or alcohol
  • Extra hotel expenses
  • Laundry
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visas to Nepal
Quick Inquiry

    Useful Info

    Nepal Visa:

    Most visitors to Nepal require a visa, which can be obtained upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at land border crossings.
    Tourist visas are typically valid for 15, 30, or 90 days, with single or multiple entry options available.
    Visa fees vary depending on the duration of stay and type of entry required.
    It’s advisable to check the latest visa requirements and fees before your trip and ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Nepal.
    By considering these factors and being prepared accordingly, you can make the most of your Culture and Safari Tour in Nepal, enjoying the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of this captivating destination.

    Weather and Climate:

    Nepal experiences diverse climates due to its varying topography. In Kathmandu and the Kathmandu Valley, the weather is generally mild with distinct seasons.
    Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are considered the best times to visit Nepal, as the weather is usually clear and temperate.
    During the safari in Chitwan National Park, expect warmer temperatures and high humidity, especially during the summer months (June to August).
    Nagarkot, being at a higher elevation, can be cooler, especially in the mornings and evenings.

    Temperature:

    In Kathmandu and Nagarkot, temperatures can range from mild to warm, with daytime temperatures averaging between 20-30°C (68-86°F) during the spring and autumn months.
    Chitwan experiences higher temperatures and humidity, with daytime temperatures often reaching 30-35°C (86-95°F) during the summer.
    Nighttime temperatures in Chitwan may still be warm, hovering around 20°C (68°F) or higher.

    Clothing:

    Pack lightweight and breathable clothing for Kathmandu and Nagarkot during the warmer months.
    For Chitwan, bring light, long-sleeved clothing to protect against mosquitoes and sun exposure. Quick-drying, moisture-wicking fabrics are ideal for jungle activities.
    During the cooler months or evenings, a light jacket or sweater may be necessary, particularly in Nagarkot.
    Comfortable walking shoes are essential for exploring cultural sites and navigating jungle trails.

    Nepalese Meals:

    Dal Bhat: Considered the national dish of Nepal, dal bhat consists of steamed rice (bhat) served with lentil soup (dal), vegetables (usually sautéed greens), and often accompanied by pickles, chutney, and sometimes meat or fish.

    Momos: These are Nepalese dumplings, typically filled with minced meat (such as chicken, buffalo, or pork) or vegetables, and steamed or fried. Momos are often served with a spicy dipping sauce and are a popular street food snack.

    Thukpa: A hearty Tibetan-style noodle soup, thukpa is made with wheat noodles, vegetables, and sometimes meat (such as chicken, beef, or yak). It’s flavored with spices and can be enjoyed as a warming meal, especially in colder regions.

    Newari Cuisine: Newars, an indigenous group in the Kathmandu Valley, have a rich culinary tradition. Newari cuisine includes specialties like “choila” (marinated grilled meat), “bara” (fried lentil patties), and “yomari” (sweet dumplings filled with molasses or sesame seeds).

    Dhido: A traditional Nepali dish made from buckwheat or millet flour, dhido is similar to polenta or porridge. It’s typically eaten with lentil soup, vegetables, or meat curry, and is a staple in many rural areas.

    Sel Roti: A popular Nepali snack or breakfast item, sel roti is a deep-fried rice flour bread. It’s sweet and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, often enjoyed with tea or yogurt.

    Tarkari: This refers to vegetable curries or stir-fries, which are a common accompaniment to rice or bread in Nepali meals. Tarkaris can be made with a variety of vegetables, spices, and sometimes meat or lentils.

    Gundruk: Fermented leafy greens, usually mustard greens or spinach, are sun-dried and then used to make gundruk. It’s often cooked with potatoes, tomatoes, and spices to create a flavorful side dish.

    Chiura (Beaten Rice): A popular snack or breakfast item, chiura is made from flattened rice and can be eaten on its own or mixed with yogurt, vegetables, or spices.

    Aloo Tama: A tangy and spicy curry made with bamboo shoots (tama), potatoes (aloo), and sometimes dried beans. It’s a traditional dish from the Himalayan region of Nepal.

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