RICHES CULTURAL OF NEPAL 

From the historic cities of the Kathmandu valley to idleness in Pokhara, this diverse journey holds moments of wonder and contemplation of the Himalayan snowy peaks. First, we dive into the effervescent valley of Kathmandu. The fascinating visits to Swayambhunath and Bodnath (the two oldest Bouddhist stupas in the valley) and to Pashupatinath (a 12th century Hindu site dedicated to Shiva) illustrate the two religions that are often one in the Nepali syncretism. Still more emotions in Bhaktapur, the most beautiful medieval city of the valley. Then drive to Pokhara and two days of excursion among the villages at the foot of the Machhapuchhare.
HIGHLIGHTS

- A discovery of Nepal from all angles in only ten days.
- Well-known and less-known cultural hotspots like Namobuddha, Bandipur, etc.
- Accessible to all during most of the year.
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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Easy
  • Best Period: February - April & September - December
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Number of walking days: 3
  • Highest Altitude: 1750 Meters
  • Flights: Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotels

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Day

Arrival in Kathmandu and check in at the hotel. Rest and visit.
- Accommodation: Hotel 

Tour of Patan, one of the three ancient royal cities of the valley, known for its statue makers. We continue to Bungamati, a 15th century village populated by Newari craftsmen. Walk across terrace fields to the village of Khokhana. Back to hotel in the late afternoon.
- Meal on own
- Hours of walking: 1
- Accommodation: AS PREVIOUS DAY
Discovery day of the pearls of Kathmandu valley: Pashupatinath, a Hindu cremation site dating back to the 12th century, dedicated to Lord Shiva where pilgrims come to bathe in the holy Bagmati River. Then we go to Bhaktapur, 15 km far from Kathmandu, a splendid pedestrian town and the most beautiful of the three royal cities of the valley. Visit and overnight. We stay in Bhaktapur when all visitors are gone !

- Lunch own own
- Accommodation: Hotel
In the morning, stroll in the alleys of Bhaktapur. Then transfer to Changunarayan, panoramic viewpoint and the oldest temple of the valley, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Drive to Dhulikhel, site visit and transfer to Namo Buddha, a Buddhist pilgrimage site and beautiful viewpoint over the Himalayas. (Possibility of climbing to Namo Buddha).

- Lunch on own
- Accommodation: Namo Buddha Resort
In the morning, walk to the village of Balthali where we take lunch. Then walk to Khopasi. Short drive to Panauti and visit. Transport then tour of the great stupa of Bodhnath located in the heart of the Tibetan district where many monasteries were built by refugees.

- Meal on own
- Hours of walking: 3
- Accommodation: Hotel
Trip (4h30) to Bandipur, a magnificent village of Newari traders; superb view of the Himalayan range.

- Accommodation: Old Inn or Gaun Ghar
Easy stroll between Bandipur and Chirkini via Ramkot, a typical Magar village. Then transfer to Pokhara. Overnight in a hotel by Phewa Lake.

- Hours of walking: 3
- Accommodation: Fish Tail Hotel
Morning drive to the Gurung village of Bhumdi then climb to the heights. We discover a superb view of the Annapurna range and the Machhapuchhare. Going on the heights, we reach the Shanti Stupa, "the Peace Pagoda". Then we descend by Phewa Lake that we cross by boat. Free time.

- Meal on own
- Hours of walking: 4
- Accommodation: AS PREVIOUS DAY
Mid-morning flight to Kathmandu. Then visit to Swayambhunath, a Buddhist stupa overlooking the Kathmandu valley. Visit to the old city of Kathmandu. By the teeming narrow streets of the market, we reach Thamel, a district where you can do some shopping. Free time.

- Meal on own
- Accommodation: Hotel Kantipur Temple House
In the morning, free time in Kathmandu. In the afternoon, transfer to airport. Arrival at destination the following day.

What's included

- All transfers by Air conditioned private vehicle as per the itinerary
- 3 night in hotel Manaslu 3* on BB in Katmandu
- 1 night Shiva guest house on half board in Bhaktapur
- 1 night in old inn on half board in Bandipur
- 2 nights in Lake side retreat on BB in Pokhara
- English speaking cultural guide for entire trip^
- Monument Entrance fees as per visit program

What's not included

- Lunch and dinner in Katmandu and Pokhara
- Nepal visa
- Mandatory recu insurance
- Flights
- Personnel expenses, tips, drinks, etc …
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