Cultural and Spiritual Tour Nepal

  • Duration 7 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trek Style Tour
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Transportation By Air
  • Meals None
  • Accommodation Hotel
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Price USD 965 (With Flight.) | USD 745 (Without Flight.)

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Nepal is known as the best adventure destination in Asia as well as in the world. Besides of adventure in Nepal, Nepal is for spiritual pursuits like yoga, retreats, meditations, yoga, and the mighty Himalayas. Warm and kindly people, richest cultural heritage, amazing hospitality, and authentic religion; Hinduism or Buddhism is another fact of Nepal. You can imagine that 100,000 religious people queuing for more than 72 hours to get worship and to see the Shiva lingam at the worlds biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath gate during the Shiva-Rati (Shiva day).
Lumbini, birth place of Lord Buddha the light of Asia, Buddhist from all over the world want to get a glimpse. Thousands of Buddhist and Hindu people from all around the world come to visit Lumbini every year especially on the birth day of Lord Buddha. Religion is a manner of life in Nepal with 90% of the population being Hindus; however, every form of contest religion and culture is welcome in this sacred land. Hindu religions believe to have 33 million gods and goddesses, and in Kathmandu valley only holds domicile to over 3,000 temples. You don't believe in religion and Pilgrim!? , we are sure you to bump in some form of a religious festival which happens every month as well as every week in Kathmandu, which can be the awesome experience!
The birth place of Shakyamuni Gautam Buddha, Nepal is greatest and the best spiritual country in the world. In Nepal there are many monasteries and schools where teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha can be another extraordinary; it had happened two and a half thousand years before. From the worlds high mountain climber to the meditative peoples also to yogis, the people of Nepal live close to their gods and with perfect harmony. Vipassana (to see things as they really are), one such spiritual pursuit under meditation is the most ancient techniques. It was rediscovered by Gautama Buddha more than 2500 years ago. Vipassana is an art of living which frees the individual from the negativities of mind, such as ignorance, anger, and greed. Nepali heritage astrology is another faith, which the significant to the Vedas, the major source of virtually everything (in Hindus) which was written thousands of years ago.

Trip Highlights

  • World Heritage Sites visit.
  • Birth Place of Lord Buddha.
  • Amazing Mountains, Landscapes Sunrise.
  • Monks, Monastery, Meditation course.
  • Food, Cultures, People, Lifestyle. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Cultural Kathmandu City Tour.
    • Walking Hour 2
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1350 M
    • Accommodation Hotel.
  • Day03 Kathmandu Drive to Lumbini.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 150 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 Explore Birth Place Lumbini.
    • Walking Hour 2-3
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 150 M
    • Accommodation Hotel.
  • Day05 Lumbini - Kathmandu - Namobuddha.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Altitude 1750 M
    • Accommodation Monastery
  • Day06 Namobudhha - Bhaktapur city - Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day07 Final Departure.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude NA
    • Accommodation NA
  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Cultural Kathmandu City Tour.

    Pashupatinath Temple: 5 km east of Kathmandu on the bank of a sacred Bagmati river. Temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath, tiered golden roof & silver door is best and famous for its marvelous architecture. On the main temple precinct, only the Hindus are allowed to go inside and forbidden for non-Hindus. The best view of the temple is from the terrace on the wooded hill across the Bagmati river. This temple was built in 1696 AD though 300 years earlier. Dharmasalas and cremation ghats are lined at Bagmati river bank. Cremation in progress on one of the platforms by a river, regarded as holy as it flows into the sacred Ganges. During the Women Festival (Teej), there will be hundreds of women with the finest red and gold saris are seen laughing, singing, and worshiping Lord Shiva. Shivaratri (the day of lord shiva,) is another great time to visit Pashupatinath temple. ‘Some people say that” Shivaratri is the birth day of lord shiva”, but that’s not because there is nothing mentioned about Shiva birth in any Hinduism. Boudhanath Stupa: 8kms away from Kathmandu, Boudhanath is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the pilgrimage center for Buddhist and many Tibetans living in Nepal. Mostly Tibetan Lamas and Rinpoches reside in surrounding area of Boudhanath stupa. You can see 108 images of Buddha and 147 insets containing prayer wheels. Swoyambhunath Stupa: From the main city Kathmandu Swoyambhunath is 45 minutes walk on top of green hillock west of Kathmandu. Believe that patriarch Manjushri discovered the lotus of the ancient valley lake, where Stupa is situated now. The painted eyes of Stupa Swoyambhunath are the center of Buddhist learning. From here you can see the great view of Kathmandu valley and on a clear day can see the Himalayas.

    • Walking Hour 2
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1350 M
    • Accommodation Hotel.
  • Day03 Kathmandu Drive to Lumbini.

    Visit the interesting, artistic and holy spots like Mayadevi Temple, Pushkarni pond, Myanmar Temple is also known as Lokamani Cula Pagoda, Japan temple, Sri Lanka temple, Vietnam temple.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 150 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 Explore Birth Place Lumbini.

    Lumbini, Birth place of Shakyamuni Gautam Buddha is the pilgrimage destination of the world’s Buddhists. 8 sq Kms spread sacred garden, Ashoka’s commemorative pillar, Lumbini museum, Queen Mayadevi, and her bath sacred pond Puskarni is the main attraction place of Lumbini. Kapilvastu is 27kms west of Lumbini which was the Sakya Kingdom where the Buddha spent his youth as Prince Siddhartha.

    • Walking Hour 2-3
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 150 M
    • Accommodation Hotel.
  • Day05 Lumbini - Kathmandu - Namobuddha.

    Fly from Lumbini to Kathmandu and drive to Nagarkot. 2 hours drive. Namobuddha: “Hail to the Buddha”, a sacred site of legend Buddhist price sacrificed his body to feed a starving tigress and her cubs. Buddhist from all over travel in Nepal, they visit this place and some of them spend their night at the Monastery where there are limited rooms. Some travelers hike from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Altitude 1750 M
    • Accommodation Monastery
  • Day06 Namobudhha - Bhaktapur city - Kathmandu.

    After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu, on the way visit Bhaktapur city.

    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day07 Final Departure.

    Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they can continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact rugged trails Nepal team.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude NA
    • Accommodation NA

Cost Includes:

  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Lumbini with breakfast.
  • Overnight Stay in Monastery with Monks and Meals.
  • Guided Tour in city with Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in city
  • Transportation from the starting and ending points of the trip.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal visa Fee (Visa On Arrival at the Nepal Airport).
  • Lunch & Dinner except for welcome dinner. 
  • Tips for trip assistance.
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in city.

Trip Note

  • If you have limited time and want to visit Lumbini then Itinerary can be customized.
  • Instead of Flying to Lumbini we can take 8-9 hrs drive.
  • For Group Rate Contact Rugged Trails Nepal.