Nepal Historical and Cultural Tour takes you around the country’s best areas in the shade of high Himalayan Mountains and the comfort of nice lodges and resorts.
Nepal Historical and Cultural Tour
Nepal besides trekking, mountaineering and rafting adventures offers a wide range of historical-scenic cultural places. You can spend more of two days or a week’s time frame to experience in our wide range of Nepal Historical and Cultural Tours.
Nepal Historical and Cultural Tour includes the scenic city of Pokhara to Bandipur Tour and extends to holy Buddhist place around Nepal Far South West visit of Lord Buddha birthplace and historical and religious sites.
Nepal Historical and Cultural Tour ranges from a minimum of 2 days to a maximum of 4 days. The tour can be done via land transport or short air flights to Pokhara one of the beautiful places.
Scenic Pokhara Tour
Nepal Historical and Cultural Tour can be started from Pokhara or Kathmandu. Pokhara is situated around Nepal’s Midwest region. It lies on the foothills and in the shade of Annapurna Himalayas. It is one of the most renowned tourist spots in Nepal. It is known as a beautiful scenic place blessed with the natural beauty of high mountain range of Annapurna and majestic Machhapuchare Himal known as Fish-Tail mountain that reflects on calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas.
Pokhara is at the height of 860 m to 900m with a warm subtropical climate. The views of snow-capped mountains can be viewed at a close distance. Most of the adventures like trekking and mountaineering start and end in this lovely city. Pokhara is located 200 km west of Kathmandu. One can drive for 5-6 hours with an exciting journey through farms, villages, and towns. It is one of the best ways to see Nepalese way of life and culture. Pokhara can also be reached by taking a short scenic flight of 30 minutes with a glorious panorama of mountains from the start to an end of the air journey.
An early morning drive to scenic Sarankot Hilltop in Pokhara. Sarankot at 1,460m height rewards you with a breathtaking panorama of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri-Manaslu-Lamjung mountain ranges along with Machhapuchare Himal also known as Fish Tail mountain.
Sarangkot is a popular spot for paragliding which is the most active sport in Pokhara. After Sarangkot, the next tour starts with a short drive to view beautiful cascading Devi’s WaterFall and a visit to Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. Tour includes visit of International Mountain Museum, recently added in Pokhara is the Mountain Museum is the first of its kind in Nepal. Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) initiated the establishment of the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara. It is an interesting place to gather knowledge of the mountains, expeditions, flora/fauna, geography, history of Nepal mountaineering and more. It is located near the main local area of Pokhara.
A short drive from Pokhara to reach the heritage town village of Bandipur, which is an emerging tourist destination of Nepal. Community-based tourism reserves a variety of natural and socio-cultural diversity within its small area.
Bandipur is a hill town located within Tanahun district in the south of the Gandaki zone. It is surrounded by Mahabharata high hill range on the south of the main Prithvi highway on the midway to Pokhara and Kathmandu. Bandipur lies 143 km west of Kathmandu, 74 km south-east of Pokhara, 7 km of south above form Dumre Bazaar of Prithvi highway.
A new concept, called eco-tourism, started with responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well being of local people. The global tourism patterns have prompted adventure tourists and eco-tourists to visit the new area and spend vacations around the new destinations.
Special attractions of Bandipur Hilltown
Bandipur is a tourist paradise. This place offers a variety of attractions to visitors. Nature is gifted with an incredible expanse of Marsyangdi River that cascades and takes a sharp turn eastward on its way to join the Trisuli river at Mugling Town. Located in central areas of a mixed canopy of pine and Sal forest and lush terraced FieldsOffers breath-taking views of Himalayan range from Langtang in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west with Annapurna and Manaslu towards North.
Lumbini Tour; birthplace of Siddartha Gautam (Lord Buddha)
Drive of 5-6 hours from Pokhara or a flight of around 30 mins is all you need to land at Gautam Buddha Airport in Bhairawa. A short drive will take you to your hotel within Lumbini near the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Interested travelers and pilgrims can spend for a day or two days visiting interesting and age-old glorious heritage sites of Buddhism and places of Lord Buddha birth sites, a historical and religious site of great interest.
Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Buddha, also called ‘The Light of Asia’. Past thousands of years, it was neither India nor Nepal, the country was known as the Sakya Kingdom as years passed by and this holy area, at present falls within Nepal soil which is one of the points of pride of the country where Lord Buddha took its birth.
Lumbini located at Far South West Nepal where driving distance of more than 7 hours, the easiest and smoothest route to reach is by air from Kathmandu of 45- 50 minute to land at Gautam Buddha airport in Bhairwa city, and then short drive of less than hour to reach at the hotel close to the birth sites of Lord Buddha and the Mecca of Buddhist followers.
Places to visit around important sites in Lumbini, Nepal
This includes a tour of Lumbini, Nepal; Lord Buddha’s birthplace. The founder of Buddhism was born in the 6th Century BC (Before Christ).
According to the Buddhist religion, mother Maya Devi gave birth to Buddha on her way to parent home in Devadaha in May around 642 BC. Feeling the onset of labor pains, she grabbed hold of a branch of tree shade and delivered birth to Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha to be, Buddha has announced,” This is my final rebirth” as he entered the world. Buddhist tradition also has it that he walked immediately after his birth and took seven steps, under each of which a lotus flower bloomed.
In 249 BC, the Buddhist convert Emperor Asoka visited Lumbini and constructed four stupas and a stone pillar. Asoka’s Pillar bears an inscription that translates as: “King Piyadasi” (Asoka), beloved of Devas in the 20 years of the coronation, himself made a royal visit, Buddha Sakyamuni having been born here, a stone railing was built and a stone pillar erected to the Bhagavan “blessed one” having been born here.
The site was rediscovered in 1895 by German archaeologist who discovered Asoka’s Pillar, identified by its inscription. Records made by the Chinese pilgrim FaXian were also used in the process of identifying this religiously acclaimed site. Lumbini was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
- Pick-up from airport transfer to the hotel on the private Car.
- 2-Night boutique hotel in Kathmandu.
- Welcome dinner at the typical Nepali restaurant with live dance.
- Drive to Pokhara on the private Car/Jeep.
- 1-Night hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
- Scenic Pokhara valley sightseeing and drive to an Overnight at Bandipur.
- Bandipur 1-Night hotel.
- After watching around from Bandipur drive back for overnight to Lumbini.
- After a look around scenic pilgrims in Lumbini, drive back to Kathmandu.
- Luxury Tour.
- Airport departure onwards for back to home.
- International Airfare.
- Lunch and Dinner.
- Visa Charges($30 for the 15 days, $50 for the one month).
- Your travel and medical insurance.
- Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, tit-bits, etc.
- Extra accommodation.
- Tip to our staff ( is not mandatory ) as for appreciation at the end of the trip.