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Solidarity Nepal Cultural Tour (13 Days)

Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world it terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation. As well as ethnically with more than 61 ethnic groups and 70 spoken languages. You will find rich cultures and vibrant traditions, exquisite temples and monuments as well as fast flowing rivers and tropical jungles teeming with wildlife, making your trip an unforgettable experience. However, all the people from different races and religions live in harmony and there is an ideal blending of Hinduism and Buddhism. The specific programs give visitors an opportunity to observe the rich Nepalese culture tradition, a unique culture heritage, glorious history, jungle safari and day hiking as well. Sagarmatha International Foundation operates solidarity Nepal Cultural Tour together with Utmost Adventure Trekking who has been helping for many social throughout the country.

With the full portion of income from solidarity Nepal Cultural Tour, has allocated to uplift community development projects in Nepal such as health and sanitation, education, safe drinking water, rural development, socio-economic development sector, and helping small producers and artisans to improve their living conditions through the promotion of Fair Trade and all other forms of trade respectful of the human being and working conditions.

Trip facts

Nepal Cultural Solidarity Tour
Tour Days: 13 days
Total days in Nepal: 13 days
Tour grade: Easy
Maximum altitude: 1800m
Best time:   Spring: March to May
Autumn: September to November
Tour type: Hotel / Home Stay
Travel per day: approximately 5-6 hrs (Road/Walk)


Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (Private transportation, Accommodation and Welcome dinner Included)
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu (1,300m). After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and after meal briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation. (Accommodation  and Breakfast Included)
Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our relaxing guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and does not in the trek? Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances to ask remaining question and simply relax at the hotel.

Day 03:  Meshipa
Takes approximately 4  hour's drive and 1.5 hours walk to Meshipa, where we building health post. We will stay in local place. Overnight at local house.

Day 04: Meshipa
Visit Health Post and School. Overnight at local house.

Day 05: Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu, prepare for trek. overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Drive to Pokhara (900 meters) 7 hours by tourist bus. Trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 6:30 am in the morning to pick you up then the bus will leave to Pokhara around 7:30 am . Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Pokhara City tour. Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 am in the morning after breakfast. Places we visit are; Fewa Lake, Bagnes Lake, Devis water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave etc. You will have relaxing afternoon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Jungle Safari Activities
Safari Arrival at Chitwan, pick up from the bus stop/ airport and transfer to Hotel/resort. Enjoy your welcome drink and brief about the package program, after refreshment serve you lunch and start the further activities.
Local Tharu village excursion and typical cultural experience of Nepal's plain land Terai. In Nepal's Terai east to west Tharus are the main ethnical groups settled in their community.
After amazing sunset view back to the camp site, slide presentation about the flora & fauna of the National Park and serve you candle light dinner.

Day 09: Jungle Safari Activities
Wake up call early in the morning and serve your tea/coffee drinks.
You could go for the elephant back safari. The elephant back safari will be about 2 hr. for morning jungle excursion before the breakfast which is one of the best ways of viewing natural lives in the jungle. You will have chance to see most of the different wild-lives and their natural habitat.
After elephant back safari back to the camp, enjoy your breakfast and rest for a while to be refresh and brief about the jungle walk
About 9:30 AM go for the jungle walk to explore the wild life in the nature and enjoy your jungle pack lunch in the spot.
On the way of coming back you will be joining for canoeing trip to observe marine wild-life of the park. The canoe ride end further down of river then walk to elephant breeding centre and back to camp site.
In the evening dinner party and typical Tharu stick dance show.

Day 10: Jungle Safari Activities
Wake up call early in the morning and serves your tea/coffee drinks.
You could go for the bird watching tour to see many different birds both endemic and exotic and some are migrated in side the National Park seasonally for long time.
After come back to the camp to have a breakfast and pack the baggage to transfer to the Bus Park/ airport for the departure.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 meters). Overnight back at the hotel in Kathmandu. We pick up you from bus park and drive to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Leisure at Kathmandu. (Breakfast & farewell dinner Included, hotel)
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore the Thamel and overnight at hotel

Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu or Follow your next destination (Breakfast Included)
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you will be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.


Services

Price includes:
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Rural Village
Airport-Hotel-airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus.
Standard accommodation in two/three star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (4 nights)
Standard accommodation in two/three star hotel in Pokhara breakfast included. (2 nights)
Kathmandu and Pokhara city Tours by professional tour guide and private car/van/bus.
Two nights homestead basis accommodation in Village with full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and Climb.
Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.

Chitwan:
Full board basis for the duration of package tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea, coffee)
Accommodation in resort
Transportation (Pokhara to Chitwan touris bus/ Chitwan to Kathmandu tourist bus)
All sightseeing (as per specific itinerary provided for different packages)
Park entrance fees / permit and experience jungle guide
All Program Activities such as Jungle Walking, Jungle drive, Bird   Watching, Canoeing, Tharu Stick dance culture program, Elephant ride, Elephant ride, village tours.
All our government taxes.
Official expenses.

Cost does not includes:
Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Your travel insurance (compulsory).
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Nepal entry visa fee (Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. It requires 2 passport size photos.
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.
Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Tipping is expected).
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section.




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