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Rural Heritage of Nepal Tour

Short heritage tour - Chic, boutique heritage hotels - Meet the friendly people of rural Nepal - History and Culture

All meals 'on tour' included

Duration

5 Days

Accommodation

4 nts Rural Heritage Hotels

Trip Overview

Discover real life in bucolic, rural Nepal.

This Rural Heritage tour is a great less than one week Nepal trip. Throughout this short Nepal tour we have featured our very own boutique heritage hotels The trip begins in spectacular fashion with the journey out of the Kathmandu Valley to be greeted by the magnificent sight of the Himalayas and to reach the idyllic, traditional hill village of Nuwakot and the wonderfully atmospheric Famous Farm Inn. Explore the delights of Nuwakot and meet the friendly locals. It's then onwards and upwards to the ancient Newari town of Bandipur from where there are stunning views of Manaslu and the Annapurnas.

Of course, as Snow Cat Travel are custom Nepal specialists, this itinerary can be readily and effortlessly customised to your requirements. You can spend longer at the locations and add in "other stuff" like a visit to Pokhara, time in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur or even a short trek and some river rafting with an atmospheric riverside camp. Our Rural Heritage Hotels feature prominently in many of our Cultural Tours of Nepal and Family Holidays.

Discover real life in bucolic, rural Nepal.

  • This Rural Heritage tour is a great less than one week Nepal trip. Throughout this short Nepal tour we have featured our very own boutique heritage hotels The trip begins in spectacular fashion with the journey out of the Kathmandu Valley to be greeted by the magnificent sight of the Himalayas and to reach the idyllic, traditional hill village of Nuwakot and the wonderfully atmospheric Famous Farm Inn. Explore the delights of Nuwakot and meet the friendly locals. It's then onwards and upwards to the ancient Newari town of Bandipur from where there are stunning views of Manaslu and the Annapurnas.

    Of course, as Snow Cat Travel are custom Nepal specialists, this itinerary can be readily and effortlessly customised to your requirements. You can spend longer at the locations and add in "other stuff" like a visit to Pokhara, time in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur or even a short trek and some river rafting with an atmospheric riverside camp. Our Rural Heritage Hotels feature prominently in many of our Cultural Tours of Nepal and Family Holidays.

Example Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Arrive Kathmandu
    • Day 2
      Explore Nuwakot
    • Day 3
      To Bandipur
    • Day 4
      Explore Bandipur
    • Day 5
      Private transfer to Kathmandu Airport. Depart Nepal
  • DAY
    1

    Arrive Kathmandu

    Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and travel by private vehicle towards the Langtang Himal, into the rural foothills of the Himalayas and the beautiful village of Nuwakot. It's around 4-5 hours drive on a mountain road that when you reach the 2000m pass you'll be greeted with panoramic Himalayan views. You'll be staying at the Famous Farm. A former Newari Manor House, tastefully converted to provide atmospheric accommodation. It has its own large, private hillside gardens, as well as vegetable growing area and is a firm favourite with couple and families with children alike particularly as there a ducks, chickens, turkeys and goats running around the gardens.

    NOTE- If your international flight is scheduled to arrive later than 1300hrs, we recommend overnighting in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur as an extra night to the itinerary.

    Accommodation: The Famous Farm - Nuwakot
    Included Meals: Dinner

    DAY 1

    Arrive Kathmandu

    Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and travel by private vehicle towards the Langtang Himal, into the rural foothills of the Himalayas and the beautiful village of Nuwakot. It's around 4-5 hours drive on a mountain road that when you reach the 2000m pass you'll be greeted with panoramic Himalayan views. You'll be staying at the Famous Farm. A former Newari Manor House, tastefully converted to provide atmospheric accommodation. It has its own large, private hillside gardens, as well as vegetable growing area and is a firm favourite with couple and families with children alike particularly as there a ducks, chickens, turkeys and goats running around the gardens.

    NOTE- If your international flight is scheduled to arrive later than 1300hrs, we recommend overnighting in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur as an extra night to the itinerary.

    Accommodation: The Famous Farm - Nuwakot
    Included Meals: Dinner

    DAY
    2

    Explore Nuwakot

    Adjust to Nuwakot time, i.e. slow, relaxed and peaceful. In the morning a member of Famous Farm staff will take you on a little walking tour of Nuwakot village environs. You may appreciate visiting the school here (the local kids will be happy to see you all), as well as the small school for deaf, mute children (the only one of its kind in Nepal). Outside the main school is a large, flat area that the kids use to play. You will be made very welcome to join in and play too if there's a kickabout going on, or a spot of skipping, or whatever the the local children are up to. English is taught at school in Nepal from an early age and the local kids will be very, very pleased to try out what they have learned. Of course interactive cultural encounters cannot be manufactured, but our staff will be very happy to help you or your family engage with the friendly people of Nuwakot. The afternoon is free for you to explore further, or get involved with whatever might be going on that you or your family might like. Enjoy another tasty Nepali dinner at the Famous Farm and as we have an open kitchen here, by all means pop in and see how they prepare typical Nepali cuisine

    Accommodation: The Famous Farm, Nuwakot
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 2

    Explore Nuwakot

    Adjust to Nuwakot time, i.e. slow, relaxed and peaceful. In the morning a member of Famous Farm staff will take you on a little walking tour of Nuwakot village environs. You may appreciate visiting the school here (the local kids will be happy to see you all), as well as the small school for deaf, mute children (the only one of its kind in Nepal). Outside the main school is a large, flat area that the kids use to play. You will be made very welcome to join in and play too if there's a kickabout going on, or a spot of skipping, or whatever the the local children are up to. English is taught at school in Nepal from an early age and the local kids will be very, very pleased to try out what they have learned. Of course interactive cultural encounters cannot be manufactured, but our staff will be very happy to help you or your family engage with the friendly people of Nuwakot. The afternoon is free for you to explore further, or get involved with whatever might be going on that you or your family might like. Enjoy another tasty Nepali dinner at the Famous Farm and as we have an open kitchen here, by all means pop in and see how they prepare typical Nepali cuisine

    Accommodation: The Famous Farm, Nuwakot
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    3

    To Bandipur

    After breakfast, you'll travel to Bandipur by private vehicle (approx. 3-4hrs). Following the highway for a short while, you then turn left to ascend a mountain road that climbs up around 900m into the hills on the southern side of the Trisuli River Valley. Here lies the small, peaceful, ancient town of Bandipur, which occupies an enviable 'eagle's nest' location perched high in the hills with uninterrupted views over to Manaslu and the Annapurnas. Your accommodation here is located in the heart of the town and in a welcoming pedestrianised area. From the terraces of the Old Inn there are commanding views of the Himalaya and there's a very relaxed feel about Bandipur. In the afternoon a member of our staff from The Old Inn will take you on a familiarisation walk around Bandipur.

    Accommodation: The Old Inn - Bandipur
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 3

    To Bandipur

    After breakfast, you'll travel to Bandipur by private vehicle (approx. 3-4hrs). Following the highway for a short while, you then turn left to ascend a mountain road that climbs up around 900m into the hills on the southern side of the Trisuli River Valley. Here lies the small, peaceful, ancient town of Bandipur, which occupies an enviable 'eagle's nest' location perched high in the hills with uninterrupted views over to Manaslu and the Annapurnas. Your accommodation here is located in the heart of the town and in a welcoming pedestrianised area. From the terraces of the Old Inn there are commanding views of the Himalaya and there's a very relaxed feel about Bandipur. In the afternoon a member of our staff from The Old Inn will take you on a familiarisation walk around Bandipur.

    Accommodation: The Old Inn - Bandipur
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    4

    Explore Bandipur

    Today you can explore Bandipur and beyond at your leisure, chill out on the Old Inn Terrace and enjoy the Himalayan views, read that book you've always promised yourself you would read, or whatever else takes your fancy. One additional option would be to take a guided walk to the hill village of Ramkot, one of the last places in Nepal where traditional round houses can still be found - please note, that this option must be booked in advance at additional cost.

    Accommodation: The Old Inn, Bandipur
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 4

    Explore Bandipur

    Today you can explore Bandipur and beyond at your leisure, chill out on the Old Inn Terrace and enjoy the Himalayan views, read that book you've always promised yourself you would read, or whatever else takes your fancy. One additional option would be to take a guided walk to the hill village of Ramkot, one of the last places in Nepal where traditional round houses can still be found - please note, that this option must be booked in advance at additional cost.

    Accommodation: The Old Inn, Bandipur
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    5

    Private transfer to Kathmandu Airport. Depart Nepal

    A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight. The journey time is around 4-5hrs, so international flights that are scheduled to depart Kathmandu late afternoon onwards are recommended.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    NOTE- If your international flight is schedule to depart earlier than 1500hrs, we recommend overnighting in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur as an extra night to the itinerary, or leaving Bandipur on the afternoon of day 4 and overnighting in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur.  

    Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made.

    DAY 5

    Private transfer to Kathmandu Airport. Depart Nepal

    A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight. The journey time is around 4-5hrs, so international flights that are scheduled to depart Kathmandu late afternoon onwards are recommended.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    NOTE- If your international flight is schedule to depart earlier than 1500hrs, we recommend overnighting in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur as an extra night to the itinerary, or leaving Bandipur on the afternoon of day 4 and overnighting in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur.  

    Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made.

    IMPORTANT

    This is an EXAMPLE ITINERARY and can be customised for you accordingly.

    Please consider whether you want your customisable, private trip itinerary to also include CONTINGENCY.

    See our ABOUT CONTINGENCY Information

    Please CONTACT US to discuss CONTINGENCY and ADDITIONAL ACCLIMATISATION, as well as other CUSTOMISATION POSSIBILITES for your PRIVATE CUSTOM TREK

Price Guide

Price based on a private party of 4 persons, twin share rooms, low season.
  • £ GBP 335
  • $ US 435
  • € EUR 384

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT OUR PRICE GUIDES

What's included

The price shown is for guideline purposes only. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, private overland travel as indicated in the itinerary, meals as indicated in the itinerary (most meals), Hotel Staff Guides as indicated in the detailed itineray.

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