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Nepal Cultural Tours


Nepal Cultural Tours

Hand-Crafted to Perfection

Nepal is steeped in history and culture and is proud of its rich heritage. Hinduism and Buddhism co-exist and flourish, providing a wealth of ornate temples and stupas. While cities like Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan display a smorgasbord of heritage sites and architectural wonders, Nepal is primarily a land of small villages and rurality, and it is amongst these tiny settlements that the 'heart and soul' of Nepal beats. 

  • Indeed, it is said that if you walk a kilometre or two from a road, you'll walk back a couple of hundred years in time. The Nepalese often say that the country has a third religion: tourism, and the influence of tourism has a tendency to create 'artificial' experiences wherever it goes.

    For those who wish to totally immerse themselves in the richness of Nepali life, staying in local homes 'off the beaten track' perhaps provides the most genuine cultural experiences. Of course, it is also possible to enjoy luxury holidays in Nepal, but the locations of deluxe hotels are limited to the principle tourist places, although it is entirely possible to incorporate some Himalayan trekking as part of a luxury holiday and utilise the luxury trekking lodges in the Annapurna and Everest regions. Whatever style you choose to follow, you're almost certain to encounter the warmth and friendly hospitality of the people.

    Yet it is the encounters with the people that seem to create the longest, lingering memories of a visit. The landscapes may be both beautiful and dramatic, but it is the people within the landscape that make Nepal what it is. 


Kathmandu to Lo Manthang

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UPPER MUSTANG - Discover Nepal from the rural villages of the “middle hills” and lowland jungles to the remote and high former Kingdom of Mustang, the land beyond the Himalaya.


Highlights of Nepal

From the ancient cities, monuments, and sights of the Kathmandu Valley, this varied, contrasting journey through Nepal also visits rural hill villages in the Himalayan Foothills and the lake at Pokhara. Wonderful views of the Himalayas and a Tiger safari in the jungles of Chitwan too.


Ultimate Nepal Luxury Holiday

A cultural Nepal journey featuring the highest standards of accommodation in Nepal, including the unique and magnificent historic Dwarika's Hotel in Kathmandu and the spectacular Dwarika's Luxury Himalayan Resort at Dhulikhel. Witness Himalayan panoramas, fly by plane to see Everest, and search for wildlife in the jungles of Chitwan.


Mustang Discovery

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UPPER MUSTANG - A cultural touring adventure through the high altitude mountain desert of Mustang to Lo Manthang.


World Heritage Nepal

Ancient Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, & Patan. Sacred sites of Swayambunath, Baudhnath, & Changu Narayan. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kathmandu Valley is explored in full. Visit the World Heritage Chitwan National Park and even the World Heritage Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park by air!


Rural Heritage of Nepal Tour

Touring only and suitable for both families or just adults. A short Nepal trip for "culture vultures" of all ages Short, but sweet. Very sweet. A gentle tour of the delights of rural Nepal, staying at our very own boutique heritage hotels in the hill village of Nuwakot and the Newari mountain town of Bandipur A great way to discover the real "heart and soul" of Nepal while avoiding the main tourist traps too.


Nepal Off The Beaten Track

Immerse yourself deep into the culture of Nepal. This off-the-beaten-track holiday includes genuine home stays with Gurung families in the Himalayan foothills and the Tharu tribe of the Terai, close to Chitwan. Getting off the beaten track does also involve a few days of reasonably challenging trekking to escape the masses, though.


Mustang In Style

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UPPER MUSTANG - A dramatic and spectacular “luxury” overland journey through the Himalayas from Pokhara to the fabled “walled city” of Lo Manthang in the former Kingdom of Mustang, staying in the highest standard of accommodation and using the best 4WD vehicle available in Mustang.


Mustang Explorer

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UPPER MUSTANG - Tour and Trek! A unique and innovative way to explore Mustang combining both illuminating day hikes on lesser-known trails with overland touring by jeep.


Wonders of the Kathmandu Valley

A short cultural tour, but surprisingly unhurried and varied too. Explore the ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Experience both the rural villages and sacred Hindu and Buddhist sites of the Kathmandu Valley and witness a breathtaking, panoramic Himalayan sunrise from a classic hilltop location.


Spiritual Nepal

A journey to discover the sacred and spiritual sites and places of Nepal. With several days spent at a tranquil Buddhist monastery, this is also a personal journey to the inner self. You'll also pay homage to both Hindu and Buddhist sites of reverence in the Kathmandu Valley and visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

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Nepal is home to a beautiful and varied landscape, a wealth of cultural sights, and a diverse people. Here’s everything you need to know, from the capital of Nepal to visa rules.
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