Like most countries, Nepal is not homogenous in its culture but uniquely defined by the altitude levels and modified by North-South latitudes. Nepal starts with 200 ft above sea level and reaches a peak of Mt. Everest at 29, 200 above sea level. At every few thousands of ascent or descent, Nepal opens up to a new geographic environment harboring a different socio-culture with their own unique fashion, faith and festivals.
Nepalese culture represents a fusion of Indo-Aryan influences and migration from the south and Tibeto-Mongolian influences and migration from the north. The indigenous Nepalese inhabit the mid-hills which make up about 36 % of the population. There are about 120 different ethnic groups with 100 different languages spread across Nepal.
Hindus make up 81 % of the population in Nepal followed by Buddhists with 9% of the population. The remaining population represent other religions such as Islam, Kiratism and Christianity. A unique aspect of Nepalese religion is the inclusiveness and co-existence of Hinduism and Buddhism that not only share tolerance but also philosophy, temples, deities and festivals.
This multi-dimensional cultural heritage encompasses within itself the cultural diversities of various ethnic, tribal and social groups inhabiting different altitudes which manifests in various forms: languages and lifestyles; religions and rituals; foods and festivals; and arts and crafts.
|1||Arrival in Kathmandu – Transfer to hotel – Check into hotel in Patan Home-stay – Happy Hour
|2||Visit Namo Buddha Monastery, Bhaktapur sight-seeing|
|3||Kathmandu Sightseeing / Lunch and Patan visit on your own|
|4||Early Morning flight to Lukla / Lunch Stop in Lukla, Trek to Phakding / Check
|5||Trek to Manjo, Sherpa Village enroute to Everest, Check into Tea-house|
|6||Trek to Lukla, Check into Tea-house|
|7||Early morning flight to Kathmandu / Check into hotel in Boudha / Free Afternoon|
|8||Departure for Janakpur, Visit Janaki Mandir|
|9||Departure for Chitwan, Tharu village Home-stay|
|10||Departure for Lumbini, Check into Hotel|
|11||Departure for Pokhara, Lunch Stop in Tansen|
|12||Free Day (Optionals: Mountain Biking / Zip-line / Paragliding / White-water rafting / Canyoning)|
|13||Massage by Himalayan Healers, blind massage therapists, Flight to KTM-Check into Thamel hotel|
|14||Free Day – Farewell Momo Dinner Party|
|15||Departure from Kathmandu|
|Package Cost: US$ 1690 per person||Optional Activities|
-Airport transfers, domestic flights and ground transportation
– Meals during trekking and ground transportation
– Trekking permits and sight-seeing entrance fees
– Trekking and tour guides
– Accommodation on with breakfast and wi-fi on (city hotels) twin-sharing basis
– Welcome Happy Hour Meet and Farewell Dinner
– Massage session, Daily Diary, Bag-chal game and T-shirt
– International flight, insurance and VISA fee –
– Yoga and meditation sessions