Nepal mountains and monasteries tourBook
Nepal Mountain and Monastries is highly recommended tour which offers an insight into the rich ancient monasteries and tantalizing mountain beauty. This is design for those who wish to make a cultural journey integrated with the mesmerizing mountain vista.
Day 1 : Pick up in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Welcome greeting at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu by the representative from Wild Stone Adventure. You will then transfer to the Hotel for refreshment where you will be served with welcome drinks. Depending on your interest and condition you can either rest, hang around the street or visit our office for rest of the day. Included: Welcome Drinks
Day 2 : Mountain Flight and visit Pashupatinati Nath, Boudha Nath and Kopan Monastery
Today, we take a mountain flight over the Everest which offers unparalleled panoramic views of highest peaks on earth. The Mountain Flights in Nepal takes-off early in the morning from Kathmandu airport and takes you high above the Himalayas for an hour. After flight we drive to the Pashupati Nath located near by the airport and to Boudha Nath and Kopan Monastery.
09 a.m : Pashupati Nath
Pashupati Nath is the biggest Shiva Temple in the world located in the located 5km east of Kathmandu city.The holiest Pashupatinath temple , with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. This is one of the oldest temples,situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has a jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. The Pashupatinath complex consists of around five hundred temples, more than one thousand Shiva lingams, bathing and cremation ghats.
11 a.m : Boudha Nath
Boudha Nath ,the biggest stupa of Nepal has been an central place of pilgrimage and meditations for Buddhists. Located 7 km east of Kathmandu,the stupa stands on a three-tiered platform raised over the crossed rectangles. Its is best place in Kathmandu to observe the Tibetan lifestyle, Tibetan Buddhist monks & nuns.Regarded as the "Little Tibet" of Nepal.
02 p.m :Kopan Monastery
Kopan the Tibetan Buddhist monastery situated in the hillock just north of the Bouddha Nath Stupa. Located at the top of Kopan Hill, the Kopan Monastery and Tibetan Buddhist home with over 360 monks and 380 nuns is dominated by a magnificent Bodhi tree. The Kopan Monastery also offers panoramic view of the town of Boudha below and the spectacular Himalayan mountain range.
Day 3 : Hike to Namobuddha
Early morning, we drive east from Kathmandu to the place called Dhapasi, which is 35 km and takes about an hour. From Dhapasi, we start hiking toward the northeast following the narrow trail. We cross over a suspension bridge and pass through many small villages with huge rice fields, which gives you a chance to see how Nepalese People plant and harvest their crops (during the appropriate season). The trail goes steeply uphill for about an hour until reaching Namobuddha. Namobuddha situated at elevation of 1750m is important Buddhist Pilgrimage with stupas and shrines built in lovely little hill. Overnight in Namobuddha.
Day 4: Drive to Nagarkot
After breakfast , we start our journey to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is the popular hill station at the elevation of 2175 m and offers spectacular view of Mount Everest as well as other major peaks of eastern Himalayan range of Nepal.
Day 5: Visit Swyambhu Nath and drive to Pokhara
Early morning breathtaking sunrise view over the snow-capped Himalayas with Ganesh himal range, Lantang range, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal and Everest range make fantastic start of the day. After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu and visit Swyambhu Nath. After visiting Swyambhu Nath, we take a drive to Pokhara following the upstream of Trishuli River.
09 p.m :Swyambhu Nath
Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex located on a lovely little hillock west of Kathmandu. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as holy monkeys belived to be guarding the hill.There are 360 steps leading all the way to the top offers the magnificent views of Kathmandu valley and the breath taking panorama of snow clad Himalaya range. The main swayambhu stupa has lofty white dome and glittering golden spire. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Day 6 : Explore Pokhara
Early morning we take a boat across the Phewa lake and hike up the hill through the pine trees up to top where the white colored Pagoda welcome us. The eye picking cultural icon at hilltop commands unbeatable views of Fewa Lake, Pokhara City, and a large section of the Annapurna mountain range. We backtrace our trail and make a visit to some of the fasinating Buddhist landmarks of Pokhara including Malepatan Monastery at Malepatan and we make a hike to Tibetan refugee camp located at Hyangja. If the time permits we will visit some hot spots of Pokhara such as Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave (Hidden God), Davis's fall, Tibetan Handicraft Center, International Mountain Museum.
Day 7 : Drive Pokhara - Lumbini
Today we left the mountains back in Pokhara and drive to Lumbini - the birth place of Lord Buddha. Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site and regarded as the Fountain of world peace.
Day 8 : Explore Lumbini
Today we can observe the Lumbini Garden, surrounding areas and some part of Lumbini Buddhist Circuit. The most significient visit is Mayadevi Temple the exact place where Lord Buddha was born. We also visit the museum, peace pagoda, Ashoka's Piller and other important landmarks including Royal Thai Monastery, China temple, Japanese Monastery, Ladaka Monastery, German Monastery, Meditation center etc.
Day 9 : Drive Lumbini - Kathmandu
After breakfast, we start our 300 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 10 : Farewell
Your Nepal tour has come to an end. Wild Stone Adventure representative will transfer you to International airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.
Money Matters so we would like to explain what you are paying for. We are local operator providing world class services to the travelers yearning to be foot on Himalayan trail. We provide you with the minimum price possible for fully inclusive trips .We are proud to guarantee NO HIDDEN COST.
- Airport Pick up and drop.
- Delux accomodation in Kathmandu, Namobuddha, Nagarkot, Pokhara and Lumbini.
- All surface transfer as per the itinerary.
- Kathmandu and Pokhara city tour by English Speaking Guide on Private Vehicle.
- Safe and ozonated water throughout the trip.
- Registered and trained tour guide.
- Government taxes and official charges. Visa charge not included here.
- Attractive First Aid Kits.
- Farewell or Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu.
This package doesnot cover following cost and should be personally paid by the traveller.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Beverages and other hard drinks cost
- Nepal Entry visa fee and airport taxes.
- Expences of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks etc
- Personal equipments
Your safety is our paramount concern while trekking with Wild Stone Adventure. Your Leader has full authority to amend any part of the itinenary due to safety reason. Every effort will be made to keep up with the above itinerary however it is the adventure we cannot guarantee it! Natural disaster, extreme weather, nepal strikes can force to alter the itinerary.Your Leader will forward you with the alternatives so please be prepared to be flexible.
Upon your arrive at Tribhuban International Airport (TIA), Wild Stone Adventures' representative will greet you and transport you to your Hotel. The rest of the day depends on your interest and condition, you can either take a rest or visit our office.The next day you will be formally introduced to your Guide, brief about the trek and enjoy sightseeing tour of the city's most influential cultural and historical landmarks.
Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu, Namobuddha, Nagarkot, Pokhara and Lumbini on twin sharing basis with private facilities which are of Western style. If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may get a single room on request by paying some extra single supplement. (generally USD 200).
Wild Stone Adventure use high quality private transportation for comfort and safety.On longer routes, we use private or tourist buses, which provide a slightly higher degree of comfort. For air transportation Wild Stone uses modern, comfortable and most - reliable airline operator. During sightseeing we use private car or van depending upon the group size.
We provide quality food in sufficient quantities during your trip period.Nepal Mountains & Monasteries Trip cost include breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from hotel menu while on Namobuddha, Nagarkot and Lumbini.
The official currency of Nepal is Nepalese Rupee (NRs)
It is best to bring a mixture of cash and travelers checks in major currencies - USD, CAD, EUR, AUD - and ensure you have a mixture of large and small denominations. Money may easily be exchanged at Kathmandu airport on arrival and banks and licensed moneychangers in cities. Credit card cash advances and ATM withdrawals are in NPR only.
Before departing on your trek, make sure you have enough Nepalese currency in small denominations as change is hard to find in the villages ( 100 rupee are easy to trade )
Extra Pocket Money
While trekking with wild Stone adventure, all meals are included in your trip cost . You will need very little local currency for meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara extra snacks, soft drinks or souvenirs along the trail.
Extra money dependa upon your spending habit. Please consider your own spending habits when you count for extra pocket money.
Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 as an emergency fund, to be used when circumstances beyond our control ( natural disaster, extreme weather, nepal strikes) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!
Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness and death medical expenses, including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable) and personal liability.
When visiting and entering temples and Nepalis house you must remove your shoes. In some temples, it is forbidden to wear any leather goods. Other temples, such as those in Pashupatinath, do not allow foreigner besides hindu to enter. These are normally marked with a sign in English, and we urge you to respect such practices.
Always ask permission before taking photos inside any temples, and before photographing any local people. When permission is granted, always be sensitive when photographing people, and non-intrusive when shooting inside temples when prayers are in progress. Generally, photography is allowed outside Buddhist and Hindu temples and at religious ceremonies and festivals.
You are guest in Nepal and it is appriciated if you behave like Nepali (Local):
- Dress Respectfully (no short shorts or revealing clothes)
- Do not show affection in public.
- Do not buy antiques.
- Do not point your feet (unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one finger.
- Do not step over persons.
- Do not touch or step over offerings (red powder, flowers/rice)
- Do not use your left hand (dirty)
- Receive and give with two hands.
- Ask permission before taking people's photographs.
- Discourage begging, pay fair price
- Take off your shoes before entering a monastery or Nepali house.
- Go clockwise roung the stupas, temples etc
- Avoid touching monks / lamas.
Dress respectfully with an awareness of local standards. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool during hiking. In many rural areas women will need to wear modest clothing even to swim. Singlets, tank tops and topless sun bathing are all unaccepted. While visiting temples,monasteriesand other religious sites men need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt.
Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a small charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your ownlaundry so we suggest you bring biodegradable soap.
While packing for “ Nepal Mountains & Monasteries Tour” it essential to considered weather condition and time of year you are travelling.
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Tipping is expected but not compulsory and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your trip.
Being a responsible trek operator is at the heart of what Wild Stone Adventures is all about. The beautiful environment of the Himalaya is also an extremely fragile one. At Wild Stone Adventure , we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize the detrimental impact as much as possible.We are committed to responsible tourism and it is implemented in every trip through the following means.
- Leave no Trace
- Discourage deforestation
- Keep Water Source Clean
- Plant Saplings
- Plants Left in Their Natural Environment
- Alternative Source of Energy for Fuel
- Employ local leaders and supporting staffs
- Use local tea house and home stay
- Consume local food
- Reduce, Reuse and Recyle