This trip generally involves an average of 4 – 5 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 7 days walk below 3500 meters.
Nepal, the land of splendid nature and rich culture is waiting for you to explore through its different facets.Langtang Ri trekking and Expedition gives you an opportunity to explore three different regions of the country, varying from the cultural hub teemed with fascinating ancient building like Kathmandu, The most beautiful city in the Himalaya Cultural tours in Nepal open up a wonder of cultural diversities as each part of Nepal, from East to West, or North to South, has its own cultural setting. Tradition, religion, custom, belief, language, social organization and people are the important aspects of culture in Nepal. Sacred pilgrimage sites, historical monuments and memorials reflect richness of Nepal culture variations. This short tour will take to the key cultural highlights of wonderful and exotic Nepal.
Langtang Ri Representatives will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport with your name board and drop you at the hotel. After check-in at the hotel and refreshments, LRT office management personnel and a guide will formally introduce themselves and provide a trip briefing.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. Our Sightseeing tour includes Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Bouddhanath is a Buddhist religious complex with a history dating back over 500 years. Located on the eastern edge of Kathmandu it is now a site of great pilgrimage for Buddhist followers who circle its massive stupa, spin its many prayer wheels and visit its beautiful monastery. The main feature of Boudhanath is its huge hemispherical white stupa with central golden tower and the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha. Visitors should circle the stupa in a clockwise direction and spin prayer wheels for good fortune and a good life. Visitors may also enjoy visiting the Thangka painting school within the complex to see highly skilled artists at work on religious mandala paintings.
Hindu Temple is a very large and complex and focal point for the Hindu religion. This old and very revered complex of buildings and shrines is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. While Lord Shiva has multiple forms he is often seen as the destroyer. This has great significance for the Pashupatinath temple as it is the site of many Hindi ritual cremations each day. Pashupatinath is considered by Hindus to be an auspicious site for passing from one stage of life to the next through the purifying and destroying flames of cremation. However, on a happier note, visitors may also get to see the temple in a buoyant festival mode with one of the many Hindu festivals celebrated here through the year.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
The next stop today is the beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square, or the royal palace square of the ancient Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley. This square and all its architectural treasures are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While some damage to buildings occurred in the 2015 earthquake the site still contains many stunning architectural gems. The original royal palace courtyards are open to visitors and you will marvel at the intricate timber carving and beautifully crafted brickwork of the palace. The open square outside the palace has many beautiful multi-storey pagodas and temples with ornate carving and carpentry artwork that tells some of the story of the ancient kings and their mystical time and beliefs. The square also contains many important Hindu temples and statues such as to Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Durbar Square also contains the unique and intriguing Kumari Chok. This is an ancient and ornate house where resides the Raj Kumari – the Living Goddess. She is a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. If you are in the courtyard of the home at the right time in the afternoon you may see a brief glimpse of the Goddess at her window.
Visitors to Nepal restricted by time or lack of physical capacity can still experience the huge expanse, awe-inspiring height, majesty and power of the Himalayan mountain range offered by a panoramic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Mount Everest and return – all in little more than an hour. We find just as many hardy trekkers also take this opportunity to view the Himalaya as those travellers unable to trek the high trails.
Mountain flights normally start with an early morning pick-up from your hotel and a quick drive to the Kathmandu Airport domestic terminal. Flights are conducted in comfortable twin-engine 12 to 16 seat aircraft. During the flight passengers are all provided with an opportunity to take in the mountain panorama from the wide-view windshield of the pilot’s cockpit. This is a great opportunity to take some spectacular photographs and to really take in the full spectacle of the ice-capped mountain summits and deep alpine valleys. The view from the central plains of India to the highest mountain summit on Earth is something that mountain-flight passengers never forget. On completion of your flight you will be quickly transported back to your hotel, usually by mid-morning.
Later in the Afternoon you will be catching a 45 minute flight to lumbini. Upon arrival Lumbini, we will transfer you to the hotel.
After breakfast, we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal. Then we drive, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden.
Then, in the afternoon you will be returning back to Kathmandu, check in to the hotel.
Today, you will be travelling to the south east corner of Nepal, the most sacred place. You will be catching a 30 minute flight to Janakpur.
Upon arrival at Janakpur, you will be taken to your hotel and check in. Then you visit the Janaki Temple, one of the famous monument.
Janakpur has been the most sacred place for hindu religion. The story of Janakpur can be found in the great epic “Ramayana”. Janakpur is named after king Janak it is also known as “Janakpurdham”. Janaki mandir which is situated at north side of Janakpur was built in 1898 A.D by Queen Brisabhanu Kunwar is also most tourist attraction place. Janaki mandir is also known as “Naulakha mandir”. Also Ram mandir which was built by great gorkhali Amar singh Thapa is also taken as one of the holy places to visit in this area.
After breakfast, we will visit some places that reflects the history and culture of Janakpur.
The Ram Mandir is the oldest monument here. It was built in 1782, with the classic pagoda style look. The temple was made for lord Rama but it has many smaller shrines representing other gods and goddesses. “Hanuman” the disciple of Rama has been portrayed around the compound. The temple is busy during the evening with tourists, priests, and the devotees. The smoke incense fills the compound with a pleasant fume along with the incantations’.
This temple is located just beside the Ram Mandir. This is where Rama and Sita got married. The temple is built with the same classic pagoda style, with a life size sculpture of Rama and Sita righ in the middle of the temple. The day they got married is noted as “Bibaha Panchami” in hindu calendar.
Jaleshwor Mahadev Temple:
Jaleshwor is the capital of the Janakpur district. Considered an extremely important temple from a religious and historic perspective, the Jaleshwor Mahadev lies in the centre of Jaleshwor, the headquarters of Mahottari District. The temple is a Gumbaja style construction which includes an enclosed pond where the object of worship is a “Shivalinga”, a representation of lord Shiva.
After breakfast, morning flight to Kathmandu and you will transfer to your hotel. After your refreshment you will be picked up from your hotel for Budhanilkhanta visit.
Budhanilkantha Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Budhanilkantha Temple is situated below the Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the kathmandu valley and can be identified by a large reclining statue of Lord Vishnu. The temple's main statue of Budhanilkantha is considered the largest stone carving in Nepal
The Good Bye! We will collect you from your hotel lobby in plenty of time to take you to the airport to check-in for your flight. We wish you well for your journey home and hope you will return to Nepal soon to explore another region of our amazing little country.
I was in Nepal to see the mountains, which i did. Also i took this tour to see the culture of this country. This tour gave me a glimpse of Nepalese history, the monuments and their backstory stunned m...View More