Nepal is known as a beautiful Himalayan country with it’s an extremely rich cultural and religious heritage as well as endless natural beauty. Nepal’s vast diversity of people, rich culture & art as well as distinctive architecture renders its ideal as the most amazing & interesting destination for cultural tour. Cultural tours in Nepal include many cultural highlights, mythological beliefs and traditional practices of different ethnic people, holy pilgrimage sites and many ancient monuments. Nepal is a country with more than hundred of ethnic tribes. Each ethnic group has its own dialect or language. They have different culture, traditions, festivals, temples, monasteries and mythological beliefs. It is really exciting and informative to explore those places and people in cultural journey to Nepal. The art and architecture of temples, monasteries, and houses are really amazing and fascinating such as journeying through an open museum.
The majority of the population follows either Hinduism or Buddhism; both religions are practiced side by side harmoniously. It is the Holy Land of Lord Pashupatinath & Lord Buddha, where the Hindus & Buddhists have coexisted for centuries in total harmony. Lord Buddha, the ‘light of Asia’, was born in Lumbini in Nepal’s southern plains, which makes Nepal a scared pilgrimage destination for all Buddhists. The Temple of Pashupatinath is Nepal’s most scared Hindu shrine and one of the four most important sites in the world for Shiva worshippers. The three ancient cities of the Valley - Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur represent an epitome of harmony in urban design, elegant architecture and refined culture.
Cultural tours in Nepal include UNESCO World Heritage sites of Nepal along with other attractive places. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have declared ten World Heritage Sites in Nepal among them seven sites are inside Kathmandu Valley and three sites are outside of Kathmandu Valley. Out of these ten UNESCO sites, eight sites are cultural heritage sites and others two are natural heritage sites having outstanding universal value. Cultural tours in Nepal is popular because of historical and cultural places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pasupatinath Temple, Changunarayan Temple, Boudhanth Stupa, Monkey Temple and Lumbini. Kathmandu is the religious and cultural hub because of many Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses, Sages and Gurus (teachers) visited this place in the ancient time for meditation and religious purpose and finally developed Kathmandu as the spiritual valley. The existing Hindu temples, Buddhist sputa and monasteries in Kathmandu valley represent this belief. There are mainly three different types of temple like Pagoda style (roof over roof and the upper roof is smaller than down), Sputa style (dome) -all the Buddhist Sputa and Shikhar (Peak) style. People from diverse cultural, ethnic and religious background lives in Kathmandu valley where the arts, architects, festivals, and ritual are quite diverse. This diversity makes cultural tours in Nepal as a life time memorable journey in spiritual valley. The original inhabitant of Kathmandu Valley known as the 'Newars' still follow and celebrate their ritual practices and festivals to preserve their culture. Besides of Kathmandu valley Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and Nagarkot are best places to explore in your cultural journey to Nepal.
Cultural tours in Nepal is useful for the exploration of the vibrant Kathmandu valley with its sacred temples, statues and narrow winding colorful streets, Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and it has world renounce culture, art, and architecture. Pokhara a peaceful city is famous for its beautiful sceneries beside a beautiful lake surrounded by tree covered hills with views of the high mountains. Chitwan is famous for the wildlife activities and the Tharu culture and Lumbini is famous for the birth place of Lord Buddha, Mayadevi Temple, Buddha Stupas and many other monasteries. Almost all the important religions of the world are found in Nepal. These are just some of the attractive destinations of your short cultural tour in Nepal. Massif Holidays offers various cultural tours like Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour, Explore Nepal Tour to gain invaluable and incomparable insights into the diverse ethnic groups, - their lifestyles, social behavioral patterns, traditions, religion and beliefs - all of these are important aspects of our cultural tours led by knowledgeable, caring and professional tour guides.
We met Bijay , one of the founder of Massif Holidays who made all this possible to trek amazing Gokyo valley. His communication style was great with full of information.…