There are few other places in the world with such a harmonious blend of cultures as Nepal.
Take a cultural tour in the Kathmandu Valley to discover about the Newari founders, or take an ox cart village tour in the Terai region to truly discover Nepal’s fascinating mix of cultures.
Nepal’s convenient weather, fertile soil, and natural setting were the lucrative position for many emperors and tribes to settle in history. Various, mighty, dynasties ruled Nepal throughout the episodes of the history, bringing many cultural and religious perspectives to this tiny land.
Respective to geography and religion, Nepal’s cultural environment is as diverse as its natural settings. However, Nepal – now – is a federal democratic republic country that cocoons 101 ethnicities and protects every religion beliefs and practices.
Nepal is divided into three layers, according to its geographical settings – Himalayan region, Mid-hills, and Terai region (flat land). Himalayan region is the home of legendary Sherpas, who are renowned for climbing mountain Everest.
One of the first mountaineers (two) to climb Mt. Everest is Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Sherpas follow Tibetan Buddhism, the “ancient school” by religion, friendly in nature and share part of a culture of Tibet. Trek to the northern-most region of Nepal to see the rich mix of culture and lifestyle.
Mid-hills of Nepal is populated by many hill tribes of Nepal like Gurung, Magar, Rai, Limbu, Tamang, Chettris, Brahmins, Newars, etc. Before the unification of the modern Nepal, Gurung, Rai, Magar, Tamang had their independent countries, and still, have their independent culture; manner of practicing religion, language, cuisine, music and dance, and their architectural settlement is distinct to each other.
Newars, being indigenous the Kathmandu Valley, are rich in metal works, arts, crafts, and building castles and temples. Chettries (Khas) and Brahmins are Hindus by religions and historians state they are ancient settlers of Karnali region of Nepal. They have carried their cultural values – with them – wherever they settled.
In our tour, we will bring them from the villages of Langjung to Gorkha, the villages offer a quaint experience of village living, food, atmosphere and a fantastic view of the Himalayan Peaks.
Tourist Visa Information
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency
Tourist Visa Extension
If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu
- Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
- In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.
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