Tibetan cultural full day tour
Embark on the Tibetan Cultural Tour in Pokhara, guided by the passionate and knowledgeable Mr. Thupten Gyatso, a Tibetan native deeply rooted in the region. This unique experience takes you to Tibetan refugee settlements in Pokhara, offering an immersive educational and cultural journey. Beyond ordinary sightseeing, you’ll gain a profound understanding of Tibetan culture, religion, and the lives of Tibetan refugees in Nepal. Embark on a full day tour for an enriching journey into Tibetan culture: * Visit two Tibetan Refugee settlements near Pokhara valley. * Learn about the meanings of Buddhist symbols in daily life. * Explore Tibetan Schools and their educational system. * Visit a Tibetan carpet showroom and learn about how the Tibetan carpets are made by hand. * Discover the history of Tibetan refugees at a photo gallery. * Meet a Tibetan doctor and gain insights into Tibetan medicine. * Enjoy an authentic Tibetan lunch at a local restaurant. * Interact with a young Buddhist monk and learn and understand more about Buddhist monks' life and their education at the monastery. * Attend evening prayer chanting with the monks at a monastery. * Enjoy a traditional Tibetan tea at a local family home. * We also provide gluten-free food options, including plain rice and veg /non-veg curry. A rich and immersive experience into Tibetan culture awaits!
Explore hidden local eateries - Eat the Nepali way
Navigating the street food culture of Kathmandu can be quite an adventure for most and all that is taken care of on this tour ! Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Kathmandu with a lovely evening where you will explore the local Nepali cuisine with me at places most loved by locals. Tingle your taste buds with Nepali flavors at hole in the wall eateries and experience the real taste that locals eat regularly. We will begin our food tour at the old market of Indrachowk, moving on to the Kathmandu Durbar Square area that is ever so rich in culture. One thing to note is that 3 items on the tour will be Indian snacks as they're widely consumed and loved by locals here. If you are someone who is very familiar with Indian snacks, I would recommend my "Tibetan and Sherpa culinary tour" which you can find on my profile. It is completely different from what you will be eating on this tour and will be a whole different cultural experience. After hosting food tours by myself for a while, I have now started working with the young people of the city! Every guide in my tour is well trained, a local of the city and of course a food enthusiast ! It will be either me or one of my team members taking you around for the tour. NOTE : the cutoff time for new bookings is 1 day ahead. If you would like to do a last minute tour, please send me a message and i shall try to accommodate you!
Tibetan cultural morning half-day tour
This morning Half Day Tibetan Cultural Tour is a unique opportunity to spend time in a local Tibetan community with our professional Tibetan tour guide to learn about Tibet, Tibetan people, buddhism, food, its culture, art and craft. Our tours are focused on providing an immersive cultural and educational experience, offering a deeper understanding of Tibetan culture, religion, and the lives of Tibetan refugees in Nepal. Tibetan refugees in Nepal are eager to share their philosophies, way of life and dedication to preserving their culture. Our tour guide Mr. Thupten himself is a Tibetan, who was born & grew up in one of the Tibetan village in Pokhara. Therefore, he has lots of information regarding Tibetan people living in Nepal and how they have well kept their Tibetan language & their buddhist culture. Embark on a morning half day tour for an enriching journey into Tibetan culture. * Visit one Tibetan Refugee settlement near Pokhara valley. * Attend morning prayer chanting with the monks at a monastery. * Enjoy a traditional Tibetan breakfast at a local family home. * You will visit a Buddhist monastery and interact with a young Buddhist monk to gain more insights into Buddhist monks' life and their education. * Learn about the meanings of Buddhist symbols in daily A rich and immersive experience into Tibetan culture awaits!
Dhal Bhat, Momo, Thukpa Cooking Class
I am Esther Rai, I love cooking different foods. since my child i used to spend time with my mom and sister in the kitchen, i used to enjoy watching and engaging with them in whole process of cooking. I feel very happy and joyful when people love eating what i cook. I started my cooking class program since covid-19 as i had to find ways for financial support for my family. Dal Bhat, momo, thukpa are the menu that i teach in my class and i do menu as per guest request. My idea through this class is to give experience of Nepali kitchen and whole experience of preparing food in Nepal. I take guest to market for buying all the ingredient for cooking and interact with local people. Other things to note Culinary experience can be personalized to accommodate vegetarian, Vegan or gluten-free options or food allergies, please communicate when booking. You don't need to bring anything to this experience, everything will be provided for you! Social Impact : We help with part of income from our cooking class to Mobile School Project for vulnerable children in Nepal. Let us know if you would like to visit our Mobile school project. Where we will meet: Lumbini Heritage Home Roof Top in Patan. Nagbahal Square 5m walking distance from Patan Durbar Square NOTE: Class takes place rain or shine since the kitchen area is enclosed with floor to ceiling windows to appreciate the view
Pumdikot hike is one of the short hikes around Pokhara away from the actual Annapurna trails but it is to rural-cultural off beaten hike that offers an ideal way to discover natural beauty around Pokhara for the visitor on a visit, without missing out on the incredible views over the Annapurna Himalayan Range and experience the village life. Our short hike starts in style with a gentle boat trip across Lake Phewa to take you to the start point, where a short climb will be rewarded with stunning views out across the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu, which will form the backdrop to much of the trek. The trail will take you up to the World Peace Pagoda, and Shiva Statue through the forest where you can see the flora and fauna of Nepal and past a number of villages where you can experience the daily lives of the local people.
Night at the living Museum of Kathmandu
This is a nighttime stroll. Since there aren't many activities for tourists to do after dinner in Kathmandu, I'm here with the guided tour of 'Night at the living Museum' . The tour begins with a gathering in Thamel at 6:45 PM, after which we travel to Ason Bazar, where I will give a history and features of the place. Then, as we go, we pass a number of temples I'll be explaining their spiritual, cultural and historical significance. We'll also watch as Yogis perform rituals at night for "Shiva," the deity of destruction. Following that, we will view the gorgeous and glorious temples at night and observe the carvings on temples and take in its' histories and meanings. Furthermore we will observe and hear stories of the erotic and sexual carvings found in temples of Kathmandu. In addition, we'll see the old palace of the former kings, proceed through the alleyway safely, and come to an end at Basantapur Yard at. I can provide you with assistance getting to your hotel. If you're returning to Thamel I can accompany you till your hotel.
Scenic trek through the Himalayas
Today we leave the Kathmandu city behind and drive about an hour to Sundarijal, a stunning lakeside town with incredible mountain views, 200 km west of Kathmandu. The reservoir here supplies most of Kathmandu Valley’s drinking water. Commence with a steep up cline stone steps passing shops and huge pipelines as we steadily climb up to arrive at Army check post. The trail then passes through mixed forest and Mulkharka village to Chisapani Danda. During a clear day, Chisapani offers magnificent views of the Northern Himalayas and demarcates the northern limits of Kathmandu Valley. Other things to note This is a guided Trip Offer Excludes: • Travel Insurance and Emergency Rescue • Unforeseen Expenses due to Natural Calamities or Political Unrest or Fuel Shortage Day 2 After the teahouse breakfast, an interesting trail takes us to the hill retreat of Nagarkot, perched on a ridge 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu. It commands sweeping views of the Himalayas. Five of the world’s ten highest peaks – Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu are visible from here. Nagarkot is one of the most scenic spots in Kathmandu Valley and beyond. It is a favourite place to relax and pamper oneself and to enjoy the spectacular sunrise and sunset over the snowy peaks along with its lovely weather. Nagarkot accommodates finest of resorts, hotels, restaurants and cafes. We will spend our night at one of the best resort or hotel in Nagarkot. Other things to note This is a guided trip. Moderate Day . Excludes • Unforeseen Expenses due to Natural Calamities or Political Unrest or Fuel Shortage • Tips for your trekking crew Day 3 Before breakfast, we can enjoy the sunrise with the Himalayan Range, stunning views that we will be able to capture with our cameras. We then hike to the temple or hike straight to Changu Narayan, the oldest temple in the Kathmandu valley, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It remains a milestone in Nepali temple architecture with rich embossed works. The temple is all surrounded by sculptures and arts related to Lord Vishnu. In addition, we can find the temple of Lord Shiva After the visit to the temple, we can enjoy our last meal of the trip at Changunarayan overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and later on, we will drive back to Boudhanath . NOTE: The trip can be prolonged for Bhaktapur Durbar Square tour if wished. However the entrance fee is not included in the program. Other things to note Offer Excludes: • Photography Fees, Laundry, Postage, IST/STD Calls, Internet etc while on Trek • Cancellation Charges and Refunds • Tips for your trekking crew
Annapurna mountain village trek
Today we leave the Kathmandu Valley behind and Drive to Pokhara [ 7 hours approx ] one of the enchanting places to view the phewa lake and the magnificence of the fish situated in tranquil tail Summit of Mt. Machhapurchhre (6977m) rising behind it create an ambience of peace and magic. The city is situated in the tranquil Valley (827m), is the starting point for many of Nepal’s most trekking and adventure destination. After arriving in Pokhara , we will check in to the hotel and then head out to explore the lakeside and then relax over dinner Other things to note One need to be semi fit to do this trips. Suitable for all age group ( 6-60 years ) Day 2 Starting from Pokhara, you are driven to Galeshwor[ 2 hours] , where you start your trek. Heading up to Bas Kharka, you pass scattered farmhouses, climbing through the forest and then orange groves as you approach this attractive village. You will have time to explore this Magar village, maybe visit the school and healthpost, and in season, enjoy the sweet oranges that grow on the hillsides here. (825m; 3 hours). Other things to note Any allergies to Food or drinks should be informed earlier. Day 3 You head up through the forest to Danda Kaske where you stop for lunch. Overlooking the valleys, this is a get place to meet some of the local people and admire the views. After lunch, it is a leisurely walk on to Nangi, the main village where you will spend the night. Here you can visit the school, see how the villagers make paper from the locally grown plants, visit a medicinal plant nursery, and a number of other income-generating projects. (2,250m; 4-5 hours). Other things to note Moderate Day. Great view of Himalayan Ranges . We pass through forest and some Villages Day 4 This trek provides a unique and close-up insight into village life in this beautiful area of the Himalayas, close to the magnificent peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre, Dhauligiri – some of the highest mountains of the world. Trekking in such pristine and unspoiled area, you are unlikely to meet many other trekkers. Instead, you will meet the local farmers, yak herders and village people in the communities where you will be treated more as a guest than a tourist. TREK FACTS Starting from: Pokhara Ending at: Pokhara Type of Trek: Active Holiday, cultural Grade: Moderate- Easy Highest point: 3.300 m Best season: April to November (Possible All Year Round) Mt Attraction: Annapurnas, Fish Tail, Himchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri etc Other things to note Another Moderate day passing through cattle farming and villages . Day 5 A fantastic ridge walk, with marvellous views in every direction, We have a steep ascent to get us going and then a more gradual uphill walk takes us to our camp at Ghorepani. We will pass through some delightful villages and the beautiful, dense hododendron forest so characteristic of Nepal at these altitudes! If the weather is clear we will see the stunning views from Ghorepani , making the climb well worth it . At Ghorepani , we are on the main Annapurna Circuit route and there likely to be many travelers passing through the ridges – top settlements in both directions . Ghorepani literally means “Horse water “and is a popular stopping place for the mules trains which ply the route from Pokhara to Jomsom and beyond. The impressive peak, which can be seen across the broad valley of the Kali Gandaki to the northwest, is Dhaulagiri. Other things to note Another moderate day with magnificent view Day 6 Today we trek down from Ghorepani to Ulleri ( 3hours) before you reach Tikhedunga (1 hr). You can either catch up Transportation from Ulleri or Tikhedhunga back to Pokhara. We then catch up a sharing jeep and drive back to Pokhara via Nayapul (1.5 hrs drive ) Other things to note Moderate day about 4 hr hike and 1.5 hours drive from Tikhedunga Drive to Pokhara
Happy trails To Shivapuri Hills
After your breakfast in your Hotel or apartment , we drive about 30 minutes to the foothill of Shivapuri National Park. We then start our lovely hike to top of chisapani . Depending upon your fitness , it will take about 4 hours to get to top. On the way through tropical forest , hearing birds chipping , we pass through beautiful trails rich in both floras and faunas. We take break in between before we reach our destination for today ; the beautiful chisapani. This beautiful hill station gives you one of the best view of Himalayan Range on a clear day. Similar its popular for sun rise and sunset Overnight here in best available hotel or tea house watching stars on top or maybe bonfire inside the hotel premise Other things to note This activity is suitable for all age group and one need to be physically fit. Not suitable for disable people Local people can be sensitive. So please do ask before you take picture of them . No drones allow as it protected area. Day 2 After your breakfast in Hotel , we hike downward towards Sundarijal . This again takes about 4 hours depending upon ones fitness level. . We pass through some beautiful villages and terrace farming. We get opportunity to interact with local people and maybe have local lunch at one of these villages. We then reach down to Sundarijal , widely known for the location of Kathmandu drinking water reservoir. With short tea break , we catch up a local bus which takes us to town of Boudha Stupa , one of UNESCO World Heritage site where mostly Buddhist settlement . We then exchange our business card or maybe take a group picture Other things to note This activity is suitable for all age group and one need to be physically fit. Not suitable for disable people Local people can be sensitive. So please do ask before you take picture of them . No drones allow as it protected area.
Spiritual Experience in Kathmandu
15% DISCOUNT WHEN 2+ PASSENGERS BOOK! Join me on the Spiritual Experience and cover all the spiritual bases. Learn about Buddhism in Boudhanath, meet holy Hindu “sadhus” in Pashupatinath, and then look into your future with a local palm-reader. *HIGHLIGHTS* - Mix with the holy Hindu men in Pashupatinath temple and speak with the Monks of Boudhanath - Gain expert insight into Hinduism and Buddhism - Witness a special ritual called “Aarati” – an offering of lights to the Lord at Pashupatinath Temple. * INCLUSIONS* - Entry fees to Boudhanath and Pashupatinath - Transportation costs (from the meeting point to Boudhanath and from Pashupatinath temple to the endpoint). This tour is the perfect introduction to Kathmandu, giving you opportunity to visit the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal: The Boudhanath Stupa. Rotate the prayer wheels along with the locals as you circumnavigate the magnificent white spherical dome and offer prayers to Lord Buddha by lighting a traditional butter lamp. You can also get your future read by a local palm-reader! Witness one of many cremations along the banks of Bagmati River, and interact with soot-smeared, saffron-clad, dreadlocked Sadhus. As the sun goes down, brace yourself to be overwhelmed by throngs of locals as they gather around on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern side of Pashupatinath Temple.
Blissful mind journey through Sound Healing
Join us for a unique and refreshing sound journey. In the digital age, where our minds are constantly kept busy and bombarded with information, a sound healing session with us will take you to a different dimension and relaxation that your body and mind needs. The session starts with a Himalayan Salt Foot Bath on our Rooftop Garden followed by a short guided mindful breathing inside the studio. Then, the participants lay down and enjoy a variety of blissful sounds. Traditional instruments such as singing bowls, gongs, bells, and tingsha will spark the spiritual side of you, whereas, the modern ones such as steel tongue, and kalimba combined with creatively crafted rainstick, ocean drum, and thunderbox will soak you in your imaginary nature.
Folklore and Everyday Life in Ancient Patan
Hidden among towering palaces and glittering shrines, narrow streets and tucked courtyards of ancient Patan are full of stories, folklores, and myths. Walk with us to uncover layers of history as we navigate the urban landscape to explore how the old town has evolved through the years. We will also dive into the faith practices of Newar Buddhism, Tantric Hinduisim and see how they shape everyday life in Patan today. This walking tour is for everyone who is curious to learn about Nepali society, specifically the Kathmandu valley . Our walk will contextualize traditions of past with ambitions of future as young Nepalis - including us -embrace their cultural norms while engaging modern values. Looking forward to seeing you! Best, Jason and Sandeep ------------------------ Please note that this walking tour doesn't cover Patan Durbar Square, which requires an entrance ticket. Instead, we are intentionally exploring the old town around the main square so you get a more local, nuanced perspective. If you wish, you can independently visit the Patan Durbar square after the tour; the museum inside the old palace is highly recommended!
Must Do - Authentic Tibetan and Sherpa culinary tour
Come explore the Himalayan cuisine namely Tibetan and Sherpa food with me. I'm a huge food lover and I have been doing food tours for a while now. I am also from the Himalayan community and would like to share my love for food with you all at one of the most peaceful places in Kathmandu. We will be meeting at Boudha stupa and from here we will do a walking tour of few of the most authentic and delicious dishes from the Tibetan and Sherpa cuisine that locals love and adore ! After hosting food tours by myself for a while, I have now started working with the young people of the city! Every guide in my tour is well trained, a local of the city and of course a food enthusiast ! It will be either me or one of my team members taking you around for the tour. DISCLAIMER : 1. A minimum of 2 guests is required for the tour because of the portions of the food. If you happen to be a solo traveller, kindly message me the date on which you would like to do the tour. I will try to pair you up with other solo travelers who have inquired for the same dates ! 2. As the Himalayan cuisine is heavily reliant on meat, this tour isn't suitable for vegetarians as you'll have to miss several dishes and alternative dishes are not possible. If you have any food allergies, please message me before making your booking.
A short hike with spiritual experience, Two In One Combo
Join me and have spritual experience along with the hiking vibes. Walking through the incredible 738-foot pedestrian suspension bridge explore the SECOND TALLEST Shiva Statue in the world (143 feet) Accompanied by his telltale trident representing Shiva’s three functions as creator, preserver, and destroyer, as well as a damaru (drum), which he uses in his dance, Shiva is also garlanded by the serpent Vasuki, who represents power and fearlessness. The name Kailashnath means “Master of Mount Kailash,” while Mahadev means “great god.” Mount Kailash, Shiva’s traditional home, is a 21,800-foot tall mountain in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China near the northwest corner of Nepal. It sits near the headwaters of the Indus, Brahmaputra, and Karnali rivers.
Kathmandu Rickshaw Explorer by Night
15% DISCOUNT IF 2+ PASSENGERS BOOK! Join me on this Kathmandu tour to experience the wonderful and darn-right weird sights of Kathmandu by night. We will explore temples, shrines, spice markets, palaces, hot chai, even hotter street food, and a place called Freak Street. *HIGHLIGHTS* - Breathe in aromatic spices at Asan market - Wander through atmospheric temples - Watch the world go by in Durbar Square - Be whisked through the laneways and backstreets of Kathmandu on a cycle rickshaw * INCLUSIONS* - Rickshaw hire - Entrance fee to Durbar square This tour is the perfect introduction to Kathmandu, giving you an overview of the city’s unrivalled history and a taster of its spicey cuisine. As the sun goes down discover the myriad sights, sounds and smells of night-time Kathmandu on an evening rickshaw ride through the city. Sit back and relax as your cycle rickshaw is expertly navigated through the buzzing backstreets and atmospheric laneways of this energetic place.