Culture Tours 2014

Explore the incredible cultural diversity in the Himalayas in 2014. The cultural tours 2014 show you the path into the remote Himalayas where people are still strongly stick to the traditional practices and their lives are still guided by age – old values, norms, cults, and vivid customs. Travelling in the remote part of Himalayas as a part of cultural tour enhances you discover not only the cultural differences but also strange experiences. Wherever you go – in the Indian Himalayas or tallest mountain regions of the world or in the Roof of the World or in the Land of Thunder Dragon you can see diverse belief systems guiding the principle of life. And those life devising cultural forces are even primitive till date relatively to some extent. Very much strange!!! Hence, we have designed few cultural tours for 2014 in which world travelers can take part and go into in-depth of cultures practiced in the Himalayas.

Bhutan Cultural Tour
Bhutan Cultural Tour
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour penetrates into cultural, architectural, and religious diversity of Kathmandu and Pokhara Valleys. In exploring Kathmandu Valley, you can visit around some cultural landmarks of medieval Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. And these landmarks include some centuries old palaces squares, Hindu temples, and Buddhist stupas and monasteries. You will also have a taste of cultural encounter in interacting with local Newari community of Kathmandu Valley. Besides, this program also introduces you with ethnic Gurung community of Pokhara valley.
  • Sherpa Culture Tour makes a way into the famous landmarks of Everest region in Nepal. The tour in trekking style takes you to the heartland of Sherpa community – Namche Bazzar. In traversing through the most beaten mountain trail of Nepal, you will encounter with Buddhist monasteries, fluttering prayer flags, and the way of Sherpas – the world renewed mountain climbers in Nepal. The region you are travelling in is the base of tallest mountain region in the world, and hence the tour will be a tremendous experience to explore the cultural practices of Sherpa community living in such an altitude.
  • Sikkim, Kalimpong and Darjeeling Tour in the company of impressive Mt. Khangchendzonga goes into the cultural heart of North Indian Himalayas. The magnificent dimension of this tour is it provides a chance of cultural encounter with the Nepalese community living Sikkim, Kalimpong and Darjeeling. Though the communities living in these areas originally are from Nepal they have Indian nationality and are living there peacefully in harmony with the indigenous community. Since, it will be tremendous insight into a cultural diversity – Nepalese community living with indigenous community in the influence of colonial values of British India.
  • Bhutan Cultural Tour exposes you with the Bhutanese culture based on rugged values of Buddhism. Basically the cultural tour will be a cultural interaction: it is in the sense that people visit in remote part of the Himalayas and know the simple ways of human life, social values and practices still to be influenced by the force of globalization. It will be very much strange at seeing religious dominance on society and culture even today. Besides, the unique landmarks of Bhutan like Dzongs, festivals, and monasteries are also inseparable part of this tour.
  • Explore Lhasa Tour explores the cultural, historical, and religious landmarks of Tibet’s capital Lhasa. In doing so, the tour maps out Dalai Lama’s Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, the Tibet Museum and Barkhor Bazaar. Furthermore, it also helps you to roam around a number of impressive Tibetan monasteries in Lhasa like Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery and Jokhang Temple.
  • Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour passes through wonderful scenery dominated by green meadows, river gorges, snow-capped mountains, waterfalls and enchanting flora and fauna in the Himalayas. Besides mingling with the local people, who are following the same lifestyle for thousands of years, you can enjoy their reception with Tibetan Yak butter tea. Whether you are a spiritual seeker in search of the mystery of life or seeking an adventure, this culture tour across the Tibetan Plateau takes you to the land of paradise in Earth. This tour explores Lhasa as well as other famous places such as Gyantse, Shigatse, and Sakya. In Lhasa, you visit most holy Jokhang temple, see the legendary eighth-wonder Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, Drepung, Sera Monastery and more.
  • Bhutan Insight Tour, another best culture tour in the Himalayas, gives you cultural exposure to Bhutan’s monasteries, Dzongs, temples, Chortens and museums. The Paro Valley, capital Thimphu and the central Bhutan are the major attractions of this tour. In this tour you also cover Punakha to have unique Bhutanese culture and lifestyle. Adding to this, you enjoy a hike to Taktsang Monastery – Bhutan’s most famous monastery. Similarly, strolling through the traditional market places, observing Bhutanese handicrafts and household items, discovering unique religious festivals and gaining firsthand experience of proud Bhutanese people enhance you to intermingle with religion, language and culture of Bhutan.
  • Popular Tour of Tibet, one of the outstanding escapes for Tibet’s cultural experience, encompasses Lhasa, Tsedang, Gyantse and Shigatse – Tibet’s most popular cities. In Lhasa, you make excursion around the stunning Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, Tibet Museum, Barkhor Bazar along with a couple of important Tibetan monasteries like Sera, Drepung and Jokhang Temple. Then, you take a day tour of the amazing Namtso Lake (4,718m). In Tsedang, you visit to Samye Monastery. In, Gyantse, you visit Khumbum Stupa, Phalkot Monastery and Gyantse Dzong. Then, you move towards Shigatse and visit at the Tashilhunpo Monastery.
  • Myanmar Discovery Tour is popular for offering a complete picture of Burmese culture. In wandering through the streets of Yangon, you explore the cultural treasures of Burma– Buddhist Stupas, colonial structures, intact and unique way of Burmese cultures and customs. The depth of cultural experience reaches apex once you go deeper into the rural areas of Burma. The tour traverses through the areas of ethnic communities of Burmese settlements, the site of the thousands of pagodas in Bagan, and near the land of Golden Rock for a spiritual experience.
  • Experience Nepal, the best culture tour of Nepal for 2014, is a thrilling journey into the rich and diverse Nepalese landscapes and cultures. Nepal is a country of world’s major highest peaks and the birthplace of Lord Buddha. There are over 100 different ethnic groups residing within a dramatic landscape. The trip will be a lifetime journey the moment you travel around UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley followed by a scenic mountain flight among the mighty Himalayas. The tour also provides an opportunity to walk around the beautiful lake city of Pokhara, trek in the world’s popular trekking trail of Annapurna region and make a stunning nature walk in the tropical jungles of Chitwan.
  • Buddhist Cultural Tour, the best trip for cultural and spiritual experience of Nepal, exposes you to some of the most important Buddhist shrines in the world, including the birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini. The tour combines both the natural and cultural aspects of touring in Nepal, starting from Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you visit at Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and many other significant Buddhist monasteries. Then, you head towards Pokhara – the adventure capital of Nepal. In Pokhara, you visit to the World Peace Stupa. And, ultimately you will head for your final destination – the birthplace of Gautama Buddha where you engage in discovering the various cultural and spiritual sites of Lumbini.

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