Cultural Tours

Cultural Tour of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India is a magical experience that allows you to see the real face of the vibrant people and its traditions of this part of the world. It is through a cultural tour of Kathmandu (Nepal) or Thimphu (India) that you can meet the Living Goddess or visit a spiritual monastery. You can see the rich mosaic of cultures of India and find the deep peace that Tibet commands. A tour of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India are not merely tours, they are an insight into a profound cultural enigma that baffles travellers all the time. Take a cultural tour because it is really more than just a holiday, it is a gateway to a rich, vibrant experience.
Bhutan
Magical Bhutan Through The Lens
13 Days from US$ US $ 3960

Trip Code: HDB01

Trip Grade
Easy
  • Activities: Cultural Tours, Family Holidays
  • Max. Altitude: 2,200m / 7,215ft

Bhutan is perhaps one of the most photogenic places in the world. The landscape, nature, culture, architecture and the people make it a photographer’s paradise. The variety of images that are available almost make one believe that this small, kingdom…
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Tibet
Ancient Tibetan Trail
05 Days
Trip Grade
EASY
  • Activities: Cultural Tours

Isolated but serene, natural and unforced, the Namtso Lake in Tibet is a revelation. The bewildering and un-navigable waters (due to religious reasons) of the Lakes in Tibet have allowed this region to keep its spiritual heritage largely intact. Being…
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Bhutan
Bhutan Textile Tour
16 Days from US$ 3750

Trip Code: HDB02

Trip Grade
Easy
  • Activities: Cultural Tours

Experience Bhutanese living national art of weaving, its style, and techniques. Get to know how local dress and textiles are made by women and men. The knowledge and skills required to create these textiles have been passed down through matriarchal…
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Tibet
Tibet
6 Days from US$ 750

Trip Code: HDTN1

Trip Grade
Moderate
  • Activities: Cultural Tours, Family Holidays
  • Max. Altitude: 3656 m/11995ft

You will discover the ancient and mysterious land of Tibet. Visit the most chapels of impressive Potala Palace, an awe inspiring landmark that towers over Lhasa. Explore most revered religious structure in Tibet – Jokhang Temple, that bustles with pilgrims…
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Tibet
Tibet/Nepal
14 from US$ 1480

Trip Code: HDTE19

Trip Grade
Strenuous
  • Activities: Cultural Tours, Trekking & Walking
  • Max. Altitude: 5000m/16,405ft

Embark on an overland adventure trip between fascinating cities Lhasa, Tibet and Kathmandu, Nepal. Exploring many Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and an excursion up to the north side of Mt. Everest at Rongbuk. Explore the real impression of Buddhism, spectacular Buddhist…
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Bhutan
Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan
05 Days from US$ 2495

Trip Code: HDB03

Trip Grade
Easy
  • Activities: Cultural Tours, Family Holidays

From the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest as you fly to Bhutan, to the stunning sights of the Dochula Pass, experience the serenity of Buddhist monasteries and the spectacular scenery of this mountain kingdom. Be touched by the warmth of…
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Tibet
Lhasa, Everest Base Camp - Namtso Lake Tour
10 from US$ 1890

Trip Code: HDT0817

Trip Grade
MODERATE
  • Activities: Cultural Tours
  • Max. Altitude: 5200m / 17065ft.

Your journey begins from the calm, serene and exotic city of Lhasa, Tibet. Admire the magnificent and mysterious architectural wonders of the city: Potala Palace, once the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. Explore Tibetan culture, centuries old Buddhist monasteries…
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Nepal, Tibet
Lhasa, Mount Kailash And Guge Kingdom Tour
22 from US$ 4280

Trip Code: HDS0117

Trip Grade
Challenging
  • Activities: Cultural Tours, Trekking & Walking
  • Max. Altitude: 5,630m/18,525ft

Spend a few nights exploring the rich cultural aspects of the Tibetan heritage in Lhasa including Potala Palace and the many incredible monasteries. The main highlight of the trip is Mount Kailash (6, 714m/22, 028ft.) situated to the north of…
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Tibet
Mount Kailash And Lake Manasarovar Tour For Non Residential Indian Travelers
14 from US$ 3800

Trip Code: HDMTK18

Trip Grade
Strenuous
  • Activities: Cultural Tours, Trekking & Walking
  • Max. Altitude: 5, 630m/18525ft

Close your eyes and imagine the blue waters of Lake Manasarovar which will amaze and delight you as you traverse the 52 km of trekking that assures you of vistas and sights you will never forget. This is sacred summit…
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Nepal
NEPAL
13 Days from US$ 2060

Trip Code: HDEN01

Trip Grade
Easy
  • Activities: Cultural Tours

You can carefully observe how beautifully the Hindu temples and shrines are sculptured and carved in the Kathmandu Valley, its colorful bazaars and the eclectic atmosphere that covers it. The exquisite calligraphy and carvings on amazing works of art, skill…
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Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet
Nepal/Tibet/Bhutan
14 Days from US$ 4280

Trip Code: HDMC01

Trip Grade
Moderate
  • Activities: Cultural Tours, Family Holidays
  • Max. Altitude: 3,650m/11975ft

From the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest as you fly to Bhutan, to the stunning sights of the Dochula Pass, experience the serenity of Buddhist monasteries and the spectacular scenery of this mountain kingdom. Be touched by the warmth of…
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Nepal
Glimpses of Nepal Tour
6 Days from US$ 585

Trip Code: HDE01

Trip Grade
Easy
  • Activities: Cultural Tours, Family Holidays
  • Max. Altitude: 2,195m/7201ft.

This 6 day tour is comprised of sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. A tour of the city of Kathmandu itself is like a crash course in the culture and religion of Nepal. The exquisite calligraphy and carvings on amazing works of…
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HERITAGE TRAIL

Cultural Tour is all about understanding the culture, traditions and the heritage of the local people. The principle embedded in such tours is to promote sensitivity to other cultures that will result in tolerance. Our cultural tours have itineraries that take you ancient and medieval places in Nepal, India, Tibet and Bhutan and where you will see the great historical and religious heritage of the people of these lands. It is these sites that have shaped these countries and still continues to influence the daily lives of its people.

But the heritage of these 4 ancient lands isn’t just their history, their temples, palaces and monasteries. The beautiful and vibrant culture of the people are integrated into their lifestyle, values, art, music, cuisine, folklore, religion which are all part of their right cultural heritage. It is therefore important that you learn about these as well during your travels.

When you are travelling in the city of Kathmandu, you will be able to understand the deep relationship between the values of the people are the images of the Gods carved upon wood hundreds of years ago. When you are in Bhutan you can see the ornate monasteries dedicated to the myriad deities of the Buddhists. These heritage sites are as important as the value it creates to the spirituality of the people of both Nepal and Bhutan. The purpose of our cultural tours is not just to show you these values but to also to show you how even in the far flung regions of these beautiful countries, those values have not deterred the people from attaining a form of spirituality.

Heritage trails are interesting. They encapsulate all the beautiful things that man’s spiritual and moral quests have achieved. We believe that it must be shared with the world so that it can promote respect and tolerance.

WALKING TOUR

Our cultural tours include a lot of walking tours. These are activities that have to be taken on foot while visiting certain sites, most of them being historical or religious in nature. A portion of our destinations have cultural and heritage sites where vehicles do not reach or are not allowed in. These could be temple or palace complexes within which there could be hundreds of temples (each bearing some significance) and palaces which have been preserved. In order to visit these places closely, you will have to take walking tours.

In the case of visiting monasteries or museums, walking tours must be taken. While cultural tours does not involve hiking but there are lot of heritage villages in Nepal and Bhutan where you can see the indigenous culture and heritage of the people closely. To get to those villages might require some amount of walking. In Bhutan, when you take a festival tour, you will have to reach a fortress/monastery to witness the colourful festivals of Bhutan. This might also involve making small hikes in order to reach the venue

GUIDED TOURS

All of our tours require guides as many parts of Nepal, Bhutan. India and Tibet have labyrinthine alleys and pathways. Many of the cultures are enigmatic and baffling at a glance and you might not understand it immediately. Some of the destinations need sensitivity as you might not be aware of local culture, rituals and customs. It is at such times that you will require a guide who will explain and impart information to you. The advantage of having a guide is that you do not have to rely upon a map or read a book in order to be informed about anything. Hinduism and Buddhism are the predominant religions in Nepal, India, Tibet and Bhutan. Both Hinduism and Buddhism are religions that draw and sculpt idols with various motifs and themes and bear religious symbolism. Some of these symbols might even be attached to a story, legend or scriptures that you might not even are familiar with. To understand the details of such motifs, you will require a knowledgeable guide touring with you.

Himalayan Dreams has excellent guides who can speak multiple languages, who are thoroughly professional and care for even the smallest of details. Our guides are a part of our team and we rely on the information provided by them while organizing cultural tours.

TRANSPORTATION

During all our tours, comfort is an aspect that we never ignore especially when you are being transferred from one destination to another. We have a fleet of vehicles to match every kind of tour or trip. We have vehicles for the single traveller and also for group travellers. Our logistics manager takes personal care while picking out vehicles for your holiday. Transportation is the most important aspect of your tour because it the part that decides whether you are ready and excited for the next day or not. If your transfers and journeys are not comfortable, it shows upon your mood and health. From picking you up at the airport to dropping you off at the airport at the end, transportation is something that we put a lot of our trust in.

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