Nepal is one of the best countries for cultural tours, with its long history, fascinating art, and unique and varied architecture. Moreover, due to its diverse cultural features, Nepal is defined to be multi-culture, multi-religious, and multi-ethnic country. The diverse geography, ranging from the Himalayas in the north to the southern Terai (flat land) region renders it home to a wide range of culture, the customs and traditions differ from one place to another. Seven of the cultural heritage of Nepal are listed in the World Cultural Heritage list by UNESCO. These ancient monuments date back to the 13th century. Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Changunarayan, Kathmandu Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar square, and Patan Durbar Square (Durbar square means “King’s Palace” in Nepalese term) are listed in the world cultural heritage list. Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan are three major historical cities where art, architecture, and culture was developed and grown to its full potential during the 13th century to the 17th century.
The ethnic groups of Nepal still follow age-old customs of Hindu, Buddhist, and Kirati religious practices. These customs and traditions of Nepal have added the uniqueness to the Nepalese society, as they celebrate the festivals with much joy and respect with each other. It is also said that Nepal has more numbers of festivals than the days in a year.
According to the latest census, there are over 101 ethnic groups of them, the government has yet recognized officially to 59 ethnic groups as an indigenous people and recently the government is planning to add 22 more of the total ethnic groups, similarly, there is 92 dialect thus you may get chance to see and interact with most of the ethnic group’s culture, religion, festival, traditions, and manner while you choose the cultural tour with us. With these, all the features, the Trekking to the Himalayas has been arranging specific programs to give visitors more opportunities to observe the rich Nepalese culture and the tradition.
Religious tours bring a unique level of happiness and fill life with positive vibes. The religious structure of Nepal has a unique place in the world. Hindu and Buddhist are visiting the same places of pilgrimages. Tolerance in religion is one of the most remarkable features of Nepal culture. Nepal never witnessed religious riots. The overwhelming majority of the population are
Hindu and Buddhist, there are many other religions that are followed by different ethnic groups.
Most of these sects are in the form of animism. They believe in spirits or supernatural beings as they worshipped by their generations.
Visiting temples and monasteries located in the lofty mountains gives you a marvelous opportunity to witness as well as a participant in traditional ritual activities dated back to thousands of years. There are many pilgrimage sites such as holist Hindu temple Pashupatinath,Buddhist stupas and monasteries Soyambhunath, Boddhanath ,Lumbini,Muktinath, Baraha Chhetra, Halesi Mahadev, and Janakpur Dhamand and many more. You may get a rare chance to take part in lighting a traditional butter lamp in the monasteries, offer
flowers and Tika(Red color powder) and interact with the Priest, Monks and local religious people. A short visit to the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini, or a visit to Muktinath or Janakitemple in Janakpur will kindle high levels of divinity and holiness.