People and Culture of Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

People and Culture of Nepal

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a vibrant and colorful place, full of history and culture. On this incredible adventure, you will have the opportunity to discover the dreamlike handicrafts made by the Newars, an indigenous group who have lived in Kathmandu for many generations.

After exploring the city, you will head to the Neydo Monastery, where you will have the chance to experience the monastic life by spending the night in a traditional monastery. This is a unique opportunity to learn about Buddhist culture and traditions, and to immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of the monastery.

Next, you will travel to Panauti, a small town located just outside of Kathmandu. Here, you will have the opportunity to spend time with a local host family, who will introduce you to their culture and traditions. You'll have the chance to learn about their way of life, and to take part in traditional activities such as dancing and cooking.

After Panauti, you will head to the Terai region, a lush and green area known for its abundant wildlife. Here, you will have the opportunity to wander through the forest and spot some of the region's rare and endangered animals, including the one-horned rhino and the Bengal tiger.

Overall, this incredible adventure offers a unique and immersive experience of Nepal's rich culture and natural beauty. From the vibrant streets of Kathmandu to the peaceful monasteries of the Neydo Monastery, there is something for everyone on this amazing journey.

Right for You?


12 Days / 11 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Cultural Immersion and Connect with Nature


English and Other Local Language

Physical Activity

Moderate activity


Mountains, Rural Communities and Small Towns/Villages


Wifi: Limited
Cell: Limited

One of our local experts in Nepal will make this the perfect trip for you!

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Speaks: English and Other Local Language


  • Go beyond the guidebook and experience the people and activities that make the country tick.
  • Try your hand at traditional fishing in Barauli, farming in Panauti, cooking like locals, and other local skills.
  • Meet locals through the Homestay projects and explore secret lanes, markets, temples, culture, and more.
  • Witness the animals in their natural habitat.
  • Get inspired by the locals, and inspire them back.



Arrive to Kathmandu at anytime on Day 1 to get started


Flexible Departure Date
All year


1 - 8 travelers


What's Included


11 Nights Family Homestay, Hotel and Monastery


Bilingual guide


Private Room and Shared Bathroom


Some meals included (see itinerary)
Most meals are not included in the price, though local food is very affordable (and delicious).


Private car and Hike

Your Local Host

Royal Mountain Travel

Royal Mountain Travel

Locally Owned Social Enterprise

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included)
You will be picked up from the airport in Kathmandu and transported by private car to your hotel. Transportation will also be provided to get you to the destinations where transportation is required until the end of the tour and bring you back to Kathmandu when it's all over!
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