Cultural Tourism in Nepal is motivated by eagerness to learn different cultures of different ethnic groups. Mostly this type of tourists visit to learn different habits, language and customs of people in alien lands, visiting places in historical monuments in the centers of ancient civilization or playing visitors in art, galleries, religious centers or participants in art music, theatre and folk lore festivals.
Cultural Tours in Nepal is one of the most beautiful things to experience in Nepal. It is the land of amazing surprises, is one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in the world for the Cultural Tours. If you are seeking genuine insights into Nepal's rich religious heritage, Nepal is a perfect destination for you to travel and experience the local culture.
There are few other places in the world with such a harmonious blend of cultures as Nepal. Take a cultural tour in the Kathmandu Valley to discover about the Newari founders, or take an ox cart village tour in the Terai region to truly discover Nepal's fascinating mix of cultures.
Nepal's convenient weather, fertile soil, and natural setting were the lucrative position for many emperors and tribes to settle in the history. Various, mighty, dynasties ruled Nepal throughout the episodes of the history, bringing many cultural and religious perspectives to this tiny land. Respective to geography and religion, Nepal's cultural environment is as diverse as its natural settings. However, Nepal - now - is a federal democratic republic country that cocoons 101 ethnicities and protects every religion beliefs and practices.
Nepal is divided into three layers, according to its geographical settings - Himalayan region, Mid-hills, and Terai region (flat land). Himalayan region is the home of Legendary Sherpas, who are renowned for climbing mountain Everest. One of the first mountaineers (two) to climb Mt. Everest is Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Sherpas follow Tibetan Buddhism, the "ancient school" by religion, friendly in nature and share part of a culture of Tibet. During Everest Base Camp trek, much of Sherpa culture and lifestyle can be witnessed.
Mid-hills of Nepal are populated by many hill tribes of Nepal like Gurung, Magar, Rai, Limbu, Tamang, Chettris, Brahmins, Newars, etc. Before the unification of the modern Nepal, Gurung, Rai, Magar, Tamang had their independent countries, and still have their independent culture; manner of practicing religion, language, cuisine, music & dance, and their architectural settlement is distinct to each other. Newars, being indigenous the Kathmandu Valley, are rich in metal works, arts, crafts, and building castles and temples. Chettries (Khas) and Brahmins are Hindus by religions and historians state they are ancient settlers of Karnali region of Nepal. They have carried their cultural values - with them - wherever they settled.
Terai is the home of Tharu tribes, and of Madhesis. They have distinctive cultures and lifestyle, though their social life is influenced by Aryan culture and Hindu religion. The tradition, custom, art & pottery, and language resemble the ancient Aryan culture and civilization. Being a hot province of Nepal, people of Terai region wear light, cotton, clothes, but, yet, works hard during the day time.
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