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Fossil Research Tour


Fossil Research Tour

Fossil Research Tour in Nepal is unique. It is for those people who wants to know about the fossils and society of Nepal. The package is an ideal choice for students, researchers, sociologists, anthropologists and paleontologists. Nepal Hiking Himalaya has knitted the package in such a way that travelers will get the glimpses of Nepal’s magnificent natural beauty too.

For many years Nepal has been attracting lots of paleontologists. These people are especially interested in studying the Shaligrams of Nepal. These shaligrams are part of Nepalese religion and culture too. Interesting thing about Fossil Research Tour in Nepal is that the availability of fossil types. Even if Nepal is landlocked country we can get the sea shells. This is an example of the theory that mountains were beneath sea earlier.

Fossils are the mineral form of the plants and animals footprinted centuries ago. Sedimentary strata and fossil containing rocks have the fossiliferous content. This research tour in Nepal is also the ecology and geology along with the paleontology. Fossils of Kaligandaki River Bank are billions of years old.

Fossils and Lord Vishnu

The Fossil Stones of Kaligandaki River are the symbol of Lord Vishnu. The god has many avatars and this is one of them. These sacred fossils (shaligrams) are found within the periphery of Damodar Kunda and Tribeni. There are numerous types of shaligrams. Kaal, Billa, Chakrabarti, Garbha etc. are few examples. Unfortunately, these fossils are slowly fading. The commercial market has taken over. In fact there are lots of fake shaligrams. Therefore, Fossil Research Tour is highly important.

You enjoy the majestic beauty of Lower Mustang region too during research. Muktinath Temple, nunnery and Kagbeni village are the places to go during Fossil Research Tour. This tour is more than research. It becomes the vacations.

Moreover, understand the rich culture of Nepal via Fossil Research Tour. We will add the local fossil expert in your team. Always remember Nepal Hiking Himalaya for any kinds of holidays or educational tours.


Outline Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Drive to Pokhara along Prithvi Highway
Day 3 Flight to Jomsom
Day 4 Research around River
Day 5 Research
Day 6 Flight To Pokhara

Detail Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive at any time, we will pick you up from Tribhuwan International Airport and take you to the hotel. Your included activities consist of refreshments, introduction to your guide, as well as an introduction on Fossil Research Tour

Day 2
Drive to Pokhara along Prithvi Highway

After breakfast, you will head off to Pokhara by bus along the Prithivi Highway. You will take 7 hours. Today, you will visit Davis Fall and Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel inclusive breakfast

Day 3
Flight to Jomsom

It takes 25 minutes flight then Start your trekking from Jomsom to Kagbeni (2806m). 3 and 1/2 hour walking. Experience distinctive dry landscape of mountain in Kagbeni. We will start exploring for the Shaligrams from this day onwards. It is upto you to plan for further days. We can discuss about the number of Days for the research.

Day 4
Research around River

We will conduct our research and fossil hunting on the river. We can do the tour of Muktinath Temple as well by taking little break from the research.

Day 5


Day 6
Flight To Pokhara

The rest of the day on your own/ leisure time O/n at hotel in Pokhara

Whats included in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

Whats Exclude in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.


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Trip Facts

  • Duration : 4 days
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Group Size : 1-50
  • Accomodation : Hotel/Teahouse/Lodge
  • Best Season : March, April, May

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