Overview

This tour is especially made to highlight the major Buddhist heritage sites of Nepal. For those who are curious about Buddhism, this tour is made to provide them the opportunity to get to know the details about Buddhism and its culture. It takes you to the major Buddhist pilgrimages in the valley and to the birth place of Lord Buddha to Lumbini. In the valley you will visit Swyambhunath, Boudhanath listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO and Lumbini (birth place of Lord Buddha) out of the valley. During the trip, visitors can see the Buddhist devotees chanting religious hymns in their religious attire totally devoted to Buddhism. Lumbini is known as the birth place of Lord Buddha "The Light of Asia.". The nativity site is marked by a stone pillar erected by Indian Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred spot. This tour also gives you chance to explore Royal Chitwan National park for Jungle Safari and visit to Pokhara, the most naturally beautiful city with breathtaking view of Mountain rages at the backdrop of the Phewa Lake.

 

Tour begins with warm traditional welcome and quick safety briefing followed by comprehensive trip briefing next day, introduction to your guide and entertain last minutes questions.

8 Nights 9 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

Kathmandu Portion:

  • 3 nights accommodation in twin sharing BB basis (Bed and Breakfast) in Hotel as per the itinerary
  • 1 Full day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • 1 professional English speaking guide
  • Private transportation during sightseeing
  • All entrance fee during sightseeing

 

Pokhara Portion:

  • 1 night accommodation in twin sharing BB basis (Bed and Breakfast) in Hotel as per the itinerary
  • 1 Half day guided sightseeing tour of Pokhara
  • 1 professional English speaking guide
  • Private transportation during sightseeing
  • All entrance fee during sightseeing

 

Lumbini Portion:

  • 2 nights accommodation in twin sharing BB basis in Hotel as per the itinerary
  • 1 full day sightseeing tour of Kapilvastu
  • Transportation to and from Kapilvastu in private vehicle
  • All entrance fee during sightseeing

 

Transportation:

  • All airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Lumbini in tourist coach
  • Lumbini – Chitwan by tourist coach
  • Chitwan – Pokhara by tourist coach
  • Pokhara – Kathmandu by private car

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Nepal Visa
  • Travel insurance (must cover all risk undertaken)
  • Any arrangement in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Lumbini and Pokhara
  • Liquor beverages (hard and soft drinks)
  • Expenses of personal nature e.g. Phone calls, laundry etc
  • Gratuity for staff
  • Services not mention herein
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • All major world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Lumbini, Kapilvastu.
  • Jungle safari.
  • Pokhara.
Itinerary

Outline Itinerary:

 

No. of Days

Itinerary

Overnight

01:

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Hotel (BB)

02:

Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

Hotel (BB)

03:

Drive to Lumbini birth place of Buddha

Hotel (BB)

04:

Morning: Drive to Kapilvastu and Sightseeing

Hotel (BB)

05:

Drive to Chitwan. Afternoon: Jungle Activities

Jungle Lodge (AP)

06:

Jungle activities

Jungle Lodge (AP)

07:

Drive to Pokhara. Afternoon: Half day S/S of Pokhara.

Hotel (BB)

08:

Drive back to Kathmandu. Evening: Farewell dinner

Hotel (BB)

09:

Holiday extension or transfer to airport for departure.

Tour Concludes

 

Detailed Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel: (BB)

Arrival in Kathmandu where you will be met and transferred to Hotel, just walking distance to any styles of good restaurants and shops. Our Representative will give you short briefing on hotel facilities and safety. Tonight we only have a short introduction to the area, just what you need to know before the main briefing tomorrow. Kathmandu offers varieties of restaurants and fast-food for food lovers. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)

 

Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu: (BB)

After having your breakfast, our Tour Guide will pick you up from hotel for a day sightseeing of world heritage sites. First you will visit Swyambhunath also known as The Monkey Temple is a 2500-years old site where, it is believed, the Radiant Lotus of the valley-mythology, settled when the water was drained by Manjushree, the God of Wisdom. Then, you'll visit Patan City where you can see the historic Durbar Square, The Golden Gate, The Sky piercing temple of Taleju and the statue of King Yogendra Malla. After having lunch in Patan City your guide will bring you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, here you will visit the Hanuman Dhoka (the ancient royal residential quarter), Temple House of Kumari (The living Goddess) and local markets. Later on, you'll be return back to the hotel walking through local market. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)

 

Day 03: Drive to Lumbini: (BB)

Today you’ll have an early morning drive towards Lumbini. We then take our pilgrimage tour of Lumbini Gardens where Lord Buddha was born. Temple of Maya Devi, Buddha's mother depicting the nativity scene of Buddha and the Ashoka Pillar, built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka to mark his pilgrimage to Lumbini in 240 B.C. are the highlights here. O/N at Hotel in Lumbini (BB)

 

Day 04: Morning: Drive to Kapilvastu and Sightseeing: (BB)

Today we take an excursion to Tilaurakot (27 kms or 17 miles) to the west, the ancient capital of Kapilvastu, the kingdom of the Sakya dynasty in which family Lord Buddha was born. The ruins of a palace are found here which clearly shows the gate through which Lord Buddha walked out of his palace renouncing all worldly possessions in the quest for Nirvana. We return to Lumbini after the full-day excursion and spend the night at our hotel. O/N at Hotel in Lumbini (BB)

 

Day 05: Drive to Chitwan. Afternoon: Jungle Activities: (Full Board)

After having breakfast, drive to Chitwan. Approx. 5/6 hours of driving will finally take you to Chitwan. Upon arrival in Chitwan, Lodge will serve you welcome drink and followed by Lunch. Later Guide will brief you on Jungle activities. And start your jungle activities. First you’ll do a short canoeing to reach to Elephant breeding centre. Then, on return you’ll have your dinner. O/N at Jungle Lodge in Sauraha, Chitwan (AP)

 

Day 06: Jungle Activities: (Full Board)

After an early morning wake-up call by your guide, you’ll start doing remaining of your activities. First you’ll be enjoying elephant back safari inside the jungle. Then you’ll enjoy bathing the elephant in Rapti River. On return you’ll have your lunch and then you’ll be visiting ancient Chitwan Museum where you’ll learn about the history of wildlife of National Park. Then you’ll be going on a Jungle walk with your guide and experience the thrill of wildlife. Then on return you’ll be enjoying a cultural dance program shown by the local Tharu people with sticks and fire. O/N at Jungle Lodge in Sauraha, Chitwan (AP)


Day 07: Drive to Pokhara. Afternoon: Half day S/S of Pokhara: (BB)

Today you’ll have an early morning wake-up call by your guide and enjoy bird watching near Rapti River. This place is heaven for bird lovers. After having your breakfast, you’ll then drive to Pokhara which is almost 6hrs of driving. You’ll then have a half day sightseeing in Pokhara. O/N at Hotel in Pokhara (BB)

 

Day 08: Day at leisure. Evening: Farewell dinner: (BB)

This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore Kathmandu city, shopping, washing etc. Later on evening you’ll have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)

 

Day 09: Holiday extension or transfer to airport for final departure:

Today either you’ll have your holiday extension for another tour or we will transfer you to airport for final departure flight. Tour concludes.