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Nepal Experience Tours

Duration

11 Days

Departure City

Kathmandu

Arrival City

Kathmandu

Trip Grade

Moderate

Lodging Area

Hotel

Meals

As per inclusions

Attractions

Lumbini a Buddhist pilgrimage

Activity

Sightseeing

About the trip: Lumbin is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal. It is largely regarded as the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, although the exact birthplace is disputed. Siddhartha Gautama lived roughly between 623 and 543 BCE and he founded founded Buddhism as Gautama Buddha. Lumbini is one of four magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha, the others being at Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Sarnath.Lumbini was where the Buddha lived until the age of 29. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple, and others under construction. Also located here is the Puskarini or Holy Pond where the Buddha’s mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he, too, had his first bath, as well as the remains of Kapilvastu palace. At other sites near Lumbini, earlier Buddhas were, according to tradition, born, achieved ultimate awakening and finally relinquished earthly form.

Quick Highlights:
Day 01: Arrive Kathamndu. Pickup and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: In Kathamndu – sightseeing tour of Boudanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 03: In Kathmandu – Lovely Everest flight in the morning – Free day to spend on your own.
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara – 200 kms – overland tour to experien Nepalese hills and villages – In Pokhara
Day 05: Sunrise tour and half day sightseeing tour of Pokhara
Day 06: In Pokhara – optional tours
Day 07: Fly or drive to Lumbini – Pickup and transfer to Hotel. In Lumbini.
Day 08: Fly to Kathamndu in the afternoon. Pickup and transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day at Leisure.
Day 09: In Kathamndu. Sightseeing tour of Kathamndu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Patan city
Day 10: In Kathmandu – own activities – Day at leisure.
Day 11: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu Free time until departure – transfer to airport. Depart Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kathamndu. Pickup and transfer to Hotel

Arrive In Kathmandu. Meet at the airport. Drive to your designated hotel. Rest of the day your leisure.

Day 2 In Kathamndu – sightseeing tour of Boudanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur

After breakfast start tour of Boudhanath Stupa. Boudhanath is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley and one of the first monuments with a written history. One of the biggest pilgrimages for Tibetans the area around this stupa is also known as the little Tibet in Kathmandu. This was listed in the UNESCO’s world heritage site list in 1979 A.D.

Next is Pashupatinath temple, the most important shrine for Hindus in Kathmandu. Although non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises, the cremation that takes place around the Pasupatinath temple area is interesting for travelers. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979 this area has a lot of Sadhus/Hindu holy men who are center of attraction for many travelers.

Latter quick excursion to Sanga to see Kailashnath Mahadev Statue is the world's tallest Shiva statue about 20 km from Kathmandu.The statue is 144 feet (44 m) in height, and was made using copper, zinc, concrete, and steel.

Finally you return to Bhaktapur locally known as Bhadgaun, the city of devotees. Bhaktapur Durbar Square- Bhaktapur is one of the 3 ancient kingdoms in the Kathmandu valley. Situated about 15 kilometers from the city of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur is the most well-preserved heritage site of Nepal. The 55 windows palace, the Nyatapol, 5 storied temple also the tallest pagoda style temple, the Royal Bath, Pottery square and Dattatreya temple are the major attraction in Bhaktapur. Return to Hotel.

Day 3 In Kathmandu – Lovely Everest flight in the morning – Free day to spend on your own

Today wake up early to start Everest Experience. You will have individual guaranteed seat to see the panoramic views of Himalaya including Mt. Everest. Your guide will let you know the actual pickup time from your hotel to airport. After Everest flight return to Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4 Drive to Pokhara – 200 kms – overland tour to experien Nepalese hills and villages – In Pokhara

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Pokhara. Enjoy lovely villages dotted on the foothill of high way and peaceful Trishuli River. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the Fishtail Peak rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and tranquility. Pokhara is a perfect place to see the panoramic view of Himalayan region including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Stay one of the best hotel in Pokhara.

Day 5 Sunrise tour and half day sightseeing tour of Pokhara

Today early wake up to see sunrise over the Himalaya. Sarangkot is the highest point on the Pokhara valley rim. It is located at altitude is 1592m above sea level. This place provides the best view of Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and beyond to the main spine of the Annapurna ranges (Annapurna South 7195, Annapurna I 7647, Machhapuchure 6997, Annapurna III 7555, Annapurna II 7937, Annapurna IV 7525, Lamjung Himal 6986). Return to Hotel for breakfast and some rest. Latter half day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city. Visit the Barahi Temple is the most important monument in Pokhara; Built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity. Visit Davis fall and Tibetan Refugee camp. Closest is Gupteshwor cave with a self-created statue of Lord shiva. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6 In Pokhara – optional tours

1. Paragliding (optional) ultra light flight or helicopter tours to Annapurna Base camp - can be purchased seats
2. Day hike or visit to the World Peace Stupa ( optional)
3. Visit to Begnas lake (optional

Day 7 Fly or drive to Lumbini – Pickup and transfer to Hotel. In Lumbini.

After Checked in, visit Lumbini Sacred Garden. Visit Maya Devi Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple situated at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini, Nepal. It is the main temple at Lumbini, a site traditionally considered the birthplace of Gautama Buddha.

Day 8 Fly to Kathamndu in the afternoon.

After breakfast visit to TILAURAKOT, capital of kapilvastu and the home of King Suddhodhana, father of prince Siddhartha who later went on to become the Buddha. This is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha spent the first 29 years of his princely life. It is 27 KM from Lumbini. Return to Lumbini. Overnight in KATHMANDU

Day 9 Sightseeing tour of Kathamndu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Patan city

After breakfast visit Kahmandu Durbar Square which was the historic seat of Shah Dynasty. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and places, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here that Kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to seek here are; Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 A.D., Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction, Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the Big Bell, Drum and the Jagannath Temple.

Next is the tour of Swoyambhunath Stupa, a top the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site.

Finally Patan Durbar Square, unlike most of other cities in Nepal Patan has majority of Buddhist population. The Patan city has more than 136 Buddhist monasteries and only 50 Hindu temples. Patan Durbar Square is famous for the south Indian style, Krishna temple, the sunken bath, the tall temple of Taleju and the golden temple. Patan Durbar Square is also famous for carvings done in metal, wood and stone.

Day 10 In Kathmandu – own activities – Day at leisure

This day can be used just relaxing at your hotel or go to the shopping or one of beautiful garden to read books or just explore Thamel and surroundings places on your own.

Day 11 Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu Free time until departure – transfer to airport. Depart Kathmandu

We will take you to airport to say good bye hoping to meet you again. We humbly ask you to write review how the trip went for you. Is there any suggestion to make it better and improve in our services we would be so happy to hear from you.

Min - Max (Persons) Adult Price
2 - 3 $1,815.00

Included

  • 01. Arrival/departure transfers
  • 02. Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with English speaking tour guide
  • 03. All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • 04. Everest flight – 1 hour
  • 05. Private car transfer to Pokhara, half day sightseeing tour with local tour guide and Sunrise tour in Pokhara
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini using 4 star Hotel
  • 06. Pokhara to Lumbini flight and internal transfers or can be private transfers
  • 07. Half day sightseeing tour in Lumbini Garden and Tilaurakot excurison with local tour guide

Excluded

  • 01. Personal nature expenses, laundry, tips
  • 02. Lunch and dinner
  • 03. Any services or cost that are not specifie

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