Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara Tour
Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara Tour – A Great Combination of Culture, Religion and Nature’s Wonders
Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara tour highlights historical and cultural insight, religious reverence and nature’s wonders. The tour explores the cultural and historical places in Kathmandu Valley visiting old monuments, temples, old royal palaces in three ancient cities Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. It is a place where crafts and traditions are as vital as they were a thousand years ago.
Chitwan National Park, one of the finest national parks in Asia makes a perfect wild life safari. Tour to Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha pays the homage to lord Buddha. The Ashoka Pillar, the land mark of Lumbini and Maya Devi Temple are the places of great interest in Lumbini. Huge Buddhist monasteries recently build by different nations reflecting their art and architecture around Lumbini attract thousands of Buddhist pilgrims in Lumbini.
Pokhara well known as the town of nature wonders takes to the scenic spots for the splendid views of Himalayas and the beautiful nature scenery. Machhapuchhre and Annapurnas mirrored on placid Phewa Lake and the tranquil surrounding around the lake make a nature paradise in Pokhara.
Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara Tour Highlight
Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara tour begins with the exploration of rich cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu Valley: Swayabhunath, a stupa on top of a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley and Kathmandu Durabar Square, well know for a clusters of old royal palace, distinctive pagoda roofed temples, stone sculpture and old monuments. You will get the glimpses of Kumari, the only living goddess who resides in the heart of Kathmandu Durbar Square.
We visit Bouddhanath, one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design and Bhaktapur Palace Square with several palaces, temples and monuments which resemble a museum of medieval art and architecture. A tour to Patan, the city of fine art full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples enhance the pleasure of cultural tour of Kathmandu Valley.
Nagarkot tour takes you to a quiet but a scenic spot renowned for sun rise/set as well as panoramic views of Himalayan range including Mt. Everest. We visit to Chitwan National Park for wild life viewing including one horned rhinos and Royal Bengali tigers. Lumbini tour explore Ashoka Pillar, Mayadevi Temple, Sacred Pond, monasteries and temples around Lumbini. A tour to the town of nature’s wonders, Pokhara with the close views of Himalayas from the scenic spot Sarangkot is quite impressive. Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara tour offers you the best of leisurely tour in Nepal.
Tour: Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara Tour
Duration: 10 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy Tour
Best Season: March, April, May/October, November, December
Main Highlights: Explores the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu vallye, offers the panoramic views of Himalayas from Nagarkot and Saramgkot, tour of Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha and jungle safari in Chitwan national Park for wildlife viewing
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Receive at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Swayambhunath – Kathmandu Durbar Square – Bhaktapur Durbar Square – Nagarkot
Visit Swayambhunath – the Buddhist stupa believed to be 2500 years old.Next, you visit Kathmandu Durbar Square (old royal palace). Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is noted for pagoda roofed temples, stone sculptures and old monuments.
You visit Bhaktapur which resembles a museum of medieval art and architecture. The main places you visit are Golden Gate, the Palace of 55 Windows – a unique masterpiece of wood carving, Nyatapole Temple – one of the tallest pagoda temples in Nepal. You proceed to Nagarkot. Located at 32 km east of Kathmandu at 2195 meters from the sea level, Nagarkot is a scenic spot renowned for sun rise/set as well as panoramic views of Himalayan range of eastern Nepal including Mt. Everest in clear weather.
Day 03: Patan – Boudhanath – Pashupatinath Tour
Observe the sun rise and the sun shedding light on Himalayan peaks one after another as the sun comes up. Drive back to Kathmandu and commence sightseeing tour to Patan Durbar Square. Patan – the city of beauty, is the oldest city in Kathmandu valley – full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples. You visit a clusters of old royal palaces, Krishna Temple – one of the masterpieces of stone art of ages and Mahabuddha – the replica of famous Mahabouddha in Bodh Gaya of India.
You proceed to Bouddhanath – one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design and the biggest one in the world surrounded by hundreds of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Nest visist Pashupatinath, the holiest of all the Shiva Shrines with a crematorium on the bank of the holy river the Bagmati.
Day 04: Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park
Drive to Chitwan national Park (5 – 6 hrs.) along the bank Trisuli River. Chitwan is one the finest national parks in Asia and covers an area of 932 sq. km. with prolific wildlife. After lunch take a tour to Tharu village and elephant breeding center.
Day 05: Full Day Jungle Activities
Boat ride on Rapti River with sights of different kinds both migratory and local birds and some time crocodile. Walk in the jungle with nature guide for the possible sights of wildlife. Enjoy elephant bathing on Rapti River. After lunch you go for elephant safari to view the wild animals including one horned rhinoceros. Enjoy Tharu culture program in the evening.
Day 06: Drive Chitwan – Lumbini, Birth Place of Buddha
Bird watching early in the morning. More than 450 species of birds including the birds migrated from Siberia make their habitat in Chitwan National Park. Drive to Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha (6 hrs.) situated 250 Km. south – west of Kathmandu. Commence sightseeing tour of the main pilgrimage and historical sites of Lumbini, Maya Drvi Shrine, Puskarani Pond , Asoka Pillar and several monasteries.
Day 07: Lumbini – Pokhara
Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara (7 – 8 hrs.). Pokhara is a beautiful city nestled on the lap of Himalayas with nature grandeur.
Day 08: Sarangkot and sightseeing Tour
Drive to Sarangkot for an hour early in the morning for the sunrise tour and the close and magnificent views of Himalayas. Return to Pokhara and commence sightseeing tour of the sites of geological interest and boating on Phewa Lake.
Day 09: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu (6 hrs.) along the bank of Marshyangdi and Trisuli Rivers. If you fly it will be half an hour scenic flight with great vies of Annapurnas and Langtang ranges from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with culture program.
Day 10: Airport Transfer
Airport transfer for international departure
Cost will be provided on request
- Airport arrival and departure
- Three nights in Kathmandu, one night in Nagarkot, two nights in Pokhara and one night in Lumbini hotel accommodation on twin sharing on BB plan including all applicable taxes
- Guided sightseeing tour including entrance fees in all the sightseeing places
- Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Kathmandu land transportation
- Kathmandu – Chitwan – Lumbini – Pokhara – Kathmandu land transportation
- Pokara – Sarangkot – Pokhara land transportation
- Guided sightseeing tour in Pokhara, Lumbini including entrance fees and boating on Phewa Lake.
- Two night/three day package tour to Chitwan national park on full boad including all jungle activities as per the itinerary
- national park entrance fees
- Farewell dinner at Nepalese restaurant with culture program
Cost does not include:
- Visa Fees
- Meals ( lunch and dinner ) at hotels in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Lumbini and Pokhara
- Travelling insurance
- Any other expenses of personal nature