Nepal lumbini tour is Highlight of the most popular Buddhist pilgrimage site of Nepal, situated about 250km far from Kathmandu city, known as birth place of Lord Buddha- Lumbini.
Alike other tour, Nepal Lumbini tour also include a complete jungle safari tour of Chitwan National park, beauty and grandeur of pokhara city, closest sunrise and sunset point Nagarkot hill and of course cultural and religious temples, shrines and stupas of Kathmandu city.
Nepal Lumbini tour could be ideal for those who wish to visit Nepal for religious part of Buddhist monasteries and at a same time Natural beauty of cultures, tradition, religions eye catching views of snowy mountains, crystal clear lakes and would like to wonder themselves for wildlife safari in the tour.
Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It is situated 230 km away from Kathmandu in Rubandehi District of Southern Terai (lowland), at an altitude of 600 ft. above sea level. Lumbini, respected by all Buddhists. In 1998, Lumbini was declared as the Fountain of world peace and the pilgrimage for all the peace loving people of the world.
Nepal Lumbini tour program includes all major important tourist sites of Lumbini (birthplace of Lord Buddha) such as The Lumbini Garden: This is the site marked by a certain stone pillar erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka at about 245 B.C. The most important discovery in this place is a stone marked to suggest the exact birthplace of Buddha. Mayadevi Temple: This temple, dedicated to the mother of lord Buddha- Maya Devi, was excavated a few years ago. Many sculptures and carving in which the figures and designs are only slightly projecting from their background are seen here. Pushkarni pond: This is the pond where Mayadevi is said to have had a bath before giving birth to Buddha. Ramagram: It is believed to be the maternal home of Buddha. This is where we can see the biggest stupa, with important relics. It is said that it was built around 600 B.C. Lumbini has many new monasteries occupied by different nations. Some notable ones are: The Myanmar temple was built with the contribution from Burmese Buddhist. The monastery is an attractive big white structural monument with a golden pinnacle soaring into the sky. The China temple, which is a very beautiful pagoda styled temple with many prayer and meditation cells. The Korean Temple is a beautifully set temple having many remarkable images of Buddha Besides these there are others like the Nepal Buddha Temple and the Dharmaswami Buddhist monastery. Other countries like Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, etc. are also contributing to build more temples and monasteries.
Day 1. KATHMANDU -Hotel (welcome drinks)
A representative and driver from our office will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel and help you check into your designated hotel. We will arrange a meeting with you at hotel to brief you about your daily activities etc.
Day 2 . KATHMANDU-CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK -Hotel (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
Early morning Drive to Domestic Airport for Mountain Flight (Optional). This one-hour flight is the best thing ever happened towards exposing Mt. Everest - the highest peak of the world to a large number of visitors with limited time. Along with the spectacular view of the Everest, the passengers can also view a host of other giants of the Himalayas such as Shisha Pangma, Melungtse, ChoOyu, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse and AmaDablam among others. This experience is enough to last a lifetime.
Our first destination is Swoyambhunath. This place offers a majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Stupa of Swoyambhunath epitomizes Buddhism. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally this, Old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square.
You will drive to Airport and fly to Chitwan Airport which is called Bharatpur Airport. You will escort by jeep to Hotel/resorts at Chitwan and after Lunch, you will make Village tour or Elephant ride or any jungle Activities guided by special Naturalists.
Day 3 . CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK -Hotel (Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
After delicious Breakfast, Your Jungle Activities will Starts. You will start from Canoe trip to Elephant Breeding Center tour, Elephant Bathing & Elephant Ride. Guides will take you to the Jungle for Nature walk. There will be timetable fixed at resorts for all your Jungle Activities or you will inform about it. In Evening you will take to Cultural show centre for Ethnic cultural Dance of terai region.
Day 4 . CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK- LUMBINI -Hotel (Breakfast)
After Breakfast, probably you still have Bird watching program in Chit wan and drive to Lumbini about 3-4 hrs. Check into hotel. After Lunch, Riksaw will take you to the Sacred Garden, Mayadevi temple, Ashok Pillar and many other Buddhist monasteries Area as well as World peace Stupa Made by Japanese. This is about 3 hrs tour in Lumbini, just highlights of Birth Place of Lord Buddha.
Day 5 . LUMBINI-POKHARA -Hotel (Breakfast)
After Breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara city (City with Lakes, caves, Mountains and Many more).it is about 5-6 hrs drive through villages and paddy fields. After hotel checking, Evening take Boating at famous Phewa or Fewa Lake of Pokhara. During Boating visit BARAHI temple which is built at Bowen lake. If weather is clear you can see breathtaking view of Fishtail (Machapuchere in Nepali Name), Annapurna South and others. Join Cultural Dinner around Lake Side Area.
Day 6 . POKHARA- NAGARKOT -Hotel (Breakfast)
Early Morning drive to Sarankot hill (1500M) for real Sun rise Views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and other Panoramic Mountains. Drive to Hotel for Breakfast and tour of Mahendra Cave, Bats cave & Seti River George. You will also visit Bhidya basini Temple & Tibetan Refugee Camp. You will further visit to Devi’s fall and Gupteshower Cave. This is about 4-5 hrs tour which includes most of all places that attracts all tourists in Pokhara. After Lunch, You will short drive to Airport and Fly back to Kathmandu. After Arrival to Kathmandu, our Vehicle will drive you to Nagarkot.
On your way to Nagarkot breathtaking panoramic Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Manaslu and Gauri Shankar will have completely smitten. Nagarkot accommodates finest of resorts, hotels, restaurants and cafes. You will spend your night at one of the best resort or hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 7 . NAGARKOT – KATHMANDU -Hotel (Breakfast)
Sunrise View at Nagarkot.You wake up early in the morning at birds’ melodious chirpings. As you eye the nature, most heavenly sight of sunrise view rejuvenates your senses. You spend your day amidst the natural surroundings of Nagarkot. After you have your share of experiencing the magic of Nagarkot, you are drive back to your next destination Bhaktapur where you will witness unique culture and finest display of craftsmanship. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal which has remained untouched by western culture. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple and fifty-five windowed Malla palaces are the living prides of Bhaktapur and you will tour around all these places.
You will make continue tour patan City( city famous fine Arts).this religious journey, your will be guided along the interesting places around Patan like Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple etc.
After Lunch tour of Pasupati Nath (Hindus temple) & Creamation centre. Evening tour of Boudhanath (The World’s highest & Biggest Stupa). Our Tour Ends here.
Day 8 . KATHMANDU-DEPARTURE - Breakfast
Morning free for Last Minute shopping. Our driver and airport representative drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.
Nepal Cultural and Religious Tour Special price includes following services:
Kathmandu International Airport arrival & Departure Transfer by Comfortable CAR/ VAN/ HIACE
2 Night twin Sharing basis Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast including taxes in Kathmandu
1 Night twin Sharing basis Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast including taxes in Nagarkot Hill
1 Night twin Sharing basis Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast including taxes in Pokhara
1 Night twin Sharing basis Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast including taxes in Lumbini
2 Nights/3 days Chitwan Jungle safari Package with all meals including taxes in Chitwan
Accommodation – all meals (B/F, Lunch & Dinner ) – All park permit – Elephant Safari – Village walk – Cultural Program – visiting Elephant Breeding center – canoeing – Jungle walk – bird watching
Chitwan- Lumbini- Pokhara by Private CAR/VAN
One way(Pokhara- Kathmandu) flight with all taxes
One way Kathmandu- Chitwan) flight with all taxes
One way(Pokhara- Kathmandu) flight with all taxes for Guide, Kathmandu- Pokhara bus for guide
Tour of Pokhara city including Sarankot Hill sun rise tour
Tour of Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur city( world Heritage sites)
Round Trip( Kathmandu- Nagarkot Hill- Kathmandu) drive by Comfortable CAR/VAN/HIACE
English speaking Experienced Tour guide from Arrival to final Departure
Entrance fees of all temples/Stupas/Monasteries/Durbar Squares in Kathmandu & Pokhara
Experienced Driver in whole tour
Agency service charge and all Govt. Applicable taxes
Nepal Cultural and Religious Tour Special price excludes following services:
Visa for Nepal( US$ 25), Flight to Nepal
Lunch & Dinner during tour Except Mentioned in Itinerary
Any bottled Drinks, personal Expenses
Tips for Guide & Driver
Mountain flight/ Everest View flight cost US$ 170 and INR 4730 for Indian Nationals( optional)
Note: If provided date is not convenient for you then, let us know. We are happy to arrange your appropriate custom trip.