Asides from a discovery of harmony of Buddhism and Hinduism in and around the Kathmandu Valley, you are granted a chance to trace back to the life of the "Enlightened One" or the Buddha, the founder of Buddhism in Lumbini, which is believed to be a birthplace of Buddha. The remains of stupa, monasteries as well as the important archeological sites make Limbini this scared pilgrimage site among Buddhists from around the world. Visiting here you will absorb a relaxing atmosphere of tranquility of around the world.
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Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, you are welcomed by our airport representatives and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Our guide will explain briefly the program upon arrival at hotel. O/N stay at Hotel.
After breakfast move for Kathmandu sightseeing Pashupatinath, (Hindu Temple) a majestic temple with golden roof and is considered as one of Nepal’s most important Hindu pilgrimage centers, Boudhnath (Buddhist stupa), a colossal stupa which is one of the biggest in the world and serves as a centre of Tibetan Buddhism, Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley & Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess. We then visit Patan, a famous city features of arts and crafts - the highlight of trip is the Shikara (Krishna Temple), Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir (Buddhist Monastery).O/N stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, we travel overland from Kathmandu to the Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, where has been revered as the place of holy pilgrimage. Lumbini has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO - if the time permits. Upon arrival Lumbini, we transfer you to the hotel, check-in and then we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal. O/N stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, we begin the trip by driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden. O/N stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, move to Pokhara, a place of remarkable landscape against the Annapurna Range. O/N stay at hotel.
Early morning, join an excursion to Sarankot Hill (subject to weather conditions) for the sunrise. The summit which takes us about an hour to climb, offers us a panoramic view of the ultra bright sunshine, return back to hotel for breakfast, After breakfast tour to Davis Fall, (a waterfall which seem appeared from nowhere and then flows through small cascades into cracks of the ground), Visit Gupteswore Mahadev Cave, Seti river and peace pagoda. Remaining of the day free for own leisure you may go for botting on Phewa lake or shop around the lakeside with good bargains. O/N stay at hotel.
After breakfast, we leave Pokhara by road and back to Kathmandu on the way we take you to visit Manakamana Temple, believed as the wish fulfilling goddess by cable car. O/N stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, rest of day is at leisure until your departure time and then transfer to airport for your next stop.
We were in Nepal from 5th April to 13th April. We had a wonderful time in Nepal & all the credit goes to Nakulji. Not only our hotel stay in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Pokhara, Chitwan were comfortable but also the sightseeing was very well arranged. We are extremely happy with the services Nakulji had given to us. Would recommend Blue Himalaya Tour for Nepal Trip.