Lumbini is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam Buddha, the apostle of peace, compassion and non-violence. The broken Ashoka pillar, remnant of an old monastery, images of Buddha's mother Maya Devi, etc. are preserved in Lumbini. The historic importance of the pillar is evident by the inscription engraved in the pillar in Brahmiscript. Lumbini is the place where the Buddha, known as the Tathagata* was born. It is the place which should be visited and seen by a person of devotion and which should cause awareness and apprehension of the nature of impermanence.' * Tathagata - One who has found the Truth. The birthplace of the Gautama Buddha, Lumbini, is the Mecca of every Buddhist, being one of the four holy places of Buddhism. It is said in the Parinibbana Sutta that Buddha himself identified four places of future pilgrimage: the sites of his birth, enlightenment, firstdiscourse, and death. All of these events happened outside in nature under trees. While there is not any particular significance in this, other than it perhaps explains why Buddhists have always respected the environment and natural law.
Day 1 : KATHMANDU
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
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
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
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 Secred Garden, Mayadevi temple, Ashok Pillar and many other Buddhist monastries 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
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
Early Morning drive to Sarankot hill (1500M) for real Sun rise Views of Annapurna, Daulagiri, 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
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
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.