The Lumbini and Pokhara Tour is a Wonderful religious site & Destination for many travelers as it is a designated Holy Place. Some 2500 years ago, Buddha was Born in Lumbini, in southern Nepal. Needless to say, that makes Lumbini the greatest Pilgrimage site for all the Buddhists from all over the world. Today Lumbini Houses the pond where Buddha was bathed after he was born and a Temple which has images of young Buddha with his Mother. To mark this important site, a stone Pillar of the Indian emperor Ashoka was erected there as well. Several years ago, during an excavation, objects, of historical importance were discovered. They are displayed in a shrine and here for you to enjoy. Many Buddhists from all over the world built their stupas here; among them are stupas from Thailand, China, Sri Lanka, Japan, and Myanmar.
Buddhism is one of the main religions in Nepal. Therefore, it is not surprising, to find many Buddhist monuments scattered throughout the country. The Kathmandu valley houses the Stupa of Swoyambhunath, which is not only 2000 years old but is also the biggest stupa at Boudhanath. The Bouddhanath Stupa though is 1500 years old and most popular among the many Tibetan refugees who live in Kathmandu. In the Kathmandu Valley, the city of Patan is dominated by Buddhists. It offers you great historical as well as religious places such as the Mahabouddha Temple and Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, for you to visit. On the outskirts of Kathmandu on the hill is the stupa of Namobuddha, small but old, active and highly revered.
The Lumbini and Pokhara Tour will take you to all those major Buddhist sites. However, Travelling towards the City, you will see smaller and maybe not so well-known sites.
We will also take you to the Peaceful and beautiful lake City of Pokhara. Here you can see the tremendous view of the Himalayas and if that is still not enough adventure, you can hire a boat and explore the lake. A definite must is the World Peace Stupa – you just can’t miss this.
Finally, you will have free time to shop for some of the Buddhist artifacts you may not find in your home country.
Lumbini and Pokhara tour highlights:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu TIA Airport.
I will be at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) with your name on time. When you arrive in Kathmandu airport you can check your name outside on the board or white paper there will be your name and me then I will transfer you to your hotel.
Day 02: Exploring day around Kathmandu.
I will be in your hotel on time as we discussed a day before then we begin to make sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. There are few famous historical and cultural places such as Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple. We will go by private car to those places one by one than we drop you at your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Visit Chandragiri hill tower and drive to Dhulikhel.
We take our breakfast in Kathmandu hotel than we take a private car/jeep to Chandragiri hill which is a 40-minute drive from the center of Kathmandu. It is the highest hill in Kathmandu area and we can see 3 popular mountain ranges. After Chandragiri hill tour we take the same car/jeep than drive to Dhulikhel, it is the beautiful peaceful area. We will spend one night there.
Day 04: Hike to Namobuddha Stupa and back to Kathmandu.
We start our day with breakfast and we follow the trekking trail going up to Namobuddha which is really peaceful and a perfect spots to explore so many green mountain and snow cap mountains. It is an easy refreshing walk than we take a private car/jeep back to Kathmandu. It is not that long way to go back to your hotel in Kathmandu it's about an hour drive. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
Day 05: Fly to Lumbini.
We will take a domestic flight to Bhairahawa which is an hour drive away from Lumbini, Lumbini is nearby Indian border and it is the low land of Nepal. When we reach there we will check in to the hotel and take some rest then we can go inside the massif compound of Mayadevi temple where we can see so many different Stupas, park, and peaceful lawn. After exploring Major Lumbini’s highlights we go back to our hotel and spent the night there.
Day 06: Drive to Pokhara.
We take a private car/jeep early morning to go to Pokhara. it is quite a long journey by road but you will have such a lovely view while you are in car/jeep. It is about 8 hours drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara hotel.
Day 07: Explore Pokhara’s highlights
Pokhara is a beautiful city in Nepal and it has some lovely place to visit such as mountain museum, Waterfall, World peace Stupa, Tibetan refuse camp and Phewa lake. After exploring all of these we can have lovely food and drink next to the lake which is lovely place than we go back to the hotel. Overnight in Pokhara hotel.
Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu.
We will take a plane from Pokhara to Kathmandu around afternoon. it is only 25-minute flight than we will arrive in Kathmandu than we can check in to the hotel after while we can go shopping for your family and friends. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
Day 09: Final departure to Tribhuvan International Airport.
I will be at your hotel on time with a private vehicle to drop you at Kathmandu TIA airport. Thank you for your visit and hope to see you soon and expect your recommendation.
The trip to Nepal was a great experience. I organized the tour (10 days) with Santosh Gauli . Very good flexibility on his part to change the program to suit our needs (both of time and things to see). Santosh welcomed us at the airport and we have always followed the best. I was really happy for his organization of all the pro ... Read MoreView All Testimonials