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In Kathmandu – Lumbini tour, you will experience the highlights of the ancient valley of Kathmandu including their bustling colorful markets. You will also spend a night in Nagarkot, which is the best vantage point to view the peaks and offer beautiful sunrise view perfectly suited for a couple or a family. Traveling to these places will help you get completely acquainted with the different facets of Nepal.
It is combined with tour of Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha which is the pilgrimage destination of the world’s millions of Buddhists. We will also take you to Tialurakot to see the former palace of Buddha whcih is 29 Km away from Lumbini.
This tour will come with a guide in Kathmandu and Lumbini.
- Visit Ancient Durbar Squares in Kathmandu
- Visit Swayambhunath and Boudhanath Stupa, visit Pashupatinath Temple
- Relax in Nagarkot with the scenary of Himalayas
- Visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha
- Visit Tialaurakot, a former palace of Buddha
|SEASON||March to May, September to December|
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu Airport|
|PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE DEPARTURE||Please call us or email us 14 days before with flight details so we can arrange pick up and drop off from Kathmandu Airport|
Essential trip information:
You will be picked up from the airport by our company representative and transferred to the hotel in Thamel, the tourist city in Kathmandu. If you arrive in the morning, you will have plenty of time to explore the Kathmandu valley.
After an early breakfast, we head towards the famous Pashupatinath Temple, followed by Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest and oldest Buddhist stupas in Nepal. Then we visit Bhaktapur, a historic city of Nepal. The Durbar Square of the city exhibits amazing temples, depicting Victorian style of architecture.
Later in the day we embark on a journey to Nagarkot. There is an overnight stay at the resort here.
Enjoy a mesmerizing sunrise at Nagarkot and return to Kathmandu. The Kathmandu Durbar Square is a treasure island of palaces of the Malla and Shah dynasty. Climb the hill to visit Swayambhunath Stupa and get a panoramic view of Kathmandu. The Kumari Temple is unique; the shrine of the virgin goddess.
You will love the simple rickshaw ride through the old lanes of Kathmandu which takes you to Thamel, a local restaurant, where you can relish authentic Nepalese food.
Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. This Buddhist pilgrimage is a World Heritage Site. The place also has the Manakamana Temple which is considered to fulfill the wishes of the devotees.
We will leave for Lumbini in the morning after breakfast. You will be taken to the hotel where you can rest for some time. Rest of the day stroll through the sprawling Lumbini Garden, visiting the Maya Devi temple; the temple has an amazing base sculpture in which Maya Devi is found to be holding a Pipal Tree and giving birth to Buddha, who is seen standing on a Lotus pedestal.
There is an overnight stay at Lumbini.
This is an archaeological place where Lord Buddha is said to have spent time as a Shakya Prince. Besides the shrines, monasteries and stupas, visit the Kapilvastu Museum, which treasures the pottery, jewelry and ornaments of ancient times.
Today we return to Kathmandu and spend the day as per own wish. There is an overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Today we leave Nagarkot and head towards Kathmandu airport. This journey of 35 miles is through the small hamlets of the hills. If there is sometime before the flight you are taken to Thamel.
- Warm clothing for the evenings
- Sunglasses and a cap
- Towel and Toiletries
- Personal medication
- Personal entertainment items