It is a standard package that takes you around the country showing almost every major tourist attraction. It begins and concludes in Kathmandu and lasts for total of 8 nights and 9 days. Since most of the UNESCO world heritage sites fall upon this route, it is both naturally and culturally important. Travel may take place through road or air, depending upon what you choose to pay for. However, travelling by bus has its own perks as you get to have more fun on the way.
Kathmandu is a city that needs no introduction. For a tourist, it is important that he visit the city because of its cultural affluence. It consists of many UNESCO world heritage sites, like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares, Changunarayan Temples, etc. which are visited by tourists with utmost regards and interest. Besides, it is gateway to mountain flights, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and other places of attraction within the country.
Lumbini and neighboring Tilaurakot are primarily important because of their affiliation to life of Gautam Buddha, the light of Asia. Lumbini is the birthplace and is famous for Mayadevi Temple and Ashoka Pillar. Tilaurakot, on the other hand, contained the palace where Buddha grew into an adult. In addition to that, the region consists of several other places which relate to Buddha in several ways, however, due to lack of investment and research, these places are shadowed by the reputation that Lumbini has.
Chitwan takes pride in having several locations of natural and religious significance. Among them, Chitwan National Park stands out for being home to several endangered animals including Bengal Tiger and One horned Rhinoceros. It is also an important place for bird enthusiasts.
Pokhara city is the recognized to be the tourism capital of Nepal. It has many lakes, and caves that fascinate the crowd of tourists that swarm into this city. It has rivers and falls that charm the onlookers, and temples that attract heart of a devotee. The iconic and majestic Machchhapuchhre shines towards the north of the city, adding beauty to it. It is a favorable for boating, cycling and other adventures like paragliding and zip flying. It is also gateway to important trek routes and homestays and offer both native and foreign kinds of entertainment.
The routine can be altered depending upon the circumstances but we assure you that we will let and help you have your share of fun.
- Duration: 09 days
- Grade: Easy
- Highest Alt:
- Trek Type: Hotel / Lodge
- Best Season: Spring and Autumn
The representative of the agency will pick you up at the airport and assist you to the hotel which has been booked for the night according to your preferences. Before being dropped off at the hotel, you’ll be briefed about your upcoming trip to Lumbini.
After the breakfast is over, a private vehicle accompanied by a professional guide will pick you up and take you to places of significance in the city. Major attractions include Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple (the Monkey Temple) and different durbar squares. At the end of the day, you’ll be dropped off at the hotel reserved by the agency for you.
After breakfast, almost 7 hour long bus drive awaits you after which you will reach Lumbini. You'll get a chance to visit Mayadevi Temple, which is the main attraction. There are plenty of other monasteries built by various countries around the world as a gesture to their respect for Buddha. Although almost 22 km away from Lumbini, you may get a chance to go to Tilaurakot, which in fact was once the capital of a prosperous kingdom, and where Gautam Buddha was raised as a boy.
Early next day, you'll be aboard the bus heading towards Chitwan. You'll have plenty of time to go around in the evening. You will be taken for a hike around the village and you'll get to know about the culture of people native to that place. Besides, if you're there in the right season, you get to ride the canoe on river Rapti, and watch sunset.
Jungle safari via elephant or jeep, jungle walk, bird watching, trip to elephant breeding center, elephant path, etc. are major attractions around that area. Between those activities, there will be lunch and in the evening, you'll be presented with Tharu Cultural dance.
After spending a night in Lumbini, you'll travel to Pokhara the next day. You'll be taken to a hotel and after refreshment; you are free to go for boating or cycling, as per your will.
Early in the morning, you'll be taken to Sarangkot, near Pokhara, where you'll witness a sunrise with unparalleled beauty. For the rest of the day, you're free to either roam around the city and discover it by yourselves, or go for adventures like paragliding, zip-flying, etc. Pokhara has a fall, caves, lakes and temples where you can visit and have a good time.
The eighth day, you will take the bus to Kathmandu. Between Pokhara and Kathmandu is a cable car ride that you can enjoy. After arriving at Kathmandu, you’ll be taken to Nagarkot where you spend the night.
After breakfast, the representative of agency will take you to the airport where you await your flight.