Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan - Lumbini

Route

Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meeting & assistance at the airport by Kora’s representative and transfer to Hotel.

(Normal check-in time of Hotel is 1400 hrs - early check-in is subject to availability of room).

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 02: Kathmandu (B)

Breakfast at Hotel.

Morning: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square + Swayambhunath.

Afternoon: Half day sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar Square

Kathmandu City: Also known as Kantipur, the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. The Durbar Square are with its array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.

Swayambhunath: located approximately 4 km/2.5 miles, Buddhist stupa this is said to be 2000 years old. The stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

Patan Durbar Square: 5 km/3 miles away from Kathmandu City. Patan also known as Lalitpur, is the city of fine arts, enclosed within 4 stupas said to be built in 3rd century AD, by Emperor Ashoka. You will see the Durbar square, the Patan Durbar which houses a bronze collection, the Krishna Temple built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla.

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 03: Kathmandu (B)

Breakfast at Hotel.

Morning: Half day sightseeing tour of Boudhnath + Pashupatinath

Afternoon: Half day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Pashupatinath : situated 5 km east of Kathmandu city, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated, amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has gilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

Boudhnath : this stupa, eight kilometres east of Kathmandu City is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stand with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behaviour and human prosperity. This Buddhist stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priests.

Bhadgaon : also known as Bhaktapur meaning the city of devotees, this place is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14 km/9 miles east of the Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4600 ft. above sea level. In Bhadgaon you will visit the Durbar Square with it's array of temples overlooked by the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla. The Nyatapola Temple also built by King Bhupatindra Malla, is the best example of Pagoda style and stands of five terraces on each of which stands a pair of figures two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two famous strong men, two elephants, two lions, two griffins and two goddesses.

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 04: Drive to Pokhara (B)

Breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Then drive Pokhara which takes 8 hrs under normal road condition

Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
DAY 05: Pokhara (B)

Breakfast at Hotel.

Full Day sightseeing in Pokhara: Bindebasini Temple, Tibetan Village, Seti Gorge, Davi’s Fall, World Peace Pagoda + 1 hr boating in Phewa lake

Bindyabasini Temple: It is located on the top of a small hill at the north end of the old bazaar. This is believed as one of the oldest temples in the valley, and is most famous in Pokhara.

Seti Gorge: It is mysterious wonder of Pokhara, originated from the Machhapuchare glacier. Seti (which means white in Nepali) river runs through the main city area in about 40 meters depth. The river provides a perfect view of its dreadful rush before it disappears at Bagar into a deep gorge. The gorge is visible from the bridges in the city.

Devi's Fall: The water flowing from Phewa Lake shows a wonderful fall. We find hollow sandy part and a heavy fall of water within its natural trench. It looks really amazing scene of rainbow with sunlight when a volume of water falls in the deep rocky gorge and produces the water vapour especially in summer.

Tibetan Village: Since 1959, a group of Tibetan refugees have been living in Nepal. One such is Tashiling Tibetan Refugee Settlement at Chhorepatan, which is located near two popular sightseeing sites i.e., Devi's Fall and Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave.

Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
DAY 06: Drive to Chitwan (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Hotel

Then drive to Chitwan which takes 4 to 5 hrs under normal road condition.At evening sunset view at the verse of Rapti river.

Overnight at Resort in Chitwan.
DAY 07: Chitwan (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Resort

Full day jungle activites as per the resorts program. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Resort in Chitwan.

Overnight at Resort in Chitwan.
DAY 08: Drive to Lumbini (B)

Breakfast at resort.
Then drive to Lumbini which takes 6 hrs drive under normal road condition.

Overnight at resort in Lumbini
DAY 09: Lumbini (B)

Breakfast at resort.
Full Day visit of Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Sacred Garden, Monasteries, Eternal Flame.

The most noted and the important temple in the premise enshrines the traditional location of Buddha’s birth. The Maya Devi temple is one of the major attractions of Lumbini.The later temple is a white building that protects the exact spot of Buddha’s birth, denoted by a marker stone. The Bodhi tree is apparently the tree where Maya Devi rested in the shade while she was travelling. It was there that she went into labor and took a ritual dip in the nearby pond, which is believed to be the place where Buddha took his first bath too.

It is believed that this pillar was built during 249 BC, when Emperor Ashoka of India visited the then flourishing village of Lumbini. He built four stupas and a pillar with a horse idol at the top and an inscription that describes his visit and the importance of Lumbini as the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The pillar is surrounded by a small fence, decorated with colorful prayer flags and also has bowls to light incense sticks and meditate. This pillar holds a historical significance and it is considered to be one of the major attractions of Lumbini.

Overnight at resort in Lumbini
DAY 10: Fly to Kathmandu(B)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Then transfer to Bhairawaha airport for flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel and rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 11: Departure (B)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Free till departure.

Normal check-out time of Hotel is 1200 noon.

Transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.

  • Country
    Nepal
  • Duration
    11 Days
  • Difficulty Level
  • Accommodation
    Overnight at the Hotel
  • Guide
    English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader

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