Chitwan Pokhara Lumbini Tour
A great combination of Wildlife, Mountains and Buddhist culture. This trip takes in the Wildlife national Park of Chitwan, Lumbini, Birthplace of the Buddha and a vist to Pokhara, Nepals second city. From Pokhara we have stunning views of Machapuchre and the Annapurnas. An 11 day trip which includes a full itinerary visiting the best sites of Kathmandu.
Day 1 – Kathmandu Arrival
On your arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan Airport, you will be met by a representative of Temples of Nirvana and taken to your hotel in the Thamel district of Kathmandu.
Day 2 – Swayambhunath Temple – Kathmandu Durbar Square
This will be the first of your sightseeing days in Kathmandu. In the morning we will head for Swayambhunath (Monkey) Temple. Swayambhunath is a UNESCO, World Heritage and one of the must see sights of the Valley. We will walk the 365 steps up to the Stupa. There is much to see, not least the three large Buddha statues of Shakyamuni Buddha, Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche. in the park to the rear. In the afternoon we visit the Durbar square in Kathmandu
Day 3 – Kopan Monastery – Bouddhanath Stupa – Pashupatinath Temple
Our second sightseeing day in Kathmandu starts at Kopan Monastery perched majestically overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. Kopan is a little haven of serenity amongst the chaos of the Valley. We will then head for Bouddhanath, the Tibetan area of Kathmandu where the mightily impressive Bouddhanath Stupa is situated. The Stupa is the second largest Stupa in the world. In the afternoon we will make our way to Pashupatinath Hindu Temple.
Day 4 – Kathmandu – Chitwan
From Kathmandu we will take the drive to Chitwan and overnight at selected hotel. If you are interested to go White water rafting then we can stop off along the Trishuli river at Charaundi en route to Chitwan
Day 05 – Chitwan
The full day activities in Chitwan National Park include Elephant Safari, Nature walk, Bird watching, Tharu culture dance, Tharu village tour and overnight at selected hotel.
Day 06 – Chitwan – Lumbini
We drive from Chitwan to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. It is largely regarded as the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama). Siddhartha Gautama lived roughly between 623 and 543 BCE. In Lumbini there are many temples to visit. Overnight in Lumbini.
Day 07 – Lumbini
Sightseeing in Lumbini. You will visit the birth place of Buddha. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple, Ashok pillar and many other monasteries. Also located here is the Puskarini or Holy Pond where the Buddha’s mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he, too, had his first bath.
Day 08 – Lumbini – Pokhara
Drive Lumbini to Pokhara. We take the beautiful drive from the Terai lowlands of Nepal up to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara
Day 09 – Pokhara
We will take in the sights Pokhara valley including Devi’s fall, Gupteswor cave, world Peace pagoda, International Mountain Museum, Bindabasini temple, Barahi temple on the lake which we will get to by boat. Overnigh t Pokhara.
Day 10 – Pokhara – Kathmandu
We will take the early morning trip to Sarangkot (30 minutes) and (30minutes walking) Sarangkot hill (Top). We may see beautiful mountains views of Dhaulagiri 8167m, Manaslu 8163m and Annapurna 8091m and, in the middle of the Annapurna range, the Machhapuchhre 6993m (Fishtail). After that you will drive back to Pokhara and have a breakfast and we will drive back to Kathmandu. In the evening we will take you for a farewell Dinner, to an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where we will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.
Day 11 – Depart Kathmandu
Depending on the time of your flight departure, you may have time for a lttle more sightseeing or shopping in Kathmandu. We will then take you to Tibhuvan airport 3 hours before the departure time of your flight home and see you to your departure terminal where we will say goodbye and hope very much, that you will have enjoyed your time with Temples of Nirvana.
Cost of the Trip
The exact price of your trip depends on the date of travel and the number of travellers. We will quote you a price based on two people traveling together and sharing a twin/double room at a standard hotel. If you require a single room or superior or deluxe accommodation please let us know. All prices quotes are starting from and ending in Kathmandu.
Airport pick up to hotel, hotel accommodation, including breakfast, but excluding lunch and dinner, all entry fees to places of interest, all transportation to places of interest.
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