An amazing tour to the cultural epicenters of Nepal!
This is one of the best tours to explore the cultural diversity of Nepal. The tour takes you to the beautiful cities that are home to rich culture and amazing nature. The tour begins with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley which includes visit to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan Durbar Square. Then the tour takes you to Pokhara for sightseeing into its major attractions. After Pokhara sightseeing, you will visit Chitwan for jungle safari and cultural excursion followed by a drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. After insightful and refreshing trip, you will conclude the tour with a visit to Chandragiri Hill for the phenomenal view of the Kathmandu valley. This is a complete tour to explore the culture, tradition and history of important places in Nepal.
You will be greeted by a panoramic view of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below once you fly in the sky of Kathmandu. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your trip activities.
After the early morning breakfast, you travel along the exotic locales of Kathmandu, where more diversified cultural settings in the valley welcome you. A day tour of the valley will take you to Boudhanath, where you will grab an opportunity for the insightful peep into the invaluable culture attached to Buddhism. This may make you feel like you have just been on a spiritual journey. Boudhanath is one of the largest dome-shaped stupas in the country where the practices of Buddhism can be observed at its best. Then it continues to Pashupatinath, the major Hindu shrine with countless temples dedicated to different Hindu deities within its widespread area. However, the main temple Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Destroyer - Shiva dwells here as protector of animal kinds as per the myth. A final destination to explore is Patan Durbar Square, where Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and many other places of Patan, will unveil before you as an open museum showcasing intricately carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in pagoda style with sensual carvings and repose metalwork facades and many other exquisite facets.
It takes around 25 minutes to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. While flying to Pokhara, you can enjoy the fantastic views of shimmering mountain ranges and spectacular landscapes below you. On reaching Pokhara, you will be escorted to the best resorts or hotels of your choice. Pokhara will have you mesmerized with its majestic sight of snow-capped mountain peaks and exquisite beauty. You will visit some of the popular landmarks of Pokhara like Devis waterfall, Seti gorge, Bindabasini temple, Guptseshowor Cave etc. You can also savour the pleasure of boating on Phewa Lake.
Early in the morning, you will hike to Peace Pagoda and enjoy the mesmerizing views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Pokhara Valley. Then after, you will drive to Terai lowland of Chitwan. As you descend towards the lowland, lush grasslands and spectacular sight of dense jungle unfold before you. After driving for about 6 hrs in the winding highway of Nepal, you will reach Chitwan.
Chitwan National Park offers a unique and exceptional wildlife experience, being the home to several species, in particular, the one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, leopard, bear, wild boar, deer, bison, crocodiles etc. Unlike African animals, those in Chitwan tend to be rather solitary and shy, but the chancing of sightseeing these are very high owing to the expertise and experiences of guides. Wildlife safari, canoeing and bird watching in the majestic jungles of Chitwan National Park fill you with sheer pleasure.
You drive to Lumbini early in the morning. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, has been revered as the place of holy pilgrimage. Along the road trip from Chitwan to Limbuni, you will enjoy the plain landscape and peaceful highway passing through jungles. Upon arrival in Lumbini, you will be transferred to the hotel, and rest for the day.
Today you have a full day sightseeing tour in Lumbini. Lumbini has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born. You will pass through Ashoka Pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand a branch of sal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stands up on a lotus pedestal.
Today, you will fly back to Kathmandu which will take you around 25mins. Then you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening you will go for sightseeing around Kathmandu Durbar Square.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Chandragiri and reach up the Chandragiri Hill on a cable car. You get the phenomenal view of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding mountains. You are free in the evening to explore Kathmandu on your own.
Our driver and airport representative will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.