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Historical and Scenic Tour of Kathmandu to Lumbini - 8 Days

  • Tour of world heritage sites in the city hub and beyond Kathmandu Valley
  • Fascinating culture and historical, religious sites of both ancient religions
  • Stunning sunrise views from Sarankot hilltop over array of Himalayan peaks
  • Enjoy tour of scenic Pokhara beautiful sites from lakes to natural wonders
  • An interesting visit of Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha the Light of Asia

‘A country blessed with natural beauty in the harmony of immense culture’

Nepal Cultural, Historical, and Scenic Tour covering most highlights and landmarks of the country. Where all types of travelers can enjoy from family, school/college groups to corporate executives. An educational, cultural, to scenic tour where one can enjoy fabulous mountain views of the Himalayas.

A tour of great exciting activities, as well as relaxing in the comfort of lovely hotels and resorts. Nepal Cultural, Historical, and Scenic Tours start from the capital city of Kathmandu towards beautiful Pokhara. A city of charm and loaded with beautiful scenery, then heading towards the low warm Terai belt at Lumbini. The birthplace of Lord Buddha, the ‘Light of Asia’, is where one can visit the ancient historical and religious sites.

The tour takes you around famous historical places around Kathmandu, visiting the old Durbar Marg. The areas are steeped with historical and religious ancient monuments with old palaces and royal courtyards. 

Then heading towards Swyambhunath Stupa, one of the oldest Buddhist sites, more than 2,500 years old- history. The tour extends to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath revered as the holiest site for all Hindu followers. After an interesting time enjoy visiting to huge dome stupa of Bouddhanath, a fascinating place of Buddhist culture. On completing the tour around the best places of Kathmandu, the journey leads beyond Kathmandu to Pokhara city. A relaxing holiday spot blessed with beautiful natural surroundings of Annapurna Himalayan peaks and lakes.

From Pokhara, the tour takes you down Far South-West at Lumbini, the holy site and birthplace of Lord Buddha. The tour of ancient historical sites of great religious interest takes you back to time immemorial.

After a marvelous experience and then head towards Kathmandu, to complete the glorious Nepal Cultural, Historical, and Scenic Tour.

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On arrival at Kathmandu Nepal’s International Airport, received by guide and staff and then transfer you to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

Check into your rooms, after getting refreshed from Jet-Lag, then join with other members.

Our guide will provide briefing regarding  tour, hotels, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts. Evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain as introduction to Nepalese culture and custom.

    Morning a short drive within heart of Kathmandu city at Durbar Square (Old Palace courtyard). The area is steeped with historical monuments listed in the World Heritage Sites as well visiting Nepal’s famous landmark of Swayambhunath Stupa. Located on a hillock west of the city, an interesting site of Swayambhunath great Stupa of more than 2,600 years old history.

    From here tour takes to famous Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, dedicated to lord Shiva a temple of two tiered golden roof and silver doors. 

    It is famous for its beautiful architecture as well a center of annual pilgrimage on the day of Maha Shivaratri (birth anniversary of Lord Shiva).

    From Pashupatinath short drive to Bouddhanath Stupa, a famous Buddhist monument and largest Stupa or Dome in the world. On this colossal ancient stupa; faces all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, which Lichchhavi King Mana Dev built in the 5th A.D. 
    Constructed on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels around the dome wide circumference.

    This area also called ‘Little Tibet’ due to large number of Tibetan origin local who resides around. Browse around the side market with many shops and restaurants that makes one of the interesting part of Bouddhanath.

    After an exciting, interesting day back to hotel for another wonderful tour beyond Kathmandu next day drive to Pokhara.

      Morning overland journey to Nepal Mid-West at scenic and renowned touristic city in Pokhara. Drive follows past farm villages and towns following the popular rafting Trisuli River for some hours.

      As drive heads further west reaching at Pokhara and transfer to a nice hotel. Situated by the serene Phewa Lake side, where all nice hotels are located

        Early morning a short drive to Sarankot hill top famous view points for striking sunrise views over mountain range. Includes Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu Himalayas with array of peaks. Grand views of Pokhara valley and the city with Lake Phewa. Sarankot at 1,430 m high, a popular spot for Para-Gliding, Zip Flyer / Liner also.

        After an exciting view of sunrise over mountain range, back to hotel for morning and afternoon tour around Pokhara at places of interest.

        Tour of Seti Gorge, famous and beautiful David’s / Devis or Pathle Chhago Water Falls- visit Peace the large cave of Gupteshwor Gufa at walking distance from David fall.

        Time permitting taka boat ride across the lake and hike up to Shanti / Peace pagoda style stupa offers grand views of Himalayan range of peaks.   

          Depart from the hotel at Pokhara for another exciting drive to Nepal Far Mid-West at Lumbini. Located on a low and sub-tropical climate, the lowland of the country known as Terai, as drive reach at Lumbini the holy site of Lord Buddha birth place.

          On arrival transfer to a nice hotel and relax. Afternoon with time at leisure for short walks around the town and village, catch a glimpse of local culture. Which is close to the site of Buddha’s birth place and the holy premises. 

            Morning our guide will lead you to visit Lord Buddha’s birth sites and historical areas of great wonders and interest. Lumbini is a traditional birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, born in the 6th Century B.C.

            According Buddhist tradition, Maya Devi gave birth to a child (Buddha) on her way to her parent's home in Devadaha in the month of May 642 BC. Feeling the onset of labor pains, she grabbed hold of the branches of a shade tree and gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, the future Buddha. 

            The Buddha have announced, "This is my final rebirth" as he entered the world. Buddhist tradition also has it that he walked immediately after his birth and took seven steps, under each of which a lotus flower bloomed.

            In 249 BC, the Buddhist convert Emperor Asoka visited Lumbini and constructed four stupas and a stone pillar. Asoka’s Pillar bears an inscription that translates as: "King Piyadasi (Asoka), beloved of devas, in the 20 year of the coronation, himself made a royal visit, Buddha Sakyamuni having been born here, a stone railing was built and a stone pillar erected to the Bhagavan ["blessed one"] having been born here. Lumbini village was taxed reduced and entitled to the eight parts (only)".

            The site was rediscovered in 1895, when a German archaeologist came upon Asoka’s Pillar, identified by its inscription. Records made by the Chinese pilgrim 
Fa Xian were also used in the process of identifying this religiously acclaimed site. Lumbini was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

            After an interesting tour back to hotel with time for stroll around the street and market of Lumbini.

              Morning or mid-afternoon as time for flight to Kathmandu, a short drive of less than an hour. Reaching at Bhairawa city airport, at present with Gautama Buddha international airport also. After checking in board in a large airplane for sweeping short flight to Kathmandu. During air-borne enjoy superb panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu with Ganesh and Langtang Himal range of peaks.

              On landing at Kathmandu airport, transfer for short drive back to hotel, after a great tour around great places of Nepal.   

                Last day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Cultural, Historical, and Scenic Tour of Nepal. As per flight time, transfer to airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                  What's Included
                  • Three Night Hotel in Kathmandu 
                  • Two Night Hotel in Pokhara 
                  • Two night Hotel in Lumbini 
                  • Private luxury Transpotion 
                  • Flight Ticket from Lumbini to Kathmandu 
                  • Full board during the tour expect Kathmandu 
                  • All entrance fee 

                  Historical and Scenic Tour of Kathmandu to Lumbini - 8 Days FAQs

                  • This Nepal Cultural, Historical and Scenic Tour allows travelers to experience exciting places that Nepal has to offer.

                    From old medieval time palaces, historical religious monuments of great masterpiece with intricate carvings and magnificent architectures. Religion and cultures of both Hindu and Buddhism along with alluring scenic views of snow-clad Himalayan peaks.   

                  • Kathmandu and Pokhara are the famous cities in Nepal in terms of Tourism Destinations. Kathmandu is famous for historical and religious monuments, which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

                    Pokhara city is famous for scenic and panoramic views of massif Annapurna Himalayan range. A city full of charm with natural beautiful surroundings of lakes, rolling green hills and towering snow peaks.

                  • In Nepal uses the local Nepali Rupees, the lower denominationsis called paisa where 100 paisa make a Rupee. Which is equivalent to 1 US$ approx. NRs 130 at present (2023).

                    The Nepali Rupee comes in various bills from one to 5, 10, 20, and 50 to 100 Rupees, and 500 to 1,000.

                  • The tour involves drives and walks, long and interesting overland journey which is the best ways to witness Nepal rural farm life. The walks are short depending on places of tour sites, the walk involves from minimum half to maximum an hour.

                    But not a serious walk, it is more of a leisure stroll, having stops to enjoy the scenery and places of interest.

                  • Our itinerary are designed and set, where visitors can enjoy all the exciting sites of historical to religious wonders. As well as enjoying the surrounding glorious views and local cultures.