Nepal Cultural-Scenic Tour, a great combination that fascinates you on this marvelous trip with varied exotic destinations to thrill and excite you from historical, religious, colorful culture and heritage of Nepalese traditional way of life.
Nepal Cultural Scenic Tour of more than ten days which allows you ample time to soak in with local culture and scenic views in the backdrop of world’s highest Himalayan peaks, where one will be amazed visiting temples and monasteries of great interest, the one and only country in this planet where both Hindu and Buddhism religion merge and blend in peaceful harmony.
Nepal Cultural Scenic Tour, leads you around Kathmandu historical places as the city although semi modern but still retains its age-old glorious with ancient monuments and lively culture most of the old shrines listed in World Heritage Sites.
After an interesting time in Kathmandu where exciting overland journey takes you to scenic Mid-West country at Pokhara, a city blessed with overwhelming views of Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its serene Phewa and Begnas lakes.
At Pokhara with scenic and marvelous time enjoying super sunrise over chain of peaks then towards Nepal Mid South around warmer and sub-tropical areas of Terai the flatland of Nepal where dense green jungle located with Chitwan National Park.
Chitwan a famous park for games provides habitat for most endangered species of wild life, the Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned Rhinoceros, the Gangetic Gharial and fresh water Dolphins, at Chitwan where you will find exciting safari destinations in the comfort of nice jungle lodge and resorts.
After a lovely thrill and enjoyable time in Asia’s best park of Chitwan, our next journey leads to world’s ancient site at Lumbini with a visit of old Sakya kingdom where Lord Buddha was born with interesting historical and marvelous moment around Lumbini, then flying back to Kathmandu with ever lasting memories and great experience on Nepal Cultural-Scenic Tour.
Included in your experience:
All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Lumbani, Chitwan and Pokhara with private vehicle.
02 nights twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Pokhara
02 nights twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Lumbani
Kathmandu to Pokhara to Chitwan to Lumbani by Tourist bus
Bhairahawa to Kathmandu by flight
02 nights/03 days safari activities on full board meals plan in Chitwan National Park (Activities; Elephant back Safari,Jungle Walk,Bird watching, Elephant breeding center, Village tours with sunset view, Canoe Ride, Tharu Cultural Program.)
Trekking Planner's Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city maps - if necessary.
Not included in your experience:
Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
Diner and lunch in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbani
Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the trip(due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
Tips to the trekking/tours crews and drive.
Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
Anything not included in service includes column
day bag.( Small handbag)
Sports shoes or sandal.
Sun Hat, cap
jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
Pullover or warm sweeter.
4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
2/3 pairs trousers
3/4 pairs shirts.
3/4 pairs of Underwear
Flash or Torch light.
Camera and batteries.
* Rental equipment is availabel, see 'Additional activities' for details
Nepal Pligrimage Tour
Nepal pilgrimage tour is a very popular tour in Nepal. Nepal is known as a land of God and Goddess and one of the sacred spiritual places in the world. Pilgrimage tour in Nepal provides you a chance to visit almost all the religious tour of Nepal. Nepal, a multicultural nation combined harmony of Buddhism and Hinduism offers you a different religious and cultural places to visit. Holy Hindu Temple Pashupatinath you have an encounter with holy sadhus who are living their life scarifying to Lord Shiva to pay attention and other many religious activities of Hindu society. Bouddhanath stupa and Swayambhunath you will see many Buddhist religious groups and also dual religious groups Hindus together visit to pray for peace to Lord Buddha.
Lumbini Special Tour
Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini, in southern Nepal, twenty-five hundred years ago. Since his time, Nepal has been a sacred ground for Buddhists as the birthplace of the Buddha. Lumbini is a small town in the southern Terai plains of Nepal, where the ruins of the old city can still be seen. Shakyamuni Buddha was born to a royal family. Lumbini has been a holy ground for Buddhists all over the world. The restored garden and surroundings of Lumbini have the remains of many of the ancient stupas and monasteries. A large stone pillar erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka in 250 BC bears an inscription about the birth of the Buddha.
Day1 - 2
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, where Trekking Planner representative or guides will receive with warm welcome of Nepalese traditions with garland, and the then transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.
After refreshing time in your rooms join for briefing regarding your stay in Nepal with tour details and information, where evening includes a welcome dinner in a nice and pleasant Nepalese restaurant with folk and culture programs.
Day2 - 3
Morning after breakfast guide lead you around interesting places around Kathmandu valley, a mixture of modernization with lively ancient culture where you can marvel medieval period villages, retaining old traditions and custom steeped with ancient history, full of world heritage sites of Buddhism, Hinduism with temples and monasteries.
Tour includes visiting exciting historical and heritage tour around old Durbar ( palace courtyard) square of great importance.
Tour includes Temple of Kumari (Living young virgin Goddess) Kastamandap Temple where Kathmandu name derived from, a temple built with the wood of a single tree, tour of old palace during the reign of Malla and late Shah kings.
As tour continues towards famed landmark of Nepal at Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years old a Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa, facing all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, as tour continues towards famed landmark of Nepal at Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years old a Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa, facing all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Afternoon tour of famous Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and visit Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the largest dome shaped monument in Asia of Buddhist religion and culture.
After an exciting and interesting tour head back to hotel preparation for Tilicho Lake and around Annapurna next early morning with exciting drive to Nepal Mid-West.
Day3 - 4
After an interesting time in Kathmandu with exciting tour around world heritage sites, morning drive leads to one of the famous place in all Himalaya at picturesque Pokhara, on reaching Pokhara overnights in nice hotels by the serene Phewa Lake.
Afternoon free for walks around the lake side with interesting shops and stores includes world class restaurants with close views of Annapurna mountain range and stunning peak of Machhapuchare Himal “The Fish Tail”.
Day4 - 5
Early morning short drive to Sarankot hill top famous view points for super sunrise views over range of mountains from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu with aerial views of Pokhara valley and Lake Phewa, a popular spot for Para-Gliding as well.
After catching the views of sunrise and mountains back to hotel with sightseeing tour of Pokhara at places of interest.
In Pokhara tour of Seti Gorge, Davids / Devi or Pathle Chhago Water Falls- visit Peace Stupa and around Pokhara local markets away from main touristic area.
Day5 - 6
From Pokhara with wonderful and scenic moment morning an interesting drives of nearly five hours on the main highway, where drive follows Trisuli River most of the way towards south on reaching at Chitwan, close to its National Park entrance.
At Chitwan received by manager, jungle guide or naturalist then you will be briefed regarding information of your stay in Chitwan with jungle programs and activities.
Day6 - 7
Full day jungle and nature activities with varied programs starts early morning before breakfast with elephant safari (morning or late afternoon) jungle / nature walks-bird watch tour, canoe ride to see crocodile and water birds, jungle drive with enjoyable elephant bathing and briefing, afternoon Jungle drive / Jungle or Nature walks or elephant safari (if not done earlier).
With lunch break in between mid afternoon with rest for few hours and then getting ready for another jungle activity, where evening entertained you with local Tharu folk dance programs before dinner.
Day7 - 8
After a marvelous, exciting time and fun at Chitwan after breakfast drive towards Nepal Far South West to reach at famous Lumbini birth place of Lord Buddha, where drive leads west on low flat country of Nepal, with much warmer temperatures to reach at Lumbini in Rupendevi district.
On arrival transfer into a nice hotel / resort with afternoon free to browse around the street of Lumbini near the holy sites, witness local people and villages of much Indian influence and culture due to close border with India at mere distance.
Day8 - 9
Morning visit Lord Buddha’s birth places and around historical sites, Lumbini traditional birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism born in 6th century BC.
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 part (only)".
The site was rediscovered in 1895, when a German archaeologist came upon Ashoka'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.
Day9 - 10
Morning after breakfast as per the flight time for flight to Kathmandu short drive to Bhairawa airport, also called as Gautam Buddha airport, where 50 minutes of sweeping air journey brings you back at Kathmandu, during air grand super panorama of Himalayan chain of mountains with Annapurna peaks.
On reaching Kathmandu domestic air-terminal transfer to your hotel with last night in the country of great cultural wonders having amazing time in Nepal.
Day 10: International departure for home ward bound.