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Nepal Cultural Tour (Kathmandu and Lumbini) 

A sides from a discovery of harmony of Buddhism and Hinduism in and around the Kathmandu Valley, you are granted a chance to trace back to the life of the "Enlightened One" or the Buddha, the founder of Buddhism in Lumbini, which is believed to be a birthplace of Buddha. The remains of stupa, monasteries as well as the important archeological sites make Lumbini this scared pilgrimage site among Buddhists from around the world. Visiting here you will absorb a relaxing atmosphere of tranquility of around the world.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Our guide will explain briefly the program upon arrival at hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu

It's an experience not to be missed - wake up in the early morning to witness the beautiful sunrise outlook from the resort before breakfast serving. The next, we head for Kathmandu and keep half day valley sightseeings with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley. We then visit Patan, a famous city features of arts and crafts - the highlight of trip is the Shikara (Krishna Temple), Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir (Buddhist Monastery)

Day 3: Kathmandu - Lumbini

After breakfast, we travel overland from Kathmandu to the Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, where has been revered as the place of holy pilgrimage. Lumbini has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO - if the time permits, we take you to visit Manakamana Temple, believed as the wish fulfilling goddess by cable car.

Upon arrival Lumbini, we transfer you to the hotel, check-in and then we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal.

Day 4: Lumbini

After breakfast, we begin the trip by driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden.

Day 5: Lumbini - Kathmandu

After breakfast, we leave Lumbini by road and back to Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Day 6: Depart Kathmandu

11 Days Nepal Heritage Tour

UNESCO has declared 10 World Heritage Sites, 7 inside Kathmandu Valley & 3 outside; Lumbini including Kathmandu Valley are Cultual Heriage & Chitwan National Park & Sagarmatha National Park as Natural Heritage SitesThese seven World Heritage Sites are all amazing man-made wonders still standing majestically? Some of them as old as 2500 years.

Attraction:     Nepal Heritage Sites: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur, Patan, Lumbini and Chitwan

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu.

Meet assist at the airport and transfer to the hotel. O/N at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu

After breakfast, Full day guided sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa (The largest stupa in Nepal) and Bhaktapur city. O/N at Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu

After breakfast, Full day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey Temple) and Patan city. O/N at Hotel.

Day 04: Kathmandu / Changu Narayan

Early morning transfer to airport for Mountain flight to have the magnificent view of highest mountains on earth including Mt. Everest. After flight back to hotel and have rest. In the afternoon guided sightseeing tour of Changu Narayan. O/N at Hotel.

Day 05: Kathmandu / Lumbini

After breakfast drive to Lumbini. O/N at Hotel.

Day 06: Lumbini

Sightseeing tour of Lumbini. O/N at Hotel.

Day 07: Lumbini / Chitwan

After breakfast drive to Chitwan. In the afternoon wildlife activities. O/N at Hotel.

Day 08: Chitwan

Full day wildlife activities. O/N at Hotel.

Day 09: Chitwan / Kathmandu

After breakfast, Drive back to Kathmandu (5 hours drive). O/N at Hotel.

Day 10: Kathmandu

Free day for personal activities. O/N at Hotel.

Day 11: Departure

Transfer to the International airport to connect onward flight.

Kathmandu Valley 04 Days Tour

Attraction:     Visit Temples, Architecture and Pagodas

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Overnight hotel 

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Our guide will explain briefly the program upon arrival at hotel.

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu. Overnight hotel 

AM: Visit Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath

Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is one of three durbar (royal palace) squares in the Kathmandu Valley. It is the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, which was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch, still take place today. The two-hectare (five-acre) palace complex is divided into two main chowks, or courtyards, and was initially constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah (Gurkha) dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch who opened up Nepal to the outside world, and the Mahendra Museum, dedicated to his son, King Mahendra. It is also possible to visit the State Rooms inside the palace. At the southern end of Durbar Square is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Chowk. This gilded cage contains the Raj Kumari, a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durba. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards.

Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colourful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognisable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps. It is a World Heritage Site and one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal, and is at the source of the Valley’s mythical beginning. Legend has it that the history of the Valley began with the draining of an ancient lake by an Enlightened Being to reveal the Valley and a lotus flower was transformed into the hill and the shining light became the stupa itself. Swarms of pilgrims and red-clad monks circle the complex, spinning the prayer wheels, while the scores of monkeys that give the temple its nickname, Monkey Temple, prance about in irreverent groups.

Interestingly the temple complex is scattered with shrines and statues of Buddhist and Hindu deities and the assortment of pilgrims from both faiths characterizes the country’s unique religious harmony.

PM: Visit Patan City.

Patan is 15 minutes drive from Kathmandu. Lalitpur, the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces.

Patan's central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur.

Krishna Mandir which is one of the grandeur of the square was built in 1637 by the king Siddhinarsingh Malla. The entire temple is constructed from the stone. Golden Temple which is the unique Buddhist Monastery was founded in the 12th century which is a large rectangular building has three roofs and a copper gilded facade with the images of Buddha and Avalokitesvara where there are Buddha images and illustrations on the walls. The square has been unrestrainedly adorned by the Bhimsen Temple, Manga Hiti, Vishwanath Temple, Jagannarayan Temple, Golden Temple and numerous. Take the pleasure of discovering this Patan Durbar Square which has been entitled in the World Heritage Site.

Day 03: Full day Kathmandu. Overnight hotel 

AM: Visit Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath

Not only is Pashupatinath the most important Hindu temple in Nepal, its one of the most important Shiva temples on the subcontinent and draws numerous devotees from all over India each year. Pashupati is considered to have a special concern for the kingdom of Nepal. Pashupatinath, an ancient plinth, by the banks of the holy Bagmati River, stands the 16th century of Pashupatinath - Shiva, as Lord of all Creatures. The old buildings on the site were destroyed by Moslem invaders in the 14th century, its stone linga smashed to dust, but it rose again behind their retreating backs. Succeeding monarchs reinstated the temple and the images. The flowing Bagmati is a holy river and the ghats (crematorium) at its bank are the earnest Hindus truest cremation center.

Bouddhanath is among the largest stupas in South Asia, and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty-six meters overhead. The stupa is located on the ancient trade route to Tibet, and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many of them decided to live around Bouddhanath. They established many gompas, and the "Little Tibet" of Nepal was born. This "Little Tibet" is still the best place in the Valley to observe Tibetan lifestyle. Monks walk about in maroon robes. Tibetans walk with prayer wheels in their hands, and the rituals of prostration are presented to the Buddha as worshippers circumambulate the stupa on their hands and knees, bowing down to their lord.

PM: Visit Bhaktapur City.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place-struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows, all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony. The main items of interest in the Durbar Square are:

The Golden Gate: The Golden Gate is said to be the most beautiful and richly moulded specimen of its kind in the entire world. The door is surmounted by a figure of the goddess Kali and Garuda (the mythical man bird) and attended by two heavenly nymphs. It is also embellished with mythical creatures of marvellous intricacy, In the words of Percy Brown, an eminent English art critic and historian, the Golden Gate is the most lovely piece of art in the whole

Kingdom: It is placed like a jewel, flashing innumerable facets in the handsome setting of its surroundings. The gate was erected by King Ranjit Malla and is the entrance of the main courtyard of the Palace of Fifty five Windows.

The Palace of Fifty five Windows: This magnificent palace was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was subsequently remodelled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony with Fifty five Windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.

Day 04:Free till departure. Departure Transfer to airport to connect onward flight.

Culture & Viewpoint 05 days tour including (Kathmandu / Nagarkot)

Kathmandu, a living museum city has been a cultural hub of Nepal for thousand of years; it is then unsurprising that this city endows an array of preciously historical and cultural heritage. "Nepal Reflection" tour package will give you and opportunity to appreciate the charming architectural heritages; the splendid palaces in Kathmandu and around as well as some of the most revere Buddhist monuments of the city will make you immersed into an enchanting ambiance of the medieval period. Meanwhile, you are offered a chance to touch the different facets of Kathmandu in the outskirt of the city. Not far away from the capital city, you can easily get the breathtaking sunset view over Himalayan range at a resort in Nagarkot. The fascinating ancient buildings in Kathmandu and around together with unspeakable beauty will certainly be an indelible imprint of your trip in Nepal.

Attraction:     Art/Architecture, History Tours, Mountain views, Pilgrimage Tours.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Our guide will explain briefly the program upon arrival at hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu - Nagarkot

After breakfast, start the trip to visit Kathmandu Valley with its various important religious centers; Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), nearby along the banks of the Bagmati River, where is the cremation area for the dead, Boudhanath is possibly the largest stupa in the world and the center for Tibetan school of Buddhism. Followed by driving onto Bhaktapur, the medical city of devotes and the best preserved of all the ancients cities of Kathmandu Valley.

Before the day light ending, we then drive to Nagarkot, admire yourself the stunning scenery of Himalayan sunset. Stay overnight in the resort.

Day 3: Kathmandu

It's an experience not to be missed - wake up in the early morning to witness the beautiful sunrise outlook from the resort before breakfast serving. The next, we head for Kathmandu and keep half day valley sightseeings with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley. We then visit Patan, a famous city features of arts and crafts - the highlight of trip is the Shikara (Krishna Temple), Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir (Buddhist Monastery). In the evening, it is probably the first time of you - enjoy yourself on Rickshaw ride to have a Typical Nepalese Dinner at a local restaurant, Thamel before coming back to the hotel.

Day 4: Kathmandu

After breakfast, today is free at your own leisure or activities with optional tours designed; Dakshinkali (temple famous for animal sacrifices), Budhanilkantha (the Reclining Vishnu statue).

Day 5: Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast, rest of day is at leisure until we pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to airport for your next stop.

COST INCLUDE / EXCLUDE

INCLUDE

Arrival and departure transfers.
All sightseeing’s in A/c vehicle.
Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Tour Area.
Entrance fees.
Meals during Tour
Guide fees.

EXCLUDE

Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation Etc
All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills etc.
Extra Meals.
Travel insurance

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