DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
Arrive in Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be assisted & transferred to your hotel by our representative. Enjoy rest of the day free. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02: FULL-DAY SIGHTSEEING TOURS
After breakfast you will commence on a full-day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. Morning, visit Old Kathmandu city with its stone paved lanes which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, Tribhuwan Museum & other temples dotted inside Hanuman Dhoka area. Then you will continue to Swoyambhunath stupa which is located at hilltop. Swoyambhunath stupa is also known as “Monkey temple” and provides view of Himalayas and entire valley floor. At afternoon, you will visit the holiest Pashupatinath temple for Hindus around the world. Also visit Cementation Ghat located on the bank of Bagmati river. Our next stop is Boudhnath stupa which is among one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in the world. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03: FULL-DAY SIGHTSEEING TOURS & DRIVE TO DHULIKHEL
Morning, visit Patan city, also known as Lalitpur. Patan is the oldest of all the three cities of Kathmandu valley. Patan is famous for its artistic heritage and is probably one of the oldest Buddhist City in the world. Another name of Patan, is Lalitpur. Patan is surrounded by 4 Stupas as 4 corners, one at each corner of its cardinal points. At afternoon, you will visit Bhaktapur city. Bhaktapur is the best ancient city preserved inside Kathmandu valley and you will enjoy the traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craft works, magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries, excellent temples, beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, religion, festivals, and musical mystic and so on. The major highlights of Bhaktapur are Nayatapol, Palace of 55 windows (from outside), Bhaktapur Durbar Square, pottery Square and many more. After visit drive to Dhulikhel. Rest of the day is free. Dhulikhel is famous spot to see sunrise and sunset to see Central Himalayan range. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04: NAMOBUDHA HIKE & DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU
Early morning, drive to Namoboudha. Namobuddha is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage which is situated at an elevation of 1750m. At afternoon, drive back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05: DRIVE TO LUMBINI (310 KMS/8.5 HRS)
Morning, drive to Lumbini. Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha is one of the most important pilgrimage sites and is situated in the foothills of the Siwalik range in the district of Rupandehi. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. At evening you will go for rickshaw ride to Lumbini garden and the visit Maya Devi temple and other monasteries. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06: EXCURSION TO TILAURAKOT
Morning, you will start visit to Tilaurakot, 25km west of Lumbini, is said to be the childhood home of the Buddha. Tilaurakot is believed to the capital of the Kapilavastu kingdom where we can find the remains of some stupas, some fort gates, old city walls and a moat. Similarly, there are two Ashokan Pillars here, which were put up to memorialize the birth of the Buddha in two previous ages. The eastern gate is considered important, because the Buddha is said to have passed through this gate when he departed to find enlightenment. Return back to Lumbini for overnight stay. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 07: DRIVE TO POKHARA
Early morning drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is famous for magnificient views of Himalayas and its snow fed lakes. At Pokhara you will enjoy pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes and surrounding greenery. Pokhara is also known as ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. Pokhara, the ultimate destination for relaxation has magnificent Annapurna range forming the backdrop and the serenity of three major lakes – Phewa, Rupa and Begnas. Rest of the day is free for you to stroll around city. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08: HALF-DAY POKHARA CITY & WORLD PEACE STUPA
Morning, you will commence on a half-day Pokhara city tour which includes Bindavashini temple, Seti Gorge, Devis fall & Gupteshowr Mahadev cave. Afternoon, drive to Peace stupa. World Peace Stupa is a Buddhist stupa. This stupa is located at the top of Ananda hill and provides beautiful views of Pokhara. After visit, you will hike down to Fewa lake and cross lake by Boat. Also visit Taal Barahi mandir located at middle of the lake. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 09: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU (200 KMS/5.5 HRS)
Early morning, drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 10: DEPARTURE TRANSFERToday you will transfer to Kathmandu airport in time to connect outbound flight.
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