You will be received by a EWT representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in a 4/5 star hotel.
We will visit UNESCO Heritage site Boudhanath Stupa which lies approximately 6 km north east from central Kathmandu, which was probably built in the 14th century. Located at the valley floor, Boudhanath Stupa is considered a jewel point in the center of a natural mandala, a store of sacred energy. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site. The site was damaged in the 2015 earthquake. Thanks to the united efforts of the community, it has been restored to its full glory. We will have lunch at one of the restaurants overlooking the scenic stupa site.
In the afternoon we will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, also a UNESCO Heritage site. It is a famous and sacred Hindu temple located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Non Hindus are restricted from entering the main temple and so will be going around the cremation spot. You can see the richly ornamented pagoda house with the sacred linga or holy symbol of Lord Shiva
In the evening we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square which dates back to the 17th and 18th century and was the place where the Kings’ coronation ceremonies were held. The entire square of traditional architecture portraying the rich culture and history is also designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square comprises of three squares- Basantapur Square, the main Durbar Square and the second part of the Durbar Square which contains the entrance to the Hanuman Dhoka; an assortment of temples.
At the southern end of the Durbar Square is Kumari Chowk home to the Living Goddess of Nepal. She is a young Newari girl who is worshipped by the locals with great reverence. This tradition was started by a Malla King in the 17th century.
After breakfast we will take the half an hour flight from Kathmadu to Bharatpur and a drive of approximately one hour to Sauraha, Chitwan.
Chitwan National Park is spread over an area of 932 sq km and boasts of over 60 different species of mammals including the one horned rhinos, tigers, deer, monkeys, elephants, leopards, sloth bears, wild boar and hyenas. It is also a Birdwatchers paradise offering over 500 different species of birds, while butterfly-spotters have identified at least 67 species.
1. Jeep safari
2. Jungle walks
3. Tharu village walks
4. Elephant breeding
5. Elephant bathing
Jungle activities in the morning before we drive off to Lumbini. We will be covering a distance of 176 km within 5 to 6 hour.
After breakfast we will be visiting Maya devi temple and other monasteries in the vicinity and drive to Pokhara in the evening.
Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha and is a pilgrimage destination for Buddhists and seekers of peace. Mayadevi Temple is the most sacred site in the Lumbini garden where one can sight the exact spot where Lord Buddha was born with the holy pond and the Ashoka pillar next to the temple.
One can visit over twenty five Buddhist monasteries built by diverse countries within the garden and admire the spectacular diverse architecture of each country. One can also indulge in meditation in one of the monasteries and interact with the local Lamas or nuns.
The Lumbini garden covers an area of 2.56 sq km and includes three zones each covering one square mile inter connected with walking roads and a canal.
Pokhara, 827 m/ 2,713 ft in the southern part to 1,740 m/ 5,709 ft in the north, is a popular tourist destination in the country. It is a 25 minutes flight and a 5-6 hour drive (201 km) from Kathmandu. It offers surplus places to visit ranging from lakes and waterfalls to hills, temples and caves to monastery and for the daredevils there are various air activities from paragliding to bungee jumping and zip lines. You can also take the heli ride and enjoy the dynamic aerial view of Pokhara city, Phewa lake, Sarangkot hill and the Himalayan mountain range.
1. Boat ride in the beautiful Phewa lake to Barahi temple which is located in the middle of the lake.
2. Devi’s fall
3. Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave and Mahendra cave.
4. Peace Stupa which is located on the top of Ananda hill. You will get a spectacular view of the Phewa lake and the mountain range from here.