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Nepal Lumbini Highlight Tour - 8 Days

Nepal home to eight out of fourteen highest peaks in the world is naturally very rich country due to its unique geographical position and altitudinal variations. The altitude of the country ranges

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Region: Southern Asia
Cost of tour:As upon request
Organized by:Actual Adventure Private Limited
Catagory:Nature/Pilgrims tour
Visiting places:Kathmandu/Nagarkot/Pokhara/Lumbini
Duration:08 days
Best season: Mar to May and Aug to November

Nepal home to eight out of fourteen highest peaks in the world is naturally very rich country due to its unique geographical position and attitudinal variations. The altitude of the country ranges from 60m above the sea level to the highest peak in the world within the distance of 150km which results into the climatic conditions from sub-tropical to alpine. Nepal also carries the history from medieval era and has some architecturally rich cultural heritages as it grants an joyous diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities. If you have very short time frame but you like to get an insight into the life and culture of the place then this is your trip. This tour introduces you to the medieval art and architecture of Kathmandu valley, historical importance of Lumbini( birthplace of Lord Buddha), scenic beauty of Lake city Pokhara and astonishing panorama of Nagarkot.

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

As your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice. After a short rest we will start the tour by visiting Patan Durbar Square which is one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the world. Archeologists say that the city was founded in 3rd century and is known for the fine traditional crafts and rich artistic heritage. In the evening we will drive back to our hotel room for overnight stay.

Day 2: Drive to Bhairawa(380kms); 8hrs via Lumbini

Early in the morning after having breakfast we will drive to Bhairawa. In the route we will have lunch and visit Lumbini which is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The key attraction of Lumbini is the sacred garden, Maya Devi Temple and Ashok pillar which are erected by Emperor Ashok in 249BC.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara(360km); 7hours

Early in the morning after having breakfast we will start a scenic drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is situated 200km west of Kathmandu at the altitude of 827m from the sea level. Pokhara is one of the most scenic spots of the country whose beauty is enhanced by the lakes of Phewa, Begnas and Rupa.

Day 4: Drive to Sarankot and back to Pokhara

We will wake up very early in the morning and drive to Sarankot to see sunrise over the magnificently snowcapped Himalayas. Sarankot situated in the altitude of 1500m from the sea level gives you an option of paragliding over the lake city. Later we will drive back to hotel and have breakfast. After breakfast we will set off for city tour and visit places like David’s fall, Gupteshwor cave and Tibetan refugee camp. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 5: Fly back to Kathmandu

Early in the morning we will take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu through the Himalayas. As we reach Kathmandu we will check into the hotel, have lunch and drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the historic seat of Nepalese royalty. Here we will visit Kastamandap Temple (a temple rumored to be constructed from the wood of single tree), Taleju temple, statue of Kal Vairab, Basantapur palace and Kumari Temple (residence of living goddess Kumari).

Day 6: Drive to Nagarkot

We will start the day by visiting Swoyambhunath stupa which is situated in the hilltop in the west of Kathmandu. Commonly called as the monkey temple, the stupa offers the astonishing view of Kathmandu valley. From here we will drive towards the medieval city of Bhaktapur which is the home of medieval art and architecture. The main square contains innumerable temple and other architectural showpieces like Lion Gate, statue to King Bhupatindra Malla, Golden Gate, iuand the palace with 55windows, Batsaka Temple and the bell of barking dogs. In the evening we will drive towards Nagarkot which is situated 32km east of Kathmandu in the altitude of 2175m. From here one can see Mt Everest in a very clear day. Stay overnight at hotel in Nagarkot.

Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu

We will wake up Early in the morning for the spectacular view of rising sun. As the first rays of the sun strikes into the peaks a hellish red color slowly lightens the whole Himalaya range from Kanchanjunga and Everest in the east to Annapurna and Dhawalagiri in the west. After this we will have our lunch and drive back to Kathmandu. The afternoon is free you can either do some family shopping or roam around the streets of Thamel or just relax in the hotel room.

Day 8: Farewell

You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey

Cost includes

  • Airports pick and drop by our private vehicle
  • Hotel Accommodation on BB basis
  • Transportation by private Vehicle
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur/pokhara/Lumbini
  • Tour Guide of preferred language
  • Temple and monasteries entrance fees
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner with Nepal cultural program show in typical Nepali restaurant

Cost excludes

  • Air fare domestic and international
  • Nepal Visa fees/Airport taxes
  • Personnel expenses Soft drinks and alcoholic Beverages
  • Your travel insurance
  • Other expense which is not mention above    
  • Tips and Gratitude to our staff
  • Extra meals
  • Cost incurred from unusual situation

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Lumbini Highlight

Kathmandu-Lumbini-Pokhara-Chitwan Tour, Feb 2010

Nepal solo woman travelers feedback

I would thoroughly recommend Actual Adventures Pvt.Ltd (Kedar Neupane) to anyone. As a woman traveler alone I received a wonderful personal, polite service catered to my needs during my time in Nepal, and was helped to find my feet within an unknown Country. An itinerary was put together for me at a very reasonable price and covered all the things I wanted to see and do whilst in Nepal, the itinerary was very flexible and could be changed at any time.

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