Temples, Mountains and Dharma ( 8 Days / 7 Nights ) Best Season: All Year round except June, July and August
 

This tour involves three half day sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara and one and half days of activities in Chitwan. The tour will take you through the Kathmandu Durbar Square – whose temples are some of the finest specimen of Nepalese architecture and the Patan Durbar Square – noteworthy for its fine art and craft in addition to traditional Newari building styles. In addition the tour will also take you to the Pashupatinath Temple – one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world and an important pilgrimage stop for Hindus, and Boudhanath Stupa – the largest Stupa of its kind in the world with dome-shaped structure with its all-seeing eyes of the Buddha looking to the four cardinal directions.
The flight to Pokhara is short but, the views can be breathtaking as the plane wings westward from Kathmandu past Mt. Manaslu (8156 m.) and the Annapurna massif including Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m.), two of the western Himalayan giants. A half day tour takes in the must see sites in Pokhara including the Davies’ Falls, Mahendra cave and the temple of Brindbasini. Spare time in Pokhara allows you to browse the lake side district, go boating on the lake, go zip lining, take in an ultra-light flight or go para gliding! Pokhara is fast turning into the “go to” destination for adventure activities in Nepal.
Just 30 km to the north are 140 unbroken kilometers of the western Himalayan Range including Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m) and Mt. Dhauligiri (8167 m.). The horizon however, is dominated by a far smaller, but infinitely more spectacular peak – Mt. Macchapuchhare (6993 m.) or “Fish Tail” which seems to rise off the same valley floor 25 kilometers to the north and spectacularly ends in a “Fish Tailed” peak. Evenings in Pokhara has its own charm especially in the Lake Side district, dotted with fancy restaurants facing the Phewa Lake, lazy shops and simple guest houses with lush gardens that bloom year round.     
The drive to Lumbini can take up to six hours and passes through a veritable cross section of Nepali society from the middle hills of Pokhara to the low flat plains of Lumbini bordering India, through numerous towns and villages. A pillar erected by the Indian Emperor Asoka in 245 BC identifying the site as the Buddha’s birthplace was rediscovered in 1896 generating great enthusiasm about the origins of the Buddha and his journey from Prince Siddhartha Gautam to Lord Buddha. There is constant archaeological work going on at Lumbini and at several other sites in the vicinity and new discoveries and artefacts are routinely revealed.

Land Cost From US$ 848.00
Single Supplement US$ 243.00
Domestic Air US$ 283.00
 
LEVEL: Easy
These trips are good for families with children as well as for senior citizens.
 
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Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu.Depending on the arrival time of your flight sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 02 Sightseeing tour of Valley .Sightseeing includes of Patan, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa
Day 03 Fly to Pokhara in the mid-morning, at leisure around the lake-side district.
Day 04 Sightseeing of Pokhara, afternoon at leisure at the lake-side district.
Day 05 Drive to Lumbini, remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 06 Sightseeing tour of the Lumbini garden and the various monasteries
Day 07 Transfer to the airport, fly to Kathmandu, and sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur
Day 08 Depending on the departure time of your flight, sightseeing followed by transfer to the airport for your departure from Nepal.