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KATHMANDU | BANDIPUR | POKHARA | LUMBINI

HERITAGE TOUR

Overview

See ancient and cultural Nepal during this heritage tour. Visit famous heritage sites, Buddhist and Hindu temples, holy shrines and the King Cities Kathmandu Square, Patan and Bhaktapur. Experience the Newari culture in medieval Bandipur and visit Lord Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini.

Highlights

Kathmandu Square

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Price: €750 Per person

Duration: 11 Days / 10 nights

Transportation: Bus / Private car

Accommodation: Hotels / Guesthouses

Note: We can arrange international flights on request.

Please contact us if you like to take a flight to Lumbini. Would you like to extend your trip? Visit Chitwan or Nagarkot, or do a short trekking. Contact us for all possibilities!

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02 – Bouddhanath & Pashupatinath

Day 03 – Patan Square & Bhaktapur

Day 04 - Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambunath

Day 05 – Drive to Bandipur

Day 06 – Drive to Pokhara

Day 07 – Pokhara sightseeing

Day 08 – Drive to Lumbini

Day 09 - Sightseeing of Lumbini

Day 10 - Lumbini to Kathmandu

Day 11 - Flight back home

Note: We can arrange international flights on request.

Please contact us if you like to take a flight to Lumbini. Would you like to extend your trip? Visit Chitwan or Nagarkot, or do a short trekking. Contact us for all possibilities!

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu

You will be picked up from the airport and brought to your hotel in Thamel. You can have a rest and wander around the tourist area with many souvenir shops.

Day 02 – Bouddhanath & Pashupatinath

After breakfast you will go to Bouddhanath Stupa, an important centre for Tibetan Buddhism. The stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. It presents Buddha eyes on all four sides. The nose represents the number 1, symbolizing unity and the way to reach enlightenment. Above this is the third eye, symbolizing the wisdom of the Buddha.

Close to Bouddhanath is Pashupatinath, one of the holiest shrines for all Hindus, located on the banks of the Bagmati river. Thousands of followers come to pay homage to Pashupatinath every day. Elderly Hindus come here to find shelter for the last weeks of their lives, to meet death and be cremated on the banks of the river. You will see numerous platforms where cremations take place on a daily basis. Overnight in Thamel.

Day 03 – Patan Square & Bhaktapur

After breakfast you will drive Patan Square, full of ancient temples and stupas, and listed as a world heritage site. It has a remarkable monument of Hindus god Krishna from the 17th century and a temple built entirely of stone. The formal royal complex is the centre of Patan's religion and social life.

Continue to Bhaktapur. This medieval city is like an open museum, filled with temples, pagodas, ornate pools and ancient palaces. The palace of 55 windows is built in 1754 during the period of Malla king. The golden gate, and all the temples of various designs are great to explore. You will find many traditional red old buildings and locals drying corn and chilies, and making pottery. You will spend the night here, so you have the rest of the day to wander around to see all the beautiful things this city has to offer.

Day 04 - Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambunath

In the morning you drive back to Thamel. From here you go by walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square. On the way there you will see some nice temples, the local market and you can experience the Nepali life style. Durbar Square is very much the sacred heart of the city. Here you can visit the living goddess Kumari, who acknowledges greetings of devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Durbar Square is filled with ancient temples and a museum showing some history of Nepal. Many of these temples were damaged during the earthquake, but it is still worth seeing.

Next, you will get a transfer to Swayambunath (Monkey temple). This white dome is the most ancient Buddhist shrine in the valley. The temple is located on a hill, with 365 steps leading you up to the temple. The pilgrimage is covered in colorful prayer flags. From the top of the hill you have a great view over Kathmandu valley.

Day 05 – Drive to Bandipur

After breakfast you drive towards Pokhara. Around halfway you find Bandipur,  a small medieval village in Newari style, where it seems like time stood still. There are some beautiful temples, woodwork and houses with pagoda roofs. You overnight here.

Day 06 – Drive to Pokhara

After lunch you continue for another 3 hours driving to Pokhara. Take a rest, relax by the lake or walk through the main street looking for some nice souvenirs.

Day 07 – Pokhara sightseeing

Early in the morning a car will take you up to Sarangkot from where you will have the most beautiful views of the Annapurna range, including Machhapuchhre, at sunrise. After a nice breakfast, the guide will take you around Pokhara. Visit the Tibetan refugee camp and monasteries, see the closeby waterfalls, walk up to the World Peace Pagoda and take a boat on the lake.

Day 08 – Drive to Lumbini

You will leave early in the morning by bus to Lumbini or after breakfast you will be transfered to the domestic airport to fly to Bhairahawa from where you will get transfered to your hotel. You can wander around and relax.

Day 09 - Sightseeing of Lumbini

After breakfast you will visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of king Suddodha (Buddha's father) where Buddha grew up as Shakya prince. Just look around at your own pace. Visit the museum where you can see pottery, jewelry, clothes and loads more. After this you will end your tour in Lumbini by visiting the shrines, monasteries, the stupa and lake near the sacred garden.

Day 10 - Lumbini to Kathmandu

Take a bus (or flight) back to Kathmandu. You will be brought back to your hotel.

Day 11 - Flight back home

You will be dropped off at the airport from where you will fly back home. Your trip ends here.

Note: We can arrange international flights on request.

Please contact us if you like to take a flight to Lumbini. Would you like to extend your trip? Visit Chitwan or Nagarkot, or do a short trekking. Contact us for all possibilities!

Included

NOT included

Price: €750 Per person

Duration: 11 Days / 10 nights

Transportation: Bus / Private car

Accommodation: Hotels / Guesthouses

Note: We can arrange international flights on request.

Please contact us if you like to take a flight to Lumbini. Would you like to extend your trip? Visit Chitwan or Nagarkot, or do a short trekking. Contact us for all possibilities!

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02 – Bouddhanath & Pashupatinath

Day 03 – Patan Square & Bhaktapur

Day 04 - Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambunath

Day 05 – Drive to Bandipur

Day 06 – Drive to Pokhara

Day 07 – Pokhara sightseeing

Day 08 – Drive to Lumbini

Day 09 - Sightseeing of Lumbini

Day 10 - Lumbini to Kathmandu

Day 11 - Flight back home

Note: We can arrange international flights on request.

Please contact us if you like to take a flight to Lumbini. Would you like to extend your trip? Visit Chitwan or Nagarkot, or do a short trekking. Contact us for all possibilities!

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu

You will be picked up from the airport and brought to your hotel in Thamel. You can have a rest and wander around the tourist area with many souvenir shops.

Day 02 – Bouddhanath & Pashupatinath

After breakfast you will go to Bouddhanath Stupa, an important centre for Tibetan Buddhism. The stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. It presents Buddha eyes on all four sides. The nose represents the number 1, symbolizing unity and the way to reach enlightenment. Above this is the third eye, symbolizing the wisdom of the Buddha.

Close to Bouddhanath is Pashupatinath, one of the holiest shrines for all Hindus, located on the banks of the Bagmati river. Thousands of followers come to pay homage to Pashupatinath every day. Elderly Hindus come here to find shelter for the last weeks of their lives, to meet death and be cremated on the banks of the river. You will see numerous platforms where cremations take place on a daily basis. Overnight in Thamel.

Day 03 – Patan Square & Bhaktapur

After breakfast you will drive Patan Square, full of ancient temples and stupas, and listed as a world heritage site. It has a remarkable monument of Hindus god Krishna from the 17th century and a temple built entirely of stone. The formal royal complex is the centre of Patan's religion and social life.

Continue to Bhaktapur. This medieval city is like an open museum, filled with temples, pagodas, ornate pools and ancient palaces. The palace of 55 windows is built in 1754 during the period of Malla king. The golden gate, and all the temples of various designs are great to explore. You will find many traditional red old buildings and locals drying corn and chilies, and making pottery. You will spend the night here, so you have the rest of the day to wander around to see all the beautiful things this city has to offer.

Day 04 - Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambunath

In the morning you drive back to Thamel. From here you go by walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square. On the way there you will see some nice temples, the local market and you can experience the Nepali life style. Durbar Square is very much the sacred heart of the city. Here you can visit the living goddess Kumari, who acknowledges greetings of devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Durbar Square is filled with ancient temples and a museum showing some history of Nepal. Many of these temples were damaged during the earthquake, but it is still worth seeing.

Next, you will get a transfer to Swayambunath (Monkey temple). This white dome is the most ancient Buddhist shrine in the valley. The temple is located on a hill, with 365 steps leading you up to the temple. The pilgrimage is covered in colorful prayer flags. From the top of the hill you have a great view over Kathmandu valley.

Day 05 – Drive to Bandipur

After breakfast you drive towards Pokhara. Around halfway you find Bandipur,  a small medieval village in Newari style, where it seems like time stood still. There are some beautiful temples, woodwork and houses with pagoda roofs. You overnight here.

Day 06 – Drive to Pokhara

After lunch you continue for another 3 hours driving to Pokhara. Take a rest, relax by the lake or walk through the main street looking for some nice souvenirs.

Day 07 – Pokhara sightseeing

Early in the morning a car will take you up to Sarangkot from where you will have the most beautiful views of the Annapurna range, including Machhapuchhre, at sunrise. After a nice breakfast, the guide will take you around Pokhara. Visit the Tibetan refugee camp and monasteries, see the closeby waterfalls, walk up to the World Peace Pagoda and take a boat on the lake.

Day 08 – Drive to Lumbini

You will leave early in the morning by bus to Lumbini or after breakfast you will be transfered to the domestic airport to fly to Bhairahawa from where you will get transfered to your hotel. You can wander around and relax.

Day 09 - Sightseeing of Lumbini

After breakfast you will visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of king Suddodha (Buddha's father) where Buddha grew up as Shakya prince. Just look around at your own pace. Visit the museum where you can see pottery, jewelry, clothes and loads more. After this you will end your tour in Lumbini by visiting the shrines, monasteries, the stupa and lake near the sacred garden.

Day 10 - Lumbini to Kathmandu

Take a bus (or flight) back to Kathmandu. You will be brought back to your hotel.

Day 11 - Flight back home

You will be dropped off at the airport from where you will fly back home. Your trip ends here.

Note: We can arrange international flights on request.

Please contact us if you like to take a flight to Lumbini. Would you like to extend your trip? Visit Chitwan or Nagarkot, or do a short trekking. Contact us for all possibilities!

Included

NOT included

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