Nepal Tour Kathmandu, Chitwan and Lumbini is a perfect getaway for those travelers who want a perfect vacation. This tour takes you through the heritages of Kathmandu, Chitwan and Lumbini. It starts with the visit of the amazing monuments within the Kathmandu Valley also the ‘City of Temples’. You get to know so much about Nepalese art, culture and artitecture through this visit. After completing the tour in Kathmandu You will be headed to Chitwan National Park which is Nepal’s first national park and a World Natural Heritage Site too. Situated in subtropical lowlands of inner terai with an area of 932 sq km It is one of the most important wild life preservation in entire Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile. Some of the popular activities in this area are Jungle Safari, Dugout Canoe ride on Rapti River, Bird Watching Tour, Elephant Back Safari, and Jeep Safari, visit Elephant Breeding Center and even swim and bath with the Elephant. It is also famous for the Tharu people who live in this region. They have their own unique culture and tradition that is very interesting and beautiful. After Chitwan you will be visiting Lumbini, ‘The birth place of Lord Buddha’. You will be surrounded by peace and serenity during this tour. The beautiful monasteries and the spiritual vibes will make you find the inner peace inside you.
Arrival in Tribhuwan International airport our office representatives will welcome you and assist you till the hotel. You will be briefly explained about the upcoming tour programs.
After breakfast you will be greeted by our guide who will show you around the city to the following places:
Swyambhunath Stupa, also known as monkey temple is situated a western hilltop of Kathmandu Valley. Swyambhunath is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrim sites and one of the oldest monuments in Kathmandu Valley too. From the stupa you can get a magnificent view of the entire Kathmandu City and the valley. The main attraction is the main stupa which represents the body of Buddha, its eyes looking down over the valley to every direction, it represents Buddha’s insights and it the most recognizable symbols of Nepal. Around the stupa there are various interesting monuments like two white temples in the Indian Sikhara style, both dating around 1646, behind the stupa there is museum of Buddhist statuary, Hariti temple (Ajima) a Hindu goddess temple who is responsible for fertility and illustrates a strong bond between the Hindu and Buddhist beliefs in Nepal.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is the ancient seat of Malla Rules of Kathamndu valley. The palace complex is home to many temples and monuments of archaeological importance and reflects cultural richness prevalent during the days of Malla rulers. Some of the attractions of the Kathmandu Durbar Square are the nine-storied palace, Kastamandap temple, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju Temple, Kal Bhairab and the museum inside the palace, built between the 12th and 18th centuries. It has other interesting aspects that are various festivals, cultural activities and traditions people are following from centuries, which are presented in the Durbar Square. The major festivals include Indrajatra, Dashain, Gaaijatra, Machchhindra-nath jatra and so on…
After visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square we will drive towards Boudhanath which is also a very important Buddhist Pilgrim site. Boudhanath is one of the world’s largest stupa and considered as the oldest too. It is located at the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu and is holiest Tibetan Buddhist Temple. It is believed to be built in 14th century AD after the Mughal invasions in the valley. Boudhanath Stupa looks like a giant mandala, or a diagram of Buddhist cosmos. The stupa represents the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether) along in its architecture. At the bottom, the stupa is surrounded by an irregular 16-sided wall, with frescoes in the niches.
We will then move toward Pashupatinath Temple which is the most sacred and holiest temples for the Hindus. It is one of the largest temples of Shiva (Lord of Animals). It attracts thousands of pilgrims each year and has become well known far beyond the Kathmandu Valley. Pashupati Temple stands in the center of the town of Deopatan, in the middle of an open courtyard. It is a square, two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth, and it stands 23.6 meters above the ground. Richly ornamented gilt and silver-plated doors are on all sides. Only Hindu pilgrims can enter the premises of the temple. Non-Hindus can admire the beauty of the temple from the other side of the Bagmati River, on the banks of which Pashupatinath Temple stands.
After breakfast in hotel, you will be driven to Chitwan by private vehicle which will take around 5-6 hours (140 km). We will be following the Prithivi Highway and alongside of the mighty Trisuli River. One can enjoy beautiful scenery on the way to Chitwan. Upon reaching Chitwan Refreshment drink and briefing about the accommodation and the facilities will be briefed. After some rest the manager will brief you about the program of the following days. After that, visit to the Tharu village and the National Park Visitors Center. Sunset view from the riverbank is wonderful and soothing. Slide-show on the wildlife will be done after Dinner.
After breakfast at hotel Dugout canoe trip followed by a Nature Walk Program or a visit to the Elephant Breeding Farm will be arranged. You can enjoy an ox-cart ride or a jeep drive back to the resort. After refreshment you can wash the elephants and swim with them in the Rapti River. After lunch we will be having Elephant back safari. Tharu dancing performance will be organized after dinner.
After tea or coffee you will go for a bird watching tour then come back to have breakfast and we will be driving to Lumbini which is around 192 kms from Chitwan. The drive offers scenic views of Nepalese terrain. The road snakes up and down the hills and rivers as we reach Lumbini. After reaching Lumbini we will check in at hotel and take some rest. After a short rest we will start to explore Lumbini. It is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and has been a symbol of peace all over the globe. It is one of the greatest pilgrimage sites in the whole world. Thousands of Buddhist followers visit lumbini every year. The main highlight of Lumbini are the sacred garden, Mayadevi Temple (the place where Buddha was born and still footprint of Buddha is preserved within the temple), the Asoka Pillar, sacred pool (where Mayadevi bathed before giving birth to Buddha) and the various monasteries built by many countries.
We can follow the same driving route back to Kathmandu or take a flight from Bhairawa airport which will take around 25 minutes to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu
You can have last minute shopping for gifts and souvenirs until departure. Our representatives will be assisting you to drop at the airport