8 Days

Experience Best of Nepal Tour

Boudha to Buddha Authentic Tour
  • Trip Style: Nepal Tour1
  • Ways to Travel: Flight, Rafting, Driving, Hiking
  • Activities: Culture
  • Group Size: 2-15
  • High Altitude 2000 m
Activity Level: Easy
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Trip Overview

If trekking is not for you, but you like to get an insight into the life and culture of the place you visit, then this is your trip! This self-paced program allows you to take more active or relaxed options, as you prefer on the trip of a lifetime around Nepal. You can take the activities at your own pace, but the program still enables you to get to know the real Nepal – from the bazaars to ancient temples and religious shrines of three medieval Kingdom, namely Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. From the traditional atmosphere of charming hill towns to stunning Pokhara, you have the chance to get as active as you like, with active options like rafting and walking in the itinerary, or taking it easy at your preferred pace. Taking on this fun-filled journey, you get to experience real adventure and pleasure, leaving you with unforgettable memories to cherish.

Trip Highlights

    • Majestic High Himalayan view with Natural lakes and hills.
    • Boating and exploring natural lakes of Nepal.
    • Exploring, observation of authentic day to day life of Nepalese culture and tradition.
    • Riding the bending, curve and sloppy roads in Hills of Nepal.
    • Experience, observe and explore the UNESCO heritage site of ancient Nepal.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) Tibet International Hotel

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu we will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, we can organize some exploring in the afternoon to introduce you to this amazing place and its unique ancient-modern mix. Tonight you will be staying at Boudhanath and in the evening there will be the option of guided sightseeing around Boudha Stupa. We start our holiday with traditional dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant.

  • Day Day 2 UNESCO sites tour in Kathmandu - Early morning Mt. Flight [1 Hour] [Optional Activities] Hotel in kathmandu

    Kathmandu, being a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. The ancient cities Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur are the major attractions, with their evocative city squares and represent an epitome of harmony in urban design, elegant architecture and refined culture

    Today we have an optional early morning mountain flight before breakfast – this flight is a truly spectacular 1-hour flight along the Himalayan Range to unforgettable Mount Everest and back!

    After the hotel breakfast, we will explore the must see UNESCO sites in Kathmandu and its surroundings. Today’s attractions are the holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square and the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

    Pashupatinath, which houses a sacred lingam, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is one of the holiest temples in the Hindu religion and was first mention in 365 AD. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupatinath and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. It is such an important pilgrimage site that any Hindu should visit it once in their life and there is a constant stream of sadhus coming and going from Nepal and India. Non-Hindu visitors are only permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, as entrance into the temple is strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus.

    Patan Durbar Square is one of the three ancient cities from which Kathmandu Valley was made up of – located at the south of Kathmandu city commonly known as the city of fine arts. According to legend, the founding of Patan dates back to Pre-Christian times. As opposed to the Malla Kingdoms of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur that were mainly influenced by the Hindu religion, Patan was for many years a major Buddhist city. It is believed that it was founded in the third century B.C. by the famous Buddhist emperor, Ashoka – who visited the town while on a pilgrimage from Northern India and built four stupas that enclosed the centre of the old town. This would make it the oldest continuing Buddhist town in the world.

    Bhaktapur – one of the three ancient cities within the Kathmandu Valley. This old city is also known as Bhadgaun, meaning the city of devotees and is the home of true medieval art and architecture in the Valley. Lying 14 km east of Kathmandu city, Bhaktapur was founded in the 9th century and is shaped like a conch shell. Not only because of its famous carved peacock windows but also due to its museum. Bhaktapur is the centre of traditional Nepalese woodcarving. Compared to other royal cities in Patan and Kathmandu, Bhaktapur is the most original and is without a doubt the most historically authentic as it is literally a living museum where farmers dry their harvest, potters turn their wheel and people go about live, as they have done.

    After the sightseeing, if the time permits then you can go to the crazy town of Thamel! – The tourist bag backer’s districts where one can be amazed with such small place but so many shops. Here we can have little free time to explore and search best souvenirs for our loved ones.

    Later on in the evening, we will end our Nepal section tour with traditional Nepali dinner combining with a cultural dance program at one of the coolest authentic restaurant in town.

  • Day Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Kurintar, Trishuli River Rafting Summit River Lodge

    Today’s journey takes you on a scenic three-hour drive through the foothills of Nepal. You’ll follow the banks of the Trishuli River, past traditional villages and terraced fields.

    En route, you’ll stop for a 2-hour rafting trip. The river is quite safe and a great introduction to rafting in Nepal. You’ll enjoy lunch en-route and will end at a Summit River side  resort on a hillside with outstanding views. Kurintar is a small village surrounded by a fertile expanse of farmland and forested hills. Upon arrival, you’ll take an easy 5-10-minute walk through the quaint village, across a bridge, to Summit River Lodge where you’ll spend the night. This beautiful little resort has excellent forest views and a pool ready for a dip. (Do pack a swimsuit!)

     

  • Day Day 4 Lunch in Bandipur and Excursion in Rupakot Rupakot Resort

    After a late breakfast, you’ll leave the resort behind and travel overland to Bandipur, a historic town near Gorkha that offers excellent views of the Annapurna range, including the eastern high peak, Lamjung Himal.

    take a stroll through orange groves, appreciate the simple architecture, and admire the pink-tinged Himalayan sky over Lunch. AFter Lunch we drive to Rupakot Resort which is around 70 Km.

    Rupakot Resort is the perfect place to discover the tranquil bliss of Nepal’s rural life.

    Rupakot Resort is a beautiful resort set on 25 acres of space on the hill of the Rupa mountain in Pokhara, Kaski, nearly a 45-minute drive away from Lakeside Pokhara and Pokhara national airport. At the resort, you can enjoy the splendid views of the Begnas, Rupa, and Fewa lake. It’s a haven where your room will seem woven subtly into the landscape directly connecting to the Annapurna Himalaya range. A place where you’ll enjoy a true sense of space and uninterrupted views of the serene lakes from your private spacious veranda. Giving the taste of Nepali rural life, this is a luxury resort where you’ll discover an outstanding level of service with ultimate comfort.

  • Day Day 5 Drive to Tansen Palpa Hotel in Palpa

    After having good Breakfast , we will drive you to one of the unique hilly road experience full in  Western Hills of Nepal. The road runs through different topographic and scenic place of hilly region of Nepal. The ride will be to the west of Nepal to the most famous Hamlet of Nepal -Tansen; state kingdom of ancient Nepal by Siddartha Rajmarg (highway). Passing small settlement like thulibidi, Kubinde, Sarketari, Khahare, Balu Pahad, RangKhola Bazar, Galyang Bazar we will reach Tansen.

  • Day Day 6 Drive from Tansen to Lumbini Hotel in Lumbini

    After breakfast in Tansen, you have a 3-4 hour drive to Lumbini. Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Kapilavastu district of Nepal near the Indian border, where Queen Mayadevi is said to have given birth to Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. The Buddha lived between roughly 563 and 483 BCE.

    Lumbini is one of four magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha, the others being at Bodhgaya, Sarnath, and Kushinagar. As of 1997, Lumbini is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The holy site at Lumbini has ruins of ancient monasteries, a sacred Bodhi tree, an ancient bathing pond, the Asokan pillar and the Mayadevi temple, where the precise place of birth of Buddha is located. From early morning to early evening, pilgrims from various countries perform chanting and meditation at the site.

    Lumbini is also home to the Crane Sanctuary, a place abundant in culture and birdlife. Be sure to take binoculars to catch a glimpse of the Eurasian Wigeons, Eurasian Marsh Harriers, and the Booted Eagles.

  • Day Day 7 Explore Lumbini, Fly to Kathmandu

    In the morning, you’ll have time to explore the temples around Lumbini. You’ll then be transferred to Bhairawa airport for your 40-minute flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to hotel by our private car.

  • Day Day 8 Depart Kathmandu

    It’s time to say farewell to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a final stroll through the narrow alleys and temples, and some souvenir shopping. A driver will be waiting for you at your hotel to take you to the airport for your return flight home. It’s best to be at the airport at least two hours prior to departure.

Inclusions & Details

Cost Inclusion

• All Ground Transportation in Private Vehicle
• Government licensed English speaking guide
• Hotel with Breakfast & Dinner
• 3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast & dinner
• 2 Night Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast & dinner
• 1 Night Hotel in Tansen with Breakfast & dinneer
• 1 Night Hotel in Chitwan with full board
• All entrance fees for UNESCO sites, National Park and Museum
• All tourism Tax and Govt.VAT 13%

Cost Exclusion

• Insurance for Clients and Emergency Rescue
• Lunch in Kathmandu
• Unforeseen Expenses due to Natural Calamities or
• Political Unrest or Delays or Fuel Crisis
• Personal Expenses i.e. Soft or Hard Drinks, Mineral
• Water, STD or IST Calls etc
• Cancellation Charges and Refunds
• Extra Services not mentioned above
• Tips

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