Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to Dwarika’s Hotel. Welcome Dinner at authentic Nepalese Restaurant.
Welcome to the land of Himalaya! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Airport, after crossing immigration check-in, you’ll meet your airport by our representative (they’ll have your name or sign board of Trekking Experts). And will welcome you with the Buddhist scarf-Khada. And will drive to very ancient and artistic hotel Dwarikas.
At hotel you’ll welcome with the welcome drink and our tour officer will brief about the trip. And you’ll free time at hotel. And you’ll free to explore the architecture of Dwarika’s Hotel. And in evening, you’ll transfer to a local authentic restaurant. You’ll have typical Nepali food. And back to hotel.
Day 02: Visit National Museum and Patan, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambunath. Overnight at Dwarika’s Hotel.
After first day breakfast at hotel, you’ll transfer to the National Museum, which displays a fine collection of Hindu statues and carvings as well as a gallery of Buddhist art and iconography. And then you will visit the Temple of the Living Goddess and its surrounding of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later visit to the great Buddhist temple of Swayanbhunath, known locally as the “Monkey Temple” for its large monkey population. And then drive to Patan Durbar square. Patan is known as “the city of art,” which as a former capital of Nepal is known as the most Buddhist and beautiful of the cities in Nepal.
Day 03: Visit Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur. Overnight at Dwarika’s Hotel.
After breakfast at hotel, you will begin your today’s exploration of the biggest Buddhist Stupa of Nepal, Bouddhanath. Boudhhanath is one of holiest Buddhist stupa of Nepal located at 6 km away from downtown Kathmandu. It was built in fifth century by Lichhavi king Karna Dev. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of Stupa design. And then move to Pashupatinath. Hindus holiest temple situated at the bank of Bagmanti River, 5 km away from the downtown of Kathmandu. Thousands of devotees converge here on an annual pilgrimage on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, the night of Lord Shiva falls in the month February.
Later you’ll drive to beautiful ancient Newari city, Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an assortment of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The square is part of a charming valley as it highlights the idols of ancient kings perched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in very place - struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows - all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony. This complex of palaces, courtyards, and temples were built in the 12th to 18th centuries used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu situated at 12 km from Kathmandu in Baktapur district. And back to hotel.
Day 04: Visit Panauti and Changunarayan. Overnight at Dwarika’s Hotel.
As always after having breakfast at hotel, your today’s program will drive towards the Chinese border to Panauti, where we will visit the 12th-century wooden temple of Indreshwar Mahadev. This temple has the earliest surviving wood carvings in Nepal. In the afternoon we visit the Changu Narayan Temple Complex dedicated to Vishnu with its many fine stone images, some dating from 464 CE.
Day 05: Visit Manakamana temple, Gorkha Palace and Bandipur village. Overnight at Gaon Ghar
After breakfast at hotel you’ll depart for Bandipur. From Kathmandu you’ll drive to Bandipur and on the way you’ll visit a popular temple ‘ Manakamana Mandir’, one of Nepal’s most important temples. Hindu pilgrims come here to have their wishes granted by Bhagwati. The wish is augmented by sacrifices. You will take a cable car up to the top and note that there is a special cable car for animals that will be sacrificed.
After visit Manakama temple, you’ll drive Gorkha Durbar, the birth place of the first Shah king, Prithvi Narayan Shah. You will Gorkha Durbar, reached by 1500 steps. This fort, palace and temple combination is considered to be the crowning glory of Newari architecture. And then you’ll drive to rarely-visited village of Bandipur, renowned for traditional Newari architecture.
Day 06: Visit Bandipur village, Pokhara and International Mountain Museum. Overnight at Temple Tree Resort.
This morning you will Bandipur village and Bandipur’s streets of houses built in traditional Newari style. The town’s people have carefully preserved their heritage of beautifully carved wooden windows and overhanging slate roofs. And drive to Pokhara. Pokhara beautiful city surrounded the mountains, greenery and lakes. You will visit to International Mountain Musesum where all the mountain people and their lifestyle are displayed there. And evening free to explore the lake side of Pokhara.
Day 07: Visit Sarangkot, Gupteswor cave, bat cave and Barahi temple. Overnight at Temple Tree Resort.
Morning you’ll transfer to Sarangkot and you’ll panoramic view of mountains, lakes, villages and greenery valley of Pokhara. And then back to Pokhara valley and visit mighty Gupteswor caves, bat cave and Barahi temple.
Day 08: Lumbini: Mayadevi temple. Overnight at Buddha Maya Garden.
Today you’ll transfer to Lubini. Upon arrival in Lumbini you’ll check-in at hotel first. And taking rest you’ll have free to explore Lumbini. Lumbini is historical birthplace of Gautama Siddhartha Buddha. In the afternoon you’ll Maya Devi Temple, built on the site of the birth of the Buddha. Excavations have revealed a sequence of ruins dating back at least 2000 years as well as a commemorative stone matching the description of a stone laid down by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE.
Day 09: Lumbini-Kathmandu. Overnight at Dwarika’s Hotel
Today morning you’ll explore the monastic zone where monasteries represent the Buddhist communities of dozens of countries and you will also visit the World Peace Pagoda constructed by Japanese Buddhists. And transfer to airport and fly to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Free time at hotel.
Day 10 |Departure from Kathmandu, transfer to airport
Depending on your flight we’ll transfer to airport before 3 hours of flight time.