Discover Nepal’s cultural and spiritual highlights on this 8-day tour. Begin in the bustling capital Kathmandu, exploring ancient temples and palaces in Durbar Square and swaying prayer flags in Boudha Nath. Fly or drive to Pokhara, nestled under the Annapurna Range, for boating on Phewa Lake and hiking to the Peace Pagoda. Visit the birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini, wandering the sacred temple grounds. Return to Kathmandu for final sightseeing and shopping in Thamel before this unforgettable Nepal journey concludes.
Itinerary For Kathmandu & Lumbini Tour
Welcome to Nepal! Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a representative from International Adventures Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. who will escort you to your transportation. Enjoy a comfortable drive through the chaotic yet captivating streets of Kathmandu en route to your locally-owned accommodations. Get settled into your hotel room and take some time to refresh after your international flight. Later, meet your guide in the lobby to discuss details of your upcoming adventure. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure exploring nearby sights or dining on authentic Nepali cuisine. Retire for the evening at your Kathmandu hotel.
Fuel up with a hearty breakfast at your hotel before setting out to discover the historic and religious highlights of Kathmandu. Your expert guide will lead you through three fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites, explaining their cultural significance along the way. First stop is Pashupatinath, a revered Hindu temple complex situated along the Bagmati River. Observe rituals being performed beside cremation ghats before wandering past intricate wood carvings and silver-plated pagoda rooftops.
Next, continue to the massive stupa of Boudhanath, feeling small amongst the sprawling white dome and fluttering prayer flags. Pause to watch prostrating pilgrims circumambulate this powerful Buddhist shrine. Later, explore medieval Bhaktapur Durbar Square and admire exquisite palaces and temples built during the Malla Dynasty rule. After a full day immersing yourself in Kathmandu's storied past, return to your hotel for a good night's rest.
Morning drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx. 5-6 hours). Check-in at hotel. Enjoy free time relaxing, shopping, or boating at Fewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara.
Early morning drive to Sarangkot for sunrise views of Himalayan peaks like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, II, III, IV and more. Return to Pokhara for breakfast. Sightseeing today includes Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, World Peace Pagoda, and Fewa Lake boating. Overnight in Pokhara.
Morning drive from Pokhara to Lumbini, passing through Bhairahawa. Check-in at Hotel Nirvana Luxury Garden. Optional activities on own around Lumbini. Overnight in Bhairahawa.
After breakfast, drive 29 km to Lumbini. Sightseeing of Lord Buddha's birthplace visiting Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, monasteries, and gardens. Return to hotel in Bhairahawa for overnight.
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu. Spare time at your own. Evening followed by farewell dinner.
One of the representative from International Adventures Treks & Expeditions will receive you and drive you to International airport in Kathmandu.