Cultural Historical Scenic Tour
Day 01: Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath, approx: 05 – 06 hours.
Morning 09 a.m. departure from the hotel for guided sightseeing tour of historical and cultural tour with delightful scenery around Kathmandu city with Everest Vacation, a short ride to Kathmandu Durbar Square, visit of places with old history and rich culture of old king’s durbar square and Hanuman Dhoka (palace) visit of ancient Kastamandap Temple (where Kathmandu name derived from) this temple built of wood from a single tree, tour of Kumari Goddess (living virgin goddess) Kumari a very young girl, after teenage years phase replaced by another young Kumari, from here a short drive to west of the city at Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hill top, with panorama view of Kathmandu city, surrounding green hills with snow capped mountains in the north.
This old Stupa of Swayambhunath, the oldest historical monument listed as World Heritage Sites with over 2, 5000 years old Buddhist religion area with huge dome shape stupa overlooking four cardinal eyes of Buddha around North, South, East and West directions. Here visiting monastery and chapels, Sywambhunath is guarded with lovely woodland with a many monkeys around, this place is also named as “Monkey Temple”.
From here another tour leads to Pashupatinath Temple, where non Hindu are not permitted inside the main temple entrance, where visitors can have a look of the temple surrounding from above the Bagmati river, this famous Shiva temple decorated with golden tier roofs with silver doors around each corner, this place close to green woodland with lots of monkeys around. Pashupatinath is full of pilgrims in special day on Shiva Ratri (birth anniversary of lord Shiva).
Nearby on the side of the river funeral and cremation are held for all Hindus, from here return back to your hotels at leisure for the rest of afternoon.
Day 02: Tour of Patan (Lalitpur) & Bhaktapur, approx: 05 – 06 hours.
Starting the morning with a short drive towards Patan city located south of Kathmandu at mere distance across the bridge, on reaching Patan also known as Lalitpur meaning “city of arts” visit the old Palace complex, courtyard (Durbar) with tall terracotta palace, impressive window carvings, and a tall Krishna Temple with Garuda pillar, a vehicle of Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna, from here a pleasant ride to valley 03rd biggest city, this old looking city at one time Nepal capital during Malla period in 12th to 15th century.
Bhaktapur famous for arts and crafts like woodcarving and pottery, tour of unique Durbar Square with golden gate of 55 windows palace, interesting wooden peacock window, continue tour of Bhaktapur visiting another Durbar Square with famed Nytapola Temple, Bhaktapur National Art Gallery, and Bhairavnath Temple.
After a lovely and interesting day return back to hotel with afternoon free at leisure.
Day 03: Morning drive to Pokhara overland journey – 06 hrs.
Morning depart from the hotel for a scenic and interesting drive towards Nepal’s and Himalayan countries most scenic and touristic spot of Pokhara with its serene lakes, drive leads past Kathmandu valley towards warmer area passing by farm villages, towns with distant views of snow capped mountains, after a good interesting drive reaching at Pokhara, and transfer to respective hotels by the lake Phewa with afternoon free at leisure
Day 04: Morning to Sarankot & Paragliding and boating at Phewa Lake.
At Pokhara tour begins early morning with a short drive to a hill side at Sarankot for stunning sunrise view over array of snow capped mountains from world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, 10th highest Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m and 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m including range of smaller peaks with ever present majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre “Fish Tail” standing high at 6,993 meters.
Sarankot hill top the tallest spot at 1, 460 meters with super views of mountains, Pokhara green valley and its city with Phewa Lake below, beside the fabulous panorama famous for paragliding which is one of the most popular adventure sports around this scenic place, after a tremendous panorama views back to hotel for breakfast and tour of Bhare Temple located in the middle of the lake in peaceful environment, boating for an hour and back to hotel.
Afternoon local tour of David’s fall or Pathelo Chhango a huge volume of waterfalls (depending upon the season) and visit the nearby Gupteshwor Cave a deep cave where Seti River flows with torrent speed, this cave with lord Shiva temple, after a great moment transfer back to hotel with rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Day 05: Drive to Lumbini birth place of Lord Buddha – 07 hrs.
After an enjoyable time at Pokhara with grand views of Annapurna, Manaslu range with Mt. Machhapuchhre, Everest Vacation next historical tour leads with an interesting drive towards south west at lower country of Nepal passing nice farm villages and towns of Butwal and Bhairawa and then reaching at Rupendehi in Lumbini the famous holy Buddhist place and world heritage site, here transfer to nice hotels close to birth place of lord Buddha the ‘Light of Asia’.
Day 06: Tour of Lumbini interesting places.
Morning our guide will receive for an interesting historical tour of Lumbini, the main attraction at Lumbini, sacred garden spread over 8 sq. km with ancient valuable artifacts and treasures of this historic area.
Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims and archeologists alike, to the south of the temple a sacred pond – Puskarni – where Queen Mayadevi took a bath just before giving birth to Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. There are more than fifty monasteries around the area, visit of different monasteries from different Buddhist schools, Chinese monastery, Japanese monastery, Korean monastery, Tibetan monastery, Thai monastery, Sri Lanka after a grand tour retire back to hotel.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu by overland – 08 hrs.
After a grand time in this historical and religious place of Lumbini, morning drive leads past many farm fields, villages and towns with views of snow capped mountain along the drive, on reaching at Mugling town follow the Trisuli river upstream for a while and then uphill leaving the warm low area to reach Kathmandu valley, in Kathmandu rest of the afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.
Day 08: Depart Kathmandu for homeward bound.
Last day in Kathmandu and in Nepal after a most exciting and memorable time with interesting historical, cultural and scenic tour with Everest Vacation, as per the international flight our staff will transfer to international airport for the flight back home or to respective countries.