8 days Buddhist Pilgrimage Lumbini & Jungle Safari Chitwan National Park Tour

In Pokhara you can experience the best in boating, hiking, pony rides, paragliding or simply relax at one of the lakes near the city with the stunning Annapurna mountain range at the background. Next, we will visit Mayadevi Temple, it's one of the important sites in the Lumbini Garden with many historians and archaeologists referring to it as the place of birth of Lord Buddha. Inscriptions on the Ashoka Pillar also refers the spot as his birthplace. It is said that here the newly born Prince took his first seven steps and gave a peace message to humanity. Last but not least, Chitwan National Park, covering an area of 932 sq. km this is the most well preserved conservation area in all of Asia. The park is rich in flora and fauna and has a fascinating variety of mammals and birds. The park preserves some of the last habitats for endangered species like the greater one-horned rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal tiger.

per adult from

$1,143

AUD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private vehicle.
    • Twin sharing accommodation in a two or three star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan; Breakfast included.
    • Two nights/three days accommodation in Chitwan with full board meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as all jungle activities in the national park.
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance performance in the evening before departure.
    • All Ground Transportation by Tourist Coach
    • Licensed English-speaking guide.
    • The required number of ground staff during the tour like Drivers and Helpers.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff.
    • Duffel bag and sunhat (yours to keep)
    • All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Sightseeing in a private vehicle.
    • Entry/Admission - Pokhara Lakeside
    • Entry/Admission - Sarangkot
    • Entry/Admission - Lumbini Monastic Site
    • Entry/Admission - Chitwan National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Chitwan Tharu Village
    • Entry/Admission - Thamel
    What's excluded :
    • Your international round trip ticket to/from Kathmandu
    • Your travel insurance
    • Nepal entry visa - you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and US $100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos)
    • Lunch and dinner in all places except Chitwan (about US $15 to US $20 per person per day)
    • All Items of Personal nature like drink, Laundry etc
    • Tips for tour guide.

  • Day 1: Arrived in Kathmandu

    Pass By: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. After checking into your hotel and a brief rest prepare for a half-day guided sightseeing tour of the city. You will get to visit two of the city’s World Heritage Sites:

    Kathmandu Durbar Square

    This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

    Swayambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple

    The stupa watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge white-domed stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swoyambhu is also known as ‘Samhengu’ and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at boutique hotel in Kathmandu

    Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara - approx 7 hours

    Stop At: Pokhara Lakeside, Lakeside Rd, Pokhara 33700 Nepal
    Take off from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. After an early breakfast we head to Pokhara on a tourist bus, van or a car, depending on the size of the group. it is a scenic drive filled with inspiring views of the mountains, Himalayan rivers and picturesque hilltop villages.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel included buffet style breakfast.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at boutique hotel in Pokhara

    Day 3: Sarangkot for Sunrise and Sightseeing in Pokhara

    Stop At: North East of Town Sarangkot, Pokhara 33411 Nepal
    A drive of 45 minutes with 25 minutes hike brings us to the viewpoint of Sarangkot. It is the best spot in Pokhara to view the Himalayas. Get mesmerized with the magical sight of the golden sun rising over white spires of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak), including views of the beautiful the Pokhara Valley and Phewa lake. It takes about 15-minute walk down and 45 minutes drive to the hotel in Pokhara. Return to hotel for breakfast.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel included buffet style breakfast.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at boutique hotel in Pokhara

    Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Lumbini - approx 6 hours

    Stop At: Lumbini Monastic Site, Taulihawa Road, Lumbini 32914 Nepal
    Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a World Heritage Site 285 kms south-west of Kathmandu. This pilgrimage site in southwest Nepal attracts devout Buddhists from around the world, who arrive to pay homage at the Sacred Garden where the ‘Enlightened One’ was born. A famous landmark is the Ashoka Pillar raised by the great emperor Ashoka who converted to Buddhism. Today Lumbini has been enlivened by the multitude of architecturally beautiful temples, stupas and monasteries built by various international Buddhist communities.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel included buffet style breakfast.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at boutique hotel in Lumbini

    Day 5: Spiritual Tour in Lumbini then Drive to Chitwan - approx 4 hours

    Stop At: Chitwan National Park, Main street Hatti Chwok, Sauraha 44200 Nepal
    Lumbini is hallowed ground as Shakyamuni Buddha was born here in southern Nepal more than twenty-five hundred years ago. As a sacred birthplace, it is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists from around the globe. Many excavations have taken place here around this small town in the southern Terai plains of Nepal. Ruins of the old city are clearly visible and many artifacts were unearthed during the excavation. Shakyamuni Buddha was born a prince to the ruler of the little principality. Important landmarks are the Maya Devi temple and the Ashoka pillar. The remains of many ancient stupas and monasteries can be found in the surroundings of Lumbini. The Ashoka pillar is said to have been erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka in 250 BC and bears an inscription confirming this as the birth place of the Buddha. A stone image of Maya Devi giving birth to Lord Buddha as she holds onto a branch is seen in the Maya Devi temple.

    Later transfer from Lumbini to Chitwan; approximately 155 Kms / 4 hrs drive.

    Upon arrival at Chitwan, transfer to Hotel by Jeep. On reaching resort, you would be briefed by our Guest Relations Officer. After the lunch you would be going for Village tour. Meanwhile the dinner would be ready by the time you return to the resort. Overnight at Resort.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel included buffet style breakfast.
    • Lunch: Resort will prepare onsite buffet style lunch.
    • Dinner: Resort will prepare onsite buffet style dinner.

    Accommodation included: Overnight at resort in Chitwan

    Day 6: Wildlife activities in Chitwan National Park

    Stop At: Chitwan Tharu Village, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal A-one Business Complex, Sauraha 32909 Nepal
    A traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti River to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. Jeep safari by land rover starts from canoeing put out point covering the distance of approximately 10km with chances of seeing rare wildlife. Later we head to the elephant breeding centre and spend some time with the tuskers. Remaining hours before the afternoon program: take a dip in the pool or relax on your verandah.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel included buffet style breakfast.
    • Lunch: Resort will prepare onsite buffet style lunch.

    • Dinner: Resort will prepare onsite buffet style dinner.

    Accommodation included: Overnight at resort in Chitwan

    Day 7: Drive Back to Kathmandu - approx 6 hours

    Stop At: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    After returning to Kathmandu, you have the afternoon and the evening free. Explore the city on your own. Stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. There is a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel included buffet style breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at boutique hotel in Pokhara


    Day 8: Final departure

    Pass By: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    The trip concludes. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel included buffet style breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our airport representative will pick you up from Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Our guide will then meet you up in the hotel 30 mins before your trip begins.
    Departure Time :
    9:45 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase.
    • Daypack
    • Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears (only if you are traveling in the cold season i.e January, February and December)
    • Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam, dust and wind.
    • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for cold season i.e January, February and December.(optional)
    • 1 pair warm gloves (This is required if you are traveling in cold season i.e January, February and December).
    • T-shirts (2).
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (preferable if you are traveling in rainy season from June to September.)
    • 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 pair shorts.
    • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (if you are traveling in winter January, February and December).
    • 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or Capilene.
    • 1 pair light camping shoes or sneakers.
    • 1 pair sandals.
    • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
    • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
    • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
    • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.
    • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
    • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your).
    • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
    • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
    • Sunscreen.
    • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include hand wipes and liquid hand sanitizer
    • 2 bandanas.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Trekking Top Nepal

Activity ID: V-103070P10

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