• Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

    • Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Swoyambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square.

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Swoyambhunath Stupa, which means “self-created”. Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. states that the construction was carried out by King Manadeva. By the thirteenth century Swoyambhunath had developed into an important Buddhist learning site. The history of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started with the beginning of Swoyambhu. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal is in a monastery next to the stupa. Behind the hilltop is a temple dedicated to Manjushri of Saraswati - the goddess of learning. Statues and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities dot the stupa complex.
    • From Swoyambhunath, we will head towards Bouddhanath Stupa. Bouddhanath is among the largest stupas in South Asia, and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty-six meters overhead. The stupa is located on the ancient trade route to Tibet, and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. There are many monasteries and monks walk about in maroon robes. Tibetans walk with prayer wheels in their hands, and the rituals of prostration are presented to the Buddha as worshippers circumambulate the stupa on their hands and knees.
    • After Bouddhanath, we will drive to Patan for the tour of Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO Heritage site. Patan is one of the three cities in Kathmandu valley which is famous for its fine arts. You can find Krishna Temple, Golden Temple along with other different temples dedicated to Hinduism and Buddhism and courtyards which surround the Palace area.
    • Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 03: Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Namobuddha.

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is also an UNESCO Heritage site. Bhaktapur or "the City of Devotees" still retains the medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated with myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rulers continues to be reflected at the Durbar Square. At the Durbar Square, you can find Nyatapole Temple (dedicated to Goddess Durga), Dattatraya Temple, 55 windows Palace, Golden gate among other monuments.
    • From Bhaktapur, drive to Namobuddha. The Namobuddha Stupa is believed to be erected over the relic of Bodhisattva who sacrificed himself to feed starving mother tigress and her cubs. Namobuddha at 1,700 m is also provides panoramic view of the Himalayas.
    • Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 04: Kathmandu to Lumbini

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Lumbini enjoying the view along the way (6 – 7 hrs drive). Transfer to the hotel upon arrival. Overnight at the hotel in Lumbini. Lumbini and its surroundings are dotted with archeological sites related with Lord Buddha. There are over 60 excavation sites among which some of them are popular Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The legendary Lumbini garden is now developed into a sanctuary that spread over the 6 sq km area. The Mayadevi temple houses the marker stone and foundation of ancient temple resembling the exact birthplace of Lord Buddha. Monastic zone is developed into World Buddhist center with monasteries constructed by Buddhist communities from different countries.
    • Ruins of Tilaurakot palace has been discovered 27 km west of Lumbini.
    • Tilaurakot is ancient capital of Sakya kingdom (Kapilavastu) where Siddhartha lived his early 29 years as a prince. Along with other structures, one can still observe the remains of the eastern gate through which Prince Siddhartha took great renunciation. Ramgram Stupa is the only Stupa which still retains Buddha relic in its intact form. When Buddha attained 'Mahaparinirvana', his body was cremated. The mortal relic was divided among the 8 claimants. While other Stupas were later excavated by Emperor Ashoka or distorted in conflict, the relic remained intact until the date in the Ramagram Stupa.
    • Kudan (Nigrodharma) has the stupa remains, where King Suddhodhana (father of Buddha) met Lord Buddha after he attained enlightenment.
    • Gotihawa was ancient Khemavati the birth place of Krakucchanda Buddha.
    • Niglihawa is the birthplace of Kanakmuni Buddha. Emperor Ashoka visited both places and erected pillars with inscriptions. The pillars are broken in both places. Sagarhawa is the place where Sakyas were massacred by King Virudhaka out of vengeance. About 70,000 Sakyas were killed in the massacre. The sakyas didn't strike back as they believed in nonviolence. After the sightseeing, return to the hotel for rest.
    • Overnight at the hotel. BB basis.

    Day 05: Lumbini

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Discover more of Lumbini.
    • Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 06: Lumbini to Kathmandu

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Kathmandu from Lumbini. Transfer to the hotel after arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 07: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit to Pharping (Padmasambhava's Asura Cave)

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is listed as UNESCO Heritage site. Kathmandu Durbar Square comprises of palaces of the then Royal family, ancient temples, courtyards and small alleys which date back to 12th and 18th You can find Hanuman Dhoka, Taleju Temple (dedicated to Goddess Durga), residence of Kumari (a living goddess).
    • Later we will drive to Pharping in the south of Kathmandu. Pharping (Yanglesho) is the place where Guru Padmasambhava attained the state of enlightenment. There are two major caves blessed by Padmasambhava.
    • Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 08: Kathmandu

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Free day for personal activities.

    Day 09: Departure

    • Breakfast at the hotel. On time transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

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