Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Tour - 08 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-KPL-46
Duration: 08 Days
Best Season: Jan -Dec
Max. Altitude: 1350 M.
Trip Grade: Easy
Accommodations: Hote
Transportation: Flight, Private Vehicle

This trip Kathmandu Pokhara & Lumbini tour package includes your visit to the main highlights of Landmark destination in Nepal. We have place our emphasis on highlight the visit of world heritages sites and mountain profile in your cultural trip to Kathmandu Pokhara & Lumbini tour. Kathmandu is the capital and bustling city having many cultural world heritages site in small heritage site in small area. Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha, founder of Buddhism a pilgrimage site of the Buddhist around the world. Pokhara is situated at an altitude of 900m at the lap of Annapurna range. It is a scenic city with beautiful landscapes of mountain, valleys, lakes & gorges.

Pokhara is the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. Enclosed by the Annapurna Range of the Himalaya. At 800m above sea level, the air is clean and fresh and the sub-tropical climate is ideal. Lumbini was a beautiful garden full of green and shady Sal trees (shorea).The garden and its tranquil environs were owned by both the Shakyas and koilas clans. King Suddhodana, father of Gautam Buddha was of the Shakya dynasty belonging to the Kshatriya or the warrior caste. Maya Devi, his mother, gave birth to the child on her way to her parents home in Devadaha while taking rest in Lumbini under a sal tree in the month of May in the year 642 B.C. The beauty of Lumbini is described in Pali and Sanskrit literature.

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu ( Tribhuwan International Airport ) airport and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing Tour by privare tourist Vehicle and professional Tour Guide.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara by Private tourist vehicle / by Flight.
Day 04: Full day Pokhara sightseeing with Nagerkot sunrise by tourist vehicle.
Day 05: Drive to Lumbini by Private vehicle.
Day 06: Full Day Lumbini sightseeing Tour.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle or fly Back to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Final departure transfer to airport.

Useful Informations

During the trip such thing weather, local Politics, transportation and other factors are beyond our control which can change our itinerary. However it is unlikely that the itinerary would be changed. If the cases alternative itinerary is needed the leader (Guide) will decide what is the best alternative itinerary for the whole group. Whether the change of itinerary is does not matter, we can do everything and minimized it effect but we can not be responsible for the result of delay.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu ( Tribhuwan International Airport ) airport and Transfer to Hotel.
Our airport representative will welcome you at airport and transfer to your hotel by private tourist vehicle. After rest at hotel our guide will meet you and brief about the tour.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing Tour by privare tourist Vehicle and professional Tour Guide.
Today, after breakfast you will visit main attraction of Kathmandu valley which are listed in world Heritage site such as Swyambhunth (The Monkey Temple),  Pashupathinath (Holy God Shiva's Temple or Hindu's temple), Bouddhanath Stupa (World biggest Buddhist  Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Square (Ancient palaces of Malla kings old Kathmandu). Finally you will transfer to Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara by Private tourist vehicle / by Flight.
Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara 200 km / 6-7 hrs driving. Upon arrival you will Transfer to hotel. Pokhara also called nicknamed as the Lake City, is not only Nepal  but the most beautiful place of the earth. From the town you can Observe the magnificent views Of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is also the getway for Annapurna, Mustang and Dhaulagiri Trekking.  

Day 04: Full day Pokhara sightseeing with Nagerkot sunrise by tourist vehicle.
Today you will spend your full day to explore Pokhara City. Early morning you will drive to Sarangkot for sunrise. From there you will closely view the different  mountaiN vies such as Annapurna range, Dhaulagir, Fish Tail, and others peaks. After enjoying  the beautiful mountain views you will back Pokhara and start sightseeing. Rest of the day sightseeing tour include

Davis Fall
Known as Patale Chhango where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge. This is hugely popular with tourist and locals  
alike.

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
Gupteshwor Cave is right across from Davis fall and the cave is 3 Km long and huge stalagmite formed Shiva lingam inside a holy cave. From the temple you can pass  
through a tunnel to reach a limestone cavern, which emerges just below the thundering water from the Davi’s Fall. Sparkling Limestone fermentation glitter around the cave forming magical structures, which seems somebody sculpture on wall.

Bindhabasini Temple
Lies at the center old bazzer of the Pokhara. It is delicate to Goddess Bhagwati, Yet another manifestation of Shakti. The Park grounded offer picnic relaxing area. Phewa Lake and Barahi Templ. Phewa lake is the second largest lake of the kingdom. WIth Barahi island Temple in the middle Of the lake it Is the Most important religious moment in pokhara. The  reflection of the Machhpuchhare and annapurna can be seen in this serene water.

Seti River
Carved by Seti river is One of the natural wonders of Pokhara. Where you will see the perfect view of the river's dreadful rush and deep gorge  made By turbulent flow  
of white water.

Peace Pogoda
A Peace Pogoda is a Buddhist stupa a moment to inspire peace, design and focus for people of all race.

Day 05: Drive to Lumbini by private tourist vehicle.

Day 06: Full day Lumbini sightseeing tour by local guide.
Today you will visit Lumbini tha birth place of Lord Buddha. You will visit Maya Devi Temple and other many monasteries.

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
After breakfast at Hotel you will drive to Kathmandu. You will have time afternoon and evening for stroll along The streets for last-munite Shopping. There is a  farewell dinner in a typical Nepales  restaurant with Cultural program.

Day 08: Final departure transfer to airport.
Our airport representative will drop you to the airport in Kathmandu for your final departure.

Price Include

  1. All airport / Hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
  2. Kathmandu sightseeing tour with a Professional guide.
  3. Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu Pokhara, and Lumbini with bed and breakfast.
  4. All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicle.
  5. One professinal English speaking tour Guide for whole trip.
  6. T-shirt and City map.
  7. Welcome and farewell dinner.
  8. All government and local taxes.

Price Exclude

  1. Nepal visa fee (Bring accurate cash and two passport size Photographs)
  2. International airfare
  3. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  4. Travel insurance.
  5. All Personal expenses (phone call, bar bills, battery recharge, shower heater etc.)
  6. Tips for guide.

WHERE IS NEPAL ?
Nepal is located in South Asia and is bordered by China to the North and India to the East, West and South. Nepal is also country of World highest peak Mt. Everest.

WHY IS NEPAL SUCH A FASCINATING COUNTRY FOR MANY PEOPLE ?
Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical location and variation in attitude. The elevation of the country ranges from sea level to the highest point on earth Mt. Everest at 8,848 meter ( 29,029 Feet). All of this variation is within a distance of less than 100 miles, resulting in climate conditions from sub-tropical to extreme cold. The breath-taking Himalayas of Nepal awaits you. So experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and the fabulous culture of hospitality of the Nepalese.

HOW CAN I ENTER NEPAL ?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Culcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa & Varanasi.

All visitors can enter by Land through any of these entry points on the India-Nepal Boarder.

  1. Pani Tanki- Kakarbhitta ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  2. Raxual- Birjung ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  3. Rupaidiya- Nepalgunj ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  4. Mohana- Dhangadi ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  5. Banbasa/Mahendranagar, Gaddachauki ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  6. Khasa, Liping/Tatopani on the Tibet, China-Nepal boarder respectively.


VISA INFO:  Entry Visa fees- at present US$ 25 for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL IN NEPAL :
Because of its elevation, Nepal can divided into three zones-the high mountains, the mid-hills and the flat plains called the Terai. The Everest, Langtang and Annapuran Trekking destinations in the mountains are cool throughout the year. The mid-hills, including Kathmandu & Pokhara, are cool except in the summer months from May to July. Temperatures in these cities during the summer remain much cooler that in many cities of the region. Lumbini, Chitwan and Janakpur in the Terai plains are hot in summer ( March-July) but cold in winter( December- February).

Any month of the year would be good to visit Nepal around the mid-hills & flat plains and September to May is good time for trekking and expedition.

IS SOMEONE GOING TO MEET ME AT THE AIRPORT ?
Our airport representative will come to the airport to pick up. We will be displaying a play card Global Holidays Adventure with your name on it. You need a visa to Nepal. You can easily get a visa upon your arrival in TIA airport, Kathmandu on paying US$. 40 for a month US$. 100 for three
months.

DO I HAVE PRE_DEPARTURE MEETING ?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the Hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek leader.

While briefing, please bring passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travel insurance, writing pen and notepad.

HOW DO I PAY TO GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE ?
How do i pay to Global Holidays Adventure?
After the trip confirmation you will send around 25% advance deposited by wire transfer to GHA Bank Account and remaining you can pay after your arrival by Cash or Credit Card but to pay by credit card there will be extra 4% bank service charge. Now Traveller Cheque is not acceptable as per the rule & regulation of Nepal Rastra Bank. We accept visa card, master card & National Card.

WHAT SORT OF ACCOMMODATION CAN EXPECT IN KATHMANDU AND DURING THE TOUR ?
There are all kind of Hotel simple to 5* hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwon, Lumbini and others places. It's depends on your demand but normally in our tour package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.  

WHAT'S THE COMMON FROM OF GREETING IN NEPAL ?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

WHAT ARE THE BASIC NEPALI CUSTOMS THAT I NEED TO KNOW ?
When visiting a temple, always circumambulate it is a clockwise direction.
Take off your shoes before entering a temple or a Nepalese home.
Entrance to some temples is forbidden, so look out for such notices.
Seek permission to take photographs inside temples or of religious ceremonies.
You can accept a handshake offered by either a male or a female but never offer your hand first.
Show decency in dress and avoid any show of public affection.

HOW ARE COMMUNICATION FACILITIES IN NEPAL ?
Mobile coverage is wide in Nepal, even in the rural areas. Internet facilities are available in hotels and cyber cafes in all major cities. Apart from the urban centers, popular trekking destinations-the Annapuran and Everest Region, also have modern communication facilities.

WHAT IS THE CURRENCY OF NEPAL ?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee ( Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is NRS or Rs. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Rupees. Coin has not been popular in Nepal hence is almost always ignored in business.

ARE THERE ATM FACILITIES IN NEPAL ?
Yes, in Kathmandu, Pokhara and main city of Nepal there is the facilities of ATM.

WHERE CAN I EXCHANGE MY MONEY ?
It is illegal to exchange foreign currency with persons and organizations other than those authorized such as Travel Company, Banks, Hotels and Licensed money changers.

DO I NEED TO TIP MY GUIDE AND DRIVER ? HOW MUCH WOULD THAT BEST ?
This is difficult things to tell. It's up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and drivers thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

WHAT ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON TOUR ?

  • Valid passport, must be valid up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
  • Cash, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Emergency contact numbers for insurance & family contact.

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH REQUIREMRNTS TO VISIT NEPAL ?
Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.

The Personal Equipment and items are individual interest & choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes while in travelling. The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the your Holidays.

List of the Recommended Equipment for the Tour:

  • Duffel or suitcase (We also provide one Global duffel bag )
  • Day pack
  • If you are travelling in winter (November to Feberary) please carry a warm woolen or synthetic Hat and nick warmer.
  • Goggle for sunbeam and dust.
  • 1 pairs of warm gloves.
  • T-shirt - 3
  • If you are travelling in rainy season (June to September) Please carry a waterproof jacket.
  • 1 pairs of cotton pants.
  • 1 Pairs of shoes .
  • 1 pairs Of shirts.
  • 2 pairs of liner socks.
  • 1 Pairs of light camping shoes.
  • 1 pairs of sandals.
  • 1 warm jacket if you are travelling in winter.

First Aid Kits:

  • Our guide also carry the first aids kit during The tour . still we recommended you to bring your personal first aid kit.
  • Extra strength Excedrin for headaches ( related to altitude sickness)
  • Imodium or related medicine for upset stomach or diarrhea .
  • Band aids .
  • Some waterproof tape .
  • Anti-infection ointments.

Note:This is only guide so while you are travelling bring everything which are required for your personal used.

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Trip Highlights

Sightseeing Swayambhunath (the Monkey Tempel) | Holy temple of Pashupathinath | Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath | Patan Durbar Square | Bhaktapur Durbar Square | Scenic rode drive to Pokhara |Panoramic mountain views and sunrise from Sarangkot | Boating at Phewa Lake | Davis Fall | Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave | Bindhabasini Temple | Seti River | Peace Pogoda | Lumbini the Birth Place of Lord

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