This trip generally involves an average of 4 – 5 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 7 days walk below 3500 meters.
Kathmanduis the most beautiful city in the Himalaya Cultural tours in Nepal open up a wonder of cultural diversities as each part of Nepal, from East to West, or North to South, has its own cultural setting. Tradition, religion, custom, belief, language, social organization and people are the important aspects of culture in Nepal. Sacred pilgrimage sites, historical monuments and memorials reflect richness of Nepal culture variations. This short tour will take to the key cultural highlights of wonderful and exotic Nepal.
A Lantang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. When you are ready you will be collected from your hotel lobby and driven to our Thamel office where you will be formally introduced to your Tour Guide.
After breakfast drive to Namobuddha famous Buddhist pilgrimage site associated with a miracle which lies in top of a hill in Panauti. This holy site tells the tells of a Great price named Mahasattva who offered his own body to a starving Tigress and its cubs who were on the brick of death.
This day explore Pharping and various monasteries around. On the way back to Kathmandu from Pharping, visit Chovar, another shrine. The gash in the hills was made by Manjushree to drain out the lake which once covered Kathmandu valley.
After breakfast drive to Patan to visit Patan Durbar Square and Bungamati is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur.
White Gumba (monastry) is a natural beauty along with religious importance. It is at Druk Amitabha Mountain. Surrounded by vivid terrain and lush green valley Seto Gumba gives us heavenly pleasure to watch sunrise and sunset.
The whole view (Birds eye point of view) of Kathmandu valley can be observed from here in the most spectacular way. If you are in search of excitement as well as calmness this is the right place that you deserved.
After breakfast, visit Boudhanath which is possibly the largest stupa in the world and center for Tibetan school of Buddhism. Later proceed to Kopan Monastery. Kopan Monastery was founded by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rimpoche in 1970 as a center of Buddhist Teachings. Meet Senior Lama and orientation on Buddhism at Kopan Monastery
Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself. Lumbini offers a supportive, comfortable and peaceful setting for dhamma-students seeking practice. The meditation method is Intensive Vipassana in the tradition of the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw of Myanmar, which consists of sitting meditation and formal walking meditation throughout the day. Almost daily interviews and regular Dhamma-talks in English are offered. Meditators observe Noble Silence and keep eight precepts.
After breakfast, we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal. Then we drive, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden.
Then, in the afternoon you will be returning back to Kathmandu, check in to the hotel.
The Good Bye! We will collect you from your hotel lobby in plenty of time to take you to the airport to check-in for your flight. We wish you well for your journey home and hope you will return to Nepal soon to explore another region of our amazing little country.
Langtang Ri Trekking organised an excellent tour package for myself and a friend. We toured different places in Kathmandu and Lumbini . The service was excellent with all the details arranged. All of the guides were very friendly, knowledgeable, and with excellent command of English.
I took this tour to see the culture of this country. This tour gave me a glimpse of Nepalese history, the monuments and their backstory stunned me. I recommend this trip to everyone who wants to know ...View More