• Trip Code qp222
  • From USD 1200
    USD 1200
  • 4 Days
  • Group Size(min)
    2
    • 1
    • 9
    Easy

    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.

Things to do

What's Included?

  • Arrival departure private transportation
  • Twin / double sharing accommodation in 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu awith Breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmanduand Lumini Escorted with English speaking guide. Private transportation. Entrance fees
  • Kathmandu/Lumbin flight ticket member and guide
  • All meals in KAthmandu,Lumbini
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner
Things to do

What's not Included?

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee @ USD 40 per person for 30-day visa Nepal Entry Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Personal expenditure, i.e. soft/hard beverages, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Anything not specified in cost include section
Things to do

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival to Kathmandu, city tour of Syambhunath and Kathamndu Durbar Square overnight in hotel Holy Himalaya or similar
  • Day 2
    Morning sightseeing of Baudhanath and Pashupatinath afternoon fly to Lumbini overrnight in hotel
  • Day 3
    Meditation in Lumbini Overnight in Hotel
  • Day 4
    Departure to Sunauli boarder
  • Day 1
    Arrival to Kathmandu, city tour of Syambhunath and Kathamndu Durbar Square overnight in hotel Holy Himalaya or similar

    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 start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Swayambhunath: You will first visit the Swayambhunath temple complex that sits atop a high hill overlooking Kathmandu and the entire Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath is perhaps the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. It consists of a very large white stupa with the all-seeing-eye of Lord Buddha plus many small stupa and beautifully carved stone shrines. This is a wonderful place to catch your breath and start to understand and appreciate the deep importance of Buddhist belief to the people of Nepal and the Himalaya region. Make sure you ring the many bells to awaken the gods and let them know you are in Nepal. Take the time to enjoy the view over Kathmandu and have your guide point the many other highlights of the city. In the far distance to the east you may also be able to see the hills of Nagarkot where your hotel for tonight is located. If you feel energetic you might also like to try some or all of the 350 steps that lead all the way from Kathmandu city up to your Swayambhunath temple vantage point.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square: The next stop today is the beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square, or the royal palace square of the ancient Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley. This square and all its architectural treasures are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While some damage to buildings occurred in the 2015 earthquake the site still contains many stunning architectural gems. The original royal palace courtyards are open to visitors and you will marvel at the intricate timber carving and beautifully crafted brickwork of the palace. The open square outside the palace has many beautiful multi-storey pagodas and temples with ornate carving and carpentry artwork that tells some of the story of the ancient kings and their mystical time and beliefs. The square also contains many important Hindu temples and statues such as to Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Durbar Square also contains the unique and intriguing Kumari Chok. This is an ancient and ornate house where resides the Raj Kumari – the Living Goddess. She is a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. If you are in the courtyard of the home at the right time in the afternoon you may see a brief glimpse of the Goddess at her window.

    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 start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Swayambhunath: You will first visit the Swayambhunath temple complex that sits atop a high hill overlooking Kathmandu and the entire Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath is perhaps the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. It consists of a very large white stupa with the all-seeing-eye of Lord Buddha plus many small stupa and beautifully carved stone shrines. This is a wonderful place to catch your breath and start to understand and appreciate the deep importance of Buddhist belief to the people of Nepal and the Himalaya region. Make sure you ring the many bells to awaken the gods and let them know you are in Nepal. Take the time to enjoy the view over Kathmandu and have your guide point the many other highlights of the city. In the far distance to the east you may also be able to see the hills of Nagarkot where your hotel for tonight is located. If you feel energetic you might also like to try some or all of the 350 steps that lead all the way from Kathmandu city up to your Swayambhunath temple vantage point.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square: The next stop today is the beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square, or the royal palace square of the ancient Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley. This square and all its architectural treasures are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While some damage to buildings occurred in the 2015 earthquake the site still contains many stunning architectural gems. The original royal palace courtyards are open to visitors and you will marvel at the intricate timber carving and beautifully crafted brickwork of the palace. The open square outside the palace has many beautiful multi-storey pagodas and temples with ornate carving and carpentry artwork that tells some of the story of the ancient kings and their mystical time and beliefs. The square also contains many important Hindu temples and statues such as to Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Durbar Square also contains the unique and intriguing Kumari Chok. This is an ancient and ornate house where resides the Raj Kumari – the Living Goddess. She is a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. If you are in the courtyard of the home at the right time in the afternoon you may see a brief glimpse of the Goddess at her window.

  • Day 2
    Morning sightseeing of Baudhanath and Pashupatinath afternoon fly to Lumbini overrnight in hotel

    After breakfast, we start an interesting city tour around Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath. Bouddhanath: Bouddhanath is a Buddhist religious complex with a history dating back over 500 years. Located on the eastern edge of Kathmandu it is now a site of great pilgrimage for Buddhist followers who circle its massive stupa, spin its many prayer wheels and visit its beautiful monastery. The main feature of Boudhanath is its huge hemispherical white stupa with central golden tower and the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha. Visitors should circle the stupa in a clockwise direction and spin prayer wheels for good fortune and a good life. Visitors may also enjoy visiting the Thangka painting school within the complex to see highly skilled artists at work on religious mandala paintings. Pashupatinath: Hindu Temple is a very large and complex and focal point for the Hindu religion. This old and very revered complex of buildings and shrines is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. While Lord Shiva has multiple forms he is often seen as the destroyer. This has great significance for the Pashupatinath temple as it is the site of many Hindi ritual cremations each day. Pashupatinath is considered by Hindus to be an auspicious site for passing from one stage of life to the next through the purifying and destroying flames of cremation. However, on a happier note, visitors may also get to see the temple in a buoyant festival mode with one of the many Hindu festivals celebrated here through the year. After Kathmandu city tour your are transfer to domestic airport to fly Lumbini.

  • Day 3
    Meditation in Lumbini Overnight in Hotel

     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.

  • Day 4
    Departure to Sunauli boarder

    We will picked up from your hotel and drive to Sunauli boarder.

Client Reviews

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    • steveson

      April 12, 2018

      Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

      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.

    • Noren

      April 12, 2018

      Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

      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 ...

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