This tour is a great combination of cultural and natural appreciation. This cultural tour will help you get acquainted with diverse facets of Nepal and Nepalese culture. Asides from a discovery of harmony of Buddhism and Hinduism in and around the Kathmandu Valley, you will get a chance to trace back to the life of the "Enlightened One" or the Buddha, the founder of Buddhism in Lumbini, which is believed to be a birthplace of Buddha.

The Kathmandu city stands at elevation of approximately 1,400 meters in the bowl-shaped valley situated in central Nepal surrounded by four major mountains such as shivapuri, phulchowki, Nagaarjun and Chandragiri. Kathmandu is gateway to Nepal tourism. The Tour of Kathmandu Valley might be one of the memorable tours as the tourists can have a full picturesque view of the Kathmandu. The Kathmandu city attracts the tourists especially from the Asian countries via its' cultural heritages as it is listed in the world heritage site. Ancient temples including Pashupatinath-- one of the biggest shrine of Hindu People--, famous Stupas of Buddhist religious--Sowambhunath, Boudhanath--, colorful bazaars, museums and traditional sculptures are the main attractions of the valley.

Lumbini is in the foothills of the Himalaya 25 km east of the municipality of Kapilavastu, where the Buddha is said to have lived till the age of 29. Kapilvastu is the name of the place in question as well as of the neighbouring district. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple and others under construction. Also here is the Puskarini or Holy Pond - where the Buddha's mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he, too, had his first bath - as well as the remains of Kapilvastu palace.

Outline Itinerary

  • Arrival day in Kathmandu
  • Explore kathmandu valley
  • From kathmandu drive to Lumbini
  • Explore Lumbini
  • Drive from Lumbini to Kathmandu
  • Departure day from Kathmandu

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.


Day 1:

Arrival day in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft

After your Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you and then you will be taken to your hotel. Our tour operator will explain briefly about the program. Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may explore "Thamel". In the evening we host welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with local music and ethnic dance. O/N Kathmandu.

Day 2:

Explore kathmandu valley
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
Place we visit: Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Krishna Temple & Patan Durbar


It's an experience not to be missed - wake up in the early morning. The next, we head for Kathmandu and keep half day valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of  Kathmandu Valley. We then visit Patan, a famous city features of arts and crafts - the highlight of trip is the Krishna Temple, Patan Durbar. O/N Kathmandu.
Day 3:

From kathmandu drive to Lumbini
Altitude: 2600m/ 8530ft
Distance of driving: 230 km, 7 to 8 hours drive


After breakfast, we travel overland from Kathmandu to the Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, where has been revered as the place of holy pilgrimage.
 

Upon your arrival at Lumbini, we transfer you to the hotel, check-in. Lumbini is the traditional birthplace of Lord Buddha. In Nepal, Lumbini lies in the foothills of the Himalayas. Lumbini is the wonder place to visit the different Buddhist temples and shrines from various nations could be finding there. we walk 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.. There you will also find the ancient museum that is Kapilvastu Museum; with the lots of pottery, jewelry and ornaments in museum.  O/N lumbini.

Day 4:

Explore Lumbini
Altitude: 2600m/ 8530ft
Placer we visit: Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house


After breakfast, we begin the trip by driving away, 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. O/N Lumbini. 

Day 5:

Drive from Lumbini to Kathmandu
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
Distance of driving: 230 km, 7 to 8 hours drive


After breakfast, we leave Lumbini by road and back to Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure. O/N Kathmandu.

Day 6:

Departure day from Kathmandu
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
Free day for shopping and Deparuture

 

Free morning, after breakfast, if you having enough time, you may explore town of kathmandu thamel, shopping paradise. Transfer to airport on time and our trip ends here.

Price: US $530 per person

Inclusions

• Airport pick up and transfer to hotel

• 3 star hotels in kathmandu on BB plan as per as itinerary suggested

• Guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley, all the entrance and monument fees

• Well come and farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant

• Round trip Private vehicle throughout the trip(private car/ Toyota hiace as per the group size)

• 2 night standard hotel in Lumbini on BB plan

• All Entry & monuments fees as per the itinerary suggested

• Round Trip English speaking escort

• All government and Local taxes

• Depature transfer

Exclusions

• Nepal Visa/intl. flights in/out Nepal

• Personal travel insurance

• Personal nature expenses & tips

• Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu,lumbini

• Any additional trips

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure and sightseeing tour in Nepal, tour arranged by A.A will be easy trip but also sometimes weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so, you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.


Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.


Nepal and Nepali people

Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal.


Nepali believes that “guests are God” so no need to worry about the safety matter. Although you will be careful about it and always consult your guide. However, you are under our care on any trips you would be joining us so do not have to worry.


Passport & Visa Information

Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.


Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa.
 

Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.


• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)

• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)

• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)

• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)

• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)


Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost


Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency


(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,

Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np)

 
Group Size:

In our trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is twenty or more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.

 
Our Guides, trip and safety

Despite the fact that you are with Advanced Adventures P. Ltd, it is very essential that you are accompanied with very experienced and qualified tour guide for the safety and successful of the trip. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Government and fluent in any language as per your need. Our guides are especially for the tour so that they have very good knowledge about the historical places with its entire history and many more. We assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.


Meals, Accommodation and Transportation:

While in Kathmandu and any other tour, we use 3 star standard or similar categories hotel on our trips. They are will all the modern facilities, rooms are with attached bath, 24 hours hot/cold water running, back up light if case of no electricity as it is usual at dry season, free WI-FI and internet access.. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200.


In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in Safari tour (Either in Chitwan National park or Bardia National park) full board of meals are included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Tea and Coffee). We will offer fresh and hygienic food so that you do not have to worry.


On our every tour, we use deluxe private transport so it is very comfort and convenient as per the tourist requirements. And depending on the group size, car (3 seated), Toyota Van (6 seated and 12 seated), Coaster Bus (22 seated) would be used. Depending on the tour you choose, you might have to use tourist bus for long distance drive which is comfortable and the best tourist vehicles available in Nepal.


(Upgrade hotel to 4 stars or 5 stars is possible in Kathmandu, please write us if you interested)


Tour Best Seasons:

We do have two different best seasons for the mentioned tour which are the best season as we call here in Nepal but we run the tour trip throughout the year.


Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time of the year, best visibility, good Temperature.


Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent weather, crystal clear blue skies, best visibility.


Winter Months: - (December, January and February) - Winter also well, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this accordingly.


Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We can still run the trip but not the best to be honest.

 
Travel Insurance and Vaccination:

 Travel insurance is compulsory. You are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance before travelling with us. Please make sure that you know exactly what you are covered for. Make sure that your travel insurance covers trip cancellation insurance, general medical expenses, and hospitalizations.


Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling. Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.


To Book

once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us. If you need to have your own date, please kindly write us so that we are happy for your own date.


Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected trip.

 

Please don't hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.

 

Notation: Airport Stops Route

Equipments

It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

Head:
Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Hands:
Lightweight gloves 
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

 

Upper Body:
T-shirts (2) 
Light and expedition weight thermal tops 
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacket 

T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Advanced Adventure provide you this

 

Lower Body:
Underwear (4) 
Hiking shorts (2) 
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
 

Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4) 
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4) 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
 

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Thermarest sleeping pad 
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Small wash towel

Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars 
Reading book 
Trail Map/Guide book 
Journal & Pen 
Walkman 
Pencils and small notebooks 
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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