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Max. Elevation
1320 m / 4330 ft
Group size
Min 2 (Single Supplement $325)
Level
Easy
Transportation
All ground transportation and domestic flight as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu / Pokhara / Lumbini and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu / Pokhara / Lumbini and all meals during the trek
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Lumbini - Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Exciting tour of scenic Pokhara blessed by natural wonders of Himalayan peaks.
  • Amazing Pokhara with mountains, lakes and a premier place for adventure sports.
  • Explore beautiful Pokhara, a renowned tourist destinations for holiday activities.
  • Drive to Lumbini around Nepal southern mid-west the low warm land of Terai belt.
  • Tour of historical Lumbini, birth place of Lord Buddha known as ‘Light of Asia’.
  • Visit the World Peace Pagoda, a symbol of peace and harmony, offering panoramic views of Pokhara Valley and the Himalayan peaks.
  • Explore the picturesque Phewa Lake, surrounded by lush forests and offering stunning reflections of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains.
  • Stroll through the peaceful Lumbini Garden, adorned with beautiful landscapes, meditation spots, and Buddhist stupas from various countries.
  • Witness the ancient Ashoka Pillar, erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BCE to commemorate his visit to Lumbini and spread Buddhism.
  • Experience the tranquil and spiritual atmosphere of Lumbini, offering a serene environment for introspection and meditation.

Overview

POKHARA & LUMBINI TOUR: from scenic city Pokhara to historical and religious holy sites of Lumbini’ 
Pokhara and Lumbini tour, relaxing holiday destinations to enjoy in the comfort of nice hotels and resorts. Where you will be in close harmony with immense local colorful cultures with scenic views of the Himalayan peaks. A leisure vacation with scenic views and experience the cultures of Nepal, as well as visiting glorious scenic hills. Exploring ancient sites steeped with world heritage monuments of temples and monasteries of great delights.

Pokhara and Lumbini is just not a tour but an educational and observing the impressive customs with historical backgrounds. A perfect tour for all age groups, including school/college students’ as well executive people can join in.

Allows visitors to get a taste of Nepalese heritage and be close to high Himalayan peaks. Where visit leads you from the hustle and bustle city of Kathmandu to picturesque Pokhara, a city of great charm. Blessed by the natural beauty of high Annapurna, Manaslu Himalaya range with serene lakes enclosed by tiers of rolling green hills.  Pokhara is the number one tourist destination in Nepal, and probably around the world, a beautiful and picturesque location. 

Pokhara is also the start and ending points of various adventures from trekking, mountaineering, and rafting to mountain biking. Pokhara is an exciting place, listed as the world’s premier country for all types of adventure and leisure sports events and activities. From Pokhara, our tour leads to Nepal's Far Mid-West around the low sub-tropical areas of Terai at Lumbini. The official birthplace of Lord Buddha, the ‘Light of Asia’, where visitors can witness the ancient historical sites. 

The visit leads towards the 6th Century B.C. the time when Lord Buddha, then a prince of the Sakya kingdom was born.

Lumbini with many famous historical and religious sites designated as UNESCO world heritage sites. This holy place is the hub for all Buddhists around the world, as well as for people interested in Buddhism. 

Lumbini, is truly an interesting place to experience, our tour slowly ends taking a panoramic flight to Kathmandu. After a marvelous and enjoyable moment on Pokhara and Lumbini Tour with great guidance of Himalayan Forever Treks

Why choose Kathmandu?
Kathmandu, Nepal, is a popular destination for backpackers due to its affordability. However, for those seeking a more luxurious experience, 5-star hotels such as the Annapurna Hotel Kathmandu and luxury resorts like the Gokarna Forest Resort offer excellent options for luxury holiday packages or Nepal honeymoon packages. In addition to luxurious accommodations, Kathmandu also offers fascinating sights such as ancient temples dating back to the 1st century BC and unique places like cremation grounds, making it a truly unforgettable destination for sightseeing.

How can I travel to Pokhara?
There are two transportation options from Kathmandu to Pokhara included in every holiday package: a 6-8 hour road trip or a 22-minute flight on a small plane. 

What will I see on a Pokhara sightseeing tour?
On this tour, we will start with a visit to Kathmandu before exploring Pokhara. The main attractions in Pokhara include three caves (bat cave, Mahendra cave, Guptesor cave), Davis fall, Mountain Museum, Bindabasini temple, Sarangkot, and World Peace Stupa. Our itinerary for the Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini tour will include all the major sights covered in other holiday tour packages.

What we will do in Lumbini?
Discovering Lumbini's Rich History Lumbini offers a unique opportunity to delve into the fascinating history of Buddhism and to visit the exact birthplace of Buddha. The Mayadevi Temple houses a remarkable footprint that serves as tangible proof of Buddha's birth there. Exploring Lumbini means immersing oneself in the legacy of Gautama Buddha, the Asoka Pillar, fragments of his life cycle, and the Buddhist monasteries constructed by devoted followers from all corners of the globe. The World Peace Flame and the serene natural surroundings of the sacred garden provide a captivating backdrop to the Lumbini experience. Every Buddha Purnima, this holy site hosts a grand celebration to commemorate the birth of Buddha. Dignitaries from the government of Nepal and Buddhist practitioners worldwide gather here to honor Buddha's birthday in this sacred location.

Important Note

Tour Mode: In best available Hotels.
Tour Grade: Leisure with short walks.
Area of Tour: Nepal Mid and Far South West.
Tour duration: 05 / 06 Days, with drives and flights both ways.
Total Trip:  07 Nights / 08 Days from arrival to main departures.Best Seasons:

Nearly all months of the year except for monsoon wet seasons of rainy time from mid-June to August. The rest of the months are good for the tour of Pokhara & Lumbini. However the best time is spring from March to May, and autumn/fall from September to November. As well as during the winter months of December to February, cold morning and night time. March to May is quite warm with most days being clear for views and short walks and drives. Autumn is also the best time for a tour of Pokhara and Lumbini, days are much clear but cold morning and night time. The days are shorter during autumn and winter times due to limited sunlight hours.

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will meet you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the tour, hotels. Includes details of the local culture with do’s and don’ts, evening a group welcome dinner in a nice Nepali Restaurants.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

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Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history.  A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Hanuman Dhoka Square, stands as a testament to the city's royal history. Surrounded by ancient palaces, courtyards, and temples, this UNESCO World Heritage Site encapsulates centuries of Nepalese architecture. The square served as the royal palace for the Malla kings and later the Shah dynasty.

Upon entering, visitors are greeted by the magnificent Hanuman Dhoka Palace, a complex adorned with intricately carved wooden windows and doors. The Kumari Ghar, home to the living goddess Kumari, adds an air of mystique to the square. The Kumari, a prepubescent girl chosen as the living embodiment of the goddess Taleju, occasionally makes appearances at her window, captivating onlookers.

Exploring the narrow alleys surrounding the square reveals hidden courtyards, shrines, and vendors selling traditional artifacts. The combination of historical charm and vibrant street life makes Kathmandu Durbar Square an unforgettable destination.

Pashupati Nath:

A short journey eastward leads to the sacred grounds of Pashupati Nath, one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world. Nestled on the banks of the Bagmati River, Pashupati Nath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and draws pilgrims from across the globe.

The main temple, adorned with intricate wood carvings and golden spires, stands as the focal point of the complex. Only Hindus are allowed into the inner sanctum, but visitors can witness the rituals and ceremonies from the eastern bank of the river. The atmosphere is infused with spirituality as devotees perform rituals, sadhus (holy men) meditate, and the scent of incense wafts through the air.

Pashupati Nath is not only a religious site but also a reflection of Nepal's rich architectural heritage. The surrounding area, with its ancient statues, shrines, and ghats, provides a serene backdrop to this spiritual haven.

Boudha:

Heading northeast from Pashupati Nath, the journey culminates at the iconic Boudha Stupa, a symbol of Buddhism and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The colossal white dome, adorned with the watchful eyes of the Buddha, dominates the landscape, creating a serene and contemplative ambiance.

The Boudha Stupa is encircled by a bustling market, where locals and tourists alike peruse a plethora of shops offering Tibetan artifacts, prayer flags, and traditional handicrafts. The rhythmic prayer chants, the spinning of prayer wheels, and the fluttering of colorful flags create a mesmerizing atmosphere.

The stupa itself is a marvel of symmetry and symbolism. Pilgrims circumambulate the structure, spinning prayer wheels and offering prayers, while monks in nearby monasteries engage in their daily rituals. As the sun sets, the stupa is illuminated, casting a tranquil glow that adds to the spiritual aura. Completing the tour back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for the tour beyond Kathmandu.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

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An exciting morning and interesting day, transfer to a private coach or in a regular Tourist Bus for Pokhara.

Traveling overland is interesting to observe the country’s rural farm life, as the drive leads beyond Kathmandu valley. Facing views of snow peaks along the drive, as the drive reach low warm farm villages and towns. The main highway follows Trisuli River for few hours, then heads west with great views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas. Then finally ending the journey at beautiful city of Pokhara where all good hotels located by the serene Phewa lake side.

(Options by air to Pokhara from Kathmandu a short half hour flight)

Max. altitude

860m / 2,822 ft.

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Morning as early as possible before breakfast, a short drive to Sarankot hill top a famous view-points. Offers stunning sunrise wide range of Himalayan peaks, from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu. Includes panorama of Pokhara green valley and the Lake Phewa. Sarankot Hill, a popular spot for Para-Gliding, Zip-Line also. After enjoying the brilliant views of snow peaks and sunrise, drive back to hotel for breakfast. The tour continues around natural wonders of Pokhara, tour leads to Seti Gorge, David’s / Devi or Patale Chhago Water Falls- visit Peace Stupa and around Pokhara local markets away from main touristic area.

Max. altitude

1,600m / 5,249 ft.

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An enjoyable drive to Nepal Far Mid-Southern low land to Lumbini, morning depart from the hotel. As drive heads south on winding road past nice farm villages and towns, reaching Syangja and Butwal city near Tansen, Palpa district.

The drive continues leaving the hills for flatland of Terai belt, slowly the drive ends reaching Lumbini. Staying in the best hotels, close around the premises of Buddha birth site, on arrival transfer into a nice hotel. Having time to get refreshed and explore around the town of Lumbini and observe the local culture quite similar to Indians, due to close border with India.

Max. altitude

163m / 535 ft.

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Buddha’s birth places and its historical sites, Lumbini a traditional birthplace of Gautama Buddha. The founder of Buddhism, born in the 6th century B.C. In the month of May 642 BC. The exact spot where Lord Buddha had announced, "This is my final rebirth" as he entered the world.

In 249 BC, the Buddhist convert of Northern India, Emperor Asoka visited Lumbini and constructed four stupas and a stone pillar. Asoka’s Pillar bears an inscription that translates as: "King Piyadasi (Asoka), beloved of devas, in the 20 year of the coronation. The king himself made a royal visit and proved that Buddha Sakyamuni was born in Lumbini. Where he built a stone pillar. As time went by and most people thought Buddha was born in India. Until the site was rediscovered in 1895, when a German archaeologist came upon Asoka’s Pillar.

Then identified by its inscription as well from early records made by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian. Were also used in the process of identifying the religiously acclaimed site. Lumbini was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

After an interesting tour back to hotel with time to stroll around the street and market at Lumbini.

Max. altitude

163m / 535 ft.

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Morning as time for the flight to Kathmandu, get transferred to Bhairawa city airport, name Siddhartha Gautama Buddha International Airport.

A scenic flight of less than hour, facing superb panorama of Himalayan peaks till it land at Kathmandu airport. On arrival at Kathmandu air terminal transfer to your hotel, with afternoon free to enjoy personal activities.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

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Hotel

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Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience on Pokhara and Lumbini Tour.

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Includes

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  • 3*** (Three Star) Hotel in Kathmandu / Pokhara and Lumbini at tourist standard hotels
  • In Kathmandu / Pokhara / Lumbini with Bed and Breakfast only basis.
  • Sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  • Service of city guides throughout the trip with tour escort.
  • Comprehensive medical kits and re-confirmation of international air tickets.
  • Airfare as per the itinerary Bhairawa to Kathmandu including comfortable coach or car as per size of a group.

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal Visa-Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Personal gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation services required.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from the tour back to Kathmandu. Including expenses of accompanying guides.
  • Meals in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini, besides breakfast.
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Had an incredible experience with Himalayan Forever Treks during my Pokhara and Lumbini tour. Their team was exceptionally helpful and experienced in planning every aspect of the trip. From the peaceful lakes of Pokhara to the historic sites of Lumbini, the tour was well-paced and informative.Their attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction made the trip truly exceptional.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Approx. 220 k.m. or 137 miles, driving distance from Kathmandu, by air is just 30 minutes flight to reach beautiful city in Pokhara.

Pokhara and Lumbini is famous and popular tourist destination, provides travelers various standard of hotels from budget to deluxe class accommodation. Where all hotels restaurants offers comprehensive food menu to choose from, the foods. From Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali and bakery products. The most famous and popular is Nepali Dal / Bhat (boiled or steam rice, served with various lentil soups, vegetable or meat mild curry, includes pickles of choice.

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes, even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

The next best season is autumn / fall from September to November, but visitors can enjoy the tour during winter times of December to February.  Cold morning and night time, but during day time warm and sunny the sunlight hours is much shorter. 

At present all cities and towns including rural villages have facilities of ISTD and STD or cell / SAT phones. Where one can easily communicate around the world.WI-FI and Internets available around all cities and towns as well in most villages around Nepal. SIMS cards available on showing your passport copies with small charge as per your time in Nepal.

The main religions of Nepal is Hinduism about more than 80 %, followed by Buddhism. The two main religions Hindu and Buddhism have their own special interesting culture and custom. 

The Pokhara and Lumbini Tour is a journey that covers two prominent destinations in Nepal – the scenic city of Pokhara and the birthplace of Buddha, Lumbini.

The tour often starts in Kathmandu, and participants may drive or fly to Pokhara first, then proceed to Lumbini.

The tour duration is typically 7 to 10 days, allowing for exploration and relaxation in both Pokhara and Lumbini.

Common attractions include Phewa Lake, Devi's Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Sarangkot for sunrise views, and the Peace Pagoda.

Lumbini is known for the Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Lumbini Garden, and various monasteries representing different countries.

The distance is approximately 200 kilometers, and transportation is usually by road, either by private vehicle or tourist buses.

As of my last update in January 2022, no special permits are required for these destinations.

Yes, the Pokhara and Lumbini Tour is suitable for solo travelers, and group tours can be joined for a more social experience.

Accommodation options range from budget guesthouses to luxury hotels in both Pokhara and Lumbini.

Yes, Lumbini is a significant pilgrimage site, and visitors can engage in meditation and explore the spiritual ambiance.

Yes, Phewa Lake in Pokhara offers boating opportunities, allowing visitors to enjoy the serene surroundings.

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