Kathmandu, Pokhara Chitwan Tour


The Kathmandu Valley is indeed a unique valley, wearing an exotic setting. Twenty-five centuries of history. It is completely surrounded by a tier of Green Mountain walls above which to the north tower the mighty snowcapped peaks during the winter. It consists of four major cities carrying great historic, artistic and cultural interest.


Tour in NepalLumbini (Sanskrit for "the lovely") is a Buddhist pilgrimage site located at the Nepalese town of Kapilavastu, district Rupandehi, near the Indian border. Lumbini is one of four Buddhist pilgrimage sites based on major events in the life of Gautama Buddha. Interestingly, all of the events occurred under trees. The other three sites are in India: Bodh Gaya (enlightenment), Sarnath (first discourse), and Kushinagar (death).


Lumbini is the traditional birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, who was born in the 7th or 6th century BC. According to Buddhist tradition, Maya Devi (or Mayadevi) gave birth to the Buddha on her way to her parent's home in Devadaha in the month of May in the year 642 BC. Feeling the onset of labor pains, she grabbed hold of the branches of a shade tree and gave birth to Siddharta Gautama, the future Buddha. The Buddha is said to have announced, "This is my final rebirth" as he entered the world. Buddhist tradition also has it that he walked immediately after his birth and took seven steps, under each of which a lotus flower bloomed.

In 249 BC, the Buddhist convert Emperor Ashoka visited Lumbini and constructed four stupas and a stone pillar. Ashoka's Pillar bears an inscription that translates as: "King Piyadasi (Ashoka), beloved of devas, in the 20 year of the coronation, himself made a royal visit, Buddha Sakyamuni having been born here, a stone railing was built and a stone pillar erected to the Bhagavan ["blessed one"] having been born here. Lumbini village was taxed reduced and entitled to the eight part (only)".

Monasteries and temples were built at Lumbini until the 9th century, but Buddhism declined in the area after the arrival of Islam and later Hinduism. All that remained was a sculpture, revered by local women as a fertility symbol. The garden of the Buddha's birth was lost for a thousand years. The site was rediscovered in 1895, when a German archaeologist came upon Ashoka's Pillar, identified by its inscription. Records made by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian were also used in the process of identifying this religiously acclaimed site. Lumbini was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

What to See

Lumbini lies in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. The site is a large garden with a grove of pipal trees. The area around Lumbini is entirely Hindu, but many Buddhist temples and shrines from various nations are scattered around the holy site itself.

The most important temple at Lumbini is the Maya Devi Temple, which enshrines the traditional site of the Buddha's birth. The current temple stands on the site of earlier temples and stupas, including the stupa built by Ashoka. The modern temple consists mainly of simple white building that protects ancient ruins, with the exact spot of the Buddha's birth identified. The delicate sandstone sculptures discovered here are now in the National Musuem in Kathmandu.

Atop the temple is a small square tower of the type seen in Kathmandu, with Buddha eyes on each side and a golden pinnacle on top. On the south side of the temple is a sacred pool (see top photo), where it is said Maya Devi bathed before giving birth, and where the newborn Buddha was washed by two dragons.

The Maha Devi temple is surrounded by the brick foundations of ancient temples and monasteries. All around Lumbini, long lines of colorful prayer flags are strung between trees. They carry prayers and mantras heavenward as they flap on the breeze. The other main sight of interest at Lumbini is Ashoka's Pillar, near the temple. It is protected by a small fence, which is decorated with prayer flags and banners from the faithful. Around the courtyard containing the pillar are bowls for incense sticks, and there is room to sit in front of the pillar for contemplation.

Getting There

Lumbini is in west-central Nepal near the Indian border. It is not terribly easy to get to, and the site does not receive a large amount of visitors. Most pilgrims to Lumbini come from Southeast Asia, Japan and Tibet, but westerners come regularly as well. Lumbini has a small airport, which receives flights from airlines like the aptly-named Buddha Air. Consult the links below for more information.


Tour to Jungle SafariChitwan National Park:

One of the oldest and most popular National Parks in Nepal is situated within the inner subtropical Terai lowlands of Southern-Central Nepal. The park was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1984. The Park covers a pristine area with a unique eco-system of significant value to the world.  It contains the Churiya hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains of the rivers Rapti, Reu and Narayani.

Approximately 70 % of the park vegetation is covered by Sal forests. The remaining vegetation types include 20 % of grassland, 7 % of riverine forest and  3% of sal with chirpine. The latter are found in the Churia (Siwalik) range. which are the low hills after the Terai flatlands.  The riverine forests mainly consist  of khair, sisso and simal or kapok (the silk cotton tree). The grasslands are a diverse and complex community with over 50 species. The Saccharun species, popularly known as elephant grass, can reach 8m in height. The shorter grasses such as Imperata are used by the locals for thatch roofs. There are more than 43 species of mammals in the park. The Park is famous for the  endangered  and elusive "Royal Bengal Tiger" .

The park is home to the one horned Indian Rhinoceros, fresh water ghariel crocodile along with many other common species such as gaur (Asian bison) wild elephants, four horned antelopes, striped hyenas, pangolins, Gangetic dolphins,  monitor lizards and pythons. Other animals found in the park include sambars, chitalss (spotted deer) barking deer, sloth bear, palm civets, languors and rhesus monkeys. The park is also famous for over 450 species of birds.

Among the endangered birds are the Bengal florican, the Giant Hornbill, the Lesser Florican, the Black Stork and   White Stork. Common birds seen in the park including Peafowl, Red Jungle fowl, and different species of Egrets, Herons, Kingfishers, Flycatchers and Woodpeckers. The best time for bird watching is around March and December. More than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles have been recorded in the park, some of which are the Marsh mugger Crocodile, cobras Green Pit Viper and various species of frogs and tortoises.

The Chitwan National Park is also an educational field for botanists and zoologists alike. The park is actively engaged in scientific studies and research concerning several species of wild fauna and flora. The Chitwan National Park has many lodges and tented camps inside and outside as well. The park can be reached via a 190 km road, a drive of approximately 5-6 hours, and by Air about a 20 minute flight to Megauli or to Bharatpur including a short ride by elephant or by a four wheel drive. It may also be reached by the ultimate way with a surge of adrenaline and scenic floats Rafting on the Trisuli River.


Bandipur is one of the new emerging destinations of Nepal in the form of community-based tourism which reserves a splendid variety of natural and socio cultural diversity crammed in its small area. Bandipur hill town is located in Bandipur VDC, Tanahun district, southern corner of Gandaki zone, which is surrounded in Mahabharat range. It is situated south of the Prithivi highway midway between Pokhara and Kathmandu. It is strategically located about 143 km west of Kathmandu and 74 km south east of Pokhara and 7 km of south above form Dumre Bazar of Prithivi highway.

A new concept, called eco-tourism, has emerged as a responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well being of local people. The global tourism patterns have prompted adventure tourists and eco-tourists to visit new area and spend liberally to new destinations.


Bandipur is tourist paradise. This place offers varieties of attractions to the visitors.
• I t is a Nature gifted and nature paradise over looking the incredible expanse of Marshyandi river which cascades and takes a sharp turn eastward on its way to join the Trishuli river at Mug ling.
• Located in central areas of mixed canopy of pine and Sal forest and lush terraced fields
• It offers a breath-taking sweep of the Himalayan range from Lang tang in the east to Dhawalagiri in the west
• From nearby hilltops one can see as far as Manakamana and Gorkha to the east great Chitwan plains to the south.
• Surrounded in Mahabharat mountain range the view of Chimkeswari (one of the highest hills of Nepal) in the southeast and Mukundeshwari hill in the west of Bandipur equally contributes the beauty of Bandipur
• The view of glorious sunshine and sunset from Tundikhel and Gurungche hill makes a wonderful scene to tourists.
• Diversity of flora and fauna of Bandipur VDC offers more than 200 species of forest plants, 70 species of birds, 35 species of wild life.
• Siddha cave (probably the biggest cave in Asia) 18 feet width and 50 feet high situated north of Bandipur creates wonderful adventure. After entrance to huge and dark where numerous sub trails, gorge and holes created by waterfalls, rock cliffs carved in different magical figures, deep wide and long size of cave attracts the tourists. One can study stalagmite structure. It is said that this cavern has not been fully explored.
• Another mysterious cave called “Patalidwar” (a.k.a gateway to hell) which holds religious significance for the locals is waiting for tourists to explore the geological marvel.
• Similarly Rock climbing at very steeply slopes and high rocky steeps, delightful eco trekking routes and sight seeing by walks are other exciting adventures stored in Bandipur.

As a socio cultural diversity, Bandipur is an ancient Newari mountain town, untouched by modernization and local with an abundance of ancient houses, temples of great significance and architecture. This medieval era town boasts festival all year round, besides a plethora of cultural offerings, Neighboring Magar, Gurung, Brahmin, Chetri, Damai and Sarki villages all contribute the cultural diversity of region.

On the basis of tourist views like the popular trend of home stay at villages with good culture and hospitality of Bandipur, various folklore and tribal dances as “Ghatu Nach”“Rodhi”,“Chudka”, “Balun”,“Maruni” etc. Virtually, one who reaches Bandipur once never forgets to visit twice and thrice because of its heavenly peculiarities Thus, these all sums of specialties really remain as a treasure for us to discover the hidden treasure of the earth.


*Green trekking with trek competition
*Sight seeing and Himalayas view
*Briefing and orientation by tourism experts
*Typical and Exotic cultural dances, songs and foods
*Fire camps
*Homes stay in typical home with hospitality
*Cave exploration with experienced nature guides/geologists
*Rock climbing, cycling
*Interaction with local culture, society and organizations
*Historical and ancient Newari civilization
*Temples/religious heritage visits
*Wildlife, bird watching and vegetation




Pokhara is one of the most unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape  and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machapuchere on its beautiful lakes. Pokhara is situated in the mid western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu, and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with  a sweeping panoramic view of the mid western Himalaya.

Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa and Phewa. The most stunning of Pokhara's sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South. Among these high peaks it is the towering majestic Mt. Maccahapuchare (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range

Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal's most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering, Expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it's a also an ideal spot for all types of holiday makers.

Kathmandu, Lumbini, Chitwan & Pokhara Tour Fact box

Mode of Tour: Hotel / Lodge.

Tour Grade: Leisure-moderate.

Kathmandu: 2-3 days.

Lumbini: 2-3 days.

Rafting-Jungle Safari: 2-3 days.

Pokhara: 2-3 days

Total Trip duration: 11 night 12 days.

Trip Map

Kathmandu, Lumbini, Chitwan & Pokhara Tour Map

Kathmandu, Lumbini, Chitwan & Pokhara Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03: Drive to Lumbini, Over night at hotel.

Day 04: Full day Sightseeing around Lumbini.

Day 05: Drive to Chitawan National Park.

Day 06: Full day jungle activities in Chitwan National Park.

Day 07: Drive to Bandipur, over night at hotel.

Day 08: Full day Tour around Bandipur and village.

Day 09: Drive to Pokhara.

Day 10: Free day at Pokhara for local sightseeing.

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 12: International Departure.