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||3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Lumbini
Lumbini is the Buddha's birthplace, one of the world's most important spiritual sites and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. Today you can visit over twenty-five Buddhist monasteries built by diverse countries from Vietnam to France, study Buddhism, meditate and visit the birthplace within the sacred Mayadevi Gardens.
Mayadevi Temple is the most sacred site in the Lumbini Garden where archaeologists have identified the exact spot where Lord Buddha was born. Inscriptions on the Ashoka Pillar nearby also refer to the spot as his birthplace. It is said that the newly born Prince Siddhartha (later became the Buddha) took his first seven steps and delivered his peace message to humanity here.
About Kathmandu Valley
The Kathmandu Valley is comprised of three historic cities - Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, which were once independent states ruled by Malla kings, who ruled the cities from the 12th to the 18th centuries and competed with each other to glorify their reign by building monuments and temples that showcased the craftsmanship and architectural skills of Newar artisans. It was a time when even the mighty Mongol Emporer Kublai Khan hired exceptional craftsmen from Kathmandu Valley to glorify his empire.
The famous Pagoda style architecture is a gift from the Kathmandu Valley to China. Now the valley is home to seven sites which make the valley a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site, a reminder of the golden era of Nepali architecture.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to the designated hotel. You will be briefed about your daily activities during the tour sometime before or after your check-in.
Day 02: Welcome to the City
After breakfast, we will visit one of the largest stupas in Kathmandu Valley Swayambhu Nath Temple (a.k.a Monkey Temple) located on a hilltop with a panoramic view of the city. We will then head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square- one of the most popular tourist destinations located at the heart of the city enlisted in the world UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, we will visit Patan Durbar Square famous for its handicraft, especially on authentic metal statues and woodworking. We'll get to visit many Hindu temples, Buddhist Chaityas, and Viharas.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lumbini
After breakfast, we will proceed to Lumbini by Private A/C car having a rather flexible and comfortable journey through the Prithvi Highway. Upon arrival on Lumbini, you'll have lunch and have the remaining day free to yourself for rest or your choice of pleasure.
Day 04: The Truth in the Vibe (Full Day Lumbini Tour)
Visiting Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, monasteries and different heritage and sites that captured the time-lapse of Nepal's history in a form.
Day 05: Lumbini - Kathmandu
After Breakfast, we will make a short visit to Tilaurahkot before hitting the road back to Kathmandu. After lunch, we'll commence our road trip back to the city.
Day 06: Kathmandu Sightseeing
After breakfast, we will proceed for our half-day tour of Boudha and Kapan monastery. Boudha is significantly important for Buddhist practitioners, high in spiritual energy used to be a stopover point for businessmen traveling to China in ancient times.
Day 07: Final Departure
After breakfast, our representative will take you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight towards your next destination.