This summer we made a trip through Mustang, Nepal. Thanks to our guide Chhabi, it was an unforgettable experience. He led us along the most beautiful paths and showed us many interesting places. We le Read More
Op 4 juli 2015 kort na de aardbeving, vertrokken we met de rugzak op richting de hoofdstad van Nepal, Kathmandu.
Met een groep van 7 vrienden gingen we een groot avontuur tegemoet. We wisten niet goe Read More
The Kingdom of Bhutan (DRUK YUL , Land of the Thunder Dragon), was only opened to tourists in limite [More]
Lumbini that means 'The Lovely One' in Sanskrit is a famous Buddhist site in the Lumbini District Zone of Nepal. Lumbini is considered the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. Many a times referred as 'The Light of Asia', Buddha was the founder of Buddhism faith. His period is estimated to be approximately between 563 and 483 BC. Lumbini is located 25kms east of the municipality of Kapilvastu. Kapilvastu was the seat of governance of the then kingdom of Nepal. In the year 1896, the Indo-British archaeology team discovered a great stone pillar at the site. Later that pillar was attributed to Ashoka, the Mauryan ruler and propagator of Buddhism. The records maintained by Fa Hein were also taken in to consideration in the process. For Buddhists, this is one of four pilgrimage sites based around the life of Gautam Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya, and Sarnath. Going by its cultural, religious and historical importance, UNESCO declared Lumbini, a world heritage site in the year 1997. The place is famous for Maya Devi temple. It is believed that the present temple has been built at the place where Queen Maya gave birth to lord Buddha. Another important structure is the Ashoka pillar. Apart from that Lumbini has ruins of various Stupas and monasteries. Then there is Pushkarni pond where Queen Maya took bath before giving birth to Buddha. The Lumbini region comes under Lumbini Trust, an NGO. Foreign pilgrims here have constructed new temples and monasteries. The Buddhist associations of China, Myanmar and Gautami Nuns have their separate pagodas. The ones by Japan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam are under construction. Day 01:Arrive at Trivuwan international airport in Kathmandu, transfer to selected Hotel and rest of day personal activities. Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing by professional tour guide. Swoyambunath (monkey ) Stupa, Kathmandu durbar square, Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath stupa, Day 03: Kathmandu drive to rafting point by tourist bus, our representative will come to pick up and you will raft and then drive to Chitwan and overnight at selected hotel. Day 04: Full day activities in Chitwan and overnight at selected hotel. The programs are Elephent safari/Nature walk/Birds watching/culture dance/Tharu village tour/ Day 05: Chitwan to Lumbini by private car and then overnight at selected Hotel in Lumbini. Day 06: Sightseeing in birth place of Buddha whole day and overnight selected Hotel.This day, you will visit the birth place of Buddha. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple, Ashok pillar and many other monasteries. Also located 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. Day 07: Drive Lumbini to Pokhara. It is nice driving part. You can easily enjoy with nature and mountains scenery and then overnight at selected Hotel in Pokhara. Day 08: Pokhara valley sightseeing by professional tour guide. Devi’s fall, Gupteswor cave, Tibetan refuse camp, Seti river banishing, Museum, Bindabasini temple, Barahi temple, Boating, Bat cave, Day 09: Early in the morning our private car will drive to Sarangkot (30 minutes) and (30minutes walking) Sarangkot hill (Top). We may see beautiful mountains views of Dhaulagiri 8167m, Manaslu 8163m and Annapurna 8091m and, in the middle of the Annapurna range, the Machhapuchhre 6993m (virgin Fishtail) and best sunrise. After that you will drive back to Pokhara and have a breakfast and we will flight back to Kathmandu. Day 10:Departure to your home country. What's Included Pick up and Drop at Trivuwan International Airport in kathamndu by private car. All private transportation for whole tour. One day Trisuli river rafting. All the activities, meals and 2 Nights Hotel in Chitwan. Professional government register certificate holder tour guide. Tour guide’s: food, accommodation, insurance and salary etc. All government tax and official expenses. 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast plan (BB Plan). 2 Nights Hotel in Lumbini on Bed and Breakfast Plan (BB Plan). 2 Nights hotel in Hotel in Pokhara on Bed and Breakfast Plan (BB Plan) Pokhara /Kathmandu Flight ticket. Farewell dinner in Kathmandu. What's Not Included All Hot, Hard and soft drinks like Coke, Fanta, Mineral water, Beer etc. Meals in all tour. Your travel insurance and visa fee. International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40). Entrance fees. Tips for Guide and Driver. Meeting Point Kathmandu International Airport.