Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the northwest part of the temple. Swayambhunath occupies a central position, it is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. For Tibetans and followers of Tibetan Buddhism, it is second only to Boudhanath.
The Swayambhunath complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. The stupa has Buddha's eyes and eyebrows painted on it. Between them, there is something painted which looks like the nose but is the symbol of 'unity'. There are also shops, restaurants and hostels. The site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps leading directly to the main platform of the temple which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra.
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The temple is served as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. The temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site's list. Born Hindus alone are allowed to enter the temple premises. Non-Hindu visitors are allowed to have a look at the temple from the other bank of Bagmati river.
Lumbinī is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal. It is the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who as Gautam Buddha founded the Buddhist tradition. Buddha lived between 563 and 483 BCE.
Lumbini was the place where Buddha lived until the age of 29. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple, and others under construction. 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, as well as the remains of Kapilvastu palace. At other sites near Lumbini, earlier Buddhas were, according to tradition, born, achieved ultimate awakening and finally relinquished earthly form.
DAY TO DAY ITINENARY DETAIL
Day 01 : Welcoming by Nepalese culture at arrival in Kathmandu airport
Day 02 : Sightseeing of World Heritage Sites at Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambunath Stupa(Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupati Nath Temple
Day 03 : Drive to Chitwan National Park from Kathmandu(6: 00 hours)
Day 04 : Full day Jungle Safari
Day 05 : Drive to Lumbini (the birth place of Lord Buddha)
Day 06 : Full day sightseeing program and explore pilgrimage activities
Day 07 : Drive back to Kathmandu from Lumbini
Day 08 : Mountain flight program of Mt. Everest region(top of world)
Day 09 : Sightseeing Program in Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Khokana and Bungmati Village
Day 10 : Drop at international airport to return back to home country.
THE COST INCLUDES:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private Vehicle.
- Four nights standard accommodation in star level hotel in Kathmandu.
- Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking
- All accommodations during the trek.
- Both ways bus fare from Kathmandu to Chitwan and same way come back.
- An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
- Travel & Rescue arrangement.
- All government taxes.