Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport, transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Patan city tour (Known as Buddhist Historical city)
Patan has a long Buddhist history and the four corners of the city are marked by stupas said to have been erected by the Great Buddhist emperor ASHOKA around 250B.C. Later inscriptions refer to palaces in the city in the 5th century A.D., although Patan’s great building boom toke place under the Malla’s in the 16th, 17th and 18th century. Inside the city we can visit other many Buddhist related monuments such as GOLDEN TEMPLE, MAHABOUDDHA TEMPLE, ASHOKA STUPAS, RUDRA VARNA MAHAVIHAR(Monastery) etc.
Day 03: Sightseeing of Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath
Swoyambhunath: The oldest Stupa in the Valley dedicated to Adi Buddha. Both are UNESCO International Heritage Sites (A. M.)
Boudhnath: Thebiggest Stupa in Nepal shown in the film LITTLE BUDDHA, build in the centre of a Mandala with Tantrik forms of Buddha in the niches at the base. It is believe to have been constructed by woman, who managed to acquire the land for the stupa by skillfully cutting the skin of an animal. One of the important sites of pilgrimage to the Buddhists from Tibet & Ladakh. Both are UNESCO International Heritage Sites.
Day 04: Drive Kathmandu-Lumbini 250 kms 7-8 hrs drive
Lumbini, The birth place of Lord Buddha, is situated 250kms south west of Kathmandu and the drive passes through the banks of the famous rivers of Nepal, with places of natural beauty, green forest and terraces. After 4 hrs, you are in the lowland of Nepal, where the roads are straight & wide. Upon arrival to Lumbini Check in with the hotel and rest day free.
Day 05: Lumbini, Tilaurakot
Lumbini: Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buiddha (Siddhartha Gautama) the founder of Buddhism, known as the BUDDHA or the enlightened one. This is confirmed by the existence of an inscribed pillar erected 318 years after the event by the great Buddhist Emperor ASHOKA, where you can see the authentic proof that the Buddha has born in Nepal.
Tilaurakot: Around an hour’s drive 27km north –west of Lumbini, where the interesting archeological site of Tilaurakot is situated. This has been identified as the ancient Kapilabastu, the Capital of King Suddhodhana, Buddha’s father, and where Buddha himself as Prince Siddhartha Gautama spent the first 29 years of his life. Drive back to Lumbini.
Day 06: Drive Lumbini – Kathmandu
Dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with Nepali folk dances
Day 07: After Breakfast –Departure Transfer to the Airport