Nepal Adventure Trip

Classic Nepal Tour

Classic Nepal TourLumbini is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam(Buddha), the apostle of peace shows the compassion and non-violence. The broken Ashoka pillar remnant of an old monastery reflects the images of Buddha's mother Maya Devi etc. that are preserved in Lumbini. The historic importance of the pillar is evident by the inscription engraved in the pillar in Brahmi script. The pillar was erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred site. To the south of the pillar is the sacred pond, Puskarni, where Queen Maya Devi had taken a bath just before giving birth to the Buddha and where infant Buddha was given his first purification bath. The single most important place of the Lumbini and to the entire Buddhist world for that matter is the stone slab located deep in the Sanctum sanctorum. Revealed after hard and meticulous excavations under the three layers of ruins over the site of a famous Maya Devi temple, the stone slab foundation pinpoints the location of the original place marking the exact spot of the birthplace of Lord Buddha. In addition to Ashoka Pillar, the other Shrine of importance is the bas-relief image of Maya Devi, enshrined in a small pagoda-like structure. The image shows Maya Devi, mother of the Lord supporting herself by holding on with her right hand to a branch of Sal tree, with newly born infant Buddha standing upright on a lotus pedestal on an oval halo. Two other celestial figures are depicted in an act of pouring water and lotuses bestowed from heaven. Our scenic pilgrimage drive includes the best of the wonderful spots of Nepal and Lumbini is renowned as the most famous trekking destination of Nepal.

The Durbar square is surrounds with spectacular architecture and vividly show cases the skills of the Newari artists and crafts men over several centuries. The royal palace was originally situated at Dattaraya square and was only later moved to the Durbar square location. The Katmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings who ruled over the city. Along with these palaces, the square also surrounds quadrangles revealing courtyards and temples. The square is presently know as Hanuman Dhoka, a name derived from the statue of Hanuman, the monkey devotee of Lord Ram, near the entrance of the palace. The preference for the construction of royal palaces at this site dates back to as early as the Licchavi period in the third century. Even though the present palaces and temples have undergone repeated and extensive renovations and nothing physical remains from that period, names like Gunapo and Gupo, which are the names referred to the palaces in the square in early scriptures, imply that the palaces were built by Gunakamadev, a king ruling late in the tenth century. When Kathmandu City became independent under the rule of King Ratna Malla (1484–1520) the palaces in the square became the royal palaces for its Malla kings. When Prithvi Narayan Shah invaded the Kathmandu Valley in 1769, he also favored the Kathmandu Durbar Square for his palace. Other subsequent Shah kings continued to rule from the square until 1896 when they moved to the Narayan Hiti Palace. However, the square is still the center of important royal events like the coronation of King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah in 1975 and King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah in 2001. And it is full of classic architectures. And it is one of the best destinations for those who really wants to see the classic and architectural things over there.

Boudhanath Stupa. According to legend, Boudhanath Stupa was built during the 5th century AD, by an old poultry woman who asked the king for land to construct a shrine to the Buddha. The king agreed, and offered her as much land as she could cover with the skin of a water buffalo. The woman proceeded to cut a buffalo hide into thin strips, and placed them end to end to form a huge circumference. The king realized that he had been tricked by the old woman, but he adhered to his word, the stupa was constructed according to these dimensions. Nowadays, the stupa is the most popular site for Buddhists in Nepal, and throughout the day pilgrims can be seen circumambulating the structure chanting mantras. It is especially spectacular at night when adorned with butter lamps. Remember to walk around the stupa in a clockwise direction and also to spin the prayer wheels clockwise. There is a small entry fee (raps 150) to enter the stupa area. This can be waived for guests of hotels located at the other side of the stupa. See also Depending on your time, tour in Kathmandu is flexible. Whether to expand or contract the length is on you. However, Himalaya Holiday Service highly recommends five days package to our respected clients. This tour to Kathmandu is a treasure of three old Durbars (royal palaces), widely famous Buddhist Stupas, renowned Hindu Shrine with open crematorium and a mountain at the edge of the valley.

Swayambhunath Temp: Swayambhunath Temple in Nepal is an absolute must magical mystical and religious facet of other cultures. This majestic temple is the oldest of all holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley and it is surrounded by an array of other sacred places of worship. Swayambhunath is also sometimes called the ‘monkey temple’ since numerous monkeys often swarm the area after nightfall when worshipers have departed from the temple. The Swayambhunath Temple is visited by Hindus, Vajrayana Buddhists from Nepal and Tibet and Newari Buddhists from Nepal, as well as a small number of tourists who come seeking spiritual enlightenment or the opportunity to explore the Nepalese culture and religion further.

Historical evidence gives proof that the Temple was already a place of Buddhist pilgrimage by the 5th century so the temple is obviously very old. It is easily recognizable in Kathmandu valley as it features a golden spire atop a massive white dome which is situated at the top of a conical wooded hill. There are 365 steps which lead up the hill to the four sided stupa. Each side of the stupa has a pair of big eyes, which are symbolic of god’s all-seeing perspective, while a third, much smaller eye signifies the wisdom of looking within. A number of worshipers visit the temple on a daily basis to make their way around the stupa in a clockwise direction---

Pashupatinath Temple: Pasupati 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 temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The temple is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams (Holy Abodes of Shiva on the continent). 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. It is regarded as the most sacred among the temples of Lord Shiva (Pashupati) .

The temple is of the Nepalese pagoda style of architecture. All the features of pagoda style are founded here like cubic constructions, beautifully carved wooden rafters on which they rest (tundal). The two level roofs are of copper with gold covering. It has four main doors, all covered with silver sheets. This temple has a gold pinnacle, (Gajur), which is a symbol of religious thought. The western door has a statue of large bull or Nandi, plated in bronze. The deity there is lingo images of Shiva along with statues, shrines, and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A temple dedicated to Shiva existed at this site in AD 879. However, the present temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1697. A gold-plated roof, silver doors, and woodcarvings of the finest quality decorate the pagoda construction. Guheswari Temple, restored in AD 1653, represents the female "force". It is dedicated to Satidevi, Shiva's first wife, who gave up her life in the flames of her father's fire ritual.

Trip Details Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02 : Pilgrimage tour in Kathmandu.

Day 03 : to Kurintar and visit Manakamana Temple by cable car.

Day 04 : Drive to Lumbini.

Day 05-06 : At Kapilvastu birth place of Lord Buddha

Day 07 : Drive to Pokhara

Day 08 : Guided pilgrimage tour in Pokhara

Day 09 : Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 10: In Kathmandu, free day

Day 11: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu