Kathmandu and Lumbini Sightseeing Tour - 6 days

Kathmandu and Lumbini Sightseeing Tour - 6 days

Kathmandu and Lumbini Sightseeing tour is one of Nepal's finest short cultural, historical, and religious trips. The tour goes around two famous cities of Kathmandu and Lumbini. On the one hand, Kathmandu is culturally and historically rich and has several UNESCO world heritage sites. On the other hand, Lumbini is the holiest place in Nepal, also known as the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. So, it holds a prominent place for spiritual travelers across the globe.

You'll begin your journey by exploring the three most remarkable cities of Nepal; Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Next, you'll make a trip to a Buddhist pilgrimage site of Lumbini in the Rupandehi district. You'll explore unlimited monasteries, stupas, and religious landmarks in this land of Buddha. Finally, you'll end this cultural trip by departing to your home country from Kathmandu. 

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the cultural and historical world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • Visit the birthplace of Buddha, Lumbini
  • Explore several monasteries built by different countries in the monastic zone of Lumbini
  • Excursion of Lumbini's major attractions: Lumbini peace garden, Mayadevi Temple, Ashok Pillar, etc.
  • Get enlightened spiritually by visiting this scared birthplace of Gautam Buddha

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Day 3 Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour
Day 4 Fly to Lumbini and Full Day Sightseeing in Lumbini – 30 minutes flight
Day 5 Half-day sightseeing in Lumbini and Fly back to Kathmandu – 30 minutes flight
Day 6 Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel

Once you land at Kathmandu International Airport representative from Third Rock Adventures will receive it. After completing airport formalities, you'll drive to the respective hotel. 

Next, you'll get refreshed and attend orientation meetings regarding the trip. Your guide will brief you about the entire itinerary. Next, you can head out and explore nearby streets full of small shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.  

Day 2
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

boudhanath Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

After breakfast, you'll start your full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. Start your day by exploring the Hindu sacred Pashupatinath Temple dedicated to lord Shiva. Sitting at the bank of the Bagmati river, you could watch the cremation ceremony around the temple premises. 

Next, you'll visit the world's two biggest stupas; Boudhanath and Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey Temple). Boudhanath has a massive mandala. You can wander around the mandala, observe the devotees, do some souvenir shopping, or hang out at one nearby rooftop restaurant. 

Likewise, Swayambhunath temple sits atop in hill on the west side of Kathmandu valley. It is one of Nepal's oldest and most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The ambiance is very peaceful, with trance-inducing music and the fragrance of a butter lamp; you'll get the spiritual vibe. 

Finally, you'll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a living museum of great ancient Nepalese art and architecture. Ancient temples, statues, fountains, and courtyards exquisitely surround the durbar square area. 

After exploring all these famous UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu, you'll get back to the hotel. You can explore the Thamel area or relax in your hotel. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Day 3
Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour

Bhaktapur Durbar Square Bhaktapur Durbar Square

After breakfast, you will head to beautiful Patan city. In the Patan Durbar Square area, you can visit several ancient temples, such as Krishna Mandir dedicated to Lord Krishna, Golden Temple, Bhimsen Temple, etc., that hold historical and religious values. Also, these attractive temples depict the fantastic skills of ancient Newari craftsmen. 

Today's next destination will be the Newari town of Bhaktapur. Some notable monuments in the durbar square area are the 55-window palace, Taleju Bhawani Temple, Golden Gate, Bhairavnath Temple, etc. Along this, there are four unique squares; Durbar, Taumadhi, Dattatreya, and Pottery Square, which are equally worth visiting. 

After exploring these two historical cities, you'll drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. You can rest and prepare for the next day trip to Lumbini. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Day 4
Fly to Lumbini and Full Day Sightseeing in Lumbini – 30 minutes flight

Maya Devi Temple Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini

Early morning you'll take a flight to Lumbini in the southwestern terai region. Once you arrive at Bhairawa airport, you'll transfer to the hotel. After settling your luggage, you'll begin the Lumbini sightseeing tour. 

Start your excursion by visiting several monasteries built by different Buddhist countries like China, Japan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, etc. The best part is that each monastery showcases its country's architectural and religious styles. There are some Buddhist meditation centers where you can try meditation and yoga therapy. 

Moreover, if time permits, you can enjoy boating in the central canal. While boating, you can enjoy the great view of the Mayadevi complex on both sides. 

Overnight stay in Lumbini. 

Day 5
Half-day sightseeing in Lumbini and Fly back to Kathmandu – 30 minutes flight

After morning breakfast, you'll explore the Sacred Garden area. You can visit Lumbini Museum, Maya Devi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Maya Devi Pond, and Ashok Pillar here. All these notable landmarks hold historical, religious, and spiritual significance and are related to Lord Buddha's birth. 

Later you'll drive to Bhairawa airport and depart for Kathmandu. Once you land in Kathmandu, you'll go to the hotel. If you have time, you can explore Thamel for some souvenir shopping. 

Note: If you explore these places on arrival day in Lumbini, then on the second day, you'll visit the monastic zone or vice versa. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 6
Final Departure

Kathmandu Airport Kathmandu Airport

Finally, you'll bid farewell to us. A representative from Third Rock Adventures will drop you at the airport a few hours before your scheduled flight. We hope to see you again!

Besides, we offer several tour and trekking packages if you wish to extend your vacation. For tailoring a suitable itinerary, you can call/ WhatsApp.

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Latest Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Bryce Calderon
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Nov 03, 2022

Kathmandu and Lumbini tour

I was welcomed and escorted from the airport to my hotel in THamel and had brief meeting with the team. Naba, the main head for the company personally welcomed me and introduced to the guide and other staff. We had good time before the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. The private vehicle they used was great and I loved the quality time exploring the main sites in Kathmandu. Lumbini was a sacred site illuminating peace and serenity. I loved that place and actually stayed a day more by requesting Naba to extend my trip. Thanks for everything.
Ayden Collins
flagsUnited States of America
Oct 26, 2022

Kathmandu Lumbini Tour

My mother always wanted to visit Lumbini in Nepal and booked her this sightseeing tour. She now feels great that she finally did it. She told me that the company treated her very well, specially Naba in Kathmandu. She loved the company and this review is from her side.

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