Accept an instant warm hospitality from the representative from Himalayan Glacier once your make your first footprint in Kathmandu, the city of temples. At first, you will be part of Himalayan Glacier’s guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
Begin your Buddhist trail dream tour by paying a short visit to Swayambhunath and then proceed to Bouddhanath. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. Swayambhu, “the self-existent”, is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. Furthermore, make your excursion into Namobuddha for Sightseeing with the escorting team of Himalayan Glacier.
Upon the completion of visiting Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu, drive to Lumbini. Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site – the place where Buddha was born. The pilgrimage site reserves one of world’s major religious, architectural, and historical places. Since, devote your time in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. The place is really a big area with monuments, temples, and ancients sites making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Start your inner core sightseeing excursion of Lumbini. Pay your visit to the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. Spend some time wandering around the gardens, the museum and the peace pagoda at this location. Some of the important landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include: Ashoka’s Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha’s birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by the devotees from different countries: Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, and Korean. In case the time permits, stroll in the local market to have a glimpse into the local lifestyle as well.
After completion of your tour to the world renowned Buddhist site in Lumbini drive for Chitwan. At Chitwan participate in different activities. Either join at an organized elephant safari or walk on the banks of the Rapti River to watch the charming sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle.
Chitwan is famous for Chitwan National Park. Since, proceed for bird tching activities. More than 519 species of the birds are found in Chitwan. This is the reason Chitwan is considered as real Paradise for bird watchers. At the same time, you can also learn more about the elephants. Visit the elephant breeding center. Enjoy bathing with elephants which will be a memory of your life time. Then, you will be escorted for a canoeing program. The narrow boat takes you to the inner part of the Jungle. You can enjoy a short jungle walk and experience the thrill of wilderness. Get your cameras charged to capture the pictures of rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild bison as well as the near extinct Gharials crocodiles. Furthermore, start a walk to village and know about the social and cultural aspect of the villagers and their lifestyle. In the evening, do not miss the opportunities to enjoy the dinner with cultural program by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums.
Your fantastic journey, Traveling through Buddhist Trail in Nepal, comes to an end when you return to Kathmandu from Chitwan. At the first part of this tour, your will have tranquil experience and in the second section of this journey your enjoy the thrill and adventure.