Lumbini Maya Devi Temple and Secret Pond
Lumbini Maya Devi Temple and Secret Pond

Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Driving Tour - 7 Days


    Kathmandu Pokhara and Lumbini driving tour suitable for any number of groups. Visit the major attractions. Customize this plan as per your wish. The cost of the tour is based on the category of accommodation you want to use and the number of group sizes. Tour also have option to make by all flights.    

7 Days Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini driving tour is experience of Nature, Cultures, Pilgrimage sites with the giant Mountain views. The major attraction of Nepal is to know in this 7 days of tour. Touring with our expert tour guide is to get more knowledge of Nepalese, cultures, peoples and rituals. Kathmandu valley is rich with years back arts and architectures. Visit the biggest and oldest Buddhist temples, Hindu temples and Durbar squire is not only explore of centuries old monuments but also to explore typical local people’s activities and their practice.

Driving tour to Pokhara from Kathmandu is about 6 hours. Drive thorough scenic landscape and Riverside view. Day driving also have option to add Manakamana temple cable car ride. Pokhara is natural city of Nepal surrounded by mountains, beautiful Lakes and green forest. We spend a night there to explore main monuments and enjoy natural views. Sarankot near Pokhara is the closer view point of Mountains including two eight thousand meters Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. Visit world peace stupa at the scenic hillside of Pokhara. If your time permits, single day hiking around Pokhara and stay overnight out of city near the mountain is recommended.

Lumbini the birth place of Gautama Buddha. It reach after 5 hours driving from Pokhara. Maya devi gave birth of Buddha in Lumbini and main birth place is now known as Maya Devi temple. Lumbini Garden now is full of monasteries and temple built by different countries. During Lumbini visit, we reach place of Buddha birth, Holy pond, Bodhi tree, Ashoka pillar, area of world peace flame and monastery zone. Tour plan also can add Kapilabhastu, the palace area where Gautama Buddha spend his life up to his 29 year. 7 days tour plan can be customize as per clients interest. Nepal Highland Treks always flexible with your interest. If you want to skip lots of driving, tour can operate by all flights.   

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Nepal. Your arrival at Tribhuban International airport and transfer to the Hotel. If you are joining with our small group tour, stay in introduction program and trip briefing

Day 02:Tour in Kathmandu valley. Buddhist and Hindu temple and Durbar squire. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Drive to Pokhara. Boating tour at Fewa Lake and walking tour at Lake Side

Day 04:Morning drive to Sarankot, visit World peace stupa, International mountain museum, David fall and Gupteswor cave. Drive to Lumbini and overnight

Day 05:Visit Lumbini the birth place of Buddha, Kapilabhastu palace and Overnight

Day 06:Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 07:Departure

Cost Includes

    • Arrival and departure arrangement 
    • Accommodation with breakfast 
    • Professional tour guide in the entire tour 
    • Private comfortable transportation 
    • Entrance fees of monuments 

Cost Excludes

    • Lunch, Dinner and bottled drinks
    • Personal expenses 
    • Any flights 
    • Any Tipping or donation 
    • Nepal visa (On arrival visa cost you USD 30 for 15 days)  

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Nepal. Your arrival at Tribhuban International airport and transfer to the Hotel. If you are joining with our small group tour, stay in introduction program and trip briefingHotel in this tour is providing 3 star category Hotel and 2 peoples in one room. Less than 3 star accommodation to make your tour cost less or stay in deluxe hotels. Choose 4 star and 5 star hotels. Nepal Highland Treks can follow your interest. Hotel we are providing is mostly in Thamel. Thamel is 7 kilometer from Tribhuban International airport and takes about 30 minutes’ drive.

Day 2Tour in Kathmandu valley. Buddhist and Hindu temple and Durbar squire. Overnight at Hotel After your breakfast in the Hotel, our tour guide will lead you UNESCO heritage sites. We visit four heritage and cultural sites inside Kathmandu valley. Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur durbar squire

Bouddhanath Stupa - The 36-meter-high stupa of Boudha is mandala designed massive and dominates the skyline in the area. With countless monasteries around it, Boudha is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Observe the devout people circumambulating, light a butter lamp and say a little prayer, look around for souvenirs, or enjoy the view from a rooftop restaurant with a hot cup of coffee. Boudha is always full of life. Stupa is also one of the UNESCO heritage site.

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. Built in the 5th century and later renovated by Malla kings, the site itself is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when a Shiva lingam was discovered here. Cremation of Hindus take place on raised platforms along the Bagmati River site of main temple. Where the last rites of Hindus are performed. Visit Pashupatinath for an unmatched mix of religious, cultural and spiritual experiences. Pashupatinath it one of the seven UNESCO cultural heritage site of inside Kathmandu valley.

Swoyambhunath - Swayambhu is one of the holiest Buddhist stupas in Nepal. It is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises. Swayambhu, overlooks most parts of the valley giving visitors a panoramic view of the city. The stupa has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities incorporated in this Buddhist site. The glory of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started from this point. Site is also listed in UNESCO cultural heritage site.

Bhaktapur Durbar Squire – Bhaktapur is piece of the ancient Newari city inhabited of indigenous Newari community. Squire is regarded as the abode of traditional Nepali culture, custom and unique arts of wooden and potteries. The historical monument on around signifies medieval age culture and tradition of Nepal. The complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square), the whole area is informally known as the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley.

Day 3Drive to Pokhara. Boating tour at Fewa Lake and walking tour at Lake Side It is 6 hours driving Pokhara from Kathmandu. Driving through scenic River valley, beautiful landscape, and Mountain View. Option to add more activities on the way is White Water Rafting in Trishuli River (Fit for beginners till adventure) Or Cable car riding tour to Manakamana temple. There are several good place to stop for tea/ coffee and Lunch.

Fewa Lake is semi-natural freshwater lake and second biggest Lake after Rara in Nepal. Lake is one of the main attractions and most important landmarks of Pokhara. Numerous brightly colored wooden boats and sail boats can be seen lined up on the shore awaiting people to take them on a leisurely and mesmerizing ride around the lake. It is the only lake in Nepal to have a temple (Tal Barahi Temple) at the central part of lake. Phewa Lake is located at an altitude of 742 m (2,434 ft) and covers an area of about 4.43 km2 (1.7 sq mi).It has an average depth of about 8.6 m (28 ft) and a maximum depth of 24 m (79 ft). The lake is also famous for the reflection of mount Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface

Day 4Morning drive to Sarankot, visit World peace stupa, International mountain museum, David fall and Gupteswor cave. Drive to Lumbini and overnight Very early in the morning (depend on month and sunrise time) start normally at 5am and reach Sarankot before sunrise. Sarankot is about 40 minutes’ drive from Lake Side Pokhara. Return from Sarankot and have breakfast in your Hotel. After breakfast, we check out hotel with your belongings. Half day tour in Pokhara to cover major attractions. Than continues drive to Lumbini which is about 5 hours. Check-in hotel and overnight. Sarankot

Sarankot is the place to explore closer views of Mountains and best sunrise. Good view of 8,167 meters mount Dhaulagiri, 8,091 meters Mount Annapurna, and Fishtail 6,993 meters, with other Himalayan rages and beautiful green valley. You also have option to take a Paragliding flights near from Sarankot after sunrise tour.

The international mountain museum in Pokhara is collection of above 8000 meters mountain and its information. It also have collection of climbers from the world. List of indigenous peoples who specially live in mountain regions of Nepal and other countries with their activities in best way.

Water from Fewa lake exit in David fall. Water fall from about 500 feet and runs 100 feet below the ground level. One can find a model of traditional typical Nepali house and a series of Nepali peoples wearing traditional dresses where visitor can take picture with it.

Another visit Gepteswor cave is apposite of David falls. It is traditionally decorated natural cave dedicated to Lord Shiva. 2950 meters long cave is supposed to be the longest cave in Nepal. The cave was discovered in the 16th century which was dark cave and with many shrine and statues dedicated to Shiva and other Hindu deities. Water from David falls run through this cave. Cave is now more decorating with different Hindu god and goddess.

Day 5Visit Lumbini the birth place of Buddha, Kapilabhastu palace and Overnight After breakfast, start touring in Lumbini the birthplace of Buddha. Visit Maya Devi temple where Gautama Buddha was born. Ashoka pillar, Bodhi tree, Holy ponds are nearby Maya Devi temple. The area of Maya devi temple is a vehicle-free zone. We make a waking tour inside this. Another visiting section is world peace flam and monastery zone. Different decorative monasteries built by different countries are inside Lumbini garden. We can visit as much as monasteries as per interest. Another visit is to worls peace stupa

Drive to Kapilabhastu. It is 27 kilometers west of Lumbini. The historical town Kapilavastu is the place where Siddhartha Gautama spent 29 years of his life. According to Buddhist sources, Kapilvastu was named after Vedic sage Kapila. Our hotel is near the Lumbini garden and you can visit the evening again to explore a different moments.

Day 6Drive back to Kathmandu It is 9 hours drive from Lumbini to Kathmandu. It starts after breakfast at the Hotel. You will get plenty of time to stop on the way for lunch and drinks.

Day 7Departure Free till your departure time, you can use to have a shopping tour around. You also can use your free morning in Everest experience flight. It is a 1-hour flight start early in the morning. You are back at the hotel by 9 am. A representative from Nepal highland treks drops you to an international airport for your final departure.