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Nepal Birthplace of Lord Buddha Tour takes you through all major tourist destinations in Nepal from historically and culturally rich Kathmandu Valley to jungle safari activities in Chitwan to the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Beside Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot, this tour covers two of the famous destinations: Chitwan (for jungle safari activities) and Lumbini (birthplace of Lord Buddha). 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Drive to Nagarkot
Day 04: Drive Nagarkot – Pokhara 
Day 05: Pokhara Sightseeing                                       
Day 06: Drive Pokhara – Chitwan
Day 07: Jungle Activities & Drive to Lumbini
Day 08: Fly Lumbini - Kathmandu                                
Day 09: Departure 
 
Tour Name: Nepal - Birth Place of Lord Buddha Tour 
Tour Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Tour Destination: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini & Nagarkot
 
DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the tour. Evening you will observe Nepalese cultural program followed by dinner.
 
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit renowned and one of the largest Buddhist monastery - Swoyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After lunch, you will visit Patan Durbar Square. All these are protected by UNESCO as world heritage site. Overnight in Hotel.
 
DAY 03: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING & DRIVE TO NAGARKOT
After breakfast, you will proceed for tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square- which was founded in 889 AD. After lunch you will proceed for Nagarkot (32KM/1hr), a beautiful hill station in the suburb of Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Nagarkot, you can enjoy the view of sunset over eastern Himalayan ranges. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
 
DAY 04: DRIVE NAGARKOT – POKHARA 
After breakfast you will be driven to Pokhara (250KM / 7 hrs) observing the scenic views on the national highway along the Trishuli River. After checking into the hotel in Pokhara, you can go evening walk around the tourist area of Lake Side and enjoy the view of western Himalayan ranges including Mount Fishtail. Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 05: POKHARA SIGHTSEEING
In the early morning you will proceed for sunrise view at Sarangkot Hill. After breakfast you will proceed for city sightseeing covering Seti gorge, International Mountain Museum, Devi’s fall also known as Patale Chhango, Tibetan refugee camp and Fewa Lake. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant or in your hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 06: DRIVE POKHARA – CHITWAN
After breakfast you will be driven to Chitwan National Park (151km/5 hours). On arrival you will check into the Resort / jungle lodge followed by welcome drink and briefing about the jungle activities. After lunch you will proceed for jungle activities.  Late afternoon village walk can be organized at nearby Tharu village. In the evening, during your stay at the lodge, you can enjoy “Tharu Tribal Dance” presented by the local Tharu villagers. Dinner and overnight in jungle lodge /resort.
 
DAY 07: FULL DAY JUNGLE ACTIVITIES
The day starts with nature walk and bird watching tour. After breakfast, you will proceed for jungle safari on Elephant back to see different species of deer, Royal Bengal Tiger, rare one horned rhinoceros, wild boar, leopard, monkeys, birds and many other small animals. After elephant back safari tour you will proceed for Dugout Canoe Ride in Dungre / Rapti River to see 2 types of rare species of crocodile -  the marsh mugger and the fish eating Gharial. You will then visit elephant breeding farm & drive back to the lodge. Late afternoon village walk will be organized in the nearby Tharu village. In the evening you will observe “Tharu Tribal Dance” presented by the local Tharu people. Dinner and overnight in the jungle camp / lodge.
 
DAY 08: DRIVE CHITWAN - LUMBINI
After breakfast you will proceed for Lumbini (180KM/ 5 hrs). As the historical birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Lumbini is one of the most important religious sites in the world. Buddha who later achieved enlightenment under a Bodhi tree, inspiring a global philosophy of peace and reflection, was born under a sal tree in Lumbini in the month of May in 563 BC. You will then proceed for sightseeing tour at Lumbini that includes several monasteries, eternal lamp, historical sites of Ashoka Pillar, Maya Devi temple etc. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
 
DAY 09: FLY LUMBINI - KATHMANDU
After breakfast, you will proceed for Lumbini Airport for a flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu and after checking into the hotel, rest of the day is free to explore your own. You can visit the popular tourist of Thamel which is renowned for shopping and variety of restaurants. Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 10: DEPARTURE
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International airport for your flight to onward destination. 
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