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Nepal Historical Tours - 08 Days

Nepal, a small mountainous country is one of the very few countries that is blessed with natural beauties and unique cultural heritages. This country is recognized worldwide for its high mountains, one of a kind social legacy, aesthetic landmarks and extraordinary natural life. Along with that, Nepal has a long history about its rich tradition and culture, which still remains unique for foreign and domestic tourists and attracts lots of tourists every year. So, if you are someone who wants to explore historic sites, lifestyle, culture and tradition of Nepal, then Nepal Historical Tours is the right option for you.

There are many places in Nepal, which genuinely holds an enormous degree of historic importance. Trip so such places ensures you get familiar with the major events occurred in the past in these historic areas. So, Nepal Historic Tours is the ultimate way to explore these various historic sites of Nepal. Furthermore, it provides the traveler with the rich spiritual background about the country while visiting the nation’s capital and beyond.

History of Nepal can be understood with the visit of Historic Kathmandu valley. It is believed that the history of the valley began when the Buddhist saint Manjushree slashed a passage through the surrounding hill of the valley to drain out the water to make it civilised. Along with that, there are many temples, monastery and monuments that were built in the Malla Dynesty which are worth visiting. Among the many temples, Pashupati nath temple is the most important one. There are many sights in Kathmandu which were listed in world heritage sites like Bhaktaput durbar square, Patan durbar square, Changu Narayan temple, Swayambunath etc. Hence, a tour to Kathmandu valley would definitely be a charming trip of your Nepal travel.

Gorkha is yet another place carrying great historic importance. Before Nepal was unified, it was divided in many states like Baise and Choubise and Gorkha was the most powerful state among them. It was the king of Gorkha, King Prithvi Narayan Shah who unified the Kingdom of Nepal during the eighteenth century. In Gorkha you can visit the great Gorkha palace which is the most important historic site in Nepal.

The historic tour is definitely incomplete without visiting Lumbini. Also called ‘The Lovely One’, Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, ‘The Light of Asia’. This place is very famous for Maya Devi Temple. It is believed that the present temple has been built at the exact place where queen Maya Devi gave birth to Lord Buddha. Another important structure is Ashoka pillar. Apart from that Lumini has various other stupas and monasteries that carry historic importance.

All in all, our Nepal Historical Tours is dedicated to introduce you to some of the historical landmarks of Nepal. This carefully designed tour offers you to explore centuries old temples, stupas, monasteries, monuments and also advance to know about the local culture festivals and several ethnic groups.

So visit Kathmandu valley, historic durbar square, great Gorkha Palace. Get to Lumnini to explore Lord Buddha’s Birthplace. Interact with locals to know their cultures and traditions. And make this tour a classic one.

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu (1,310m)

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up and escort you to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Visit Kathmandu city and Patan City

Today we start our tour from Monkey Temple / Swayambhunath, and explore the ancient palace and temples of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later, you will explore Patan Durbar Square and visit the museum situated in the Durbar Square premises. Both Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Squares boast of the ancient history and architecture of the former rulers of the respective cities. These palace squares also showcase the extraordinary skills of the ancient artists with the many wood and stone carving found in the many temples of the respective areas. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Visit Bhaktapur City & Changunarayan Temple, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath

Today we first visit the oldest temple of Changunarayan. The temple contains some of the most exemplary wood carvings in the country. And on your way back, you will visit the ancient Newar town of Bhaktapur. Walking through the narrow alleys with traditional houses on each side, you will make your way towards Bhaktapur Durbar Square, where you can observe the rich art and architecture of the Newar community. Afterward, you will visit the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath before heading back to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 4
Day 04: Drive to Lumbini, visit Sacred Lumbini Garden, the Ashoka pillar, Maya Devi Temple

Today, you’ll take an approximately 8-hour long drive to the peaceful land of Lumbini. Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautama Buddha hence consists of many monasteries made by various countries. Upon your arrival in Lumbini, you will visit the sacred garden of Lumbini along with the Ashoka Pillar and Maya Devi Temple. Maya Devi Temple is believed to be the spot where Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, and as a proof, the temple houses the ruins of an ancient palace. Overnight in Lumbini.

Day 5
Day 05: Explore Lumbini AM: visit Tilaurakot PM: visit Kapilvastu Museum

Today you will explore the Lumbini vicinity while taking in the peaceful environ of the area. You will visit the various monasteries in Lumbini and also visit the World Peace Stupa. Afterward, you will drive 27km south of Lumbini to visit Tilaurakot, where you can see the ruins of the ancient palace of King Suddodhan, the father of Prince Siddhartha Gautama. Tilaurakot is the place where Gautama Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. In the evening, you will visit the Kapilvastu Museum, where you can find many archeological monuments. After the exploration, drive back to Lumbini for the overnight stay.

Day 6
Day 06: Early Morning drive to Gorkha

Leaving Lumbini, you will head to yet another historical city today. You will start the drive to Gorkha early just in case there is traffic en route. Enjoying the amazing countryside views along the highway, you reach Gorkha. Gorkha is a beautiful city in the mid-hills which is also the birthplace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah who started the unification process of Nepal. Overnight in Gorkha.

Day 7
Day 07: Explore Gorkha, Visit Gorkha Durbar, Gorak Nath Temple, Gorkha City then drive to Kathmandu .

Gorkha Durbar is one of the major attractions here in Gorkha. So, you will drive to the base of the palace and then start hiking on stone steps to reach the ancient palace of Gorkha, which hosts amazing views of Gorkha city as well as the surrounding green landscape. You will later visit the Gorak Nath Temple and explore the market of Gorkha city. After exploring Gorkha, drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 8
Day 08: Departure

Your tour comes to an end today. Our representative will drive you to the airport to connect you to your scheduled flight.

Cost Includes(s)

  • All necessary airport pick up and drop-off.
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast.
  • An English speaking tour guide for the whole trip.
  • All tour activities as per program.
  • Private transport with fuel and driver.
  • All tour permits and entry fees.
  • All food and activities, national park entry fees in Chitwan National park.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Food whilst in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Nagarkot
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, cold drinks, laundry, phone call etc.
  • Tips for guide and diver.

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