Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Ang Rita Trek & Expedition as you come out at the airport after the immigration formalities. You will be transferred to a hotel. A briefing of the trekking trip will be arranged at a convenient time.
Day 02: Visit Swaymbhunath, Boudhanath, Some Monasteries at Boudha & Kapan Monastery.
After breakfast, we visit to Swayambhunath - the Buddhist stupa believed to be 2500 years old towering on the top of a hill commanding sweeping view of Kathmandu valley. Next we visit to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world and an important Buddhist pilgrimage. The unique octagonal Mandala design with hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around the huge structure. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for numerous Tibetan Gompas and monasteries, also being known as the 'Little Tibet'. We proceed to Kapan Monastery at Kapan Hill, a few kilometers higher north from Boudhanath which is also known as Bouddhist Mahayan Centre in Nepal. Kapan Monastery follows Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism under the guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara
We drive to Pokhara (6 – 7 hrs.) along the bank of Trisuli and Marshyangdi Rivers enjoying natural scenery. Pokhara is a beautiful city nestled on the lap of Himalayas with nature grandeur. Beautiful Phewa Lake with Machhapuchhre and Annapurnas mirrored on water of the lake is a paradise for the visitors. The beauty of the valley is enhanced by other Rupa and Begnas Lakes which have their source in the glacial region of Himalayas.
Day 04: Pokhara: World Peace Pagoda, Malepatan Gumba, Hyangja Tibetan Refugee Camp
Today we visit some Buddhist landmarks in Pokhara and also enjoy the nature's majesty. The massive Buddhist stupa of World Peace Pagoda, situated on a narrow ridge high above beautiful Phewa Lake was constructed by Buddhist monks from Japan. The magnificent monument not only resemble the cultural importance but also offers the panoramic views of Annapurnas and Machhapucggre and weel as the Pjewa lake. We visist Hyangja, the site for Tibetan refugee camp who fled Tibet after the Cultural Revolution in China. You visist Tashi Palkhiel monastery which resembles the tradition of Karma Kagyu tradition. We observe the Tibetan life style of Tibetan refugees here and visit their shops of Tibetan handmade jewelries.
Day 05: Pokhara - Lumbini
We drive towards south-west from Pokhara to Lumbini (290 km, 6 – 7 hrs.), the birth place of Buddha. Lumbini is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for the Buddhists of the world and visited by more than 400,000 visitors every year.
Day 06: Full Day Explore Lumbini
We commence tour in Lumbini, one of world's major religious, architectural, and historical places. We visit Maya Drvi Shrine which denotes the place where Buddha was born, Puskarani Pond nearby where Buddha’s mother, Maya Devi had taken ritual dip to purify herself prior giving birth to Buddha and where he too had his first bath and a massive stone pillar, known as Asoka Pillar which was erected by the emperor Ashoka the Great when he visited Lumbini in 250 B. C. The holy site of Lumbini has ruins of ancient monasteries. We visit the new monasteries depicting different sects of Buddhism scattered around where from early morning to early evening, pilgrims from various countries perform chanting and meditation at the site.
Day 07: Lumbini - Kathmandu
We drive back to Kathmandu (7 – 8 hrs.). Farewell dinner will be arranged at a typical Nepali restaurant with culture program in the evening.
Day 08: Airport Transfer
We will transfer you to Tribhuwan International Airport for your onward journeys.