Tour Beyond Kathmandu Valley Overview
Tour beyond Kathmandu valley a cultural, historical and scenic trip that leads you beyond Kathmandu valley to witness more of Nepalese life, culture, traditions, religious and historical sites in the shadow of great Himalayan Mountains.
Tour beyond Kathmandu valley leads you to interesting and fascinating places after your time around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur sightseeing tour to visit outside the Kathmandu valley takes you to scenic and charming places for few days to week duration.
Tour beyond Kathmandu valley includes drives with some options for domestic flights as per your time and interest to visit scenic Pokhara and at historical sites of Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha.
Overland journey includes comfortable car and coach with tour escorts and guide with expert drivers to care of you and for enjoyable tour beyond Kathmandu valley and in the comfort of nice and best hotels and resorts around places of great interest.
Tour Beyond Kathmandu Valley includes following places from few days to week duration:
NAGARKOT (A day to two days or more):
Nagarkot located above Bhaktapur city and North East from Kathmandu city a drive of few hours that takes you at the height of 2,100 m where most of nice lodge-hotels and resorts situated with rooms and terraces facing views of Himalayan peaks from Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal as far to Everest range with stunning sunrise and sunset views.
Nagarkot offers tranquil surrounding with traditional villages of Newar and Tamang hill tribes of Buddhist religion and colorful culture.
DHULIKHEL TOWN AND RESORTS (for a day to two days or more):
Dhulikhel another scenic and cultural destination to visit which is an hour or more drive located at above 1,465 m high with tremendous mountain panorama and sunrise views with time to walk around old Newar town of great interest.
A short drive takes you at sacred Buddhist spot at Namobuddha, located in serene environment, one of holiest place for Buddhist pilgrimage, this holy site known as Three Stupas in Nepal where future Buddha sacrificed his body to a tigress”.
This serene area offers great views of snow-capped peaks within its pristine forest surrounding where one can visit its other important religious site and interesting monasteries and stupas.
SCENIC POKHARA AND BANIDPUR VISIT:
Pokhara with Bandipur Tour as it situated on route Pokhara, a great scenic and cultural destination where you can observe pristine natural surrounding with grand views of Manaslu and Annapurna panorama with arrays of peaks includes majestic Mt. Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ peak.
Starting with an exciting drive through Nepal country side past towns and farm villages to reach first at Bandipur, a hill town located in Tanahun district, southern corner of Gandaki zone, which is surrounded in Mahabharata range, situated south of Prithivi highway midway between Pokhara and Kathmandu.
From Kathmandu about 143 km west and a mere distance of 74 km south east of Pokhara and 7 km of south above form Dumre Bazar of Prithivi highway.
A cultural diversity small town of Bandipur an ancient Newari culture untouched by modernization with an abundance of old traditional houses, temples of great significance and architecture.
Pokhara, a city within scenic valley blessed with natural beauty of high and massive Annapurna Himalaya and beautiful Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ that reflects on its serene lakes of Phewa and Begnas, a fabulous spot where many Annapurna treks and adventure starts and ends in Pokhara one can join with many adventure sports activities like Paragliding-Ultra light flights and so on.
While in Pokhara visit its natural interesting wonders with Sarankot for stunning sunrise over chain of snow capped peaks from world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, 10th highest Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m and 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m including range of smaller peaks with ever present majestic
Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail”.
Sarankot a popular spot for paragliding while in Pokhara enjoy visit Devi’s water fall with Gupteshwor Mahadev cave with International Mountain Museum, recently added in Pokhara is the Mountain Museum the first of its kind in Nepal, established and built by Mountaineering Association (NMA), on 1st Nov 1973, initiated the establishment of International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara.
Take a boat ride on scenic and calm Phewa Lake and hike to a ridge top at Shanti or Peace Stupa, located south of Phewa Lake on a ridge top.
This beautiful spot offers views of Pokhara valley and of the snow capped peaks towards north, after a great morning with views rest of the afternoon at leisure for individual activities.
LUMBINI AND PALPA / TANSEN TOWN:
Located above 1,372 m, the ancient Tansen headquarter town of Palpa district. Ancient culture, excellent mountain views, serene atmosphere and friendly people are the major attractions of this area.
Tansen popular for historical monuments, temples with lively handicraft industry and scenic views from Srinagar Hill top towards Annapurna-Dhaulagiri and Manaslu mountains.
From Tansen interesting drive to reach Lumbini visit around Lord Buddha’s birth sites with major monuments and monasteries.
Lumbini a traditional birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha in 6th Century B.C., also known as Sakyamuni, according to Buddhist tradition, Mayadevi gave birth to the Buddha on her way to her parent’s home in Devadaha in the month of May in the year 642 BC.
The site was rediscovered in 1895 by German archaeologist came upon Asoka’s Pillar, identified by its inscription. Records made by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian were also used in the process of identifying this religiously acclaimed site. Lumbini was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.