Go For Nepal has a eight days easy package for the Lumbini tour. The tour will include Pokhara, Sarangkot and Lumbini.
Pokhara has always been known for its natural beauty. Pokhara is also called the city of lakes. The closely seen Himalayas and pure lakes, rivers and gorges are the identity of Pokhara. The major attractions of Pokhara are Phewa Lake, Rupa Taal (lake), Begnas Taal, Mt. Machhapuchhare, David’s Fall, Seti river and the Lake side restaurants. We can boat in the Phewa Lake and also stop by the temple in the middle of the Lake.
One early morning we will drive to Sarangkot before sunrise. There we will get a chance to have a close view of the Annapurna and Machhapuchare (Fishtail). During good seasons, Sarangkot is a crowded place.
Lumbini is the birth place of Buddha. So, it is also called the Meacca of every Buddhism follower. In Lumbini, the Asoka pillar, Maya Devi Temple, Puskarni and various monasteries are worth roaming around.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, pick up from airport by Go for Nepal representative and Check into hotel rest day.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing: Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square Swambhunath Stupa. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara, (200 km) west of Kathmandu by A/C tourist coach. One of the most beautiful lake cities in the world. Sight-seeing in Pokhara: David’s fall, temple in Phewa Lake, boating in Phewa Lake, hilltop monastery visit. Overnight in hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Sarangkot (6,500 ft) for sunrise and close-up view of Annapurna & Fishtail Mountain. Full day in Pokhara excursions & sightseeing, stay in Pokhara.
Day 05: Drive to the birthplace of the Buddha, Lumbini, is the Mecca of every Buddhist, being one of the four holy places of Buddhism. Overnight at Lumbini.
Day 06: Sight-seeing in Lumbini: Asoka Pillar, Maya Devi Temple, Puskarni (sacred bathing pool), various monasteries etc.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu (have option to use flight at extra cost). A half-day shopping and enjoys a Nepali cultural show and dinner in evening.
Day 08: Airport drive for final departure.
What's included !
- All accommodation in 3 star hotels in cities
- All Ground transportation
- Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
- One cultural show and dinner
What's not included !
- International Flight
- Major meals in Cities
- Monuments entrance fees
- All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
- Airport tax
- Personal clothing and gears
- Tips to guide and porter
- Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
What is trekking ?
Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
Is trekking good for me ?
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
How difficult is trekking and climbing ?
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Is travel insurance necessary ?
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
What types of permit are required for trekking ?
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Will I have to carry my own luggage ?
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.