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Nepal Scenic and Cultural Tour which a vast area to visit at places of great interest, where the tour begins from Kathmandu and around its adjoining cities steeped with world heritage sites. Nepal Scenic and Cultural Tour take you beyond Kathmandu valley to capture the best of impressive place where exciting overland takes you around and the best way to witness Nepal rural farm life of immense interest.

Nepal Scenic and Cultural Tour of various options where visitors can drive or take a sweeping flight to few areas of wonderful places involve short walks led and accompanied by our expert guides and tour escorts throughout the trip, offering a wide range of knowledge and information to make your time in Nepal memorable and interesting.

White Lotus Adventure Treks offers varied enjoyable and exciting destinations for your delights and interest around the scenic and cultural areas of the country with a touch of historical and religious sites. Nepal Scenic and Cultural Tour extend from Kathmandu to beautiful Pokhara, heritage villages of Bandipur and visit Far Nepal South West at Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Buddha ‘Light of Asia’. All the tour combination overnights in the comfort of nice lodge-hotels and resorts of few days to a week duration time as per your interest.

POKHARA TOUR:

Where one can drive of 5-6 hrs journey staying for few days or more, options of short flight takes 30 minutes overlooking the panorama of the Himalayan mountain range. Pokhara Tour leads you to the most fascinating place of the country and probably in this world, nothing can beat the beauty of Pokhara located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya range with towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ surrounded by tiers of green hills and valley with serene lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

Pokhara located Nepal Mid-West around Kaski district of Gandaki zone at present placed as number 04 states of Nepal, a charming city and as well famous and renowned touristic place, where most of the adventure trekking and mountaineering around Annapurna-Dhaulagiri starts and ends on this lovely city at Pokhara. Pokhara at 220 k.m. distance from Kathmandu located at 860 m to 900 m altitude with sub-tropical climate yet the snow-capped mountains at a close distance makes Pokhara one of unique place on earth.

Place of interest to visit in Pokhara:

Early morning short drive to the scenic hill at Sarankot for a stunning sunrise over the chain of snow-capped peaks from world’s 7 the 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” standing high at 6,993 meters.

Sarankot hill with at 1, 460 m high with breathtaking views of the mountain range, including Pokhara green valley with Phewa Lake below, Sarankot is also a popular spot for paragliding which is one of the most active sports in Pokhara. After an exciting and enjoyable time return back to the hotel for breakfast and refreshment, the tour continues with a short drive to Devi’s Water Fall with the visit of Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, a tour of 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) initiated the establishment of International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara.

Morning at Phewa Lakeshore take a boat ride to the other side of the lake for short hike to the ridge top at Shanti or Peace Stupa, located south of Phewa Lake on a ridge top. Peace / Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist Pagoda on a hilltop, also known as Ananda hill, worked by a Japanese priest with neighborhood supporters under the direction of the head monk. This beautiful spot offers views of Pokhara valley and of the snow-capped peaks towards north rest of the afternoon at leisure for individual activities.

BANDIPUR HERITAGE TOWN-VILLAGE:

Drive from Pokhara or from Kathmandu to Bandipur for lunch and welcome ceremony, interact with locals with homestay family 3-4 hrs drive from Pokhara to Bandipur and stay in a family guest home or 4-5 hrs from Kathmandu. Tour and visit of Bandipur with families at home stays interact with homestay families and watch a color show, homestay in Bandipur.

Morning hike to observe sunrise view, lunch with families at homes stay visit village followed by culture program, dinner with families at the homestay. Bandipur a new emerging destination of Nepal in the form of community-based the travel industry which saves an unbelievable assortment of normal and socio social decent variety crammed in its small area. Bandipur hill town located in Tanahun district southern corner of Gandaki zone, surrounded in Mahabharata range close to Prithivi highway midway between Pokhara and Kathmandu, 143 km west of Kathmandu and 74 km southeast of Pokhara and 7 km of south above structure Dumre Bazaar of Prithivi parkway.

Another idea, called eco-the travel industry, has developed as a mindful trip to normal territories that preserves nature and supports the prosperity of nearby individuals. The worldwide the travel industry designs have incited experience vacationers and eco-voyagers to visit a new area and spend liberally to new destinations.

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS:

Bandipur is a tourist paradise. This place offers varieties of attractions to the visitors, offers a breathtaking panorama of Himalayan range from Manaslu to Dhaulagiri in the west Here visitors can observe the local culture of age-old heritage as it was past hundred of centuries and staying with village communities Home Stay to make your stay lively and enjoyable.

LUMBINI BIRTH PLACE OF LORD BUDDHA ‘The Light of Asia’

Options of the drive to Lumbini from Pokhara or Kathmandu, taking more than 5-6 hrs overland journeys, the shortest way taking flight from Kathmandu of 50 minutes with a short drive to reach at the hotel within ancient Birth sites of Lord Buddha. Located Far South West of the country within Terai belt the flatland of Nepal of sub-tropical temperatures and close to India border the nearest airport at Bhairawa city of less than an hour drive, where one can spend for 2 days or more.

Lumbini (Sanskrit for "the lovely") is a Buddhist journey site situated at the Buddhist pilgrimage site located at the Nepalese town of Kapilavastu, district Rupandehi. Interestingly, all of the events occurred under a tree, the other three sites are in India: Bodh Gaya (illumination), Sarnath (first talk), and Kushinagar (where he breathed last).

History:

Lumbini birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, born in 7th or 6th Century B.C. According to Buddhist mother, Maya Devi (or Mayadevi) gave birth to Buddha in the month of May 642 BC. Where Siddharta Gautama, the future Buddha reported this is "my last rebirth" as he entered the world. Buddhist custom additionally has it that he strolled following his introduction to the world and took seven stages, under every one of which a lotus blossom sprouted.

In 249 BC, the Buddhist convert Emperor Asoka visited Lumbini and constructed four stupas and a stone pillar. Asoka's Pillar bears an inscription that translates as: "King Piyadasi (Asoka)", cherished of devas, in the multi-year of the crowning ordinance, himself made a regal visit, Buddha Sakyamuni having been brought into the world here, a stone railing was manufactured and a stone column raised to the Bhagavan ["blessed one"] having been brought into the world here.

Monasteries and temples built at Lumbini until 9th century, but Buddhism declined in the zone after the landing of Islam and later Hinduism. All that remained was a figure, worshipped by neighborhood ladies as a fruitfulness image. The greenery enclosure of the Buddha's birth was lost for a thousand years. The site was rediscovered in 1895, when a German classicist happened upon Asoka's Pillar, recognized by its engraving. Records made by the Chinese explorer Fa Xian were additionally utilized during the time spent recognizing this religiously acclaimed site.

Lumbini was assigned a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Lumbini lies on the foothills of Nepal Himalaya the birth site a large garden with a grove of Pipal trees. The zone around Lumbini is totally Hindu, yet numerous Buddhist sanctuaries and altars from different countries are dissipated around the sacred site itself.

On the south side of the temple a sacred pool, where it is said Maya Devi bathed prior to conceiving an offspring, and where the infant Buddha was washed by two mythical serpents.

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