Varanasi-Lumbini Trip

Varanasi, also known as Benaras or Kashi which is a city on the banks of Ganges River. Varanasi is the real version of your imagination of colorful and vibrant India. This outstanding city of Varanasi is one of the oldest habituated cities in the world and is holy pilgrim site for Hindu people all over the world. The Ganges flows gracefully on the bank of Varanasi washing away the sorrow and sins. The Ganges is the holiest river among the Hindu people and funerals and cremation rituals are performed on the banks of Ganges. It is considered a privilege to die here allowing Moksha (liberation from the cycle of rebirth) to the departed soul. Varanasi is not just sacred for Hindus but it has great values in Jainism and Buddhism. Visiting Varanasi is the answer to the colorful imagination and spiritual pursuit since these things fuse together allowing a lifetime experience to those who seek to it.
Trip Code: VT33
Starts: Varanasi
Finishes: Kathmandu
Duration: 7 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Aug-Dec
Elevation: 1400m/ 4593.2ft
Trip Views: 785
Activities: Spiritual Journey
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 6
Lunch: 4
Dinner: 4
International Flights
Domestic Flights
Car
Hotel: 5 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Varanasi is an ancient city previously known as Kashi which was and still is the religious and spiritual hub for religious people of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
  • Varanasi has often cited st City of Lights referring its colorful and vibrant vibes among the visitors. 
  • In the Buddha's time, Lumbini was a park situated in Kapilavastu Nepal.
  • It was in Lumbini that the Buddha was born.
  • This trip proffers the cultural and religious history of the Varanasi and Lumbini related to Hinduism and Buddhism.

Why this Trip

  • This is a magical trip that not just pleases your eyes with its colorful allure but a spiritual journey that transforms your inner self amidst the vibrancy of the city and the crowd.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL AT VARANASI
    Upon arrival at Varanasi airport, you'll be transferred to the hotel. After a refreshment for a while, we will visit local sightseeing like Kashi Kotwal Kalbhairow, Vyasa Kashi Ramnagar Maharaja Fort, B H U Vishwanath Temple, Sankatmochan Hanuman Temple Tulsimanas Mandir, Durga Temple, and Evening Ganga Arti Dashwamedh Ghat etc.

    Meal:

    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing
    • Authentic English speaking Guide
  • placeDAY 2 : AROUND VARANASI
    Early morning we get up to for boat ride to see the beautiful sunrise, the cruise explore the Ganges Ghat of Holy City Varanasi. We Walk through the narrow street of Old Banaras, Visit Old Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), Annapoorna Temple and Vishalakshi Temple. After the morning sightseeing, we return back to the hotel to do breakfast.During the noon we will complete the sightseeing and spend the afternoon peacefully strolling near the Ghat.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sunrise Boating
    • Sightseeing
  • placeDAY 3 : VARANASI
    Today you have a free today to explore the city on your own, Varanasi is very famous for its fabric and other colorful items. You can visit the local market and spend the leisure time in the vibrant ambiance of the colorful city.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 4 : LUMBINI
    Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha situated near the border of India and Nepal. Our next destination is to visit Lumbini so we departure from Varanasi to Bhairahawa by car. On the border, we change the car to get to the other side in Nepal.Overnight at Lumbini.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Private transfer from Varanasi to Lumbini
  • placeDAY 5 : KATHMANDU
    Today we do the early sightseeing of Lumbini so as to take flight for Kathmandu in the Evening. We take a brief flight from Lumbini to Kathmandu that lasts for about and hour. Upon arrival, our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for refreshments. At evening we go for quick Thamel tour followed by the Cultural Nepali dinner show. Overnight at Kathmandu.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight from Lumbini to Kathmandu
    • Cultural Dinner show
  • placeDAY 6 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    A cultural awakening around the city of UNESCO world heritage sites (2 Buddhist Pagodas including Monkey Temple, 2 famous Hindu Temples, and 3 main Royal palaces). First, we’ll take you to Bhaktapur Durbar Square ‘the city of devotees’. We’ll also visit some other sites as per your preference.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Guided Bhaktapur tour
    • Delicious Momo
    • Monkey Temple tour
    • Food and wine tour (Optional)
  • placeDAY 7 : DEPARTURE
    On this day, you'll have free time for shopping around in the city. We’ll leave to the Airport for a flight back home.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport drop
    • Shopping arrangements
    • Half day sight-seeing tour (Optional)
  • Detail Inclusions
    • International and Domestic Flight (Kathmandu-Delhi-Banaras)
    • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Varanasi with BB Plan (double sharing basis)
    •  All transfers and sightseeing
    •  Airfare from Bhairahawa to Kathmandu
    •  Land transfer from Varanasi-Bhairahawa
    •  From Border to Hotel in Lumbini by AC car
    •  Full AC rooms in Lumbini
    •  Sightseeing in Lumbini by AC car 
    •  Airport Departure       
  • Complimentary
    • Arrangement of Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Map of Varanasi and Nepal
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Photos and videos of the trip(if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested)
    • sim card service(zero balance)
  • Exclusions
    •  Travel Medical Insurance
    •  Meals other than Specified (if any)
    •  The cost does not include guide charges, monument entrance tickets.
    •  Any Expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, minibars, etc.
    •  Anything not specified in the itinerary.


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