14 days without trek
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 24, 2013 6:05 PM Last Post By: dougv
Oct 20, 2013 8:35 AM
14 days without trekHi all,everybody speaks about trekking and mountain!
And what about Nepal without trek?
Arrival 28th februar, transfer to hotel in Baktapur, and visit Durbar Square baktapur SLEEPING: Bakthapur
1 march: Boudhanlikanta/Kopan/ pashupathinat/bouddhanat back to SLEEP Baktapur
2 Marzo: Patan/Lalitpur / golden temple/ Bungamati or KHOKANA and back to SLEEP Baktapur
3 marzo: Pokkara by bus
4 Sarankot Trek / Hiking 2-3 hours to see the Himalaya
5 Pokhara Rest day
6 Drive to Lumbini via Palpa
7 – whole day in Lumbini tour
8 Lumbini to Chitwan
9 chitwan jungle safari
10 way to Manakamana
11 Manakamana to kahmandu
12 marzo Katmandu TOur /thamel, durbar square Swayamhunat and all you think
13 marzo Khatmandu free day
14 Marzo back home
Oct 20, 2013 8:56 AM
Bhaktapur is great place to stay but, because located towards the east of the valley it's not necessarily the best base for travelling around (time and cost). Much more peaceful than KTM. Remember to get the entrance ticket endorsed for multiple entries - your hotel will be able to give you more info.
March 1 seems quite full, consider visiting some of them on the free day later in the trip.
Information about things to see and do in Pokhara here:
Oct 20, 2013 1:08 PM
2Very good thoughts above by scoodly. I agree with them completely! Why do you want to go to Lumbini? I have not been there, but I know numerous people that have made the trip. Generally, they have been very disappointed. If you are going for a Buddhist pilgrimage, that's one thing, but if you think there's a lot to see there (especially if you are not a Buddhist or have a very strong interest in Buddhism), you may be disappointed. If you want a southern rural Nepal adventure and you want to see wildlife, I'd recommend Bardia National Park instead. Bardia has far less tourists and you can see more wildlife.
Oct 20, 2013 9:46 PM
Oct 21, 2013 12:04 AM
4Bhaktapur is absolutely nice to spend at least one night. Perfect also for short hikes into the fields surrounding B. There are many ways to pass into B. besides the main entrance (where they collect your money).
However, I would strongly suggest to spend one night at Bodnath stupa. This is also very nice and quiet in the evenings - when the tourists leave, the place turns very good.
Oct 24, 2013 6:05 PM
5I am not really a practicing Buddhist, although I find so much I like about the religion and I did go to Lumbini to see the birthplace of the Buddha. Only spent the night there and visited the site the next day. It was a highlight of my trip to Nepal. It is such a peaceful place and of course historically significant. I did feel a presence of something good and I would never say it was not worth the visit. Go to Lumbini with an open mind and a sense of reverence. I hope you will find the trip as spiritually fulfilling as I did.
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