Your day-by-day itinerary


Day 1

Chitwan to Lumbini

You’ll depart the subtropical lowlands of Chitwan, stopping for lunch at a restaurant with gorgeous views of the green valleys. By the end of the afternoon you’ll arrive in the historic holy centre of Lumbini, scattered with ancient ruins. Since the late 1970s, Buddhist countries across the world have built their own temples here, each one more colourful than the last. It’s incredibly interesting to see how each nation interprets the Buddhist teachings.


overland border in Lumbini

Day 1

Lumbini, Nepal - Varanasi, India

After breakfast you’ll visit the temples by Rickshaw. The Buddhist temples built by Myanmar, Sri Lanka and China are particularly impressive. You’ll then leave Lumbini; there’s a long drive ahead, but by evening you’ll be in India! You’ll arrive at the border just after lunch and after the necessary paperwork step into India. Along the way you’ll pass small villages and see local people working on the land. You’ll drive by Sarnath, where Buddha first taught his doctrine and stop to visit the stupa.

Combine this trip with...

Where to next? This trip goes together perfectly with these:

Chitwan Jungle and Rhinos

Chitwan Jungle and Rhinos

Duration 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

Duration Chitwan National Park

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local women in jungle with a traveller in Nepal

Into the Jungle with the Tharu

Duration 2 days / 1 night (flexible)

Duration Chitwan National Park - Tharu Village

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Combine this trip with India

How about something completely different? After this trip you could journey to another destination:

India boats next to colourful murals

Sacred City on the Ganges

Duration 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

Duration Varanasi

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Speak to our Nepal specialist, Kate

“My memories of Nepal will stay with me forever; from making tasty momos with Tibetan refugees, to attending 5am prayers in a monastery. I haven’t tackled Everest (yet!), but it’s a favourite with my customers so I could be persuaded!"”

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