Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,350m/4,429ft)
On the arrival day, our office representative meets you at the Kathmandu Airport. And he transfers to the hotel somewhere around Thamel. After refreshment, complete the official formalities. The tour guide gives you briefing about the package and rest of the day free for your own leisure.
Day 02 : Fly to Siddhartha Nagar & Drive to Lumbini (105m/345ft) - 35 Mins + 30 Mins
After breakfast, you meet the guide; drive to domestic airport and fly to Lumbini (Birth place of Lord Buddha). Alternatively, you can also drive to Lumbini via Mugling-Narayangarh Highway. It takes nearly 7 hours to complete the roadway trip by having the amazing view of the Himalayas and diverse landscapes. After reaching there, you will be transferred to the hotel. Be refresh and rest of the day free for personal activities.
Day 03 : Full Day Lumbini Guided Tour
At your hotel in Lumbini after breakfast, you meet the guide and drive to tour destination of Lumbini (Birth place of Lord Buddha). Full day guided sightseeing tour around the most important site of Buddhist Cultural Tour. Particularly, you will visit the most popular Peace Pagoda, Lumbini Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Tara Foundation, World China Temple, Thai Monastery, Burmese (Myanmar) Temple, Nepal Buddha Temple and Dharmaswami Buddhist monastery.
Day 04 : Excursion of the Remaining Sites & Fly Back to Kathmandu- 35 Mins
Today, after having breakfast, you go on a half day guided sightseeing around Limbini. You visit rest of the popular shrines of Lumbini. Then, you will be transferred to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at the Kathmandu Airport, the crewmember transfers you to the hotel.
Day 05 : Sightseeing Tour around Buddhist Landmarks in Kathmandu
Today, the tour guide takes you for full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu’s Buddhist landmarks. You will visit Bauddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Kapan Monastery. These are the must-visit Buddhist Cultural Heritage Sites of the Capital City. In the remaining time, you can also visit the historical Durbar Square areas.
Day 06 : Fly to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft) & Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft) -30 Mins + 3 Hrs
After having breakfast, you will drive to the Kathmandu Airport in a private jeep. You cathc a domestic flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest Base Camp trek. You will have the aerial view of the Himalayas and wonderful landscapes during the flight. From Lukla, you will commence the trekking up to Phakding (2,610m) and after 3 hours easy walking overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 07 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/10,958ft) -6 Hours
About 4-5 hour hiking via the Dudh Koshi river bank and ascending of Namche Hill, you will reach Namche Bazaar. It is the remarkable town of Sherpa land as the largest and most prosperous settlement in the Khumbu valley. It is also a main trading centre of the region- foods, salt, clothes and other stuffs are shopped by locals.
In the afternoon, you hike to Khumjung Village to observe the 400 years old Khumjung Monastery. It takes nearly 1 hour to reach Khumjung village from Namche Bazaar by walking along the uphill and downhill trail. Here, you can visit the meditation cave of Padmasambhava, the Guru Rinpoche. Padmasambhava is the founder of the Tibetan Buddhist religion. Similarly, you can see the Yeti Scalp in Khumjung Monastery. It is still mysterious whether or not the yeti really existed but even Sir Edmund Hillary has talked about this remaining of the abominable man in his book as well.
Day 08 : Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m/14,469ft) – 5 Hours
From Namche Bazaar the trail climbs up and down to Sanasa and the trail descends gradually to Teshinga. Then, it drops steeply to Phunki Thanga and crosses the Dudh Koshi river. After climbing two hour from Phunki Thanga you will reach at Tengboche.
Tengboche is a religious place for the Sherpa people of the entire Solukhumbu area. Here you will visit the Tengboche Monastery, which is the biggest Buddhist cultural sites of the region. During the full moon day in November, the monastery celebrates famous Mani Rimdu festival. This is the most colourful festival of the people residing in this region. It is celebrated for 19 days at the premises of Tengboche Monastery in front of the Guru Rinpoche. If you don’t visit this monastery, your Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal remains incomplete. For your overnight stay there at teahouse lodge.
Day 09 : Trek back to Phakding - 7 Hours
The trail again drops to Namche Bazar and have a short tea/coffee stop and continue descending via same route and on the way stop for the lunch break an hour at Jorsale Village. Walking along the dense pine, oak and rhododendron woodlands of Sagarmatha National Park, you arrive Phakding for the night stay.
Day 10 : Trek Back to Lukla – 3 Hours
After having breakfast, you continue the retreat journey towards Lukla. You follow the same route you used a couple of days earlier. By walking along the Dudh Koshi River Valley and crossing some suspension bridges, you descend further. Having the glimpses of wild animals and birds of Sagarmatha National Park, you arrive Lukla. This is the last day of trekking and remaining in Everest region. Therefore, enjoy as much as you can to make this tour more memorable.
Day 11 : Fly Back to Kathmandu- 30 Mins
Don’t forget to enjoy the sunrise view of the Great Himalayas while having breakfast. Then, you fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative of Orbit Alpine Adventure relocates you to the hotel.
In the afternoon, you can spend the time by taking rest or engage in personal activities. You can take a round of Thamel to buy the necessary stuffs like relics and garments. In the evening, the company invites you to farewell dinner with culture show at Nepalese Traditional Kitchen. Here, you will enjoy very authentic way of Nepalese hospitalities.
Day 12 : Airport Transfer
In such a way, you have come to the end of Buddhist Cultural tour 12 days’ package. For final departure, the representative takes you to the Kathmandu Airport as per the flight schedule. On the other hand, you can proceed for onward program if you have still some more days to spend in Nepal.