Wheelchair Tour

Wheelchair Tour

Kathmandu, Nepal

Perched on "the roof of the world," in the shadows of the highest mountains on earth, the Kathmandu Valley has been the crossroads of a mélange of ethnic groups who have left a rich legacy of architecture, sculpture, painting, metalwork, literature, music and dance. Due to its remote location and it being closed to the outside world until the 1950's, it retains a quaint medieval environment. For the traveler, this veritable treasure-trove of art and antiquity is seemingly suspended in time. The land of Everest and the "yeti" is also the birthplace of Buddha and remains the only Hindu kingdom in the world.

The seat of royalty till the last century, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a wondrous cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets. The most noteworthy among them are the Hanuman-dhoka palace, Living Goddess Kumari’s Ghar and the Taleju temple.

Even to date, all major state and social ceremonies, including the solemniza- tion of coronations, are carried out in one or the other courtyards within this complex. The royal enclave presently houses three museums. The monuments in and around the area are so mesmerizing that each appears more wondrous than the one next to it.

Swayambhunath Stupa:

One of the world’s oldest Buddhist shrines, the stupa graces a hilltop, 77 meters above the Valley bottom. Situated six km to the west of the city-center, this huge dome-like structure is surmounted by 13 gilded rings representing 13 Heavens and an elaborate canopy.

Pashupatinath temple One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath lies five km northeast of Kathmandu. The two-storied pagoda houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Although the temple dates back to the 4th century, it was brought into its present shape in the early 18th century. The temple is most noted for its gold-plated roofs and silver-coated doors.

Baudhanath Stupa

which is also known by Khasti, is one of the world’s largest stupas. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal Mandala design. Hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around this huge structure make it even more mesmerizing. Another notable aspect of the area is the presence of about four dozen monasteries around it. Bouddha lies some six km to the east of the city center Patan.

Patan Durbar Square

Nowhere else can be seen such a compression of marvelous monuments within a limited space like in the Patan Durbar Square. Besides the old royal palace, what dominates all others in grace and grandeur in this complex is the 17th-century Krishna Mandir.

Entirely made of stone, this shikhara-style structure with 21 pinnacles is dedicated to Lord Krishna, a saviour deity in Hindu pantheon, and it is equally noted for rare stone carvings on its walls, which depict various episodes of the epic wars of Ramayan and Mahabharat. Other landmarks within the Square are Tusha-hity (water spout), Sundari Chowk, Taleju Temple and the Keshav Narayan Chowk. The Hiranyavarna Mahavihar (Golden temple), Rudravarna Mahavihar and the terra-cotta temple of Mahabouddha are other highlights in the vicinity.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Of the Valley’s three Durbar Squares, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the best reserved one. Still emanating the medieval aura , this splendid palatial complex has its gems in such artistic masterpieces as the 55-Windows Palace, the Golden Gate, Golden Spout, the Taleju temple complex and Nyataponla—the Five-Storied temple—in the nearby Taumadhi Square. The 15th-century Dattatreya temple and the world famous Peacock Window at Tachapal, the terra-cotta windows at Tahamala and Nepal’s largest Shiva Lingum at Hanumanghat are also there to keep visitors spellbound.

Our wheelchair accessible vacations in Nepal and India are specially designed for travelers with wheelchairs, slow walkers, their families and their friends.

We have hand-picked our accessible hotels for barrier free access plus our experienced guides are locally trained and work effortless as your ambassador of access at all of the amazing sights and shrines our Accessible Nepal program.

Lumbini

Lumbini is the hallowed birthplace of Lord Buddha—the Apostle of Peace. The Enlightened One was born here over 2,500 years ago. The objects worth seeing here are the scattered ruins dating back to the days of the Buddha. The remains of historic palaces, monasteries, temples and above all, a stone kept by India’s great king Ashoka to pinpoint the exact birthplace of the Buddha are here to take you back by ages. Many countries including China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the USA and Vietnam have built monasteries and stupas in the area. Lumbini is a recent addition in the roster of Nepal’s World Heritage sites.

Lumbini the birth place of Shakyamuni Buddha lies 300 km. south west of Kathmandu. Buddha’s birth place is arguably the single most important historical site in Nepal and the source of one of the world’s great religions. A veteran Asian traveler and author of several books writes, As millions of Christian look to Jerusalem for inspiration, as millions of Muslims turn to Mecca, so do three hundred million Buddhists seen in the sacred kingdom of Nepal, a pillar left by the great Emperor Ashoka to mark the site where Buddha was born". The ‘sacred garden’ where Buddha was born contains all of Lumbini’s treasure; massive stone pillar erected by the emperor Ashoka in 250 BC. to pay homage to the birth place of Buddha is the oldest monuments in Nepal with the inscription recording Ashoka’s visit in 249 BC. The temple of Maya Devi, containing a stone relief depicting the birth scene of Bouddha, the famous pool of ‘Puskarani’ where the infant was given first purification bath, an eternal flame a fitting remembrance of the Light of Asia, Tibetan monasteries and Theravada monastery are the places of interest in Lumbini.

Maya Devi Temple - A relief depicting the nativity; Ashoka Pilar - a stone pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 B.C. to mark the Buddha birthplace; Sacred Pond where Buddha's mother took bath after giving birth; Eternal Peace flame; Water Canal; , Ancient Archeological ruins; Myanmar Temple - A gleaming gold and white structure soaring in the sky; Gautami Nuns Temple - A replica of the Swayambhu Stupa; China Temple - An impressive gathering of pagodas and prayer room in the middle is placed a huge statue of Buddha; Korean Temple - A finest architectural representation of Korea; Bajrayana’s ritual place; Dharma Swami Vihara; Vietnamese temple.

Lumbini Museum - for Mauryan Kushana coins, religious manuscripts, terra-cotta, stone and metal sculpture and icons; Lumbini International Research Institute - provides 12,000 books and periodicals on religion, philosophy, art and architecture; IUCN Wetland Park - to see endangered Blue bulls, Sarus cranes and other wetland birds; Japanese Peace Stupa - Nepal’s tallest Buddha’s statue; Thai Temple; Sri Lankan Temple and Guest House, and 18 more monasteries from India, Germany, and many International Buddhist organizations.

Pokhara:

Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal and is a city of about 450,000 inhabitants. It is also known as the Tourist capital of Nepal, noted for its tranquil atmosphere and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Two out of the ten highest mountains in the world namely Dhaulagiri and Annapurna and can be viewed very closely from Pokhara. It is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit. Pokhara is considered the only place in the world where from a height of 853 meters above sea level and within a distance of 40 kms as the crow flies reach heights of 6000 meters.

Due to this sharp rise in altitude the area of Pokhara has one of the highest precipitation rates of the country (over 4,000 mm/year). Even within the city there is a noticeable difference in the amount of rain between the south of the city by the lake and the north at the foot of the mountains. The climate is sub-tropical but due to the elevation the temperatures are moderate: the summer temperatures average between 25–35 °C, in winter around -2–15 °C.

Phewa Lake

Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the Kingdom, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across to the water or visit the island temple in its middle. The eastern shore, popularly known as lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travellers and is where most of the hotels, restaurants and handicraft shops are located.

Pokhara's old town and traditional bazaar is colorful and so are its ethnically diverse traders. Located about four km from Lakeside, the market's original charm is alive and well. This area strewn with shops selling commodities from edibles and cloth to cosmetics and gold is a pleasant and shady spot to stroll around.

The old bazaar is also home to one of Pokhara' s most important shrines. Locally called the Bindhyabasini Mandir, this white dome-like structure dominates a spacious stone-paved courtyard built atop a shady hillock. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park-like grounds offer a fine picnic area, and on Saturdays and Tuesdays when devotees flock there to offer sacrifices, it takes on a festive local flavor.

Bindhyabasini Temple

Bindhyabasini Temple is the center of religious activity in the lid bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park-like grounds offer a fine picnic area, and on Saturdays and Tuesdays when devotees flock there to offer sacrifices, take on a festive local flavor.

Tibetan Refugee Camp

Tibetan Handicraft center know as the Tibetan refugee camp. And it is the pioneer of Tibetan carpet industry in Pokhara, Nepal. This center provides job to Tibetans from the camp and local Nepalese. The profits of the handicraft center is used for the education, health care, sanitation, looked after old age and physically handicapped Tibetan people of this refugee camp.

Davi’s Fall

Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall). Devi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker called David as washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared into an underground passage beneath the fall.

Begnas lake

Begnas Lake, the second largest lake of Pokhara Valley is situated at an altitude of 650m. It is located in the Siswa village on the eastern part of Pokhara and is 13 km away from the Pokhara city. It covers an area of 3 sq. km. Average water depth of the lake is 9.37 and the maximum water depth is 13.84m. The capacity of the lake is 29.05 million cubic meter. It is comparatively deeper in the northern and western part in the comparision to eastern and southern part. The lake water is drained out by Khudi Khola from the western part.

With one of the fastest-growing economies in the world "Amazing" and "Incredible" India are only two words used to describes an entire continent that vibrates with more than a billion people, thousand year old fortresses, tigers in their native environment, temples, colorful festivals, and savory foods. fortresses, tigers in their native environment, temples, colorful festivals, and savory foods.

New Delhi & Old Delhi

India's modern capital city is also an ancient city tracing its origins in legend. Dotted with hundreds of landmarks New and Old Delhi offer more than a millennium of history in stone. No fewer then 7 cities have stood on this site before the British rulers and from here various Hindu and Moslem dynasties including the Mughals ruled India.

Agra

While Delhi reigns over India, no monument in the world symbolizes India more than the Taj Mahal in Agra. Built by the Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 to enshrine the mortal remains of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal the Taj Mahal is a monument of love and devotion. This architectural marvel is a perfect proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble and stands as testimony to the skill of the 20,000 craftsmen brought from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy who took 17 years to build this shrine of love.

Varanasi India

Located on the banks of the holy river Ganges, Varanasi has been the religious capital of the Hindu faith since the dawn of history. Already an ancient settlement when Buddha came here around 500 B.C., it is unique as a place of pilgrimage, and perhaps the oldest living city in the world. Hindus believe that the water of the "Ganga" hold the powers of salvation and every devout Hindu's ambition is to visit Varanasi once in a lifetime, and if possible, to die there in old age.

Jaipur

The pink capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is among the most picturesque cities of the world. The city was built in accordance with the Shilpa Shastra, the ancient Hindu treatise on architecture which divides Jaipur into seven rectangular sections with 110 foot roadways making a city of all right angles. Surrounded by rugged hills on three sides, the entire city is encircled by a fortified wall guarded by seven gates.

Wheelchair Tour Overview

Trip day to day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu by International Flight

Day 02: Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu - Nagarkot

Day 04: Nagarkot - Kathmandu

Day 05: Kathmandu-Bhairahawa

DAY 06/07: In Lumbini:

Day 08/09: Pokhara:

Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu./shopping in Nepal/souvenir from Nepal/Rest at Hotel.

Day 11: Kathmandu-Delhi; Breakfast at the hotel.

Day 12: Delhi Breakfast at the hotel.

Day 13: Delhi Breakfast at the hotel.

Day 14: Varanasi

Day 15: Varanasi-Delhi-Agra

Day 16: Agra

Day 17: Agra-Jaipur

Day 18: Jaipur

Day 19: Jaipur-Delhi

Day 20: Leave Delhi

Trip detail itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu by International Flight Welcome To Nepal – Reception on arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel. Accommodation has been secured from the previous night to accommodate immediate occupancy upon your arrival at the city of Temple Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu AM: Proceed for sightseeing tour to Kathmandu city visiting, the ancient palace square also known as the Durbar Square where you will witness the ancient palaces and the temples, Kasthmandap temple made out of a single tree during ancient age, temple of the living goddesses the Kumari, etc. Later, proceed towards

Swoyambhunath stupa, one of the Buddhist shrine and also known as the monkey temple situated on the hillock towards the west of Kathmandu and overlooking the Kathmandu valley. Unlike other stupas, this stupa has got a spiral shape which has typical significance.

PM: Proceed on to another city of the valley called Patan city which is also known as the city of fine arts where one can witness splendid artifacts of the medieval period. Afterwards, drive back to the Hotel and rest of the evening will be at leisure.Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Nagarkot EM: Wake-up early in the morning and drive to the domestic airport in order to commence on the spectacular flight which will allow one to have splendid view of the eastern mountain range in Nepal from the aircraft along with Mt. Everest. After accomplishing the flight drive back to the hotel to have breakfast and prepare for the sightseeing tour.

AM: Proceed on sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath temple, the holiest shrine of the Hindu people where the non Hindu people are not allowed to get inside the temple and they are allowed to witness the temple from the view point, situated on the opposite side of the main temple. Later, proceed to Boudhnath stupa, the Buddhist pilgrimage and biggest of it’s kind in Asia.

PM: Proceed on sightseeing tour to Bhaktapur city, also known BHADGAON and the city of devotees. It is the third major city of Kathmandu valley and in many ways the most medieval city. also called Bhaktapur, the City of Devotees.

Overnight at the hotel in Nagarkot on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 04: Nagarkot - Kathmandu Wake up at Early Morning for breathtaking views of the major peaks of the eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) can be seen on a clear day. Lunch in Nagarkot. Drive back to Kathmandu.Rest at Hotel

Day 05: Kathmandu-Bhairahawa Transfer from hotel to the Domestic airport in time for your flight to Bhairahawa,Near by Lumbini. Reception upon arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel Lumbini – amongst the oldest Heritage in the world, is also the holiest of Buddhist Pilgrimages. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

DAY 06/07:In Lumbini: Lumbini-a world heritage site, is the sacred birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam, the Shakya Prince, the eventual Shakyamunu and the ultimate Buddha - the Enlightened One. It is the holiest pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The main attraction at Lumbini is the sacred Garden that is spread over 8 sq. km. and possesses all the treasures of the historic area. The Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims and archeologists alike. To the south of the temple, we find the sacred pond - Puskarni - where Queen Mayadevi had taken a bath just before giving birth to the Buddha. There are more than fifty monasteries around the area. A visit to different monasteries from different Buddhist school gives an important memory. Some of the monasteries are: Chinese monastery, Japanese monastery, Korean monastery, Tibetan monastery, Thai monastery, Srilankan monastery, Burmese (Myanmar) monastery, Indian and Nepalese monasteries.

Day08/09: Pokhara: After breakfast, drive by car for 130kms through the scenic highway on the bank of the River early morning to Pokhara, transfer to a Hotel.

city tour in Pokhara such as Devi’s Fall (Natural Water Fall), Gupteshwor Cave and boating on Fewa Lake for one hour in the afternoon. Transfer to Hotel for overnight rest.

Walk for one hour to World Peace Stupa across the Fewa Lake early morning for Sunrise view, walk back to Hotel, where you will see a lifetime memory of scenic mountain views including Fishtail shadowed on Fewa Lake. After breakfast, visit Mahendra Pul to view the underground Seti River and International Mountain Museum. Visit Buddhist Monastery in the afternoon. Transfer to Hotel for overnight rest.

Day10: Fly back to Kathmandu./shopping in Nepal/souvenir from Nepal/Rest at Hotel.

Day 11: Kathmandu-Delhi; Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for your flight to Delhi. Reception upon arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 12: Delhi Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Afternoon visit local bazaars. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 13: Delhi Breakfast at the hotel. Full day vehicle and guide at disposal for shopping. Lunch & dinner at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 14: Varanasi Early morning boat ride on the river Ganges. The best time to visit the Ghats is dawn when pilgrims take their morning dip. The most famous Ghat is the Dasaswamedh Ghat from where we begin this tour. Enjoy the boat ride while looking out for people on the ghats – the women bathing discreetly in their sarees, the young men displaying prowess in yogic postures & the Brahmin priests offering prayers for one and all. Amidst all this you may also come across the burning ghats which are cremation sites for the dead. Breakfast at the hotel and the morning at leisure with lunch at the hotel.

In the afternoon enjoy a city tour of Varanasi through the narrow lanes with stops at the bazaars to look at the world famous Banaras silks which is only created in Varanasi. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 15:Varanasi-Delhi-Agra Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for your flight to Delhi and on to Agra.

Reception upon arrival at Deihi airport and followed by a straight drive to Agra (203 kms/4.5 hours) En route lunch in a local restaurant. On arrival check-in at: HOTEL Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 16: Agra In the morning enjoy a city tour where you visit the Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). An extravagant marble monument of love, built by Shah Jahan in 1653 as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble took 22 years and 22000 craftsmen to build.

Afterwards continue your tour to the Agra Fort. Afternoon visit local bazaars. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 17: Agra-Jaipur Drive from Agra to Jaipur (221 kms/6 hours) en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted, red sandstone city built between 1570 and 1585

Continue your drive to Jaipur and upon arrival check-in at your hotel Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 18: Jaipur A morning excursion to Amber Fort located about 12 kms outside Jaipur. This is a original Palace with one of the finest example of Rajput architecture. At the fort gate ascent to the Palace on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Lunch in a local restaurant with the afternoon spent at the magnificent stone observatory built in 1728. Later visit the opulent City Palace grand museums displaying an excellent collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory.

All monuments in Jaipur close by 4:30PM. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 19: Jaipur-Delhi Transfer from hotel to the airport in time for your flight to Delhi. Reception upon arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel where a day room is reserved for you. Lunch at your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Late evening check-out from your hotel.

Day 20: Leave Delhi Early morning transfer from hotel to the airport for your International Flight

Cost Details

Trip Cost Include:

  1. 19 Nights accommodation in hotels mentioned above or similar on twin share and day use hotel in Delhi on last day
  2. "Room with Breakfast" and Day Room use in Kathmandu and Delhi on exit
  3. Normal hotel check-in is 19 Noon check-out time is 2PM
  4. Arrival/departure transfers by air-conditioned medium car
  5. Sightseeing by air-conditioned medium car
  6. Services of local English speaking guide as mentioned
  7. All applicable taxes on hotel and transport.
  8. 02 boat rides on River Ganges in Fewa lake in Pokhara and Varanasi
  9. 01 hour mountain flight in Kathmandu (subject to weather)
  10. Elephant ride one way and return way by Jeep at the Amber Fort.
  11. All entrance fee to monuments as per the itinerary
  12. Service of our representative for assistance at the airport on arrival transfer as per the program

Trip Cost Exclude:

  1. Airfare from your home town to Kathmandu and to your home.
  2. Airport departure taxes
  3. Passports
  4. India visa
  5. Nepal Visa
  6. Gratuities for guides and drivers
  7. Items of personal nature, telephone calls,
  8. Travelers insurance
  9. Meal supplement (lunch and dinner) as quoted separately above
  10. Any extra meal other than that mentioned
  11. Any airfare [shown separately]
  12. Any expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks etc.
  13. Any camera fee during the sightseeing.
  14. Any Services which is not include in offer are additional (extra)

Fixed Departure Dates

Notes:

Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.

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