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Buddhist tour in Nepal

DURATION9 Days STARTS ATKathmandu ENDS ATKathmandu GRADEEasy GROUP SIZE1-14 Pax ACCOMODATIONDeluxe hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini MEALSBreakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini Hotel. Farewell dinner in Last night of the trip. TRANSPORT Tourist Bus and private car/van.

Trip Highlights

  • Observe the Nepal's most Buddhist sacred places.
  • Visit the birth place of Lord Buddha, Lumbini.
  • Explore Lake side in Pokhara and visit World Peace Pagoda Stupa.
  • Visit UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley (Namo Buddha Monastery, Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath Stupa)

Trip Overview

About Buddhist Tour in Nepal

Buddhist tour in Nepal
Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

Buddhism is one of the great religions in the world, with more than 350 million followers, mostly from east Asia. Gautam Buddha was the founder of Buddhism. He was born in 623 BC in Nepal on auspicious Baisakhi purnima. The main pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautam Buddha; they are Bodh Gaya, Kushinagar, Sarnath and Lumbini. Among this four, Bodh Gaya, Kushinagar and Sarnath are in India and Lumbini is located in Nepal. Bodhgaya is famous as the place where Gautam Buddha is said to have obtained Buddhatva (enlightenment) in 534 BC.

Buddhist tour in Nepal is designed for those travelers who are interest in Buddhism. This tour is organized to the major Buddhist heritage sites of Nepal in order to get ideas regarding inner side of the Buddhism. Moreover, Buddhist Tour in Nepal adds and highlights both the natural and cultural aspects of Nepal. Kathmandu has its own brand of cultural life which is based on unique blend of different religions and faiths. In Kathmandu, we visit Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath and Namo Buddha monastery located 40 Kilometer in the south east of Kathmandu. It is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites south of the Himalayas. And after, we move towards Lumbini, where Lord Gautam Buddha (Siddhartha) was born. Dedicating one full day in discovering the various cultural and spiritual sites at Lumbini further we drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is a clean and beautiful sub-metropolitan city of Nepal, surrounded by gorgeous mountains. In Pokhara, along with some natural sites, we pay our visit to the World Peace Stupa and the Tibetan Refugee Center to get the firsthand experience of the Tibetan Buddhism and their lifestyle. And next day, we drive back/fly back to Kathmandu for your international flight or departure to the next destination.

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Itinerary

Day1 : Arrival in Kathmandu - (1360m) You will be warmly welcomed at airport by our office representative and transfer to hotel. Your trekking guide will give brief explanation about the Buddhist tour program at hotel. Today you can stay within the hotel or enjoy night at Thamel, Kingsway especially famous for clubs and bars.
Day2 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath Stupa) After hot breakfast in the morning we get started to visit the historical and UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu City escorting by our city tour guide. Today, we will visit two Buddhist shrine sites (Bouddhanatha and Swyambhunath stupa). Firstly, we observe Buddhist pilgrimage site that is "Swyambhunath" which is well known as monkey temple of Nepal. We will see lots of monkeys around Swyambnunath and visit the important part of the stupas. And then we move towards today's final destination called Bouddhanath stupa. It is one of the world largest Buddhist stupas where over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries lies. Specially the monks of this stupas are from Tibet. Back to the hotel for overnight inclusive bed and breakfast.
Day3 : Visit Namo Buddha and back to Hotel at Kathmandu Today after breakfast, we are heading towards Namobuddha by leaving behind the crowded city Kathmandu. We take a short and scenic one hour drive to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is a beautiful traditional Newar town. And then we start to trek gradually uphill about 1750m to reach Namobuddha. During the trek, we pass via beautiful classic terrace with breathtaking mountains views. And then we observe our today?s destination called ?Namobuddha?. Namobuddha is an ancient the sacred destination of Buddhist religion. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful Tamang settlements. You can see many Buddha?s stupas in the hill top. You will get surprise by the number of temples, variations in landscapes and diversity of people living in harmony. And then drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel inclusive bed and breakfast.
Day4 : Drive to Lumbini (Birth Place of Lord Buddha (Siddhartha))Today after breakfast, we drive about 9 hours for Lumbini - birth place of Lord Buddha. Lumbini lies in the Terai region of Nepal which is a more flat lands. Because of the low altitude than the Kathmandu city, the weather gets hotter here except in the winter. However, Lumbini is the most important Buddhist holy site. Stay overnight at hotel inclusive bed and breakfast.
Day5 : Lumbini Exploration Day Today, we will visit the world's famous Buddhist religious and historical places of Lumbini. The area is surrounded by the monuments, temples and ancient sites. Lumbini is also listed in the UNESCO world heritage site. We will visit Mayadevi temple, where lord Buddha was born and Pushkarni Pond where the baby Siddartha was given his first bath after the birth. There are many Buddhist temples founded by the devotees from the different countries. An inscription on a pillar erected by Maurya Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC. authenticates that the Buddha was born at this spot. Now archaeological excavations have discovered the marker stone at the basement of the Maya Devi Temple. It is believed to have been laid there by Emperor Ashoka to denote the exact scared spot. There is the Buddha first put his foot on earth. Stay overnight at hotel inclusive bed and breakfast.
Day6 : Drive to Pokhara -After breakfast in the morning, we take drive about 7 hours to Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the clean and beautiful scenic city of Nepal. It is also called the city of lakes. You can enjoy the view of panoramic views of mountains like Fishtail, Dhaulagiri etc. Stay overnight at hotel inclusive bed and breakfast.
Day7 : Visit Buddhist Gompas and Monasteries in Pokhara -This day we will visit some of the Buddhist places of Pokhara and also enjoy the nature's beauty. Firstly, we will visit World peace stupa which is constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohji organization above the Phewa Lake. From the top of the stupa, we can enjoy the splendid view of mountains as well as Pokhara valley. And then we will visit the Malepatan monastery. We also make another hike to Hyangja which is the site of Tibetan refugee camp who escaped Tibet after the Cultural Revolution in China. Finally, We will do boating on Phewa lake and stay overnight at hotel on B/B plan.
Day8 : Drive Back to KathmanduToday is last day of the trip, after breakfast we will take drive back to Kathmandu. And then transfer to hotel for overnight inclusive bed and breakfast.
Day9 : Departure to your destination Today is your departure day, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.

INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES

Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop as per the Itinerary.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star category on the basis of B/B
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Lumbini at 3 star category on the basis of B/B.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara at 3 star category on the basis of B/B.
  • Kathmandu - Limbini-Pokhara - Kathmandu transportation by air / drive.
  • City tour guide salary
  • All the UNESCO world heritage sites entry fees.
  • Government Taxes
  • Service charge

Exclude

  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies passport size picture too}
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Lumbini and Pokhara Hotel
  • Extra night's in Kathmandu, Lumbini and Pokhara hotel.
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottle mineral and hot/boiled water, soft drinks and snack foods