Nepal Buddhist Tour let you eyewitnesses the religious tolerance and harmony found in Nepal, which is perhaps a unique example to the world. Nepal Tours has prepare Buddhist pilgrimage tour of 07 nights/ 08 days. This Buddhist tour cover the major Buddhist places in Nepal and some of the interesting and religious places.
Nepal is the place where Buddhism originated and later became a major world religion. This religion is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautam who was born as a prince of the ancient Kapilavastu which is now in Lumbini, Nepal. In Nepal there are many significant places connected to the early days of this religion. Most of them being covered in the below given tour itinerary. Buddhism in Nepal believed to be dated from the birth of Buddha himself visit the land visited by Bodhisattvas and previous Buddhas.
In Nepal, where religion is not just a set of beliefs and accompanying rituals handed down from generation to generation; rather it is a complex intermingling of traditions, festivals, faiths and doctrines that have permeated every strata of Nepalese Society in such a way as to become the very heartbeat of the nation. Nepal is famous, as the world’s only Hindu Kingdom. However, it is an intricate and beautiful tapestry formed by the interweaving of Hinduism, Buddhism and other beliefs.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. O/N Hotel.
After your arrival at the airport of Kathmandu, you will find our guide and driver waiting for you at the exit holding a sign with your name on it. A brief introduction will be presented to you on the way to the hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink and spend the rest of day at the hotel or stroll around for some fun.
Meals: No meals included today
Day 02: After breakfast, visit Boudanath and Kopan Monastery.
Kopan Monastery was founded by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rimpoche in 1970 as a center of Buddhist Teachings. Meet Senior Lama and orientation on Buddhism at Kopan Monastery. Lunch will be served (vegetarian). Evening return back to Hotel. O/N Hotel.
Day 03: After breakfast, drive to Namoboudha (45Kms).
Buddhists call it “Tamangligi”, the famous Buddhist spot, where Lord Buddha (on 7th re-incarnation) sacrificed his body to hungry Tigress and its cubs. Evening return to hotel. O/N Hotel.
Day 04: After breakfast, visit Pharping Monastery & Swayambhunath (Monkey temple).
The Buddhist history says, Milerapa from Tibet took one night shelter in the cave, and accordingly blessed this monastery. Hindus have their version that it was Pancha Pandav who had visited this place. Vegetarian lunch will be served then we back swayambhunath Temple for buddhist sightseeing tour, the oldest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal in Evening return to hotel. O/N Hotel.
Day 05 : Fly Kathmandu to Bhairahawa and a short drive to Lumbini.
Upon arrival Lumbini, we transfer you to the hotel, check-in and then we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal.
Day 06: Lumbini Full Day Visit.
After breakfast, we begin the trip by driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam’s father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There’s a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden.
Day 07: Drive Lumbini to Bhairahawa and Fly back Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we moved to Bhairahawa to get our flight in Kathmandu. nepaltour.info recommended you should take a flight for Kathmandu – Bhairahawa – Kathmandu because by road sometime a strike by the people. Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Day 08: Depart Kathmandu.
After breakfast, rest of day is at leisure until we pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to airport for your next stop.
Hotel in various places with breakfast.
All transfer by luxury private car
Flight Ticket Kathmandu – Bhairahawa – Kathmandu
Sightseeing entry fees
All the expenses for guide include salary, food and other expenses.
English speaking guide during the tour (please let us know if you prefer other language speaking guide)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and in other various places according to itinerary
Farewell dinner in typical Restaurant
Government and local taxes.
Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu, Dhulikhel, Lumbini.
All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
All entrance fees.
Personal travel and medical insurance.
Any kind of personal expense.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Tips for trekking staff, driver (Tipping is expected).