Buddhist Trail Nepal
Buddhist Trail Nepal
7 Nights / 8 Days
Visit to major Buddhist pilgrimages of Nepal like Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Kopan Monastery, Namobuddha, Patan durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square, Pharping, Tilaurakot, Deudaha and Lumbini. Mesmerizing view of Himalayas like Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh, Langtang and Rolwaling Himalayas from Namobuddha. Amazing sight of Kathmandu valley from Swayambhunath and Kopan monastery.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. Our company representative will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the tour members. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Visit to Swayambhunath and Pharping.
After the breakfast at the hotel, we drive towards Swayambhunath located at the top of the hill. Our well experienced tour guide will provide you with the insight of Swayambhunath. The temple is surrounded by hundreds of Monkeys and hence Swayambhunath is also called as the monkey temple. We head towards Pharping after Swayambhunath. The drive towards Pharping is scenic and the road passes along forest, lake and parks. There is abundance of monasteries and temples in Pharping. We visit the monasteries and local villages in Pharping and return back to Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Visit to Bouddhanath, Kopan monastery and Patan Durbar square.
Breakfast at hotel, then proceed to visit the sacred and peaceful Bouddhanath stupa in the morning. We can observe hundreds of devotees circumnavigating one of the largest stupa in the world. We perform few Koras (walking around the stupa) spinning the prayer wheels. After spending some time amidst the spiritual environment of Bouddhanath, we drive towards Kopan monastery. Kopan monastery is located in a peaceful environment on top of the hill. We explore around the monastery and enjoy a short meditation in the monastery. We can enjoy the spiritual environment of the monastery with several stupas, statues and large prayer wheel. We can observe Kathmandu valley from top of the monastery and head towards Patan Durbar square. Patan Durbar square is also called the city of fine arts and beautiful architectures can be seen everywhere around the durbar square. We visit numerous temples and stupas like Mahabouddha, Kumbeshwar, Golden temple, Krishna temple and many others. We enjoy the religious atmosphere at Mangalbazaar and return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 04: Visit to Namobuddha monastery and Bhaktapur Durbar square.
Breakfast at hotel, then drive towards Namobuddha. Namobuddha is a beautiful monastery located at top of a hill surrounded by the Tamang settlement. We perform the excursion around the monastery and enjoy short meditation. We can have the panoramic view of Himalayan ranges from Namobuddha. We head towards Bhaktapur durbar square from Namobuddha. Bhaktapur Durbar square is a center to ancient architecture and has a beautiful collection of stone arts, metal arts and wooden carvings. After enjoying our visit to the UNESCO World heritage site we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 05: Kathmandu to Lumbini.
After the breakfast we drive towards the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. The 8 hours drive is scenic and passes through various rivers, forests and villages. We move into a hotel after our arrival at Lumbini. Overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 06: Full day sightseeing tour at Lumbini.
We explore around the birthplace of Lord Buddha which is the most important pilgrimage site for Buddhists all over the planet. There are plenty of monasteries built by several nations and different historical sites in Lumbini. We visit Mayadevi temple located at Lumbini garden where Mayadevi gave birth to Lord Buddha. We can observe the ancient inscription on Ashoka Pillar suggesting Lumbini as the Lord Buddha’s birthplace. We immerse ourselves in the spiritual environment of Lumbini and meditate. We return back to the hotel after the sightseeing tour around Lumbini. Overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 07: Day Excursion from Lumbini to Deudaha and Tilaurakot.
We drive to Deudaha from Lumbini which is the birthplace of Mayadevi (mother of Buddha). It is believed that Buddha often visited Deudaha during his childhood days and Buddha also offered his teaching at Deudaha after enlightenment. We can visit the park at Deudaha which has a 7 feet tall statue of Lord Buddha. We move towards Tilaurakot which is about 1.5 hours of drive from Lumbini. Tilaurakot is a historic town of Kapilvastu where Buddha spent 29 years of his life. We can observe the remains of the palace as thick walls and gates. We meditate at this historic site and return back to Lumbini. Overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu from Lumbini and enjoy farewell dinner.
After the breakfast at the hotel early morning we drive back to Kathmandu. Several commercial hubs, green pastures, rivers, forests and villages can be observed along the way to Kathmandu. After the long drive we arrive at Kathmandu and move in to a hotel. In the evening, we enjoy our farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant and observe Nepalese cultural dance. After dinner transfer to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.
***Tour End with Sweet Memories***
- Double / Twins sharing basis accommodation at 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu.
- All transportation by private vehicles during the tour.
- Entrance fee in all monuments, monasteries and temples during the tour.
- Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Professional English speaking guide.
- Farewell Dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant.
- All our government taxes and service charges.
- 5% GST inclusive
- Nepal entry visa fee which you may easily issue upon your arrival at International airport. You will require 3 passport size photos.
- Any Flight Ticket.
- Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost or any types of travel insurance.
- Drink: Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
- All your personal expenses.
- Any kind of tips for guide & driver.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including.