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Nepal Buddhist Circuit Tour, Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Nepal Buddhist Circuit Tour

Nepal Buddhist Circuit Tour

Buddhist influences are evident in the culture of Nepal because Buddha was born in Nepal. Nepal has got strong Buddhist background and has played role in spread of Buddhism to Tibet. Nepalese princess Bhrikuti played a significant role in development of Buddhism in Tibet and Far East.

Buddha was born in Lumbini (which is now in Nepal). According to the Tripitaka, he visited his father's kingdom and converted his family and clan to Buddhism. The Shakya clans later moved to Kathmandu valley and helped establish Buddhism there.

We are providing you complete information about Buddhist Pilgrimage packages, destinations and the life of the Buddha, through this tour packages. Besides these you will also able to know about Buddha’s detail information, his birth place, place of His enlightenment and His teachings.


The main attractions of this tour are swayambhunath, boudhanath and namobuddha in Kathmandu, great Ashoka pillar, sacred pond, Temple of lords, Maya Devi temple and remains of Old monastery in Lumbini , religious and archeological sites at Devdaha and Ramagram.



Highlights of the Trip


Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Boudhanath & Kopan Sightseeing

Day 03: Namobuddha Visit

Day 04: Pharping Monastries Visit (Guru Ringpoche)

Day 05: Swayambhunath Stupa & Patan Durbar Square

Day 06: Drive to Lumbini

Day 07: Lumbini Tour

Day 08: Religious and archaeological sites of Kapilavastu Visit

Day 09: Drive to Devdaha - Ramgram - back to Kathmandu

Day 10: Warm Departure.

Details of Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in  Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 02:  Sightseeing Boudhanath & Kopan
In the morning, after breakfast you will head off to Boudhanath. Boudhanath is a massive Stupa which lies in the outskirts of Kathmandu about 11 km away from the city centre. It is believed that this stupa was built by the Lichchhavis but many historians disagree on this fact. This dome shaped Stupa represents the mind of the Buddha and is today one of the most significant pilgrimage destination for Buddhists.
After visiting Boudhanath, we shall visit the Kopan Monastery. The Kopan Monastery was established by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rimpoche in 1970 as a center of Buddhist Teachings. In the evening we will return back to Hotel.

Day 03: Namobuddha
Today you will visit Namobuddha. This monastery lies about 45 km away to the east of Kathmandu. It takes a two-hour drive to reach there. It is widely believed that the Lord Buddha, during his 7th reincarnation, offered his body to a hungry Tigress and its cubs at this place. This is considered a great act of mercy and kindness and has ever since attracted millions of people to this spot. You will return back to the hotel in the evening.

Day 04: Pharping
After breakfast, you will head for Pharping monastery. This monastery is situated at the south of Kathmandu valley. It is believed that this is the spot where Guru Rimpoche (Saint Padmasambhava) attained level of a Mahamudra Vidyadhara. Some Buddhists also believe that this is the spot where Milerapa (the deity of hard work) took shelter in a cave one night. Pharping has numerous monasteries and temples including an important Vajrayogini temple and the Palyul Retreat Centre, which is the residence of Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche and home to the Rigpa Shedra. You will return back to our hotel in the evening.

Day 05: Swayambhunath & Patan
Swayambhunath is one of the oldest pilgrimage site in Nepal. People have been praying at this place more than two thousand years. This great temple lies atop a hillock within the valley. Many believe that the Lichchhavis constructed the stupa but no one is really sure. Its establishment and construction is shrouded in the mists of time. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensemble of shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. This site has two access points: from the east there is a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. Patan City is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former palace complex. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone. The evening will be free for leisure activities.

Day 06: Drive to Lumbini
After Breakfast drive to Lumbini (321 km / 8 hrs) from Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel

Day 07: Lumbini Tour
The UNESCO World heritage site of Lumbini is developed under master plan in the area of 6 Km X 2 km. We will start our tour from the 'New Tourist village and visit the World peace pagoda and museum. This is also the pilgrimage concept of master plan to introduce Buddhism and purify mind through monastic zone. Monasteries of Mahayani and Teravadi Buddhism are spread across the cannon. Finally visit the Mayadevi temple protecting the 'Marker Stone', Statue of nativity scene and ruins of old temple walls dating from 3rd BC to 12 AD. Asoka pillar still displays the inscriptions explaining his visit to the birth place of Buddha.

Day 08: Religious and archaeological sites of Kapilavastu
Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, Niglihara and Sagarhawa. Tilaurakot is the ancient Kapilavastu - the capital of Shakyas, where Buddha spent his first 29 years. Kudan was where Buddha was received by his father after his access to enlightenment. King Suddhodana specially built the Kudan (Nigrodharma Park) for the accommodation of the Buddha and his followers. Gotihawa is the birth place of Krakuchanda Buddha. Niglihawa is where Kanakmuni Buddha was born. Sagarhawa is the archaeological findings as "place of the massacre of the Shakyas". Overnight in Lumbini

Day 09: Devdaha - Ramgram - back to Kathmandu
Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Devdaha and Ramagram. Devdaha is the ancient capital of the Koliya kingdom. It is the maternal hometown of Queen Mayadevi (mother), Prajapati Gautami (stepmother), Princess Yasodhara (consort) and where Prince Siddhartha had spent his childhood. Ramgrama is the brick mound on the bank of the Jharahi River. It is seven meter high brick stupa consisting of relic (one of the eight astha dhatu) of Lord Buddha. The Stupa was built by the king of Ramgrama, who was the eighth king to obtain the Buddha's relics.

Day 10: Warm Departure.
After Breakfast transfer to airport for your next destination.

Tour Destination: Kathmandu -Namobudda- Pharping- Lumbini 
Group Size: 01-32
Accommodation Type: Deluxe/ Standard/ Budget Hotel
Grade:
Transportation: surface
Mode of Tour: Sightseeing
Driving  Hour: 4-6
Total Days: 10 Days

The cost of each trip differs as per the size of group, choice of hotel, client's interest of service and correction in our itinerary.

For Price of this trip, please contact us 

 Tour Cost Include:

» 6 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
» Sightseeing in Kathmandu
» Sightseeing entry fee
» One English speaking guide during the tour
» All transportation by Car/Van/Coaster/Mini Bus/Coach according to the group Size
» Airport Pick up and Drop
» Sightseeing in Namobudda, Pharping, Kapan
» 3 Nights accommodation in Lumbini with breakfast
» Sightseeing in Lumbini
Tour Cost Exclude:
» Travel insurance
» Personnel Expenses
» Bottle drinks
» All Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Lumbini

Departure dates for 2015 :

Oct 9 - 24
Oct. 25 - Nov. 9
Nov. 13 - 28

Please contact us for special discounted promotional Annapurna Circuit trekking cost

 



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