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Buddhist Tour

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Country: Nepal
City: Kathmandu
Duration: 9 Day(s) - 8 Night(s)
Tour Category: Pilgrimage Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

In this Kathmandu Lumbini Buddhist Tour from us, we try to make you know and visit major Buddhist monasteries of Nepal including Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha. Places and the name of Monasteries given below in the itineraries are really majestic and high value carrying places which are internationally known and famous. Like Lumbini, which introduction is highlighted and tried to explain as nice as possible, similarly history and value of other places like Namobuddha, Kapan Monastery, and Monastery of Narayanthan, Buddha Monastery and Pharping and even the monasteries not mentioned here are well- known to the Buddhist of the world. Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha and has been declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Lumbini is small town in the southern Terai of Nepal, where the ruins of the old city can still be seen. At the age of 84, Lord Buddha left this world with thousands of followers to keep Buddhism alive.

Lumbini has been a holy ground for Buddhists in all over the world. The restored garden and surroundings of Lumbini have the remains of many of the ancient stupas and monasteries. A large stone pillar erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka in 250 BC bears an inscription about the birth of the Buddha. An important part of Lumbini is the temple of Maya Devi. It has stone image of Maya Devi giving birth to Lord Buddha as she holds onto a branch. And important for Buddhist tour which starts and ends in Kathmandu. If you are an Indian your trip may be started from Lumbini and ended in Kathmandu as well. If you come overland to Sunauli Border our representatives are there at the border to receive you and to escort you to the hotel for the next day's sightseeing around Lumbini and then to take you to Kathmandu to complete the remaining places given in the itinerary.

An important archeological site near Lumbini, Kapilvastu evokes the ancient palace where Lord Buddha spent his formative years and it is the major focus of Buddhist Tour. Scattered foundations of the palace are abundant and archeologists have by now discovered 13 successive layers of human habitation dating back to the eighth century BC. Access: Siddhartha Highway connects Lumbini by road to Pokhara, Tansen and Kathmandu.

TRIP FACTS:

Country:                     Nepal

Duration:                    9 days

Area:                           Nepal

Activities:                   Nepal Tour

Difficulty:                    Easy

Max. Altitude:            1,900 M.

Seasons:                    Sep-Nov, Mar-May

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel:

Meet our airport representative at airport in Kathmandu is like starting the Buddhist pilgrimage tours in Nepal. Our airport staff will escort you to Hotel.

Day 02:  Visiting Buddhist Monasteries within the valley:

After breakfast drive to Boudha to visit boudha Buddhist monastery which is one of the biggest and oldest monasteries of Nepal where you will be able to see Tibetan people all around having business and doing kora Inside the boudha itself there are hundreds of Buddhist monasteries and we will visit some of them depending upon how long time frame will you be able to spend. Then we drive to Kapan Monastery; situated at the height of the kapan and known as kapan view point to see Kathmandu valley all around. Then we again drive to Pharping Monastery. Pharping Monastery is situated about 10 kilometers far from the main city and is really very panoramic, scenic and beautiful to visit around.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Namobuddha, spend 3-4 hours there and drive back to Dhulikhel:

Namobuddha is another prominent holly place for Buddhist people. Namo Buddha is about 45 kilometers far from Kathmandu and situated inside the thick green jungle around occupying greater area of the land representing peace and love. It will take about 2 hours from Kathmandu to reach there. 3-4 hours time will just be passed because of its panoramic and scenic surrounding with lovely monastery attracting people from any point of view. After visiting this place we will drive back to Dhulikhel where we spend couple of hours at late evening sightseeing and sun set view.

Day 04: DHULIKHLE DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU & VISIT SWYAMBHUNATH & NARAYANTHAN MOSASTERY:

After breakfast in Dhulikhel, we will drive first to our Hotel and keep our things into the room take short rest and drive directly to Narayanthan, Budhanilkantha to visit Sang Monatery. This Monastery is 10 kilometers from our hotel and place is really very wonderful and we have to walk a bit getting off from the car. 2 hours and so will quickly be passed. Then we drive back to the main city have lunch and drive to swyambhunath Temple; a Buddhist temple and equally important shrine for both the Buddhist and Hindu which proves integrity of Hinduism and Buddhism. Swyambhunath occupies the greater area of the land and it will take hours to finish walking around and after the trip of here we will drive back to the Hotel.

Day 05:  Kathmandu to Lumbini and over night over here:

As it is explained well in the overview section about this place, it is the birth place of Lord Buddha and one can easily guess that how important this place will be especially for Buddhist. There are two ways of going there; one is by air and one can fly up to Bhirawa then short drive another is overland which will take 12-13 hours drive. We recommend to fly or/and if not use private vehicle. Depending upon your choice if you fly we can have sightseeing of the some part of the place and if we drive ten just will go to Hotel.

Day 06: Sightseeing tour around the holly Lumbini:

From early in the morning, we will go to see all the activities perform by the Buddhist devotees living there and known as Lamas. They perform puja, meditation and other activities which represents totally love and peace. We will go to see BuddhaÂ’ Durbar, regular lightening place, lakes, Ashoka's Stambha and many more. If you want you can do meditation for some days but you have to let us know and for that it must be booked before.

Day 07: Lumbini to Kathmandu:

After breakfast at the Hotel, get ready to drive back all the way to Kathmandu or to drive up to Bhairawa and then fly to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly you can do sightseeing in some remaining monasteries of Kathmandu if not just arrive and go to Hotel.

Day 08: Leisure day in Kathmandu:

On this day, you can go for shopping, looking around by yourself or/and stay at hotel and take rest. This is totally on your choice and interest. Tonight we will take you to feed typical Nepali dinner with Nepali culture show.

Day 09: Final Departure:

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