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Buddhist Cultural Tour

Day1

Kathmandu

Meals:

Arrive in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m), evening trek brifing and well come dinner  at nepalies cultural restaurant.
 

Day2

Boudhanath

Meals: Breakfast

Visit Boudhanath, Some Monasteries at Boudha & Kapan Monastery
Today we visit to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world and an important Buddhist pilgrimage..  The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries, the also being known as the 'Little Tibet'.  The Kapan Monastery at Kapan Hill, a few kilometers higher north from Boudhanath is also known as Nepal Bouddhist Mahayan Centre.  Kapan Monastery follows Gelug tradition of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism under the guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. There is also a nunnery nearby the main monastery, known as the Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, home to about 400 nuns. Overnight at Kathmandu.
 

Day3

Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast

Visit Swoyambhunath & Drive to Pokhara
We drive to Swoyambhu Stupa in the morning, which is one of the oldest Buddhist monuments in the world with more than 2000 years of history and also a major Buddhist pilgrimmage. According to legend, the civilization of Kathmandu Vallley itself begins with Swoyambhu, which literally means "the self-existent." It is said that Bodhisattva Manjusri came across a beautiful lake while traveling and saw a lotus, with thousand golden petals, diamonds pistils, ruby anthers, and lapis lazuli stalk. The legend also says that the lotus seed was planted on a full moon night by Bipaswi Buddha himself.  In the course of time, Santikarcarya, the king who turned into a Bhikchu or a monk, raised the first stupa on the holy site. After visiting Swayambhunath, we make a 6-hour drive to Pokhara in the afternoon to pay our visit to some Buddhist sites there. Overnight at Pokhara.
 

Day4

Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast

Visit Swoyambhunath & Drive to Pokhara
We drive to Swoyambhu Stupa in the morning, which is one of the oldest Buddhist monuments in the world with more than 2000 years of history and also a major Buddhist pilgrimmage. According to legend, the civilization of Kathmandu Vallley itself begins with Swoyambhu, which literally means "the self-existent." It is said that Bodhisattva Manjusri came across a beautiful lake while traveling and saw a lotus, with thousand golden petals, diamonds pistils, ruby anthers, and lapis lazuli stalk. The legend also says that the lotus seed was planted on a full moon night by Bipaswi Buddha himself.  In the course of time, Santikarcarya, the king who turned into a Bhikchu or a monk, raised the first stupa on the holy site. After visiting Swayambhunath, we make a 6-hour drive to Pokhara in the afternoon to pay our visit to some Buddhist sites there. Overnight at Pokhara.
 

Day5

Malepatan Gumba

Meals: Breakfast

Pokhara: World Peace Pagoda, Malepatan Gumba, Hyangja Tibetan Refugee Camp
Today we visit some Buddhist landmarks in Pokhara and also enjoy the nature's majesty. The massive Buddhist stupa of World Peace Pagoda was constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohji organisation on a narrow ridge high above Phewa Tal. Besides being a cultural monument, the site is also famous for the panoramic view it offers of the Pokhara Valley. We cross the Phewa Lake on a boat and then hike to the Stupa. Then we will visit the Malepatan Gomba or monastery at Malepatan. Then we make another hike to Hyangja, the site for Tibetan refugee camp who fled Tibet after the Cultural Revolution in China. You may try the Tibetan variety of foods, bargain for curios, and at the same time acquaint yourself with the Tibetan culture. There is the Tashi Palkhiel monastery in the tradition of Karma Kagyu tradition. Overnight at Pokhara.
 

Day6

Lumbini

Meals: Breakfast

Drive to Lumbini
We drive to Lumbini today - about 290 kilometers south-west from Pokhara which takes for about 6-7 hours. We bid goodbye to the Himalayas in Pokhara, and head toward a more flat lands of Nepal's Terai. Generally, the weather gets hot and humid in the plains except in the winter. Perhaps, Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site - the place where Buddha was born. In case we reach Lumbini around the sunset time, we can stroll in the local market to have a glimpse into the local lifestyle.  Overnight at Lumbini.
 

Day7

Lumbini

Meals: Breakfast

Full Day Explore Lumbini
Lumbini is one of world's major religious, architectural, and historical places. We devote today's time in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. The place is really a big area with monuments, temples, and ancients sites making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First we visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens. We also visit the museum and peace pagoda. Some of the important landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include: Ashoka's Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha's birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by the devotees from different countries:  Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc. Overnight at Lumbini.
 

 

Day8

Kathmandu

Meals:

fly back to Kathmandu
After breakfat at 8am fly to Kathmandu (1350m), transfer to Hotel ,rest of time free leasure evening fare well dinner

Day9

Meals:

After breakfast departure transfer  trip conclude.
 

Arrival departure transfer , 3 night Deluxe hotel accmmoation in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara  and 2 nighs in lumbini with bed and  breakfast twin sharing basic, Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu flight tickets , all required transportation , During  trekking Best available Lodge , all meals(Lunch – dinner- breakfast, Gov License holder trekking Guide , required porter staff wages , insurance ,required permit.

Above price not Include:
Tips , beverage , Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu ad pokhara, Travel and medical insurance, extra services.

 

Customized Tour Date as per client’s requirement.


Price

Rs.

Accommodation:Deluxe hotel
Trip Duration: 8 Days
Price per person: USD $. 1400
Price per person for Indian Inr Rs. 40000

USD. 1400
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