In this tour, we invite you to explore the Buddhist Pilgrimage destinations with our expert guides pointing out historical facts and iconographic details. Patan, the Buddhist city surrounded by 4-Ashoka stupas, with numerous Bahas’ (Newari style Monasteries) and stupas; the self-arisen Stupa, Swayambhunath, on the perfect hilltop point to view the Kathmandu valley; Bouddhanath, the grand wish fulfilling stupa; reflect the Buddhist heritage rooted in the valley for centuries.

Get spiritually charged in the Birthplace of Buddha, strolling around the Pond where he bathed right after birth and monasteries surrounding the area and NamoBuddha where he performed virtuous offering of his body to a hungry tigress in his past life. Explore the ruins of Palace of the ancient Shakya Kingdom and the birthplaces of ancient past Buddhas. Glimpse the Vajrayana history of Kathmandu Valley, in the spiritually charged cave where great Indian master Padmasambhava attained enlightenment. Along with it, fine wood and metal craft of Nepali artisans are plentiful in the Courtyards and temples you visit.

DEPARTURE TIME  Upon request
INCLUDED
Airport / Hotel/Airport pick up & transfer by car/van Hotel rooms as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis
Entry Fees to all heritage sites and monuments Private transport troughout the tour
All domestic airfare if it is included in the itinerary An experienced Guide for all tours
All government taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet Nepal entry visa fee
Your Travel insurance International airfare and airport departure tax
Tips for the guides

 

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Day 1

You will be picked up at the airport by one of our colleagues whom you will spot holding a sign bearing your name. H/She will escort you to our vehicle and then you will be transferred directly to your hotel. This is your free day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.
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Day 2

You have rendezvous with your guide at 9 AM in the hotel lobby from where you will commence the Kathmandu tour. Before departing from the hotel, the guide will provide a short introduction on the activities of the day. You will first head to the city of Patan which is the second largest of the 3 major cities of the Kathmandu valley. After a short stroll around the Durbar square that gives you an idea of the past regime and culture of this ancient Kingdom, you will visit a number of Buddhist shrines and monasteries founded in the ancient and medieval period some of which even date back to the BC era, including Mahaboudha temple, Golden temple, Rudra varna mahavihara, Ashoka stupa etc. After lunch you will drive to Boudhanath Stupa which is claimed to be one of largest Stupas in the world and the most important pilgrimage site for the followers of Tibetan vajrayana Buddhism. This Buddhist complex which in the form of a mandala when observed aerially is adorned with prayer wheels on the outside and is circumnavigated daily by a horde of visitors, religious or non-religious. Your final destination of the day is another buddhist heritage of the valley , Swayambhunath stupa, situated at a vantage point that caters to you a good sunset view of the valley. Believed to have risen spontaneously (thus its name) from a lotus seed planted by an ancient Buddha of past eon, the shrine is commonly known as ‘’monkey temple’’ as you can observe these impish yet harmless beasts running around in group or alone without any concern of the world. Overnight at Kathmandu.
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Day 3

After breakfast, you will visit a hilltop Buddhist pilgrimage site called Namo Buddha. It is believed that Buddha in one of his previous lives as a prince overwhelmed by compassion fed himself to a hungry tigress and her 3 cubs. The site seats an ancient monastery Tharung Tashi Yangtse of Karma Kagyu tradition. The peaceful viewpoint also offers a good range of panoramic scenaries of the Himalaya. From Namobuddha, you will drive to the cultural city of Bhaktapur. Being the smallest city of the valley, however, Bhaktapur is highly rich in centuries old culture and tradition, architecture, grandiose temples, craftsmanship (pottery, etc.) and many other elements of attraction. Overnight at Kathmandu.
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Day 4

You will start your journey early in the morning to Lumbini or the birthplace of Buddha. You will descend to an elevation of about 150m via 9 hours ride along 3 different highways, so you will instantly feel the temperature difference at your arrival. You will have a free afternoon at Lumbini of which you may avail by visiting the marketplace around.
Overnight at Lumbini.
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Day 5

You will commence your sightseeing of this largest Buddhist religious complex of Nepal by visiting the historical remains pertaining to the birth of Buddha and its records including bathing pond, the nativity spot, Mayadevi temple, Ashoka pillar etc. Subsequently, you will visit the monastic zone comprising of Buddhist monasteries of both Theravada and Mahayana tradition belonging to several countries in the world where Buddhism is practiced.
Overnight at Lumbini.
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Day 6

The 6th day is marked with visit to the religious and archaeological sites of Tilaurakot or the ancient kingdom where Siddhartha Gautama spent his first 29 years before renouncing in the search of The Ultimate Truth. Some of the places that you visit are Kudan where the father of Buddha received him after his enlightenment, Sagarhawa or the place of the massacre of Shakya clan, Gothihawa and Gothihawa thought to be the birthplace of two ancient Buddhas etc. Overnight at Bhairahawa/Lumbini.
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Day 7

Drive to Chitwan : The journey towards southern belt starts early and in approximately 4 hours you will reach our jungle resort situated at one of buffer zones of the Chitwan national park. You will embark on few jungle activities like birdwatching tour and/or jungle walk on the discretion of the nature guide. In the evening you will delight in the traditional stick dance performed by native Tharu people who dwelled the forest area even when it was uninhabitable. Overnight at Chitwan.
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Day 8

You will partake in a number of adventurous jungle activities including canoeing along Rapti river, visit to the elephant breeding center, elephant safari, jeep safari, etc. Apart from one horned rhinoceros, crocodiles and deer which are normal sight of the national park, you might even see tiger, leopard or python if you’re lucky. Besides animals, there are nearly 450 different species of birds in the park that will render the forest safari colorful.
Overnight at Chitwan.
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Day 9

Drive to Pokhara Roughly 7 hours of drive along the winding riparian highway will take you to Pokhara, the second biggest tourist destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. The valley has at its disposal a number of attractions and activities including lakes a couple of which are canoe-able, breathtaking views of snow-white peaks, stupa and temples, viewpoints etc. You have a free day in Pokhara which you may utilize by canoeing at Phewa lake or just strolling around its banks. In the evening, you might want to partake in the nightlife of the town.
Overnight at Pokhara.
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Day 10

You will set out early in the morning to the hilltop village of Sarangkot in order to relish the magnificent sunrise on the Himalaya. After getting back to the hotel for the breakfast, you will then visit chief attractions of Pokhara including Davies falls, Gupteshwar cave, international mountain museum, before concluding at Phewa lake where you can go for boating if you like. Overnight at Pokhara.
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Day 11

You will fly back to Kathmandu after breakfast and as soon as you land at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu, you will commence your tour to Pharping, the last destination of the Buddhist circuit tour. Pharping is one of important sites for the followers of Vajrayana Buddhism as it houses Vajrayogini temple and the cave where trantic master and adept Padhmasambhava, who transmitted Buddhism to Tibet, was enlightened. After visiting the village of Pharping famous for round pears, you will be driven back to your hotel. Free afternoon at Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.
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Day 12

You will be escorted to the airport to catch the departing flight.

For cancellation made 3 weeks prior to the scheduled departure, there will be a cancellation fee of 50% of the invoice. For cancellation made within 3 weeks of scheduled departure, there will be cancellation charge of 100% of the invoice.

In certain cases, the cancellation policy (including conditions applicable on the advance deposit made/required for holding the reservation) may differ & would be applicable as per the cancellation policy of that hotel / Service provider. This will be charged over & in addition to the cancellation policy.

  • Trip duration: 11 Night 12 Days
  • Grade: Easy
  • Activity: Historical tour, sightseeing, cultural tour
  • Accommodation: As per request and price
  • Meal: Breakfast included
  • Best season: Throughout the year. Best May and October

Price :

  • 1000 USD per pax on 3* star on twin sharing
  • 1400 USD pax on 4 star hotel on twin sharing
  • 2100 USD 5 star hotel on Twin Sharing basis ( Luxury )

Kathmandu: 

  • Marshyangdi 3* star
  • Manasalu 3* star
  • Shambala 4* star
  • Yatri Suites and Spa 4* ( no swimming pool)
  • Yak and Yeti 5* star
  • Hyatt Regency 5* star
  • Dalai-la Boutique
  • Dwarikas Heritage luxury hotel
  • Shangrila Boutique (5* star )

Pokhara:

  • Hotel Dahilia 3* Star
  • Hotel Barahi 4* Star
  • Fishtail lodge 5* Star

Chitwan :

  • Hotel Jungle villa 4* Star
  • Barahai Jungle lodge 5* Star

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