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Buddhism Circuit-Nepal
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Buddhism Circuit-Nepal

Nepal, a small yet beloved country residing on the lap of Himalayas is home to many sacred places, one of them is Lumbini. Lumbini is a holy land where Lord Buddha was born. The light of Asia, Gautam Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautam to the king of Sakya dynasty, the Kingdom of Kapilvastu. Despite the majority of Hindu people, Buddhism and Hinduism reside harmoniously in Nepal. There are ample of shrines dedicated to Buddha in Nepal making it one of the safe havens for Buddhism practices.

Swotah brings you a 10 day Buddhism tour that takes to you to different parts of Nepal where you can see the 1000 years old shrines dedicated to Buddha. Inside the Kathmandu valley, we will take you to 2000 years old stupa “Swayambhunath” also known as Monkey temple and world’s biggest stupa “Bouddhanath”. Outside the valley, you will pay a visit to Namobuddha that includes some hiking and to the beautiful city of Pokhara, where you can visit the World Peace Pagoda that lies above the tranquil, Fewa Lake in the hills. Nepal Buddhism tour will not only expose you to the religious shrine but also takes to naturally beautiful places and cultural heritage sites.

Trip Code

BC41

Starts

Kathmandu

Finishes

Pokhara

Duration

10 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Group-Size

1 - 14

Age

Minimum 16

Seasons

Jan-Jun,Sep-Dec

Elevation

1300 m/ 4265.1ft

Trip View

1572

Activities

Spiritual Journey

Overland Tours

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

Special Discount

5 %

TRIP FACTS

  • About 10.74% of Nepal's population practice Buddhism.
  • Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha that lies in the western part of Nepal.
  • Swayambhunath temple also known as Monkey temple is about 2000 years old.
  • Bouddhanath is the biggest Buddhist stupa in the world that is 1500 years old.

Why this Trip

This trip is the perfect combination of a tour to the religious places reflecting culture along with natural sightseeing. 10 days of Buddhism tour takes you to major Buddhist shrines of different parts of Nepal. In a sense, we can say this trip as a cultural tour as well since it includes many cultural heritage sites of Nepal.

Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

Brief Itinerary

Upon your arrival in the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will be there to greet you a warm welcome and escort to the hotel. In the evening, we will have dinner together where the trip itinerary will be discussed clearly;

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport pickup
  • Thamel tour
  • Cultural Dinner
Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout the history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout a day. Overnight stay at hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Private Transportation while sightseeing
  • Entrance fee
  • transfers
  • Food and wine tour(Optional)
On this day after breakfast, we will be heading towards Namo Buddha leaving behind the busy crowded Kathmandu City. After reaching Dhulikhel, we will be having a short walk for about an hour or more to reach Namobuddha. Located on slightly elevated land, Namobuddha is a pleasant place with very interesting history. Namobuddha is also known as Takmo Lujin. The story goes as Gautama Buddha in his previous life as a prince had sacrificed his own life to feed a weak and hungry mother Tigress who had 5 cubs to feed. The cave where the prince fed the Tigress, the stupa where the relic of the price is kept and Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery which is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in the Karma Kagyu tradition are its main attraction located at the sacred pilgrimage site of Namobuddha. We will be then heading towards Balthali which will take you about 4 hours of walk. Balthali provides scenic views of eastern Himalayas including Everest range. This hiking trail is peaceful with stunning views of hamlets and gorges and snow-covered peaks. Overnight at Balthali village;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Hike to Balthali village
  • transfers
After breakfast, we will be heading towards Nala Gumba. Nala Gumba is a specific region with historical and religious importance. DhagpoSheydrub Ling Monastery is the main attraction of this place built on the top of the hill which is popular among Buddhist as well as Hindu people. We can find different art and sculpture inside the Gumba. After visiting Nala Gumba, we will be heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • All transfers
On this day, we will be leaving for Lumbini after our breakfast. Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Siddhartha Gautam Buddha) is about 9 hours of drive from Kathmandu. Lumbini lies in the Terai region of Nepal which has flat lands than that of Kathmandu. It is the most beautiful Buddhist holy site with peaceful and serene environment. Overnight stay at hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Private transfer to Lumbini
This day is the exploration day. Right after breakfast, we will be exploring Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Siddhartha Gautam Buddha). Lumbini, which is a UNESCO enlisted world heritage site, is a world-famous Buddhist religion and historical place. We will be visiting the Maya Devi Temple where Lord Siddhartha was born and Pushkarni Pond where baby Siddhartha was given his first ritual bath after his birth. Lumbini is also famous for its alluring monuments, monasteries, museums and peace pagoda along with the Ashoka’s Pillar that was erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC). It is separated into an eastern and western monastic zone, the eastern having the Theravadin monasteries and the western having Mahayana and Vajrayana monasteries. From early morning to evening, pilgrims from various countries perform chanting and meditation at the site. You can also experience this peaceful and relax meditation there. Overnight stay at hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Entrance fee
After having our breakfast, today, we will be heading to Pokhara which will take about 7 hours of drive. Pokhara is one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal which is also called city of lakes. You can have splendid panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fishtail’, Mt. Dhaulagiri and many more. You can also have evening walk around lake side of Pokhara where the night life is very energetic. Overnight stay at hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Private transfer to Pokhara
This day, we will be visiting some of the Buddhist Landmarks in Pokhara. Our first visit of the day will be the massive Buddhist Stupa of World Peace Pagoda which was constructed by Buddhist Monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohji Organization on a narrow ridge high above Phewa Lake. We cross the Phewa Lake on a boat and then hike to the Stupa. You can enjoy mesmerizing views of various mountains from the top. Matepani Monastery and Hemja monastery are the next attractions of Pokhara. Next we will be hiking to Hyangja, the site for Tibetan refugees ‘camp. Tashi Palkhiel monastery in the tradition of Karma Kagyu tradition is situated here. Overnight at hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers
  • Entrance fee
  • Hike to World peace pagoda
Today, we head back to Kathmandu. The journey will take about 7 hours of drive from Pokhara. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The evening will be followed by farewell dinner. Overnight stay at hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Private transfer to Kathmandu
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport Drop
  • Souvenir
  • Shopping arrangements
  • Herbal Massage
  • Farewell Lunch

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
We use standard/superior, standard/deluxe rooms for the nights that you spend in hotel during your trip.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their will so we try to keep group as small as group of 14 but it can be increased with the special request of the clients.
Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
This trip is the perfect combination of the religious tour with cultural and natural sightseeing. 10 days of Buddhism tour takes to the major Buddhist shrine on the different part of Nepal.In a sense we can say this trip as a cultural tour too since it includes many cultural and religious heritage sites of the world.
We make sure to take security measures to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Since this tour is around the Kathmandu, Lumbini and Pokhara so you can get wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup, MoMo etc.
There are plenty of water stations and mini markets and shops where you can easily get bottled water. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you in case you need it for yourself. You have to buy it for yourself.
We use private transportation for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara on car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We do pick up and drop from starting point till the end.
Nepal Buddhism tour is done every season but February to June and October to December are the best time to perform this trip.
Yes, of course. Your security is our first priority. In any kind of emergency, ask your guide to contact us immediately so that we can manage vehicle for you ASAP and you will be directly transfer to hospital for the treatment.
If you are travelling during weather then bring a jackets and warm clothes but if u are travelling during summer you have to carry a light weight jacket along with the pant to get around with comfort in case of change of weather.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trip, consult the guide.
We contact the hotels owner for reservation of the room before we start our trip.
Our Guides are expert with license from Nepal Tourism Board. Guides know the route like back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
You can charge your electronics in the hotel where you stay and spend your nights by paying minimum amount.
Yes, you will get telephone service which is available in the hotel you will be staying at. In case of emergency, you can also ask your guide for his/her help.
If you like to spend more time in certain places, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to tour can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the tour without any complication.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
Yes, you can use the credit card during the hiking. But make sure you withdraw few amount in case of emergency.

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