Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour
- Grade: Easy
- Duration: 9 days
- Destination: Nepal
- Activities: Cultural Tours, Day Tours, Special Tours, Pilgrimage Tours, Buddhist Pilgrimage
- Departure: Flexible
- Best Seasons: Round the Year
- Highest Altitude: 1360m
- Start-Ends: Kathmandu - Kathmandu
- Price of Package:USD 1450
9 Days Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour is a famous pilgrimage tour in Nepal. The tour which passes covering all major holy and historical sites. The different sites prescribed by Buddhist mythology and literature, that have a religious significance, and have a special connection with the Buddha himself or great Leaders of Buddhism are connected through the tour.
Buddha and Buddhism in Nepal
To explore the full history of Buddha and Buddhism in Nepal, Lumbini is the best place to visit. Buddha is a former prince Siddhartha Gautham and later he was famous with the name “Buddha”. There are four holy pilgrimage sites connected to Lord Buddha. These sites are very important events of Buddha’s lifecycle since it connects with the events of his life cycle. These holy sites are connected to Lord Buddha’s very important events of his life cycle.
Visiting this place provides you with first-hand experience about the doctrine of inner peace, meditation, compassion, enlightenment, Dharma, Sangh, and Nirvana. Therefore, Buddhist Cultural Tour is the best option to get an insight into the Compassion, Meditation, Enlightenment, Dharma, Sanga, Nirvana and so forth.
Originally, Lumbini is one of the famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Several places connect Buddha and Buddhism. Bodhgaya is the birthplace of Lord Buddha where he did meditation and got enlightenment. Likewise, Sarnath is a place where Buddha turned the wheel of Dharma for the first time. In the same way, Kushinagar is the place where Buddha embarked into Nirvana.
In addition to this, you will also get a chance to get a close look at the different schools of Buddhism which includes Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Besides this, this tour also provides an opportunity to understand a little bit about Theravada, Tibetan Buddhism and Lamaism practices. Besides Lumbini, this tour includes visiting Swayambhunath, Boudhanath stupa as well as Namobuddha. Namobuddha is located at the eastward hill 45km away from Kathmandu valley.
Highlights of Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour
- Visit Significant stupas of Kathmandu Valley
- Ashokan Stupas of Patan
- Reach Namobuddha
- Get the peace of Lumbini and World Peace Stupa
- Find the essence of Ramgrama and several many monasteries
Oriental Journeys offers this Buddhist Circuit Nepal tour with the best possible facilities for interested Buddhist followers from all over the world.
- 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
- 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (Swayambhu, Bouddha and Pharping)
- 03: Drive to Namobuddha via Dhulikhel and drive back to Kathmandu
- 04: Sightseeing the Patan and visit Ahokan Stupa
- 05: Drive to Pharping and visit caves and monastries
- 06: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini
- 07: Full day sightseeing tour in Lumbini
- 08: Lumbini to Kathmandu
- 09: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu, a representative from Oriental Journeys Pvt. Ltd. will receive you and transfer to the hote
02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (Swayambhu, Bouddha and Pharping)
The full day sightseeing tour starts at 9:00 am in the morning. You will be taken to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, you will be transferred to your hotel in Thamel.
03: Drive to Namobuddha via Dhulikhel and drive back to Kathmandu
Wake up early and start the day with a warm breakfast. Our tour guide will meet you at the hotel and brief you about today’s programme. You will drive to the famous Buddhist site of Namo Buddha where you will spend the day sightseeing the local attractions. You will return to your hotel in Kathmandu by later afternoon.
Namo Buddha: Namo Buddha is one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal visited by pilgrims and tourists alike. Namo Buddha literally means ‘hail to Buddha’.It is located 40 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1750m. It is believed that Shakyamuni Buddha during his previous life as a prince had sacrificed himself to feed a hungry tigress and her cub. Statues of the prince in the sacrificial act have been preserved in Namo Buddha. Today a monastery has been built nearby which houses hundreds of monks from Nepal and Tibet. Due to its altitude, it overlooks the beautiful vista of the ancient town of Panauti and also affords a splendid view of mountains as well as the valley of Panauti.
04: Sightseeing the Patan and visit Ahokan Stupa
Visit the four different Ashokan Stupa of Patan Area. The stupas are scattered in four different direction of the main city of Patan.
05: Drive to Pharping and visit caves and monastries
Drive to Pharping and visit monasteries, the caves used by Padmasambhava and surrounding sacred places.
06: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini
Early morning drive to Lumbini. It takes around 8-9 hours to reach Lumbini following Prithvi Highway and East-West Highway.
A world heritage site, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism and apostle of peace. Located in the southwestern region of Nepal in the Terai plains, Lumbini is a world heritage site and one of the world’s greatest pilgrimage centres. Hundreds of thousands of tourists and pilgrims visit this sacred site every year to pay their respects to Lord Buddha.
Lumbini hosts archaeological remains of palaces, courtyards, ponds, stones and statues that date back to some 2500 years ago. At the heart of Lumbini is the Sacred Garden. Spread around 9 km, this is where Buddha was born as Prince Siddartha Gautam to Queen Maya Devi. The exact nativity site is marked by an Ashokan Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC. A marker stone discovered in the Mayadevi Temple which stands adjacent to this pillar is regarded as the exact spot where Siddhartha Gautam Buddha was born. Another sacred site in the Garden is the Puskarni Pond where Queen Mayadevi is believed to have taken bath before giving birth to Buddha.
There are as many as 62 archaeological sites scattered around Lumbini such as Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gothihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurora kot, Devadaha and Ramagrama. Each of these sites holds significance in the life and times of Buddha are highly recommended for any visitors. Other sites of importance in Lumbini are Buddhist Library, Crane Sanctuary, world peace stupa, international monastic zones, and numerous monasteries, stupas and viharas that dot the landscape.
07: Full day sightseeing tour in Lumbini
You will spend the day sightseeing in and around Lumbini with a tour guide. Some of the sites you will visit include Maya Devi Temple, Puskarni Pond, Ashkoa Pillar, Peace Stupa, Buddhist Library and Museum, Crane Sanctuary and international monasteries. Overnight in a hotel in Lumbini.
08: Lumbini to Kathmandu
Take an early morning drive to Kathmandu. The entire journey takes about 8 -9 hours. You can enjoy the scenic ride with wide lowlands, beautiful green hills, rivers and villages. In the afternoon you are free to do shopping in Thamel, a renowned tourist hub. Overnight in Kathmandu
09: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
Depending on time of your departure flight, our representative will see you off at Kathmandu International Airport for your flight back home.
- Pick up at your hotel in Kathmandu transfer to the domestic airport by private vehicle.
- 8 Nights Hotel with breakfast
- Tour guide for 3 days in Lumbini
- Drop to International the airport in Kathmandu
- Pick up at International airport in Kathmandu
- Drop Pick up Domestic Airport
- Domestic Flights
- Personal expenses
- Bar / Beverages
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