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The Buddhist Circuit of Nepal

from $650.00

The Buddhist Circuit of Nepal is a complete tour package that covers all the significant places related to Lord Buddha in Nepal. Actually you can say that this tour is a visual aid to Buddha’s life and development of Buddhism in Nepal. You will be able to know about Buddha�s detail information, his birth place, place of his enlightenment and his teachings. Although this is mainly a pilgrimage tour, you will also be able to see the great archaeological victory of mankind. There are 62 archaeological sites in Lumbini Region exhibiting different event’s in Buddha’s life.

Buddhist influences are evident in the culture of Nepal because Buddha was born in Lumbini (which is now in Nepal) and his clans – the Shakyas later moved to Kathmandu valley and helped establish Buddhism.

The main attractions of this tour are Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath and Namobuddha in Kathmandu, great Ashoka Pillar, Sacred Pond, Temple of lords, Maya Devi Temple and remains of Old monastery in Lumbini, religious and archeological sites at Devdaha and Ramagram.

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All about the The Buddhist Circuit of Nepal.

COST

US$ 650

ACTIVITIES

Guided Culture Tours and Sightseeing

TOUR DURATION

8 Days

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

Easy

ACCOMMODATION

3 star hotels
Note: Hotel will be booked as per your request, from budget to deluxe, so the tour price may vary accordingly. Please let us know your requirement.

TRAVEL

This tour starts and ends in Kathmandu.

TRANSPORTATION

Private car / van / tourist bus

MEAL PLAN

On BB plan

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

February to June and September to December

GROUP SIZE

2+

SAFETY ON TOUR

All our tour guides are well trained in First Aid and are highly experienced. We give utmost priority to safety and our staff will be available for any issues, and alert to any symptoms of illness that may come up.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

– Land transportation, airport pickup and drop by private car / van / tourist bus.

– Standard accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Lumbini, breakfast included.

– Welcome and farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant

– Guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley, all the entrance and monument fees

– All Entry & monuments fees in Lumbini as per the itinerary suggested

– Round trip Private vehicle throughout the tour(private car / Toyota hiace / Tourist Bus as per the group size)

– Well experienced English speaking and other native language speaking tour leader/guide.

– All Government taxes.

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

– All visa, international airfare and airport tax

– Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Lumbini(other than breakfast)

– Travel insurance and other expenses like costs incurred due to any unforeseen circumstances

– Personal nature expenses like expenses on Alcoholic, hot and cold beverage, laundry and tips.

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  1. ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1350M), NEPAL

    We highly suggest that you arrive in Nepal at least one full day before the intended date of your tour as it will give you an opportunity to allow for any jetlag. Our representative will receive you at the airport and take you to Three Star Hotel. Depending upon your arrival time, you many explore ”Thamel”, the tourist hub in Kathmandu. In the evening, we host a welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant with local music and ethnic dance. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Included meal: Dinner 
    Note: Hotel will be as per your request, budget to deluxe. So please let us know your requirement.

  2. VISIT BOUDDHANATH AND SWAYAMBHUNATH TEMPLE IN KATHMANDU

    Included meal: Breakfast
    After having breakfast at the hotel we will start for a full-day tour of Kathmandu and we will visit swayambhunath temple. This temple is famous as ’monkey temple’, for the innumerable monkeys that have made the temple their permanent residence. Swayambhunath is a stupa based on top of hill, from where we can generally view the scenery of Kathmandu Valley. After that we visit to Boudhanath, a Buddhist Stupa said to be one of the largest in the world and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. It is considered to be one of the most important Tibetan Buddhism monuments outside Tibet. There are 30 gompas in the premises of Bouddhanath. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  3. Day3 VISIT NAMOBUDDHA

    Included meal: Breakfast
    After having breakfast we will drive to Dhulikhel which is a small quiet town, known for its traditional crafts, lies 30 km east of Kathmandu from where we will take you for a hike to the famous Namobuddha (Hail of Buddha). According to legend, a prince discovered a starving tigress about to devour a boy. Out of compassion the prince offered his body to the tigress in the boy�s place. His remains are said to be enshrined in the main stupa. After visiting Namobuddha we will return to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  4. DRIVE FOR 7 TO 8 HOURS FROM KATHMANDU TO LUMBINI

    Included meal: Breakfast
    After having breakfast, we will drive to Lumbini, the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama (Gautam Buddha). This birthplace of Lord Buddha is one of the most important holy places where Buddhists from all over the world come to make a pilgrimage in pursuit of peace of mind. King Ashoka, after uniting the Indian sub-continent, made a pilgrimage here in the 3rd century BC and dedicated a stone pillar which remains to this day. There are also records of pilgrimages by renowned Chinese Buddhist monks up to 7th century. Lumbini Sacred Garden has 22 monasteries established by 15 countries. Lumbini became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, and a development project is being carried out under a master plan designed by renowned architect Kenzo Tange.

    Evening, we will take you for a short sightseeing tour around the birth place of Lord Buddha.

  5.  LUMBINI TOUR

    Included meal: Breakfast
    The UNESCO World heritage site of Lumbini is developed under master plan in the area of 6km X 2km. We will start our tour from the ’New Tourist village’ and visit the World peace pagoda and museum. This is also the pilgrimage concept of master plan to introduce Buddhism and purify mind through monastic zone. Monasteries of Mahayani and Teravadi Buddhism are spread across the cannon. Finally we visit the Mayadevi temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal. The Statue of nativity scene and ruins of old temple walls dates from 3rd BC to 12 AD. There you will also find the ancient museum that is Kapilvastu Museum; with the lots of pottery, jewelry and ornaments in museum. We will also visit Asoka pillar which still displays the inscriptions explaining his visit to the birth place of Buddha. Overnight in Lumbini.

  6. Day6 EXPLORE RELIGIOUS AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES OF KAPILAVASTU

    Included meal: Breakfast
    After having breakfast, Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, Niglihara and Sagarhawa. Tilaurakot is the ancient Kapilavastu – the capital of Shakyas, where Buddha spent his first 29 years. Kudan was where Buddha was received by his father after his access to enlightenment. King Suddhodana specially built the Kudan (Nigrodharma Park) for the accommodation of the Buddha and his followers. Gotihawa is the birth place of Krakuchanda Buddha. Niglihawa is where Kanakmuni Buddha was born. Sagarhawa is the archaeological findings as ”place of the massacre of the Shakyas”. Overnight in Lumbini.

  7. Day7 VISIT TO DEVDAHA, RAMGRAM AND DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU

    Included meal: Breakfast and Dinner
    Drive and visit religious and archeological sites at Devdaha and Ramagram. Devdaha is the ancient capital of the Koliya kingdom. Devdaha is the maternal hometown of Queen Mayadevi (mother), Prajapati Gautami (step-mother), Princess Yasodhara (consort) and where Prince Siddhartha had spent his childhood. Ramgram Stupa which was made in the age of Buddha and it contains one of the astudhatu of Lord Buddha. Ramgram Stupa is secret place for Buddhist and for all the Buddha and Buddhism lover. It is seven meter high brick stupa consisting of relic (one of the eight astha dhatu) of Lord Buddha. The Stupa was built by the king of Ramgram, who was the eighth king to obtain the Buddha’s relics. After visiting Ramgram, and we will drive to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  8. Day8 FLY HOME: FAREWELL FRIEND

    Included meal: Breakfast
    Time to say good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you’ll be back in your trip somewhere in the Himalaya again. Depending upon your flight time, you can either indulge yourself with personal activities, explore Thamel – the shopping paradise, go for a walk nearby or, take rest. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Trek & Climb will transfer you to the airport. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

The itineraries are merely a guideline and are prearranged on the basis of their popularity with our previous guests. We can easily customized it to suit your own schedule and requirement.

We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities include: trekking along the trails of beautiful mountains, the famous Chitwan National Park Jungle Safaris, Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, River Rafting. Please share your desire by contacting us and we will make it happen for you.

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