This tour is especially made to highlight the major Buddhist heritage sites of Nepal. For those who are curious about Buddhism, this tour is made to provide them the opportunity to get to know the details about Buddhism and it's culture. It takes you to the major Buddhist pilgrimages in the valley and to the birth place of Lord Buddha to Lumbini. In the valley you will visit Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO and Lumbini (birth place of Lord Buddha) out of the valley.
Buddha ("The Light of Asia.") was born some 2500 years ago in Lumbini in the southern Nepal.Lumbini is the greatest pilgrimmage site for all the Buddhists from all over the world.Lumbini today houses the pond where Buddha was bathed after he was born and a temple which has images of young Buddha with his mother.There is also a Stone pillar which is one of such many pillars put by the famous Indian emperor Ashoka to mark the important sites related to Buddha's life.In an excavation made few years ago more objets of historical importance were discovered whichare in display for all. Besides there are many stupas in Lumbini made by many Buddhist countries of the world—Thailand, China , Sri Lanka, Japan and Myanmar
There are Buddhists all over Nepal and hence Buddhist monuments are all over Nepal.In Kathmandu valley we have 2000 years old impressive stupa of Swoyambhunath and world's biggest stupa at Bouddhanath.The Bouddhanath stupa is 1500 years old and is more popular among the many Tibetan refugees living in Kathmandu .Inside the Kathmandu valley the city of Patan is dominantly Buddhists and has places like Mahabouddha Temple and Hiranya Varna Mahavihar to show you.On the outskirt of Kathmandu in the hill is the stupa of Namobuddha, small but old, active and highly revered.
This tour will take you to these Buddhist sites and also to few more while travelling inside the city .We will also take you to the peaceful and beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Here you can see the tremendous view of the Himalayas , vist the world peace stupa and go for boating in the cool lake water.Finally you will have free time to shop a great number of Buddhist objects which you may not find in your home country.
Day 01: Arrival
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath Sightseeing. O/N in Hotel.
Day 03: Boudhanath Stupa Sightseeing and Drive to Dhulikhel. O/N in Hotel.
Day 04: Short hiking to Namobuddha Visit ancient Monastery and back to Dhulikhel. O/N in Hotel.
Day 05: Explore Dhulikhel and Back to Kathmandu. On the way Sightseeing of Bhaktapur City. O/N in Hotel.
Day 06: Transfer to Lumbini by surface.
Day 07: Lumbini Sightseeing with verious monastery and ancient palace. O/N in Hotel.
Day 08: Transfer Kathmandu by surface. O/N in Hotel.
Day 09: Visit to Kopan Monastery. O/N in Hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to the International airport to connect onward flight