Buddhism Tour

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  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Places Visited: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Panauti
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Arrival City : Kathmandu
  • Departure City : Kathmandu
  • Meals: 9 Breakfast, 2 Dinner
  • Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel

In this tour we visit Buddhist stupas and monasteries in Kathmandu and Patan. Then visit Namobuddha 40 kilometers from Kathmandu and drive to Pokhara to visit World Peace Buddhist Stupa and Tashi Palkhel Tibetan Refugee Camp along with visit to Sarangkot Hill for the magical sunrise view over Annapurna range. We also visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

Trip Highlights

  • Boudhanath Stupa, Kapan Monastery and Swayambhu
  • Namobuddha, the beautiful huge monastery in the hill
  • Sunrise View from Sarangkot for the glistening lightshow of Annapurna mountain panorama
  • World Peace Stupa and Tashi PalKhel Tibetan Refugee Camp
  • Lumbini Mayadevi Temple, Pond and Monastic zone
  • Monasteries and temples in Patan

Trip Cost Includes

  •  4 Star Hotel Accommodation with breakfast
  •  Welcome and Farewell Dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant in Kathmandu
  •  Highly experienced English speaking tour guide 
  •  All ground transportation/airport pick up drop will be in comfortable private vehicles
  • Monument entry fees
  • All government and Local Taxes

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips and drinks

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Eve Holidays will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Boudhanath Stupa, Kopan Monastery and Swayambhunath Stupa

BoudhnathStupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. The white dome represents the earth, the nose like shape below the piercing eyes is actually the nepali number ‘one’ signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the insight of the Buddha, while the 13 tiered beehive like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages that human being has to pass through to achieve nirvana. The base is ringed by prayer wheels which pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by.

Kapan Monastery: On a hill top north of Boudhanath, this monastery was founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe, who died in 1984. A young Spanish boy, Osel Torres, was declared to be reincarnated lama. He no longer resides at the monastery but many people come here to study Buddhist psychology and philosophy. It has a monastic school for 360 monks from Nepal and Tibet along with 380 nuns who live nearby Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Monasteries in Patan

Patan is an old center of Buddhism that developed and preserved several Stupas and Monasteries.

Mahaboudha: This is shikhara style Buddhist temple with 1008 Buddhas. Began construction in 1564 and completed in 1610 only.

Golden Temple or Hiranya Varna Maha Vihar: Hiranya Mahavihar also called Kwa Bahal and The Golden Temple is a Buddhist Monastery built in 1409. The main shrine in this gilded shining monastery is the Shakyamuni Buddha.

Rudra Varna Maha Vihar: Also called Uku Bahal is the ancient Buddhist monastery in Patan.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Drive to Namo Buddha

Today we drive to Namo Buddha after breakfast. Namobuddha has a beautiful monastery perched on top of a hill 40 kilometers from Kathmandu. Drive back to Kathmandu for night stay.

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Drive to Pokhara

Today after breakfast, we drive to Pokhara. The drive takes 7 hours. 

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Sarangkot and Guided sightseeing to World Peace Pagoda, Tashi Palkhel Tibetan Refugee Camp

After breakfast, you will take a short drive to Sarangkot (1600m) for sunrise and mountain views. Drive back to hotel, have breakfast and drive to to World Peace Stupa, which offers superb views of Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and Annapurna mountain ranges. 

World Peace Pagoda: constructed by a Japanese monk, is a massive Buddhist stupa situated on the top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake. We cross the Phewa Lake on a boat and walk up the mountain for 2 hours to reach the stupa. Panoramic view of Pokhara unfolds as you walk up the mountain.

Tashi Palkhel Tibetan Refugee Camp: 4km northwest from north end of Pokhara Bazar on the Baglung Highway, is the Tashi Palkhel Tibetan Refugee Camp, the largest of Pokhara’s Tibetan settlement. Out of 1200 residents in this camp, 80 are the monks, where these Tibetans fled from Tibet after the cultural revolution in China, practice Buddhism and keep their culture and language alive. A path past curio sellers draws you naturally to the community’s large monastery where resident monks usually gather for chanting.

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Drive to Lumbini

Drive to Lumbini via Tansen from Pokhara takes about 6 hours. Tansen is a beautiful hill station and historical town.

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism and apostle of peace. Located in southwestern region of Nepal in the Terai plains, Lumbini is a world heritage site and one of the world’s greatest pilgrimage centers.It is where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Prince Siddhartha.

Overnight: Hotel in Lumbini

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Guided sightseeing in Lumbini to Mayadevi Temple and Monastic Zone

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 and Monastic Zone.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Lumbini

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu [ can be changed to Flight on request]/Farewell Dinner

Today we drive to Kathmandu that takes around 6 to 7 hours. You can enjoy the scenic ride with beautiful green hills, rivers and villages. In the afternoon you are free to do shopping in Thamel, a renowned tourist hub. 
We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Airport Transfer at your flight time

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodation during Buddhism Tour

4 Star Hotel accommodation and standard hotels. Single supplement will be provided on request and will cost an additional and depend upon availability. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu/Pokhara and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations. Hotels in Kathmandu/Pokhara can be upgraded to 5 star in an additional cost.

Food during Buddhism Tour

Breakfast is provided all through the trip. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner are in Kathmandu. 

Best Months for Buddhism Tour

This tour is suitable any time of the year but better to avoid rainy season of June July August

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change the travel date?

We give you the flexibility of changing the travel dates but that has to be in written and before at least a month. Booking terms and conditions will apply off course. 

Do I get refund if I cancel the trip?

Yes, and it has to be in written and cancellation charges will apply according to Booking terms and conditions.

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    May 10, 2023
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