Buddhist Tour in Nepal

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Lumbini, Pokhara, Nepal
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Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

About this tour

The Buddhist Tour in Nepal presents a captivating expedition through the heart of Nepal’s cultural and natural treasures. Beginning in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city, travelers are immersed in a tapestry of ancient temples, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and bustling markets. The journey then leads to Lumbini, the sacred birthplace of Lord Buddha, where serene gardens and historic monuments offer moments of contemplation and spiritual connection.

Continuing to Pokhara, a city renowned for its serene lakes and panoramic mountain vistas, the tour blends tranquility with adventure. Boating on Phewa Lake and witnessing sunrise from the Sarangkot viewpoint are mesmerizing experiences. Throughout the tour, interactions with locals provide insights into diverse cultures, while opportunities for shopping and dining introduce the unique flavors of Nepali life. From archaeological significance to natural beauty, the Kathmandu-Lumbini-Pokhara tour paints an immersive portrait of Nepal’s rich heritage, spirituality, and captivating landscapes.

Buddhist Tour in Nepal Facts

Kathmandu
  • Historical Durbar Squares: Explore Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan Durbar Squares, UNESCO World Heritage Sites showcasing ancient palaces, temples, and intricate architecture.
  • Boudhanath Stupa: Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this iconic stupa, a center of Tibetan Buddhism, adorned with prayer flags and surrounded by monasteries.
  • Swayambhunath Stupa: Witness the panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley from the “Monkey Temple,” another UNESCO-listed stupa, adorned with Buddha’s eyes.
  • Pashupatinath Temple: Experience the rituals and spirituality of one of the holiest Hindu temples, situated on the banks of the Bagmati River.
  • Thamel Zone: Explore the vibrant heart of Kathmandu, Thamel, known for its bustling markets, shops, and restaurants.
Lumbini
  • Mayadevi Temple: Visit the sacred garden where Buddha was born, marked by the Mayadevi Temple and the Ashoka Pillar.
  • Lumbini International Research Institute: Delve into Buddhist history and literature at this renowned institution dedicated to Buddhist studies.
  • Monastic Zones: Explore the monastic zones established by different countries, each with its own unique architecture and design.
  • World Peace Pagoda: Take in the serene atmosphere of this white stupa that symbolizes peace, located near Lumbini.
Pokhara
  • Phewa Lake: Enjoy boating on the tranquil Phewa Lake while soaking in the stunning views of the Annapurna Range reflected in its waters.
  • Sarangkot: Experience a breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas from Sarangkot viewpoint, offering panoramic vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  • Davis Falls and Gupteshwor Cave: Explore the cascading waterfall and the mystical underground cave located nearby.
  • World Peace Pagoda: Visit the impressive pagoda, offering panoramic views of Pokhara and the surrounding mountains.
  • Bindhyabasini Temple: Pay a visit to this temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, perched on a hilltop overlooking the city.
  • Adventure Activities: For the adventurous, Pokhara offers paragliding, zip-lining, and trekking opportunities amidst breathtaking landscapes.

Highlights

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and the ancient palaces of Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Visit the sacred birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini, where the Maya Devi Temple and Ashoka Pillar are revered as significant historical and spiritual landmarks.
  • Immerse yourself in the cultural mosaic of Nepal as you interact with locals from various ethnic groups, experiencing their traditions, languages, and way of life.
  • Engage in spiritual reflection at iconic sites such as Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu and the peaceful gardens of Lumbini, gaining insights into Buddhist philosophies.
  • Admire the intricate carvings, woodwork, and pagoda-style architecture displayed in ancient temples and stupas across Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy the tranquility of Phewa Lake, surrounded by lush hills, and embark on a boating adventure while taking in the stunning reflections of the Annapurna Range.
  • Witness a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from Sarangkot, offering captivating panoramic views.
  • Experience adventure in Pokhara with options like paragliding, zip-lining, and bungee jumping, adding an exciting dimension to your tour.
  • Explore the World Peace Pagoda, offering panoramic views of the city, mountains, and Fewa Lake, while promoting harmony and tranquility.
  • Interact with locals in traditional villages, absorbing insights into their daily life, crafts, and traditions.
  • Wake up early for an unforgettable sunrise experience over the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Savor Nepali delicacies as you indulge in traditional dishes like momo, dal bhat, and Newari cuisine.
  • Find moments of serenity in Lumbini's peaceful gardens and meditation spots, and Pokhara's lakeside ambiance.
  • Embrace the natural beauty of Pokhara's lush landscapes, tranquil lakes, and surrounding mountains.
  • Discover the historical importance of Lumbini through its archaeological sites, reflecting its significance as the birthplace of Buddha.
  • Experience the living cultural heritage of Kathmandu's bustling markets, ancient squares, and religious sites.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation on Double/Twin/Triple Sharing with Breakfast.
  • All Ground transport by Private Vehicle with AC.
  • All applicable Goverment taxes and Service Charge.
  • Entry Fees for Monument Zones / Sightseeing Places.
  • Personal expenses, Medical Expenses, Vehicle Waiting for Shopping, Beverages, Optional Programs, and tips for drivers.
  • All those expenses which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
  • Transfer to your hotel and check in.
  • Depending on your arrival time, you might have some leisure time to explore the surroundings.

  • Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Visit famous cultural and historical sites such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the city.

  • Depart from Kathmandu and drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive through countryside landscapes.
  • Arrive in Lumbini and check-in to your hotel.

  • Spend the day exploring Lumbini.
  • Visit the sacred Lumbini Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, and various monasteries and stupas built by different countries.
  • Learn about the life and teachings of Buddha.

  • Leave Lumbini and drive to Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city.
  • Enjoy the drive through picturesque landscapes and along the Trishuli River.
  • Arrive in Pokhara and check-in to your hotel.

  • Spend the day exploring Pokhara's attractions.
  • Visit places like Phewa Lake, Tal Barahi Temple, Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, and enjoy boating on the lake.
  • Take in the stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range.

  • Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
  • Enjoy the scenic journey and capture the changing landscapes.
  • Arrive in Kathmandu and check back into your hotel.

  • Depending on your flight schedule, you might have some free time for shopping or leisure in Kathmandu.
  • Check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Durations

6 Days

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

The tour duration can vary, but a typical itinerary spans around 7 to 10 days, depending on the activities and exploration depth.

Kathmandu has an international airport, while Lumbini and Pokhara can be reached via domestic flights or overland transportation.

The best time is during the pre-monsoon (spring: March to May) and post-monsoon (autumn: September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant for sightseeing and activities.

Yes, most tourists need a visa to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at the airport or online prior to your trip. Indian Citizen does not require a visa for Nepal.

Dress modestly when visiting religious sites, remove your shoes before entering temples, and ask for permission before taking photos of people.

Yes, it's possible to customize itineraries to suit your preferences and interests.

Yes, Nepali cuisine includes a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes, and restaurants in tourist areas usually cater to these dietary preferences.

Accommodations range from hostel, budget guesthouses to luxurious hotels, allowing you to choose based on your preferences, budget, and itinerary.

The tour is suitable for travelers of various age groups. However, some activities like trekking or adventure sports might have age restrictions for safety reasons.

Yes, you can extend your tour to include other destinations like Chitwan National Park, Bandipur, or even trekking routes.

Yes, Wi-Fi and mobile network coverage is generally available in Kathmandu, Lumbini, and Pokhara. However, remote areas might have limited coverage.

Travel insurance is not mandatory but we recommended to cover unforeseen events, medical emergencies, and trip cancellations.

Guided tours are available and can enhance your experience by providing local insights and cultural context. However, you can also explore independently if you prefer.

Yes, English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. Many locals working in the tourism industry are proficient in English.

The currency is Nepalese Rupee (NPR). While credit cards are accepted in major hotels and establishments, it's advisable to carry cash for smaller expenses.

Pack comfortable clothing suitable for the season. For religious sites, it's respectful to wear modest attire that covers your shoulders and knees.

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Lumbini, Pokhara, Nepal

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