Buddhist cultural tour starts from Kathmandu, a center of cultural values. UNESCO heritage sites Swyambhunath and Boudhanath, Kapan Monastery, Namobudha Monastery and Other important Monastery are major destination around Kathmandu. Then we head toward Pokhara - the adventure capital of Nepal. In Pokhara, along with some natural sites, we pay our visit to the World Peace Stupa and the Tibetan Regugee Center to get a firsthand experience of the Tibetan Buddhism lifestyle
Then we drive further southwest to the birthplace of Buddha, Lumbini. Devoting one full day in discovering the various cultural and spiritual sites at Lumbini, we drive back to Kathmandu for the return flight.
Day 01Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.Our airport representative will meet you with warm reception. Then you will be transferred to the selected hotel by private vehicle & will have free time ahead.
Day 02Sight Seeing around Kathmandu,Visit Namobuddha and Kapan Monastery. Overnight at Hotel.We Will Take you Swayambhunath and Boudhanath stupa. Swayambhu is one of oldest monument of the world covering the history of more than 2000 years back. It is literally translated as “self-existent Buddha”. It bears the detail history and origin of Buddhism in Nepal. Artistically it has Tibetan style but influenced by Newari people. Then we’ll visit Boudhnath- one of the largest stupa in the world then we will go Kapan Monastery and Namabuddha. Back to Hotel.
Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m) 6 hrs.Overnight at HotelDrive to Pokhara (200km/ 6 hours drive). En-route enjoys elegant green hills, rivers, terraces, forests, human settlements and amazing landscapes. Pokhara is decorated by lovely shadow of Annapurna and Fishtail Mountains. Explore around Lakeside city. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04Pokhara tour - World Peace Pagoda, Malepatan Gumba, Tibetan Refugee Camp.Overnight at HotelOur Guide Takes you today some of prominent Buddhist monuments of Pokhara. Hike to World Peace Pagoda located at the top of a hill. From pagoda, view of Pokhara city and Annapurna Mountains are wonderful. Thereafter, we’ll visit Malepatan Gompa and Tibetan refugee camp. After Cultural Revolution in china, people from Tibet came here and settled there.
Day 05Drive from to Lumbini from Pokhara. 7 hrs. Overnight at HotelToday you will drive to Lumbini (290km/ approx. 7 hours drive). Since we’ll move towards plain land of south, the hills become smaller and rarer. Upon reaching Lumbini, shift to hotel and explore around the local lifestyle. Generally, the climate of Lumbini is hot and humid except in winte.
Day 06Lumbini - full day tour ward destination.Overnight at Hotel.Lumbini is a UNESCO heritage site of Nepal. Its supreme archeological, religious and historic value has made it a must-visit Buddhist destination in the world. Lumbini covers big area; we’ll explore as more monuments as possible. A temple has been made at exact point of Buddha born - called Mayadevi temple. Visit the temple, Ashoka pillar, sacred garden, remaining of monasteries associated with Buddha’s life and stupas made by many countries.
Day 07Drive back to Kathmandu.7 hrs.Overnight at Hotel.Drive back to Kathmandu (approx. 7 hours drive). On the way you’ll experience climatic and geographical diversities from plain Terai to green hills. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, take rest and freshen up. You may visit around the city and do some shopping.
Day 08Final departure to your onward destination.
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