A Tour of Lord Buddha’s Birth Place

Buddhism Circuit

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It is a short tour and popular holidays tour in Nepal. Asides from a discovery of harmony of Buddhism and Hinduism in Kathmandu, Lumbini and in Pokhara. These places are the important places in and around world for Buddhism. Kathmandu is home of temples and Buddha was born at Lumbini, the founder of Buddhist religion and Pokhara is city of Lakes. Kathmandu is a culturally and histories places and fascinating cultural encounters that never disappoint, making it one of the most popular and sought-after destinations in South Asia. It truly is a place for travellers to realise their dreams. Kathmandu Pokhara tour offers you to see in Kathmandu such as Darbar square, famous Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and Buddhist pilgrims of Bouddhanath Stupa and Swambhunath. Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha. The main attraction of the city is the Sacred Garden. To the west of the Mayadevi Temple, stands the Ashoka Pillar which was erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred site. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. At an elevation lower than that of Kathmandu, it has much more tropical feel to it; a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diverse flowers that prosper in this environment has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks.

  • Itinerary Overview
  • Detailed Travel Plan
  • Included / Excluded
  • Travel Notes
  • Departure Dates
  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Full day sightseeing tour
  • Day 3 : Fly to Bhairahawa and drive to Lumbini
  • Day 4 : Full day sightseeing tour
  • Day 5 : Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 6 : Full day sightseeing tour
  • Day 7 : Fly back to Kathmandu and visit namobuddha and overnight at Dhulikhel
  • Day 8 : Drive back to Kathmandu visit: Bhaktapur and Patan
  • Day 9 : Visit Swyambhunath for half day and Free
  • Day 10 : Free Till Departure
  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu

    It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from Explorer Nepal will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into Hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities.

    Check in and overnight at hotel.

  • Day 2 : Full day sightseeing tour

    After breakfast at the hotel, commence the sightseeing tour of Bouddhanath Stupa and Kapan Monastery.

    Bouddhanath: The world’s largest stupa. Bouddhanath is the center of Tibetan culture in Nepal. The 36-meter-high stupa of Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. Bouddhanath Stupa was renovated by Licchavi rulers in the eighth century. The mandala design in Bouddhanath is a copy of the one in Gyangtse in Tibet. The stupa is located in the area of ancient trade route to Tibet where Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many decided to live around Bouddhanath.

    We carry on the sightseeing tour of Kopan monastery: is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. It belongs to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international network of Gelugpa dharma centres, and once served as its headquarters.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 3 : Fly to Bhairahawa and drive to Lumbini

    After breakfast at the hotel connect a flight to Bhairawaha and continue drive to Lumbini (approx 1 hr).

    Lumbini is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas in modern Nepal. In the Buddha's time, Lumbini was a beautiful garden full of green and shady sal trees (Shorea robusta ). The garden and its tranquil environs were owned by both the Shakyas and the clans. King Suddhodana, father of Gautama Buddha, was of the Shakya dynasty and belonged to the Kshatriya (warrior caste). Maya Devi, his mother, gave birth to the child on her way to her parent's home in Devadaha while resting in Lumbini under a sal tree in the month of May, 642 BC. The beauty of Lumbini is described in Pali and Sanskrit literature. Maya Devi, it is said, was spellbound to see the natural grandeur of Lumbini. While she was standing, she felt labour pains and catching hold of a drooping branch of a sal tree, she gave birth to a baby, the future Buddha.

    Check In and Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 4 : Full day sightseeing tour

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Ashokan Pillar in Lumbini : The Ashokan Pillar-In 1895, a German archaeologist, white wandering about the foothills of the Churia range, discovered a massive stone pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka in 250 B.C. to pay homage to the birth place of Buddha. It is said that the Indian Emperor visited Lumbini Garden in the twentieth year of his coronation.

    The Temple of Maya Devi - The next visiblemonument in Lumbini is the temple of Maya Devi containing a stone relief depicting the birth scene of Lord Buddha. The bas-relief shows Maya Devi supporting herself by holding on to a branch of a sal tree, and the newborn infant Buddha standing upright on a lotus pedestal. Two celestial figures are engaged in the act of pouring water and lotuses from the heaven, indicated in the sculpture by a delineation of clouds. The Maya Devi shrine has been worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists since the beginning of the Christian era and is believed to have been built over the foundation of at least one earlier temple or stupa. To the South of the Maya Devi temple is the famous sacred pool of 'Puskarani', believed to be the same sacred pool in which queen Maya Devi bathed just before giving birth to Buddha.

    Overnight at the Hotel.

  • Day 5 : Drive to Pokhara

    After breakfast at the hotel we drive to Pokhara - 205kms (approx. 06/07 hrs)
    Pokhara is the most popular destination for visitors to Nepal. The city is also known as the center of adventure. There is little in its past by way of neither history nor culture impact and the only important role that the old Pokhara played was that it was along the route of trade between India and Tibet. Today it is one of the fastest developing cities of Nepal, mainly due to tourism.
    The natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains has made it the natural choice for trekkers and adventures. Pokhara is also the base for some of most famous trekking circuits of Nepal. By itself surrounding area provides ample scope for short walk and day trips, suitable for children or weary trekkers, which can be made around the valley.

    Afternoon: 1 hour boat ride at Lake Phewa.
    Phewa Lake: Spend a quiet time boating in the ultimate lake where the reflections of Mount Annapurna and Machhapuchhre range falls. You will also see a variety of fishes while boating. An island temple is located at the middle of the lake. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake. It’s hard to escape the draw of Phewa Lake and any visitor with even a few spare minutes should endeavour to take a boat out on the water to fully experience the wonderful views of the reflected mountains.

    Check In and Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 6 : Full day sightseeing tour

    After breakfast at the hotel commence the sightseeing tour of...
    Devi's fall: Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's fall), Devi's fall is an amazing waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. It was named after Devi, a Swiss lady who was swept away when the floodgates were accidently opened, never to be seen again.

    Seti River Gorge: Carved by Seti River, the gorge is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. Ki Singh Bridge at Bagar, Mahendra Bridge & Prithivi Highway Bridge near Bus Park provides a perfect view of the deep river gorge with turbulent rush of milk like water.

    Tibetan Villages: Tibetan Villages, Tashiling in the south and Tashil Palkhel in the north of Pokhara Valley are the two Tibetan villages that are inhabited by the Tibetan people who keep themselves busy by producing and trading woollen carpets and other handicrafts.

    World Peace Stupa: Balanced on a narrow ridge high above Phewa Tal (Lake), the brilliant-white World Peace Pagoda in Pokhara is a massive Buddhist stupa which was constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan My?h?ji organisation. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city. There are three paths up to the pagoda and several small cafes once you arrive.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 7 : Fly back to Kathmandu and visit namobuddha and overnight at Dhulikhel

    Namo Buddha is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites south of the Himalayas, as well as being one of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world. Known by Tibetans as Takmo Lu Jin, meaning “Tigress Body Generosity”, the Early Morning Flight to Kathmandu and drive to Namo Buddha stupa marks the site where a young prince (in some versions, the Buddha himself) encountered a tigress close to starvation and unable to feed her own cubs. Overcome with compassion, the prince allowed the tigress to consume him and thereby feed her cubs. A small shrine a few minutes walk uphill from the stupa contains statues of the prince together with the tigress and her cubs. On the other side of the hill stands the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery constructed in 1976. Large numbers of pilgrims visit Namo Buddha, especially during the months of February and March.
    Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 8 : Drive back to Kathmandu visit: Bhaktapur and Patan

    The place of 55 windows, the stone temple of Batsala Devi full of convoluted carvings, innumerable temples, architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, the statue of king Bhupatindra Malla, the picture Gallery, the Batsala temple etc are the major focal points of Bhaktapur Durbar square and it was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monuments List in 1979.
    The city of Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty. It was expanded by Lichhavis in the 6th century A.D. and again by the Mallas in medieval period. The Malla kings ruled the Kathmandu Valley until the ascension of the Shah dynasty. In 1768, King Prithvi Narayan Shah began his campaign to unify Nepal and Patan became a city in the kingdom of Nepal.

  • Day 9 : Visit Swyambhunath for half day and Free

    The Buddhist temple of Swayambhunath situated on the top of a hill west of the city, is on the most popular and instantly recognisable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially know as the 'monkey templ' after the large tribe of handsome monkeys which guards the hill and amuses visitors and devotees with tricks, including slinding gracefully down the double banisters of the main stairway to the temple. The roving monkeys quickly snatch up any offerings of food made by devotes and will just as quickly grab anything you may be carrying.
    After the sightseeing you are free to Shop in Thamel.

  • Day 10 : Free Till Departure

    After breakfast at the hotel transfer to airport fly to onward destination.
    We ensure that you will leave your hotel with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Our representative from Explorer Nepal will meet, greet you at the domestic airport and transfer you to international airport for your flight back home.

  • Included

    • Meet, assisted upon arrival at Kathmandu by our office representative.
    • All arrival / Departure transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicle.
    • 02 Nights twin/double room accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
    • 02 Nights twin/double room accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Lumbibi.
    • 02 Nights twin/double room accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Pokhara.
    • Kathmandu, Lumbibi and Pokhara tour as per the above itinerary with our local English speaking guide including monumental entrance fees.
    • Airfare for the sector Kathmandu / Bhairawaha and Pokhara / Kathmandu with airport transfers.
    • Surface transfers Lumbini / Pokhara with necessary vehicle retention.
    • Boat ride at Lake Phewa.
    • Applicable hotel and government taxes presently 24.3%.
  • Excluded

    • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
    • Travel insurance.
    • International air fare and taxes.
    • Items and expenses of personal nature.
    • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
    • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, landslides, domestic flight delays due to weather, political disturbance and strikes etc.
    • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost inclusion.
    • Tipping amount.
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  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Grade :Easy
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  • Region: Everest Region
  • Activity: Focus On Sightseeing Tour Of Major Places In Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Kopan Monastery, Lumbini And In Pokhara
  • Max Altitude: 1350m

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