Nepal Buddhist Circuit Tour

10 Days
  • Trip Code: Nepal Buddhist Circuit Tour
  • Trip Type: Tour
  • Max. Altitude: 2100
  • Travel Mode: Surface

Buddhist influences are evident in the culture of Nepal because Buddha was born in Nepal. Nepal has a strong Buddhist background and has played a role in the spread of Buddhism to Tibet. Nepalese princess Bhrikuti played a significant role in the development of Buddhism in Tibet and the Far East.

Buddha was born in Lumbini (which is now in Nepal). According to Tripitaka, he visited his father’s kingdom and converted his family and clan to Buddhism. The Shakya clans later moved to Kathmandu valley and helped establish Buddhism there.

We are providing you complete information about Buddhist Pilgrimage packages, destinations and the life of the Buddha through these tour packages. Besides these you will also be able to know about Buddha’s detailed information, his birth place, place of his enlightenment and his teachings.

The main attractions of this tour are swayambhunath, boudhanath and namobuddha in Kathmandu, great Ashoka pillar, sacred pond, Temple of lords, Maya Devi temple remains of Old monastery in Lumbini  religious and archeological sites at Devdaha and Ramagram.

Trip Code Nepal Buddhist Circuit Tour
Trip Duration 10 Days
Trip Type Tour
Trip Grade Luxury/Standard
Min Group Size 1
Max Altitude 2100
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu
Best Season Jan-Dec
Transportaion Surface
Meals Bed and Breakfast
Acommodation Deluxe/ Standard/ Budget Hotel

Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Evening tour briefing from our tour Manager. Overnight in Kathmandu.

In the morning, after breakfast you will head off to Boudhanath. Boudhanath is a massive Stupa which lies in the outskirts of Kathmandu about 11 km away from the city centre. It is believed that this stupa was built by the Lichchhavis but many historians disagree on this fact. This dome-shaped Stupa represents the mind of the Buddha and is today one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations for Buddhists.
After visiting Boudhanath, we shall visit the Kopan Monastery. The Kopan Monastery was established by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rimpoche in 1970 as a center of Buddhist Teachings. In the evening we will return back to Hotel.

Today you will visit Namobuddha. This monastery lies about 45 km away to the east of Kathmandu. It takes a two-hour drive to reach there. It is widely believed that the Lord Buddha, during his 7th reincarnation, offered his body to a hungry Tigress and its cubs at this place. This is considered a great act of mercy and kindness and has ever since attracted millions of people to this spot. You will return back to the hotel in the evening.

After breakfast, you will head for Pharping monastery. This monastery is situated at the south of Kathmandu valley. It is believed that this is the spot where Guru Rimpoche (Saint Padmasambhava) attained level of a Mahamudra Vidyadhara. Some Buddhists also believe that this is the spot where Milarepa (the deity of hard work) took shelter in a cave one night. Pharping has numerous monasteries and temples including an important Vajrayogini temple and the Palyul Retreat Centre, which is the residence of Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche and home to the Rigpa Shedra. You will return back to our hotel in the evening.

After breakfast proceeds for Sightseeing. Swayambhunath is one of the oldest pilgrimage site in Nepal. People have been praying at this place for more than two thousand years. This great temple lies atop a hillock within the valley. Many believe that the Lichchhavis constructed the stupa but no one is really sure. Its establishment and construction is shrouded in the mists of time. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensemble of shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. This site has two access points: from the east there is a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. Patan City is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former palace complex. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone. The evening will be free for leisure activities.

After Breakfast drive to Lumbini (321 km / 8 hrs) from Kathmandu. The Birthplace of Lord Buddha. Overnight at the Hotel.

The UNESCO World heritage site of Lumbini is developed under master plan in the area of 6 Km X 2 km. We will start our tour from the ‘New Tourist village and visit the World peace pagoda and museum. This is also the pilgrimage concept of the master plan to introduce Buddhism and purify the mind through monastic zones. Monasteries of Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism are spread across the cannon. Finally visit the Mayadevi temple protecting the ‘Marker Stone’, Statue of nativity scene and ruins of old temple walls dating from 3rd BC to 12 AD. Asoka pillar still displays the inscriptions explaining his visit to the birth place of Buddha.

Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, Niglihara and Sagarhawa. Tilaurakot is the ancient Kapilavastu – the capital of Shakyas, where Buddha spent his first 29 years. Kudan was where Buddha was received by his father after his access to enlightenment. King Suddhodana specially built the Kudan (Nigrodharma Park) for the accommodation of the Buddha and his followers. Gotihawa is the birth place of Krakuchanda Buddha. Niglihawa is where Kanakmuni Buddha was born. Sagarhawa is the archaeological findings as “place of the massacre of the Shakyas”. Overnight in Lumbini.

Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Devdaha and Ramagram. Devdaha is the ancient capital of the Koliya kingdom. It is the maternal hometown of Queen Mayadevi (mother), Prajapati Gautami (stepmother), Princess Yasodhara (consort) and where Prince Siddhartha had spent his childhood. Ramgrama is the brick mound on the bank of the Jharahi River. It is a seven meter high brick stupa consisting of relics (one of the eight astha dhatu) of Lord Buddha. The Stupa was built by the king of Ramgrama, who was the eighth king to obtain the Buddha’s relics.

After Breakfast transfer to the airport for your next destination.

Service Includes/Excludes

The cost of each trip differs as per the size of the group, choice of hotel, client’s interest of service and correction in our itinerary.

For Price of this trip, please contact us :

Tour Cost Include:

» 6 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
» Sightseeing in Kathmandu
» Sightseeing entry fee
» One English speaking guide during the tour
» All transportation by Car/Van/Coaster/Mini Bus/Coach according to the group Size
» Airport Pickup and Drop
» Sightseeing in Namo Buddha, Pharping, Kapan
» 3 Nights accommodation in Lumbini with breakfast
» Sightseeing in Lumbini


Tour Cost Exclude:
» Travel insurance
» Personnel Expenses
» Bottle drinks
» All Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Lumbini



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