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Nepal Buddhist Cultural Tour

Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:8 days Days

Trip Grade:Easy

Meals:Refer to Itinerary

Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Accommodation:Hotel/Guest House

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Nepal Buddhist Cultural Tour is an 8-day sightseeing tour in the land where the Buddha was born. Explore the Buddhist culture, tradition, and their values and norms through this tour

Within 8 days of tour, you will get a taste of the rich Buddhist culture of Nepal. The tour will begin with an exploration of the Buoddhanath and the Swoyambhunath in the beginning. Then, we will visit the Kapan Monastery with its root in the Gelugpa Sect. Then, we will drive to the lake city of Pokhara. There, explore the World Peace Pagoda and Malepan Monastery with a great scenic display. Finally, a drive to the actual birthplace of the Lord Buddha and its exploration will end the trip for us.

Gangajamuna Treks will create a custom made tour for you if you want a different itinerary.

Highlights

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Explore Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Visit Kapan Monastery and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Explore World Peace Pagoda and the Malepatan Gompa. Overnight at hotel

Day 05: Drive to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel

Day 06: Explore Lumbini. Overnight at hotel

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 08: Final Departure

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 02:Explore Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath. Overnight at hotel

Day 03:Visit Kapan Monastery and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel

Day 04:Explore World Peace Pagoda and the Malepatan Gompa. Overnight at hotel

Day 05:Drive to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel

Day 06:Explore Lumbini. Overnight at hotel

Day 07:Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 08:Final Departure

Cost Exclude

Personal expeses, Extra drinking, Tipping

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotelOne of our representatives will pick you up at the international airport and guide you to your hotel room. There, you can freshen up and rest or visit the Garden of Dreams at Thamel. In the evening, you will be welcomed with a typical Nepali food. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02Explore Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath. Overnight at hotel Today, we will visit two of the most religious Buddhist places of Nepal. First, start off with a visit to Swoyambhunath. It is one of the oldest yet mysterious monuments in the world. It is believed that this stupa was self-existed. Then, after lunch, we will drive to the Bouddhanath stupa which is one of the largest stupas in the world. The stupa is placed in an octagonal Mandala design. There are over 50 Tibetan Gompas surrounding this stupa. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03Visit Kapan Monastery and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel Visit the Kapan Monastery today. The monastery is situated at the Kapan hill and is also known as the Buddhist Mahayan Center. The monastery is one of the members of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. With Gelugpa dharma centers, this monastery is famous for teaching Buddhism to their visitors. We will have lunch and then, drive all the way to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04Explore World Peace Pagoda and the Malepatan Gompa. Overnight at hotel In the Lake city of Pokhara, we will visit some of the most popular Buddhist landmarks of the region. We will start with a visit to the World Peace Pagoda constructed by the Buddhist monks of the Japanese origin. The stupa also offers a great view of the Pokhara Valley. We will also visit the Malepatan Gompa situated across the Phewa Lake. Enjoy a boating ride before getting there. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05Drive to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel Today, it is just a drive to the outskirts of Lumbini. This is the place where the Lord Gautam Buddha was born. Lumbini is in a flatter land of Nepal so, it might get a little hot and humid in this region. We will visit the Lumbini Bazaar if the time persists. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06Explore Lumbini. Overnight at hotel Visit the UNESCO listed world heritage site today. Enter the Lumbini Park and visit the Mayadevi Temple built on the birthplace of Buddha. Visit the museums and peace pagoda and also explore the Ashoka Pillar. The pillar was erected by Emperor Ashoka in the 249th B.C. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel End the Buddhist cultural tour with a long tiring drive to the capital city of Nepal. We will drive you to the hotel. Freshen up and rest for the time being. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08Final Departure Our representative will guide you to the international airport

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