Nepal Buddhist Culture Tour   |   8 Days

Buddhism is a way of enlightenment and spiritual development based on the real practice. Awareness, kindness and wisdom are the major hymns in Buddhism, which is possible through the meditation and homage to Lord Buddha. It was developed around 2500 years ago when Gautam Buddha preached His followers to lead at the stage of Nirvana. The goal of Buddhism is to develop the concept of self in mans mind and create more ambition for eternal life and sense pleasure. It is believe that Buddhism shows the practical Path to salvation that Buddha had discovered. Buddhist believers try to make change from teaching.

Buddhist cultural tour in Nepal leads you to the significant historical places of Buddhist heritage sites, Monasteries and Stupas, culture and lifestyle of Buddhist people including the birthplace of Lord Buddha- Lumbini. The Buddhist sites are scattered in different parts of the country as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and other places. The Buddhist cultural tour in Nepal can be combined with natural tours. Kathmandu is a melting pot of several culture and religious faiths. Budhanath and Swoyambhu nath are the distinct Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu and there are also several monasteries. They are enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site due to its dazzling infrastructure and historical significance. The base of pilgrims, prayer wheels, collective chants and burning lamps are the central attractions during the sightseeing in the Buddhist monuments. Then we head to another significant city of Buddhists- Pokhara. It is an ideal travel destination in Nepal Holiday tours. Travelers have an opportunity to observe Buddhists sites along with beautiful Annapurna Himalayan chain. World Peace Stupa, Manepati Gumba and the Tibetan Refugee Center are the major Buddhists places to explore in Pokhara, where you can feel the real lifestyle and cultural practices of Tibetan Buddhists. Then we begin our trip towards the birth place of Lord Buddha-Lumbini.

Lumbini is a birth place of Lord Buddha. It has got long history related to Buddhism and many records are still preserved safely in the museum. Kapilvastu is a place in Lumbini, where Buddha was born around 6th century B.C. There are still archaeological excavations going on in search of further facts and evidences. Visitors have a full day tour around the various cultural sites at Lumbini like the Mayadevi temple, Dharmaswami Maharaja Buddha Vihara, Puskarni Pond and Sacred Garden. Then we retrace back to Kathmandu on the following day. Good Vibe Adventure operates other several cultural tour packages in Nepal, which covers both Hindus and Buddhist culture and traditions.

Trip Highlights of Nepal Buddhist Culture Tour

  • Buddhist cultural tour covers almost all the historical places related to Buddhist culture.
  • Swoyambhunath, Buddhanth and Lumbini are the World Heritage sites of UNESCO.
  • Lumbini is a birthplace of Lord Buddha.
  • Buddhist monasteries and Stupas are symbol of peace.
  • Tibetan refugee camp at Pokhara is a shelter for Tibetan Buddhists.

Buddhism is a way of enlightenment and spiritual development based on the real practice. Awareness, kindness and wisdom are the major hymns in Buddhism, which is possible through the meditation and homage to Lord Buddha. It was developed around 2500 years ago when Gautam Buddha preached His followers to lead at the stage of Nirvana. The goal of Buddhism is to develop the concept of self in mans mind and create more ambition for eternal life and sense pleasure. It is believe that Buddhism shows the practical Path to salvation that Buddha had discovered. Buddhist believers try to make change from teaching.

Buddhist cultural tour in Nepal leads you to the significant historical places of Buddhist heritage sites, Monasteries and Stupas, culture and lifestyle of Buddhist people including the birthplace of Lord Buddha- Lumbini. The Buddhist sites are scattered in different parts of the country as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and other places. The Buddhist cultural tour in Nepal can be combined with natural tours. Kathmandu is a melting pot of several culture and religious faiths. Budhanath and Swoyambhu nath are the distinct Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu and there are also several monasteries. They are enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site due to its dazzling infrastructure and historical significance. The base of pilgrims, prayer wheels, collective chants and burning lamps are the central attractions during the sightseeing in the Buddhist monuments. Then we head to another significant city of Buddhists- Pokhara. It is an ideal travel destination in Nepal Holiday tours. Travelers have an opportunity to observe Buddhists sites along with beautiful Annapurna Himalayan chain. World Peace Stupa, Manepati Gumba and the Tibetan Refugee Center are the major Buddhists places to explore in Pokhara, where you can feel the real lifestyle and cultural practices of Tibetan Buddhists. Then we begin our trip towards the birth place of Lord Buddha-Lumbini.

Lumbini is a birth place of Lord Buddha. It has got long history related to Buddhism and many records are still preserved safely in the museum. Kapilvastu is a place in Lumbini, where Buddha was born around 6th century B.C. There are still archaeological excavations going on in search of further facts and evidences. Visitors have a full day tour around the various cultural sites at Lumbini like the Mayadevi temple, Dharmaswami Maharaja Buddha Vihara, Puskarni Pond and Sacred Garden. Then we retrace back to Kathmandu on the following day. Good Vibe Adventure operates other several cultural tour packages in Nepal, which covers both Hindus and Buddhist culture and traditions.

Outline Itinerary:

  • 1Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu-transfer to hotel. A= Accommodation L=Lunch B= Breakfast D=Dinner Namaste and Welcome to Kathmandu. Representative of Good Vibe Adventure greets you at the international airport. Then you will be transferred at the hotel. After check-in at the hotel, refresh and rest yourselves. We will briefly explain our tour program in the evening. O/N at Hotel. (A)
  • 2Day 2: Visit Boudhanath and Kapan Monastery. After breakfast, we drive to the Buddhanath Stupa. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site and the greatest Stupa in the Asia, built in the 17th century. It is surrounded by the resident of Tibetan Buddhist communities. You can feel the real sense of Buddhism around here. After visiting here, we move to Kapan Monastery at Kapan. It is popular as Mahayana Buddhism, who follows Gelug tradition. It is an artistic monastery guided by Zopa Rinpoche. Then drive back to hotel. O/N at Hotel. (A, B)
  • 3Day 3: Visit Swoyambhunath and Drive to Pokhara. After breakfast, we get set to visit Swoyambhunath, which is also popular as Monkey temple. This Stupa lies on the top of the hill. The golden temple on the hill top is followed by 365 steps which is significant in Buddhism. It is a good viewpoint of the Kathmandu valley and visitors can have the spectacular sun set views from here. After a visit to Swoyambhunath, we drive all the way to Pokhara for 6 hours. O/N at Hotel. (A,B)
  • 4Day 4: Visit World Peace Pagoda, Malepatan Gumba, Hyangja Tibetan Refugee Camp. Today, we visit the Buddhist heritages in this beautiful city of Pokhara. World Peace Pagoda was built by a Japanese organization above the Fewa Lake. The place also offers the scenic views of the green hills. After the visit of Peace Pagoda, we visit Malepatan Monastery. It is also a fine art and sacred place of Buddhists. Then we drive to Hyanhja, where the Tibetan Refugee Camp lies. Travelers have an opportunity to feel their real life, food and traditions. Then, drive back to hotel. O/N at Hotel. (A,B)
  • 5Day 5: Drive to Lumbini. After having breakfast at hotel, we start our scenic drive to Lumbini. It takes about 6-7 hours from the natural city- Pokhara. Now we are entering into the Terai region, which is a flat land. The climatic is generally warm and humid. After a long drive we arrive at Lumbini. Check-in at the hotel and have a rest. O/N at Hotel. (A, B)
  • 6Day 6: Explore day at Lumbini. Today, we explore the birth place of Lord Buddha, ancient heritages and Buddhist Monasteries for the whole day. It has got long history related to Buddhism and many records are still preserved safely in the museum. Kapilvastu is a place in Lumbini, where Buddha was born around 6th century B.C. There are still archaeological excavations going on in search of further facts and evidences. Lumbini Garden, the Mayadevi Temple, Pushkarni Pool and other various temples built by the followers of Lord Buddha are the major attractions of Lumbini excursion. Return back to the hotel. O/N at Hotel. (A, B)
  • 7Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu. After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Kathmandu for about 7-8 hours. This is a scenic drive with Himalayan views, Rivers and Jungles. After the arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. Walk around the local market in the evening. O/N at Hotel. (A, B)
  • 8Day 8: Final Departure. Today, it’s your final day of the trip in Nepal. On your airport time, Good Vibe Adventure will bid farewell and wish for safe journey. Or if you have extra activities in Nepal then we make the further trip.
A= Accommodation L=Lunch B= Breakfast D=Dinner Namaste and Welcome to Kathmandu. Representative of Good Vibe Adventure greets you at the international airport. Then you will be transferred at the hotel. After check-in at the hotel, refresh and rest yourselves. We will briefly explain our tour program in the evening. O/N at Hotel. (A)After breakfast, we drive to the Buddhanath Stupa. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site and the greatest Stupa in the Asia, built in the 17th century. It is surrounded by the resident of Tibetan Buddhist communities. You can feel the real sense of Buddhism around here. After visiting here, we move to Kapan Monastery at Kapan. It is popular as Mahayana Buddhism, who follows Gelug tradition. It is an artistic monastery guided by Zopa Rinpoche. Then drive back to hotel. O/N at Hotel. (A, B)After breakfast, we get set to visit Swoyambhunath, which is also popular as Monkey temple. This Stupa lies on the top of the hill. The golden temple on the hill top is followed by 365 steps which is significant in Buddhism. It is a good viewpoint of the Kathmandu valley and visitors can have the spectacular sun set views from here. After a visit to Swoyambhunath, we drive all the way to Pokhara for 6 hours. O/N at Hotel. (A,B)Today, we visit the Buddhist heritages in this beautiful city of Pokhara. World Peace Pagoda was built by a Japanese organization above the Fewa Lake. The place also offers the scenic views of the green hills. After the visit of Peace Pagoda, we visit Malepatan Monastery. It is also a fine art and sacred place of Buddhists. Then we drive to Hyanhja, where the Tibetan Refugee Camp lies. Travelers have an opportunity to feel their real life, food and traditions. Then, drive back to hotel. O/N at Hotel. (A,B)After having breakfast at hotel, we start our scenic drive to Lumbini. It takes about 6-7 hours from the natural city- Pokhara. Now we are entering into the Terai region, which is a flat land. The climatic is generally warm and humid. After a long drive we arrive at Lumbini. Check-in at the hotel and have a rest. O/N at Hotel. (A, B)Today, we explore the birth place of Lord Buddha, ancient heritages and Buddhist Monasteries for the whole day. It has got long history related to Buddhism and many records are still preserved safely in the museum. Kapilvastu is a place in Lumbini, where Buddha was born around 6th century B.C. There are still archaeological excavations going on in search of further facts and evidences. Lumbini Garden, the Mayadevi Temple, Pushkarni Pool and other various temples built by the followers of Lord Buddha are the major attractions of Lumbini excursion. Return back to the hotel. O/N at Hotel. (A, B)After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Kathmandu for about 7-8 hours. This is a scenic drive with Himalayan views, Rivers and Jungles. After the arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. Walk around the local market in the evening. O/N at Hotel. (A, B)Today, it’s your final day of the trip in Nepal. On your airport time, Good Vibe Adventure will bid farewell and wish for safe journey. Or if you have extra activities in Nepal then we make the further trip.

Cost Includes

Transport with private vehicles

  • All Airport, Bus Park and Hotel transfers
  • Drive in One day sightseeing in  Buddhist places  
  • Drive from Kathmandu to pokhara
  • Drive in One day sightseeing in pokhara Buddhist places   
  •  Drive from Pokhara to lumbini
  • Drive in One day sightseeing in Lumbini (Buddha Born Places). 
  • Drive from Lumbini to Kathmandu
  • Drop and pick up from Nepali cultural restaurant.

 Accommodations:

  •   Kathmandu (3Ns): 2 star category Hotel

 (But it can be customized according to your requirement about hotel)

  • Pokhara (2N): 2 star category Hotel

(But it can be customized according to your requirement about hotel)

  •  Lumbini (2Ns): 2 star category Hotel

(But it can be customized according to your requirement about hotel).

Meals:

  • Breakfast:  includes full trip
  • Lunch: Excludes full trip
  • Dinner: Excludes full trip

  Guide:

  • Experienced English Speaking guide for arrival assistance and during the sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini . (Guide will be different in three cities)

 Taxes and Service Charges:

  • All the applicable services charges, government taxes and all necessary paper work

 Others

  •  Good Vibe Adventure’s t-shirt trip map

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Entry fees for city sightseeing which are not mentioned on including section.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary)
  • Lunch and Dinner which are not mentioned on including section
  •  Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills and bottle or boiled water)
  • Tips for the guide and driver  (Tipping is voluntary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
  • Trip Duration 8 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip Style Tour
  • Accomodation Includes
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