Buddhist Cultural Tour
In the birthplace of Lord Buddha, you are heartily welcome!
Buddhist cultural tour starts from Kathmandu, a center of cultural values. UNESCO heritage sites Swyambhunath and Boudhanath are major Buddhist destinations here. Furthermore, the journey leads us to Pokhara’s eco-cultural fraternity. We’ll visit World peace pagoda and the Tibetan refugee center. Then we’ll go to our core destination- Lumbini (birthplace of Lord Buddha). Here you’ll detect various sacred sites and monasteries made by many countries. Mayadevi temple is located at the hearth which is considered as the most precious pilgrimage destination for all Buddhist.
Our, Trekking Mart’s Buddhist cultural tour is all about your affection for Buddhism. Join us!
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1,350m), transfer to hotel
Once you arrive in Kathmandu airport, 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. In the evening, you’ll enjoy welcome dinner with Nepali cuisine and various cultural Dance presentations.
Day 02: Visit Swayambhunath & Boudhanath
We’ll explore 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. This is a jewel point in the center of a natural mandala, a store of secret energy.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m)
After breakfast, drive to Pokhara (200km/ 7 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 and stay overnight.
Day 04: Pokhara tour - World Peace Pagoda, Malepatan Gumba, Tibetan Refugee Camp
Today, we’ll visit 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 05: Drive from Pokhara to Lumbini
After breakfast, we’ll be driving 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 winter.
Day 06: Lumbini - full day tour
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. Stay overnight Lumbini.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu
Today we’ll be returning 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 before our farewell dinner. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Breakfast and Dinner
Day 08: Final departure
At about 3 hours prior to your flight time, we transfer you to the airport to fly your onward destination. Trekking Mart family wishes your best time ahead.
What is included?
- All ground transfer as per itinerary by luxury car/van/jeep/bus
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Lumbini with breakfast
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Entrance fees of monuments and temple
- English speaking tour guide
- Cost of all governmental procedures
- Farewell dinner with cultural shows
What is not included?
- Lunch and dinner (except welcome dinner)
- Bar, laundry and telephone bills, rescue evacuation in case of emergency
- Travel insurance
Trip Duration: 8 days
Trip at a Glance
- Trip Name: Buddhist Cultural Tour
- Trip Code: TMTP-06
- Trip Duration: 8 days
- Activities: Sightseeing tour
- Accommodation: Hotel
- Meals: Breakfast
- Transportation: Private car, Tourist bus
- Best Season: Mar-May and Sep-Nov (Other time: Considerable)
- Country: Nepal
- Group size: Min - 1
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