This tour is designed to meet the requirements of the Buddhist orient clients from the globe. It has perfectly designed and included the most important Buddhist sites situated in Nepal. In Kathmandu it will includes the Historical Buddhist city of PATAN, Bouddhanath Temple and Swoyambhunath. After the sightseeing in Kathmandu it take you the Birth Place of Lord Buddha in Lumbini. And Tilaurakot. Tilaurakot is the ancient capital city of Kapilvastu during the era of King Suddhodhan, father of Lord Gautam Buddha.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Patan city tour (Known as Buddhist Historical city)
Patan has a long Buddhist history and the four corners of the city are marked by stupas said to have been erected by the Great Buddhist emperor ASHOKA around 250B.C. Later inscriptions refer to palaces in the city in the 5th century A.D., although Patan’s great building boom took place under the Malla’s in the 16th, 17th and 18th century. Inside the city we can visit other many Buddhist related monuments such as GOLDEN TEMPLE, MAHABOUDDHA TEMPLE, ASHOKA STUPAS, RUDRA VARNA MAHAVIHAR (Monastery) etc.
Day 03: Sightseeing of Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath
Swoyambhunath: The oldest Stupa in the Valley dedicated to Adi Buddha. Both are UNESCO International Heritage Site.
Boudhanath: The biggest Stupa in Nepal shown in the film LITTLE BUDDHA, build in the center of a Mandala with Tantrik forms of Buddha in the niches at the base. It is believed to have been constructed by woman, who managed to acquire the land for the stupa by skillfully cutting the skin of an animal. It is one of the important sites of pilgrimage to the Buddhists from Tibet & Ladakh. Both are UNESCO International Heritage Sites.
Day 04: Drive Kathmandu – Lumbini (250 km/7 – 8 hrs drive)
Lumbini: The birth place of Lord Buddha is situated 250kms south west of Kathmandu and the drive passes through the banks of the famous rivers of Nepal, with places of natural beauty, green forest and terraces. After 4 hrs, you are in the lowland of Nepal, where the roads are straight & wide. Upon arrival to Lumbini Check – in to the hotel and rest day free.
Day 05: Lumbini, Tilaurakot
Lumbini: Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) the founder of Buddhism, known as the BUDDHA or the enlightened one. This is confirmed by the existence of an inscribed pillar erected 318 years after the event by the great Buddhist Emperor ASHOKA, where you can see the authentic proof that the Buddha has born in Nepal.
Tilaurakot: Around an hour’s drive 27km north – west of Lumbini, where the interesting archeological site of Tilaurakot is situated. This has been identified as the ancient Kapilbastu, the Capital of King Suddhodhana, Buddha’s father, and where Buddha himself as Prince Siddhartha Gautama spent the first 29 years of his life. After sightseeing, drive back to Lumbini.
Day 06: Drive Lumbini – Kathmandu
After arrival in Kathmandu, Dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with Nepali folk dances.
Day 07: After Breakfast –Departure Transfer to the Airport
Our Airport representative will drop you to the Airport for the flights to onward destination.
Duration: 6 nights/ 7 days
Activity: City tour
Best Season: all season except monsoon (June, July, and August)
Attractions: 4 UNESCO World heritage sites and visit to Tilaurakot
High Altitude: 1400m approx..
Guide: city tour guide
Flight: either flight of 40min. or drive
Drive: city drive and 250 km highway drive ( If no air travel)
Insurance: purchase the policy at your home country
Clothing: warm clothing during winter
Cost: US $ …….. per person