Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Nepal 9 Nights/10 Days

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Nepal 9 Nights/10 Days
Total Tour Package 09 nights / 10 days
Hiking duration         Couple of hours only.
Grade             Easy
Culture            Particularlay based on Buddhist , Newars, Brahimins Thakalis, Magar, Lamas & Gurungs
Best Season          All the year
Himalayan sights        Annapurna Range, Dhaulagri Range, Nilgiri, Dhampus Peak
Mode of tour          By road
Highest access of the trek    Sarankot (1592m)

Brief itinerary of the package

Day 01: Arrival day
Day 02: Full Day Tour & Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1400 m)
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan
Day 04: Full Day Jungle activities in Chitwan
Day 05: Drive to Lumbini ( Birth Place of Buddha )
Day 06: Full Day Sightseeing in Lumbini
Day 07: Drive to Pokhara
Day 08: Full Day Sightseeing in Pokhara (1592 m)
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure Day



Details itinerary of the package
Day 01 : Arrival day

Arrive at Kathmandu ( 1400m) Airport. Meet & greet by our airport representative.
Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel .

Day 02: Full Day Tour & Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1400 m)

Then drive to Baudhanath Stupa, this stupa is 6 km to the east of Kathmandu and is said built in 5th century AD. This ancient stupa is one of the biggest in the world and is ringed by Buddhist lamas and monasteries. This is a very holy stupa for Tibetan Buddhists who come here in thousands in winter festival to pay their tribute.
Than drive to the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu Stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. The Swayambhu Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal.
After Lunch, drive to Patan One of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley has a rich cultural heritage known for its fine crafts, evident in the elaborate architecture, stone carvings, and metal statues found all over the city. A centre of both Buddhist and Hindu culture in Tibet, Patan is home to more than 1,200 monuments. One of the most stunning is the Krishna Mandir, a stone temple with magnificent friezes built in the 16th century. Patan Durbar Square is also a good place to see beautiful examples of palaces, temples and shrines, and the stunning stone carvings in the Sundari Courtyards. The entire city of Patan was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Drive back to hotel and over night in hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Chitwan

Early morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Drive towards Chitwan – 180 Km from Kathmandu. Upon arrival our representative will meet and transfer you to resort. On reaching resort, our guest relations officer will brief the guest. Check-in at hotel .Lunch at hotel .Enjoy Bird watching/Elephant back safari/ Jungle Walk , Visit Tharu village and local community area. Enjoy sunset view and dinner. Over night in hotel

Day 04: Full Day Jungle activities in Chitwan

5:30 am : Wake up call followed by tea/coffee.
6:00 am : Bird watching / Elephant Safari / Jungle walk.
8:00 am : Breakfast.
9:30 am : Crocodile walk. A 45-minute walk through grassland and forest upstream the Narayani River after which, board boats to observe crocodiles along the banks while floating back to the camp.
1:00 p.m : Lunch.
3:30 p.m : Elephant Safari /Jungle Walk / Visit Observation Tower / Nature Walk with Boat Ride.
8:00 p.m: Dinner.

Day 05: Drive to Lumbini ( Birth Place of Buddha )

After breakfast drive to Lumbini, it is popular among Buddhist pilgrimage in Nepal. Lumbini (The birthplace of Gautam Buddha).

Day 06: Full Day Sightseeing in Lumbini

After breakfast, get ready to explore the birth place of Buddha. It is not only famous for Buddhist pilgrimage travelers alone but also popular for having views of the beautiful architecture namely of Maya devi temple, Ashok stupa, ,Sacred Garden , Peace flame, Museum, Thailand Temple, Myanmar Temple, Chinese Temple, Wall Carvings, Buddha Stupa and Chinese Buddhism culture and other breathtaking places. Buddha is known as the light of Asia. Lumbini is listed in the World Heritage Monument List by UNESCO.

Day 07: Drive to Pokhara

Today we will drive to Pokhara 198 km north for almost 3 hours 45 minutes. We will enjoy beautiful hilly highway following the lovely rice terrace fields. Check-in in hotel and get ready to cross Fewa Lake in a wooden rowing boat, visit Barahi Temple and than short trek to World peace Pagoda for an hour. Back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Full Day Sightseeing in Pokhara (1592 m)

Early in the morning around 4:00am wake up and get ready to drive 5 km away for 30 minutes and hike for an hour to Sarangkot. In a moment you will have great view of the Pokhara Valley and the magnificent view Annapurna range. Sarangkot is the small hilltop which is famous for its breath taking view of sunrise and Annapurna range and Fishtail (Virgin Mountain). From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid that is Machhapuchhare (6997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7937m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn, when the sun picks out the peaks in brilliant colours. Sarangkot is the highest view point for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high.
Than we will drive to Matepani Gumba. There is a splendid Buddhist Monastry on the top of the small forested hill above Matepani east of Mahendra pool. It overlooks a large section of the Pokhara city and once there on find oneself lost in time amid the chanting Ramas, there colossal guardian images of the Buddha accompanying two other gurus and a prayer house with exquisitely carved columns and friezes.
Than, we drive to Davi’s Fall also known as Patale Chango in Nepali. Patale Chhango (Hell's Falls), more commonly called "Devi's or David's Falls" for the tourist with some melodramatic story behind it. The water from this falls comes from the lake flowing to the Seti. The water plunges into a hole and disappears! In monsoon this sight is most spectacular. The scenic and natural beauty near the falls is extremely impressive.
After lunch , we will visit Nearby, across the street a little cave (Gupteshwor Cave). Devil’s Fall in in the gorge of the Seti River. It is a magnificent water fall next to Gupteswar Gupha. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
We will drive to Lakeside and we will cross the lake by boating and visit to island temple (Barahi temple) in the middle of lake. One of the most important religious monuments in Pokhara, Talbarahi is situated almost in the middle of Phewa lake.The Barahi Devi is considered as the protector Deity representing the female force. The peaceful surrounding or typical structure of the temple does attract everyone towards the temple. The temple is worth visiting for both spiritualist and materialist. One can observe the Nepali culture, art and architecture and spiritualist can satify their inner feeling and belief praying to Devi. Over night at hotel.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu

After breakfast check out from the hotel and get ready to drive back to Kathmandu. After getting fresh in the hotel in Kathmandu walk around 10 minutes to Kathmandu Durbar Square, While browse around Katmandu Durbar Square you will visit Hanuman Dhoka, the old and historic palace of Kathmandu named after monkey God, Hanuman. It is historic seat of royalty. The Kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations also held inside the court yard here. There is a statue of King Pratap Mall sitting on the stone pillar in the front and temple of Jagannath from mediaeval period .Within the walking distance you will find the tall temple of Taleju from 1549 AD, the large stone statue of Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction.
The Big Bell and Big Drum and Hindu Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati peeping from window. Visit the temple of Kumari, the residence of Living Goddess within the vicinity. Kumari means the virgin girl. The girl is selected from Buddhist family. The building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screen. Next a very interesting temple is Kasthamandap which is believed to be built from a single tree trunk and the name Katmandu is derived from this temple.
Walk back to the hotel . Overnight in hotel

Day 10: Departure Day

Check out from the hotel and than drop to Airport for onward journey.