Nepal is the birth place of Buddha and the seed from where the great religion of love and peace flourished. Lumbini is one of the Buddhist pilgrimage site located in the Rupendehi district of Nepal. It is also the birth place of Buddha who later attained enlightenment and founded his own religion Buddhism. The place has many temples, monasteries and museums dedicated to Buddha and his struggle for the achievement of Buddhahood. The holy site still contains the ruins of ancient monasteries, sacred Bodhi tree, the Ashoka Pillar and the Mayadevi temple.
Besides, there are many sacred temples and monasteries where great Tibetan monks like Milarepa and Padhmasambhava visited during their time and meditated. These Pilgrimages are considered very holy and those who love to explore can also feel the excitement by visiting these places and knowing about the ancient Buddhist traditions and practices. Many beautiful monasteries are situated in many places in Kathmandu as well as in different places of Nepal that exhibits peace and love in itself.
Millions of people every year visits Nepal to see these sacred places and to understand the deep meaning of Buddhism. However, something extraordinary is the feeling that every person carries back to their land and the feeling is about the quest to know the life and the hidden truth. Whether you visit the capital or the birth place of Gautam Buddha or even in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, monasteries, rotating wheel carved with mantras and thousands of years old tradition as well as a strong belief in the Mokshya are to be clearly seen in the heart of the people living here.
When you arrive Kathmandu. We come to assist upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport by our representative and escort to the hotel. The overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu. In the morning we drive to visit Pharping Gompa and later we drive further to Swoyambhunath stupa, one of the Buddhist shrines and also known as the monkey temple situated on the hillock towards the west of Kathmandu and overlooking the Kathmandu valley. Unlike other stupas, this stupa has got a spiral shape which has typical significance.
In the evening we visit to Kapan Monastery and later proceed to Boudhnath stupa, another Buddhist shrine of the valley which is one of the biggest of its kind in Asia. The overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.
Kathmandu – Dhulikhel – After having breakfast we will drive to Namobudha and visit the shrine and later drive to Dhulikhel. The pilgrimage site of Namo Buddha is about forty kilometers towards south east from the Boudhanath Stupa. Located on a slightly elevated land, it is a pleasant and out-of-the way place. The landscape below resembles an eight-petaled lotus, and the sky above has the form of a wheel with nine spokes. In this wide panorama, some mountains glisten white like a conch shell or a crystal. In brief, Namo Buddha is a place of pilgrimage highly esteemed by people from all over the world, East and West. The overnight stay will be at the hotel in Dhulikhel on bed and breakfast basis.
Dhulikhel – Lumbini – Witness the sunrise view from the hotel premises and after having breakfast, drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu to fly to Lumbini. Upon reaching Lumbini, transfer to the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure. The overnight stay will be at hotel Nirvana in Bhairahawa.
Lumbini – After having breakfast, proceed to Lumbini garden to visit to the birth place of Lord Buddha and different monasteries built by different nations. The overnight stay will be at Hotel Nirvana in Bhairahawa on bed and breakfast basis.
Lumbini – Kathmandu – Free until departure. Later, transfer to the Bhairahawa airport to fly to Kathmandu. Receive in Kathmandu and escort to the hotel. The overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis.
Depart Kathmandu – Free till departure and later, transfer to the International airport to connect the flight to onward destination.