Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 : KATHMANDU

Day 2 : KATHMANDU-DHULIKHEL

Day 3 : DHULIKHEL-KATHMANDU

Day 4 : KATHMANDU-LUMBINI

Day 5 : LUMBINI

Day 6 : LUMBINI-POKHARA

Day 7 : POKHARA

Day 8 : POKHARA-KATHMANDU

Day 9 : KATHMANDU

Day 10 : DEPARTURE

Day 1 : KATHMANDU

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), welcome by our representative in traditional Nepali style and transfer to the hotel. At hotel our representative will brief you about your tour. Rest of the day is free for you for acclimatization.
KATHMANDU:
Kathmandu, the largest city of Nepal, is the political as well as cultural capital of the country. Kathmandu is a city where ancient traditions rub shoulders with the latest technological advances. However, it is the grandeur of the past that enchants the visitor whose gaze may linger on an exquisitely carved wooden window frame, an 18th century bronze sculpture or the spiritually uplifting stupas. 
Overnight at hotel
 


Day 2 : KATHMANDU-DHULIKHEL

After breakfast, visit to Bhaktapur an old city with culture and arts with Bhaktapur Durbar Square then to drive to Namo Buddha one of the most holy and sacred place for Buddhist then drive to Dhulikhel for overnight.
Overnight at hotel
BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE:
One of the must and most visited attraction of KATHMANDU VALLEY. Historic old city of its own culture, famous for its wood arts & carvings. Several Temples, 4 Squares, Golden gate, 55 windows palace and Nyatapola temple the tallest temple in Nepal are the main attractions here.
Namo Buddha:
One of the three most important pilgrimage sites located 40km southeast of Kathmandu city. It is also considered as one of the most holy Buddhist site in the world. The famous attraction here is the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastry which was built in 1979 where more than 100 of young monks are residing and studying. The other attraction here is the Stupa itself attracting tourists and Buddhist all over the world.
DHULIKHEL
Yet another hill station, 30km southeast of Kathmandu city, with the wide range of Himalayas at 1550m above the sea level. Also famous for different short trekking routes with the background of snow capped Himalayas.


Day 3 : DHULIKHEL-KATHMANDU

After breakfast at hotel drive to Kathmandu and visit Kapan Monastry followed by Boudhanath Stupa.
Overnight at hotel
BOUDHANATH STUPA
Listed in UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE since 1979 one of the largest spherical stupa in world coz of its massive mandala, located 11km northeast of centre of Kathmandu city. Also a centre for large number of Tibetan refugees makes it popular as “Little Tibet”
Kopan Monastery:
Located on hill top and surrounded by forests on a peaceful quite location is the Kopan Monastery where more than 300 monks and nuns can be found residing and studying. This Monastery is famous for its courses and spiritual atmosphere. From the hill top you can also view the entire Kathmandu city.


Day 4 : KATHMANDU-LUMBINI

After breakfast, it’s going to be a long drive to Lumbini the birth place of lord Buddha- THE LIGHT OF ASIA. As you will be tired of long day drive no other activities for the day just relax yourself at your hotel.
Overnight at hotel
LUMBINI
Where Lord Buddha was born - is a piece of Heaven on Earth, where one could see the snowy mountains amidst a splendid garden, embedded with stupas and monasteries. However, the exact location remained uncertain and dubious until 1 December 1886 when a wandering German archaeologist Dr. Alois A. Fuhrer came across a stone pillar and ascertained beyond doubt it was indeed the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Since that day it has become a focal point for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims


Day 5 : LUMBINI

After breakfast at hotel, it’s a all day sightseeing of Lumbini Garden including Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Bodhi Tree, The Eternal Flame of Peace along with the different monasteries build by different countries.
Overnight at hotel


Day 6 : LUMBINI-POKHARA

After breakfast drive to the one of the most beautiful city and Switzerland of Nepal Pokhara.
Overnight at hotel


Day 7 : POKHARA

Early morning wake-up and drive for 40mins up to a hill Sarangkot to view the most famous sunrise and golden looking Mount Fishtail will surely make a good start for your day. After taking pictures and enjoying sunrise with your morning tea/coffee, back to hotel for breakfast. You will be free till afternoon to enjoy the different optional activities (Paraglidding/Zip Flyer/Bunjee/Ultralight Flights) as per your choice available in Pokhara. Afternoon, visit to World Peace Pagoda from where you can see the FEWA LAKE and then drive back for one hour boating. Stroll around or do shopping in Lakeside Street. It’s more alive at night as it is full of different pubs/bars/live music and restaurants.
Overnight at hotel


Day 8 : POKHARA-KATHMANDU

After breakfast drive to Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel
               


Day 9 : KATHMANDU

After breakfast visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square then rest of the day free for your own.
Overnight at hotel
PATAN DURBAR SQUARE:
Oldest of the THREE DURBAR SQUARES in the KATHMANDU VALLEY where the MALLA KINGS of LALITPUR resided. Surrounded with HINDUS TEMPLES & BUDDHIST MONUMENTS full of its metal arts and stone carvings will catch your eyes. UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE:
An old palace from where the MALLAS and SHAH dynasty use to rule and reside before the construction of NARAYANHITI PALACE. The value of this palace is retained as all the main functions like crowning of the king and legitimizing use to take place here even after the new palace came into existence. Most of the constructions are from 16th to 17th centuries surrounded with temples and towers, mostly damaged due to the large earthquake in 2015. Renovation work needs time to complete but surely this UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE will bring you to the ROYAL old time. One of the main attractions here is KUMARI GHAR where the LIVING GODDESS “KUMARI” resides.
SWAYAMBHUNATH STUPA
Recognized as one of the oldest holy sites in Nepal, listed in UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, famous as Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa is located at the western part of Kathmandu City. SWAYAM= self, BHU=LAND and NATH=lord gives it a meaning SELF ORIZINATED LORD from the land. Being at the hilltop you can enjoy the wide view of KATHMANDU CITY.
 


Day 10 : DEPARTURE

Spending 9 nights with us in Nepal and giving us the opportunity to serve you as your travel partner, we would like to thank you for your visit with us hoping you had a great time with Great Nepal Travels Team. Our representative will drop you to the airport on scheduled time for your further destination.
 
 
 
 


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Trip Facts

  Trip Code : GN/NPT-353
  Duration : 10
  Entry/Exit : Kathmandu