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BUDDHIST SITE TOUR

5 Nights/6 Days

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  • Itinerary
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Overview

Besides the discovery of harmony of Buddhism and Hinduism in and around the Kathmandu Valley, you are granted a chance to trace back the life of the “Enlightened One” or Buddha, the founder of Buddhism in Lumbini, which is believed to be a birthplace of Buddha. The remains of stupa, monasteries as well as the important archeological sites make Limbini a scared pilgrimage site among Buddhists from around the world. There, you get to absorb a relaxing atmosphere of tranquility.

Country Nepal
Activities Cultural tour
Trip Length 6 days
Meal Plan Bed & Breakfast basis
Places to see Kathmandu, Lumbini
Main attractions Culture, local peoples, green forest, animals, monastries
Difficulty Easy
Accommodation Hotel
Transportation Local vehicle or private vehicle or Flight
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season Every day

Itinerary

Day 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMADNU
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. You are welcomed by a hospitable meeting and then taken to your hotel. The program will briefly be explained to you by our guide upon arrival at hotel. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: FULL DAY IN KATHMANDU
It's an experience not to be missed - wake up in the early morning to witness the beautiful sunrise from the resort before the breakfast is served. Next, we have half a day for sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley which includes- Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visit to Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visit to Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from where you can see the entire Kathmandu Valley. We then visit Patan, a famous city featuring arts and crafts - the highlight of trip is the Shikara (Krishna Temple), Patan Durbar with Royal bath, and Hiranya Varna Mahavir (Buddhist Monastery). Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 3: KATHMANDU - LUMBINI
After breakfast, we travel overland from Kathmandu to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, renowned as place of holy pilgrimage. Lumbini has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESC. If the time permits, we take you to visit Manakamana Temple, believed to be the wish fulfilling goddess. The distanced to the temple will be covered on a cable car. Upon arrival in Lumbini, we take you to the hotel; check-in and then we go for a walk through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where Buddha was born. You get to see the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stood up on a lotus pedestal. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 4: FULL DAY IN LUMBINI
After breakfast, we begin the trip by driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum-where pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 5: LUMBINI DRIVE/FLIGHT BACK TO KATHMANDU
After breakfast, we leave Lumbini by road and travel back to Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 6: FINAL DEPARTURE TO BACK HOME
After breakfast, rest of day is at your leisure until we pick you up at the hotel and then take you to airport for your next stop.

Inclusions / Exclusions

COST INCLUSIONS:
ACCOMMODATION:
3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu
2 Nights hotel in Lumbini

TRANSPORTATION:
Airports pick up and drop
1 full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
1 and Half day guided sightseeing tour in Lumbini

SIGHTSEEING TOUR:
1 full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
1 and half day guided sightseeing tour in Lumbini
All entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

MEAL:
5 BREAKFAST, 2 DINNER (welcome and farewell dinner)

COST EXCLUSIONS:
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, tips, etc.
Beverages like mineral water, juice, Coke, Fanta, Sprite as well as alcoholic drinks.
Travel Insurance (Essential).
Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
Tips for field staff and driver.
Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond Aaradhana control.

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To all Aaradhana Teams! Its been an absolute pleasure to meet you all and I am very greatful for your hospitality and all the help I have received during my stay in Nepal. I hope you will continue this …

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