Buddhist Darshan Tour - 10 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Best Season March, April, May, and September, October, November

Highlights

  • We will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Kathmandu Durbar Squares, Swyambhunath, Boudhhanat and Lumbini.
  •  Lumbini  is  birth place of Gautama Buddha
  • Sarangkot is one of the best places in Nepal to see the sunrise view
  • From Sarankot see the panoramic view of the majestic peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri regions
  •  The Lakeside Pokhara district has yoga centers and restaurants

Our Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is a specially designed tour that takes pilgrims to the sacred monasteries and Stupas of Nepal. The main objective of the Buddhist Darshan Tour is to make sure that the visitors get to visit the popular and sacred monasteries in Nepal like Lumbini, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath, and many others. Amongst them, Lumbini is the most sacred of them all, as it is the birth place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Buddha was born in Lumbini some 2500 years ago. It is one of the iconic places in Nepal and given its historical importance, it remains a widely visited and beloved place in Nepal.

Buddhist Darshan Tour commences from the cultural city of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Besides visiting Bouddhanath Stupa, the largest Stupa in Nepal, and the 2000 year-old Swyambhunath Stupa, located in a hillock in Kathmandu, you will also visit several of the Durbar Squares - ancient Newari kingdoms. They are centuries old and they command great artistry and sculptures. All the three Durbar Squares, and the twin Stupas—Swyambhunath and Boudhhanath—and Lumbini have been enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site as they are not just the treasures of Nepal, but the entire world. You can also visit the Hindu Lord Shiva shrine at the Pashupatinath Temple while in Kathmandu. Buddhist Darshan Tour is the best tour package available if you are curious to learn about Buddhism and the various monuments in Nepal. Even if you are not Buddhist, but are simply curious about Buddhism, this is a great opportunity for you.

Itinerary
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Our representatives will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu and take you to the Hotel. There you will be briefed about the itinerary. Dinner will be served in the late evening.

    After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide try to give you a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. Kathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago. Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. Overnight stay at the hotel.

      Leaving Kathmandu behind, we will drive through Prithvi Highway along the road offering scenic beauties of mountains, terraces and river for about 7hrs to take us to Pokhara where we will stay in a Lakeside Hotel overnight.

        Early in the morning, you will drive to Sarangkot to view the sunrise. Sarangkot is one of the best places in Nepal where you can see sunrise and panoramic mountain views. Afterwards, you will drive back to hotel and take breakfast before proceeding to Pokhara City sightseeing tour:

        Bindawasini Temple: Bindawasini is one of the most popular temples in Pokhara. The temple is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. Bindawasini is the mother goddess who fulfills the wishes of her devotees. Davi's Fall: Locally known as the Patale Chhango, Davi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara Airport on the Siddhartha Highway.

        Gupteswar Cave: Another cave famous for it's religious importance located in the southern end of the city, Chorepatan. This cave is a sacred and natural cave where there is temple of Lord Shiva. Seti Gorge: Another of Pokhara's natural wonders that unfailingly interests visitors is the Seti River. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination over 20 meters.
        Mountains Museum: Mountains and Mountaineering have a history of their own. Without preserving it, It will not be long before all the records and evidences will be lost forever. Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), established on 1Nov 1973, initiated the establishment of international Mountain Museum(IMM) in Pokhara. The basic objective for its establishment was made to record, document and chronicle the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world in general and to preserve the saga of the momentous feats in the history of mountaineering in the Himalayan peaks in particular. In evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel.

          It takes about 7 hrs of drive to reach Lumbini which is the birthplace of Lord Buddha—the propounder of Buddhism. We will visit several monuments, monasteries, Maya Devi Pond, Ashoka Pillar, and many other iconic sites in Lumbini. Lumbini has also been enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage List. We will spend hour taking in the all precious sites before coming back to the hotel in the evening.

            Early in the morning, we will head towards Tilaurakot which positions itself 27km to the west of Lumbini. Tilaurakot is the ancient capital city of Kapilvastu and the Kingdom of Shakya clan into which Lord Buddha was born. Ruins of the Ancient palace of Tilaurakot can still be seen here. Later we will head back to the hotel in Lumbini.

              The journey for the day commences by driving for about 3hrs to cover 90km of distance to make it to Chitwan.  We will spend the rest of the day exploring the sites in Chitwan.  If you would like to leave later in the day from Lumbini, you can explore more of Lumbini in the morning. Overnight in a hotel in Chitwan.

                Various animals wander unleashed in the wild terrain of Chitwan National Park. We can either choose elephant riding or Jeep Safari to explore the haunting woods where we can encounter Bengal Tiger, Musk deer, the iconic one- horned rhinos and many more.

                  It takes 5 hours of drive through Prithvi Highway to take us back to Kathmandu. En route, we will stop at Malekhu to try the famous fishes available here.  Overnight in Kathmandu.

                    Our representatives will assist you in last moment preparation and will drive you back to Airport from where you will return to your beloved ones. We hope to serve you again!

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                      What's Included
                      Includes
                      • Arrival/Departure transfer
                      • 7 nights hotel accomodation with breakfast.
                      • Full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) in Chitwan, and accommodation
                      • All Chitwan activities ( Jungle safari, etc.)
                      • Sightseeing tour in all destinations
                      • Experienced and helpful tour guide (trained by Ministry of tourism)
                      • Transportation from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Lumbini - Chitwan - Kathmandu
                      • Insurance for staff
                      • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
                      Excludes
                      • Personal Nature expenses
                      • Bar Bills
                      • Lunch/dinner
                      • Tips
                      • Travel Insurance
                      • Domestic/International Airfare
                      • Adverse weather, landslide, and other unforseen situation during the trip
                      • Entrance Fee to temples/monuments
                      Dates and Prices
                      Date PriceAvailability 
                      Start DateStarts: ThursdayMay 30, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayJun 08, 2024PricePriceUS$1175StatusStatusAvailable
                      Client Reviews
                      • Buddhist Darshan Tour - 10 Days

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                        My favorite part about the tour was its itinerary. I chose this one specifically for the diverse number of locations, and to see as much as possible of Nepal in 10 days, and it definitely delivered. From valleys to mountains, lakes to jungles, to stupas and temples, Nepal is without a doubt, a beautiful country, with plenty of stunning vistas (like an endless supply of jaw-dropping sights ahahha). It does have a few issues with its infrastructure, but honestly, once you reach any of your destinations, you simply forget about them and enjoy the view and the experience. Furthermore, I'd like to mention that the guides were really helpful and essential in facilitating various elements of any journey in a new country. To conclude, it truly was a memorable experience, one you should give a try.

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                        Klajdi BallancaAlbania,Oct 01, 2022
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                      • Buddhist Darshan Tour - 10 Days

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                        The tour was good in respect to seeing a variety of places in Nepal. Chitwan was my favourite part of the trip and the hotel in Chitwan was really good. Everything was included in Chitwan so it was a cheap part of the trip. The cost to get into all the temples and excursions adds up and I wasn't aware just how expensive that total would be which was a surprise. I feel it would have been more enjoyable if there was more people but Guide was knowledgeable,Helpful then i didnot feel alone. His knowledge about the temples was very good. Overall I would recommend this tour.

                        Sarah
                        SarahUnited Kingdom,Sep 04, 2018
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