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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour - 07 Days

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Region : Nepal
Trip Duration : 07 Days
Max Altitude : 1400m / 4993ft
Starts at : Kathmandu
Ends At : Kathmandu
Trip Grade : Easy
Meals : B|L|D on Tour, |B| in Kathmandu
Accommodation : Hotel
Transportation : Private Vehicle
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Explore the land where Light of Asia was born. Learn about his philosophy and learn about the most peaceful religion Buddhism.

Siddhartha Gautama, a crown prince of a small kingdom in Kapilvastu is known as Gautama Buddha by the followers after his enlightenment. A crown prince who has been given all the luxury of the world and a loving family end up leaving his royal in search of knowledge and peace to end the misery of humankind. His enlightenment is all about how a man can achieve happiness and settle the chaotic splashes of misery and worries within oneself. Gautama Buddha was a human who then began to be worshipped as god for his enlightenment about the true meaning of life. In the Peace Tour, we will be visiting one of the most important religious sites in Kathmandu for Buddhism which are enlisted as a world heritage sites by UNESCO. Not only that, but we will also be visiting the place where he was born and his maternal house where he spend most of his childhood and youth.

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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day in Kathmandu

Nepal opens from the air. During the flight, you can see the gorgeous view of mountains, green forest, paddy fields, and even the busy Kathmandu has its one charm from the aerial view. Once you land in Kathmandu, get your visa, claim your luggage and right outside the airport hall, our representative will be holding a placard of Access Nepal with your name who will provide you a warm Nepali welcome and escort you to hotel. In the hotel, our representative will be providing you briefing about the whole trip. In the evening we will be organizing a welcome dinner for you guys in a really cozy Nepali restaurant that serves authentic Nepali cuisine with some local cultural show. 


Day 2Sightseeing Swaymbhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Chat with Monk, evening visit to Patan Durbar Square

According to myth, Kathmandu was once a lake with big hills surrounding it. Manjushree a great warrior from Tibet cut the hill of Chobar, letting all the waterflood and making it good for settlement. During the waterflood, A Buddhist stupa was suddenly arisen, hence giving the name Swaymbhunath meaning “Self-existent one”. Swaymbhunath is also a monastery and a museum where we will spend some time before driving to Boudhanath. Built-in 14th Century, Boudhanath is a stupa located in the center of Kathmandu with colorful flags surrounding it. In the ancient time, people used to make offerings and worshipped Boudhanath before traveling to Tibet for business. We will also organize an opportunity for you to talk with the local monk about Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy. we will also visit local monasteries and joined monks for the prayer. You can see a lot of Hindu temples and Buddhist Stupas in Patan, an ancient palace courtyard. Newars, the ethnic community who have been living in Kathmandu from ancient times has a mix of caste following Buddhism and Hinduism which depicts the religious harmony in Nepal. A young girl from the Buddhist community is also chosen as a vessel for Hindu Goddess Taleju who is worshipped as a living goddess in Kathmandu Valley. We will visit and pray the living goddess as well during this quest.


Day 3Fly to Bhairawa and Drive to Lumbini

We will catch the earliest flight to Bhairawa and then drive for an hour to reach Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. Crown prince Siddhartha Gautama was a kind and curious person from early childhood His father tried to bound him by the worldly attachments and luxury inside the palace but he left the palace in search of knowledge and true meaning life to end the suffering of a human. After years of search, he finally got enlighten and then people began to call him as Gautama Buddha. We will take a day to visit inside the Lumbini and also will join on the prayers in the monasteries. Lumbini Garden, Maya Devi temple, Pukarni pond, Ashika Pillars, etc will be our main sites of visit.


Day 4Sightseeing Lumbini

Today after breakfast, we will drive to Tilarakot which is 10 Km north of Lumbini. Gautama Buddha spends his 29 years as a prince in Tilarakot where you can see the remains of his house and garden. The beautiful archeological site, Tilarakot is one of the very important historical sites. Devdaha was the maternal home of Gautama Buddha and young Gautama Buddha was very fond of the place spending a lot of his childhood and youth there. The religious and historical sites have Pakari Brikshya, a beautiful park with 7 meters Buddha’s statue, Gold statue of Sariputra (the first and top disciples of Gautama Buddha), Bodhi Brikshya as religious attractions.


Day 5Fly back to Kathmandu and Drive to Namobuddha

After our breakfast, we will drive back to Bhairawa airport and fly back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, we will drive for 2 hours to reach another important religious site, Namobuddha where we will be staying in a monastery learning about Buddhism and joining the monks on their meditation, chants, and prayers.


Day 6 Visit Namobuddh Monastery and join the prayer along with the monks, Drive back to Kathmandu in the evening and Farewell Dinner

According to legend, in ancient times there was a young prince wandering around a forest where he saw a starved lioness with her cubs. Due to starvation, the lioness didn’t have any milk for her cubs and touched by it, the young prince offered his life to the lioness saving the cubs and the lioness with his blood and flesh. The remain of the young prince was buried where the monastery stands now and Gautama Buddha while visiting the place announced that he was a reincarnation of the same young prince. After praying and spending the afternoon in the monastery we will drive back to Kathmandu. 

In the evening we will have a farewell dinner to celebrate the wonderful time we had in Nepal.


Day 7 Final Departure

Today is your last day in Nepal. Carrying all the beautiful memories of the trip, we will head towards the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to our scheduled fighght time.

Include / Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • 2 nights accommodation in Apsara Hotel, Kathmandu or Similar - 3 Star Standard (Breakfast Included)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Hotel Batika, Pokhara or Similar - 3 Star (Breakfast Included)
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transfer on a Deluxe Tourist Bus
  • Pokhara-Siwai Drop and Siwai-Pokhara Pickup on a private vehicle
  • 6 nights accommodation in Local Tea Houses during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
  • Accompany of Licensed English-speaking trekking guide for the entire trip. (Trained in First-Aid and Emergency Evacuation)
  • One porter for every two clients (13 Kg luggage per person)
  • A cup of tea/coffee (three times a day) and seasonal fruits after dinner on the trek
  • Attach bathrooms and hot showers wherever available
  • Trekking permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit for the trek.
  • First-Aid box with medicines (Carried and handle by the guide)
  • All applicable government charges

Complementaries

  • Farewell dinner in a fine restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Certificate of Adventure after the completion of the trek.
  • Chlorine solution/tablets for water purification on the trek
  • Complimentary Duffel bag, Access T-shirt, and Map of Trekking area as souvenirs
  • Free service of borrowing Down Jacket and Sleeping bags, (rated up to - 20 degrees Celsius)
  • Arrangements for Emergency Helicopter evacuation services (paid by your Travel insurance company)

Price Excludes

  • Nepal Visa and International air-tickets
  • Travel Insurance - must cover helicopter evacuation, medical expenses, and Trip Cancellation charges (Compulsory)
  • Meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast and farewell dinner
  • Personal equipment and other expenses such as beverages, confectionaries, laundries, etc.
  • Extra meals, extra porterage service (if you need), Wi-Fi, charging of your electronic devices, etc.
  • Tips to your guide, porters, driver and other field staff as a token of appreciation
  • Any other expenses or charges not mentioned in the “Trip Includes” list
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