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Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour

"Visiting the most significant sites of Buddhism in Nepal"

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Duration Duration
9 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
1360
Activities Activities
Sightseeing Tour | Walking Tour | Buddhist Sites Visit
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Private Car for Sightseeing | Tourist Coach to/from Lumbini |
Grade Grade
Easy
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Cultural Tour
Meals Meals
8 Breakfast | 3 Dinner
Group Size Group Size
1-25 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
August - Dec | Jan - Jun
Accommodation Accommodation
8 Nights in 3* Hotel

Overview of Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour

Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour is a famous 9 Days pilgrimage tour in Nepal. The tour which passes covering all major holy and historical sites. The main site of Lumbini is the central attraction fo the tour. Besides, that the other important and holy sites of Buddhist religion lets you cleanse yourself spiritually. The different sites prescribed by Buddhist mythology and literature, that have a religious significance, and have a special connection with the Buddha himself or great Leaders of Buddhism are connected through the tour.

Highlights of Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour

  • Visit Significant stupas of Kathmandu Valley
  • Ashokan Stupas of Patan
  • Reach Namobuddha
  • Get the peace of Lumbini and World Peace Stupa
  • Find the essence of Ramgrama and several many monasteries

Buddha and Buddhism in Nepal

In order to explore the full history of Buddha and Buddhism in Nepal, Lumbini is the best place to visit. Buddha is a former prince Siddhartha Gautham and later he was famous with the name “Buddha”. There are four holy pilgrimage sites connected to Lord Buddha. These sites are very important events of Buddha’s life cycle since it connects with the events of his life cycle. These holy sites are connected to Lord Buddha’s very important events of his life cycle.

Visiting these places provides you with first-hand experience about the doctrine of inner peace, meditation, compassion, enlightenment, Dharma, Sangh, and Nirvana. Therefore, Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour is the best option to get the insight of the Compassion, Meditation, Enlightenment, Dharma,  Sanga, Nirvana, and so forth.

Lumbini – Birthplace of Lord Buddha

Originally, Lumbini is one of the famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. There are several places that connect Buddha and Buddhism making Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour. The birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Lumbini, and other significant sites representing his past life are located in Nepal. This tour covers all the important sites inside Nepal.

Whereas the Bodhgaya is the place where Lord Buddha did meditation and got enlightenment. Likewise, Sarnath is a place where Buddha turned the wheel of Dharma for the first time. In the same way, Kushinagar is the place where Buddha embarked into Nirvana. These places are located inside the present India. This tour package does not cover the sites of Indian territory.

In addition to this, you will also get a chance to get a close look at the different schools of Buddhism which include Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Besides this, Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour also provides an opportunity to understand a little bit about Theravada, Tibetan Buddhism and Lamaism practices. Besides Lumbini, this tour includes visiting Swayambhunath, Boudhanath stupa as well as Namobuddha. Namobuddha is located at the eastward hill 45km away from Kathmandu valley.

Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour - Accommodation

The tour includes 3 Star in Kathmandu and  Lumbini. The hotel in Kathmandu is Hotel Thamel or Samsara Resort or similar 3-star standard hotel. The accommodation is Lumbini will be Lumbini Zambala, a 3-star property. It includes breakfast in Meal in all the accommodation. The rooms are based on twin sharing basis. Whereas, one farewell dinner in a cultural restaurant in Kathmandu is included.

DaysHotel/LodgeCategoryPlace
01-05Hotel Thamel/Samsara Resort or Similar3 StarKathmandu
06-07Lumbini Zambala3 StarLumbini
08Hotel Thamel/Samsara Resort or Similar3 StarKathmandu

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Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour - Detail Itinerary

01

Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu, a representative from Oriental Journeys Pvt. Ltd. will receive you and transfer to the hote

02

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (Swayambhu, Bouddha and Pharping)

Swoyambhunath Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Swoyambhunath Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

The full-day sightseeing tour starts at 9:00 am. You will be taken to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, you will be transferred to your hotel in Thamel.

03

Day 03: Drive to Namobuddha via Dhulikhel and drive back to Kathmandu

A monastery of Namobuddha
A monastery of Namobuddha

Wake up early and start the day with a warm breakfast. Our tour guide will meet you at the hotel and brief you about today’s program. You will drive to the famous Buddhist site of Namo Buddha where you will spend the day sightseeing the local attractions. You will return to your hotel in Kathmandu by later afternoon.

Namo Buddha: Namo Buddha is one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal visited by pilgrims and tourists alike. Namo Buddha means ‘hail to Buddha’.It is located 40 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1750m. It is believed that Shakyamuni Buddha during his previous life as a prince had sacrificed himself to feed a hungry tigress and her cub. Statues of the prince in the sacrificial act have been preserved in Namo Buddha. Today a monastery has been built nearby which houses hundreds of monks from Nepal and Tibet. Due to its altitude, it overlooks the beautiful vista of the ancient town of Panauti and also affords a splendid view of mountains as well as the valley of Panauti.

04

Day 04: Sightseeing the Patan and visit Ahokan Stupa

Visit the four different Ashokan Stupa of Patan Area. The stupas are scattered in four different directions of the main city of Patan.

05

Day 05: Drive to Pharping and visit caves and monastries

 

Tibetan Manastries of Kathmandu Valley
Tibetan Monasteries of Kathmandu Valley

Drive to Pharping and visit monasteries, the caves used by Padmasambhava, and surrounding sacred places.

06

Day 06: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini

Early morning drive to Lumbini. It takes around 8-9 hours to reach Lumbini following Prithvi Highway and East-West Highway.
A world heritage site, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism and the apostle of peace. Located in the southwestern region of Nepal in the Terai plains, Lumbini is a world heritage site and one of the world’s greatest pilgrimage centers. Hundreds of thousands of tourists and pilgrims visit this sacred site every year to pay their respects to Lord Buddha.

Adam & Kerelee Visiting Ramagram Stupa
Adam & Kerelee Visiting Ramagram Stupa

Lumbini hosts archaeological remains of palaces, courtyards, ponds, stones, and statues that date back to some 2500 years ago. At the heart of Lumbini is the Sacred Garden. Spread around 9 km, this is where Buddha was born as Prince Siddartha Gautam to Queen Maya Devi. The exact nativity site is marked by an Ashokan Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC. A marker stone discovered in the Mayadevi Temple which stands adjacent to this pillar is regarded as the exact spot where Siddhartha Gautam Buddha was born. Another sacred site in the Garden is the Puskarni Pond where Queen Mayadevi is believed to have taken bath before giving birth to Buddha.
There are as many as 62 archaeological sites scattered around Lumbini such as Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gothihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot, Devadaha, and Ramagrama. Each of these sites holds significance in the life and times of Buddha are highly recommended for any visitors. Other sites of importance in Lumbini are Buddhist Library, Crane Sanctuary, world peace stupa, international monastic zones, and numerous monasteries, stupas, and viharas that dot the landscape.

07

Day 07: Full day sightseeing tour in Lumbini

Pancha Sheela Lumbini
Pancha Sheela Lumbini

You will spend the day sightseeing in and around Lumbini with a tour guide. Some of the sites you will visit include Maya Devi Temple, Puskarni Pond, Ashoka Pillar, Peace Stupa, Buddhist Library and Museum, Crane Sanctuary, and international monasteries. Overnight in a hotel in Lumbini.

08

Day 08: Lumbini to Kathmandu

Take an early morning drive to Kathmandu. The entire journey takes about 8 -9 hours. You can enjoy the scenic ride with wide lowlands, beautiful green hills, rivers and villages. In the afternoon you are free to do shopping in Thamel, a renowned tourist hub. Overnight in Kathmandu

09

Day 09: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Depending on the time of your departure flight, our representative will see you off at Kathmandu International Airport for your flight back home.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the sites of Buddhist Circuit Nepal tour?

The major sites of the Buddhist circuit Nepal tour are Four Ashokan Stupa of Kathmandu,  Namobuddha and Pharping. The UNESCO World Heritage sites include Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath Stupa inside the Kathmandu valley. Besides that the Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha and the Ramagram stupa are the major sites outside Kathmandu Valley.

Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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Duration Duration
9 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
1360
Activities Activities
Sightseeing Tour | Walking Tour | Buddhist Sites Visit
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Private Car for Sightseeing | Tourist Coach to/from Lumbini |
Grade Grade
Easy
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Cultural Tour
Meals Meals
8 Breakfast | 3 Dinner
Group Size Group Size
1-25 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
August - Dec | Jan - Jun
Accommodation Accommodation
8 Nights in 3* Hotel

Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour is a famous 9 Days pilgrimage tour in Nepal. The tour which passes covering all major holy and historical sites. The main site of Lumbini is the central attraction fo the tour. Besides, that the other important and holy sites of Buddhist religion lets you cleanse yourself spiritually. The different sites prescribed by Buddhist mythology and literature, that have a religious significance, and have a special connection with the Buddha himself or great Leaders of Buddhism are connected through the tour.

Highlights of Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour

  • Visit Significant stupas of Kathmandu Valley
  • Ashokan Stupas of Patan
  • Reach Namobuddha
  • Get the peace of Lumbini and World Peace Stupa
  • Find the essence of Ramgrama and several many monasteries

Buddha and Buddhism in Nepal

In order to explore the full history of Buddha and Buddhism in Nepal, Lumbini is the best place to visit. Buddha is a former prince Siddhartha Gautham and later he was famous with the name “Buddha”. There are four holy pilgrimage sites connected to Lord Buddha. These sites are very important events of Buddha’s life cycle since it connects with the events of his life cycle. These holy sites are connected to Lord Buddha’s very important events of his life cycle.

Visiting these places provides you with first-hand experience about the doctrine of inner peace, meditation, compassion, enlightenment, Dharma, Sangh, and Nirvana. Therefore, Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour is the best option to get the insight of the Compassion, Meditation, Enlightenment, Dharma,  Sanga, Nirvana, and so forth.

Lumbini – Birthplace of Lord Buddha

Originally, Lumbini is one of the famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. There are several places that connect Buddha and Buddhism making Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour. The birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Lumbini, and other significant sites representing his past life are located in Nepal. This tour covers all the important sites inside Nepal.

Whereas the Bodhgaya is the place where Lord Buddha did meditation and got enlightenment. Likewise, Sarnath is a place where Buddha turned the wheel of Dharma for the first time. In the same way, Kushinagar is the place where Buddha embarked into Nirvana. These places are located inside the present India. This tour package does not cover the sites of Indian territory.

In addition to this, you will also get a chance to get a close look at the different schools of Buddhism which include Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Besides this, Buddhist Circuit Nepal Tour also provides an opportunity to understand a little bit about Theravada, Tibetan Buddhism and Lamaism practices. Besides Lumbini, this tour includes visiting Swayambhunath, Boudhanath stupa as well as Namobuddha. Namobuddha is located at the eastward hill 45km away from Kathmandu valley.

Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu, a representative from Oriental Journeys Pvt. Ltd. will receive you and transfer to the hote

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (Swayambhu, Bouddha and Pharping)

Swoyambhunath Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Swoyambhunath Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

The full-day sightseeing tour starts at 9:00 am. You will be taken to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, you will be transferred to your hotel in Thamel.

Day 03: Drive to Namobuddha via Dhulikhel and drive back to Kathmandu

A monastery of Namobuddha
A monastery of Namobuddha

Wake up early and start the day with a warm breakfast. Our tour guide will meet you at the hotel and brief you about today’s program. You will drive to the famous Buddhist site of Namo Buddha where you will spend the day sightseeing the local attractions. You will return to your hotel in Kathmandu by later afternoon.

Namo Buddha: Namo Buddha is one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal visited by pilgrims and tourists alike. Namo Buddha means ‘hail to Buddha’.It is located 40 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1750m. It is believed that Shakyamuni Buddha during his previous life as a prince had sacrificed himself to feed a hungry tigress and her cub. Statues of the prince in the sacrificial act have been preserved in Namo Buddha. Today a monastery has been built nearby which houses hundreds of monks from Nepal and Tibet. Due to its altitude, it overlooks the beautiful vista of the ancient town of Panauti and also affords a splendid view of mountains as well as the valley of Panauti.

Day 04: Sightseeing the Patan and visit Ahokan Stupa

Visit the four different Ashokan Stupa of Patan Area. The stupas are scattered in four different directions of the main city of Patan.

Day 05: Drive to Pharping and visit caves and monastries

 

Tibetan Manastries of Kathmandu Valley
Tibetan Monasteries of Kathmandu Valley

Drive to Pharping and visit monasteries, the caves used by Padmasambhava, and surrounding sacred places.

Day 06: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini

Early morning drive to Lumbini. It takes around 8-9 hours to reach Lumbini following Prithvi Highway and East-West Highway.
A world heritage site, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism and the apostle of peace. Located in the southwestern region of Nepal in the Terai plains, Lumbini is a world heritage site and one of the world’s greatest pilgrimage centers. Hundreds of thousands of tourists and pilgrims visit this sacred site every year to pay their respects to Lord Buddha.

Adam & Kerelee Visiting Ramagram Stupa
Adam & Kerelee Visiting Ramagram Stupa

Lumbini hosts archaeological remains of palaces, courtyards, ponds, stones, and statues that date back to some 2500 years ago. At the heart of Lumbini is the Sacred Garden. Spread around 9 km, this is where Buddha was born as Prince Siddartha Gautam to Queen Maya Devi. The exact nativity site is marked by an Ashokan Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC. A marker stone discovered in the Mayadevi Temple which stands adjacent to this pillar is regarded as the exact spot where Siddhartha Gautam Buddha was born. Another sacred site in the Garden is the Puskarni Pond where Queen Mayadevi is believed to have taken bath before giving birth to Buddha.
There are as many as 62 archaeological sites scattered around Lumbini such as Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gothihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot, Devadaha, and Ramagrama. Each of these sites holds significance in the life and times of Buddha are highly recommended for any visitors. Other sites of importance in Lumbini are Buddhist Library, Crane Sanctuary, world peace stupa, international monastic zones, and numerous monasteries, stupas, and viharas that dot the landscape.

Day 07: Full day sightseeing tour in Lumbini

Pancha Sheela Lumbini
Pancha Sheela Lumbini

You will spend the day sightseeing in and around Lumbini with a tour guide. Some of the sites you will visit include Maya Devi Temple, Puskarni Pond, Ashoka Pillar, Peace Stupa, Buddhist Library and Museum, Crane Sanctuary, and international monasteries. Overnight in a hotel in Lumbini.

Day 08: Lumbini to Kathmandu

Take an early morning drive to Kathmandu. The entire journey takes about 8 -9 hours. You can enjoy the scenic ride with wide lowlands, beautiful green hills, rivers and villages. In the afternoon you are free to do shopping in Thamel, a renowned tourist hub. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 09: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Depending on the time of your departure flight, our representative will see you off at Kathmandu International Airport for your flight back home.

What are the sites of Buddhist Circuit Nepal tour?

The major sites of the Buddhist circuit Nepal tour are Four Ashokan Stupa of Kathmandu,  Namobuddha and Pharping. The UNESCO World Heritage sites include Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath Stupa inside the Kathmandu valley. Besides that the Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha and the Ramagram stupa are the major sites outside Kathmandu Valley.


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