- Day: 1
Arrive in Kathmandu.
- Day: 2
Buddhist Sites Visit In Kathmandu.
Boudhanath Stupa: 8kms away from Kathmandu, Boudhanath is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the pilgrimage center for Buddhists and many Tibetans living in Nepal. Mostly Tibetan Lamas and Rinpoches reside in the surrounding area of Boudhanath stupa. You can see 108 images of Buddha and 147 insets containing prayer wheels. Swoyambhunath Stupa: From the main city Kathmandu Swoyambhunath is 45 minutes walk on top of green hillock west of Kathmandu. Believe that patriarch Manjushri discovered the lotus of the ancient valley lake, where Stupa is situated now. The painted eyes of Stupa Swoyambhunath are the center of Buddhist learning. From here you can see the great view of Kathmandu valley and on a clear day can see the Himalayas. After Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath drive to the oldest existing Buddhist city of Patan.
- Day: 3
Kathmandu Drive to Daman.
Daman is the recommended place for a peaceful and tranquil vacation abroad. Daman is 80 km southwest from Kathmandu valley situated at 2,400m with Scenic Mountain views. About a 30-minute walk from Daman village there is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery with scenic beauty. Other Hindu temple Indra Sarobor and the Rishikeshwor Mahadev temple are also famous over here. From damn we can see the views of Mount Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, and Cho Oyu.
- Day: 4
Damand Drive to Lumbini.
Visit the interesting, artistic and holy spots like Mayadevi Temple, Pushkarni pond, Myanmar Temple is also known as Lokamani Cula Pagoda, Japan temple, Sri Lanka temple, Vietnam temple.
- Day: 5
Explore the Birth Place Lumbini.
Kapilavastu palace has been discovered 27 km west of Lumbini. The ancient capital of Sakya Kingdom (Kapilavastu) where Siddhartha lived his early 29 years as a prince. Ramgram Stupa is the only Stupa which still retains Buddha relic in its intact form. When Buddha attained 'Mahaparinirvana', his body was cremated. Kudan (Nigrodharma) has the stupa remains, where King Suddhodhana (father of Buddha) met Lord Buddha after he attained enlightenment. Gotihawa was ancient Khemavati the birthplace of Krakucchanda Buddha. Niglihawa is the birthplace of Kanakmuni Buddha. Emperor Ashoka visited both places and erected pillars with inscriptions. The pillars are broken in both places. Sagarhawa is the place where Sakyas were massacred by King Virudhaka out of vengeance. About 70,000 Sakyas were killed in the massacre. The Sakya didn't strike back as they believed in nonviolence.
- Day: 6
Lumbini Fly to Kathmandu.
Check-in hotel, free time.
- Day: 7
Kathmandu - Milarepa Cave - Namobuddha- Dhulikhel.
Namobuddha: “Hail to the Buddha”, a sacred site of legend Buddhist price sacrificed his body to feed the starving tigress and her cubs. Buddhists from all over travel in Nepal, they visit this place and some of them spend their night at the Monastery where there are limited rooms. Some travelers hike from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha.
- Day: 8
Dhulikhel - Pharping - Kathmandu.
After breakfast drive to our next place, Padmasambhava's asura cave in Pharping. Pharping (Yanglesho) is the place where Guru Padmasambhava attained the state of enlightenment. There are two major caves blessed by Padmasambhava.
- Day: 9
Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they can continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact Rugged trails Nepal team.
- Day: 1
Buddhist Monastery Tour around Kathmandu.
Tour starts from 8; am in the morning till 4 in the evening. Our guide will pick up from your hotel and drop to your place after finishing the tour.