Buddhist Circuit Tour Nepal

  • Duration 9 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trek Style Tour
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Transportation Private Vehicle
  • Meals None
  • Accommodation Hotel
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Price USD 1455 (Private Car.) | USD 1035 (Private/Tourist Coaches)

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Rugged Trails Nepal offers a high significance holy site of Buddhism; where Lord Buddha was born. On this Buddhist, Circuit tour will encompass many birth place of Lord Buddha, Buddhist heritage sites like the Boudhanath, Namo Buddha, Swoyambhunath, Pharping, and Kopan Gumba. There are numerous other sites like Bodhgaya, Sarnath, and Kushinagar but Rugged Trails Nepal make a special package tour inside Nepal for those who are seeking a spiritual meaning to the lives they lead.

After I am no more, O Ananda, men of belief will visit the four places with faith, curiosity, and devotion;

-Lumbini where I was born,
-Bodh Gaya where I attained Enlightenment
-Saranath where I gave the first Sermons
- Kushinagar where I shall pass into Maha Pari Nirvana.

By Shakyamuni Gautam Buddha

Trip Highlights

  • Sacred Buddhist Places In Nepal.
  • Birth Place of Lord Buddha.
  • Cultural sightseeing Tours.
  • World Heritage sites visit.
  • Mountains, Landscapes, Cultures.
  • Monks, Monasteries, People.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Buddhist Sites Visit In Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour 2
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Kathmandu Drive to Daman.
    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 2322 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 Damand Drive to Lumbini.
    • Walking Hour 6-7 Hrs Drive
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 150 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day05 Explore the Birth Place Lumbini.
    • Walking Hour 2-3
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 150 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day06 Lumbini Fly to Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel.
  • Day07 Kathmandu - Milarepa Cave - Namobuddha- Dhulikhel.
    • Walking Hour 1-2
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1550 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day08 Dhulikhel - Pharping - Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel.
  • Day09 Final Departure.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude NA
    • Accommodation NA
  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Buddhist Sites Visit In Kathmandu.

    Boudhanath Stupa: 8kms away from Kathmandu, boudhanath is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the pilgrimage centre for Buddhist and many Tibetans living in Nepal. Mostly Tibetan Lamas and Rinpoches reside in 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 oldest existing Buddhist city of Patan.

    • Walking Hour 2
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Kathmandu Drive to Daman.

    Daman is the recommended place for a peaceful and tranquil vacation abroad. Daman is 80 km south west from Kathmandu valley situated at 2,400m with Scenic Mountain views. About 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

    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 2322 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 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.

    • Walking Hour 6-7 Hrs Drive
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 150 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day05 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 birth place 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 sakyas didn't strike back as they believed in nonviolence.

    • Walking Hour 2-3
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 150 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day06 Lumbini Fly to Kathmandu.

    Check in hotel, free time.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel.
  • Day07 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. Buddhist 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.

    • Walking Hour 1-2
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1550 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day08 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.

    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel.
  • Day09 Final Departure.

    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.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude NA
    • Accommodation NA

Cost Includes:

  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in a city with the Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in city
  • Transportation from day first to end with Airport pickup - Drop.
  • City Map.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal visa Fee (Nepal Visa on Arrival at the Nepal Airport).
  • Lunch & Dinner except for welcome dinner. 
  • Tips for trip assistance.
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city.

Trip Note

  • Trip itinerary can be customized for 2 Nights 3 Days Lumbini Tour or as on your request.
  • Instead of Flying you can take a Private Car or Tourist Buses too ask Rugged Trails Tour Officer. 
  • Good news for Travelers now you can fly from Pokhara too. 
  • During the winter time flight might be canceled or delayed because of bad weather.