Monastery Tour in Nepal

  • Duration 19 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trek Style Trekking and Tour
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Transportation Coaches / Car / Flight
  • Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
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Price USD 1625 (With Flight.) | USD 1385 (Without Flight.)

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The origin of Buddhism goes back 2500 years ago when Siddhartha Gautam Buddha was born in Kapilavastu in Nepal. Prince Siddhartha became Buddha after meditated, searching the path of truth, and attained nirvana and later established Buddhism religion. There are hundreds of oldest monasteries in Nepal. Padmasambhava made Monastery and his own statue which you can see in Upper Mustang, which says that older than Tibetan monastery.

Our Monastery Tour Nepal packages will cover from the world tallest mountain Mt. Everest to the birth Place of Lord Buddha. Your tour will start from Kathmandu from the expert tour guide, places covers with dozens of Temples, Stupas, and monastery. After 35 minutes flight to Lukla, we will start our hike towards to the major monastery areas. In Phakding, there is a Rumijung Monastery which was founded by Khemp Dorje in the 16th Century. Everyday day of walking on the way we will visit monasteries, local people, their cultures, lifestyle, landscape, and obviously mountains because we will be heading toward the Everest Base Camp trekking route. At Monjo in a small village, there is a small Monastery as well as primary school. Namche (3440m) which is unofficial capital of Khumbu region, trekkers use to spend 2 nights for acclimatizing. We will visit Namche Monastery, a small monastery in the Nyingma Tradition.

Tengboche Monastery is the most important monastery in the mountains of the Himalaya Kingdom. Tengboche has its own spectacular and unique location which is on the main route to the base camp of Mount Everest. Tengboche Monastery was built by Lama Gulu in 1916 and has strong ties with the Rongbuk monastery in Tibet. This monastery has been damaged and rebuilt twice; it was damaged in 1934 by an earthquake. Again it was burnt in 1989, monastery lost precious old scriptures, statues, murals, and woodcarvings. From Tengboche, we can see worlds tallest mountains including Amadablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, Kantega, and many other peaks around. On this Monastery, a tour will cover Pangboche monastery, the monastery in phortse, Khumjung monastery, and the biggest monastery in Thame.
After exploring monasteries in high mountains of Nepal we will take you to the Lumbini birth place of Lord Buddha, Namobuddha nearby Kathmandu and other major monasteries which are around in Kathmandu valley. Further details and complete details of Monastery Tour in Nepal contact Rugged Trails Nepal tour expert.

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Trip Highlights

  • World's Tallest Mountains Peak including Mt. Everest.
  • Oldest Monastery / Monks and Tibetan Culture.
  • Bith Place of Lord Buddha Lumbini.
  • World Heritage sites visit.
  • Landscapes, Himalayas, Rivers, Water Fall.
  • People, Cultures, Food, Lifestyle.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Kathmandu - Visit Monastery and Stupa - Kathmandu
    • Walking Hour 1-2
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1350 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Kathmandu Fly to Lukla (2840m) Trek to Phakding.
    • Walking Hour 4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2610 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day04 Phakding Trek to Namche Bazzar.
    • Walking Hour 6-7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3440 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day05 Namche Acclimatization.
    • Walking Hour 3-4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3600 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day06 Namche trek to Tengboche.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3860 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 Tengboche Trek to Pangboche Village..
    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3930 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day08 Pangboche Village Trek to Phortse.
    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3810 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day09 Phortse Trek to Khumjung valley.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3780 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day10 Khumjung Valley Trek to Thame valley.
    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3800 M
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day11 Thame valley trek to Namche.
    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3440 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day12 Namche trek to Lukla.
    • Walking Hour 6-7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2850 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day13 Fly Back to Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel.
  • Day14 Kathmandu fly to Lumbini.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 415 M
    • Accommodation Hotel.
  • Day15 Explore Lumbini.
    • Walking Hour 2-3
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 415 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day16 Fly Back to Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day17 Kathmandu Drive to NamoBuddha.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Altitude 1550 M
    • Accommodation Monastery
  • Day18 Namobuddha Drive Back to Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day19 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 Kathmandu - Visit Monastery and Stupa - Kathmandu

    Swoyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.

    • Walking Hour 1-2
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1350 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Kathmandu Fly to Lukla (2840m) Trek to Phakding.

    • Walking Hour 4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2610 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day04 Phakding Trek to Namche Bazzar.

    • Walking Hour 6-7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3440 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day05 Namche Acclimatization.

    We will explore around Namche monastery and visit Everest view point to see mountains.

    • Walking Hour 3-4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3600 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day06 Namche trek to Tengboche.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3860 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 Tengboche Trek to Pangboche Village..

    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3930 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day08 Pangboche Village Trek to Phortse.

    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3810 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day09 Phortse Trek to Khumjung valley.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3780 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day10 Khumjung Valley Trek to Thame valley.

    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3800 M
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day11 Thame valley trek to Namche.

    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3440 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day12 Namche trek to Lukla.

    • Walking Hour 6-7
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2850 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day13 Fly Back to Kathmandu.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel.
  • Day14 Kathmandu fly to Lumbini.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 415 M
    • Accommodation Hotel.
  • Day15 Explore 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 415 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day16 Fly Back to Kathmandu.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day17 Kathmandu Drive to NamoBuddha.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Altitude 1550 M
    • Accommodation Monastery
  • Day18 Namobuddha Drive Back to Kathmandu.

    On the way back to Kathmandu will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Last minute shopping in Kathmandu, Thamel.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day19 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.
    NA

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

Cost Includes:

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guide, porters.
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) Conservation park fees, TIMS Card.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Lumbini with breakfast.
  • Namobuddha at Monastery includes dinner, and breakfast as per monastery rules.
  • Guided Tour in a city with the Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Everest Trekking Map and Kathmandu City Map.
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu / Lumbini
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason.
  • Personal insurance for medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • International airfare and airport taxes, telephone etc….
  • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in city and monuments.

Trip Note

  • Tip Itinerary can be customized.
  • If you have time and want to head up to Everest Base Camp contact Rugged Trials Nepal Tour Expert.
  • During the Monsoon and Winter Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight may cancel or delay.
  • If you are in a group and looking for best deal contact us, above 2 person price will be different that quoted.
  • You may need previous hiking experience but not extremely high level.
  • Trekking below Everest doesn't require technical experience.