Buddhist circuit tour in Nepal starts from the capital Kathmandu where you will be visiting the Buddhist landmark, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey temple), from the hilltop overlooking the whole valley. On the second day of tour you will be driving to Dhulikhel which is a small quiet town, known for its traditional crafts, lies 30 km east of Kathmandu from where we will take you for a hike to the famous Namobuddha. Also, we visit the ancient city of Patan and Bhaktapur to see architectural masterpieces of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments on the third day. This tour also includes a trip to Lumbini, which is the birth place of Buddha and situated in the Terai plains of southern Nepal. We will be visiting the nativity site marked by a stone pillar erected by Indian Emperor Ashoka. Further, you will be visiting Kopan monastery, Boudhanath stupa and Himalayan Buddhist Meditation centre to attend the one day workshop.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Day Hike to Namobuddha
DAy 03: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Day 04: Fly Kathmandu / Bhairahawa and drive to Lumbini
Day 05: Fly Lumbini / Kathmandu
Day 06: Visit Kopan Monastery
Day 07: At the Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Centre
Day 08: Final Departure
Day Hike to Namobuddha
According to the old legend, 6000 years ago, prince (Mahasatwo/Ngingdui Tshenpo), at the top of the hill, looking the jungle, discovers a tigress lying near the rock. Very quickly, he realizes that the tigress was about to die due to hunger with her five little babies still sucking milk from her, survivals of the babies depend on their mother. Mahasatwo, decides to give his life to the tigress in a bust of love and compassion. So, Prince Mahasatwo cuts his body to present his warm blood in the mouth of the mother tiger, and the taste of blood gives the appetite to the starving family. As the tigress accepts the sacrifice from prince she leaves only the bones. The bones of prince were brought back in the village and buried in the tomb which is actual stupa of Namo Buddha. Some about 3500 years later, the Gautam Buddha came in the village of Sange da Fyafulsa, He conducts 3 tour around the Stupa before he declared that he was the reincarnation of prince Mahasatwo. It was the moment that Gautam Buddha renamed this village which is hence called the name of Namo Buddha which means Hommage to Buddha. Drive Back to Kathmandu in the Private vehicle.
Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour
Fly Kathmandu / Bhairahawa and drive to Lumbini
Fly Lumbini / Kathmandu
Pickup from the domestic airport in Kathmandu and drive towards hotel and overnight rest and relax in the hotel.
Visit Kopan Monastery
At the Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Centre if Saturday or any other meditation center.
Meditation and talks will be lead by either an ordained sangha member or an experienced Western student.
This trip is specially designed to immerse yourself into the Buddhist culture along with the Buddhist heritage site in Nepal. This tour offers living tradition and spiritual experience. explore the ancient history behind the Monuments and Stupa. The vast dome-shaped monument represents the Mind of the Buddha, which is located in Boudhanath is the primary pilgrimage destination for Buddhists of the Himalayas and Tibetan Buddhists from all over the world. Some of the Monasteries are very famous for spiritual inspiration where hundreds of Buddhist monks and visiting foreign students study Buddhism. This tour will give you the special impression, idea and information for the Buddhist followers and who have interest for the Buddhist religion.
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