LUMBINI-White STUPA TOUR, 12 days.

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Trip Introduction

Outline Itinerary Kathmandu-Chitwan-Lumbini-Tansen-Pokhara-Kathmandu (12Days/11Nights). This trip is the trip of luxuary. All the days you never get bored rather you always exvited to explor the different new things. It is the combination between tha tour of pilgrimage and tour of wildlife and historical city Tansen.

 

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour to Buddha’s Birthplace.

Swiss Nepal Family TrekkingLumbini associated with the birth of Lord Buddha is of extreme archeological importance and also a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. It is said that Prince Siddhartha Gautam, who later became Buddha the Enlightened One, was born in the gardens of Nepal’s Lumbini in 623 B.C. The main shrines of Lumbini are the newly restored Mayadevi Temple, the Ashokan Pillar behind the temple and the Lake Shakya Puskarini where Mayadevi is said to have bathed before delivering the little Buddha into the world. Besides these, there are others like the Nepal Buddha Temple and the Dharmaswami Buddhist monastery. Other countries like Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, etc are also contributing to build more temples and monasteries. Lumbini also has a museum and a research center for Buddhism.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu heritage site.
Day 3: Drive to Chitwan.
Day 4: Wildlife Activities.
Day 5: Drive to Lumbini(birth place of lord Buddha)
Day 6: Lumbini sightseeing and same day drive to Tansen.
Day 7: Drive to Pokhara.
Day 8:Sight seeing to Pokhara.
Day 9: Fly back/ drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Shopping, Sightseeing,
Day 13: Transfer to Airport
We can also change the Itenery in your own plan

Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu International airport
Day 2 : After breakfast, visit Bouddhanath and Kopan Monastery. Kopan
monastery was founded by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in
1970 as a center of Buddhist Teachings over night kathmandu hotel.
Day 3 : Drive to another popular monastery Namobouddha(45km). Buddhists call it
“Tagmologin”, the famous Buddhist spot, where Lord Buddha (on 7th re-
incarnation) sacrificed his body to a hungry Tigress and its cubs. Evening
return to hotel.
Day 4 : After breakfast, visit Pharping. A town which lies south of Kathmandu, with
the sacred site of Yangleshö where Guru Padmasambhava attained the
level of a Mahamudra vidyadhara. There are two major practice caves in
Pharping blessed by Guru Rinpoche: the Asura cave and the Yangleshö
cave. Pharping also has several monasteries, temples and retreat centres,
including an important Vajrayogini temple, Chatral Rinpoche’s monastery,
and the Palyul Retreat Centre, which is the residence of Khenpo Namdrol
Rinpoche and home to the Rigpa Shedra. The Hindus have their version
that it was Pancha Pandav who had visited this place. Vegetarian lunch
will be served. Evening return to hotel. Dinner.
Day 5 : After breakfast, visit Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath (Monkey
temple).
Day 6 : Fly to Bhairahawa airport and a short drive(35km) to Lumbini the
birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama. Lunch at hotel. Tour of the
Sacred Garden. See the Bodhitree(peepaltree or sacred fig), where
Mayadevi held on to and gave birth to Siddharta and the bathing site,
where she bathed in it. Hotel. Dinner.
Day 7: Excursion to Tilaurakot which lies 25 kilometers east of Lumbini and is the
ancient capital of Kapilvastu. The Buddha grew up and lived in Tilaurakot/
Kapilvastu Kingdom to the age of 29. Siddhartha spent his early life in
Kapilavastu as a prince, mostly oblivious of worldly miseries. He was
married to Yashodhara and had a son named Rahul. Upon confronting
worldly miseries such as disease, aging and death, he left Kapilavastu in
search of enlightenment and in quest of answers to his questions about
such miseries, pain and sufferings. Lunch in our hotel. Tour of Monastery
Zone and the Lumbini Village. Return to Hotel. Dinner.
Day 8: Fly back to Kathmandu. Free day for shopping in Kathmandu,
Day 9: After Breakfast transfer to Airport, depends on Your departure scedule…]

BOOK THIS TRIP.
9 Days Namobuddha,Lumbini Including Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
Swiss Nepal Family TrekkingIntroduction to Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour to Namobuddha and Lumbini Lumbini associated with the Birth Place of Lord Buddha is of the extreme archaeological importance and also listed by UNESCO as a culture heritage site. It is said to be that, the prince Sidhartha Gautam, who later became Buddha after Enlightened one, was born in the Secret Garden of Lumbini in 6th century. It is believed that the Buddha himself have identified four places of future pilgrimage in the Parinirbana Sutta, namely the sites of his Birth, Enlightenment, first Discourage and Death. All of these events occurred in open under the Trees. There are many Holy places to visit in Lumbini like Secret Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Ashokan Pillar, Puskrani Pond, Nepal Buddha Temple, Lumbini Museum etc. There is also another Buddhist Pilgrimage Site in Namobuddha where the Lord Buddha sacrifices his body to hungry Tigress and its cubs. Inside the Kathmandu Valley, there are many Buddhist pilgrimage sites which are listed in world heritage sites. Then, there is also another different experience for nature lover, Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park for the activities inside the Jungle.

Itinerary:-
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet Nomad representative
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Namobudha Monastery the famous Buddhist Pilgrimage site where The Lord Buddha sacrifices his body to hungry Tigress and its Cubs. You can visit the holy sites and Monastery, and then drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle. Then our tour leader introduces in the sightseeing sites to Bouddhanath and Kopan Monastery. Overnight in Hotel.
Alternative Tour:
Drive from Kathmandu to Pharping by private vehicle. You visit the monasteries and Cave monasteries where Guru Padmasambhava meditated about 6 months in 8th century. And hike to Dakshinkali (dedicated to Hindu goddess Kali) and back to Hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini (the birth place of Lord Buddha) by private vehicle/Car. Short briefing about the sightseeing places in Lumbini from our Tour leader in the diner time. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 4: Full day sightseeing trip to Secret Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Ashokan Piller, Pushkarani Pond and Lumbini Museum etc. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 5: Full day sightseeing religious and archaeological sites at Gotihawa, Kudan, Tilaurakot, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Devadaha, Ramagrama etc. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 6: Drive from Limbini to Chitwan by private vehicle. You can also enjoy 1 night 2 days Jungle Safari in Chitwan National park. You have activities inside the jungle like Elephant safari, bird watching, boating/canoeing, Tharu Stick Dance, jungle/nature walking, visit the elephant and crocodile breeding centre, village/culture tour, elephant bathing and jeep driving etc. Overnight in Lodge/Resort.

Day 7: Jungel activities

Day 8: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu by private vehicle after finished your all jungle activities passing the Narayani and Trisuli River.

Alternative Way:
Day 6: Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara by private vehicle.

Day 7:Our-tour leader leads you in the Buddhist Monastery, Tal Barahi Temple and boating on Fewa Lake viewing the Machhhapuchre (Fish Tail) and Annapurna Massif. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 8: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by private vehicle passing the Trisuli River. Transfer to Hotel for Refreshment and Relax.

Day 9: Departure to International Air

Our Tour Package Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 7 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3*** Standard hotel in Kathmandu, Lumbini and Pokhara.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
* Meals except in the jungle Lodge only bed and breakfast
* All transportation
* Jungle Safari 2 days 1 njight ofn full board
* All the World Heritage Sites Entrance Fees.
* Tourist service charge, Vat.
* Office Service charge.
* Tour Leader/Guide & support staffs insurance and salary

Doesn’t include:
* Any meals in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance
* International airfare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees
* Items and expenses of personal nature
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Tour Equipments
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…

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