BUDDHIST CULTURE TOUR(Duration: 10 Days)

  Welcome to Lord Buddha birth place. As Nepal is the Buddhist centre of the world, It consists of many world famous Buddhist Landmarks. CHARMING GUIDE ADVENTURE team is designed the 10 days Buddhist Culture tour in Nepal, including the UNESCO heritage sites are Swyambhu and   Baudhanath are  the major destination in Kathmandu. Then further important Buddhist site like Namobuddha, Pharping, Pokhara  and birthplace of Buddha Lumbuni.
 

Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu:
 On Arrival we will welcome you at International Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Small Brief about the tour with our Tour Guide.
 
Day2: Visit Swayambhunath,Boudhanath and Namobuddha.

 Today we make the detail exploration two UNESCO world heritage sites Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Swayambhunath stupa is one of the oldest monument of world covering the history of more than 2000 years back. Syambhunath means “self- existent Buddha”. The art and concept of stupa is highly influenced by Bajrayana Buddhism. The  stupa made by Tibetan style and influence by Newari people. Boudanath is one of the largest stupa in the world. This holiest stupa is a jewel pont in the center of a natural mandala, astore of secret energy. This late 5th century founded stupa is made in typical Nepali style and greatly influenced by Tibetan people. After then we will drive to Namobuddha: The pilgrimage site of Namo Buddha is about forty kilometers from the Boudhanath Stupa. Located on slightly elevated land, it is a pleasant and out-of-the way place. The landscape below resembles an eight-petaled lotus, and the sky above has the form of a wheel with nine spokes. In this wide panorama, some mountains glisten white like a conch shell or a crystal. On other mountains, the groves of trees seem to gleam with emerald and turquoise jewels. In summertime, southern winds bring coolness; in wintertime, the warm, gentle sun is like the clear and radiant face of youth. The flowers bloom bright and multicolored. In the blue vault of the sky, clouds gently gather and turn all shades of red at daybreak; they are beautiful in wondrous hues that fill space with their canopies and banners. Like a heap of white silk scarves, mists drift slowly from place to place. From the clouds, the drums of thunder resonate; lightning flashes like a slim dancer’s quick movement; and fine showers fall in brightness. In sum, all the harmonious conditions needed to practice samadhi are present at this sacred site. Merely coming here inspires one’s faith; renunciation and weariness with samsara naturally arise. As it is said: “In the supreme place of a solitary mountain retreat, any activity is virtuous.” In brief, Namo Buddha is a place of pilgrimage highly esteemed by people from all over the world, East and West.
After Great Being offered his body in generosity to the tigress, people found it difficult to travel through the region for fear of all wild animals, so they developed the practice of reciting “Namo Buddhaya” (“I take refuge in the Buddha”) to dispel their anxiety. To this day, the local inhabitants call the area Namo Buddha. As time passed, villages gradually appeared, and cultivated fields extended from the houses. The ancient stupa has become a special place to accumulate merit through activities such as circumambulation and making offerings. People come from all corners of the world to visit the site and make the traditional offerings of butter lamps, a fresh coat of white paint for the stupa, and a pleated cloth that encircles the base of its spire and ripples in the wind. In the past, when there were no roads for cars, only a modest footpath led to the site, and it was very difficult to reach. Nowadays, cars of any size can make the trip without a problem. In olden times, on most nights when the moon was full, a tiger would appear near the stupa; the caretaker and many local people would see it. It is said that later when cars, electricity, and other modern technology arrived, the tiger was no longer seen. Most of the local people in this area are Buddhist, and even to this day some can read Sanskrit.

Day3: Visit Pharping, one of the Bigest Guru Rimpoche statu, Guru Rimpoche meditation cave and Bajrayogini temple.
Pharping is about 19 Km south from Kathmandu.Thais is old Newari Village where ancient Buddhist pilgrimage sites have been taken over by largen numbers of Tibetans. Buddhist people belived that ancient time Guru Rimpoche has been taken long time this areas for Meditation. So that one of the large statu of Guru Rimpoche and more Buddhist monasteries are opening soon, some of which accept forein dharma student. Mail highlight of pharping is Vajra Yogini Temple,Guru Rimpoche Cave, Drolma Lhakhang, Guru Rimpoche Status and many more.

: Drive from Pharping to Pokhara.
Pokhara is a beautiful lake city, which is 200km west from Kathmandu and 5-6 hours drive. Way to pokhara we cross the magnificent Terrace Field, hills, river and forest. Pokhara. Our Buddhist cultural tour incorporates with super nature here. Pokhara is decorated by lovely shadow of Annapurna and Mt. Fishtail it has the perfect combination of culture and nature which has ability to give optimum level of experiences to every visitor.

Day5: Pokhara tour- Fewa Lake, World Peace Stupa and Davis Fall.
Today  Boat trip in Fewa Lake, visit Talbarahi temple,  hike to World Peace Stupa and Returned back visit to Davis Fall and Gupteshwor temple.
The World peace Stupa is located at the top of Ananda hill and it was constructed by Buddhist monks in 1973. This also view point of Pokhara Valley and Annapurna Massiv.

Day6: Pokhara tour- Sunrise view and Visit Malepatan Gumba,Tibetan Refugee Camp and Seti River.
Earley morning drive to Sarangkot to see Sunrise and Magnificent Mountain View. After  Breakfast visit Malepatan Gumba another significant landmark of Buddhism in Pokhara. After the Malepatan our trip moves to Hyanga, to see Tibetan refuse camp. After the Cultural Revolution in China, those people came here from Tibet, thus we can enjoy their culture, handycraft and Tibetan variety of foods.  At the end  visit Seti River and back to hotel.

Day7: Drive from Pokhara to Lumbini.
Today we drive to Lumbini Birthplace of Lord Buddha, is located 290 km. southwest of Pokhara, which we reach after 6-7hrs. drive. On arrival in Lumbini explore around the local market to see lifestyle of local people.

Day8: Explore Lumbini- Garden.
Limbini is listed in UNESCO world cultural heritage site of Nepal sincw 1997. The suporeme archeological, religious and historical value of the place greatly drags the interest of all over the world. Lumbini covers a big area, thus we visit as many places as we can today. A temple has been built up at the exact point of Buddha burn. So it has the core value and we go there first. The surrounding bearing the history of Buddha’s childhood, the alluring garden, museum and peace pagoda are our next attraction. Many countries founded many Buddhist monuments and temples there. Among them, the Ashoka’s Pillar constructed by Emperor Ashoka in 249BC is the oldest one and has great significance of Lumbini.

Day9: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Today returned back to Kathmandu by summarizing our Buddhist Cultural tour. From Lumbuni to Kathmandu about 300 km. North East and 7-8hrs drive. Evening farewell dinner and Culture show.

Day10: Final depature.
Today  our family wishes you brest time ahead.
 
Price: Cost of trip differ as per number of travellers, choice of hotel standard, service requirement and any additional side trip.
 
Price included:-

- Airport Pick- up and Drop.
-Three Star standard hotel in Kathmandu, and Pokhara with Breakfast.
-Hotel all meal and programme in Pokhara, Lumbini and Pharping.
-All ground transportation with Private Vehicle.
-Sightseeing with Experiences tour/Culture Guide.
- Heritage site, Musium, Temple and Park Entrance Fee.
- Guide Allowance accommodation and Insurance.
- All government procedures.
- Farewell Culture Dinner.
Price Excludes:-

-Tipp and personal donation.
- Bar bill(Beer, Mineral Water,Coca-cola etc.).
- Personal Insurance.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.