Buddhist circuit of Nepal 6 Days

$495 USD
- 6 Days
- Easy
1-10 Pax

Sightseeing

March-May\ September -December

Private Car

Hotel

1340m at Kathmandu

Breakfast in Kathmandu and Lumbini

Kathmandu-Lumbini-Kathmandu

Buddhist circuit of Nepal Overview

Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, south of Kathmandu. According to the Tripitaka, he visited his father's kingdom and converted his family and clan to Buddhism. The Shakya clans later moved to Kathmandu valley and helped establish Buddhism there. Buddhist influences are evident in the culture of Nepal. Nepal has played a vital role in spreading Buddhism to Tibet. Nepalese princess Bhrikuti played a significant role in development of Buddhism in Tibet and Far East. 

The main attraction of this tour is the birth place of Lord Buddha

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing

Day 3: Drive to Lumbini

Day 4: Explore day in Lumbini

Day 5: Drive to kathmandu

Day 6: Departure day

Buddhist circuit of Nepal Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

Up on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport; we will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.  We meet later on the day or next day to brief you about your tour. In the evening, if you arrive on time we will host a Nepalese dinner at one of the most popular local restaurant with cultural music and ethnic dance. If you arrive late evening we will do it the next day. Overnight in Kathmandu.
 

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing

After breakfast, proceed for city tour to see Bouddha stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa which are the main Buddhist attractions of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
 

Day 3: Drive to Lumbini

After breakfast, we will drive to Lumbini - 300kms (7hrs) is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace and compassion. Lumbini lies in the foothills of the Himalayas. Lumbini is the wonder place to visit the different Buddhist temples and shrines from various nations could be finding there. we walk through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal.There you will also find the ancient museum that is Kapilvastu Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 4: Explore day in Lumbini

After breakfast, visit religious and archeological sites of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, Siddharthanagar, Niglihara, Sagarhawam Aurorakot. Tilaurakot is the ancient Kapilabastu - the capital of Shakya. Kudan was where Buddha was enlightent. Gotihawa is the birth place of Krakuchanda Buddha. Niglihawa is where Kanakmuni Buddha was born. Sagarhawa is the"place of the Massacre of the Shakyas". Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 5: Drive to Kathmandu

After morning tour around Lumbini, we proceed to Kathmandu by a private car. In the afternoon, check into the hotel, and have a farewel dinner with us. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 6: Departure day.

Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you otherwise we will take you to the airport as per your flight departure time.

Buddhist circuit of Nepal Cost :- US$495

Include

Arrival and departure airport transfers 
3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
All ground transportation by private vehicle
One day guided city tour of Kathmandu valley with private car
Welcome and Farewell dinner at one of the most popular and typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance & music
City tour in Pokhara as per itinerary
Sunrise at Sarangkot
2 nights accommodation in Lumbini
 

Exclude

Nepal arrival Visa
International flights
Your meals at Kathmandu\Pokhara except Breakfast
All required monument entrance fees
Beverages, mineral water, beer etc during the trip
Travel insurance (must includes trip cancellation)
Personal expenses
Any extended trips

Buddhist circuit of Nepal Information

Country Information
Nepal is a land located country which lies in between India and China. It is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point of the world, Mt. Everest at 8,848 meter above sea level. Nepal has three major geographical ranges - Himalayan region, Hill region and Terai low land.

Area: 147,181 sq. kilometers
Geography: Situated between China in the north and India in the south
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 2,642,799
Language: Nepali is the native language. However, travel-trade people can understand and speak English Currency: Nepali Rupee
Political System: Multi-party democracy
Religion: The major religion is Hindu. However, there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Travel season: We have two best seasons - Spring and Autum.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. 
Autumn: - (Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s alot colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: - Monsoon, heavy rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August)

People: Nepal has more than 91 ethnic groups and 70 different spoken languages.
What to Wear: Lightweight clothing is recommended for May through October. Warm garments are required in October through March. An umbrella or raincoat is a must for the rainy season (June to August)
Climate: Nepal’s climate varies according to elevation. The Terai of southern Nepal has a tropical monsoon climate characterized by rainy summers and the southwest winds of the monsoon, and almost dry winters. Postal Services: The Central Post Office located near Dharahara Tower, is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. The counters are open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and provide stamps, postcards and aerogram. Post Restate is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Express Mail Service (EMS ) is available at GPO and at Thamel, Basantapur and airport postal counters.
Telephone Services:
Telephone, fax, telex and telegraph services are available at the Nepal Telecommunications Corporation at Tripureshwar. Hotels and private communications centers provide long distance telephone. For calling from outside, country code for Nepal is 00977 and the area code for Kathmandu is 1. You can buy a local Sim card to use while in Nepal.
Internet Services: Several Internet cafes and communication centers are available in the Valley and around the country. E-mail and Internet services are also offered by hotels in the city like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and major cities.
Electricity:
Major towns have electricity and the voltage available is 220-volts and 50 cycles. Load shedding is sometimes experienced. However, most hotels have their own generators.
Medical Services:
A wide variety of medicines, including those imported from overseas are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley also offers the services of major general hospitals and private clinics. Health posts have been set up by the government in different parts of rural Nepal.
Meals and Accommodation: 
Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered to your request. Hot shower, toilets, comfortable mattress, solar\electricity lights during the tour period.  

While on the tour, the hotels provide good quality food. For breakfast you are likely to get porridge, cereal, toast or chapattis, omelet and a range of hot drinks. We will provide all meals on board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu.
Insurance:
A travel insurance policy that covers theft, loss and medical treatment is recommended. Make sure the insurance also covers the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking, rafting.
Vaccination:
Vaccination is recommended to plan to your trip to Nepal. Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.
Medical Kit:
A simple but adequate medical kit can be very useful while traveling. The following items are recommended: Aspirin or Panadol - for pain or fever; Antihistamine - as a decongestant for colds, allergies and to help prevent motion sickness; Antibiotics - useful if traveling off beaten track but they must be prescribed; Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil – for stomach upsets; Rehydration mixture - for treatment of severe diarrhoea; Antiseptic, mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar 'dry' spray - for cuts and grazes.
Other things to be included are:
Calamine lotion to ease irritation from bites or stings, bandages and band aids for minorinjuries, scissors, tweezers, thermometer, insect repellent, sun block lotion, chopsticks, water purification tablets, throat lozenges (Strepsils), moleskin, Sulamyd 10% eye drops, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Antacid tablets).
General Knowledge:
It would be hard to know all aspects of Nepal’s health problems. However, it would be useful togather information on altitude sickness (AMS), diarrhoea, giardia, dysentery, cholera, hepatitis rabies, typhoid, tetanus, meningitis diphtheria, malaria and HIV/AIDS Common sense can often save lives.
Pack list:
It is essential to have warm clothing and equipment to plan this trip. Below are some suggestions for planning this trip. Please kindly take it as a reference and prepare yourself.
For your head:
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lip balm
Accessories:
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Daypack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)
Passport & Visa Information:
Nepal visa is very easy to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Consulate or Mission offices abroad or obtain this upon on arrival at Kathmandu international airport. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees:
3 days transit visa - Free of charge
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 /  4438868 Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np