BUDDHIST HERITAGE TOUR OF NEPAL

Overview:

In this 7 days 8 Nights tour, we invite you to explore the Buddhist pilgrimage destinations with our expert guides. It consists of places related with Sakyamuni Buddha, his past life, major stupas of Nepal and the rich Buddhist heritage of Kathmandu valley. We will take you to Patan, a Buddhist city surrounded by 4-Ashoka stupas and has numerous Bahas’ (Newari style Monasteries) and stupas. The self-arisen Stupa, Swayambhunath, on the perfect hilltop point to view the Kathmandu valley; Bouddhanath, the grand wish fulfilling stupa; reflect the Buddhist heritage rooted in the valley for centuries. Get spiritually charged in the Birthplace of Buddha, strolling around the Pond where he bathed right after birth and monasteries surrounding the area. Follow the path to the activities of Sakyamuni as a Bodhisattva in his former life to NamoBuddha where he performed virtuous offering of his body to a hungry tigress. Explore the ruins of Palace of the ancient Shakya Kingdom where Buddha spent 29 years of his life. We will also visit the birthplaces of past Buddhas, ie Krakuchanda and Kanakamuni.

You also have an option to extend the tour to 11 nights and 12 days and experience the Vajrayana heritage of Kathmandu Valley. Get spiritually charged in the cave where great Indian master Padmasambhava attained enlightenment. We will also pay homage to the four Vajrayoginis and four Lokeshwor of Kathmandu valley.

 Brief Itinerary:

 Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and traditional welcome dinner

Day 2: City tour of Patan, and evening view of Kathmandu valley from Swayambhu

Day 3: Visit to NamoBuddha and back to Kathmandu

Day 4: Flight to Lumbini and Tour of Lumbini and the surrounding monasteries

Day 5: Tour to Kapilvastu, Tilaurakot and nearby sites of significance

Day 6: Flight to Kathmandu, free afternoon for shopping

Day 7: Morning tour of Bouddhanath and surrounding Monasteries, and visits to Hindu Temple complex of Pashupatinath which has significance for Buddhists as well.

Day 8: Departure

For more details , prices and to book this trip please feel free to write to us at info@mystikmountains.com

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