Buddhist Studies Trip (15 Days)

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15 Days
Availability : All Years
Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu
Min Age : All ages
Max People : 12
Tour Details

Buddhist studies trip- Embarking on a spiritual and cultural journey through the mystical lands of Nepal is an experience like no other. This carefully crafted itinerary promises a deep immersion into the ancient traditions, breathtaking landscapes, and sacred sites that make Nepal a haven for seekers of enlightenment. From the vibrant streets of Kathmandu to the serene birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini, and from the majestic temples of Patan to the tranquil ambiance of Boudha, each day of this trip offers a unique opportunity for self-discovery and exploration.

Get ready to witness awe-inspiring vistas of the Himalayas, engage in profound conversations on Buddhism, and soak in the spiritual energy that permeates every corner of this remarkable country with this Buddhist studies trip. Whether you seek inner peace, cultural enrichment, or simply an unforgettable adventure, this journey through Nepal will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Prepare to embark on a transformative odyssey that will inspire, enlighten, and forever change the way you see the world. Welcome to the spiritual heartland of Nepal.

Highlights of the Buddhist Studies Trip are:
  • Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Golden Temple, Puja (Worship), and Ashoka Temple in Patan
  • Visit Lumbini and Kapilavastu
  • Chabahil Stupa & Buddha Orientation
  • Explore Pashupatinath and Visit Naropa/Tilopa Caves
  • Visit Nagarkot for panoramic Himalayan views
  • Explore the ancient city of Bhaktapur

Price Includes

  • All land transportation by private vehicle with the driver based on the above-mentioned program.
  • 2-nights hotel accommodation on Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar at Thamel on Breakfast Basis.
  • 3-nights hotel accommodation on Buddha Maya Garden or Similar at Lumbini on Breakfast Basis.
  • 1-night hotel accommodation on Pahan chhen or Similar at Patan on Breakfast Basis.
  • 6-nights hotel accommodation on Hotel Harmika or Similar at Boudha on Breakfast Basis.
  • 1-night hotel accommodation on Hotel Country Villa or Similar at Nagarkot on Breakfast Basis.
  • 1-night hotel accommodation on Hotel Bhadgaon or Similar at Bhaktapur on Breakfast Basis.
  • As mentioned the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.
  • Domestic air fare from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa & Bhairahawa to Kathmandu.
  • Entrance fee for UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder tour guide.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.

Price Excludes

  • Food (except Breakfast), Drinks/Beverage for all places.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters)
  • International Flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Visa fee for Nepal visa
  • Travel insurance of any kind.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Any other items not specified in the includes section.
Itinerary

DAY 1Arrival In Kathmandu

Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you’ll be greeted by our representative and the bustling atmosphere of Nepal’s capital city. The vibrant streets, traditional architecture, and aromatic food stalls will immerse you in the local culture right from the start. Take some time to settle into your accommodations and perhaps venture out to explore the nearby areas, savoring the sights and sounds of this vibrant city.
Including Transport, and hotel accommodation at Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar.

DAY 2Visit Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square

Your day on this Buddhist studies trip begins with a visit to Swayambhunath, a renowned Buddhist stupa situated atop a hill. As you ascend the steps, you’ll be greeted by the watchful eyes of the Buddha, surrounded by fluttering prayer flags and mischievous monkeys. From the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the city below.
In the afternoon, you’ll explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historic complex filled with ancient temples, royal palaces, and courtyards. Marvel at the intricate wood carvings, pagoda-style architecture, and the towering figure of Kala Bhairava, a fearsome deity. The square reflects the rich history and artistic heritage of Nepal’s ancient kings.
Including Breakfast, hotel accommodation at Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar, English-speaking guide & private Transport.

Swayambhunath Gumba

DAY 3Visit Patan including Golden Temple & Ashoka Stupa

Continuing on this Buddhist studies trip, you’ll venture to the neighboring city of Patan, also known as Lalitpur, which translates to “City of Beauty.” Patan is famous for its well-preserved Newar architecture and a myriad of temples and palaces. You’ll visit the Golden Temple, a sacred monastery adorned with golden statues and intricate metalwork. Inside, you can witness Buddhist rituals and soak in the serene ambiance.
Next, you’ll explore the Ashoka Temple, a significant historical site. This ancient temple, built during the reign of Emperor Ashoka, is believed to have been constructed over 250 Century B.C. Admire the beautiful stone carvings and immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere.
Including Breakfast, hotel accommodation at Pahan Chhen or Similar, Private Transport, and an English-speaking guide.

DAY 4Golden Temple Puja, Fly to Lumbini

Get ready for an early start as you participate in a special puja (worship) ceremony at the Golden Temple in Patan. The tranquil atmosphere, illuminated by butter lamps and the rhythmic chants of monks, creates a serene ambiance.
Afterward, you’ll catch a flight to Lumbini, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam, who later became Gautam Buddha. Lumbini is a significant pilgrimage site for Buddhists worldwide and holds immense cultural and historical importance. Upon arrival, you’ll have the rest of the day to relax and prepare for your exploration of this sacred place.
Including Breakfast, hotel accommodation at Buddha Maya Garden or Similar, Domestic airfare, Private Transport, and an English-speaking guide

DAY 5Explore Lumbini & Kapilavastu

Today, you’ll delve into the historical and spiritual significance of Lumbini. Visit the Maya Devi Temple, the focal point of Lumbini, which marks the exact spot where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Prince Siddhartha. Explore the sacred garden surrounding the temple, adorned with prayer flags and monuments gifted by Buddhist communities from around the world.
In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Kapilavastu, the ancient capital of the Shakya kingdom. This is where young Prince Siddhartha spent his early life before embarking on his spiritual journey. Explore the archaeological ruins and learn about the life and teachings of Buddha in this serene setting.
Including Breakfast and hotel accommodation at Buddha Maya Garden or Similar, Private Transport, and an English-speaking guide.

DAY 6Free Day in Lumbini

Take this day to further immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings of Lumbini. You can visit monasteries representing various Buddhist traditions, engage in meditation or yoga practices, or simply enjoy the tranquility of the birthplace of Buddha.
Including private Transport, Breakfast, and hotel accommodation at Buddha Maya Garden or Similar, and an English-speaking guide.

Lumbini Monastery

DAY 7Fly to Kathmandu, Visit Chabahil Stupa & Boudha Orientation

After bidding farewell to Lumbini, you’ll catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Once you’ve settled in, you’ll visit Chabahil Stupa, a revered Buddhist stupa located in the northeastern part of the city. Observe devotees offering prayers and spinning prayer wheels as you soak in the spiritual atmosphere.
In the afternoon, you’ll have an orientation in Boudha, a vibrant neighborhood in Kathmandu famous for its majestic Boudhanath Stupa. This massive white dome, adorned with colorful prayer flags, is one of the largest stupas in the world and holds immense religious significance for Buddhists.
Including Breakfast, hotel accommodation at Hotel Harmika or Similar, Private Transport, and an English-speaking guide.

DAY 8Boudha- Visit Temple & Talks

Today, you’ll delve deeper into the spiritual aspects of Boudha. You’ll visit various temples in the area, each showcasing unique architectural styles and religious practices. Engage in talks or lectures on Buddhism, where you can learn about the philosophy, teachings, and practices of this ancient tradition.
Including private Transport, Breakfast, and hotel accommodation at Hotel Harmika or a Similar and English-speaking guide.

Boudhanath Thangka Paintings

DAY 9Free Day in Boudha

Enjoy a day of leisure in Boudha. You can explore the vibrant streets, browse through the handicraft shops, or sit in a cozy cafe, sipping traditional tea while observing the daily life and rituals of the local Buddhist community.
Including Breakfast hotel accommodation at Hotel Harmika or Similar.

History of Boudhanath

DAY 10Visit Pashupatinath and Naropa & Tilopa Caves

Embark on a scenic walk from Boudha to Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva. As you meander through the lively streets, you’ll witness the fusion of Hindu and Buddhist cultures that thrive in the Kathmandu Valley.
After exploring Pashupatinath, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Naropa and Tilopa caves. These caves are associated with the renowned Buddhist masters, Naropa and Tilopa, who played a significant role in the development of Tibetan Buddhism.
Including Breakfast, hotel accommodation at Hotel Harmika or similar, Private Transport, and an English-speaking guide.

DAY 11Explore Nagarkot

Today, you’ll venture outside the city to Nagarkot, a picturesque hill station located in the Kathmandu Valley. The highlight of this visit is the breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas. On a clear day, you can catch a glimpse of Mount Everest, as well as other majestic peaks. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, serene landscapes, and peaceful ambiance of Nagarkot.
Including Breakfast, hotel accommodation at Hotel Country Villa or Similar, private Transport, and an English-speaking guide.

Nagarkot
Pic: Nagarkot, Nepal (Source: Get Your Guide)

DAY 12 Visit Bhaktapur

Your exploration continues as you visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur, renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture. As you wander through the narrow alleys, you’ll encounter traditional Newari houses, intricately carved wooden windows, and exquisite stone temples. Bhaktapur Durbar Square, with its iconic 55-window palace and Nyatapola Temple, will transport you back in time, offering a glimpse into the ancient Malla dynasty.
Including Breakfast, hotel accommodation at Hotel Bhadgaon or Similar, Private Transport, and an English-speaking guide.

bhaktapur

DAY 13Return to Boudha

Bid farewell to Bhaktapur and return to the familiar surroundings of Boudha. Take some time to relax, reflect on your journey, and appreciate the peacefulness of this neighborhood, with its spiritual energy emanating from the majestic Boudhanath Stupa.
Including private Transport, Breakfast, and hotel accommodation at Hotel Harmika or a Similar and English-speaking guide.

 

DAY 14Enjoy in Boudha or Free Day

As your journey nears its end, you have the flexibility to choose how to spend this day. This last day of the Buddhist studies trip is a free day for you to explore Kathmandu at your leisure. You can have the option to continue exploring Boudha, revisit favorite spots, or venture into Kathmandu to explore areas you may have missed earlier. Perhaps you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel for some shopping and local cuisine or visit one of the many art galleries or museums in the city.

Optional Activities you can do in your free day:

  • Everest Mountain flight (40 -60 Minutes).
  • Nepali food cooking workshop (Approximately 3 hours)
  • Momo cooking workshop (Approximately 3 hours)
  • Handicraft tour (Approximately 6 hours)

(Note: Extra cost apply for optional activities)
Including Breakfast, and hotel accommodation at Hotel Harmika or Similar.

DAY 15Departure

It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal. Your Nepal trip will come to an end today. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private vehicle around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination. Have a safe journey onwards and hope to see you again.

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