The highlight of the Buddhist Culture Tour is to understand Buddhism. After visiting world heritage sites in Kathmandu. The tour takes you to a place where immortal souls, such as Siddhartha- the Buddha, have taken birth to uplift the consciousness and bring the existing level of consciousness to be channeled in a new positive direction. Prominent, among the structures to be seen, is the “Maya Devi Temple” Lumbini in Nepal.
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport after completing your custom formalities Visa, etc. pick up your luggage and look for our airport representative from Himalaya Discovery Adventures, who will display your name on the board at the arrival gate. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Today is free for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You may wish to visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its intricate woodcarving is located. The whole area is a maze of temples and images. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ Swayambhunath and Buddhists shrine Buddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa takes 35 mints and from there it is 30 mints drive to Lumbini. One can also drive to Lumbini (3,00 km) from Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Lumbini Tour includes visit to the Mayadevi temple and tour of surrounding areas of Lumbini Development Trust (LDT). The 3 square mile area of LDT includes Sacred Garden, Monastic Zone and New Lumbini Village, Overnight at hotel.
On the day we will visit surrounding villages of Lumbini and observe rural culture. Interaction with warm and hospital local people, buying their authentic handicraft products and observing their traditional rituals will bring one closer to understand the diversity of Terai cultures in Nepal, Overnight at hotel.
Drive and 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 received by his father after his access to enlightenment. Gotihawa is the birth place of Krakuchanda Buddha. Niglihawa is where Kanakmuni Buddha was born. Sagarhawa is the archeological findings as “place of the Massacre of the Shakyas”, Overnight in Siddharthanagar at hotel.
Drive and visit religious and archeological sites at Devdaha and Ramagram. Devdaha is the ancient capital of the Koliya kingdom. It is the maternal hometown of Queen Mayadevi (mother), Prajapati Gautami (step-mother), Princess Yasodhara (consort) and where Prince Siddhartha had spent his childhood. Ramgrama is the brick mound on the bank of the Jharahi River. It is seven meter high brick stupa consisting of relic (one of the eight astha dhatu) of Lord Buddha. The Stupa was built by the king of Ramgrama, who was the eighth king to obtain the Buddha’s relics, Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast departure to kathmandu, transfer to the hotel, rest of the time is free. Overnight at hotel in Kathmansu.If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Himalaya Trekking, Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Scenic Everest Flight, Tibet Tour, Bhutan Tour.
Today is rest and relax throughout the day. If you get interested to take some gifts from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit to some nearby shops or go out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guide or you can do it yourself too. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
The trip ends, our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.