Buddhist Circuit Tour in Nepal

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:10 Days

Tour Overview

Buddhism is the second major religion in Nepal. The birthplace of Lord Buddha, Nepal is the prime destination of several historically significant; and sacred Buddhist stupas, Gompas, Chortens, and Monasteries. Buddhist Circuit Tour is a pilgrimage; which tours around the historic Buddhist sites of Nepal; which includes Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kapan Gompa, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan. The tour covers most of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Nepal; that holds great importance for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees.

Exploring Buddhist sites of Nepal offer you to learn more about Buddhism in Nepal. Mostly done by researchers and archaeologists to gather various ancient hidden information.

The prime attraction of the Buddhist Circuit Tour is visiting the historically important Lumbini. Lumbini is the home to the founder of Buddhism, Gautam Buddha. Many devotees and tourists across the world visit Lumbini to seek peace. So, this tour is not just about visiting beautiful places; but also about cultural exploration of Buddhism. You will find sacred Bodh Tree, ancient ponds and monasteries, and Ashoka pillar around the site. You can see devotees from various countries keep chanting and meditating in this site.

The tour offers travelers with a unique experience and self-relaxation. Many visitors claim that the tour has taught them the importance of inner peace, compassion, meditation, and way of life.

So, if you are really seeking for a peaceful tour to some of the beautiful and historic places in Nepal; then Buddhist Circuit tour would be best for you. Thus, without spending many days, you can cover many Buddhist places in Nepal.

We Nepal Hiking Adventures have prepared this 10 days Buddhist Circuit tour; while considering the needs of different visitors. You can contact us if you have any queries regarding your trip.

 

Detail Itinerary

Today, you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our representative fro Nepal Hiking Adventure will welcome you at the international airport and transfer you to your hotel in a private hotel. After reaching your hotel, you will take some rest and then meet your guide and have some briefing about your next day trip.

Swayambhunath Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa are the two major Buddhist attractions of Kathmandu valley. Today, you will cover most of the culturally significant places of Kathmandu valley.

After having breakfast, your guide will take you to Swayambhu stupa. Lying at the hilltop of Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is also known to the name “Monkey Temple”. After exploring the stupa, you will now visit the Boudhanath stupa. Listed as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, Boudha stupa upholds a pair of eyes of Buddha.

Exploring the Basantapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square can also be an option today. Observing some of the ancient status and architecture of Nepal, you will return back to your hotel in the evening.

Overnight at the Hotel.

Today is the third day of your Buddhist Circuit Tour where you will leave Kathmandu and head towards Pokhara. You will have your breakfast and our representative will come to pick you at your hotel on a private vehicle.

It will take you around 6-7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. Overlooking the scenic beauty along the way just outside your window and crossing several rivers, you will finally reach the “city of Lakes”, Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist hubs in Nepal than holds major attractions such as ancient and historical sites.

The majestic Himalayan ranges such as Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri and Mount Machhapuchhre will surround you as you walk towards your hotel.

Overnight at a hotel.

On the fourth day of your trip, you will explore the beautiful city of Pokhara. On this day, you will have your breakfast early in the morning and towards Male Patan. The day is mostly about visiting some of the captivating places and historical sites of Pokhara.

Today you will explore the amazing Hemja Monastery and Hemja Tibetan camp. Along with this, you will take a visit to Peace Pagoda stupa lying southwest of Pokhara. Also known to the name Shanti Stupa, the World Peace Pagoda comprises of different artifacts and statues of Buddha. Along with this, you will explore many Buddhist temples, Monks school, and Tibetan Market of Pokhara.

You can also head towards Sarankot, which is the sunrise and sunset viewpoint of Pokhara. At the evening, boating in the Phewa and Begnas lake can be an option.

Lumbini is a historical and sacred place in Nepal where Gautam Buddha was born. The place reflects the birthplace and childhood of Lord Buddha. Many Hindu and Buddhist devotees from all around the world visit this place in search of peace and harmony. 

On the fifth day of your Buddhist Circuit Tour, you will drive towards the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini. It will take you around 6-7 hours to reach the historical place of Lumbini from Pokhara.

Following the highway to lowland Terai belt, you can experience the change in landscapes. You can see several small settlements of Terai people as you drive to Lumbini. Driving alongside different agricultural fields, you will finally reach Lumbini.

On reaching Lumbini, you will transfer to your hotel and take some rest. You will prepare for your tour tomorrow as you will be visiting some of the significant places of Lumbini.

Overnight at the Hotel.

Wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast. As today you will cover most of the historical sites of Lumbini. Firstly, you will visit the Kapilvastu, where Buddha spent most of his life as a prince. It covers the palace area of king Sudodhan, father of Gautam Buddha.

UNESCO world heritage site, Lumbini hosts many archaeological remains of palaces, lakes, pillars, courtyards, and status which are about 2500 years old. You will drive towards Kundan where you will come across 62 archaeological sites around Lumbini such as Tilaurakot, Gothihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot, Devadaha and Ramagrama.

You will explore the World Peace Stupa, Ashoka Pillar, numerous stupas and monasteries of Lumbini. Overnight in a hotel at Lumbini.

You will visit the Ramagrama monastery today. The monastery consists of different Buddha statues, art, and artifacts. After exploring the historically significant Lumbini, you will drive towards Chitwan today.

The route from Lumbini to Chitwan will take you around 6 hours drive. Viewing the rugged landscape and natural beauty of the region you will stop at Chitwan.

Chitwan is one of the major tourist destinations in Nepal. The place is most popular among nature and animal lovers. As you reach Chitwan, you will stay at a hotel overnight.

Today you will spend most of your time exploring the Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is the first national park of Nepal and is listed as the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

The national park is a protected region in Chitwan, home to many wild species of plants, animals, and birds. Chitwan National Park consists of some of the rare animals such as red panda, one horned Rhino, snow leopard and plants such as Jatamasi, Golden Michelia, etc. The most exciting thing about visiting Chitwan National Park is the jungle safari tour. You can either choose Elephant safari tour or jeep safari tour where you will get a chance to encounter some of the wild animals.

Visiting the elephant breeding site is also a great experience to have during the Chitwan National Park Tour.

From Chitwan, you will have your breakfast and head to Kathmandu. Admiring the scenic beauty of Nepal, driving alongside different rivers and several settlements of villages such as Palpa and Mugling, you will reach Kathmandu.

Your driving journey takes about 6-7 hours to reach the valley of temples, Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Today is the last day of your trip. You will pack your bags and our representatives from Nepal Hiking Adventure will pick you at the Hotel. He/she will drive you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for the final departure.

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3 of us we had been Nepal for Trekking 5 years ago, I went on a 2 weeks trek around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal... AMAZING! Bishnu was our fantastic guide and I look forward to organizing our next trek with him in the future. Thanks so much for an awesome trek!

Lou Camp,
Bristol, United Kingdom

" I would like to sincerely recommend Bishnu Lamsal and his agency to whoever is interested in trekking in Nepal and wants to experience both, trekking with an excellent guide and local culture. I met Bishnu 7 years ago when I did Annapurna Base Camp trek with a couple of friends. Bishnu’s professionalism, dedication and willingness to provide an exceptional experience of the mountains, local customs and help us get…

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I went trekking with Ram around the Annapurna Mountains, and really the only way to find out how good it was is going there and doing it. You can be sure it will be a safe trip. Ram takes care of his clients, I felt safe even in the most unfammiliar environment. My worries became taking pictures, if any problem possibility came up Ram had already taken care of before…

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