The Buddha Purnima Festival in Nepal – 5 days

$592

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Tour Timeline

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport

Day 2: After breakfast transfer to Namobuddha & evening fly from Kathmandu to Lumbini 

Day 3: Buddha Purina Sightseeing at Lumbini Garden and Mayadevi temple

Day 4: Fly back to Kathmandu & Sightseeing at Boudhhanath and Patan 

Day 5: Final departure

Trip Dossier

Day 1:  Arrival Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport 

Arrival Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will find our representative awaiting your arrival with our office vehicle to pick you up and drop you to your designated hotel. Your first overnight in the valley of temples.

Day 2: Visit Namobuddha and evening flight from Kathmandu to Lumbini 

After breakfast, we get set for our tour of Namo Buddha, a hilltop Buddhist shrine, located about 40km from the city. 
Legend has it that Lord Buddha in his previous birth saved a dying tigress and her cubs from starvation by offering to feed them with his own flesh. According to local legend his bones are enshrined in an old Buddhist stupa that lies at the top of the hill. We visit this stupa, circumambulate around it and light incense and butter lamps. Take pictures and enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Visit a Tibetan monastery (Thrangu Tashe Yangste Monastery) located nearby. 

We depart to domestic airport at Kathmandu for Lumbini Flights. By flight, it takes about thirty five minutes from Kathmandu to reach Bhairahawa Airport. From Bhairahawa Airport, Lumbini is just an hour’s drive away.

Overnight at your hotel in Lumbini

Day 3: Buddha Purina  celebrations at Lumbini Garden and Mayadevi temple 

After breakfast, we set out on a tour of the Sacred Gardens. We begin with a tour of archaeological Buddhist sites and the Mayadevi temple which displays some interesting sights of the Buddha’s mother. We later drive a few kilometers for a visit to 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 (Stepmother), and Princess Yasodhara (consort); this is where Prince Siddhartha had spent his early childhood.  Ramagram is a brick mound that stands on the banks of the Jharahi River. It is a 7 meter high brick stupa consisting of a relic (one of the eight asthi dhatu) of Lord Buddha. The Stupa was built by the King of Ramagram, who was the eighth king to obtain the Buddha's relics. 

Day 4: Fly back to Kathmandu  & Sightseeing at Boudhhanath and patan

After a hearty breakfast, we get ready for our flight back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, we check into our hotel and refresh. We head to Boudha. A protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, Boudhanath Stupa is regarded as the most important centre of Tibetan Buddhism outside Tibet. Buddhists believe that the remains of Kasyapa Buddha (Lord Buddha’s previous incarnation) were interred at the spot where the stupa is built. At this holy site, light butter lamps and pray to Lord Buddha to bestow his blessings upon you. 

Later, drive to Patan Durbar Square. Patan is one of the three medieval cities in the valley. Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site houses a palace complex dating back to the Malla dynasty and several Hindu and Buddhist shrines. We will visit a Buddhist temple- Hiranya Varna Maha Vihar, also known as Golden Temple, Patan palace which houses a museum and Mahaboudha – a 14th century Buddhist temple made of terracotta bricks engraved with images of Lord Buddha.

Day 5: Final departure 

Final departure for your connecting flight home sweet home. Should you require any extensive activities, please do let us know, we have a vast array of different programs that will even interest the discerning traveler, our prices are pocket friendly.

Trip Information

Accommodation

Your accommodation in Kathmandu will be made in 3-4-5* star hotels of your choice. All hotel rates are based on BB unless otherwise stated. Accommodations in the valley are comfortable and as close as it gets to home. The options are many for your hotel stay…the choice exclusively yours.

Dining

The choices are a delicatessen’s delight in the valley for visitors with vibrant taste buds. You will find cuisines from almost every corner of the planet in this ancient city. Most tourists’ based hotels and resorts are sensitive to the hygienic requirements in the preparation of all food and beverage items when catering to tourists’ visiting Nepal. 

Cost Inclusion/Exclusion

Cost Inclusion

  • 2N Hotel Accommodation  @ Kathmandu with Breakfast plan in twin sharing basis
  • 2N Hotel Accommodation  @ Lumbini with Breakfast plan in twin sharing basis
  • Arrival & Departure International Airport
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation in A/C private vehicles as specified in the itinerary
  • Domestic flight ticket KTM-BWA-KTM 
  • Entrance Fee as specified in the itinerary
  • Driver cum guide below 4 PAX

Cost Exclusion

  • Drinks and bar menu
  • Telephone & laundry
  • Daily Meals (lunch & dinner)
  • Personal expenses
  • Nepal Visa Fee 
  • Any accidental and emergency support (if any)
  • Driver and guide tips
  • Emergency evacuation 
  • Domestic and International Air Tickets
  • Extra activities other than above itinerary

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