Buddhist cultural tour (9 Days)

Basic Info ( BCT ) $ 0 per person

Duration 9
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate vehicle, tourist/local bus
Altitude N/A
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu, Pharping, Pokhara and Lumbini
Best Seasons N/A
Activities Tours & Travel
Meals Welcome and Farewell dinner at Kathmandu

Basic Intro

Welcome to the land of the Buddha, join our Nepal Buddhist culture tour in which we take you to some of the important Buddhist sites in the world, including the birthplace of Buddha-Lumbini. The tour combines both the nature and cultural aspects of touring in Nepal, starting from Kathmandu the cultural a historical center of Nepal. Kathmandu has its brand of cultural life which is based on a unique mixture of different religions and faiths. In Kathmandu, we visit the Bouddhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, and many other important Buddhist monasteries. Then we head toward Pokhara the adventure capital of Nepal. In Pokhara, along with some natural sites, we pay our visit to the World Peace Stupa which was built just after World War II for peace, and the Tibetan Refugee Center to get a first-hand experience of the Tibetan Buddhist lifestyle. Then we drive further southwest to the birthplace of Buddha – Lumbini, devoting one full in discovering the various cultural and spiritual sites of Lumbini we drive back to Kathmandu for the return flight.

The  Nepal Buddhist culture tour exposes you to a combination of nature and cultural sites, specially designed for those interested in the Buddhist monuments in the birthplace of Buddha. Depending on the time you can spend on your Nepal trip. You may also find it interesting to check out our other tour packages. Some of our tour packages that after to the specific needs of the travelers.

Day 01:- Arrival, Transfer to hotel.

Day 02:- Buddhist stupa, Kapan Monastery, and some popular heritage places sightseeing around the valley. 

Day 03:- Drive to Pharping. Overnight at Nydo Monasteries.

Day 04:- Drive to Pokhara; 6-8 hrs drive (200km)

Day 05:- Pokhara Sightseeing, World Peace Stupa. 

Day 06:- Drive to Lumbini; 11-12 hrs drive (260km)

Day 07:- Lumbini S/S; 5-6 hrs (170km)

Day 08:- Drive Back to Kathmandu. 

Day 09:- Departure. 



  •        Airport Pickup/drop.
  •  3-night hotel in Kathmandu and 2-night hotel in Pokhara; 3-star categories with breakfast (twin share).
  • 1-night hotel in Pharping (Neydo monastery) with breakfast (twin share).
  • 2-night basic hotel in Lumbini with breakfast (twin share).
  •  Kathmandu – Pokhara – Lumbini – Kathmandu by Tourist/local bus
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing with private vehicle.
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing
  • Sightseeing activities with tour professional tour guide.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner at Kathmandu.

Not Includes

  • Nepal visa fee.
  • International and Domestic flights.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, Nyedo Monastery, Pokhara, and Lumbini.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the tour.
  • Sightseeing at Lumbini by private vehicle.
  • Extra car service needed more than itinerary
  • Travel and Rescue insurance
  • Tips for Driver and Guide.
Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

The first day of our tour starts from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a beautiful city that is famous for its religious sites. There are altogether 15 cultural sites in Nepal. Kathmandu is one of the most modern cities in Nepal. On the first day of the tour, you will fly to Kathmandu. After you reach Kathmandu, our staff member will hold a placard with your name written on it. Then, you will transfer to a hotel. You can spend your time at the hotel. If you consider it, you could explore the beautiful city too.
Kathmandu Buddhist stupas visits and overnight in Namobuddha (38400 m/ 125984.25 ft)

Day 2 : Kathmandu Buddhist stupas visits and overnight in Namobuddha (38400 m/ 125984.25 ft)

The next day, we visit different Buddhist stupas. We visit Boudhanath Stupa. The stupa is on the lane from Tibet, which enters the Kathmandu Valley by the Sankhu Village in the upper east corner and proceeds to the most antiquated and more modest stupa of Chabahil named Charumati Stupa. We may also visit Swayambhunath Temple. Swayambhunath Stupa is an ancient religious site of the Buddhist religion. Swayambhunath is a beautiful place where you will see the eyes of Buddha painted all over the top of stupas. We would suggest you be aware of monkeys. Due to a lot of monkeys in this temple, it is also called Monkey Temple. Then, we take a tour to Namobuddha. Namobuddha is a beautiful place with a clean and fresh environment. It is one of the silent and clean places where you can meditate without any disturbance. Namobuddha lies in the Kavre district, 40 km away from the core of Kathmandu city. It will take around 3 to 4 hours from Kathmandu to reach Namobuddha if you take a local bus. But, if you prefer a taxi, you will reach in about 2 hours. We explore the area and spend the night in Namobuddha.
Drive to Pharping and stay in monasteries (52500 m/175524.93 ft)

Day 3 : Drive to Pharping and stay in monasteries (52500 m/175524.93 ft)

Today we drive to Pharping. Pharping is a little Newar town lying over the Bagmati waterway. It is currently part of the Dakshinkali Municipality. Pharping lies headed straight toward Dakshinkali, and it's not difficult to visit the two towns in a day by taxi, transport, or motorbike. Pharping is famous for its first hydropower Chandra Giri Griha. It is the first hydropower in Nepal and the second hydropower in the whole of Asia. There are two caves in Pharping. One is called Asura cave, and another is Yanglesho. Then, we also explore the town. You get opportunities to interact with the local people from the village. We stay overnight in the monastery.
Drive to Pokhara from Pharping (264100 m/866469.816 ft)

Day 4 : Drive to Pokhara from Pharping (264100 m/866469.816 ft)

After you wake up, you will see the beautiful sunrise in Pharping. Then, we drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is the best place in Nepal to travel. The thakali food will make you stay here forever. You can also enjoy paragliding and see the beautiful views. You don't want to miss the sunrise in Sarangkot. The perfect sun rising will make it hard for you to believe this is an unrealistic painting of nature. Pokhara is one of the must-visit places in Nepal.
Pokhara Sightseeing

Day 5 : Pokhara Sightseeing

Today, we wake up early to visit Sarangkot. On the way, we enjoy the majestic view of Mountain Annapurna. It is a short journey from Pokhara to Sarangkot. It is a mainstream vacation location for the individuals who show up in Pokhara. Sarangkot is known for all-encompassing Himalayan perspectives on Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu. It additionally gives an extensive view of the city of Pokhara, from the outrageous north toward the south, as well as the Phewa Lake. Sightseers drive up the slope to watch the dawn from the view tower at the top. Lately, Sarangkot has been called outstanding amongst other paragliding areas in the world. We also visit the World Peace Pagoda, which is arranged on the slope. Japnese Nipponzan Myohoji Organization built it. The World Harmony Pagoda additionally gives you an all-encompassing perspective on the whole delightful valley. After finishing this, we head to the Buddha Mechanical Historical Center.
Drive to Lumbini (127000 m/416666 ft)

Day 6 : Drive to Lumbini (127000 m/416666 ft)

After breakfast, we will head to Lumbini, the origin of Lord Buddha. It will take around 6 hours by street. We bid farewell to the Himalayas in Pokhara and head toward all the more level terrains of Nepal's Terai. For the most part, the climate gets warm and damp in the fields except in the colder time of year. Lumbini is the significant Buddhist journey site – where Buddha was conceived. On the off chance that we arrive at Lumbini around nightfall, we can walk around the neighborhood market and look into the nearby way of life. We stay here overnight.
Explore Birthplace of Lord Buddha (Lumbini)

Day 7 : Explore Birthplace of Lord Buddha (Lumbini)

Lumbini is one of the world's significant strict, building, and recorded spots. We dedicate the present time to visit whatever number of places and destinations in Lumbini as could be allowed. It is a major region with landmarks, sanctuaries, and people of yore destinations making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a long history identified with Buddhism, and numerous records are as yet saved securely in the exhibition hall. Kapilvastu is a spot in Lumbini, where Buddha was brought into the world around them sixth century B.C. It is technically the last day of your tour.
Drive back to Kathmandu (255000 m/ 836614 ft)

Day 8 : Drive back to Kathmandu (255000 m/ 836614 ft)

After early morning breakfast, we drive our way back to Kathmandu. We head back to Kathmandu and celebrate our completion of the excursion. If you want to enjoy and explore the city even better, then this is the time. There is lots but idle time yet exchange messages with partners in crime and arrange the photographs. It is your last day in Kathmandu, and you should enjoy your last day in the city.
Departure from Kathmandu

Day 9 : Departure from Kathmandu

This day is not part of our trekking. Today you will fly back to your home and leave the city. You can also get ready for your next trip if you like. We will wish you the safest journey.

Equipment List

  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Walking-boots/shoes
  • Sandals

Useful Information

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in India and Nepal can be done any time of the year. However, for many factors, spring and autumn are considered the best to travel around. March marks the beginning of the spring and lasts till May in both Nepal and India. The days are sunny, clear, and stable.