- Total Duration:10
- Start Point:kathmandu
- End Point:kathmandu
- Trip Grade:Easy
- Accommodation:comfortable lodges
- Transportation:flight/ cars
- Max Group Size:2-15 pax
- Best Time:spring and fall
Hinduism and Buddhism are the major religions in Nepal and most of South Asia. The unique multicultural nation of Nepal is a melting pot of different faiths which coexist peacefully. On that note let us take a look at the places that we would be visiting too, which highlights the Hinduism and Buddhism cultures.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu’s Durbar square was where the city’s king was once crowned and legitimized, and from where they ruled. as such the square remains the traditional heart of the old town.at the southern end of the durbar square is one of the most curious attraction in Nepal, the Kumari Chowk. This guided cage contains the Raj Kumari, a girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga.
Resting on a hillock 3 km west of Kathmandu, Soyambunath is one of the holiest Buddhist chaityas in Nepal. It is also known as the monkey temple. One can find peace and prayers in this little hillock. According to Soyambu Purana, the entire valley was once filled with an enormous lake, out of which grew a lotus. The valley came to be known as Soyambu, meaning self-created. It is a good place to catch panoramic views of the city.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu valley in Nepal and a center of fine art and Buddhist and Hindu culture. This ancient city is a treasure trove of unusual architecture and exquisite are values. It is a monumental area packed with ancient monuments, temples, and shrines. It is believed that the great emperor Ashoka visited the place in 250 B.C and built five Buddhist stupa’s, four at four different corners of Patan and one at the center. It is best known for its rich cultural heritage, traditional arts, and crafts.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The Bhaktapur durbar square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgoan, which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. The holy god Shiva temple, the mini Pashupati, is believed to be built right in front of the palace which was constructed by King Jitamitra Malla and was home to royalty until 1769.
Pashupatinath temple is a famous and sacred Hindu complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati river. The most famous Lord Shiva temple.A place of incredible true spiritual experience.it holds ancient infrastructures made by old kings. Every day thousands of devotees from Nepal, India and various parts of the world visit the holy temple to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. It is a place where you would love to visit again and again for peace of mind.
The Buddhist stupa of Boudha stupa dominates the skyline, it is one of the largest unique structure’s stupas in the world. The stupa is said to Entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha which keeps an eye out in every direction. For hundreds of years, the Boudhanath stupa has stood as a beacon of Buddhist beliefs. People from different places come to make offerings or just to see one of the spectacular Buddhist sites in the world.
The pilgrimage site of Namo Buddha is about forty kilometers from Boudhanath stupa. It is located on slightly elevated land, it is a pleasant and out-of-the-way place. The landscape below resembles an eight-Pete led lotus, and the sky above has the form of a wheel with nine spokes. In the woods below the stupa, a little spring gives what is known as blessed water. About a fifteen-minute walk up from the stupa, one can visit the place where the prince offered his body in great generosity.
Pokhara is Nepal’s number one adventure and leisure city, a trekking gateway to the Annapurna’s with plenty of entertainment for individual travelers as well as families with kids. Pokhara will overwhelm you with one of the greatest photo spots in the world. There are many activities to do in the city. One may enjoy boating, reading books observing the serenity of nature or enjoy a couple of drinks or may simply enjoy sightseeing or cycling around the city.
Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site. it is the place where according to Buddhist tradition queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama. Gautama, who achieved enlightenment sometime around 528 BCE, became the Buddha and founded Buddhism. The site is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage Center, where the archaeological remains associated with the birth of lord buddha from a central feature.
Hinduism and Buddhism are the major religions in Nepal and most of south Asia. The unique multicultural nation of Nepal is a melting pot of different faiths which coexist peacefully.
After arriving to Kathmandu airport one of our office representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer to hotel.
We will began our tour by visiting to the kings palaces, temples, and monuments. We will first visit to Kathmandu durbar square, then Soyambunath temple and Patan.
today we will be visiting to Pashupatinath temple, Bhaktapur durbar square and Boudhanath stupa.
Dhulikhel is a municipality in kavrepalan chowk. Two major highways passes through Dhulikhel. From Dhulikhel we will trek to Namo Buddha an old Buddhist pilgrimage. It is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage.
After visiting Namo Buddha we will again be driving back to Kathmandu airport and fly to Pokhara for further tours.
Pokhara is a city with lots of amazing activities to do. We will be doing a sightseeing tour of Pokhara. At Pokhara we can do many interesting things like hiking, cycling, paragliding, and many more.
Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site. It is the place where queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama. Lumbini has a various number of old temples and new temples.
On this day we will do a full day sightseeing tour of Lumbini. We will visit to mayadevi temple, and other temples. You can learn a lot about the Buddhism and lord Buddha.
Lumbini tour will be our last destination. And today we will fly back to Kathmandu . Afternoon at leisure.
The final day. You will be dropped back to the Kathmandu airport for your flight home.