The Melting Pot Of Hinduism And Buddhism

Based on 5 Reviews
  • Destination:Nepal
  • 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

Overview

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.

Soyambunath Temple

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

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.

Boudhanath Stupa

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.

Namo Buddha

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

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

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.

Detail Itinerary

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.

Nepal Poon hill trek and city tour

For anyone considering doing a Nepal tour, we highly recommend Binoy Rai, the owner of Mystic Himalaya Trekking and Expedition. We were really impressed by the efficiency, courtesy and the caring attitude demonstrated by Binoy in handling all our questions in such an easy manner. We highly recommend them for any future travelling prospects.
juanofdbucketliz,
Philippines

EBC 2018 – Amazing

I completed the Everest Base Camp trek with my wife and two great friends in October 2018. The trip was amazing with some of the best scenery on the planet. The Nepalese people are wonderful and so welcoming to visitors. Our trip and itinerary was perfectly put together by Binoy and the team at Mystic Himalaya and the trek superbly guided by Chogyal. This was my second EBC trek organized by Binoy and we’re already planning our return in 2020 to explore the Annapurna region. I highly recommend Mystic Himalaya Trekking and look forward to my next trek with them.
549scottw,
Sunshine Coast, Australia

Amazeballs

After my husband's 12 years of incessant nagging, I finally agreed to trek to Everest Base Camp. Having kept in contact with Binoy from his last trek 16 years ago, we had the privilege of trekking with Mystic Himalaya. The professionalism and care shown by the Mystic team was outstanding. From the moment we were picked up from the airport, to the moment we were dropped back, we were completely taken care of. Everything was so well organised, and our trekking crew, Chogyal, Pemba, Buddhi and Sujan were fantastic, every step of the way. We will definitely be back.
TryhardTravelBug,

Wonderful trip to Nepal

We recently went on a trek and tour with Mystic Himalaya Trekking. It was one of the most adventurous and fun trips we have ever been on. One of the owners and our trekking guide named Binoy was the absolute best. I can’t even begin to say how informative he was about the area and how he attended to our every need. He has his own personal crew that hauled our bags and they cooked all our meals. They were so delicious. I would recommend anyone considering going on a trek to Nepal to check them out. I can’t imagine anyone else could be better than they were. Thanks for a memorable and amazing trip.
Brad and Vicki Godfrey,

Absolutely the best Nepal Guides

My son and I had the privilege of trekking with Pranoy and Pemba in the Mustang district, and it was an amazing experience. What sets the Mystic Himalaya experience above other treks is the depth of cultural knowledge and history that the guides have to offer. In addition to breathtaking scenery, we got a fascinating look at the history, architecture, and culture of that region, presented by a guide who is articulate and very well-educated in his field. And let's talk about logistics. We managed to hit the tail end of the monsoon season and got a LOT of rain. With limited time (only one week), our Plan A was to fly to Jomsom and start trekking there. Since planes weren't flying (and didn't for 3 more days), Pranoy got us a driver. We drove for a day and were halted by a massive landslide. Pranoy came up with a new itinerary, and we got some spectacular hiking on our way to Jomsom. With each new "obstacle," Pranoy came up with a new plan and we had a superb trek. We were joking that we went through Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, etc. and were on Plan E by the end. Every bit of it was gorgeous and a lot of fun! With all of those changes, we felt safe and extremely well cared-for. Food was excellent -- supervised and sometimes prepared by Pemba. Accommodations were very comfortable and exceeded expectations. Best of all, Pranoy stayed in constant communication with locals and other guides to ensure our safety every step of the way. With this team, you are working with real professionals that have guided for National Geographic. I wouldn't trek with anyone else -- they are the best!
Lisa,

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