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  • India Travel Boutique B-21, Winsten Park, Knowledge Park V Greater Noida-201306, India

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  • 11 Days / 12 Nights
  • DIWALI and DEV DIWALI in ONE and the DIVERSITY OF INDIA

Route: KATHMANDU (3N)-POKHARA (2N)-LUMBINI (2N)-CHITWAN NP (2N)-KATHMANDU (1N)

Date: You choose (between April and September)

Note: This itinerary is fully customizable as per your wish.

Our Buddha Circuit Tour is a tour made for pilgrims to visit the sacred monasteries and Stupas of Nepal. It is carefully designed to give you the most fulfilling experience. The main aim of this tour is to ensure that visitors can see the well-known and revered monasteries in Nepal, such as Lumbini, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath, and others. This trip starts in Kathmandu, the cultural city and capital of Nepal. In addition to visiting the Bouddhanath Stupa, Nepal’s largest stupa, and the 2,000-year-old Swyambhunath Stupa, located on a hill in Kathmandu, you will visit several of the Durbar Squares. The Durbar Squares are ancient Newari kingdoms, which are centuries old and boast admirable artistry and sculptures. UNESCO has listed all three Durbar Squares, the twin stupas – Swyambhunath and Boudhanath – and Lumbini as World Heritage Sites, as they are among the most treasured sites not only in Nepal but in the world. While in Kathmandu, you may wish to visit the Hindu Lord Shiva shrine located at the Pashupatinath Temple. The Buddha Circuit Tour is the top package bet to discover Buddhism and the numerous monuments located in Nepal. Even if you are not Buddhist, but are merely interested in the religion, this tour offers a wonderful opportunity to gain insight.

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  • ITB-Highlights:* Tharu Cultural Show
  • * Traditional Sari tying in a boutique in Kathmandu
  • * Classic Chai ceremony with a traditional Nepalese family
  • * Experience the colorful everyday life of Nepal
  • * Visiting a village school during the trip
  • * And little surprise programmes throughout the trip
  • Included in the Price:
    • Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis
    • American/Continental breakfast and dinner throughout the tour.
    • Fullboard in Chitwan National Park
    • Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice) throughout the tour.
    • All entrance fees to monuments during the sightseeing as mentioned above
    • Traditional welcome in the hotel.
    • All transfers on arrival and departure by ITB representative.
    • All transfers and sightseeing during the tour by air-conditioned car with driver.
  • Not included in the price:
    • All personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and beverages.
    • Camera fees (still or film).
    • Any airfare.
    • Unspecified meals etc.
    • Medical & Travel insurance.
    • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, train delays road blocks, natural calamity etc.
    • Anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Tour Plan

01

Day 1: International flight to Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu meeting and assistance upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight.
02

Day 02: in Kathmandu

After breakfast, we'll start our tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. The valley is full of history and culture and has 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We can explore these sites and try local food on the tour. You'll stay overnight in the hotel. Do you have any particular interests or preferences for the sites you want to see during the tour?

Meal Plan: B
03

Day 03: Kathmandu-Bhaktapur-Kathmandu

After breakfast in the morning, we will go to Changu Narayan Temple. It is the oldest temple in Nepal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We can explore the ancient Hindu temple and its museum, providing insights into its history. Following that, we will drive to Bhaktapur which is just 6 kilometers away. Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgoan, is our next location. Upon arrival, we will go on a tour of Bhaktapur's sights, such as Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square, and Pottery Square. These are some of the most popular attractions in Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an example of cultural preservation today. People here still follow traditions that are centuries-old, worship in typical Nepali temples, and protect Nepal's ancient architectural heritage. Despite the terrible earthquake, numerous temples have been reconstructed, and there is still plenty to explore and admire in Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu for overnight stay.

Meal Plan: B
04

Day 04: Kathmandu-Pokhara

After breakfast, we can embark on a 6-7 hour drive to Pokhara, which boasts stunning views en route.  Once we reach Pokhara town (at a height of 2,352 feet), we can admire stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, which are over 25,000 feet tall and located 20 miles away. There are no intervening ridges to spoil the view. We will spend the night at the hotel.

Meal Plan: B
05

Day 05: in Pokhara

After breakfast, we will ride to Sarangkot, a hill station in Pokhara that offers stunning views of the sunrise and mountains, including Annapurna Massif, Fishtail Mountain, Dhaulagiri range, and Manaslu. Then, we will explore Pokhara City, visiting Phewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Barahi Temple, Gupteshwor Cave, Davis Fall, and the Peace Pagoda. If we have enough time in Pokhara, we will participate in some of the exciting activities available: paragliding, zip-lining and bungee jumping. We will spend the night at a hotel.

Meal Plan: B
06

Day 06: Pokhara-Lumbini

After a leisurely breakfast, we will set off for Lumbini (the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam). The trip to Lumbini will last about 3-4 hours. Once we arrive, you'll be taken straight to your hotel in Lumbini, where you'll spend the night.

Meal Plan: B
07

Day 07: in Lumbini

Today we'll explore the sacred and traditional sites of Lumbini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini has huge spiritual and cultural importance. We'll tour different intriguing spots in Lumbini, containing Kapilbastu, the birth and childhood place of Lord Buddha.

Lumbini possesses 62 archaeological areas, each carrying particular historical and religious worth. During our trip, we'll visit significant Lord Buddha-related sites like Kudan, Ramagram Stupa, Sagarhawa, and some other notable places.

To Do list of today:

Sacred Garden:

The Sacred Garden was the place Buddha was conceived in 623 BC. The nursery is set apart by a marker stone, the careful spot where Buddha plunged during childbirth.

Ashoka Pillar:

Emperor Ashoka raised this stone column to denote the birth spot of Buddha, very nearly 800 years after Buddha was conceived. The column conveys engraving in pali content.

Lumbini Museum and Lumbini Research Center:

These two are situated within a couple of meters of one another. The exhibition hall has a significant assortment of original Buddhist copies, models, and coins from the fourth century. The Research Center is currently being created as an information store to help researchers, scientists, understudies, and pioneers just as explorers. More than 12,000 books on religion, theory, art, and architecture are safeguarded in the middle.

Puskarni or Mayadevi Pond:

Puskar Pond is just in front of the Mayadevi Temple. The lake is viewed as hallowed since Queen Mayadevi scrubbed down here before bringing forth Buddha.

Tilaurankot, Kudan, Gothihawa, Niglihawa, Devdaha, and Sagarhawa are other significant places around Lumbini. Meal Plan: B
08

Day 8: Lumbini-Chitwan NP

The day's journey begins with a 3-hour drive covering 90km distance to reach Chitwan. We will spend the remainder of the day discovering Chitwan's attractions. Chitwan National Park, which is one of Nepal's heritage sites and the oldest national park. The park is home to rare and endangered one-horned rhinoceroses, elephants, and tigers. You can experience an elephant ride or go on a nature walk through the tall elephant grass.

Once we arrive in Chitwan, we will go to our hotel for check-in. Later that evening, we have planned some thrilling activities. We'll have the chance to witness the Tharu Cultural performance and experience the local culture firsthand. Moreover, we'll head to the riverside to witness the stunning sunset views. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even join in the lively Tharu stick dance. You will spend the night at a resort.

If you prefer departing later in the day from Lumbini, morning offers more opportunity to see Lumbini. Spend the night in a hotel located in Chitwan.
09

Day 9: Game Safari in Chitwan NP

Chitwan National Park is a place of great biodiversity and has been designated as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Today, we have an exciting day planned, where we will explore its natural wonders.

We will start the day with a hearty breakfast and then embark on a series of thrilling jungle activities. The highlight will be the jungle safari, taking us deep into the national park to see the diverse wildlife that call this place home. We'll spot different kinds of animals, rare birds, and rich greenery as we venture through the park.

A distinctive activity in Chitwan is bathing with elephants. By joining in and aiding their refreshing bath, you'll get up close and personal with these affectionate behemoths. It's an unforgettable experience with these splendid creatures.

We'll also explore BishHajarTaal, a stunning lake that's famous among the natives. You can appreciate the peaceful environment and observe the beauty of nature.

We have an exciting day planned in Chitwan filled with enjoyable activities to keep you occupied from morning until evening. Once we finish exploring, we will return to our hotel for a tranquil and restful overnight stay.

Meal Plan: B
10

Day 10: Chitwan NP-Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will travel by car from Chitwan to Kathmandu, a journey which will take you approximately five hours to complete. Beautiful mountain views, lush green countryside, rice terraces and locals going about their daily lives will be seen during the drive. Later in the evening there will be a celebratory dinner together. You will spend the night at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal Plan: B
11

Day 11: Flight back home

Morning breakfast at the hotel.

Our representative will be at your hotel to help you leave, making sure the process is easy and trouble-free. Remember, it's advisable to reach the airport three hours in advance of your flight's scheduled departure time to complete all necessary check-ins and security procedures.

Bon Voyage and hope to meet you again! Namaste

IMPORTANT:

If you have any interests or preferences for the sites you want to see during the tour, let us know. We would be happy to pack it in, if possible.

B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

D = Dinner

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