Buddhist Religious Tour

Musical Adventure Trekking 9 Days Buddhist cultural tour will let you explore must important Buddhist sites of Nepal with driving and flying. Namely Lumbini, Namo Buddha, Maratika Cave, Kapan, Bouddhanath stupa, Pharping, Swayambhunath stupa md Thupten Choling monastery at lap of Himalayas.

Nepal, the Himalayan country has number of Buddhist people which take second places in Nepal with having 11% of total population. At the present Buddhist population spread across the country and practicing Buddhism in sacred Buddhist sites like Gompa, stupa,chorten,chaitya and monasteries. As Hundreds of monasteries and stupa’s are located everywhere in Kathmandu valley namely Pharping, Kapan, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, white gumba and Namo Buddha. Then Haleshi/Maratika cave and Thupten Choling monastery are set at lap of Himalayas and birth places of lord Buddha is at southern Nepal of Lumbini. Nepal, country with peace and harmony is best places for practicing Buddhism, meditation, yoga and retreat for Buddhist teacher that’s why time to time different Buddhist master like Padmaswambhava, Naropa, Tilopa, Milarep and Prince Ngingdui Tshenpo have done meditation throughout Nepal.

Buddhist Cultural Tour Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,429 Ft)
Day 02:
Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kapan, Bauddha & Swayambhunath)
Day 03:
Fly to Phaplu then drive to Thupten choling Monastery (2,620 m & 3-4hrs drive)
Day 04:
Rest & Meditation at monastery
Day 05:
Thupten Choling to Halesi (1,130 m & 5-6hrs drive)
Day 06:
Halesi to Namo Buddha (1,759 m & 6hrs drive)
Day 07:
Fly to Bhairawa then drive to Lumbini
Day 08:
Fly back to Kathmandu and shopping
Day 09:
Departure

Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern, which we provide you. Trek itinerary can be modified according to your interest, time and requirements. The trip cost will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provides us your details for a customized program.

Notes: We arrange transportation according to group sizes private car, jeep, and bus with complitely veg meals

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, you will be received by representative of Musical Adventure Trekking at arrival gate. Then you will be driven to Thamel, touristic hub convenient area for tourist. First check-in hotel then after taking rest whistling around Thamel. You can have leisure time and group meeting at 7pm.

Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Explore Buddhist site in Kathmandu valley (Kapan Monastery, Bouddhanath stupa and Swayambunath)

The day will begins after buffet breakfast at hotel, first drive to Swayambhunath temple, it is must ancient Buddhist shrine in Kathmandu with golden spire crowning conical. The monkey temple is great view point to see wider Kathmandu valley with towering mountains in far distance. After that drive continuous to Kapan Monastery, it situated on top of hill with long parallel ridge and occupied by monastery and visitor are welcomed to explore the monastery. The foreigner are allow do meditation and yoga. Now the journey onward to Boudhanath which literally pronounce little Tibet as well. The largest white painted Buddhist stupa in main highlight of the Bouddha, repeatedly devotees taking around the stupa with praying wheel, counting Tibetan beads on hand and prostitution on bottom of dome. Dozens of colorful Tibetan monasteries around here.

Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Fly to Phaplu then drive to Thupten Choling Monastery (2,620 m & 2-3 hrs drive)

The 30 minute mountain flight will drop-us at Phaplu and it presets panoramic view of northern Himalayan range. The mountain terrain is have Buddhist flavor and habitants by Sherpa and other indigenous people. Off-road drive begins from Phaplu on beautiful pristine landscapes and passing villages to Jun besi. The drive resume uphill on the green meadow and bushes to Thupten Choling. Around 1000 monks and nuns are practicing Buddhism in the monastery.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 04: Rest & Meditation at monastery

After breakfast at hotel, short trek to monastery and spend full day at Monastery with doing meditation and ritual.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 05: Thupten Chholing to Halesi (1,130 m & 5-6 hrs drive)

We leave early morning from Thupten Choling, off-road drive to Phaplu after that smooth drive goes descend to River then drive ascend through Sherpa village and pass Patale viewpoint. If the weather permitted can see Everest Himalayan range from Patale. Drive resume on good condition road to Okhaldunga capital and again up and down drive reach to Danda before Ghumi Bazaar. Now I leave Sagarmatha highway and take east road with getting down on the Milky River. Now the drive on uphill with sights of hilly train to Halesi.Halesi and Maratika Cave, is important Buddhist pilgrimage spot in the world where Amitabha Buddha taught mantra. In 8th century Buddhist teacher Padmasambhava did spiritual meditation and then preacher Buddhism to local for 3 months.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 06: Halesi to Namo Buddha (1,759 m & 7hrs drive)

Drive onward to Kathmandu and we break night 45 kilometer before Kathmandu, places called Namo Buddha. The road condition is much better than previous, first drive doen to Koshi River then drive continuous along the river on Banepa Bardibas highway. Noma Buddha is big complex with colorful Tibetan monasteries. The complex is divided into the guesthouse, main praying temple and study. Nomu Buddha was found many years ago by previous Buddha where Buddha was doing ritual meditation. Mother of 5 babies' starved tigress appear in front of his meditation cave then Buddha himself start to flesh his body to hungry tigress then that tigress breast to babies. Still we can see that cave west site of Noma Buddha complex. From here you will see fiery sunset on Himalayas and steamy flatter Palanchowk valley.

Overnight at hotel

Day 07: Fly to Bhairawa then drive to Lumbini

After breakfast 45 km drive to domestic terminal of TIA then 45 minute flight will brings us southern slope of Nepal, Lumbini. Lumbini also listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites since 1997 because of carrying history of Lord Buddha and architectural of date back. Lumbini is the places where Lord Buddha took his birth in 563 BCE. As soon as arrive Bhairawa airport, we drive to following places namely Tilaurakot, Ramgram Stupa and Kundan. All these places is related to with Lord Buddha. Before dinner visit to Japanese monastery and participate at evening praying.

Overnight at hotel

Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu and Shopping

After breakfast visiting Lumbini complex where you will see Maya Devi temple, Ashoka Pillar, Bodhi tree, Maya devi pond, Korean monastery, Chinese temple, German temple, Royal Thai temple, Golden Pagoda, Nepal temple, etc. After visiting complex drive back to Bhairawa airport and then fly back to Kathmandu.

Overnight at hotel

Day 09: Departure

If you have flight is afternoon or evening, we will take you to Pharping, the historical places where Guru Padmasambhaca had done meditations onway to Tibet. Then as your international flight schedule transfer to airport.

Cost Includes:

  • International and domestic airport pick-up and drop-off service
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with entrance fees and private transportation
  • Kathmandu to Phaplu by mountain flight together with guide
  • Phaplu to Thupten Choling Gomba by four wheel private drive
  • Thupten Choling Gomba to Haleshi Cave by private jeep drive
  • Haleshi Cave to Namo Buddha by Jeep drive
  • Namo Buddha to Kathmandu by private jeep
  • Kathmandu – Bhairawa – Kathmandu by flight together with guide
  • Lumbini sightseeing by private transportation according to groups size
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu on BB base
  • Basic accommodation at Haleshi and Thupten Chholing monastery on full board
  • 1 nights deluxe accommodation at Lumbini on MAP base
  • 1 Night deluxe accommodation at Namo Buddha monastery on full board
  • Three meals a day (breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks)
  • All the government tax and services charge

Cost Excludes

  • All the Mineral water, hard and soft drinks.
  • Travel insurance, should cover emergency evacuation such a helicopter
  • Personal expense laundry, internet, telephone etc
  • Tips for guide and porters.

Note: Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as ROAD BLOCKAGE due to landslides, FLIGHT DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS due to weather or technical problems, ACCIDENTS. We arrange transportation according to group sizes private car, jeep, and bus. For Indian customer, we will provides pure veg with flavor of north Indian and south India meals.


Extended Trips

Chitwan Jungle Safari (2N/3D)
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Bardia National Park (3N/4D)
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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (3N/4D)
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Trisuli River Rafting (1D)
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