Buddhism is one of the religions deeply embedded in Nepalese culture and custom. Swayambhu Purana mentions previous Buddhas like Vipassi visited and meditated in Nepal. According to the Asoka pillar found on various sites, Kakusandha and Konagama Buddhas were also born in Kapilavastu in Southern Nepal, hometown of historical Sakyamuni Gutam Buddha.
It is generally believed that The Buddha and his follower monks visited Nepal on several occasions during his life time. 300 years after his passing away , Emperor Asoka of India visited Nepal and built pillars in various sacred Buddhist sites like Lumbini (the Buddha's birth place), and Kapilavastu (the Buddha's hometown). He also built four stupas on four corners of perimeters of Patan which are still well preserved to commemorate his visit to Kathmandu valley in 250 BC (Holy Places of Buddhism in Nepal & India by Majupurias).
One of the Emperor's daughters Charumati Bhikshuni visited Nepal and propagated the Buddha’s teaching. She also built the Charumati monastery where she spent the rest of her life. Buddhism flourished in Nepal during this period.
In modern day Nepal we can find various type of Buddhism practiced. Such as: Vajrayana,Mahayana and Tharavada.
Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel O/N at Hotel
Today is dedicated to a visit to Swoyambhunath Temple, then white Gumba from there you can see all Kathmandu valley then we will drive Boudhanath for a taste of Buddhism, circumambulating the huge stupa of Bodhnath along with the fervent devotees. O/N at Hotel
Namobuddha is situated at an elevation of 1750m. It is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage which lies about 38 kilometers east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site which signifies the place where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered himself to a starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a very nice stone slab and depicted right next to a holy Stupa.
An early morning breakfast and drive to airport and fly to Bhairahawathen continue tour toLumbini is the World Heritage Site listed by UNESCO an exceptional cultural importance to the world. After lunch, excursion to the birthplace of Lord Buddha
(Maya Devi Temple), Visit to Eastern Monastic Zone (Vihar of Royal Thai
(Thailand), Myanmar Monastery (Myanmar), Eternal Peace Flame, O/N at Hotel
After Breakfast drive via Tansen palpa to Pokhara Check in Hotel Visit around Pokhara Lake, boating to Barahi temple in the middle of lake. O/N at Hotel On B/B basis.
Wake up early morning and drive to Sarangkot to see sunrise over the majestic Himalayan range but weather should permit then noon time visit to Peace stupa then drive to airport and fly back to Kathmandu O/N at Hotel.
Departure transfer to airport
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