Visiting southern regions of Nepal,Lumbini the birth place of Buddha, across Bihar and into the east of Uttar Pradesh are the lands where the Buddha was born, lived, walked, meditated, fasted, attained enlightenment, preached and ultimately attained Paranirvana and visiting Dharmasala where Dalai lama and tibetan Buddhism is the major attarction of this tour.
Lumbini to Dharmashala tour is designed for you to visit some or all of the relevant sites connected to the Buddha’s life. In this Buddhist cultural tour we visit many Buddhist cultural places, monasteries in Kathmandu and continue to Lumbini, Southern regions of Nepal where the Buddha was born, lived, walked, meditated, fasted, attained enlightenment, preached and ultimately attained Paranirvana.
In Amritsar you will visit Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. In Dharamshala, Home of the Dalai Lama the visit includes Tibetan Medical and Astrology (Mentseekhang), Tibetan Government / Parliament in exile (Kashag), Namgyal Monastery Main Temple (Tsulakhang), Gyuto Monastery (Sidhbari), Norbulingka (Institute of Tibetan Culture), Tibetan Library and Archive and Tibetan Children’s Village.
There is nowhere to surpass this wonderful experience countries like Nepal and India where religious and spiritual diversity and you are reminded of what a great geographical, historical and religious nation these are. Temples, Mausoleums, Monasteries, Mountains, Forts, Mahatma Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Buddha, the Ganges. The list is endless. This trip leads you to visit all the Buddhist Pilgrimage sites whilst taking in the more familiar tourist attractions of Amritsar Golden Temple and the Stunning Taj Mahal. To the North-West in Himachal Pradesh lies the seat of the Tibetan government in exile and the home to the Dalai Lama. To the east lies the Buddha country, Bodh Gaya, where he attained enlightenment, Sarnath and the Deer Park, Rajgir, Vulture Peak and the Nalanda University ruins.
All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.
Duration: 22 Days
Price: $1700 USD
Destination: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Dharmashala, Delhi
Average Hiking: 5-7 hrs/day
Best Season: Anytime
Starting Point: kathmandu
Ending Point: Delhi
Geography: Countryside, Forests, Lake, Mid hills, Rivers, Towns, cultural city, unique culture, villages
Min. Group Size: 2
Program Type: Guided Cultural Tour
Special Interest: senior tours, single tour, tradition, villages, research, photography, Life style, Luxury Tourism, Spirituality, Culture, Ethnic People, Family travel, exploration
Day 01 :Arrival meeting at Kathmandu International Airport, transfers to hotel
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03 : Visit Boudhanath, Kapan Monastery and Swayambhunath
Day 04 : Drive to Pokhara and stay overnight there
Day 05 : Pokhara sightseeing
Day 06 :Pokhara sight eeing
Day 07 :Drive to Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha
Day 08-09 : Lumbini Excursion
Day 10 : Lumbini to Sravasti
Day 11 :Sravasti to Kushinagar
Day 12 :Kushinagar – Vaishali – Patna
Day 13 :Patna – Rajgir – Nalanda – Bodhgaya
Day 14 :Bodhgaya
Day 15 :Bodhgaya – Sarnath - Varanasi
Day 16 :Drive to Dharmashala
Day 17-19 : Dharmashala
Day 20 : Drive to Delhi
Day 21 : Visit Agra
Day 22 :Final Departure from Delhi
If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.
We can organize this activity anytime. However, going during 22 is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|17 December 201817.12.2018||07 January 201907.01.2019||$1700 USD||Book|
|24 December 201824.12.2018||14 January 201914.01.2019||$1700 USD||Book|
|31 December 201831.12.2018||21 January 201921.01.2019||$1700 USD||Book|
|07 January 201907.01.2019||28 January 201928.01.2019||$1700 USD $1445 USD||Book|
|14 January 201914.01.2019||04 February 201904.02.2019||$1700 USD $1445 USD||Book|
|21 January 201921.01.2019||11 February 201911.02.2019||$1700 USD $1445 USD||Book|
|28 January 201928.01.2019||18 February 201918.02.2019||$1700 USD $1445 USD||Book|
|04 February 201904.02.2019||25 February 201925.02.2019||$1700 USD $1445 USD||Book|
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.
Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist visa extension facility:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.
Although every guide on your trip carries a comprehensive medical kit, it is advisable to bring a small supply of first aid items for your own personal use. Base your kit on the following list, plus any special medications you may require:
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.
Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Equipment list for day tours
Usually you should need these things while you are in Nepal with you for a cultural day tours, day hiking or short village tours around Kathmandu or Pokhara.