Visit Holy Buddhist pilgrimage sites, ancient stupas and prostrating pilgrims. Spin prayer wheels, listen to collective chants and observe burning lamps. Visit monasteries and meet local monks.
There are hundreds of Buddhists monasteries in Nepal, so we will visit the four most significant monasteries in the area including Kapan Monastery and Boudhanatah where you can explore real Buddhist practices and tradition. Buddhists believe that they can achieve enlightenment through the direct understanding and the perception of dependent origination and the Four Noble Truths. The ultimate goal of Buddhism is the attainment of the sublime state of Nirvana, by practicing the Noble Eightfold Path (also known as the Middle Way).
The behavior of the people adopting Buddhist culture has manifested in a distinct way. The influence of the six paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism is visible in their action, speech and thinking. Qualities of observing Dana, Shila, Kshanti, Virya, Dhyana and Prajna are given preference in their value system. The greatest value is laid on the perfection of Prajna, the ultimate wisdom.
Nepal is famous for Buddhist art and architecture, paintings, scriptures, woodworks, metal works which reflect the Buddhist thoughts and way of life. Almost all the usable things contain some kind of art that reflects the Buddhist teachings.
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.
Program Type: Guided Cultural Tour, One Day Tour
Duration: 1 Day
Price: $65 USD
Price Details: $30 USD/Day for a tour guide
Destination: Kathmandu Valley
Starting Point: Kathmandu
Average Hiking: 2-3 hrs/day
Min. Group Size: 1
Best Season: Anytime
Geography: Towns, unique culture
Special Interest: Culture, Ethnic People, Lifestyle, Luxury Tourism, Photography, Spirituality, Tradition, architecture, exploration, photography, history, research, single tour, Family travel
Day 01 : Visit Swayambhunath-Monkey temple, Boudhanath and Kapan Monastery area
We pick up from hotel and visit these Buddhist cultural sites by car or bus and our guide explains about the Buddhism culture, tradition, history. This type of Buddhist cultural day tour will take about 5-8 hours which depends on clients's interest.
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 Guided Cultural Tour, One Day Tour is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|24 September 201724.09.2017||24 September 201724.09.2017||$65 USD||Book|
|01 October 201701.10.2017||01 October 201701.10.2017||$65 USD||Book|
|08 October 201708.10.2017||08 October 201708.10.2017||$65 USD||Book|
|15 October 201715.10.2017||15 October 201715.10.2017||$65 USD||Book|
|22 October 201722.10.2017||22 October 201722.10.2017||$65 USD||Book|
|29 October 201729.10.2017||29 October 201729.10.2017||$65 USD||Book|
|05 November 201705.11.2017||05 November 201705.11.2017||$65 USD||Book|
|12 November 201712.11.2017||12 November 201712.11.2017||$65 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.
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.