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Lumbini to Dharmashala Tour

  • 22 Days
  • Easy
  • $1700 USD
 Lumbini to Dharmashala Tour - Bodh Gaya tour India

Trip highlights

 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.

Trip facts

Duration: 22 Days

Grade: Easy

Price: $1700 USD

Destination: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Dharmashala, Delhi

Accommodation: Hotel

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

Detailed itinerary

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:

Start End Price
15.04.2024 06.05.2024$1700 USD Book
22.04.2024 13.05.2024$1700 USD Book
29.04.2024 20.05.2024$1700 USD Book
06.05.2024 27.05.2024$1700 USD Book
13.05.2024 03.06.2024$1700 USD Book
20.05.2024 10.06.2024$1700 USD Book
27.05.2024 17.06.2024$1700 USD Book
03.06.2024 24.06.2024$1700 USD $1445 USD Book

Travel insurance

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.

Nepal Visa

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:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 25
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 100

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:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January - December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.

Dos and Donts:

  • A tourist may stay in Nepal up to 150 days in a visa year.
  • A tourist must extend his/her visa before expiry of the visa validity period. A tourist who does not comply with these regulations may be liable of fine and other prosecution as provided in Immigration Act and Rules.
  • A foreigner having obtained tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or without receiving remuneration.
  • A foreigner shall not be allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose s/he has obtained the visa.

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:

  1. Insect repellent.
  2. Antiseptic cream.
  3. Sun/face cream and lip screen.
  4. Throat lozenges or hard candies.
  5. Anti-diarrhoeal drug
  6. Anti-protozoan. (Flagyl). Ask your doctor.
  7. Antibiotics. A broad-spectrum antibiotic. Please ask your doctor.
  8. Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol - for headaches etc.
  9. Moleskin or Second Skin for blisters.
  10. Diamox. Already discussed.
  11. Re-hydration salts. A small tub of Gatorade powder mix is a good idea.
  12. Multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.
  13. Iodine-based water purification tablets.

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.


  Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
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.

  • Tetanus: An updated booster shot every 10 years is recommended.
  • Typhoid: This series is now available in pill form and provides 5 years of coverage.
  • Hepatitis (A): The Hepatitis A Vaccine (commonly called Havrix) is highly effective and provides 10 years coverage.
  • Hepatitis (B): The Hepatitis B Vaccine is recommended for long term travelers and those in the health care profession. Twinrix is a combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Meningitis A+C: This vaccination is now recommended for Nepal. Each shot provides three years of coverage.
  • Rabies Vaccine: Recommended for long term travelers but optional for tourists.
  • Cholera: The risk of cholera to the foreign traveler or resident in Nepal is still minimal.
  • Yellow Fever: Yellow fever is not a disease risk in Nepal and is only required if arriving from a country where yellow fever is present.
  • Diamox: A number of studies have consistently shown that the controlled taking of Diamox (Acetazolamide) can be effective in reducing some of the symptoms of AMS (acute mountain sickness). We would recommend that you ask your doctor to provide you with a small supply of Diamox (12 x 250mg tablets).

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.

  • Pick-up and drop-off from your Hotel by Car or Bus
  • Licensed and trained tour guide
  • Transportation to and from trailhead
  • All necessary documents and permits for tour (where applicable)
  • National Park/Conservation/ world heritage sites entry permit
  • Insurance, medication, and equipment for staff
  • Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your insurance plan)

What is not included

  • Travel/tour insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Rescue charge
  • Drinks (cold and alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade or any other unexpected circumstances.
  • any other expenses which is not mentioned in included section.

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.

  • Day back pack
  • Nepalese Money
  • Passport
  • Address book
  • Walking Boots
  • T shirts
  • Fleece 
  • Sun-hat
  • Walking Trousers
  • Towel 
  • Wash Gear (compact) 
  • Sun Block
  • Sandals 
  • Shorts 
  • First Aid pack + any extra medication
  • Glasses
  • Sun Glasses
  • Digital Camera + extra batteries + charger & leads 
  • Mobile Phone (Buy Local SIM card) 
  • Battery chargers for above
  • Small Padlock
  • Water Bottle
  • Water Purifier 
  • Pocket knife
  • Head Torch
  • Trekking Pole(s)
  • Guidebook / Maps
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof / Windproof Jacket
  • An Umbrella 
  • Insect repellent cream
  • Personal toiletries
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Personal toiletries

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