Himalayan Experience Trek

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21 days Nepal / India Footage of Lord Buddha

Each year Thousands of people from all over the world, especially from Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Russia, Sri Lanka, Burma India and Tibet (China) coming for this pilgrimage tours. The Pilgrimage is for a good Karma for your future, happiness, joyful and unforgettable memories with your families and friends. In Buddhist tradition there are four major pilgrimage sites of Lord Buddha. Which you can visit at Nepal and India, which is called the footage of Lord Buddha. Buddhism from all over the world if you are lucky, wish to visit these Holy places once at your lifetime. Which is one of the most interesting and memorable pilgrims for you.

1. Lumbini: the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, situated in Lumbini, west Nepal.

2. Bodhgaya: where Siddhartha Gautam meditated and enlightened, situated in Bihar, India.

3. Sarnath: where Buddha preached his first five disciples, situated in Uttar Pradesh, India.

4. Kushinagar: where Buddha Mahaparinirvana (pass away) is situated in Uttar Pradesh, India.

During this pilgrimage tours you can visit different holy sites as itinerary, learn about the Dharma of Lord Buddha Sakya Muni and many monuments, stupas, old ruins (walls) at Lumbini, Kapilvastu, Sarnath, Shravasti, Nalanda, Rajgir and Kushinagar from Buddha’s time. Among those many destroyed on the 12th century by Mahamud Khilji aTurkeys Muslim.

From Lumbini drive to India’s different holy places. During the trip daily accommodation at tourist standard hotel with twin sharing basic, all the meals (breakfast / lunch /dinner) as a fixed menu at the tourist standard restaurant, to save the time for lunch, we provide pack lunch (picnic) with tea, coffee or juice and fresh fruits. All the stories about the holy places your lama guide will explain you in detail. If someone needs your language translator we can provide your request.

Best months for pilgrimage September to April
Duration and Trip 21 days package trip.
Group size Min. 4 Max. 38 persons.

Daily Itinerary:

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport, our representative will welcome you with the flowers, drive to the star hotel as your booking, welcome drinks at the reception check in the room. Dinner at your hotel’s restaurant our tour manager will brief you about pilgrimage tours and other necessary information.

After breakfast, your pilgrim lama guide will pick you up at your resident or hotel a short drive to Swayambhu, which is the oldest Buddhist stupa in the world, built 2,500 years ago. Visit around the stupa, offering the butter lamps, from Swayambhu you can see a very clear view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Bhoudha biggest Buddhist stupa in the world, built in the late 15th or early 16th century. Around Boudha there are several Buddhist monasteries. Visit around the stupa and different monasteries. After lunch drive out of the valley to Sankhu. As Buddhist religion called ‘Thuti Gyachu’ the local name called Vajra Yogini. Which is a very Holy site for both Buddhist and Hindus, your lama guide will explain about the pilgrim site and different meditation caves. After visiting all these pilgrimage sites back to the hotel.

After breakfast, your lama guide will pick you up at the hotel, about 23 km. drive to Pharping (Yang la si) out of Kathmandu valley. Where you will visit the pilgrimage sites of Guru Rinpoche’s cave, Ashura cave and monasteries, worship at holy cave, offering prayer flags on the hill, after all drive back to Patan for lunch. After lunch, visit Patan Durbar square, Thousands Buddha stupa and Golden temple. Your lama guide will explain about the pilgrim sites. After visiting all these pilgrimage sites, drive back to the hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, your lama guide will pick you up at the hotel, drive about 13 km. to Bhaktapur city, and visit Dolma Sumjin, one of the secret Dolma (Tara) at Nepal. From Bhaktapur drive 30 km. to Namo Buddha (Takma Lu jin) visit the holy stupa and monastery, worship at a holy place and offer prayer flags. Lunch at the Monastery with the Lamas, after lunch, drive back Guru Rinpoche’s meditation cave at Tyamal, visit the holy cave. Your lama guide will explain about the pilgrim site and stupa. After visiting all these pilgrimage sites back to the hotel at Dhulikhel.

After breakfast, drive to Maratika (Halesi) about 270km. takes about 6 hours, lunch stops on the way. Afternoon you will arrive at Halesi check in the room, Evening to stretch your body walking around the holy cave, dinner at the same hotel.

Early morning after bed tea walk to worship at Guru Rinpoche’s both caves, walking around the holy site, back to the hotel for breakfast, after breakfast, have a short rest visit another holy sites Jambi yang cave and Vajra Kilaya hill, offering prayer flags back to hotel for lunch after lunch khora (parikrama) around the holy site. Overnight accommodation and dinner at the same hotel at Halesi.

The story about Maratika (Halesi) your Lama guide will explain you in detail.

After breakfast, drive back afternoon, arrive at Kathmandu, check in the room.

After breakfast, your lama guide will pick you up at the hotel, drive to the airport 45 minutes short flight to Bhairahawa airport, 26 km. drive from the airport to Lumbini, check in the room, after lunch visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Maya Devi temple, King Ashok pillar offering puja and prayer flags. Visit different monasteries, Lumbini garden and peace light back to the hotel for dinner.

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to visit Kapilvastu, visit king Suddodan’s palace, where you can see only the ruins. Visit the museum, lunch at Kapilvastu visit Niklihawa Ashok pillar back to Lumbini, dinner at continental restaurant o/n same hotel at Lumbini (Nepal).

After breakfast, drive from Lumbini to the Sunauli border about 28km. cross Nepal / India border, proceed immigration and customs formality, change the Indian vehicle, drive about 148km. to Kushinagar, overnight accommodation and dinner at Kushinagar (pack lunch on the way).

Kushinagar is the holy place, where Buddha was parinirvana (pass away) at the age of 80th.

After breakfast, visit the holy pilgrim site at Kushinagar, drive about 371km. from Kushinagar to BodhGaya, afternoon arrive at Bodh Gaya, check in room at Bodh Gaya. To stretch your body walking around the holy stupa. Dinner at the same hotel’s restaurant.

Bodhgaya is the holy place, where you will visit six years Sidartha Gautam meditation place (Lotuk kawa) enlightenment main place and Bodhi tree. Siddhartha Gautam enlightenment at the age of 35 at Bodh Gaya. The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is the first temple built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C. In June 2002 the temple was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Early morning offering puja (worship) at main Bodhi stupa, parikrama around the holy Stupa, back to the hotel for breakfast. After a short rest, drive about 2 km. Visit Lhotu Kawa (six years mediation) Sujata temple (Sujata offer rice pudding) Sujata village, Kush temple, back to hotel for lunch after lunch short rest drive about 12 km. to Dungeshwari hill, puja at Gonbu Lhundup cave, after all back to same hotel at Buddha Gaya. Dinner at the same hotel.

After breakfast, drive about 71 km. Buddha Gaya to Nalanda for lunch, after short rest visit the ruins of Buddha’s university at Nalanda, gold store, meditation cave, and another many pilgrim sites back to hotel at Nalanda or Rajgir, your guide will decide.

Nalanda ancient university and Buddhist monastic centre southwest of Bihar, where Buddha spent 14 rainy seasons with his disciples. At that time there were 10,000 students and 2,000 teachers. In 1,280 B.C. destroy by Turkey’s Muslim Mahamud Khilji. Nowadays you can see only the ruins 75% original and 25% new.

After breakfast, drive to visit peace stupa and Charku phungbu Ri (Vultures hill) at Rajgir, onward drive about 255 km. to Sarnath via Vanaras Ganga, pack lunch on the way, afternoon arrive at Sarnath check in hotel’s room. Dinner at the same hotel’s restaurant.

Early morning after tea puja and parikrama at holy Dameka stupa back to the hotel for breakfast after a short rest visit Karma pa monastery and deer park back to the hotel for lunch. Afternoon leisure day. Sarnath is the holy place, where Buddha taught on Dharma with his first five disciples and made dharma bhikhu sanga. After Sarnath Lord Buddha went different places taught about Buddhism with his sanga (disciples).

After breakfast, drive about 365km. from Sarnath to Shravasti, pack lunchen-route, night accommodation hotel at Shravasti (India) dinner at the same hotel’s restaurant.

Buddha had spent most of his monastic life in Shravasti. Buddha first visited Shravasti on the invitation of Anathapindika. The main monasteries of Shravasti are Jetavana and the Pubbarama. Shravasti is the place where Buddha spends 24 rainy seasons with his disciples. At Shravasti you can visit Jetavana Monastery, Place of Twin Miracle, Shobhnath Temple, Anandabodhi tree etc.

Early morning visit different holy sites back to the hotel for breakfast, drive about 219km. from Sravasti to Lumbini via Sunauli India / Nepal border. Dinner and accommodation hotel at Lumbini (Nepal).

After breakfast, once again puja and parikrama at birth place of Lord Buddha at Lumbini after all drive back to Bhairahawa airport 45 minutes short flight back to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel at Kathmandu as your booking. Afternoon free day.

After breakfast, your lama guide will pick you up at the hotel, drive to the Mahakala temple, and worship at the temple. Walking to Itum Bahal to see Dolma Sumjin. The Mahakala and Dolma Sumjin are very important for the Buddhist, but many people don’t have any idea about this place. After lunch, leisure day. Evening our representative will take you for a farewell Nepali typical dinner with a culture program, after dinner back to the hotel.

During the trip, sometimes there will be problems with transport or motor road. So that we keep one extra day. If not necessary that extra day on the route, all just normal as an itinerary, that day you can spend at Kathmandu.

After breakfast or lunch, before three hours your flight time drives the airport flight back to your destination.   Complete the trip.

The route itinerary is only for your idea and short information, details about date and trekking cost please contact us.

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