Walking with the Buddha Tour 5
Kathmandu – Varanasi – Sarnath – Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Vaishali – Patna – Varanasi – Kathmandu
In Southern regions of Nepal, 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. Our walking with Buddha tours are designed for you you to visit some or all of the relevent sites connected to the Buddhas life.
Day 1 – Kathmandu Arrival
On your arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan Airport, you will be met by a representative of Sacred Himalaya and taken to your hotel in the Thamel district of Kathmandu. In the evening we will take you for a Welcome Dinner, to an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where we will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.
Day 2 – Swayambhunath Temple – Kathmandu Durbar Square
This will be the first of your sightseeing days in Kathmandu. In the morning we will head for Swayambhunath (Monkey) Temple. Swayambhunath is a UNESCO, World Heritage and one of the must see sights of the Valley. We will walk the 365 steps up to the Stupa. There is much to see, not least the three large Buddha statues of Shakyamuni Buddha, Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche. in the park to the rear. In the afternoon we visit the Durbar square in Kathmandu
Day 3 – Kopan Monastery – Bouddhanath Stupa – Pashupatinath Temple
Our second sightseeing day in Kathmandu starts at Kopan Monastery perched majestically overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. Kopan is a little haven of serenity amongst the chaos of the Valley. We will then head for Bouddhanath, the Tibetan area of Kathmandu where the mightily impressive Bouddhanath Stupa is situated. The Stupa is the second largest Stupa in the world. In the afternoon we will make our way to Pashupatinath Hindu Temple.
Day 4 – Kathmandu – Lumbini
You will be taken back to Tribhuvan airport where we will take the flight to Lumbini. On arrival, check in to the hotel. Afternoon visit birth place of Lord Buddha. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 5 – Lumbini – Sravasti
Morning drive to Sravasti. Upon arrival at Sravasti transfer to hotel and proceed for lunch. After lunch visit Jetvanaram and Angulimal Caves. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 6 – Saravasti – Kushinagar
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Kushinagar. Arrival Kushinagar proceed for lunch in hotel, Afternoon proceed to visit Mahaparinirvana temple and Ramabha Stupa (Cremation centre). Check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 7 – Kushinagar – Vaishali – Patna
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Patna (280 kms, 07 hrs) with pack lunch, enroute visit Vaishali. Arrival Patna, check-in hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 8 – Patna – Rajgir – Nalanda – Bodhgaya
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Nalanda (85 kms), Visit ruins of ancient university. Lunch will be served at Nalanda tourist cafeteria. After lunch drive to Rajgir (15 kms), visit Gridhkuta Peak, Venuvanaram and Bimbisara Jail. Drive to Bodhgaya. Arrival Bodhgaya (65 kms), transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Bodhgaya.
Day 9 – Bodhgaya
Full day sightseeings at Bodhgaya, visiting places like Mahabodhi Temple, Sujata Village, Niranajana River. All meals and overnight at hotel.
Day 10 – Bodhgaya – Sarnath – Varanasi
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Varanasi (250 kms). On arrival check in to the hotel and then proceed to Sarnath (14 kms), Visit Dhamekha Stupa and Deer Park. Back to Varanasi. Check-in hotel, Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Varanasi.
Day 11 – Varanasi – Kathmandu
Early morning boat ride on the holy river Ganges. Then back to hotel for breakfast. After that proceed to visit Varanasi City, then make our way to the airport for our return flight to Kathmandu. The rest of your day can be spent at leisure. In the evening we will take you for a farewell Dinner, to an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where we will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.
Day 12 – Depart Kathmandu
Depending on the time of your flight departure, you may have time for a lttle more sightseeing or shopping in Kathmandu. We will then take you to Tibhuvan airport 3 hours before the departure time of your flight home and see you to your departure terminal where we will say goodbye and hope very much, that you will have enjoyed your time with Sacred Himalaya.
Cost of the Trip
The exact price of your trip depends on the date of travel and the number of travellers. We will quote you a price based on two people traveling together and sharing a twin/double room at a standard hotel in Kathmandu and in India. If you require a single room or superior or deluxe accommodation please let us know. All prices quotes are starting from and ending in Kathmandu. The cost we quote you will include Varanasi – Kathmandu flight.
Airport pick up to hotel, hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast, but excluding lunch and dinner, Farewell Dinner and Nepalese cultural program, all entry fees to Kathmandu places of interest, all transportation to places of interest.
Airport pick-up. All transportation, all accommodation including breakfast, but excluding lunch and dinner, Sightseeing Tours with English Speaking guide
What’s not Included
India entra visa fee. Nepal entry visa fee, All expenses of personal nature
Create your own Itinerary
If the trip or itinerary you are looking for is not here, you would like to make modifications, or you have your own itinerary please let us know and we will quote you a price based on your own personalised specifications.