Lumbini, a Place of Enlightenment

A Place of Enlightenment and the birthplace of Buddha, Lumbini is in Nepal, welcome to the holy Land. This spiritual tour takes you through Nepal’s Buddhist historical sites, including Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Namo Buddha, and Lumbini (The birthplace of the Buddha). The mecca of Buddhists is regarded as the Lumbini, Nepal. Exploring the Buddhist sites of Nepal offers you to learn more about Buddhism in Nepal. The main attraction of the Buddhist Circuit is visiting the historically important Lumbini. Lumbini is the home of the founder of Buddhism, Gautama Buddha. Many devotees and tourists from all over the world visit Lumbini in search of peace. So this tour is not just about visiting beautiful places; but also about the cultural exploration of Buddhism. In Lumbini, you will find the Maya Devi Temple inside which you can see the ‘marker stone’, believed to be the exact spot where Buddha first stepped foot, the sacred Bodhi tree, ponds, and the ruins of ancient monasteries, and the Ashoka Pillar erected in the 3rd century by Emperor Ashok as a sign of respect when visiting the Buddha’s birthplace. Around the premises,  you can see devotees from various countries.

Travelers can experience a unique religious experience and personal relaxation on this Place of Enlightenment tour. Visitors say the tour taught them the importance of inner peace, compassion, meditation, and lifestyle.

So if you are looking for a leisurely tour of some of the beautiful and historical places in Nepal with significance for Buddhism; the Buddhist Circuit would be the best for you. Thus, without spending many days, you can visit many Buddhist sites in Nepal.

Lumbini birth place of Buddha

Lumbini birth place of Buddha is the spiritual tour takes you through the Buddhist historical sites of Nepal, which include Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Namo Buddha, and Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. Exploring the Buddhist sites of Nepal offers you to learn more about Buddhism in Nepal. The main attraction of the Buddhist Circuit is visiting the historically important Lumbini. Lumbini is the home of the founder of Buddhism, Gautama Buddha. Many devotees and tourists from all over the world visit Lumbini in search of peace. So this tour is not just about visiting beautiful places; but also about the cultural exploration of Buddhism. In Lumbini, you will find the Maya Devi Temple inside which you can see the ‘marker stone’, believed to be the exact spot where Buddha first stepped foot, the sacred Bodhi tree, ponds and the ruins of ancient monasteries, and the Ashoka Pillar erected in the 3rd century by Emperor Ashok as a sign of respect when visiting the Buddha’s birthplace. Around the premises, you can see devotees from various countries.

Travelers can experience a unique religious experience and personal relaxation on this Lumbini birth place of Buddha tour. Visitors say the tour taught them the importance of inner peace, compassion, meditation, and lifestyle.

So if you are really looking for a leisurely tour of some of the beautiful and historical places in Nepal with significance for Buddhism; the Buddhist Circuit would be the best for you. Thus, without spending many days, you can visit many Buddhist sites in Nepal.

Mount Kailash tour via Kyirong

This Mount Kailash tour is a  pilgrimage site as well as Tourist destination. Mount Kailash, or Precious Snow Mountain, is to seek spiritual enlightenment and experience the natural beauty of the region. According to the Hindus Mythology, Lord Shiva spends his most of the time on the top of the holy Mount Kailash, practicing Yogic austerities, joy and love with his divine consort Parbati (Mother of Mythology). The Lake Mansarovar and the holy Mount Kailash are the SOUL of all Hindu and Buddhist followers in the world. 

“Conventional wisdom says a single circuit of Mt. Kailash wipes out the sins of a lifetime, 108 Parikramas guarantees enlightenment. A ritual bath in the sacred Mansarovar Lake delivers pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise and a drop drink of its water relinquishes the sins of hundreds of lifetimes.”

The best time to undertake the Mount Kailash Tour is during the summer months (May to September) when the weather is milder and the mountain is more accessible. Before visiting this tour, everybody should mentally prepared – The tour is physically demanding due to the high altitude and challenging terrain. Participants must be in good health and physically fit to undertake the journey. Altitude sickness is a real concern, so it’s crucial to acclimatize properly.

At a Glance:

Kailash Location: Western Tibet.
Altitude:                             Kailash peak (6714m) above the Sea level.
Base camp:  Darchen (4560m) above Sea level.
Climate: Unpredictable (Max 20 degree Celsius to Min. –10 degree Celsius).
Beliefs: Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Bon-Po (all AUM followers).
Visiting time:  Late April to October
Parikrama (Kora) Kailash: 52 Km (three days) – 42 Km. only by walk.
Altitude of manas: 4550m above Sea level.
Parikrama of manas:  102 Km. (one day by Land Cruiser).
Kilometer from Kathmandu: 850 (one way) including 38Km round of Kailash Parbat.

Kailash Mansarovar by Helicopter

Mount Kailash, situated in the Kailash Range, in the western part of the Tibetan Plateau on the borders of China, Nepal & India.

Situated at an altitude of 6,714 m (22,028 ft) and located close to Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshatal. Mount Kailash is considered sacred in four religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bon.

According to Hindu Mythology, it is recognized as the adobe of Lord Shiva, who resided there with his consort goddess Parvati and their children.

“Conventional wisdom says a single circuit of Mt. Kailash wipes out the sins of a lifetime, 108 Parikramas guarantees enlightenment. A ritual bath in the sacred Mansarovar Lake delivers pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise and a drink of its water relinquishes the sins of hundreds of lifetimes.”

 

 

Classic Laya Trek

Classic Laya Trek offers you a luxury of experiencing the most amazing trekking adventure along the off the beaten path with plenty of acclimatization. Reckoned synonymous to warmth hospitality and a dotted trekking destination, Laya is a perfect hub to capture a complete picture of Bhutan; you can taste Bhutan’s famous butter tea, yak milk and local brewed wine, watch cultural program and remain mute witness to the authentic Bhutanese culture and custom.

En route to Laya the trekking trail weaves past Shana camp, Soi Thangthangkha, Jangothang, Lingshi, Chebisa, Shomuthang, Robluthang and Limithang. You can not help yourself soak in the tranquility and exotism of nature. Further ahead, you trek along Koina, Gasa Hot spring, Goen Damji and Tashithang on a network of well-maintained and rock-strewn trails. Each of these destinations has its own distinct character: unique geographical features, surreal mountain vegetation, quaint hamlets, dzongs, open pastures, indigenous people, art and history are juxtaposed amid the seclusion and simplicity of Bhutan. Hot spring bath at Gasa Tshachu is an additional treat that makes your trek more memorable and undeniably worthwhile.

Paro – Thimphu Tour

Bhutan Tour Package from Nepal

This Paro-Thimphu Tour itinerary begins in Nepal. The first day you will arrive in the land of Everest, Kathmandu, Nepal. The following day you will explore some of the must-visit cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathamandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Temple, and Patan Durbar Square, which, with their intricate architecture and historical significance, offer a glimpse into the rich history of the city. After a day’s site-seeing tour in Kathmandu, you will proceed to Bhutan.

The charming coastal town of Paro in Bhutan is well-known for its breathtaking Himalayan scenery and real cultural experience. The Tiger’s Nest Monastery and other historical sites are included, and the atmosphere is peaceful. A leisurely hike or a stroll through nature are possible in the picturesque farms, rivers, and valleys that surround Paro. Paro is a beautiful destination for tourists looking for peace and a closer connection to nature and culture because of the welcoming locals and rich Bhutanese heritage. You can view Mount Chomolhari from Drugyel dzong, capture Paro’s incredible landscapes from Ta-Dzong and visit indigenous hospital art and craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and handicraft centers.

Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, offers a delightful blend of modernity and traditional Bhutanese culture. Its must-visit attractions include the Tashichho Dzong, a magnificent fortress-monastery, the National Memorial Chorten, the Folk Heritage Museum and National Textile Museum, the Buddha Dordenma, and the weekend market. Visitors can also enjoy stunning views from the Buddha Dordenma and immerse themselves in the local way of life. Thimphu is an enchanting destination for travelers seeking a unique blend of modernity and traditional Bhutanese culture.

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Complete Bhutan Tour

Nepal to Bhutan Tour

The complete Bhutan Tour starts in Nepal. Over two overnight stays in Katmandu, you will explore Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu is a fascinating destination filled with rich cultural heritage and breathtaking sites. Major attractions include the ancient Durbar Square, adorned with stunning palaces and temples that showcase Nepal’s architectural prowess. The sacred Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the “Monkey Temple,” sits atop a hill. It offers panoramic views of the city and a serene atmosphere for spiritual contemplation. The Boudhanath Stupa, an immense mandala-shaped monument, is another sacred site, attracting Buddhist pilgrims and visitors alike.

Land of Thunder Dragon

Bhutan, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” is a small, landlocked country nestled in the eastern Himalayas of South Asia. Despite this, Bhutan has unique philosophy of Gross National Happiness. The country prioritizes the well-being and happiness of its citizens over material wealth. The periphery of Bhutan offers an enchanting experience with its lush green valleys, snow-capped mountains, and diverse flora and fauna. People are warm and welcoming to visitors!

Your journey starts in Paro, the only place in Bhutan low enough to have an airstrip. You get to explore the ancient Drugyel Dzong in Paro and capture the awesome view of the entire valley from Ta-Dzong. Taking a scenic drive to the capital city of Thimphu allows you to explore the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan. Gangtey, another stop, has the famous monastery, Gangtey Gompa. The only Nyingmapa Monastery on the western side of the Black Mountains, Gangtey Gompa is situated atop a small hill that rises from the valley floor. The monastery is in a large village inhabited mainly by the families of the 140 Gomchens (monks). Experience Bhutanese village life at Wangduephodrang, observe the traditional art of healing diseases at the Indigenous Hospital, and learn more about the rich Bhutanese art and culture by visiting the Art & Craft School, National Library, Royal Goldsmith Workshop, and Handicraft Centers.

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Gangtey Valley | Bhutan Tour

Gangtey Valley Tour

This Gangtey Valley Bhutan Tour starts from Nepal. Sightseeing of the Kathmandu offers a fascinating glimpse into the rich cultural heritage and historical significance of Nepal. From exploring ancient temples and palaces in Durbar Square to witnessing the bustling energy of Thamel, the vibrant heart of the city, there is something for everyone to discover. You will have opportunity to visit Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, which provides panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley and a chance to observe Buddhist rituals in action.

After visiting Kathmandu, you will fly to Bhutan. Bhutan has only one international airport in Paro, Bhutan. The land of Drukyul, Bhutan, is attractive because of its National Gross Happiness. It is famous for its ruined fortress, museums and panoramic view, leaves an indelible cultural experience. Thimpu, the capital city, is laden with legendary ancient monasteries, cultural relics and amazing views of entire valley in 7000+ meter peak in the background. Gangtey valley, with its ancient monastery and home of the rare Black Necked Cranes, boasts breathtaking landscape view. At leisurely pace you drive past Punakha visually feasting on the sights of places bathed in the exotism of cultural delights. You can either walk or ride on a horse to Taktsang monastery which epitomizes the religious belief of Bhutanese people.

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Drukyul Tour | Bhutan

Nepal – Bhutan Tour

This Drukyul Tour combines two neighboring countries: Nepal and Bhutan. Both are Mountainous and landlocked countries. Your tour begins with one day of sightseeing in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu promises an unforgettable experience filled with rich cultural heritage and breathtaking sights. Your day will begin by visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, filled with numerous old temples, Royal Palace, and Kumari temple. Then visit Swayambhunath Stupa, Monkey Temple, which sits atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the city below. Next, immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of the Boudhanath Stupa. It is one of the largest stupas in South Asia, where locals and visitors alike engage in meditation and prayers.

Paro, Bhutan

Drukyul, meaning “Victorious Druk” in Bhutanese, holds immense significance as an ancient fortress nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Bhutan. Historically, the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1649. It stood as a formidable defense against Tibetan invasions and symbolized the country’s spirit of resilience and unity. Drukgyal Dzong is located in the Paro Valley. Its architectural marvel exudes a sense of timeless grandeur with its whitewashed walls, traditional Bhutanese motifs, and intricate woodwork. Today, Drukgyal stands as a poignant reminder of Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage. It is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from around the world to immerse themselves in the mystical charm and historical significance of this iconic fortress.

Paro beckons you with promises of breathtaking natural sights, cultural richness and good accommodation; you can view Mount Chomolhari from Drugyel dzong, capture Paro’s incredible landscapes from Ta-Dzong and visit indigenous hospital art & craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and handicraft centers. At the end of the journey at Paro, you will be visit center of religious belief of Bhutanese people, Taktsang monastery.

Thimpu remains synonymous to its colorful festivals, legendary monasteries and coveted cultural sites. You can stroll around the local markets and see for yourself the everyday lives of Bhutanese people and their craftsmanship.

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Upper Kali Gandaki Rafting

The Upper Kali Gandaki river rafting is one of Nepal’s very best rivers for whitewater Adventure. The source of the river is formed at an altitude of 3900m (12795ft) in the Mustang region of Nepal, which borders Tibet. Using the Deepest gorge in the world that has formed between the Mt. Annapurna (8346m) Massif and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8046m) and named after the ferocious goddess kali. The river with total catchment area of 46300 sq. km is notable for the deep gorge through which it flows and for a large hydroelectric power in Nepal.

The Kali Gandaki passes through narrow gorges, alongside tumbling waterfalls and jungle. Local people from Magar and Chhetri villages often get close to the riverside to meet the rafters. They greet you on their way with a greeting of “Namaste!”. There are superb opportunities to see the Annapurna Mountain range and a variety of wildlife and temples on River banks.

The tumbling waterfalls and grate challenging rapids attract the many whitewater seekers. Once upon a time in your life, get a rafting experience. This holy river is ideal for medium-length wilderness expeditions and is a reward for bird watching and wildlife.

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