The Buddhist Circuit Tour is really designed for people who want to get to know Buddhism and it's teachings. Lumbini based in Southern Nepal is the birthplace Lord Buddha and is situated about 22 km. from Bhairahawa (Siddharthanagar), below the Churia range, 24 km. South from the foothills of the Himalayas. Nepal itself is richly endowed with the teachings of Buddhism and there are many prominent and historical places that provide the traveler with a lot of information. The following places play a part in this circuit tour.
Buddhanath: Is one of the largest stupas in South Asia, it has been very central toTibetan Buddhism in Nepal for many years. The stupa lies on the ancient trade route between Tibet and India where in the past Tibetan merchants would rest and offer prayers.The stupa became a focal point for many Tibetan refugees who fled south to Nepal during the Chinese invasion of 1959.Nowadays the areas that surround the temple are known as ‘little Tibet’. Early morning is a great time to visit the stupa, monks in maroon robes along with many Tibetans with prayer wheels are highly visible. It is not known exactly when Bhouddhanath was constructed, most historians think around thefifth century.
Swayambunath:The history of the valley according to legends begins with Swayambunath.In times long gone by the valley was once a beautiful lake and legend has it that the Chinese disciple Bodhisattva Manjusri discovered it during his travels. In the middle of the lake was a lotus flower that shone a brilliant flame. Manjusri wanted to study the flower more closely, so he sliced through the surrounding hills with his sword to drain the waters. Not long after people settled on the bed of the lake and named it The Kathmandu Valley. From then on, the hilltop of the self existent lord has been a holy place and became Swayambu.
Swayambhu today is the best place to observe the religious harmony of Nepal,worshippers of a variety of religions gather daily here.The stupa is among the most ancient in this part of the world. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal is found in a monastery next to the stupa.
Namo Buddha: is also a very important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal, and one of the three main stupas of the Kathmandu Valley.Situated about 40 km to the south east of Kathmandu city, the stupa was built on the bones and hair of prince Mahasattva (Tib. Semchen Chenpo) and it stands on the slopes of the Gandha Maharatha. He was the youngest of the three sons of King Maharatha. One day as the three brothers were walking through the forest, they saw a tigress with the five cubs she had given birth to. She was so hungry she could hardly move. The three princes went away, but Mahasattva decided to go back and started to cut his flesh to give it to the tigress to eat. When his brothers went to look for him they found only his bones and hair. The stupa was built on top of these remains.
Just north of the ancient Buddhist area of Boudhanath is Kopan hill that rises above the terraced fields of The Kathmandu Valley. The monastery in the pastit was the home of the the astrologer to the king of Nepal. It was to this hill where Western students of Buddhism came in 1969 for teaching from their Lamas..
Kapan Monastery: had its beginnings in the Solu-khumbu region of the Himalayan mountains. In 1971 Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the Lawudo Lama, a yogi of the tiny hamlet of Lawudo, fulfilled the promise of the previous Lawudo Lama to start a monastic school for the local children. The school was called called it Mount Everest Center. Twenty five monks moved down from the mountain to Kopan in 1971 - prompted by the harsh climate at an altitude of 4000 am, which made study barely possible in winter.
Now Kapan is a thriving monastery of 360 monks, mainly from Nepal and Tibet, and a spiritual oasis for hundreds of visitors yearly from around the world. Nearby is Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, home to 380 nuns. Both the monastery and the nunnery are under the spiritual guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and the care of the abbot, Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lhundrup Rigsel. And it is the wellspring of the FPMT, a network of some 140 centers and activities world-wide, themselves expressions of the Buddha activity of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Arrive pick up and drop to hotel three star.
Early morning flight to Lumbini 45 minute pick up from Bhairawa airport transfer to hotel check in refreshments and a full day excursion overnight three star category hotel .
Full day excursion in Buddha birth place in Lumbini overnight three star category hotel.
Drive to Pokhara five hours check in hotel and boating in fewa lake overnight hotel three star.
After breakfast drive to the peace Stupa back to hotel drive to airport fly to Kathmandu 25 minute pick up from airport transfer to hotel three star .
After breakfast Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and visit Kapan Monastery over night hotel three star. (Patan, Swyambhu Nath, Buddha Nath, Patan).
After breakfast drive to Namobuddha spend three four hours this Monastery drive back to the Kathmandu overnight hotel.
Which is not mention this package cost.
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