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Nepal with Buddha Jayanti Festival

Nepal with Buddha Jayanti Festival

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Buddha purnima  or Buddha jayanti is celebrated in the  Neapli month of Baisakh( March april )  and this day has the tripple significance  as Buddha was born , attained enlightenement  and Mahaparinirvana (Death).on this very day .  This day is celebrated with great joy all throughtout the country and monasteries will have special pujas ( rituals ). Paintings and books on Buddha’s teachings and scenes from Buddha’s life is exhibited. Thousands of pilgrims throng in important Buddhist center like Lumbini, Boudhanath and Swyambhunath. It is incredibly beautiful to see the buddhist temples and manuments iluminated with the thousands of butter lamps .

As per beliefs, Maya Devi, the Queen of Shakya King Suddhodhana of Kapilvastu, gave birth to the Prince Siddhartha while passing through the Lumbini Garden, on the day of “Vaishakha Poornima” (full-moon day of May) in 623 BC.

The Queen is believed to have taken a bath in Pushkarini (the Sacred Pond) and taken support of a tree branch in anticipation of the delivery, before giving birth to the little infant, who went on to become the Buddha.

Lumbini – the birthplace, Tilaurakot or Kapilvastu – where Buddha spent his first 29 years, Devdaha – his maternal home, and other sacred places and monasteries all over Kathmandu and Nepal, are crowded with devotees on the day of Buddha Jayanti.

In Kathmandu valley, Buddhists of all affliations as well as pilgrims from abroad, honor the Buddha at the two great stupas Swyambhunath, Boudhanath and the largely Buddhist city of Patan. Activities at the main Buddhist stupas and shrines begin at dawn and continue till late in the evening

Brief Itinearry:

Day 1 (26 April 19 ) : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4260 ft ) . PM: Half day Sightseeing  Boudhanath and  Pashupatinath .  Overnight at the hotel  in  Kathmandu .

Day 2 (27 April 19): Kathmandu to Pokhara drive

Day 3 (28 April 19 ) : IN Pokhara

Day 4 (29 April 10) : Pokhara to Lumbini drive enroute visiting Tansen .

Day 5(30 April 19 ) :  Participate and celebrate Buddha Jayanti  Festival

Day 6 (1 May 19 ) :  Lumbini(Bhairawa) to Kathmandu flight

Day 7 (2 May 19 ) :  Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 8 ( 3 March 19 )  Departure.

Detail  Itinearry:

Day 1 (26 April 19 ) : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4260 ft ) . PM: Half day Sightseeing Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu .

Arrival and greeted by  the Global Asia Personal  . Later transfer to the hotel . Time permiting ,we visit  to Pashupatinath  , the holiest hindu temple  situated at the bank of Bagmati river . This is one of the most sacred Hindu temple  in the world dedicated to lordg Shiva.  This temple exist to 200 years  BC . Near the temple  we can see the crematoriums in the bank of Bagmati river  where local Hindus observe the death rituals.  From here we continue our  tour to  Boudhanath which is the largest  stupa in the world . It looms 36 m high with 4 pairs of eyes facing the  four cardinal  driections .  It was built in 5th Century  in an octagonal foundation representing Mandala ( Lotus ) .  Thousands of people from Tibetan origin live in this area  and there dozens of massive Tibetan Monasteries.

Day 2 (27 April 19): Kathmandu to Pokhara drive

Today after breakfast we drive to  Pokhara 210 Kms enroute  quick stopover at   Bandipur. Later continue driving to  Pokhara . On arrival  check in at the hotel. Later visit TalBarahi  Temple situtated  in the middle of the lake by boat .  Time permiting  we will explore  Lakeside  which is  very colorful with shops, hotels, bars, pubs and lights and music . Overnight at the hotel .

Day 3 (28 April 19 ) : IN Pokhara

Early morning excursion to Sarnagkot for sunrise over the Himlayas . Later  sightseeing of Pokhara  covering  Bindevasini Temple, Devi’s fall , Gupteswar Shiva cave, Mountain mueseum  etc.

Time permiting OPTIONAL hike uphill to Peace Monastery and from here we will enjoy the great view of  Pokhara valley, Phewa lake and  the  long  range of Mt . Annapurna  . Evening free again to explore  lakeside  on your own . Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 (29 April 10): Pokhara to Lumbini drive enroute visiting Tansen .

Morning after breakfast we  start our journey to  Lumbini ( 180 kms /7 hrs )  the birth place of Lord Buddha  enroute  visiting to Tansen the beautiful scenic valley  of  mid west of Nepal. When we drive  129 kms  we reach Tansen  and we quickly visit this place  covering  Amranarayan Temple, Shital Pati , Baggi Dhoka (Chariot Gate ) Bhagabati temple . You will also  see men and women working  local fabric weaving  called Dhaka  and  metal crafting .  Later we continue driving to  Lumbini .  Overnight at the  thoe

Day 5 (30 April 19 ) : Participate and celebrate Buddha Jayanti Festival

Today is the Birth celebration  of Lord buddha who was  Born 623 BC  in Lumbini .   Moring after breakfast we visit Lumbini garden   where you will be taken show  the Ashokan Pillar , Maya Devi temple , Puskarini Pond, World peace pagoda  , dozens of international monasteries & wold peace flame .  Take part in the various programs to be organized in Lumbini  to mark the  birthcelebration of Buddha .  Hundreds of monks and pilgrims travel to  this place for this celebration . In the evening  enjoy the butter lamp illuminations at the lumbini garden .  Overnight at the Hotel .

Day 6 (1 May 19 ) : Lumbini(Bhairawa) to Kathmandu flight

Morning after breakfast we will proceed to Bhairawa (Gautam Buddha Airport )  to fly to Kathamndu . On arrival Halfday sightseeing of  Patan , the city of beautiful arts and architecture.  Some of the highlights of this city are Mangal Bazaar, Golden temple , Patan durbar square, Krishna temple, Kumbeswar Temple , Mahabuddha temple (Temple of 9000 Buddhas)  Overnight in Patan 

Day 7 (2 May 19 ) : Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu ‘s Heritage sites .

After breakfast  we will proceed for the full day sightseeing go Kathmandu valley  covering  Kathmandu durbar square – the home to only living goddes  in the world , Swayambhunath – a 2000 year buddhist stupa popularly known as Monkey temple and  Bhaktapur ( Bhadgaon ) – the city of devotees and the most impressive of the 3 cities of Kathmandu valley . Bhaktapur famous for beautiful pagoda temples,  amazing  Palace courtyards,  friendly people, quiet brick paved streets, pottery , painting and woodcarving .  This city will give you  strong medieval feeling of  early 17th Century .  Ovenight at the local boutique hotel in Patan .

Day 8 (3 March 19): Departure.

Morning free . Later transfer  to the airport  in time to connect  your  international flight back home . Warm farewell .

Services include:

  • All the required airport transfers
  • Airconditioned vehicle for transfers and sightseeing
  • Service of english speaking tour guide
  • Twin share accomodations
  • Daily breakfast
  • Kathmandu –Pokhara-Tansen- Lumbini drive
  • Lumbini( Bhairawa) – Flight
  • Entrance fees at the places of visit
  • Sightseeing and excursions as per the program  in Kathmandu, pOkhara, Tansen and  lumbini
  • Participation in Buddha Jayanti festival
  • Excursion in Sarangkot for sunrise in Pokhara
  • 01 hour boating at Phewa Lake
  • All the government taxes and festival surcharges

 

Compliments:

Fresh flower garland on arrival, welcome drinks, service of tour officer , farewell dinner , 01 bottle of mineral water  every day during sightseeing), farewell scarf on departure .

 

Services exclude :

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees /Passort fees
  • International flight cost
  • Emergency rescue
  • Optional tours like Mountain flight , Cable car, rafting .
  • Expenses of personal nature like drinks/barbills , internet, laundry, telephone, postage, tipping/gratuities
  • Expenses arising from from flight delays, flight cancellations, bad weather ,  road blockade,landslides, riots,political reasons ,natural calamities, incidents beyond our control.
  • Rooms/hotels upgrading
  • Services other than included.

In case sudden change in festival dates  and any expense arising from this reason .

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