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Nepal India Complete Buddhist Circuit Tour

Days

12

Price from

$1000

Overview

Nepal India Complete Buddhist Circuit Tour 12 days 11 nights is a tour designed for those who want to follow the footsteps of Lord Buddha. You will spend 6 days in Nepal, and 6 days in India.

Lord Buddha said to favourite disciple called Ananda before he attained mahaparinirvana in Kushinagar that “After I am no more, O Ananda, men of believe will visit the road places with faith, curiosity and devotion:

Lumbini where I was born,
Bodh Gaya where I attained enlightenment,
Sarnath where I gave the first sermon,
Kushinagar where I shall pass into “Mahaparinirvana”, means: ultimate state of Nirvana (everlasting, highest peace and happiness) entered by an Awakened Being (Buddha) or “arhat” at the moment of physical death.
Eyes On Nepal offers this complete “Nepal – India Buddhist circuit tour 12 days 11 nights” to our valuable guests to understand and to feel the Buddhism. Let’s follow the footsteps of the Great Shakyamuni Buddha.

Why Nepal India Complete Buddhist Circuit Tour?
We combine Kathmandu City Tours, Pokhara City Tours, and most importantly we let you follow the footsteps of Great Shakyamuni Buddha to Lumbini (where the Buddha was born), Bodh Gaya(where the Buddha attained the enlightenment), Sarnath (where the Buddha gave his first speech) and Kushinagar where the Buddha died. The tour will start in Nepal and ends in India.

In Nepal: You will visit Kathmandu, Pokhara & Lumbini.

In India: You will visit Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Varanasi and Kolkata.

No other tour operators in Nepal run the same tour as Eyes On Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Your country – Kathmandu Airport – Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu

Day 3: Kathmandu Thamel - Pokhara

Day 4: Pokhara

Day 5: Pokhara - Lumbini

Day 6: Lumbini

Day 7: Lumbini - Kushinagar | NEPAL to INDIA

Day 8: Kushinagar - Varanasi

Day 9: Varanasi - Bodh Gaya via Sarnath

Day 10: Bodh Gaya

Day 11: Bodhgaya - Kolkata

Day 12: Kolkata - departure to your own country

Itinerary

Day 1: Your country – Kathmandu Airport – Kathmandu

Duration

2 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Not Available

Accommodation

Hotel Manaslu (4*) or similar class hotel

Highlights: Visit Thamel area + Kathe Simbu Stupa

00.00pm: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport.
00.00pm: Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel.
00.00pm: Check in. Rest & relax. Free & easy after check in. Tour ends.
00.00pm: Visit Kathe Simbu Stupa by walk. NOTE: Our tour guide will take you there by walk.
00.00pm: Back from sightseeing and back to Thamel.

NOTE: You can make some shopping and explore Thamel on your own.
NOTE: Dinner at own expenses.

Day 2: Kathmandu

Duration

12 hours

Transportation

Car, Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel Manaslu (4*) or similar class hotel

Highlights: Visit 2 x UNESCO World Heritage Sites + Kopan Monastery + Dinner with Nepalese Cultural Dance Performances.

07.00am Breakfast at hotel.
08.00am Pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu, daily tours start, and visit:

  • Boudhanath Stupa – The largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. NOTE: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
  • Kopan Monastery – It is the most famous Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu valley.
  • Swayambbhunath Stupa, the Monkey Temple – one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in Valley
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square.  NOTE: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

02.00pm: Lunch at China Town restaurant.
03.00pm:  After lunch, back to hotel, rest & relax. Free & easy until pick up for dinner.
06.00pm: Pick up, dinner at Gokarna House Restaurant with Nepalese cultural dance performances.
08.00pm: After dinner, back to hotel. Rest & relax.

Day 3: Kathmandu Thamel - Pokhara

Duration

12 hours

Transportation

Car, Walking

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel Mt View Pokhara (3*)

Highlights: Travelling to Pokhara with mountains and rivers as backdrops. Amazing views on the road.

06.00am: Breakfast at hotel. Check out hotel.
07.00am: Pick up from your hotel. Transfer to Pokhara by private vehicle(bus/van/car). NOTE: It may take up to 8 hours to reach Pokhara.
09.30am: Tea break at Highway Restaurant at own expenses.
10.45am: Lunch break at Mugling Restaurant.
11.45am:  Continue the drive to Pokhara.
02.00am: Arrive in Pokhara. Check in hotel. Welcome Drinks. Rest and relax.
04.30pm: Pick up from hotel for Pokhara sightseeing tours:

  • Davis Fall – A waterfall located at Pokhara in Kaski District. An interesting aspect is the water from the fall flow about 500 feet through the natural tunnel at the depth of 100 feet from ground level.
  • Mahadev Cave – Across the road from Davis Falls, this venerated cave contains a huge stalagmite worshiped as a Shiva’s Lingam.
  • World Peace Pagoda Sunset Tour – Standing on top of the Ananda hill, Shanti Stupa adds more beauty to Pokhara Valley. It is a perfect holiday place providing a clear view of the Himalayan range of mountains, Phewa Lake and Pokhara City. The hilltop provides a splendid view of sunrise and sunset. Tripadvisor has ranked Shanti Stupa as top second attraction in Pokhara.

06.30pm: Back to hotel.
07.30pm: Pick up from the hotel. Dinner at Lan Hua Restaurant.
08.30pm: After dinner, back to hotel. Rest & relax.

OPTIONAL: Travel to Pokhara by domestic flight. Additional charge: USD100.00. You can choose flight instead of van from Kathmandu. It is faster and more comfortable than van. You will be dropped at the Kathmandu Domestic Airport. Our staff will drop you at the departure gate in Kathmandu Domestic Airport. You will have 30 minutes’ flight to Pokhara.  During your flight, you will see the amazing view of Mountains like; Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna and fishtail etc.

Our tour guide will be in Pokhara airport to pick up you. After check in hotel, you will have lunch at your own. You will some free time. So, you can do some tour as mentioned below:

10.00am: We will visit Barahi Temple & Phewa Lake. You can do boating on Phewa Lake. NOTE: Expenses at own.
10.55am: Back to hotel. Rest and relax and wait for other friends if they are coming by overland.

Day 4: Pokhara

Duration

14 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel Mt View Pokhara (3*)

Highlights: Sunrise view, visiting monastery, Tibetan refugee camp and Paragliding Tour(Optional)

05.00am: Pick up from Hotel for sunrise tour to Sarangkot.
05.30am: Arrive at Sarangkot and sunrise view with splendid mountains views.

Description: Sarangkot (1592m) is the highest view point for a sunrise in Pokhara. You will reach Sarangkot easily by 30 minutes’ drive from Pokhara and you need 5 minutes hike up to the main view point. You will see the mountain likes; Annapurna I, II, III, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, Manaslu etc.

06.30am: Drive back to Pokhara.
07.00am: Back at hotel. Breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, rest and relax.

OPTIONAL: Paragliding Tour – Additional charge of USD 100 without photos and videos, USD 120 with photos and videos.

Descriptions: You will start your 45 minutes Paragliding tour after a short briefing by the pilot. Pokhara in Nepal is the world’s best paragliding spot in the world with amazing view of Annapurna range of mountains and beautiful landscape around Pokhara valley, virgin Mt; Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), LamjungHimal, AnnapaurnaHimal, Dhaulagiri(The highest mountain in this region, Himchuli, Phewa Lake, Rice field, rivers and settlements.

11.00pm: Back to hotel from Paragliding.
11.30am: Pick up from hotel, lunch in Thakali Kitchen Restaurant. NOTE: Nicest Thakali Dha Bhat in Pokhara according to locals and tourists.
01.00pm Visit:

  • Tibetan Refugee Camp & Tibetan Monastery.

06.00pm Back to hotel.
07.00pm Pick up from your hotel for dinner at Harbour Cafe.
08.30pm Back to hotel, rest and relax.

Day 5: Pokhara - Lumbini

Duration

12 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel Ananda Inn (3*) or similar class hotel

Highlights: N/A

06.15am: Morning calls. Wake up.
06.45am: Breakfast at the hotel.
07.15am: Drive to Lumbini (09 hours).
12.30pm: Lunch at Nanglo West Restaurant (Tansen).
01.30pm: Continue the drive to Lumbini.
04.00pm: Arrive at your hotel in Lumbini. Check in. Rest and relax.
06.00pm: Dinner at hotel. After dinner, free and easy time.

Day 6: Lumbini

Duration

12 hjours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel Ananda Inn (3*) or similar class hotel

Highlights: Birth Place of Buddha, visiting monasteries and temples

07.00am: Breakfast at the Hotel.
08.00am: Start the Lumbini sightseeing tour by rickshaw or car. Visit following Monasteries/ Temples:
** Mayadevi Temple – Birthplace of Lord Buddha.
** Sacred Garden
** French Temple
** German Temple
** Chinese Temple
** Nepal Temple
** Singapore Temple
** Thai monastery
** Korean Temple and etc…..
11.45am Back to hotel. Lunch en route. Rest and relax.
03.30pm Pick up from the hotel and continue the sightseeing tour.Visit following Monasteries/ Temples:
** Japanese Temple
** Malaysian Temple (under Construction)
** Library
** Sri Lankan Temple
** Vietnam monastery and etc…..
06.00pm Back to hotel.
07.00pm Dinner at the hotel. Rest and relax after dinner.

Day 7: Lumbini - Kushinagar | NEPAL to INDIA

Duration

14 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Monastery at Kushinagar

Highlights: Visit Buddha’s Mahaparinirva place and different temples

05.45am: Breakfast at the hotel.
06.30am: Departure to India – Nepal border: Sunauli.
07.15am: Arrive in Nepal – India border. Enter to India after clearance of immigration.
07.45am:  Drive to Kushinagar.
11.45am: Arrive in Kushinagar. Check in one of the monasteries in Kushinagar.
12.45am: Lunch at Yama Cafe. Rest and relax after lunch.
02.00pm: Start the sightseeing tours, visit:
** Cambodian Temple
** Thai Temple
** Parinirvana Stupa
** Japanese Temple/Sri Lanka Temple
** Buddha Museum
** Meditation Park
** Mahaparinirvana Temple.
06.00pm Back to hotel, rest and relax.
07.00pm Dinner at the Yama Cafe. After dinner, rest and relax.

Day 8: Kushinagar - Varanasi

Duration

13 hours

Meal

Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation

Vivaha Harsh Hotel or similar class hotel

Highlights: Visit the holiest Hindu city in India.

06.00am: Wake up. Breakfast at hotel.
07.00am: Transfer to Varanasi. NOTE: It is 9 hours journey.
12.00pm: Lunch en route. NOTE: At own expenses.
01.00pm: Continue the journey to Varanasi.
04.00pm: Arrive in Varanasi. Check in Hotel Vibhaha Harsh. Welcome Drinks. Rest and relax.
06.00pm: Visit Ganga’s river bank for the evening Aarti. NOTE: Aarti is a Hindu religious ritual of worship, in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities.
07.00pm: Back to hotel
07:30pm: Dinner at the hotel. NOTE: You can visit local market on your own after dinner. NOTE: If we have good weather and arrive on time on Varanasi, we will visit Sarnath on the same day.

Day 9: Varanasi - Bodh Gaya via Sarnath

Duration

14 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel Sujata or similar class hotel

Highlights: Sarnath (The Deer Park in Sarnath is where Buddha first taught the Dharma) and Bodh Gaya: the Place where Buddha had obtained the enlightenment.

06.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.
07.00am: Visit Sarnath: It is 13 km far from Varanasi. NOTE: Sarnath (The Deer Park in Sarnath is where Buddha first taught the Dharma) and visit:
** Dhamekh Stupa
** Chaukhandi Stupa
** Mulagandha Kuti Vihara monastery
** Asoka Pillar
** Sri Digamber Jain temple
** Thai Temple, Japanese Temple, Chinese Temple, Bruma Mandi, Indonesia Temple etc.
** Deer park
** Bodhi Tree and etc …..
09.30am: Transfer to Bodh Gaya.
12.30am: Lunch en route near Sasaram at own expenses.
01:15pm: Continue our journey to Bodh Gaya.
03.15pm: Arrive in Sasaram. It is the third famous city in this area according to the locals.
04.15pm: Arrive in Aurangabadh. Tea break.
04.45pm: Continue the drive to Bodh Gaya.
07.00pm: Arrive in Bodh Gaya. Check in hotel. Welcome drink. Rest and relax
08.00pm: Dinner at the hotel. Rest and relax after dinner.

Day 10: Bodh Gaya

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel Sujata or similar class hotel

Highlights: Bodh Gaya: the Place where Buddha had obtained the enlightenment and, visiting different stupas, temples and monasteries.

06.00am: Be ready at the hotel’s lobby to visit:
** Mahabodhi Temple
** Bodhi Tree
** Sacred Pond
** Meditation Garden
** Sri Lanka Temple
** Tibetan Monastery
08.30am: Visit: Sujata Kuti. NOTE: It was built in the memory of Sujata (the tribal women who offered kheer to the starving Gautama Buddha, this Kuti is a stupa that stands as a tribute to the woman’s generosity.
09.00am: Back to hotel.
09.45am: Breakfast at the hotel. Rest and relax after breakfast. Free and easy time. NOTE: Lunch at own expenses.
02.00pm: Pick up from hotel, visit:
** Great Buddha Statue
** Indosan Nippon Monastery
** Burmese Vihar
** Bhutan Monastery
** Chinese Monastery
06.30pm: Visit Mahabodhi Temple for the evening view. Note: You will have great evening view and you can make meditation inside the Mahabodhi Temple.
08.30pm: Back to hotel.
08.45pm: Dinner at the hotel. Rest and relax after dinner.

Day 11: Bodhgaya - Kolkata

Duration

12 hours

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

Golden Apple Hotel or similar class hotel.

Highlights: Visiting India’s oldest city. Beautiful sights and scenery during the journey. Mode of Transportation: We will use train on availability 11 hours or bus journey will take around 11 hours too.

07.00am: Breakfast in the hotel.
08.00am: Check out hotel. Pick up from hotel and proceed to Kolkata directly. The journey on road will take around 11 hours. NOTE: Lunch en route at own expenses.
07.00pm: Arrive in Kolkata. Check in hotel. Rest & relax. NOTE: Dinner at own expenses. Free & easy after check in to hotel.

Day 12: Kolkata - departure to your own country

Duration

15 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

not available

Highlights: Mother Theresa House + Victoria Memorial

07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel. Free & easy. NOTE: Lunch at own expenses.
01.00pm Check out hotel. Pick up from hotel, visit:
** Victoria Memorial
** Mother Theresa House
** Park Street market for shopping
** New Market for shopping
Free & easy until transfer to airport at 9.30pm. NOTE: Dinner at own expenses.
09.30pm Depart to airport.
10.40pm Check in airport.
00.40pm Depart to your own country.

Price & Terms

USD 1000 per person (Minimum 2 to go)

NOTE: The price above is quoted based on 2 people. If you are travelling in a group of more than 2 people, kindly write to us at sales@eyesonnepal.com, we will give you a special quotation.

What is included?

  • Accommodation in Nepal & India x 11 nights as per itinerary.  NOTE: Base on twin sharing.
  • All itinerary as on suggested itinerary.
  • All land transportation in Nepal & India.
  • Mineral water in car.
  • Airport to and fro transfers.
  • Petrol & Parking fees.
  • Private Tour with tour guide
  • Hotels transfers & luggage handling
  • All meals stated in the itinerary(Breakfast x 10, Lunch x 6 & Dinner x 9)
  • Nepal to India: Cross countries visa entry handling.
  • All entrance fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • 23% VAT (Government tax and service charge)

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa On Arrival application fee (USD 25 for 15 days; USD 40 for 30 days)
  • Indian Visa.  NOTE: Visa on arrival for India is not available. Please apply it at own country before arrival in Nepal and India.
  • Personal expenses
  • Items that mentioned as your own expenses.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping to local guide, tour guide and driver.

OPTIONAL TOURS: 

  • Paragliding Tour on day 4, additional USD100 per person without photo & video, USD120 with photos and videos.
  • Domestic Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara on day 3, additional USD100 per person.
  • International flights arrival in Nepal and departure from India.

Important Notes

  • No complains on accommodations & meals in India will be entertained. We will be at our best to provide the best available options on location to our guests.
  • Time schedules in the itinerary are for reference, changes of time and schedules will be advised by your tour guide depending on the situation on the road.
  • Customers have to write in email for confirmation.
  • Payment phases:

50% upon Confirmation

50% upon Arriving in Kathmandu Airport

  • Please note the itineraries are subjects to change. It always depends on the time available and weather conditions. Some of them can be cancelled without prior notice. No refund upon cancellation if it happened due to guests’ fault on dragging the time of visiting certain places or due to bad weather condition. Any change request will be charge accordingly.

How to book?

1) You need to write in an email to: sales@eyesonnepal.com, with information below in the email:

  • Subject:  Nepal India Complete Buddhist Circuit Tour 12 days 11 nights
  • Name
  • Preferred date of travel
  • How many person
  • Flight arrival time in Nepal and departure time from India.

2) We will reply you with an official quotation with itinerary, adjust to your flight details.

3) If you are okay with our itinerary and quotation, confirm with us in email.

4) We will issue the Confirmation Order and Invoice to you

5) 50% deposit will be paid by your side either via Pay Pal or bank in to our Nepal Company account.

6) We will issue the official receipt to you together with your Bhutan Visa and electronic copy of Nepal Bhutan/ Bhutan Nepal flight tickets.

7) Welcome to Nepal & India. We will greet you upon your arrival in Nepal airport!

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