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 his favourite disciple 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”, meaning: 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 Buddhism at its core. Let’s follow the footsteps of the Great Shakyamuni Buddha.

Why Nepal India Complete Buddhist Circuit Tour?

We combine the 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 Buddha died. The tour will start in Nepal and end 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 runs the same tour as Eyes On Nepal.

Nepal India Complete Buddhist Circuit Tour 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 - Depart 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.

00.00pm: Visit Kathe Simbu Stupa on foot. NOTE: Our tour guide will bring you there by foot.

00.00pm: Back from sightseeing and back to Thamel. NOTE: You can explore Thamel at your own leisure. NOTE: Dinner at own expense.

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 tour begins. 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 the 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.

3.00pm: Return to hotel after lunch. Rest & relax. Free & easy until pick up for dinner.

06.00pm: Pick up for dinner. 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 flows about 500 feet through the natural tunnel at a depth of 100 feet from ground level.
  • Mahadev Cave – Across the road from Davis Falls, this venerated cave houses a huge stalagmite worshipped as a Shiva’s Lingam.
  • World Peace Pagoda Sunset Tour – Standing on top of the Ananda hill, Shanti Stupa adds more beauty to the 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 the second top attraction in Pokhara.

06.30pm: Back to hotel.

07.30pm: Pick up from the hotel. Dinner at Lan Hua Restaurant.

08.30pm: Return to hotel after. Rest & relax.

OPTIONAL: Travel to Pokhara by domestic flight. Additional charge: USD100. You can opt to fly instead of take a van from Kathmandu. It is faster and more comfortable than taking the van. You will be dropped off at the Kathmandu Domestic Airport. Our staff will drop you at the departure gate in Kathmandu Domestic Airport. The flight to Pokhara will take about 30 minutes. During your flight, you will see the amazing views of mountains like: Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Fishtail, etc.

Our tour guide will pick you up from the Pokhara airport. After checking into your hotel, you will have lunch at your own expense. You will have some free time, so you can opt to join some of the activities below:

10.00am: Visit Barahi Temple & Phewa Lake. You can do boating on Phewa Lake. NOTE: At your own expense

10.55am: Back to hotel. Rest and relax and wait for other friends if they are coming via 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 can reach Sarangkot easily via a 30-minute drive from Pokhara, and you will need a mere 5 minutes to hike up to the main view point. You will see the mountains like the 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 USD100 without photos and videos, USD120 with photos and videos. Description: You will begin your 45-minute 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, the virgin Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Lamjung Himal, Annapaurna Himal, 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: Return 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 call.

06.45am: Breakfast at the hotel.

07.15am: Drive to Lumbini (9 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. Free and easy after dinner.

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

11.45am: Return to hotel. Lunch en route. Rest and relax.

03.30pm: Pick up from 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 Return 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: Depart to India – Nepal border: Sunauli.

07.15am: Arrive at Nepal – India border. Enter India after clearance of immigration.

07.45am: Drive to Kushinagar.

11.45am: Arrive at Kushinagar. Check in one of the monasteries at Kushinagar.

12.45am: Lunch at Yama Cafe. Rest and relax after lunch.

02.00pm: Begin 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. Rest and relax after dinner.

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: This is a 9-hour journey.

12.00pm: Lunch en route. NOTE: At own expense.

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: Return to hotel

07:30pm: Dinner at the hotel. NOTE: You can visit local market at your own leisure after dinner.

NOTE: If we have good weather and arrive on time in 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 obtained enlightenment.

06.00am: Breakfast at hotel.

07.00am: Visit Sarnath. It is 13 km from Varanasi. Visit:

NOTE: The Deer Park in Sarnath is where Buddha first taught the Dharma

  • Dhamekh Stupa
  • Chaukhandi Stupa
  • Mulagandha Kuti Vihara monastery
  • Asoka Pillar
  • Sri Digamber Jain temple
  • Thai Temple
  • Japanese Temple
  • Chinese Temple
  • Bruma Mandi
  • Indonesia Temple
  • Deer park
  • Bodhi Tree

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 at Sasaram. It is the third most 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 at 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 obtained 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: Sujata Kuti 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: Return to hotel.

09.45am: Breakfast at the hotel. Rest and relax after breakfast. Free and easy time. NOTE: Lunch at own expense.

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 meditate 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: Visit India’s oldest city. Beautiful sights and scenery during the journey.

Mode of Transportation: Based on availability, we will either the bus or train. Either option will take about 11 hours.

07.00am: Breakfast in the hotel.

08.00am: Check out hotel. Pick up from hotel and proceed directly to Kolkata. The journey on road will take about 11 hours. NOTE: Lunch en route at own expense.

07.00pm: Arrive in Kolkata. Check in hotel. Rest & relax. NOTE: Dinner at own expense. Free & easy after check in to hotel.

Day 12: Kolkata - Depart 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 expense.

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 and easy until transfer to airport at 9.30pm. NOTE: Dinner at own expense.

09.30pm: Depart to airport.

10.40pm: Check in airport.

00.40pm: Depart to your own country.

Price & Terms

USD1000 per pax (minimum 2 pax) 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 x11 nights as per itinerary. NOTE: Based on twin sharing.
  • As stated on 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 x10
    • Lunch x6
    • Dinner x9
  • 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?

  • Visa application fee
    • USD30 for 15 days
    • USD50 for 30 days
  • Indian Visa. NOTE: Visa on arrival for India is Not Available. Please apply it within your own country before arriving in Nepal and India.
  • Personal expenses
  • Items that mentioned as your own expense.
  • 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 arriving in Nepal and departing from India.

Important Notes

  • No complains on accommodations & meals in India will be entertained. We will do our best to provide the best available accommodation on location to our guests.
  • Time schedules in the itinerary are for reference. Changes of time and schedule will be advised by your tour guide depending on the situation, weather conditions, and road conditions during the tour.
  • Customers have to write in email for confirmation.
  • Payment phases:
    • 50% upon Confirmation
    • 50% upon Arriving in Kathmandu Airport
  • Please note that the itineraries are subject to change. The schedule will always depend on the time available and weather conditions. Some of them can be cancelled without prior notice. There will be no refund upon cancellation if the guest does not keep to the agreed upon time, or if there are bad weather conditions. 
  • Any request for changes will be charged accordingly.

How to book?

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We kindly request that you fill in the online booking form. Otherwise, just provide us answers to the following questions directly through our email address sales@eyesonnepal.com

  • Subject: Nepal India Complete Buddhist Circuit Tour 12 days 11 nights
  • Name: 
  • Preferred date of travel: 
  • No. of pax: 
  • Flight arrival time in Nepal and departure time from India: 

Once we receive your details, we will reply you with a proposed itinerary and official quotation.

  1. If you are satisfied with our itinerary and quotation, kindly send us your confirmation via email.
  2. If you are satisfied with our itinerary and quotation, kindly send us your confirmation via email.
  3. We will then issue the Confirmation Order and Invoice to you.
  4. Following this, you should make a 50% deposit to us via PayPal or to our bank account.
  5. 50% deposit will be paid by your side via either PayPal or bank in to our Nepal Company account. The remaining amount can be deposited after arriving in Nepal.
  6. We will issue the official payment receipt to you once we receive the payment 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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