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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
06.00pm Return to hotel
07.00pm Dinner at the hotel. Rest and relax after dinner.
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:
06.00pm: Back to hotel, rest and relax.
07.00pm: Dinner at the Yama Cafe. Rest and relax after dinner.
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.
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
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, we will give you a special quotation.
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