“FOLLOWING THE BUDDHA'S PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT”
▪ Visiting Buddha's holy sites
▪ Travel between Nepal and India
▪ Lumbini: Buddha's birthplace in Nepal
▪ Bodh Gaya: Place of Enlightenment
▪ Sarnath: Place of the first teaching
▪ Kusinara: Where the Buddha died
▪ Four & Five star hotels during the trip
The most important places of pilgrimage in Buddhism are located in the Gangetic Plains of Northern India and Southern Nepal, in the area between New Delhi and Rajgir. This is the area where Gautama Buddha lived and taught, and the focus of our new Buddhist Circuit as we tour the main sites connected to the Buddha's life. These are important places of pilgrimage for both Buddhists and Hindus.
The Buddhist Circuit is a cultural sightseeing and tour of the important places in the life of the Buddha. Although you will be spending lots of time on your feet during the trip, this is an easy rated trip with no altitude issues and should be within the comfort zone of most people. This tour does involve two plane flights between Kathmandu and Lumbini, as well as significant time driving from place to place in the group van or bus.
2017 TRIP DEPARTURE DATES:
A Buddhist Circuit Cultural Tour (Lodge Trip) is part of our Himalayan Classic Trek Series. This new trip will be led by an experienced, English-speaking Nepali Guide and support crew. We are also able to arrange this trip all year starting on any day of the week for groups of 1 to 20 people. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a detailed day to day Trip Itinerary.
2017 LAND ONLY PER PERSON TRIP PRICE:
1 Person: $4325.00
2 to 4 People: $3885.00
5 to 8 People: $3355.00
9 to 15 People: $2870.00
16 to 20 People: $2330.00
Hotel room single supplement: $850.00 per person
12 days, 11 nights hotels & 10 days of touring and sightseeing.
All three main meals while on the tour are included.
Trip Grade: Easy Sightseeing & Touring
Day 1: Welcome to Nepal! Met upon arrival & transfer to group hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Lumbini. Hotel.
Day 3: Sightseeing in Lumbini. Hotel.
Day 4: Drive to Vaishali with sightseeing en route. Hotel.
Day 5: Sightseeing in Vaishali. Hotel.
Day 6: Travel to Bodh Gaya. Hotel.
Day 7: Sightseeing of Bodhgaya. Hotel.
Day 8: Excursion to Sarnath and return to Varanasi. Hotel.
Day 9: Drive to Kushinagar. Hotel.
Day 10: Morning of sightseeing in Kushinagar. Fly to Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 11: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley. Hotel.
Day 12: Transfer to Kathmandu Airport and depart.