Monastery Tour in Nepal

Trip Overview
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy or Grade A (*)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trip Start & Endkathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Typehistorical tour and Safari
  • Major AttractionKathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan
  • Maximum Altitude1345 Meters
  • Best TimeAll Year

Highlights

  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Swayambhunath
  • Namobuddha Monastery
  • Kopan Monastery
  • Nagi Gompa
  • Lumbini
  • Pharping Monastery
  • Tibetan Refugee Camp Pokhara
  • World peace pagoda Pokhara

Nepal is a country having unity in diversity. We can see diversity in geography and culture, tradition, religion, language, etc. There are many activities one can do while in Nepal. Among many, the cultural and religious tour is one of the popular activities. Along with Hinduism, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, there are several ancient Buddhist monasteries in Nepal. There is a tremendous impact on Buddhism in Nepal. To provide the opportunity to explore those ancient monasteries, Mountain Rock Treks, and Expedition Pvt.Ltd has organized a one-week plus two days (9 days) package Monastery tour in Nepal. A monastery tour in Nepal gives you a wonderful and unique tour experience. On this tour, you get the chance to know more about the history and rituals of Buddhism. In addition, you will get the opportunity to visit famous Buddhist pilgrimages and monasteries. This tour lets you immerse yourself in the wonders of Buddhist culture and tradition. The tour package mainly focuses on providing you the detailed information related to Buddhism.

Buddhism in Nepal

Although about 80% of the people are Hindu in Nepal, Buddhism significantly impacts Nepali culture. Further, these two main religions have many shared temples also. For instance, the Muktinath temple is the holy place of both Hindus and Buddhists. Every Nepali feels proud to say that Nepal is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. You can see religious harmony in Nepal, especially between Hindus and Buddhists. Tibetan Buddhism is the highest following type of Buddhism in Nepal. However, Buddhism was not common in Nepal in the past days. In the early decades of the 20th century, the Buddhist monks were banished from Nepal by the Rana government to suppress the resurgence of Theravada Buddhism in Nepal. 

In 1926 and 1994, many monks were exiled from the Kathmandu Valley. The deported monks were the first group of monks to be seen in Nepal from the 14th century. They were leading a movement to revitalize Theravada Buddhism, which had vanished from the country five hundred years ago. The brutal Rana dynasty disapproved of Buddhism and the Nepali Bhasa, a language spoken by the Newar people. When police harassment and imprisonment failed to stop these monks, all of those who were Newars were deported.

In 1926, five monks and their Tibetan teacher Tsering Norbu were exiled from Nepal. They marched to the Indian border under police escort. These five monks and their guru first went to Bodhi Gaya, India, and then scattered to Burma and Tibet.

Another eight groups of monks were deported in 1994. These monks were accused of encouraging women to renounce and write in the Newar language. These monks were ordered to sign a pledge to stop their activities but were expelled when they refused. After that, they went to India and founded Dharmodaya Sabha (Society for the Rise of Teaching) to promote Buddhism. Some of them went to Tibet, Bhutan, and Srilanka from India.

After two years, in 1946, a Srilankan goodwill mission visited Kathmandu and mediated on behalf of the monks. The delegation emphasized that on being Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha, and his followers should be free to practice their faith in Buddhism in the country. Consequently, the ban was lifted, and the monks returned and dedicated themselves to spreading the religion with more interest and passion. Finally, in 1951, the Rana dynasty was ousted by a revolution, and Nepal established democracy in the nation, due to which overt persecution of Buddhists ended. And now, along with Hinduism, Buddhism is also the main religion of Nepal.

List of some of the famous Buddhist Shrines in Nepal

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Arrival at Kathmandu International airport. Mountain rock treks and Expeditions representative will be coming to meet you at your hotel or you can come to our office with our staff.

    our first sightseen begins from Thamel to Boudhanath and kapon monastery. In the end we can go to nagi gumba.

      first, we can go to pharing monastery and visit the monkey temple at the end. our journey will begin from sightseeing of Swoyambhunath Stupa. The monkey temple is also known as Swayambhunath which is a 2500 years old stupa situated on a top of the hill about 500 feet above the level of the valley and overlooking Katmandu valley. Nepali typical dinner with cultural program.

        Around 7-8 hrs of a drive, we will be in Lumbini and we can do short walk to temple sites. we can spend the night there.

          Today we have a full day to explore Lumbini. We have a great time exploring different monasteries and birthplace of Gautam Buddha and overnight at lumbini.

            Today we can do drive all the way to Pokhara and evening refreshment in lakeside.

              Today early morning we will drive to world peace pagoda for sunrise view and visit Tibetan refugee camp at afternoon. overnight at Pokhara.

                today we take easy day to visit Kathmandu and sightseen to Namobudha in the evening and overnight at Kathmandu.

                  departure to the airport.

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                    Cost Details

                    Includes

                    • Airport pick and drop by private vehicle
                    • Accommodation for six nights in a standard hotel.
                    • Food includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner from arrival to departure.
                    • Government licenses holder tour/trekking guide(English speaking) in Chitwan and Pokhara.
                    • Jungle activities in Chitwan National Park (Elephant safari, jungle walk, canoeing, bird watching, village walk, ethnic, cultural show)
                    • English-speaking license holder tour guide in Kathmandu.
                    • Kathmandu - Chitwan- Pokhara- Kathmandu tourist bus ticket
                    • All additional government tax.
                    • Farewell dinner at Nepali Restaurant with cultural show.
                    • Accommodation, food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation for a tour guide.

                    Excludes

                    • Nepal entry visa fee(You may quickly get a Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
                    • International airfare & airport departure tax
                    • Travelers’ insurance
                    • Entrance fees for sightseeing spots
                    • All kinds of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
                    • Bar bills, telephone bills, and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
                    • Tips to guide
                    • All expenses due to unavoidable events, e.g., Personal illness, political strike, flight cancellation, etc.

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                    Client Reviews

                    • Best Cultural trip ever i did

                      I am a Buddhist from Bhutan and I heard a lot about Nepal our group of friends decided to go to Nepal. We start our tour from Kathmandu Lumbini and Pokhara, which is fantastic. Thank you Dipak sir for such a wonderful trip.

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                      MigmaBhutanJune 13, 2022
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