Book Buddhist and Nepal Tour to Nepal from Thailand
Book Buddhist and Nepal Tour to Nepal from Thailand. It is convenient and easy as direct flights are available from Thailand to Nepal. Nepal is a country famous all over the World for its natural and cultural beauty. In the case of nature, Nepal is wealthy as you can find thousands of Rivers, Lakes, Ponds, and Waterfalls in each corner of Nepal. Nepal’s green, Dense forest covers 44% of its landmass, which is the habitat for thousands of species of Flora and Fauna. Nepal is also rich in cultural diversity. Nepal has multiple cultures and religions, including Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, and Islamic.
Nepal is also renowned for its best tour and trekking spot. Nepal is one of the favorite destinations as it holds cultural, religious, and historical significance along with adventurous activities like trekking. Boundless Adventure provides various tour packages, including trekking on the World’s most popular routes (Everest Trail), jungle safari, paragliding, and sightseeing.
Information about Routes
Traveling to Nepal from Thailand is relatively easy as direct flights are available to arrive in Nepal. The most accessible and comfortable route is a flight to Nepal from Thailand. Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is the most popular and chosen route for travelers to Nepal. The flight from Thailand to Nepal flight lasts approximately 3 to 4 hours. Your flight will land at the sole international Airport of Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport.
Documents needed to enter the land of Nepal
Citizens of Thailand are required to bring a valid original passport with six months of Validation while traveling to Nepal. The government of Nepal provides On-Arrival Visas. Nepal Immigration Office (Tribhuvan International Airport) will give an On-Arrival Visa to the citizens of Thailand.
Information about Hotel
During your tours and trekking journey, your flight will land directly in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. There are plenty of Hotels available in the Kathmandu. Due to being a popular tourist hub, the hotels of Thamel, Kathmandu are mostly quietly crowded.
Boundless Adventure will manage your 3-star rated hotels as they are mid-priced and affordable. 3-star rated Hotels are ordinarily comfortable and stylish, which gives other additional services than just fulfilling our necessities. 3-star rated hotels provide desirable amenities, including a fitness room, business room, pool, on-site restaurant, conference hall, valet parking, and luggage services.
Otherwise, it is also available if travelers from Thailand want to book hotels on their budget in other categories.
Pick Up services and Book Buddhist and Nepal Tour to Nepal from Thailand
As you take your flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport, it will land at the sole International Airport of Nepal, Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport).
Our representative will warmly welcome you at the Airport. A private, comfortable jeep will pick you up from the Airport and drop you at your hotel.
Nepal is a country with cultural diversity. Buddhism is one of the religions of Nepal. Buddhism is one of the World’s largest religions, originating in India 2,500 years ago. However, Siddhartha Gautama founded it in Nepal. According to Buddhism, human life is a cycle of suffering and re-birth, and Nirvana is the relief from this suffering. If someone wants to achieve the state of Nirvana, the gateway is meditation, spiritual and physical labor, and good behavior.
The first and only person who achieved enlightenment (Nirvana) is Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha).
Siddhartha Gautama was named Buddha, representing the word ‘Enlightened or awakened.’ Interestingly, Lord Gautama Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal.
Around 8.2% of the people of Nepal follow Buddhism. Monasteries and stupas of small, medium, and large sizes are in the different corners of Nepal.
A Buddhist tour is a tour to several places in Nepal, inside and outside the Kathmandu valley. Buddhists consider numerous places in Nepal sacred, where they have established many stupas and monasteries.
Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour inside the Kathmandu Valley
Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour inside the Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. People from every corner of Nepal can be found in the capital city, living happily and peacefully with each other. People from different backgrounds participate in each other’s cultural activities without conflict. You can find various monasteries, temples, churches, and Mosques in Kathmandu.
Buddhist pilgrim tours that can be done in Kathmandu (a place where your hotel is situated) are as follows:
Swayambhunath, situated at the top of the hill of Kathmandu, is the oldest of its kind. Other monasteries and stupas are made by referencing Swayambhunath Temple. King Manadeva built the Swayambhunath temple in the 13th century. However, the meaning of Swayambhu is ‘self-existent one.’
Swayambhunath Temple is also known as Monkey Temple, as it is home to dozens of monkeys. During your visit to Swayambhunath, you will be able to discover them in each corner side of the temple. People believe that monkeys bring good luck and prosperity.
The main entrance to the stupa of Swayambhu is Maha Chaitya, hidden on the east side of the hill. You must climb 365 stairs to reach the main temple’s entrance, representing humans’ lifecycles. Otherwise, another means of transportation is also available. You can also get to the top of the hill by a motor or a jeep.
The main stupa of Swayambhunath is situated in the middle of the temple compound, radiating the wisdom and enlightenment of Lord Buddha. (Light of Asia) On the top of the stupa, there are 13 tiers. The pentagonal toranas are precisely below the tiers, and the four cubes where the painted eyes of Buddha look in all four directions lie between the toranas and a white dome, which is the base of the whole stupa.
Thousands of pilgrims and non-pilgrims visit Swayambhunath daily because of its peaceful environment. Beautiful scenery of the Kathmandu valley can also seen from the Swayambhunath, mainly during the evening.
Bouddhanath is on the northeastern side of Kathmandu Valley. King of Licchavi Kindom of Nepal, in the 6th century C.E., built the Bouddhanath, one of the largest spherical stupas in the World. It is one of the holiest places for Buddhists. Despite its establishment, Bouddhanath was later enlarged and expanded in the 14th century C.E. In 1979 A.D, UNESCO listed the stupa as a World Heritage site.
The Stupa of Bouddhanath also represents architecture similar to Swayambhunath. The Bouddhanath stupa follows a three-level mandala style design. It contains a white dome representing ‘The Universe.’ On the top of the stupa is a pinnacle representing the king of Mountains, Mt. Sumeru. An umbrella below the pinnacle protects three jewels: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. The thirteen steps represent the complement of enlightenment. The two eyes of Buddha are painted on all four sides, as in Swayambhu, which means the observation of everything by Budhha. The nose of Buddha represents the sign of Nirvana.
Bouddhanath is also known as ‘The Lord of Awakening,’ representing the fully awakened eyes of Buddha.
Bouddhanath is one of the holiest places of Buddhists and a peaceful place to roam around. Hundreds of tourists and locals visit Bouddhanath daily, especially in the evening. You can see Bouddhanath and buy handicrafts from the small shops around the stupa.
You can also visit monasteries, including Seto Gumba, Amitabha Monastery, Kopan Monastery, and Benchen Monastery, located inside the valley.
Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Outside the Kathmandu Valley:
Namobuddha is a popular pilgrimage site located southeast of Kathmandu near Panauti, Kavre district. It is also known as ‘Thrangu Tashi Yangtse’. The meaning of Namobuddha is Homage to Buddha. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche built Namobuddha.
The builders constructed the Namobuddha stupa to honor Lord Buddha’s kindness and compassion. According to old beliefs, when Lord Buddha was walking across his way, he met the tigress who had given birth to two baby cubs. The tigress was so weak then that she couldn’t go hunting. She was so helpless that she could do nothing but die from starvation. Lord Buddha offered his flesh to feed them after seeing that vision of the tigress and her two baby cubs.
We have to cover a distance of approximately 40 Kilometers to reach Namobuddha from Kathmandu. There are two mediums to reach Namobuddha: taking a flight and taking public or private vehicles.
Two kinds of public buses or private jeep/car transportation are available to reach Namobuddha. If you want to drive, it will take approximately 2 to 3 hours to get to Namobuddha from Kathmandu.
Kathmandu, Yeti Airlines, and Buddha Air Ltd provide a flight of approximately 45 to 50 minutes to Namobuddha. Taking a flight will be easier and more comfortable than riding to Namobuddha.
Pokhara, located in the Kaski district, is one of the most popular cities in Nepal. It is at an altitude of approximately 822 meters on the shore of Lake Fewa.
Pokhara is derived from the Nepali word ‘Pokhari’ as the city has many ponds. Pokhara is Nepal’s Largest Metropolitan city in terms of the area. It is the country’s second most populous city after Kathmandu.
Pokhara is also known as the country’s tourism capital. Over one million visitors from different countries visit Pokhara every single year. Pokhara is the gateway and the endpoint for one of the most popular treks in Nepal; the Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek is the trek to the Annapurna region throughout the Annapurna Conservation Area. It provides beautiful scenery of other mountains, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapurche, and Mt. Manaslu.
Pokhara is also famous for pilgrimage sites of different cultures. One of the favorite pilgrimage sites of Buddhists located in Pokhara is Matepani Gumba.
Matepani Gumba is on the small hill of Kaski district to the east side of Pokhara. It is the holiest place for Buddhists, established in 1960 A.D. There is a belief that the Gumba of Matepani was not confirmed by a single person but by the whole group of people, Nyeshang. Nyeshangte is one of those who migrated to Manang, one of the districts of Nepal. Then, they again migrated from Manang to Pokhara and established the Gumba.
The architecture of Matepani Gumba is lovely as you can find splendid paintings all over the inside walls of Gumba that symbolize the morals and principles of Lord Buddha, along with the various stories related to him. The Matepani has a massive statue of Lord Buddha 11 feet tall in the position of doing meditation. The colossal sculpture of Buddha is one of the most exciting things about the Gumba, which blesses our eyes.
Around 50 monks live in the gumba of Matepani. The monks are kind and hospitable towards everyone, despite the visitors with different religions, as shown by Lord Buddha as they walk in the path. The majority of the monks are kids. Another exciting thing is that you will be amazed to see small monks managing their studies and works related to Monasteries but still making time to play and stay happy. Their sweet smile will force you to smile back at them. They gather together in the hall two times a day for the prayer, one in the early morning and another in the evening.
Other popular places in Pokhara
Beside the Matepani Gumba, the city of ponds (Pokhara) is renowned for the second largest Lake in Nepal, Fewa Lake. Fewa Lake at an altitude of 742 meters (2434 ft.) In the middle of the lake is an island where the Hindu Pilgrimage, Tal Barahi Temple, is situated. Many Hindu pilgrims use boats as a medium of transportation to reach the temple of Lord Barahi. One of the most amazing things about Fewa Lake is that we can see the stunning reflection on the surface of the Lake of Mountain ranges, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
Sarangkot is the famous paragliding spot of Nepal, which is in the Pokhara at 1600 meters above sea level. Sarangkot offers the opportunity to participate in thrilling activities such as paragliding and ultra-light flying. If you are adventurous, you will love visiting Sarangkot and participating in the Adventure.
Another specialty of Sarangkot is mesmerizing views of the mountain ranges, including Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri, mainly during the sunrise and sunset.
Some of the other places of Pokhara, including David’s Fall, Gupteshwar Cave, and the International Mountain Museum, are also the most liked destinations that hold mystery and provide lots of exciting information regarding the history of Nepal.
Lumbini is the holiest place for Buddhists, where Lord Siddhartha Gautama Buddha was born around 623 B.C. Lord Buddha was born in the garden of Lumbini. The government has renamed the Rupandehi district of the Lumbini province as the Lumbini Province to honor the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
Lumbini consists of the Shakya Tank which includes the ‘Maya Devi Temple’ consisting of a structure in a cross-wall system surrounded by 31 stupas, ‘Ashokan Pillar,’ which represents Ashoka’s efforts to spread Buddhism, a blessed holy tree known as ‘Bodhi Tree,’ symbolizing its figure under which once, Lord Buddha achieve enlightenment or Nirvana, a bathing pond named as ‘Mayadevi Pond’ where it is believed that first bathe of Budhha was taken.
Above all, the most crucial thing about Lumbini is the rise of Buddhist culture as the only person who obtained Nirvana; Buddha was born in the pure land of Lumbini. Another specialty of Lumbini is that different countries, including China, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Japan, France, Vietnam, and Germany, have built monasteries in Lumbini, Nepal. There are 32 Buddhist monasteries in Lumbini: one in the new Lumbini village, twenty-nine at the Monastic zone, and two in the holy garden of Lumbini.
Lumbini is also renowned for meditation, as thousands of monks meditate in the peaceful surroundings daily. People, including Hindus, Buddhists, and others from every corner of the World, visit the birthplace of Buddha (Light of Asia). They also see Lumbini as obtaining Spiritual Freedom and Peace through meditation, away from the chaotic life.
Buddha Purnima is the main festival celebrated in Lumbini as a thrice blessed day. Three reasons behind the celebrations are the birth of Lord Buddha, the day Buddha attained Enlightenment or Nirvana, and the day Buddha entered Mahaparinirvana.
There are two mediums of route to reach Lumbini: flight and drive. You can take a direct flight from Kathmandu to Bhairawa Airport, taking approximately 35 to 45 minutes. A flight will be more comfortable and accessible than going by bus or jeep. Otherwise, you can take a bus or jeep for approximately 8 to 9 hours.
About Boundless Adventure
Boundless Adventure is a renowned tour and trekking agency in Thamel, Kathmandu. We have been providing our service since 1992 A.D.
Boundless Adventure provides inbound tours and trekking in several famous places in Nepal. We also offer outbound tours and trekking in Tibet and Bhutan. We are glad to inform you that we have successfully provided tours and trekking services to thousands of international visitors worldwide since 1992 A.D. Every single visitor was happy with the service we had supplied to them.
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