Namo Buddha Tour is another most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites located 40 km southeast of Kathmandu valley in Kavre district. The main stupa at the hill top is world heritage monuments of UNESCO from where visitors can enjoy the great views of mountains and green fields. Namo Buddha means “Greetings to the Lord Buddha”. Buddhist mythology contains an interesting story related to this place depicting as a great symbol of human sacrifice at its highest level.
According to Buddhist sutras, Lord Buddha in his previous life was born as Prince Mahasattva, youngest son of King Maharatha. One day himself and his two elder brothers were passing through forest while hunting. They found a tigress with her cubs. She and her cubs could hardly move as they were weak from starvation. He was scrutinized by their pitiable situation. So, before he could reach his destination far away from the forest, the kind Prince Mahasattva went back to the tigres and offered them his flesh and blood to save them. Later, his two brothers returned back to the same place, but they saw only his bones and hairs. In his honour, the King and Queen buried a small casket covered with seven kinds of jewels in which they laid his bones and built a stupa over the place which became very popular among the Buddhist and Hindu people. The whole area is covered with sacred flags on the top of a small hill.
Namo Buddha tour is beautiful, quiet and pure place. The environment is clean with fresh, cool and healthy natural air, which makes it the right place for meditation and practice. You can view beautiful sunrise and sunset from the hill. You can also visit famous Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery where is more than 250 monks reside today. In spite of being close to the capital, this area still has typical Nepali rural and lifestyle.
Namo Buddha tour start by four while jeep or bus which takes you through the valley, The roads running through rice fields and remote villages. It is off the beaten track. You can also trek from Banepa passing through Panauti and Sankhu to Namo Buddha. While returning you can also visit imposing statue of Shiva (43.5m high), considered the world’s biggest Shiva statue. Feel free to contact us for more details.
-Famous stupa built over the prince’s remains
-Great Buddhist monastery
-Wonderful view of snow capped peaks, and green fields from the top of the Monastery
-Rural lifestyle of villagers
Day 01:Airport picks up and drops off by car/van/bus
Day 02:Kathmandu heritage sightseeing
Day 03:Drive to Namobuddha and stay at Dhulikhel.
Day 04: Drive back to Kathmandu and sightseeing.
Day 05: Final departure.
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