Kathmandu, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha Tour

Kathmandu

The Kathmandu Valley is indeed a unique valley, wearing an exotic setting. Twenty-five centuries of history. It is completely surrounded by a tier of Green Mountain walls above which to the north tower the mighty snowcapped peaks during the winter. It consists of four major cities carrying great historic, artistic and cultural interest.

Dhulikhel:

Dhulikhel (1440m.) is a small town with a long history. Records show that it has been around for more than 500 years. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping title roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues everywhere. You will think you have wandered into a cultural theme park.

The major places of worship here are the Narayan and Harisiddhi temples which are adored with profuse wood carvings. The Gokhureswar Mahadev temple, a 30 minutes walk to the eastern part of town, is a peaceful and scenic spot. The Bhagawati temple is situated at a height in the western part of Dhulikhel and dominates the skyline. From here, you can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas. There are many vintage points in Dhulikhel which offers a panorama of the Himalaya that will leave you spellbound. Looking out over low hills and valleys, the mountains rise up in an extended arc stretching from the far left to the far right. More than 20 Himalayan Peaks can be seen in all their glory. You should get up early in the morning to watch the first rays of the sun hit the summits and their colors change. Sunset views are equally spectacular.

Namo-Buddha:

One of the unsurpassable supreme sacred sites known as the Three Stupas in Nepal is Tagmo Lüjin (lit. "The place where the future Buddha sacrificed his body to a tigress"). It is the very sacred place where our teachers, the perfect and supreme Buddha-at that time still on the path of learning-offered his own body without regret to a tigress suffering from great hunger. What follows is a history of this supreme and distinguished sacred site, whose location is unmistaken based on the clear identification given in the Sutra Requested by the Tigress and so forth.

A long time ago, there was a king in this world with the name of Great Vehicle. He ruled over nearly five thousand vassals and had three sons, the eldest of whom was called Great Sound, the middle, Great Deity and the youngest, Great Sentient Being. From childhood the youngest son was of a loving and compassionate nature. To everyone he was like a beloved son. One time, the king went outside for a walk together with his ministers, his queen and his sons. Then, while they rested a little while, the three sons strolled in the woods. They saw a tigress who had given birth to cubs and was so exhausted by days of hunger and thirst that she was on the verge of eating her young. The youngest prince said to his two elder brothers, "This weak and meager tigress is at the edge of death, and suffering so that she would even desire to eat her own offspring." When the younger brother asked his two elder brothers: "What does the tigress eat?" the two elder brothers replied, "She eats freshly killed meat and drinks blood." Then he said: "Who has such strength that they would not to fail to save her life by giving her these things?" The two brothers replied: "Nobody as it is extremely difficult."

The younger brother thought: "For a long time I have been wandering in samsara wasting innumerable bodies and lives. I have given up my body sometimes to desire, sometimes to anger and sometimes to ignorance. What is the use of this body which for the sake of Dharma has not even once engaged in merit?" Once he had made up his mind in this way, the three had not walked very long together on their way back, when he said to his two elder brothers, "You two brothers go on ahead. I have something to do and shall come later." Returning back along the path, he swiftly returned to the

Kathmandu, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha Tour Fact box

Mode of Tour: Hotel / Lodge.

Tour Grade: Leisure-moderate.

Tour duration: 4 Night 5 days.

Trip Map

Kathmandu, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha Tour Map

Kathmandu, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our staff and will escort you to the Hotel, where one of AD staff or a guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.

Day 02: A day in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Sometime, depending upon your flight arrival if it's late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice rest before you set out in our interesting tour.

Day 03: Drive to Dhulikhel 2 hrs drive.
From the respective Hotel our guide will pick you up at the given time, afternoon time would be idle, after lunch in Kathmandu a scenic drive in the busy area of Kathmandu leads you to the suburb where the traffic fades slowly and then just by the outskirt of Bhaktapur, the drive climbs for an hour reaches at Dhulikhel passing through interesting countryside with farm terraces, and Banepa town.
On arrival check into respective Mountain Resorts offering great views of the snow capped peaks with
sunsets and sunrise in comfort of the cosy room with a view Hotels and Resorts.

Day 04: Drive back to Kathmandu with a tour of Namabuddha.
Morning after sunrise over the chain of snow capped peaks, leave after breakfast downhill drive
towards Namobuddha for the sightseeing only a short distance from Dhulikhel, so great is the difference in the atmosphere and sense of spiritrual history, after a wonderful time here, drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 05: International Departure.
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, departure tax (in local currency) and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.