Day 2: Visit the 3 sacred stupas - Boudhnath, Swoyambunath and Namobuddha
A visit of the 3 most sacred stupas in a single day is considered very holy by Tibetan Buddhist and the trio is revered as Bel-yul Chorten-Nam-sum. We shall visit above places and perform prayers and offerings.
Day 3: Asuri Cave, Tara Temple, Mahabuddha (Temple of 1000 Buddhas)
Visit Asuri Cave where Guru Padmasambawa meditated before journeying into Tibet, temple of goddess Tara and Mahabuddha Temple(temple of 9000 Buddhas, replica of Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.
Day 4: Kathmandu to Varanasi
Fly to Varanasi. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon visit Sarnath, where The Buddha preached his first sermon after becoming The Enlightened One.
Day 6~7: Bodhgaya
Visit the Mahabodhi Temple Complex which houses the sacred Mahabodhi Temple, the Bodhi tree and other sacred sites; Buddhist monasteries of different countries, sacred sites within the vicinity of Bodhgaya such as Lo-druk-kawa-che (where Buddha underwent 6 years rigorous penance) etc.
Day 8: Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda-Patna
After breakfast depart by road to Rajgir, a journey of about two hours (80 kms). Later continue to Patna (105 kms). En route visit ancient ruins of Nalanda university.
Day 11: Sravasti to Bhairawa (Lumbini)
After breakfast depart by road to Lumbini, a journey of about five to six hours (200 kms). Afternoon sightseeing tour of sacred Lumbini Garden including visit to Ashokan Pillar, Maya Devi Temple, Puskarni- the sacred pool, sanctum and Buddhist temple.