The Buddhist Heritage Tour from Orbit Alpine takes you through three distinct geographical locations in Nepal. You being the journey from Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama the Buddha in Tarai plains. From there you will come to Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath in Kathmandu in the hilly regions. Finally you will go to Tengboche Monastery high up in the mountains. These locations carry important religious and spiritual significance, visiting which you can also explore the lifestyle of Nepali people at three distinct places.
In Lumbini you will see how a prince eventually became The Buddha – his birth, early beginnings and determination to figure out the meaning of life. You will also understand how after years of meditation and wandering, he finally attained enlightenment and became the epitome of inner peace.
The next leg of your journey takes you to Bauddhanath and Swayambhunath in Kathmandu Valley. The stupa of Bauddhanath largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. Lying in the eastern part of the city, it is the center of Buddhist culture in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath, perched atop a hill on the western edge of the Kathmandu Valley is Kathmandu’s most important Buddhist shrine. The all-seeing eyes of Buddha stare out into the city, watching over its inhabitants.
Nearing the end of the journey, you will go to Tengboche Monastery in the Khumbu region in eastern Nepal. Situated at 3,867 metres this monastery of the Sherpa people is the largest one in Khumbu. Built in 1916, it is located within Sagarmatha National Park and provides a wonderful panorama of The Himalayas.