Namo Buddha Monastery – 3 Days

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Visit one of the important centres of Buddhism– Namo Buddha Monastery
  • Unique opportunity to stay at the Monastery and eat with the monks.
  • Walk through authentic villages and experience the Nepali way of life.
  • Overnight at a typical Nepali homestay and taste the real Nepal.

Namo Buddha, a small village located not far from Kathmandu, is the perfect destination for travelers looking to experience the real Nepal in just a couple of days. This short and easy trip is packed with culture, nature, stunning views, authentic villages, and a homestay in Fulbari.

The highlight of this trip is undoubtedly the opportunity to stay at the monastery and eat with the monks. This unique experience offers a glimpse into the daily life of the Buddhist monks and provides a chance to learn about their traditions and customs.

Throughout the trip, you will be accompanied by a guide with extensive knowledge of the area and the history of the monastery and Buddhism. They will lead you through the scenic hills, providing fascinating insights into the culture and way of life of the local people.

You will have the chance to explore the charming village of Namo Buddha and the surrounding countryside. The landscape is dotted with traditional Nepali homes, terraced fields, and lush forests. From the top of the hill, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas.

In Fulbari, you will experience a homestay with a local family. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Nepali culture, taste delicious home-cooked meals, and learn about their daily routines and customs.

This trip is easy enough for everybody, and it is an excellent choice for those who have limited time but want to experience the beauty of Nepal. With its rich cultural heritage, stunning natural scenery, and friendly people, Namo Buddha and Fulbari offer a memorable experience that will stay with you long after you return home.

Don’t miss out on this chance to see the real Nepal and experience the local way of life. Book your trip to Namo Buddha and Fulbari today!

Outline Itinerary

1 Day 01- Pick up hotel in Kathmandu - Namo Buddha Monastery

Day 01- Pick up in Kathmandu

The trip begins with a scenic drive from  Kathmandu to Namo Buddha, located about 40 km southeast of the city. The guide will pick you up and takes you on a short and easy hike to Namo Buddha Stupa, a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site that dates back to ancient times. The stupa stands on the hill where Lord Buddha, in his previous life as a prince, offered his own flesh to a starving tigress and her cubs as a supreme act of compassion. My guide shared the full history of the place, making the experience even more enriching.

Next, you visit the Namo Buddha Monastery itself, a special monastery that is home to many Tibetan monks who come to Nepal to study and practice Buddhism. From the top, you will experience an unparalleled view of the Himalayan range. 

One of the highlights is staying at the monastery and eating with the monks. It's a unique opportunity to experience the daily life of the Buddhist monks and learn about their traditions and customs. The monks are incredibly welcoming and friendly. 

Don't forget to take another look at the view of the Himalayas during sunset from the top of the hill. You willsee the snow-capped peaks covered in a golden sunglow and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. It is a breathtaking sight and one you will never forget.

2 Day 02 - Ceremonies and authentic Nepalese hospitality

The next day it is time to wakke up early to join the Monks' Morning Ceremony. After the ceremony, you will. have breakfast with the young monks and learned more about their daily routine. The peacefulness and spiritual atmosphere of the monastery you will experience are truly remarkable. After spending the morning exploring the near surroundings, the guide will take you on a short and easy hike to the beautiful Phoollbari Homestay, located in the small village Fulbari near Namo Buddha. There, you will experience local culture and hospitality as you are staying with a Nepali family. You can learn more about how they farm sustainably and how they use natural resources to produce food. It is a fascinating insight into the Nepali way of life. You will enjoy traditional Nepali cuisine, made with ingredients fresh from their own land, and relax in the peaceful surroundings while taking in the beautiful view of the mountains.

3 Day 03 - Walk through typical Nepali villages and back to Kathmandu

After waking up in this beautiful place you will have breakfast with delicious and fresh ingredients. When you have said your goodbyes to the sweet and warm family, the guide will take you on a easy and short hike through typical Nepali villages. Watching the children walk to school andpeople working the land, you'll get the chance to take in the last bit of this tranquility before heading back to the busy streets of Kathmandu by car. 




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