The Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal is one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and one of the largest stupas in the world. It is about 11 km away from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
 
As of 1979, Boudhanath along with Swayambhu has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. The Boudhanath Stupa consists of a giant dome with a Buddhist pyramid tower on the top which shaped like mandalas themselves. And there is a huge meditative monument created to be a focal point of worship and offering after the passing of Buddha. The Boudhanath Stupa has stood as a beacon of Buddhist belief for hundreds of years. It towers over the surrounding town as a giant mandala of peace and beauty and also giant eyes. The base of the stupa tower is decorated with pairs of eyes on each of the cardinal directions which represent the all-knowing nature of the Buddha. However, for those not fully indoctrinated into Buddhist belief, the building does seem to be peering down on visitors as they come to make offerings or just to see one of the more spectacular Buddhist sites in the world.
 
Located on an important trade route, the site of the Boudhanath Stupa provides possible converts to a steady stream.  In addition, the stupa is regarded as “Chorten Chenpo” which translates to “Great Tower” or just “Great Stupa” by the Nepalese in Kathmandu. The site did not truly become the center of Tibetan Buddhism until the 1950s as refugees from Tibet, China immigrated over to Katmandu who decided to live around Boudhanath and build over 50 gompas (Tibetan convent) around Boudhanath. At that time, temples and devotional sites began to spring up throughout the surrounding city and further far afield, strengthening the power and importance of the site immeasurably.

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This tour will lead you into the fascinating natural beauty of Tibet and Nepal. There are so many attractions such as mighty snow mountains, vast clear lakes and grassland waiting for you to discover. Step into the pure land and get close to the original nature there!

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Tingri - EBC - Gyirong - Kathmandu - Paro - Punakha Dzong - Paro - Taktsang - Paro

13

days

$2230

Per Person

During the 13 days, you will explore Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. For your visit to Lhasa city, you may be surprised by the profound Buddhism atmosphere and unique historical architecture of this city. Then move your way to EBC where you can catch a glimpse of Mount Everest. Afterward, make your way to Kathmandu, where you may take a fantastic tour to Kathmandu Valley and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Finally, you will arrive at the destination of your journey where you can trek to Taktsang and see Tiger's Nest.

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The concept of Gross National Happiness will be the highlights of your Bhutan. Also you will visit Nepal and Tibet. Not only the amazing scenery but also the religious culture will deeply impress you.

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