2018 Buddhist Pilgrimage (February)
India and Nepal (Taj Mahal under Full Moon*)Feb 16 to Mar 03, 2018 (16 Days)
This trip will take you to places on the Gangetic Plains of India and Nepal that were closely associated with the life of Buddha Guatama Siddharthha. Among many places, you will visit Lumbini, where Buddha was born. Bodhgaya, where he got enlightened. You will also visit excavated ruins of Nalanda University and Varanasi. This trip will end with night viewing of Taj Mahal under full moon.

*NOTE: Please be advised that night viewing of Taj Mahal cannot be always guaranteed.

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Trip Overview

Features

  • Small Group (max of 10 people)
  • We will try our best to accommodate and be as considerate as possible to the dietary restrictions of our clients if any.
  • Experienced Local Guides
  • Exciting Safe Travel
  • High Quality Amenities
  • Cultural Experience

Places on the Itinerary

LUMBINI: Birthplace of Gautama Buddha.
UNESCO World Hertiage Site.

BODHGAYA: This is where Buddha attained Enlightenment.
Mahabodhi Temple. Temple of Dalai Lama. Museum.

SARNATH: Where Sangha (as we know/think) came into existence
Dhamekh Stupa. Deer Park. Museum.

RAJGIR: Ancient capital of Magadha.
Buddha as well as Mahvira (Jain) spent considerable time over here.

NALANDA: Site for the excavated ruins of Nalanda Mahavihara (University). .
5th Century AD. Sariputta Stupa. Archaeological Museum.
UNESCO World Heritage Site

VAISHALI: 55 km west of Patna.
Ashoka Pillar. Archaeological Museum. Ruins of Kolhua. Budha Relic Stupa. Peace Pagoda.

KUSHINAGAR: This is where Buddha passed away.
Mahaparinarivana Temple.

AGRA
Known for the location of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal.

TAJ MAHAL UNDER FULL MOON: This trip will include a visit to the Taj Mahal during the day as well as in the night. Night viewing* of Taj Mahal happens on the night of full moon only, which is on Mar 01, 2018. FAQ on Official Web Page for Taj Mahal

DATES

Feb 16 to Mar 03, 2018 (16 Days)

Pick Up and Drop Off: New Delhi International Airport (DEL)

Pick Up: Feb 16th, after 3 PM
Drop Off: Evening/Night of Mar 3rd, or morning of Mar 4th.

COST

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: Two people sharing the same room. Separate beds
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: Each person has an individual room

To register/book (confirm your spot) for this trip, you are requested to make a deposit of booking amount for trip package.

Main Package: Nov 10 to Nov 23, 2017 (14 Days)
Booking Amount
Full Amount
Double Occupancy
CAD 1500
CAD 4500
Single Occupancy
CAD 2085
CAD 6250

PLEASE NOTE: This will be a non-refundable deposit.

Price inclusive of:

  • Accommodation while in India and Nepal
  • Cost of all meals, except where otherwise specified (Alcohol Exclusive)
    Dinner for the day 1, 14 and 15 are not included in the tour cost.
  • All Transportation costs within India (Air Travel, Trains & Cars/Taxi)
  • Entrance Fee for Museums and Monuments
  • Permits and other fees incurred while traveling in India
  • Cost of special events like Cooking Evening or a Culture Show

Price exclusive of:

  • International flight to/from India
  • Visa Fees for India and Nepal
  • Room Charges at hotels for snacks and drinks
  • Pay Pal (Transactional) charges, for people not able to deposit the money directly into the bank in Canada.

BOOKING & PAYMENT

To book this trip, please deposit the booking amount (non-refundable) or the full amount, into the bank account of “Journey to Himalayas”. You will be required to deposit the full amount 75 days before the trip starts (by Dec 03, 2017). . Please read TOS for details.

Delhi – Lumbini – Kushinagar – Vaishali – Nalanda/Rajgir – Bodhgaya – Varanasi/Sarnath– Taj Mahal – Delhi (16 Days)

PLEASE NOTE This is a tentative itinerary. The exact route of the journey will be finalized closer to the trip date and it might differ from this itinerary. Weather and road conditions permitting, this trip will include visit to all these places. Pick-up and drop-off place and date will not change. Please read the TOS for more details

TAJ MAHAL UNDER FULL MOON: This trip will include a visit to the Taj Mahal during the day as well as in the night. Night viewing* of Taj Mahal happens on the night of full moon only, which is on Mar 01, 2018. FAQ on Official Web Page for Taj Mahal

DAY 1: Pick Up- New Delhi

Most of the international flights tend to reach India in the night.
*Dinner for this day is not included in the Tour Cost.

DAY 2: New Delhi to Lumbini (Nepal)

Flight from Delhi to Gorakhpur: 2h.
Gorakhpur to Lumbini by road: 125 km, 3-4h.
Border Crossing at Sanauli. Reach Lumbini by evening.

DAY 3: Lumbini

Balrampur/Kapilavatthu/Lumbini

DAY 4: Lumbini to Kushinagar

178 km by car, 4-5 hours. Border Crossing.
Lumbini to Gorakhpur: 123 km, 3-4 hr by car

DAY 5: Kushinagar

DAY 6: Kushinagar to Nalanda

311 km, 7-8 hours
Visit Vaishali enroute (close to Patna)

DAY 7: Rajgir/Nalanda

DAY 8: Nalanda/Rajgir-Bodhgaya

Nalanda-Bodhgaya: 84 km, 2 h 30 min.

DAY 9: Bodhgaya

Visit Temples. Sight Seeing.

DAY 10: Bodhgaya

Day of rest and Practice.

DAY 11: Bodhgaya to Varanasi

Car/Train. Full day of travel.
By Train or by Car: 220 km, 4 hours.

DAY 12: Varanasi

Day trip to Sarnath. 15 km, 30 min from Varanasi

DAY 13: Varanasi

Varanasi Sightseeing.

DAY 14: Varanasi to Agra

Taj Mahal
*Dinner for this day is not included in the Tour Cost.

DAY 15: Agra to Delhi

By train. 200 km. 2 hours.

DAY 16: Delhi Sightseeing.

Visit Handicraft Emporiums and Museums.
*Dinner for this day is not included in the Tour Cost.

May the merits of this Pilgrimage be shared with all sentient beings.

BOOKING & PAYMENT

To register/book (confirm your spot) for this trip, you are required to
1. Register Online (Book Now)
2. Make a payment of the booking amount or full amount of the trip package.
After you register on the website, you will get the banking info in the email.

Payment Options:

    1. BANK DEPOSIT
      You can deposit directly into the “Journey to Himalayas” bank account in Canada (CIBC). You can go to the bank personally or send the money by email transfer or wire transfer. We also accept money through TransferWise. Your order will get confirmed only after we have received money in our bank account.
    1. PAY PAL (JTH Website)
      You can use your credit or debit card to directly make the payment. Please note that processing charges for PayPal will be extra (4% of your cart total).
Buddhist Pilgimage 2017

Basic Package
Feb 16 to Mar 03, 2018 (16 Days)

To register/book (confirm your spot) for this trip, you are requested to make a deposit of booking amount for trip package.

Basic Package (CAD 4,500.00)
Select Occupancy:

CAD 1,499.85 CAD 4,500.00

PLEASE NOTE:
Booking Deposit is non-refundable. Full amount for this trip will need to be deposited 75 days before the trip starts (by Dec 03, 2017). Please read TOS for details.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION: If you are paying by “Bank Deposit”, you will not be required to make any payment through this website. We still encourage/suggest our clients to go through the steps in the “Book Now” section to register themselves online. This helps us to keep your information updated. We will need this information to make hotel and travel bookings in India. Through your account profile, you will also be able to check the status of your payment. Thank You!

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: Two people sharing the same room. Separate beds
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: Each person has an individual room