Budhhist Pilgrimage Tour In Pakistan11 Days 10 Nights Tour Package

The region that is today known as Pakistan once had a large Buddhist population, with the majority of people in Gandhara (present day North Western Pakistan and Eastern Afghanistan) being Buddhist. Gandhara was largely Mahayana Buddhist, and was also a stronghold of Vajrayana Buddhism. The Swat Valley, known in antiquity as Uddiyana, was a kingdom tributary to Gandhara. There are many archaeological sites from the Buddhist era in Swat.

The Buddhist sage Padmasambhava is said to have been born in a village near the present day town of Chakdara in Lower Dir District, which was then a part of Uddiyana. Padmasambhava is known as Guru Rinpoche in Tibetan and it is he who introduced Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet.
Buddhism was also practiced in the Punjab and Sindh regions.

Gandhara remained a largely Buddhist land until around 800 AD, when the Pashtun people invaded the region from Southern Afghanistan and introduced the Islamic religion.

Most Buddhists in Punjab converted to Hinduism from 600 AD onwards. Buddhism was the faith practiced by the majority of the population of Sindh up to the Arab conquest by the Umayyads in 710 AD. After the partition of Pakistan and India, the Buddhists fled to India, similar to other faiths like Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians in the Pakistan region.

The Kingdom of Gandhara lasted from the 6th century BCE to the 11th century. It attained its height from the 1st century to the 5th century under Buddhist Kushan Kings. After it was conquered by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1021 CE, the name Gandhara disappeared. During the Muslim period the region was administered from Lahore or from Kabul. During Mughal times the region was part of Kabul province. The Gandharas were settled since the Vedic times on the banks of Kabul River (river Kubha or Kabol) up to its mouth into Indus. The region is known as Peshawar Valley. Later the Gandharas crossed the Indus and included parts of north-west Punjab of Pakistan. Gandhara was located on the grand northern high road (Uttarapatha) and was a centre of international commercial activities. It was an important channel of communication with ancient Iran and Central Asia.

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 01 Islamabad
• Arrival and Reception at Islamabad Airport
• Transfer to Hotel
• Overnight at Hotel
Day 02

Round Trip approximately 90 KM

Islamabad – Taxila – Julian – Dharmarajika Stupa – Islamabad
•Early Breakfast and Day Excursion to
•Taxila Museum
• Julian Archaeological Site (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
•Dharmarajika Stupa
• Lunch will be provided
• Return Back to Islamabad
• Rest & Refreshment Time
• Transfer to Nearest Hill Station Restaurant for Dinner
• Overnight Stay at Hotel
Day 03
Round Trip Approximately 130 KM
Islamabad – Taxila – Bhamala Archaeological Site – Islamabad
• After Breakfast Departure for Bhamala
• Full day excursion to Bhamala Archaeological Site
• Packed lunchboxes will be provided
• Return back to Islamabad
• Dinner & Overnight Stay
Day 04

Approximately 183 KM

Islamabad – Peshawar – Museum – Local Bazar
•Breakfast at Hotel
• Check-out from Hotel and Drive to Peshawar
•Arrival at Peshawar Museum
• Briefed Visit of Peshawar Museum
•Transfer to Restaurant for Lunchh
• After Lunch Transfer to Hotel and Check-in
• Evening Visit of City Tour
• Back to Hotel
• Dinner & Over Night Stay.
Day 05

Approximately 105 KM

Peshawar – Chota Lahore Swabi – Hund Museum
•Early Morning Breakfast
• Check-out from Hotel and Travel to Swabi
•Arrival at Chota Lahore Archaeological Site Swabi
•Visit to Hund Museum
• Lunch Break En-route
• Drive back to Peshawar
• Arrival& Dinner at Hotel
• Overnight
Day 06

Approximately 160 KM

Peshawar – Takhat-e-Bahi – Mingora Town
•Early Morning Breakfast
• Check-out from Hotel and Travel Takht-e-Bahi
•Arrival at Takht-e-Bhai (UNECO World Heritage)
•Briefed Visit of the Budhist Site
• Lunch Break En-route
• Drive to Mingora (Swat
• Arrival at Mingora
• Check-in Hotel
• Free time for Rest
• Dinner and overnight
Day 07

Approximately 77.5 KM

Mingora Town –Gumbatuna Stupa – JahanabadSitting Budha
•Breakfast and Departure for
•Gumpatuna Stupa
• Lunch will be served at local restaurant in the way
•Travel to Jahanabad Sitting Budha
• Back to Hotel
• Rest & Refreshment time
• Dinner & Overnight Stay

Day 08
Approximately 08 KM

Mingora – Museum – Buthkarra-l –Buthkarra-lll
• Breakfast
• Visit to
• Swat Museum
•Buthkarra-l Stupa
•Buthkarra-lll Archaeological Site
• Back to Hotel
• Dinner and Overnight Stay

Day 09
Approximately 32 KM

Mingora – Barikot – ShingardarStupa – Mingora
• After Breakfast Travel to
•Barikot Roadside Budha Statue
•Shingardar Stupa
• Lunch will be served
• Return back to Mingora
• Free time for Rest
• Evening enjoyment at Swat Riverside
• Dinner and Overnight Stay
Day 10

Approximately 245 KM

Mingora – Islamabad
• Breakfast at Hotel
• Check-out and Travel to Islamabad
• Lunch break En-route
• Continue Drive to Islamabad
• Arrival at Islamabad & Check-in
• Dinner & Overnight Stay
Day 11 Islamabad – Local Attractions
•Half Day Excursion to Local Attractions of Islamabad
• Lunch will be served
• Transfer to Airport
 

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Package Includes

  • Luxury Transport from Islamabad to Islamabad
  • Car / Coaster / Hi-Roof Van / Prado
  • Fuel + Driver
  • Toll Expenses
  • Tickets / Entry Fee
  • Standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Services of Guides
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Documentation

Package Excludes

  • Extras at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls.
  • Insurance liability and other under force majeure conditions, medical.
  • Porter age at airport and hotels, etc.
  • All kinds of tips are not included.
  • Air Ticket
  • Insurance
  • Visa Processing
  • Tips

Payment Procedure

Confirm your booking with 50% in Advance Payment & Remaining 50% will be paid at the time departure

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  1. Discovery Family strictly follows below terms and conditions, you are supposed to read all
    • The members shall not be indulged in any act reflecting moral or character failing during the activities.
    • Using drugs or found party to drug sale or possession is strictly prohibited. If anyone finds or caught using any kind of drug will be expelled from the trip right away on the spot and the person will not be eligible for any kind of refund.
    • Use of violent behavior including altercation, insinuations of indecent kind, verbal and physical abuse and assault, aggravated behavior, or any other act amounting to unbecoming of member are strictly prohibited.
    • All members would give extra care for the local environmental care. Garbage (tins. Water bottles, wrappers etc) shall be suitably disposed without polluting water sources.
    • The host reserves the right to cancel trip without prior notice for any reasons deemed appropriate by them. In such a case the registered participants will receive full refund.
    • During the trip, the itineraries may be affected by reasons beyond control of the hosts like un availability of hotels after the closing date of registrations. In such situation, organizers will not be held responsible in any case.
    • On steep ascends in mountainous areas, air conditioned of the buses will be operational on on-off basis to keep the vehicles from overheating
    • Every humanly possible care will be taken for the safety of members, still each venture can be fraught with endangers of unforeseen natural disasters like avalanches and crevasse falls or any other accidents and sometimes such disasters cannot be ruled out. In any such type of accident during the whole tour, the company, group leader and the tour organizers will not be held responsible in any form.
    • In case of theft, lost or damage to personal belongings during the duration of the trip, organizers will not be held responsible in any case.
    • On adventure trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond the control of organizers can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the Leader and Guide will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group.
  1. Payment Policy:
    • 50% payment for confirmation of Booking / Registration
    • All payment should be handover to organisers at the start of trip.
    • Amount more than 5 lac can be paid in two installments.
    • Easy paisa or Bank deposit slips should be provided at the time of Departure
  1. Cancellation Policy:
    • 24 HRS or less, 100% cancellation charges does apply.
    • 48 HRS or less, 100% cancellation charge does apply.
    • 3 days or more– 50% cancellation charge does apply.
    • 7 days or more – 30% cancellation charge does apply.
    • 20% deduction charges for “Early booking discount” holders on cancellation after 7 days will be applicable.
    • In case of refund, Company will make refund within 6 working days.
  1. Organizers reserve the right to assign seats in the Coaster/Hi Roof/Hi Ace/Jeep.
  2. The Organizers reserves the right to use group photos for electronic/digital media.
  3. Smoking in the transport is strictly prohibited.
  4. The Organizers reserves the right to terminate / regret any participant due to indiscipline; without any refund.
  5. Food shall be decided by the management (You can ask for the menu)
  6. Menu can be changed subject to availability etc.

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