Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour covers most of the sacred places of Buddhist holy places like Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Lumbini: The birthplace of Gautam Buddha. Nepal is famous for mountain trekking and expedition because it has more peaks like Everest, Annapurna, Island Peak and other peaks. Besides trekking in Nepal, Nepal has various places on the UNESCO list, the historic city of Kathmandu, the wonderful city of Pokhara, Chitwan jungle safari and Bardiya, the holy place and birthplace of Gautam Buddha.
Highlights of the trip
· Explore Buddhist sites in Kathmandu
· Exploration of Namo Buddha Monastery.
· Spiritual Exploration at Buddha's Birthplace, Lumbini
· You will immerse yourself in the beauty of Pokhara.
· Sunrise trip to Sarangkot
· Spectacular view of the Annapurna mountain range
· Excursion to the Peace Stupa and boat trip on Fewa Lake
· Exploring the Buddhist attractions in Pokhara
The itineraries offered by Nepal Tour Trekking Service P. Ltd. is guided and standardized; however, itineraries are subject to change or rearrangement due to vagaries beyond our control. Please note that itineraries are only a guide to give you an overview of the tentative itineraries. Changes to the tentative itineraries may vary or be altered in good faith due to unforeseen events caused by physical, technical and natural conditions.
Day 01: Welcome at Kathmandu international airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Visit Buddhist pilgrimage sites.
Day 03: Sightseeing around Patan and drive to Dhulikhel.
Day 04: Hike to Namobuddha Stupa and return to Kathmandu.
Day 05: Transfer to Lumbini/ Afternoon at leisure
Day 06: Full day visit to Lumbini Complex
Day 07: Scenic drive to Pokhara via Palpa Tansen.
Day 08: Visit Pokhara city with a Buddhist pilgrimage site.
Day 09: Flight or drive to the capital city, Kathmandu.
Day 10: Visit Kopan Monastery
11: Return flight to your home.
Nepal Buddhist pilgrimage tour includes the major Buddhist pilgrimage sites such as Swyombhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Patan, Namobuddha, Lumbini, World Peace Stupa and Kopan Monastery. These Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal are top-rated worldwide, with thousands of Buddhist devotees spending weeks exploring the essence of Buddhism, which is fundamentally rooted in peace and wisdom.
We begin the Buddhist pilgrimage tour by visiting the Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. These sites include Swyombhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Durbar Square in Patan. Swyombhunath Stupa, also known as Monkey Temple, is very special for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The huge hilltop stupa offers a spiritual journey inside with the Buddha's impressive eyes imprinted on it. The prayer flags and wheels make this visit even more spiritual.
Similarly, Bouddhanath Stupa is equally essential to Buddhist and Hindu believers. The serene environment and the classical settlements around the stupa fascinate many tourists who come to Bouddhanath Stupa. Similarly, at Patan Durbar Square, you will explore Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Mahabouddha Temple and other Buddhist sites.
Then we drive or walk from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha. Namobuddha is where Buddha fed his flesh to a hungry tigress and her cubs in his past life as a prince. With this popular myth, Namobuddha is considered one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. This Buddhist pilgrimage now takes us to the sacred birthplace of Gautam Buddha, where we visit the Lumbini Museum, Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Garden and Ashoka Pillar. In Lumbini, we can learn a lot about Buddhism. If we want, we can also participate in meditation and yoga.
The same trip will take you to Pokhara, a city holy city by nature. We will drive or hike to Sarangkot viewpoint and celebrate with the first sunset of the breathtaking Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. You then explore the serene city of Pokhara and take a cruise on Lake Phewa. In the afternoon, we drive or hike to the World Peace Stupa and again take in the fascinating panorama of Annapurna, Pokhara city and Lake Phewa.
Finally, we will drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu and visit Kopan Monastery, a famous centre for learning Buddhism and practising yoga and meditation. People from all over the world come to Kopan Monastery to learn Buddhism and practice yoga and meditation.
Arrive at Tribhuwan International
Airport with international flights. Optionally, you can use the road from India
or Tibet to reach Kathmandu. You will meet our representative at the arrival
point and arrange your transfer to the hotel.
Upon arrival at the hotel, we will sit and briefly discuss the itinerary
we have planned. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
After Breakfast, you will start your
sightseeing tour. You will go sightseeing with a professional tour guide in a
private vehicle. First, you will visit Swyombhunath Stupa. Swyombhunath Stupa
is also known as Monkey Temple because you can see numerous monkeys around the
stupa. It has a deep forest, and the stupa is located at the top of the hill.
The colourful waving prayer flags, monkeys of different sizes, the colossal
stupa with the imprinted eyes of Lord Buddha, other Hindu temples and the
serene surroundings are the highlights of Swyombhunath Stupa. Besides, the holy
men, paintings and thankas and spectacular views of the mountain and valley of
Kathmandu are equally significant of Swyombhunath Stupa.
After visiting Swoyambunath, drive to Bouddhanath Stupa. Bouddhanath Stupa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu, known as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site. This huge stupa with prayer flags impresses everyone who goes to visit it. Moreover, Bodddhnanath Stupa has a very peaceful environment with typical Nepalese houses and restaurants. You can buy various souvenirs here and then return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After Breakfast, we will drive to
Patan Durbar Square and visit the impressive Krishna Temple, Patan Hiranya
Varna Mahabihar Museum, Mahabouddha Temple and other Buddhist sites in Patan.
We explore all these Buddhist sites in Patan to see the core of Buddhist
history, civilization and principles. After visiting the Patan area, we will
drive to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is also a popular tourist destination to experience
attractive mountain views.
After a delicious breakfast, you will
leave Dhulikhel and begin a hike through a picturesque traditional settlement
and lush forest. You will enjoy the core nature and experience some attractive
mountain views as you walk along this trail. You will hike for 4-5 hours until
you reach Namobouddha Stupa, a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site. Explore this
sacred Buddhist site. Namobouddha also offers incredible panoramic views and
mountain landscapes. The prayer flags, impressive monasteries and museums are
the main highlights. After completing this trip, you will drive to Kathmandu.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today we drive to Lumbini (six to
seven hours from Kathmandu) and transfer to your hotel in Lumbini. Lumbini is
the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world, the birthplace of
Today, you will visit the Lumbini area
where Buddha lived until he was 29 and has several temples, including Mayadevi.
Here is also the Puskarini or Sacred Pond, where Buddha's mother took the
ritual bath before his birth and took his first bath and the remains of the
palace of Kapilavastu. We spend today visiting the most important places and
sites of Lumbini. The place covers a vast area with many monuments, temples and
ancient sites of importance. You will start with a visit to the Mayadevi Temple
and its beautiful gardens, built on the exact spot where Buddha was born. You
will also visit the museum and the Peace Pagoda. Some of the important landmarks
and monuments in Lumbini are the Ashoka Pillar, built by Emperor Ashoka (249
BC) on Buddha's birthplace. Devotees from different countries founded many
Buddhist temples: Tibetan, German and Japanese temples are among them.
After Breakfast, you will leave
Lumbini with our private vehicle via Palpa or Mugling to Pokhara, enjoying the
beautiful scenery. The distance is almost the same. Overnight at a hotel in
Get up very early morning and drive to
Sarangkot. Enjoy sunrise and the magnificent view of the mountains, including
Annapurna massif from Sarangkot. Drive back to Pokhara and have Breakfast. In
the afternoon, explore the town of Pokhara. Enjoy boat rides on Lake Phewa and
take a short hike to the top of the World Peace Stupa. The World Peace Stupa is
an impressive stupa that proclaims the message of world peace. Pokhara is also
a popular vantage point to see the Annapurna massif and the attractive
Machhapuchhre descent to Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
It takes 25 minutes if you choose to
fly, while the drive takes about 6-7 hours to drive along the Prithvi highway, Passing
the Mugling and Trishuli rivers. Arrive in Kathmandu and overnight at the hotel.
After Breakfast, around 9 am, Drive to
Kopan Monastery, a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site. Enjoy the beautiful
surroundings and the huge monastery. The waving prayer flags, mani and Buddhist
school are the highlights of this visit. Return to Kathmandu and overnight at a
Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner
Today, According to your flight
schedule, we will take you to the international airport to catch your
international flight. We say goodbye to you and wish you all the best for your next
journey. We hope to see you in next trip to Nepal.
All transfers to/from Kathmandu airport in a private vehicle
All nights hotel accommodation with breakfast on twin sharing basis
English speaking professional tour guide
All entrance fees to enter monument sights
Ground transportation in personal vehicles
All the necessary local and central government taxes
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepalese restaurant
Nepal entry visa fee
International air tickets and travel insurance
All expenses of a personal nature, e.g. toilet paper, medicines, sweets, etc.
Bar and drinks
Tips for the guide and driver
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All accommodations for the Buddhist pilgrimage tour are included in the tour price on a twin-share basis and are selected based on the standard of hygiene, level of service, food, and location, etc. In this package, we offer three-star deluxe hotels. You can upgrade to a better hotel, such as a 4- or 5-star hotel. You can request it by email. Breakfast is usually buffet style. If you are travelling alone, share a room with another person of the same gender in your group. If you prefer a single room, you can indicate your preference and receive single rooms on request by paying an individual supplement.
Passport and Visa:
The first thing you need is a valid passport with at least six months left to travel anywhere. You can get the visa for Nepal at the Nepalese consulates or upon arrival in Kathmandu or at other borders. Currently, the most reliable source of information is the Nepal Immigration Department.
Use of transportation on the Buddhist pilgrimage
We offer our travellers the best and most comfortable vehicle like a two-person car, four-person jeep, Hiace, coaster, and Sutlej.
We provide a government-license holder guide. Generally, we provide English speaking tour guides. In addition to English, we also offer Korean, Russian, French, Spanish Chinese and other languages upon request. Our guide always takes care to provide correct and detailed information about Nepal to make your vacation enjoyable.
We will provide a guide with good knowledge about spirituality and know more about yoga practice for yoga.
The best time for a Buddhist pilgrimage in Nepal:
Nepal has different seasons and can have different characters. In general, the best times to visit are September to November and February to March. December and January is the winter season, but not bad for visiting Nepal. However, June, July and August are rainy/summer seasons.
v Lumbini (over 60 excavations, including Maya Devi Temple, Devdaha and Kudan and World Peace Pagoda.
v Ramagrama Stupa, Nawalparasi District in Nepal
v Koliya, Nawalparasi district in Nepal
v Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal
v Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal
v Namo Buddha - Kavrepalanchok district (the place where the Bodhisattva sacrificed his body to a tigress).
v Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur, Nepal
v Halesi Maratika Caves (a revered Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site), Khotang, district.
Pashupatinath holey temple attracts pilgrims all year round and even more during festivals like Shivaratri, when thousands of Hindus, both Nepalese and Indian, come. Not far from Pashupati is the gigantic stupa of Boudha, revered by Buddhists as a sacred pilgrimage site.
The Wheel of Dharma
The Wheel of Dharma, also called Dharmachakra, is one of the oldest and most emblematic symbols of the Buddhist faith. Emperor Ashoka, who ruled over large parts of India from about 304 BC and was symbolized by a lion, was a follower of Buddhism and erected pillars on which the dharma wheel was prominently displayed.
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