Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal

 Highlights:

  • The birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini.
  • World’s largest monastery, Boudhanath Stupa.
  • Know the life-story of Lord Buddha.
  • Visit different monasteries and enjoy the places en-route. Covers Pokhara, a Lake City and peace pagoda.

Buddhist Pilgrimage trip in Nepal is for the peace and Buddhism enthusiasts who want to know about the various aspects of Buddhism like Buddhist philosophy, history of Buddhism in Nepal, the lineage of Buddhist leaders, symbols, rituals, etc. The tour intends to provide you with the detail information about Buddha and his philosophy. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is the and major attraction for Buddhists around the world, while.the meditation caves and other gumpas are equally interesting and enchanting that one should not miss when in Nepal.

Namobuddha, Buddhist Pilgrimage site in Nepal

The tour covers major Buddhist sites that include Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, and Namobuddha within Kathmandu Valley. Further, it includes the peace stupa in Pokhara and Lumbini-the place where Maya Devi gave birth to Lord Buddha. Lumbini has various spots that have significance both historically and archeologically like great Ashoka Pillar, Maya Devi temple, and sacred pond, to name a few.

Itinerary:

Day Destinations and Activity Duration
1 Kathmandu.

Airport land and transfer to the hotel

20 minutes
2 Visit Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath and overnight stay in Dhulikhel. Whole day
3 Early Morning Drive to Namobuddha, explore and back to Hotel in Kathmandu. Whole day
4 Fly to Lumbini (Bhairahawa Airport). 35 minutes flight and half hour drive
5 Explore Lumbini Whole day
6 Drive to Pokhara and explore lakeside  5 hours
7 Drive to peace pagoda. Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu. Dinner.  20 minutes flight(6 hours drive)
8 Departure from Kathmandu

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Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

You will be arriving in Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel in Thamel or Boudha with your preference. We will stroll around city depending on your arrival time.

Day 2: Explore Kathmandu Sites and drive to Dhulikhel

Bouddha, Buddhist Pilgrimage site in Nepal

After breakfast, we will drive to Swoyambhunatha (monkey temple), and then Bouddhanath Stupa. Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the world’s largest stupa with over 50 Tibetan Gompas/monasteries. Swayambhunath, on the other hand, has got lots of monkeys and spectacular stupa from where one can observe the whole Kathmandu Valley.

After lunch, we will be driving to Dhulikhel, a town with the mountain view. This is an hour drive from Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Namobuddha and Back to Kathmandu

View from Namobuddha One day trip

After breakfast at the hotel, we will be driving to Namobuddha, the sacred destination of Buddhism. Namobuddha is the place where Lord Buddha offered his body to a starving tigress and her cubs. The beautiful monastery, on the other hand, looks spectacular. Under preference, we could arrange a preaching session.

We will drive back to Kathmandu after lunch.

Day 4: Fly to Bhairahawa and drive to Lumbini

After breakfast, we will fly to Bhairahawa airport, the nearest airport to Lumbini. We will then drive to Lumbini and will walk to Theravada monastic zone. There are various monasteries and museum to visit.

Day 5: Explore Lumbini

Lumbini, Birth Place of Buddha

On this day, we will visit the world’s famous Buddhist religious places. This UNESCO world heritage site has lots to offer like monuments, temples, Ashoka Pillar erected on 249BC. In summer, Lumbini is very hot during the daytime; so, we will explore most of the sites in mornings and evenings.

Day 6: Drive to Pokhara

Few Lake Pokhara

After breakfast in Lumbini, we will leave for Pokhara, one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal. The mesmerizing lakes and the panoramic view of Himalayas should not be missed. The 5-hour drive will take us to this beautiful city. We will then explore the city, and also visit the Tibetan refugee center. The lakeside is one of the famous streets to stroll around.

Day 7: Visit Peace Pagoda Fly/Drive back to Kathmandu

We will drive to Peace Pagoda in the morning, the pristine stupa from where we could witness the whole Pokhara valley. Afterwards, we will leave for Kathmandu collecting some best memories for the lifetime. Beyul will offer a nice and cozy dinner for the participant and will have the reflection of the trip.

Day 8: Departure

After all the memories collected through the trip, we will drop you at the airport.

Included:

 Expert pre-trip advice and detailed information

 Motivated staffs

 All airport transfers

Twin-sharing accommodations.

 3 meals a day.

Not Included:

Nepalese visa fee

Excess baggage charge

 Private transportation apart from those in itinerary

Extra night accommodation  due to early/late arrival/departure, or due to early return.

 International flights

 Travel and Rescue insurance

 Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, bottled/boiled water, shower)

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