Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Duration: 9 Days

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Overview

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal explores the land where Buddhism first sprouted its wings and today is recognized to be one of the most influential religions in the world. Kapilvastu, to be precise, is where the trip takes full flight and explores the grounds that shaped Gautam Buddha to transform into the man he later became. The tour also is insightful when considering that the Buddhist shrines around the vicinity of the valley are properly introduced to the travellers.

The tour starts as we arrive in Kathmandu and start exploring what's in store for us. We visit the prominent Buddhist sites in and around the Kathmandu valley. It includes Swayambhunath-the Monkey Temple and Boudhanath-the largest stupa in South Asia. Other destinations are the caves of Naropa and Tilopa which is a site believed to have held the training of Naropa from his Guru Tilopa to attain knowledge and wisdom. Finally, we visit the Buddhist city of Patan where we through Patan Durbar Square to see local tradition, culture, and architecture. Next, we fly to Lumbini (Bhairahawa Airport) and tour Mayadevi Temple, the temple named after the mother of Lord Buddha. Puskerni Pond and Ashoka Pillar too are of great essence from a religious point of view. Also, we will visit the Chinese Monastery, Korean Monastery, and Royal Thai Monastery; each of which resembles the architecture of the monasteries from their respective origins. Enjoy the day with amazing memories that have been created. Next, we move to the beautiful place, Pokhara and visit Ramgram Stupa which is the only stupa that retains the cremation remains of Lord Buddha. Next, we come back to Bhaktapur to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Later, we visit Milarepa Cave followed by an exploration visit to Namobuddha. Finally, the tour heads to Pharping, the place where Guru Padmasambhava achieved the state of enlightenment. The trip ends as we move back to Kathmandu.

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Start At Kathmandu Airport
End At Kathmandu Airport
Transportation Private Car
Trip Grade Relaxing

Travellers do not have to worry about physical activities.

Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
Tour Type Private

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Highlights

  • Explore Buddhist pilgrimage sites inside Kathmandu like; Swayambhunath, Boudhanath stupa and Tilopa cave, etc.
  • Visit the birthplace of lord Gautam Buddha, Lumbini.
  • Visit the monasteries of Lumbini.
  • Explore the Ramgram Stupa in Pokhara.
  • Enjoy the sunrise view from Sarangkot.
  • Explore and visit the stupas and caves in Kathmandu.
Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Itinerary

Namaste and welcome to the beautiful country, Nepal. Our agent will be waiting for you in the arrival section. After you will be taken to the hotel for you to freshen up and in the evening, you can enjoy traditional Nepali cuisine with cultural dance. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu is unified by all cultures and religions. On this day, we will be visiting some of the major Buddhist shrines around the valley. These sites include two of the biggest in the city: Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. The Naropa and Tilopa caves of Pashupatinath are two other destinations for the day. Similarly, the final destination is durbar square in Patan, a city greatly influenced by Buddhism. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, we fly to the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini. We drive and visit the various historical sites of Tilaurakot, Kudan, and Niglihawa. Tilaurakot is the ancient Kapilvastu capital where Lord Buddha remained as a prince before setting out on his quest to obtain enlightenment. Kudan was where Buddha was received by his father when he returned after obtaining enlightenment. Nighthawk is where Kanakmuni Buddha was born. After visiting the entire archaeological sites, if time permits, we shall move to a few places such as Sagarhawa and Gotihawa for a more informative visit. Overnight stay at Lumbini.

On this day, we undertake an exploration tour around Lumbini. First up is the Ashoka Stone Pillar, which has an inscribed impression of the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Mayadevi Temple, situated just next to the Pillar is next and then on to the Puskerni Pond, the pond which is believed to have been used by Mayadevi-mother of Lord Buddha, for a bath before she gave birth to Buddha. Later, we visit the Chinese, Korean, and Thai monasteries. Overnight stay at Lumbini.

Early morning, we drive to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara, we visit Ramgram Stupa which is the only stupa that still retains one of the holiest Buddhist relics. When Buddha attained Mahapariniryana (death), his body was cremated and his mortal remains were divided into 8 claimants. Other stupas were excavated by Emperor Ashoka; however, the remains in the Ramgram Stupa are still present. Later, you can rest and stroll around the streets of Pokhara. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Early morning, we move to Sarangkot which is only 5 km from Lake Side and is the viewpoint to observe the beautiful sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas including the ones in the Annapurna range. After enjoying the glorious views, we return to the hotel and headed to the airport to take our flight to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, spend the day as you please. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, we move on to Bhaktapur to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Known for its religious, principles and historical heritage, Bhaktapur has a number of temples, squares, traditional houses, artistic stones, Buddhist shrines, and monasteries built in different times of history. Highlights of antique Nepali art like 55 Window Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, and Krishna Temple can be found here. Just above Bhaktapur, there is a cave where monk Milarepa is said to have meditated and is known as Bageshwori Saraswatisthan. Later, we drive to Namobuddha, which is one of the important Buddhist sites. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, we drive for about 2 hours to Pharping. It is the place where Guru Padmasambhava achieved the state of enlightenment. There are two main caves blessed by the guru himself. We will begin the tour from the Bajrayogini Temple and then ascend the stairs to Asura Cave which is a holy cave with origins relating to Guru Rinpoche. We will continue to Yangle Sho cave where Guru Padmasambhava attained the state of insight. Later, we return to our hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today is the farewell day. We will drop you at the airport prior to the time scheduled. We hope to see you again after this amazing tour.

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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Includes / Excludes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers

  • Professional tour guide

  • 1 hrs scenic Mountain flight

  • Food as per the itinerary

  • Kathmandu to Chitwan to Lumbini to Pokhara to Kathmandu in private car (Round way)

  • 4- night accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (including breakfast)

  • 1- night accommodation at Monastery in Nomobuddha (including full board meal)

  • 2- night accommodation at 3-star hotel in Lumbini (including breakfast)

  • 1- night accommodation at 3-star hotel in Pokhara (including breakfast)

  • All the activities as per the itinerary such as sightseeing in Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini and more.

  • First aid kit

  • Bottle of water

  • Farewell dinner prior to departure

  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu

  • Personal Expenses

  • Tips and Gratuities

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

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