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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

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$1,499USD

9 Days

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  • Duration:
  • 9 Days
  • Trip Level:
  • Easy
    Just about anyone can participate in one of these holidays. Minimum walking time is 2 hours and maximum walking time is approximately 5 hours a day. By the time you walk around a number of historical sites you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time passes. You do have the chance to take your time and there are plenty of places where you can rest if needed.
  • Max Altitude:
  • 2100 meter
  • Activity:
  • Sightseeing and Cultural Tour, Pilgrimage Tour
  • Best Season:
  • ALL SEASON

TRIP INFOMATION

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 architectures. Next, we fly to Lumbini (Bhairahawa Airport) and tour to 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 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 which 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 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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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

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.

 

Day 02: Buddhist Sites of Kathmandu (Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, Naropa and Tilopa caves of Pashupatinath and the oldest existing Buddhist city of Patan)

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 the durbar square in Patan, a city greatly influenced by Buddhism. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 03: Early flight to Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour Tilaurakot Kudan (Nigrodharma) Niglihawa

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

 

Day 04: Visit all the monasteries of 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.

 

Day 05: Drive to Pokhara and visit Ramgram Stupa

Early morning, we drive to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara, we visit Ramgram Stupa which is the only stupa which 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.

 

Day 06: Early morning drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view back to the hotel and fly Back to Kathmandu

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 Annapurna range. After enjoying the glorious views, we return to the hotel and head to the airport to take our flight to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, spend the day as you please. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 07: Bhaktapur Tour, Milarepa Cave & Namobuddha

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 the history. Highlights of the 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.

 

Day 08: Visit Padmasambhava Asura Cave, Pharping

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 theBajrayoginiTemple and then ascend through the stairs to Asura Cave which is a holy cave with its origins relating it 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.

 

Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu Airport

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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