Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Duration: 07 Nights/ 08 Days |
Altitude: 1,350m.

"Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage tour is the Natural, cultural and historical heritages tour package. Mayadevi Temples, which we find a bas relief of Mayadevi, the Buddha mother giving birth to him. The Mayadevi shrine the oldest monument of Nepal. The Ashokan Pillar, which was erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred site. The Sacred pond ~ Puskarni, where the queen Mayadevi had taken a bath just before giving birth to the Buddha. ".

 

Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of Siddhart Gautam who experienced the profound realization of the nature of life, death, and existence. For all the places he traveled, he taught the people how to realize enlightenment for themselves. 26 centuries from then, the devotees of Buddha head off to the pilgrimage in search of the spirituality that attests the presence of Lord Buddha.

 

Buddhist Tour Packages listed by Nepal Tours besides steering around the prominent Buddhist sites like Lumbini - Birth place of Gautam Buddha. Nepal has many Buddhist religious sites, historical places, temples, monasteries, stupas, shrines and Bihara which are related with Buddhism. Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Kapan, Pharping and Namobuddha are the famous religious sites for Buddhist people in Kathmandu Valley.

 

Nepal Tour is a small group adventure travel which has pioneered responsible tourism practises in Nepal. Our friendly guides and trip leaders are experts at leading interesting groups of men and women throughout Nepal.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 08 days
  • Max Altitude: Kathmandu at 1,350m
  • Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Tour Grade: Easy
  • Season: January to December
  • Tour Type: Fly Out / Fly in. Kathmandu city tour by Private Vehicle
  • Highlight: Buddhist tour in Nepal takes you to the major Buddhist pilgrimages in the valley and to the birth place of Lord Buddha to Lumbini. In the valley you will visit Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO and Lumbini (birth place of Lord Buddha) out of the valley.

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. O/N Hotel.

 

Day 02: Visit Boudanath Temple and Kopan Monastery.
After breakfast, visit Boudanath Temple and Kopan Monastery. Kopan Monastery was founded by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rimpoche in 1970 as a center of Buddhist Teachings. Meet Senior Lama and orientation on Buddhism at Kopan Monastery. Lunch will be served (vegetarian). Evening return back to Hotel. O/N Hotel.

 

Day 03: After breakfast, drive to Namoboudha (45Kms),
Buddhists call it "Tamangligi", the famous Buddhist spot, where Lord Buddha (on 7th re-incarnation) sacrificed his body to hungry Tigress and its cubs. Evening return to hotel. O/N Hotel.

 

Day 04: After breakfast, visit Pharping Monastery & Swayambhunath (Monkey temple).
The Buddhist history says, Milerapa from Tibet took one night shelter in the cave, and accordingly blessed this monastery. Hindus have their version that it was Pancha Pandav who had visited this place. Vegetarian lunch will be served then we back swayambhunath Temple for buddhist sightseeing tour, the oldest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal in Evening return to hotel. O/N Hotel.

 

Day 05: Fly Kathmandu to Lumbini.
Fly to bhairahawa and a short drive to Lumbini. Upon arrival Lumbini, we transfer you to the hotel, check-in and then we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal.

 

Day 6: Day Sightseeing around Lumbini
After breakfast, we begin the trip by driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden.

 

Day 7: Fly back Lumbini to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we moved to bhairahawa to get our flight in kathmandu. nepaltour.info recommended you should take a flight for kathmandu - bhairahawa - kathmandu because by road sometime a strike by the people . Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure.

 

Day 8: Final Departure from Kathmandu.
After breakfast, rest of day is at leisure until we pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to airport for your next stop.

 

NOTE: On Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control 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 will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (As per guest need) with breakfast
  • Hotel in Lumbini (As per Guest need) with breakfast
  • Kathmandu - Bhairahawa - Kathmandu by flight
  • Bhairahawa - Lumbini - Bhairahawa by private vehicle
  • A full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour including tour guide and entrance fees.
  • Kathmandu, Namobuddha, Pharping, Lumbini Sightseeing Tour by private vehicle.
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
         
         
         
         
         
Recommended Trekking Kit
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

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