Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal 7 days

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  • Boudhanath and Swyambhunath Stupa (UNESCO World Heritage Sites), sacred site to Buddhist people from all over the world
  • Pashupatinath (UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Holiest site to the Hindu from all over the world.
  • Kopan and Pharping: Buddhist Gumpas where they teach Tibetan Buddhism
  • Lumbini: (UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Shakyamuni Buddha (Siddhartha) birth place.
  • Peace stupa (Pagoda): holy site to Buddhist with beautiful Himalayan peaks
  • Bhaktapur: (UNESCO World Heritage Sites), one of the best cultural and historical city in Kathmandu.

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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal Overview

The Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal is a pure holiday tour package that includes cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu, Skakyamuni Buddha's birthplace in Lumbini, and the natural beauty of Pokhara. It is also a holy holiday for Buddhists from all over the world. We have carefully designed an itinerary so that you will have the best experience of your holiday and get inspiration from Buddhist philosophy to create positive change in yourself.
The Shakyamuni Buddha, Siddhartha Gautam, was born in Lumbini, Nepal, in 523 BC. Lumbini is the origin of Buddhism. The Swyambhunath, Boudhanath stupas are believed to have been built with the relics of Buddha. The Buddhist people like to visit them once in their lives.

Cultural and historical City tour in Kathmandu:

The historical and cultural city has 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites around it, including 3 Durbar Squares, 2 Buddhist stupas, and 2 Hindu temples. Besides that, there are many Buddhist sacred sites like Pharping Gumpa, Kopan Monastery, and many gumpas around. You will see cultural and religious people and historical monuments while walking around. The ancient art, architecture, and marvelous monuments are amazing to visit. This can’t be compared to any other part of the world, which makes for a memorable holiday.

Pokhara city tour:

A Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal includes sightseeing in Pokhara. It has a stunning view of the Himalayas to the north, and wonders are there around downtown. You will visit a Tibetan refugee center and some Gumpa as well. The reflecting Annapurna in Fewa Lake, David Falls, Seti Gorge, and caves are the best sightseeing spots.

Besides the tour sites, there are many caves where the great masters of Buddhism meditated. For students and researchers who would like to investigate and research Buddhism, it could be the best place. There are different Gumpas that represent different sects of Buddhism, like Mahayana (the Great Vehicle), Therabada (the Teachings of the Elders), Mountain Buddhism, etc.

Optional sites which can be add in packages

Namo Boudha (Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Temple):

It is situated 40km southeast of Kathmandu. The monastery is situated on a hilltop with an amazing view of mountains and valleys. On the Buddha's birthday, many Buddhist followers go there to pray as a special day.
According to the old legend, 6000 years ago, a prince (Mahasatwo or Ngingdui Tshenpo) at the top of the hill, looking into the jungle, discovered a tigress lying near the rock. Very quickly, he realizes that the tigress was about to die due to hunger, with her five little babies still sucking milk from her. The survival of the babies depends on their mother. Mahasatwo, decides to give his life to the tigress out of love and compassion. So Prince Mahasatwo cuts his body to present his warm blood in the mouth of the mother tiger, and the taste of blood gives appetite to the starving family. As the tigress accepts the sacrifice from the prince, she leaves only the bones. The bones of the prince were brought back to the village and buried in the tomb, which is the actual stupa of Namo Buddha. Some 3500 years later, the Gautam Buddha came to the village of Sange da Fyafulsa. He conducts 3 tours around the stupa before declaring that he is the reincarnation of Prince Mahasatwo. It was at this moment that Gautam Buddha renamed this village, which is henceforth known as Namo Buddha, which means Homage to Buddha.

Halasi Maratika cave (Halesi Mahadev):

The Maratika Caves (the Haleshi Mahadev) are about 200km east of Kathmandu. The Buddhist (Vajrayana sect) people believe that Guru Padmasambhava meditated in this cave before going to Tibet. The area surrounding three hills that are sacred to the Lords of the Three Families: Avalokiteshvara, Vajrapani, and Manjushri The Hindu people also visit the Lord Shiva temple as a sacred site. The center of the area is marked by Avalokiteshvara Hill, the site of the two main caves where the Mahaguru practiced with Mandarava. Vajrapani Hill is to the west, and Manjushri Hill is to the east. The entire cave complex forms a natural mandala, a space alive with a host of enlightened forces. The upper part is the Cave of Maratika. At the main sacred cave of Maratika, there is a large rock naturally shaped like a vase, said to be the tsebum—the long-life vase that Amitayus placed on the heads of Guru Rinpoché and Mandarava to bless them with immortality.

Recommended hotel in Kathmandu: Green Eco Resort

Outline Itinerary

Kathmandu city tour- Lumbini sacred garden- Pokhara city tour- Kathmandu

Day to Day Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Accommodation at hotel in the city center on BB.
  • City Sightseeing as per mention in the itinerary.
  • Escorted by English speaking city tour guide.

Whats not Included?

Not Included
  • Meal in the city (lunch and dinner)
  • Monastery or temple and monument entrance fees.
  • International flights, visa and departure taxes
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation (Should cover your insurance)
  • Tips and gratuities (crew will expect the tipping)
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry
  • All the expenses in except mentioned in include section
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of AATE.

Travel Infos

The basic details about the tour

Tour Guide:

Guide is the major part to make your holiday smooth and meaningful. We will provide an English speaking and well-experienced city tour guide. The guide keeps good knowledge about Buddhism, culture, and history of Nepal. If you require a language speaking guide, you can send us an email prior to your arrival.

There are all class hotel are available in Nepal. Please do let us know as per your budget and expectations. We will give you some of the best recommendation and once you will agree, we will book them to your accommodation.

Nepal offers wide variety of food (vegetarian, Nepali, Chinese or continental) choices. We will organize food as per your request.

Good condition vehicle fully air-conditioned and a well-experienced driver.

Please write to us for clothing recommendations before you go to Nepal.

We will require 25% of advance payment to confirm the booking. The rest of the money you can pay after you arrive in Nepal.

We require an Email including (arrival date, passport name and not of person) details. We will book all services and send you the confirmation email. With 20% of advance payment the booking will be confirmed.

Others options:
Meditation, Yoga courses, Mountain flight, Nepali cooking class, Day hiking.