Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is the most popular tour packages for anyone interested in Buddhism. During the Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal, you will explore and appreciate the birthplace of Lord Buddha and many other notable Buddhist pilgrimages sites. We have designed this package carefully to cover several famous Buddhist areas in Nepal so that you can get a close view and understand Buddhism and memorable places that are important to religion.
· Sunrise excursion to Sarangkot
· Explore the Namo Buddha Monastery
· Exploring Buddhist sites in Kathmandu
· Enjoy the incredible beauty of Pokhara
· Stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range
· World Peace Stupa tour and a boat ride on Lake Fewa
· Spiritual exploration in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha
Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour itinerary can be customized according to your choice. Please write to us for the individual travel Itinerary. The price varies depending on hotel category, transportation, private vehicle, and flight service.
Day 01: Welcome to Nepal:
Day 02: Sightseeing in Swayambhunath, White Gumba and Boudhanath
Day 03: A visit to Namo Buddha and Bhaktapur
Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini
Day 05: Lumbini sightseeing Tour:
Day 06: Drive or flight from Lumbini to Kathmandu:
Day 07: Departure to the airport:
Buddha was born in a place found in today's Lumbini. He grew to light up, and thousands of people followed his teachings as he traveled long distances from his home. Upon his return, his family and many others converted to Buddhism. Some of his family and students moved to Kathmandu to establish Buddhism. Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal contributed to Buddhism's spread in Tibet, so sculptors like Araniko and Newari can find Nepalese architecture at Tibetan Buddhist sites.
The Buddhist tour in Nepal takes you to various stupas, monasteries, and temples dedicated to the preservation and spread of Buddhism. Hindus in Nepal show respect and tolerance for Buddhism. They even share various religious sites that people of both religions adore. Tibetan Buddhism, Newari Buddhism, and Theravada Buddhism practiced in Nepal. Tibetan Buddhism is widespread, and We can see Its influence in monasteries, temples, and stupas. Newari Buddhism forms a Vajrayana Buddhism that is inspired by Theravada Buddhism. It is a non-monastic system with various outdoor rituals and festivals, such as jatras. The Jatra is performed by a chariot that goes through the city and such as Jatras. The Jatra is performed by a chariot that drives through the town and displays multiple images and statues of different clothing and music deities.
The Buddhist pilgrimage trip is a unique tour aimed at devoted Buddhist believers. The tour includes visits to various Buddhist holy sites, including the birthplace of the Buddha, Lumbini.
It is a sacred pilgrimage through the Buddha's holy land. You will visit various stupas, monasteries, and temples to pay homage to the Buddha and keep spiritual vibrations in abundance. The tour covers Kathmandu, Namo Buddha, Pokhara and Lumbini as destinations for spiritual immersion.
Even though this trip's primary purpose is to take you on a sacred pilgrimage, you can also enjoy the serene nature and local culture in the middle hills and plains of southern Nepal with some spectacular views of the Himalayas in the north. Powerful spiritual vibrations coming from the Himalayas mix with spirituality of monasteries, stupas and bring you unforgettable and blessed moments.
According to your flight arrival schedule, we will be waiting at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you to our country for a beautiful trip. After exchanging warm greetings in the arrival area, we will take you to our vehicle to your reserved hotel.
Meal included: None
After breakfast, head to the top three Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. By visiting Boudanath, you can experience the breathtaking view of this Maha Chaitya. You will spin the prayer wheels as you walk around Boudhanath's perimeter, which is considered a way to pay homage to Lord Buddha. Other ways to show respect and prayer are lighting oil lamps and singing Om Mani Padme Hum.
You can also spin these prayer wheels at Swayambhunath to pay tribute. Besides, there is a pond in the area of this stupa dedicated to "world peace." You can throw some coins and try to put them in a pot in the middle of the pond, believed in doing what you want. You can also enjoy the brilliant architecture and crafts while exploring these stupas. Enjoy the panoramic view of Kathmandu, as seen from the top of the Swayambhunath Stupa.
When you get to White Gumba, you can spend some time enjoying the beauty of nature and the artistic architecture of Tibetan Buddhism. This place is also perfect for learning about the lifestyle of monks and nuns in their robes. You can also click on some fantastic photos of the landscape and yourself as souvenirs.
Meal included: Breakfast
The ancient Namo Buddha shrine is situated about 40 km from the city of Kathmandu. Our staff with a private vehicle will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Namo Buddha. If you want to walk to get there, you can choose an alternative route and get to Panauti by car and walk to Namo Buddha for about 4 hours.
After arriving, you can enjoy a calm and beautiful environment with fresh air and mountain views. Then explore one of Kathmandu's most important Buddhist shrines, the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery. If time permits, you can later go sightseeing in Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is a city of ancient arts and crafts and home to other Buddhist shrines such as Muni Bihar and temples of the Newari Tantric Buddhist Deity, such as the Bajrayogini Temple.
Meal included: Breakfast
Today, after breakfast, you will head to Lumbini on a private vehicle from Kathmandu. It takes around 8 hours, and a domestic flight takes approximately 35 minutes to reach Lumbini. After a long journey, you may want to cool off and rest. If time permits, you can visit some nearby places and learn about the way of life of the people who live there.
Meal included: Breakfast
Lord Buddha's birthplace offers you various artifacts related to the different phases of Buddha's life, starting from the place where he was born. You can visit the Pushkar Pond of the Mayadevi Temple of the Mother of the Buddha, where she bath before giving birth to the Buddha, and the Ashoka Pillar, which was identified as the birthplace of the Buddha. Our tour guides will inform you about their meaning and related stories. Also, enjoy the beautiful green scenery and enter the Lumbini Museum. The museum contains references to the lifestyle and culture of the 4th century.
It refers to the Buddha, Buddhism, and those who lived in that time.
You can also visit several beautiful monasteries built by various Buddhist countries in their style. In Total, there are 25 monasteries built by these countries. Later in the evening, you can walk around town and buy exotic paintings, handicrafts, or artwork as souvenirs to take away.
Meal included: Breakfast
After visiting many famous and important Buddhist shrines and places, return to Kathmandu by car or plane. After arriving in Kathmandu, you can buy handicrafts, artwork, pashminas, etc. as memories. You can rest for a while and prepare for your flight tomorrow. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Meal included: Breakfast
Your Buddhist tour ends today after visiting various places in Nepal. According to the departure schedule, our representative will take you to the airport when you fly home or to your next destination after getting up and having breakfast.
Three-star accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Three-star accommodation in Lumbini with breakfast
All ground transportation with the airport pick up and drop
A qualified and licensed holder English speaking guide
Entry tickets fees to all monuments
All meals except breakfast in Kathmandu and Lumbini
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, cold drinks, water, etc.)
All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
All chocolate, dessert, and confectionery
Your entry visa fee for Nepal
Tips for guide and driver
Cancellation, accident or health insurance
Insurance for loss, theft, or damage of luggage and personal belongings.
All our published fixed departure dates are guaranteed. If the date does not suit your travel plans, the cost and duration of the trip, please contact us for your individual private trip, itinerary and price. Since we are a local travel and trekking company based in Kathmandu, we try to find a small private group that fits your travel needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help you plan your customized trip to your dream destination. Thank you and Namaste!
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All accommodation for the Buddhist pilgrimage tour is included in the double sharing and included in the travel costs. We select the hotel according to the hygiene standard, the service standard, catering standard, and location, etc. You will spend three-star luxury hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Lumbini on bed and breakfast plan. We serve a buffet breakfast at the same hotel. If you are traveling alone, share a room with another person of the same gender as your group. If you prefer a single room, you must request before booking by paying an extra charge.
All foreigners need a visa to enter Nepal. You can get it at a Nepalese embassy abroad or upon arrival in Nepal. Most people obtain their visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport.
You will need a passport photo and the following fees depending:
For those of you visiting Nepal, we recommend cultural information to help you adjust and feel good:
The dress code is essential for both men and women. Men and women should wear pants instead of shorts during a tour in Kathmandu. It's fine for men in vests, but Women should try to be as modest as possible in these situations.
Hindus are concerned about ritual contamination of food when someone outside their caste or religion touches it. Therefore, do not touch any cooked food on display. When you drink from a container used by others, do not touch your lips. Do not eat with your left hand, and be sure to eat or receive only your right hand. The shoes are considered degrading. So keep them on the floor and take them out before you put your feet on something. When entering a Nepal house, follow the example of your host to decide if you want to take off your shoes. However, when you enter a temple or monastery, you must remove them.
You will pass Buddhist walls, Chorten, and Buddhist stupas along the way, and follow local traditions and place them on your right.
Travel insurance for each itinerary of our company is a prerequisite for booking vacations. At a minimum, you must have emergency health and repatriation insurance that must include the cost of mountain rescue, theft, loss, damage, and clinical problems. It is a brilliant idea when you travel to Nepal. A variety of policies are available. Please read your insurers' general terms and conditions carefully; mainly, they write in an essential part in small print. Some guidelines exclude "dangerous activities," including motorcycling and trekking, bungee jumping, and rafting.
Select a policy covering emergency and clinical repatriation, including the evacuation of walking helicopters and general medical evacuation. You may prefer a policy that pays hospitals directly instead of paying locally and making subsequent claims. In Nepal, most clinical treatments must pay at delivery. If your insurance company doesn't make an advance payment, make sure you receive the receipts to claim them later.
1. Bouddhanath stupa. It is the largest monastery in Nepal and is located east of Kathmandu.
2. Swoyambhunath Stupa: It is a legendary Buddhist shrine that is located on a hill in the Kathmandu Valley.
3. Kopan Monastery.
4. Namobuddha Monastery.
5. White Gumba
Below are world's most visited Buddhist pilgrimages places
Tibet, Potala Palace
Bhutan, Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura
Myanmar, Shwedagon Pagoda
Thailand, Doi Suthep
Laos, Luang Prabang,
Vietnam, Mount Yen Tu
India, Bodh Gaya
by Fanchon Bourque, France
Nepal has various shrines for Buddhists and Hindus. We discovered the wonderful and unique Buddhist and Hindu culture with diversity during our Buddhist pilgrimage to Nepal. We had great vacation packages, and everything was well planned and done. Many thanks to our driver and guide for organizing a trip smoothly. Mr. Kishor went out of his way to make our trip a success. He answered all of our questions efficiently and quickly. Our main goal was to go on this Buddhist pilgrimage to learn the Buddha's birthplace and other Buddhist sites. Nepal Tour & Trekking Service P. Ltd is a great local tour operator that we can recommend.
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