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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Trip Overview

Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal lets you dip into the enthusiasm of the Buddhist culture and Buddhism in Nepal. One can get the detail knowledge and information regarding Buddhism, Buddha and his Philosophy through this tour. This tour provides sightseeing around the Buddhist monasteries like Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Later, you’ll be visiting Lumbini which is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama- the founder of Buddhism popularly known as Buddha.
Hike on treks Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal is designed in such a way that it covers most of the important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Likewise, this tour also allows visitors to have a close look at Buddhism and its understandings. One will get the chance to visit most of the well-known locations important to Buddhism. In addition to that, the visitors will also get the chance to learn the meditation course in Kopan monastery from the spiritual teacher.

 

  •  Swayambhunath: Swayambhunath is popularly known as the Monkey temple in Kathmandu. This stupa is listed under UNESCO world heritage site and carries equal importance for both Hindus and Buddhists. Swayambhunath history date back to the 5th century and the historical record is found in a written stone.

 

  •  Boudhanath: Boudhanath is one of the popular stupas in Kathmandu which is listed under UNESCO world heritage site as well. It is the world’s biggest stupa and is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Likewise, Boudhanath reflects the strong influence of Tibetan Buddhism since it was built by Tibetan refugees.

 

  •  Lumbini- Tilaurakot and Gotihawa: Lumbini is the Birthplace of Lord Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama was the founder of Buddhism and he was born in 623 BC in Kapilvastu which is now Tilaurakot in present days that falls in Lumbini, Nepal. Archaeologists have found out the Kapilvastu Kingdom in Lumbini and when the successful extracting was carried out, the existence of the palace currently be seen in Lumbini in Tilaurakot and Gotihawa.

 

  •  Meditation course in Kopan monastery: One can get a refresh in the true enthusiasm of spiritual meditation and yoga in Kopan Monastery. A spiritual teacher (Lama) will be guiding you through the meditation course in Kopan monastery in Kathmandu.

Detailed Itinenary

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

In the meantime, you will possibly be arriving at any time in Kathmandu. Then, Our representative will receive you with a warm welcome and help you get transferred to the hotel. Further trip details, plans, and programs will be provided to you. Eventually, you will be staying overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Visit Swayambhunath and Boudhanath

Today, you will be visiting two most important UNESCO enlisted World Heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley – Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Notably, these sites provide better insight into Nepal’s History, culture, and architecture of medieval times and most importantly reflects the philosophy of Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lumbini

Today, you’ll drive to Lumbini in a tourist bus from Kathmandu. It will be a scenic drive along the Trishuli river and through the plains of Terai. Finally, after 8 hours drive, you’ll reach Lumbini. You’ll spend the remaining time for rest and refreshment. Overnight in Hotel.
Alternately, you can fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa and drive to Lumbini. This will give you enough time to explore around Lumbini on the same day.

Day 04: Explore around Lumbini and Visit Tilaurakot

Today, you’ll spend your day exploring around Lumbini. You’ll visit Queen Mayadevi temple and many sacred places inside the garden. Likewise, you can visit different international monasteries built by different nations like China, Myanmar, India, Japan, Sri-Lanka, Thailand, Korea, Germany, and Vietnam. The garden with world peace stupa is another major attraction of Lumbini.
27 Kms away from the Lumbini lies Tilaurakot where one can still observe the basement of the palace and other historical structures date back to 2500 years in the past. You’ll be driving to Tilaurakot from Lumbini and explore the historical remains of Tilaurakot. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu

Today, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu from Lumbini in Tourist bus or alternatively can take a flight from Bhairahawa as well. Overnight in Kathmandu.

This will be an end to your Buddhist pilgrimage tour, However, you can still visit some more places like monasteries in Pharping, Namobuddha and Muktinath Temple in Mustang region which carries the religious importance regarding the Buddhism. Likewise, you can stay at Kopan Monastery for some weeks to learn Meditation and Yoga from the spiritual teacher (Lama).

Final Departure :
Our airport representative will transport you to Kathmandu international airport 3 Hours before your flight schedule. You will be taking a great lifetime experience from Nepal. In addition to that, you’ll now have an unbeatable Knowledge regarding Buddhism.

Trip Info

1. What's Includes

 

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private transportation

 

  • Teahouse settlement amid the trek

 

  • All suppers (breakfast, lunch, and supper) amid the trek

 

  • Welcome and goodbye suppers

 

  • All ground transportation on an agreeable private vehicle according to the schedule

 

  • An experienced, English-talking and government-authorized tour pioneer

 

  • Medical pack (conveyed by your tour pioneer)

 

  • All governmental and local charges

2. Doesn't Includes

  • Nepalese visa charge

 

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu

 

  • Excess stuff charges

 

  • Travel and the rescue insurance

 

  • Personal costs (telephone calls, clothing, bar charges, battery revive, additional porter, bottle or bubbled water, shower, and so on.)

 

  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

 

  • Domestic flights

Trip Highlights

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