Family Holidays Festivals Tour and Sightseeing Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Price
$900 per person
Duration
08 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
1

Kathmandu UNESCO Buddhist Sites — Namoboudha — Lumbini Tour Holy Buddhist pilgrimage sites

An exclusive pilgrimage tour around best of holy places and heritage sites, from around Kathmandu-Namodbuddha to Lumbini birthplace of Lord Buddha, escorted and guided by expert guides with good knowledge of the area of visit, exploring ancient cultural and historical sites in peaceful tranquil harmony.
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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal: Buddhism is a philosophy and the marks of Buddhism are scattered throughout Nepal. Beginning at Kathmandu Buddhist shrines, Boudhnath and Swayambhunath, which are the major attractions for any tourists visiting Kathmandu, are the UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Sites. Maroon-robed monks chanting the holy prayers throughout their vicinity, the influencing mudras of Buddha and the Tibetan culture at its best are the highlights of these destinations. Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal continues to Namoboudha. The ultimate pious Buddhist Shrine nestled in the mountains flanking Kathmandu is a couple of hours drive from the city. The site well known in the holy books of Buddhism as a place where Buddha in his previous life offered his body to fulfill the hunger of famished tigress and its cubs.

Lumbini, the sacred place where Lord Buddha was born, has the extreme archaeological significance and is an enlisted UNESCO World heritage site. Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Buddha after enlightenment, was born in the Secret Garden of Lumbini in the 6th century. It is believed that the Buddha himself has identified four places of future pilgrimage in the Parinirbana Sutta, namely the sites of his Birth, Enlightenment, first Discourage and Death. All of these events occurred under the open sky. There are many Holy places to visit in Lumbini like Secret Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Ashokan Pillar, Puskrani Pond, Nepal Buddha Temple, Lumbini Museum etc. There is also another Buddhist Pilgrimage Site in Namobuddha where the Lord Buddha sacrifices his body to hungry Tigress and its cubs.

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Kathmandu
Return Location
Kathmandu
Tour Start Date & Time
February 1, 2019 2:00 pm View other Times
Price includes
  • Accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis
  • Accommodation including breakfast at star HOTELS in Kathmandu
  • Airport transfers
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Professionally guided tour
Price does not include
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Other International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
First child (0-12yrs): $150 Second child (0-12yrs): $100

Season:

Nearly all seasons are suitable for this trek except the monsoon months of July to mid-September, March and April will be a flowering season where one can be fascinated with wildflowers in full bloom especially the rhododendron flowers of various colors and species.

Tour Guide

All tours are escorted by well trained and knowledgeable English-speaking guides. The services of guides speaking other languages (e.g. Japanese, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian-Dutch and French) may also be provided with sufficient prior notice and at an additional cost. Group escorts are well versed in their related fields.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, where Our guide and staff receive you with warm welcome and then transfer to respective hotels, after refreshment join for briefing and orientation program where our guide informs on Buddhist Holy Circuit around Nepal regarding Heritage Sites and related information of the area of visit with welcome dinner in nice typical Nepalese Restaurant.

Day 2

Tour in Kathmandu Swaymbhunath and Patan / Lalitpur & Bouddhanath.

Kathmandu valley steeped with ancient heritage sites and monuments of both Hindu and Buddhist, morning after breakfast our tours starts with a short drive to Swayambhunath, a popular and famous pilgrimage sites for Buddhist and Hindu as well. An ancient Chaitiya of Asia and a major symbol of Nepal’s Buddhist heritage, Swayambhunath represents Primordial Buddha or Adi-Buddha. The hill top where Swayambhunath Chaitiya is built is called Padmagiri, Vajrakuta, Gosringa, Gopuchha, Samhegu, and Simbhu and listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 3

Morning drive to Bhaktapur and to Dhulikhel.

Morning received by our guide and drives for a short drive to Bhaktapur a medieval period type of city area located east of Kathmandu; in Bhaktapur visit of famous heritage places the name Bhaktapur means the city of Devotes. Bhaktapur is 3rd largest city around Kathmandu valley, the city was once a capital of Nepal during great Malla Kingdom from 12th to 15th century. Situated at an altitude of 1,401 meter home to traditional art and architecture, pottery and weaving industries, rich local customs and culture as every-day life of Bhaktapur people. Places of interest in Bhaktapur: Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur Naytapola Temple The Bhaktapur National Art Gallery Bhairavnath Temple of Bhaktapur After a pleasant and exciting time in Bhaktapur, our tour continue with a drive to Dhulikhel just an hour drive a famous Hill Resorts of Nepal after Nagarkot, overnight at Resorts with stunning sunrise and sunsets over Himalayan mountains from Ganesh-Langtang Lirung-Jugal Himal-Gaurishankar to Everest region.

Afternoon free and visit the local town or just relax. Dhulikhel: Dhulikhel (1440m.) a small town with long history, records show that it has been around for more than 500 years. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping title roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues everywhere. You will think you have wandered into a cultural theme park.

Day 4

Visit Namobuddha and return to Kathmandu.

After a nice morning catching views of sunrise over Himalayan peaks, after breakfast a short drive to Namo-Buddha one of the holiest place for Buddhist in perfect tranquility surrounded with tall pine trees, after an interesting tour and visit of religious sites return back to Kathmandu with afternoon free. Short Notes on Namo-Buddha: One of the unsurpassable supreme sacred sites known as the Three Stupas in Nepal is Tagmo Lüjin ("The place where the future Buddha sacrificed his body to a tigress"). It is the very sacred place where the teachers, the perfect and supreme Buddha-at that time still on the path of learning-offered his own body without regret to a tigress suffering from great hunger. What follows is a history of this supreme and distinguished sacred site, whose location is unmistaken based on the clear identification given in the Sutra Requested by the Tigress and so forth.

Day 5

Morning visit Pharping afternoon fly to Bhairahawa and Lumbini.

Morning a short drive south of Kathmandu with a visit of Pharping renown as holy Buddhist place, where Guru Padmasamba (Gurun Ringboche) stayed here meditating on his way to Tibet from India in early 7th century. After a pleasant and interesting time back to hotel for lunch, afternoon transfer to domestic air terminal for scenic flight to Bhairahawa, on reaching at Bhairahwa airport, a short drive to Lumbini and transfer to hotel with afternoon sightseeing tour of sacred garden then return to hotel.

Day 6

Visit Lord Buddha’s birth place and other important areas.

Depart hotel for morning interesting tour around Lumbini visit birthplace of Lord Buddha which holds a special place in the Buddhist world. It is also mentioned in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta that the Buddha advised his followers to visit Lumbini. Emperor Asoka of Magadha Kingdom of India made a pilgrimage in 3rd Century BC and built world famous pillar with inscription stating”Here Lord Buddha was born”. Chinese pilgrims Tsen Tsai (4th Century A.D.), Fa-hsien (5th Century A.D.) and Hiuen-Tsang(7th Century A.D.) accounted their travel to Lumbini mentioning that they witness the holy tree, the pond, stupas and shrines. Hiuen Tsang described the Asoka Pillar with a horse capital on the top of it. Temple of Maya Devi, mother of Lord Buddha has been recently renovated under the vigilance of UNESCO. Several foreign monasteries and stupas have been constructed in Lumbini area. After a wonderful and interesting visit retire back into hotel with afternoon free for own individual activities.

Day 7

Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.

After a holy pilgrimage drive to Bhairahawa airport for flight to Kathmandu on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels.

Day 8

International departure for home ward bound.

Last day in Nepal as per your flight time transfer to Kathmandu international departure for the flight back to home countries after a great moment and experience on Buddhist Holy Circuit Around Nepal. Bon Voyage! After completing impressive and interesting Buddhist Holy Heritage Sites and “May Lord Buddha Bless you with Buddha Wisdom”?

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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal: Buddhism is a philosophy and the marks of Buddhism are scattered throughout Nepal. Beginning at Kathmandu Buddhist shrines, Boudhnath and Swayambhunath, which are the major attractions for any tourists visiting Kathmandu, are the UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Sites. Maroon-robed monks chanting the holy prayers throughout their vicinity, the influencing mudras of Buddha and the Tibetan culture at its best are the highlights of these destinations. Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal continues to Namoboudha. The ultimate pious Buddhist Shrine nestled in the mountains flanking Kathmandu is a couple of hours drive from the city. The site well known in the holy books of Buddhism as a place where Buddha in his previous life offered his body to fulfill the hunger of famished tigress and its cubs.

Lumbini, the sacred place where Lord Buddha was born, has the extreme archaeological significance and is an enlisted UNESCO World heritage site. Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Buddha after enlightenment, was born in the Secret Garden of Lumbini in the 6th century. It is believed that the Buddha himself has identified four places of future pilgrimage in the Parinirbana Sutta, namely the sites of his Birth, Enlightenment, first Discourage and Death. All of these events occurred under the open sky. There are many Holy places to visit in Lumbini like Secret Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Ashokan Pillar, Puskrani Pond, Nepal Buddha Temple, Lumbini Museum etc. There is also another Buddhist Pilgrimage Site in Namobuddha where the Lord Buddha sacrifices his body to hungry Tigress and its cubs.

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Season:

Nearly all seasons are suitable for this trek except the monsoon months of July to mid-September, March and April will be a flowering season where one can be fascinated with wildflowers in full bloom especially the rhododendron flowers of various colors and species.

Tour Guide

All tours are escorted by well trained and knowledgeable English-speaking guides. The services of guides speaking other languages (e.g. Japanese, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian-Dutch and French) may also be provided with sufficient prior notice and at an additional cost. Group escorts are well versed in their related fields.

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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Price
$900 per person
Duration
08 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
1

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