Buddhist Pilgrimage highlights tour

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10 Days
Availability : All Years
Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu
Min Age : All ages
Max People : 10
Tour Details

The Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal will serve you with detailed information about Buddha and his philosophy. The tour offers sightseeing in Kathmandu and Lumbini and provides information about Tibetan Buddhism. This Buddhist pilgrimage tour is specially made to highlight Nepal’s major Buddhist heritage sites. For those who are curious about Buddhism, this tour is made to provide them the opportunity to get to know the details about Buddhism and its culture.

It takes you to the major Buddhist pilgrimages in the valley and to the birthplace of Lord Buddha Lumbini. In the valley, you will visit Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and Lumbini (birthplace of Lord Buddha) out of the valley. During the Buddhist pilgrimage tour, visitors can see the Buddhist devotees chanting religious hymns in their religious attire devoted to Buddhism.

Highlights of the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour are:

  • Boudhanath
  • Swayambhunath
  • Patan
  • Namobuddha
  • Bandipur
  • Lumbini
  • Pokhara
  • Kathmandu

Price Includes

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • 4-nights Hotel accommodation in 4*Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
  • 1-night Hotel accommodation in Namobuddha Resort or Similar in Namobuddha on breakfast basis.
  • 1-night Hotel accommodation in Mountain Resort or Similar in Bandipur on breakfast basis.
  • 1-night Hotel accommodation in Sakya Guesthouse or Similar in Lumbini on breakfast basis.
  • 2-nights Hotel accommodation in Hotel crystal Palacel or Similar in Pokhara on breakfast basis.
  • As mentioned the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder tour guide.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment and accommodation.

Price Excludes

  • Your Personal expenses.
  • Food, Drinks/ Beverage bills.
  • Tipping (Tips).
  • UNESCO world Heritage & other sites entrance fee.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International Flights.
  • Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
  • Any other items not mentioned in includes section.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in kathmandu

Welcome To Nepal. Asian Heritage Representative will be waiting outside at the arrival area to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Check in to your sumptuous room at the Hotel Yatri Suites & spa. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel.
Accommodation: Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar.

Day 2Visit Bouddhanath and Monastery.

Today our representative will facilitate you and transport will drive you to Boudhanath. Full-day guided sightseeing in Bouddhanth stupas and nearby. Boudhanath Stupa is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The Boudhanath stupa is known to be the holiest temple grounds in Kathmandu. Boudhanath temple is decorated with water, fire, colors, and the uniformity of the monks and servants, this acts as a symbol for the religion. Kapan Monastery located near Boudhanath is famous for Tibetan Buddhism. Fulhari Gompa is beautifully decorated and there are many nice garden areas, stupas, and inspirational sayings dotted around the monastery.
Accommodation: Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar including breakfast.
Boudhanath Archirectural Marvel

Day 3visit Swayambhunath & Patan.

Our representative will facilitate you and transport will drive you to Syambhunath. Swayambhunath temple also known as the monkey temple is listed as a world heritage site. Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the religious harmony and tolerance between the Buddhist religion and Hindu religions along with enjoying the panoramic view of Kathmandu city and the Himalaya ranges from here. After visiting Swayambhunath we will visit, Patan. You will discover the ancient Buddhist cultures and architecture of Patan
Accommodation: Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar including breakfast.

Day 4Kathmandu to Namobuddha

Our representative will facilitate you and transport will drive you to Namobuddha. Namobuddha is one of the important Buddhist sites also known as ‘Takmo Lu Jin’ ie tigress body generosity by Tibetans. Constructed in 1976 there is a Tranghu Tashe Yangste monastery on the side of the hill which attracts lots of visitors. Visit Thranghu Tashe Yangche Monastery at the top of the hill.
Accommodation: Namobuddha Resort or Similar including breakfast.
Namo Buddha
Image: Namobuddha (Source: Internet)

Day 5Namobuddha to Bandipur

Today we drive towards Bandipur. Bandipur is an ancient Newari town and once a center for trading Tibetan markets. You will see the Thanimai temple and the local Newari villages. You will see the Bandipur bazaar and visit Tindhara.
Accommodation: Mountain Resort or Similar including breakfast.
Bandipur

Day 6Bandipur to Lumbini & Sightseeing, Drive duration: 7/8 hours.

Today we drive towards Lumbini. Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world’s great religions, and its remains contain important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centers from as early as the 3rd century BC. Today you will dwell with of beauty of Lumbini. You will be exploring different Monastic zones: German Monastery, Chinese Monastery, Thai Monastery, International nuns, and Golden Temple. The Peaceful Monastic zone flourishes the teachings of lord Buddha. Learn about the different cultures in different monastic zones of Lumbini. Then after, we will wander the Maya Devi temple.
Accommodation: Shakya Guest House or Similar including breakfast.

Day 7Tilaurakot & Drive to Pokhara, Drive duration: 2 hours & 6 hours.

Today, we will be heading toward Tilaurakot. It is a place where Buddha spent 29 years of his life on the banks of the Banganga River.
We drive to Tilaurakot in the early morning. Then after, we will drive you to Pokhara. What attracts most visitors to Pokhara is the richness of the valley with its pure and natural beauty.
Accommodation: Hotel Crystal Palace or Similar including breakfast.
Peace Pagoda

Day 8Pokhara Monasatery

Visit Pokhara Shanti Stupa. World Peace Pagoda located at Pumdi village is a symbol of Buddhist culture. It is 115ft tall and displays the statues of Gautam Budhha. Matepani Ghumba established in the 1960s is 5 km east of downtown and carries the religious importance of Budhha. You can enjoy the eye-catching view of the valley.
Accommodation: Hotel Crystal Palace or Similar including breakfast.
Pokhara Buddha Statue

Day 9Pokhara to Kathmandu, Drive duration: 6/7 hours.

Today you will have a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, starting from Pokhara after having your breakfast. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotel and have a rest. In the evening, Perhaps you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel for some shopping and local cuisine or visit one of the many art galleries or museums in the city. You can have the option to revisit your favorite spots or venture into Kathmandu to explore areas you may have missed earlier.
Accommodation: Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar including breakfast.

Drive to Pokhara

Day 10Departure

Your trip will come to an end today. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by private transport around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Have a safe journey onwards.

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