Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Tread the footprints of Gautama and his greatest devotees...

Rather than a religion, 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 Tibtan culture at its best are the highlights of these destinations. The tour continues to Namoboudha. The ultimate pious Buddhist Shrine nestled in the mountains flanking Kathmandu is 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 Sidhartha Gautama, who later became Buddha after enlightenment, was born in the Secret Garden of Lumbini in 6th century. It is believed that the Buddha himself have 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.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel

Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing of World Heritage Cultural Sites (Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, kopan Monastery)

Day 3: Sightseeing Patan City and Namobuddha

Day 4: Kathmandu Lumbini (30 min flight/280kms, 9-10 hrs drive)

Day 5: Sightseeing at Lumbini, Explore the Monasteries, Temples and Lakes

Day 6: Lumbini to Kathmandu

Day 7: Pharping Monastery

Day 8: Departure to onward destination

Note: Above itinerary can be customizing as your requirement. If this above itinerary is not sufficient or have any questions, you can ask one of our expert team members for help.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and warm welcome by our representive from Himalayan Glory Travels and Tours, transfer to Hotel. Free time, later short information about the tour and evening welcome dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel..

Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing of World Heritage Cultural Sites (Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, kopan Monastery)
After breakfast at hotel process sightseeing to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Boudhhanath Stupa (South Asian Biggest Stupa), launch and Kopan Monastery for meditation. Evening transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 3: Sightseeing Patan City and Namobuddha
After breakfast at hotel heading to Patan City for Hiranya Varna Mahavir, Rudra Varna Mahavir sightseeing, drive to Namobuddha. Transfer to hotel, visit monastery. Overnight at Namobuddha.

Day 4: Kathmandu Lumbini (30 min flight/280kms, 9-10 hrs drive)
Morning drive to Kathmandu Airport, fly to Bhairahawa and drive to Lumbini or drive to lumbini. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel in lumbini. If you fly you can spend little time to explore Bhairahawa City.

Day 5: Sightseeing at Lumbini, Explore the Monasteries, Temples and Lakes
After breakfast, Visit the sacred garden / pond / Mayadevi temple / monasteries and temples built by many countries as China / Thailand / Burma / Srianka / Korea / Germany / France / Japan and many more. Visit peace lamp and other centers as library museum and more. Overnight stay in the hotel in Lumbini.

Day 6: Lumbini to Kathmandu
After breakfast, drive to Gautam Buddha Airport, Bhairahawa. Fly to Kathmandu or Drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle around 9-10 hours. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

On the way to kathmandu if you drive through land, you will have (Optional: Drive to Chitwan National Park for Elephant back safari, bird wathching, Tharu community village walk, amazing sunset over rapti river, crocodile farm, elephant breeding centre, jeep safari and jungle walk, 1/2 days program).

Day 7: Pharping Monastery
After breakfast, drive to Pharping Monastery, explore the village, meet with the typical Nepali people, buddhist monks, you can take part in religious practice and back to hotel. Launch and time for shopping. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 8: Departure to onward destination.
As this is final day of entire Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour. Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport, fly to onward destination).

Note:The above Itinerary can be customized according to your requirement, for the details you can ask our tour expert.

Trip Includes

  • All ground transportation including Airport pickup/drop at Kathmandu and Bhairahawa.
  • Hotels at Kathmandu as per itinerary with B/B twin sharing basis plan.
  • All Entrance fee
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax.
  • Highly experienced tour guide and staffs.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Tole tax fee, driver allowance

Trip Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • International air fare
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills or extra porters)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guides and driver (for staff) as per your desire (not compulsory).

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Trip Fact
  • Trip Code : HGTT-NT 04
  • Trip Duration : 8 Days
  • Trip Grade : Easy
  • Group Size : 2 (Min.) - 15+
  • Places to Explore : Kathmandu, Namobuddha (kavre), Pharping, Lumbini (Bhairahawa)
  • Major Attractions : Stupas, Monasteries, Vihars and Temples
  • Transportaion : Bus/Jeep/Flight (Scheduled)
  • Accommodation : Hotel and Resort
  • Season : Whole Year
  • Stats From : Kathmandu
  • Ends In : Kathmandu
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