Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour – 8 Days


Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is specially made to highlight the major Buddhist heritage sites of Nepal. For those who are curious about Buddhism.

Siddhartha Gautama, who founded Buddhism, was born in the ancient kingdom of Nepal. Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal. Emperor Ashoka of India had established a pillar in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Gradually, Buddhism became a dominant religion in sparsely populated northern areas of the country.

Maya Devi Temple Lumbini

The first Licchavi king, Amsuvarma, married his daughter Bhrikuti to the ruler of Tibet, King Songtsen Gampo. According to legend, she received the begging bowl of the Buddha as part of her wedding dowry. It is believed that she introduced Buddhism into Tibet.

Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour offers an opportunity to get to know the details about Buddhism and it’s culture and schooling. It takes you to the major Buddhist pilgrimages in the Kathmandu valley and to the birthplace of Lord Buddha to Lumbini.

Lumbini Buddhist Tour

Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour has been carefully made to cover all important Buddhist sites and beautiful Himalayan viewpoint. Lumbini itself very sacred place, it houses a small pond where Buddha was bathed after his birth, an image of young Buddha with his mother, a stone pillar was erected by Indian emperor Ashoka to mark the importance of the site.

Ashok Pillar Lumbini

Along with Lumbini and the surrounding area, in Kathmandu we visit Swyambhu Chitya the oldest stupa in the world, which was found some 2000 years ago, Bouddha Stupa the biggest stupa of the world with many Buddhist monks from Nepal and Tibet can be met.

Lumbini Buddhist Tour

Also, we visit Pharping (Yanglesho) is the place where Guru Padmasambhava attained the state of enlightenment and he Namobuddha Stupa is believed to be erected over the relic of Bodhisattva who sacrificed himself to feed starving mother tigress and her cubs.

♂ Full Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Exploring Buddhist sites of Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive to Lumbini.
Day 4: Full Day Explore Lumbini.
Day 5: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 6: Bhaktapur and Namobudha Tour.
Day 7: Visit Padmasambhava’s Asura Cave Pharping.
Day 8: Departure from Kathmandu.

♂ Price in US$ per person
1 person $1600
2-4 person $1200
Above 5 $1100

♂ What Is Included
1. All airport/hotel transfers
2. Welcome and farewell dinner
3. Private car with driver
4. 3 nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu and in 2-3 star hotel in Pokhara and Lumbini 2 nights each (All on B.B basis)
5. An experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
6. T-shirt, City map
7. Heritage sites entrance fees
8. All government and local taxes

♂ What Is Not Included
1. Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
2. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
3. Excess baggage charges
4. All meals except breakfast
5. Extra night accommodation if needed
6. Travel and rescue insurance
7. Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc.)

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Full Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal! Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport one of Community Trek representatives will be there to welcome you before taking you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

    (Pick up from Airport and drop to your Hotel) (1300 Meters ) (Hotel)
  • Day 02

    Exploring Buddhist sites of Kathmandu

    Come down to the Hotel restaurant for breakfast. Your tour guide will be introduced. He will guide you through the Buddhist sites of Kathmandu. We will visit two stupas of Swyambhunath and Boudhanath, Naropa and Tilopa caves of Pashupatinath and the oldest existing Buddhist city of Patan.

    (Tour by private vehicle ) (Breakfast ) (1300 Meters ) (Hotel )
  • Day 03

    Drive to Lumbini

    We drive to Lumbini today – about 300 kilometers south-west from Pokhara which takes for about 7-8 hours. We head toward a more flat lands of Nepal’s Terai. Generally, the weather gets hot and humid in the plains except in the winter. Perhaps, Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site – the place where Buddha was born. In case we reach Lumbini around the sunset time, we can stroll in the local market to have a glimpse into the local lifestyle.

    (7-8 hour drive by private vehicle ) (Breakfast ) (Hotel )
  • Day 04

    Full Day Explore Lumbini

    Lumbini is one of world’s major religious, architectural, and historical places. We devote today’s time in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. The place is really a big area with monuments, temples, and ancients sites making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First we visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens. We also visit the museum and peace pagoda. Some of the important landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include: Ashoka’s Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha’s birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by the devotees from different countries:  Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc.

    (Breakfast ) (Hotel)
  • Day 05

    Drive back to Kathmandu

    We head back toward Kathmandu today – about 300 kilometers journey into the winding mountain road. The journey would take for about 6-7 hours. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel.

    (7 hours drive by private vehicle ) (Breakfast ) (Hotel)
  • Day 06

    Bhaktapur and Namobudha Tour

    After breakfast, we will drive to Bhaktapur, which is 17 km (45 mints) from Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is known as ‘The Living Museum’ as it still retains its medieval fragrance. Just the hill above Bhaktapur lies the cave where Milarepa meditated. It is known as Bagishwari Saraswati Sthan (Manjushree cave). Later drive to Namobuddha. The Namobuddha Stupa is believed to be erected over the relic of Bodhisattva who sacrificed himself to feed starving mother tigress and her cubs. Namobuddha at 1,700 m is also provides panoramic view of the Himalayas. Drive back and spend a night in Dhulikhel.

    (Tour by private vehicle ) (Breakfast ) (Hotel)
  • Day 07


    Sunrise over the Himalayas from Dhulikhel is what drives hundreds of tourist in this hill staion town. After breakfast, we will drive to Pharping in the south of Kathmandu. Pharping (Yanglesho) is the place where Guru Padmashambhava attained the state of enlightenment. There are two major caves blessed by Padmasambhava. Drive back to Kathmandu and free evening for last hour packing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.

    (Tour by private vehicle ) (Breakfast ) (Hotel)
  • Day 08

    Departure from Kathmandu

    Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Community Trek will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

    (Drive to Airport by private vehicle ) (Breakfast ) (Hotel)
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Trip Facts

  •  Trip Duration:  8 Days
  •  Activities:  Tour
  •  Country:  Nepal
  •  Group Size:  2 minimum
  •  Price:  From 1100 US $
  •  Trip Style:  Hotel
  •  Diffculty:  Easy
  •  Best Season:  All round the year
  •  Transport:  Flight/Private vehicle

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