• Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Trip Facts :

Program Code: TT-ST03
Duration: 9 days
Program Type: Buddhist Tour
Start Trip: Kathmandu
End Trip: Kathmandu
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Overview

Buddha was born some 2500 years ago in Lumbini in the southern Nepal. Lumbini is the greatest buddhist pilgrimage of Nepal from all over the world. Lumbini today houses the pond where Buddha was bathed after he was born and a temple which has images of young Buddha with his mother. There is also a  Stone pillar which is one of such many pillars put by the famous Indian emperor Ashoka to mark the important sites related to Buddha’s life. In an excavation made few years ago more objects of historical importance were discovered which are in  display for all. Besides there are many stupas in Lumbini  made by many Buddhist countries of the world Thailand, China, Sri Lanka, Japan and Myanmar.

There are Buddhists all over Nepal and hence Buddhist monuments are all over Nepal. In Kathmandu valley we have 2000 years old impressive stupa of Swoyambhunath and world’s biggest stupa at Bouddhanath. The Bouddhanath stupa is 1500 years old and is more popular among the many Tibetan refugees living in Kathmandu. Inside the Kathmandu valley the city of Patan is dominantly Buddhists and has places like Mahabouddha Temple and Hiranya Varna Mahavihar to show you. On the outskirt of Kathmandu in the hill is the stupa of Namobuddha, small but old, active and highly revered.

This tour will take you to these Buddhist sites and also to few more while traveling inside the city. We will also take you to the peaceful and beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Here you can see the tremendous view of the Himalayas, visit the world peace stupa and go for boating in the cool lake water. Finally you will have free time to shop a great number of Buddhist objects which you may not find in your home country.

 

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Buddhist sites in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Namo Buddha.

Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhairawa and transfer to Lumbini.

Day 05: Full day excursion of Lumbini.

Day 06: Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara.

Day 07: Full day excursion of Pokhara.

Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 09: Final Departure.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.
Trip and Trek representative assist you at Tribhuvwan International Airport and transfers you to the hotel. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Buddhist sites in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, guided sightseeing tour of Buddhist Sites in Kathmandu. Visit Boudanath, Kapan Gompa, Swayambhunath, white monastery and other Buddhist shrines, Vihars and Stupas. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day 03: Drive to Namo Buddha.
After breakfast, drive to Namo Buddha. Namo Buddha is the place where Lord Buddha, in earlier life offered his body to starving tigress, so that she could feed her cubs. It is said that his hair, bond and so forth were made into a stupa, the stupa now known as Namo Buddha. Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa and transfer to Lumbini.
Fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa (35minutes) and drive to Lumbini (22km). Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha. Buddha was born at Lumbini in the southern Nepal on a full moon day in 623 B.C. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Full day excursion of Lumbini.
After breakfast, visit the important religious and archaeological sites at Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa and Lumbini. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Drive from Lumbini to Pokhara.
Early morning drive from Lumbini to Pokhara, via Mugling. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. It is the most popular destination of Nepal after Kathmandu. Rest of the leisure time boating at Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day 07: Full day excursion of Buddhist sites in Pokhara.
After breakfast, drive for the sightseeing of World Peace Pagoda. It is located on the top of the hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake. It has four images of Buddha facing in four directions. It is a great vintage point which offers the spectacular view of Annapurna. And then drive to the next destination of the day, i.e. Mate Pane Gompa. Back to hotel and overnight on BB basis.

Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu, it takes about 30 minutes. Evening attend fare well dinner at typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Final Departure.
Trip and Trek representative assist you at the hotel and transfers you to the international airport at Kathmandu for your final departure.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,.
  • An experienced licensed holder Tour Guide.
  • Airfare from KTM to Bhairawa
  • Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
  • Medical kit box
  • All government tax
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
  • All necessary transportation while sightseeing

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Any kinds of Bar bills

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