Trip Overview

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour takes you on a visit to various Buddhist religious sites in Nepal. Nepal has always been a sacred retreat for spiritual practices. Also, it is a unique nation where religion is not just a set of beliefs. On the contrary, it is a complex mixture of traditions, festivals, faiths, and doctrines. Nepal has been a haven for Buddhist practice for centuries. This tour can be ideal for those interested in Buddhism and its philosophy.

There are hundreds of monasteries and stupas related to Buddhism all over the country. Besides, one can also find caves where Guru Rimpoche, Milarepa, Naropa, and Tilopa meditated. Likewise, the Maratika cave of Halesi and Namobuddha are the two most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites outside Kathmandu valley. Similarly, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal.

Our Buddhist pilgrimage tour starts from Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, we visit the Boudhanath Stupa, the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. Similarly, we visit Swayambunath Stupa, one of the oldest stupas in Nepal. Next, we also visit one of the most important pilgrimage sites at Namobuddha. Namobuddha marks the site where the Buddha fed himself to a tigress in his previous birth as a prince.

From Kathmandu, we head towards Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini is the major highlight of this tour. Similarly, in Lumbini, we visit various monasteries named after different countries. Furthermore, we will visit the historical Maya Devi Temple and the Ashokan pillar. Along with the fascination of visiting such places, this tour allows one to expand spirituality and provide feelings of peace, tranquility, and harmony.

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the main Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Explore the Namo Buddha monastery.
  • Explore the Medieval and the historical city of Patan.
  • Visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
  • Learn more about the Buddhist way of life.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-189
  • TRIP NAME: Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
  • DURATION: 8 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Pilgrimage Tour
  • Group Size 2-8 People
  • MAX ALTITUDE
  • ACCOMMODATION 3-4* hotels and resorts
  • TRIP ROUTE: Kathmandu-Namobuddha-Lumbini-Kathmandu

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon arrival at the airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, you have the option to stroll around Thamel and the local streets of Kathmandu. Welcome dinner in the evening with a typical Nepali cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2: Explore Kathmandu-Drive to Namobuddha

    Today we shall visit the oldest stupa, the Swayambhunath Stupa. Swayambhunath stupa is one of the most important centers of Buddhist learning in Nepal. Then visit Boudhnath Stupa, the largest stupa in the world and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then drive for about an hour along the Nepal-Tibet road (Araniko Rajmarga) till Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is well known for having one of the finest panoramic mountain views. After a brief stop, we will take a side road to Namobuddha, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. Visit the beautiful Namo Buddha Village with a short walk to Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery. Overnight in an Eco-friendly resort in Nomobuddha.

  • Day 3: Namobuddha-Patan-Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we shall drive to Patan. Patan is famous for its arts and crafts. The highlights are Hiranya Varna Mahavihar and the Mahaboudha Temple. Besides, we will also visit the Tibetan cultural center, founded by the Tibetan refugees during the late fifties. It is now an exhibition, shopping complex of carpets, jewelry, and many interesting souvenirs. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 4: Fly to Lumbini

    After breakfast, drive to the domestic airport and fly to Lumbini. On arrival in Lumbini, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we will visit various monasteries built by different countries and the Lumbini Museum. Overnight in Lumbini.

  • Day 5: In Lumbini

    Today we have a full day at Lumbini. We shall visit the Sacred Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Ashokan Piller, and Pushkarani Pond. Overnight in Lumbini.

  • Day 6: In Lumbini

    Today we shall drive to Tilaurakot(28kms). Tilaurakot is an important Buddhist religious and archaeological site. We will visit Kudan(ancient name Nyigrodharama), where the Buddha met his family after getting enlightened. There are a series of stupas relating to the Buddha's life. We will also visit Gotihawa,  Niglihawa, and Sagarhawa. Then drive back to Lumbini. Overnight in Lumbini.

  • Day 7: Fly to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, drive to the airport and fly to Kathmandu.  The rest of the afternoon is free for shopping and walking around the tourist and local markets of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu

  • Day 8: Departure

    Transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule for departure.

What's Included
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels and resorts.
  • Only breakfast at the staying hotel/resort.
  • All transfer by exclusive private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu-Lumbini-Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary with entrance fee.
  • English speaking local tour guide.
  • One welcome/farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
What's Not Included
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • International flights to and from Kathmandu.
  • Any other meal other than the mentioned above.
  • Expenses of personal nature like portage charge, tips, telephone, laundry, bar, beverages, etc.
  • Travel Medical Insurance recommended.
  • All other expenses not listed in the included section.

Review

EDhan (America)

My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.

The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.

Margo Boston (America)

Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.

We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.

Lori (America)

Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.