Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
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. In addition, 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 who are interested in Buddhism and its philosophy.
There are hundreds of meditation caves, monasteries, and stupas related to Buddhism all over the country. Besides, one can also find meditation caves of Guru Rimpoche, Milarepa, Naropa, and Tilopa. Likewise, the Maratika cave of Halesi and Namobuddha are the two most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites outside Kathmandu. Similarly, Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is 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 shall visit one of the most important pilgrimage sites at Namobuddha. Namobuddha marks the spot where the Buddha is said to have fed himself to a tigress in one of his previous birth as a prince.
From Kathmandu, we head to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini is the major highlight of this tour. In the same way, in Lumbini, we visit various monasteries named after different countries. Furthermore, we visit the historical Maya Devi Temple, and the Ashokan pillar. Along with the fascination of visiting such places, this tour gives one an opportunity to expand spirituality, provides feelings of peace, tranquility, and harmony.
• Visit the major Buddhist pilgrimages 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
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 world’s oldest Stupa of Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the most important centers of Buddhist learning in Nepal. Then visit Boudhnath Stupa, known as the largest Stupa in the world, Buddhist Monastery, 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 one of the finest panoramic mountain views. After a brief stop, take a side road to Namobuddha, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, Visit 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 drive to Patan famous for its arts and crafts. Pilgrimage highlights are Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, a beautiful monastery, and Mahaboudha, visit the Tibetan cultural center first founded by the Tibetan refugees of the late fifties, now an exhibition, shopping complex of carpets, jewelry, and many interesting souvenirs. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 4: Drive to Lumbini
Drive Kathmandu to Lumbini (6-7hrs/288 km) via Prithivi Hwy and East-West Hwy, on the way visit a scenic Buddhist pilgrimage spot or you have the option to fly to Bhairawa which will cost you extra. On arrival in Lumbini, transfer to the hotel and enjoy leisure in the evening. Overnight in Lumbini.
Day 5: In Lumbini
Full day sightseeing at Lumbini, covering the Sacred Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Ashokan Piller, Pushkarani Pond, various Buddhist Monastries, and Lumbini Museum. Overnight in Lumbini.
Day 6: In Lumbini
Today we shall drive to Tilaurakot(28kms), an important Buddhist religious and archaeological site. We will visit Kudan(ancient name Nigrodham) where the Buddha met his family after getting enlightened which is about 7km south of Tilaurakot. We will visit the Royal Palace of Gautam Buddha, Niglihawa, and Sagarhawa. Then drive back to Lumbini. Overnight in Lumbini.
Day 7: Fly to Kathmandu
After breakfast drive to Bhairahawa (15km/25min) via Taulihawa Road and fly to Kathmandu (30min). The rest of the day is free for shopping and walking around the interesting tourist and local market of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 8: Departure
Transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule for departure.
- 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 Bhairawa to Kathmandu.
- Sightseeing with entrance fees as per itinerary.
- English speaking local tour guide.
- One welcome/farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- 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.
10th November, 2015
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.
14th October, 2015
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.
7th October, 2015
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.
12th August, 2015
Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on. There are lots of places to see and open for the tourist. The people here are very friendly, all the staffs of Sixth Sense including tour guide and the management and coordination were perfect.
What I like this country is that the culture and diversity of landscape. Besides this Nepal is very vibrant country and colourful country. In the future, I would like to make more trips in Nepal with Sixth Sense spending more time in Kathmandu and it’s surrounding areas and countryside. For the tourist, I would recommend please do visit Nepal with Sixth Sense. Tour Guide and company which was responsible for everything to organise this trip, everything was taken care of all the arrangements were first class. We loved the Trip plan, the selected hotels, the knowledge of tour guide and the entire team was absolutely perfect and highly recommended for future travellers.
27th December, 2019
Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on.