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Highlights of Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

    • Naropa and Tilopa cave in Pashupatinath.
    • A visit to Kopan Monastery and Boudhanath Stupa. 
    • Birthplace of Gautam Buddha- Lumbini. 
    • Pharping Monastery and Manjushree Cave. 
    • A private and customized trip. 

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Overview


Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Package in Nepal is the best trip that takes you to the spiritual centres where Buddhism’s practices and meditations emerged. Nepal is popular for its Buddhism practices and itself is the birthplace of the originator Gautam Buddha. This beautiful Himalayan nation hosts the amazing Buddhist trails, monuments and stupas where the Padmasambhava meditated and the Gautam Buddha enlightened the people. Buddhist Pilgrimage tour is a spiritual vantage to the epitomes where Buddhism’s excellent practices are found, and where the saints got enlightenment and enlighten the world with wisdom. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, boasts many caves, stupas, and monasteries that are associated with Bodhisattvas, Buddha and Siddhas. 

The spiritual retreat in the Buddhist pilgrimage sites is an excellent way to explore the inner self and a wave of mental peace. The Guru Padmasamvaba mediated in few caves which are found in the periphery and the Kathmandu valley itself. The Naropa and Tilopa cave in Pashupatinath, Namobuddha, Swayambhunath, Kopan Monastery, Boudhanath etc. are major Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu valley and the outskirts. There are various monasteries to explore which offers the wonderful meditations and amazing insights on the monks and nuns lifestyle. 

Gautam Buddha is also the light of the world. Born and brought up in the aristocratic family of Shakyas, Buddha renounced the luxurious prince life and with years-long meditation, mendicancy, and asceticism to pursue the spiritual goals and enlightened the world with peace. The prior Siddartha Gautam later transformed into Buddha which literally stands for the ‘enlighten one’ or ‘awakened one’. The sphere of nothingness and the entangled living of humans on the materialistic world is spiritually defined by Buddha and radiate the way to attain mental peace with his wonderful meditational practices. Gautam Buddha then gave four novel truths enlightened from his years-long meditation and renouncement of the earlier royal life. The first noble truth is there is suffering on this planet and it is the part of human life. Second noble truth is that suffering comes from craving, desire and attachment. The third noble truth is the peace and liberation can be attained by eliminating the desires and cravings and the fourth noble truth is people can overcome desire and ignorance by following eightfold path that leads to enlightenment, wisdom and salvation. 

The life of Gautam Buddha showcases a lot of things and the earlier life of Buddha can be explored around the Lumbini and its surrounding places. More than 60 excavation sites are believed to be associated with the life of Buddha in Lumbini, and some of the excavation sites including the Lumbini district itself are the major Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The Mayadevi temple, Marker Stone, Ashokan pillar, Myanmar Golden Temple, World Peace Pagoda, Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar, China temple, Lumbini Museum and many other places in the surrounding of Lumbini gives the perfect glimpses on the life of Gautam buddha and are wonderful Buddhist pilgrimages. 

There lies an excavation in the 27 Km west of Lumbini where the Tilaurakot Palace has been discovered. Siddartha Gautam spent his childhood and earlier days as a prince in this palace. The ruins of the palace and the other structures found in this area still gives the perfect insights on the earlier survival of Buddha. The Kudan or Nirodharma also hosts the remains of Stupas where the Siddhartha Gautam’s father met Gautam Buddha after his enlightenment for the first time. Another place to visit is Ramgram Stupa which still showcases the intact Buddha relics. This is the place where Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana and his body was cremated. This is the living spiritual centre that is closely associated with the life of Buddha and a major pilgrimage site. 

The Lumbini district is entirely a perfect place to explore the Buddha’s lifestyle. The Gotihawa in Lumbini is the birthplace of Krakucchanda Buddha and a pilgrimage site. This place was in ancient times known by the name of Khemavati. Another place to explore in Kapilvastu is Niglihawa which is the birthplace of Kanakmuni Buddha. Emperor Ashoka, during his movement to put pillars in the multiple places, erected pillars here with inscriptions. There is another place called Sagarhawa which is the place where around 70,000 Shakyas were massacred by King Virudhaka. Because of the noble nature and non-violent belief of Shakyas, they didn’t strike back. 

The Lumbini offers the perfect pilgrimage and offers an amazing spiritual experience. The life and teachings of Buddhas itself are worth exploring and wonderful. Furthermore, the Manjushree Cave (Milerpa Cave), Asura Cave and Namobuddha in the outskirts of Kathmandu valley are other Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The wonderful Buddhist Pilgrimage sites offer an amazing experience in Nepal. Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Package in Nepal takes you to the Lumbini and diverse Buddhist Pilgrimage sites in Nepal which fulfils your pilgrimage needs while understanding the life of Buddha and gaining spirituality and peace. 

ITINERARY

  • DAY 1
    Kathmandu Arrival.
    Your Arrival Time (?) Our representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel.
    At. 06:00 PM: A short briefing about your tour program. If you are arriving late (after 4 PM) then we will have a briefing next morning at 9:00 AM. If any payment is due, then it will be collected during briefing time.

    Meal: Not Included.

  • DAY 2
    Visit Swayambhunath Temple, Naropa and Tilopa Cave in Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Kopan Monastery.

    At. 10:00 AM: After your breakfast,  you will visit Swayambhunath temple, Naropa and Tilopa Cave in Pashupatinath temple premises, Boudhanath Stupa and Kopan Monastery. 

    Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. It is the central hub of Buddhism in Nepal which is surrounded by hundreds of monasteries. Lichchavi rulers renovated the staple during the 8th century, which has made on the shape of a Mandala. 

    Swayambhunath is one of the most glorious, holiest and oldest Stupa in the world. It is located on a small hillock in west Kathmandu hence commands an excellent view of the valley. The stupa was built in 460 A.D. by King Manadeva, is also known by the name "Monkey Temple".

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 3
    Kathmandu to Lumbini by Flight, and Explore Lumbini

    At 08:00 AM: After your breakfast, you will have a flight to Lumbini this day. You will explore the Lumbini area and visit Mayadevi temple, Marker Stone, Ashokan pillar, Myanmar Golden Temple, World Peace Pagoda, Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar, China temple and Lumbini Museum. There are so many things to explore in Lumbini. 

    Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, also regarded as the gesture of peace and harmony. It is situated in Rupandehi district of Nepal. It consists of numerous temples, stupas, peace signs and remarks. The Maya Devi Temple, Great Drigung Kagyud Lotus Stupa, Bodhi tree and pond, Marker stone, purportedly the exact birthplace of Gautama Buddha, Eternal peace flame, Burmese Lokamani Cula Pagoda, Chinese Maitreya Temple, Kapilvastu Elephant Idol, Shanti stupa, Shanti gumba, Myanmar golden temple are main stupas and marks. This is also the holiest pilgrimage site for Buddhists.

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 4
    Visit Tilaurakot and other places in the surrounding.

    At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, you will travel to Tilaurakot and visit Ramgram Stupa, Kudan, Sagarhawa, Niglihawa and Gotihawa. This is the perfect place to explore the earlier life of Childhood and his Samadi. 

    Tilaurakot is the place where Lord Buddha spent his first 29 years of his life. This place has been identified as the actual capital of Kapilvastu region in ancient times and the home of King Suddhodana. The site sits in a meadow near the banks of Banganga River. It is situated at a distance of 27 KM west from Lumbini. This place has some remainings of ancient Kapilvastu.

    The Kudan or Nirodharma also hosts the remains of Stupas where the Siddhartha Gautam’s father met Gautam Buddha after his enlightenment for the first time. 

    Ramgram Stupa showcases the intact Buddha relics. This is the place where Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana and his body was cremated. This is the living spiritual centre that is closely associated with the life of Buddha and a major pilgrimage site. 

    Gotihawa in Lumbini is the birthplace of Krakucchanda Buddha and a pilgrimage site. This place was in ancient times known by the name of Khemavati.

    Niglihawa is the birthplace of Kanakmuni Buddha. Emperor Ashoka, during his movement to put pillars in the multiple places, erected pillars here with inscriptions. 
    Sagarhawa is the place where around 70,000 Shakyas were massacred by King Virudhaka. Because of the noble nature and non-violent belief of Shakyas, they didn’t strike back. This is also a pilgrimage site in Lumbini area. 

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 5
    Fly back to Kathmandu, Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square.

    At 08:00 AM: After your breakfast, you will have a flight back to Kathmandu this day. After arriving Kathmandu, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

    Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu Valley. The Malla king Pratap Malla erected the statue of Hanuman (the Hindu god of power) in this place and it was named Hanuman Dhoka.  Taleju Temple, Tribhuvan Museum, the house of Kumari (Living Goddess), Kasthamandap, the temple of Kal Bhairav along with few other temples are some places to explore.

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 6
    Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Namobuddha and Manjushree cave

    At 08:00 AM: After your breakfast, you will have a drive to Bhaktapur where you will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and have a drive to Namobuddha. After Visiting Namobuddha you will have a drive to Manjushree cave, which is also popular as Milerpa Cave in Chobhar. After visiting Chovar, you will have a drive to Pharping where you will have a stay in Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery. 

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square was the place where the Malla kings of Bhaktapur ruled over their kingdom. The heritage like fifty-five window-palace, a statue of Bhupatindra Malla, national art gallery, golden gate, Nyatapola etc. are located here. It was enlisted in the world heritage site in 1979 AD. Typical Newari culture and vintage house styles are attractions of this Durbar square of Kathmandu valley.

    Namobuddha, located 41 km South-East of Kathmandu is the famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites as well as a favourite spot for day hikers. The major attraction here is a Buddhist monastery where visitors come for meditation. They can even stay overnight with the Monks if they want to see and experience their daily lifestyle. The beauty of this place is enhanced by thousands of prayer flags tied around the stupas and monasteries. The panoramic view of snow-capped mountains adds to the beauty of this place.

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 7
    Visit Padmasamvaba’s Asura Cave in Pharping and Drive back to Kathmandu
    At 08:00 AM: You will have breakfast at the monastery and you will go to visit Asura Cabe in Pharping. You will explore the Pharping area this day. Explore the lifestyle of monks and understand Buddhism practices. After exploring Pharping, you will have a drive back to Kathmandu. 

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 8
    Departure.
    At. 10:00 AM: We will transfer you to the airport on time to board the outbound flight. (30 mins drive)

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

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INCLUSION

    • Airport pick-up and drop-off on a private basis.
    • Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned transportation and sightseeing.
    • All hotel accommodation based on double sharing deluxe rooms.
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
    • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
    • All government and local tourism taxes.
    • Driver’s allowance, salary, fuel cost and toll taxes.
EXCLUSION

    • Nature of personal expenses.
    • Lunch and Dinner are excluded.
    • Sightseeing entrance fees. (INR 600 per person)
    • Tips (not required but recommended).
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