Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Nepal

Nepal is birthplace of Gautam Budhha, also known as the light of Asia and who is pioneer of Buddhism. Born in Shakya Kingdom of Kapilbastu (present day in Rupandehi district), Gautam Budhha is world famous idol and his teaching became main principles of Buddhism. Nepal has about 11% of Buddhist population who follow different forms of Buddism mixed with Tibeto-Burman, Indo-Aryan, Shkayas, and Newari people. Began in 5th Century BC, Nepal has developed many forms of Buddhism and preserved the ancient caves, monasteries, Gompas, Chortens and Vihars.

Nepal is regarded as Holy place for Buddhism as Budhha was born in Nepal and the relic of Budhha was also cremated in Nepal. Lumbini, the birthplace of Budhha, Ramgram Sutpa,Budhhanath,Swayabhunath, Milarepa Cave, Matrica Cave, Namobudhha, Padmashambhavas’s Asura Cave and White Gompas are main Buddhist spot to visit, learn and observe the primitive Buddhism in Nepal. Nepal has more than 1200 Buddhists temples dated back to more than 2000 years.

9 days Buddhist Pilgrimage tour is designed for religious purpose but at the same time it provides chance to enjoy natural beauty of Nepal, historical and cultural facts of Nepal along with ancient arts and architecture. 8 days Buddhist Pilgrimage tour starts from Kathmandu Valley which houses three popular Bushhist destinations; Boudhhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Chagunarayan which are UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu valley is inhabited by Newari people who,follow Shyakamuni Buddism and the Tibetan people living around Budhhanath and Swayambhuntah also preserve the Tibeto-Burman Budhhism. Kathmandu valley has more than 18 ancient Buddhist temples and various shrines dedicated to GautamBudhha.

Lumbini is also UNESCO World Heritage Sites where visit famous Mayadevi Temple which preserves the stone sculpture that portrays Mayadevi’s birth giving position to Siddhartha Gautam. The archeological monuments, world peace pagoda, and the temples built by different countries, Bodhi tree and Holy ponds are major attraction of Lumbini.

If you want to mix cultural, heritage, Buddhist, Hindu and Himalayas tour please visit Nepal Golden Triangle tour which cover, wildlife, jungle, rafting, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini & Pokhara tour.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal 1310 M

Upon landing in Kathmandu airport, representative from Real Tour and Travel welcome you in traditional Nepali style and transfer to hotel at heart of the Kathmandu. After check in freshen and take rest. In evening professional tour guide visits and briefs about tour and explains the tour itinerary in details. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Visit Buddhist Sites of Kathmandu

After breakfast, we move to popular Buddhist shrine Swayambhunath on the northwest side of Kathmandu valley situated on the hill top flapping with colorful praying flags. Surrounded by green trees and Buddhist shrines and praying wheels there stand huge Stupa on the summit with enchanting view of Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath is worshipped by Hindu and Buddhist people equally. Religious legends say that Swayambhunath born out of the Lotus flower amid lake where Budhha had meditated once. Meaning of "Swyabhu" is self-created and "Nath" is God. There is large statue of Sakyamuni Budhha, temples of Saraswati and Manjushree as well. After visiting Swayambhunath, we move to White Gumba where we can meditate and observe Buddhist Learning center. The temples and monasteries are built in Tibetan styles.After lunch we visit Boudhhanath Stupa, the largest Stupa of the world. It is believed that this dome style white Stupa has cremated the bone of Gautam Budhha. This place was used to be a resting place for the traders between Tibet and Nepal in ancient time. Brighten with butter lamps and flagging with praying flags the Stupa is encircled with praying wheels. Tibetan people populates the area with unique Tibetan culture. Overnight in Hotel

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lamidanda and Drive to Matrika Cave Halesi

Today we take early morning pleasant flight to Lamidana Khotang. Upon landing at Lamidanda airport we will have a jeep ride for 4 hours to reach to Matrika Cave Halesi .Halesi is located in Khotan district of eastern hill 128km away from Mt.Everest. Known as Halesi Mahadev, one of the six holy Buddhist place, is equally worshipped by Hindu people also. Legend says Amitabha Budhha had preached eighteen Tanntra of long life and the Dakini Sangwa secretly recorded and hid inside Matrika cave as Terma. Then Guru Padhmasambhava spent three months of meditation and there appeared Amitayus Budhha, the timeless life who blessed Guru and Mandarav the Vidhyadhara of longevity. After offering worship we drive back to Lamidanda for overnight stay..

Day 04: Flight from Lamidanda to Kathmandu

Next day, after breakfast take first flight to Kathmandu. We have another option to go to Matrica Cave by drive. As flight schedule depends on the weather condition we can chose road that takes a whole day drive to reach there via, Dhulikhel-Okhaldhunga-Diktel road on 4WD jeep. Next morning offer pooja in Halesi Matrika cave and return back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 05: DRIVE OR FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU

Drive /Fly to Lumbini and Lumbini Circuit Tour It takes 7-8 hrs drive to reach Lumbini from Kathmandu. It time allows we can go by bus. If you take flight it takes 30 minutes to reach Bhairahawa airport and then 30 minute drive to reach Lumbini. After check, in hotel we go for Lumbini circuit tour. Lumbini is UNESCO World Heritage site, popular of Mayadevi Temple, which preserve archeological evidence for birth of Gautam Budhha and the monument related with King Ashoka who excavated the hidden proof and established Ashoka Pillar.Mayadevi temple is situated close to holy pond, Bodhi tree, Ashoka pillar and archeological sites made up of bricks. The excavation conducted in 2013 discovered that Lumbini has the oldest Buddhist Shrine. Inside temples also are archeological sites and the ancient stone sculpture which depicts birth giving position of Mayadevi. We visit holy lamp and World Peace Stupa on the northern side of Lumbini and the temples and the temples and monasteries built by different countries. After lunch drive 27 km west from Lumbini to visit Tilaurakot ruins. Tilaurakot is capital of ancient Shakya kingdom. There are also many archeological structures. After Tilauakot we drive back to Lumbini and go to Ramfram Stupa, 40 km east to Lumbini situated in Nawalparasi district. Ramagram Stupa holds the relic of Gatam Budhha which is not excavated yet. Overnight in Hotel

Day 06: Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu

After breakfast either we take 8 hour drive to Kathmandu or 30 minute flight. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 07: Bhaktapur Tour, Milarepa Cave and Namobuddha

After breakfast we visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu valley. The UNESCO listed ancient royal palace is popular for 55 windows palace which displays grandiose wooden crafts and ancient architecture sense. The Nyatpol temple, peacock window, Bhairava Nath temple, Lion's gate, and some Buddhist shrines are main attractions of Bhakatapur Durbar Square. After Bhaktapur we move to Namobudhha vai Banepa-Dhulikhel road. After Dhulikhel we drive through green pine forest. Namobudhha is situated in hilltop with enchanting view of mountain peaks. Namobudhha is believed to be sacred place where Gautam Budhha offered his body to a desperate tigress looking food for hungry cubs. There is small cave on the way to Namobudhha which depicts all the events. A Tibetan style monastery in Namobudhha is flapped with praying flags and provides alluring view of green forest and villages of rural area of Nepal. Then we drive back to Dhulikhel and spend night in hotel.

Day 08: Visit Padmasambhava's Asura Cave Pharping

Get up early morning and grab the chance to enjoy mesmerizing Sunrise above the mountain chain from Tibetan plate. After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu valley and head toward Pharping to visit place of Guru Padmasambhava's Asura cave. This cave is believed to be visited by Guru Rinpo.he and meditated. Asura cave is situated inside green pine forest on the top of Pharping village. There are monasteries and Stupa nearby cave and there nunnery school too. There another cave called Yangleshö. Drive back to Kathmandu and hang around for souvenir shopping in evening. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 09: Final Departure

Today we conclude 9 days Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour. Representative from Real Tour and Travel help you transfer airport and bid farewell.

Cost Includes
  • Airport pick up on arrival
  • Airport drop on departure
  • All ground Transportation by Private Vehicle
  • All sightseeing activities as per itinerary
  • Flight or Vehicle transportation for Matrika Cave Halesi
  • A professional tour guide during tour
  • all hotel accommodation as per itinerary on BB plan based on 3 star standard hotel
  • All sightseeing entrance fees
  • All expenses for guide, driver and Transportation
Cost Excludes
  • All bar & beverage during trip
  • Nepal visa Fees
  • Traveler insurance
  • lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu, Lumbini & Halesi
  • International air fare
  • Helicopter chartered
  • Tips to guide, Driver etc

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Trip Facts

  • Duration:9 Days
  • Grade:Easy
  • Rating:Best
  • Region:Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
  • Trip:Tour in Nepal
  • Activity:Buddhist Pilgrimage tour
  • Max.Altitude:1650 ft.

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