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.
- Duration:9 Days
- Region:Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
- Trip:Tour in Nepal
- Activity:Buddhist Pilgrimage tour
- Max.Altitude:1650 ft.
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