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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour - 8 Days

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Being the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Nepal has always remained the hub of Buddhists all around the world. Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour explores the sites around the country which have retained the principles and values of Buddhism. The destinations of your tour showcase the rich influence of Buddhism upon the lives of the people across the country. Enjoy some of the pristine Buddhist stupas, pagodas, monasteries, and culture in this Pilgrimage Tour.

The 8-Day Buddhist Pilgrimage tour commences at Kathmandu –the melting pot of cultures. The history of Buddhism in Nepal traced to the arrival of Emperor Ashoka. He is believed to have established four stupas inside Kathmandu valley Which marked the initiation of Buddhism in Kathmandu. The advent of the Lichhavi Kingdom (400-750) saw the rise of Buddhist adherents. Today, Newar Buddhists account for most numbers of Buddhist adherents in the valley followed by Tibetan Buddhists. You’ll embark on a cultural tour of the city and drive up to Namobuddha via Dhulikhel. Namobuddha is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site.

Afterward, you’ll pay a visit to UNESCO designated sites of Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath, and explore the touristic sites of Kapan Monastery and White Gumba (Druk Amitabh Monastery). The tour advances to the southwest Terai region of Nepal. Where you’ll visit Lumbini and explore the exact birth site of Gautam Buddha. Some of the popular places to see around Lumbini include Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, World Peace Stupa, and numerous Buddhist stupa around the vicinity. The tour concedes at Kathmandu. You can undertake the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour throughout the year; however, the spring and autumn seasons guarantee the best weather.

Ace Vision Nepal specializes in overland tours throughout Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India. We conduct all kinds of tours at a reasonable cost. Our full-board tour package covers entire transportation, quality meal and hotels, an experienced guide, permits, and the entire logistics.

  • Cultural tour of Buddhist sites around Kathmandu valley
  • An overview tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini
  • Discover the Buddhist history at Kapan and Namobuddha monasteries
Day 1
Kathmandu Arrival | Welcome Dinner

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will warmly receive you and escort you to your hotel. Once at the hotel, you’ll meet your tour guide and discuss the trip in detail. In the evening, your tour guide will take you for a welcome dinner hosted by Ace Vision Treks.Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Namobuddha via Dhulikhel

Today, you’ll embark on the first leg of the cultural tour. You’ll drive southeast from your hotel to Namobuddha. The scenic drive will take you through the Araniko Highway passing the colorful towns of Bhaktapur and Dhulikhel en route. The place is popular for the folktale of a prince who gave away his body to the starving tigress and her cubs. You can explore the religious site and also enjoy the majestic panorama of mountains from Namobuddha. Overnight stay at Namobuddha.

Day 3
Drive back to Kathmandu and visit Boudhanath, Kapan Monastery

You’ll drive back to Kathmandu city through the same path and take a detour to visit the Boudhanath Stupa. Boudhanath stupa lies east in the populous city of Kathmandu. You can witness the largest Buddhist stupa in the country along with rich and traditional shops, monastery, and Buddhist adherents circumambulating the stupa. Afterward, you’ll drive further east and visit the majestic Kapan Monastery lying on a hilltop. One of the premier Buddhist teaching centers, Kapan Monastery organizes annual meditation camps which attract a large number of foreigners. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 4
Visit Swayambhunath and White Gompa,Ramkot

Today, you’ll pay a visit to another popular Buddhist pilgrimage and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Swayambhunath. Located atop a hill in the center of Kathmandu city, Swayambhunath is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas. The site is also home to shrines and temples dating to 400 AD. Afterward, you will drive northwest to another Buddhist site of White Monastery. Lying atop the Nagarjun Hill, the monastery is painted in all white color. The oldest relic found in the site dates 800 years old. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 5
Drive to Lumbini

Today, you’ll depart early and drive 260km southwest to the religious site of Lumbini. Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site also popular for being the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. You’ll drive through Prithvi Highwayand East-West Highway all the way to Rupandehi district. You’ll pass through the popular towns of Bharatpur, Kawasoti, and Ramnagar en route. Lumbini is considered one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal and sees the inflow of thousands of Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims.Overnight stay at Lumbini.

Day 6
Lumbini Sightseeing

You’ll indulge in a complete sightseeing tour of Lumbini today. The tour begins with the visit to the ancient site of Maya Devi Temple. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Maya Devi Temple is home to the birth site of Gautam Buddha. The temple stands adjacent to a sacred pond and a garden. The site was visited by Emperor Ashoka in 3rd BCE who also built the popular Ashoka Pillar in the temple’s vicinity. Afterward, you’ll head out and explore the sacred garden, nearby stupas, and archaeological sites. Overnight stay at Lumbini.

Day 7
Drive back to Kathmandu

Today, you’ll retrace your path and drive back to Kathmandu. You’ll drive along the plains and lush tropical forests of Terai. The path takes a detour and goes north to Prithvi Highway through Bharatpur. You’ll continue driving through Prithvi Highway until Kathmandu. Once at Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 8
Your final Departure

Today you’ll drive to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch your flight back home. You’ll leave approximately 3 hr early to avoid any delays from traffic congestion. We hope that your travel with us was a memorable one.

Cost Including

  • Airport Pick up and Drop
  • Kathmandu Hotel for 4 Nights in 3* Hotel
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Namo Buddha Hotel
  • Lumbini Hotel
  • Full Trip By Private Vehicle
  • Guide for Full Tours
  • Drive to Lumbini by Private Vehicle via Back

Cost Does not Include

  • Beverages or foodbought at will.
  • Personal expenses(battery-charging fees,Photography,Wifi,Laundry,Phone calls etc).
  • Tips to Guides and porters.
  • Meal During Tours
  • Travel insurance and Nepal visa fee.
  • All expenses not mentioned in inclusions.

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