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