Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast Only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: 1600m
Highlights

Visit Buddhist Pilgrimage Site In Kathmandu

  • Swoyambunath
  • Bouddhanath stupa
  • Kopan Monastary
  • Namobouddha Monastary
  • Golden Temple of Patan

Explore In Lumbini

Explore Buddhist Related Sight-In Pokhara

Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour comprises of major Buddhist pilgrimage sites including Swyombhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Patan Buddhist pilgrimage sites, Namobuddha, Lumbini, World Peace Stupa and Kopan Monastery. These Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal are popular across the world so that thousands of Buddhists devotees spend weeks to explore the essence of Buddhism which is fundamentally rooted in peace and wisdom.
 
We begin the Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour with a visit to Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu valley. These sites include Swyombhunath stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square. Swyombhunath Stupa also known as Monkey Temple is very special for both Hindu and Buddhists pilgrims. The massive stupa atop a hillock with Buddha’s impressive eyes printed offers us a spiritual journey within. The prayer flags and wheels make this visit more spiritual. Similarly, Bouddhanath stupa is equally important to both Buddhist and Hindu devotees. The serene surrounding and classical settlements around the stupa fascinate a large number of tourists to Bouddhanath stupa. Similarly, in Patan Durbar square, we explore Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Mahabouddha temple, and other Buddhist sites.
 
Next, we drive or hike to Namobuddha from Dhulikhel. Namobuddha where the Buddha, in his previous life as a prince, fed his flesh to a hungry tigress and her cubs. With this popular myth, Namobuddha is considered to be one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. Now, this Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage tour takes us to the sacred birthplace of Gautam Buddha where we visit the Lumbini Museum, Mayadevi Temple, garden and Ashoka Pillar. We can learn a lot about Buddhism in Lumbini. If we want, we can join in meditation and yoga too.
The same tour takes us to Pokhara, a naturally blessed city of Nepal. We drive or hike up to Sarangkot viewpoint and celebrate stunning Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu with the first fall of sun rays. After that, we enjoy exploring serene Pokhara city and do boating in Phewa Lake. In the evening, we drive or hike to World Peace Stupa and again capture mesmerizing Annapurna panorama, Pokhara city, and Phewa Lake.
 
Finally, we drive or fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara and go to visit Kopan Monastery which is a popular center for learning Buddhism and practicing yoga and meditation. People from the world come to learn Buddhism and practice yoga and meditation at Kopan Monastery.  

 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport by international flights. Optionally, you can use the road from India or Tibet to arrive Kathmandu. You will meet our representative at the airport and  arrange your transfer to the hotel.  After arriving at hotel, we  will sit together and talk briefly about the trip program you are undertaking. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • BF
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Begin your Sightseeing tour after breakfast. You will accompany with professional tour guide and your own private vehicle. You will be transferred to Swyombhunath Stupa first. Swyombhunath Stupa is also known as Monkey Temple for we can see numerous monkeys around the stupa. It has a deep forest and the stupa is located atop the hill. The fluttering colorful prayer flags, monkeys in different sizes, massive stupa with the Lord Buddha’s eyes printed on it, other Hindu Temples and its serene surroundings are the major highlights of Swyombhunath Stupa. Besides, the holy man is, paintings and Thankas and spectacular mountain views and the Kathmandu valley are also equally significant from Swyombhunath stupa.

Next, we drive to Patan Durbar Square and visit impressive Krishna Temple, Patan Museum Hiranya Varna Mahabihar, Mahabouddha temple and other Buddhist sites located in Patan. We explore all these Buddhist sites in Patan in order to acknowledge the core Buddhist history, civilization, and principles. Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • BF
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Drive to Bouddha from the hotel where you stay after breakfast. Bouddhanath Stupa is a UNESO World Heritage site located in Kathmandu known to all as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site. This massive stupa with prayer flags impresses everyone who goes to visit it. Besides, Bodddhnanath stupa has very serene surrounding with typical Nepali houses and restaurants. You can purchase various souvenirs here. Finally, we drive to Dhulikhel from Bouddha. Dhulikhel is also a popular tourist destination to witness alluring mountain peaks.

  • BF
  • Hotel
  • Dhulikhel
  • 1550m

Begin your hike after breakfast. Leave Dhulikhel and start hiking via picturesque traditional settlement and lush forest. We will enjoy core wilderness witnessing some alluring mountain views while hiking on this trail. Hike for 4-5 hours till we get Namobouddha stupa, a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site. Explore this sacred Buddhist site. Namobuddha also offers incredible mountain panorama and landscapes. The prayer flags, the impressive monasteries and museum are the major highlights of Namobuddha. After we end this exploration, we drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Bf
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Today, we either fly or drive to Lumbini. If you choose to fly, it takes 30 minutes. Or the drive to Lumbini from Kathmandu takes around 8-9 hours. We pass via Trishuli river, Mugling, and Chitwan and finally arrive at Lumbini. After arriving at Lumbini, we go to visit Mayadevi Temple, Lumbini Garden, Ashoka Pillar, the pond and the serene surrounding with colorful prayer flags and other historical and archaeological sites in Lumbini. We also visit different monasteries. Overnight at a hotel in Lumbini.

  • BF
  • Hotel
  • Lumbini
  • 150m

We leave Lumbini after breakfast. We have our private vehicle and private driver. We either drive via Palpa or via Mugling to Pokhara. The distance is almost same. We enjoy the beautiful countryside during this drive. Arrive at Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

  • BF
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 900m

Rise early in the morning and drive to Sarangkot. Celebrate magnificent mountain views include Annapurna massif from Sarangkot. Drive back to Pokhara and have breakfast. Go to explore Pokhara city in the afternoon. Enjoy boating on Phewa lake and do a short hiking in the evening for two hours to the top of the World Peace Stupa. World Peace Stupa is an impressive stupa heralding the message of world peace. World Peace stupa, Pokhara is also a popular viewpint to witness Annapurna massif and alluring Machhapuchhre. Hike down to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • BF
  • Hotel
  • Sarangkot
  • 1600m

It takes 25 minutes if you choose to fly, whereas, the drive takes around 6-7 hours. Drive along Prithvi Highway. Pass via Mugling and Trishuli River. Arrive at Kathmandu, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • BF
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Drive to Kopan Monastery, a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site. Enjoy beautiful surroundings and the massive monastery. The fluttering prayer flags, manis and the school for Buddhism are the major highlights of this visit. Drive back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • BF
  • Hotel
  • Kopan
  • 1400m

We will drop you to the international airport to connect your international flight. We say goodbye to you and wish you all the best for your onward endeavors. We hope to see you again in Nepal for your next trip.

  • BF
  • NON
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup And Drop
  • Hotel With Breakfast
  • Private Car / Jeep / Hiace depends on group size.
  • 1 Bottle Mineral Water
  • City Tour Guide

 

 

  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Entrance Fees Of Every Pilgrimage Site.
  • Lunch And Dinner
  • Any Extra Beverage And Drinks besides provide during breakfast time.