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.