Buddhist Pilgrimage tour - A visit to Lord Buddha's birth place - Lumbini, world peace stupa with unforgettable hiking, sightseeing and sunrise trip to ever stunning Sarangkot offers truly fantastic time.
Tour Duration: 09 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Specialty Categories: Cultural tour/sightseeing
Season: March – December
Max. Altitude: 1900m
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Cost: Please contact us
Lord Buddha was born some 2500 years ago in Lumbini in the southern parts of Nepal. Lumbini is the greatest pilgrimage site for all the Buddhists from all over the world. Lumbini today houses the pond where Buddha was bathed after he was born and a temple which has images of young Buddha with his mother. There is also a Stone pillar which is one of such many pillars put by the famous Indian emperor Ashoka to mark the important sites related to Buddha's life. In an excavation made few years ago more objects of historical importance were discovered which are in display for all. Besides there are many stupas in Lumbini made by many Buddhist countries of the world—Thailand, China, Sri Lanka, Japan and Myanmar.
There are Buddhists all over Nepal and hence Buddhist monuments are all over Nepal. In Kathmandu valley we have 2000 years old impressive stupa of Swoyambhunath and world's biggest stupa at Bouddhanath. The Bouddhanath stupa is 1500 years old and is more popular among the many Tibetan refugees living in Kathmandu .Inside the Kathmandu valley the city of Patan is dominantly Buddhists and has places like Mahabouddha Temple and Hiranya Varna Mahavihar to show you. On the outskirt of Kathmandu in the hill is the stupa of Namobuddha, small but old, active and highly revered.
Buddhist pilgrimage tour will take you to these Buddhist sites and also to few more while travelling inside the city .We will also take you to the peaceful and beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Here you can see the tremendous view of the Himalayas, visit the world peace stupa and go for boating in the cool lake water. Finally you will have free time to shop a great number of Buddhist objects which you may not find in your home country.
Day 01: Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our tour officer and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Swoyambhunath stupa and Patan Durbar square. In Patan we show you Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Mahabouddha temple and other Buddhist sites.
Day 03: Visit Bouddhanath stupa and drive to Dhulikhel. Stay overnight in Dhulikhel.
Day 04: Two hours hike or drive to Namobuddha stupa, visit and drive back to ktm. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
Day 05: Fly to Lumbini, Buddha's birthplace. Visit Lumbini garden, Mayadevi temple, and other archeological sites. Over night at resort.
Day 06: Drive to Pokhara. Overnight in hotel in Pokhara.
Day 07: Relax and enjoy the serenity of beautiful lake city of Pokhara.Visit Sarangkot mountain view point in the morning, boating in the lake in the afternoon and enjoy little hike to World Peace Stupa.
Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu. Free time for walking around and shopping, especially Buddhist religious objects of Nepal and Tibet.
Day 09: Drive to Airport, fly back home.
Note: If this itinerary could not meet your desires, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your desires. Please kindly let us know whether you would like to make it shorter or longer.
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