Buddhist Pilgrimage

Buddhist Pilgrimage

Tour Info

  • BPT103
  • Nepal
  • 6 Days
  • Easy and Relaxing.
  • Sightseeing and Pilgrimage
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • All Time

Buddhist Pilgrimage

 

Welcome to Nepal.

 

Nepal is not only known for its natural beauty but also as a   cultural melting pot    where two of      the oldest religions of the world combine – Hinduism and Buddhism. With its history dating back to thousands of years,      some of the oldest religious sites in Nepal are revered as the holiest places to find salvation by Hindus and Buddhists. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the snow capped Himalayas, and trek along deep valleys and get an out of this world experience  which is both   physically and spiritually charging.Our representative will welcome you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day in your hotel to unwind after a long flight. You can also step out in the hotel neighborhood in the evening. Overnight: Hotel

Nepal is the Birth place of Buddha  . Among many religious tour Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is one of the best and interesting tour  packages for all  Buddhist or non  Buddhist  flowers.  The  Himalayan country of Nepal   has been a safe haven and  a sacred location for Buddhism for centuries.This package is mainly focus main Buddhist sites throughout Nepal, allowing one to get a close look and feeling  of Buddhism is one of the life time achievement for all.

 

Buddhist Pilgrimage

 

Day 1: Arrival.

 

Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will welcome you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day in your  hotel to unwind after a long flight. You can also  step out in  the hotel neighborhood  in the evening. Overnight: Hotel.

 

Day 2: Sightseeing (Namobuddha, Bouddhanath and Swoyambunath).

 

After breakfast, we will begin our sightseeing trip. The  day  begins  with a  drive of  about one  and half hours to Namobuddha Hills. Namobuddha, which is seated atop a small hill in Kavre district, is a  popular   pilgrimage   for Buddhist followers. The sacred place, which lies just 50 kilometers away from Kathmandu, is covered by pine forests and prayer flags offered by devotees. We can see several ancient stupas and monasteries, notably the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, here. The history and religious significance of this place dates back to the pre-Buddha era. After visiting Namobuddha, we return to Kathmandu Valley for a sightseeing of Bouddhanath Stupa. This stupa is a white dome with a steeple erected on top of four sets of eyes looking at the four directions. Rotate the prayers wheels with other pilgrims as your circumambulate the stupa. Spiritiual ambience is the major attraction on this stupa premises. There are good restaurants around   the stupa.   We mwill go to one of   them for lunch.   Then we   move   toward Swoyambhunath Stupa – another UNESCO World Heritage site. The stupa is popular among foreign   tourists as Monkey   Temple. The main   attraction in the    temple    complex is the   Swoyambhunath   Stupa   with   a white dome and a glittering golden steeple. Enjoy the bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu Valley as the valley glows in evening light. Overnight: Hotel.

 

 

Day 3: Fly to Lumbini & Sightseeing.

 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Bhairahawa. Then we will drive to Ramgram to visit the ruins of Ramgram Stupa built in the time   of Lord Buddha.  The ruins lie on the bank of   Jahari   River in Kerwani village. You can see a huge mound, possibly of a stupa, which is 30-ft high and 70-ft in diameter. Then we drive to Lumbini and check into our hotel. After lunch, we drive for the sightseeing of Lumbini – the  birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini holds a special significance in the Buddhist   world. Emperor Ashoka of the    then Magadha Kingdom of India made a pilgrimage here in the 3rd century BC and erected a pillar with inscription stating -‘Here  the Shakyamuni Buddha was born’.  Today, the pillar is one of the major attractions in   Lumbini. Holy   bodhi tree, Pushkarini pond, Mayadevi Temple and Peace Flame are the major attractions in Lumbini. Overnight: Hotel.

 

Day 4: Lumbini sightseeing.

 

 

After breakfast, we will continue sightseeing to: Tilaurakot/Kapilvastu: The ancient capital of Sakya, Kapilvastu, has now been   identified as   Tilaurakot. The ruins of   Tilaurakot   palace can be seen   25 kilometers west of   Lumbini. Excavations   carried out by the   government   have  revealed   foundations   of a fort   with defense wall, entrances, monasteries and stupas, among mothers. Sagarhawa: Sagarhawa is located at 3.5 kilometers north of Tilaurakot and west of the Banganga River. As many as 17 stupas and large monuments made of bricks were found here during the excavations carried out in 1896. Gotihawa: Gotihawa lies five kilometers   southwest of Taulihawa.   It is considered to be the birthplace of Krakuchanda Buddha. We can see ruins of ancient habitation, stupas and monasteries in this place. Emperor Ashoka visited the place during his pilgrimage and even built a pillar. But the pillar lies broken, with its upper part missing.

 

Kudan: Kudan is another  importance    Buddhist site around   Lumbini. It is located two  kilometers southwest of Taulihawa on the way to Gotihawa. We can see ruins of huge structure at Kudan possibly of monasteries and stupas. Niglihawa: Lying 7 kilometers northwest of Tilaurakot, Niglihawa was another site visited by Emperor   Ashoka. He also erected a pillar here. But the pillar is now broken and languishing in two pieces. The  standing base of the pillar has Ashokan inscription in Brahmi script and the upper part has Devanagari script. There are ruins   of monasteries, stupas and settlements around Niglighawa. It is believed to be mthe birthplace of Kanakmuni Buddha. We then drive back to Lumbini. O/N in hotel.

 

Day 5: Sightseeing and fly to Kathmandu.

 

 

We continue our sightseeing after breakfast with a visit to the international monastic zone. We check  out of our hotel and drive toward the monastic zone. The zone is divided into two parts – Mahayana and Theravada parts. We will visit some of the   monasteries  here   like the Golden   Lotus stupa   complex (Germany)   and the Chinese   temple   & monastery complex.  Monasteries built by   Buddhist followers of Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and India, among others, are the major attractions in the  international monastic zone.  After visiting the   monastery, we have lunch and drive to the  airport for   our flight to  Kathmandu. Upon  your arrival in  Kathmandu,  you will be transferred to your hotel. Remaining part of the day is for your leisure activities.  Buy some souvenirs   or try out new restaurants. Overnight: Hotel

 

Day 6: Departure.

 

Last day in Nepal! You will be transferred to the airport at least three hours before your flight so that you won’t have to rush for customs formalities. Bon voyage!

    Price Includes

  • Airport pickup, drop and sightseeing by non a/c car.
  • English speaking tourist guide during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Lumbini.
  • Accommodation during the trip will be on twin sharing room with breakfast.
  • All government tax.
  • Entreance fees.

    Price Not Includes

  • Personal Bar Bills and laundry service.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Purely Personal Expenses.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • International Travel,Health insurance.
  • Tipping/Tips (Expected)

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