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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!