Visit the most significant Buddhist pilgrimage destinations, Monasteries, Birth place of Lord Buddha and Meditation myth of Nepal
Buddhism is not a religion in Nepal; it is rather a philosophy. The signs of Buddhism and the followers of Buddhism are scattered almost throughout Nepal. Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal begins with the exploration of the most significant Buddhist related sites of Kathmandu Valley.
Boudhnath and Swayambhunath are the major Buddhist attractions for any tourists or pilgrims visiting Kathmandu. These sites are also UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Sites. In Kathmandu, we also tour around the newest Buddhist School in Town, the Kapan Monastery. Maroon robed monks chanting the holy prayers everywhere, the influencing images, paintings and statues of different mudras of Buddha and the Tibetan culture at its best are usual sights during the visit to these destinations in Kathmandu. Patan Durbar Square has Ashoka Pillars and many other signs of Buddhism.
Before heading towards Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha travelers on the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal visit Pokhara. Pokhara is the most beautiful urban town in Nepal known for exceedingly wonderful landscape including lakes and Himalayan panorama.
Our Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour then heads towards Lumbini. The sacred place where Lord Buddha was born has huge archaeological significance and is an enlisted UNESCO World heritage site. There are many Holy places to visit in Lumbini like Secret Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Puskrani Pond, Nepal Buddha Temple, Lumbini Museum etc.
The latter half of Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal visits Pharping. The place is a monastic zone having beautiful myth of Guru Rinpoche visiting the place. To add cultural delights the tour also takes you to Bhaktapur, the most fascinating town of devotees and Nagarkot, an exotic hilltop for Himalayan panorama and sunrise view.
Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.
Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by the representative from Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks and after collecting all your baggage, you will be transferred to your respective hotel. Check in Hotel, refresh and free time, at hotel you will meet with our experienced and professional tour guide, you will be explained about the tour with the full information and tour map. At evening, Welcome Dinner in Nepali restaurant Hotel B/B plan.
Kathmandu Buddhist Attraction sightseeing Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Kopan Monastery and Patan Durbar Square. Hotel B/B plan.
After the breakfast, drive to Swayambhunath Stupa also called as monkey temple. After the Swayambhunath, drive to Boudhanath, World’s largest Stupa, explore around and take some photos and then drive to Kopan Monastery, a famous Buddhism School and healing center and then drive to Patan Durbar Square, after the exploration of Patan City, drive to hotel. Overnight at Hotel with B/B plan.
Legend has it that Manjushri, founder of Kathmandu Swoyambhunath valley, discovered the lotus of an ancient valley lake on which site the great stupa of Swoyambhunath was later built. The omni sighted stare of the Buddha greets visitors and residents alike with compassion. Swoyambhunath has been an important center for Buddhist learning undergoing construction and renovation throughout the centuries by prominent historical figures like the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka the Great and King Manadevai.
Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in the world the holiest Buddhist temple. It is the most important place of pilgrimage and meditaion for Tibetan Buddhists and popular touristic site.Thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful days of the Buddha. It is one of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal standing on the massive three level mandala style platforms surrounded by the colorful houses.
Kopan Monastery situated a hilltop north of Boudnath Stupa was founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe, who died in 1984. The monastery is especially famous for teaching Buddhism to foreigner visitors, courses combined with the teachings of lam Rim with the informal discussion, several periods of guided meditaion and a vegetarian diet. In recent days, the monastery has been the most popular attraction place for the local as well as foreign tourists as it only opens on Saturday for the visitors.
Patan Durbar Square:
Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu in Kathmandu Valley, Patan is one of the three cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The city of old tradition, arts and handicrafts, is the most popular sighseeing destination around the Kathmandu. Also known as Lalitpur city, Krishna Temple, Mahaboudha, Kumbheswor, Jagat Narayan Temple, Rudra Varna Mahavihar and the Ashokan Stupas are the main attractions to visit within the city.
Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara, Visit Tibetan Monastery and Manang Temple.
Drive to Pokhara, afternoon visit Tibetan monastery and Manang temple in Pokhara hotel B/B plan.
Panoramic Sunrise views from Sarangkot, Pokhara Sightseeing
Morning Sarangkot sunrise view with mountain Annapurna and Pokhara city, Fewa Lake, Back hotel after breakfast, World peace white Stuppa is called Japanese stuppas as well. Dabis fall and free time in Fewa lake site in Pokhara Hotel B/B plan.
Drive Pokhara – Lumbini, Lumbini Sightseeing
Morning Drive to Lumbini, Afternoon visit Birth place of Lord Buddha, Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Piller and many countries peace pavilion. Hotel B/B plan.
Birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini is one of the cultural World Heritage Site and Buddhist Pilgrimage site situated on the Western Nepal 205 km (5-6 Hours drive) from Kathmandu. Every year a large number of Buddhist followers visit Lumbini from all over the world and it is the best destination for the Holy Buddhist Tour. Lumbini has a number of temples, monasteries, monuments and a museum to discover. Maya devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Lumbini Buddha Garden and Eternal Peace Flame are the main attractions to visit in Lumbini.Day 6
Drive Lumbini – Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu and Free evening, self exploration in kathmandu, hotel B/B plan.
Pharping Village, Explore Buddhist Monastery
Morning Drive to Pharping Village visit old Buddhist Pharping Monastery and Milarapa/Padmasambhawa Caves then drive to Nagarkot Overnight, sunset view, Hotel B/B plan.
Pharping is the ancient city situated in Southern region of Kathmandu Valley popular for Goddess Dakshinkali, Asura Cave, Gorakhanath, Sheshnayan Temple, Hyanglashi, Gopaleshwor, Bajrayogini, numerous Monasteries (Gumba).
Amazing sunrise view from Nagarkot, Bhaktapur Sightseeing.
Morning Sunrise mountain View, Bhaktapur Sightseeing and afternoon free for shopping . Evening farewell dinner.
Nagarkot is the best touristic destination for spectacular sunrise views on the mountains. It is the most popular scenic point and hiking route for the tourists. On a clear day, you will have opportunity to view the major Himalayan peaks such as Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Shisha Pangma, Cho-oyu, Gauri Shakar and the world’s top mountain Mount Everest. Nagarkot is the popular route for the short trek and mountain biking as the trail ascends through the rhododendron and pine forests and small villages. Place with wonderful and unparalleled panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas on a clear day in wonderful veranda with wooden seating arrangements makes it a perfect place to see the sunrise, sunset, moonrise.
Bhaktapur also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa, is the ancient city in the east corner of the Kathmandu City, about 20 km east of Kathmandu. Listed on World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur is the preserved city for its rich culture, temples, wood, metal and stone artworks. It is the most popular touristc area with the 55 windows palace, golden gate, lion’s gate, mini pashupati temple, vatsala temple, nyatapola temple and bhairava nath temple as the major attractions to visit. The city is named as City of Culture, Living Heritage and Nepal’s Cultural Gem. It is the cultural city and renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colorful festivals, traditional dances and indigenous lifestyle of Newari community.
Free time and final departure to onward destination.
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