Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Cultural tour of Buddhist sites around Kathmandu valley
  • An overview tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini
  • Discover the Buddhist history at Kapan and Namobuddha monasteries.

Trip Overview

Being the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Nepal has always remained the hub of Buddhists all around the world where you reach through Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour. A memorable tour explores the sites around the country which have retained the principles and values of Buddhism. The destinations of your tour showcase the rich influence of Buddhism upon the lives of people across the country. Enjoy some of the pristine Buddhist stupas, pagodas, monasteries, and culture in this Pilgrimage Tour. As well, the Jomsom Muktinath Trek is part of tours in Nepal.

The 8-Day Buddhist Pilgrimage tour commences at Kathmandu –the melting pot of cultures. The history of Buddhism in Nepal can be traced to the arrival of Emperor Ashoka.  We are believed to have established four stupas inside Kathmandu valley which marked the initiation of Buddhism in Kathmandu. The advent of the Lichhavi Kingdom (400-750) saw the rise of Buddhist adherents. Today, Newar Buddhists account for the most number of Buddhist adherents in the valley followed by Tibetan Buddhists.

You’ll embark on a cultural tour of the city and drive up to Namobuddha via Dhulikhel. Namobuddha is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. Afterward, you’ll pay a visit to UNESCO-designated sites of Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath, and explore the touristic sites of Kapan Monastery and White Gumba (Druk Amitabh Monastery).

The tour advances to the southwest Terai region of Nepal.  Where you’ll visit Lumbini and explore the exact birth site of Gautam Buddha. Some of the popular places to see around Lumbini include Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, World Peace Stupa, and numerous Buddhist stupas around the vicinity. The tour concedes to Kathmandu. You can undertake the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour throughout the year, however, the spring and autumn seasons guarantee the best weather.

Tour Trekking Company in Nepal specializes in overland tours throughout Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India. We conduct all kinds of tours at a reasonable cost. Our full-board tour package covers entire transportation, quality meal and hotels, an experienced guide, permits, and the entire logistics.

Outline Itinerary

01: Kathmandu Arrival | Welcome Dinner
02: Drive from Kathmandu to Namobuddha via Dhulikhel
03: Drive back to Kathmandu and visit Boudhanath, Kapan Monastery
04: Visit Swayambhunath and White Gompa,Ramkot
05: Drive to Lumbini
06: Lumbini Sightseeing
07: Drive back to Kathmandu
08: Your final Departure

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Itinerary

01: Kathmandu Arrival | Welcome Dinner
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, one of Ace Vision Treks & Tours representatives will warmly receive you and escort you to your hotel. Once at the hotel, you’ll meet your tour guide and discuss the trip in detail. In the evening, your tour guide will take you for a welcome dinner hosted by Ace Vision Treks. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
02: Drive from Kathmandu to Namobuddha via Dhulikhel
Today, you’ll embark on the first leg of the cultural tour. You’ll drive southeast from your hotel to Namobuddha. The scenic drive will take you through the Araniko Highway passing the colorful towns of Bhaktapur and Dhulikhel, en route. The place is popular for the folktale of a prince who gave away his body to the starving tigress and her cubs. You can explore the religious site and also enjoy the majestic panorama of mountains from Namobuddha. Overnight stay at Namobuddha.
03: Drive back to Kathmandu and visit Boudhanath, Kapan Monastery
You’ll drive back to Kathmandu city through the same path and take a detour to visit the Boudhanath Stupa. Boudhanath stupa lies east in the populous city of Kathmandu. You can witness the largest Buddhist stupa in the country along with rich and traditional shops, monasteries, and Buddhist adherents circumambulating the stupa. Afterward, you’ll drive further east and visit the majestic Kapan Monastery lying on a hilltop. One of the premier Buddhist teaching centers, Kapan Monastery organizes annual meditation camps which attract a large number of foreigners. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
04: Visit Swayambhunath and White Gompa, Ramkot
Today, you’ll pay a visit to another popular Buddhist pilgrimage and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Swayambhunath. Located atop a hill in the center of Kathmandu city, Swayambhunath is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas. The site is also home to shrines and temples dating to 400 AD. Afterward, you will drive northwest to another Buddhist site White Monastery. Lying atop the Nagarjun Hill, the monastery is painted in all white color. The oldest relic found on the site dates 800 years old. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
05: Drive to Lumbini
Today, you’ll depart early and drive 260km southwest to the religious site of Lumbini. Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site also popular for being the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. You’ll drive through Prithvi Highway and East-West Highway all the way to the Rupandehi district. You’ll pass through the popular towns of Bharatpur, Kawasaki, and Ramnagar en route. Lumbini is considered one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal and sees the inflow of thousands of Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims. Overnight stay at Lumbini.
06: Lumbini Sightseeing
You’ll indulge in a complete sightseeing tour of Lumbini today. The tour begins with a visit to the ancient site of Maya Devi Temple. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Maya Devi Temple is home to the birth site of Gautam Buddha. The temple stands adjacent to a sacred pond and a garden. The site was visited by Emperor Ashoka in 3rd BCE who also built the popular Ashoka Pillar in the temple’s vicinity. Afterward, you’ll head out and explore the sacred garden, nearby stupas, and archaeological sites. Overnight stay at Lumbini.
07: Drive back to Kathmandu
Today, you’ll retrace your path and drive back to Kathmandu. You’ll drive along the plains and lush tropical forests of Terai. The path takes a detour and goes north to Prithvi Highway through Bharatpur. You’ll continue driving through Prithvi Highway until Kathmandu. Once at Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
08: Your final Departure
Today you’ll drive to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch your flight back home. You’ll leave approximately 2hr early to avoid any delays from traffic congestion. We hope that your travel with us was a memorable one.

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What's Include

The Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Cost is 2 Pax basis if you are Single supplements will be increased, Contact us for more information for your tours in Nepal.

  • Airport Pick up and Drop by private Vehicle
  • Kathmandu Accommodations for 3 Nights in Deluxe Room
  • Drive to NamoBuddha by Private Vehicle
  • NamoBuddha Accommodation for 1 Night
  • Drive to Lumbini by Private Vehicle (Opt. Flight)
  • Lumbini Accommodations for 2 Nights
  • Lumbini Kathmandu By Private Transport
  • Guide and include meals, accommodations, and Insurance

What's Exclude

  • Your Travel insurance
  • Nepal visa.
  • You will require 2 passport size photos
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Tips for trekking crews
  • Sightseeing and Monuments fees
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the price include sections

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  • USD 590
  • Easy
  • 8 Days
  • 1750 Meters
  • Hotels
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