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Buddhism is another primary religion in Nepal after Hinduism. It similarly covers a large portion of the Nepalese population and have great respect to the founder ‘Siddhartha Gautam Buddha. This legendary holy man was born in Kapilvastu, Lumbini of Nepal. He is known to originate this religion and pave the peace of humanity through peace and non – violence.
Our Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour packages takes you to some of the most popular and the most frequently visited Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites in the country.
We welcome you to this birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. The founder of Buddhism, this legendary deity is believed to get his birth in Kapilvastu, Lumbini district of Nepal. He lived a carefree life as a princess in his hometown and then absconded from this place to nowhere in search of peace and non – violence. Later, he was found to be meditating under a holy tree, which is now known as ‘The Holy Bodhi Tree’. He is believed to get enlightened though this prolonged phase of meditation.
The first phase of our Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal starts with a detailed visit and sightseeing within the Buddhism related monasteries and Gumbas in Kathmandu. The major sites include the Swayambhunath Temple [The Monkey Temple], Maha Boudha and several other shrines in the city.
Secondly, we drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara where other major sites such as the World Peace Pagoda and the Tibetan Refugee Centre will be considered. We make an extended exploration in these sites and then return back to a hotel in Pokhara to stay overnight. The very next day, early in the morning, we head towards Lumbini; the most significant and the largest Buddhism holy area in the country. Here we make a study on the famous Maya Devi temple, the holy pong Puskarini and the monastic zone where only monasteries and shrines and not any public buildings are supposed to be built.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264ft]. Transfer to hotel. Hotel overnight
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour and trek preparations. Hotel overnight
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft] that takes 35 minutes. Transfer to a hotel. Hotel overnight
Day 04: Full day sightseeing around the major Buddhist pilgrimage sites of the city including World Peace Stupa and Tibetan Refugee Centre. Back to hotel in the evening and stay overnight
Day 05: Fly from Pokhara to Lumbini [96m/315ft]. Hotel overnight
Day 06: Full day sightseeing around the major Buddhist pilgrimage sites including Maya Devi temple, the holy pond Puskarini and the beautiful monastic zone. Back to hotel in the evening and stay overnight
Day 07: Full day sightseeing around the rest of the pilgrimage sites. Back to hotel in the evening and stay overnight
Day 08: Drive from Lumbini to Kathmandu. Hotel overnight
Day 09: A short sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner along with a cultural show. Hotel overnight
Day 10: Final departure
Purely a Buddhist site, Lumbini has to do a lot with tourism development in the country. The liveliness in the city proved flexibility in the sector. So, we came up with Lumbini Sightseeing Tour that shall ultimately take you to the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha.