Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
Nepal is renowned across the world for being the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and has a plethora of must-visit Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour explores these esteemed sites which offer insight into the Buddhist history and principles. The tour introduces the Buddhist heritages in the Kathmandu Valley including some of the famous UNESCO world heritage sites. Thereon, Namobuddha and Kapan monasteries are prime examples of Buddhist monuments. The tour culminates at Lumbini where the ancient history of the origin of Buddhism is revealed in quite spectacular fashion.
Buddhist pilgrimage Tour Highlights
- Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath
- Historical tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini
- Scenic overnight stay in Namobuddha and Kapan Monastery
- Learn about the origin and influence of Buddhism in the lifestyle of Nepalese
Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Overview
The Buddhist Pilgrimage tour spans 8 days and commences upon your arrival at Kathmandu. The initial leg of the tour takes you through the major Buddhist sites and UNESCO World Heritage sites around Kathmandu valley. You will drive to Namobuddha which lies 38.3km southeast to Kathmandu city. Originally called Takmo Lüjin, it is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal.
Leaving Namobuddha, you’ll travel back to Kathmandu city and explore the popular UNESCO designated sites of Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath. Boudhanath is a large stupa located amidst a crowded town while Swayambhunath lies atop a secluded hill. Despite the crowd of people, these sites are peaceful and relaxing. You’ll also get to explore the Kapan Monastery and White Gumba (Druk Amitabh Monastery) afterward.
The second leg of the tour begins with your departure to Lumbini which lies 265km southwest of Kathmandu in the Terai region. Lumbini boasts the exact birth site of Gautam Buddha. You explore the UNESCO site of Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Pillar dating back to 3rd BC. World Peace Stupa, and numerous other Buddhist stupas around the temple’s vicinity. The tour concedes with your arrival to Kathmandu. Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour materializes into an insightful tour summing the history of Buddhism in Nepal. This tour we can visit throughout the year.
Nepal Treks is a reputed travel and tour operator in Nepal. We conduct various travel packages with options to customize the trips. Moreover, we have trained and expert guides who will offer you assistance throughout the trip. With us, you can enjoy Nepal and its gems to the fullest.