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Trip Overview of Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour engulfs the visit to various Buddhist religious sites in different parts of Nepal.
Anyone who wants to rejuvenate the spiritual and religious aspirations of Buddhism is urged to visit Nepal. Talking about the history of Buddhism. It was originated after the birth of Lord Buddha in Lumbini at round 536. From then, Nepal has been a sacred place for meditation and spiritual exercises from various Buddhist monks and religious leaders.

Truly Nepal is the paradise for those who want to experience their quality time. Lying in the lap of nature. Popular among the pilgrims from different countries. Asa a result, this tour has a lot to offer. Nepal acts as the central hub for all Buddhists because Maya Devi gave Lord Buddha birth in this beautiful country. Therefore this is the primary reason why this land offers various types of Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour.

Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Nepal Buddhist Tour is a popular tour package for the entire Buddhist tourist. They visit various shrines to get knowledge about Buddha, his Birth Place, the origin of Buddhism, and meditation from Lama. Tourism, indeed, is a vital factor for promoting Nepali Buddhism to the world. There are various remarkable and essential architectural sites scattered in different cities of Nepal.

Your Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour commences from vibrant city Kathmandu; you will first visit the largest Buddhists Stupa “BoudhanathStupa.” Bouddhanath Monastery, Nepal’s largest monastery located 7 km east of Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world and the largest stupa in Nepal. This Stupa is also included in the World Heritage Cultural site list by UNESCO.

Visit Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu

Swayambhunath Monastery is a traditional Buddhist shrine that is located on a top of the Kathmandu valley, is the second most religious important place of Kathmandu. This temple is called Monkey temple and also listed in the World Heritage site by UNESCO. After that, you can visit Kopan Monastery. The course and spiritual atmosphere are famous worldwide that visitors from the entire world influxes in Nepal to attend and learn this course as well as enjoying the serene spiritual atmosphere of the place specially designed for study purposes.

You will then head towards Namobuddha, one of the most pilgrimage sites is located 42km (26 miles) southeast of Kathmandu. This Monastery is particularly famous for Tibetan Buddhists and one of the best shrines with Himalayan views. After that, your destination is Lumbini, and it is the major attraction of the tour. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is now a UNESCO world heritage site. You can explore Maya Devi temple, Ashoka Pillar, Pushkarini Pond, Kapilbastu Kingdom Complex and meditate under the Bodhi tree in the hope of finding enlightenment. You will also visit some historical Durbar squares in Kathmandu. Your trip will be a combination of historical and religious importance.

 

Pilgrimage in Nepal

Nepal is the country with a vast number of temples that are scattered in various places in Nepal. Thus, Nepal’s calendar is filled with different festivals that are celebrated throughout the year.
Nepal has always been a famous pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists, and the religious tolerance in this country has been an example in the whole world as the Christians and Muslims and other minority religions are living in this country with great harmony and cooperation. Nepal is the country of Pashupatinath. Therefore this is the most sacred temple of Lord Shiva and Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

A Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal has countless options.  To name a few: Lumbini, Swayambhunath Stupa, Halesi Mahadev, Boudhanath Stupa.

Nepal is also famous as it is the primary gateway to Kailash Mansarovar. The mythical abode of Lord Shiva. Peoples from different parts of Nepal and India influxes Nepal for Temple visiting purpose during the festive period.
Here we present some of the most famous and visited Buddhist pilgrimage tour

The major attraction of the Buddhist pilgrimage tour:

Visit the birthplace of Buddha
Visit UNESCO world heritage sites and city of temples
Opportunity to learn the life story of Lord Buddha.
Hear insightful narration from the expert guide during the tour.
Stay in the well-qualified and best hotel in the city
Explore the famous beautiful town Kathmandu, as well as Dhulikhel, and Lumbini.

Namo Buddha is the best Buddhist pilgrimage site

Boudhanath stupa, Swayambhunathstupa, as well as Namo Buddha.  Buddha’s birthplace Lumbini is the significant sacred places that possess the tremendous religious significance of Buddhism. Hundreds of thousands of decent followers of Buddhism visit Nepal to enjoy the holiday residing in the Buddhist communities.
The Pilgrimage pilgrimage Tour in Nepal square measure mostly in style among Hindus and Buddhists. Therefore, thousands of pilgrims visit Nepal per annum to pay court to the revered Gods and divinity.

Our Buddhist pilgrimage tour gives you the chance to visit the famous Buddhis sites of Nepal, including Lumbini,  Boudhanath stupa. Namobuddhha and others. Along with this, there are dozens of Buddhists Monastery and Stupas scattered in different places of Nepal. Each of these stupas has its unique features and beauty. I am sure that you will have a fabulous Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal. Himalayan Country Nepal serves as heaven and offers the bests Buddhist tour for those interested in the Buddhist religion.

Visit Lumbini

Lumbini is one of the most popular holiest Buddhist pilgrimage places in the world and is located in Rupendehi District.
It is lying in Nepal in the foothills of the Himalayas, which is about 22 km far from Bhairahawa. It is 230 km far away from Kathmandu, the capital city, 122 km from Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh, India. Exploring monasteries, trying different Indian/Nepali food in the street, and also riding a bicycle along the edges of rural terrain, and attending meditation classes are the major activities you can do in Lumbini. this is the best pilgrimage tour in Nepal.

Lumbini is the ultimate pilgrimage site for every Buddhist.  Lord Gautam Buddha was born at Lumbini while his mother was on her way to a parental home from Kapilvastu. We will visit the Maya Devi temple and meditate under the Bodhi tree in the hope of finding enlightenment. The inside of the temple is with the old mark stone of Gautam Buddha’s Birthplace. You can’t capture pictures inside the temple

Undoubtedly, Nepal is one of the best destinations for the visitors who dreamt of traveling the mythical nation in a reasonable budget. You can have a most memorable Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal.  We are here to help you with some of the most selective and famous tours for having a stunning Pilgrimage trip in Nepal. Find out your convenience date as suite your holiday, or if required any information drop your inquiry mail to us, we will be happy to customize accordingly.

Halesi Mahadev Maratika

Halesi Mahadev is the best Buddhist pilgrimage tour place for the pilgrims’ people who like to visit the religious sites of Nepal. Temple is located in the Khotang District of Nepal. It is also the natural cave, which lies in the 4th remote hilly region. It is saying to be in existence for 6000 years. The Temple is very old. People believe Lord Shiva came to the place to hide from the Demon Bhasmasur. Lord Shiva Killed the Demon in the same place.

After the demon was killed with the help of the slyness mind of Lord Vishnu. Shiva along with his consort Parvati made these caves as their abode. Halesi Mahadev darshan tour is also a holy site for Buddhists. The local people believing that   Guru Padmasambhava, the second Buddha meditated here for three months. We can view the three caves on the hilltop that represent the three eyes of Lord Shiva. Many people from the Hindu and Buddhist communities come to this place during Shivaratri, Ram Navami, and Ganesh Chaturthi.

This temple lies in a mysterious, beautiful cave in a hilly region. This area is in the holy rivers Dudh Koshi to the right and Sunkoshi to the places of Nepal.  it is very popular with equal status to the Pashupatinath Temple of Kathmandu. Halesi Mahadev Darshan tour Package in Nepal is for 2 Nights 3 Days.  which is entirely worthy of Culture. It is  Historical, heritage sites, and ancient temples.

Nepal cultural Heritage Tour

Nepal’s cultural heritage Tour takes you to the heritage sites of Nepal. Let’s encounter the  Fascinating art and unique and varied architecture.  beautiful landscapes, tons of mesmerizing Beside this, the major cities in Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur. Which depicts elegant ancient architectural monuments and arts.  Nepal Mountains is an extraordinarily beautiful in the whole world. Buddhist pilgrimage tour takes you along the diversity of Gods and Goddesses. They are beautifully decorated temples and stupas, Monasteries are another attractive factor that enhances tourism. In our Buddhist pilgrimage tour, you will enjoy the stunning mountains that will make you stay forever.

The incredible Buddhist pilgrimage  Tour will refresh your mind, soul, and reinvigorate your body. However, Nepal is the country filled with festivals. It is impossible to escape from the diverse festivals while you stay in Nepal. Besides the places mentioned above. You can also take a quick trip to Dhulikhel, Panauti, Namobuddha. You can take a look at some fo the pilgrimage sites such as Manakama, Gosaikunda, Pathivara, Halesi Mahadev, etc. and many more.

Enjoy the diverse culture and tradition  in our Buddhist pilgrimage tour

Thus, Nepal has enormous natural and artificial sources of beauty, and you will never feel exhausted by seeing it. Moreover, exploring the beautiful cities, enjoying its luxurious facilities. Enjoy the diverse culture and tradition. learning about various flora and fauna. Watch the stunning mountain views are the prominent peaks of the Nepal Cultural Tour.

Having a Buddhist pilgrimage tour will provide you an experience of the cultural delights. Explore the lifestyle of different diverse cultures, and add extra excitement to your trip. Thus, the Above the Himalaya Team will assure your trip will be memorable throughout the lifetime.

Packing list for Buddhist pilgrimage tour

For the best packing for the Buddhist pilgrimage tour, it is better you can check the weather before you start packing. Even if you won’t be traveling for a few weeks or months, you can check the average highs and lows to help you anticipate your wardrobe needs as you prepare.

Clothing and Accessories

  • Good walking shoes, extra pair of trainer
  • One pair flip-flops or sandals
  • Shirts (short and long-sleeved)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Pants/shorts/jeans
  • Pajamas
  • Bathing suit
  • Cap
  • Raincoat and/or umbrella
  • 1 warm jacket for the sunrise tour.
  • Lightweight fleece or sweater if you travel in winter
  • if you travel in winter Dec-February, get warm enough jacket, sweater, coat, trousers, thermal wear, warm socks.woolen hat, light gloves, scarf.

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • small medicine box
  • sunglasses
  • SPF 15 lip balm
  • Insect repellent

Money

  • ATM card ( You need to call your bank before travel Nepal and let them know to unblock your card.)
  • Personal credit card
  • Bring Cash about USD 60 to pay them on-arrival visa fees and for some coffee and tea at the airport lounge. you can bring small notes is easier to exchange

Electronics

  • An adaptor/converter, the two-pin plug is mostly used in Nepal
  • Camera with extra batteries or charger

Official Documents

  • Passport: Passport the most valid 6 months before you arrive here. get a copy of it.
  • Few passport size photographs, for a visa, and to get the local sim card
  • A copy of the tour itinerary
  • A list of important phone numbers

Carry-on bag

This is also a good idea to pack the below things if in case your checked luggage is delayed:

  • Passport
  • Money
  • Airline boarding pass
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • sunglass
  • Hairbrush
  • Extra clothes
  • Medication
  • Cell phone and charger

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour - Trip Info

Trip Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days
Season: All year round
Age Group: All
The high light of the trips: Visiting Nepal’s most popular touristic spots, cultural hearts & religious sites
Transportation: Private chattered- Car/ Van/Bus depends on group size / Flight
Tour Type: Fully guided
Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel at Kathmandu, Resort/Hotel in Lumbini, Hotel and Lunch & Dinner self, Breakfast available
Places to visit: Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Namo Buddha Monastery visit, Lumbini Sightseeing).

Passport and Visa

It is easy to get the Nepal visa for travelers, First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa till 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries.

 

Currency & Money exchange

While you are doing the Buddhist pilgrimage tour for your extra expenses you need Nepali rupees,. Nepal banks notes comes in Rupees  5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and also 10 denominations.  We suggest you exchange only with banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too but the rate is lower there. You can better exchange money changers and in the Bank in the city. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in hotels, trekking agencies or travel agencies, and air tickets.

Power plugs and sockets

Nepal has an electrical voltage of 220-240 volts. It supplies current at 50Mhz. Most of the electric plugs in Nepal are two or three prongs that are in the round shape. During the Himalaya tour in Nepal, you can use 3 types of plugs. Types C, D, and M, Plug type C are with the two round pins, plug type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type M has three round pins.

Type C:  It is also known as the standard “Euro” plug.

Type D:  Tis socket works in some African and Asian countries with Nepal.

Type M: It also looks like plug D, but with larger pins. This socket only works with plug M.

While you are on the tour you may not able to charge your phone so better you can get the power bank. Hope this will be helpful information for your Nepal family tour.

Trip extension

After completing your Buddhist pilgrimage tour and if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. Nepal is famous for its world’s best trekking trail from day hiking to 2 weeks trek. you can choose any of our trekking packages. If you need extra night hotel services after finish your tour we can arrange it at a reasonable cost. you can do the extra tour in Kathmandu city also or join an-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.

 

 

Detailed Itinerary of Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

You will be meted and greeted by our office staff at TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) after your arrival. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. After some refreshment, you should complete some official formalities.
Our expert’s tour guide will give you a brief introduction about the package and tour itinerary. You will have leisure time for you. In the evening, you can stroll around the famous street in Kathmandu.
Accommodation- 3-star Deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu

On the second day of your tour. After your breakfast, our tour guide with a private car and driver take you to the destination. You will be guided towards the Buddhist sites of Kathmandu. You will visit Boudhanath (the largest stupa in Nepal) and Swyambunath temple (famous monkey temple). Lunch at Bouddnath. You will then visit some of the famous historical places of Kathmandu, the oldest exciting Buddhist city of Patan.
In the evening, return to the hotel. Leisure walk around Thamel
Overnight at Hotel

Our guide will pick up from the hotel in the early morning. The 3rd-day tour destination is Namo Buddha.
An approximate 1.5 hrs drive from Kathmandu will take you to the top of Namo Buddha.
You will then have a full-day guided sightseeing tour around the Namo Buddha premises. This Monastery is particularly famous for Tibetan Buddhists. You can visit this Monastery to attend daily chanting chanted by Monks before 10 A.m. We will visit the Buddha Shrine, the sixteen Arhats Shrine, and the Gold Buddha Shrine, which is located just above the main monastery following the stairway up. This is one of the holiest places of Buddhist people and one of the best cultural tourist destinations.
Have a delightful lunch at Namo Buddha Monastery restaurant. Then you will reach to Dhulikhel resort after a 1 hr drive from Namo Buddha. You will have a sparkling sunset view from Dhulikhel. Explore the sacred stupas and temples of the Newari town in Dhulikhel. You will be amazed by the stunning views of multiple Himalayan peaks
Accommodation- Hotel at Dhulikhel

Today early morning after breakfast we will drive to Airport to take the flight to Lumbini (Birth Place of Lord Buddha). during the flight, you will have spectacular views of majestic mountains such as LangtangLirung (7227m), DorjeLakpa (6966m), Gauri Shankar (7134m), and nearby Melungtse (7181m), etc. Then after having breakfast, you will head towards the domestic airport. We will transfer to the hotel from Bhairahawa Airport, Upon the arrival be refresh and rest Can visit the Maya Devi temples and nearby area own your own.
Accommodation- Hotel in Lumbini

Today you will have the full guided sightseeing tour in Lumbini. You will also get to see many new monasteries in Lumbini, that are occupied by various nations such as Myanmar Temple, China Temple, and Korean Temple.
We will go to see the Peace Pagoda, Lumbini Garden, Tara Foundation, and Dharmaswami Buddhist monastery. Besides, you can explore the dynamic environment and enjoy yourself being in a religious place, Lumbini. Visit the famous shrine of Lumbini.later afternoon. Our guide will take you to the domestic airport. You will then fly back to Kathmandu from there. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be taken to the Hotel.

Our tour guide will transfer you to the TIA airport for the final departure.
Note: Above the Himalaya, team Note will organize different sorts of activities such as scenic trekking, Mountaineering, Pilgrimage tour, Luxury Tour in Nepal, Monastery visit, etc. for your better holiday. We will offer you the best package which is flexible for you.

The Optional tour to 2 days in Halesi Maratika also can be arranged at extra cost. which can be 1 night 2 days tour. With driving to Halesi Mahadev by a private road; it will be about 8 hours drive through a scenic road.T he trail crosses with several beautiful small villages and beautiful landscapes of terrace fields, green hills, and yet more. Halesi Mahadev is 222 km far from Kathmandu. The next Morning Darshan to Halesi Mahadev Temple, Halesi Cave & Many more places can be visited at Halesi Mahadev. After breakfast at the hotel and drive back to Kathmandu.

 

 

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Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu Airport to Hotel and back to Airport transfers by private car.
  • Your hotel twin sharing accommodation throughout the tour, Includes breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in Kathmandu, Lumbini, Namobuddha with expert tour guide and private car.
  • Kathmandu to  Lumbini to Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • transportation for the tour by private car/jeep/Hiace depends on group size.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts.
  • Welcome, Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Offical paper works, Service charge, and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals other than breakfast on the tour.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get on arrival at the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the Price Includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    6 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2 to 16 pax

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Hotel

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Easy

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