About Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal - Sacred Places of Buddhism

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal - Sacred Places for Buddhism

The package of the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal takes your brain in solace. This Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour gives you the prospect to go to the holiest places of Buddhists. Buddhism in Nepal originated when Siddharta Gautama was born. Buddha was believed to vary states 2500 years back in the Rupendahi area, Lumbini, Nepal. And thus, it is the best pilgrimage location on earth. Nepal, a country nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. It is not only famous for its breathtaking natural beauty but also for its rich spiritual heritage. As the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Nepal holds immense significance for Buddhists worldwide. A Buddhist Tour in Nepal offers a unique opportunity to explore the sacred sites associated with the life of Gautama Buddha and immerse oneself in the teachings of Buddhism.

The Buddhist tour typically begins in Lumbini, a small town in southern Nepal. The place where Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born around 2,600 years ago. Lumbini is home to the sacred Maya Devi Temple, which enshrines the exact spot where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Prince Siddhartha. Pilgrims can visit the ancient of the Kapilavastu Palace and Ashoka Pillar. These places are mark significant landmarks in the life of Buddha.

From Lumbini, the pilgrimage route takes you to the historic city of Kapilavastu. Kapilvastu is where Buddha spent his early years as a prince before renouncing his luxurious lifestyle. Here, you can explore the archaeological remains of the ancient city. The city is witness the sacred Piprahwa Stupa, believed to house the relics of Buddha. The next stop on the pilgrimage is the holy city of Swayambhunath. The stupa situated on a hilltop in the Kathmandu Valley. Also known as the "Monkey Temple," Swayambhunath is a prominent Buddhist pilgrimage site and offers panoramic views of the valley.

The stupa adorned with the iconic pair of eyes symbolizes Buddha's all-seeing wisdom. A short distance from Swayambhunath to Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent structure is a place of great veneration for Buddhists and offers a tranquil environment for meditation and prayer.The journey continues to the sacred town of Namobuddha, located in the hilly region of Kavrepalanchok district. Namobuddha holds immense religious significance as the place where Buddha, in one of his previous lives, selflessly offered his body to a starving tigress and her cubs. Pilgrims can visit the ancient Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery and engage in Buddhist practices such as meditation and chanting.

The final destination of the pilgrimage is the serene town of Pharping, known for its numerous monasteries and meditation centers. Here, you can explore the sacred Asura Cave, where Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) attained spiritual realization, and the Vajrayogini Temple, dedicated to the fierce deity Vajravarahi.

Throughout the Buddhist tour, pilgrims have the opportunity to engage in Buddhist rituals. People participate in meditation sessions, and receive teachings from experienced monks and spiritual masters. The serene and spiritually charged atmosphere of these sacred sites allows visitors to deepen their understanding of Buddhism and experience a profound sense of inner peace and tranquility.

In addition to its religious significance, Nepal's diverse landscapes, charming cultural heritage, and warm hospitality. That make it an ideal destination for a holistic pilgrimage experience. Whether you are a devout Buddhist seeking spiritual awakening or a curious traveler interested in exploring ancient traditions, a Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal promises a transformative and enlightening journey.

For interested in Buddhism culture, these Nepal Buddhist Tour Packages are designed to provide them with the prospect to become conversant in insights about Buddhism and their way of life. Amid the excursion, travelers can see the Buddhist monks reciting religious slogans in their religious clothing wholly dedicated to Buddhism.

Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites:

  • Birthplace of Gautam Buddha
  • Namoboudha.
  • Boudhanath
  • Ashoka Pillar
  • The perspective of Himalayan Ranges
  • Fewa Lake
  • World Peace Stupa in Pokhara
  • Various monasteries represent countries like China Temple, Myanmar Temple, Korean Temple, Nepal Buddha Temple, etc.
  • Know Buddhist Culture and Lifestyle

Religious Places at Glance in Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours:

  • In this Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal, visit Lumbini, Namoboudha, Swayambhunath, and World Peace Stupa.
  • Lumbini is known because of the origin of Lord Buddha. In Lumbini, you will see a neighborhood where after being born, Buddha was showered and also watch a pillar put by an Indian Emperor Ashok. Apart from Lumbini, there are many monasteries to pay a visit to Pokhara and Kathmandu too.
  • In Pokhara, there are numerous Gompa; the essential one is the World peace stupa, situated on the absolute best point of Small Mountain. From that point, you will see Fewa Lake and the astounding Himalayas range.
  • In Kathmandu, Kapan Gompa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Phulari Gompa, Boudhanath, Pharping, and many other Gompa are accessible during Tours in Nepal to encounter for visitors.

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  • Lumbini - Birthplace of Gautam Buddha: Lumbini is one of the most significant pilgrimage sites for Buddhists as it is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam, who later became Gautam Buddha. The sacred garden in Lumbini is believed to be the exact spot where Buddha was born.
  • Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): Located atop a hill in Kathmandu, Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the oldest and most important stupas in Nepal. It is also known as the Monkey Temple due to the large number of monkeys that reside in the area. The stupa offers stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley.
  • Boudhanath Stupa: Located in Kathmandu, Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in Nepal and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a significant pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists and a major center for Buddhist activities.
  • Namobuddha Monastery: Located in Kavre district, Namobuddha is a sacred monastery with a rich history. It is believed that Buddha, in one of his previous lives, offered his body to a hungry tigress and her cubs at this very spot.
  • Various Monasteries: Throughout Nepal, you'll find numerous monasteries and Buddhist centers, each with its unique charm and significance. Some popular ones include Kopan Monastery, Shechen Monastery, and Tengboche Monastery.
  • World Peace Stupa in Pokhara: The World Peace Pagoda, also known as the Shanti Stupa, is a striking white stupa situated atop a hill in Pokhara. The pagoda offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range and the Phewa Lake. It serves as a symbol of peace and unity.
  • Namo Buddha Stupa: Namo Buddha is another important Buddhist pilgrimage site near Kathmandu. It is where Buddha, in one of his previous lives, offered himself to a starving tigress and her cubs. The stupa and the surrounding area have a serene and meditative atmosphere.
  • Pharping - Asura Cave: Pharping is a small town near Kathmandu known for its sacred caves, including the Asura Cave. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) meditated in this cave, leaving his handprints on the rock.

Day to Day Itinerary

Meet by our Himalayan Asia Treks representative in airport and transfer to the hotel. Our representative assists to check in hotel process and give short brief about programme. You can take rest and fresh. You can walk in evening in Thamel (tourist hub of Kathmandu).
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.

After taking breakfast, your guide transfer to pilgrim place. Namo Buddha is a beautiful place. There is no need to exaggerate this. The place is very quiet and pure. Its environment is very clean, with no pollution, and the natural air is so fresh, cool and healthy. It is also the right place for meditation and practice. In the morning when you wake up, you can see a beautiful sunrise. In the evening you can see a wonderful sunset. You can enjoy snow-covered Himalayan ranges which look so amazing and pure. Boudhanath Stupa looks like a giant mandala, or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos. And as in all Tibetan mandala, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa). 
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.

After taking breakfast, your guide transfer towards Lumbini. It will take 8-10 hours. On the way , you see beautiful mountain and river.
Overnight in Lumbini.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Lumbini.

After taking breakfast, transfer to birth place of Buddha. Visit the birth place of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace, compassion and non-violence. Here one can see the broken Ashok pillar, remnants of an old monastery, images of Buddha’s mother Maya Devi etc. are still preserved in Lumbini. Visit sacred Garden where Buddha was born, Mayadevi Temple, and Puskarni Pond where Buddha’s mother had taken a bath before giving birth to Buddha. Visit different monasteries that represent different countries like Myanmar Temple, China Temple, Korean Temple, and Nepal Buddha Temple etc.
Overnight in Lumbini.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Lumbini.

After taking breakfast, drive towards Pokhara. It will take 5 hours to reach in Pokhara. After reaching in Pokhara, you can walk in Fewa Lake side in evening.
Overnight in Pokhara. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Pokhara.

After taking breakfast, guide transfer towards pilgrim place. World Peace Pagoda was built by Nipponzan Fujii; after the II world war, the pagoda was erected. Pokhara is itself a hanging paradise on earth, the pagoda has added more charm and beauty in Pokhara. From World Peace Pagoda a perfect view of the mountain of Annapurna range can be observed. In Pokhara, there are Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myohoji Buddhist Order.  And In 1947, he began to construct Peace Pagodas as shrines to World peace.
Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Pokhara.

After taking breakfast, drive to Kathmandu. It will take 7 hrs driving.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.

After taking breakfast, guide transfer pilgrim place.The Buddhist temple of Swayambhunath, situated on the top of a hill, west of Kathmandu, is one of the most popular, holy and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the 'monkey temple' because of the large tribe of roving monkeys who guard the temple.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.

After taking breakfast, our representative comes at the hotel and transfer to the airport.

  • Meals: Breakfast.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on twin or double sharing basis in best Three star hotel.
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast.
  • Ground transportation by A/C transport.
  • Entrance fees in Sacred places. 
  • English speaking guide.
  • Hotel tax and Vat.
  • Call assistance by our office staff.
  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Flight fare ( $150) - Kathmandu-Bhaiarawa-Kathmandu.
  • Any type of insurances.
  • Cost which is not describe in Cost include column.
  • Personal nature expenses like bottled water, drinks, tips , phone bills, laundry.

Useful Information

FAQ Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal

What are some important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal?

Nepal is home to several significant Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Some of the important ones include Lumbini (the birthplace of Buddha), Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Namo Buddha, and Kopan Monastery.

How do I reach Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha?

Lumbini is located in the southwestern region of Nepal. You can reach Lumbini by air, with the nearest airport being Gautam Buddha Airport in Bhairahawa. Alternatively, you can travel by road from Kathmandu or other major cities in Nepal.

Are there any specific guidelines or dress codes to follow while visiting Buddhist pilgrimage sites?

It is advisable to dress modestly and respectfully while visiting Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Both men and women should avoid wearing revealing clothing. Additionally, it is customary to remove your shoes before entering temples, monasteries, or sacred areas.

Can I stay at monasteries during my pilgrimage tour?

Yes, many monasteries in Nepal offer accommodation facilities for pilgrims. However, availability may vary, and it is recommended to inquire and make arrangements in advance if you wish to stay at a monastery.

Is it possible to hire a local guide for the pilgrimage tour?

Yes, hiring a local guide is a good option to enhance your pilgrimage experience. Local guides can provide insights into the historical and cultural significance of the sites, assist with navigating the area, and provide a deeper understanding of Buddhism.

Are there any specific rituals or practices I should be aware of during the pilgrimage?

While visiting Buddhist pilgrimage sites, it is common to perform acts of devotion such as circumambulating stupas or shrines in a clockwise direction and offering prayer flags, incense, or flowers. You can observe and participate in these practices if you wish, but they are not mandatory.

When is the best time to embark on a Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal?

The best time for a pilgrimage tour in Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The weather is generally pleasant, with clear skies and comfortable temperatures. However, it's worth checking the specific climate and weather conditions of the region you plan to visit.

Are there any permits or entry fees required for visiting pilgrimage sites?

Some pilgrimage sites may require an entry fee or permit. For example, you will need to purchase an entry ticket to access the Lumbini Development Trust area. Fees and permits can vary, so it's advisable to inquire about any specific requirements beforehand.

Can I combine my Buddhist pilgrimage tour with other attractions in Nepal?

Absolutely! Nepal offers diverse attractions beyond Buddhist pilgrimage sites. You can explore other cultural landmarks in Kathmandu, go trekking in the Himalayas, visit national parks, or indulge in adventure activities like rafting or paragliding. Nepal is a treasure trove of experiences.

Is it possible to arrange a customized pilgrimage tour package?

Yes, many travel agencies and tour operators in Nepal offer customized pilgrimage tour packages tailored to your preferences and requirements. You can discuss your itinerary, accommodation, transportation, and other details with them to create a personalized tour.