Trip FactsTrip Code: YT-ST03
Duration: 9 Days
Start Trip: Kathmandu
End Trip: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Easy
Nepal being the birthplace of Gautam Buddha makes it a significant pilgrimage destination for Buddhists all over the world. Gautam Buddha was born some 2500 years ago in Lumbini. Lumbini is therefore the greatest destination for pilgrimage and is the center of belief for Buddhists. The pond where Buddha was bathed after birth, temples with images of young Buddha, Ashok Stupa- the pillar constructed by Indian Emperor Ashok are some of the significant structures in Lumbini. More objects of religious importance were discovered from an excavation conducted a few years ago. Lumbini is rich in stupas constructed by Buddhist countries like Thailand, China, Sri Lanka, Japan and Myanmar. Due to its religious value, Lumbini is visited by thousands of Buddhists every year and we Yuuki Treks offer various Buddhist pilgrimage tour programs to make it easier for the pious devotees.
A large number of people in Nepal are followers of Buddhism. Temples and monuments of Buddhist significance dating back thousands of years are situated in Kathmandu valley. The Bouddhanath Stupa is 1500 years old and is highly reverenced by Tibetan Buddhists. The stupa of Namobuddha although being small is also of great religious value. It lies outside the Kathmandu valley. Swayambhunath, Mahabouddha Temle and Hiranya Varna Mahavihar are some other Buddhist temples inside the valley, the latter three of which are situated in Patan.
The main goal of Buddhist pilgrimage tour is to help you acquaint yourself with the Buddhist pilgrimage centers in the country. Besides the religious sites, we also take you to Pokhara where you can enjoy the views of the Annapurna mountain range. In Pokhara, we also take you to the World Peace Stupa, boating on Fewa and more. You can also shop for items related to Buddhism that may not be available elsewhere or in your country.
Buddhist Pilgrimage - Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Swoyambhunath stupa and Patan Durbar square.In Patan we show you Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Mahabouddha temple and other Buddhist sites.
Day 03: Visit Bouddhanath stupa and stay overnight in Dhulikhel.
Day 04: Hike or drive to Namobuddha stupa, overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
Day 05: Fly to Lumbini, Buddha’s birthplace.Visit Lumbini garden, Mayadevi temple, and other archeological sites.
Day 06: Drive for Pokhara, overnight in hotel in Pokhara
Day 07: Relax and enjoy the serenity of beautiful lake city of Pokhara.Visit Sarangkot mountain view point in the morning, boating in the lake in the afternoon and enjoy little hike to World Peace Stupa.
Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu. Free time for walking around and shopping, specially Buddhist religious objects of Nepal and Tibet.
Day 09: Fly back home.
- Airport pickup and drop
- Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,.
- An experienced licensed holder Tour Guide.
- Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
- Medical kit box
- All government tax
- All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
- All necessary transportation while sightseeing
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Your travel insurance
- International flight and departure tax
- Any expense of personal nature
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Any kinds of Bar bills