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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal

Trip Overview

The birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Nepal is home to millions of Buddhist inhabitants. The rich Buddhist legacy is marked by numerous cultural and historical sites throughout Nepal. Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour takes you on a cultural journey to many of its revered sites in Kathmandu and Lumbini. Beginning from the Swayambhunath and Boudhanath in Kathmandu, the tour gently settles at the world heritage site of Lumbini. The tour also explores the archaeological remnants of Lumbini and the ancient kingdom during the times of Gautam Buddha.
Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour commences upon your arrival in Kathmandu. Assisted by an experienced tour guide, you’ll embark on a tour of important Buddhist sites around Kathmandu valley. A short drive will take you to Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal. You’ll also make a short journey up towards Kapan Monastery and explore its beautiful architecture before driving back to Swayambhunath. Another revered site, Swayambhunath stupa is located atop the hill. The tour advances towards Lumbini in western Nepal. The warm temperature of Terai engulfs the region that lies close to India in the south. You’ll explore Lumbini and visit the exact birth site of Gautam Buddha along with Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Pillar and numerous Buddhist monasteries around the area. Lumbini was enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Today, it is frequented by both Buddhist pilgrims and tourists. You’ll also visit the historical site of Tilaurakot where Gautam Buddha supposedly spent 29 years of his life. Afterward, you’ll visit Devdaha, the birth site of Buddha’s mother and the ancient capital of Koliya Kingdom. Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour materializes into an insightful journey through the history of Buddhism in Nepal which started after the arrival of Emperor Ashoka in 2BCE. Later, the tour concedes with your return to Kathmandu.
Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition is a travel and tour operator in Nepal and serving travelers for many years. We pride ourselves for our quality of service while ensuring customer safety and satisfaction. You will be assisted by an expert team of guide and driver during this Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour. 

Trip Highlights: 

  • Cultural tour of major Buddhist sites around Kathmandu valley
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini.
  • Tour around the historic Tilaurakot and Devdaha 

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel; Welcome dinner in the evening in a cultural restaurant
Day 02: Visit Boudhanath, Kapan Monastery & Swayambhunath
Day 03: Drive to Lumbini; Explore Lumbini
Day 04: Visit Tilaurakot and Devdaha
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu; Afternoon free and Farewell Dinner in the Evening
Day 06: Depart from Kathmandu

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Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel; Welcome dinner in the evening in a cultural restaurant
A company representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will drive along the Ring road and head through narrow streets to reach the hotel. You can rest and relax at the hotel and, later, stroll around the nearby areas. In the evening, our representative will take you to a lavish welcome dinner in one of the finest diners in the city with cultural performance.
Day 02: Visit Boudhanath, Kapan Monastery & Swayambhunath
After early breakfast, you’ll embark on an insightful tour of Buddhist sites around Kathmandu valley. You’ll drive to the Buddhist site of Boudhanath stupa situated in the populous town of Boudha. The area is predominantly inhabited by Tibetans. From here, you’ll drive further east towards the hilltop monastery of Kapan. One of the premier Buddhist teaching centers, Kapan Monastery organizes meditation camps that attract thousands of Buddhist adherents. The day ends with a visit to another popular Buddhist site and UNESCO designated Swayambhunath stupa. Situated atop a hill in the heart of the city, Swayambhunath is one of the most revered Buddhist stupas in the country. 
Day 03: Drive to Lumbini; Explore Lumbini
You’ll embark on a road journey towards Lumbini in the southwest of Nepal that lies almost 260km from Kathmandu. The religious site of Lumbini is located in Rupandehi district in the Terai region. You’ll pass through the populous towns of Bharatpur, Kawasoti, and Ramnagar en route. The tour begins with a visit to the ancient site of Maya Devi Temple. The temple stands adjacent to a sacred pond and Bodhi tree. The site was visited by Emperor Ashoka in 2nd BCE who later built the signature Ashoka Pillar in the temple’s vicinity. If time permits, you can choose to visit the Peace Pagoda. 
Day 04: Visit Tilaurakot and Devdaha
After early breakfast, you’ll drive 54km southwest towards Tilaurakot. The place is popular for being the site where Gautam Buddha spent 29 years of his life. Tilaurakot highlights major landmarks related to the life of Gautam Buddha where he lived his life as Price Siddhartha Gautam before leaving to attain enlightenment. Afterward, you’ll drive east towards Devdaha. Devdaha is a historical site that was formerly capital of Koliya Kingdom and the birthplace of Buddha’s mother. You will indulge in a complete cultural tour of the place before resting for the night.
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu; Afternoon free and Farewell Dinner in the Evening
After early breakfast, you’ll embark on a road journey spanning almost 255km to Kathmandu. Leaving the historical city of Devdaha, you’ll drive through the numerous towns of Terai and take a detour towards Kawasoti. From here, the road goes uphill through Gaindakot to arrive at Prithvi Highway. Once at Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. In the evening, your guide will take you for a lavish farewell dinner in one of the finest diners in Kathmandu.
Day 06: Depart from Kathmandu
On this day, you leave Nepal and head to your destination. You can schedule the events for the day according to your flight schedule. Feel free to shop for gifts and souvenirs. We wish you all the best and hope to accompany you on future visits in Nepal.

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Service Included: 

  • All airport transfer (pick-up and drop off)
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program
  • 3 Nights at 3-star standard twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 Nights at 3-star standard twin sharing accommodation in Lumbini with breakfast
  • Guided tour of Kathmandu Valley 
  • All ground transport by private AC car as per the itinerary
  • One experienced tour guide during the sightseeing
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurant located at Thamel
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable

Service not Included: 

  • Nepal Visa
  • International flight to Kathmandu and return ticket to your Home country
  • All lunch and dinner except for welcome dinner & farewell dinner 
  • The entire cost of beverages, mineral water and beer etc. 
  • All the entrance and monuments fees as per the Itinerary
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tipping to the guide and driver
  • Anything not included in ‘Service Included’ list is your personal expenses

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
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  • Wind and Waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T-Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Reading or writing material
  • The first-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Lightweight Towel
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals.
  • Daypack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene is best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf
  • Sewing Kit

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