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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour


Overview

Himalayan country Nepal, always been a sacred retreat center for religious practices. The master of Buddhism Guru Padmasambhava, Milarepa, Naropa, and Tilopa were meditated in different pristine sites of Nepal. Around Kathmandu valley only there are hundreds of Buddhist holy sites like meditation caves, ancient monasteries, Gumpas, and so on. Lumbini the birthplace of Buddha,  Maratika cave, Namo Boudha are the holiest site outside Kathmandu.

Nepal is been the best choice for pilgrimage. Buddhism in Nepal has its own characteristics with different Buddhist school and practices (Mahayana, Theravada, Tantrik, Mountain Buddhism). The travelers can experience and explore the simple life hood of MONK, NUNS and their practices from closer which can be a life time experience. Many travelers experienced that Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour  a pleasure tour and also it  helps to understand themselves more positively and widely.
The series of Himalayan peak to the north, the Historical city Kathmandu and pleasant city Pokhara add more value to the tour. After complete the tour you will better understand the Buddhism and gain knowledge about touring sites as our guide will brief in details.

Tour Guide: We will provide an English speaking and well-experienced city tour guide. The guide keeps good knowledge about Buddhism, culture, and history of Nepal.
Accommodations: To make your holiday more pleasure and more valuable you can pick your hotel by searching on the internet. We can give our point of view about your choices. We have our own Hotel Green Eco Resort in Kathmandu which is located in a quiet place with a beautiful view of Kathmandu and Himalaya.
Meal: Breakfast will be provided in your hotel and for lunch and dinner you can find your choice of the meal around the city. You can write to us about your favorite meal in the city and we will recommend some restaurant to make the tour more smooth.
Vehicle: We will arrange a good condition vehicle fully air-conditioned and a well-experienced driver.
Clothing: Nepal has four seasons. Please write to us for clothing recommendations before you go to Nepal.
Payments: We will require 25% of advance payment to confirm the booking. The rest of the money you can pay after you arrive in Nepal.
Others options: Meditation, Yoga courses, Mountain flight, Nepali cooking class, Day hiking.


Itinerary

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Our representative will meet you in the Nepal airport and welcome with Khada as per Buddhist culture. Transfer to your Hotel. Enjoy the welcome drink and at the same time your guide will brief the program. Take a free  look around (If your time permits we will drive to Boudhanath to see the butter lamp lighting and make a round to  the Stupa by Buddhist followers). Later in the evening we will organize a cultural Nepali dinner at Nepali restaurant. Return to Hotel and night rest at Hotel.

Transfer: By private car/ van as per group size
Accommodation: Hotel in the city center
Meal: welcome dinner at Nepali restaurant
Taken care by: City tour guide.

Enjoy the breakfast at your hotel. Your guide will be ready with vehicle to take you to the Kopan Monastery (Tibetan Buddhism University). Your guide will give you a short brief about monastery and around. After that you can Spend few hours (talking to Lama sitting for meditation) around. Next you will drive to Nunnery which is just little down from the main monastery. You can observe the Nuns life style, talk to them and spend few hours. Later drive to Boudhanath Stupa. Later in the evening back to Hotel and night rest.

Transfer: By private car/ van as per group size
Accommodation: Hotel in the city center
Taken care by: City tour guide.
Activities: Sightseeing around the city.

Wake up early (5:30am) in the morning and drive to Swyambhunath stupa locally known as monkey temple. Observe the  Buddhist pilgrimage walk around the to the stupa, doing Cora. Some deep followers would  paying deep homage to the GOD by folding their arm and slapping their body in the ground. Expore the stupa and around. Return to Hotel for breakfast drive to Patan Durbar Square and visit Buddhist site including Maha Bihar, Golden temple, and some other Bihar. After lunch drive to domestic airport and fly to Pokhara. Transfer to Hotel and rest.

Transfer: By private car/ van as per group size/ Domestic flight
Accommodation: Hotel in the city center
Taken care by: City tour guide.
Activities: Sight seeing around the city.

Breakfast will be serving at Hotel and after drive to sight to sightseeing (Tibetan refugee cap, Tibetan Choiling Gumpa, Shanti Stupa, David falls, Seti river gorge) around down town. Later in the evening return to Hotel and night rest.

Transfer: By private car/ van as per group size
Accommodation: Hotel in the lake side
Taken care by: City tour guide.
Activities: Drive to Pokhara

Wake early (6:00 am) and take a breakfast at 6:30 am. After breakfast check out from Hotel and  drive (7-8 hr) to Lumbini. The drive passes through the scenic views of Himalaya, Nepalese local village and Rive side. Arrive in Lumbini and check in to Hotel. After refresh visit sacred garden. Back to Hotel and night rest.

Transfer: By private car/ van as per group size
Accommodation: Hotel in the Lumbini
Taken care by: City tour guide.
Activities: Drive to Lumbini

Visit Maya Devi temple (birth place of Lord Buddha) in the morning before the breakfast. Back to Hotel for breakfast and   and return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast visit Tilaurakot (the palace of Siddhartha from where he had a great escape).  Later transfer to domestic airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel and night rest the Hotel.

Transfer: By private car/ van as per group size and domestic flight
Accommodation: Hotel in the Lumbini
Taken care by: City tour guide.
Activities: Explore Sacred garden and Buddhist site

After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to UNESCO World Heritage Site Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Later in the afternoon we will drop to international airport and fly to Home. Sweet home.

Transfer: By private car/ van as per group size
Taken care by: City tour guide.
Activities: Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Drive to airport


What are included?

  • Arrival pick up and departure transfer from Nepal airport by private vehicle as per group size
  • All land transfers as per itinerary by private vehicle
  • City Sightseeing as per mention in the itinerary.
  • Escorted by English speaking city tour guide.
  • Accommodation  at  hotel in the city center on BB.

What are not included?

  • Meal in the city (lunch and dinner)
  • Monastery or temple and monument entrance fees.
  • International flights, visa and departure taxes
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation (Should cover your insurance)
  • Tips and gratuities (crew will expect the tipping)
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry
  • All the expenses in except on trek/ tour
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of AATE.

Trip Enquiry

The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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