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Buddhist pilgrimage

Buddhist pilgrimage tour

Buddhist pilgrimage tour itinerary is created to focus for major Buddhist pilgrimage places including world heritage sites of Nepal for those who are curious about Buddhism, this tour is made to provide them the opportunity to get to know the details about Buddhism and it’s culture.

It takes you to the major Buddhist pilgrimages in the valley and to the birthplace of Lord Buddha to Lumbini located Terai part of Nepal.

In Kathmandu valley, you can visit Buddhist pilgrimage places like Swayambhunath (recognized as a monkey temple), Boudhanath stupa (Tallest and biggest stupa of Nepal) are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO and Lumbini (birthplace of Lord Buddha) out of the valley.

We can see the Buddhist devotees chanting religious hymns in their religious attire totally devoted to Buddhism. Lumbini located Terai part of Nepal is known as the birth place of Lord Buddha “The Light of Asia.”. The nativity site is marked by a stone pillar erected by Indian Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred spot.

Buddhist pilgrimage tour can be done or arrange all around the year. There is not needed a special season to do such tours. Our official licenses holder trained guide will definitely make your tour unforgettable as well you will get a totally different experience in life.

Buddhist pilgrimage tour highlights
  • Discover Kathmandu city with its world heritage sites
  • Birth place of Lord Buddha, visite Maya devi garden, many places.
  • Ancient cultures, lifestyles of various ethnic groups people.

Buddhist pilgrimage tour detail itinerary

Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Kathmandu sightseeing. Drive to Dhulikhel

We start our pilgrimage tour with a visit to Swayambhunath Stupa one of the most important centers of Buddhist learning in Nepal. The stupa is located on top of a hill overlooking Kathmandu valley. From here we visit Boudhanath stupa, possibly the largest stupa in the world and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal.

In the afternoon we take a 45 minute drive to Namobuddha, situated atop a hill near the old town of Dhulikhel. This place is celebrated as the meditation site of Namo Buddha, a Buddha incarnate of ancient times. There is also a legend that the incarnate offered a starving tigress about to devour a helpless child his own limbs so that both the tigress and the child might be saved. Overnight at Dhulikhel.

Day 3 Dhulikhel sightseeing and Return Kathmandu.

After breakfast, we drive to Patan famous for its arts and crafts. Pilgrimage highlights are Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, a beautiful monastery and Mahaboudha, a replica of the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya. From here we visit the Tibetan cultural center first founded by the Tibetan refugees of the late fifties and now an exhibition – cum – shopping complex of carpets, jewelry and many interesting souvenirs. Come back to hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 4Fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa of Lumbini. Sightseeing around there

We take the flight to the southern border city of Bhairahawa. Here we”ll be met by our guides and driven 21 km. (13 miles) to the west to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. We then take our pilgrimage tour of Lumbini Gardens where Lord Buddha was born. Temple of Maya Devi, Buddha”s mother depicting the nativity scene of Buddha and the Ashoka Pillar, built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka to mark his pilgrimage to Lumbini in 240 B.C. are the highlights here.

Day 5Lumbini and Tilaurakot sightseeing.

Today, we take an excursion to Tilaurakot (27 kms or 17 miles) to the west, the ancient capital of Kapilavastu, the kingdom of the Sakya dynasty in which family Lord Buddha was born. The ruin of a palace is found here which clearly shows the gate through which Lord Buddha walked out of his palace renouncing all worldly possessions in the quest for Niravana. We return to Lumbini/Bhairahawa after the full-day excursion and spend the night hotel in Lumbini.

Day 6 Fly from Lumbini to Kathmandu city. Transfer to hotel.

We drive to Bhairahawa after breakfast and catch the flight back to Kathmandu. We have the rest of the day free for shopping and walking around the interesting streets of Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner. We spend the night in Kathmandu at a hotel.

Day 7Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!

Cost Include
  • Kathmandu international – domestic airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing 2 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu within BB Plan
  • 1 night twin sharing 2 star hotel accommodation in Dhulikhel within BB Plan
  • 2 nights twin sharing 2 star hotel accommodation in Lumbini within BB Plan
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu – Bhairawa – Kathmandu with applicable domestic departure airport tax.
  • Fluent English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide
  • All land transportation by private car / taxi on sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • Salary, airfare and Insurance of Tourist guide.
  • All Govt. Tax , VAT and company service charges
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude
  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Nepal.
  • Al sightseeing entrance fees
  • laundry service, phone calls, personal equipment and clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the guide
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Buddhist pilgrimage tour note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes Buddhist pilgrimage tour special?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.


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