Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour - 8 Days

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour - 8 Days


Nepal is highly influenced by Buddhism. There are a lot of important Buddhist sites in Nepal which includes Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Buddha), Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, World Peace Pagoda, etc. Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site of the world in of Nepal. According to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BC. Gautama, who achieved Enlightenment sometime around 528 BC and became the Buddha then, founded Buddhism. This is why Lumibini is important for Buddhist pilgrimage site. Lumbini has a number of temples, including ruins of ancient monasteries, a sacred Bodhi tree, an ancient bathing pond Puskarini or Holy Pond where the Buddha’s mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he had his first bath, the Ashoka pillar which includes the inscriptions identifying the birthplace of Buddha and the Mayadevi Temple. Many foreign countries have also built different monasteries around Lumbini. Lumbini is listed under the UNESCO world heritage site.


Swayambhunath also known as monkey temple is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of an ancient lake more than 2,000 years ago. It said that Manjushree saw a lotus flower in the center of the lake, which emitted brilliant radiance. He then cut a gorge at Chovar with his flaming sword to allow the lake to drain. The place where the lotus flower settled became the great Swayambhunath Stupa and the valley thus became habitable. There are a lot of monasteries around Swayambhu. The fluttering of prayer flags, the rows of prayer wheels around the hill brings peace to your soul.


Boudhanath is one of the biggest Stupas of the world. Boudhanath is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. It is built in the shape of a mandala designed to replicate the Gyangtse of Tibet. The location of the stupa is on the ancient trade route to Tibet. Tibetan merchants of past rested and offered prayers for centuries at this place. The inspiring white dome is always filled with energy. People light a butter lamp and send prayer. There are a lot of souvenirs shop to look around for souvenirs. You observe all this from nearby rooftop restaurants. There are more than 50 gompas or Tibetan convent around Boudhanath.


Pokhara Shanti Stupa Shrine was built as a symbol of peace that is situated at the height of 1100 meters on the Ananda Hill, it is built as Buddhist pagoda-style monument. It provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city and Fewa Lake. There are four different statue of Buddha each statue represents important events related to the Buddha and were named according to where they took place. Dharmachakra is placed below the gajur (pinnacle) which signifies the wheel of life, dharma and the teachings of the Buddha. The top of the golden Gajur holds the crystal stone from Sri Lanka which symbolizes intellect and grace. Dhamma hall, with the Buddha statue, is located near the peace pagoda where Buddhist rituals take place daily and larger prayers are performed on important dates according to the lunar calendar, such as on full moon day.


Kindness and compassion among Buddhists and the serenity of the Buddhist pilgrimages have a mesmerizing effect on the tourists. Buddhist pilgrimage Tour covers most of the places of Nepal. Trekking guide team adventure will provide you all the requirements for your tour to be successful and best experience of life. Our team from trekking guide team adventure will manage all the necessary requirements for making your tour most pleasurable experience. You will experience the Buddhism of Nepal and the culture followed by the Buddhists of Nepal.

(B= Breakfast)

Day 01: Arrival Day

Our company airport representative will be waiting for you in the airport holding our company card “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” with your Name on it and he will escort you to the hotel. Group discussion will be at 4 pm. Rest of the day is free for trip preparation. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.


Day 02: Kathmandu Tour (B)

After breakfast, go for guided city tour of the world heritage sites of the capital (Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath). Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.


Day 03: Lumbini (B)

After breakfast, drive to Lumbini (7 hours), Lord Buddha’s birthplace (623 BC), listed as world heritage site by UNESCO. Rest of the day, free for personal activities. Overnight at Lumbini hotel.


Day 04: Lumbini Sightseeing (B)

After breakfast, sightseeing in Lumbini the Sacred Garden where Buddha was born and the monasteries. Overnight at Lumbini hotel.


Day 05: Pokhara (B)

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara (6 Hours). Rest of the day, free for personal activities. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.


Day 06: Pokhara Sightseeing (B)

After breakfast, sightseeing in Pokhara, boating in fewa lake and hike to Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist monastery. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.


Day 07: Kathmandu (B)

After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu (6 Hours). Rest of the day, free for personal activities. Evening go for cultural dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.


Day 08: Departure Day (B)

After breakfast, departure to the airport.

Cost includes

    • Airport pickup and drop.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights. (Nivas Boutique Home or similar category, twin sharing basis with breakfast)
    • Hotel in Lumbini for 2 nights. (3-star category or similar, twin sharing basis with breakfast)
    • Hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights. (Splendid View or similar category, twin sharing basis with breakfast)
    • An experienced tour guide.
    • Transportation by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
    • 1 Farewell dinner with cultural program.
    • All government tax, vat and service charge.

Cost excludes

    • International Flight.
    • Nepal Visa fee (around 30 USD).
    • Lunch and dinner during the trip. (3 to 7 USD per item, approx. 250 USD)
    • City sightseeing entry fees.
    • Personal expenses: laundry, phone call, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink.
    • Tips for guide and driver.
    • Extra night accommodation if you arrive early or depart late.