BUDDHIST PILGRIMAGE TOUR

Nepal is home to the most important places of pilgrimage in Buddhism. One of these places is Lumbini where Gautam Buddha was born. Other pilgrimage sites of religious significance to the Buddhists are the Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Kapan Monastery and Namo Buddha.

Lumbini is the holy site where Buddha was born. In the ruins of ancient Lumbini, we find a sacred tree, the Ashoka pillar, a bathing pond and the Mayadevi temple, where the exact spot of Buddha’s birth is located. As of 1997, Lumbini is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Boudhanath stupa is one of the holiest and largest Stupas in the world.In 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over 50 Gompas surround this Stupa located in the Eastern part of Kathmandu.

Swayambhunath is probably the most sacred site for pilgrimage in Buddhism. It is also known as the Monkey Temple because a number of holy monkeys live in and around the temple premises. The Stupa sits atop a small hill in Kathmandu and is surrounded by small shrines and temples.

Namo Buddha is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha had once offered his life to a starving Tigress and her cubs. Namo Buddha which is located 40 kilometers from Kathmandu is also one of the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage in Kathmandu.

  • Day 1
    Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.

    After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you in checking in.

  • Day 2
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. O/N in Kathmandu.

    Today we embark on a sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. First we visit the Baudhanath Stupa in Baudha. Over 50 Gompas surround this Stupa located in the Eastern part of Kathmandu.Next we visit the Kapan monastery where we meet a senior Lama and learn about Buddhism and it’s practices. Finally we visit the famous Swayambhunath Stupa, probably the most sacred site for pilgrimage in Buddhism.

  • Day 3
    Sightseeing in Lumbini. O/N in Lumbini.

    Today an early morning flight takes us to Lumbini,the birth place of Lord Buddha. Buddha, the son of Maya Devi was born in 623 BC in a sacred garden, whose remains we visit today.

  • Day 4
    Sightseeing in Lumbini. O/N in Lumbini.

    After breakfast, we visit all the major attractions of Lumbini; the Maya Devi Temple, the Ashoka Pillar, the Sacred Garden and the Puskani Pond.

  • Day 5
    Flight Back to Kathmandu, and drive to Namobuddha. O/N in Namobuddha

    From Lumbini we return to Kathmandu on a scenic flight. Namo Buddha is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha had once offered his life to a starving Tigress and her cubs. Namo Buddha which is located 40 kilometers from Kathmandu is also one of the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage in Kathmandu.

  • Day 6
    Sightseeing Tour to Pharping Monastery. O/N in Kathmandu.

    Today we visit the Pharping Monastery. Pharping is believed to be the place where Guru Padmasambhava attained the state of enlightenment.

  • Day 7
    Departure to your own destination.

Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

INCLUDES
  • ††Return transfers from International and Domestic airport to your hotel
  • All nights stay at the Hotel as a program itinerary
  • All government taxes and necessary entry fees at the monastery and sightseeing tour
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides (we pay his daily wages, insurances, food and accommodation).
  • necessary ground transportation depends on your services requested via tourist bus or private transport.
  • Meals: – lunch/dinner and breakfast as a schedule.
  • Your Internal flight tickets.
  • guide flight tickets.
  • City maps.
  • Rubbish care to clean up the environment.
  • Emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff.
  • PNT official services charge and government taxes.

Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff.

EXCLUDES
  • ††Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies).
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetozolomide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Drinks: soft drinks/hard drinks/coca cola etc.

 

Travel Insurances: –
Travel Insurances are compulsory for clients trekking or climbing with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Nepal has four climatic seasons


*Spring : March-May

*Summer: June-August

*Autumn: September-November

*Winter: December-February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Enquire about any trekking region and we will tell you about the best season to visit that area.

Check-list of personal equipment:
  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

The following equipment are required during the Climbing period: –

(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tax Jacket with hood).

Travel Insurances: –

Travel Insurances are compulsory for clients trekking or climbing with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

CHOOSE A PRIVATE DATE

If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.

Feel free to give them a call on 977-1-4250540 or Email us at info@peacenepaltreks.com

In 2005 I had the honor assisting to build a primary school in Pakuwal Tulo Parsel Nepal, together with a friend and on behalf of the Lions Club Schoorl. Tulo Parsel is the home ground of Nir Bahadur Lama, managing director of Peace Nepal Treks. During the building time I was in close contact with him, and still we are.…

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