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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours

Nurture Nepal Treks and Expedition would love to offer our travellers the most importatnt pilgrimage tour to Nepal.Those who are seeking Buddhist pilgrimage tours in Nepal, Tour to Lumbini, Trip to Buddhist sites in Nepal can enjoy and relaxed with this trip.Nepal is birth place of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism and Enlightened one. Majority of temples and stupas in Nepal share places of worship for both Hindus & Buddhist. In this tour itinerary we have cover most of the holiest Buddhist sites located inside Nepal. This tour itinerary also provides excellent opportunity to explore cultural harmony among Hindus & Buddhist travellers.Lumbini is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites based on major events in the life of Gautama Buddha. Lumbini is known as a exact birth place, where still we can see the marker stone and Ashoka Pillar, which indicates the place as a birth place of Enlightened Buddha.The other important parts in this native area are Kudan(The place where siddhartha meet his father after his Bodhisatwo), Tilaurakot(The Hamsawati royal palace of Tilaurakot is the place where siddhartha buddha spend his 29 yeras of early age, the palace of his father), Niglihawa(The birthplace and enlightened place of Kakruchhanda Buddha known as Bhadrakalpa Buddha), Gotihawa(The birthplace and enlightened place of Kanakmani Buddha), Twins Stupa, Sagarhawa(long lake known as Lumbusagar. In this site, the Sakyas were massacred by King Virudhaka out of vengeance) and more.

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DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Meeting with our representative at airport.Transfer to hotel.

DAY 02:After breakfast commence on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. Morning, visit Old Kathmandu city with its stone paved lanes which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, Tribhuwan Museum & other temples dotted inside Hanuman Dhoka area. After visit, continue to Swoyambhunath stupa located at hilltop overlooking Kathmandu valley. Swoyambhunath stupa is excellent place to see the cultural harmony among Buddhist & Hindu religion followers in Nepal. Afternoon, visit Pashupatinath temple which is holiest shiva temple for Hindus around the world. Also visit Cementation Ghat located on the bank of Bagmati river. After visit, continue to Boudhnath stupa which is among one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in the world. Boudhnath temple is also known as Mini Tibet due to the Tibetan settlement and the Rimpoches reside close to the stupa.Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 03: Morning, visit Patan city, also known as Lalitpur. In Patan visit Krishna temple, Durbar Square area, Golden temple . Mahaboudhi stupa. The narrow lanes around Patan Durbar Square is also famous for metal works. Afternoon, drive 14 Km east to Bhaktapur city. Bhaktapur is perhaps best ancient city preserved inside Kathmandu valley. Bhakatapur is home to traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craft works, magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries, excellent temples, beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, religion, festivals, and musical mystic and so on. Visit major highlights of Bhaktapur such as Nayatapol, Palace of 55 windows (from outside), Bhaktapur Durbar Square, pottery Square and many more. After visit drive to Dhulikhel. Rest of the day is free. Dhulikhel is famous spot to see sunrise and sunset to see Central Himalayan range.Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 04: Morning, drive to Namoboudha. Namobuddha is situated at an elevation of 1750m. It is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site which signifies the place where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered himself to a starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a very nice stone slab and depicted right next to a holy Stupa. Afternoon, drive back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free.Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 05: Morning, drive(310 kms) or fly to Lumbini - the birthplace of the Lord Buddha. Buddha often known as "Light of Asia" was born and lived until age of 29 years. This sacred place is also listed as the most important site to visit in lifetime for the Buddhist followers in the world being one of the four magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Afternoon, visit Lumbini garden. Visit includes Maya Devi temple and other monasteries dotted inside garden area.Overnight at Hotel or Monastry.

DAY 06: Early Morning if you wish to particiipate in meditation at Monastry, you can join with Buddhist Monks.Excursion to Tilaurakot, Kudan, Niglihawa, Gotihawa, Twins Stupa, Sagarhawa and around.

DAY 07: Morning, drive to Pokhara(Appx 175 km). Pokhara is famous for wonderful views of Himalayas and its known as city of Lakes. The reflection of Mt. Fishtail , Annapurna range on Lake Phewa is breathtaking. Pokhara is also base camp for the trekking on Annapurna region with other day hike tours around valley .Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 08: Morning, commence on a half-day Pokhara city tour. Visit famous Bindavashini temple popular among Hindus, Seti Gorge, Mysterious Devis fall & Gupteshowr Mahadev cave. Afternoon, drive to Peace stupa. Visit Peace stupa located on the hilltop offering excellent Mountain View and birdeye view of Pokhara valley. After visit, trek down to Fewa lake and cross lake by Boat. Also visit Taal Barahi mandir located at middle of the lake.Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 09: Morning, drive (210 Kms) or fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 10: Transfer to Kathmandu airport in time to board outbound flight.

Accomodation on BB Base.

Airport Pick up and drop

Private Transportation depend on group size

All entrance fee  each place separately

Travellers friendly Driver

 Experience and trained tour Guide

International Flight Ticket

Personal Insurance

Lunch and Dinner ( You can choose  by yourself  in restaurants )

Tips ( For Guide & Driver)

Personal Expenses