Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal takes you to the best Buddhist pilgrimage sites including the birth place of Gautama Buddha the founder of Buddhism. Nepal being a multi religions country shows the strong religious tolerance for every religion. Basically Hindu and Buddhist are the major group residing in the country. Along with Hinduism Nepal also owes the history dates back to centuries for Buddhism. In fact, according to the present in Lumbini evidence we can say that Buddhism originated in Nepal itself. In Kathmandu city Tibetans Buddhist are mostly appreciated. Nepal has preserved thousands of years old Monasteries within it of which some are easily accessible and others falls on the route to remote trekking.
The Buddhist pilgrimage sited not just offers it's artistic and exclusive but also gives you an opportunity to experience Buddhist meditation, non violence way of living and study Buddhist culture. Kathmandu valley alone is the hub of Gompas (Tibetan teaching school) Tibetan monasteries. Among all these the most popular monasteries are the Swoyambhunath- also called monkey temple and is situated at the top of the hillock in the middle of the Kathmandu valley. It is believed that at the ancient times Kathmandu valley was a lake until Manjushree cut one of the hill surrounding the valley and outlet all the water from the valley, it was then from the middle of the valley a hill raised and one of the lotus flower raised up in the top of the hill and transformed into the gompa. We also make a visit Boudhanath which is the largest gompa in south Asia. We also visit other famous gompas like Pharping Gumpa, Kopan Gumpa – only gompa in Nepal where question and answer practices are performed, Seto Gumpa, Maha bihar, golden temple in Patan and many others. We also visit the birth place of Lord Buddha in Lumbini, Tibetans refugee camp- a place where Tibetan people fled away after the Cultural Revolution in Tibet resides. Here in these monasteries you can see the lamas paying their homage early in the morning with the chants of ''OM MANE PADME HUM'' and practicing their daily routines.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1310m. Welcome program by Crown Himalaya Treks Member and direct transfer to hotel.
Day 02: We visit Kopan Monastery (Tibetan Buddhism influenced) and then to nearby stupas - Bouddhanath Stupa and Seto Gumpa. Overnight in the Hotel
Day 03: We drive to Pharping monastery located to the south of the Kathmandu return back to Patan durbar square and visitMaha Bihar, Golden temple, and some other Bihar. Overnight in the Hotel
Day 04: We drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via deluxe tourist bus. Overnight in the hotel
Day 05: Today we drive to Tibetan refugee camp Tibetan Choling Gumpa, Shanti Stupa, and other place in town.
Day 06: We drive from Pokhara approximately for 7 hours to reach Lumbini
Day 07: Today we take a tour to Birth Palace of Lord Buddha "Sacred Garden" visit to Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan and Lumbini garden.
Day 08: We fly back from Lumbini to Kathmandu.
Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward Destination
* This trip is fully customizible on Client Request!!!