As Buddha was born in Nepal, Buddhism is a very popular religion in Nepal, north India, Tibet, and Bhutan. Hinduism and Buddhism exist together in Nepal maintaining good harmony. Religion is not just a set of beliefs and accompanying rituals handed down from generation to generation rather it is a complex intermingling of traditions, festivals, faiths, and doctrines that have permeated every stratum of Nepalese Society in such a way as to become the very heartbeat of the nation.
Our Buddhist pilgrimage tours let you eyewitness the religious tolerance and harmony found among religions in Nepal which is a very unique example to the world.
This Buddhist pilgrimage tours of 7 days only include highlighted sites in Nepal like Namobuddha, Boudhanath, and the birthplace of Buddha Lumbini. You will have possibilities of extending it to Sarnath – where Buddha gave his first teaching, to Bodhgaya where Buddha was enlightened and Kushinagar where Buddha breathed the last on this world. You can fly in or out of Delhi also.
We can also combine the tour with Yoga, meditation, Ayurveda treatment or even the Spa.
Arrival in Kathmandu, meet & greet in the airport; transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu
After Breakfast Sightseeing tour to Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath and Kapan Monastery and drive further to Namobuddha where they believed Lord Buddha cut his own flesh to feed Tigress.
After breakfast visit Namobuddha ancient monastery Drive back to Kathmandu with the sightseeing of Patan city - the old city of Nepal where Green Tara was born. (Vihara, Jana Bahal, Mahabouddha, Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Rudra Varna Mahavihar). Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu.
After breakfast drive to Lumbini - about 8 hours, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Overnight in hotel at Lumbini - Nepal. Lord Buddha was born at Lumbini while his mother was on her way to parental home from Kapilvastu. Lumbini should be visited and seen by a person of devotion, Lumbini is the Mecca of every Buddhist, being one of the four holy places of Buddhism
After breakfast in hotel. Full day sightseeing of Kapilbastu - Buddhist temples, monastery and religious activities. Overnight in hotel at Lumbini. Visit Maya Devi Temple - Lumbini remained neglected for centuries. In 1895, Feuhrer, a famous German archaeologist, discovered the great pillar,further exploration and excavation of the surrounding area revealed the existence of a brick temple and a sandstone sculpture within the temple itself which represents the scenes of Buddha’s birth. On the south of the Maya Devi temple there is the famous sacred bathing pool known as Puskarni. It is believed that Maha Devi took a bath in this pool before the delivery. The temple is built gradually and is composed of many temples, one after the other. It is also found that there is possibility that a Ashoka Stupa existed in the place of temple.
After breakfast visit Tilaurakot and Fly back to Kathmandu, sightseeing of Asura Cave and other Buddhist Monastery in south of Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel at Kathmandu. ( or you can travel further to Sarnath - Varanasi - Kushinagar - Bodhagaya - Rjgir etc of India and fly out from Delhi to home - please ask us in details for options). Tilaurakot was the cardinal point of the ancient Shakyan city of Kapilavastu. It is situated west to Lumbini Grove, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.
Do some shopping, packing etc and Transfer to the airport to board the flight to the onward destination.