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14 days Buddhist pilgrimage trip in Nepal:

Pilgrimage is for a good Karma for your future, happiness, joyful and unforgettable memories with your families and friends once in your lifetime. In Nepal, there are many Buddhist pilgrimage sites at Kathmandu valley and out of the valley. If possible, arrange your own groups which is better than joining with other groups. Or you can join with another group too.

This pilgrimage tour is especially focused for Buddhist religious people from all over the world. For this pilgrimage each year thousands of people come from all over the world, especially from Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Burma, India and China.

The age doesn’t make any difference for this trek, between 12 to 80 years, anyone can join this pilgrimage trip if you are physically fit and healthy. There will be one tour guide, he/she will explain to you all the stories about the pilgrim sites.

During this trip, you can visit different Holy sites at Kathmandu valley and other places. such as Patan, Bhaktapur, Pharping, Namo Buddha, Sankhu, Chhimi Changup, Lumbeni, Maratika (Haleasi) as itinerary. For the transportation we provide tourist standards car for small groups, minivan for middle groups and bus for big groups.

 

Best months for pilgrimage Mid of September to April.
Duration and Trip 14 days.
Group size 4 to 38 persons.

Daily Itinerary:

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport, our representative will welcome you with the flowers, drive to the star hotel as your booking and welcome drinks at the reception check in room. Dinner at your hotel’s restaurant our tour manager will brief you about pilgrimage tours and other necessary information.

After breakfast, your pilgrim lama guide will pick you up at the hotel, a short drive to Swayambhu, which is the oldest Buddhist stupa in the world, built 2,500 years ago. Visit around the stupa, offering the butter lamps, from Swayambhu you can see a very clear view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Bhoudha, the biggest Buddhist stupa in the world, built in the late 15th or early 16th century. Around Bhouda there are several Buddhist monasteries. Visit around the stupa and different monasteries. After lunch drive out of the valley to Sankhu. As Buddhist religion is called ‘Thuti Gyachu’ the local name is called Vajra Yogini. Which is a very Holy site for both Buddhist and Hindus, your city guide will explain about the pilgrim site and different meditation caves. After visiting, back to the hotel.

After breakfast, your lama guide will pick you up at the hotel, about 23 km. drive to Pharping (Yang la si) out of Kathmandu valley. Where you will visit the pilgrimage sites of Guru Rinpoche’s cave, Ashura cave and monasteries, worship at holy cave, offer prayer flags on the hill, and drive back to Patan for lunch. After lunch, visit Patan Durbar square, Thousands Buddha stupa and Golden temple. Your lama guide will explain about the pilgrim sites. After visiting all these pilgrimage sites, drive back to the hotel at Kathmandu.

After breakfast, your lama guide will pick you up at the hotel, drive about 13 km. to Bhaktapur city, visit Dolma Sumjin, one of the secrete holy Dolma (Tara) at Nepal. From Bhaktapur drive 30 km. to Namo Buddha (Takma Lu jin) visit the holy stupa and monastery, worship at holy place, offering prayer flags lunch at Monastery with Lamas, drive back Guru Rinpoche’s meditation cave at Tyamal, visit the holy cave. Your lama guide will explain about the pilgrim site and stupa. After visiting all these pilgrimage sites back to the hotel at Dhulikhel.

After breakfast, drive to Maratika (Halesi) about 270km. takes about 6 hours, lunch stops on the way. Afternoon you will arrive at Halesi, check in the room, Evening for freshness and stretch your body, walk around the holy cave, dinner at the same hotel.

Early morning after bed tea walk to worship at Guru Rinpoche’s both caves, walking around the Holy site, back to the hotel for breakfast, after breakfast, have a short rest visit another Holy sites Jambi yang cave and Vajra kilaya hill, offering prayer flags back to hotel for lunch after lunch khora (parikrama) around the holy site. Overnight accommodation and dinner at the same hotel at Halesi.

The story about Maratika (Halesi) your Lama guide will explain you in detail.

After breakfast, drive to Daman and lunch on the way at a good restaurant. Afternoon you will arrive at Daman and check in for dinner at the same hotel’s restaurant.

After breakfast, drive near the pilgrimage site, walking about half hour through rhododendron forest to Chhimi Changju. Worship at the holy place, offering prayer flags back to Dhaman for lunch. Your Lama guide will explain you about this pilgrimage site in detail. From Dhaman view tower you can see spectacular Himalayan views. Drive back to hotel Kathmandu.

After breakfast, drive to the airport. 45 minutes short flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa airport, 28,2 km. drive from the airport to Lumbini garden, check in the hotel as your booking, welcome drinks at the reception, check in room. After lunch visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Maya Devi temple, King Ashok’s pillar offering puja and prayer flags. Visit different monasteries and gardens back to the hotel for dinner.

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to visit Kapilvastu, the palace of king Suddodan’s where you can see the ruins of the palace. Visit the museum, lunch at Kapilvastu, visit Niklihawa Ashok pillar back to Lumbini at the same hotel.

After breakfast, visit different monasteries at Lumbini garden. After lunch drive to Bhairahawa airport afternoon flight back to Kathmandu, check in room.

After breakfast, your lama guide will pick you up at the hotel, drive to Langdu Lungde (Zama Chowk) at the top of the hill. Which is a very holy place for Buddhism. From this place you can see beautiful views of Kathmandu valley and many Himalayas. The story is really interesting. Your lama guide will explain you all in detail. Drive back to Kathmandu for lunch. After lunch visit the Holy golden texts at Thamel, Baguwan Bahal. The golden texts are very Holy written in gold letters; many people don’t have an idea about this text. Back to the same hotel.

After breakfast, your lama guide will pick you up at the hotel, drive to the Mahakala temple and worship as their tradition. Walking to Itum Bahal to visit Dolma Sumjin. The Mahakala and Dolma Sumjin are very important for the Buddhist, but many people don’t have any idea about this place. After lunch, a leisurely day. Evening our representative will take you for a farewell Nepali typical dinner with culture program, after dinner back to the hotel.   Complete the trip.

After breakfast or lunch, our representative will pick you up at the hotel, before three hours your flight time drive to airport, fly back to your destination.

The route itinerary is only for your idea and short information, details about date and trekking cost please contact us.

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