Nepal has a huge reputation in the world for being the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. Along with Lumbini, where Gautam Buddha was actually born, there are many other religious sites too which have a deep link with Buddhism. This Buddhist Pilgrimage tour aims to dwell into those places and further explain the myths of Buddhism. The Buddhism Pilgrimage Tour explores some of the most revered destinations in Nepal including Swayambhunath and Boudhanath in Kathmandu.
The tour commences with your arrival in the Kathmandu Valley and after you fill all the paperwork, the first part of the tour takes you to Namobuddha. It is a religious Buddhist site with history which dates back to ancient times. The origin of this site includes a legend which states Lord Buddha sacrificing his life for a Tigress and her cubs. On a clear day, you can see distant view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Mountain Range. Take some time to meditate here. After Dhulikhel, we drive back to Kathmandu and visit the revered UNESCO World Heritage site of Boudhanath. Shop for some souvenirs here and then, head to the Kapan Monastery. The monkey temple of Swayambhunath and White Gompa are the next main destinations on our tour. Swayambhunath stupa sits on top of a hill from where you can get an overall view of Kathmandu Valley. Climb the numerous steps and enjoy the religious atmosphere there. Thereafter, we head to Lumbini via the Prithvi Highway joining the East-West Highway on the latter part of the drive. At Lumbini, you shall explore the ancient sites like the Maya Devi temple, Ashoka Pillar, and the World Peace Pagoda. Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha and has various monuments and scriptures related to Buddhism. These sites are filled with numerous secrets that are left to be unraveled. After the completion of your sightseeing, we head back to Kathmandu where this trip shall end.
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