Nepal, is a country tugged within the highest mountains of the planet, with lavish forests, diverse landscapes, and unparalleled natural beauty. Nepal is truly nature's beautiful gift to humankind. And has always inspired everyone all over the world through its divine beauty and diversity. Despite it covering a small land area, the country has some of the highest snow-capped Himalayas to climb, 100’s serene lakes for boating and fishing, natural falls to get away from the heat of summer, gushing rivers for adventurous sports, and great historical and cultural site to go back in time to enjoy the ancient civilization.
Nepal is not only known for its towering Himalayas and natural beauty. It is also well known across the planet as the land of spirituality and abode of sentient beings. This is the land where the symbol of peace also known as the Light of Asia, the founder of Buddhism Lord Buddha was born, it is a land where goddesses Sita was born, a land where the great sage Ved Vyasa was born, a land where during the Duwapa Yug the five Pandavas transcended towards heave. These are just some to mention, Nepal has always been a spiritually chosen land for the highest being to be born or to be liberated.
Although the majority of the people in Nepal practice Hinduism as their main religion, Buddhism is also a popular religion in Nepal as people in Nepal don’t segregate between Hinduism and Buddhism, We can see a beautiful harmony between Hinduism and Buddhism. Keeping all these in mind Himalayan Scenery Treks has specially designed special historical, cultural, and spiritual sites in Nepal which are relevant to Lord Buddha and the follower of different schools of Buddhism.
The Buddhist Pilgrimage tour is the best way to witness and experience religious tolerance and harmony found among religions in Nepal. While enlightening your spirit through following the philosophy of Buddha. This package will help you to learn about the teaching of Lord Buddha and Tibetan Buddhism and provides you with firsthand experience of the doctrine of compassion, inner peace, meditation, nirvana, and so forth.
On this Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour, you will be visiting Lumbini - the birthplace of Buddha as well as many Buddhist heritage sites including Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple), Namo Buddha, Pharping, and Kopan Gumba. The trip begins with an exploration tour to Swoyambhunath, Buddha Park, and Kapan Gumba (Monastery) before visiting the Bouddhanath Stupa. Boudhanath is the largest stupa, visited by pilgrims all around the globe. You can see the pilgrims circulating around the stupa with great devotion. You will be participating in the ritual ceremonies being organized in the different monasteries in Bouddha. On the second day of our tour, we will visit some of the historical places of Kathmandu.
Our tour begins with exploring Patan City and moves forward to Mahabouddha Temple, Ratomacchindra Temple, and reach Bhaktapur to explore the ancient Newari civilization. After Kathmandu, we will have a scenic drive to Pokhara along the Prithivi highway. In Pokhara, we will visit World Peace Pagoda, Tibetan refugee camp, Davis Fall, Gupteswor Manadev Cave, International Mountain Museum Taal Barahi Temple, etc. Finishing up with Pokhara, the tour will take us to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and a symbol of peace. Here in Pokhara, we will stroll around the holy garden where Buddha was born, a sacred pond where the mother of Buddha took bath, the Ashok pillar, and finally visit the Maya Devi temple for the evening prayer. After Pokhara, we will drive to Pharping via Kathmandu where we explore the Padmasambhab statue, Asura cave, and Guru Rimpoche Cave. A drive from Pharping to Kathmandu will bring our tour to its conclusion.
There are several other historical sites like Sarnath – where Buddha gave his first teaching, Bodhgaya where Buddha was enlightened, and Kushinagar where Buddha breathed his last breath on this world. These places are not included in our package however you can extend this package to those locations as well. Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition has specially crafted this pilgrimage tour to some of the most significant Buddhist pilgrimage sites inside Nepal accessible through an easy drive. This tour is best suited for those people who are seeking spiritual meaning in the life they lead.