Nepal Pilgrimage Tour

Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour – 8 Days
(ETNNP017)  Kathmandu-Pokhara-Lumbini

Price from
USD 560p.p.
    Price Notes:
  • Based on double occupancy;
  • 3-star accommodation level in low season;
  • International airfare is not included;
  • Price is subject to change according to group size and payment methods;
Tour Type:

Join-in small group with fixed departure

Group Size:

around 35;

Trip Level:

Easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups

    Trip Level Guide:
  • Easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.
  • Moderate - suitable for those having average level for fitness, family with kids bigger than 12 years.
  • Moderate to Strenous - suitable for those physically fit and have experiences of high altitude trekking.
  • Strenuous: suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.
Season:

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter
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Overview

8 Days Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage tour takes you to the Buddhist pilgrimage sites inside Kathmandu & Lumbini, Nepal. Kora at Boudhanath Stupa, meditation at Kopan Monastery, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, hike the Peace Stupa at Pokhara and visit to birth place of Lord Buddha-Lumbini are the highlights.

Nepal is the prime destination for the Buddhist pilgrims being the birth place of lord Buddha. Several other places are mecca for the Buddhist, meditation, Pooja and ritual performance.

Walk the path of lord Buddha. Find the peace of mind and soul with our Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours

At a Glance

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2 Visit Boudhanath, Some Monasteries at Boudha & Kapan Monastery
Day 3 Visit Swoyambhunath & Drive back to Pokhara
Day 4 Pokhara: World Peace Pagoda, Malepatan Gumba, Hyagja Tibetan Refugee Camp
Day 5 Drive to Lumbini
Day 6 Full day explore Lumbini
Day 7 Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 8 Fly home: Farewell Friend

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA) you will be greeted by a representative from our office. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a placard at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, you can take a rest or visit our office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by our office at local restaurant. For dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture. Overnight at Kathmandu

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 2: Visit Boudhanath, Some Monasteries at Boudha & Kapan Monastery

Today we pay our visit to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world and an important Buddhist pilgrimage. The unique octagonal Mandala design with hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around the huge structure.  The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries, the also being known as the ‘Little Tibet’.  The Kapan Monastery at Kapan Hill, a few kilometers higher north from Boudhanath is also known as Nepal Bouddhist Mahayan Centre.  Kapan Monastery follows Gelug tradition of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism under the guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. There is also a nunnery nearby the main monastery, known as the Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, home to about 400 nuns. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Visit Swoyambhunath & Drive back to Pokhara

We drive to Swoyambhu Stupa in the morning, which is one of the oldest Buddhist monuments in the world with more than 2000 years of history and also a major Buddhist pilgrimmage. According to legend, the civilization of Kathmandu Vallley itself begins with Swoyambhu, which literally means “the self-existent.” It is said that Bodhisattva Manjusri came across a beautiful lake while traveling and saw a lotus, with thousand golden petals, diamonds pistils, ruby anthers, and lapis lazuli stalk. The legend also says that the lotus seed was planted on a full moon night by Bipaswi Buddha himself.  In the course of time, Santikarcarya, the king who turned into a Bhikchu or a monk, raised the first stupa on the holy site. After visiting Swayambhunath, we make a 6-hour drive to Pokhara in the afternoon to pay our visit to some Buddhist sites there. Overnight at Pokhara

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Pokhara: World Peace Pagoda, Malepatan Gumba, Hyagja Tibetan Refugee Camp

Today we visit some Buddhist landmarks in Pokhara and also enjoy the nature’s majesty. The massive Buddhist stupa of World Peace Pagoda was constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohji organisation on a narrow ridge high above Phewa Tal. Besides being a cultural monument, the site is also famous for the panoramic view it offers of the Pokhara Valley. We cross the Phewa Lake on a boat and then hike to the Stupa. Then we will visit the Malepatan Gomba or monastery at Malepatan. Then we make another hike to Hyangja, the site for Tibetan refugee camp who fled Tibet after the Cultural Revolution in China. You may try the Tibetan variety of foods, bargain for curios, and at the same time acquaint yourself with the Tibetan culture. There is the Tashi Palkhiel monastery in the tradition of Karma Kagyu tradition. Overnight at Pokhara

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Drive to Lumbini

We drive to Lumbini today – about 290 kilometers south-west from Pokhara which takes for about 6-7 hours. We bid goodbye to the Himalayas in Pokhara, and head toward a more flat lands of Nepal’s Terai. Generally, the weather gets hot and humid in the plains except in the winter. Perhaps, Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site – the place where Buddha was born. In case we reach Lumbini around the sunset time, we can stroll in the local market to have a glimpse into the local lifestyle.  Overnight at Lumbini

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Full day explore Lumbini

Lumbini is one of world’s major religious, architectural, and historical places. We devote today’s time in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. The place is really a big area with monuments, temples, and ancients sites making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First we visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens. We also visit the museum and peace pagoda. Some of the important landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include: Ashoka’s Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha’s birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by the devotees from different countries:  Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc. Overnight at Lumbini

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu

We are nearing the end of our Buddhist Cultural Tour. We head back toward Kathmandu today – about 300 kilometers journey into the winding mountain road. The journey would take for about 6-7 hours. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner at The Ship Restaurant Bar & Lounge where we can pick our meal from their carefully crafted menu that offer a wide range of choices. Overnight at Kathmandu

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Fly home: Farewell Friend

Your Buddhist Cultural Tour in Nepal concludes today.  We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you will be back in your trip somewhere in the Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from our office will transfer you to the airport. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included meals: Breakfast

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2022 & 2023

Class/Price for Per Person Mar-May Jun-Aug Sep-Nov Dec-Feb
Based on 5 Star Hotels (Luxury Class) US$ 1600 US$ 1600 US$ 1600 US$ 1600
Based on 4 Star Hotels (Deluxe Class) US$ 800 US$ 800 US$ 800 US$ 800
Based on 3 Star Hotels (Standard Class) US$ 720 US$ 720 US$ 720 US$ 720
Based on 2 Star Hotels (Economy Class) US$ 560 US$ 560 US$ 560 US$ 560
Guest House/Hostel Accommodation (Budget Class) US$ US$ US$ US$
Starting Date Price From Book Now
04/03/2022 US$ 560
11/03/2022 US$ 560
18/03/2022 US$ 560
25/03/2022 US$ 560

Service Includes:

  • Meet, assist and necessary airport transfers by our office representative
  • Traditional welcome by using Garland or Khada
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival at Hotel (Non Alcoholic)
  • Cultural Show & Welcome Dinner (on Day 01) at Nepalese restaurant
  • 08 nights 09 Days Nepal tour as per above itinerary using base category hotel including breakfast
  • Local English Speaking guide for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara (Different guide in different city)
  • 08 nights 09 Days Annapurna Circuit trek using local Tea Houses available en-route including all meals
  • Local English Speaking guide for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara (Different guide in different city)
  • Local English Speaking Sherpa guide & Porter (02 pax=1 porter) during trekking including all their wages, fooding and lodging
  • Transfers & tours as per above itinerary by using necessary A/C Vehicle as per group size (Car-02 Seater, Mitsubishi Van-04 Seater, Jumbo Hiace-11 Seater, Toyota Coaster-18 Seater & Sutlej Bus-35 Seater)
  • Airfare for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu sector including necessary fuel surcharge
  • Entrance fees to the monuments (One time visit)
  • Necessary trekking permits fees (National Park Permit-ACAP & Trekker’s Management System-TIMS)
  • 01 hour boating on Phewa Lake
  • Cable car tickets to visit Manokamana Devi Temple (Two way)
  • 02 Bottles of Mineral water per person per day
  • All applicable government tax, toll tax, parking etc

Service Excludes:

  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic drinks
  • Video Camera Charges
  • Any travel insurance
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Expenses occurred due to natural calamities and phenomenon
  • Any expenses occurred due to situations beyond our control
  • Tips to company representative, driver, guide, bell boy, porter
  • Anything not mentioned in itinerary and inclusions

Value Added

We are ready to welcome you with all the necessary safety measures (Post -19 Pandemic Halt). Hence we assure you of safety and security by following the optimal precautions.

Safety Assurance from Us (Tour/Trekking Operator)

  • Vehicles fully cleaned and disinfected
  • Foot bath mat available at entrance
  • Extra masks available (if required)
  • Safe distancing
  • We carry limited number of passengers
  • Our crew wear full PPE while disinfecting the vehicle
  • Temperature screening available
  • Our crew tested fit to travel
  • Sanitizers available
  • We carry additional deep wipe down cleaning of high touched areas
  • Hygiene kit available for sale
  • Our crew wear face mask and face shield

Safety Rules for Travelers (You)

  • Namaste over handshake
  • Do not travel if unwell
  • Wear face mask all the time
  • Maintain safe distancing
  • Use foot mat while boarding
  • Undertake temperature screening
  • Ventilators over air conditioning
  • Avoid unnecessary surface touching
  • Wash/Sanitize hands regularly
  • Follow sneeze etiquette
  • Follow safety instructions (from local authority)
  • Carry your personal hygiene all the time

Customer Reviews (15)

Recent Review

Wow...!!! Trekking in the Himalayas

5.0 rating
2021-07-09 6:25:18

It was our first time trekking in Nepal and from the very beginning everything was perfect. Instant reply with custom made package along only for us with great price and we instantly booked it. We were warmly welcomed at airport and headed to remote Rara lake. Such a serene lake and the Himalayas. Without any hesitation we recommend this company for your trekking trip in Nepal.

Sylwia

Nepal 🇳🇵...so majestic, mystical and magnificent

5.0 rating
2021-05-07 5:20:09

My experience in Nepal was awesome. People are so friendly and courteous. It was so majestic and should definitely be on your list of travels. I’m definitely going to visit again in the future…

Vanessa

Personalized, tailor-made and honest ! Personnalisé, sur mesure et honnête !

5.0 rating
2021-04-24 12:05:53

This travel & guide agency took the time to find out what I wanted and offered me a personal visit program adapted to my request. I visited the sacred places with this tourism agency. The director of the agency is a spiritual and ethical person.
I had a very competent and friendly French-speaking guide. The accompaniment was personalized, attentive and honest. I really enjoyed it. This agency even gave me contacts to continue my trip.
I advise her: do not hesitate!
Cette agence a pris le temps de savoir ce que je voulais et m’a proposé un programme de visite personnel adapté à ma demande. J’ai visité les lieux sacrés avec cette agence de tourisme. Le directeur de l’agence est une personne spirituelle et au comportement éthique.
J’ai eu une guide francophone très compétente et sympathique. L’accompagnement était personnalisé, attentif et honnête. J’ai vraiment beaucoup apprécié. Cette agence m’a même donné des contacts pour continuer mon voyage.
Je la conseille: n’hésitez pas!

LudovicAmsterdam

Highly recommended professional service

5.0 rating
2021-04-24 11:24:14

Highly recommended professional service
Me and my partner visited Nepal during May 2020 with Everest Tour Nepal Treks & Expedition. We were very happy with the service, arrangement of vehicle, hotel, inclusion of sightseeing monuments at the same time free time for us to enjoy the beauty. And top of it, it was privately customized at our budget. We definitely recommend Everest Tour Nepal Treks & Expedition to other travelers and we would like to thank Mr. Navaraj for the nice coordination.

Sujit M

Short And Sweet Trip

5.0 rating
2020-08-02 4:55:25

It was November 2019 we went to Mardi Himal trek with Everest Tour Nepal Treks & Expedition. We really had wonderful time, few days in Kathmandu and Pokhara and 5 days Mardi trekking. Excellent guide Suraj and team. We highly recommend Everest Tour Nepal Treks & Expedition to my friends and other travelers.

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