Buddhist pilgrimage tours are a growing trend for many western adventurers, and Nepal is integral to this kind of journey as it is home to many Buddhist shrines and monasteries. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, situated in western Nepal, is one of the prominent sites for Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours. The Lumbini tour takes you to Maya Devi Temple, where Buddha is believed to have been born, and to Tilaurakot, which houses the ruins of the palace of King Suddodhan, Siddhartha Gautam's father, where Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. The Lumbini tour also features visiting the various monasteries build by different countries to get a glimpse of the practice of Buddhism in each of these countries. The environment of Lumbini itself feels peaceful and calm due to the presence of the vast number of monks and monasteries present in the vicinity. Another interesting site for Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is Namo Buddha. Located about 40km east of Kathmandu city, Namo Buddha is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Namo Buddha, also known as Thangru Tashi Yangtse Monastery, houses about 250 monks under the guidance of Guru Rinpoche. Namo Buddha tour allows you to learn about the history and culture of Tibetan Buddhism. Similarly, a tour to Halesi (Maratika), located in eastern Nepal, takes you to the cave where Guru Padmasambhava and princess Mandarava achieved the state of immortal awareness. Maratika is one of the six most holy places in the world for Tibetan Buddhism. Followed by Maratika, Pharping is another important pilgrimage site for the followers of Buddhism. Pharping holds equal importance as that of Bodhgaya in India, where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment, as the second Buddha—Guru Padmasambhava—attained enlightenment in this town located south of Kathmandu. Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours also features a tour of Buddhist monasteries of Helambu situated in the Langtang region. Helambu is one of the hidden valleys where Buddhist monks practice meditation, hence, you can learn about the Buddhist practices in the hillside settlement of Helambu. Likewise, we also offer a Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in the Khumbu region, which is adorned with many monasteries and shrines situated in the lap of the Himalayas. These are some of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Nepal, but Nepal is home to many more. Our Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours will give you the utmost satisfaction as you travel to the serene monasteries and shrines mostly tucked in a solitary space.
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from 2.145 USD /
Days: 17 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Buddhist Sacred Sites Trail was proposed to create a new circular tourism trail, to encourage tourists to visit less known sacred sites and villages. Working through local communities, the trail aspires to help restore and enhance local cultural skills and traditions and distribute tourism benefits more widely by encouraging tourists to visit villages off the established tourist route. The Sacred...
from 2.300 USD /
Days: 11 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
In Maratika Haleshi Namobuddha Lumbini Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour, we offer you to visit the most sacred places which are basically well-known for all the Buddhist pilgrimage of the world. Maratika cave in Buddhism is only the place where the second Buddha Guru Padma Sambhava achieved immortality through the practice of learning tantras hidden there in the cave by the dakinis. Namobuddha is one of...
from 1.500 USD /
Days: 9 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Introduction to Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour to Namobuddha and Lumbini Lumbini associated with the Birth Place of Lord Buddha is of the extreme archaeological importance and also listed by UNESCO as a culture heritage site. It is said to be that, the prince Sidhartha Gautam, who later became Buddha after Enlightened one, was born in the Secret Garden of Lumbini in 6th century. It is believed that...
from 1.350 USD /
Days: 9 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Lumbini associated with the birth of Lord Buddha is of extreme archeological importance and also a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. It is said that Prince Siddhartha Gautam, who later became Buddha the Enlightened One, was born in the gardens of Nepal's Lumbini in 623 B.C. The main shrines of Lumbini are the newly restored Mayadevi Temple, the Ashokan Pillar behind the temple and the Lake Shakya...
from 2.750 USD /
Days: / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Halesi is situated at the hilly region of the country in between the beautiful rivers Dudh Koshi (dudh kosi is white river, dudh is milk) to the right and Sunkoshi (sun is gold) to the left. It is a very beautiful temple with numerous caves. People call it Pashupatinath of Eastern Nepal. (by the way Pashupatinath is very famous hindu Lord Shiva temple in Kathmandu). There are three main caves...