Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour:- Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is one of the best tour packages in Nepal. Nepal is one of the most important destinations for Buddhist pilgrimage. Our tour in Nepal package itinerary covers many places of pilgrimage in Buddhism in Nepal. We take you the Buddhist stupas, monasteries and places in Kathmandu valley, Pokhara, Lumbini & other places directly related to Lord Gautam Buddha.
During our tour, we take you 2000 years old impressive stupa of Swoyambhunath and one of the biggest stupas at Bouddhanath in Kathmandu. The Bouddhanath stupa is 1500 years old and is more popular among the many Tibetan refugees living in Kathmandu. Moreover, there is the next city of Patan in Kathmandu valley which is dominantly Buddhists.
It has placed such as Mahabouddha Temple and Hiranya Varna Mahavihar. We will also take you next important stupa of Namobuddha which is a Very Masiv old, active and highly revered situated near from Kathmandu city. Itinerary for Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal.
Airports pick and drop by our private vehicle Car/ Van.
Guided sightseeing with entrance fees.
Four Nights Accommodation in a Three star Hotel in Kathmandu, Tow nights in Pokhara , One Night in Lumbini and One night at Namobuddha Including breakfast.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical restaurant with cultural dance performance in the evening before departure.
All Ground transportation by private tourist vehicle.
All Guided city tour as mentioned in day – by day itinerary on a private vehicle.
Top of The World Treks licensed English – speaking Guide.
Food, accommodation, salary, Insurance, equipment and medicine for our field staff.
The required number of ground staff during the tour like Driver, helper etc.
Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Your travel insurance.
Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner in all places .
All Items of Personal nature like drink, Laundry etc.
Tips for tour staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
Arrival in Kathmandu,
The view of the snow covered mountain peaks indicate that you have entered the country of the Himalayas where the people are as diverse as the cultures, and where there is always something happening somewhere. Upon arrival, you will meet with our representative at the airport who will assist and help you transfer to a Hotel. Overnight accommodation will be in hotel.
Sightseeing at Swyambhunath and Patan Durbar squire.
Morning have a breakfast, our guide will pick up you from the hotel and start sightseeing tour in Swayambhunath Stupa then Patan Durbar square. In Patan you will visit Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Mahabouddha temple and other Buddhist sites. After sightseeing back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Kathmandu to Lumbini:
Get up early in the morning and have a breakfast. After breakfast you will drive to Lumbini (Buddha’s birthplace) watching countryside, passing river and green hills. Late afternnon you will arrive Lumbini and check in hotel. After a short refreshment you will visit Maya Devi temple, Ashokan Pillar and Lumbini garden followed by various Buddhist Temple. Return back to hotel and overnight at hotel.
Lumbini to Pokhara :
After breakfast, you will start to drive Pokhara watching the great view of local villages, jungle and rivers. Pokhara is a very beautiful city in Nepal, the Annapurna mountain range & Fishtail Mountain are the main ornament of Pokhara and setting as the tower over the Pokhara city. You will arrive Pokhara by late afternoon and check in hotel. After refreshment you will get at Buddhist Monastery. Evening you may explore around the Phewa Lake & lake side bazaar. Return back to hotel and overnight at hotel.
Sightseeing in Pokhara
Today you will get up early morning and drive to Sarangkot (1200m) with our guide for the sunrise view with you will have the amazing sunrise view over the Annapurna mountain range with Fishtail mountain. You will drive back to hotel and have a breakfast.After breakfst our guide will take you to World Peace Pagoda which is suited on the top hill. We find four images of Buddha facing in the Pagoda. You will have superb view of Annapurna Mountain range and Pokhara city from the pagoda. After that you will visit Tibetan Refugees’ Camp, Devid’s fall, Gupteswar cave, Bindebashini Temple, Seti Gorge, Old Bazar and Regional Museum. Drive back to hotel and overnight at hotel.
Pokhara to Kathmandu:
You will have delicious breakfast in the morning then drive to Kathamndu which takes around 6 hours. Afternoon you will arrive Kathamndu and check in hotel. Rest time free at the hotel or visit around the bazaar. Overnight at hotel.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu then Drive to Namobuddha
‘Today, after breakfast you will visit Kopan Monastry & Bouddhanath stupa. Those places are very important places in Buddhist Pilgrimage. Then after you will Drive to Namoboudha (45 Km). Buddhist call it "Tagmologin"; the famous Buddhist spot where Lord Buddha (on 7th reincarnation) sacirfised his body to hungry Tigress and its cubs. Stay Overnight at guesst house of the monastery
Namobuddha to Kathmandu:
You will get you early in the morning and enjoy the amazing sunrise view and Mountain. After breakfast, you will drive to Kathmandu & check in hotel. Afternoon, you will visit Pharping. Pharping is identified with the sacred site of Yanglesho where Guru Padmasambhava attained the level of a Mahamudra vidyadhara. Yanglesho is thus, according to Katok Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu, considered to be for Vajrayana practitioners as important as Bodhgaya because it is where the second Buddha Guru Padmasambhava attained the state of enlightenment. Pharping has also has a number of temples and retreat centres, including the important Vajrayogini Temple, Chatral Rinpoche’s Monastery, and the Palyul Retreat Centre. Evening farewell-Celebration dinner at Neplai restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Depat to Home:
Morning have a breakfast. We will drop at the airport as per your flight time.
Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety. All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns. This will be decided by the Tour leader and Guide but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wises are taken into account, however, the Tour leader decision is final.
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Equipment Check – List
What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about! We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.
The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house treks. Use this list as a guide line. The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow.
GENERAL CHECK – LIST
The following basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.
-Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-Fleece jacket or pullover.
-fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)
-Waterproof sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
-Lightweight thermal gloves.
-Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .
-Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
-Sun hat or Scarf.
-Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.
-T- shirt (2)
-Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).
-Sunglasses with UV protection.
-Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season
-Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.
-Small padlock to lock trek bag.
-Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)
-Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.
-Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)
-Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.
-Small wash towel.
-Footwear appropraite to the trip.
-Waterproof shell trousers / pants. (Preferably berathable fabric)
TREKKING CHECK LIST
In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:
-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel outer.
-Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).
-Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.
-Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
– Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.
-Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)
MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST
In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
-Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.
-Mountaineering Safety harness.
-Mountaineering Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal preference).
-120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking caravines.
-Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).
-Prussik loops .
-Climbing helmet (optional).
-Jumer (Ascender & Descender).
-Rope and Snow bars.
Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow – covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.
In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.
-All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)
-Climbing Harness .
-2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.
-12 – point Crampons.
-Plastic Climbing boots.
FIRST AID MEDICINE
-Bandage for Sprains.
-Plaster/ Band- aids.
-Iodine or Water filter(optional)
-Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.
-Antiseptic ointment for cuts.
-Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
-Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.
-Oral rehydration salts.
-Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).
-Anti – diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
-Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).
-Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.
-Diamox (Altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu.
-Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).
– For more details please see our staying healthy topic.