– Tour Name : Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal
– Group Size : 2 – 200
– Location : Kathmandu and Lumbini, Nepal
– Best Season : March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov
– Maximum Altitude : Kathmandu (1300 m)
– Customize Tour : Yes
USD $ 155 per person ( Required Min 2 Pax)
Over View about Tour
Jatra Travels organizes various types of tours, including the Buddhist Pilgrim Tour in Nepal. Buddhist pilgrimage tours with low budget can be a wonderful way to explore and learn about the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of Buddhism.
Nepal is a popular destination for Buddhist pilgrimage tours due to its rich history and cultural significance in the development of Buddhism. While there are many luxury options available, there are also ways for budget travelers to experience the same sites and experiences at a lower cost. Here are some of the highlights of a Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal:
- Namo Buddha:
- Kopan Monastery:
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal
- Day 02: Buddhist sites tour around Kathmandu with Guide
- Day 03: Tourist Bus Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini
- Day 04: Lumbini Buddhist Tour
- Day 05: Back from Lumbini to Kathmandu
- Day06: Visit Kopan Monastery with Guide
- Day 07: Final Departure
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal
As you mentioned earlier, you will be met at the airport by a Jatra Travels representative who will assist you with your transfer to your hotel. Make sure to look for someone holding a sign with your name on it, and confirm your hotel details with them.
Day 02 : Buddhist sites tour around Kathmandu with Guide
Kathmandu is home to many historic and cultural sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and many more.
- Swayambhunath Stupa: Also known as the Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath is an ancient and sacred Buddhist site. The stupa is located on a hilltop and offers panoramic views of the city.
- Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an important site for Tibetan Buddhism and is surrounded by shops, restaurants, and monasteries.
Day 03 : Tourist Bus Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini
- Distance and Time: The distance between Kathmandu and Lumbini is around 280 km, and the driving time can take anywhere from 7 to 9 hours depending on traffic and road conditions.
- Road Conditions: The roads in Nepal can be challenging, with narrow lanes, steep inclines, and rough surfaces. While the Prithvi Highway is generally in good condition, the East-West Highway can be more challenging, especially in rural areas.
- Scenery: The drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini can be very scenic, with views of the Himalayas and rural landscapes. Along the way, you’ll pass through small towns and villages, giving you a glimpse of daily life in Nepal.
Day 04 : Lumbini Buddhist Tour
- Maya Devi Temple: This temple is built on the site where the Buddha was born and is a significant pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The temple houses the marker stone that indicates the spot where the Buddha was born.
- Sacred Garden: The Sacred Garden in Lumbini is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and includes many monuments, temples, and monasteries built by various countries in honor of the Buddha’s birthplace.
- Ashoka Pillar: The Ashoka Pillar is a 3rd-century BC monument that marks the spot where Emperor Ashoka, a prominent Buddhist leader, visited Lumbini and erected the pillar.
- Lumbini Museum: The Lumbini Museum is a great place to learn about the history and significance of Lumbini. The museum houses artifacts and exhibits related to the life of the Buddha and the history of the site.
- Monasteries: Lumbini is home to many monasteries representing different Buddhist traditions from around the world. These monasteries offer a glimpse into the diverse practices and beliefs of Buddhists from various cultures.
- Peace Park: The Peace Park in Lumbini is a beautiful park that offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the site. The park features walking paths, gardens, and water features.
Day 05 : Back from Lumbini to Kathmandu
After exploring Lumbini, Tourist bus take you back to Kathmandu.
Day 06 : Visit Kopan Monastery with Guide
Kapan Monastery, also known as Kopan Monastery, is a Buddhist monastery located in the hills above Kathmandu, Nepal. Here are some highlights of what you can expect to see and experience during a visit:
- Monastery Tour: Visitors can take a guided tour of the monastery to learn about its history, daily life of the monks, and the Buddhist teachings and practices followed at Kapan Monastery.
- Temple Visit: The monastery has a beautiful temple with stunning traditional Tibetan architecture. The temple is adorned with Buddhist artwork, sculptures, and paintings.
- Library: The monastery has a large library with a collection of Buddhist scriptures, texts, and literature in different languages.
- Stupa: There is a stupa at the monastery that offers beautiful views of the Kathmandu Valley and surrounding hills.
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
- Drop and pick up Kapan tour
- Guide for Kathmandu sightseeing and Kapan Tour
- Private Transport for Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- At least 2 star hotels in Kathmandu and Lumbini with BB.
- 2 nights in Lumbini Hotel.
- 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel.
- Twin Sharing Room.
- Breakfast in Kathmandu Hotel, Lumbini Hotel.
- All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle.
- Deluxe AC tourist Bus (KTM-Lumbini-KTM).
- Experience City Guide with Government license holders.
- All government and local taxes.
- Complimentary Farwell Dinner at last night
Not Included in Cost
- Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Lumbini
- Bar Bills
- Your travel insurance.
- International air fare.·
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Entry fees during your visit in Kathmandu and Lumbini
- Apply online: You can apply for a Nepal visit visa online at the Department of Immigration website or at Nepalese embassies or consulates in your home country.
- Required documents: You will need to provide a valid passport with at least six months of remaining validity, a recent passport-sized photo, and a completed visa application form.
- Visa fee: The visa fee varies depending on the duration of your stay. Tourist visas cost 15 days $25 USD, 30 days $40 USD, 90 days $100 USD.
- Visa extension: If you need to extend your stay in Nepal, you can apply for a visa extension at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu.
- Visa on arrival: Tourist visas can also be obtained upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at other entry points into Nepal. However, it is recommended to apply for a visa before arrival to avoid delays and potential complications.
Local currency or US dollars In Nepal
Both US dollars and Nepali rupees are accepted in Nepal. However, it is recommended to use Nepali rupees for most transactions as it is the official currency of Nepal and is widely accepted throughout the country.
US dollars are mainly used for large transactions such as paying for trekking permits, hotel bills, and expensive purchases. It’s important to note that some places may not accept US dollars that are torn, damaged, or have any markings on them.
It’s recommended to exchange your currency for Nepali rupees at banks or authorized currency exchange counters in Nepal as they offer better exchange rates than hotels or shops. ATMs are also widely available in major cities and towns, allowing you to withdraw Nepali rupees directly from your account.