Nepal Pilgrimage Tour - 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Style: Tour
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 2 star Category Hotel
  • Group Size: 1 to 20
  • Max Altitude: 1900m

Take our all-inclusive Nepal Pilgrimage Tour and hit all the most venerated religious sites in the country. Upon arriving to Kathmandu, you will notice that even by walking past the seemingly infinite roadside shrines and courtyard stupas, the country has an ever-present feeling of spirituality and religiosity about it. Simply being in Nepal gives you a feeling that you are in a sacred place. Beyond this, there are several religious pilgrimage sites here. Thousands of Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims flock to Nepal each year to visit these sacred places.

Our Nepal Pilgrimage Tour takes you to several of these most revered places in one convenient package. During the tour, we visit Lumbini, Manakamana, Pharphing, and Kopan. Even (and especially) for foreigners who do not identify as Hindu or Buddhist, this tour is exceptionally interesting. Learn about rituals and customs of these religions and be mesmerized by their strong devotion.

One of the world’s most impactful who ever lived was born in Lumbini, Siddartha Gautama, otherwise known as Buddha. Lumbini is one of the four most important pilgrimage sights for Buddhists and it is to no surprise that thousands from all corners of the world visit Lumbini each year to pay homage to this influential teacher. A quiet, peaceful ambiance of Lumbini makes it easy to stay and look around, admiring the dozen or so monasteries and temples in the area. The highlight is vising Maya Devi Temple, which is said to be the exact site of the birth of Buddha.

Pharphing lies just a short drive from the city of Kathmandu and is home to several Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage sites. There is even a ‘pilgrimage circuit’ (parikrama in Nepali or kora in Tibetan), and it takes a mere couple of hours to hit all the sacred spots. Explore Ralo Gompa, Sakya Tharig Gompa, and Drolma Lhakhang (all Buddhist monasteries), and another monastery, Guru Rinpoche Cave. The Buddhist vibe is powerful is Pharphing and you will be in awe at each unique monastery.

Take the Manakamana cable car up to the centuries-old Manakamana Temple. Built in the 17th century, Manakamana is one of the most highly revered temples in the hills of Nepal. It is said that Bhagwati, a goddess and the reincarnation of Parvati, may grant wishes to those who worship here. For this reason, many pilgrims come to pay homage and sacrifice animals in hopes for their wishes to come true. Not to mention, the memorable cable car ride up the hill gives spectacular mountain views on a clear day.

Finally, Kopan Monastery lies on top of a hill that overlooks Boudhanath. Kopan is known for its splendid retreats, which has classes serving visitors from all over the world. From meditation to Buddhist psychology, the monastery offers an array of classes for experts in Buddhism and those simply interested in what it has to offer.

Nepal Pilgrimage Tour can be taken any time of the year, just keep in mind that the climate of Nepal can offer different experiences during different times of the year. Third Eye Adventure Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. takes care of all the package details. If you have any questions about the tour, please reach out to us!

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 Welcome Kathmandu Airport and shift to hotel

    As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received and greeted by the airport representative from Third Eye Adventure. After completing the formalities at the airport, you will transfer to the hotel. You will enjoy an evening dinner at typical Nepali restaurant and enjoy your choice of food.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Dinner
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 02 Around Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we will have a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu city. You will observe the exciting sight of the prominent antique temples at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, as well as Patan Durbar Square which are in fact enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Lists. Also, making a trip to Swayambhunath, identified as the monkey temple is worshipped by people from both religion- Buddhists plus Hindus. Similarly, Pashupatinath, the main sacred temples in Nepal and Boudhanath, the biggest Buddhist monastery in the world too comes under the list and will visit these wonderful places as well.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 03 To Dakshinkali

    After breakfast, you will leave the capital city to go around Dakshinkali temple in Pharping. Here you get pleasure from the classic/tribal village, terraced pastures, Local activities, visit Gururinpoche’s caves, a number of main Buddhist monasteries as well. After visiting the temple, we will go to Khokana where we can enjoy very old Newari tradition and customs.

    • Max. Altitude: 1550m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Dakshinkali
  • Day 04 To Namobuddha and Dhulikhel

    After breakfast, we will go to Namobuddha which is important for Buddhist followers that has a special legend. Namobuddha is situated at an elevation of 2200m. We will walk down to Panauti close to Dhulikhel. Trip offers stunning landscape, snowcapped peak views, pleasant villages to see and hike to Dhulikhel to witness Himalayan - Langtang Himalayan range, Dorje lakpa, Gaurishankar, Rolwaling Himalayan range and more.

    • Max. Altitude: 1550m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Dhulikhel
  • Day 05 Drive to Lumbini

    After breakfast, we will drive to Lumbini. Here, we will explore Ashoka Pilar, Sacred Pond, Mayadevi Temple, Peace flame, Sactorum, Niglihawa, Gothihawa, Wetland etc.

    • Max. Altitude: 150m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Lumbini
  • Day 06 Sightseeing in Lumbini

    After breakfast, we can visit other important places in Lumbini. You will get to go arounda variety of Buddhist monasteries like- Chinese, Nepalese, Thai etc.

    • Max. Altitude: 150m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Lumbini
  • Day 07 Drive to Pokhara and Pokhara Sightseeing

    We will drive to Pokhara; the most admired destination of Nepal is bounded by the attractive range of Annapurna Himalayas. The most eye-catching spots to visit are- Lakeside region of beautiful Fewa Tal and stunning view of Machhapuchhre or fishtail mountain. Visiting Barahi temple at the middle of Phewa Lake, Seti Gorge, and the visit to Bindabasini temple, peace pagoda adds delight to your tour.

    • Max. Altitude: 815m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Pokhara
  • Day 08 Return to Kathmandu

    On this day, you will return to Kathmandu from Pokhara and at the eveining you will have farewell dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast and Dinner
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 09 Fly back to home country

    Today you will be farewell by putting Khada to back to your country. See you again

    Inclusion

    • All the Ground Transportation from airport pick up to airport drop.
    • All accommodation as per the itinerary
    • All accommodation during your stay in Nepal
    • Kathmandu sightseeing with tour guide
    • All domestic flight and airport tax
    • All permits as needed.
    • Government tax and VAT
    • Entry fees for the world heritage sites and sight seen places
    • Last day Farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural dance
    • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
    • Entry Visa fees - at present $30 for 15 day, US$ 50 for 30 day, and US$ 120 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
    • Foods and drinks in major cities.
    • Tips and gratitude to staffs