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Himalayan Enlightenment: Pilgrimage to Nepal’s Buddhist Treasures


7 Night / 8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a transformative journey with our “Himalayan Enlightenment” tour, a pilgrimage through Nepal’s revered Buddhist treasures. Begin in Kathmandu, where ancient stupas like Swayambhunath and Boudhanath exude spiritual serenity. Explore Bhaktapur’s intricate wood carvings and Dhulikhel’s panoramic Himalayan views. Journey to Namo Buddha, where the sacred stupa atop a hill offers profound vistas. Fly to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and visit the Maya Devi Temple and monasteries. Return to Kathmandu for introspective visits to Boudhanath and Patan’s Durbar Square. This tour offers insight into Nepal’s spiritual heart and its rich Buddhist heritage amidst breathtaking mountain landscapes.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %
8 Discount on 9-person group 9 9 %
9 Discount on 10-person group 10 10 %


Day 1: Arrive - Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be warmly greeted by our representative who will assist you to your hotel. Take some time to settle in and rest after your journey. Later in the day, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Thamel, Kathmandu's bustling tourist hub known for its markets, shops, and diverse culinary scene. In the evening, join a welcome dinner where you'll meet your knowledgeable tour guide and fellow travelers, setting the stage for your upcoming adventures.

Day 2: Kathmandu - Dhulikhel (30km/ 1hrs approx)

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a journey to Bhaktapur, an ancient city renowned for its well-preserved Newari architecture and rich cultural heritage. Explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, adorned with palaces, temples, and intricately carved woodwork that reflect the city's royal past. Visit Nyatapola Temple, a five-story pagoda known for its artistic grandeur and symbolic significance in Newari culture. Continue to Dattatreya Temple, where the fusion of Hindu and Buddhist architectural styles creates a serene ambiance. After lunch, travel to Dhulikhel, a picturesque town nestled in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the majestic Mt. Everest.

Day 3: Dhulikhel - Kathmandu (30km/ 1hrs approx)

Rise early and depart for Namo Buddha Stupa, a sacred pilgrimage site perched atop a hill, offering breathtaking vistas of the surrounding countryside and distant Himalayan peaks. Explore the tranquil surroundings and learn about the legend of Prince Mahasattva's selfless act of feeding a starving tigress and her cubs, commemorated at the stupa. Return to Kathmandu, reflecting on the spiritual significance and natural beauty experienced during your visit.

Day 4: Kathmandu - Lumbini (Flight)

After breakfast, board a short flight to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a UNESCO World Heritage Site revered by Buddhists worldwide. Visit Maya Devi Temple, marking the exact spot where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Buddha. Explore the Ashoka Pillar, erected by Emperor Ashoka of India in 249 BCE, signifying Lumbini's historical importance. Stroll around the Sacred Pond, believed to be where Queen Maya Devi bathed before giving birth. Discover the monasteries and meditation centers that represent various Buddhist traditions, fostering a peaceful atmosphere for contemplation and study.

Day 5: Lumbini

Enjoy a full day exploring the Lumbini Development Zone, home to numerous monasteries, temples, and sacred sites dedicated to Buddha's life and teachings. Visit the awe-inspiring Mahabodhi Temple, a replica of the original in Bodh Gaya, India, where Buddha attained enlightenment. Explore the World Peace Pagoda, a symbol of harmony and global unity, surrounded by tranquil gardens and reflective ponds. Participate in meditation sessions offered at the International Buddhist Research and Meditation Center, fostering inner peace and spiritual growth.

Day 6: Lumbini - Kathmandu (Flight)

Bid farewell to Lumbini with a flight back to Kathmandu, where you'll have leisure time to reflect on your pilgrimage experiences and explore the city's cultural treasures at your own pace.

Day 7: Kathmandu – Pharping – Kathmandu (20km/ 1hrs approx one way)

Embark on a spiritual journey in Kathmandu starting with a visit to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its imposing presence and serene ambiance. Engage in prayer and meditation at this sacred site, where devotees circumambulate the stupa's base, spinning prayer wheels and chanting mantras. Continue to Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur, renowned for its exquisite Newari architecture, ancient palaces, and intricately carved temples dedicated to Hindu deities. Explore Krishna Mandir, an architectural marvel adorned with ornate carvings and intricate statues depicting Krishna's life and legends. Visit Patan Museum, housed in a restored palace, showcasing a collection of religious artifacts, traditional crafts, and historical manuscripts. After lunch, journey to Pharping, a tranquil village nestled in the Kathmandu Valley, known for its spiritual significance and sacred caves. Visit Yanglesho Cave, where Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) is believed to have meditated and attained enlightenment, leaving behind an aura of spiritual reverence. Explore Guru Rinpoche's Meditation Cave, a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists seeking solace and spiritual awakening. Visit Asura Cave, associated with legends of Guru Rinpoche subduing malevolent spirits and spreading Buddhist teachings. Engage with the local Buddhist community and witness their devout practices amidst the serene landscape of Pharping. Return to Kathmandu in the late afternoon, concluding your day filled with spiritual insights and cultural discoveries.

Day 8: Kathmandu - Departure

After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time for last-minute shopping or personal exploration in Kathmandu, reflecting on the profound experiences of your Buddhist pilgrimage. Later, transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your enriching journey through Nepal's sacred sites and cultural heritage.


  • Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport
  • 7 Nights' accommodation in offered hotels or similar (standard room)
  • Daily breakfast at hotel in each package price
  • Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.
  • Monuments Entrances of sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary (almost all places of tourist interest are included in our itinerary)
  • Activities charges mentioned in the itinerary (including 1 time boat ride in Pokhra).
  • Government taxes.
  • Any air fare
  • Monument entrances
  • Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Or anything not mentioned above.

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