Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal

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Posted: April 10, 2014
 
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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal

Buddhist Pilgrimage tour in Nepal is for those who want to get knowledge about Buddha and birth place and a meditation from Lama (spiritual teacher). This package will serve you about detail information about Buddha and his philosophy. The tour offers you the sight seen in Kathmandu and Lumbini as well as provides information about Tibetan Buddhism.

Buddhist Pilgrimage tour in Nepal started from the Kathmandu valley and move to birth place of Lord Buddha. The tour started from the famous place Swoyambhunath and Buddhanath stupa. Both places have holy regard with Buddhism along with spiritual belief. Swoyambhunath which is also known as monkey temple has a historical records found on a stone inscription written in 5th century whereas Boudhanath stupa has a strong influence on Tibetan Buddhism cause in built by Tibetans refugees. The main highlight spot of this Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal is Tilaurkot and Gotihawa which are within Lumbini Nepal. This place has significant important cause this are the exact place of Lord Buddha. Tilaurakot is hometown of prince Siddhartha who later went to become Buddha. Many archaeologists had identified that there was a kingdom which was before 2500 years ago where Siddhartha spent his 29 years of his princely life. Archaeologist has success the quarrying the basement structure of ancient palace with old monasteries and other historical material which are preserved and still can seen. Gotihawa located about 3 km south west of taulihawa, is belived to be the birth place of Nirvana of Karkuchanda Buddha, who came before shakyamuni Buddha.

After visiting the Lumbini Buddhist pilgrimage tour came to end at Kathmandu. In the Kathmandu you will provide the mediation course with guide line from the lama in Kopan Monastery. You will practices the mode of consciousness or realize some benefit with guideline from the Spiritual guru inside the monastery.

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival at Kathmandu airport, meeting and assistance by Himalayan smile representative and transfer to hotel. Orientation programmed

Day 02: After the breakfast sight seen to Swayambhunath. It is also renowned as money temple which is a 2500 years old stupa situated on a hillock about 500 feet above the sea level of the valley. Boudhanath is a place where a stupa is build and it is believe that the stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha. Both places are most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage and believe Buddhist ritual things. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03: After the breakfast fly to Bhairahawa which is nearest airport to Lumbini. After then you will travel to private car or bus about an hour’s to reach the Lumbini. Rest of the day you will walk to Theravada monastic zone where you will find various monasteries along with Lumbini museum and other holy place. Overnight at hotel in Lumbini.

Day 04: journey move to Tilaurakot after the breakfast. Tilaurakot is the place where Lord Buddha spent his 29 years of his princely life. This place is 27 km away from the Lumbini and not disturbed by residence of crowd. You can still observe the basement of the palace and other historical believed which was 2500 years old material. After the lunch you will move to the Gotihawa which is the accurate birth place of Lord Buddha. Brick structure of stupa and monasteries can be seen in the area outside the modern Gaotihawa village. At the center of the main mound the remains of broken Ashokan Pillar which symbol as birth place of Lord Buddha. Overnight at hotel in Lumbini.

Day 05: Morning fly back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day you will enjoy the meditation course with lama (spiritual teacher).The meditation course is started with short introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, and single point meditation retreat. Course will lead by spiritual teacher where you learn about uncontrolled emotions, dissatisfaction, and skills to address these problems as well as make your life more fulfilling and meaningful. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 06: Leisure time/walk around nearby places or utilize by packing up for departure. After breakfast walk around nearby places. Transfer to international Airport for Departure.

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