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Pilgrimage Tour around Kathmandu Valley

7 Days
  • Standard Tourist Sherpa Home Hotel
  • Round the year
  • Toyota Mini Bus, Jeep, car
  • Suitable for all level
  • 1500 m
  • 1- 15
  • Pilgrimage

Overview

Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley is a treasure trove of spirituality, cultural heritage, and ancient traditions. Buddhist pilgrimage around this valley is a journey of self-discovery, mindfulness, and enlightenment. A pilgrimage tour around this historic valley is an opportunity to connect with the essence of Buddhism and Hinduism, as well as to explore the deep spiritual roots that have shaped the region.

Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath Stupa is one of the most iconic and revered Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu. This massive stupa is considered one of the holiest Buddhist stupas outside of Tibet. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a hub of Tibetan Buddhist culture in Nepal. The stupa’s imposing presence and the serene atmosphere make it an ideal place for meditation, prayer, and circumlocution/ Kora.

Swayambhunath Stupa : Perched atop a hill, Swayambhunath Stupa offers panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. This stupa is also known as the Monkey Temple due to the monkeys that inhabit the area. It’s an ancient site that holds immense spiritual significance for Buddhists . The stupa is adorned with the all-seeing eyes of Buddha, symbolizing his omnipresence.

Namo Buddha: Located about 40 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Namo Buddha is a sacred pilgrimage site associated with the compassionate actions of Buddha in a previous life. According to legend, Buddha encountered a starving tigress and her cubs here and offered his own body as food to save them. The stupa and monastery complex are serene and offer a tranquil setting for meditation and reflection.

Pharping: Pharping is a spiritual hub located on the outskirts of Kathmandu. It houses several monasteries, caves, and sacred sites associated with Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. The Asura Cave and Yangleshö are significant pilgrimage sites for Buddhists seeking retreat and reflection.

Mahabouddha Temple: Located in Patan Durbar Square, the Mahabouddha Temple is an architectural marvel adorned with thousands of terracotta tiles depicting various Buddhist symbols and motifs. It’s an excellent place for contemplation and to appreciate the intricate craftsmanship.

Mahakala Temple :- This place holds a special place as a sacred site associated with the practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Mahakala is a prominent deity in Tibetan Buddhism, often depicted as a wrathful protector and a symbol of compassion, wisdom, and the eradication of obstacles on the spiritual path.

Nagarjuna Hill :- Nestled near Kathmandu, Nepal, holds deep significance within the Buddhist perspective, embodying the essence of meditation and enlightenment. Named after the revered philosopher Nagarjuna, who elucidated the profound wisdom of emptiness, this hill is more than its natural beauty; it is a sacred site for contemplation. With lush forests and serene landscapes, Nagarjuna Hill provides an ideal backdrop for practitioners seeking solitude and insight. The hill’s caves and pathways, where Nagarjuna himself is believed to have meditated, resonate with the spirit of his teachings on emptiness and interconnections. The journey upward becomes a metaphorical ascent toward self-realization, as the bustling world below transforms into a sanctuary of inner peace.

Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer and check in at Sherpa Home Hotel near Swoyambhunath Stupa.
Take time to rest and acclimate.

Morning visit to Swayambhunath Stupa for meditation and exploration. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley from the hilltop. Explore the temple complex, observe the prayer wheels, and witness the all-seeing eyes of Buddha.

Afternoon visit to Boudhanath Stupa, immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere.Participate in the Kora (circumambulation) around the stupa while chanting mantras. Explore the surrounding Tibetan monasteries, shops, and cultural landmarks.
Evening Return to Sherpa Home Hotel and engage in personal meditation and contemplation.

Depart for Namo Buddha, about 40 kilometers east of Kathmandu. Explore the Namo Buddha Stupa and monastery complex.
Learn about the compassionate actions of Buddha and reflect on their significance. Engage in meditation and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings. Return to the Sherpa Home Hotel in the evening.

Drive to Pharping, a spiritual hub on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Visit the Asura Cave and Yangleshö associated with Guru Rinpoche.
Explore monasteries and sacred sites, and engage in personal meditation. Return to the Sherpa Home Hotel with a sense of inner peace and reflection.

Morning Visit the Mahakala Temple and engage in spiritual practices.Learn about the significance of Mahakala in Tibetan Buddhism.
Reflect on compassion, wisdom, and overcoming obstacles on the path. Spend the afternoon in personal reflection and meditation.
Mahabouddha Temple and Patan Exploration

After noon : Visit the Mahabouddha Temple in Patan Durbar Square. Appreciate the intricate terracotta artwork and Buddhist symbols. Explore the Patan area, including other cultural sites and landmarks. Return to the hotel for relaxation and personal practice.

Depart for Nagarjuna Hill for a day of solitude and contemplation. Hike through lush forests to reach the hilltop caves and meditation spots. Meditate and immerse yourself in the teachings of Nagarjuna. Enjoy the serene landscapes and connect with inner peace.
Return to the hotel with a sense of rejuvenation and insight.

Day 7 :
Departure

Check out transfer to Airport or continue for your onward journey.

Cost Info

Inclusive

  • Accommodation at Sherpa Home Hotel near Swoyambhunath Stupa.
  • Guided visits to Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Namo Buddha, Pharping, Mahabouddha Temple, Mahakala Temple, and Nagarjuna Hill.
  • Transportation for all specified destinations and activities.
  • Expert guides for spiritual insights and historical information.
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sites and attractions.
  • Personalized meditation and reflection sessions.
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hotel.

Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu and visa fees.
  • Travel insurance and personal expenses.
  • Having Lunch expenses
  • Additional activities or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and gratuities for guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
  • Any expenses incurred beyond the specified itinerary.
  • Any changes to the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather or other external factors.

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Pilgrimage Tour around Kathmandu Valley
  • Standard Tourist Sherpa Home Hotel
  • Round the year
  • Toyota Mini Bus, Jeep, car
  • Suitable for all level
  • 1500 m
  • 1- 15
  • Pilgrimage