Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
Buddhism has survived in Nepal for more than 2,500 years and it’s principles of non-violence and compassion thrives in the northern belt, where mystical practices are believed to exist. Although Nepal is pre-dominantly a Hindu nation, Buddhism has garnered great respect from all sects as homage to Lord Buddha, who was born in Lumbini in the southern plains of Nepal.
There are several holy Buddhist shrines in Nepal that have been declared as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. Among them, Lumbini is the holiest of all for devout Buddhists as there is the Maya Devi Temple where Lord Buddha was born. Lumbini is also important from archeological point of view as it has ancient landmarks, including the Ashok Pillar, named after the great Maurya king of Magadh, India.
Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the two shrines that you should not miss to visit in the Kathmandu valley, the capital city of Nepal. Monasteries in the outskirts of the capital also offer you meditation courses in a serene environment.
Places like Dolpa, Humla, Mustang and Manang in the far-flung mountainous districts are culturally rich in the practice of Tibetan Buddhism.