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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour


Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

A Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is also called a "Buddhist Pilgrimage Trip" or simply a "Buddhist Pilgrimage." It entails going to significant Buddhist landmarks and sites, typically to achieve a spiritual or religious goal. The purpose of this tour is to provide individuals or groups with the opportunity to explore places of Buddhist significance, such as monasteries, temples, and historical sites that are connected to the life and teachings of Buddha.

The Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal offers those who are looking for inner peace an experience that is both peaceful and spiritually enriching. Nepal is a well-known destination for pilgrims all over the world because it is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Meditation caves, monasteries, and stupas that are associated with Bodhisattvas, Siddhas, and the teachings of Buddha can be found in the Kathmandu region with great pride. In the realm of spiritual enlightenment, caves that are associated with revered figures such as Guru Padmasambhava, Milarepa, Naropa, and Tilopa serve as guiding luminaries. Through the exploration of the ancient teachings of Buddhism, pilgrims are encouraged to visit these sacred sites, which helps them establish a profound connection to the spiritual heritage of the region. This pilgrimage tour offers a transformative experience of self-discovery and spiritual awakening amidst the tranquil beauty of the Himalayas.

During the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour, travelers will travel beyond Kathmandu to visit holy places such as the Maratika Cave in Halesi and Namobuddha, which are revered for centuries of devotion and enlightenment. To provide opportunities for reflection and connection, the itinerary includes visits to well-known religious landmarks such as the Monkey Temple and the Boudhanath Stupa. Lumbini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the sacred birthplace of Buddha, is the final stop on the tour. Along the way, the tour pays homage to Namo Buddha, a location that holds a significant place in Buddhist lore. Each destination adds a thread to the spiritual tapestry of the journey, providing an experience that is both uplifting and transformative, and it continues to reverberate long after the journey has come to an end.

Two holy places in the Lumbini region are included in the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Package in Nepal. These are Tilaurkot and Gotihawa. Prince Siddhartha spent 29 years in Tilaurkot, which is known for its historical significance. Tilaurkot is the hometown of Lord Buddha, and it is also known for its historical significance. Gotihawa, the location where Karkuchanda Buddha attained Nirvana, existed before the arrival of Shakyamuni Buddha in Nepal. These locations enhance the pilgrimage experience because they offer profound insights into the principles of Buddhism as well as the wisdom of Lord Buddha.

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Highlights and Attractions


13 Days

Starting Price

USD 2,000.00

Group Size

2-15 Person




Private Overland



Meal Plan


Best Season

Round A Year

Trip Itinerary

  • 01 Arrive in Kathmandu

    Upon arriving at the airport, you'll receive a warm welcome from the tour company's representative and be taken to your hotel. You will meet the tour organizers and other group members later in the evening for a pre-trek briefing, where you will learn crucial details about the upcoming journey. After the briefing, the group will get together for a delicious welcome dinner that includes traditional Nepalese cuisine and a cultural dance performance. This will foster a sense of excitement and camaraderie as you get ready for your amazing journey through Nepal's breathtaking landscapes.

    Transfer: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Welcome Dinner
  • 02 Full Day Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley

    Today, you will have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu with our experienced city tour guide. Our itinerary includes several remarkable sites:

    • SWAYAMBHUNATH STUPA also referred to as the monkey temple, is accessible by climbing a steep set of steps and offers breathtaking views of Kathmandu.
    • KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE is the former palace of the Malla and Shah Kings, who once ruled the city. It boasts spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the impressive skills of Newar artists and craftsmen spanning several centuries.
    • BOUDHANATH STUPA features numerous traditional gompas adorned with strings of multi-colored prayer flags, attracting many Sherpas and Tibetans for the practice of circumambulation (koras) around the stupa.
    • PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE is a significant Hindu temple located on the banks of the Bagmati River, known for its burning ghats and religious ceremonies.

    After your visit to Kathmandu's cultural landmarks, your next destination is Nagarkot, situated about 32 kilometers away. You'll drive there and spend the night, allowing you to enjoy the stunning beauty of the surroundings. Nagarkot is famous for its breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range, making it a popular spot to witness stunning sunrises and sunsets over the majestic peaks. It's an ideal place to relax and immerse yourself in Nepal's natural splendor before continuing your adventure.

    Sightseeing: 7-8 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast
  • 03 Visit Kapan Monastery and Namobuddha. Overnight in Dhulikhel

    Today, enjoy a pleasant breakfast before starting a spiritually enriching day. Begin at Kopan Monastery, founded by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, which provides a peaceful setting for Buddhist teachings. After absorbing these teachings, a scenic 3-hour drive spanning 45 kilometers will lead you to Namo Buddha, where Lord Buddha's seventh reincarnation demonstrated deep compassion.

    • Kopan Monastery: A Haven of Buddhist Teachings. Established in 1970 by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kopan Monastery stands as a profound center for Buddhist teachings. Engage with a senior Lama for an orientation on Buddhism, enriching your spiritual journey.
    • Namo Buddha Monastery: Sacred Grounds of Compassion. Known as "Tamangligi" among Buddhists, Namo Buddha Monastery holds deep significance. Here, Lord Buddha's seventh reincarnation displayed extraordinary compassion by offering his body to a hungry tigress and her cubs. Immerse yourself in this touching tale and spend the night at a nearby hotel.

    After you visit Namo Buddha, you will be transferred to your hotel in Dhulikhel. Relish the beauty of the journey as you travel to Dhulikhel, a charming town known for its breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains and tranquil surroundings. Upon arrival at your hotel, take the time to unwind and reflect on the day's spiritual experiences in the peaceful ambiance of Dhulikhel.

    Sightseeing: 7-8 Hours | Transfer: 51km | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast/Dinner
  • 04 By Private Bus: Dhulikhel to Halesi

    Start your day with an early breakfast in Dhulikhel, preparing for an exciting journey to Halesi Mahadev Temple, covering approximately 185 kilometers. The scenic overland drive will begin early to maximize your day, passing through Dhulikhel, Khurkot, Ghurmi, Okhaldhunga, and Jayaram Ghat before reaching the revered Halesi Mahadev Temple. Expect the journey to take around 5 to 7 hours, providing plenty of chances to appreciate the stunning landscapes and immerse yourself in Nepal's natural beauty along the route.

    Transfer: 185km, 6-7 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast/Dinner
  • 05 By Private Bus: Halesi to Sauraha

    Begin your day with an early wake-up call, allowing you to enjoy a refreshing shower before we proceed to the revered Halesi Mahadev Temple for worship. Following the worship, a fulfilling breakfast awaits you back at the hotel. Subsequently, we will complete the check-out process and commence a picturesque 375-kilometer drive to Sauraha. Anticipate captivating views and an exciting journey as we venture toward our next destination.

    Transfer: 375km, 8–10 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast/Dinner
  • 06 Jungle Activities for Jungle safari

    Chitwan National Park indeed provides an array of thrilling activities and attractions, ensuring a memorable and professional experience:

    • Jungle Safari: Embark on an adventurous jungle safari within the park, choosing from options like elephant-back, jeep, or walking safaris. Witness the diverse wildlife, including one-horned rhinos, majestic Bengal tigers, graceful deer, and a variety of captivating bird species.
    • Canoe Ride: Enjoy a serene canoe ride along the picturesque Rapti River that flows through the park. This activity allows you to spot fascinating aquatic creatures and vibrant waterfowl, such as crocodiles and various bird species.
    • Tharu Village Visit: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Tharu community by visiting a nearby Tharu village. Engage with the friendly locals, savor their authentic cuisine, and gain insights into their unique lifestyle, deeply connected to the park's history.
    • Birdwatching: Chitwan National Park is a haven for birdwatchers. Take advantage of this opportunity to observe a wide variety of avian species in their natural habitat, making your birdwatching experience truly exceptional.
    • Elephant Safari or Bathing: Experience the awe-inspiring elephant safari, offering a close encounter with these magnificent creatures. Alternatively, participate in the heartwarming activity of bathing elephants in the tranquil waters of the Rapti River, creating a profound connection with these gentle giants.

    As you plan your trip, consider your specific interests and available time to make the most of your Chitwan National Park experience. Remember to respect and adhere to the park's rules and guidelines to support ongoing conservation efforts and protect precious wildlife. Enjoy your journey to Chitwan National Park and make lasting memories!

    Jungle Activities: 8-9 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 07 By Private Bus: Sauraha to Lumbini

    Embark on a scenic overland journey from Sauraha to Lumbini, where you'll witness breathtaking landscapes and cultural insights. Passing through charming towns, bustling markets, and serene villages, you'll soak in Nepal's natural beauty and local way of life. Arriving in Lumbini, the sacred birthplace of Lord Buddha, you'll check in at the hotel, rest, and then explore sites:

    • Maya Devi Temple: This significant temple marks the birthplace of Lord Buddha and features a sacred garden and pool, holding the earliest evidence of Buddha's life. Emperor Ashoka built the temple during his third-century visit, showcasing his devotion to Buddhism. As the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, it's now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Ashoka Pillar: Ashoka Pillar in Lumbini, built by Emperor Ashoka, commemorates Lord Buddha's birthplace. Despite being partially preserved, it reflects Ashoka's strong commitment to Buddhism. Raised around the 3rd century, its inscriptions shed light on its historical importance.
    • World Peace Stupa, Lumbini: One of Nepal's two peace stupas, Lumbini's stupa echoes global harmony. Its captivating white dome stands at Lord Buddha's birthplace and features four distinct Buddha statues from different countries.
    Transfer: 130km, 4-5 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast/Dinner
  • 08 Full- day Guided Tour in Lumbini

    Embark on a journey to explore the religious and archaeological wonders of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, Niglihara, and Sagarhawa. We will start with Tilaurakot, the ancient Kapilavastu - where Buddha spent his formative 29 years. Immerse yourself in the historical significance of this capital of the Shakyas.

    Next, we'll travel to Kudan, the location where Buddha's father welcomed him after he attained enlightenment. King Suddhodana built Kudan, also known as Nigrodharma Park, to accommodate Buddha and his followers. Our exploration continues to Gotihawa, the birthplace of Krakuchanda Buddha, followed by Niglihawa, the revered birthplace of Kanakmuni Buddha.

    Lastly, we'll witness the archaeological site of Sagarhawa, known as the "place of the massacre of the Shakyas," where significant findings await. After a day filled with historical and spiritual discoveries, we will return to Lumbini for a peaceful overnight stay.

    Sightseeing: 7-8 Hours | Transfer: 35km | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast/Dinner
  • 09 By Private Bus: Lumbini to Pokhara

    Embark on a picturesque overland journey from Lumbini to Pokhara, a route that offers captivating vistas and a sense of adventure. As you depart Lumbini, you'll traverse through picturesque landscapes, passing charming towns, rolling hills, and vibrant markets. This immersive drive provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Nepal's countryside and observe local life. The majestic Himalayas and the tranquil Phewa Lake will greet you as you approach Pokhara, providing breathtaking views. To further relish Pokhara's allure, we'll enjoy a tranquil boat ride on Fewa Lake, surrounded by a breathtaking Himalayan backdrop. After an eventful day, we'll rest at our hotel, eagerly anticipating more unforgettable experiences in this enchanting city.

    Transfer: 195km, 6 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast
  • 10 Visit Buddhist Gompa and Refugee Camp.

    An exhilarating start to the day! At around 4:30 am, we embark on a scenic drive to Sarangkot to witness the awe-inspiring sunrise. The panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes and the Himalayas is a truly breathtaking sight. After soaking in the sunrise, we return to Pokhara to continue our day of exploration.

    • Hyangja Tibetan Refugee Camp: Situated on the outskirts of Pokhara Valley, Hyangja welcomes Tibetan refugees who fled China's Cultural Revolution. To preserve their culture and language, they practice Buddhist rituals in monasteries. Exploring this village offers insights into their heritage, along with opportunities to purchase unique handmade souvenirs like bracelets, necklaces, rings, woodcarvings, carpets, rugs, clothing, and authentic thangka paintings. Accessible by vehicle or hike, the camp showcases thriving Tibetan traditions against Pokhara's scenic backdrop.
    • Matepani Gumba: Matepani Gumba in Pokhara holds a sacred legend of a Tibetan king's lost sword, intertwined with intricate architecture and captivating wall art. Discovered in 1960 AD, this historic Monastery hosts daily and special rituals, offering a chance to witness rare traditions if connected with a monk. The climb to the gumba rewards you with stunning views of Mount Machhapuchhre and a serene atmosphere.
    • World Peace Stupa: A prominent Pokhara attraction, the World Peace Stupa is one of eight peace stupas crafted by a Nipponzan-Myohoji monk. Four statues symbolize sacred meanings, and the nearby Dhamma hall hosts special pujas and daily rituals. Enjoy vistas of the Annapurna Himalayas and serene lakes from this vantage point. Pokhara City boasts excellent hiking and cycling trails for outdoor enthusiasts, while the stupa offers a spiritually significant setting with panoramic views.
    Sightseeing: 7-8 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast
  • 11 By Bus : Pokhara to Kathmandu

    After enjoying a delightful breakfast, we bid farewell to the enchanting lake city of Pokhara and embark on a scenic drive towards Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, the remainder of the day is at our leisure, providing an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate or indulge in some souvenir shopping. Whether you choose to unwind or explore the vibrant markets for unique mementos, this free time allows for personal enjoyment before continuing our adventure in this captivating city.

    Transfer: 200km, 5-6 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast
  • 12 Visit Pharping and Kirtipur
    • Pharping Monastery, located 19km south of Kathmandu, is a culturally rich town linked with Hinduism and Buddhism. It is revered as the sacred site where Guru Rimpoche achieved a significant spiritual level. Drawing numerous Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhist devotees, it is an ancient pilgrimage site.
    • Kirtipur is renowned for its natural beauty and religious significance, attracting visitors who come to admire the scenery and explore its temples. The city's cultural importance earned it a listing as a UNESCO tentative site in 2008.
    Sightseeing: 7-8 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast
  • 13 Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

    Today, we will transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for our departure. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will gather our belongings and make our way to the airport. We will ensure that we reach the airport well in time to complete all the necessary formalities and board our flight. Before we bid adieu to this enchanting country, take one last look at the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and take a moment to appreciate the warm hospitality and kindness of the Nepalese people. This marks the end of our tour, and we hope you had a memorable and enjoyable time in Nepal.

    Transfer: 25-30 min | Meal: Breakfast
Included in package cost
  • Airport pick-up and drop service will be provided on a private vehicle.
  • A warm welcome dinner featuring typical and authentic Nepalese cuisine will be arranged for you.
  • Hotel: 3 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, and 2-nights Hotel accommodation in Pokhara at twin sharing a room on BB plan.
  • Hotel: 1 night Hotel accommodation in Dhulikhel, and 2-nights Hotel accommodation in Lumbini at twin sharing a room on MAP plan.
  • Hotel: 1 night Hotel accommodation in Halesi and 2 nights Hotel accommodation in Chitwan at twin sharing a room on AP plan.
  • Sightseeing: Explore the best of Nepal with guided sightseeing as per the itinerary, covering the most iconic landmarks and attractions.
  • Chitwan Jungle Activities: Engage in thrilling jungle activities during your stay in Chitwan, such as wildlife safaris, nature walks, and more.
  • Private land transportation will be arranged as per the itinerary.
  • English-Speaking City Tour Guide: Benefit from the expertise of an English-speaking tour guide during city tours and sightseeing.
  • Entrance and Monuments Fees: All entrance fees to various sites and monuments are included in the package.
  • Our agency service charges are also covered in the tour package.
Not included in package
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara are not included in the package and will be at your own expense.
  • Lunch in Nagarkot and Lumbini are not included in the package and will be at your own expense.
  • Nepal visa fee is not covered in the package and should be arranged separately.
  • International flight tickets to and from Nepal are not included.
  • Single supplementary charges will apply if you prefer to have a single room during the accommodation.
  • Personal insurance, including travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage insurance, is not part of the package and should be obtained independently.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as aerated drinks, beverages, laundry, postage, telephone, etc., are not covered in the package and will be at your own expense.
  • Tips and bonuses for guides, drivers, and staff are not included in the package and are at your discretion.

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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal is a spiritually enriching journey to sacred Buddhist sites, including Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and iconic locations like Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Halesi. Guided by knowledgeable professionals, you will experience deep insights into Buddhist philosophy and practices through guided meditations and interactions with local Buddhist communities. The tour offers a chance for introspection, self-discovery, and inner peace amidst the bustling world. You'll also participate in traditional rituals and gain valuable wisdom from resident monks and nuns. With comfortable accommodations and visits to culturally significant landmarks, this transformative journey will leave a lasting impact on your heart and mind, regardless of your spiritual background.

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal covers major Buddhist pilgrimage sites like Lumbini (birthplace of Lord Buddha), Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Namo Buddha Stupa, Halesi, and renowned Buddhist gompas. The journey also includes a Jungle safari in Chitwan. These sites carry deep historical and religious significance, offering a transformative experience that embraces Nepal's foremost Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. From the revered birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini to the iconic Monkey Temple of Swayambhunath, the majestic Boudhanath Stupa, and the spiritually resonant Namo Buddha Stupa, each location resonates with historical sanctity and spiritual reverence.

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is a journey that transcends religious boundaries and welcomes people from all backgrounds to experience the cultural richness, architectural wonders, and peaceful ambiance of these sacred sites. It is a truly inclusive and enriching experience for everyone, regardless of their beliefs, providing a deeper understanding of Nepal's heritage and fostering a sense of unity and harmony among diverse participants.

Indeed, the duration of the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour can be flexible, depending on the chosen package and preferences of the participants. Standard tours typically span between 7 to 10 days, providing sufficient time for a meaningful and enriching journey that encompasses exploration, contemplation, and personal reflection at the sacred sites. This timeframe allows for a balanced and immersive experience, ensuring participants can absorb the spiritual essence and cultural significance of each pilgrimage destination while also leaving room for personal insights and introspection.>

Your comfort and safety are our top priorities throughout the tour. We provide secure transportation using modern buses, private vans, or cars, depending on group size and logistics, to take you smoothly to the pilgrimage sites. Our goal is to make your journey spiritually enriching, convenient, and stress-free, allowing you to fully engage in the transformative experience of the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour.

Yes, accommodation is indeed included in the tour package. We take great care in selecting comfortable and reputable deluxe hotels or standard hotels based on our customers' preferences and demands. Our priority is to provide a pleasant and enjoyable stay for our guests throughout the pilgrimage journey. Rest assured that you will have a comfortable and convenient place to relax after visiting the pilgrimage sites.

The best time for the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These periods offer pleasant weather and clear skies with stunning mountain views. However, the tour can also be done during the monsoon and winter.

During the monsoon (June to August), expect wet and humid weather with occasional rain and clouds. While it provides lush greenery and unique experiences, be prepared for rain-related challenges.

In winter (December to February), temperatures can be colder, especially in the mornings and evenings. Although days are usually sunny, there may be haze or fog that limits mountain views.

In summary, the Buddhist Heritage Tour is available year-round, but spring and autumn offer the best conditions. For monsoon and winter tours, consider weather conditions and plan accordingly for a rewarding experience.

Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours prioritizes safety and comfort for travelers of all age groups. The itineraries are thoughtfully crafted to be flexible, allowing adjustments to activities and schedules to cater to different fitness levels and individual preferences. Whether you're an avid adventurer seeking thrilling experiences or prefer a more relaxed pace, luxury tours can be tailored to suit your specific needs.

We ensure that every aspect of the journey is meticulously planned to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone. This includes selecting appropriate activities, providing necessary assistance, and offering support throughout the tour. With a focus on accommodating various fitness levels and preferences, Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour ensures that every traveler can fully enjoy the wonders of Nepal in a safe and comfortable manner, making it an unforgettable journey for all.

Packing for a Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour requires careful consideration to ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here are some essential items to include in your packing list:


  • Comfortable and breathable clothing suitable for both warm and cool weather.
  • Layers, as the temperature can vary significantly throughout the day and in different regions.
  • Light rain jacket or waterproof coat, especially if you're visiting during the monsoon season.
  • Hat or cap to protect against the sun.
  • Sturdy and comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots, especially if you plan on trekking.
  • Travel documents:

    • Passport with at least six months validity from your return date.
    • Visa (if required) and necessary travel permits for specific regions or activities.
    • Travel insurance documents.
    • Medications and personal items:

      • Personal prescription medications and a basic first aid kit.
      • Insect repellent and sunscreen.
      • Toiletries and personal hygiene products.
      • Power adapter suitable for Nepal's electrical outlets.
      • Travel accessories:

        • Camera and extra memory cards to capture stunning landscapes.
        • Binoculars for wildlife and scenic viewing.
        • Daypack or backpack for daily excursions.
        • Portable charger for electronic devices.
        • Reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
        • Miscellaneous:

          • Lightweight and quick-drying towel.
          • Sunglasses and UV protection.
          • Local currency and some USD for emergencies (small denominations).
          • A journal or notebook to record your experiences.
          • Remember to check the weather forecast for the specific time of your visit and pack accordingly. Also, check with us if there are any specific items they recommend bringing based on the activities and locations included in your Buddhist Heritage Tour. Packing smartly will ensure you have a pleasant and memorable journey in Nepal.

Absolutely, travel insurance is an essential aspect of any travel, including luxury tours to Nepal. It offers peace of mind and financial protection in case of unexpected events that may disrupt your travel plans or pose health-related issues. Here are some reasons why travel insurance is highly recommended:

  • Trip Cancellations: Travel insurance can reimburse you for non-refundable expenses if you have to cancel or cut short your trip due to unforeseen events such as illness, injury, or family emergencies.
  • Medical Emergencies: In case of illness or accidents during your trip, travel insurance can cover medical expenses, hospitalizations, and emergency medical evacuations if needed.
  • Travel Disruptions: If your travel plans are interrupted due to unexpected situations like flight cancellations, delays, or natural disasters, travel insurance can provide coverage for additional expenses incurred.
  • Baggage and Personal Belongings: Travel insurance can compensate you for lost, stolen, or damaged luggage and personal belongings during your trip.
  • Personal Liability: It can provide coverage in case you are held legally responsible for injury or property damage to others during your travels.

Before purchasing travel insurance, make sure to carefully review the policy coverage, limitations, and any specific requirements from your tour operator. By having comprehensive travel insurance in place, you can focus on enjoying your Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour without worries, knowing that you are protected in case of unforeseen circumstances.

We are dedicated to providing exceptional service and ensuring the comfort and well-being of our guests. If you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions, it is important to inform us in advance. They will make every effort to accommodate your needs and preferences during the tour.

Whether you require specific dietary restrictions, have food allergies, or need special meal arrangements, we can work with hotels and restaurants to ensure your culinary experiences align with your requirements. Additionally, if you have medical conditions that may need attention or special arrangements during the trip, we will take those into consideration to ensure your safety and comfort.

By communicating your needs in advance, you enable us to make the necessary arrangements and provide a seamless and enjoyable experience throughout your journey in Nepal. Their dedication to guest satisfaction and attention to detail makes for a truly remarkable and personalized luxury tour experience.

Certainly! When visiting heritages and religious sites during the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour, it's essential to dress modestly as a sign of respect for local customs and traditions. Make sure to cover your shoulders and knees. By dressing appropriately, you not only show reverence for the sacred places but also demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural norms of the region. This considerate approach enhances your overall experience and fosters positive interactions with the local community.

All entrance fees to the monuments and attractions mentioned in the itinerary are included in the comprehensive tour package. You can explore the historical and cultural marvels of the Buddhist heritgage sites without any additional entrance expenses. We ensure that you have a hassle-free and enriching experience, with all the necessary fees already covered, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying the wonders of the heritage sites during your journey.

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour package includes all entrance fees to monuments and attractions mentioned in the itinerary. However, there are additional expenses not covered:

  • Meals: Participants will be responsible for their own lunch and dinner expenses during the tour.
  • Personal Insurance: Participants need to arrange their personal travel insurance for the tour duration.
  • International Flight Tickets: The cost of international flight tickets to and from Nepal is not included in the package.
  • Extra Accommodation: Additional accommodation beyond the itinerary, such as pre- or post-tour stays, is the responsibility of the participants.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses for personal purchases, souvenirs, or other personal needs are not covered.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and service providers are not included and are at the discretion of the participants.

Being aware of these additional expenses will help participants plan accordingly and ensure a seamless and enjoyable Buddhist Heritage Tour.

Your safety is our top concern. In case of any unforeseen circumstances during the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour, be assured that we will take immediate action to ensure your well-being. Our team is well-prepared to handle any situation and will make alternative arrangements as needed to keep you safe and comfortable.

Your peace of mind is paramount to us, and we are committed to providing a seamless and worry-free experience throughout the tour. With our preparedness and dedication to your safety, you can confidently enjoy the cultural wonders of the Nepal Buddhist Heritage Tour, knowing that your well-being is our utmost priority.

At Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd, our core focus is to provide an exceptional journey, marked by seamless experiences and lasting memories. Our commitment extends to aligning with your booking terms, our internal policies, and Tourism Authority guidelines. Recognizing the inherent risks of adventure travel, we take responsibility for guiding your participation. Navigating this adventure requires adaptability due to possible extreme conditions, unpredictable weather, and unexpected itinerary changes. While we work tirelessly for smooth experiences, please understand that circumstances beyond our control, like government actions, natural events, or travel disruptions, might arise, leading to additional on-site costs. We strongly advise securing comprehensive travel insurance covering cancellations, personal liability, and belongings, with proof required at the trip's start. Your choice of Ethic Himalaya is highly valued, and we're dedicated to prioritizing your safety, comfort, and overall satisfaction as we explore extraordinary landscapes together.

At Ethic Himalaya, your tour is led by a certified Fluent English-speaking city or cultural Tour Guide, endorsed by the Nepal Government. From your arrival in Kathmandu to your departure, this guide is your reliable companion. With their expertise, he holds the key to the triumph of your trip. Feel free to engage him with inquiries and, most importantly, heed their guidance. Your guide's insights are instrumental in ensuring your tour's excellence.

Beyond being a renowned Cultural and Heritage destination, Nepal boasts a rich array of delectable cuisines that showcase its cultural uniqueness. Nepali food stands distinct from Western fast food, with its centerpiece being the traditional national dish "Dal Bhat" – a comforting combination of lentil soup (dal) and white rice, accompanied by flavorful vegetables and meats. But the culinary journey doesn't stop there; you can also savor Newari specialties, Thakali cuisine, Tibetan-inspired dishes, and more.

Throughout your tour, dining options will be plentiful at restaurants. However, during longer drives or on highways, finding suitable eateries might be challenging. It's wise to consider bringing energy bars, dried fruits, nuts, or chocolates from your home country or from Kathmandu to ensure you have the necessary sustenance.

Important Note: If you have specific dietary needs, restrictions, or allergies, please inform us when booking your trip. Our on-site teams will make every effort to accommodate your requests, although local limitations might hinder offering an extensive array of alternative menus. For trips involving high energy expenditure, it's advisable to plan ahead by stocking up on essentials like energy bars, dried fruits, chocolates, etc., to ensure you maintain adequate calorie intake.

Your tour experience includes comfortable private vehicles equipped with full air-conditioning, sized appropriately to accommodate your group. To ensure your comfort and hydration, we will provide one complimentary bottle of water per day.

At the time of booking, it is imperative to inform the Company in writing about any existing medical conditions, physical challenges, or mental or physical conditions that could impact your fitness to travel. This includes any medical conditions that may arise during the trip. Should you fail to communicate such conditions to the Company and subsequently need to cancel your trip due to these undisclosed conditions, you will be subject to 100% cancellation fees.

We prioritize your safety and comfort and having this information ensures we can make necessary arrangements and recommendations to accommodate your needs appropriately. Your proactive communication is crucial in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.

For the safety and well-being of all our travelers, travel insurance is mandatory and must be arranged at the time of booking. Your travel insurance policy should cover the following areas with recommended minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for each category:

  • Personal accident, injury, illness, and death medical expenses, including coverage for pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and air ambulance when applicable.
  • Personal liability.
  • Trip cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage, and personal effects.

It is essential to carry proof of insurance with you and be prepared to present it if reasonably requested by our company employees or suppliers. Please note that the Company reserves the right to cancel or suspend your participation in a trip, including activities that are part of the itinerary, at any time, even after the trip has commenced, without providing a refund, if you are unable to provide proof of insurance when requested.

This policy is designed to ensure the safety and security of all travelers and to mitigate potential risks associated with travel.

Ethic Himalaya Treks cannot be held liable for any injuries, health conditions, emotional or other such conditions experienced by clients during the course of the trip. It's important to note that our package cost does not encompass personal insurance coverage. Therefore, we strongly recommend that clients secure comprehensive insurance packages that include provisions for medical emergencies and helicopter evacuation.

While we prioritize your safety and well-being, unforeseen circumstances can arise during travel. Having adequate insurance coverage ensures that you are prepared to address any unexpected challenges that might occur. As such, we strongly advise clients to prioritize obtaining appropriate insurance coverage to safeguard their health and well-being throughout the journey.

In the event that you encounter any concerns or complaints during your tour, it is imperative that you promptly communicate these issues to both the hotelier and our team on-site. By notifying us during your trip, we are given the opportunity to address and rectify the problem in a timely manner. Failing to alert us at the time of occurrence may not warrant the company's acceptance of liability for any issues that arise after you have returned to your home country.

Should the complaint not find resolution at the moment of occurrence, we kindly request that you provide a written account of the matter within 30 days following the conclusion of your trip. It is crucial to adhere to this timeframe. It's important to note that neglecting to follow this outlined procedure might limit or nullify any entitlement you have to initiate a claim against our company. Your cooperation and adherence to this procedure are greatly appreciated, as they ensure that we can diligently address and resolve any concerns you might encounter during your travel experience.

To ensure a smooth travel experience, all esteemed clients must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from the anticipated return date. For your convenience, Nepalese visas can be acquired through two means: either from the Nepalese Consulate in your home country or upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport. The visa fees are structured as follows:

  • USD 30.00 or equivalent foreign currency for a 15 Days Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 50.00 or equivalent foreign currency for a 30 Days Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 125.00 or equivalent foreign currency for a 100 Days Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • Visa Extension : Should you require an extension of your tourist visa, please note the following guidelines:
    • The minimum extension period is 15 days.
    • The extension fee is USD 45.00 for the initial 15-day extension, with an additional charge of USD 3.00 per day for each extra day.
    • In situations where the extension is requested for less than 150 days, a late fine of USD 5.00 per day will apply.

    For enhanced convenience, many nationalities are eligible for E-Visas, which can be applied for through the official Government website: https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/on-arrival/IO01.

    We encourage all travelers to adhere to these visa and passport guidelines to ensure a hassle-free and enjoyable journey to Nepal. Your compliance with these regulations is greatly appreciated.

The itineraries or programs we provide are subject to potential alterations without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited to weather-related hazards, landslides, political disturbances, road closures, avalanches, sudden illnesses, and more. Customization of the program is possible based on client interests. In the unfortunate event of trip cancellation due to factors such as war, natural calamities, political instability, adverse climate conditions, etc., Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition P. Ltd would be delighted to offer you an alternative trip of comparable quality. This alternative option will be held for your convenience for up to one year, not exceeding this duration.

Pre-Departure Notification: In cases of significant changes, we will promptly inform you if there is sufficient time before departure. A "major change" is considered as an alteration affecting at least one-fifth of the itinerary days. Upon encountering a major change, you can decide between accepting the revised arrangement, receiving a refund for the land portion of the trip only, or opting for an alternative tour proposal.

Post-Departure Modifications: We retain the right to modify an itinerary after departure due to unforeseen local circumstances or events beyond our control. In such urgent situations, any additional expenses required for itinerary adjustments will be your responsibility. Please be aware that we do not assume responsibility for any incidental costs that might arise due to itinerary changes, such as visa expenses, vaccinations, or non-refundable flight bookings.

To secure your booking for Nepal trips, a non-refundable deposit of USD 200 per person per trip is essential. This deposit ensures the confirmation of your reservation. If you make your booking within 30 days of the departure date, the full amount is due at the time of booking. You have the flexibility to pay the remaining amount either before your arrival in Nepal or upon your arrival before the trip commences.

The non-refundable deposit must be remitted to the Company or its designated Agent. In case the deposit amount differs from what is stated in this clause, the company will provide you with the appropriate information at the time of booking.

You have the convenience to make booking deposits through bank transfers or by Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). Please refer to the details provided on the booking form to ensure accurate payment processing.

For Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal, your final payment can be settled upon your arrival in Nepal. This affords you flexibility and ease in managing your trip costs. You have various payment options available, including bank transfers, travel checks, cash, or Credit Card payments (Visa or MasterCard).

It's important to note that a 4% surcharge applies when using Credit Cards for payment. This surcharge is applicable to all types of payments, encompassing deposits, final balances, trip extensions, and incidental purchases. This policy ensures transparency and convenience in your financial transactions throughout your journey.

Please be aware that we maintain the prerogative to adjust pricing rates when necessary. Such revisions may occur if the prices displayed in our marketing materials and on our website face alterations due to circumstances beyond our control, such as shifts in exchange rates or government-imposed actions. It's important to note that domestic flight fares are particularly susceptible to fluctuations caused by increases in fuel prices.

Rest assured, our commitment to you is to always strive for transparency and to present the most current and accurate pricing in our tours. While external factors can sometimes exert pressure on pricing, we make every effort to minimize such impacts and maintain a fair pricing structure.

Upon payment of your deposit, your trip reservation is confirmed, contingent on settling the balance of fees 90 days before the scheduled trip commencement. If a member decides to cancel participation, the following guidelines will apply:

  • More than 45 days before departure: Deposit will be retained.
  • Between 45 to 31 days before arrival: 30% of the total tour price.
  • Between 30 to 14 days before arrival: 40% of the total tour price.
  • Between 14 to 09 days before arrival: 70% of the total tour price.
  • Between 08 to 02 days before arrival: 80% of the total tour price.
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of the total tour price.

We understand that circumstances can lead to changes in plans, and we strive to be accommodating within these stipulated terms. Please bear in mind that these measures allow us to manage the various arrangements and commitments associated with your trip.

We retain the right to cancel a trip up to 30 days before the scheduled departure. We also maintain the option to cancel a trip prior to departure if circumstances such as terrorism, natural disasters, political instability, or other external factors render it unfeasible to carry out the planned itinerary. If such a cancellation occurs, you have the choice to transfer the amounts paid to an alternative departure date or receive a complete refund. In cases where external events beyond our control lead to cancellation, refunds will be adjusted to account for any unrecoverable expenses.

It's important to note that we are not accountable for any ancillary expenses you may have incurred due to your booking, including but not limited to visa costs, vaccinations, travel insurance deductibles, or non-refundable flight fares. Please be aware that differing cancellation terms might be applicable to specific trip styles; your booking consultant will provide guidance if such variations exist.

If you wish to make changes to your booking, such as transferring to a different trip or transferring you’re booking to a third party, we require you to notify us a minimum of 30 days before the proposed departure date. A fee of USD 500 per person per change will be applicable, in addition to any charges imposed by hotels, ground operators, or airlines.

Should you notify us of changes less than 30 days before the proposed departure date, the refund policy applicable to cancellations will take effect. Transfers to a third party are permissible only if the transferee meets all the trip requirements, and transfers to another departure are limited to within the current validity period.

For amendments to other arrangements made in conjunction with your trip, an administration fee of USD 300 per booking per change will apply. This fee is separate from any charges levied by hotels, ground operators, or airlines.

Please note that no amendments can be made to your booking within 10 days of departure. This policy ensures effective management of trip arrangements and associated services.

The cost on our website applies to groups of 6 to 15 people joining the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal. We also offer the option of a private tour if your group size is at least two people. For larger groups of 12 or more, there's a significant discount, and one person can even join the trip for free. Many clients ask about preferred travel dates. It's important to know that the cost depends on:

  • Group Size: The total cost is based on how many people are in the group.
  • Accommodation Level: The cost is influenced by the type of hotel you choose and your budget.
  • Tailored Itinerary: We can adjust the tour schedule to fit your timing and preferences.
  • Extra Services: If you want additional services, we can adjust the price through mutual agreement.

Your satisfaction matters to us. We aim to fully understand your requirements for a smooth and enjoyable travel experience. We're open to working together to modify the pricing to match any extra features or changes you have in mind.

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