Kathmandu Lumbini Tour - 7 Days
Explore the Birthplace of Gautam Buddha on Kathmandu Lumbini Tour
Situated in southern Nepal close to the Indian border, Lumbini is a historical delight for travellers. Surrounded by more than 100 ancient monuments, temples, international monasteries, and the likes, Lumbini is an open museum. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, Lumbini became one of many core pilgrimage sites after the teachings of Buddha spread all over the globe.
You can visit over 30 Buddhist monasteries built by countries from around the world like China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Germany, France etc. Each monasteries have their own unique architecture to showcase and this gives you the chance to admire the diverse international heritage at one single place. These establishments organise religious and spiritual programs throughout the year so you have a greater chance of immersing yourself in any of the Buddhist traditions.
Soak up the peaceful atmosphere and above all visit the Maya Devi Temple which dates back to more than 2,200 years. This temple marks the exact spot where Queen Maya Devi, feeling the onset of labor pains, grabbed hold of the branches of a shade tree and gave birth to Siddharta Gautama in around 563 BC.
Standing adjacent to the temple lies a sacred pool and a garden, both of which are significant to the life of Gautam Buddha. The Sacred garden is said to have been known as a beautiful garden in the Buddha's time and still retains its legendary charm and beauty.
The gardens are just a short walk or rickshaw ride away from the main road. Stepping into the garden you’ll find the Ashoka Pillars that commemorate Ashoka's visit around the year 249 BC, the year he converted to Buddhism. The inscriptions on these pillars are said to be the oldest inscription found in Nepal. The interesting saga behind the monument and its spiritual significance make the Ashokan Pillar a must-visit site for history, religious and architectural enthusiasts.
The inscriptions on these pillars are said to be the oldest inscription found in Nepal. The interesting saga behind the monument and its spiritual significance make the Ashokan Pillar a must-visit site for history, religious and architectural enthusiasts.
The sacred pond, on the other hand is known to have existed before Siddhartha Gautam. This pond is where the infant prince is said to have been given his purification bath. The pond also used to be the royal bath spot of Queen Maya Devi.
Located outside the main temple compound yet easily accessible by rickshaw, lies the gleaming-white World Peace Pagoda constructed by Japanese Buddhists. This pagoda is the counterpart to the Flame of Peace monument in Okinawa, Japan, and is a symbol of tranquility.
Spreading over an area of 6 km square around the World Peace Pagoda are the wetlands which has now become a popular crane sanctuary. You could stand a good chance of seeing rare cranes stalking through the fields, as well as the large blue bulls.
Following the path of the tower and making your way on top will give you some excellent views over the wetlands. Now a laid-back town in western Nepal, Lumbini was once part of the ancient Koliya Kingdom, founded by Shakya dynasty during the late Vedic period.
It’s closed culture guides you into quiet, reflective moments you rarely get when you travel. Walk shoulder to shoulder with locals and tourists, and what you will hear, smell, taste will be nothing less than simple devotion lingering from ancient times.
- The Sacred Garden and the Sacred Pool are very important archaeological sites connected to the life of Siddharta Gautam.
- The Maya Devi Temple takes you to the heart of Buddhist religion. Bring the birthplace of Siddhartha Gaumtam, this temple is also the birthplace of Buddhism.
- Tilaurakot- the ancient capital of Kapilvastu kingdom where Siddharta Gaumtam spent his household years.
- Large wetlands that is now the crane sanctuary and is also home to Blue Bulls.
- Devdaha- ancient town about 54 kms east of Lumbini. This is the maternal home of Queen Maya Devi and also where Siddhartha Gautam spent his childhood.
- International monasteries zone where you can visit more than 30 different international monasteries each with their own identity and tradition.
- Price Details
- Day 01
Your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
A Nepal Tour Guide representative will be there to welcome with and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
- Day 02
Kathmandu - Bhairahawa - Lumbini
- 30 min flight from Kathmandu - Bhairahawa (35 min.). Driving from Bhairahawa - Lumbini
- Observe Lumbini Gardens and surrounding areas. Overnight at Hotel inclusive of breakfast.
- Day 03
Visit the Mayadevi Temple and tour of surrounding areas.
- Visit the 3 square mile area of Sacred Garden, Monastic Zone and New Lumbini Village
- Overnight at a hotel inclusive of breakfast.
- Day 04
Visit the surrounding villages and observe rural culture.
Overnight at a hotel inclusive of breakfast.
- Day 05
Lumbini - Kapilavastu - Bhairahawa
- Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Gotihawa, Kudan,
Tilaurakot and Lumbini, Nilhihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot.
- Overnight at a hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
- Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Gotihawa, Kudan,
- Day 06
Devdaha - Ramagram - Bhairahawa - Kathmandu
- Drive and visit religious and archeological sites at Devdaha, Ramagram and Drive back to Bhairahawa (3-4 hrs.)
- 35 min flight back to Kathmandu from Bhairahawa.
- Overnight at your Kathmandu hotel Kathmandu, inclusive of breakfast.
- Day 07
- Drive to airport to connect your another destination.
- A Nepal Tour Guide representative will take you to the airport 3 hrs prior to your flight.
- All Surface transport in Private Vehicle with AC.
- All government charges and official charges.
- An experienced English speaking tour guide throughout the trip.
- All accommodations with 3 star category hotel with Breakfast.
- Airport pickup and drop.
Price Not Includes
- Lunch and dinner.
- Sightseeing entrance fee.
- Personal Expenses.
- Anything not mentioned in the cost includes and itinerary.
When is the best time of a year for this tour?
Every season in Nepal is suitable for this tour. However, February- May and Sept- Dec is a peak season for tourists.
Do you provide accommodation services or should I arrange for myself?
Our package includes 3-star accommodations with BB plan. However, if you choose to arrange accommodations by yourself or want to shift to luxury accommodations you can choose CUSTOMIZE MY TRIP option available in the right side of our tours
What kinds of food are available during this tour?
All sorts of food veg and non-veg are available everywhere throughout the journey. You might like to choose traditional Nepali dishes in some parts as they are served with best tastes in such parts.
Do you provide airport pickup and drop services during this tour?
Yes, we provide all airport pickup and drop services during this tour.
Can I get guides that speaks languages other than English?
Yes, you can get the guide that speaks other language if you need one. The price however will be extra.
How can I pay for this tour?
You can choose to pay via credit cards, Bank transfer or IME/ Moneygram/ Western Union. For more information regarding the payment please follow our payment information.
Do you provide female guides for Female travellers?
Yes We provide Female tour guides for female travellers travelling alone or a group of female travellers.
Do I need to pay extra for entrance fees during this tour and how much is it?
Yes, entrance fees are excluded in our trip and you will have to pay during the tour. The cost is approximately approx $50.
Can I customize this tour as per my preference?
Yes, this tour can be customized as per your preference. Please click on the link to customize the trip and our representative will get back to you regarding the same.
Are you guides qualified and friendly during the tour?
You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide licensed by the Government of Nepal. Our team has members serving more than 10 years in the industry. You will feel more comfortable with them.
How much extra cash do I need to carry?
Extra cash required for this tour is approx. USD 50 for entrance fees and approx. USD 250 for Launch and Dinner. Other personal expense could vary based on your expense.
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