Kathmandu Lumbini Tour - 7 Days

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Kathmandu Lumbini Tour

Trip Overview

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.

Trip Highlight

  • 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.
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Itinenary

Price Includes
  • 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.

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Reviews

Aristofanes Cedeno
Aristofanes Cedeno

One Week in Nepal With Tour Guide

I recently spent one week in Nepal and Tour Guide Team Trek provided an extraordinary service with an itinerary suited to my needs and interests, including Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara, detailed cultural and historical explanations when visiting different sites in Kathmandu, and above all, a customer and people-oriented approach to all activities, meals, shopping, etc. Kumar Dahal was my tour guide and it was a pleasure for me to have him showing me his native Nepal. Kumar has excellent English speaking skills and he is willing to take the extra mile to help you have the best trip to this beautiful country. I recommend him and Nepal Tour Guide Team Trek wholeheartedly as the best agency to fulfill your expectations.

Adam Szucs
Adam Szucs

Memorable 4 Days With Tour Guide

My wife and I had the privilege to enjoy a 4 days long private tour with tourguideinnepal.com. Everything was spot on. We had a private driver and a private tour guide for the entire trip, both extremely polite. I can 100% recommend them to others also. I also found their pricing more than fair. Kumar runs the company, he was very helpful when we put together the custom itinerary. Our tour guide was Suvash, probably the most caring guy I’ve ever met. Thanks for the lifetime experience guys!

Brad Wegner
Brad Wegner

Two Nights Was Awesome

I only had two nights in Kathmandu and primarily wanted to do a chopper flight around Everest as well as see as much of Kathmandu as possible. Kumar was amazing and looked after me like family. I did a lot of research and Kumar booked the Chopper flight for me and answered any and all questions I had leading up to it. The Everest day was truly one of the best and awe inspiring days of my life. Kumar also took us to all of the must see sights in Kathmandu. He listened to our needs as well as read our body language for what we required. You must have a guide in places like Kathmandu to understand the history and not miss anything and you won’t regret using Kumar – he is the best!!

Tom And Heide
Tom And Heide

18th September, 2018

AMAZING NEPAL EXPERIENCE WITH Nepal Tour Guide Team

We had the privilege exploring KTM valley with Kumar. He has a way of showing you all facets of Nepal as nobody else will. Not only does he know his country like no other, he also has a special way of connecting you with his culture , people, customs and more like a real tour guide can only do. He is a humanitarian, a good spirit, with a great sense of humor and a heart of gold, someone who CARES about his country and people. You will love the way he guides you and shows you his country. Anything from local foods, to extensive history or just small talk about politics and social issues, Kumar is happy to discuss all. He showed us a side of Nepal, we would have never experienced with a larger bus group. He customized our program to our liking, the way we wanted it, patiently answered all of our questions always friendly , attentive and genuine. We can highly recommend Kumar as your private guide. I have traveled the world extensively (please see my other reviews on tripadvisor) and know the difference between ‘just a guide’ and a true tour director who LOVES his job and connecting with people from all walks of life. Kumar is great in what he does and his personality will make you like him the day you meet. We are still friends and should we return to Nepal, there is no doubt in our minds that we will see him again, not only as our guide but also to reunite with a great friend and human being.

Two Weeks In Nepal

We came to Nepal for just under two weeks in March 2017. My husband and I decided to bring my mom for her 60th birthday as it was her lifelong dream to visit Nepal. But weren’t sure what to do while we were there! Luckily, we found Nepal Tour Guide Team, and after a few emails to Kumar, he set up the whole trip for us. Our trip was incredible, and Kumar was wonderful. From Kathmandu to Chitwan, Pokhara and back, Kumar showed us the whole country, and his knowledge was second to none. He arranged all the hotels, the car and driver, the things we did, showed us great places to eat and most importantly, provided great friendship and conversation along the way! We laughed the whole trip and had a wonderful time. The mountains were beautiful, Chitwan was amazing, and the lakeside at Pokhara was definitely my mom’s favorite part. We’re still positive we had the best tour guide and the most skilled driver in the entire country. Kumar is an incredible person and we made a lifelong friend. Even after coming home, we continue to keep in touch, chatting and making video calls. We can’t wait to go back!

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Total Cost (USD) USD 1125 / person

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code

    TGN-40

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Trip Style

    Private / Group

  • End In

    Kathmandu

  • Group Size

    2 - 14 Pax

  • Accomodation

    Hotel

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