Lumbini Tour

Lumbini Tour

East Nepal Easy Tour

A Lumbini tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the birthplace of Lord Buddha and immerse oneself in the spiritual and cultural heritage of Buddhism.
A Lumbini tour offers a profound spiritual journey and an opportunity to connect with the teachings of Buddha amidst the serene surroundings of his birthplace. With its rich historical and cultural heritage, Lumbini promises a transformative experience for pilgrims and travelers seeking enlightenment and inner peace.

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Highlights & Attractions

  • Maya Devi Temple: Visit the sacred Maya Devi Temple, marking the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and pay respects at the exact spot where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama.

  • Lumbini Museum: Learn about the history and significance of Lumbini through artifacts, sculptures, and historical exhibits at the Lumbini Museum, offering insights into the life of Buddha and the development of Buddhism.

  • Ashoka Pillar: Admire the ancient Ashoka Pillar, erected by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE, bearing inscriptions attesting to his pilgrimage to Lumbini and his devotion to Buddhism.

  • World Peace Pagoda: Visit the World Peace Pagoda within the Lumbini Garden, symbolizing peace and harmony and offering panoramic views of the surrounding area.

  • Tilaurakot Excursion: Take a day trip to Tilaurakot, the ancient capital of the Shakya kingdom and the childhood home of Prince Siddhartha. Explore archaeological ruins, including the Tilaurakot Palace and Kudan Stupa, to gain insights into Buddha's early life.

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Trip Itinerary

Flight to Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you'll be met by our representative who will assist with your transfer to the hotel. After check-in, you'll have leisure time to relax and adjust to the new surroundings. In the evening, explore Thamel's lively streets, famous for its shops, restaurants, and vibrant atmosphere.

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Boudhanath Stupa. Explore the narrow streets of Thamel, a bustling tourist hub known for its shops, restaurants, and vibrant atmosphere.

Explore the medieval city of Bhaktapur et Patan, known for its well-preserved architecture, pottery square, and traditional Newari culture. Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple and Patan Durbar Square.

Travel to Lumbini: After breakfast, you'll depart from Kathmandu and begin your journey to Lumbini. You have the option to travel by road, enjoying scenic views along the way, or take a short flight to Bhairahawa, followed by a transfer to Lumbini. The road journey takes approximately 7-8 hours, while the flight is much quicker. Check-in: Upon arrival in Lumbini, you'll check into your hotel and have some time to refresh and relax after the journey. Maya Devi Temple: After settling in, you'll head to the sacred Maya Devi Temple, which marks the exact spot where Queen Maya Devi is believed to have given birth to Prince Siddhartha, who later became Buddha. Explore the temple complex and the Lumbini Garden, soaking in the peaceful ambiance and spiritual significance of the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Monastic Zone: Today, you'll explore the Monastic Zone, which houses various monasteries built by different Buddhist countries from around the world. As you wander through this tranquil area, you'll gain insights into the diverse Buddhist cultures, traditions, and architectural styles represented here. Take your time to admire the beautiful monastic structures and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere. Lumbini Museum: Next, visit the Lumbini Museum, located within the Lumbini Development Trust complex. Here, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the history and significance of Lumbini through a fascinating collection of artifacts, exhibits, and archaeological findings. The museum offers valuable insights into the life of Lord Buddha and the evolution of Buddhism over the centuries. Ashoka Pillar: Your final stop for the day is the Ashoka Pillar, situated near the Maya Devi Temple. This ancient pillar, erected by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE, serves as a symbol of his reverence for Buddha and his pilgrimage to Lumbini. Admire the intricate inscriptions on the pillar, which provide historical insights into the site's significance.

Tilaurakot Excursion: Today, you'll embark on a day trip to Tilaurakot, the ancient capital of the Shakya kingdom and the childhood home of Prince Siddhartha. Explore the archaeological ruins and important sites, including the Tilaurakot Palace and Kudan Stupa. Gain a deeper understanding of Buddha's early life and the historical context surrounding his journey to enlightenment. Departure: After the excursion, it will be time to bid farewell to Lumbini. Depending on your onward travel plans, you'll either be transferred to Bhairahawa for your flight back to Kathmandu or continue your journey to other destinations. Reflect on the profound spiritual experiences and cultural insights gained during your time in Lumbini as you depart from this sacred pilgrimage site.

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight, bidding farewell to the beautiful land of Nepal.

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Cost Includes

  • Guided visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square.
  • Transportation to and from cultural sites in a comfortable vehicle.
  • Knowledgeable local guide providing insights into Nepal's history, culture, and traditions.
  • Entrance fees to museums, temples, and other cultural attractions.
  • Accommodation in traditional guesthouses or hotels reflecting Nepali architecture and hospitality.
  • Authentic Nepali meals, including traditional dishes and local delicacies.
  • Interaction with local communities, allowing for a deeper understanding of Nepali customs and way of life.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Visa fees for entry into Nepal.
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, and additional snacks.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Optional activities or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and other service providers (at your discretion).
  • Any additional costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters, flight delays, or medical emergencies.

What is Lumbini?

Lumbini is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal, renowned as the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became known as Buddha. It is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Buddhists worldwide.

Where is Lumbini located?

Lumbini is located in the Rupandehi District of Nepal, near the border with India. It is approximately 27 kilometers west of Bhairahawa and about 300 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu.

What is there to see in Lumbini?

Lumbini is home to several significant landmarks, including the Maya Devi Temple marking the exact birthplace of Buddha, the Ashoka Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka, various monastic zones representing different Buddhist traditions, and the Lumbini Museum showcasing artifacts and historical exhibits.

What is the best time to visit Lumbini?

The best time to visit Lumbini is during the cooler and drier months of October to March, which coincides with the autumn and winter seasons in Nepal. The weather during this time is pleasant, making it ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Are there accommodations available in Lumbini?

Yes, there are several hotels, guesthouses, and resorts available in Lumbini catering to different budgets and preferences. Visitors can choose from a range of accommodation options located within close proximity to the Lumbini pilgrimage site.

Is it necessary to hire a guide for a Lumbini Tour?

While hiring a guide is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for a more enriching experience. A knowledgeable guide can provide valuable insights into the history, significance, and cultural aspects of Lumbini, enhancing the overall tour experience.

Can I take photographs in Lumbini?

Yes, visitors are generally allowed to take photographs for personal use in most areas of Lumbini. However, it is important to ask for permission before taking photographs inside temples or during religious ceremonies out of respect for local customs and traditions.