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Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautama Buddha and has been declared as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Lumbini Tour is not only the religious excursion but also the trip to witness the great historical and archaeological facts related to palace of Lord Buddha. It is located in the south-western Nepal, in the Terai (plain-land), approximately 300 km away from Kathmandu.
Lumbini Pilgrimage tour is designed for those Buddhist or non Buddhist pilgrims keen to see the Buddha's birthplace, bathing place and meditation tree where Buddha meditated and etc…This package will serve you about detail information about Buddha and his philosophy. Lumbini pilgrimage tour starts from Kathmandu with sightseeing and scenic drive or flight to Bhairawa from where we take an hour drive by a local bus to Lumbini.
The tour started from the famous place Swoyambhunath and Buddhanath stupa. Both places have holy regard with Buddhism along with spiritual belief. Swoyambhunath which is also known as monkey temple has a historical records found on a stone inscription written in 5th century whereas Boudhanath stupa has a strong influence on Tibetan Buddhism cause in built by Tibetans refugees.
Travel Beyond specially designed Lumbini Pilgrimage tours as a exclusive Buddhist pilgrimage cultural tours to the birth place of Buddha, the light of asia which is inlisted on the world heritage site by UNESCO. The remains of the lost empire of Sudhodhana is still in existence in Tilaurakot where Gautama Buddha spent his 29 years and started his journey of enlightenment. We do visit the the Asoka pillar inscriptions indicate in the scared garden proofs that Buddha was born here around 2500 years ago on our Lumbini visit.
Lumbini is the fourth largest tourist destination in Nepal. Nearly 20,000 tourists visit the area every year (Source: Nepal Tourism Board). Recently, UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Site. It has great potential to grow as the major tourist destination in years to come.
We begin tour to Buddhist Pilgrimage with the Kathmandu Sightseeing where we will explore some of the world-famous Buddhist sites which have been cited as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We mainly explore the Boudhanath (one of the oldest and largest Buddhist Monastery), Swayambhunath (which also known as The Monkey Temple), Kapan Monastery (The center of Buddhist Philosophy and teachings).
Arrive at Kathmandu On your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, Our airport representative will receive you at the airport, transfer you to the hotel and brief you about tomorrow’s activities. Overnight at hotel.
Kathmandu sightseeing After breakfast, our city guide will take you to the monuments and places that come under the category of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple, which lies on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River; this is the country most important Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Swayambhunath Stupa (It is decorated with the famous Buddha’s eyes), Boudhanath Stupa and Kapan Monastry.Stay Overnight at Hotel.
Fly to Bhairahawa then drive to Lumbini After breakfast, fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa, which is the gateway to Lumbini. From Bhairawa, you head off to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. There, you walk in the Sacred Garden and visit its Ashoka Pillar and the Maya Devi Temple, as well as other temples and monasteries built by different countries.
Explore day around Lumbini After breakfast, we will visit the important archaeological site; Tilaurkot also remains on our traveling charts. You will come across the ancient sandstone of Buddha sculpture and visit the adjoining other historical ruins shrines like, Kudan, Gotihawa and Niglihawa. Lumbini has also been tagged with the “Fountain of World Peace and the Holiest pilgrimage center of Buddhist and peace loving people of the world”.
Fly back to Kathmandu After breakfast, our city guide will take you to airport from where you fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel for refreshment. After fresh up free for leisure activities and relax or just walk around on your own to explore Thamel city. Farewell Dinner in the Evening.
Finally Departure Our airport representative will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport in a private car.
Includes and Excludes
3 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
Airport pick up and drop off by our private vehicle.
2 night's hotel accommodation in Lumbini inclusive breakfast.
Kathmandu sightseeing and all the heritage entry fees.
Farewell dinner at typical Nepali local restaurant with cultural dance show.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Lumbini hotel
Nepal Arrival Visa and Airport tax
Personal transportation except above programs