Lumbini Tour

Lumbini Tour

Trip Overview

• Religious and spiritual journey to Lord Buddha’s birthplace
• Full day tour through the various landmarks around Lumbini
• Guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley
• Scenic flight or adventurous drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini as per your preference
• 5 nights’ accommodation in star hotels in both Kathmandu and Lumbini

6 Day(s)
Tour Type
Start Point
End Point
Best Season
All the year
Every day for Private Tour
Star hotel with breakfast

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Join us on the Lumbini Tour to explore Lumbini, the deeply religious and spiritual pilgrimage site attributed as the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. 

Lumbini is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, located in the Rupandehi district of Nepal. As the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, Lumbini carries a lot of religious, cultural, spiritual as well as historical significance. Also known as Siddhartha Gautama or Shakyamuni, Buddha is said to have lived sometime between 6th and 4th century BCE. According to popular belief, Gautama gave up his life as a prince to live as a severe ascetic in order to gain an understanding of human pain and suffering and their causes. Realizing this is not the correct path either, he eventually found a middle ground between sensual indulgence and severe asceticism. This led to him becoming the Buddha, which means an enlightened one. He shared his knowledge and findings with the people throughout his lifetime and his teachings eventually led to what is present-day Buddhism.

The Lumbini Tour package explores various sites with close ties to Buddha’s early life. The most prominent landmark there may be the Sacred Garden and the temple of Maya Devi (mother of Buddha). The holy Pushkarini Pond is said to have been where Maya Devi took a ritualistic bath before giving birth. The remains of the Kapilvastu palace have also been excavated and preserved here. The Ashoka Pillar, with its 3rd century BCE stone inscription, is another historically significant structure to explore here. Finally, there are numerous newer landmarks as well, such as the World Peace Pagoda, along with monasteries built with the help of Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka and various other nations.

The Lumbini Tour first starts with your arrival in Kathmandu, followed by a flight or drive to Lumbini the next day. We will have a full day of touring around Lumbini on the third day, followed by the return flight or drive back to Kathmandu. Finally, we will have one more tour around the various UNESCO world heritage sites across the capital, spread out across a whole day. With your departure the following morning, the 6 day Lumbini Tour comes to an end.

Trip Itineraries

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Once you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport, complete all customs procedures and meet up with our representative. They will be holding signboards of your name outside the terminal. Once you meet and greet with them, they will escort you to your hotel via private transport. In the evening, you have the option of going to Pashupatinath to witness the evening prayers (aarati).

Accommodation – Hotel, Meals – Dinner

Today’s plans consist of a half day drive along the Prithivi highway to Lumbini. We will depart from Kathmandu after breakfast and spend around 7-8 hours on the road depending on the traffic density and length of our breaks. Once at Lumbini, you will have some leisure time. You can spend the evening exploring the locality or save all of the exploration for the next day, whichever you wish.

If your travel budget is looking good, then a flight to Bhairahawa is also available from TIA. Choosing this route means you will only need to drive for an hour or so after your flight to reach Lumbini. Thanks to this, you will have loads of free time for you to explore the city on your own.

Accommodation – Hotel, Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

The major highlight of our trip will be the exploration of the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Lumbini. Also known as Siddhartha Gautam or Shakyamuni, Buddha was the founder of Buddhism and a monk and philosophical-spiritual teacher that lived sometime between the 6th and 4th century BCE.

We will spend the day touring through various locations with close ties to his life such as the Maya Devi temple, Sacred Garden, Puskarini Pond, Tilaurkot Palace, Bodhi tree. We will also explore other popular landmarks such as the Ashoka Pillar, World Peace Pagoda and more along with several new monasteries and stupas. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Lumbini.

Accommodation – Hotel, Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Following the full day of touring around Lumbini, we will now have the return drive to Kathmandu. We will take the same route as before along the Prithivi highway and be back at the capital in the evening. Since you have the evening in leisure, it might be a good idea to wander through the streets of Thamel if you are looking to shop for souvenirs.

Once again, if you catch a flight back to Kathmandu, you will have most of the day free to explore the capital on your own.

Accommodation – Hotel, Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

There are a lot of options to explore for this day. If you have a flight scheduled back to home, one of our staff will assist you in reaching the airport a few hours before your flight time. Otherwise, you will have the day free to spend as you see fit. You can explore the capital on your own or go for a guided tour around the city’s various UNESCO world heritage sites. If you choose this option, we will pick you up early to visit Pashupatinath and witness the morning prayers (Aarati) taking place. Then, we’ll head over to Boudhanath for breakfast, which is only a few kilometers away. Next, we will visit Swayambhunath, a hilltop Stupa surrounded by numerous small Hindu and Buddhist shrines. Finally, on our way back to the hotel, we will stop at the old palace, the Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

Accommodation – Hotel, Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy the last day of the tour with some delicious breakfast at your hotel. If you have a flight scheduled, one of our staff will assist you in reaching the airport a few hours before your flight. Otherwise, you are free to continue your holiday as you wish.

Meals – Breakfast

Costs & Includes

What's Included

• Airport pickup and drop off
• 3 Nights’ accommodation in star hotels in Kathmandu 
• 2 Nights’ accommodation in star hotels in Lumbini
• All land transport via private vehicle
• Domestic airfare (KTM – Lumbini – KTM)
• All applicable taxes

Not Included

• Personal nature expenses (Laundry, drinks, snacks, telephone/fax calls, internet)
• Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents.
• Travel insurance / health insurance 
• Tips and gratuities to drivers, hotel staff, guides
• Any meals apart from the ones mentioned in the itinerary

Travel Information

Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Buddha

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