It was in Lumbini, around the year 563 BC, that one of history’s greatest and most revered figures, Siddhartha Gautama – better known as the Buddha – was born. It’s no great surprise to learn that the World Heritage–listed Lumbini is of huge religious significance and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world.
Located 22km west of Bhairawa, the spiritual heart of Lumbini is Maya Devi Temple, which marks the spot where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama. In the adjoining sacred garden, you’ll find the pillar of Ashoka, ancient ruins of stupas, and maroon- and saffron-robed monks congregating under a sprawling Bodhi (pipal) fig decorated with prayer flags.
Maya Devi Temple is set in the middle of the large 4km by 2.5km park grounds known as the Lumbini Development Zone. Designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange in 1978, it’s a work in progress that comprises landscaped lakes and numerous monasteries that have been constructed by Buddhist communities from around the world.
Most people rush through Lumbini, allowing only a few hours to look around. However, you could easily spend one or two days exploring the zone and its monasteries and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere.
Lumbini Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel O/n Hotel
Day 02: Visit Kathmandu city
Day 03: Fly or drive to Lumbini
Day 04: Breakfast | Lumbini Tour
Day 05: Religious and archaeological sites of Kapilavastu
Day 06: Fly back to Kathmandu/Drive to Bhaktapur Durbar square O/n Hotel
Day 07: After breakfast transfer to Airport/ Extend your Stay.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
The Himalaya snow treks & expedition representative will be waiting at airport with your name card. Please do try to find your name card after your Visa work completed on TIA Airport Kathmandu. If you want you can easily get the Nepalese mobile Sim card (Mobile chip) for your mobile phone with data on it @ $10USD. Then we will drive you straight to our booked hotel in Thamel. We will provide you the city map and provide some local information that you should have to know around Kathmandu and in Mountain region.
Today after breakfast @9 am our representative will attend to your booked hotel and then we go for the city tour to Kathmandu Valley with our tour guide on our cab.
Today we will visit some of the most attractive places around Kathmandu Valley. Most of the places are temples and stupa, because of the Kathmandu valley is popularly known as the city of temples. We Choose some among them which are very popular to all over the world and listed by UNESCO as a world Heritages sites. They Charge entrance fees. You pay it once you are there.
Patan Durbar square ($10)
Pashupatinath Temple ($10)
Boudhanath Stupa ($2)
Swayambhunath Temple ($2) Entrance fees
After we complete our City tour we will drive back to Hotel and then we will get prepare for Our Trek to Everest base camp our guide will meet you around evening time and we go for the typical Nepalese cultural music Restaurant for the dinner.
Flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa takes 35 mints and from there it is 30 mins drive to Lumbini. One can also drive to Lumbini (321 km / 9 hrs) from Kathmandu.on our itinerary we provide the price for a drive to Lumbini and flight back from Lumbini to Kathmandu.
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Lumbini is developed under the master plan in the area of 6 Km X 2 km. We will start our tour from the ‘New Tourist village and visit the World peace pagoda and museum. This is also the pilgrimage concept of a master plan to introduce Buddhism and purify mind through the monastic zone. Monasteries of Mahayani and Teravadi Buddhism are spread across the cannon. Finally visit the Mayadevi temple protecting the ‘Marker Stone’, Statue of nativity scene and ruins of old temple walls dating from 3rd BC to 12 AD. Asoka pillar still displays the inscriptions explaining his visit to the birthplace of Buddha. O/n Hotel
Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, Niglihara and Sagarhawa. Tilaurakot is the ancient Kapilavastu – the capital of Shakyas, where Buddha spent his first 29 years. Kudan was where Buddha was received by his father after his access to enlightenment. King Suddhodana specially built the Kudan (Nigrodharma Park) for the accommodation of the Buddha and his followers. Gotihawa is the birth place of Krakuchanda Buddha. Niglihawa is where Kanakmuni Buddha was born. Sagarhawa is the archaeological findings as “place of the massacre of the Shakyas”. O/n Hotel
Fly back to Kathmandu, Drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square stay overnight In Bhaktapur/ Kathmandu on your choice.