Kathmandu Lumbini Tour package is designed for the exploration and experiences of culture, religion and history of medieval city, Kathmandu and religious city, Lumbini. Our Kathmandu Lumbini Tour package begins from Kathmandu visiting ancient and artistic temples, stupas and historical monuments, listed in UNESCO world cultural heritage sites , then Lumbini for the exploration of cultural and religious wonders, and ultimately comes to the end after getting back to Kathmandu. So, Kathmandu Lumbini Tour package includes two most important tourist cities in Nepal, Kathmandu and Lumbini.
Kathmandu: It is a capital city of Nepal and one of the three ancient cities of Kathmandu valley. It is is one of the most tourist sought destination in the country which includes UNESCO world cultural heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swoyambhunath Stupa. It is an open art gallery with numerous artistic temples, stupas, monasteries and historical monuments. It is the center of cultural assimilation, architectural wonders and varying lifestyle.
Lumbini : It is one of the world’s most important spiritual sites and historical sites in Nepal, where the lord Buddha was born. Buddha is the symbol of peace and the light of Asia. It is a sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhists and peace seekers of the world. It is a holy place for all who cherish peace and harmony. Lumbini is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. This is situated in the South-Western Terai of Nepal and 300 km away from the capital city, Kathmandu. According to the history, he was born in 623 B. C. as a son of king Suddodhan and queen Mayadevi and named prince siddhartha gautam. He had a luxurious life. His father wanted him to make a great king, but he didn’t want this material wealth. So, he abandoned his family and palace at the age of 29. He thought that material wealth was not an ultimate goal of life. This thought made, prince siddhartha Gautama to lord Buddha and took a birth of Buddhism.
Gautam was known to his followers as Buddha after he attained the enlightment at the age of 35. At the time of his awakening he realized complete insight into the cause of suffering and the steps necessary to eliminate it, resulted as his discovery. These discoveries became known as Four Noble Truths which are as follows.
1. Life is suffering.
2. The cause of suffering is desire.
3. The cure for suffering is to remove desire.
4. To remove desire follows the eightfold path,
Are right view, right intentions, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right concentration and right mindfulness are at the heart of Buddhist teachings.These were followed by his followers in the beginning and ultimately took a birth of Buddhism. Buddha represents awakened one. He was the founder of Buddhism. Either a person is Buddhist or not, Buddhist teachings are being followed world wide.
Important places to be visited in Lumbini.
Lumbini garden: A beautiful garden in Buddha’s time still retains it’s legendary charm and beauty. This site is marked by a stone pillar erected by an Indian Emperor Asoka at 245 b.c. There is a stone marked place to represent the exact birth place of Buddha.
Maya Devi temple: This temple was named from the mother’s name of lord buddha, Maya Devi and dedicated to her. The temple houses marker stone, nativity sculpture and structural ruins, all relevant to the birth of the buddha. The marker stone pinpoints the exact birth place of Buddha whilst nativity sculpture depicts the birth scene of Buddha which was placed inside the temple in 4th century AD.
Pushkarini pond: It is a sacred pond where Maya Devi took a hloy bath before giving the birth to Buddha.
Ramagram: It is believed to be the maternal home of buddha. There is the biggest stupa with important relics.
There are many monasteries built by different countries like Burma, Thailand, srilanka, Korea, Singapore, Germany, Japan and china to observe the different architecture and prayer areas.
Hence, Kathmandu Lumbini Tour is the best tour package for Buddhist pilgrims as well as culture loving travelers.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu – D
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet and greet at the international airport and transfer to hotel. Short briefing of trip. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. In the evening, Welcome dinner in a typical nepali restaurant with authentic nepali cuisine and cultural dance erformance. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – B
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and head towards Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour especially UNESCO world cultural heritage sites, which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square for the experience of beautiful fusion of religion, culture and history. These heritage monuments reflect the centuries old culture, arts and architecture of Nepal, still retain the medieval charm of Malla Dynasty, which are unique in world. After tour, drop off to hotel. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu – Lumbini (300km, 08hrs) – B
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive to Lumbini for about 08 hours by Tourist bus which is approximately 300 km in the west of Kathmandu. After reaching Lumbini, transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. Overnight at hotel, Lumbini.
Day 04 : Lumbini Sightseeing Tour (Full Day) – B
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and head towards Lumbini Sightseeing Tour which includes Lumbini Garden, Mayadevi Temple, Pushkarini Pond, Ashoka’s Pillar and other nation’s Temples like Thailand, Myanmar, Tibet, Singapore, China, Japan, Germany and Korean etc. After Tour drop off to hotel and overnight at hotel, Lumbini.
Day 05 : Drive Lumbini – Kathmandu – B
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive back to Kathmandu retracing the same highway. After reaching Kathmandu,transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. Enjoy the free time by shopping at souvenir shops or hanging around thamel (Tourism hub city). Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 06 : Departure – B
Leisure until departure. Transfer to International Airport to board the flight.
1. Airport pick up and drop off service by private vehicle.
2. All accommodation in 3-star category hotels on B/B plan in Kathmandu and Lumbini.
3. Welcome drinks (non-alcoholic) and welcome dinner in a typical nepali restaurant with authentic nepali cuisine and cultural show.
4. Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour in a private vehicle with experienced local tour guide.
5. Kathmandu – Lumbini overland round transportation by Tourist bus.
6. All heritage monuments entrance fees.
1. Nepalese visa fee.
2. International airfare.
3. All personal expenses.
4. Meals not mentioned above.
5. Travel insurance.
5. Tips for the guide and driver (tips is expected).