The Lumbini Tour Package Nepal is the best option for spiritual minds. It gives you an opportunity to explore the iconic spiritual places of Nepal along with the historic birthplace of Buddha.
Nepal is not only known for its great Himalayan ranges but also for being the birthplace of Lord Buddha.Once here, you will have the option to explore several Buddhist monuments dedicated to Buddha.
Lumbini the birthplace of Buddha is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also famously known as the capital of Buddhism. It is one of the four main pilgrimage sites marking Buddha’s life and therefore is a major pilgrimage site for the Buddhists.
Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Pushkarini Tank, ancient stupas and Vihar are some attractions during Lumbini tour. Also, you can witness the relics of Buddha’s birth and his remarkable existence in Nepal.
Along with Lumbini, there are many other spiritual sites that showcase the architecture and rich history of Nepal.
The Lumbini tour package Nepal is a Buddhist pilgrimage tour which includes the exploration of prominent Buddhist shrines in and around Kathmandu. Some are Boudha Stupa, Swayambhu Stupa, Pharping, Kapan Gompa and Namo Buddha.
Highlights of Lumbini Tour Package Nepal
- Visit some of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
- Explore some important monasteries and sites reflecting Buddhist Culture.
- Explore Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.
- Mingle with the local people and learn about their culture and lifestyle.
Detailed Itinerary of Lumbini Tour Package Nepal
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to a Hotel
Maximum Altitude: 1,345 m
Welcome to Kathmandu. Our representatives will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your hotel.
Once you have settled down at your rooms, our representatives will brief you on the tour and give you the necessary information. If you have any questions or doubts, please feel free to ask about it.
You can explore the area around you or have dinner and get a good rest.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Tour of Boudha, Swayambhu, and Pharping
After breakfast, you will embark on the first day of your spiritual tour. You will be visiting some amazing stupas and spiritual sites.
Built in the 5th century, this stupa is one of the biggest stupas in the world and the biggest one in Nepal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular tourist attraction.
This stupa is an epitome of beauty and grace, you will feel nothing but peace and contentment here.
It is a pristine white dome-shaped stupa with a golden sphere on top. Surrounding this massive stupa are restaurants, cafes, guesthouses. And countless shops along with a few monasteries that break the monotony.
You can shop in the shops here for singing bowls, statues, thangkas to exotic souvenirs. Or, join the locals while they circumambulate the stupa.
Sitting at the top of a hill, this visually stunning stupa is visible from far away. It is also famously known as the monkey temple.
Believed to have existed when Kathmandu Valley was still a lake, it is the oldest shrine in the valley.
Once at the top, you can make some circumambulations around the stupa while spinning the prayer wheels. You can also take a look inside the shops around the stupa selling paintings, handicrafts etc.
On days with clear weather, you will get a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley from the hilltop where Swyambhu Stupa rests.
Pharping, a small village 16 km southwest of Kathmandu, is home to caves Asura and Yanglasho.
In these very caves, Tibetan Guru Padmasambhava meditated and attained enlightenment.
On the way to the caves, you will also pass the pond at Taudaha, allegedly home to the nagas released from the Kathmandu lake.
Pharping is also home to several monasteries which take in students wanting to learn Tibetan Buddhism or Meditation.
Day03: Tour Around Kapan Monastery and Namo Buddha
After breakfast, you will be taking a tour of the Kapan Monastery and then to Namo Buddha.
Kopan Monastery located on a hilltop north of Kapan is a popular monastery among foreigners for being a place to learn Buddhism.
This monastery provides various courses in Tibetan Buddhism. And visitors are welcome anytime to explore or join the morning meditation classes.
You can explore the monastery and enjoy the serene view of the mountains, landscapes, and Kathmandu valley down below.
Namo Buddha, located at Kavre District about 40 km southeast from Kathmandu, is of great significance to Buddhist people.
It is believed to be the place where Gautama Buddha on one of his previous life offered his body to hungry tigress and her cubs to eat.
On the very spot where he fed the hungry creatures, you will find a statue of Buddha and the Tigers depicting the scene.
There is also a stupa and a monastery you can explore here. The environment around this place is enough to make you feel at peace and calm making it a great place for relaxation and meditation.
You will also get amazing views of the snow capped mountains and lush green hills from this place.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa and Drive to Lumbini
Maximum Altitude: 150 m
Travel Hours: 40 minutes flight to Bhairawa, 30 minutes drive to Lumbini
After breakfast, you will be taking a morning flight to Bhairawa and from Bhairawa you will drive for about 30 minutes to get to Lumbini.
Once in Lumbini, you will go to your hotel and freshen up. After that, you will go on your first day of Lumbini Tour.
Lumbini is famed for being the birthplace of Buddha. It holds great importance for Buddhist around the world.
Today you will be visiting the Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, and the International Peace Park.
Maya Devi Temple
Maya Devi gave birth to the Buddha on her way to her parent’s home in Devadaha in the year 642 BC.
Today you will still see the ruins and the spot of his birth marked and enclosed by a temple named the Mayadevi Temple.
Next, to the temple, you will find a pond in which Mayadevi supposedly bathed before giving birth to Lord Buddha.
The Ashoka Pillar in Lumbini takes the honors of being the oldest known inscription found in Nepal. It is one of many stone pillars built by the Indian Emperor Ashoka during his reign in the 3rd century BC.
The pillar, however, became lost over the centuries and only in 1895 was it rediscovered by a German archaeologist.
This simple structure by an ancient king might seem like just other commemorative pillars. But, it has quite an intricate lineage and history behind it.
Emperor Ashoka once led the brutal Kalinga war where thousands of people had died. It was a bloody and brutal war so much so that the Daya river turned red with blood.
The sheer scale of bloodshed, which he believed he was the cause of, prompted him to devote the rest of his life to non-violence. So, he fully accepted Buddhism and vowed to never take any life again.
International Peace Park
The birth site of Lord Buddha has an international peace park. Here, any other construction other than religiously significant is not allowed.
You will find a number of stupas and monasteries built by a multitude of nations in this park. Observe the difference in the architecture and culture of these temples.
Above all, you will soak in the peaceful atmosphere of this place and hopefully find some Nirvana.
Once you visit these places, you will go back to the hotel for dinner.
Overnight at Lumbini.
Day 05: Visit Tilaurakot, Kudan
After breakfast, we will embark on a tour of Tilaurakot and Kudan to learn more about Buddha’s life.
Tilaurakot at 29 km west of Lumbini is the historical site of Kapilvastu. This is where Lord Buddha spent the first 29 years of his life sheltered under the outside world.
Although only ruins of the ancient palace remain, there are still a lot of important findings you can see. It will leave you wondering about the life of Buddha and the people around him.
There is excavation work on progress in Tilaurakot to collect necessary pieces of evidence and documents.
About 4-5 km south of Tilaurakot is Kudan, the place where Buddha met his family for the first time after his renunciation/enlightenment.
It is also known as Nyigrodharama Park. It is also the place where the chief disciple Sariputra ordained Buddha’s son Rahula.
And, it is the place where Queen Prajapati Gautami offered Kashaya Vastra to Lord Buddha.
Some scholars even identify Kudan as the natal town of Krakuchhanda Buddha.
Major structural ruins excavated and conserved so far in Kudan include three stupas, a well, and a pond.
After the completion of the tour, you can explore Lumbini and take a look at the lifestyle of the local people.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Early Morning Drive to Bhairawa and Fly Back to Kathmandu
After breakfast, you will bid goodbye to this holy place and drive back to Bhairawa. From Bhairawa, you will take a flight to Kathmandu.
At Kathmandu, we will transfer you to the hotel where you can freshen up and take some rest.
After that, you can take a stroll around Thamel and buy some souvenirs.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Final Departure
Our representatives will drop you to the airport as per your flight schedule.
We hope you had an amazing time in Nepal. Looking forward to serving you again in the future.
Lumbini Tour Package Nepal is suitable for everyone and is a great opportunity to explore the diversity and spiritualism of Nepal. This is a fascinating soul cleansing tour to one of the holiest place on earth.
For further questions or bookings, please contact us. We are more than happy to help and guide you for your trip to Nepal.