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Lumbini Special Tour

Trip code
Package name Lumbini Special Tour
Duration 13
Max. elevation 1350.00 m
Level EASY
Transportation Private Vehicle/tourist bus/flight
Accomodation Double/twin shearing accommodation in 3 Star Hotel 
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Namobuddha-Balthali Village-Kathmandu-Pokhara-Lumbini via Tansen-Chitwan National Park-Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,199 per person

Highlights

Overview


"Peaceful destination to the birth place of lord Buddha"

Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini, in southern Nepal, twenty-five hundred years ago. Since his time, Nepal has been a sacred ground for Buddhists as the birthplace of the Buddha. Lumbini is a small town in the southern Terai plains of Nepal, where the ruins of the old city can still be seen. Shakyamuni Buddha was born to a royal family.

Lumbini has been a holy ground for Buddhists all over the world. The restored garden and surroundings of Lumbini have the remains of many of the ancient stupas and monasteries. A large stone pillar erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka in 250 BC bears an inscription about the birth of the Buddha.

An important part of Lumbini is the temple of Maya Devi. It has a stone image of Maya Devi giving birth to Lord Buddha as she holds onto a branch. It has been well worn by the strokes of barren women hoping for fertility. To the south of the temple is a pool where Queen Maya Devi is said to have bathed and given her son his first purification bath.

A quiet garden, shaded by the leafy Bo tree (the type of tree under which Buddha received enlightenment), and a newly-planted forest nearby lend an air of tranquillity which bespeaks Buddha’s teachings. Lumbini is now being developed under the Master Plan of the Lumbini Development Trust, a non-governmental organization dedicated to the restoration of Lumbini and its development as a pilgrimage site. The plan, completed in 1978 by the renowned Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, will transform three square miles of land into a sacred place of gardens, pools, buildings, and groves. The development will include a Monastic Zone, the circular sacred Garden surrounding the Ashoka Pillar and Maya Devi temple, and Lumbini Village, where visitors will find lodges, restaurants, a cultural center, and tourist facilities.

An important archeological site near Lumbini, Kapilvastu evokes the ancient palace where Lord Buddha spent his formative years. Scattered foundations of the palace are abundant, and archeologists have by now discovered 13 successive layers of human habitation dating back to the eighth century BC. A must for archeological and historical buffs!

Besides its religious and historical significance, Lumbini offers cultural insights into the village life of southern Nepal. If possible, try to coincide your visit with the weekly Monday bazaar when villagers come from miles around to buy grains, spices, pottery, jewelry, saris, and various other items. It may appear as a scene out of the Arabian Nights, with colorful merchandise spread out under the mango trees and the air perfumed with incense. It’s a chance to bargain for souvenirs while witnessing local life in Lumbini. Wooden ox-carts loaded with hay trundle by. Villagers dry cow-dung for fuel and tea stalls serve sweet milk tea.

Today, Lumbini is beginning to receive travelers’ and archaeologists’ attention after centuries of neglect. Serious preservation work has only just been started in the latter half of this century and Lumbini as a slice of history is worth seeing and worth preserving.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Up on arrival at the International airport in the Kathmandu you will be picked up by our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After check you will have free afternoon to explore the area by yourself (if you need any assistance from us please let us know). Later in the afternoon you will meet one of our office representative for briefing about your tours, at that time if you have any question or queries could ask with us and then walk to one of the Authentic Restaurant for welcome dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Full day in Kathmandu with guided sightseeing tours

Morning about 8:30 am, we have breakfast and leave for day sightseeing tours in Kathmandu valley. We will take tour of the valley to see the key sites such as the classic Newari (the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu valley) architecture in the medieval city of Bhaktapur.  Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temples which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa, one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world, Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Hike to Namobuddha and overnight Balthali Village

Today after early morning breakfast you will head to Dhulikhel,  one of the best Mountain View point place. After some time visit hike up to Namobuddha, this is situated on the hill from where you will be able to view of the mountain with valley. After lunch hike down to Balthali Village. Stay overnight in Balthali Village.

Day 4 : Drive back to Kathmandu

With good sunrise, after breakfast walk to Panauti then drive back to Kathmandu. After lunch Visit Swyambhunath has known as Monkey Temple, combination Buddhism and Hinduism. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 5 : Fly to Pokhara

On given time you will be picked up from hotel then transfer to domestic airport for short but scenic flight to Lakeside city of Pokhara. On arrival you will be receive by hotel representative and take you to hotel. You have day excursion in Pokhara city including Tibetan refugee camp, Monastery and Boating in Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 6 : Full day in Pokhara

Pokhara is a naturally beautiful city has offer Mountain View, waterfall, cave and a big lake. Today an early morning you will be picked up form hotel then drive to Sarangkot, one of the best sunrise view point place from where you have magnificent view Annapurna Mountain, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu including Mt. Fish-Tail. Back to hotel for breakfast today you have full afternoon explore the city or for shopping. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 7 : Drive to Lumbini via Tansen

After wonderful time in Pokhara, today you have about 03 hrs drive to Tansen a beautiful hill town from where you will be able to see the nice view of the Mountain with the green valley. Drive continues to Lumbini through the scenic countryside. Once you check in you have free afternoon to explore the area. Stay overnight in Lumbini.

Day 8 : Full day in Lumbini

Today you have full day to explore the area with guide. Stay overnight in Lumbini.

Day 9 : Drive to Chitwan National Park

Today after breakfast you have about (4 hours) to Chotwan National Park. Once you are in Hotel you will greet by welcome drink then you will get short briefing about the program that you are going to do in Chitwan National Park. Later in the afternoon you have one of the activities, stay overnight in Chitwan.

Day 10 : Full day in Chitwan National park

Full Day Jungle activities include jungle safari on elephant back, nature walks, jungle drive, canoe ridge and bird watching in the park having 360 sq. miles of tall grassland and thick forests. We will attempt to search out some of the elusive animals of the Terai, and with the skill of the fully will encounter the one horned Rhino, various types of deer, boar and leopard and if we are very fortunate the elusive tiger. Later on this evening you will be able to watch Tharu Cultural Dance. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 : Drive to Kathmandu (4-5hrs)

Today in the morning you will have one of the activities before breakfast then after breakfast you will drive back to Kathmandu through the scenic countryside. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 : Free day for shopping.


Day 13 : Final Departure

Today you will transfer to the international airport for final departure. Or join next program with us.

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