Lumbini Special Tour: 13 Days

Peaceful destination to the birth place of lord Buddha
Good to Know
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 1350m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Cultural Excursion, Pilgrimage Sites, Day Hike And Wildlife Activities
  • Best Season Sept to May


Lumbini Special Tour is Buddhist a pilgrimage tour that takes you to the birthplace of Lord Buddha, which is located in Lumbini, Nepal. Overall, the Lumbini Special Tour is a unique opportunity to explore the birthplace of Lord Buddha, learn about Buddhism, and experience the rich culture and heritage of Nepal. It is a journey that is both enriching and enlightening.

  • Maya Devi Temple: The Maya Devi Temple is the most sacred site in Lumbini, as it is believed to be the exact spot where Lord Buddha was born. The temple houses a stone slab that marks the exact birthplace of Lord Buddha, and it is surrounded by ancient ruins and excavated relics.
  • Lumbini Sacred Garden: The Lumbini Sacred Garden is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most peaceful and serene places in Nepal. The garden is home to several monasteries, temples, and stupas built by various countries, including Japan, Thailand, and China, in honor of Lord Buddha.
  • Ashoka Pillar: The Ashoka Pillar is an ancient pillar located in the Lumbini Sacred Garden, which was erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC. The pillar bears inscriptions that confirm Lumbini as the birthplace of Lord Buddha and is an important archaeological artifact.
  • Visit to nearby monasteries: The Lumbini Special Tour also offers the opportunity to visit nearby monasteries and temples such as the Kapilvastu Museum, where you can learn about the life and teachings of Lord Buddha.
  • Cultural experience: The tour also provides an opportunity to interact with locals and experience the rich culture of Nepal. You can visit nearby villages and explore the local cuisine, handicrafts, and traditional customs.
  • Meditation and spiritual practices: Lumbini is known for its spiritual energy, and the tour offers a conducive environment for meditation and other spiritual practices. You can spend time in the tranquil surroundings and connect with your inner self.

Introduction: Lumbini Special Tour

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 that 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.

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      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.

        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.

          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.

            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.

              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.

                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.

                  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.

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

                      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.

                        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.

                          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.

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

                              Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                              What's Included
                              • All airport Pick up drops by private vehicle.
                              • 05 Nights twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
                              • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini with privet vehicle (entrance fees Extra).
                              • Day Hiking with a guide, Pack lunch, and transfer by private vehicle.
                              • 01 Night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Balthali.
                              • Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and Panauti to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
                              • Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight (if you want to make the price cheaper price you could travel by tourist bus).
                              • Pokhara to Lumbini to Chitwan to Kathmandu by private vehicle (if you want to make the price cheaper you could travel by bus).
                              • 02 Nights of twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Pokhara.
                              • 02 Nights twin shearing accommodation on BB in Lumbini.
                              • 02night/03-day safari activities on full board meals plan in Chitwan national Park.
                              • Safe drinking water.
                              • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
                              • First aid kit.
                              • Trekking Planner’s T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, and city maps – if necessary.
                              • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
                              • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                              What's Excluded
                              •  Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate fee in USD and two passport size photos).
                              •  International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights).
                              •  Airport departure tax (RS 200.00 per person per departure) for domestic flight.
                              •  Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu, Balthali, Pokhara, and  Lumbini.
                              •  Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                              •  Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in the city because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the tours(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
                              •  Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
                              •  Tips to the guide and drive.
                              •  Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
                              •  Anything not included in the service includes column.
                              Departure Dates
                              • Every day of the year, trip departures are available.
                              • This trip can be completely customized. Please contact us if you want to customize the trip.
                              • This trip is available on a fixed departure basis as well as a private group basis.
                              • If you are traveling alone or with your family, you can book this trip privately.
                              • Have a large group? We can meet all your requirements.
                              • We can work with you to make it affordable.
                              • We accept online payments and instant bookings.
                              Essential Info

                              Suggested Equipment List

                              • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
                              • Day pack.
                              • Sports shoes or sandals.
                              • Sun Hat/cap.
                              • Warm woolen cap.
                              • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
                              • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
                              • Pullover or warm sweeter.
                              • Raincoat.
                              • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
                              • Hand gloves.
                              • 2/3 pairs of trousers.
                              • 3/4 pairs of shirts.
                              • 3/4 pairs of underwear (noncotton preferred).
                              • Sunglasses.
                              • Water bottle.
                              • 4-season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
                              •  Flash or Torch light.
                              • Camera and batteries.
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