Discover the sacred birthplace of Gautam Buddha on a serene journey from Kathmandu to Lumbini. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Lumbini Sacred Garden, explore the monastic zone with its diverse international monasteries, and visit Devdaha and Ramagrama to uncover the legends and relics associated with Buddha’s life.
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Embark on a captivating journey to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, and immerse yourself in this sacred site's rich spiritual heritage and tranquility.
This carefully curated trip from Kathmandu to Lumbini offers a unique opportunity to explore the roots of Buddhism and connect with the teachings of one of history's most outstanding spiritual leaders.
Delve into the serene ambiance of the Lumbini Sacred Garden, where the Mayadevi Temple and Ashoka Pillar stand as a testament to the birth of Prince Siddhartha.
Discover the monastic zone, home to monasteries representing different cultures and traditions worldwide. Engage in self-reflection and meditation amidst the tranquil surroundings.
Expand your journey by visiting Devdaha and Ramagrama, where you'll uncover the stories and relics associated with Buddha's life.
Finally, returned to Kathmandu with a sense of inner peace and a deeper understanding of Buddhism.
This Lumbini tour promises an unforgettable spiritual experience, leaving you inspired and enlightened.
Embark on a transformative journey from Kathmandu to Lumbini, the sacred birthplace of Gautam Buddha. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the Lumbini Sacred Garden, where you can explore the Mayadevi Temple and the iconic Ashoka Pillar.
Engage with diverse cultures as you visit the monastic zone, home to many international monasteries. Expand your horizons with day trips to Devdaha and Ramagrama, where you can uncover the fascinating legends and revered relics associated with Buddha's life.
Absorb the tranquil atmosphere, indulge in self-reflection, and return to Kathmandu with a profound sense of spiritual enlightenment and cultural appreciation.
Day 1 Kathmandu to Lumbini
Depart from Kathmandu by either a domestic flight or a private vehicle, depending on your preference and schedule.
Arrive in Lumbini and check into your hotel. Take some time to relax and acclimate to the peaceful surroundings.
Visit the Lumbini Sacred Garden and explore the Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, and the Sacred Pond. Experience the serene ambiance and immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere.
Day 2 Lumbini Exploration
Begin your day with a visit to the monastic zone, which houses monasteries from various countries. Explore the architectural marvels and unique traditions represented by each monastery.
Continue your exploration of Lumbini by visiting the World Peace Pagoda, also known as Shanti Stupa. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area and reflect on the principles of peace and harmony.
Witness the captivating sunset at Lumbini and take some time for self-reflection and meditation amidst the tranquil surroundings.
Day 3 Devdaha and Ramagrama Excursion
Take a day trip to Devdaha, the maternal hometown of Queen Mayadevi and the ancient capital of the Koliya Kingdom. Explore the historic sites and learn about the legends associated with Devdaha.
Continue your excursion by visiting Ramagrama, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. Admire the beauty of the stupa housing the relics of Gautam Buddha and engage in spiritual practices.
Return to Lumbini and enjoy a leisurely evening, perhaps by visiting local markets or trying out traditional Nepali cuisine.
Day 4 Return to Kathmandu
Check out from your hotel and bid farewell to Lumbini as you embark on your journey back to Kathmandu.
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax or explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, known for its shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.
Enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant, complete with cultural performances, to celebrate the conclusion of your Lumbini tour.
Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Any personal expenses
tips for guide and driver
The best time to visit Lumbini is during the months of October to March when the weather is pleasant and mild. However, Lumbini can be visited throughout the year, as the monastic complex and sacred sites remain open regardless of the season.
There are two primary modes of transportation to reach Lumbini from Kathmandu. You can either take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa, which is the nearest airport to Lumbini, and then continue by road for a short distance. Alternatively, you can opt for a scenic road journey from Kathmandu to Lumbini, which takes around 7-8 hours.
Yes, Lumbini offers a range of accommodation options catering to different budgets and preferences. From luxury hotels to guesthouses and resorts, you can find suitable places to stay in and around Lumbini. It is recommended to book your accommodation in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.
While having a guide is not mandatory, it can greatly enhance your experience in Lumbini. A knowledgeable guide can provide valuable insights into the history, significance, and stories associated with the various sites within Lumbini. They can also assist in navigating the monastic zone and ensure you don't miss any important landmarks.
Lumbini is a sacred site, and it is advisable to dress modestly and respectfully. Ensure your clothing covers your shoulders and knees. It is also recommended to remove your shoes when entering temples or monasteries as a sign of respect.
Yes, photography is allowed in Lumbini. However, some monasteries or specific areas may have restrictions on photography, so it's important to be mindful and respect any guidelines or requests by the authorities or local residents.
Lumbini is a place of religious significance, and it is customary to maintain a peaceful and respectful demeanor while visiting. It is common for visitors to light candles, offer prayers, or engage in meditation practices. Observing and respecting these local customs adds to the overall spiritual experience.