Our Lumbini tour package offers you a chance to explore the birth place of Lord Buddha. Beside the UNESCO listed heritage site visit, people can travel for a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu. In this 4 nights 5 days Lumbini tour package they will stay 3 nights in Kathmandu and 1 night in Lumbini. They can also get a chance for shopping around the Thamel tourist market.
Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site located in the Rupandehi district of Nepal. It lies on the lowlands of Terai near the Indian Boarder of India. Lumbini is listed on the world heritage site by UNESCO in 1997. It is a 5 hour drive from Kathmandu and a 30 min drive from the Gautam Buddha Airport at Bhairahawa.
5 UNESCO listed heritage sites are the major attraction of Lumbini tour package.
According to the Buddhist Tradition, this place is the birth place of Gautam Buddha. Maya Devi gave birth to the Prince Siddhartha in 563 BCE who later became the founder of Buddhism. He is said to have walked instantaneously after his birth and took seven steps, under which lotus flowers bloomed on every steps. Lumbini is a world famous heritage. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit this place to attain peace and meditate. There are many places one can visit when they are in Lumbini. These places include:
Maya Devi Temple
It is one of the important temples inside the Lumbini premises. This white temple indicates the exact birth spot of Gautam Buddha. Maya Devi then took a sacrament dip in the nearby pond, which is believed to be the place where Gautam Buddha took his first bath too. There are Bael and Pipal trees along the premises of the temple where the monks come and meditate. One can have a peaceful time there.
Ashoka Pillar was built during 249 BC when the Emperor Ashoka visited the flourishing Lumbini village. He erected the pillar (At the Rummindei Park) and wrote inscription that says “King Piyadasi (Ashoka), beloved of devas, in the 20 year of the coronation, himself made a royal visit, Buddha Sakyamuni having been born here, a stone railing was built and a stone pillar erected to the Bhagavan [“blessed one”] having been born here. Ashoka Pillar was discovered by German archaeologist who came upon Ashoka’s Pillar, identified by its inscription in 1895 AD. Ashoka Pillar is protected by a small fence, which is decorated with prayer flags and banners from the pilgrims.
Eternal Peace Flame
The eternal flame is in the Lumbini forest park and is revamped by a man made canal on four sides and with walk paths on both sides of the canal. The flame is symbolic for world peace. There is a statue of baby Buddha nearby the Eternal Flame.
Monasteries and Buddha Bihars
There are many monasteries and Buddha Bihars inside the premises of Lumbini. It will take more than a day to explore these fine-looking monasteries made by different countries. These include Myanmar Golden Temple, World Peace Pagoda, Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Bihar, China Temple etc. These places are beautifully crafted in diverse traditional styles. One must not miss visiting these monuments when they are in Lumbini.
The Museum on the northern end of the premise is dedicated to the life of Gautam Buddha and houses the photos and relics from Buddhist sites all over the world.
Lumbini is one of the most visited places in the world. Every year thousands of Buddhists as well as Non Buddhists pilgrims visit this place to closely observe the life of Buddha and revise Buddhist culture. Scattered on the area of 4.8 km in length and 1.6 km in width, this site contains hundreds of temples and monasteries inside. You can get in touch with the Buddhists monks. Prayers flags give the place a positive vibe and the aroma of the incense sticks will leave you mesmerized. People can visit the 64 scattered archaeological sites around Lumbini cultural area. One can also roam around the villages of Lumbini to study the local culture of the people residing there. The trip to Lumbini is a complete package combining spiritual, religious and peaceful experience. One must not forget to visit this place if they wish to make their Lumbini tour package memorable.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Your Arrival Time(?): Airport pickup and transfer to your Hotel.
06:00 PM: Short briefing about your tour program. If you are arriving late (after 4PM) then we will have briefing next morning at 09:00AM. If any payment is due, then it will be collected during briefing time.
Meal: Not Included
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing (Full Day)
10:00 AM: After breakfast full day sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Meal: Breakfast Included
Optional Activity: Everest Mountain Flight at 06:00 AM from Kathmandu Airport.
Pashupatinath temple is the largest and holiest shrines for Hindus. This temple, situated on the bank of Bagmati river was built in the 5th century There are around 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) to explore. No entrance fee is charged for SAARC nationals to enter the temple. Although only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river.
Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. It is the center hub of Buddhism in Nepal which is surrounded by hundreds of monasteries. Licchhavi rulers renovated the staple during the 8th century, which has made on the shape of a Mandala.
Swayambhunath is one of the most glorious, holiest and oldest Stupa of the world. It is Located on a small hillock in west Kathmandu hence commands an excellent view of the valley. The stupa was built in 460 A.D. by King Manadeva, is also known by the name “Monkey Temple”.
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu Valley. The Malla king Pratap Malla erected the statue of Hanuman (the Hindu god of power) in this place and it was named Hanuman Dhoka. Taleju Temple, Tribhuvan Museum, the house of Kumari (Living Goddess), Kasthamandap, the temple of Kal Bhairav along with few other temples are some places to explore.
Day 03:Fly to Lumbini (30 Minutes Flight) and Lumbini Sightseeing
10:00 AM: After Breakfast, Fly to Lumbini. We will transfer you from Lumbini airport to your hotel.
12:00 PM: You will visit Japanese Stupa, Chinese Stupa, Ashoka Pillars, Vietnam Stupa, Buddha’s birthplace, Mayadevi Temple and many other Buddhist Stupas around Lumbini area.
Meal: Breakfast Included
Maya Devi Temple is one of the major attractions of the Lumbini Heritage site. This exact spot is where Mayadevi gave birth to Lord Buddha.This temple protects the exact spot of Buddha’s birth, denoted by a marker stone. The Bodhi tree is the tree where Maya Devi rested in the shade while she was traveling. It was there that she went into labor and took a ritual dip in the nearby pond, which is believed to be the place where Buddha took his first bath too.
Ashokan Pillar is another major attraction in Lumbini and believed to be built during 249 BC when Emperor Ashoka of India visited the then flourishing village of Lumbini. He built four Stupas and a pillar with a horse idol at the top and an inscription that describes his visit and the importance of Lumbini as the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
Day 04: Fly back to Kathmandu, Leisure time for Shopping
09:00 AM: After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching, check in at the hotel. You will have a free evening to do your shopping around the tourist market, Thamel.
Meal: Breakfast Included
Day 05: Transfer to Airport
You will be free till your flight time. We will drop you at Airport 3 hours before flight time (30 mins drive).
Meal: Breakfast Included
|No of Passengers||Vehicle Type(A/C)||Model|
|2-3 Persons||Car||Skoda, Toyota, Tata Manza|
|4-6 Persons||Van / Jeep||Toyota Van, Scorpio Jeep|
|7-12 Persons||Hi-Ace Van||Toyota Hi-Ace Van|
|12-20 Persons||Coaster / Mini Bus||–|
Note: INR is for Indian National and USD is for Non-Indian National / Foreigners, all cost are per-person basis
|Group Size||Standard Package||Deluxe Package||Luxury Package|
|2-3 Persons||INR 16000 | USD 450||INR 19000 | USD 520||INR 29000 | USD 680|
|Optional: Extra Nights||INR 1100 | USD 25||INR 1750 | USD 40||INR 4000 | USD 90|
|Optional: Mt. Flight||INR 7500 | USD 200 (Including Transport)||INR 7500 | USD 200 (Including Transport)||INR 7500 | USD 200 (Including Transport)|
|Taxes & Fees||Included||Included||Included|
- Kathmandu and Lumbini airport transfer.
- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (twin/triple sharing).
- Daily breakfast at the hotel.
- Kathmandu city full day sightseeing on private A/C vehicle.
- Kathmandu – Lumbini – Kathmandu transfer on flight.
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Lumbini (twin/triple sharing).
- Lumbini sightseeing.
- One local SIM Card (Returnable) during your stay.
- Driver’s salary, fuel cost and allowances.
- Professional Tour Guide (Approx. USD 30 | INR 1800 per day)
- Nature of personal expenses
- Entrance fees (Total Approx. USD 40 | INR 500)
- Lunch and Dinner are excluded (Approx. USD 10 | INR 500 per meal)
- Optional Everest Mountain flight (USD 200 | INR 7500)
- Any kind of insurance.
- Tips (not required but recommended)
All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal.
Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu. However, nationals of the following countries will not get a visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. They need to obtain visas from Nepalese embassies or diplomatic missions in their respective countries prior to their arrival in Nepal.
Gratis (Free) Visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first visit in one visa year (January to December). However, a visa fee is required for its extension beyond the 30 days.
Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. For more information please visit to Nepal government official website here.
For online visa application click here. You will find information to get the Nepal visa online.
Generally, Nepal is for all seasons, however, if you are going to the high Himalayas for trekking, the best months are between September to November and February to May, when the weather is pleasant during the day and the temperatures do not drop rapidly during the night. You can still visit the mid-hills, including Kathmandu, Pokhara, Poon hill and flat area Lumbini and Chitwan during the winter months (January and February). June to August is rainy season in Nepal. The rain is expected every day. It brings landslides and clouds often cover the mountain views. It is the best time to travel in Nepal.
For confirmation of your booking, we need advance payment of USD 100 / INR 5,000 per person. We accept payment through major credit card, i.e. Visa, Master card, PayPal however 4% will be added to the amount as a bank service charge.
Yes, you have to pay USD 100 / INR 5000 per person to secure your tour booking. Balance amount can be paid upon arrival at Kathmandu. You can use a different mode to transfer to transfer your booking amount. Click Here for Payment Options
You can cancel your trip at any time by paying a cancelation charge. We have a provision to transfer your booking to third person without any charges. If cancellation takes place at the prior to arrival due to client’s personal problems, the advance deposit amount will be forfeited.
|City||Standard Hotel (2 Star)||Deluxe Hotel (3 Star)||Luxury Hotel (5 Star)|
|Kathmandu||Hotel Thamel or similar||Kathmandu Arts or similar||Yak & Yeti or similar|
|Pokhara||Hotel Peace Palace or similar||Zambala or similar||Tiger Palace or similar|