Overview

The Lumbini is one of the ten world sites for religious pilgrimage and one and only source of worlds; and one of the major religions–Buddhism and the source of world harmony and prosperity; and no doubt one of the best places to be visited in your lifetime. Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha is one of the most popular destinations for the world’s over one million Buddhists. It does not mean it is only popular for Buddhists religious people but also popular for any an individual,  searching for peace and serenity in life. It is located in the south-western Nepal; in the Terai (plain-land); approximately 300 km away from Kathmandu, the Lumbini tour is one of the frequently organized trips by a team of Peregrine Treks.

Lumbini Tour with Peregrine Treks

Around 2500 years ago, approximately in 566 BC, Siddhartha Gautam was born in Lumbini while his mother Maya Devi was on her way to her maternal home for the delivery, the holy book also says that Maya Devi feeling the onset of labor pains, she grabbed the branches of a shade tree and gave birth to Lord Buddha then, Immediately after birth, the Buddha is said to have announced that it was his final rebirth and took seven steps, under each of which a lotus flower bloomed, Siddhartha Gautam, was a prince of Shakya King, who said to have ruled in central Terai from their capital at Titaurakot, later on had attained the enlightenment, at which time he became Buddha, (released from the cycle of birth and death), the sole source of the world peace and prosperity.

The Lumbini arguably has been the world most important historical site and therefore why UNESCO even listed Lumbini under the lists of world’s heritage sites in 1997, and equally, it has been also the source of the one of the world’s great religions and the center of country’s most significant archeological discovery, dating back from the third century BC. BBC travel team lists Lumbini, as one of the world’s 10 sites of religious pilgrimage. An estimation puts that nearly 100,000 travellers make it to Lumbini tour every year. This shows that how important and popular in the universe.

There are a number of ancient ruins of Buddhist monasteries, a sacred Bo tree, and a sacred bathing pool, called Puskharni pool. Where Maya Devi had taken a bath before giving birth to Gautam Buddha. Maya Devi temple, scared garden spread over 8 Sq km. Ashoka pillar to name a few the Lumbini is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas of Nepal, which houses a large garden with a grove of Pipal trees, and the area is full of a number of religious and cultural sites, Buddhist temples, and shrines from various nations are scattered around the holy site itself. But, the most important temple is the Maya Devi Temple; which preserves the traditional and historical site of the Buddhas birth.

Hence, Peregrine Treks has a short 6-day Lumbini tour and the tour even include your arrival and departure and a day tour in Kathmandu valley; look the detailed itinerary how the tour goes.

Brief Itinerary of Lumbini Tour:

Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini

Day 04: Full day sightseeing tour in Lumbini

Day 05: Lumbini to Kathmandu

Day 06: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

 

Lumbini Tour Itinerary & Other Details

Day 1: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini:

Day 04: Full day sightseeing tour in Lumbini:

Day 05: Lumbini to Kathmandu

Day 06: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure


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Day 01

Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu you will greet by our representative. When you complete custom’s rule pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Peregrine Treks banner with your name at the arrival gate. Then we will transfer to your hotel in private vehicle. After check in, you can take a rest, go for a stroll down the road & get familiar with your surroundings - it all depends on your interests and how good you feel after all the jetlag and overnight at hotel.

Day 02

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

After having breakfast at hotel, today we pay our visit to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world and an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, the unique octagonal Mandala design with hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around the huge structure, The area of Boudhanath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries, & also known as the 'Little Tibet', the Kapan Monastery at Kapan Hill, a few kilometers higher north from Boudhanath is also known as Nepal Buddhist Mahayan Centre, Kapan Monastery follows the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism under the guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, there is also a nunnery nearby the main monastery, known as the Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, home to about 400 nuns, return to the hotel and overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03

Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini

After having breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Lumbini today, to the southwest of Kathmandu which takes about 7-8 hours, we say adieu to the ancient valley, and head toward the flatlands of Nepal's teeming Terai, Generally, the weather gets hot and humid in the plains except in the winter. Perhaps, Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site – the place where Buddha was born. In case we reach Lumbini around sunset time, we can stroll around in the local market to have a glimpse of local lifestyles hereabouts and overnight at Lumbini.

Day 04

Full day sightseeing tour in Lumbini:

After having breakfast at the hotel, we take you for the full day tour in Lumbini and the Lumbini is one of the world's major religious, architectural, and historical sites. We devote our time today in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. This is a very big area with Stupas, temples, and ancients sites makes it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First, we visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens, some of the important landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include Ashoka's Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha's birth which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by the devotees from different countries: they include Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc. and overnight at hotel.

Dy 05

Lumbini to Kathmandu

After breakfast at the hotel, you have free time to see around and drive the same road back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel. Evening time you will be free for shopping for your friends and family.

Day 06

Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure

At Peregrine Treks, we always strive to give you nothing less than the best. We are confident that you’ve enjoyed one of the best holidays ever & will go back home with lasting memories of this amazing country. A private vehicle will be in a ready position to drop you in Tribhuvan International Airport. It’s been wonderful knowing you. We wish to see you again for next tour

Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Bed and Breakfast in three-star category hotels per itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
  • City tour with tour guide as per itinerary
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than 5 client
  • All applicable government and local taxes

 

Excludes

 

  • Nepalese visa fee and international airfare/land transportation
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, pot of tea etc.) during trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • All other cost, which is not include in cost includes part