Welcome to Lumbini


History moves in cycles – over the last few decades, a new complex of stupas, monasteries and temples built by Buddhist nations from across the globe has risen from the marshland surrounding the modest-looking but hugely significant Maya Devi Temple, located on the exact spot where Buddha was born.

For now, Lumbini sees more pilgrims than sightseers, and a contemplative mood prevails, but the opening of a new international airport at Siddharthanagar (slated for completion in 2018) is set to raise the profile of Lumbini and other sites linked to the life of the Buddha, including nearby Tilaurakot, where Prince Siddhartha lived a live of luxury before embarking on the path to enlightenment.


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The World Peace Pagoda in Pokhara

In the morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and transport you to the World Peace Pagoda in the comfort of a private vehicle. Upon reaching the pagoda after about a 30-minute drive, it's a 10-minute walk through staircases to reach the massive Buddhist stupa.Constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji order, the monument reflects four prominent stages of the Buddha's life in four directions: where he was born in Lumbini, where he became enlightened in Bothgaya, where he taught most of his life time in Sarnath, and where he reached nirvana at Kushi Nagar. Reaching this place atop a hill overlooking the southern shore of Phewa Lake, learn about its design to inspire harmony. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine provides a great vantage point from which to see spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara. In the early afternoon, you will be transferred back to your hotel by private vehicle.

$590 Cultural & Theme Tours

6 Days Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal

Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Check in hotel. Hang around in tourist place thamel. Overnight at 3 star Hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or the Address Kathmandu Hotel) Day02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple.The square, situated in the heart of the city, consists of enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. There are three main courtyards or chowks, so named central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk in the square. The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone architecture, the Royal bath called Tushahity. Overnight at 3 star Hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or the Address Kathmandu Hotel)  Day03: Drive/Fly Lumbini.After taking breakfast, we will move towards Lumbini. Overnight at Hotel peace palace or similarDay04: Lumbini Sightseeing. Is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupendahi district of Nepal. It is sometimes claimed to be the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama founded the Buddhist tradition. The Buddha lived between roughly 623 and 543 BCE. Lumbini is one of four magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha, the others being at Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Sarnath.Lumbini was where the Buddha lived until the age of 29. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple, and others under construction. Also located here is the Puskarini or Holy Pond where the Buddha's mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he, too, had his first bath, as well as the remains of Kapilvastu palace. At other sites near Lumbini, earlier Buddhas were, according to tradition, born, achieved ultimate awakening and finally relinquished earthly form. Overnight at Hotel peace palace or similar Day05: Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at 3 star Hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or the Address Kathmandu Hotel) Day06: Departure. After breakfast at Hotel, Free time until departure time, then we will give private transport for departure to airport.

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NEPAL TOUR 15 NIGHTS 16 DAYS KATHMANDU VALLEY, POKHARA,TREKKING, LUMBINI

Nepal Tour and Trekking 16 DaysKATHMANDU VALLEY- WHITE  WATER RAFTING-POKHARA TREKKING- LUMBINI & CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK – 15 NIGHTS AND 16 Days  Itinerary  Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer and check in at hotelDay 2:  Breakfast visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and   PatanDay 3: Drive to Dhulikhelfor the village and Mountain View.  Day 4: Drive to Charaudi for Rafting in Trishuli Rivar Day 5: Sightseeing in Pokhara Day 06 to 10 (Ghorepani –Poon hill Trek)Trek ProfileTotal Days: 5 Days Highest altitude: Poon hill (3210m) Group Size: Min - 2 Best Season: March/April/May/Sept/Oct/Nov but we can operate all the season Mode of Travel: Land transportation  Trek Grade: ModerateDay 06: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.)1 hour. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.,4 hrs). Day 07: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m, 6hrs). ). To begin your trek, you ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages.you really love to see Beutyful Rodhodendron Forest,river and water fall, Birds and monkey. Day 08: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2653m.,4-5 hrs). decend through the dense rothodendron Forest. Reach Ghandruk Village (famouse gurung Village) Visit local Monastry,Gurung Musiem, Enjoy the View of Machhapuchhre (6993m.),Annapurna South and HimchuliDay 09: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1951m. 3-4 hours) All the way descend through the dense rhododendron Forest. Reach Ghandruk Village (famous gurung Village) Visit local Monastery,Gurung Museum, Enjoy the View of Machhapuchhre (6993m.),Annapurna South and Himchuli.Day 10:  Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti 5hrs and drive back to Pokhara. Day 11: After breakfast drive to Lumbini (6-7 hours) Day012:   Tilaurakot in Kapilbastu(27km far from Lumbini) and around it  for Ancient Palace, Monument sites, Culture heritage of  Lumbini and afternoon Drive to Chitwan National park overnight Hotel Day 13:06.00: Wake up call.Day 14:6.00am:Wake up call.Note: Schedule and timings can be changed as per season. Day16: Breakfast, free for final shopping and transfer to the Airport for your next destination. If you would like to spend more time in Nepal, Tibet please contacts us to learn about some other exciting, Cultural and Adventures travel ideas. Note: The itinerary mentioned above is to give an overview of the tour. It can be changed based on your interests, needs and time available. I

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Footsteps of Buddha Tour

Day 01: Arrival Varanasi  On arrival transfer to hotel check in hotel. Later an English speaking guide will take you for Aarti Ceremony at Holy River Ganges. Stay overnight at Varanasi Hotel The Amaya / Rivatas by Ideal. Meal: B+D Day 02: Varanasi –Sarnath-VaranasiMorning boat ride at Holy river Ganges, back to hotel have your breakfast. An English speaking guide will take you Sarnath: which is one of the four places of  Buddhist pilgrimage to which his devout followers should visit, if they wanted to visit a place for that reason. It was also the site of the Buddha's Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, which was his first teaching after attaining enlightenment.Afternoon back to city and visit : Kashi Vishwanath Temple, BHU, Sankat Mochan Temple, Tulsi Manas TempleStay overnight at Varanasi Hotel.Meal: B+D Day 03: Varanasi-Bodhgaya ( 250 KMS/ 05 Hrs drive)Morning after breakfast you will check out from the hotel. Later driven to Bodhgaya in which after arrival check in at hotel, an English guide will escort you for Bodhgaya sightseeing: Royal Bhutan Monastery, Great Budhha Statue, Daijokyo Buddhist Temple Stay overnight at Bodhgaya Hotel Sujata / Hotel Lotus Nikko Meal: B+D Day 04 – Bodhgaya Morning after breakfast an English speaking local guide will escort you for main attractions of Bodhgaya: Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Animesh Lochna, Muchalinda Lake  and Sujata Village Stay overnight at Bodhgaya Hotel Sujata / Hotel Lotus NikkoMeal: B+D Day 05 - Bodhgaya / Rajgir / NalandaMorning after breakfast you will check out and drive for Rajgir to visit Vishwa Shanti Stupa and some other sights later continue drive for Patna. On the way visit Nalanda University which is known as one of the oldest university in the world. Arrive Patna and check in at hotel and relax.Stay overnight at Hotel Rajgir Indo / Hotel Hokke. Meal: B+D Day 06 - Rajgir- Kushinagar After breakfast check out and drive to Kushinagar. Later you will have the chance to visit the Maha-Pari Nirvana temple and Ramabhar Stupa. Stay overnight at Kushinagar Lotus Nikko Hotel.Meal: B+D Day 07 - Kushinagar / Lumbini Morning after breakfast you will check out and drive to Lumbini. (Here you have to cross India Border and entry in Nepal, Nepal visa is

$550 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Private Tour To Lumbini and Pokhara from Kathmandu

Day 1: Begin your trip with arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, where a private driver will pick up up and transfer you to the hotel. An orientation program will be held at 5pm. Then enjoy an evening welcome dinner and cultural programming near the Hotel Holy Himalaya. Overnight at Hotel Holy Himalaya.Day 2: Sightseeing of major historical, cultural, and religious places in Kathmandu (Shyambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Patan Durbar Square). Overnight at Hotel Holy Himalaya.Day 3: Drive to Lumbini (approximately 6-7 hours). The birth place of Gautam Buddha, it is listed as a World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Overnight at Sara Shree.Day 4: Sightseeing in Lumbini. See the Mayadevi temple, Ashokan pillar, Myanmar Golden Temple, and more. Overnight at Sara Shree.Day 5: Travel from Lumbini to Pokhara (approximately 4-5 hour drive) for sightseeing in Lake side.Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort.Day 6: In the morning, hike to the World Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist-style monument also known as Shanti Stupa, which lies above Phewa lake. From here, see the beautiful view of Pokhara. Then go sightseeing in Pokhara. See Davis falls (locally known as Patale Chhango). In the southern flank of the Pokhara valley. This is where the stream flowing from Fewa lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. The site is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike. Then head to Gupteshor cave. The revered Gupteswar Cave is situated across from Devi's fall and the cave is almost two miles (approximately 3 kms) long. It has varied passages from hall-sized rooms to places where you have to crawl on all fours. Find a symbol of Lord Shiva preserved here, in the condition it was discovered. Next, head over 2,000 feet (approximately 800m) above sea level to Barahi Temple and Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the region. Barahi Island Temple. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti, and is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort. Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu (approximately 5 - 6 hours). Then enjoy an evening farewell dinner with cultural program.Overnight at Hotel Holy Himalaya.Day 8: Transfer to airport after breakfast at 8:00 am.

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Lumbini And Kapilvastu Buddhist Pilgrimage Private Tour

At 9am, you will be picked up from your hotel in Lumbini  Begin your full day sightseeing of Lumbini. The Sacred Garden, which is spread over 8 sq.km possesses all the treasures of the historic area. It has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The site is marked by Ashoka Stone Pillar, which has an engraved inscription identifying the spot as the birth place of Lord Buddha. On one side of the pillar is the Mayadevi Temple, the temple of the mother of Lord Buddha. Recent excavations have turned up a stone bearing Foot Prints of Lord Buddha. Puskerni Pond, located south of the Ashokan Pillar is where Queen Mayadevi, mother of Lord Buddha is believed to have taken a bath before giving birth to Lord Buddha. Chinese Monastery, a complex of Pagodas and prayer rooms built by Buddhist Association of China. Korean Monastery, which contains beautiful images of Lord Buddha. Royal Thai Monastery, located in the vicinity of the birthplace of the Buddha at the Lumbini Sacred Garden. Ashoka Pillar, the pillar carrying an inscription identifying the holy site as the birthplace, is situated nearby the Sacred Garden. To one side of Ashoka pillar is the Mayadevi Temple. Recent excavations have turned up a stone bearing a "foot imprint", indicating the exact place of birth.   Myanmar Monastery. The Myanmar Temple (Lokamani Cula Pagoda) is a gleaming gold and white structure gracefully soaring into the sky in the style of the Shwe-dagon Pagoda in Yangon. There is a monastery complex behind the temple. Nearby, the International Gautami Nuns Temple is a fine replica of the Swayambhu stupa in Kathm-andu. There is a pond here known as Paleswan Pukhu. Japanese Peace Stupa, situated at the northern end of Lumbini. Built by the Nippon Jon Myohoji of Japan, the 41-m tall edifice is visible from a distance. Four different Buddha statues are set into the stupa's dome to face the four cardinal directions. Kapilvastu -Tilaurakot is the capital of the Shakya Kingdom about 25 kilometers west of Lumbini that extends over an area of two and half miles. Tilaurakot is the exact site of ancient Kapilvastu due to its general consonance of local bearings and geographical conditions as described in the Buddhist texts and travel accounts of Chinese pilgrims. After your tour, you will be dropped back off to hotel your original departure point.