Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour
Trip at a Glance
The Lumbini is one of the world’s famous pilgrimages of Buddhism. The birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, Lumbini, has become a popular tourist destination nowadays. Many travelers visit not only for religious purposes but also for cultural tours and to boost the archeological significance of the Lumbini. This place has given birth to Buddhism, and Lord Gautam Buddha had been always preaching for peace and prosperity to the world. Hence, many travelers come here in search of it. There are many Gumbas built here by different nations as a tribute to Lord Buddha. As Lumbini has been one of the major historical sites in the world, UNESCO enlisted Lumbini as World Heritage Site in 1997 A.D. Situated in Kapivastu district in the south-western part of Nepal in the plane lands, Lumbini is always a center of attraction for all kinds of travelers.
Every year, about 100,000 travelers visit Lumbini. The main centers of attraction are Ashoka Pillar, Maya Devi temple and Maya Devi pond (Puskharni pool), and many other monasteries. For a brief history of Lumbini, it is believed that on the way to the maternal home, Queen Maya Devi dipped into the pond before giving birth to Lord Buddha. She had labor pains and delivered Lord Buddha under the tree. Lord Buddha announced that it was his final reincarnation and walked seven steps. The Lotus bloomed over the footprints. Siddhartha Gautam was the real name of Lord Buddha. He was the prince of the Shakya dynasty. Later he attained enlightenment and started preaching about peace and prosperity in the world. Many followers of Lord Gautam Buddha then went to different parts of the world spreading the message of love, peace, and harmony.
During the Lumbini tour, you can see the ancient remnants of the ruins of Buddhist monasteries, palaces, etc. The Maya Devi pond still exists there. A small grove of Peepal trees in the garden, the Sacred Bo tree, is still present and is well preserved. The Maya Devi Temple lying close to the Ashoka Pillar was built about 2000 years ago. Different countries like Thailand, Japan, and Sri Lanka have constructed many monasteries and shrines here in Lumbini. The Lumbini Garden will be the International Center for Buddhism Studies and Buddhist Pilgrims in the near future. Step on Himalaya has this Lumbini Tour package for 5 nights and 6 days. This tour will provide you the details about Lord Buddha and Buddhism. Kindly go through the Itinerary and let us know if you want to make any changes. Our team at Step on Himalaya is flexible for the alterations as we more care about your comfort and safety.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu in Tribhuwan International Airport
The representative from Step On Himalaya will be ready there at the arrival gate to greet and welcome you. Upon your arrival followed by clearing all the customs formalities and claiming luggage, you will then be transferred to the hotel in private transport. You can either take rest after being fresh and then roam around the nearby market or relax for the rest of the day. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 : Visit to Boudhanath stupa and Kapan Monastery
Today you will go for the Sightseeing tour guided by the Guide. After having breakfast, you will be taken to different world Heritage sites of Kathmandu in a private vehicle. Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest and oldest Buddhist stupas in the world. It is built over the octagonal Mandal design where there are prayer wheels. There is another Buddhist monastery at the Kapan Hill just a few kilometers away from Boudhanath stupa in the north. There is a nunnery nearby the monastery named as “Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery”. After the tour, you will return to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 03 : Early Morning Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini: 7 – 8 hours
An early morning drive from Kathmandu valley to Lumbini after taking an early morning breakfast. It will take about 7 – 8hours. On the way, can see many settlements by the road, rivers and waterfall, the dense forests with different types of flowers blooming, etc. The climate here is hot and humid during summer and colder in winter. Upon arriving Lumbini, you will be taken to the hotel and by evening time, you can roam around the local markets. Stay overnight.
Day 04 : A full sightseeing tour in Lumbini
You will go for a whole day tour in Lumbini after eating breakfast. Lumbini is one of the historical and religious places in the world. It is under the list of World Cultural Heritage Sites of UNESCO. You will go around the Maya Devi Temple with the Puskarini pond, the Ashoka pillar, the Lumbini garden, etc. You will visit the Buddhist monasteries and shrines that are built by different nations like Tibet, Japan, Burma, Korea, Thailand, etc. Stay overnight.
Day 05 : Drive from Lumbini to Kathmandu
After having breakfast, you can spend some leisure time before getting into the tourist bus back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 06 : Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for departure
The representative of Step On Himalaya will escort you to the airport at least 3 hours before the flight departure. We always make sure our valued guests have a great time in Nepal. Our main aim is your satisfaction and safety. Hoping you had a wonderful stay at Nepal, Bon Voyage!!!
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When everything goes well, it really soothing. The Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour was managed so well by Hari and his team of Step On Himalaya. Thanks to them for making our vacation worthy. We really didn't even bother about the paperwork. We just enjoyed the whole trip. Our whole group highly recommends Step On Himalaya for any kind of trip in Nepal. Book with them and let yourself just to relax.