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 the religious purpose but also for the cultural tour and to boost up 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, the UNESCO enlisted Lumbini as World Heritage Site in 1997 A.D. Situated in Kapivastu district at 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 attractions are Ashoka Pillar, Maya Devi temple and Maya Devi pond (Puskharni pool) and many other monasteries. For a brief history about 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 the 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 Shakya dynasty. Later he attained the enlightenment and started preaching about the 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 the 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, 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 of Step On Himalaya is flexible for the alterations as we more care about your comfort and safety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After having breakfast, you can spend some leisure time before getting into the tourist bus back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel.
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!!!