Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is the foundation of world peace. Situated in Kapilvastu district, Lumbini is a pilgrimage of a lifetime for all Buddhists throughout the world. Mayadevi temple is the biggest attraction in Lumbini which has been recently renovated as per the Lumbini Master Plan. The temple has a stone image of Maya Devi giving birth to Lord Buddha as she holds onto a branch. The Ashoka Pillar, which signifies Lumbini as the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is another prime attraction. Besides its religious significance, Lumbini offers cultural insights into the village life of the western plains.
Lumbini has been a holy ground for Buddhists all over the world.
The renowned Mayadevi temple, the mother of Buddha is located close to the Ashoka pillar. It is believed that the statue of Mayadevi is made out of the stone which is 2000 years old. People also worship Mayadevi as well as Rupadevi.
To the south of Mayadevi temple lies Puskar pond where Mayadevi took bath before giving birth to Buddha took his purifying bath in the same pond.
The whole area of Lumbini is considered as a garden which has created an atmosphere of peace, spirituality, universal brotherhood, and nonviolence consistent. There are many monasteries which have been built through the help of different countries like Thailand, Srilanka, and Japan.
According to the Lumbini Master Plan designed by Japanese Professor Kenzo Tange, the area is divided into three areas- Sacred Garden, Monastic Zone, and Lumbini Village.
- Birthplace of Lord Buddha
- 350 km south-west of Kathmandu.
- Ashoka Pillar
- Typical Village Tour.
- Monasteries and culture
- Ramgram Stupa
- Airport drop and pickup.
- 2 night Kathmandu and Lumbini hotel with B/B plan
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder City Tour Guide.
- Kathmandu to Lumbini to Kathmandu by Tourist bus.
- All Lumbini sightseeing tour program as mentioned in the itinerary
- Overland transportation
- Lunch & Dinner during the tour.
- International flight ticket
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from the date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
- Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Lumbini
- Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).
- Cotton T-shirts
- Water Bottle
- Fleece Pants
- Hat and light gloves
- Wind and waterproof jacket
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- A pair of half gloves
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops according to weather
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers) in winter
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable pants
- Extra casual sport pants
- A pair of good waterproof and easy boots
- Light shoes and sneaker
First Aid Kits and Medicines
- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
- Blister treatment
- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
- Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
- Water purifying pills
Miscellaneous, but must useable
- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
- Water bottle & filter
- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
- Power Bank
- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
Good to KnowSherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd information about the trekking and tours in Nepal.
Here are some do’s and don’t which you should follow:
- Do smile and greet the local people saying “Namaste”.
- Shake hands whenever you get a chance.
- Do walk in a group or keep a distance that you could see the person in front and the person behind you.
- Do consult with your tour guide before trying anything new during the tour.
- Do ask questions to the guide which you feel confused.
- Do inform your tour guide if you are not comfortable with your health or if you need any pieces of stuff.
- Enjoy your free time shopping.
- Take lots of pictures. (No one knows what's going to happen tomorrow).
- Don’t disrespect the local culture and beliefs - even if you are uncomfortable with it.
- Don’t take photos of local people you encounter on your tour without their permission. Doing so may be offensive to them.
- Don’t be offended if local people stare at you. It is because they are surprised to see you. It is not their intention to offend you.
- Don’t harm wild animals, birds, and plants during the tour and take a global perspective and responsibility to save and preserve this unique environment.
- Don’t give money to children and beggars as it encourages them to beg more instead of working and earning
- Do not wear short dresses when you are visiting temples.
- Do not carry dangerous weapons on the trip.
- Do not hesitate to say "no" if somebody tries to sell you something that you don't want. You won't offend them especially if you smile and say, "no thank you".
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of the successful tour that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your tour is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.