Lumbini is situated about 350 km south west of Kathmandu. It was a beautiful garden during the rule of Shakya dynasty in southwest Nepal. This place is famous because Lord Buddha was born here in 560 B.C. The birth of Buddha at Lumbini has been recorded in the pillar inspiration ( Bhagawan Jateti Lumbini game".
The pilgrimage of Ashoka to Lumbini has also been recorded in a stone pillar 300-325 BC. As a Chinese traveler Wen Seg- Tsai, visited this place 300-325 AD he found there the Nativity (Ashoka) tree, a statue of lapis lazuli depicting Buddha's Nativity scene and the marks of seven footsteps of the Buddha, enclosed and covered by lapis lazuli slabs. The monuments unearthed from these excavations are the temple of Mayadevi, (Mother of Buddha), the Ashoka pillar with its 9m-sandstone shaft having five-line inspiration, the bell capital and many things of religious and historical importance. For the visitors to Lumbini a few important places to visit observe are:
The temple of Mayadevi, the mother of Buddha is located close to the Ashoka pillar. The statue of Mayadevi is made out of the stone which is believed to be 2000 years old. People 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. Many monasteries have been built through the help of different countries like Thailand, Srilanka, and Japan.
The whole area of Lumbini Garden is going to be converted into the international Center for Buddhist pilgrimage and studies. Professor Kenzo Tange, a Japanese architect, developed the master plan of Lumbini.
- Birth place of Lord Buddha
- 350 km south-west of Kathmandu.
- Ashoka Pillar
- Typical Village Tour.
- Monasteries and culture
- Ramgram Stupa
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Transfer to the hotel.
Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with a warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with a briefing regarding Lumbini tour, hotels, lodge on the route with doing and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lumbini (Bhairahawa):
After breakfast, drive (8 hours) or flight to (45 minutes) Lumbini. Check in hotel. A brief sightseeing trip to the surrounded area.
Day 03: Lumbini/Tilaurakot (Kapilvastu)/Lumbini:
Early breakfast at the hotel, visit Lumbini Garden for worship, then drive to Tilaurakot (Kapilvastu) covering major shrines such as Gotihawa, Niglihawa, and Kundan.
Day 04: Lumbini to Kathmandu:
Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to Kathmandu. Visit Ramgram on the way to Kathmandu. Arrival Kathmandu in the evening.
Day 05: Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Today, last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Lumbini tour, as per your time for international flight, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking
staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations
- 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).
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- Cotton T-shirts
- Water Bottle
- Fleece Pants
- Hat and light gloves
- Wind and waterproof jacket
- 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
First Aid Kits and Medicines
- A pair of good waterproof and easy boots
- Light shoes and sneaker
- 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
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the tour, However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
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)
Sherpa 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).
Note Regarding Itineraries:
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.
- 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".