Upon arrival in the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), a representative from Himalayan Sherpa Adventure will greet you and help drop you off at the designated hotel. You will receive a short briefing about the tour in the afternoon, followed by a complimentary welcome dinner with your guides. Overnight at Hotel Mulberry, Thamel in Kathmandu. Bed and breakfast included.
Lumbini Package Tour
“Lumbini Package Tour” is ideal for anyone who enjoys spirituality, nature, and learning about Buddhism. Situated approximately 359 km southwest of Kathmandu, Lumbini is the rightful birthplace of Lord Siddharta Gautama Buddha which took place in 560 BC. Buddha lived as a prince in a palace located in Lumbini for his first 29 years of his life.
This Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal is one of the four magnets for pilgrimage among Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya, and Sarnath, that sprang up in areas pivotal to the world of the Buddha. Among many important temples and destinations that have a great value for people interested in the spirituality, religion, and culture of Buddhism, Mayadevi Temple is a great start where you can see the Pushkarini/ Holy Pond where Mayadevi (Buddha’s mother) took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where Buddha also had his first bath. All in all, Lumbini is a must-visit place if you would are interested in the conservation of the ruins of ancient values, enjoy the history of cultures, and additionally learn how Buddhism was born and spread in Nepal and all over the world.
Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Day 2 - Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
After breakfast and a quick briefing on the itinerary, you will begin the day with a Kathmandu City Sightseeing. Kathmandu Durbar Square consists of multiple old Pagoda temples and palaces, where former kings of Nepal used to be crowned; hence being the historic seat of the Nepalese Royalty. Pashupatinath is a holy pilgrimage site for Hindu people across Southern Asia and one of the most famous Hindu temples in the world builts by the Lichchhavi King Supuspadeva in 465-500 AD. This Shiva temple is located on the banks of Bagmati River and is also a cremation site for the Hindu's. More than 2000 years old, Swayambhunath is a glorious Buddhist Stupa located three kilometers west of Kathmandu city. The stupa contains a medley of small Stupas and Pagoda temples, which is highly respected and visited daily by many Buddhist people. Popularly known as the “Monkey Temple” because of the heavy population of Monkeys found in the hills, you can see many harmless monkeys while exploring the stupa. However, we do advise you to be wary of your belongings as the monkeys may snatch them if found accessible. Overnight at Hotel Mulberry, Thamel in Kathmandu. Bed and breakfast included.
Day 3 - Drive/Fly from Kathmandu to Lumbini (150 m) 40 mins flight/ 8-hour drive
After breakfast, you have two traveling options– an 8 hours drive (321 km) or a 40 minutes flight. Once you check-in the hotel, you can enjoy a delicious lunch in Lumbini Hokke Hotel– one of the finest hotels available in the vicinity. After lunch, your guide will give you a sightseeing tour around the close towns near the hotel to get acquainted with the culture, surroundings, and local people. Overnight at Lumbini Hokke Hotel in Lumbini. Bed and breakfast included.
Day 4 - Lumbini Sightseeing (150 m)
After breakfast, you will tour around the New Tourist Village, the World Peace Pagoda, and the museums nearby. Later, you will visit Mayadevi Temple– the birthplace of the former king Lord Siddhartha Gautam Buddha. You will also see the remains of the ancient temple walls dating back from 3rd BC. to 12 AD., the statue of the nativity scene, and the ‘Marker Stone’ which is the exact spot where Buddha was said to be born. Here, you can also witness the Ashoka Pillar with a detailed inscription explaining Ashoka’s Buddhism- supporting his desire to spread the dharma throughout his kingdom and is the first physical evidence of the Buddhism faith.
Day 5 - Explore Lumbini (150 m)
After breakfast, you will start the tour covering major shrine locations such as Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Gotihawa, Tilaurakot, and Kudan. First, you will visit the Lumbini Garden to attend some prayers. You will then drive to other religious and archaeological sites. Tilaurakot– the ancient Kapilvastu and the capital of Shakyas, was where Buddha spent his first 29 years as a prince. After his access to enlightenment, Kudan (Nigrodharma Park) was the place where King Suddhodhana received Buddha and his followers to accommodate them. Gotihawa is famous for being the birthplace of Krakuchanda Buddha, and Niglihawa is popular for being the birthplace of Kanak Muni Buddha. Sagarhawa plays a vital role in history according to the archaeological findings this place is the place of the massacre of the Shakyas. Overnight at Lumbini Hokke Hotel in Lumbini. Bed and breakfast included.
Day 6 - Drive/Fly from Lumbini to Kathmandu (1,400 m) 40 mins flight/8-hour drive
After breakfast, you can enjoy a relaxing walk, soaking in all the spiritual powers that Lumbini has to offer. As the tour nears towards the end, you will head back to Kathmandu with a smooth flight from Lumbini which will take approximately 40 minutes. If you decide to take a car ride back to Kathmandu, you have an option to visit other significant locations such as Ramgram and Devdaha. These places are famous as this is where Prince Siddhartha spent his childhood. After reaching Kathmandu, you will make a quick visit to Bouddhanath Stupa– one of the biggest stupas in the world. Once the sightseeing is over, you will have free time for the rest of the day. Overnight at Hotel Mulberry, Thamel in Kathmandu. Bed and breakfast included.
Day 7 - Final Departure or Join another tour/trek (1,400 m)
After breakfast, you will have time to pack your luggage and belongings. Our agents will help escort you to the airport 3 hours before your departure time.