Kathmandu-heritage city with cultural tours, Lumbini: Buddhist Pilgrimage

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Kathmandu-heritage city with cultural tours, Lumbini: Buddhist Pilgrimage


4 Days

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 Duration: 4 days
 Trip Grade: Light+Relaxing
 Best Season: All Seasons
 Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
 Activity: Luxury Tour
 Group Size: 2-15

Buddhist pilgrims visit Lumbini, located in present-day Nepal, because it is widely recognized as the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Lumbini holds  religious and historical significance as the place where Queen Maya Devi is believed to have given birth to Prince  under a sal tree in the 6th century BCE. The site is adorned with various stupas, monasteries, and archaeological remains,  the sacred Maya Devi Temple, attracting pilgrims who seek to pay homage to the Buddha's birthplace. Pilgrimage to Lumbini is a spiritual journey for Buddhists, offering them an opportunity for contemplation, meditation, on the teachings of Buddha while connecting with the roots of their faith. The serene and sacred ambiance of  makes it a pilgrimage destination that holds a special place in the hearts of Buddhists worldwide.


Day 1: Arrival 

Day 2: Journey From Kathmandu to Lumbini 

Day 3: Journey from Lumbini to Kathmandu 

Day 4: Departure



Day 1

Arrive to a warm welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Relax in a private transfer to your hotel, where our guide will provide a detailed briefing for your upcoming tour.

Freshen up and embark on a memorable journey to Pashupatinath, Nepal's vital Hindu temple on the banks of the sacred Bagmati river. Dedicated to Shiva, it hosts cremations, a solemn ritual visible from the opposite bank. Only Hindus access the main temple, but we invite you to observe the poignant ceremonies with utmost respect.

Next, explore Boudhanath, the heart of Nepal's Tibetan exiled community. Encircle the grand stupa, adorned with the Buddha's gaze, in this lively village. Witness the charm as Tibetan pilgrims, with devotion, spin prayer wheels in a clockwise direction, adding a touch of spirituality to the vibrant  atmosphere.Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 2

Embark on an early morning journey to Lumbini, covering 315 kms in approximately 7 hours. Nestled in the south-central Terai of Nepal, at the foothills of the Himalayas, Lumbini holds profound significance for millions of Buddhists  worldwide, comparable to Jerusalem for Christians and Mecca for Muslims. It's the sacred birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace, born in 62 .

This afternoon, explore Lumbini Garden, featuring the birthplace of Buddha and various Buddhist Viharas donated by countries like Bhutan, Japan, Myanmar, Indonesia, and the USA, Germany each contributing to the enrichment of the garden. Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings as you tour by ricksh.Overnight at Hotel in Lumbini.

Day 3

Enjoy a delightful breakfast before departing from Lumbini to Kathmandu. Check in at the hotel upon arrival. The evening is yours to indulge in individual activities and relaxation.

Day 4

Enjoy your free time until departure. We'll arrange a transfer to the International Airport for your flight on time. Farewell and safe travels!


1. Accommodation:

Accommodation as per booking on twin sharing basis.

2. Meals:

            Meals on BB Plan in city area.

3. Transportation:

International and Domestic Airport transfers

Domestic Tickets if mentioned in the Itinerary.

All necessary ground transportation during the trek.

4. Professional Guide and Porter:

Experienced and knowledgeable trekking guide.

Porter service for carrying trekking equipment, allowing travelers to focus on the journey.

5. Permits and Fees:

Arrangement of necessary Permits and Fees.

6. Safety Measures:

Comprehensive first aid kit and emergency medical evacuation


7. Cultural Experience:

Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring cultural and historical Landmarks.

Opportunities to interact with local communities and learn about their traditions.

8. Scenic Route:

Tour through picturesque landscapes, including terraced field Lust forests, and traditional villages.

Panoramic views of different Mountain ranges.

9. Flexible Itinerary:

Well-planned tour to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Flexibility to accommodate changes due to weather conditions or unexpected events.

10. Group Activities:

Group activities and bonding opportunities during the tour.

Group celebration upon reaching the destination.


1. International Flights:

            International Flight cost is not included in the package.

2. Personal Expenses:

Expenses such as additional meals, beverages, snacks, and personal items.

Tips for guides and porters.

3. Travel Insurance:

Travelers are responsible for obtaining their own travel insurance covering medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events.

4. Nepal Visa:

The cost of obtaining a visa for Nepal is not included in the package.

5. Optional Activities:

Optional excursions or activities not specified in the itinerary.

6. Equipment Rental:

Rental costs for trekking gear, if needed, are not included.

7. Additional Accommodations:

Accommodations in Kathmandu before or after the scheduled itinerary are not included.

8. Charges for Extra Services:

Any additional services not mentioned in the itinerary may incur extra charges.

9. Medical Expenses:

Expenses related to pre-existing medical conditions and medications are not covered.

10. Natural Calamities:

Unforeseen events such as natural disasters, political unrest, or any circumstances beyond the tour operator's control.

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