Highlights

  • Get enlightened spiritually by visiting the birthplace of Gautam Buddha
  • Explore Lumbini major attractions- Ashoka Pillar, Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini Peace Garden, Siddhartha Pond
  • Explore International Monastics Zone, Lumbini museum, Mahayana monastery
  • Explore Tilaurakot where Buddha spent the first 29 years of his life
  • Visit Buddhist shrines in Kathmandu - Swayambhunath & Namo Budhha
  • Visit the world's largest Buddhist stupa - Boudhanath Stupa
  • Visit Ramagrama, the maternal hometown of Buddha

About Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Buddhist pilgrimage tour is a 6 days Kathmandu Lumbini tour, a pilgrimage tour to the Buddhist shrines in Nepal. Lumbini known as the birthplace of Lord Buddha around the world is located in the southern district of Rupandehi & is about 290 kilometers from Kathmandu and takes a minimum of 7 hours continuous drive. But if you are not fond of a long drive, a 35 minutes scenic flight to Lumbini from Kathmandu can provide you with a breathtaking experience in this Lumbini tour package. Bhairahawa Airport is the nearest airport to Lumbini for taking the flight. 

Buddhists' pilgrimage tour in Nepal means the Lumbini tour. Lumbini has been listed as one of the best Asian destinations to visit in 2018, by Lonely Planet’s 2018 ‘Best in Asia’ list. Lumbini was granted a UNESCO world heritage status in 1997.  Lumbini attracts thousands of visitors all around the year. Droves of people that visit the place every year show that Buddha and his teachings are as relevant in today’s world as they were in Buddha’s time. In fact, the ambitious plans set in motion by the Nepal government to develop Lumbini into a world religious and cultural site only indicate that Lumbini’s global stature as a world Buddhist center is only going to grow.

Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, numerous monasteries, and stupas are among the major attractions of the place. Kathmandu Lumbini Tour is the quintessential Lumbini tour package that will let you know in some detail about Nepal’s most well-known national luminary, his birthplace, and his teachings. The peace garden,  international Monastics Zone, Siddhartha pond where Buddha was bathed after his birth, Mahayana monastery, Lumbini garden, Ramagrama, the maternal hometown of Buddha are also some of the best places to visit in Lumbini.

The 6 days Lumbini tour package starts from Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour to the major Buddhist Pilgrimage sites which are also the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. Swaymbhunath, Bouddhanath, and Namobuddha are the main Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu covered by our 6 days pilgrimage tour. Some more Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu are Patan Mahabuddha temple in Patan Durbar Square, Kapan Monastery, White Gumba, Pharping Monastery, This tour covers 2 nights 3 days tour in Lumbini and 3 nights 4 days in Kathmandu. 

Itinerary

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Kathmandu Lumbini tour Itinerary is a 5-night 6 Days Nepal buddhist pilgrimage tour package that starts from Kathmandu & takes us to the pilgrimage holy site Lumbini. Travelers can enjoy this pilgrimage tour to Lumbini by joining some adventure tour- Trishuli river rafting along the way from Kathmandu to Lumbini. These 6 days Kathmandu Lumbini tour package is carefully designed to cover a number of well-known Buddhist sites in Kathmandu & Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Budhha.  The below-mentioned 6-day tour itinerary can also be customized as per your scheduled time. This Kathmandu Lumbini tour package trip fits all age groups of travelers & adventure seekers.

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

Arrive at Kathmandu airport. You will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. A detailed brief about the program & free day, explore the Thamel area on yours. In the evening join the welcome dinner in an authentic typical Nepali restaurant &. enjoy the local taste of Nepali foods

  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400 m

After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing tour by visiting the main Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu. Swaymbhunath, Bouddhanath & Namobuddha, are also the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Swayambhunath Temple is popularly known as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area. One of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world which are located high on the hill giving an aerial view of Kathmandu valley.

Namo Buddha is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. This is the place 40 km far from Kathmandu valley. It is the place where the Buddha, in a previous life as a prince, gave his body to a starving tigress and her cubs. It is a small village that houses the very old Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery & is home to around 250 young monks.

Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world & also one of the holiest Buddhist sites located about 11 km from the center of Kathmandu. Boudhanath is also popularly known as Khasti Chaitya and Khāsa Chaitya Stupa. A UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site Bouddhanath is an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists & local Nepalis.

  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Swaymbhunath, Boudhanath, Namo Buddha
  • 1400 m

After breakfast drive to Lumbini (Birthplace of Lord Buddha) by a private vehicle passing the Trisuli River. En route one can also visit the Shaswatdham Temple which lies at Naval Parasi an hour before reaching Lumbini. Upon reaching Lumbini, transfer to Hotel. Refreshment and relax. Overnight at Lumbini.

  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
  • Bfeakfast
  • Lumbini
  • 150 m

After breakfast, our guide will take you for full-day sightseeing around Lumbini garden. Visit the most popular sites of Lumbini -Peace Pagoda, Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Holy Pushkirini Lake, Tara Foundation, World China Temple, Thai Monastery, Burmese (Myanmar) Temple, Nepal Buddha Temple, and Dharmaswami Buddhist monastery. As vehicles are not allowed here, the whole sightseeing tour will be on either foot or rickshaw.

  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Lumbini
  • 150 m

Early in the morning, you get to wake up and knock for an early visit to the left sightseeing places in Lumbini. After breakfast, you leave the park and drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival to Kathmandu, relaxing or shopping with own activities.

  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400 m

We will pick you up from your hotel and drop you at the airport two hours before your scheduled flight for your final departure.

  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Kathmandu International Airport
  • 1400 m

What to Expect

  • 3 nights of accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (BB Plan).
  • 2 nights of accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Lumbini (BB Board).
  • A well-experienced, educated, licensed English speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu and Lumbini.
  • Both ways private land transportation Kathmandu-Lumbini-Kathmandu.
  • All transfer & sightseeing by a|c vehicles.
  • All applicable hotel taxes.
  • One farewell dinner with a cultural program.
  • International flight ticket and airport tax.
  • Park permits, entrance fees to sightseeing spots
  • lunch & Dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal nature of expenses.
  • Nepal visa fee
  • All bar bills.
  • Gratuities to guides & drivers
  • Overhead extra costs beyond our control of us like natural calamities / Any kind of incidents and accidents.
  • Travel /medical insurance 

Useful Information

Destinations & Sightseeing Places in 6 Days Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

  • Kathmandu: Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square
  • Lumbini: Ashoka pillar, Mayadevi Mandir, Siddhartha Pond,  Mahayana Monastery., Ramagrama, Lumbini Peace Garden
  • The maximum temperature can reach up to 95 Fahrenheit (35 C) in April t Lumbini garden, through September. November through February is cooler months with an average temperature of around 67 Fahrenheit.