Lumbini tours is a Pilgrimages site in the Rupandehi District of Nepal for Buddhism. Lumbini is a very famous place because of the birth place of Lord Buddha. It is the place where, according to the Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi gave the birth to Siddhartha Gautam. Gautam is the person who known as the achieved Enlightenment sometime after that became Gautam Buddha and founded Buddhism. Lumbini is one of many magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of Gautama Buddha. There is also the Mayadevi temple and several others which are still under construction. Many monuments, monasteries and a museum, the Lumbini International Research Institute, are also within the holy site. Also, there is the Puskarini, or Holy Pond, where the Buddha’s mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he had his first bath. At other sites near Lumbini, earlier Buddhas were, according to tradition, born, then achieved ultimate Enlightenment and finally relinquished their earthly forms. Its is also known by the World Heritage site status by UNESCO.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Well Come to Nepal at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Global Treks and expedition who will reception and drop us off at our hotel. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.
After breakfast, we will conduct a guided tour and introduction to our rich culture and fascinating history. You will visit with our guide of these places Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Durbar square.
Swayambhunath: Swayambhunath is Monkey temple which is approximately 2600 years old Buddhist Stupas, overlooking the entire Kathmandu valley. Swayambhunath- literally ‘self-existent god’, is often referred to as the Monkey Temple due to the thousands of monkeys- the local dwellers. The main Stupa, memorials of monks and local people, ancient sculptures, the temple of child protector goddess, monasteries, etc are the main attractions here. Moreover, you can throw bird-eye-view to all the monument sites of the Kathmandu tour since this is the highest point inside the valley.
Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath temple which is In We literally- the god of animal lives. As one of the must-visit legendary Hindu temple in the subcontinent, this site welcomes millions of visitors every year. The temple is located on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, which runs down to the Ganges. Here, you get a chance to witness open public crematorium with all the rites and rituals being performed. You come to see even the holy men posing for pictures with painted face, dreadlocked hair and ash-applied body
Boudhanath: Boudhanath stupas is the god of wisdom. It is considered as one of the largest Stupas in the world. Constructed back in the 4th century, this Stupa is the must-visit site for the Tibetans. The shrine itself resembles a Tibetan village since the locale comprises Tibetan monasteries and the exiles. Besides this, there are a number of painting schools with Lamas painting Thanka, the best souvenirs from Nepal.
Kathmandu Durbar square: Kathmandu Durbar Square is Etymological, ‘Kumari’ stands for a virgin girl- the living goddess and ‘Baha’ is a monastery in the local tongue. Designed in Vihara architecture, Kumari Baha houses the living goddess. As a living reincarnation of Hindu goddess Taleju, a young girl is selected from a Buddhist family maintaining religious harmony and co-existence. The girl gets retired when she reaches puberty. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Bhairawa (25mins)& Lumbini Sightseeing
Wake up at early morning have breakfast and get ready to fly to Bhairawa. Bhairawa airport is the nearest airport from Lumbini. It is around 25 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Bhairawa. Get off at Bhairawa airport. Our representative will be at Bhairawa airport and drive to Lumbini. Bhairawa to Lumbini is 25 km. Checkin at a hotel in Lumbini and after short time refreshment, get ready for the sightseeing of Lumbini. Visit: Maya Devi Temple, Asoka Pillar, museums and monasteries of Lumbini. O/N at Lumbini.
Day 04: Drive to Kapilvastu & Visit to Kapilvastu.
Have breakfast and get ready to drive to Kapilvastu around 8:00 AM in the morning. Visit Kapilvastu, Niglihawa, Kudan, Gotihawa, Ashoka Pillar. O/N at Kapilvastu.
Day 05: Drive to Bhairawa & Fly to Kathmandu.
Wake up at morning have breakfast and get ready to drive to Bhairawa. Take a domestic flight from Bhairawa airport and arrive at Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 06: Back to your final destination.
Today you will be back to your country where our representative will drop you.