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Lumbini, Nepal Buddhist Circuit - 6 days

  • Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini  -  himaland.com
    Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini
  • Shakyamuni Buddha -  himaland.com
    Shakyamuni Buddha
  • Lumbini in Nepal -  himaland.com
    Lumbini in Nepal
  • Buddha's Birth Place, Lumbini -  himaland.com
    Buddha's Birth Place, Lumbini

“After I am no more, O Ananda !

Men of belief will visit the place of faith,

Curiosity of devotion …..

Lumbini, the place where I was born.

The path to ultimate peace is spiritual discipline”

-  Shakyamuni Buddha

Lumbini Buddhist circuit route is basically a pilgrimage trip, though you are free weather you would like to join prayers, ritual, meditation or not. The trip route follows the path of Buddha covering all major holy and historical sites;  Lumbini in Nepal where he was born,  lived  as a prince for 29 years.

Lumbini, Nepal;  place of birth – sanctum of the birthplace where the marker stone is preserved in Maya Devi Temple, Puskarini holy pond, The Ashoka Pillar, 25 Buddhist monasteries and monuments from around different countries in the world. Other holy sites around Lumbini are Niglihawa, Gotihawa, Kudan, Devdaha, Ramagram, Lumbini Museum, Buddhist university and other historical and archaelogical sites.  

Also you will be visiting Buddhist holy sites; Swayambu, Boudhanath and Ashoka Stupa in Kahtmandu and Patan. A countryside trip to Namobuddha, another reverred Buddhist holy site is refreshing and beautiful. 

Trip Highlights

Trip Type: Tour
Grade: Easy
Season: summer, spring and winter
Elevation: N.A
Group Size: 2 pax to 16 pax
Trip Departure Date: date of your choice
Price: Reasonable, Contact us
Best Months: 12 months

Day 01:  Sightseeing tour of Swoyambu, Boudha stupas and Buddhist sites  in Patan.   O/N Hotel.

Day 02:  Excursion tour of Namo Buddha and back to Kathmandu. O/N Hotel.

Day 03:   Fly (~ 35 min.) or Drive (321 km./ 8 hrs) to Lumbini. Overnight in Lumbini

Day 04:  Lumbini Garden;  (UNESCO World heritage site)
Sight-seeing of  monastic zone; over a dozen monasteries of Mahayani and Teravadi Buddhism are spread across the cannon. Finally visit the Mayadevi temple protecting the 'Marker Stone', Statue of nativity scene and ruins of old temple walls dating from 3rd BC to 12 AD. Asoka pillar still displays the inscriptions explaining his visit to the birth place of Buddha. Overnight in Lumbini

Day 05: Religious and archaeological sites of Kapilavastu;
Visit religious and archaeological sites of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, Niglihawa and Sagarhawa. Tilaurakot is the ancient Kapilavastu - the capital of Shakyas, where Buddha spent his first 29 years. Kudan was where Buddha was received by his father after his access to enlightenment. King Suddhodana specially built the Kudan (Nigrodharma Park) for the accommodation of the Buddha and his followers. Gotihawa is the birth place of Krakuchanda Buddha. Niglihawa is where Kanakmuni Buddha was born. Sagarhawa is the archaeological findings as "place of the massacre of the Shakyas". 

Overnight in Lumbini
      
Day 06:  Devdaha - Ramgram - back to Kathmandu;
Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Devdaha and Ramagram. Devdaha is the ancient capital of the Koliya kingdom. It is the maternal hometown of Queen Mayadevi (mother), Prajapati Gautami (stepmother), Princess Yasodhara (consort) and where Prince Siddhartha had spent his childhood. Ramgrama is the brick mound on the bank of the Jharahi River. It is seven meter high brick stupa consisting of relic (one of the eight astha dhatu) of Lord Buddha. The Stupa was built by the king of Ramgrama, who was the eighth king to obtain the Buddha's relics.

  • Transportation - All airport/hotel and overland transfers, sight-seeing tours by private coach. 
  • Nepal domestic flights. 
  • Hotels - Bed & breakfast basis
  • Tour & Sight-seeing -  All monastery and heritage site entry fees and  tour  guide.
  • Agency's service charge.

  • Visa Fee, Flights,
  • Your medical and rescue insurance,
  • Tips,
  • Other expenses of your personal nature and
  • Any other not stated as inclusive.
  • Tour & Sight-seeing -  All monastery and heritage site entry fees and  tour  guide.
  • Agency's service charge.