Spiritual and sacred tour in Nepal
The Lumbini is one of the ten world sites for religious pilgrimage and the only source of worlds; one of the major religions–Buddhism and the source of world harmony and prosperity; and no doubt one of the best places to visit in your lifetime. Lumbini Tour covers the birthplace of Lord Buddha and is one of the most popular destinations for the world’s over one million Buddhists.
It does not mean it is only famous for Buddhist religious people but also accessible to anyone searching for peace and serenity in life. It is located in southwestern Nepal, in the Terai (plainland), approximately 300 km from Kathmandu.
Around 2500 years ago, approximately 566 BC, Siddhartha Gautam was born in Lumbini. While his mother, Maya Devi, was on her way to her maternal home for the delivery, the holy book also says that Maya Devi felt the onset of labor pains. She grabbed the branches of a shade tree and gave birth to Lord Buddha then, Immediately after birth, the Buddha is said to have announced that it was his final rebirth and took seven steps, under each of which a lotus flower bloomed, Siddhartha Gautam, was a prince of Shakya King, who said to have ruled in central Terai from their capital at Titaurakot, later on, had attained the enlightenment, at which time he became Buddha, (released from the cycle of birth and death), the sole source of the world peace and prosperity.
The Lumbini arguably has been the world’s most important historical site, and therefore why UNESCO even listed Lumbini under the list of world’s heritage sites in 1997; equally, it has also been the source of one of the world’s great religions and the center of country’s most significant archaeological discovery, dating back from the third century BC. The BBC travel team lists Lumbini as one of the world’s ten religious pilgrimage sites. An estimation shows that nearly 100,000 travelers make it to the Lumbini tour annually. This shows how important and famous the universe is.
There are several ancient ruins of Buddhist monasteries, a sacred Bo tree, and a bathing pool called the Puskharni pool. Where Maya Devi had taken a bath before giving birth to Gautam Buddha. Maya Devi temple, holy garden spread over eight sq km. Ashoka pillar, to name a few, the Lumbini lies in the foothills of the Himalayas of Nepal; which houses a large garden with a grove of Pipal trees, and the area is full of several religious and cultural sites, Buddhist temples, and shrines from various nations are scattered around the holy site itself. But the most famous temple is the Maya Devi Temple, which preserves the traditional and historical place of the Buddha’s birth.
Hence, Peregrine Treks has a short 6-day Lumbini tour, including your arrival and departure, and a day tour in Kathmandu valley; look at the detailed itinerary of how the trip goes.
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will greet by our representative. When you complete the custom rule, please pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Peregrine Treks banner with your name at the arrival gate.
Then we will transfer to your hotel in a private vehicle. After check-in, you can rest, go for a stroll down the road & get familiar with your surroundings – it all depends on your interests and how good you feel after all the jetlag and overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Not Included
After having breakfast at the hotel, today we pay our visit to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world. It is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, with a unique octagonal Mandala design with hundreds of prayer wheels and 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around the vast structure.
The area of Boudhanath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries, & also known as the ‘Little Tibet,’ the Kapan Monastery at Kapan Hill. A few kilometers higher north of Boudhanath is Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Centre. Kapan Monastery follows the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism under the guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
There is also a nunnery nearby the main monastery, known as the Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, home to about 400 nuns; who return to the hotel and stay overnight at Kathmandu.
After having breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Lumbini today, to the southwest of Kathmandu, which takes about 7-8 hours; we say goodbye to the ancient valley and head toward the flatlands of Nepal’s teeming Terai.
Generally, the weather gets hot and humid in the plains except in the winter. Perhaps, Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site where Buddha was born. If we reach Lumbini around sunset time, we can stroll around the local market to glimpse local lifestyles hereabouts and overnight at Lumbini.
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will take you for a whole-day tour of Lumbini; Lumbini is one of the world’s major religious, architectural, and historical sites. Today, we devote time to visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. This massive area has Stupas, temples, and ancient sites, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
First, we visit the Mayadevi temple, built in the exact place where Buddha was born. We spent some time wandering around the gardens; some of the famous landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include Ashoka’s Pillar, erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha’s birth, which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by devotees from different countries: Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc., and overnight at hotels.
After breakfast at the hotel, you have free time to see around and drive the same road back to Kathmandu and overnight at the hotel. Evening time you will be open for shopping for your friends and family.
At Peregrine Treks, we always strive to give you nothing less than the best. We are confident that you’ve enjoyed one of the best holidays ever & will go back home with lasting memories of this beautiful country. A private vehicle will be ready to drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport. It’s been wonderful knowing you. We wish to see you again for the next tour.
We have daily departures for private trips, so we recommend booking it according to your schedule. We do not need a minimum group size for the private trip and won’t charge additional charges for a solo traveler.
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Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.
We accept major currencies such as the US Dollar, the Great Britain Pound, the Euro, the Australian Dollar, the Singapore Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Swiss Franc, the Canadian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the Chinese Yuan, the Saudi Arabian Riyal, the Qatari Riyal, the Thai Baht, the UAE Dirham, the Malaysian Ringgit, the South Korean Won, the Swedish Kroner, the Danish Kroner, the Hong Kong Dollar, the Kuwaiti Dinar, and the Bahrain Dinar.
Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.
Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.
On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).
To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.
We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.
You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.
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