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Kathmandu Lumbini Tour (6 Days)

Well Nepal Treks presents you "Kathmandu Lumbini Tour". Nepal is the best Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world where you can experience several aspects of Buddhism. It is an exploration into the diverse land of Nepal. One can find vast difference in people, their religion, caste, language, living style, cultures, traditions and many more but lives in perfect harmony. The two predominant religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, are ever present with the variety of gods and goddess, numerous temples, stupas and monasteries, and depict the deep faith of the people. Numerous Monastries lies both inside and outside Kathmandu Valley which is years old and yet reflects amazing Buddhist culture. The Buddhist site not only offers sightseeing but also self experience like Buddhist meditation, way of living non violence and study Buddhist culture. Kathmandu holds many Gompas and Monasteries and among them Swayambunath, Boudhanath, Pharping Gumpa, Kapan Gumpa, Seto (White) Gumpa and many others are famous with great historical values.
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Lord Gautama Buddha was born some 2500 years ago in Lumbini in the southern Nepal. Lumbini is the holiest pilgrimage site for all the Buddhists from all over the world. It has the pond where Buddha was bathed after he was born and a temple which has images of child Buddha with his mother. There is also a Stone pillar named Asoka pillar which is one of such many pillars put by the famous Indian emperor Asoka to mark the important sites related to Buddha's life history.

Kathmandu Lumbini Tour takes you to the famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu like Swayambhu, Boudhanath (Biggest stupa of the World), White Gumba, also to the Lumbini, birth place of Lord Buddha and visit several monasteries, Gumba and Palace. This tour is best for those who are very curious about Buddhism and eager to explore the religious sites of Buddhist as well as birth place of Lord Buddha. You will believe that Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal will bring peace of mind and give you soul satisfaction. This entire Buddhist pilgrimage tours in Nepal will cover tours in Kathmandu and Lumbini. Not only interested travelers, but also student and researchers would be able to get benefit from the observation and understanding the importance of these sites.

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

You will be warmly welcomed by Well Nepal Treks representative at your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted you to hotel and and our representative describe the itinerary of your tour. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu

Today after breakfast you will going to explore the World Heritage Site of UNESCO, starting from Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple: The most famous tourist site in Kathmandu is Lord Shiva’s temple, Pashupatinath Temple, which lies about 5 Km north east of Kathmandu. This temple is holiest Hindu Pilgrimage Shrines in Nepal with two tiered golden roof and four silver doors is situated of the bank of Bagmati River. Pashupatinath, 17th century temple, is a pagoda of brass and gilt with the silver plated gateways where non Hindus are not allowed to visit here but they can only see the gilded “Nandi, a bull”, Shiva’s Vehicle, inside the temple. They cannot enter the temple compound but can see the whole area from high Vantage point. It has very religious prestige and importance for Hindu’s all over the world and whole nation. Many tourists visit this holy temple every year and it is believed that one’s misfortune, bad luck, mistakes, obstacle in life and devotees sorrow are all washed away by Lord Shiva and give happy life after. Thousands of devotees gather in here during Shivaratri Festival and worship their almighty. This festival tells everything about this temple, devotees and its importance.

Then you will visit shortly Boudhanath Stupa which is the largest stupa in the world.

Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath stupa is the largest stupa (36 M high) of Nepal which is located about 8 Km North east of Kathmandu. The stupa was built in Lichchhavi Dynasty by king Dev in 5th century. It has octagonal base and hemisphere dome is topped by the square structure painted with Lord Buddha’s eyes with steps of enlightenment to the umbrella of Nirvana. Its base is surrounded by a wall with 147 niches each with 4-5 prayer wheels. The wheels are crafted with hundreds of notes of Buddha mantra “Om Mane Padme Hum” and with each turn of wheel hundreds of messages are sent to heaven symbolically. There is a Buddhist monastery and many Tibetan monks come to study here. 

Then head out to Swayambunath Stupa situated on top of Hill which can easily be detected from any places of valley.

Swayambunath Stupa: Swayambunath stupa is a religious site in Kathmandu which sits on the top of the Padmachala hill, 175 m above the valley and 3 km to the west of the city. The word Swayambhu means "the self-existent" in English. The stupa is built 2500 years ago by the King Manadeva which offers an opportunity to study the religious harmony in Nepal. The stupa is about 20 m in diameter and 10 m high. The white hemispherical mound represents the four elements subscribing earth, water, wind and fire. Each side of the square stone has the eyes of Buddha which is the sign of true wisdom. The painted eyes on four sides represent the all seeing eyes of Buddha and are watching all the time wrong doers and good doers. This is a very religious shrine of Buddhists Tibetan monks, Brahmins priests and Newars nuns are the major worshipers here.

After visiting this Swayambunath area and drive to White Gumba.

White Gumba: Seto Gumba also known as White Gumba and Druk Amitabha Mountain is one of the popular Gumbas in the outskirts of Kathmandu valley. Seto Gumba is located south to the Swayambunath Stupa and can be reached from Sitapaila, Ring Road. White monastery is a heaven to witness the sunrise and sunset. Just located in the outskirts of the valley Seto Gumba is a panoramic kaleidoscope of colors and rich culture that showcases the valley in the most spectacular way. Looking at it from a traveler’s point of view Seto Gumba is bliss of astounding natural rejuvenation that searches excitement as well as calmness. Endorsed with a rich Tibetan culture and architecture, it splurges vivid colors in the murals, statue and paintings professing Buddhism and its techniques. One can get nostalgic in the presence of finding and seeing the explicit environment that melds you in its presence. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Lumbini

After breakfast you will drive to airport to catch a flight for Bhairahawa. From Bhairahawa airport you will drive for one hour to reach Lumbini. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, which is one of the most compelling places to visit in Nepal. Considered as the place of holy pilgrimage, Lumbini falls in the list of World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO. After reaching Lumbini you will check in a hotel and explore the Sacred Lumbini Garden which is considered as the holy place and the birth place of the Lord Buddha and also explore Ashoka pillar, Maya Devi Temple and its surrounding. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Lumbini Tour

After breakfast you will explore the villages of Lumbini and interact with locals to know their cultures, traditions, living styles and much more. Then march towards Lumbini Heritage sites and observe several monuments and pillars such as Asoka Pillar, Sacred Garden, and Maya Devi temple, Ramgram, Kapilvastu Museum, Pushkarni Pond and some other monasteries around. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Lumbini to Kathmandu

After breakfast you will drive to airport to catch your flight for Kathmandu, Explore Thamel area at night you will have Nepali dinner with your teammates with Nepali music. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Departure

Today your Kathmandu Lumbini Tour comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous acivities like hiking, river rafting, Bunjy Jumping, Paragliding etc.

Services include:
Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle

Accommodation in Kathmandu & Lumbini at star standard hotels with breakfast.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide. Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu.

All additional government tax & permit.

 Services exclude:
Nepal entry visa fee

 International / any air fare
 Travelers insurance 

 Alcohol, hot and cold drinks) 

 Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

 All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, political disturbances etc.

Tour Facts

 

Tour Name: Kathmandu Lumbini Tour

Tour Duration: 6 Days

Tour Area: Kathmandu|Lumbini-Nepal

Maximum Altitude: 1310 M 

Tour Type: Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour         

Tour Grade: Easy                             

Price: On Request

Suitable For:  Everyone

Best Season: All Year Round

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