Kathmandu- Lumbini - Kathmandu
Kathmandu is known as the city of temples and after you land here, you will be amazed to see how many temples this place has. This place is full of Hindu and Buddhist temples, ranging from a tiny one to dozens and hundreds at one place. The three Durbar squares, BoudhaStupa, Swoyambhunathstupa (Monkey Temple) and Pashupatinath are the major attractions of Kathmandu. There are other small ponds and temples all over the Kathmandu valley but these are the main ones which will make you feel like you are in a different world.
Moving from details of Kathmandu towards Lumbini we will be heading to the birth place of Lord Gautam Buddha. Lord Buddha is the religious leader behind Buddhism and he was born in Lumbini. His birthplace and his palace is all conserved and protected inside the Mayadevi Temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides the temple lies a sacred pool and the Ashoka pillar, which was erected by Emperor Ashoka in the 249 BC. The vibes that you get after entering the Mayadevi temple area is so different. You will feel the calmness and peacefulness inside the temple.
All in all the tour from Kathmandu to Lumbini will be drastic because you will be moving from crowded Kathmandu to the calm Lumbini. Besides Lumbini there are many other religious Buddhist monuments which you can visit.
You can change this itinerary, services, accommodation, duration of this trip etc.to suit your needs and budget. The choice is yours. Let us help you tailor your perfect holiday.
Kathmandu has a lot of places to roam around. If you take time and visit all the places properly, you might have to spend weeks here. However, for people who are in a rush, we can have a quick visit to some of the most popular places in Kathmmandu. The places that you must not miss when you come to Kathmandu are Kathmandu Durbar Square, SwayambhunathStupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and BoudhanathStupa. These places are listed in the world heritage sites by UNESCO. Including the above four places, there are many other places where you can go to visit in Kathmandu so if there is any place that you would particularly like to see, we can make adjustments. We will not be able to get the best experience in a day visiting many places so we can choose one place and visit and know it well too if you choose to. After completing the day we can choose to go out to see the nightlife in Kathmandu or take a good rest for tomorrow’s journey.
Looking at our flight schedule or our travel schedule we can make changes in the Kathmandu sightseeing. It can be done on the first day of your visit or it can also be shifted to the third day of your tour.
Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast
The drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini is around 7-8 hours long. However, if you do not want to spend more time travelling on road we can also go to Lumbini through domestic flights to make the most of your trip in visiting places rather than spending time on road. It is a 35 minute flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa airport and then a 45 minute drive from Bhairahawa to Lumbini. We will be visiting the Buddhist monuments for our second day and our professional guide will show you around. There is a huge area to visit and roam around in Lumbini and you will enjoy your time. At the end of the day, we will spend the night at a hotel nearby to visit the Mayadevi Temple in the morning next day.
7-8 hrs drive
Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast
After having our breakfast we will go to visit Mayadevi temple which takes about 10-15 minutes on foot or we can get on a rickshaw from the main entrance of Lumbini. After getting out of the temple, the Ashoka Pillar stands in the Lumbini garden and the holy pool is also nearby. That pool is considered to be the one where the mother of Lord Buddha took the ritual dip prior to his birth. It is also the place where Lord Buddha had had his first bath. There is also the birthmaker stone. After completing our visit to Mayadevi temple we have our lunch and fly back or travel by road to Kathmandu.
This brings us to the end our tour but if we return back early and you want to see the night life of Kathmandu and sit at a place to chill, you can go to Thamel area where there are lots of hotel and restaurants which offer great food and service. You are more likely to want to spend more days travelling around here or return back soon after the completion of your tour.
Before starting your tour, you should know that you will have guides who are licensed by the government of Nepal. They will be people who will have years of experience including English, Chinese, Japanese and more. During our trip if there is any natural disaster, political riot, pandemic, catastrophes or epidemic, we will not be continuing our trip.
About your body wear, you do not need anything specific because the climate is cool and temperature is moderate. Therefore you can choose to wear clothes according to your preference. In case of footwear, it would be better if you have some comfortable snickers because our trip would include a lot of walking. Since our trip is only of a day, its better if you travel light with your basic needs like your camera, phone, suns-cream and similar things. In case if you want to go to a particular place or do not want to go to a place that we have included, you can make changes in the list of your places that you want to go to.
The weather around Kathmandu is moderate all time of the year. Neither it gets too cold during winter, nor will it get too hot during summer. You can wear casual clothes like a tee/shirt, trousers and keep an optional windcheater or sweater if needed. You are less likely to be bothered by the climate and temperature around here.
Moving to Lumbini, it might get a bit hotter during the summer time, but you come in any other time then the climate and temperature will be good. Since we will be moving to the plains, the temperature will increase slightly but it won’t be extreme. The weather is great almost all around the year.
Since, Kathmandu and Lumbini have so many places to visit other than the ones we have listed above, you can choose to visit any other place. However, the time that takes to travel and visit another place might vary. Anyways, if you want to visit a particular place in exchange for what we have included, we can do that too.
You can reach Kathmandu by international flight from Europe or any other parts of Asia, Australia, and the USA with stopover and transit on route flight to reaching Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport.
-Overland from Delhi, Sikkim, and Darjeeling from India
- To come from China you can catch a flight or a train to Lhasa (Tibet) and drive or fly to Kathmandu
You will be guided by experts who are experienced and have knowledge about the places that you will be visiting. Our guides are mostly locals who communicate in English for Kathmandu and in case of Lumbini, there will be guides who know about the place in detail. They acquire deep knowledge of the local culture, food, flora and fauna, history of those places.
You will be provided several booking options that include such as online booking, wire transfer, or cash on arrival. Similarly, we suggest you go through our booking policy. It is better to read every policy thoroughly before you head to the payment. Please feel free to get in touch with us in case of any other queries.
We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemic, epidemic or catastrophes, etc.
You can choose to wear any casual dress since the weather is not extreme around Kathmandu and Lumbini. You can opt to choose some light t-shirt/shirt or a sweater and have a thin or thick wind cheater or jacket according to your preference. Trousers or stretchable pants would be good for lower waist. It would be preferred if you have some comfortable sneakers because out trip will include walking as well. You can also bring a cap or hat or some shades as well.
3 Days from US $15000
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