Kathmandu Lumbini pilgrimage tour in Nepal, where religion is not just a set of beliefs and accompanying rituals handed down from generation to generation; rather it is a complex intermingling of traditions, festivals, faiths and doctrines that have permeated every strata of Nepalese Society in such a way as to become the very heartbeat of the nation. Nepal is famous, as the world's only Hindu Kingdom. However, it is an intricate and beautiful tapestry formed by the interweaving of Hinduism, Buddhism and other beliefs. Lumbini pilgrimage tour let you eyewitnesses the religious tolerance and harmony found in Nepal, which is perhaps a unique example to the world. Nepal pilgrimage tour from Moktan Adventure would let you immerse into the Hindu Culture and communities in Nepal.
It is an experience, which you cannot miss. During our first day of Kathmandu Lubmini pilgrimage tour we head for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley that includes Kathmandu durbar square, Kumari temple, Swoyambhunath, Krishna Temple, Patan Durbar with royal bath and Pashupatinath.
Kathmandu Lumbini Pilgrimage Tour provides insight into the life of Lord Buddha and the development of Buddhism and you will get the opportunity to see more than sixty two archaeological sites scattered outside the Lumbini. Lumbini Pilgrimage tour goes through Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot, Devadaha and Ramagrama all bearing significance to the life, Enlightenment and death of Buddha.Tilaurakot has been identified by archaeologists as the actual capital of Kapilvastu and the home of King Suddhodhan, father of Prince Siddhartha who later went on to become the Buddha. This is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha spent the first 29 years of his princely life. Chinese travelers who visited Tilaurakot more than 2,500 years ago reported seeing numerous Stupas, monasteries and palaces.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Tribhuwan International airport in kathamdnu(1345meters). There you will be met by Moktan Adventure representative and transferred to hotel by private vehicle and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
It is an experience, which you cannot miss. We head for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and keep a day valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a Stupa on the top of hill - from where you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley. We then take you to visit Patan, a famous city features of arts and crafts - the highlight of trip is the Krishna Temple, Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir (Buddhist Monastery) and Pasupatinath, which is one of the famous pilgrimage site for Hindus.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lumbini
We hire a tourist bus from Kathmandu to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, which is been honored as the place of holy pilgrimage. Lumbini has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO - if the time permits, we take you to visit Manakamana Temple, believed as the wish fulfilling goddess by cable car. Upon arrival Lumbini, after check in the hotel, we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar. Again, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of Pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stands up on a lotus pedestal.
Day 4: Sightseeing around Lumbini and visit Tilaurakot
Lumbini After breakfast, we begin the trip by driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurakot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurakot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and Stupa near the sacred garden.
Day 5: Lumbini–Kathmandu
We leave Lumbini and back to Kathmandu by road. Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure, you could do shopping and more.
Day 06: Final departure.
Farewell then Moktan Adventure representative will drop you to the International Airport for your flight departure to destination country.
Includes / Excludes
We have included the cost details section, without quoting the price, to make you easier to plan yourself for the trip and to know how the trip are organized.
01. All grounded transportation, pick up / drop.
02. Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Lumbini with breakfast
03. Fluent English speaking guide throughout the tour as per the program.
04. Government taxes and other official expenses.
05. Monument entrance fees wherever applicable.
06. Traditional Nepali dinner (at the end of the trip) with Nepali music and Nepali dance
01. Lunch and dinner throughout the trip.
02. Personal expenses like beverages, sweets, deserts etc
03. Travel Insurance
04. Nepal Entry Visa fee.
05. Tips, Gratuities and other expenditure not mentioned in Cost include(s) section.