Kathmandu and Lumbini Tours
Kathmandu and Lumbini Tours
|Duration : 5 days||Accommodation : Standard | Deluxe hotel | Lodges|
|Season : Sept – June||Transport : Private Vehicles|
About Kathmandu and Lumbini Tours
The Luxury Tours of Kathmandu and Lumbini is a trip that offers the finest of both old Nepali towns. Kathmandu — the epicenter of the country’s arts, art and crafts in woodcarving and stone sculpture and masonry — has one of the world’s densest World Heritage Sites proportions. There are approximately four significant heritage sites within sensible range from each other in the town alone. On the other side, Lumbini is one of the world’s most famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites. It is Lord Buddha’s hometown, the founder of Buddhism, and it is also called the “Light of Asia.” Also archeologically significant, there have been many surveys in Lumbini where the remnants of the mansions and shrines have been uncovered and preserved since the period of Lord Buddha. Today, Lumbini is one of the most frequented Buddhist pilgrimage sites among the Buddhist sect’s individuals, and there are many monasteries that have been constructed there, each showing incredible Tibetan and Buddhist art in Thankas types, wall paintings, rock carvings and iconic mythical animal statues. Touring the legacy locations of Nepal’s two old towns offers incredible insights into the country’s spiritual and historical elements, and the elegant Kathmandu and Lumbini Tour allows you to explore the cultural riches in the most convenient way with pleasant hotel reservations.
Start the trip first in the town of Kathmandu where you can visit historic places such as the holy temple of Pashupatinath, the stupa of Bouddhanath, the temple of Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the context of the cultural and historical differences of Nepal, each of the locations retains its own significance. The Pashupatinath temple is kept as one of the Hindu people’s most significant shrines, and thousands of pilgrims tour the temple every year during Shivaratri’s festival and celebration. It is situated on the bank of the river Bagmati and sometimes the Hindu people’s cremation ritual can also be seen conducted by the riverside at the temple. The Bouddhanath is one of the world’s biggest Buddhist mandalas and has a dominant roof towering above the region at which it is constructed. Bouddhanath’s peaceful atmosphere allows it one of the most pleasant and peaceful places to visit this Buddhist stupa. The Swayambhunath is another significant temple situated on top of a city hill that both the Hindu and the Buddhist individuals hold sacred. Due to all the monkeys that live there, the Swayambhunath is also called the “Monkey Temple.” Perhaps one of the most incredible displays of Nepali architecture and art in its best shape is Kathmandu Durbar Square. The city’s Durbar Square includes a building that holds the Malla and Shahs ‘ ancient residence that governed the town in medieval times along with many shrines and monuments that display one of the most amazing wood painting exhibits and stone sculpture. The heritage places are architecturally complex and lovely, each holding major myths and stories that represent the previous glories and dexterity of Nepal that have altered over the millennia. In the most cozy and hassle-free scenario, the Kathmandu and Lumbini Luxury Tour allows you to discover these riches.
Then tour Lumbini and reveal the many qualities of the ancient sacred place, such as the Asoka Pillar, which includes the earliest records of Nepal, the blessed Mayadevi temple, the sacred Bodhi tree and the blessed Puskarini pond, together with many monasteries constructed in the most beautiful architecture fashion. Circle along the monasteries and immerse yourself in the gifts of Lumbini in a serene atmosphere. The well-preserved artifacts present the opportunity to imagine what existence was like here thousands of years ago, before Lord Buddha got enlightenment and was just a prince who didn’t understand about the difficulties of life.
It is a miracle achievement in itself that the sacred place and temple here have continued to endure up to now, but their importance in the Buddhist culture enhances their appeal. The Kathmandu and Lumbini Luxury Tour captures perfectly the beauty of the sites and presents you with a rich and brimming experience in the most comfortable and relaxed forms with the religious treasures of Nepal.
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DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU, NEPAL
At any moment you may rrive at the airport in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley. It is one of the nation’s political and economic centres, containing three main ancient towns of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. You will be greeted by one of the officials from our company on your arrival. He’s going to assist you transfer to your hotel. He will also tell you about additional schedules and programs. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 02 - Full Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour
The Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing trip will begin today, soon in the afternoon, with a first trip to the holy temple of Pashupatinath. It resides on the shores of the river Bagmati and is one of the Hindu people’s most respected religious locations. Built in pagoda-style architecture, the Pashupatinath also includes many smaller temples outside the main temple. It is also the cremation place of many Hindu people and sometimes it is also possible to observe the ritual being conducted.
Then on the trip, the next site is the blessed stupa of Bouddhanath. It is one of the world’s biggest Buddhist stupas and is about 11 kilometers from the city’s central and northeastern periphery. The flow of big Tibetan refugee communities has seen the building around Bouddhanath of over 50 Gompas (Tibetan monastery). The Stupa is on the old Tibetan trade path that the town of Sankhu in the northeast quadrant joins the Kathmandu Valley. Tibetan dealers have been resting here for many decades and offering prayers.
The next destination on the trip is Durbar Square in Kathmandu. It is renowned as the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a title obtained from a Hanuman statue, Lord Ram’s monkey devotee, at the Royal Palace’s door. The Durbar on Durbar Square was until the 19th centuries the imperial Nepalese home where significant celebrations such as the Nepalese monarch’s reign took position. The palace is adorned with sophisticated decorative doors and panels and contains the Memorial Museum of King Tribhuwan and the Mahendra Museum.
The temples and palaces on the square have been reconstructed time and time again after being destroyed by natural disasters or negligence. There are currently in the room fewer than ten quadrangles. An earthquake of an approximate magnitude of 7.9 struck the region on 25 April 2015 and seriously harmed the Square, lowering several houses to dust. King Mahendra Malla (1560–1574) constructed the oldest shrines in the area. They are Jaggannath temples, Kotilingeswara Mahadev temples, Mahendreswara temples and Taleju temples. Under various governing monarchs, more and more temples and sculptures have been introduced over moment to the Square. It is one of Nepali art’s most architecturally complex displays and the distinctive architecture of Newa.
Finally, the last travel destination is the Swayambhunath Stupa — an old religious architecture on top of a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu City. It is likely the most sacred among Buddhist tourist locations for the Buddhist Newari people, in whose mythological past and story of descent as well as daily spiritual ritual Swayambhunath occupies a key role. It’s second only to Buddhism for Tibetans and disciples of Tibetan Buddhism.
Overnight stay at a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 03 - Fly to Bhairahawa, transfer to Lumbini Hotel and Sightseeing Tour, Duration: 30-45 minutes
A transfer to Bhairahawa soon in the early morning will take place today. It requires about 30 to 40 minutes to fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa. You will be moved to a 5-star hotel in Lumbini upon your arrival in Bhairahawa. We will start our sightseeing trip of Lumbini after checking in at the hotel.
Lumbini is the location where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE, according to Buddhist tradition. Lumbini is one of many pilgrimage magnets that emerged in locations that are vital to Buddha’s existence. It has several temples, including the Temple of Mayadevi and many others. The Lumbini International Research Institute also comprises many monuments, temples and museums. There is also the “Puskarini,” or the Holy Pond, where the mom of the Buddha got the ritual dip before he was born and where he had his first shower.
According to tradition, previous Buddha was conceived in other places close to Lumbini and then attained enlightenment and lastly abandoned their earthly form. The duration of the route is 4,8 km and the width 1.6 km and is surrounded by a big monastic area where only monasteries but no stores, hotels and restaurants can be constructed. It’s divided into a monastic area in the east with Theravadin, a monastery in the west with Mahayana and a monastery in the Vajrayana.
There are also the ruin of antique convents, a holy bodhi and the Ashoka pillars in the Holy Site of Lumbini. Pilgrims from different nations can be seen on the site from early morning to late evening chanting and meditating. In 2001, Nipponzan Myohoji chose in the garden to construct a Pagoda that every day many cultures and religions visit. As some Hindus consider the Buddha to be the Incarnation of Vishnu, the full moon of Nepal’s month of Baisakh (April – May), thousands of Hindus gather on pilgrimage to worship Queen Mayadevi as Rupa Devi, Lumbini’s mother goddess.
Overnight stay at a 5-star hotel in Lumbini. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
Day 04 - Transfer to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu
Today we will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. You can go shopping or just roam the city’s streets after returning to Kathmandu the remainder of the day.
Overnight stay at the 5-star hotel in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included.
Day 05 - Farewell
You will be transported to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight by one of the officials from our company, from where you will leave with lovely travel experiences.
Meal: Breakfast Included.
- All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers.
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at 5- star hotel in Kathmandu.
- Round trip airfare Kathmandu to Bhairahawa and Bhairahawa to Kathmandu including tour guide.
- A night accommodation with breakfast at a 4-star hotel in Lumbini.
- All guided sightseeing tours & activities including entry fees
- Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu
- All government taxes and office service charge.
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
- International airfare
- Travel Insurance
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- Tips for tour guide, trek guide, porter and driver etc.
Cost & Dates
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.