It's a 4 Night 5 Days Tour in Kathmandu and Lumbini that discovers the birthplace of Buddha. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, also home to some of the Buddhists pilgrimage sites, and Lumbini itself is the birthplace of Lord Buddha.



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Lumbini the birthplace of Gautama Buddha is a highly revered Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal.  It is located in the Rupandehi District of Lumbini Province in Nepal. Lumbini Maya Devi temple was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. Located 22 km west of Siddharthanagar (Bhairahawa). Bhairahawa is the nearest airport to Lumbini. 


As per the prevalent customs of those days Maya Devi mother of Buddha went to Devdaha from Tilaurakot to deliver the first child. She started having labor pain on the way only. On reaching there she drank water and took a dip in the holy pond and after taking five steps she gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam. It is said that after his birth Siddhartha walked seven steps on the white lotus and uttered three mantras while all Gods and Goddesses showered flowers on him. 


Steeped in history this place is pivotal for Buddhist heritage. It is the place where Siddhartha Gautama was born in 563 BC in Lumbini near the historic city of Kapilavastu. He was born in an aristocratic family of the Shakya clan, but eventually renounced all the comforts of his kingly life. He searched for the real meaning of life which lead him to contemplate and meditate on it. After years of meditation, he become enlightened and came to be called ‘’Buddha” meaning the ’’enlightened one”. 


After attaining enlightenment he started teaching people that enlightenment can be achieved by all. His disciples came to be called Buddhists. So the places surrounding his life is a pilgrimage site for the Buddhists. Lumbini being the birthplace of lord Buddha is considered a sacred place for the pilgrims. 


Other sites linked to the life of the Buddha nearby are Tilaurakot, where Prince Siddhartha lived a life of luxury before embarking on the path to enlightenment. Maya Devi Temple is located on the exact spot where Buddha was born. It is a white-colored square structure with a golden spire. It has got a large holy pond called pushkarini (an ancient Hindu stepped bathing well normally adorned with lotus). In front of the temple stands a pillar erected by King Ashoka who was pivotal in spreading out Buddha”s teachings far and wide. 


Lumbini has several older temples, including the Mayadevi Temple. This site had a monastic complex and was a major place of pilgrimage during Lord buddhas time but with time had gone to ruins and lost its relevance. Only later it was revived after the discovery of the Ashoka pillar amidst the ruins.

Maya Devi temple is surrounded by beautiful stupas, monasteries and temples built by Buddhists from around the world for monks and pilgrims. Lumbini International Research Institute, many monuments, monasteries and a museum is also within this holy site.The holy pond Puskarini, where Buddha’s mother took a dip before his birth and where Buddha was bathed after his birth is also near the temple.


The Bodhi Tree in Lumbini is located in the premises of the Maya Devi Temple complex right next to the shrine on the banks of the serene Maya Devi Pond. Buddhist monks often sit under the tree meditating and chanting spiritual scripts. The tree is an age-old Peepal tree or Ficus Religiosa clad in colorful prayer flags, Locals believe that wishes made while tying a colorful prayer flag are often granted.


Lumbini sees more pilgrims than tourists, and a contemplative and reflective mood prevails. The things to visit in Lumbini are Maya Devi temple, Tilaurakot, world peace Pagoda, Lumbini Monastic site, Eternal Peace Flame, points of interest and landmarks are the Royal Thai Monastery, Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar, Myanmar Golden Monastery, Sae Sung Shakya( Korean temple) Kundan Stupa ancient stupas, Manang Samaj Stupa, Vietnam Phat Quoc tu Temple, Great Drigung Lotus Stupa, Thrangu Vajra Vidya Monastery, Chin Temple Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery, Sri Lankan Monastery and Cambodian Monastery.


Lumbini Monastic Site houses various temples and monasteries maintained to help understand the importance of Buddhism, give insights into the life of Gautama Buddha and for teaching the Buddhist principles and Philosophy of belief, the essence of which is maintaining harmonious associations between several countries. Thrangu Vajra Vidya Monastery is one of them. The monastery is dedicated to Thrangu Rinpoche has several students who are aspiring monks where the teachings of Lord Buddha, are taught.


A chorten (monument to Buddha) created by Buddhists from Manang in Northern Nepal, the Manang Samaj Stupa is known to be one of the oldest Stupas in Nepal, dating back to the birth of Gautam Buddha in 600 BC. There is a golden Buddha Statue in the middle of this building and is surrounded by colorful murals.


The Buddhist Site has now become a sanctuary for cranes and spreads over an area of 6 square kilometers and consists of the ruins of the palace of Tilaurakot where Siddhartha Gautam spent 29 years of his life. The relevance of the birthplace of Lord Buddha makes Lumbini a pilgrimage site and it is one of the most unique attractions in Nepal and is worth a visit. 


Hotel Details
Rama Inn 
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Durbar Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

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Buddha Maya Garden 
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Lumbini sanskritik, Lumbini 32900, Nepal

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Included Flights
Flight Details

    08:50 am


    09:25 am


    09:55 am


    10:30 am

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrival at Kathmandu,Nepal and Half day Sightseeing
  • Pashupatinath and Guheshwori Darshan

    Pashupatinath is one of Nepal’s important Hindu Temple. The present pagoda-style temple was constructed in 1696 A.D. The Pashupatinath Temple complex resembles a life-size collage of life: faith, generosity, poverty, life, death mingle here in an unceasing flow.

    Regarded as a "Shakti Peetha", Guheshwori Temple was built by King Pratap Malla in the 17th century. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati (wife of Lord Shiva). It is considered an important Hindu pilgrimage destination.

  • Rama Inn

    Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Airport to Hotel

    Assistance at the airport upon arrival and transfer to hotel and receive briefing about your tour.
    After that, you’ll make your way towards the temples of Pashupatinath and Guheshwori Temples.

Day 2 - Fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa. Drive to Lumbini and full day sightseeing.
  • kathmandu to Bhairahawa

    After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you’ll make your way to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for you departure from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa (Lumbini).

  • Drive to Lumbini from Airport

    Assistance upon arrival and drive to Lumbini from Airport and reach hotel.

  • Mayadevi Temple,Lumbini

    Maya Devi Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple situated at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini, Nepal. It is the main temple at Lumbini, a site traditionally considered the birthplace of Gautama Buddha.

  • Pushkarini Pond, Eternal Flame and Most Popular Monastery

    Sightseeing around most famous and popular places inside Lumbini Premises.

  • Buddha Maya Garden

    Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3 - Drive to Tilaurakot and full Day Sightseeing
  • Breakfast at the hotel

    After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll drive to Tilaurakot.

  • Buddha Maya Garden

    Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Gotihawa, Niglihawa and Kundan

    Situated 29km west of Lumbini, 3km north-west of Taulihawa, Tilaurakot was rediscovered in 1899 by P. C. Mukherji and is recognized by many scholars as to the ancient capital city of the Kapilavastu, the Sakya kingdom where Prince Siddhartha spent his early life.

    Tilaurakot exhibits perfect features of ancient palace architecture as it is at a higher elevation secured by a wide and tall fortification wall and a moat encircling it from outside. Archaeological excavations at Tilaurakot have revealed Grey ware (8/9th century BC), NBP (5/6th century BC); coin minting factory, palace structures, temples, ponds, roads, earth ramparts, brick fortification, ancient habitation and various antiquities within thirteen layers of human depositions dated from 9/8th century BC to 2-3 century AD. These findings support the fact that Tilaurakot had been a capital city.

Day 4 - Fly back to Kathmandu and Full day Sightseeing
  • Hotel to Airport

    After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll drive you to Bhairahawa Airport for your departure to Kathmandu.

    Rest at the hotel for a bit and get ready to tour Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa.

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square

    A living goddess, known as a Kumari resides at this durbar square. At Kathmandu Durbar Square, you’ll experience wonders, eccentricities and diversity of Nepali temples. Take a trip back in time when you enter Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Inside, there are residential quarters of kings of the Malla Dynasty (1200 - 1769 A.D). When Nepal was a kingdom, kings were crowned at Hanuman Dhoka.

  • Swayambhunath

    The white-domed Swayambhunath stupa with its all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha beckons you. From the top of Swayambhunath Stupa, you get to see panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley.

  • Nepali Thali with cultural dance

    In the evening, besides enjoying a scrumptious authentic Nepali Thali, you get to see a cultural show, and might even join in dancing to the rhythm.

  • Rama Inn

    Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 5 - Departure from Kathmandu,Nepal
  • Hotel to Airport

    After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure from Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • One Dinner with Cultural show per Package.
  • Driver's allowance, Road tax, and Fuel charges.
  • Meet & greet at arrival with the Welcome drink.
  • Airport Pick and Drop at time of arrival/departure.
  • Sightseeing by private vehicle.
  • Domestic airfare according to Packages.
  • Parking and Toll tax
  • Wi-Fi and Breakfast
  • Entry fees for Heritage Site and Conservation Area
  • Domestic Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis in 3 Star hotel or similar.
  • All personal expenses and Optional activities
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
  • Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Camera fee
  • Tips, laundry & phone call
  • Additional Sightseeing or extra usage of Vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Anything which is not included in the inclusion.
Trip Notes

Passports, visas, and entry requirements


A valid passport is required for you to travel internationally. Similarly, your passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity remaining to travel in most countries. We recommend you take copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well. And also please ensure that the name on your passport and airline ticket matches exactly.


Entry necessities can alternate at any time. Visas can take several weeks to process, so make sure you research the requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for obtaining any necessary documents as well as the application and processing time.


All foreign nationals (except Indian passport holders) require a visa to enter Nepal. In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic kiosks that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival". You may also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars (subject to change, cash only). Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. The following costs were correct at the time of writing:

- Multi-entry visa valid for 15 days - US$30

- Multi-entry visa valid for 30 days - US$50

- Multi-entry visa valid for 90 days - US$125

Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country.


Medical and health information


Consider your physical and mental health before you travel, especially if you have an existing medical condition. Consider whether you may be in a vulnerable category for COVID-19. See your doctor or travel clinic to have a basic health check-up, ask if your travel plans may affect your health, and plan any vaccinations you need. Do this at least 8 weeks before you leave.

Vaccination Policy

All travelers on Nepal trips (outside Australia, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands) are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. From 1 December 2021, all travelers on trips, including in Australia, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands, are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.


Air quality in Nepal can be poor, especially in winter. Some towns, including Kathmandu, experience very high levels of seasonal smog and heavy particulate pollution. Seek medical advice if you're concerned about the effects of air pollution.


Malaria and Dengue fever are a risk in various parts of Nepal. Mostly, during the monsoon season. Protect yourself against insect bites by wearing clothing that covers as much skin as possible, including repellent while sleeping under a net.


Healthcare services are unevenly distributed across the country and access to care in some areas may be limited. Healthcare in Kathmandu generally meets international standards but healthcare throughout the rest of the country may be inadequate. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance, including evacuation. Hospitals in Nepal typically require upfront payment in cash or credit card, regardless if you have travel health insurance.


Food and dietary requirements


In Kathmandu and Pokhara there are plenty of restaurants and cafes for all tastes and budgets. Nepal caters very well to vegetarians and vegans with almost all restaurants having a veg section on the menu.





Domestic flights in Nepal have strict weight limits - 10kg of check-in luggage and 5kg of carry-on hand luggage per person is included with your flight ticket. Excess baggage (up to 5kg per person only) will be charged at your own expense.


Roadwork and infrastructure projects can cause significant delays on major roads within cities and highways between destinations. Road travel can also be disrupted due to demonstrations and strikes without warning. Major roadworks are currently ongoing in and around Kathmandu and the roads to Chitwan National Park. Delays, heavy traffic, poor road conditions, and dust are a reality of road travel in Nepal.


The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.


There have been a number of air accidents in Nepal. We only use airlines that have passed strict safety audits for including internal flights in Nepal, including Buddha Air, Yeti Air & Tara Air.

Money matters

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali rupee (NPR). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. ATMs can only be found in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur. Make sure you carry sufficient cash to cover your needs when traveling outside of these cities. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu, Namche, Pokhara, Chitwan (only outside the park), and Bhaktapur. Credit cards are not widely accepted.


You are responsible only for the personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail. Below is a list of equipment and documentation that we suggest you take with you. Please use this checklist as a guide when packing for your holiday.

- Travel documents: passport, visa (if required), travel insurance, air tickets or e-ticket receipts, trip notes

- Photocopy of main passport pages, visa (if required), travel insurance, and air tickets

- Spare passport photos

- Money: cash/credit card/EFTPOS card

- Money belt

- Small padlocks

- Personal first-aid kit

- Watch/alarm clock and torch/flashlight (and spare batteries)

- Electrical adapter plug

- Toiletries/roll of toilet paper/travel wipes

- Insect repellent

- Sunscreen, lip balm, sunhat, and sunglasses

- Earplugs and eye mask (for light sleepers)

- Extra pair of prescription glasses (if required)

- 2 strong plastic garbage bags (for laundry and in case of rain)

- Refillable water bottle

- Phrasebook

- Warm clothes - when traveling in cooler climates

- Wind and waterproof jacket

- Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes with good walking socks

- Camera/phone (with charger)

- Binoculars

Informal clothing is all that is required. Remember to dress in a modest fashion. Light clothing is usually all that will be required for most of the year. During the winter months, December to February, it will be chilly and possibly foggy in the early mornings, with temperatures dropping down to a minimum of around 0ºC on some days. A warm, windproof jacket will be required.

Climate and seasonal information

Nepal's climate varies greatly depending on the season:

JUN - SEP: the monsoon rains (mostly at night) bring landslides in regional areas. Cloud cover often obscures mountain views with rain, mud, and leeches deterring most trekkers at this time of year. Treks running in September can be hot and very humid at lower altitudes.

MAR-APR: Spring brings warm weather and spectacular rhododendron blooms. A popular time to visit and one of the peak times to trek.

OCT - NOV: Clear skies and warm days make autumn the peak season.

DEC - FEB: Winter brings cold temperatures and snow to the mountains. Good trekking, but remember to rug up.

Phone and internet access

Hotels in Kathmandu generally have excellent WiFi connections. Most hotels offer free WiFi in public areas, with some also offering in-room WIFI, sometimes for an additional fee.

Group Leader

The goal of the group leader is to make your travels easier and to help you have the best trip possible. Have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects.


We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all destinations and activities on your trip. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while traveling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, flight tickets, cash, and other valuable items. Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however, during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests or relax and take it easy.

Strikes :

Strikes happen on a very frequent basis in Nepal. Most, but not all, of the recent strikes are political in nature and are generally called for the night before with little or no warning. If you arrive as a tourist during a busy political time of year there's a strong chance you might not be able to travel the country as much as you would normally.



 Travel protection is highly recommended to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or before your trip. Make sure your insurance covers you for your intended activities, including travel and trekking above 3000m if this is included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services, and helicopter evacuation costs.


The weather is not the only factor when thinking about when to go to Nepal. This Himalayan nation has a rich history, which can be discovered through its festivals. Nepal’s festival calendar fills every month of the year with colorful celebrations that offer interesting insights into the local culture. Stumbling onto a local festival may prove to be the highlight of your travels in Nepal – and given the sheer number of them, you’d be unlucky not to. Festivals may be Hindu, Buddhist, animist, or a mix of all three. Traveling in Nepal during Holi Festival (28-29 March 2021, 27-28 March 2022), can at times be dangerous due to revelers consuming intoxicating substances. The day is often associated with physical violence and danger. Traveling during the Hindu festival Diwali (4 November 2021, 24 November 2022) can also be dangerous. During this time there are many displays of fireworks in the streets. It can be very noisy for several days and there is also a lot of pollution caused by the fireworks.

Culture shock

Not all cultures share the same beliefs and values. These differences can cause severe culture shock. Some culture shocks that travelers might find while traveling in Nepal are:

 Don’t assume people speak your language. In cultures where you don’t speak the language, simple tasks suddenly become more complicated- like riding a bus or ordering food at a restaurant.

Some Asian cultures such as Indian, Korean, and Chinese openly spit on the sidewalk same with Nepal.

In some Asian countries such as Thailand, India, Nepal, and some Muslim countries such as Morocco, using water and your hands, not toilet paper, is considered much cleaner than using toilet paper.

There is poverty all over the world but it never seems real until you experience it firsthand. There is a number of homeless beggars and slums in Nepal. There are piles of the garbage next to rivers, people sleeping in gutters, and meat being butchered on a tarp next to the street.

 After your arrival, you will run into people who will offer you a taxi ride or a cheap hotel. When you hop into a car and leave through the gate of the airport you will see the snake driving vehicles. There are dividers but the car might go to the wrong side to overtake, which is very normal here, and therefore no reason to worry.

When in Nepal, don’t expect things to go on time. You will face delays almost in all activities. There is even a phrase “Nepali Time” which is used sarcastically to point out delays in activities.

You might see guys holding hands when they are walking down the street. Guys holding hands in Nepal is a sign of a good friendship and brotherhood.

At monuments, museums, Durbar Squares, etc if someone starts following you and explaining things, they are hiring themselves as your guide and expecting to be paid at the end. Tell them clearly their services are not required pronto, or things are going to get awkward.


(Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

Vaccination Requirements: Nepal is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. However, vaccinated individuals can bypass the testing rules that require travelers to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. All travelers regardless of vaccination status must have travel insurance that covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of the trip; proof of accommodation in Nepal; a completed International Travel Arrival Form; and either a Nepalese visa or a recommendation from the tourism board.

1. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. This does not apply to Nationals of Nepal, Passengers of Nepali origin (Non-Resident Nepali (NRN)), and their family members, or Passengers with a visa issued by a diplomatic representation of Nepal.

2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are Gene X pert, NAAT, and RT-PCR. This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

3. Passengers must obtain an International Traveller Online Arrival Form at

4. Passengers must have a hotel reservation confirmation. This does not apply to nationals of Nepal, Spouses of Nepali nationals, Passengers of Nepali origin, and their family members.

5. Passengers could be subject to hotel quarantine for 10 days at their own expense. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

6. Visa on arrival facilities restarted for eligible passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. This does not apply to passengers traveling with an emergency passport, a temporary passport, or a temporary travel document.


Payment Policy

The company accepts all major credit cards (MasterCard and Visa Cards). 

The client also has the option to wire transfer the payment of booking the package to the following bank account in Nepal: 

Name of Account Holder: Buddha Holidays Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd., Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
Account Number (USD):        006 08082190011
Account Number (NPR/INR):  006 08082190019
Name of the Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd, Patan Branch, Lalitpur
Swift Code: HIMANPKA

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policies are applicable under the following scenarios: 

1. If cancelled by the Company:


The company reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances. The company will not cancel a tour less than 30 days before the start date of the tour except for force majeure or failure on the client’s part to make all due payments or if the client fails to comply with any requirements of the booking conditions. 


If the Company has to cancel, you will be informed as soon as possible. 


If there is time to do so before departure and the cancellation does not result from your failure, then the Company will offer you a choice to purchase an alternative tour as a result of consolidation or another available tour offered by the company. In either case, paying or receiving a refund in respect of difference in price or receiving a full refund of all monies paid to the Company. 

It is advisable to only book fully flexible transport and other arrangements which can be cancelled or changed without charges, as the Company is not liable to pay the Client any cancellation, amendment or other changes the Client may need to make as a result of the cancellation of the tour. 

As a minimum, the Company, where compensation is due will pay a compensation of USD 100 per confirmed passenger. The Company is not liable for compensation if the booking is cancelled as a result of force majeure. 


2. If Cancelled by the Clients 


Clients have the option to cancel their booking as per the following policies of the Company: 

  • 10% of the advanced payment will be retained by the Company if cancellation is done 30 days prior to the start date of the tour. 
  • 50% of the advanced payment will be retained by the Company if cancellation is done 2 to 3 days prior to the start date of the tour. 
  • 100% of the advanced payment is retained by the Company is the cancellation is done less than 2 days before the start of the tour date. 


In case of non-payment of the remaining balance before the due date, the Company reserves the right to treat your booking as cancelled and 100% of the advanced payment will be retained as a cancellation charge by the Company. 

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