Buddhists from all over the world consider a visit to Lumbini, Nepal, birth place of Buddha, as a lifetime destination. Lumbini is one of four sacred locations of what is know as The Buddhist Circuit and the only one of the four located in Nepal (the others are in India: Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar).
On a full moon in May around the year 623 B.C.E., Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama to a royal family under a sal (Shorea robusta) tree in Lumbini now part of the soutehrn plains of Nepal. His mother died shortly after giving birth, and he was raised by an aunt at the main compound west of Lumbini in an area known as Tilaurakot.
At the time of Buddha’s birth, Lumbini was a serene garden belonging to King Suddhodana, his father. In the second century, famed Emperor Ashoka visited and built a pillar that is still standing next to Maya Devi Temple, a temple named after Buddhas mother built over what is considered the precise site of the birth. Lumbini and the temple are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Historical).
On the Neo Horizon Lumbini Tour, we pay a special visit to birth site surrounding, majestic monasteries and shrines in the area. Our expert locally sourced guide reveals the main highlights and attractions of this revered destination.
Lumbini is visited by by Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A tour of the World Heritage Site of ancient Lumbini is a step back in time to a spiritually significant location of one of the most prominent religous figures in history.
Please contact Neo Horizon anytime with questions and concerns and details on booking. We truly look forward to hearing from you, and ultimately, Neo Horizon would be honored for the opportunity to guide you to one of the world’s most famous World Heritage Sites.
Please Note: Our Lumbini Tour has regular departures from Kathmandu and Pokhara. This tour provides an insider’s look at the heart of Buddhism and ancient history with profound significance for modern times. If you would like to see more of the area, then we can also arrange a greater Lumbini Tour package to fit your specific interests, and style with additional options.
Day 01Scenic Drive to Lumbini (150 m / 492 ft)We begin after breakfast with a scenic drive in private vehicle to Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha. After checking into our hotel and freshening up, we begin a tour of the area and the many surrounding monasteries and highlights. (Lunch and Dinner included)
Day 02Full Day Tour of Lumbini and ancient kingdom of KapilavastuWe continue the tour after a leisurely breakfast. Today we visit the actual birth site of Buddha at Maya Devi Temple (the temple is named after Buddha's mother). We then tour the ancient kingdom where Buddha was raised as a prince before departing into the wanderer's life. Return to hotel for overnight. (B/L/D included)
Day 03Scenic Drive to Pokhara or KathmanduAfter breakfast we say goodbye to Lumbini and board a vehicle for a scenic return journey to Kathmandu or Pokhara depending on your next destination.
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