Upcoming Events 2015
Gaijatra- August 30
Festival of comedy - Bereaved families take out processions to remember their deceased member and to consol those deeply gravened by showing that they are not the only one.
Teej - women's festival - 16th Sept.
Thousands of women in red celebrate the festival by singing, dancing and partying in squares of Kathmandu. Check>
Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour
The 'Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour' focuses on life of Buddha (Prince Siddhartha). While it is a pilgrimage tour in one hand, in the other hand it displays the great archaeological triumph of mankind. There are 62 archaeological sites in Lumbini region exhibiting different event's in Buddha's life. The 'Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour' is a visual aid to Buddha's life and development of Buddhism. The tour includes visit of Kapilavastu, Kudan, Ramagram stupa, Sagarhawa and other important sites related with Buddha.
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Day 01: Fly or drive to Lumbini
Flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa takes 35 mints and from there it is 30 mints drive to Lumbini. One can also drive to Lumbini (321 km / 8 hrs) from Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel
Day 02: Breakfast | Lumbini Tour
The UNESCO World heritage site of Lumbini is developed under master plan in the area of 6 Km X 2 km. We will start our tour from the 'New Tourist village and visit the World peace pagoda and museum. This is also the pilgrimage concept of master plan to introduce Buddhism and purify mind through monastic zone. Monasteries of Mahayani and Teravadi Buddhism are spread across the cannon. Finally visit the Mayadevi temple protecting the 'Marker Stone', Statue of nativity scene and ruins of old temple walls dating from 3rd BC to 12 AD. Asoka pillar still displays the inscriptions explaining his visit to the birth place of Buddha.
Day 03: Religious and archaeological sites of Kapilavastu
Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, Niglihara and Sagarhawa. Tilaurakot is the ancient Kapilavastu - the capital of Shakyas, where Buddha spent his first 29 years. Kudan was where Buddha was received by his father after his access to enlightenment. King Suddhodana specially built the Kudan (Nigrodharma Park) for the accommodation of the Buddha and his followers. Gotihawa is the birth place of Krakuchanda Buddha. Niglihawa is where Kanakmuni Buddha was born. Sagarhawa is the archaeological findings as "place of the massacre of the Shakyas". Overnight in Lumbini
Day 04: Devdaha - Ramgram - back to Kathmandu
Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Devdaha and Ramagram. Devdaha is the ancient capital of the Koliya kingdom. It is the maternal hometown of Queen Mayadevi (mother), Prajapati Gautami (stepmother), Princess Yasodhara (consort) and where Prince Siddhartha had spent his childhood. Ramgrama is the brick mound on the bank of the Jharahi River. It is seven meter high brick stupa consisting of relic (one of the eight astha dhatu) of Lord Buddha. The Stupa was built by the king of Ramgrama, who was the eighth king to obtain the Buddha's relics.
NEWS: Lumbini world peace city
The new master plan for Lumbini in a shape of lotus spanning the area of 25 sq miles around the existing plan has been purposed by a Korean team. The plan has five circles - Buddha Zone (sacred place) at the center, encircled by Dharma Zone and then Sangha Zone, new rural villages and upasika and upasaka zone at the outer most circles. More >
First Pre-Ashokan brick shrine and village dating back to 1,300 BC were unearthed in Lumbini.
Silver coins dating back to 800 - 200 BC have been recovered in recent excavation of Tilaurakot, the Shakya capital.
Lumbini Tour with us:
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One hour flight to Mt. Everest leaves every morning from Kathmandu. This is the best way of capturing 5 out of top 10 highest mountains in the World including Mt. Everest. more >
Hiking or short treks
The foothills of Himalaya provide beautiful short and easy treks and day’s hike starting from either Pokhara or kathmandu.
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Yoga & Meditation
If you have extra days in Kathmandu, try one of our highly recommended yoga / meditation centers. Yoga Tour>