Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour

The Lumbini Circuit Tour provides insight into the life of Lord Buddha and the development of Buddhism. There are 62 archaeological sites scattered outside the Lumbini. The tour goes though Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot, Devadaha and Ramagrama all bearing significance to the life, Enlightenment and death of Buddha.

Archaeologists have identified Tilaurakot 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 2500 years ago reported seeing numerous stupas, monasteries and places. The Chinese pilgrims Fa-Hien and Hien and Hiuen-Tsang noted that they saw Kapilvastu in complete ruins and counted 10 deserted cities within Kapilvastu. King Virudhaka, who massacred the Shakyas during the last days of Lord Buddha, is said to have destroyed the cities.

VILLAGE TOUR/WALK

A walk through the villages surrounding Lumbini interaction with the warm and hospitable local people, buying their authentic handicraft products and observing their traditional rituals will bring one closer to understanding the diversity of Terai cultures in Nepal. Tour of villages also gives opportunity to observe Terai landscapes and vegetation found in the outskirts of the settlements. The people in these traditional villages offer a peek at their agro-based rural lifestyles, colorful costume, festivals that they celebrate with much joy and enthusiasm and gracious hospitality. They belong to different religions, cast and creed, with agriculture as main occupation. The main festivals celebrated by the people are Nag Panchami, Holi, Dashain and Tihar. Tourists can visit the local temples and mosques or partake in the cultural ceremonies. The wetland areas, lakes and ponds in the villages also offer bird watching opportunities. Visitors have the option of choosing to walk through the villages, riding through a local riskshaw or bullock cart.

  • Duration of trekking : 5-6 days
  • Grade : Easy
  • Type of Trek : Tea House
  • Recommended season : Spring / Autumn / Winter
  • Trekking starting point : Kathmandu / Lumbini
  • Trekking ending point : Chitwan / Kathmandu

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What’s included

  • Airport/Hotel/ pick up and drop-off
  • All ground local transportation
  • Three night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB basis.
  • Full board meals as per itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Necessary Trekking Permit and all national park fees.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • Expert bilingual, government license holder Guide.
  • Domestic flight for the guide if required.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Trekking Porter as required (usually 1 porter for 2 members)
  • Necessary Trekking equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket.
  • Travel Insurance of our staffs.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes, vat and service charges.
  • Fare well dinner.

What’s not included

  • Nepal entry visa fee, which can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • All International airfares
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your personal expenses such as gratuity (recommended), gifts etc.
  • Cold drinks and beverages
  • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost or any types of travel insurance