Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour

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Lumbini is the place where the Gautam Buddha was born in 623BC and lived as Princess for 29years. Lumbini, Nepal;  place of birth – the sanctum of the birthplace where the marker stone is preserved in Maya Devi Temple, Puskarini holy pond, The Ashoka Pillar, 25 Buddhist monasteries and monuments from around different countries in the world. High Spirit Treks & Expedition offers you "Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour" he pilgrimage tour consists of 6Nights and 7Days covering the routes that follow the path of Buddha - Holy and Historical sites: Namobuddha, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Niglihawa, Gotihawa, Kudan, Devdaha, Ramagram, Lumbini Museum, Buddhist university, and other historical and archaeological sites.

Namobuddha

Namobuddha is a popular tourist destination lying on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley. It is an important pilgrimage for Buddhists as they believe the relics of the past life of Lord Buddha lie in a monastery in Namobuddha. Namobuddha is a small hillock in Kavre district lying around 50 kilometers away from Kathmandu. Covered by pine forests and prayer flags offered by devotees, Namobuddha is home to several ancient stupas and monasteries.

Swayambhunath

Resting on a hillock 3 km west of Kathmandu, Swayambhu is one of the holiest Buddhist stupas in Nepal. It is said to have evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and has numerous shrines and monasteries on its premises. 

Boudhanath

Built-in the shape of a mandala designed to replicate the Gyangtse of Tibet, the stupa was renovated by Licchhavi rulers in the 8th century. The location of the stupa is interesting as it once lay on the ancient trade route to Tibet and it was here that Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers for many centuries. It is one of the major pilgrimage sites for Buddhists from around the world.

Niglihawa

Situated about 7km northeast of Taulihawa,Niglihawa is identified as the holy place where Kanakamuni Buddha was born. Emperor Asoka visited the site in 249 BC and erected the stone pillar with the inscription on it. The Asoka inscription engraved on the pillar in Brahmi script and Pali language attests to the fact that Emperor Asoka enlarged the Kanakamuni Buddha's stupa, worshiped it and erected a stone pillar to mark the birthplace of Kanakamuni Buddha on the occasion of the twentieth year of his coronation. The pillar also bears an inscription, "Om mani Padme hum and Sri Ripu Malla Chiram Jayatu 1234" of King Ripu Malla written in the year 1234 (Saka Era corresponding to 1312 AD).

Gotihawa

Located about 5km southwest of Taulihawa, Gotihawa is identified as the holy place where Krakuchhanda Buddha was born and attained enlightenment. Emperor Asoka visited the site in 249 BC, erected the stone pillar and built a big stupa, dedicating to the Krakuchhanda Buddha.

Kudan

Situated about 3km south of Taulihawa, is the ancient and historical site of Nyigrodharama, currently known as Kudan or Lori-Ki Kudan. Lord Sakyamuni Buddha met king Suddhodhana here for the first time after enlightenment. Some scholars have also identified Kudan as the natal-town of Krakuchhanda Buddha. Early Chinese travelers Fa-hsien (5th century AD) and Hiuen Tsang (7th century AD) describe several events in their travel accounts including the arrival welcoming of Lord Sakyamuni Buddha by the king Suddhodhana at the Nyigrodharama.

Devdaha

Devdaha is the ancient capital of Koliya Kingdom, located 7 km east of Lumbini and east of Butwal and shares a border with Nawalparasi district on the east side. It is identified as the maternal home of Queen Mayadevi, Prajapati Gautami, and Princess Yasodhara. It is believed that Prince Siddhartha had spent some years of his childhood with his step-mother/aunt Prajapati Gautami in Devdaha.

Ramagram

Ramagrama is located in Ramgram Municipality, in the Nawalparasi District of Nepal. This Buddhist pilgrimage site, which was constructed in some 2500 years BCE, contains relics of Gautama Buddha. According to Buddhist texts, after Buddha's Mahaparinirvana, his cremated remains were divided and distributed among the princes of eight of the sixteen mahājanapadās. Each of the princes constructed a stupa at or near his capital city, within which the respective portion of the ashes was enshrined.

Tilaurakot

Tilaurakot was the capital of the Shakya kingdom of Kapilvastu.Shakya king ruled the kingdom from the Hamsavati palace, which you can see even in these days also. Tilaurakot is 28 km west from Lumbini lies on the banks of the Bhagirathi(Banganga) river.

Sagarhawa

Located about 12km north of Taulihawa, Sagarhawa is identified as the place where the Sakyas were massacred by the King Virudhaka, the son of Prasenajita Raja of Kosala out of revenge. Later, in the memory of the noble Sakyas, hundreds of stupas were built here by their descendants. Also known as Lumbu Sagar it is 1,059 feet long and 225 feet wide.

Araurakot

Located 1. 4km east of Niglihawa, and about 10km northeast of Taulihawa, Araurakot is identified as the town where Kanakamuni Buddha lived, grew up, and spent his married life. It used to be a walled forest in ancient times. Today, it is a large rectangular fortified area with the remains of ancient moat and brick fortifications.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the historic and Sacred Buddhist Places In Nepal
  • Monks, Monasteries, People
  • Witness the reclining Buddha at Swayambhunath Monastery and Boudhanath
  • Birth Place of Lord Buddha
  • World Heritage sites visit

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu arrival and drop to your hotel, (Hotel),
  • Day 02: Excursion tour of Namo Buddha and back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 03: Morning Sightseeing of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath and fly to Bhairahawa 35 mins or Drive (321 km./ 8 hrs) to Lumbini
  • Day 04: Visit to Maya Devi Temple, sacred Garden and Surrounding Monasteries (UNESCO World heritage site)
  • Day 05: Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Gotihawa, Kudan, Tilaurakot, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, and Aurorakot
  • Day 06: Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Devdaha, Ramagram and then drive back to Kathmandu or fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 07: Final Departure

Cost Includes:

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport Transfer,
  • All surface A/C  transportation as mentioned on itinerary
  • Twin Sharing accommodations in 3-Star standard accommodation in BB basis or choice basis
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary,
  • Professional English speaking tour guide during sightseeing
  • Sightseeing entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kinds of local and government TAX/VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Insurance for Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuation,
  • Any kind of Airfare: International or domestic airfare
  • Tips for tour guide and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic & soft drinks,
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, equipment, etc.
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, festivals, political unrest, illness and other unexpected problems which are not under our control,
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the “Trip Includes” section.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Kathmandu arrival and drop to your hotel, (Hotel),After arriving at Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the Airport and shift you to the hotel to stay overnight. In the evening, you can walk around touristic hubs like Thamel and Basantpur for a personal interest.
  • Day 02Excursion tour of Namo Buddha and back to Kathmandu.Wake up Early in Morning and after breakfast, we will drive to Namobuddha. Exploration of Namobuddha and its surrounding sites and drive back to Kathmandu.Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Day 03Morning Sightseeing of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath and fly to Bhairahawa 35 mins or Drive (321 km./ 8 hrs) to LumbiniAfter Breakfast, sightseeing tour covering Swayambhunath and Boudhanath will be done and drive to Airport for the flight to Bhairahawa and further drive to Lumbini.(Optional: 8hrs drive to Lumbini) Today we will visit the surrounding villages and observe their culture. Overnight in Lumbini.
  • Day 04Visit to Maya Devi Temple, sacred Garden and Surrounding Monasteries (UNESCO World heritage site)Sight-seeing of the monastic zone; over a dozen monasteries of Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism are spread across the cannon. Finally visit the Mayadevi temple protecting the 'Marker Stone', Statue of the 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 birthplace of Buddha. Overnight in Lumbini
  • Day 05Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Gotihawa, Kudan, Tilaurakot, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, and AurorakotToday after breakfast, we will drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Gotihawa, Kudan, Tilaurakot, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, and Aurorakot. Overnight in Lumbini.
  • Day 06Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Devdaha, Ramagram and then drive back to Kathmandu or fly back to Kathmandu.After having breakfast, today we will drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Devdaha, Ramagram and then drive back to Bhairahawa and fly back to Kathmandu.(Optional: 8hrs drive to Lumbini) In the late afternoon, Farewell Dinner will be hosted by High Spirit Treks & Expedition. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Day 07Final Departure Free Until Departure. You will be drop at Airport before 3hrs prior to the Flight Time OR joined to the next journey.

Trip Note

  • The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.
  • Price subjected to change if there are more than 2 people in a group.
  • Necessary documents to book this trip (Passport’s Copy, Photographs, Insurance copy & Advance payment).

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