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Trip Overview

A pilgrimage to the Maya Devi Temple, Buddha’s birthplace, ranks as one of the subcontinent’s great spiritual journeys. You can visit the exact spot where Siddhartha Gautam was born 2500 years ago, rediscovered by the only a century or so ago, and then tour a multitude of temples. But perhaps the most powerful thing to do is simply find a quiet spot and a book on Buddhism. And meditate on the nature of existence. Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world’s great religion, and its’ remains contain important evidence about nature Buddhist pilgrimage centers from as early as the 3rd century BC.

The complex of the structures within the archaeological conservation area includes the Shakya Tank; the remains within the Maya Devi Temple consisting brick structures in a cross-wall system from the 3rd century BC to the present and the sandstone Ashoka Pillar with its pali inscription in Brahmi script. In addition, there are the excavated remains of Buddhist monasteries of the third century BC to the fifth century AD and the remains of the Buddhist Stupas(memorial shrines) from the third century BC.

Outline Itinerary

    Day 01: Meet and assist at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

    Day 02: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu with Buddhist Pilgrimage.

    Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Bandipur, Bandipur village walk, 4-5 hrs drive.

    Day 04: Drive Bandipur to Pokhara, Pokhara valley sightseeing tour, 3 hrs drive.

    Day 05: Early morning drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view of Himalayan range, Drive Pokhara to Lumbini, 5-6 hrs.

    Day 06: Sightseeing of Mayadevi Temple, afternoon drive Lumbini to Chitwan National Park, 3-4 hrs drive

    Day 07: Full day Sightseeing tour of Chitwan National Park.

    Day 08: Drive Chitwan To Kathmandu to The Last Resort At Bhotekoshi.

    Day 09: Explore the Bhotekoshi enjoy the Bungy Jump and Drive Back To Kathmandu.

    Day 10: Final departure, Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

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