5 Nights/6 Days Tour at the birthplace of Lord Buddha
Over 2500 years ago, the Queen Maya Devi was traveling home. She was heavily pregnant when she decided to take a bath in the pond here in Nepal. Suddenly labor pains came upon her and she gave birth to her son, Prince Siddhartha Gautama. Her newborn son surprised everyone when he took seven steps upon his birth. While she lay dying, she knew that her son was very special as well as different. And so the future Lord Buddha entered the world.
Today Lumbini is not only a sacred place to the world, it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here stands many monasteries from around the world as well as his actual birthplace. The Maya Devi Temple is one of the most sacred places in Buddhism as well as to the world.
While every Buddhist wants to visit Lumbini, it is more important that you combine the uniqueness of the place with an opportunity to develop your spirituality.
Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks features a rare and wonderful opportunity to not just experience Lumbini, but to turn this visit into the ultimate of spiritual experiences. Come and deepen your spirituality as you discover the sacredness of Lumbini.
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 2 – Fly to Lumbini, stay at a deluxe hotel
Day 3 – Lumbini Sightseeing Tour
Day 4 – Sightseeing excursions in Tilaurakot
Day 5 – Return to Kathmandu
Day 6 – Departure
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
The snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas greet you as your plane begins to descend into Kathmandu. There is something about these sacred mountains that inspire the devotees to a higher plane of spirituality. After passing through passport control and collecting your luggage, you will be met by your guide from Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks and taken to your hotel to spend your first night in Nepal.
DAY 2 – FLY TO LUMBINI
It’s an easy flight of just 35 minutes to Bhairahawa Airport, and then just 35 km journey to Lumbini. This is the beautiful Terai region in the shadow of the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. At Lumbini, we check into our hotel before we visit the most sacred place: the Maya Devi Temple where Lord Buddha was born. Inside of the temple is a footprint of the baby Siddhartha preserved in the rock. Visit the sacred pond where the very pregnant Queen Maya Devi bathed. There is a sacred fig tree or Bodhi tree (also called a peepal tree) that Queen Maya Devi held onto in labor pain. We will tour the secret garden as well as just sit next to the pond and fill ourselves with the immense spirituality that permeates the place. We will check into our hotel for dinner and afterwards, perform prayers and pooja before going to bed.
DAY 3 – LUMBINI SIGHTSEEING TOUR
We rise early for Morning Prayer and pooja before breakfast. Following a good breakfast, we visit the some other remarkable landmarks in Lumbini area. Following dinner is prayer before going to bed.
DAY 4 – VISIT TILAURAKOT, THEN BACK TO LUMBINI
Prince Siddhartha Gautama grew up not far from Lumbini where his father was a powerful king at Tilaurakot. It was here he spent his first 29 years of his life, before turning his back to the ways of the world as he sought enlightenment. The ruins of the palace and gates are here, and you can actually pass through the same gate that Siddhartha passed through when he left that night for a new life. We return after exploration to Lumbini for additional touring before we have lunch. Rest follows lunch. Enjoy your final dinner at Lumbini. Perform pooja and prayer before going to bed.
DAY 5 – RETURN TO KATHMANDU
We fly back to Kathmandu. You will have the entire day at your leisure to enjoy. Do some sightseeing or take time for meditation and prayer. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. Enjoy prayer and pooja before going to bed in your final night in Kathmandu.
DAY 6 – DEPARTURE
The tour comes to an end today, but your Buddhist experience does not need to come to an end. Your guides at Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks will show you additional Buddhist expressions to enhance your faith as you travel the path to enlightenment. Ask today for how you can enhance your journey.
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