7 Days Chitwan Lumbini Sightseeing Tour Highlights
- Visit some of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu & Lumbini
- Explore some important monasteries and sites reflecting Buddhist Culture.
- Explore Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.
- Mingle with the local people and learn about their culture and lifestyle.
About the 7 Days Chitwan Lumbini Sightseeing Tour
Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal. It is largely regarded as the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple, and others under construction. Also located here is the Puskarini or Holy Pond where the Buddha's mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he, too, had his first bath, as well as the remains of Kapilvastu palace. At other sites near Lumbini, earlier Buddhas were, according to tradition, born, achieved ultimate awakening and finally relinquished earthly form.
Chitwan National Park, a World Heritage site, is a vast 932 square kilometres in size. The Chitwan National Park filled with nature and wildlife follow in the footsteps of the explorers. Enjoy a guided tour in Chitwan national park, such as elephant safari tour, nature walk or trek in the jungle, canoe ride in the river, Nepali native Tharu village walk and visiting elephant and crocodile breeding centre. It is better to stay in a close group and avoid walking alone while doing a jungle tour in Chitwan.
Brief Itinerary: 7 Days Chitwan Lumbini Sightseeing Tour
Itinerary: 7 Days Chitwan Lumbini Sightseeing Tour
Day 1 - Welcome to Kathmandu
Once you land at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu our representative will receive you and transfer to the respective hotel. On this day, you can either rest or stroll around the nearby places like Thamel or Durbarmarg. In the evening, our tour guide will give a short brief about the upcoming tour. Finally, in the evening you can stroll around the nearby hotel area and if you have forgotten to bring any outdoor gear you can buy over there
Day 2 - Drive to Chitwan from Kathmandu
You will be picked up from your hotel by our tour operator and transferred to the tourist bus park at 6am via private vehicle. Then you will take a 5-hour scenic drive to Chitwan-Sauraha, along the banks of the Trishuli and Narayani rivers. Upon arrival you will be greeted at the Chitwan Bus Park and escorted to your lodge to check-in and have a short briefing about the programs of the day.
Day 3 - Sightseeing in Chitwan
You will get a wake up call followed by morning tea at 6am, then a buffet breakfast will be served at 6:30 am. At 7 am we will proceed to go bird watching and canoe riding along the Rapti river. Here we will observe two rare species of crocodiles - the Marsh Mugger and Gharial. On the way back, we will walk through a jungle where we can witness species of flora and fauna. Buffet lunch will be served at 1pm. At 3pm, continue on a jeep safari which will provide you with an excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceroses, wild boars, monkeys, leopards, sloths and even Bengal tigers (if you are lucky). We will visit the Tharu Cultural Museum. The day will be over with buffet dinner served at around 8 pm.
Day 4 - Drive to Lumbini from Chitwan
After breakfast, we will start our day and drive towards Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It’s quite a long drive and can take about 3/4 hours. Once we get to Lumbini, we will go to our hotel and freshen up. After that, we will go on your first day of the Lumbini Tour.
Day 5 - Sightseeing in Lumbini
We will start our sightseeing from the New Tourist village and visit the World peace pagoda and museum. After we will visit the Mayadevi temple protecting the ‘Marker Stone’, Statue of nativity scene and ruins of old temple walls. Lumbini has many temples including Maya Devi Temple. There is a pond called Pukarani, where queen Maya Devi took a ritual dip prior to giving birth to Lord Buddha, where he had his first bath. We will visit Mahayani, Teravadi Monastery and Mayadevi Temple. There is another attraction that is Ashoka Pillar, which was built by an Indian emperor after he visited Lumbini.
Day 6 - Sightseeing in Tilaurakot
Today we will drive to the ancient town of Kapilvastu, Tilaurakot. We explore the religious and archaeological sites here, Gotihawa, Niglihar, Kudan, and Sagarhawa. Tilaurakot was the capital of Shakyas, where Gautam Buddha spent his early 29 years. Kudan is also known as the Nigrodharma Park, which was built by King Suddhodhana for Buddha and the followers. Gotihawa is the birthplace of Kakusudhna Buddha and Niglihawa where the Kanakkmuni Buddha was born. Sagrahawa is the massacre center where thousands of Shakyas were massacred by King Virudhaka. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 7 - Drive back to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will drive to Kathmandu which can take 7/8 hours or we also have a flight option which will take about 30 min. After reaching Kathmandu we will be escorted to your hotel and you are free to stroll around Thamel or do shopping.
Note: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in the mountains, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travellers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy-going nature is an asset!
Airport pickup and drop off services
Twin sharing accommodation in a standard hotel in Kathmandu and Lumbini
Breakfast is included in the Hotel
Both way transportation from Kathmandu - Lumbini
UNESCO entry fee
Jungle safari guide during the trip
Activities as per the itinerary
Entry/Admission - Chitwan Tharu Village
Entry/Admission - Chitwan National Park
Travelers insurance - mandatory
All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
A highly experienced, English-speaking tour guide (you can ask for other language tour guide also)
Coverage of Guides meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary expenses.
A first aid kit and basic supplies appropriate for the group size.
International flights to and from Kathmandu; Nepal visa fees and international airport taxes; any excess baggage charges
Comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and emergency rescue / evacuation that covers all of the activities you will undertake during your trip should this be required for any reason (we require this as the minimum insurance cover)
Services and activities not mentioned in the detailed itinerary above (eg additional nights, optional trips and personal expenses)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or Lumbini due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the tour.
Personal clothing and gear
All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
Personal expenses (eg mineral water/soft drinks/bar bills, entrance/photography fees at monasteries, laundry, telephone calls, postage, donations, extra snacks etc)
Costs incurred due to unforeseen events (eg caused by natural disasters, adverse road conditions / flight delays, labour strikes, fuel shortages, extreme exchange rate changes, etc)
All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes
Best Season/Time for 5 Days Lumbini Sightseeing Tour
If you are a traveller who is planning to visit Lumbini the birthplace of Buddha, you can visit any time of the year. But for travellers who visit to explore the roots of the religion and the historical landmarks, it sometimes becomes essential that you get to do so with the help of an enjoyable climatic experience.
Autumn Season (September, October, November)
Autumn is the best season to visit Lumbini and explore its landmarks and architecture. As the monsoons retreat, they leave behind weather that is just beginning to cool down after the scorching conditions, and the skies and atmosphere clear up providing ample opportunities for sunrise and sunset views. Temperatures range between comfortable degrees of 12ᴼC-28ᴼC.
Winter Season (December, January, February)
Winters rarely qualify as a good time to be in Lumbini. The city remains too cold and the temperature can sometimes get as low as 2ᴼC that restricts an enjoyable sightseeing experience. The humidity remains high even in winters, which leads to a lot of foggy mornings that hinder views and movement. A series of cold waves sweep over the region during the months of January and February that are believed to be the frostiest months in the area.
Spring Season (March, April, May)
After autumn, the second-best time to visit Lumbini is in the spring. The temperatures start getting warmer after the bitter winters, and the fog dissipates to reward you with a bright and vibrant atmosphere perfect for venturing out to explore. The grand festival of Buddha Purnima is also celebrated in the months of April/May, which witness throngs of devotees and tourists who travel from far and wide to celebrate the birth of Buddha in his homeland.
Summer Season (June, July, August)
During the temperatures start to rise rapidly and can reach levels of up to 40ᴼC. Which makes the summer non-ideal season for travellers. The monsoon showers begin in mid- to late June, and can last all the way till September. While the rains bring some relief from the sweltering temperature, the humidity levels generally remain too high to enjoy much of any outdoor strolls or sightseeing.
During our Lumbini trip, travellers will be given a standard hotel with western-style amenities. All your basis and luxury needs will be taken care by us.
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