Kathmandu and Lumbini Tour - 7 Days

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US$ 1500/pp  

Kathmandu and Lumbini Tour - 7 Days

  • Starting Cost
    US$ 1500
  • Duration:
    7 Days
  • Destinaiton:
    Kathmandu
  • Seson:
    Spring and Autumn
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Max Altitude:
    1,400 m

Highlight

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu and Lumbini.
  • Stroll in the old streets of Asan and Thamel.
  • Offer prayers in Budhanilkantha Temple.
  • Explore the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Lumbini and its monastic sites.
  • Participate in wellbeing activities and spiritual practices throughout the tour.

Overview

Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site located in southern Nepal, near the Indian border. It holds immense historical and religious significance as the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. According to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Prince Siddhartha in the sacred Lumbini gardens in 623 BCE. The area has been revered by Buddhists for centuries, and archaeological evidence confirms human settlement dating back to around 1000 BCE. Lumbini is one of the four main pilgrimage sites for Buddhists, along with Bodh Gaya (India), Sarnath (India), and Kushinagar (India), which are associated with the life of Gautama Buddha.

 

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini comprises the sacred garden, monasteries, and archaeological remains, providing visitors with an opportunity to explore the historical and cultural significance of the area. In addition to its religious importance, Lumbini offers visitors a unique cultural experience. The Lumbini International Monastic Zone features monasteries built in various architectural styles, reflecting the diversity of Buddhist traditions from around the world. Visitors can observe and participate in Buddhist rituals, meditation practices, and cultural programs organized by these monasteries. Furthermore, Lumbini has become a symbol of peace and harmony, attracting visitors who seek spiritual enlightenment and a deeper understanding of Buddhist teachings and values.

Itinerary (Plan)

Live Weather

Real Tempreture
26.12 °C
Feels Like
26.12 °C
Humidity
73%
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Cost Include

  • International and Domestic airport transfers via private vehicle.
  • Double occupancy accommodation for 3 nights in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Lumbini, staying in 3-star hotels with breakfast included.
  • Private vehicle for all ground transportation.
  • Guided city tours in Kathmandu, and Lumbini with an English-speaking licensed guide on a private vehicle.
  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff.
  • Entry permits and fees for temples, parks, monasteries, and other cultural and historical sites.
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes are included.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during the tour.
  • International and Domestic flight fare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be obtained easily upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, with a fee of (USD 30 for a 15-day visa, USD 50 for a 30-day visa, and USD 125 for a 90-day visa).
  • Tips for staff, drivers and guides.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Early check-in and late check-out subject to Hotel availability.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boiled bottled water, hot beverages like tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, mobile sim, etc).
  • Any further expenses that are not included in the "Include" section.

Additional Information

Physical Fitness

“Kathmandu Lumbini Tour” is suitable for individuals of all backgrounds; no prior experience is necessary.

Accommodations

Accommodations for the duration of the tour will be provided at a comfortable 3-star property in Kathmandu and Lumbini. You can upgrade the accommodation to a 4-star or to a 5-star property during the trip for an additional charge.

Environment Considerations

  • Respect local customs and the environment. Follow the principles of "Leave No Trace" and contribute to responsible tourism.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle and purification tablets to reduce plastic waste.

Weather Condition

Lumbini experiences a subtropical climate with distinct seasons. Summers (March to June) are hot and humid, with temperatures often exceeding 37°C. Monsoon season (June to September) brings heavy rainfall. Winters (November to February) are mild and dry, with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 21°C. Spring and autumn are pleasant, and ideal for visiting the sacred sites. The best time to visit Lumbini is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) for comfortable weather.

Tour Documents

  • Two passport-sized photos
  • A copy of international flight ticket
  • A copy of travel insurance 

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Equipments

You only need to bring comfortable clothes for this tour; there's no requirement for special equipment. However, for your convenience, here's a general idea of personal items you may want to consider bringing. These are optional and depend on your preferences and the time of year you're traveling.
 

Note -  Winter clothing is only required in the months of November, December, January and February. 

Clothing

  1. Sun Hat or Beanies 
  2. Sun Glasses
  3. Pollution Mask
  4. Long-sleeve shirts and T-shirt
  5. Day Pack
  6. Liner Gloves and Socks
  7. Scarfs and Balaclavas 

Footwear

  1. Casual Shoes and Sandals 

Creams and Medications 

  1. Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 and above.
  2. Moisturizer 
  3. Mosquito Repellent Cream 
  4. Medication for your Allergies 
  5. Blister Kit

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Waterproof cover for your backpack
  2. Quick-dry towel
  3. Personal identification and necessary permits
  4. Money (cash) in small denominations
  5. Passport-size photos for permits
  6. Power bank or extra batteries
  7. Wet Wipes

Route Map

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Freqeuntly Asked Questionnaire

Mountain Tiger is renowned for its adept leadership on treks, boasting experienced guides and attentive staff who cater to every aspect of your journey for nearly two decades. As a certified sustainable travel operator, we wholeheartedly support the concept of community contribution, engaging in diverse philanthropic endeavors.

You have two options for booking your flight to and from Nepal: you can either book directly through our platform, or you can reach out to us, as our sister company is an IATA certified ticketing agency, and they can assist you with the booking process.

The best time to tour Lumbini is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to early June) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (Mid September to November) when the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear.

We recommend having cash of around USD 15-20; it should suffice for any additional costs you may need for a day.

Generally travelling solo does cost more compared to traveling with a group, as you’ll be responsible for covering all costs independently that includes food, accommodation, transportation and even leverage in negotiation. However, our program is structured to minimize additional expenses for solo travelers, requiring additional costs only for private trips or in the event of tour date postponements.

It's advisable to dress modestly out of respect for local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites such as temples or monasteries. While there isn't a strict dress code for most attractions, it's best to avoid clothing that is too revealing or inappropriate for a cultural setting. If we'll be visiting any sites with specific dress code requirements, such as temples or religious monuments, we’ll surely inform you in advance so you can dress accordingly.

We advise against consuming street food in Nepal without consulting us first, as only a few vendors maintain proper hygiene standards. Additionally, it's important to take precautions such as wearing a pollution mask during tours, applying sunscreen and wearing a sun hat to shield yourself from the sun's rays, and only drinking filtered water to ensure your safety and well-being.

Tipping is customary during treks in Nepal but less common during tours. While Nepal doesn't have a strong tipping culture, it's entirely optional if you choose to tip and the amount is at your discretion.

Mountain Tiger Nepal has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

Mountain Tiger is renowned for its adept leadership on treks, boasting experienced guides and attentive staff who cater to every aspect of your journey for nearly two decades. As a certified sustainable travel operator, we wholeheartedly support the concept of community contribution, engaging in diverse philanthropic endeavors.

You have two options for booking your flight to and from Nepal: you can either book directly through our platform, or you can reach out to us, as our sister company is an IATA certified ticketing agency, and they can assist you with the booking process.

The best time to tour Lumbini is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to early June) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (Mid September to November) when the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear.

We recommend having cash of around USD 15-20; it should suffice for any additional costs you may need for a day.

Generally travelling solo does cost more compared to traveling with a group, as you’ll be responsible for covering all costs independently that includes food, accommodation, transportation and even leverage in negotiation. However, our program is structured to minimize additional expenses for solo travelers, requiring additional costs only for private trips or in the event of tour date postponements.

It's advisable to dress modestly out of respect for local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites such as temples or monasteries. While there isn't a strict dress code for most attractions, it's best to avoid clothing that is too revealing or inappropriate for a cultural setting. If we'll be visiting any sites with specific dress code requirements, such as temples or religious monuments, we’ll surely inform you in advance so you can dress accordingly.

We advise against consuming street food in Nepal without consulting us first, as only a few vendors maintain proper hygiene standards. Additionally, it's important to take precautions such as wearing a pollution mask during tours, applying sunscreen and wearing a sun hat to shield yourself from the sun's rays, and only drinking filtered water to ensure your safety and well-being.

Tipping is customary during treks in Nepal but less common during tours. While Nepal doesn't have a strong tipping culture, it's entirely optional if you choose to tip and the amount is at your discretion.

Mountain Tiger Nepal has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

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