He was born as the prince Siddhartha Gautam in Shakya Dynasty in the garden of Lumbini in 623 BC. He left the royal palace and went for the jungle to the meditation. With his powerful meditation, he enlightened and became the founder of Buddhism.
The Indian Emperor Ashoka visited the Lumbini and erected pillars with inscriptions in Lumbini, Niglihawa, and Gotihawa to immortalize his visit. And also in the 4th century Seng-Tsai, Fa-Hasin, and 7th-century Hsuan-Tsang made the references with writing in temple and stupas.
Mayadevi Temple is the central temple of Lumbini. The temple stands next to a sacred pool which is also known as Puskarni and a sacred garden. It is sacred because in the pond where the Buddha had the first bath of his life. It is the exact place where the Lord Buddha was born. The temple area which filled with the trees and ancient foundation.
Lumbini tour is one of the most famous religious and archeological sites tour of Nepal. These archeological elements carry important of different events of Buddha’s life. Here in the Lumbini, several countries have made the temples in their style, which is also the focal point attractions. Every year thousands of the tourist visit the Lumbini.
Besides the Maya Devi Temple and surroundings, Tilaurakot significantly great to visit. It is in 27Km west of the temple. It is considering that Tilaurakot was the capital of the Shakya Kingdom. There we can see the ruined old stupa and monasteries made of kiln-brunt bricks and clay mortar. These remains date back to 4th century BC to 2nd century AD.
- A full day Kathmandu City Tour
- The most sacred place- Birthplace of Lord Buddha
- Visit the Mayadevi Temple and Eternal light
- Explore the Tilaurakot and the area
- Visit a historical place of Gotihawa
- Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.
- Day 2 Sightseeing in Buddhist sites around in the Kathmandu
Today is the first day of sightseeing. We visit Swoyambhu Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. Both are major heritage sites for Buddhism. Swayambhu is located on the western edge of Kathmandu, on a hill. Swayambhu is also known as the Monkey Temple. It is dated back centuries ago of Lichhivi Era. Bouddhanath Stupa is on the northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu. It is one of the largest stupas in the world. Bouddhanath was founded by Lichhivi King Sivadeva 590-604 CE.
- Day 3 Fly to Bhairahawa and drive to Lumbini
Today we go to Bhairahawa Airport on a scenic 45min flight followed by the 1-hr drive to Lumbini.
- Day 4 Sightseeing in Lumbini.
Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Queen Mayadevi give birth to Siddhartha Gautam in 563 BC. Lumbini has many temples including Maya Devi Temple. There is a pond called Pukalani, where Queen Maya Devi took a ritual dip prior to giving birth to Lord Buddha, where he had his first bath. We visit Mahayana, Theravada Monstery and Mayadevi Temple. There is another attraction that is Ashoka Pillar, which was built by an Indian emperor after he visited Lumbini.
- Day 5 Sightseeing around Kapilvastu.
Today we 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.
- Day 6 Fly back to Kathmandu.
After finishing our Lumbini tour, we fly back to Kathmandu and have the rest of the day for leisure and shopping. In the evening, we join a dinner at a culture restaurant with folk songs and dance performance.
- Day 7 Transfer to the airport for your flight departure
The trip concludes today. Your guide will drop you off at the international airport for your departure back home.
Standard Itinerary and Private TripIt is the notice about Standard Itinerary and Private Trip. The provided itinerary is standard, and if you want to customize it, you can do it. OR you can go through our Plan Your Holidays page.
Travel Insurance and CoversWe strongly recommend you have travel insurance that covers the adventure activities such as trekking/hiking above 15,000 feet. And must include flights delayed/canceled by bad weather, accidents, evacuations, etc.
Keep in MindSometimes, unusual weather changes, natural disasters, flight delays, and cancellations, government rules, local political situations, health conditions of trekkers may change your itinerary. At that point, our leading guide will decide and try to minimize the impacts and run the trip smoothly, but we are not liable for any additional costs if needed.
Always options for UpgradePlease you can upgrade your accommodation and transportation service to regular. We can provide you with 5Star hotel accommodation and the best available private car/ jeep services. And also domestic flights including the Helicopter Charter.
What Includes & Excludes
- From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle
- Fullday guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide
- Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staffs.
- Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
- All ground transportion as per itinerary
- Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance. Your guide will accompany you.
- All government taxes and official expenses.
- International airfare to and from Nepal.
- Visa fees and travel insurance.
- All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
- Lunch and dinner in the city.
- Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
- Personal trekking gears/equipment.
- Anything not mentioned in the price includes.
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
We operate this trip with aiming:
- To improve the lifestyle of local people
- To protect the environment
- To respect and promote the culture of the local community
- To create the Volunteering Opportunities
- To donate 5% of each trip cost to the COSD Nepal organization
We hire the local people as trekking staff, which creates the opportunity to learn and share the cultures, get exposure to local traditions. You can enjoy the local product feasts in the teahouses and lodges that directly help their business.
- Namaste [Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest] is the respectful greetings in Nepal.
- Walk-in clockwise direction around temples, monuments, MANE Stone, MANE-wall is the culture of Hinduism and Buddhism.
- Enter temples and with removing shoes and also leather.
- Ask permission to take any portrait of locals.
- Use right while giving and receiving food, eating, wiping mouth, etc.
- Please dress in loose-fitting clothes while entering temples and monasteries.
A small group of travelers led by the local trek leader, we try to minimize the impacts on natural resources and the environment during the trips. We emphasize reducing waste. Encourage travelers to use a refillable water bottle instead of a single-use bottle.
We are also a supporter of the Community Organization for Sustainable Development Nepal (COSD Nepal). And, we collect 5% of the total payment of each trek to contribute to the organization.
We have a volunteer trip operating in a local school in Gorkha. Through this trip, you can directly support the children also the teachers’ educational status.
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Here you will get a basic idea of the equipment and items of clothing that you need to carry on the trip. Apex Asia Holidays provide you with a gratis duffel bag in Kathmandu to pack your trekking luggage.
- Non- trekking items can store at the Hotel lockers in Kathmandu.
- If you are trekking in Everest Region: Kathmandu- Lukla Flight only allows the 15KG including hand-carry bag.
- You must have to carry a down jacket from above 4000 meters to keep warms. You can hire a down jacket and sleeping bag for USD 30 with us.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Sun hat, Sun block lotion
- Bandanas (Optional)
- Waterproof jacket (only for traveling between June to September)
- arm clothes, neck warmer, gloves, shocks (only for traveling between December to January)
- Comfortable walking pants
- Small Day Backpack
- Water bottles
- Personal toiletries and medication
Medicine and First Aid
- Immodium or related capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Band-Aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 stick.
Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and passport photos at least 4 copies.
- Airline ticket and Travel Insurance copy
- Wallet for travel documents, money & passport.
In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.
In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.
- ALTITUDE SICKNESS
Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.
It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.
Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.
- RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL
Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.
- HEALTH & SAFETY
Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.
Why travel with apex asia holidays
Since 2015, we have operated unique itineraries and happy trips that are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We focused on the fun factor and challenged you aptly to reach that great feeling of personal accomplishment while enjoying the company of like-minded travelers.
Make your journey fruitful by choosing to travel with a local company. We know each holiday is different. With the guidance of our travel experts and first-hand experience, we can customize every element of your holiday. We create travel packages that transcend our clients’ expectations. We invite you to discover what you’ve been missing. These are some of the difference that makes All-Travel unique.Explore More
Join a small group of like-minded travelers that, like you, are eager to safely and confidently experience all the things that make our world worth exploring.
While traveling in a small group of up to 15 people gives an opportunity of making lifelong friendships. We can appreciate more intimate, personal connections, share experiences, and cherish memories.
We employ all local guides and porters because of their local knowledge expertise. They can deliver first-hand information to our valuable clients. And trekking in High Himalayas, the local guides and porters can lead you even in the extreme weather and conditions. In addition, we aim to employ the local guides to enhance their skill and empowerment them. We are always concerned about the local community to improve and support them through tourism.
Health and Saftey
Your safety is our top priority. Our trained and experienced team is always concerned with providing fresh and hygienic food, keeping First Aid, 24/7 communication services, and more. Before commencing the trek or tour, we always make sure whether the clients have good enough equipment, clothes or not.
Responsible for Tourism
Responsible tourism is significantly important because it becomes the responsibility of each individual in the tourism industry. Our dependency is on the existing environment we talk about business or livelihood. We focused on our policy to organize outdoor packages that leave less carbon footprint as possible.