Facts about Lumbini Tour Package
Lumbini is one of the religious and cultural heritage listed in the World Heritage by UNESCO. Let’s see some amazing facts about your next travel destination, Lumbini and get ready to be surprised.
- Lumbini was a garden maintained by Shakyas of Kapilvastu and Koilya of Devdaha when Buddha was born.
- Gautam Buddha’s real name was Siddhartha Gautam. When Siddhartha ran from his palace and became the Enlightened One, he started being called “Buddha.”
- Emperor Ashoka from India came to Nepal and erected a pillar to commemorate his visit and respect toward Gautam Buddha. The pillar is called Ashoka Pillar.
- After the death of Buddha, Lumbini’s beautiful garden was changed into a beautiful place of pilgrimage.
- UNESCO enlisted Lumbini in the World Heritages List in 1997.
Lord Buddha passed in Kusinara. Before he passed away, he said Lumbini is a place that should be visited and seen by a person having faith, devotion and mindfulness that will cause the awareness and apprehensive nature of impermanence.
Pilgrims and Travelers from around the world visit Lumbini to mark their respect and love towards Buddha in his birthplace.
Best Time to visit Lumbini
The best time to visit Lumbini is during the autumn, when the monsoon bids farewell and the temperature is moderate, and between April and May, when Buddha Jayanti falls. Buddha Jayanti is the annual birthday celebration of Gautam Buddha. Lumbini lies in the Terai region, which is comparatively hotter than other parts of Nepal. Going to Lumbini during the summer season is comparatively hard. The scorching sun and the humid climate make your experience pretty much boring. Also, there are chances of cold waves during the winter and the mornings full of fog. It is not a good idea to visit Lumbini during winter. The winter in Terai is a different and difficult experience.
In short, the best time for Lumbini Tour is during the autumn season (August to November) and April-May. The temperature is moderate, and there is no rainfall. Also, during Buddha Jayanti, you can see the true celebration of Buddhism. You can complete the trip without complications, and nothing will obstruct you from enjoying it to the fullest. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t come to Lumbini at any other time apart from this. It’s just that you are safe from many travel and weather complications.
How to reach Lumbini?
The distance between Kathmandu and Lumbini is around 180 miles. You can reach Lumbini from Kathmandu by roadways or airways. But, you can’t reach directly to Lumbini by plane. You must reach Bhairahawa or Chitwan airport and take a bus ride towards Lumbini. There are facilities of tourist buses, jeeps and public buses for you to reach Lumbini.
Lumbini Bike Tour is another popular tour for most bike riders in Nepal. They go on motorbikes in a group having the best moment of their lives. Checking out the magnificent mountain views while riding beside the river is a great experience. If you are an international traveler with an authentic riding license, you can rent a bike and embark on the journey to Lumbini. However, it is not suggested for international travelers to take a bike as there can be some areas where it would be difficult.
Weather and Climate in Lumbini Tour
Lumbini Tour is about a trip to the extremely beautiful Terai region, which has natural beauty to the fullest. The only thing that can be a complication is the weather and climate. Lumbini has a temperate climate. The summers are hot, and winters are extremely dry. The temperature can exceed 41-42°C during the summer, which is extremely hot. Not every traveler can tolerate this temperature level.
The monsoon starts in June and stays until early November. There is an immense amount of rainfall with the chances of the areas getting flooded. The cold wave is a possibility in the winter season with foggy mornings and evenings. You may not see the sun for like two weeks. If you are prepared for the Lumbini Weather and Climate, then the Lumbini Tour is a piece of cake for you and an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.
Food and Cuisines in Lumbini
Lumbini has some of the best restaurants and hotels in Nepal. Blessed with great local cuisines and some international cuisines, the food you get to have there is a perfect gift for your hard work. You get a long menu to choose food items from. Every dish has its specialty. The most famous dish of Nepal is Dal-Bhaat which is on the menu of every food cuisine in Lumbini.
Along with that, you get different intercontinental, sub-continental, and Latin dishes too. There are street shops where you can have Chaat and panipuri. It is suggested that you should not have it in the streets as it can be unhygienic. You may suffer from food poisoning. You can have the same food in hotels and restaurants as well. All in all, the food and cuisines in Lumbini provide you with various dishes from which you can choose your desired dish.
Accommodation and Hotels in Lumbini
Lumbini Hotels mean either 3-star hotels or 4-star hotels. The hotels and lodges are decent, and you will get facilities of Wifi, a swimming pool, gyms, yoga sessions, snooker areas, and other great facilities. If you book the Lumbini Trip Package with us, you don’t have to deal with this as we will book the hotel for you. We will make sure your trip becomes memorable for all the good reasons and a golden chapter in your book of life. The average cost of the hotels ranges from $40 to $50 per person. However, if you have come on a group tour, the hotel cost comes down to a smaller cost.
Lumbini Opening Hours| Perfect Time to Visit Lumbini
Lumbini is open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can go there at any time of the day. However, you need to pay proper attention that you reach there early so you can have enough time for exploration. The other temples in the Lumbini premises are open from 7 am-1 pm and 3 pm until 5 pm. There is a lunchtime too. So, make sure you don’t have to wait for a long time for an entrance. It is suggested to go there early. You will not feel extremely hot in the morning, which would give you some extra energy and motivation to continue the journey.
Private Lumbini Trip | Group Lumbini Tour 2022/23
Welcome Nepal Treks organize private Lumbini Tours as well as Group Lumbini Trips. The bigger the number of members in the team, you will get heavy discounts. 2022/23 can be the best time for you post COVID-19 to explore the heavenly place of Lumbini.
Each traveling group is assigned a tour guide as the group leader. He will explain to you the history that every monument holds. There will also be a photographer who will click some amazing pictures of you having fun with your friends and family.
Lumbini Tour Package Cost
The tour package cost for travelers depends on the season of travel and the way of transportation. It also depends on the number of travel members in the group. The Lumbini Tour costs around $500- $700 weekly for a solo traveler. Meanwhile, if you go to Lumbini Trip with your family of six, the cost comes down to $5000. The cost is relative from person to person. A person who spends much will spend much, and the total cost will go up by a great margin.
Lumbini Day Tour | Lumbini Trip from Kathmandu
Lumbini Trip is one of the most exciting and knowledgeable experiences. Also popular as Lumbini Day Tour, as you get a full day of exploration, Lumbini makes everyone fall in love with its natural, cultural and historical riches. Lumbini is accessible from Kathmandu. It takes around 8-9 hours to reach Lumbini from Kathmandu via a public bus. However, traveling via a private jeep will take less time. You can also take a flight from Kathmandu to Siddharthanagar, which is 22km away from Lumbini. After landing there, you can take a bus or jeep to reach the gorgeous Buddhist heritage.
Where to book your next Lumbini Trip?
The best travel experience comes with the best travel partners. With Lumbini Tour being one of the most popular and knowledgeable trips, you need to be attentive in choosing a good travel agency to make your trip memorable for ages. Welcome Nepal Treks is a travel agency that has worked in the travel industry for a long time. With great experience organizing trips, we are one of the best travel agencies and provide 100% satisfaction. Your money and time will get their true value. The best experiences in life come with the best travel partners. Welcome Nepal Treks is the best place for you to book your next Lumbini Tour.
Benefits and Perks of booking Lumbini Tour Package with Welcome Nepal Treks
- Experienced and Friendly Travel Guides
- Best Food and Accommodation in Lumbini
- Free pickup and dropoff from and to the airport
- Loyalty points and discounts for old customers
- The best quality services
- Group and Private Tour Facilities
- Customizable Itinerary
Some FAQs regarding Lumbini Tour Package
What is Lumbini Tour Package famous for?
A trip to the birthplace of Buddha is all about experiencing inner peace and spiritual growth. Being the place where Buddha took his first steps and passed his childhood, every Buddhist pilgrimage comes to Nepal to see every spot where Buddha spent his life. Also, Bodh Gaya, the famous banyan tree where Siddhartha Gautam became Buddha (The Enlightened One). People love to experience and explore every part of Buddha’s journey. That’s why Lumbini Trip is so famous among the masses.
Is Lumbini Tour Package worth it?
Lumbini Tour is the embodiment of exploring the life of Gautam Buddha, his childhood, his enlightenment journey and the places where he spent his life. It is a whole new experience to visit important monuments in Buddhism. You will never feel like you are on holiday. It feels more of a knowledgeable and religious experience. A trip to adore for ages and a personality to admire for eternity is what Lumbini Trip is all about. In addition, you will also find yourself admiring the great beauty of the Terai region.
What are the famous Lumbini Tour Packages?
Lumbini Trip comes in various shapes and forms. The itinerary and the activities mentioned make a slight difference in the tour. People choose their tour package per their wishes and plan. 2 Days 3 Nights Lumbini Tour, 3 Nights 4 Days Lumbini Trip, and 7 Nights 8 Days Tour to Lumbini are some of the most popular Lumbini Trip packages to try. It doesn’t matter which trip you are on. The fun you will have is immense on any of these trips to the birthplace of the Light of Asia.
How can you reach Lumbini from Kathmandu?
Lumbini is accessible from Kathmandu via airways and roadways. Being 180 miles far from the capital city, Lumbini is a gorgeous historical monastery. You must get on a tourist bus or a private jeep to reach Lumbini directly from Kathmandu. You can also take a flight to Bhairahawa, Chitwan or Pokhara and then travel via a jeep to reach the wonderful heritage of Lumbini.
What is the Lumbini Tour cost for Nepali?
As already mentioned, you can reach Lumbini by various means of transport. You need to take a plane or a bus and jeep to get there. It affects the overall cost of the tour. On average, the Lumbini Tour costs around $300 for a single person and can fluctuate depending on the number of people in the travel group. The cost is also dependent on the package you have chosen. If you go for a smaller day package like 2 Nights 3 Days or 3 Nights 4 Days Lumbini Tour rather than a 7 Nights 8 Days Lumbini Trip Package, you will have to pay relatively less for the tour. Either way, you will have fun, and you will enjoy every moment of the trip. The cost of a Lumbini Tour for Nepali may even come down lower than the mentioned price above.
Is it safe to buy bus tickets to Lumbini online?
With the online payment methods on the rise, you will see many bus services providing you with online payment facilities. It is a great thing to have. The online payment mechanism is not full-fledged working for bus tickets. However, the companies are working on the related issue. Buying bus tickets to Lumbini online is safe if you get a proper receipt and assurance. It is not suggested to buy bus tickets online, as it is not popular and works like airplane tickets.
Can you come from Lumbini to Kathmandu by bus?
Well, you can come to Kathmandu directly from Lumbini by bus. All you need to do is get on the bus and reach Kathmandu. Make sure you book and pay for the ticket before boarding the bus. It will be very helpful.
Which is better in Lumbini: Transport by flight, private vehicle, or tourist bus option?
Which transport to choose to reach Lumbini is entirely a choice. Going by flight is a better option if you want to reach there early and want to explore for a longer time. However, it is pretty expensive compared to the private vehicle and tourist bus option. If you want to meet like-minded travelers like you and have a fun time, going via tourist bus or private jeep is a great traveling option. The tour package specifies the transport options too, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Are there money exchanges inside Lumbini?
You find a lot of money exchanges in the city area. However, once you enter the temple’s premises, there are no money exchanges. So, you should convert the needed money before you board to the amazing place of Lumbini. You also can tip the people who guide or serve you by any means.
Well, you do find money exchanges when you are in Lumbini outside the temple's premises. However, on the inside, you won’t find any money exchange. So, it is suggested to convert money before you board to Lumbini. You can do that while you are in Kathmandu.
Do I get a refund if I cancel the Lumbini Tour Package?
Getting a refund has various terms and conditions. If you are canceling the trip that is subject to starting tomorrow, then getting a refund is an impossible thing. However, if you wish to cancel the booked trip, you get a refund. First, you are charged a certain cancelation amount, and then you can transfer your deposit to any other trip if you book from Welcome Nepal Treks. The lifetime deposit policy of Welcome Nepal Treks is a great facility for all travelers inside the country and outside the country.
Can we do Lumbini Tour without a guide?
A guide is someone who knows about any tourist place to the core and can educate you about many things you want to know. Lumbini Tour is a trip that you can complete without a guide too. But, it is suggested to take a guide with you so that your trip will be full of fun and knowledge. Moreover, if any complications arise, the guide will help you come out of it in a quick flash. Having a guide is far better than having no one beside you during the trip.
Is Lumbini in Kathmandu?
Most people know Nepal as the birthplace of Buddha, and they touchdown Nepal at Kathmandu. So, most travelers think Kathmandu is the birthplace. Well, it is not like that. Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha which is about 180 miles far from Kathmandu. Lumbini lies in Lumbini Province, whereas Kathmandu lies in the Bagmati Province. So, Lumbini is not in Kathmandu. But, both Lumbini and Kathmandu are in Nepal.
Should I give a tip while on the Lumbini Tour?
Giving a tip is an optional choice, i.e., you don't need to give tips to the people who meet or serve you in any way. If you love the vibe and the service of a person, it is suggested to give a tip as it will motivate them to do even better. The tip they receive will also be a great economic help for their family. However, if you don’t have enough money, it is not a compulsion to give tips. If you want to give any gifts, you are encouraged to do so.
Who built Lumbini Temple, and are there problems in Lumbini?
The legendary Ashoka built Lumbini Temple, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage. The problems in Lumbini are a matter of bigger public concern. As the carbon emission industries are expanding daily, there are threats to the archaeological heritage, biodiversity threats, and threats to social and cultural values that this heritage holds. So, what can be done to eliminate these problems? The authorities and local people should be attentive enough to try to improve the environmental conservation and cultural values.