Nepal is the land of Gautam Buddha, The Light of Asia. Most people of the world either know Nepal as the country of Mount Everest or the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. One of the most popular Buddhist pilgrimage sites has a lot in its store for every visiting traveler.
When traveling to Nepal, the spirituality and serenity you find are far beyond your imagination. Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha, where he spent his childhood and became the Enlightened One. Welcome Nepal Treks invites you to the Lumbini Tour, where you can know the life of Budda from a very close view and learn about his teachings.
Starting your journey from the city of temples- Kathmandu, you get to visit numerous temples, monasteries, and historical heritages. The perfect appetizer for a religious trip to Lumbini is the visit to Kathmandu. You can also shop for various things when you are in Kathmandu. The top picks are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Bouddhanath. If you are a Buddha follower, the Lumbini Tour can be the best trip of a lifetime.
The tour around Lumbini is the perfect short family trip that people of all age groups can complete. Especially the older adults who are really into religion and Buddha’s teachings will love every bit of the trip. Not everyone gets an opportunity to visit the sacred site of Nepal. If you are getting one, never let this opportunity go. Here is everything you need to know about the Lumbini Tour Package so that your next trip there will be full of good memories.
As Lumbini is a place that lies in the Terai region of Nepal, which is comparatively hotter than other parts of Nepal, the best time to visit Lumbini is during the autumn season. It’s just when the monsoon bids farewell and the temperature is not that hot. The scorching conditions are likely not to happen. However, if you plan a trip to Lumbini during the summer, you may be fed up with the hot temperature and warm weather.
All in all, the best time for a Lumbini Tour is during September-November. It doesn’t mean that you can’t visit there during winter or summer. You can visit there at any time of the year. But, if you want to enjoy the trip to the fullest without weather complications, autumn is when you must pack your backpack and come over to the land of Gautam Buddha for an exciting vacation. April and May is also the supreme time for a Lumbini Visit. Buddha Jayanti falls in these months, which is the birthday of Gautam Buddha. The whole Lumbini is decorated, and people celebrate it with full heart and soul. You will not feel isolated, as you will also be part of a big family of people who are the devotees of Buddha. From the climatic point of view, autumn is the best time for a Lumbini Visit and the experience of a lifetime, and Buddha Jayanti is the time you should pay a visit to the place where Buddha walked his first steps.
Before reaching any place in Nepal, firstly, you should come to Kathmandu via a flight. The distance between Kathmandu and Lumbini is 180 miles. Unfortunately, no flight directly goes to Lumbini from Kathmandu. But, the options are immense. You can either go on a flight to Bhairahawa or go to Lumbini via a private vehicle. There are also the facilities of tourist buses which directly take you from Kathmandu to Lumbini. You can choose any of the routes.
Pokhara-Lumbini Tour is another amazing Lumbini Trip Package. What you will do here is that you go to Pokhara from Kathmandu. After spending some days enjoying the beauty of Pokhara, you can go to Lumbini for a perfect end to the journey. The most popular way to reach Lumbini is by a flight to Pokhara/Bhairahawa and then going to Lumbini via bus or private vehicle. Booking from Welcome Nepal Treks allows you to customize the trip as per your choice. You can enjoy the visit to Pokhara, which becomes a perfect appetizer for your journey ahead, followed by the spiritual and serene exploration of the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.
The climate in Lumbini can be extreme for people who are not used to living in temperate and dry areas. Lumbini has a temperate climate with hot summers and drier winters. When it's summer, you will experience the scorching sunlight from the morning until the sun sets. The temperature reaches a maximum of around 40.1°C, with the night temperature not exceeding 26.8°C.
Meanwhile, the monsoon starts in June and lasts until October. During the monsoon, the rainfall is pretty immense. The areas around the water bodies might get flooded too. Just like in other areas in Terai, for a single glimpse of the sunlight during the winter season, during the winter season. There is also the possibility of cold waves during the wintertime. There will be no snowfall but in the time of early mornings and late nights. As the weather is pretty extreme, you should know when to visit the beautiful heaven of Lumbini.
Compared to Nepal's trekking areas, Lumbini has pretty decent hotels and resorts for you to stay in as it is a city area. You will get a variety of hotels and resorts to choose from. There are also swimming pools, gyms, snooker areas, and other amazing facilities. The average price of a 3-star hotel in Lumbini is usually around $35, and the average cost of a 4-star hotel is generally around $45. However, it also depends on the Lumbini Tour Package you choose.
The food in the hotels and restaurants in Lumbini depends on the hotel you are dining in. As per the review of the visitors and travelers, it is very decent. You will get a long menu to choose the food items you want. Dal-Bhaat is the most popular dish you can have in any hotel in Nepal. However, it doesn’t mean that you won’t get other dishes. You will get Naan Items, Egg dishes and a diverse range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
As already mentioned, the Lumbini Tour is one of the most popular and interesting trips. The experience of the best trip comes with the best travel agency. You need to pay due attention to choosing your trip buddies so that your trip to Lumbini becomes a lifetime experience and one of the golden pages in your book of life. Welcome Nepal Treks is a travel agency that has been organizing trips to the land of Buddha for over two decades. We at Welcome Nepal Treks believe in providing 100% satisfaction to the travelers so that they won’t feel their money went in vain. You will enjoy it to the fullest and make it a golden time of your life. You will get experience with travel guides who will be your travel partners and be by your side from the start to the end of the trip.
As the best experiences in life come with the best company, Welcome Nepal Treks is the best choice for a Lumbini Tour. Below are the best aspects of booking a trip with them.
While you are on your trip to Lumbini, you will meet so many people from your arrival in Nepal to your departure. You will get services from different people. Tipping is customary for most tourists when they visit Nepal, but it is not mandatory. You can give tips to the people who provide you with good service. For instance, if you go to a restaurant to have a dish and love the food and the waiter's service, you can tip a certain amount of money. It will motivate them to provide even better service as their hard work gets proper recognition. You should make sure you don’t give them a huge sum of money. Ask your tour planner about the costs, and then finalize a certain amount for the tip.
Lumbini is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Nepal. Not just because of being the birthplace of Buddha, it is the place that provides you just more than that. Most travelers know what the highlights of it are. But, you should also make sure you know the things that you are not allowed to do in Lumbini.
Throwing litter everywhere
The government, along with the people, are cautious about environmental preservation. There are dustbins around Lumbini. Make sure you do not throw litter everywhere. Throw them only in dustbins. If you do not find a trashcan, you collect them in your bag and dispose of them whenever you see one.
Taking photos in the restricted areas
Lumbini is a historical place, and it showcases the great history of Nepal and Buddhism. Some areas in Lumbini are extremely historical, and it is not allowed to click pictures in those areas. Ensure you never take out your camera and start clicking pictures there. Follow the rules and be a great, morally sound individual.
Eating junk food on the street.
Terai is extremely popular for Panipuri and Chaat. These are the snacks that most people love. You will love it too. But, don’t eat these dishes while you are on the street. The chances are high that you will likely suffer from food poisoning or any other digestion complications.
Going out in the sun without any protection
Lumbini is the historical and cultural capital of Nepal. The temperature and weather there can be a tough catch for most travelers. The harmful sunrays during a scorching sunny day can affect you in so many ways you can ever think of. Always apply sunscreen cream before going out and make a habit of using a sunhat and sunglasses.
Packing List for your next Lumbini Trip
Even though the trip to Lumbini is not hiking up the hills, there are still some mandatory things you should carry with you. The packing list for Lumbini Trip is as follows:-
The best trip to Nepal is the Lumbini Trip, which embodies historical and cultural highlights. From knowing about the birthplace of Buddha to seeing the great beauties of Terai, you will find yourself in a diverse zone. If you want to have a different experience, the Lumbini Tour is worth it. There are many famous Lumbini Tour Packages, out of which 2 Days 3 Nights Lumbini Tour and 3 Night 4 Days Lumbini Trip are the most popular ones.
Kathmandu is 180 miles away from Lumbini. You either need to get on a tourist bus or a private vehicle to get directly from Kathmandu to Lumbini. You also can take a flight to Pokhara or Bhairahawa and go to Lumbini via a drive from Pokhara or Bhairahawa. The package cost of Kathmandu to Lumbini depends on the package you choose. Taking a flight is usually more expensive than taking a bus. The bus ticket price from Kathmandu to Kapilvastu is around $15. With the fuel prices going up every day, it is likely to hike in the coming weeks.
All in all, the Lumbini Tour costs around US$250 for a single person. It also can fluctuate depending on the number of people in the travel group. It excludes your expenses and the shopping you do on the trip.
Well, you can come to Kathmandu directly from Butwal 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.
As the world relies on technology, online payment methods have been immensely popular. It is not a concern to buy plane tickets via online methods. However, the online payment mechanism is still not working perfectly for booking the bus tickets online. Some companies are working on the related issue, but its full-fledged functioning is still not on the horizon.
The road distance of Lumbini from Kathmandu is around 180 miles, roughly 290 kilometers. Meanwhile, the actual distance between the city of temples and the birthplace of Buddha is 126 miles.
Taking about which is the best transport option to reach Lumbini from Kathmandu is a subjective view. It varies from person to person. Most travelers believe it is best to go to Lumbini via a private vehicle watching the lovely hills and greenery around the roadway. You get to stop the vehicle as per your choice for any breaks or clicking pictures. In contrast, some people believe the tourist bus is the most viable option as you will meet a variety of people on the trip and be friends with them, which results in you having fun on the trip. You will not feel isolated at any point in the trip. Traveling by flight is not the best way to go to Lumbini as you need to travel via roadways anyhow. However, some travelers believe the airway is the best option for people who can’t withstand a long time traveling via bus or jeep.
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.
Welcome Nepal Treks offers a lifetime deposit policy that provides you an opportunity to transfer your deposit to any other trip. Even if you wish to cancel the booked trip, you will only be charged the cancelation amount. You will get a refund, but it should not be too late. For instance, if you plan to go on a trip tomorrow and have already paid for the trip. You won’t get a refund just one day before the trip commences.
A guide is a person who knows about the place very well and will inform you about many facts and figures regarding the visit. Not only this, but even if any complications arise, a guide knows how to deal with the ins and outs of that particular situation. You can complete the Lumbini Trip without a guide. But, it is advised to go on the trip with a guide so that even if anything odd happens, you can deal with that easily. All of this helped make the trip memorable for all the good reasons.
Well, this is a funny yet interesting question. Most people know Nepal as the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, which has Lumbini in it that is the specific place. Some travelers who come to Nepal believe Lumbini is actually in Kathmandu. Well, it is not true. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal which is 128 miles from Lumbini. Also, Lumbini is the actual birthplace of Gautam Buddha. So, as for the question, Lumbini is not in Kathmandu.
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