Lumbini Religious Tour

8 Days

The Lumbini religious tour refers to a journey to Lumbini, a significant pilgrimage site located in Nepal. Lumbini is renowned as the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, who later came to be known as Gautama Buddha the founder of Buddhism. This site holds immense historical and spiritual significance for Buddhists and all who are interested in Buddhism.
Lumbini is located in the south-central Terai of Nepal, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Many Buddhists from all over the world travel to Lumbini to pay their respect, offer prayers and gain spiritual insight. Lumbini serves as a symbol of peace and unity attracting people from diverse backgrounds who share an interest in spirituality, philosophy, and the promotion of world peace.
For pilgrims, Lumbini is an incredibly spiritual place, and the tranquility of the sight is felt the strongest in the Sacred Garden that surrounds the central Mayadevi temple. Besides, Lumbini has so much to offer than just the central temple and garden. The site spreads out over a large area, where there are more than 30 monasteries which are open to the public, meditation centers, peaceful natural areas, and landscaped parks.

Image showcasing tourists exploring the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini, amidst tranquil gardens and religious landmarks during the Lumbini Religious Tour.

Places To Visit During the Lumbini Religious Tour

  • Mayadevi Temple– Mayadevi temple is the spiritual heart of Lumbini, as it marks the spot where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in around 563 BC. Inside the temple, there is a depression with a marker stone at its center. This stone is believed to be the exact spot where Queen Maya Devi stood and gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama. Pilgrims pay respect and offer prayers at this sacred spot.
  • Puskarini Pond– Adjacent to the Mayadevi temple is the Puskarini pond, which is a sacred pool because legend has it that Queen Mayadevi bathed in this pond before giving birth to Siddhartha. Pilgrims visit this pool to perform rituals and seek blessings.
  • Ashoka Pillar– The Ashoka Pillar in Lumbini is one of the third-century stone pillars built during the reign of Emperor Ashoka. This pillar was erected by Ashoka when he visited Lumbini and decided to accept Buddhism. The temple bears the oldest inscriptions compared to other Ashoka pillars. These facts make this pillar a significant attraction in the country.
  • World Peace Pagoda– The World Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist monument situated in Lumbini is also called ‘Nipponzan Peace Pagoda’. The design and construction of this pagoda were done by Japanese Buddhists at a cost of about a million US dollars. This white pagoda is an architectural marvel, designed in a typical Stupa style. The primary purpose of this Stupa is to promote global peace and non-violence. Visitors often come here to meditate, reflect on peace, and pray for harmony over the world.
  • Lumbini Museum– The Lumbini Museum is a cultural institution located in Lumbini that plays a crucial role in preserving and presenting the rich history and heritage associated with the place. It houses a collection of artifacts, sculptures, archaeological finds, and exhibits related to the life of Siddhartha Gautama and the development of Buddhism.
  • Tilaurakot– Tilaurakot is an important historical site, located approximately 27 km west of Lumbini. This place holds great significance in Buddhism because it is believed to be the ancient capital of the Shakya kingdom and the place where Siddhartha Gautama spent his early life as a prince. You can explore the ruins of the palace and the fortifications believed to have been part of King Suddhodana’s royal complex.
  • Lumbini International Research Institute– The Lumbini International Research Institute is dedicated to the study and research of Buddhism and related fields. It houses an extensive collection of research materials, manuscripts, publications, and archaeological findings related to Buddhism and Lumbini’s history. It is also open to visitors interested in learning about Buddhism and Lumbini’s history.

Outline Itinerary

  • DAY 1: Arrival At Kathmandu Airport
  • DAY 2: Drive to Lumbini
  • DAY 3: Explore Lumbini’s Sacred Sites
  • DAY 4: Monastery visit and Cultural Immersion
  • DAY 5: World Peace Pagoda and Meditation
  • DAY 6: Lumbini Museum and Cultural Exchange
  • DAY 7: Return to Kathmandu
  • DAY 8: Departure

Join us on this exhilarating eight-day spiritual journey to Lumbini, guided by Himalayan 360, and elevate your experience to extraordinary heights. We are your trusted companions on this transformative adventure.


Embark on an immersive eight-day journey that transcends the ordinary, beginning with your arrival at Kathmandu Airport. From there, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Lumbini, the sacred birthplace of Buddha, where your spiritual adventure truly begins. Over the course of your stay, you’ll explore Lumbini’s hallowed grounds, delving deep into its sacred sites, monasteries, and rich cultural heritage. The journey includes moments of reflection and meditation at the World Peace Pagoda, an exploration of Lumbini Museum’s treasures, and opportunities for cultural exchange. As your transformative experience unfolds, you’ll soak in the serenity of this revered pilgrimage site. Finally, with a heart enriched and a spirit uplifted, you’ll return to Kathmandu and bid farewell on the eighth day, carrying the memories and spiritual insights of this extraordinary pilgrimage with you.


  • Immerse yourself in teachings of Buddhism and attain spiritual enlightenment.
  • Gain a profound understanding of the cultural heritage of Lumbini and the diverse Buddhist traditions.
  • The trip will help you to reflect on your own life, fostering personal development and a sense of purpose.
  • Lumbini's World Peace Pagoda serves as a reminder of the importance of peace and non-violence in the world. Your tour can inspire a commitment to promoting global harmony and understanding among different cultures and faiths.


Day 1:
Arrival At Kathmandu Airport

Welcome to Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, our representative from Himalayan 360 will greet you and assist you in transferring to hotel. Check in the hotel, complete the hotel formalities and relax. In the evening, you can venture out on the streets for a quick glance.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Day 2:
Drive to Lumbini

On day two of your trip, you will drive to Lumbini after your breakfast. The journey from Kathmandu to Lumbini is a scenic and diverse one, taking you through various landscapes and regions of Nepal. You’ll encounter pristine rivers and streams and you’ll pass through lush greenery as you travel southward. Reaching Lumbini, check in a hotel and relax. In the evening, there will be an orientation and introductory session on the history and significance of Lumbini.
Overnight stay in Lumbini

Day 3:
Explore Lumbini's Sacred Sites

Today, you will explore the sacred sites of Lumbini. Begin the day by visiting the famous Mayadevi temple and the Marker stone where Queen Mayadevi is believed to have given birth to Siddhartha Gautama. Continue exploring the sacred garden, Ashoka Pillar and the Puskarini pond. In the evening there will be a meditation and reflection session in the sacred garden.
Overnight stay in Lumbini

Day 4:
Monastery Visit and Cultural Immersion

Today you will visit the different monasteries of Lumbini, representing the various Buddhist traditions. You can engage your day by interacting with residents, monks and learn about their practices. In the evening, participate in a group meditation session.
Overnight stay in Lumbini

Day 5:
World Peace Pagoda and Meditation

Today we will hike to the world peace pagoda, early in the morning to see the view of the beautiful sunrise. Then we will take part in a meditation session at the World Peace Pagoda, led by a meditation teacher. Then we will return back to our hotel. In the evening, you will have free time for personal meditation, journaling or take a nature walk outside.
Overnight stay in Lumbini

Day 6:
Lumbini Museum and Cultural Exchange

Today you will visit the Lumbini Museum which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. After your breakfast, you will head toward the Lumbini Museum where you will see historical artifacts, archaeological discoveries and cultural items related to life of Buddha and history of Lumbini. After the museum visit, you will attend a workshop on Buddhism’s core principles.
Overnight stay in Lumbini

Day 7:
Return to Kathmandu

On the seventh day of your trip, you will have a meditation session in the morning and then after your breakfast you will drive back to Kathmandu.
Reaching Kathmandu, relax in your hotel and prepare for your departure tomorrow.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Day 8:

After your breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the airport. As you board your plane, you will leave Kathmandu but you will take the wonderful memories back home with you.


Cost Includes

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Guided Tours
  • Entry Fees
  • Meals
  • Travel Insurance

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Additional Activities
  • Beverages
  • Medical and Emergency expenses


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When is the best time to visit Lumbini?

The best time to visit Lumbini is between the months of October to March because the weather is cooler during these months and it will be suitable and comfortable for exploring.

Can I take photographs in Lumbini?

Photography is generally allowed in Lumbini, but it is courteous to ask for permission, especially inside temples and monasteries. Some areas may have restrictions on photography.

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