Day trip to Lumbini is starting from Kathmandu by flight. It is 40 minutes flight to Bhairahawa domestic airport and another 1hour drive to Lumbini. 3 to 4 hours time is good enough to visit Lumbini. The major visiting places are Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Banyan tree under which Buddha got enlightened. A purification pond near the Maya Devi temple where queen May Devi is said to have bath and given birth her son. Visit ancient Stupas and Monastic zone, eternal flame area, world peace stupa and main gate area. Nepal Highland Treks provide a local export guide in Lumbini with private car to drive from Airport.
Lumbini Tour Itinerary
After breakfast in Hotel, Drive to domestic airport of Kathmandu. Fly to Bhairahawa airport which takes 40 minutes. Guide from Nepal Highland Treks receive you from airport and drive together to Lumbini. It is about 25 kilometer takes 1 hour. Visit major places with our guide and drive back to Airport again for your flight to Kathmandu. You will have total 4 to 5 hours time to explore Lumbini.
Optional itinerary with driving tour to Lumbini can design either from Kathmandu or from Pokhara.
Day 01: Drive to Lumbini with private transportation or tourist bus from Kathmandu/ Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel. It is 9 hours drive from Kathmandu and 8 hours drive from Pokhara. If you hire private car, you will have time to visit Lumbini same day and next day morning.
Day 02: Visit Lumbini and around. Drive back to Kathmandu or Pokhara again with your private car. If you drive with bus, you will have whole day visit today in Lumbini and next day morning drive back again to Kathmandu or Pokhara. Option to take bus toward Indian boarder.