Day trip to Lumbini is starting from Kathmandu by flight. It is 20 minutes flight to Bhairahawa domestic airport and another 1hour drive to Lumbini. 4 to 5 hours time is good enough to visit Lumbini. The major visiting places are Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Banyan tree (Bodhi). 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. If you wish to spend one full day at Lumbini, there are time to spend in many sites, temples, monasteries inside Lumbini garden.
Lumbini A day Tour Itinerary
06:45 Am: After breakfast in your Hotel, Drive to domestic airport of Kathmandu.
08:20: Fly to Bhairahawa airport which takes 40 minutes.
08:45: Guide from Nepal Highland Treks receive you from airport and drive together to Lumbini. It is about 25 kilometer takes 1 hour.
09:30: Visit major places with our guide. Lumbini garden.
15:00 PM: Stars driving back to Bhairahawa Airport for your flight to Kathmandu.
17: 15: Fly back to Kathmandu
17: 35: Pickup from airort and transfer to your hotel around Thamel
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.