Pokhara to Lumbini is 164 kilometer takes 5 hours in driving. Driving to Lumbini is through Tansen and Butwal. There is an everyday flight between Pokhara to Bhairahawa Airport and another 28 kilometer drive to Lumbini. Pokhara to Lumbini tour can driving and flight tour. There can be four optional tour plan.
Pokhara to Lumbini tour package by overland private car
08:30AM: Pickup you from your Hotel and start driving to Lumbini. Drive with private car, reach Lumbini Garden at around 13pm. Visit Lumbini Garden and main attraction with our professional local guide of Lumbini. Transfer to the Hotel and overnight.
You have option to drive back with same car to Pokhara or fly back. Another option is to drive Kathmandu or fly to Kathmandu. Flight between Bhairahawa airports to Pokhara is at mid-day and only one flight. Fly to Kathmandu has several from morning 8:30 till evening 6pm.
Pokhara Lumbini tour package by flight
09:30AM – Pickup you from your Hotel and transfer to Airport. It is 15 minutes driving from your Hotel (Your Hotel location based on Pokhara Lakeside)
10:55AM – Fly to Bhairahawa Airport. It is just 20 minutes flight. Drive to Lumbini from Airport. It is about 28 kilometers and takes 45 minutes. Meet with our guide and visit major places inside Lumbini. Transfer to the Hotel for overnight
You have option to fly back Pokhara, drive back to Pokhara, Fly to Kathmandu or drive to Kathmandu. Flying back to Pokhara only available one flight in a day and fly to Kathmandu has several time from morning 08:30 till evening 6.
- All transportation
- Flight ticket if you choose to fly
- Lumbini professional tour guide
- Entrance fee of Lumbini
- One overnight Hotel in Lumbini with breakfast
- Tuktuk ride during sightseeing in Lumbini Monastery zone
Hotel in Lumbini available simple, star hotels till 4 star deluxe. You can choose Hotel category and get tour cost.
Pokhara to Lumbini Tour package cost based on accommodation your choose, mode of transportation you choose (Either flight or private car). Nepal Highland treks can operator this tour with any mood you want. visit our another page about Lumbini Day tour by flight from Kathmadnu.
Extend Lumbini tour and include Kapilabhastu, Gotihawa, Niglihawa and Kudan.
Kapilavastu is the name of the ancient Sakya city “The royal family of Lord Buddha” where Siddhartha Gautama, also known as the Buddha, was raised and lived until the age of 29. At Kapilavastu, the Lord Gautama Buddha was grown up and led a family life with his wife and son till he left for Nirvana. The place is about 25 kilometers east of Lumbini (the birthplace of the Siddhartha Gautama). Shakya capital (Kapilavastu) has a rich history and several stories related to faith and believe are narrated here by the locals. The stories are centuries old. There are many ancient archaeological sites situated in a 10 kilometer circle around.
Kapilvastu Kingdom Complex
Gotihawa lies 5-km southwest of Taulihawa town and is considered the natal town of Krakuchanda Buddha. The place has ruins of ancient habitation, stupas and monasteries. The place was visited by Ashoka as evidenced by a pillar with inscriptions. The pillar is broken with the upper part missing.
Araurakot lies about 9-km northeast of Tilaurakot. P.C. Mukheiji (1899) identified it as the natal town of Kanakmuni Buddha. It is a rectangular fortified area that contains a moat with heaps of ancient ruins.
Kundan is located 2-km southwest of Taulihawa on way to Gotihawa. It is a beautiful protected garden area with large structural ruins of monasteries and stupas and with a tank nearby. This is considered the historical sight where Lord Buddha, returning after many years preached, and where his father, ?uddhodana, was converted to Buddhism.
Niglihawa 7-km northwest of Tilaurakot, was another site visited by Ashoka and marked with a pillar. The pillar is broken into two pieces. The standing base pillar has Ashokan inscription in Brahmi script and the upper pillar has Devanagari inscription marking Ripu Mai's visit in 1312 AD. There are ruins of monasteries, stupas and habitation. It is identified as ancient town of Sobhawati, birthplace of Kanakmuni Buddha.
Sagarhawa lies 3.5 km north of Tilaurakot and west of Banganga river. It is a rectangular depression. Excavations done in 1896 traced seventeen stupas and large monuments made from well-burnt bricks. Findings of casket and other rare antiquities indicate them to be votive stupas of the war dead. However, these stupas remain no more as they were excavated to their foundation without restoration.
(Info from wikitravel.org)