• Best months: throughout the year
  • Duration: 2 days 1 night
  • Activity: Scenic drive and sightseeing, walking through temples and monasteries
  • Starting point: Kathmandu
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • Trip grade: Easy


Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha is one of the most desired and visited pilgrimage destination in Nepal as well as in the whole world. It is located 304 km south west of Kathmandu in Rupandehi district of Nepal. You can reach Lumbini via the road which takes around 6 hours and 20 minutes. But the condition of road and weather change can also contribute to delay of the completion of the trip.

lumbini tour- Maya devi Temple

Lumbini is especially famous for its historical and religious monuments, Maya Devi (mother of Lord Buddha) temple, sacred garden, footsteps of Gautam Buddha, and the Ashoka Pillar (built by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC). The place also consists of the remnants of old temples and monasteries, Mahayana monastery, pond commonly named as Siddhartha pond (where Gautam Buddha was bathed after his birth). Because of its unbelievable beauty and historic importance, it is listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 AD. It is also popular among the meditators for peace of mind.

Nepal Rental Car gives its best to take you to this beautiful place with full facilities that you demand. You can also choose the type of vehicle that you would like to use during the trip. Some of the vehicles provided by us are a car, jeep, van, mini-van, tourist bus, micro-bus, and deluxe bus. All the chosen vehicles will be well managed and fueled so that you will not have to face any trouble or irritation during the drive. When you travel with us, you can be 100% sure of the worthy and full-satisfactory journey.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Lumbini

This day you will have a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini. It will take around 6 hours and 20 minutes to reach there from Kathmandu. On the way, you will observe beautiful hills, mountains, rivers, cascades, and other natural and artificial beauties. On reaching Lumbini, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can roam around to see beautiful terai region encircled with beautiful temples and shrines. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 02: Return back to Kathmandu

This day starts with an early morning wake-up. You will move to see the pond, garden, Ashoka pillar, and Mayadevi temple, Shanti deep, and other shrines and monasteries. You can also roam around the small local market where the kinds of stuff are sold at a very low price. For moving you can either use a vehicle or walk along. After roaming, you return back to the hotel and have a meal. Then finally drive back to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes:

  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Lumbini and return back
  • Drive around the monasteries area if you do not prefer walking

Cost Excludes:

  • Hotels and lodges booking
  • Accommodation and food
  • Entrance ticket fee
  • Personal expenses like offering and shopping
  • Other expenses not mentioned in includes’ list

Useful Information

  • Best season: Throughout the year
  • Clothing and miscellaneous: According to the season in Nepal (winter, summer, monsoon, spring)
  • Group joining: You can make your own group or you can ask us to manage the group and we will put you in other groups. You can also travel on your own (solo travel but with driver)
  • Booking: From tariff section or by making a phone call or emailing us.

Departure Details

We have a daily departure from Kathmandu to Lumbini in the seasons like spring (September, October, and November) and autumn (March, April, May), so you can pick any date according to your convenience. But in remaining seasons (monsoon and winter), we have selected days of departure because of weather and road condition. If the date fits you, you can choose any of them, but if not, you can inform us and we will organize a trip for you according to your mentioned schedule. You can check in to our tariff section to know about the scheduled date.

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