Lumbini is a Buddhist spiritual center that spiritual pilgrims visit every year. It is a famous Buddhist site for it is the birthplace of Buddha. Although we call it a Buddhist pilgrimage site, it is not only for Buddhists but also for everyone who loves to enjoy spiritual indulgence. Here, we are offering you a day tour of Lumbini from Kathmandu. Lumbini Helicopter Tour makes it possible for you to go on a day tour of the birthplace of Buddha and return back to Kathmandu in a day.
Hundreds of thousands of people from Nepal and other countries visit Lumbini to explore and enjoy the historical and spiritual vibes of the place. Situated in the southern part of the Lumbini province of Nepal, Lumbini lies close to the Indian border. It is 250 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu and is accessible by road and air.
The attractions in Lumbini are mainly the monasteries in addition to Maya Devi Temple. You can also explore Pushkarini, the spiritual pond, Sacred Garden, Ashoka Pillar, World Peace Flame, World Peace Stupa, etc. You will also have a chance to visit and explore monasteries from different countries that represent two different sects of Buddhism – Theravada and Mahayana.
Lumbini Helicopter Tour as a Day Tour from Kathmandu
Are you already in Nepal or planning to come to Nepal but do not have enough time to include Lumbini as part of the tour? But you have a day to spare in Kathmandu and do not know what to do. Why not go for the Lumbini Helicopter Tour for a day tour?
Yes, it is possible to fly to Lumbini on a helicopter; explore the place, and return back to Kathmandu just in a day. If you are thinking of a great option to use your spare day, this day tour to Lumbini can be a perfect idea.
It is just about 40 minutes flight to Lumbini from Kathmandu and you will have a whole day to explore the place. Later, you can return back to Kathmandu in the afternoon.
Day Tour Itinerary
Since it is a day tour to Lumbini, the itinerary is simple. You start in Kathmandu after having breakfast at your hotel. You will need to drive to the airport to take the helicopter flight to Lumbini. After forty minutes of flight, you will land at Bhairahawa airport and then drive to Lumbini for 25 minutes.
The tour will have enough time to go around beautiful attractions in Lumbini. You will explore the huge Lumbini complex; visit different sites and plan the return trip to Kathmandu after lunch.
- Drive to the airport in Kathmandu
- Fly to Bhairahawa by Helicopter
- Drive to Lumbini
- Explore Lumbini
- Take Breakfast
- Drive to Bhairahawa
- Fly back to Kathmandu
Cost of the Tour
The cost of the Lumbini helicopter tour is USD 1200 per person and USD 4500 for chartered service. It is the cost that gets you a flight on a chartered helicopter to Lumbini, the tour, and the flight back to Kathmandu.
What the cost includes
Lumbini Helicopter Tour may sound a little expensive for a day tour. But the value it brings is certainly worth the cost. Since it is a tour on a chartered helicopter flight from Kathmandu, it makes the tour cost go high. But it brings you a quality experience of cultural and spiritual exploration of the birthplace of Buddha.
The cost of the tour included the following services:
- Airport pick up and drop-off in Kathmandu and Bhairahawa
- Helicopter flight to Lumbini and back to Kathmandu
- A detailed tour of Lumbini
- Breakfast in Lumbini
Highlights of the Lumbini Helicopter Tour
Since Lumbini is a cultural and spiritual center, you will have a great experience exploring the temples and monasteries. Here are some highlights that make the tour special.
- A day tour from Kathmandu
- Chartered helicopter flight
- Maya Devi Temple
- Sacred Garden
- Ashoka Pillar
- World Peace Flame
- World Peace Stupa
- Lumbini Museum
If this tour sounds good to you and you want to know more about it, let us know. We can assure you of a lifetime experience on the day tour to Lumbini.