Solo Tour Guides
Book a Solo Tour Guide, your private friendly tour guide to show you the tourist sites of Lumbini as well as places off the beaten track. He will give you a unique insight into this wonderful city.
Nishan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. He describes himself as a fun loving guy. For he enjoys parties, shopping, travelling, trekking, watching movies and adventure sports. Moreover Nishan paints, composes and sings songs. Another hobby is writing novels, though he admits he has not got any published yet. The adventurous guy he is, he also loves to try out different cuisines. Nishan can also offer masseur services if requested. With extensive knowledge of Lumbini, Kathmandu and the rest of Nepal, Nishan is a good choice if you wish to explore Nepal at a local level. His level of English is excellent.
Total cost for 1 full day (8 hours) with Nishan = a non refundable deposit of USD 47 . Pay by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS 6000 Nepalese rupees (approx. USD 58) in cash after his services. Total approx 105 US dollars.
Total cost for a half day (4 hours) with Nishan = a non refundable deposit of USD 30 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) and 3000 Nepalese rupees (approx. USD 29) in cash to Nishan after his services. Total approx. 59 US dollars.
This does not include transport costs, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
“Being an artist wanting to visit and see contemporary art galleries, it came obviously clear a guide was going to be needed to help navigate the chaotic beauty that is Nepal. In my search for a guide for the adventure I stumbled across , Nishan, who was a painter himself. I contacted Nishan and Nishan took control resulting in a very satisfying and a great day. It exceeded my expectations. Nishan is a very pleasant, eager to please and friendly young man and I would not hesitate in recommending him. And look forward to using this site again on further trips.” – Graeme, New Zealand
How To Book A Solo Tour Guide
To book any of our Solo Tour Guides please go to the enquiry form.
Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively whatsapp +94-76-630-1069.
Remember a Solo Tour Guide looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Our other destination in Nepal is Kathmandu.
Highlights of Lumbini
Lumbini is 203 km west of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. If you were to go by road, the distance is 290 kms. Moreover it would take you approximately 7 ½ hours to get there.
Lumbini takes its firm place in Nepal’s history as a Buddhist pilgrimage site. Indeed it is Buddha’s birth place. Born the son of Queen Mahamayadevi, Siddhartha Gautama achieved enlightenment about 500 years before Jesus Christ. Therefore the foundation of Buddhism is an older than that of Christianity.
As a result of this, many of the places to see in Lumbini are connected with Buddhism. Take for example The Holy Pond, “Puskarini”. This is where the Queen had her last bathe before giving birth. And later was the first place that her son bathed.
Temples abound. One such temple is the Maya Devi Temple. It is the top tourist site in the area. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the main temple of Lumbini. It is next to the Holy Pond, which also has a sacred garden. Being Buddha’s birth place there is a glass to protect his actual birth place. You can also see the ruins of what was once his home. A highly spiritual place, it is a place to gather your inner thoughts.
The World Peace Temple is another must see. Located outside Lumbini Park, it is a white Japanese stupa. One visitor describes this place as “soothing beauty”. It is actually one of 80 word wide peace pagodas promoting harmony and peace. Highly recommended to visit this place at sunset, especially if there are any monks chanting within. In a similar light, there is an Eternal Peace Flame. Brought over from the United Nations in New York, it commemorates International Year of Peace in 1986. It overlooks a canal, in the Lumbini Park Complex.
Other monuments have an Asian feel to them. The Dae Sung Shakya is a Korean Temple, whereas the Royal Thai Monastery has a distinct Thai feel befitting its name. In addition there is a Myanmar Golden Monastery.
Most of the temple and monastery landmarks are well preserved. In contrast the Kudan Stupa is a site of ruins but of significant religious importance. It is a site where Buddha met his father.
Following the importance to learning, there is also a Lumbini Buddhist University. The idea of this came about from the First World Buddhist Summit which was held in Lumbini in 1998. Officially formed in 2004, the university is still under construction.
To fully appreciate Lumbini, hire a Solo Tour Guide, your friendly guide. He will be able to give you an insight into this special city.