Peaceful Monasteries

Peace and serenity in a Nepalese monastery

For peaceful monasteries and tranquil settings, head to the holy site of Lumbini. Said to be the birthplace of Siddharta Gautama, better known as the Buddha, Lumbini is rimmed by a monastic zone that includes the Theravadin, Mahayana and Vajrayana monasteries.

Explore the many ruins of ancient monasteries, the sacred Boddhi tree, the ancient bathing pond and the Mayadevi temple. For a truly authentic experience, stay in a monastery during your stay and explore the forests and villages outside of the complex.

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"It's always a good idea for ladies to take a light scarf with them, as you will need to cover up when visiting Monasteries."