World's First and Only Spiritual Sports Event in the Birth Place of Buddha

After I am no more,
O Ananda! Men of belief will visit the place with faith,
Curiosity and devotion……
Lumbini, the place where I was born.
The path to ultimate peace is spiritual discipline.
-The Buddha

LED BY THE LEGEND.. Baikuntha Manandhar, Race Director of Lumbini Marathon, is a Nepali Legendary marathon runner with following achievements:
  • 4 time Olympic runner
  • 3 consecutive South Asian Games gold medalist
  • SAG record holder
  • Pulsar Sports Life Time Achievement Award
  • Prithivi Award 2072 winner
Baikuntha Manandhar(Race Director)


Less than 16 yrs

Half Marathon

16 yrs & above

Full Marathon

18 yrs & above

Aims and Objectives

  1. Developing Lumbini as a destination both locally and internationally.
  2. Benefits to all stakeholders through trousim in Lumbini from Hotels, Restaurants, Transport, Guides etc.
  3. Making Lumbini a 2-day must destination by popularizing lesser known sites such as Kudan Stupa, and Kapilavastu – former kingdom of Lord Buddha.

5 km Marathon

Designed especially for Student Participants, the 5km marathon will start from Lumbini Maya Devi garden and makes a loop around the central canal. Developed to invigorate athletics and history of Lumbini amongst young generations, the 5KM marathon will only be open to students below 16 years of age. Age limit: Below 16 years

21 km marathon

Starting from Pakadi, the 21KM marathon moves along the main way heading towards the Lumbini area. The marathon passes through places such as Bakshaur and moves towards the Lumbini conservation area ending at Maya Devi Garden. Age limit: 16 years and above

42.195 Km Marathon

Starting near the archeological remains of the ancient Shakya City which now falls in modern day Tilaurakot, the full marathon mimics the exact route which is believed to have been taken by Siddhartha to escape from the castle in search of enlightenment. The route then heads towards Niglihawa, the birthplace of Kanakmuni Buddha. The track then heads towards Araorakot (the natal town of Kanakmuni Buddha) and Pakadi and then meets the Taulihawa Road before reaching Maya Devi Garden, the finishing point. Age limit: 18 years and above

Marathon Packages

Run for Lumbini, Run for Buddhist Pancha Sheel and spread the Message of World Peace

Standard Description

  • FEB 26


    Arrive Kathmandu – night at Kathmandu. O/N basic Hotel

  • FEB 27


    Morning sightseeing of Bouddhanath & Swoyambhunath Stupa after breakfast & continuous drive to Bhairahawa (Lumbini Mayadevi Garden). O/N basic Hotel

  • FEB 28


    Rehearsal, briefing and sightseeing (Lumbini Mayadevi Garden). O/N basic Hotel

  • MAR 01


    Main Event ‘Sakya Muni Buddha Lumbini Peace Marathon’ (Lumbini Mayadevi Garden). O/N basic Hotel

  • MAR 02


    Drive back in morning – at Kathmandu O/N basic Hotel

  • MAR 03


    International Departure

Price includes following services

  • Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Basis.
  • Hotel in Lumbini on MAP Basis
  • Guided SS in Kathmandu
  • Private Vehicle (Kathmandu / Lumbini / Kathmandu) for Package 01.
  • Lunch To/From Lumbini
  • Local transfers in Lumbini.
  • Race Participation Fees.
  • Race Souvenir, Participants Certificate

Single Supplement : US $80  

Deluxe Description

  • FEB 26

    Arrive to Kathmandu

    Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to Hotel. O/N Hotel

  • FEB 27

    KTM sightseeing and fly to Lumbini.

    Early morning sightseeing tour of Bouddhanath and Swyabhunath. Transfer to airport for the flight to Lumbini. Transfer to Hotel. O/N Hotel.

  • FEB 28

    Rehearsal & briefing

    Rehearsal, briefing and sightseeing (Lumbini Mayadevi Garden). O/N Hotel

  • MAR 01

    Race Day : Lumbini Peace Marathon

    Main Event ‘Sakya Muni Buddha Lumbini Peace Marathon’ (Lumbini Mayadevi Garden). ), O/N Hotel

  • MAR 02

    Return back to Kathmandu

    Fly back morning – Free day at Kathmandu O/N HOTEL

  • MAR 03


    International Departure

Price includes following services

  • 4 star Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Basis.
  • 3 Star Hotel in Lumbini on Full Board Basis.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu as per itinerary with applicable entrance fees.
  • Guided sightseeing in Lumbini as per itinerary with applicable entrance fees.
  • Transportation Kathmandu / Lumbini / Kathmandu by private vehicle for Standard Package and flight Kathmandu / Bhairahawa / Kathmandu for Deluxe Package Option.
  • Fly (Lumbini/Kathmandu).
  • Local transfers in Lumbini.
  • Race Souvenir, Participants Certificate.

Single Supplement: US $195

Race Only Description

  • FEB 28

    Report at Lumbini.

    Rehearsal briefing and meditation program.

  • MAR 01

    Main Event: Lumbini Peace Marathon.

    Runners report at Starting point for Lumbini Peace Marathon.

Price includes following services

  • Race T-shirt.
  • Lunch on Event day.
  • Meditation workshop on 28 Feb and pooja on event day.

Race only - Nepali Runner Description

  • FEB 28

    Rehearsal and briefing

    This is the day for rehearsal briefing. Runner can report on this day direct at Lumbini. Meditation program at Maya Devi garden.

  • March 01

    EVENT DAY: Lumbini Peace Marathon

    Runner can report on starting point. Package end after the event.

Race only - Indians/Expats Description

  • FEB 28

    Rehearsal & briefing.

    Rehearsal & briefing. Meditation program at Maya Devi garden. (Accommodation & meal own by client)

  • March 01

    Participate on Main Event

    Main Event: Lumbini Peace Marathon (Accommodation & meal own by client)

Register Now

Register the marathon entry through online form. Your details will be recorded.

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20 March, 2019