Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal is famous tour in Nepal. Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal gives your mind peace and understand many hidden part of Hindu heritage. Hinduism is a multi disciplinary religion called Sanatan Dharma based on writings and experiences of age old sages. They assert the view that a permanent, partless, independent self does exits. Hinduism also advocates different ethical systems and meditation systems. By practicing these systems one can take rebirth in Brahma realm. Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal is made for those who want to visit holy place of Hinduism in Nepal. Many Hindu sacred book describe Nepal is land of God and Goddesses and it has posses a lot of Hindu pilgrimage site. The tour offers you the some renowned holy sites visit and also the worshiping (Puja) on those temples. This holy tour provides the sigh seen to places like Pashupatinath, changu Narayan temple, Manakamana, Pokhara to Muktinath via Jomsome, Devghat and Janakpur.
Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal started with visiting the Pashupatinath temple. Visiting and worshiping to Pashupatinath is like a visiting Hindu version of Mecca for every Hindu worshiper. The Pashupatinath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of three major God in Hinduism and has an existence history dates back to before 400 A.D. The temple is situated on the bank of Bagmati River. On the save day you will travel to Changu Narayan temple. This temple is one of the oldest Temple and had a holy belief on Lord Vishnu. Another beautiful holy temple in this tour is Manakamana which lies of Gorkha district. People believed that goddess Bhagwati grants the wishes to all those pilgrimage who worship in this temple. Exciting place of this Nepal pilgrimage tour is Muktinath temple which is sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath temple lies in Muktinath valley which is in Mustang district at an altitude of 3710 meters. Worshiping to god and taking bath to 108 spouts and view of Himalaya make this place really an amazing land. Sight seen came to end at Janakpur which is the birthplace of Goddesses Sita. This is that place where Ram and Sita get married in ancient period.
- Hindu Temple: Pashupatinath Temple
- Swayambhunath Stupa.
- Manakamana by cable car.
- Tal Barahi, Bindhyabasini and other goddess in Pokhara.
Day 02:Pashupatinath, Guheswori Temple, Swayambhunath and Budhanilkantha.
Day 03:Drive to Pokhara via Manakamana Temple.
Day 04:Fly to Jomsom and drive to Muktinath.
Day 05:Muktinath Darshan. And back to Jomsom.
Day 06:Fly to Pokhara and Darshan Gupteswor Mahadev, Tal Barahi Temple.
Day 07:Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 08:Visit Daskhinkali and Departure.
- Accommodation on BB basis on twin or double sharing basis best three star hotel on twin/double sharing.
- Flight fare of Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu by domestic flight.
- Ground transportation on private.
- English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees.
- Hotel tax .
- Call assistance by our office staff.
What's not Includes
- Lunch and dinner.
- Any type of insurances.
- Cost which is not describe in Cost include column.
- Personal nature expenses like bottled water, drinks, tips , phone bills, laundry.
Day 1Arrival. Meet by our Himalayan Asia representative in airport and transfer to the hotel. Our representative assists to check in hotel process and give short brief about program. You can take rest and fresh. You can walk in evening in Thamel (tourist hub of Kathmandu). Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2Pashupatinath, Guheswori Temple, Swayambhunath and Budhanilkantha.Pashupatinath:
This temple situated on the banks of the holy River Bagmati is the most revered Hindu temple in Nepal Pashupatinath is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Shiva in the world. It is located on the bank of holy river Bagmati, in the eastern part of Kathmandu, Capital city of Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or holy symbol of Lord Shiva. The temple of Lord Shiva with two-tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb architecture. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior 400AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River. The most important festival observed here is Shivaratri, or ‘the Night of Lord Shiva’ - the night Lord Shiva self-originated - when devotees and pilgrims from far and wide across Nepal and India, including Sadhus (barely attired holy men with long locks of hair and smeared in ashes) and ascetics, throng the temple to have a Darshan (glimpse) of the sacred Shiva lingam.
It is one of the famous Shakti Peeths in Nepal and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River near the Pashupatinath Temple. Here too, non-Hindus are denied entry. The goddess is replicated here in the form of a silver plated water-hole which is kept covered by silver Kalash (auspicious water jar). Guheswori temple, as equally famous among the Hindus as the temple of Pashupatinath, stands in Slesmantak Jungle on the left bank of the river Bagmati.
Guheswori Lord Shiva’s consort, is regarded the source of strength of all living beings. Wherever those body parts fell, a Shakti Peeths originated, and the Mother Goddess in her manifestation as the consort of Lord Shiva came to stay there. Gods, sages and celestial beings came to the Shakti Peeths to do penance or offer worship to the goddess (Ishwari), and thus these spots became holy places. It was at this spot that the Guhya (anal portion) of the corpse fell, and hence this place came to be known as Guheswori.
The four seeing eyes of Swayambhunath Stupa watch over the valley form the top of 77-m high hillock on western side. This most glorious Stupa in the world is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of Kathmandu valley out of a primordial lake. The surroundings of the Swayambhunath are covered with small Chaityas and monasteries as well as some Hindu temples. The National Museum and the Museum of Natural History are situated at the foot of the hill.
This site, situated at the foot of the Shivpuri hills in the northern-most part of the Kathmandu valley, has probably the largest stone statue of Lord Vishnu in Nepal reclining on a bed of snakes in the middle of a pond. The five-meter long granite image carved out of a single rock dates back to the Lichchhavi period. According to folklore, a farmer was ploughing his field one day when his plough struck a boulder, and to his surprise and alarm; blood started oozing out of the cut in the stone. Upon digging around the huge boulder, he unearthed the magnificent image of the reclining Vishnu that had remained buried in the ground. A big mela (fair) is held at Budhanilkantha on the auspicious two main Ekadashis, Harishayani and Haribodhini, marking the four month period when the Lord retires to sleep.
Day 3Drive to Pokhara via Manakamana Temple.Manakamana Temple:
The Manakamana temple situated at 1300m hill in the Gorkha district of Nepal is the sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati The name Manakamana originates from two words, “mana” meaning heart and “kamana” meaning wish. Venerated since the 17th century, it is believed that Goddess Bhagwati grants the wishes of all those who make the pilgrimage to her shrine to worship her.
Day 4Fly to Jomsom and drive to Muktinath.Muktinath:
Muktinath is a sacred place both for Hindu and Buddhist located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters, Mustang District, Nepal. The Hindus call the sacred place Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the "place of liberation or moksha". Mainly the temple is with a predominant Sri Vaishnava origin and worshipped by Buddhists. This temple is considered to be the 105th among the available 108 Divya Desa. The ancient name of this place, before Buddhist origin is known as Thiru Saligramam. These houses the Shaligram sila considered to be the naturally available form of Sriman Narayan the Hindu God HEAD. It Chumig Gyatsa is also one of the 51 Shakti Piths. The Buddhists call it, which in Tibetan means 'Hundred Waters'. For Tibetan Buddhists, Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa is a very important place of Dakinis goddesses known as Sky Dancers and one of the 24 Tantric places. They understand the mufti to be a manifestation of Avaloktesvara.
Day 5Muktinath Darshan. And back to Jomsom.At early morning, walk towards Muktinath Temple and worship and pray and back to hotel. After taking breakfast , we move back Jomsom and walk around in Marpha in evening. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 6Fly to Pokhara and Darshan Gupteswor Mahadev, Tal Barahi Temple.Bindhyabasini
Bindhyabasini Temple is the most famous temple in Pokhara. Standing on a park-like ground, the temple enshrines the Goddess Durga. Legend relates this temple to the famous temple of Bindhyabasini in Bindhyachal in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is believed that King Siddhi Narayan Shah of Kaski brought the deity to Pokhara before Nepal’s unification.
Taal Barahi Temple is located on an island in the middle of Phewa Lake in Pokhara. The two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima representing the female force. Devotees in large numbers throng the temple during the fair held in the Nepali months of Baisakh (April-May) and Kartik (November-December).
It is a sacred cave situated near the well known David Falls in Pokhara where the Seti River emerges from underground. The cave is nearly 3 km long, and a Shiva lingam has been preserved here in the condition that it was found in. The site was discovered only in the 1990’s.
Day 7Drive to Kathmandu.After taking breakfast, drive/fly towards Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 8Visit Daskhinkali and Departure.Daskhinkali:
Situated at the south end corner of the Kathmandu valley, Daskhinkali is one of the most famous Shakti Peeths in Kathmandu dedicated to Goddess Kali; hence the namesake which means “Kali of the south”. The temple precinct overflows with crowds of zealous devotees especially on Tuesdays and Saturdays when ritual animal sacrifices are performed. It is to be noted that Nepal’s Shakti Peeths never accept female animals for sacrifice. Tucked in a scenic sylvan setting, the place has become a favorite haunt for picnickers.
- How is Nepal?
Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the worlds ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.
- Passport and Visa:
First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal, if you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.
Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.
Nepal has four seasons:
Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Hindi name Dashain and Tihar. For more detail about Nepal Weather:
The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For more exchange rates, please visit Nepal Rastra Bank.
We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, lost of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.
Himalayan Asia Treks provides you minimum two star hotels or according to your choice in city area and lodge or Tea house in trekking route. In teahouse or lodge, you can found normal bed with pillow and blankets. We always search and give to our client’s standard lodge with good environment which make your trip happy and healthy.
We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine but during trek we eat from Nepalese menu especially Pasta, Mo Mo , soup items, Dal Bhat, tea, coffee etc. In trekking route, you will take dinner and breakfast in lodge and lunch will be along the way.
- When is best season for tour for Nepal?
The best time to come is September, October and November and March, April and May.
- Is Nepal safe and especially for single travelling woman?
- Absolutely, Nepal is safe for traveler. For woman and man, Nepal is safe. While going trekking, we suggest take one staff with you. If you go by yourself, you donot know right way and can missed way.
- Hotel and Accommodation:
We provide to our client in City area best three stars (above three stars is on client requested).
In other City like Kathmandu, Pokhara and other city, we suggest to our client to take lunch and dinner on their interest. We provide best breakfast in hotel. In Chitwan, we provide all meals to our clients with including breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you want to include all meal in package , then we give you best meal in hotel or restaurant.
We provide best and government license holder guide to you. Our guide provide correct and more information to you.
- Some do’s and do not’s:
Respect local culture and people.
The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
While you are entering in Temple, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.