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Hindu Cultural Tour in Nepal

Hindu Cultural Tour in Nepal

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Easy

  • Destination

    Destination: Kathmandu/Manakamana/Pokhara/Muktinath

  • Activities

    Activities: Cultural Sightseeing

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: Hotels

  • Meals

    Meals: Breakfast included

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Private vehicle

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: Manakamana (1302m)

  • Group size

    Group size: 2 pax min

  • Best Season

    Best Season: Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec

Hindu pilgrimage tour is a journey undertaken by Hindus to holy sites and temples that are of great religious significance. These tours are often undertaken to seek blessings, find spiritual solace, and deepen one's faith. The tour is a spiritual journey that brings individuals or groups to significant Hindu sites and temples across Nepal. This religious tour serves as an opportunity for devotees to establish a connection with their faith, receive blessings, and deepen their understanding of spirituality. The tours encompass revered destinations like Pashupatinath, Manakamana Temple and Muktinath, where devotees can engage in age-old Hindu rituals and immerse in the ancient culture and traditions associated with Hinduism. The Hindu pilgrimage tour offers a path of devotion, self-reflection, and revitalization of one's spiritual beliefs. It encourages individuals to embrace the profound customs and doctrines of Hinduism while seeking divine blessings. 

Hindu Pilgrimage Tour Trip Highlights:

  • Explore one of the holiest Hindu temples globally of Lord Shiva 'Pashupatinath'.
  • Pay homage to the wish-fulfilling deity, Goddess Bhagwati 'Manakamna'.
  • Breathtaking cable car ride to the hilltop Manakamana Temple.
  • Explore the revered Muktinath Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • Witness 108 Water Spouts & Eternal Flames at Muktinath.
  • Gain profound insights into Hindu cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: In Kathmandu - Full Day tour of Pashupatinath, Gugehwerwori & Budhanilkantha Temple
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara en-route visit Manakamana Temple
Day 04: In Pokhara – Full day tour of Bindabasini temple, Gupteshwor Cave, Davis fall, World Peace Pagoda
Day 05: Drive Pokhara to Jomsom (2743m/7 hours drive)
Day 06: Drive Jomsom to Muktinath (3762m) - Puja & drive back to Pokhara (8-9 hours drive)
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 08: Final departure

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Take this day to rest or explore the city on your own.

Hotel

Begin your day with a visit to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples in Nepal. Observe the intricate architecture, sacred shrines, and the Bagmati River that flows beside the temple. Then visit Guhyeshwari Temple, situated near Pashupatinath. This revered shrine is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. Take in the spiritual ambiance and learn about the temple's significance. Continue your pilgrimage by visiting Budhanilkantha Temple, home to a remarkable statue of Lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of serpents in a tranquil pond. Return to your hotel and spend some time relaxing and reflecting on the spiritual experiences of the day. 

Hotel
Breakfast included

After breakfast go for a scenic drive to Kurintar, the gateway to Manakamana Temple. The drive takes approximately 3-4 hours, offering beautiful views of the Nepalese countryside. Upon reaching Kurintar, take a thrilling cable car ride to the hilltop Manakamana Temple. The cable car offers panoramic views of the Trishuli River and surrounding landscapes. Explore the Manakamana Temple, a revered Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati. Enjoy the spiritual atmosphere and take in the breathtaking views from the temple. After visiting Manakamana Temple, continue your drive to the enchanting city of Pokhara. The drive takes approximately 4-5 hours and offers stunning vistas of hills, rivers, and rural landscapes. Arrive in Pokhara in the evening and check in to your hotel.

Hotel
Breakfast included

Begin your day by visiting Bindabasini Temple, a revered Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati. Enjoy the panoramic views of Pokhara and the surrounding mountains from this hilltop temple. Then head to Phewa Lake's tranquil waters to visit the Tal Barahi Temple, situated on an island. Take a boat ride to reach the temple and pay homage to Goddess Barahi. Explore the Gupteshwor Cave, a sacred cave housing a stalagmite worshipped as Lord Shiva. Afterward, visit Davis Fall, a waterfall named after a tragic incident, also known as "Patale Chhango." Afterward, drive to the World Peace Pagoda. This iconic white stupa offers panoramic views of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city, and the lake. Then back to hotel. 

Hotel
Breakfast included

Drive from Pokhara to Jomsom. The journey takes approximately 7 hours, passing through picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and winding roads. As you drive, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Keep your camera ready to capture the breathtaking scenery. Arrive in Jomsom, a gateway to the Mustang region, situated at an altitude of 2743 meters. Check in to your hotel and take some time to rest and freshen up.

Mountain Lodge
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included

Drive from Jomsom to Muktinath, a significant pilgrimage site situated at an altitude of 3762 meters. The drive may take approximately 2-3 hours, depending on road conditions. Upon reaching Muktinath, explore the sacred temple complex dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists, and the natural elements in the area hold spiritual significance. Participate in a puja (worship) ceremony at the Muktinath Temple. You can receive blessings from the temple priests and immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere. After the puja and exploration of Muktinath, begin your drive back to Pokhara. The return journey may take approximately 5-6 hours.

Mountain Lodge
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included

After breakfast begin your scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Admire the changing scenery once again as you travel through picturesque valleys and terraced fields. The drive takes approximately 6-7 hours. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check-in hotel and the rest of the time is free to explore or rest at hotel/shopping etc. 

Hotel
Breakfast included

Your memorable Hindu Pilgrimage Tour comes to an end on this day. Our representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. Make sure to arrive at the airport well in advance of your flight and you need to be at least 3 hours before your flight time.

Breakfast included

What is included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • All land transfers by a private vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast on twin share basis.
  • Tour guide throughout the trip.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Manakamana Cable Car tickets.
  • Accommodation in Jomsom on full board basis (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • All applicable tourist entrance, monumental fees.
  • Farewell dinner with live Nepalese cultural program.
  • All government and local taxes.

What is not included?

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee – Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (except Indian nationals
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry etc.)
  • Tips to guide or driver.

FAQ's

1. What are the main highlights of the tour?
This tour encompasses three significant Hindu pilgrimage sites: Pashupatinath in Kathmandu, Manakamana Temple, and Muktinath Temple in the Mustang district, known for their religious significance and stunning landscapes.

2. What does the tour entail at Pashupatinath Temple?
At Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, travelers can witness traditional Hindu rituals, explore the temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva, and observe various ceremonies performed by priests along the banks of the Bagmati River.

3. What experiences can travelers expect at Manakamana Temple?
The tour usually includes a visit to Manakamana Temple via a scenic cable car ride. Manakamana is believed to be the wish-fulfilling goddess, and devotees visit this sacred site to offer prayers and seek blessings.

4. What does the trip to Muktinath Temple involve?
Visiting Muktinath Temple requires a flight or drive from Kathmandu to Jomsom, followed by a trek or drive to Muktinath, a revered pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. The temple is known for its religious importance and natural beauty.

5. Are there opportunities for interactions with local communities during this pilgrimage tour?
While the focus is primarily on visiting the temples, travelers may interact with local devotees, monks, and priests during their visits, providing insights into Hindu practices and cultural traditions.

6. Is there any physical activity or trekking involved in this pilgrimage tour?
The trip to Muktinath may involve trekking or driving through rugged terrain, and some walking might be required to explore the temple premises. However, the tour is designed to accommodate various fitness levels.

7. What is the best time of year to embark on this Hindu Pilgrimage Tour?
The best times to undertake this tour are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally favorable for travel and pilgrimage activities.

Equipment

Packing for tour in Nepal will require some careful planning, as you'll be traveling through various landscapes and experiencing different activities. Here's a comprehensive packing list to help you prepare:

Clothing:

  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking and breathable clothing during summer
  • Warm jackets or sweater during winter
  • Long-sleeve shirts and pants for sun protection and to cover up during temple visits
  • Insulating layers for cooler evenings
  • Rain jacket or poncho (especially during the monsoon season)
  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Flip-flops or sandals for casual wear
  • Swimsuit (if you plan to use the hotel pools)
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Socks and underwear

Travel Essentials:

  • Passport, visa, and photocopies
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Money belt or hidden pouch for valuables
  • Power adapter and voltage converter (Nepal uses the Type C and Type D electrical plugs)

Health and Personal Items:

  • Prescription medications and necessary medical supplies
  • First-aid kit with essentials like bandaids, antiseptic, pain relievers, and diarrhea medication
  • Insect repellent (for Chitwan National Park)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Towel and washcloth

Outdoor Gear 

  • Daypack or backpack for day trips
  • Water bottle with a purification system or purification tablets
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Multi-tool or pocket knife
  • Ziplock bags (for organizing and protecting items)

Miscellaneous:

  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Camera, extra batteries, and memory cards
  • Books or travel guides
  • Notebooks and pens
  • Travel pillow and earplugs (for more comfortable rest during long bus rides)
  • Also, consider the season and specific activities you'll be doing in each location, as weather conditions can vary.
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