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Hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal

Hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Easy

  • Destination

    Destination: Kathmandu/Manakamana

  • 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 religious tour that takes individuals or groups to important Hindu sites and temples around the world. These tours are conducted to allow devotees to connect with their faith, seek blessings, and deepen their spiritual understanding. Hindu pilgrimage tours include sacred sites such as Pashupatinath and Muktinath, where devotees can experience the ancient culture, traditions, and rituals associated with Hinduism. Hindu pilgrimage tour is a journey of devotion, self-discovery, and spiritual rejuvenation. It allows individuals to immerse themselves in the rich traditions and beliefs of Hinduism and seek blessings from the divine.

Hindu Pilgrimage Tour Trip Highlights:

  • Explore this revered Hindu temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva 'Pashupatinath'.
  • Pay homage to Goddess Bhagwati, believed to fulfill the wishes of devotees 'Manakamana'.
  • Enjoy a scenic and thrilling cable car ride to Manakamana Temple.
  • Experience the blend of Hindu customs, traditions, and architectural.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: In Kathmandu - Full Day tour of Pashupatinath, Gugehwerwori & Budhanilkantha Temple
Day 03: In Kathmandu – Day tour to Manakamana Temple
Day 04: 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. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.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

Start your day early by departing from your hotel in Kathmandu for the scenic drive to Manakamana Temple. The temple is located in the Gorkha district and is a popular pilgrimage site. En route to Manakamana, stop at Kurintar, where you'll take a cable car ride to reach the temple. The cable car offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and rivers. Upon reaching Manakamana, visit the temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati. The temple is perched on a hilltop and is believed to fulfill the wishes of its devotees. After your temple visit, take the cable car ride back to Kurintar and continue your journey back to Kathmandu. 

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. Have a safe flight back home!

Breakfast included

What is included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • All land transfers by a private vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin share basis.
  • Tour guide throughout the trip.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Manakamana Cable Car tickets.
  • 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 4-day Hindu Pilgrimage Tour?
The tour focuses on two significant Hindu pilgrimage sites: Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu and Manakamana Temple near the town of Gorkha. These sites hold immense religious and cultural importance for Hindu devotees.

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. Are there opportunities for interactions with local Hindu communities during this pilgrimage tour?
While the focus is primarily on visiting the temples, travelers may have some interactions with local devotees and priests, allowing them to gain insights into Hindu practices and customs.

5. Is there any physical activity or trekking involved in this pilgrimage tour?
The tour is designed to be less physically demanding and doesn't usually involve strenuous activities. However, there might be walking or moderate exploration within the temple complexes.

6. What is the best time of year to embark on this Hindu Pilgrimage Tour?
Pilgrimage tours to Pashupatinath and Manakamana Temple can be undertaken throughout the year. However, the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) months are popular due to pleasant weather conditions.

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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