This Pilgrimage Tour offers you an enjoyable culture, exceptional traditions, and holy pilgrimage, which support refreshing your mind and whole body. In the past, people encoded several things artistically in the form of temples and sculptures as a part of Nepali culture. Those things are valuable treasures for the Nepalese people now. One of Nepal’s nearer and dearer sacred places for the Pilgrimage Tour is Pashupatinath temple, the holiest Lord Shiva shrine in South Asia.
Thousands of pilgrims from different corners visit this sacred temple every year. Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Muktinath temple in Mustang district, and the Gosainkunda pond in Rasuwa are significant for the pilgrimage tour. Most sacred pilgrimage destinations are situated in the remote places of Nepal. Hence, it also provides fair trekking and hiking opportunities for those interested in pilgrimage tours. This is almost like passing an examination, for if you can cross the trail, you can worship the deities and get spiritual satisfaction.
Nepal was the only Hindu Country in the world before it approved secularism just a few years ago and is very rich for Pilgrimage Tour. More than 80 percent of people are Hindus, this is the vast majority, and Nepal has many pilgrimage destinations for Hindus and Buddhists because of the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The Hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal takes you to different shrines where devotees worship their preferential Hindu gods, including Lord Shiva, Vishnu, and much more. Nepal is the land of the Himalayas, and the Himalayas is the house of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Visitors can see many temples in different architectures and styles during this tour.
Veda’s holy book describes the holy Hindu scripture; Nepal has nearly 330 million gods and goddesses. And no doubt, people have made various power centers like Jogeshwari, Pathibhara, and so on, and most of them are on the top of the mountains. Some pilgrimage places like Gosainkunda, Muktinath, Baraha Chhatra, etc., are situated in remote areas. Still, they are trendy among Hindus as they constitute some essential destinations for the Hindu Pilgrimage Tour.
Welcome to the Hindu country Nepal! After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representatives and transferred to the hotel. Free for the rest of the day. Overnight at the hotel, we will provide you welcome dinner.
We will begin our full-day sightseeing tour by private vehicle with a visit to Pashupatinath temple, the blessed Hindu shrine of Lord Shiva, followed by a short half-hour drive towards Sanga around a massive statue of Kailashnath Mahadev on top of the hill. Pashupatinath is the most significant Hindu shrine in the world, and the temple itself is the biggest Hindu temple of Lord Shiva, located on the banks of the Bagmati River.
Almost every Hindu pilgrim wants to bow their head in front of the Pashupatinath temple at least once in their lifetime. The main attractions around the Pashupatinath are the cremation site, nearby jungle, river, and whole surroundings. The temple is even listed in the UNESCO world heritage site. Many devotees, including national and international celebrities and delegates, have visited the Pashupatinath temple.
After exploring the Pashupatinath temple, we head towards Sanga, nearby Bhaktapur, to visit Kailashnath Mahadev. And it is the world’s tallest Shiva statue standing at 143 feet in height. The resort has exclusive tourist facilities with a health club, meditation center, spa, and yoga center with deluxe rooms.
Today after breakfast, we will leave for Dakshinkali temple, the well-known temple of the goddess “Kali,” believed to be the most powerful Hindu goddess with many blessings. Located 22 kilometers south of Kathmandu valley, we will be there in our private vehicle, driving through beautiful forested lands, valleys, rivers, and settlements.
The temple was built in the time of the Malla regime in Kathmandu when the goddess Kali appeared in the dream of the King, and he ordered the construction of the temple. Many Hindu pilgrims from all over visit the temple with great belief every Saturday and during the Dashain festival. Animals like male goats and cockerels are sacrificed in large numbers in the goddesses’ names.
Narayanan temple, also known as Budhanilkantha temple, is the holy temple of Lord Vishnu situated on the northern side of Kathmandu. After a short drive towards the base of Shivapuri hill, we arrive at Budhanilkantha temple, where we can worship the sleeping statue of Lord Narayan(Vishnu), which is 5 meters long, in a small pond.
Majorly the Hindu pilgrim crowd can be seen during the Chaturmasya festival in October/November, when it is believed that Lord Vishnu wakes up from his sleep. After being at the important Hindu pilgrimage sites, we return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
We begin our day with a scenic 100 km drive towards Kurintar to visit the “Manakamana” temple, also known as wishes granting goddesses. “Manakamana” in Nepali means “your wishes come true,” and it is believed that the wishes of all the pilgrims come true after worshipping goddesses. Upon arrival at Kurintar, we will ride a cable car, the fast and easiest way to the top. It takes approximately 10 minutes to arrive at the top. The beautiful scenery waits on the way.
After visiting Manakamana temple, we return downhill through the cable car and continue to drive towards Pokhara for the next 100 km. You will be mesmerized by the scenic views of valleys and rivers on the way and the astounding views of the Annapurna Himalayas and lakes. After checking in at the hotel, we go boating on Phewa Lake for beautiful sunset views. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
After breakfast in the early morning, we have to catch a short 25 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Upon checking in at the hotel in Jomsom, we head towards Muktinath temple on Jeep (20 km). The jeep only reaches Ranipauwa, from where we have to walk for around 45 minutes to finally arrive at Muktinath temple, the most important pilgrimage site for Hindus worldwide.
Muktinath is the god of rescue, and it is believed that after taking a holy bath, one gets salvation around 108 glasses of water sprouts inside the temple. Further, we will visit Jwalamai Temple, where the natural gas emerges, lighting the eternal flames believed to be created by Lord Brahma himself. We end our day after returning to our jeep in Ranipauwa, which takes us back to the hotel in Jomsom for an overnight stay.
Upon arrival in Pokhara and check in at the hotel. Today we will explore the scenic lake city Pokhara. Initially, we visit Bindabashini temple, the holy site where the goddess Bindabasnini fulfills the wishes of her devotees. The next attraction would be Devis’ fall, the spectacular waterfall in the region. And we will visit Gupteshwor cave, which is named after Lord Shiva.
Further, a boat ride will take us to the Tal Barahi temple or the island temple in the middle of Phewa Lake. After exploring all the religious and touristic sites of the scenic Pokhara valley, we will stroll around the lakeside for individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Finally, we head back to Kathmandu’s capital on a scenic 200 km drive. Crossing the valleys, and rivers, with beautiful views of gorges, ridges, and settlements, we arrive at Kathmandu and check in at the hotel for rest. You have free time for shopping in the evening. We will provide a farewell dinner with cultural dance.
This is the last day in Kathmandu; you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport in our private vehicle and farewell. You will be flying back home with an incredible feeling of peace and enlightenment by visiting numerous Hindu pilgrimage sites around the beautiful country of Nepal.
The Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal begins after arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, followed by a transfer to your hotel on a private vehicle, along with a short pre-trip briefing. We start our Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal by visiting the most significant Hindu temple of Lord Pashupatinath around the northern corner of Kathmandu valley. Listed under UNESCO’s cultural world heritage site, Pashupatinath Temple is also the center of attraction for all the tourists visiting Nepal.
On the same day, we also take a short drive towards Sanga, nearby Bhaktapur, where the world’s tallest statue of Lord Shiva is at the top of the hill. The entire place is beautifully managed, and unique places like spas, yoga, and meditation centers are in the resorts. On the second day of the tour, we visited the Dakshinkali temple in the southern and Narayanthan or Budhanilkantha temple of Lord Vishnu, located on the northern side of Kathmandu valley.
The Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal is not only limited to Kathmandu valley only. Further, we will visit Manakamana temple on the way to Pokhara on the cable car. Upon reaching Pokhara, we take a short flight to Jomsom and visit Muktinath and Jwala Mai temple. After praying for salvation at Muktinath temple, we fly back to Pokhara to explore the beautiful city.
We will be on the doorsteps of Bindabashini temple, Tal Barahi Temple, and Gupteshowr Cave and pray for the prosperity and good health of us and our loved ones. This way, we finally end our week-long Hindu pilgrimage tour and drive back to Kathmandu, followed by your international departure on an upcoming day.
Hindu pilgrimage tours in Nepal can be embarked on during any season. Get glorified by the blessings of Lord Pashupatinath and other deities, and make your Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal a trip worth remembering in years to come.