Nepal is a country residing more than 80 % of Hindu people. Temples in Nepal were formed even before the existence of the Christian era, Hindu Culture and religion has been the subject of interest to a lot of outsiders too. Nepal is also the Gateway to Kailash Mansarovar, the mythical abode of Lord Shiva. Devotees from various parts of Nepal and India throng the temples during special festivals.
This Pilgrimage tour includes Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Tal Barahi temple, Manakamana temple, Muktinath temple, etc. Lord Shiva is the most worshipped God by Hindus also known by the name ‘Mahadev’ that means the greatest god. Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. It is the largest Hindu temple and is considered to be the holiest of all Hindu Temples. This is a two-tiered golden temple with four silver doorways, hundreds of Shiva linga shrines and holy symbols. It is located on the holy river Bagmati, 6 km east of Kathmandu.
Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture at the top of a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Tibetan name for the site means 'Sublime Trees', for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. This site is also known as Monkey temple infamous for monkeys.
Manakamana and Tal Barahi are two beautiful temple sites to add attraction in this tour; these two temples are also highly worshipped by Nepali people and hold great importance to them. This tour of visiting many temples and religious sites will quench your spiritual thirsts and provide you with a better insight of Hinduism.
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Nepal is known as the land of Himalayas and Himalaya being the abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal holds special significance for the pilgrims.
Get to see temples with different styles and architectures.
One of the very interesting Pilgrimage tours is Manakamana which can be visited by Cable Car included in this trip.
Muktinath is located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) included in this trip.
Muktinath Temple is the temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu which means “The god of Nirvana”.
Tours to the pilgrimage sites are highly encouraged not only for religious purposes but also for witnessing and appreciating the various cultural and traditional ethos of this small but diverse country.
Why this Trip
This trip confines to religious sites only.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
Today we visit UNESCO listed cultural heritage sites. First, a visit to the famous Kathmandu Durbar Square and then we continue exploring other sites according to your preference. Overnight in Kathmandu;
Soon after the breakfast, we depart for Pokhara and on the way, we stop to pay a visit to Manokamana Devi’s temple Darsan (the wish-fulfilling Goddess). Temple is situated on a hill so we take a cable car to reach there. It is a very enjoyable ride. After lunch, we resume our trip to Pokhara and spend overnight there.
Today we head towards Jomsom on a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom above the mountains. We take a morning flight and you can enjoy the views of the Nilgiri peaks as well as Dhaulagiri, the sixth highest mountain in the world. You can opt for visiting apple farms to Marpha or spend the day as you like. Overnight at Jomsom;
We take a morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, then move for city tour in Pokhara and visit Tal Barhai Temple that literally stands on the lake, Bindbasini Temple, Davis Falls, Gupteshore Caves & Seti River.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Locals are very respectful and welcoming toward women and tourist in general and our guides will make sure you are comfortable and safe while trekking in Pilgrimage sites.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Pilgrimage tour is popular as a pilgrimage tour region among the all people and is quite famous trekking trail, hence wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. you can get there. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
Dress is depend upon the season when you are travelling as during summer season at Kathmandu and Pokhara there will be hot so bring t-shirts and pants which will be comfortable for you but carry a pair of warm clothes for Muktinath and Jomsom as there will be cold in every season. In case you are travelling in winter season then bring warm clothes.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trip. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to chanaute by car, bus, van and deluxe minibus with A/C according to the number of participate. We also drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or jeep.
Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important. As you are going higher try to wear modest clothes to quickly get up with the local people without hesitation.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trip on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
All our Guides are experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
In some village, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly. Our guide also provided with a mobile phone in case of emergency you can call from his mobile and make a call.
If you need extra day to complete the trip, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trip can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trip without any complication.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.