Swargadwari Pilgrimage Tour

Swargadwari is the famous pilgrimage shrine located in the southern part of Pyuthan district, which is at the altitude of 6,960ft above the sea level. Swargadwari is the Sanskrit word that translates to Gateway to Heaven as ‘Swarga’ means ‘Heaven’ and ‘Dwari’ mean ‘Gateway’. People have a firm belief that this temple leads them to heaven afterlife. Swargadwari is considered to provide ‘Mokhsa’ which means nirvana after the death. So, once in life Hindu devotees visit this temple for worshipping. Swargadwari is counted as a Nepal’s top pilgrimage sites and also listed in a national inventory of cultural and historical heritage sites. The revered temple of Swargadwari was founded by Guru Maharaj Narayan Khatri (Swami Hamsananda). Most of the Nepalese and Indians Hindus come here for the religious purpose making it one of the popular Hindu Shrine. Legend has it that in Hindu epic Mahabharat, this place was Taposthal where Tapasya (meditation) was performed by the Panch Pandavas during their journey in the Himalayas en route to the Heaven. It is also believed to be the very place from where Yudhistir (the eldest son of Pandava) entered Heaven (Swarga) with his dog. As to reach Swargadwari we cross through by the Dang district which is one of the dangerous routes. The major attraction of this place is cows. There are more than 500 cows. Recently, in Swargadwari cable car is under construction to get the temple easily.
Trip Code: SPT33
Starts: Dang
Finishes: Dang
Duration: 7 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 7
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 6960m/ 22834.6ft
Trip Views: 1710
Activities: Spiritual Journey Overland Tours
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 6
Lunch: 4
Dinner: 4
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Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 3 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Swargadwari is counted among Nepal's top pilgrimage sites and is listed in a national inventory of cultural and historic heritage sites.
  • It is said to have been founded by Guru Maharaj Narayan Khatri (Swami Hamsananda) who spent most of his life in the vicinity herding and milking thousands of cows.
  • It lies on the top of the hill, surrounded by pine forest and we can find rhododendron trees along the way. 
  • Swargadwari is believed to be the Taposthal where Tapasya (meditation) was performed by the Panch Pandavas during their journey in the Himalayas en route to Heaven.
  • Swargadwari is the place where King of Gods- Indra performed Yagyan during the Satya Yuga.
  • The footfall in Swargadwari increases dramatically on June–July.

Why this Trip

  • A short day tour in the Pyuthan district will lead you towards the cultural and traditional places where you can see a Hindu temple known as Swargadwari temple popular among the Nepalese and Indians.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • 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

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    As you descend for the final approach to Kathmandu, you leave your dreams in the snow-capped mountains to your right and your curiosity is aroused, as you almost glide the length of the valley to touchdown. Our representative will escort you to the hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and the itinerary revealed in the evening during dinner with the cultural program.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport transfer. Welcome dinner
    • Cultural performance
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    Kathmandu is the cultural and historical capital of Nepal, many places here symbolize art, history, architecture, and culture of Nepalese traditions. We visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites during our full day city tour. Overnight in Kathmandu;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO DANG (GHORAHI)
    After having lunch we drive towards Dang. Route of Dang is a bit dangerous. As it's 413km far from the Kathmandu it takes about 7 to 8 hours’ drive from Kathmandu to reach there.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Drive to Dang
  • placeDAY 4 : DANG (GHORAHI) TO SWARGADWARI
    Early morning after breakfast we head towards the Swargadwari Temple which is at the hilltop. On the way, we go through the Masina Gaun from where we can see the Dang district with the beautiful views and surroundings. We can see the different lifestyle of the people of the Masin Gaun. From Masina Gaun we go towards the Swargadwari.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Drive to Swargadwari
  • placeDAY 5 : SWARGADWARI TO DANG (GHORAHI)
    Early morning we go the religious place Swargadwari Temple and worship there. Enjoying views at the hilltop we come downhill to Dang.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Drive
    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 6 : DANG TO KATHMANDU
    Soon after we finish the breakfast we head for the long journey to Kathmandu by drive.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 7 : DEPARTURE
    After breakfast, our representative will escort you to the airport 3hrs before the departure time;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport transfer
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers;
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast;
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu on a private vehicle;
    • Private transportation to Swargadwari and back;
    • Accommodation during the tour;
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the tour;
    • Authorized English-speaking guide;
    • All applicable government tax;
    • All expenses of guide: meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
  • Complimentary
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Sim card service(zero balance)
    • Photos and videos of the trip(if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested)
  • Exclusions
    • International flights;
    • Nepalese visa fee;
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of an early arrival and late departure due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary;
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu;
    • Travel and rescue insurance;
    • Entrance fees during sightseeing;
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, etc.);
    • Tips for guide(s), and driver(s).

     



FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    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.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    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.
  • 5. Can I do solo tour ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
  • 6. Is Travelling in Swargadwari tour is safe ?
    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. Swargadwari tour is one of the most visited trekking areas in Nepal as it is a religious place. In general, locals are very respectful and welcoming.
  • 7. What about security during tour ?
    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. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect in tour ?
    Swargadwari tour is popular as a pilgrimage tour region among the all people and hence we can get wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. can be found. Dal Bhatt (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the tour in this reason.
  • 9. What is appropriates dress for trip ?
    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 in rough terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in this region ?
    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 trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Dang can be arranged either on a car or jeep or in deluxe bus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also arrange the drop off and pick up from the starting and ending point of the trek on private a car or a jeep.
  • 12. What is the best season for this tour ?
    This tour can be done in every season but February to June and Mid-September to December are the best time to do this tour.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange vehicle for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trip consult the guide.
  • 15. Are we sure to get room while tour ?
    We will contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trek on a particular day so that you will get a room on time.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are license holders 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.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    You need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It is easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on tour ?
    You can make local and international calls from telephone nearby the village or your guide also provided a phone from which you can make a call but you have to pay the price directly to them.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    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, guide's schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there is 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.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    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 trekking without any complication.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    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.
  • 22. Can we use the credit card during the tour ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the trekking. You have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.

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