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.
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6960 m/ 22834.6ft
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.
•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
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.
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;
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.