Hindu Pilgrimage Tour
Trip duration: 09 Days
Start and End: Kathmandu
Grade: Easy Grade
Visit Hindu Temples in Nepal
Hindu Pilgrimage tour in Nepal is very important for all Hindu followers and culture lovers. Nepal is the home of majority Hindu people but other religions are also living in the peaceful harmony. There are many places to be visited by the Hindu followers.
Hinduism is the very oldest religion being as being mentioned in many Purans and Shastras (holy books). Hinduism has largest followers in the world after Christianity and Islam. Nepal was basically a Hindu Kingdom before the declaration of Republic. Still it holds equal importance as being the Hindu kingdom because of its prosperity in Hindu Religious places, temples and shrines. Thousands of Hindu Pilgrimages come Nepal on important Hindu festivals as Ram Navami, Krishna Astami, Maha Shiva Ratri and many other occasions. This is why Nepal is one the most important Hindu pilgrimage center and popular for the Hindu religious Tours.
Nepal is the birth place of Janaki (Sita), wife of Ram. It is also the home stay of Lord Shiva. Kathmandu was once also called city of temples. Pashupati Nath temple devoted to Lord Shiva is one of the biggest Hindu pilgrimage situated near the bank of holy Bagmati River in Kathmandu. Budhanilkantha and Changunarayan temple are Vishnu temples in Kathmandu. The living goddess Kumari has been the attraction for Hindus.
Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Square are other Hindu pilgrimage destinations. Tour of Hindu Pilgrimage goes form Manakamana Temple to Pokhara city. The visit of Janakpur adds to the Hindu Pilgrimage tour in Nepal. Nepal Hindu Pilgrimage tour can be widely conducted in large scale for long day plans. Visits of Gosainkunda and Muktinath can be mentioned in our program as the wish of Trekkers.
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. After having time to settle and freshen up you will be called to visit our office. During this visit you will be briefly described about our program and meet with the guide. Also all the requirements for the trekking will be prepared and managed.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Dakshinkali Temple
Today early in the morning we will take a drive to Dakshinkali which is about 3hrs. Dakshinkali temple is one of the strongest Hindus Goddess Durga. From here we will take our journey back walking on foot sightseeing the locality. On the route we will also visit Sesh Nag Temple, Chovar Gorge and Kirtipur valley which is also rich with temples and pilgrimages. We will have our lunch on way and return to Kathmandu. We go to visit famous Hindu Pilgrimage and an UNESCO enlisted site Pashupati Nath Temple and its territory. You will be amazed to view such religious environment and the Funnel parlor. At the evening explore Kathmandu Durbar square that also holds much of Hindus God and Goddess temples and Statues. The fine arts and architecture of this place will certainly sketch the historical and religious importance of Nepal.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Patan and Bhaktapur
After having our breakfast we will go to Patan Durbar Square, in Patan city. You can enjoy the artistic beauty and ancient temples here. Visit Krishna Mandir, view Stone taps and explore the museum beholding the Hindu Civilization and culture. We will have our lunch here and take a drive to Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is also most famous place for art and architecture and the neatness of the valley. Explore the Hindu shrines and temples. 55 windows palace, 5 storied Nyatapol Temple, the big bell etc. are worth visiting places here. Spend overnight here.
Day 4: To Palanchowk and Changunarayan and back to Kathmandu
After having our breakfast we will drive to Palanchowk district for the famous Palanchowk Bhagwati temple. On the way we will have view of giant statue of Lord Shiva near Sanga. Then at Palanchowk we will have a great temple of Goddess Durga. Exploring around the area we return back via Budhanilkantha. Here we will visit the Changunarayan Temple-dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This is a UNESCO recognized place. Then we retrace our journey back to Kathmandu valley.
Day 5: Kathmandu to Kurintar and to Pokhara
At very morning we will drive to Kurintar for about 2-3 hrs. This is a famous Hindu pilgrimage because of great Temple of Goddess Manakamana which means "Wishing goddess". We will have exotic cable car journey to reach there and either we can return via cable car or hike down through the hills to Trishuli River for refreshment while returning. From here we will continue our drive to City of wonders Pokhara. Spend your night at Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 6: Pokhara city tour and to Janakpur
Early morning we will move to Sarangkot for the beautiful sunrise view over the Himalayan range. Then we will have a boating in Phewa Lake and reach Bindabasini temple situated in the middle of Lake. This is another important Hindu temple. Then we can take our journey to Janakpur. By Late night we will reach Janakpur.
Day 7: Visit Janakpur
Janakpur is one of the most important pilgrimages of Hindus. Thousands of Followers come in here on the day of Ram Navami and Ram Janaki Marriage Ceremony. We will visit ideal and splendid Janaki Mandir and Ram Mandir. The whole area is religious site with lots of scared lakes and shrines. Enjoy the Hindu Bhajans (praying) sat evening and spend your night here.
Day 8: Janakpur back to Kathmandu
Today after having the breakfast we will retrace our journey back to Kathmandu. It will be about 7 – 8 hr. drive and finally we reach Kathmandu valley. Spend your rest of the day resting and at evening you can take a leisurely stroll over the streets.
Day 9: Transfer to airport for final departure or join other activities in Nepal
- All airport/hotel transfers
- All hotel accommodation as per the itinerary
- An experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits
- Sightseeing and monuments entry fee
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters