Nepal Pilgrimage Tours

Nepal Pilgrimage Tours

TripGrade: Easy
An Easy Grade Trip - as the name suggests if a trek not that difficulties to trek around. This trip reaches up to 3000 meters high in altitude. The trails will not be that rugged and are highly suitable for family trips. The trips are generally around of a week or little bit more.

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Duration:

14 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Muktinath 3800 m

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private comfortable vehicle

Best Season:

All around the year.

"Nepal is a country with more temples than houses, more god and goddess than people and more festivals than days in a year” was the statement used by Sir Kirk Patrick (British Diplomat) to describe the essence of Nepal".

Nepal has always been a famous pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhist and the religious tolerance in this country has been an example in the whole world as Christians, Muslims and other minority religions are living in this country with great harmony and mutual cooperation.

Nepal is the country of Pashupatinath, the most sacred temple of Lord Shiva and Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. 

There are many pilgrimage sites such as Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Barah Chhetra, Gosainkunda, Pathibhara, Tengboche, Manakamana, Gorkha temple, Lumbini, Muktinath, Halesi Mahadev, Janakpur Dham, Tansen, and Swargadwari, Khaptad Ashram, etc.

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. On this Pilgrimage Tours of Nepal of 14 days, we make to all the pilgrimage sites mentioned above.

Starting Price

USD 1250 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in city of temples-Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Our staff with your nameplate will be waiting for you at the airport. After check-in at the hotel in Kathmandu you can take good rest.

Evening free on your own.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Visit to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath stupa and Budhanilkantha.

Meals included: BB

Today you will be received for sightseeing and temple visit of three major attractions of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, and Budhanilkantha. 

Pashupatinath temple is the most important shrine for Hindus in Kathmandu. Although non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises, the cremation that takes place around the Pashupatinath temple area is interesting for foreigners. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979 this area has a lot of Sadhus/Hindu holy men who are center of attraction for many foreigners. Make sure you want to pay them if you take their pictures as they ask for money for being photographed.

Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley and one of the first monuments with a written history. One of the biggest pilgrimages for Tibetans the area around this stupa is also known as the little Tibet in Kathmandu. This was listed in the UNESCO’s world heritage site list in 1979 A.D.

Budhanilkantha is a Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu. It is the unique Hindu shrine where you can find the statue of Lord Vishnu lying on the coiled snakes in a small holy pond. The 5-meter long statue is the main attraction where you can observe lots of Hindu devotees being involved in rituals and pujas with flowers, tikas, and fruits. The interesting fact is that no king after Pratap Malla has visited this temple because of the belief that the king will die after visiting this site. 

Overnight.

 

 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Scenic drive to Namo-Buddha and also explore Panauti.

Meals included: BB

After a good breakfast, you will be driven to Namo-Buddha, a monastery area of Kavre district, to explore and observe the mountain views with a local touch.

After exploring Namo-buddha, you will be driven to a small town called Panauti for a tour which is another site with interesting stories, history, and environment.

 Night halt in the hotel.

 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4

Scenic drive to Manakamana, explore and drive to Pokhara.

Meals included: BB

After early breakfast, you are driven towards Manakamana. It will take about 3 hours to reach there. Once you reach the base of the temple, you take a ropeway to the temple. Visit the temple, take a good photo and observe the activities of locals.

After visiting the Manakamana temple, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Pokhara-city of lake paradise. Free to explore on your own.

Overnight.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 5

Visit Talbarahi temple (Island temple) and drive to Tatopani.

Meals included: BB

Early morning visit to Talbarahi temple (Island temple) located in the middle of Phewa lake. After returning back from the temple enjoy your breakfast and visit world peace pagoda for a scenic view of mountains, a lake with amazing Pokhara city.

With the completion of Pokhara visit, enjoy scenic drive towards to Tatopani. It is the destination for an overnight stay on the way to Muktinath.

You can enjoy the natural hot spring water.

 

Accommodation: Hotel/tea house. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive.

Day 6

Scenic drive to Muktinath via Jomsom.

Meals included: BB

We will start on our scenic road trip for the day post breakfast. The plan is to reach Muktinath via Jomsom.

This day’s road trip has to be a memorable one with the mountains on one side and the Kali-Gandaki River on the other till Jomsom. After spending some time at Jomsom you will be heading forward towards Muktinath via Kagabeni.

Overnight at Muktinath.

Accommodation: Hotel/ tea house. Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs drive

Day 7

Explore Muktinath temple and drive to Marpha.

Meals included: BB

Muktinath temple is a very important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists, as Hindus worship the god as Lord Vishnu and Buddhist worship Muktinath as one of the Avalokteshowrs.

After spending quality time at the temple, you will then return back to the hotel for a delicious breakfast. and enjoy the scenic drive to Marpha.

Marpha is a less populated but renowned village of Mustang district. Its fame for apples, apple products and its multi-hued prayer flags against white buildings, made of stone is a visual treat.

Night halt will be done in this village.

Accommodation: Hotel/ tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 8

Scenic drive to Pokhara via exploring Kalika temple of Kusma.

Meals included: BB

Our return trail to Pokhara will be routed through Larjung, Kalopani, Ghasa to Beni where we will stop for lunch before heading to Kusma.

Unlike a pitched road, it comprises of rough trails and mud paths, traveling parallel to the Kali-Gandaki river.

You will explore the famous Hindu shrine called Kalika temple on the way back to Pokhara.

After arriving at Pokhara, you can enjoy free time on your own. You can ask for your guide to explore if you have a good time. You can visit Davis fall, Gupteshwor temple, Tibetan refugee camp, and others.

Hotel arrangements will be prior-made in Pokhara for the night stay, so you can be at your best comforting situation.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 9

Scenic drive to Lumbini via Palpa.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, you will drive along the Siddhartha highway towards your next destination Lumbini via Palpa.

Palpa is an amazing destination for domestic as well as foreign travelers as it has a huge amount of natural and artificial attractions. Some of them are Ranighat Mahal (Palace) on the bank of Kali-Gandaki river, Tansen city, Shrinagar hill, Palpa durbar (Museum) with many other interesting temples and attractions.

After exploring Palpa, you will be further driven to Lumbini which is a night halt destination for the day.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 10

Full day Lumbini tour.

Meals included: BB

With a good breakfast, your tour guide will assist you in exploring the birthland of Lord Buddha which is also the UNESCO listed heritage site.

You will visit Maya Devi Temple and pond, Ashoka Pillar, Myanmar golden temple, many monasteries, Lumbini Museum, Bodhi tree, world peace pagoda, and others.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 11

Scenic drive back to Kathmandu via exploring C.G temple (Shashwat Dham).

Meals included: BB

Today you will drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, you will explore the newly built C.G temple also called Shashwat Dham. You can also visit the museum inside the temple area with lots of attractions and pieces of information about the Hindu religion.

After returning back to Kathmandu, check in to the hotel and take good rest.

Overnight.

 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs drive.

Day 12

Sightseeing and visit to Swyambhunath (monkey temple), Chandragiri hill and Pharping monastery area.

Meals included: BB

With breakfast, you will visit three different attractions around the valley with your guide for the day. You will be witnessing Swyambhunath (Monkey temple), Chandragiri hill site, and Pharping monastery area.

Swyambhunath (Monkey temple) is UNESCO listed heritage site from where the amazing view of Kathmandu valley with all hills is seen. This site has a great history, attractions and beautiful environment for the best pictures for memories.

After exploring Swyambhunath you will have a short drive to Chandragiri. You will be enjoying a ropeway ride to reach the hilltop temple of Chandragiri called Bhaleshwor temple. After spending quality time at hilltop you will return back and drive towards the Pharping monastery area.

You can explore the monastery, Guru Padmasambhava cave, and also take part in meditation and prayers in this area.

Return back to the hotel for overnight.

  

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 13

Bhaktapur tour, local market exploration.

Meals included: BB

With a delicious breakfast, you will have guided sightseeing of the Bhaktapur durbar square area and visit the local market of Kathmandu.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square - Bhaktapur is on the eastern side of Kathmandu city and is also referred to as the city of Devotees and the fact is justified by hundreds of temples in the area. The home to the vibrant Newari culture, this is also the city of festivals. The 55 windows palace, the tallest pagoda in Nepal, the Pottery square and the museums in Bhaktapur has made it the best palace area in Nepal and also a must-visit place in Nepal when you are here. The entrance fee 15 USD is a bit on the higher side but once you go to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square you will be happy with the price you have paid.

The local market of Kathmandu - Within the local market tour, you will be visiting famous Ason, Indrachwok, Kathya-swyambhu, Thamel where you can get many small shops for souvenirs.

 In the evening, farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan Trekkers. Overnight.

 

 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 14

Departure.

After breakfast, you will be dropped at the airport for you to catch up on your flight.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Entry Fees to Heritage Sites
  • Ropeway fees (Manakamana and Chandragiri)
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Transfer as per itinerary
  • Accommodation on a BB basis
  • Guide, and Driver
  • Welcome/ Farewell Dinner
  • All taxes

Whats Not Included

  • International Airfares
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees 
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide, and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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