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Spiritual Tour in Nepal is specially designed for travelers especially devotees to make a visit to the most popular temples in Nepal. Nepal is well known for trekking and climbing but is also popular for holy temples, monasteries, and rivers. Thus, this trip offers you to visit a few of them within a short time period of 1 week.
Starting from Pashupatinath temple - one of the most renowned Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the bank of Bagmati river in the capital city of Kathmandu. Thousands of devotees come to worship in the temple built in Pagoda Style and has a golden crown. There is a belief that Nepal and Nepalese are blessed and protected by Pashupatinath. This temple is located in a very larger area, and the holy river, Bagmati flows by the side. Here, please be careful from the monkeys and urge you not to carry any food items in your hand as they might attack at it.
From Pashupatinath, you are taken to Boudhanath stupa located nearby the temple. Boudhanath is the largest Stupa in South Asia stupa & worshipped especially by the Buddhistsfollowers, as this belongs to the symbol of Lord Buddha. The unique thing about the Boudhanath stupa area is that the atmosphere surrounding it is very peaceful even though located inside the busy area of Boudha city.
You spend some time in Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, & next, you are then driven to Patan Durbar Square at Lalitpur district. It is a place where many temples are located within a small periphery. All the temples are built on a unique and distinct style and have their own values. You can spend time on the periphery of Patan Durbar Square, take photos, and have lunch in the nearby restaurants.
The next day, you start your trip towards Manakamana temple which is 3 hours’ drive from Kathmandu. The literal meaning of "Mana" means mind and "kamana" is fulfilling. Devotees believe that if prayed wholeheartedly - your wishes come true.
Manakamana temple has a Magar priest, which is a unique tradition in itself. In the evening, you can see the devotees praying in the temple and the sound of holy bells are very pleasant to ears. You can rejuvenate your soul. From Manakamana Mandir (temple), you can further hike to Bakreshwor Temple.
Next day, you visit Budhanilkantha Mandir, the temple with the unique shaped statue of Lord Vishnu. He is in the sleeping position. The Monarch of Nepal, the Royal family are not supposed to visit this temple as the King themselves are considered to be an avatar (incarnate) of Lord Vishnu.
From Budhanilkantha, you are taken to Swayambhunath Stupa situated at the hilltop, from where you can get the amazing views of Kathmandu valley. Swayambhu is worshipped by both by the Buddhists as well as Hindus. Also sometimes called the monkey temple as tons of monkeys roam around freely in Swayambhunath periphery.
From Swayambhunath temple, you are taken to the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The Durbar square is the most happening heritage site in Kathmandu valley. Darbar means palace in Nepali and this palace was home to king and queens in history, thus, has its own unique value. Also, you can visit the Kumari Ghar. Kumari (a Living Goddess), is worshipped by the Buddhists and Newar people. There are many temples and architecture to explore around. You can take pictures and learn so much about the history of ancient Nepal.
Next day, after early breakfast, you immediately leave for Chandragiri. It is better to leave as early as possible in order to avoid traffic. Chandragiri has both the cultural as well as historical value in Nepal. Culturally as there is a Shiva temple situated in the top of the hill and historically, as The Great King Prithvi Narayan Shah (unifier of small kingdoms of Nepal into one), first got attracted to the Kathmandu valley when he saw the view from the top of this hill.
You take the cable car ride to reach the top and enjoy the view as well as devoted to the temple. After that, you head towards Kirtipur valley, which has been able to preserve its culture and tradition till date. It is resided mostly by the Newar community thus, you can try varieties of Newari food here in Kirtipur. There are many temples situated, the view is amazing from the valley, and nonetheless, you get to see the culture and lifestyle of the people.
This spiritual tour will give you an opportunity to visit a few of the most popular sites within the time duration of one week.
(Note: The sites like Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath are listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Site.)
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing.
Day 03: Morning drive to Manakamana. Temple visit by cable car. Overnight.
Day 04: Morning Prayer at the temple. Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 05: Budhanilkantha temple visit. Sightseeing.
Day 06: Chandragiri hills by cable car and Kirtipur visit. Evening complimentary dinner. O/N.
Day 07: Final Departure.