Hindu Pilgrimage Tour (Religious Tour) - 12 Days



Nepal is a one-stop spiritual destination. Every activity here revolves around finding your self, seeking your roots, whether it be practicing yoga or going on a mighty trek or just visiting a temple. Being a secular country having both the Hindu as well as Buddhist religion, this tour offers a chance to the devotees to witness both religious and spiritual beliefs. The Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal takes you to several places and temples where devotees throng to worship their favored Hindu deity including the likes of Lord Shiva, Vishnu and many others. Nepal is also known as the land of Himalayas and Himalaya being the abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal holds special significance for the pilgrims.


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu city, Patan Durbar Square and Dakshin Kali Temple

Day 3: Early morning after breakfast drive to Halesi Mahadev (220 kms/8 hrs)

Day 4: Early morning after breakfast drive to Janakpur (178 kms/6 hrs)

Day 5: Early morning after breakfast, drive to Nagarkot

Day 6: Full day sightseeing of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan

Day 7: Drive to Chitwan and visit Devghat Dham en route (175 kms/6 hours)

Day 8: After breakfast early morning drive to Pokhara (146 kms/4 Hour)

Day 9: Fly to Jomsom, Drive to Muktinath

Day 10: After breakfast early morning fly back to Pokhara. Half day sightseeing of Pokhara city

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu, en-route visit Manakamana Temple. Evening Arati at Pashupatinath for your successful journey

Day 12: Departure transfers

You catch a morning flight to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in TIA, Great Nepal will arrange to pick you up from the airport. You will then be transferred to Hotel nearby Thamel as per your request or similar category hotel. The tour leader attends a formal briefing about your package.
Our tour starts with the travel to Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will see the culture, architecture along with the religious value of Newar community. It is also one of the heritage sites enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then, we will move to Patan Durbar Square where you will see Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, Vishwanath Temple. It is also one of the heritage site enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It was built during the period of Malla King. Then we will move to Dakshin Kali Temple which is the famous Kali Temple. On the way to Dakshin Kali, you will see the culture blended with the nature at Pharping.
After breakfast we will drive to Halesi Mahadev. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims travel here during the month of Shrawan. It is 220 km away from Kathmandu which takes 4-5 hours of drive. The travelers come for Mahadev Cave which is 67 ft. which is the favorite tourist destination.
Our journey starts with the drive to Janakpur which is 178 km 06 hours. Janaki Mandir is the place where Lord Ram and Sita got married after Lord Ram lifted the bow as the acceptance of challenged for marriage. Pilgrims also visit Ganga Sagar and Parshuram Kunda which are the sacred ponds. They are situated near the temple of Ram Mandir.
Our next day journey starts with the drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is famous for the beautiful sunrise and sunset and the spectacular panoramic view of mountains. It offers the experience of the high altitude adventure as it located at 7200 ft. above the sea level.
Early in the morning on the way back to Kathmandu we will have a full day sightseeing tour of: Changunarayan Temple, the oldest temple among other temples. It was built in the 4th century during Lichhavi Dynasty. It has the statue of Lord Vishnu seated on a Garuda dated back to 1500 years. Doleshwar Mahadev Temple, which lies in Bhaktapur district of Nepal, is 20 km from the capital city of Kathmandu. It is an approximately of 30 minutes drive from Kathmandu to Doleshwar. For all the Shiva devotees, it is believed that the trip to Kedarnath is incomplete without visiting Doleshwar Mahadeva and Pashupatinath. The visit to all these three holy places is believed to wash off all the sins of one’s lifetime and an opportunity of receiving holy blessings from Lord Shiva. Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Bhadgaun) which is also enlisted sites in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you will see 55 window palace, Batasala temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapole Temple, Golden Gate, Lion Gate.
After breakfast we will drive to Chitwan (175 kms/6 hours) En-Route visit Devghat Dham. Devghat (150kms/5 Hrs) is the one of the holiest places in Hindu mythology. It is on the banks of Sapta Gandaki and Krishna Gandaki Junction in Central Nepal. It is the holiest place for Hindus. Devghat has beautiful natural features due to its geography, tropical forests, wild animals, birds, climate etc. Later drive to Sauraha. Here, you will see the culture and lifestyle of Tharu. At Sauraha you will see wildlife while elephant safari. The culture is blended with nature as you can see different kinds of painting on the wall of their houses which represents a cultural significance. The paintings also represent the lifestyle of the indigenous. After a short briefing, you will be ready for village tour, late evening you will enjoy the Tharu cultural program then have dinner at hotel.
Today early morning you will go for Elephant Safari. You can see different species of birds migrating from the different country and place along with Endangered One Horned Rhinos and if you are lucky enough, you will get a chance to witness Royal Bengal Tigers. After completing Jungle activities your delicious breakfasts will be waiting for you. Elephant safari and then we will move to Pokhara which is 146 km 4 hours.
Our morning starts with the view of Pokhara valley from the height, as we will fly to Jomsom. On the arrival to Jomsom, we will drive to Muktinath on a jeep. Muktinath is also known as Mukti Kshetra as the place of liberation of Moksh. The murti is gold plated which have the height of a man. The water is poured from the 108 Prakam, the bull faces. The devotees take a sacred bath in freezing temperature.
Our day starts with a warm welcome from Pokhara. It is a popular destination having small shops, non-star tourist hotels, restaurants and bars. We will visit Bindabasini Temple, Tal Barahi, Phewa Lake, Guptewor Cave. It offers beautiful scenary of Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri.
Manakamana Temple: Situated atop a 1300-meter hill, 105 kilometers to the west of Kathmandu, the Manakamana Devi temple is a highly venerated sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati. The name Manakamana is derived from two words, Mana, meaning heart and Kamana, meaning wish. It is believed that the Goddess Bhagwati rewards those who make the pilgrimage to her shrine by granting their wishes, and she is especially popular with Newari newlyweds who pray for sons. And at evening time, we will visit to Pashupatinath Temple for night Aarati. It was enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1979. The pilgrims can see the temples. aashram, images and inscriptions. On the day of Shiva Ratri many devotees visit here.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! The Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Inclusion

  • All land transportation charges
  • 4WD drive to Halesi Mahadev & Janakpur
  • Hotel accommodation on BB plan, twin sharing basis
  • Farewell Cultural dinner with cultural dance show as per the itinerary.
  • All monuments entry fees
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
  • All the official expenses for field staffs.
     

Exclusion

  • Any Airfare
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory). This must include helicopter rescue
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
  • Tips for guide and driver. (Which is not mandatory but highly appreciated), Snacks, soft drinks and any personal items.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu for either 30 days or 90 days from the date of issue. You will need to have the currency either USD AUD or EU in cash to pay for your visa.

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Acclimatization

To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.


TRIP COST USD
  • Group Size: 2-16 Pax
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Trip Start: Kathmandu
  • Trip End: Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude: 3710 Meters

Trip highlights

  • Visit famous Lord Shiva Temple like Pashupatinath, Doleshwor Mahadev, Halesi Mahadev
  • Visit Kali Temple like Dakshinkali, Manakamana
  • Visit Janakpur Dham
  • Architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan (City of Fine arts) & Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Devghat Dham 
  • Get a chance to see rare Bengal Tiger at Chitwan National Park
  • Visit Mukti Chetra or Muktinath to wash all your sins
  • Magnificent Pokhara Valley 

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