Hindu Pilgrimage Tour Nepal - 8 Nights 9 Days

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Price : $600.00 : 38000.00

08 Nights / 09 Days

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ITINERARY


Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days

Location: Kathmandu - JanakpurPokhara - Chitwan - Jomsom - Muktinath

Price: USD 600 / INR 38000

 

Itinerary Overview

 

 Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Exploring Hindu sites in Kathmandu

Day 3: Fly to Janakpur

Day 4: Janakpur sightseeing

Day 5: Drive to Pokhara via Chitwan

Day 6: Fly to Jomsom and then Muktinath visit

Day 7: Flying back to Pokhara and sightseeing

Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu via Manakamana temple

Day 9: Departure

 

Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal is one of the most fascinating travelogues among the pilgrims. In early days, the sages and saints traveled to the distant land for meditating the supreme power. Nepal tourism has attracted explorers across the world with its magical spell. The splendid beauty of nature has always allured explorers to come to visit the land. The mysticism of the land has attracted both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. A pilgrimage tour is about complete devotion to the lord along with the historical narratives attached to those sites. In Hindu Pilgrimage tour across Nepal, the devotees get an opportunity to comprehend the real meaning of spirituality. In due course of life, the devotees engage in a sacred journey to any pilgrimage site reclaim the dying faith in god. In this journey, the devotees understand the complete meaning of karma. Purification of souls is quite necessary to understand the truth of godliness. The pilgrims take this Hindu pilgrimage tour to seek the true knowledge of life. The inner peace of mind is quite necessary for travelers at one point in time. This religious tour to the heavenly land is completely dependent on the committed deeds in the mortal world.  All these pilgrimage sites are the medium to attain salvation. This sacred journey will establish an intimate relationship between the lord and the devotee. The inner darkness will be kindled with the light of knowledge.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival

 

Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: 1400m

Distance: around the city (20-30minutes)

Mode of transport: private car

 

After your arrival at the airport, our driver will pick you up. Then you will be dropped to the hotel. Our hotel executive will welcome you warmly with a soft drink. After a little refreshment, our representative will give you an overview of the tour itinerary. After a short briefing, you can visit the evening prayer at Pashupatinath temple. The cool breeze of Bagmati River and the evening chimes of prayer bells will be a great experience to witness. Lord Pashupatinath is the national deity of the country and witnessing his evening aarti will be a life-changing experience. At night you will stay in Kathmandu.

 

Day 2: Exploring Hindu sites in Kathmandu

 

Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: 1400m

Distance: around the city

Mode of transport: private car

 

After enjoying breakfast, you will visit the primary Hindu pilgrimage sites located around the capital city. The short trip across the city will be a learning experience for the pilgrims. The cultural and heritage tour around the capital city will bring out the enriched cultural practices. You will visit Pashupatinath temple at first. This gorgeous temple shrine is built on the banks of Bagmati River. Licchavi King, Prachanda Dev built this famous temple devoted to a heavenly incarnation of Lord Shiva. On the auspicious day of Mahashivratri, millions of pilgrims travel to this beautiful temple to seek the blessings.  Apart from the spiritual revelation, if you are an ardent lover of architecture, then you will definitely appreciate the beautiful craftsmanship.

 

Your next destination will be Patan. The famous Durbar Square is famous for its cobbled red brick architectural structure. This brick construction is one of the major tourist attraction spots. This famous tourist spot is built on the banks of River Bagmati. Inside the Patan Durbar square, you will find amazing architectural masterpieces. The durbar square stands out as the symbol of royalty. Why is it placed in the center of the royal palace? The magnificent architecture astonishes the sight of the travelers. In your travelogue, you will gather experience of the magnificent beauty of nature. This Newar architecture shows the rambling feature of their art and culture. With every step around the Durbar Square, you will be surprised more with the enriched culture. The warm hospitability of the local people is also an additional experience.

 

Next, you will visit Swayumbhunath Stupa. This marvelous architecture stands out as the epitome of Buddhist thoughts. The temple is built at the top of the hill. Mostly the pilgrims travel to the top to catch the panoramic view of Kathmandu valley. The lush green valley of Kathmandu will be a spectacular experience altogether. The Newar Buddhists believe this place as the central location for practicing Buddhism. During the time of Licchavi rulers, small temple shrines were built inside the stupa. The main attraction of the stupa is the compassionate eyes of Lord Buddha directed on four cardinal directions. The Vajrayana school of Newar Buddhism influenced the iconography painted inside the stupa. Due to calmness and serenity, Hindus visit this pristine location to recognize the supremacy of divine power.

 

After a daylong tour, you can visit the local market place in the evening to buy gifts for your relatives and friends. The historical and cultural walk around the capital city will bring a complete travel experience for the tourists.

 

Day 3: Fly/drive to Janakpur

 

Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: 74m

Distance: 123km(7-8hrs)

Mode of transport: private car

 

Today you will be driving to Janakpur. This famous pilgrimage site is located in Dhanusa district. The Hindus travel to this place for its spiritual purpose. In Ramayana, this place was mentioned as the administrative site of Videha dynasty. This place is located around 123km away in the southeastern direction of Kathmandu. Today early in the morning our driver will pick you up for your journey towards Janakpur. The road trip will be of 8hrs. You will get to see the overwhelming scenic beauty of the surrounding ambiance. En route, you will complete your lunch. Around 4 pm you will reach the old city. After getting fresh you will be visiting Janaki temple. Queen Brisabhanu Kunwari of Tikamgarh constructed this famous temple spending 9lakhs of rupees for Devi Sita in the year 1898. As the queen spent 9lakhs of rupees, the temple is also known as Naulakkha temple. Next, you will be visiting Vivah Mandap temple. This temple has historical as well as religious significance. It is the specific temple where Goddess Sita married Lord Rama. On this auspicious site, Lord Rama lifted the enigmatic Pinaka bow of Lord Shiva to marry Sita. King Janak was impressed with the bravery of Lord Rama and married off his daughter from this sacred temple shrine.

 

Next, you will be visiting Ganga Sagar Pond for witnessing beautiful aarti. Every evening the devotees visit the banks of Ganga Sagar to witness the overwhelming sight of the prayer. The banks of the river get lighted with lamps. The Hindus think river Ganges as the goddess and after taking bath in the holy water of Ganges one attains salvation. The devotees also take bath in the holy water of Ganga Sagar to attain moksha. After enjoying the evening chants on the banks of Ganges, you can try out Janak Chowk, marketplace near the temple. You will stay overnight in Janakpur.

 

Day 4: Janakpur sightseeing

 

Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: 74m

Distance: around the city

Mode of transport: private car

 

Next day in the morning you can travel to Jaleshwar a small municipality within the country. All across Janakpur, Lord Shiva is widely worshipped across the country in different forms. The devotees travel to a distant land to offer prayers to the lord. Next, you will visit the Dolakha Bhimsen temple. This holy temple shrine is devoted to Bhim, the second eldest Pandava brothers. Inside the temple, you will find out the idol of the god made out of rough stone. According to the local myths, this stone god resembles different deities at three different times of a day. The three different deities are Lord Shiva, goddess Bhagwati, and Bhim.

 

In the evening you can visit the local market place to buy small gifts for your friends and relatives.

 

Day 5: Drive to Pokhara via Chitwan

 

Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: Chitwan: 415m , Pokhara:1400m

Distance: Janakpur to chitwan: 180km(7-8hrs), Chitwan to Pokhara: 84km(2-3hrs)  

Mode of transport: private car

 

Today you will be driving towards Chitwan National Park. UNESCO listed this national park as one of the world’s heritage site. This national park is quite famous among the tourists for its exotic collection of endangered species. It will take around 6-7 hrs to reach the national park. You can take a small tour across the park before proceeding towards Pokhara. It is known as the tourism capital of Nepal. The beautiful mountains and the fresh breathe of air will light up your spirits. It is advisable to go to bed early. At night you will stay in Pokhara.

 

Day 6: Fly to Jomsom and then Muktinath visit

 

Meal: – B/L/D

Altitude: – Jomsom- 2743m; Muktinath Temple – 3710m

Distance: -158km (20 minutes flight) and then 1hr drive to Ranipauwa

Mode of Transport: – flight and then drive

 

Early in the morning, you will be flying to Jomsom from Pokhara. It will take around 35 minutes to reach Jomsom. This small village is located at an elevation of 2743m in the district of Mustang. The village is developed on both the banks of Kali Gandaki River. Your short flight to Pokhara will be an amazing experience as you will be flying across the mountains. Mostly the passenger’s board a small chopper to reach Jomsom from Pokhara, therefore, window seats offer amazing sight to enjoy. The runway of Jomsom airport is comparatively short. After reaching Jomsom you will be walking to your hotel. Being a small village, mostly the hotels are located around the radius of the airport exit. Due to its remote locations, you will be provided with the basic amenities. After checking into the hotel, you will be traveling to a nearby village called Ranipauwa. On your way you will find, numerous guest houses, restaurants, cafes, hotels for the pilgrims traveling to Muktinath. This routeway is equally used by the trekkers traveling towards Annapurna Circuit. After getting down in Ranipauwa, you will be walking for 15-20 minutes to reach Muktinath temple.

 

It is one of the notable pilgrimage sites for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims in Nepal. As the name suggests, it is the mythical ground of liberation. Located at an elevation of 3710m, this famous pilgrimage site is considered as the place of liberation. According to the Vaishnava sect, this temple is one of 108 Divya Desham temples devoted to Lord Vishnu. It is also known as one of prominent Shakti Peethas, as the forehead of Sati fell on this part. Before entering the temple shrine, one takes bath in the 108 bull shaped water spouts located around the temple wall. The holy water of Kali Gandaki River is directed to these water spouts for the pilgrims to take bath. The spiritual practitioners believe that before stepping into such prestigious pilgrimage site, one has to be mentally and physically clean. The holy water of the Kali Gandaki River gushes out the impurities from the minds of pilgrims. Even the Buddhists consider this place religious due to Guru Rinpoche. It is believed that the spiritual leader meditated in this pristine premise of Muktinath temple while on his way to Tibet. Even today one can see how both the Buddhist and Hindu priests pay service to the temple in harmony. The Kali Gandaki River is quite famous among the pilgrims because one can collect Shaligram stones or Shila from the water of the river. This stone is known to be the physical manifestation of Lord Vishnu.

 

After visiting the temple shrine, you will be walking back till Ranipauwa. The vehicle will be waiting for you on the other side of the tail. Then you will be driving back to Jomsom. At night you will stay in Jomsom.

 

Day 7: Flying back to Pokhara and sightseeing

 

Meal: – B/L/D

Mode of Transport: – 20 minutes flight (flight then private car)

 

Today early morning you will be flying back to Pokhara. As mentioned earlier, small aircraft are used for the passengers to carry from Pokhara to Jomsom. Therefore one can really enjoy the sight of lofty mountains surrounding. The aircraft will be flying across these snow cladded mountains. This short flight journey will give you the ultimate visual pleasure. The exotic terrains of the land will allow you to unleash your adventurous spirits.

 

After checking into the hotel, you will be visiting the local places for sightseeing. First, you will be visiting Bindebashini temple. Kaski rulers built this beautiful temple in the city. Inside the sanctum of the temple is devoted to Goddess Durga. After visiting the temple, you will be visiting the local marketplace. The old bazaar premise is quite famous for selling local handicraft items. Later you will be visiting Patale Chongo, cascading waterfalls known as Davis Falls among the tourists is one of the major locations to visit in Pokhara. You can enjoy the marvelous sight of gushing water of Davis Falls. During monsoons, the falls take more gigantic shape with wild water. Next, you will be visiting Gupteshwar Cave, located on the opposite side of Davis Fall. This cave will be surprising for you to explore its natural beauty. On the dark uneven walls of the cave, you will find out natural deposits of limestone. You will treasure those memories in your mind.

 

At night you will stay in Pokhara.

 

Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu via Manakamana temple

 

Meal: – B/L/D

Altitude: – Manakamana-1302m

Distance: - Pokhara to Manakamana- 109km (3hrs), Manakamana to Kathmandu-95kms (2.5-3hrs)

Mode of Transport: – Private car 

 

If possible wake up early in the morning to enjoy the amazing sight of sunrise in the laps of mountains. The tourists travel to this beautiful city to enjoy the enigmatic sight of mountains and the sunrise across it. You will feel the serenity in the terrains. It is a paradise for those nature lovers who want to spend times in seclusion.

 

After enjoying the sunrise you can start your journey towards Kathmandu. On the way, you will enjoy the hide and seek of the sunrays falling on the laps of the mountains. The extensive beauty of nature will completely make you awestruck. On your drive to Kathmandu, you will be visiting another notable temple located in Gorkha district. The Manakamana temple is famous among the devotees for fulfilling the desires. The etymological meaning of the name is desire coming out of minds. One travels to this remote place in the hope of fulfillment of desires. Bhagwati, the primary deity in the temple is an incarnation of Devi Parvati. The two words Mana and Kamana meaning heart and desire respectively. The devotees for years visit this auspicious site with a pure heart to get their wishes fulfilled. To reach Manakamana Temple one will have to drive till the bank of Trishuli River. From Kurintar, one will have to take a cable car ride to reach the top of the temple. This 3km long distance of cable car journey will take you to an amazing picturesque view of the surrounding mountains of Manaslu, Himachuli and Annapurna ranges. The four-storied pagodas styled temple of Manakamana stands on a stone square-shaped pedestal. There is a belief that if one wants his wishes to be fulfilled then should bring either one of them-almond, flowers, vermillion, oil lamp, incense sticks, saffron, vermillion, betel leaf, Janai and fruits, and foods.

 

After completing the puja, you will be driving back to Kathmandu. At night you will stay in the capital city.

 

Day 9: Departure

 

Meal: – B/L/D

Distance: - around the city

Mode of Transport: – Private car 

 

Spirituality is believed to be the perfect pathway to attain liberation. One takes an arduous journey to the heavenly land to encounter the sovereignty of the lord. The god is the kernel of universal energy. The divine power showcases its divine spectacle to the pilgrims. In Hindu philosophy, darshan considers as the divine encounter between the Lord and the devotee. This divine experience in solitary will completely change your definition of divine power. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drop you to the airport 3hrs prior to the journey.  

 

Included Services:-

 

  • All comfortable ground transport as per itinerary including pick up and drop.

  • Guided sightseeing tours as per itinerary.

  • All Hotel Accommodation on map plan.

  • Pokhara Jomsom Flight Ticket

  • Annapurna Conservation Permit

  • Tole tax fee, driver allowance

 

Not Included:-

 

  • Nepal Visa and International Flight.

  • Lunch as per itinerary.

  • Sightseeing entry fees during the tour.

  • Tips for guides and driver (for staff) as per your desire (not compulsory).

  • Personal Expenses (Telephone, Loundry, Drinks/Bar bills etc.

 

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