Nepal is a popular pilgrimage destination because of its divine shrines. Pashupatinath temple is one of them and its existence dates back to 400 A.D. The pagoda style temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Likewise, Swoyambhunath is equally worshipped by Hindus and Vajrayana Buddhists of northern Nepal and Tibet including the Newars of Kathmandu. Each morning before dawn, hundreds of pilgrims ascend to the hill and begin a series of clockwise circumambulations of the Stupa. The area around the Stupa has many chaityas, temples, painted images of deities and numerous other religious objects. The other holiest Buddhist pilgrimage site is Boudhanath, located about 6km east from the downtown. The Stupa’s massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal having a diameter of about 100 meters and 40 meters tall.
Budanilkantha (the sleeping Vishnu) and stone-made Krishna Temple in Patan are other attractions in Kathmandu. While travelling to Pokhara, a visit to Manakamana Temple (the wish fulfilling goddess) by cable car is significantly important. The views of the panoramic Himalayas including Mt. Manaslu are awesome from Manakamana Temple. Bindhyabasini temple is one of the oldest and major shrines in Pokhara. The shadow of the Annapurnas and the Fishtail on the Fewa Lake is superb. Our pilgrimage tour gives an overall visit of important shrines including the World Heritage Sites as well as a bit of adventure and natural delights. The travel through the countryside gives a real picture of Nepalese culture and traditions. Finally, our pilgrimage tour ends with a traditional Nepali dinner in a typically designed restaurant. Live cultural performance is available every evening by local artists in their ethnic costume.
The pilgrimage tour of Lumbini, birth place of Lord Buddha and Muktinath Darshan tour is available on demand.
- Tour of major World Heritage Sites
- Visit of main temples and religious shrines
- Visit of Manakamana Temple- the wish fulfilling Goddess
- Adventurous drive on the hilly road
- Small hike and activities
- Awesome mountain views along the tour