Hindu Pilgrimage Tour (Muktinath & Pashupatinath Darshan)

  • Nilgiri seen from Kagbeni, Mustang
  • Kagbeni Mustang
  • A young boy taking bath at the pond of Muktinath
  • A lady taking bath at 108 holy tap in Muktinath

Trip Overview

Nepal is blessed with so many sites of Natural Heritages. From the very early period, this sacred land is serving as the best pilgrimage destinations for the people of Hindu religion. There were so many ancient sages who resided in this land and the cultural practice that they taught to the people has been transferring from generations to generations. This particular trip which is named as Hindu Pilgrimage tour takes you to the most famous pilgrimage site popular in Nepal. Many of the Hindu Devotees regard Pashupatinath temple and the temple of Muktinath to be the most sacred site for pilgrimage from ages.


The famous temple of Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang. The temple of Muktinath is revered as the site of equal importance for Hindus as well as Buddhist pilgrimage. This temple shows the strong bonding between these two religions in Nepal. This temple is situated 48 km northeast from Jomsom at an altitude of around 3749 m. The main shrine of the temple is Pagoda-shaped and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Just behind the temple are the 108 waterspouts cast in the shape of cow-head and it pours holy water. It is recommended to take bath in all of this holy water (to mention the water at this altitude is icy-cold). During the festival of Janai Purnima, Hindu devotees gather to this place to pay homage to the Lord Muktinath. Another famous temple near Muktinath is the temple of Jwaladevi, also referred as the goddess of flame. It is situated around hundred meters south of the Muktinath Temple.

There are two ways to get to Muktinath from Kathmandu. Either take a direct flight from Kathmandu via Pokhara to Jomsom, hike for a couple of hours via Kagbeni or trek all the way from Pokhara. There is also an air service from Pokhara to Jomsom.

Pashupati marks as one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for the devotees of Shiva. The Pashupatinath Temple is the largest Hindu temple and is considered to be the holiest of all Hindu Temples. This is a two-tiered golden temple with four silver doorways, hundreds of Shiva linga's shrines and holy symbols. It is located on the holy river Bagmati, 6 km east of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath Temple has its own norms and it does not allow Non- Hindus to enter this temple.

It is believed that this temple was built long before the Christian era began. The Pashupatinath Temple was built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings. The original beauty of this temple is still preserved and in most of the places are the sculpted stone sculptures. This temple sees thousands of Hindu devotees at the time of Maha Shivaratri every year. Age Holidays welcomes all the Hindu Devotees to embark in this exciting journey towards the most sacred Hindu Pilgrimage sites of Nepal. Please do feel free to drop your queries regarding this tour package.
 

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, a representative of Age Holidays will receive you from the Tribhuvan International Airport. There is proper arrangement of transportation facilities from airport to the hotel where you will be residing for overnight. You can enjoy the rest of the time in the hotel or stroll around the ancient streets of Thamel. In the evening, our guide will escort you to the temple of Pashupatinath to worship in the temple and to take a look at the evening aarati. After watching Aarati, we get back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
On this day, we start our journey early in the morning after breakfast.Depending on the group size the mode of transportation varies from private vehicle to the tourist bus. While going towards Pokhara in a bus, on the way in a place called Kurintaar, there is a famous temple of Manakamana. We visit this temple which is situated in a hilltop in a cable car. This temple is very famous for Hindu devotees and they believe that one’s wishes get fulfilled by worshipping in the temple. After visiting this temple, we return back to our bus to continue our journey towards Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will be escorted to one of the best hotels of Pokhara for overnight stay.

Day 03: Transfer to the airport and fly to Jomsom.
In the early morning, we transfer to the airport to fly to the Jomsom airport. From the airport, we drive towards Muktinath. After reaching Muktinath, we perform a Puja (worship) in the famous temple of Muktinath. There are around 108 sacred water spouts around this temple. It is believed that all the evil deeds gets flushed out if we bath in this icy cold holy water. After worshipping and taking bath near this temple, we visit Jal Mai, Patal Ganga and Shiva Mandir near this site. After having a splendid day in Muktinath, we drive back to Jomsom. Near Jomsom, flows the famous Kali Gandaki River. We can spend the rest of the time in Jomsom by searching Saligram stone in the banks of this river. Saligram is famous stone and is believed to be one of the forms of the Lord Vishnu himself. Our overnight will be in one of the hotels at Jomsom.

Day 04: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
An early morning flight from Jomsom takes us to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara we take our lunch in one of the best restaurants in Pokhara. After lunch, we embark in the journey towards Mahadev Cave, David’s fall and Bindabasini Temple. Our overnight stay will be in one of hotels at Pokhara.

Day 05: Visit Phewa Lake and drive back to Kathmandu.
In the early morning, we drive towards Phewa Lake. This lake is really a beautiful one with a temple in the middle of the lake. The splendid view of the Fish-tail Mountain being reflected in the water of the lake looks really mesmerizing. After riding in the boat awhile, we get back to the bank of the lake. From there we catch a bus and drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, a representative of our company will escort you to your designated hotel.

Day 06: Kathmandu Sightseeing.
On this day, we have a guided city tour towards the famous sites of pilgrimages around the valley. They include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Budhanilkantha and the Pashupatinath. After visiting these religious sites, we drive back to the hotel of Kathmandu for overnight.

Day 07: Transfer to the Airport.
This is the last day of your stay with us for this time. Our representative will drop you to the International Airport for your final departure. You can also opt to extend your stay with us for yet another adventure with the family of Age Holidays.

Cost Include & Excludes

Cost Includes:  

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast at Hotel.
  • Both way Airport Transfer
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara and
  • Transporatation Kathmandu-Nagarkot-Pokhara-Chitwan-Kathmandu by  a/c car.
  • All meals at Chitwan.

Cost Excludes:

  • All Rates are Per Person.
  • Must have 2 or more person in each group.
  • Individual Tour will cost higher than listed above.
  • For Larger  Groups, please contact us for additional discounted rates.

Food & accommodation

Food
Breakfast will be served at your hotel for your all sightseeing destination. Lunch and Dinner is on your own.

Accommodations
You will stay 3/2 star or similar type of hotels in your sightseeing destination.


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