| ||Duration || 7|
| ||Group Size|| 2 or more|
| ||Transportaion||Private vehicle and Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara flight|
| ||Accomodations|| Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tea house at Jomsom|
| ||Best Seasons|| Any|
|Activities || Tour & Travels|
| ||Meals|| Welcome & Farewell dinner at Kathmandu, All meals at Jomsom (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)|
Pashupatinath temple is a
famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lorde Shiva. Temple is located on the eastern
side of Kathmandu, bank of the Bagmati River, and near to International Airport.
This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of the Hindu faith. This
temple was built by Lichhavi king in the 15th century and the complex has been on the UNESCO World Heritage site list since 1979. Pashupatinath
temple is busy on one of the major festivals Maha Shivaratri, which has more than
500,000 devoted visits records. Only Hindus are allowed inside the gate of the main
temple. The inner sanctum has a Shiva lingam and outside
sits the largest statue of Nandi the bull, the vehicle of Shiva. There are more
than hundreds of Shiva lingam within the
compound. There is also the site for body crimination on the bank of the Bagmati River
where the last ritual of Hindus is performed. The gate of Pashupatinath temple
opens from 4 in the morning to late 7 in the evening. Where aarti begins at 5
Guhyeshwori temple is also one
of the religious holy temples in Kathmandu valley which is nearby Pashupatinath
temple. It is said that this temple is the Shakti chain of Pashupatinath temple.
This temple was billed by Pratap Malla in the 17th century.
The origin name of the temple came from the Sanskrit word Guhya “Secret” and Ishwari
means “goddess”. It is believed that people who want to gain strength visit
this temple to worship the mother goddess. Most of the people from Nepal come to
visit this temple during the main festival Hindu “Danshai”.
Jalanarayan Temple also known
as Budhanilkanth Temple is located in Budhanilkantha below the Shivapuri hills,
which is 1 hour drive from the hotel. This temple is a Hindu open temple dedicated
to Lord Vishnu where the large recline statue of Lord Vishnu can be identified.
Muktinath temple is one of the
sacred and famous pilgrim places for both Buddhist and Hindu religions
located in Muktinath valley at an altitude of 3710 meters from sea level. Muktinath
also covers popular trekking called the Annapurna circuit which starts from
Besisahar and ends at Jomsom(12 Days/Pokhara(17 Days). Hindus believe that lord
Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda (wife of Jalandhar) here. Therefore
he is worshipped as Muktinath (Lit. the lord of salvation). There are some of
the attraction places in and nearby Muktinath temple. Mukti Kunda; two holly
ponds located in font Muktinath Temple, Mukti Dhara; 108 bullhead shape water
spouts in the back yard of the temple which continuously flow through Gandaki River
and many more places like Jwala Mai Temple, Mharma lha khang gompa, etc.
Day 01: Arrival,
transfer to Hotel, Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing
Pashupatinath, Guheshwori temple, and Jalanarayan temple.
Kathmandu - Manakamana Temple - Drive to Pokhara (half-day sightseeing).
Day 04: Fly
to Jomsom and drive to Muktinath and back to Jomsom.
Day 05: Fly
back to Pokhara and Half day sightseeing explore the city.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Departure from Kathmandu for the next trip or to your home.
- Airport Pickup/Drop.
- 3-star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast and hotel in Jomsom
with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- All Sightseeing and tour activities by private
air-conditioning car /jeep with road tax.
- Entry fees for temples, museums, monuments, etc.
- Welcome and Farewell dinner at Kathmandu.
- Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by Private Vehicle
- Jomsom - Muktinath - Jomsom by Private Vehicles
- Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara flight ticket with all
- International airfare.
- Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Extra night accommodation at Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom
- Extra car service activities if needed.
- Cable car (rope way) ticket at Manakamana
- Guided sightseeing at Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Muktinath
- Tips for and Driver.
- Day pack.
- Trekking shoes or Sports shoes.
- Sun Hat/cap.
- Waterproof Gore-Tex layer or Raincoat.
- Good quality socks.
- Trekking trousers.
- Trekking/hiking shirts.
- Water bottle.
- Camera and batteries
The Best Time for a Hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal.
Spring Season (March to May): This is a popular time for pilgrimage tours in Nepal. The weather is usually mild and pleasant, with blooming flowers and lush greenery. It is an ideal time to visit temples and holy sites, such as Pashupatinath Temple and Muktinath Temple. The festival of Ram Navami, which celebrates the birth of Lord Rama, also falls during this season.
Autumn Season (September to November): Another excellent time for Hindu pilgrimage tours, autumn offers clear skies, moderate temperatures, and stunning mountain views. Many major festivals, such as Dashain and Tihar, take place during this season, making it a vibrant time to visit holy places like Jalandhara and Pashupatinath.
Winter Season (December to February): Although winter brings colder temperatures, it can still be a good time for pilgrimage tours, especially in the low-lying areas of Nepal as it is more accessible during this time, and the reduced tourist crowds allow for a quieter and more contemplative experience.
Early Summer (June to July): Despite being the monsoon season, early summer can be suitable for pilgrimage tours in Nepal. The rainfall is not as intense during this period, and the countryside is lush and green. It is a favorable time to visit sacred places like Pokhara and participate in religious rituals associated with the monsoon season.
It's important to note that weather conditions and specific festivals can vary from year to year, so it's recommended to check the local calendar and consult with "HImalayan Club Tours & Travel" officials for the most up-to-date information regarding the best time to visit specific pilgrimage sites in Nepal.