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Religious Tour In Nepal – 08 Days


Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 08
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Best Time: Mar-May / Sep-Nov
  • Max Elevation:
  • Group Size: 2-12

Religious Tour In Nepal – 08 Days

Nepal, a nation nestled in the Himalayas, offers a profound religious tour that captivates the soul. The journey begins in Kathmandu, where ancient temples and stupas stand as testament to the country’s rich spiritual heritage. Intricately carved deities, a sight to behold, adorn the Pashupatinath Temple, an important Hindu pilgrimage site.

Nestled in the tranquil Annapurna region, Muktinath Temple, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, beckons pilgrims. Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, this sacred site exudes a sense of divine serenity. Devotees, in a harmonious blend of faith, circumambulate the temple, seeking blessings.

Transitioning to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the atmosphere resonates with tranquility. The Maya Devi Temple, where Siddhartha Gautama was born, stands as a silent witness to the inception of Buddhism. Pilgrims, with reverence, explore the sacred garden, a pilgrimage of introspection and enlightenment.

As the spiritual journey progresses, the picturesque town of Janakpur awaits, renowned for the Janaki Temple dedicated to Goddess Sita. The intricate architecture and vibrant festivities during religious celebrations immerse visitors in a cultural and spiritual odyssey.

In the shadow of the mighty Everest, Tengboche Monastery stands as a beacon of Tibetan Buddhism. The chanting of monks resonates in the crisp mountain air, creating a meditative ambiance. Pilgrims, amidst prayer flags and towering peaks, find solace in this remote spiritual haven.

Concluding the odyssey in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, the Nyatapola Temple rises majestically, embodying the resilience of faith through centuries. Its pagoda-style architecture narrates tales of devotion, surviving the tests of time.

The religious tour in Nepal, a harmonious fusion of Hinduism and Buddhism, unfolds as a sacred sojourn through mystical landscapes and ancient shrines. Pilgrims traverse the spiritual tapestry of Nepal, leaving with a profound sense of connection to the divine in this Himalayan haven.

Religious Tour in Nepal TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

– Blessing from the Living Goddess, Kumari
– Delve into spirituality with Dharma Gurus (Pontifex)
– Explore the sacred religious sites with incredible myths


Day 01 Kathmandu Arrival

Namaste! Welcome to the Land of Himalayas. Once the plane lands at Tribhuvan International Airport, you can get your visa on arrival from the Visa desk. After collecting luggage, a representative of Himalayan Eco-cultures will attend to you with a placard of your name right outside the arrival gate. Then we will proceed towards our hotel, where our travel planner will meet and brief us about the upcoming events. Check-in in your hotel and get fresh as we will be going out for a delicious Nepali dinner where we can also enjoy some cultural shows.

Transfers Included: Airport to Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner
Accommodation Included: 3-star hotel (Twin-sharing)

Day 02 Sightseeing: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swaymbhunath Stupa, Pashipatinath Temple and Boudhanath
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO)
    An ancient palace for the former kings of Nepal, the courtyard is famous for its incredible woodwork and depicts true Nepali art. Temples decorated with stunning arts, charming houses built in Nepali architecture, and stone pavements represent ancient Nepali art. Palace of Kumari (Living Goddess), Hanuman Dhoka, and Mahendra museum are fantastic sites inside the courtyard.
  • Swaymbhunath Stupa (UNESCO)
    According to local belief, the Stupa self-emerged when the water of Kathmandu flooded after a great warrior from Tibet, Manjushree, cut the hills of Chobar. The water drained, and then people began to settle in the area while the Stupa sprung on the hill of Kathmandu. Sacred to Buddhists and Hindus, the Stupa also has a museum and monastery, making it an important heritage site.
  • Pashupatinath Temple (UNESCO)
    According to Hindu Myth, the temple was built where the actual horn of Lord Shiva, god of destruction, was buried. One of the holiest temples for Hindus, the temple is decorated with incredible woodwork and sculptures. Along the temple flows the Bagmati, a sacred river that guides the departed soul to the afterlife.
  • Boudhanath (UNESCO)
    Known as Little Tibet, the Buddhist Stupa was built during the 5th century. During ancient times, travelers and traders worshiped in the Stupa for a safe journey while traveling to Tibet for commerce. Small cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, Buddhist chants, and burning Buddhist incense surround the Stupa.
  • Chat with Monk
    We will meet a Buddhist monk and converse about Buddhism, its philosophies, and many more. After the chat, we will also visit a monastery to meet with the young monks.

Transfers Included: Sightseeing (Private AC vehicle)
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation Included: 3-star hotel (Twin-sharing)
Monuments and Entrance Fees included

Day 03 Sightseeing: Patan Durbar Square (Meet Kumari), Khokana Bungmati, and Kirtipur
  • Patan Durbar Square (UNESCO)
    The ancient palace courtyard is famous not only for the enriching culture and Nepali arts but for the co-existence of Hinduism and Buddhism. We can find stupas worshipped in the same community along with beautiful temples. The place is also renowned for its clay works and hay carpet. Golden temple, Taleju Bhawani temple, Krishna Temple, etc., are some fan favorites.
  • Meet Kumari (Living Goddess)
    A Prepubescent girl of the Buddhist community is selected as an embodiment of Divine goddess Taleju and worshipped as a Kumari-living goddess. She is believed to have the power of the goddess. She is kept in a temple where she is worshipped and taken care of by the priest. We will meet and get her blessings.
  • Khokana Bungmati (UNESCO)
    Small yet very symbolic towns, Khokana and Bungmati, are famous for their contribution to saving the dying ethnic culture and arts of the Kathmandu valley. Rudryani Temple, De Pukhu ponds, Machindranath temple, Aji Bhairab Temple, etc., are a few main tourist attractions.
  • Kirtipur (UNESCO)
    A cultural center of Kathmandu valley, the city of Kirtipur and its palace are famous for the cultural significance it carries. Due to its beautiful landscapes, the city is well praised for its natural beauty.

Transfers Included: Sightseeing (Private AC vehicle)
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation Included: 3-star hotel (Twin-sharing)
Monuments and Entrance Fees included

Day 04 Sightseeing: Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan Temple

A 45 min drive to the west of Kathmandu is the beautiful city of Bhaktapur, where Bhaktapur Durbar Square lies. Another ancient palace courtyard, the city is also known as the city of Devotees. Temples built with Nepali bricks, stone-paved ground, red brick houses, and charming locals make the place a beloved tourist destination. Golden gate, Natayapola Temple, National art museum, etc., are some of the famous sites in the area.

According to myth, once upon a time, the supreme god Vishnu was cursed by a saint. He was trapped in the form of a body in the jungle. A local woodcutter tried to cut the tree, and it bled, which freed the god. Later the temple was built, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Transfers Included: Sightseeing (Private AC vehicle)
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation Included: 3-star hotel (Twin-sharing)
Monuments and Entrance Fees included

Day 05 Fly to Bhairawa, Sightseeing: Lumbini

Early morning, we will fly for 30 minutes to Bhairawa. Then we will drive for an hour to reach Lumbini, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama (Gautama Buddha). The crown prince left worldly possession and luxury in search of true knowledge about life to end the suffering of human beings. After the enlightenment, the Buddhist philosophy spread worldwide, and Lumbini became a sacred religious site. Mayadevi temple, Ashoka Pillars, World peace stupa, Lumbini museum, etc., are some of the major tourist attractions.

Transfers Included: Kathmandu-Bhairawa (By plane)
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation Included: 3-star hotel (Twin-sharing)
Monuments and Entrance Fees included

Day 06 Explore Lumbini

A 10km north of Lumbini lies Tilarakot, where Buddha spent 29 years before leaving the palace in search of enlightenment. It is considered an important archeological site, where the house and garden of Buddha remain. The bodhi tree, Statue of Gautama Buddha, and Sariputra (first disciple of Buddha) are some popular religious attractions.

Transfers Included: Sightseeing (Private AC vehicle)
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation Included: 3-star hotel (Twin-sharing)
Monuments and Entrance Fees included

Day 07 Fly to Kathmandu, Sightseeing: Budanilkantha Temple

After spending our morning in Lumbini, we will take an hour’s drive to the airport, where we will take 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu.

Budanilkantha Temple
The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the supreme protector in Hinduism. 5 meters tall statue of Bishnu lying above serpents is the temple’s primary idol. According to myth, a farmer and his wife found the statue while plowing a field. When the kodalo hit the statue, it began to bleed, and people made a temple and began to worship it.

We can walk around Thamel, buy souvenirs and explore the popular cafes and restaurants for the evening.

Transfers Included: Bhairawa-Kathmandu (By plane) Sightseeing (By private car)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation Included: 3-star hotel (Twin-sharing)
Monuments and Entrance Fees included

Day 08 Final Departure

Our representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your flight. Have a safe flight home, and we will meet you again on your next adventure.

Transfers Included: Kathmandu to Pokhara (Private AC vehicle)
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation Included: N/A

Trip Includes

  • All the arrival and departure transfers in a private AC vehicle.
  • Five nights stay in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel with breakfast.
  • Two nights stay in Lumbini in a 3-star hotel with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu-Bhairawa-Kathmandu flight tickets.
  • Private AC vehicle during all the sightseeing.
  • Service of an English-speaking licensed tour guide throughout the trip.
  • Monuments and entrance fees for the sightseeing.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner.
  • All the applicable government charges.

Trip Excludes

  • International flight tickets.
  • Nepal Visa.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses such as beverage bills, laundry, charging of electric devices, WI-Fi, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the above itinerary and inclusions.

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