This is a tour focusing on the gods and goddesses of Nepal, a unique introduction to Buddhism and Hinduism. Visit the significant sacred shrines and gain a deeper understanding of the rich traditions and culture that are deeply rooted in the local people and way of life.
Gods of Nepal
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by our representative. Transfer to Hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax.
Day 03 – B
Today you will take a walking tour to explore the old city of Kathmandu. Visit Durbar Square, which is listed as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. It is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets dating back to the 12th and 18th centuries.
You will also see the Temple of the Living Goddess, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter and the Mahadeva and Parvati Temples.
In the afternoon visit Pashupatinath, one of the most important Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. It draws wandering Sadhus from all over India.
A short walk away you will find Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world. Around here you will experience vibrant and unfettered Tibetan culture from the large community of Tibetan exiles.
Today’s tour is an ideal experience to compare and contrast the different faiths but also see how they overlap and exist in harmony.
Day 04 – B
Kathmandu | Pokhara
After breakfast, drive to Pokhara. On the way you will visit the Manakamana temple by cable car. It is a notable temple of one of the manifestations of the Hindu goddess Bhagwati, believed to have the power to fulfil wishes. In the afternoon arrive in Pokhara, the rest of the day is free to enjoy Phewa Lake.
Pokhara | Jomsom | Kagbeni
An early morning flight to Jomsom (2,713m) known for splendid mountain views. From Jomsom you will start your pony trek north to the village Kagbeni. The route crosses a short hanging bridge just out of Jomsom, then follows the Kali Gandaki river.
Kagbeni is a beautiful village of traders who have been a link in the supply of foods and essentials between Mustang and the land of Lo and the rest of Nepal. The Nilgiri View is the first Himal which can be encountered while arriving in Kagbeni from the south.
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 06 – B L D
Kagbeni | Muktinath
Continue to Muktinath by pony trek. Named after the highly referred Muktinath shrine, the valley is one of the most important religious place in Nepal for both Hindus and Buddhist. Hindus call it Mukti chhetra (Place of salvation). Muktinath is one of the four religious sites of Hindus and is also one of the 51 Sakti peetams.
The holy shrine is in a grove of trees and includes a Buddhist Gompa and the pagoda style temple of Vishnu Mandir.
Day 07 – B L D
Muktinath | Jomsom
Early start to visit the sacred temples in Muktinath. The holy shrine is in a grove of trees and includes a Buddhist Gompa and the pagoda style temple of Vishnu Mandir. Then head back to Jomsom by pony trek.
Day 08 – B
Jomsom | Pokhara
Fly to Pokhara. Upon your arrival in Pokhara one of our representatives will meet you and transfer to your hotel.
Day 09 – B
Today is free. Either relax by the lake or fill your free time with many restaurants, boating, cycling, massages, horse riding, yoga, swimming or paragliding, to name a few.
Day 10 – B
Pokhara | Lumbini
After breakfast drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini is listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and revered as the place of holy pilgrimage.
Day 11 – B
Guided sightseeing tour around Lumbini a place of immense archaeological and religious importance. Take a walk through the Sacred Lumbini Garden, where the Buddha was born. The exact site is marked by the Ashoka pillar.
Visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi: She is holding on to a papal branch with her right hand while giving birth to the infant Buddha, who stands up on a lotus pedestal. Also see Pushkarni pond: the pond where Maya Devi is said to have had a bath before giving birth to Buddha.
Take a stroll around Lumbini’s many monasteries in architectural styles of different nations.
Day 12 – B
Lumbini | Kathmandu
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 13 – B L
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing tour to Dakshinkali temple, dedicated to Kali, the fearful form of Lord Shiva’s consort Parvati.
Lunch at Hattiban Resort when you can have a sweeping 180 degree view of the Kathmandu Valley.
In the afternoon drive to Swayambhunath, situated on the top of a hill, west of Kathmandu. It is known as the ‘monkey temple’ because of the large tribe of roving monkeys who guard it.
Day 14 – B D
Today is free for leisure and personal activities. Enjoy a traditional farewell dinner with cultural programme in evening.
Day 15 – B
Depart Nepal | Arrive UK
Drive to the airport, your guide will help you and bid you farewell.
J F M A M J J A S O N D (Month to visit with Bold letter)
14 nights/15 days
From £950 p/p*
*on twin share basis
Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation
Meals as in itinerary
All surface transportation
Visit to Manakamana Temple by Cable Car
Entrance fees at monuments for one time entry
Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide as per program
Nepali Farewell dinner with cultural program
Nepal visa fees
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