Hinduism and Buddhism blend in a unique way.
Kathmandu, Manakamana, Pokhara, Jomsom, Muktinath, Lumbini
£1199 per person
Temples Of Nepal is a dream culture holiday offering a deeper understanding of the rich traditions and history of the local Nepalese people. Explore a country where Hinduism and Buddhism blend in a unique way. Ride a cable car, fly between mountains and journey grasslands of the Terai.
"Well organised, tour guides were first class, very experienced and fantastic people." Mark Johnston, UK
Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel
Meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. In the evening enjoy a complimentary dinner, a chance to taste Nepalese cuisine, or taste one of a range of other dishes if you prefer.
Morning: Enjoy a walk with your city guide from the hotel to Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square 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.
Afternoon: Visit Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine, located on the banks of the Bagmati River and visit Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world. Compare and contrast the different religions, see how they overlap and exist in harmony.
Kathmandu | Pokhara
Morning: Early breakfast then drive to Pokhara, lunch en route and a visit to Manakamana temple reached by a spectacular cable car. A notable temple of one of the manifestations of the Hindu goddess Bhagwati, believed to have the power to fulfil wishes.
Afternoon: Arrive and check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.
Manakamana Cable Car
Pokhara | Kagbeni
Morning & Afternoon: An early flight to Jomsom (2,713m) in the Annapurna Himalayas. Walk north to the beautiful Kagbeni village following the Kali Gandaki river.
Walking time: 2-3 hours
Kagbeni | Muktinath
Morning & Afternoon: Continue to the revered Muktinath shrine, one of the most important religious places in Nepal for both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus call it mukti chhetra (place of salvation).
Driving time: 30-40 minutes
Walking time: 3-4 hours
Muktinath | Jomsom
Morning & Afternoon: Visit the sacred temples in Muktinath. The holy shrine is in a grove of trees with a Buddhist gompa and a Vishnu mandir. Return to Jomsom.
Driving time: 50 minutes – 1 hour
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Jomsom | Pokhara
Morning: Fly to Pokhara. Transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon: The rest of the day is free.
Pokhara | Manang Monastery
Morning: After breakfast enjoy a visit to the Manang Monastery, a short drive away.
Afternoon: The rest of the day is free.
Pokhara | Lumbini
Morning & Afternoon: Drive to Lumbini, 4 hours. The rest of the day is free.
Morning & Afternoon: Enjoy a tour of Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha, a place of significant archaeological and religious importance. Visit the sacred Lumbini garden, where the Buddha was born, the Maya Devi temple, Pushkarni pond and many other monuments.
Lumbini | Kathmandu
Morning & Afternoon: After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu, 6 hours.
Morning: Drive to the Dakshinkali temple, dedicated to Kali, the fearful form of Lord Shiva’s consort Parvati, located just outside the beautiful village of Pharping
Afternoon: Lunch at a beautiful resort located on a breezy, pine-forested ridge, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Morning & Afternoon: The day is free.
Evening: Enjoy a complimentary farewell dinner.
Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport
Departure day: We provide a complimentary transfer to Kathmandu International Airport where our representative will help you and bid you farewell.
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Are based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. We offer reasonable quotes for single travellers and can save money for groups of two or more people, we want to tailor your holiday to suit your budget.
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Time Zone: GMT +5hr 45min
Our tailor made approach to your holiday offers you complete choice, for a rough guide of the typical temperature and rainfall see Weather and Climate.
The best time to go is September to May.