Temples Of Nepal

Hinduism and Buddhism blend in a unique way.

Kathmandu, Manakamana, Pokhara, Jomsom, Muktinath, Lumbini

14 days

£1199 per person

Trip Info

Overview

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.

 

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"Well organised, tour guides were first class, very experienced and fantastic people." Mark Johnston, UK

Day 1 - Lunch, Dinner

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.

Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport

Day 2 - Breakfast

Kathmandu

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.

Durbar Square

Durbar Square

Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch

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

Manakamana Cable Car

Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Kagbeni

Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Muktinath

Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Jomsom

Day 7 - Breakfast

Jomsom | Pokhara

Morning: Fly to Pokhara. Transfer to your hotel.

Afternoon: The rest of the day is free.

Pokhara

Pokhara

Day 8 - Breakfast

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.

Manang Monastery

Manang Monastery

Day 9 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara | Lumbini

Morning & Afternoon: Drive to Lumbini, 4 hours. The rest of the day is free.

Lumbini

Lumbini

Day 10 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lumbini

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

Lumbini

Day 11 - Breakfast, Lunch

Lumbini | Kathmandu

Morning & Afternoon: After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu, 6 hours.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 12 - Breakfast

Kathmandu

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.

 

Dakshinkali

Dakshinkali

Day 13 - Breakfast

Kathmandu

Morning & Afternoon: The day is free.

Evening: Enjoy a complimentary farewell dinner.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 14 - Breakfast

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.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

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Our Prices

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.

Included in your holiday

  • All accommodation
  • Local English speaking guides
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • All transportation including Manakamana Cable Car
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 support from our local representatives

Excluded from your holiday

  • International flights – read about our flight advice
  • Travel insurance – read more
  • Personal expenses e.g. gifts, alcohol
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas and Vaccinations
  • Tips – read more
  • Please allow £15 to £25 per day for lunches and dinners not included.

Value for Money

We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with us again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras, fewer services or the quality may not be as good.

  • Day 1
    Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu
  • Day 3
    Kathmandu | Pokhara
  • Day 4
    Pokhara | Kagbeni
  • Day 5
    Kagbeni | Muktinath
  • Day 6
    Muktinath | Jomsom
  • Day 7
    Jomsom | Pokhara
  • Day 8
    Pokhara | Manang Monastery
  • Day 9
    Pokhara | Lumbini
  • Day 10
    Lumbini
  • Day 11
    Lumbini | Kathmandu
  • Day 12
    Kathmandu
  • Day 13
    Kathmandu
  • Day 14
    Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport

It’s Good to Know

We have assembled a list of all the things about this itinerary that are good to know, those things that you could have gone on holiday, not knowing, but feel better that you did.

Time Zone: GMT +5hr 45min

Language: Nepali

Food Of Nepal

Nepalese Food Culture

Standards of Holiday Accommodation

 

When to Go to Nepal

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.

  • We can base your holiday to suit the dates you want to go.
  • We can offer some fixed date departures for customers wanting to join a group.
  • Some holidays must operate on certain dates if they contain time sensitive events like a course or a festival.
  • We can help solve the age-old problem of booking a holiday to get away from the crowds.

Temples Of Nepal

The best time to go is September to May.

Personalise your unique adventure

Tailor-made Holidays

We design trips around the needs, interests, and budgets of single travellers, couples, families, small groups, Scout groups and schools.

So, personalise your unique adventure with these add-ons and don’t hesitate to let our professional Travel Consultants know about any needs or interests that aren’t listed, we love a challenge!

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Yoga Meditation

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Half-a-day add-on. Very popular, join a class for all abilities.

Mountain Flight

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Half-a-day add-on. Fly for one of the best views of Everest and the Himalayas.

Bardia National Park

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5-day add-on. Fly West to a wildlife paradise and luxury lodge.

Paragliding

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Paraglide around Pokhara with a safe and reliable company and professional instructors.

Spa Massage

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A full body massage, popular after sightseeing.

Bhutan Side Trip

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4-day add-on. Fly to Paro in Bhutan and explore the tantalising tourist spots and culture.

Bungy Jump

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Jump at a safe and reliable bungy site in one of the world's most beautiful landscapes.