Hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal: 8 days

"Experience the Spiritual Journey of a Lifetime: Hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal"
Good to Know
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 2,175 m/7136ft
  • Group Size 1+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Tours
  • Best Season Sept to June

Highlights

  • Visit some of the most important pilgrimage sites in Hinduism.
  • Learn about the rich culture and history of Nepal.
  • Opportunity to meet other Hindus from all over the world.
  • Opportunity to experience the peace and tranquility of Nepal.
  • Pashupatinath Temple: This temple is located in Kathmandu and is dedicated to Lord Shiva (also known as the head of Lord Shiva). It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Hinduism.

Advantages of booking Hindu Pilgrimage tour with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal

Nepal is a land of ancient culture and religion, and it is home to many important Hindu Pilgrimage Sites. These sites are often temples, but they can also be mountains, rivers, or other natural features. Hindus believe that visiting these sites can help them connect with the divine and achieve Spiritual Enlightenment.

Nepal's breathtaking landscapes provide a stunning backdrop for pilgrimage tours. The country is renowned for its majestic mountains, lush valleys, and serene rivers. Many sacred sites are nestled amidst scenic surroundings, offering pilgrims a chance to experience both natural beauty and spiritual tranquility.

A Hindu pilgrimage tour can be a life-changing experience. It is an opportunity to learn about the rich culture and history of Nepal, to connect with the divine, and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. If you are interested in learning more about Hindu Pilgrimage, We encourage you to do some research and find a tour that is right for you.

Spiritual Significance: Nepal is a land of diverse religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism. It is home to sacred sites and temples that hold immense spiritual significance for millions of believers worldwide. Visiting these holy places allows pilgrims to connect with their faith, seek blessings, and experience a deep sense of spirituality.

Overall, a pilgrimage tour in Nepal offers a unique blend of spirituality, culture, natural beauty, adventure, personal growth, and community, making it an enriching and memorable experience for pilgrims.

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Changu Narayan Temple, Bhaktapur

Why is hindu Pilgrimage Tour famous in Nepal?

Going on a Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal offers Several Compelling Reasons:

  • Cultural Exploration: Nepal's pilgrimage sites are not only religiously important but also culturally rich. They showcase unique architectural styles, ancient traditions, and vibrant rituals that reflect the country's cultural heritage. Pilgrims can immerse themselves in the local customs, witness religious ceremonies, and gain a deeper understanding of Nepalese culture.
  • Personal Growth: Pilgrimage tours often provide an opportunity for self-reflection, introspection, and personal growth. The pilgrimage experience allows individuals to disconnect from their daily routines, embrace simplicity, and focus on inner peace and enlightenment. It can be a transformative journey that deepens one's connection with oneself and the divine.
  • Community and Camaraderie: Pilgrimage tours often attract like-minded individuals from various backgrounds, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among participants. Connecting with fellow pilgrims, sharing stories, and engaging in group activities can create lasting friendships and meaningful connections.

Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal ?

Nepal is home to numerous Hindu Holy Places and pilgrimage sites. The presence of revered temples, shrines, and sacred rivers attracts millions of Hindu devotees from around the world. Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Muktinath Temple, Janakpur Dham, and Gosainkunda are considered highly sacred and hold immense religious importance in Hinduism.

Nepal's geographical location and infrastructure make it relatively accessible for Hindu pilgrims. The country has international airports and well-connected road networks, allowing visitors to easily reach major pilgrimage sites. The availability of accommodation, transportation, and support services further facilitates a smooth pilgrimage experience.

These Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal are renowned for their religious significance, ancient traditions, and the spiritual experiences they offer to devotees. They attract pilgrims from Nepal as well as from India and other parts of the world, making them popular destinations for Hindu Devotees.

Nepal has a long history of religious harmony and coexistence. Hinduism is the majority religion, but Buddhism and other faiths are also widely practiced. The peaceful coexistence of different religious communities in Nepal creates an atmosphere of tolerance, respect, and inclusivity, making it a welcoming destination for Hindu pilgrims from diverse backgrounds.

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Manakamana Temple, Gorkha

What is the best time for 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 Janakpur 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. Places like Janakpur Dham and Devghat Dham are 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 Gosainkunda 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 Nepal Trekking Plannerofficials for the most up-to-date information regarding the best time to visit specific pilgrimage sites in Nepal.

Whom is the hindu pilgrimage tour prepared for?

The Hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal is primarily for devotees and believers of Hinduism. It is for individuals who have a deep faith in Hindu deities and scriptures and seek to connect with their religious beliefs on a Spiritual Journey. Hindu pilgrimage tours are open to people from all backgrounds and regions who identify with or have an interest in Hinduism.

The pilgrimage tour attracts both local Nepali devotees and international visitors who wish to explore the sacred Hindu sites in Nepal. It is an opportunity for individuals to seek blessings, offer prayers, participate in religious rituals, and experience the spiritual essence of these holy places.

Hindu Pilgrimage Tours in Nepal cater to individuals of all ages, families, and groups who are interested in immersing themselves in the rich cultural and religious heritage of Hinduism. It is a journey that allows devotees to deepen their connection with their faith, find inner peace, and seek Spiritual Enlightenment.

Things to consider before starting Hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal?

  • Research and Planning: Conduct thorough research about the pilgrimage sites you plan to visit in Nepal. Understand their significance, rituals, and any specific requirements or guidelines for visitors. Plan your itinerary, including transportation, accommodation, and the duration of your stay at each site.
  • Weather and Season: Consider the weather and seasons in Nepal when planning your pilgrimage tour. Some sites may be inaccessible or challenging to visit during certain times of the year due to weather conditions, such as heavy rainfall or snowfall at higher altitudes. Choose a suitable time when the weather is favorable and conducive to travel and outdoor activities.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Familiarize yourself with the local customs, traditions, and etiquette of Nepal. Respect the cultural norms and practices of the places you visit. Dress modestly, remove footwear when required, and be mindful of appropriate behavior within the sacred premises. Understand the significance of religious practices and rituals and participate respectfully.
  • Local Guidance and Assistance: Seek guidance from local tour operators or experienced guides who specialize in pilgrimage tours. They can provide valuable insights, arrange logistics, and ensure a smooth and meaningful pilgrimage experience. Engage the services of reputable tour operators or seek recommendations from trusted sources.
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Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu

Budgeting and financial considerations

Determine your budget for the pilgrimage tour, considering accommodation, transportation, meals, entrance fees, donations, and any additional expenses. Plan and allocate your finances accordingly to avoid any financial constraints during the journey.

Travel documents and Permits

Ensure that you have all the necessary travel documents, including a valid passport, a visa (if required), and any permits or passes needed to access specific pilgrimage sites or restricted areas in Nepal. Check the visa requirements for your country of origin and apply in advance, if necessary.

Prioritize your health and safety during the pilgrimage tour. Carry necessary medications, first aid supplies, and travel insurance. Stay hydrated, eat hygienic food, and maintain proper personal hygiene. Follow any safety instructions provided by local authorities or tour operators, especially during treks or visits to remote areas.

Physical Fitness

Assess your physical fitness level before embarking on a pilgrimage tour. Some sites may require trekking or walking long distances, especially in mountainous regions. Consider the level of physical exertion involved and prepare accordingly by engaging in appropriate physical activities and ensuring you are in good health.

What type of Accommodation is available during hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal?

During a Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal, you can find various types of accommodations to suit different budgets and preferences.

Trekking Planner Nepal offers a range of hotels, from budget to luxury, in popular pilgrimage destinations. These hotels provide comfortable rooms with amenities such as attached bathrooms, hot water, Wi-Fi, and room service. Some hotels may also have in-house restaurants, travel desks, and other facilities.

It's advisable to book accommodations with Trekking Planner Nepal in advance, especially during peak seasons and festivals, to ensure availability and secure the best options that align with your preferences and budget.

 

Itinerary
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Hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal-8 days is provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walking and driving can be shorter or longer as per road and weather conditions within eight times of the year, designated overnight stops to provide you with all meals except in Kathmandu and at Pokhara.

We will follow the itinerary if its needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Nepal Trekking Planner.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • Mealswelcome dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350m/4,429ft

You’ll be received at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by a representative of Nepal Trekking Planner and escorted to the hotel for your stay after you complete the necessary formalities at customs. After refreshments at your hotel, get some briefings about the trip that is to begin and about this beautiful nation. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something is not appropriate enough, we can provide, rent, or help buy it here. If you have any questions regarding your trip, you could ask. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Included are accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Moonlight, Hotel Pabera Heritage Boutique, and Hotel Thamel Park) and standard meals (welcome dinner).

Overnight in Kathmandu

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350m/4,429ft

The day begins with breakfast, and after breakfast, you will meet a senior trekking planner official at the hotel. Then the senior representative will make you meet the guide and the driver, who will then take you towards the Sankata first. After that, you will go towards Mahankal and Bhadrakali, then Pashupatinath, and then lastly, towards Budhanilkantha.

(We even have the option of organizing a mountain flight in the morning and then doing the pilgrimage city tour.) Pashupatinath, Budhanilkantha, Bhadrakali, Sankata, and Mahankal.

Overnight in Kathmandu

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1550m/5086ft

After breakfast, we start our day with a drive towards Dhulikhel, and we go towards Doleshwor Mahadev, which is a Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva located in Surya Binayak, and then towards Sanga Mahadev, where we visit the Lord Shiva temple, and go towards Dhulikhel, where we will have an overnight stay.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,175 m/7136ft

After having breakfast in the morning, we go towards Namobuddha, which is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Legend has it that one of the earlier Buddhas once came across a tigress who had given birth to cubs, but she was so frail and weak that she could not go out hunting, leaving her cubs to die of starvation. After visiting the site, we go towards Nagarkot, spend some quality time there, and stay overnight at Nagarkot.

 

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350m/4,429ft

After an early morning sunrise, we go towards Changu Narayan, have some blessings at an ancient Hindu temple located on a high hilltop that is also known as Changu or Dolagiri, and come towards Kathmandu. We take some rest and go towards Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,300 m/4266ft

We begin our day early in the morning and drive towards Manakamana temple. We take a cable car after finishing the drive from Kurintar and head towards Manakamana temple, where we will complete the ritual and stay overnight at Manakamana.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350m/4,429ft

Today we begin our day by having breakfast and having a drive back the same way towards Kathmandu. We will stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • MealsBreakfast

Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home.

Included are standard meals (breakfast) and tea or coffee.

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Inclusions
What's Included
  • All airport pick-up drops by private vehicle 
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
  • Twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, Dhulikhel and Nagarkot, as per itinerary.
  • The guided sightseeing tours in all the pilgrimage sides with privet vehicles. (Entrance fees extra).
  • Private vehicle as per itinerary 
  • A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide.
  • Price includes salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance of guide.
  • First aid kit box and fisrt aid services.
  • Trekking Planner’s T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, and city maps – if necessary.
  • An arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Dgulkikhel.
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in the city because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (for any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bill, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, etc).
  • Tips to the guide and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions or any event out of our control.
Departure Dates
  • This trip departs every day of the year
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept instant booking and online payment.
  • If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US
  • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you.
  • We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us.
  • Call/email now for a private trip, info@nepaltrekkingplanner.com, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber
Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List

  • Day pack.
  • Trekking shoes or Sports shoes.
  • Sun Hat/cap.
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer or Raincoat.
  • Good quality socks.
  • Trekking trousers.
  • Trekking/hiking shirts.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Water bottle.
  • Camera and batteries.
FAQs
  • In general, there are no age limitations in Nepal for visiting temples or sacred sites. However, the physical capability and endurance required for various treks or challenging terrains must be considered.

  • Although Nepal is generally secure for travelers, precautions should always be taken. Listen to your tour guide, be aware of your surroundings, take care of your personal belongings, and follow any safety suggestions made by local authorities.

  • Buses, taxis, private automobiles, and even domestic flights are available for greater distances between pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Your tour operator or local travel agents can help you find appropriate transportation based on your preferences.

  • Learning the customs and rituals associated with each pilgrimage destination might enhance your experience. Learning the significance of aarti (ritualistic worship with lights) or offering prasad (devotional food), for example, will help you engage in the rituals with respect and understanding.

  • During your pilgrimage tour, it is essential to be respectful of the local culture and customs. Generally, you should remove your shoes before entering temples, avoid touching holy objects without permission, and keep a quiet and reverent approach while within hallowed locations.

  • Yes, Nepal has a variety of vegetarian dining alternatives, including traditional Nepali vegetarian foods as well as other cuisines. Near the pilgrimage sites, you can find vegetarian restaurants, cafés, and even food vendors.

  • In Hinduism, the Bagmati River is considered holy, and it has immense religious significance in Nepal. Pilgrims frequently take ritual baths, hold religious ceremonies, and worship along its banks, particularly at Pashupatinath Temple.

  • Yes, Nepal organizes a number of renowned religious fairs known as melas. For example, the Maha Shivaratri fair hosted at Kathmandu's Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important Hindu festivals, bringing thousands of pilgrims.

  • Yes, hiring a guide or tour operator is highly recommended because they can provide useful insights, handle logistics, and assist in navigating pilgrimage sites, assuring a seamless and enriching experience.

  • Yes, as long as they respect the local norms and traditions, foreigners are generally welcome to witness and participate in religious rituals and ceremonies. Except Hindus, others are not allowed to go inside the main shrine. 

  • Some of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal include Pashupatinath Temple, Doleshwor Mandir, Sangha Mahadev Mandir, Guhyeshwari Temple, Budhanilkantha Temple, and Dakshinkali Temple and so on.

  • Yes, medical facilities and emergency services are available near most major pilgrimage sites in Nepal. However, it is always a good idea to have the essential prescriptions and travel insurance on hand.

  • Accommodation choices near important pilgrimage sites include hotels, guesthouses, lodges, and ashrams that cater to pilgrims' requirements.

  • Yes, it is feasible to visit many pilgrimage sites in a single trip. There are travel packages available that span many places, allowing you to see various sacred sites.

  • Yes, various significant festivals and events take place in Nepal during the pilgrimage season. Maha Shivaratri, Teej, Ram Navami, and Dashain are a few examples.

  • Yes, when visiting temples in Nepal, it is best to dress modestly and conservatively. Avoid wearing anything too revealing, and make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.

  • Every evening at 6 p.m., the Aarati begins. This is a ceremony in which everyone can participate and which encourages an environment of unity between God and the worshippers.

  • Pashupatinath Temple is located in Kathmandu, and you can reach there by hiring a taxi, taking a local bus, or using other public transportation options available in the city. Besides if you go in a package, the vehicle is provided by your agency.

  • A normal Hindu pilgrimage visit in Nepal lasts between 5 and 10 days. You can, however, tailor your tour to your own interests and time limits.

  • The spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons are ideal for a Hindu pilgrimage journey in Nepal since the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear. Furthermore, the precise time may vary depending on personal preferences and the festivals or events you intend to attend.

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