Book a 9-day Nepal Temple Tour and Explore all the prominent Hindu temples of Nepal. Visit Pashupatinath, Manakamana, Dakshinkali, Muktinath, and Krishna temples at the best cost.
The Nepal Temple Tour, also known as the Nepal Pilgrimage Tour, covers all major Hindu temples in Nepal. Witness Hindu culture and religious rituals, discovering the century-old traditions. Explore scenic places while undertaking this tour.
Visit Pashupatinath temple, the “Abode of Lord Shiva” in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath temple is the holiest Hindu shrine, and the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located on the sacred river Bagmati on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath temple is a masterpiece of Hindu architecture. The roof of the temple is made of gold, with four doors made of silver. The two-storied roof is made from copper and is covered with gold.
This richly decorated temple with wooden sculptures is believed to make wishes come true. One of the most astonishing decorations of the temple is the enormous golden statue of Nandi – Shiva’s bull. Only Hindus are permitted inside the temple complex.
For other religions, followers can go to another side of the temple and see the views of the temple. For Hindus, the Pashupatinath temple is the holiest, and they must visit it once in a lifetime.
The following famous temple is Budanilakantha temple, located north of Kathmandu. The Budhanilkantha statue of the Hindu god Vishnu, located approximately 10 kilometers from the center of Kathmandu at the base of the Shivapuri Hill, is the largest and most beautiful stone carving in all of Nepal.
It is also the most enigmatic. Carved from a single block of black basalt stone of unknown origin, the Budhanilkantha statue is 5 meters long. It lies in a reclining position inside a recessed water tank (representing the cosmic sea) 13 meters long. Called the Sleeping Vishnu, or Jalakshayan Narayan, the statue depicts the deity reclining on the twisting coils of the cosmic serpent Shesha (Shesha is the eternal, multi-headed king of the serpent deities known as Nagas and also is the servant of Vishnu).
Vishnu’s legs are crossed, and the eleven heads of Shesha cradle his head. Vishnu’s four hands hold objects that are symbols of his divine qualities: a chakra or disc (representing the mind), a conch shell (the four elements), a lotus flower (the moving universe), and the club (ancient knowledge).
Visit Dakshinkali temple, located 22 kilometers (14 mi) outside Kathmandu and about 1 kilometer (0.6 mi) outside the village of Pharping, one of Nepal’s main temples dedicated to the goddess Kali. Animal sacrifices, particularly of cockerels and uncastrated male goats, are the goddess’s primary worship, especially during the Dashain festival.
Another highlight of this tour is the Manakamana temple. Situated atop a 1300-meter hill, 105 kilometers west of Kathmandu, the Manakamana Devi temple is a highly revered sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati.
Manakamana is derived from two words: Mana, meaning heart, and Kamana, meaning wish. It is believed that the Goddess Bhagwati rewards those who make the pilgrimage to her shrine by granting their wishes, and she is especially popular with Newari newlyweds who pray for sons.
Muktinath Temple Tour is the holiest Vishnu temple located in the Mustang region of Nepal at an altitude of 3800 meters. Hindus call the site Mukti Kshetra, which means the “place of salvation,” It is one of the most ancient temples of the God Vishnu and the Vaishnava tradition in Nepal.
The shrine is considered to be one of the eight sacred places known as Svayam Vyakta Ksetras (the other seven being Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Totadri, Pushkar, and Badrinath), as well as one of the 108 Divya Desam, or holy places of worship of Lord Vishnu. Additionally, it is also one of the 51 Shakti Pitha goddess sites.
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Highlights of Nepal Temple Tour
Nepal Temple Tour Itinerary
Arrive in Kathmandu, and upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Commence on a full-day sightseeing tour covering significant temples inside Kathmandu Valley. Today you will visit the holiest Hindu shrine – Pashupatinath temple. After darshan, you will visit Bodhnath stupa. You will visit Budanilakantha temple, Sleeping Vishnu or Jalakshayan Narayan in the afternoon. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Morning drive to Pokhara, located 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. En route, visit the Temple of Wish-fulfilling Goddess – Manakamana temple by cable car. Continue to Pokhara and check in at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara
Transfer to Pokhara airport to board a flight to Jomsom. Upon arrival, meet the local guide and check in at the hotel. Proceed for Muktinath darshan sharing local jeep. Return back to Jomsom for an overnight stay. Overnight at Hotel in Jomsom
Fly back to Pokhara. Transfer to your hotel. Later enjoy a sightseeing tour of Pokhara, visiting Bindabashini temple, Seti Gorge, Devi's Fall, and Gupteshwor Cave. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara
Morning drive back to Kathmandu and check-in at the hotel.
Later, visit Patan Durbar Square, another UNESCO site located in Kathmandu. In Patan, visit Krishna temple, Mahaboudhi stupa, and Golden temple. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Morning drive 14 Kilometers east of Kathmandu to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. In Bhaktapur visit Nayatapola temple, Kaal bhairav temple, taleju temple and Dattratraya temple.
Proceed further to the out-skrit of Bhaktapur to visit the Chagunarayan temple. It is one of the oldest temples in Nepal. This temple is dedicated to Narayanan. Return to Kathmandu for an overnight stay. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Morning drive south of Kathmandu to visit Dakshinkali temple. Also, visit Cbobar with Adi-sheesh Narayan temple. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Your Nepal Temple Tour End here. According to your departure schedule, we will Transfer you to Kathmandu airport in time to board your flight back home.
What Is included?
- Hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Jomso, as per your budget
- Daily breakfast a Hotels in respective places
- Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara flight tickets as applicable
- Necessary airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Sightseeing tours as per the tour itinerary using a private vehicle
- Surface transfers as per the itinerary using a private vehicle
- Local guide in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Jomsom
- Local Jeep on sharing basis from Jomsom to Muktinath & back
- ACAP permit fee
- Manakamana Cable Car tickets as applicable
- Vehicle-related costs
- Government taxes as applicable
What is excluded?
- Monument entrance fees,
- Meals except for breakfast
- The Nepal entry visa fee will be extra and payable directly.
Trip Map Of Nepal Temple Tour
Frequently Asked Questions
It is one of the highest temples in the world (3,800 m altitude). In Hinduism, it is one of the 108 Divya Desams. It is known as Mukti Kshetra, which means "stage of liberation" (moksha), and is one of the Char Dham of Nepal.