Highlights

  • Visit the holy Hindu temples Pashupatinath, and Swayambhunath in Kathmandu
  • Visit the Dakshinkali temple dedicated to Goddess Kali 
  • Explore the lord Bishnu (Vishnu) statue at Budhanilkantha
  • Visit the huge statue of Kal Bhairav sculptured from a single stone
  • Religious visit to Suryabinayak & Doleshwor Mahadev temple at Bhaktapur 
  • Special puja & aarti at Pashupatinath temple
  • A cable car ride to Manakamana temple 
  • Sightseeing tour to the oldest temple in Pokhara
  • Religious visit to the historical temple situated at Muktinath.
  • A holy bath in 108 waterspouts and two Kunda.
  • Explore the different flora and fauna, especially in Muktinath.
  • Boating at the Phewa Lake
  • Visit to Ram Janaki mandir in Janakpur Dham
  • Visit Haleshwor Mahadev Temple in Maratika Cave.
  • Explore the 5 Dwars of Helsi Cave.
  • Visit Lumbini Maya Devi temple, the birthplace of Buddha
  • Visit Shashwat Dham is a newly built Hindu Pilgrimage site in Nepal 
  • Visit Dev Ghat one of the prominent Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal.
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom with the views of mountains like Annapurna Massif, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre

About Nepal Hindu Pilgrimage Tour

Regulus designed unique 11 days Nepal Hindu Pilgrimage tour is a pilgrimage journey to the major Hindu religious site of Nepal. This 11 days pilgrimage tour in Nepal will provide you a new perception of life & world. Nepal being a secular country has the highest percentage of Hindus of any country in the world. Hinduism is the main religion of the country. Nepali society has been known for its interfaith religious harmony and tolerance,

Nepal is not only known as a paradise for trekkers, it not only beautifies the mountains but also signifies the  Hindu culture, monuments & temples which are more than 1000 years old but are still alive. With our Nepal Hindu pilgrimage tour package, you will get to learn a lot about the history & significance of the Hindu religion in Nepal. 

The holy books of Hindus mark Nepal as a land of god & goddess. The country is blessed with numerous Hindu religious sites inclusive of countless temples, shrines millions of statues, and idols. There are many Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal full of devotees & researchers. Some of those religious sites are also listed by UNESCO as the World Heritage Sites. Some of the major Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal are Pashupatinath Temple, Muktinath Temple, Changunarayan Temple, Swaymbhunath temple, Patan Area, and Budhanilkantha Temple, Pathivara Devi temple, Halesi Mahadev Temple, Devghat, Janakpurdham, Doleshwar Mahadev and Manakamana Temple. Our 11 days Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal will take you to these religious places through a visit to the different cities of Nepal.

Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu & Muktinath temple in Pokhara is the primary attraction of our Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal package. If you are wondering who built the Pashupatinath temple, then according to the history of Pashupatinath the temple was built by Prachanda Deva, a Licchavi king in Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu dedicated to Lord Shiva. Daily rituals of the Pashupatinath temple are carried out by two groups of priests: the Bhatta and the Rajbhandari. Bhatta performs the daily ritual and can touch the lingam, whereas Bhandaris are helpers and temple caretakers who are not qualified to perform puja rituals or to touch the deity.

Ram Janaki temple in Janakpur is the main highlight of Janakpur Dham in this Nepal Hindu pilgrimage tour. Located in the southeastern plains of Nepal, Janakpur holds a sacred position for Hindus. Renowned as the birthplace of goddess Sita, Janakpur was the capital city of the kingdom of Videha. King Janak, from whom the name of the city is derived, was the king of Videha and Sita was his daughter. The much-read and revered Hindu epic of Ramayana chronicles the life events of Janak and Sita. As such, Janakpur attracts a huge number of Hindu devotees every year. Our guided tour will take you to some of the most iconic landmarks of Janakpur. The highlight of the tour is certainly the imposing Janaki Mandir, the architecture of which is a combination of Rajput and Mughal styles. Janakpur is also one of the major cultural centers of the Mithila region. You will find numerous places in Janakpur that will bear testament to the rich culture of the Maithali people.

This Hindu pilgrimage tour package covers a visit to the maximum Hindu temples, shrines, and historical places of Nepal. The most highlighted Hindu pilgrimage sites of this trip are; Pashupatinath temple (Incarnation of Lord Shiva, the supreme god of Hindus) , Dakshinkali Temple (Durga Goddess), Budhanilkantha temple (incarnation of Lord Vishnu), Kalbhairav temple, Swayambhunath temple,& Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu valley, Muktinath temple (The God of Salvation),Tal Barahi temple, Bindabaseni temple, Gupteshwor Mahadev(Lord Shiva) temple in Pokhara. Manakamana Temple outside Kathmandu valley. Mayadevi temple in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Devghat in Chitwan, Ram Mandir, Janaki Mandir,Ram Laxman Mandir,  Dhanushadham, Shankatmochan Mandir in Janakpur Dham & Lord Shiva temple in Halesi.

Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal is specially designed for those who want to gain blessings from Hindu god & goddess by visiting the holy & religious places in Nepal. Regulus Treks & Expedition’s Hindu pilgrimage tour package is the perfect 11-day itinerary to explore the Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal. You can join this tour at any time around the year as the religious activities in Nepal are performed all around the year. This Hindu pilgrimage tour package starts from Kathmandu & ends also in Kathmandu. If the 11 days itinerary of the Nepal Hindu pilgrimage tour is becoming so long for you then you can even opt for 7 days Muktinath pilgrimage tour in Nepal which is another short Hindu pilgrimage tour package in Nepal.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Visit to Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu

Our first day of the Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal starts upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will welcome you by greeting you and transfer you to the hotel. Take a rest & refresh yourself.

Our first day of the Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal starts with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is very near to your hotel in Thamel at a walking distance of 10 minutes. Full of temples and holy Hindu shrines, gods, and goddesses. The Kathmandu Durbar Squares is also known as The Hanuman Dhoka which is named after the god Hanuman. The main highlights of this place are the huge statue of Kal Bhairav sculptured from a single stone, Shiva Parvati Temple, Taleju Bhawani Temple, Akash Bhairav Temple & Hanuman Dhoka statue.

Free evening, explore the Thamel area (the main tourist hub in Kathmandu) on yours. Join the welcome dinner in an authentic typical Nepali restaurant &. enjoy the local taste of Nepali foods, discussion about the tour program. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • 3 star deluxe hotel
  • welcome dinner
  • Kathmandu
  • 1345 m

After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing tour of the Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal by visiting the prime Hindu religious destinations in Kathmandu.

Pashupatinath Temple is a religious & biggest Hindu temple of Lord Shiva, also the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. It is located just 3 km far from Kathmandu in the west on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river. Pashupatinath temple is one of the seven monuments listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. Hindu devotees from India and Nepal are expected to visit the Pashupatinath temple in a huge number during the major Hindu festival "Mahashivaratri" which falls during the last week of the month of February.

Swayambhunath Temple is popularly known as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area. Regarded as one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world it is located high on the hill giving an aerial view of Kathmandu valley, However, the complex is an important site for Buddhists of many schools, and is also revered by Hindus. Swaymbhunath is a Hindu name that means self-created & is also a Hindu pilgrimage site with a very important concept in the Hindu religion. The term Swayambhu is used for Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

Buddhanilkantha Temple also known as Narayanthan temple is a Hindu open-air temple dedicated to Lord Mahavishnu. Budhanilkantha Temple is situated below the Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the Kathmandu valley and can be identified by a large reclining statue of Lord Mahavishnu. The temple's main statue of Budhanilkantha is considered the largest stone carving in Nepal.

Dakshinkali Temple located 22 km outside the Kathmandu valley, is one of the major Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to the goddess Kali. Dakshin Kali Temple has also the same religious value as Pashupatinath Temple and Manakamana Temple in Nepal. The temple has more tourist attractions as it is a popular hiking destination located near Pharping village in Nepal. Mother Dakshinakali is the most popular form of Kali. She is the benevolent mother, who protects her devotees and children from mishaps and misfortunes. 

Here ends our second day of the Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal. Overnight stay at the Kathmandu hotel.

  • 3 star deluxe hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Kathmandu
  • 1345 m

The third day of our Nepal Hindu pilgrimage tour starts with the early morning visit to the Suryabinayak temple. Suryavinayak Temple is a Hindu temple in Nepal located in the Bhaktapur district dedicated to the Hindu god Ganesh. The place is holy, lies in the middle of the forest, and is said to be that all of our sorrows and pains would wash away once we visit the Suryabinayak temple.There is a strong belief stating that this temple blesses voiceless children with an oration made devotees reach over there. 

After visiting Suryabinayak we will next visit Doleshwor Mahadev temple which is a temple of Lord Shiva very near to Suryabinayak. The Doleshwor Mahadev temple is believed to be the head part of the Kedarnath temple located in Uttarakhand, India. After this, we will leave the Bhaktapur district & proceed on our journey toward Pokhara in our Hindu pilgrimage tour itinerary.

En route to Pokhara, we will visit the Manakamana templethat lies in the Gorkha district, Kurintar. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati with a belief in the temple that grants the wishes of its devotees. To reach Manakamana temple premises we need to take a 5 minutes cable car ride.  Upon arrival at Pokhara overnight stay at the hotel.

  • 3 star deluxe hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Pokhara
  • 900 m

Pokhara is regarded as the heaven of Nepal as it is full of natural beauty - beautiful lakes, mesmerizing mountains, temples, and natural waterfalls. One must visit Pokhara whenever you are on a Nepal trip. On our second day in Pokhara during our Nepal Hindu pilgrimage tour, we will explore the major attractions in Pokhara. Temples in Pokhara are either in the middle of the lakes or deep in the caves or high on the hills. 

Our first visit to Pokhara will be to the Tal Barahi temple during our Hindu religious tour in Nepal.  The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga & is located in the middle of the Fewa lake at an altitude of 800m above sea level. Secondly, we will visit Gupteshwor Mahadev temple which is deep inside the mysterious cave named after the temple called Gupteshwor Mahadev cave. The other major Hindu pilgrimage sites in Pokhara are Bindabasini temple, Akaladevi temple, Kedareshor Mahadev temple, Bhimsen Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, & World Peace Pagoda. We will end our Nepal Hindu pilgrimage tour in Pokhara by enjoying boating in Fewa lake & exploring the locals, foods, and lifestyles of people around the lakeside in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • 3 star deluxe hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Pokhara
  • 1100 m

Today is the day for the Muktinath pilgrimage tour in Nepal. Early morning transfer to the airport and take a 15 mins flight to Jomsom. Arrive and hike for a half-hour to catch the jeep. Walk along the banks of the Kali Gandaki river where you will find beautiful 'Saligrams' which hold religious significance to Hindus. Take a drive to Muktinath by local sharing jeep. After arrival to Ranipauwa, we will hike for 15 mins and more 15 mins ascending to the temple, reaching Muktinath temple we will perform our pooja, worship. Visit Muktinath Temple and, health permitting, take a holy dip at one of the famous 108 water springs of Muktinath. 

We reach our destination of Muktinath temple during our Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal. Drive back to Jomsom following the same route. Overnight at Jomsom.

  • Tea House Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Jomsom
  • 3800 m

You will take the flight back to Pokhara after completing our Muktinath pilgrimage tour. You can join for some popular adventurous activities like Paragliding, Bungee Jump, Zip flying, or Mountain flight in Pokhara. Then drive to Lumbini (196km), transfer to the hotel, and be refreshed. Spend the day in Lumbini taking a peaceful stroll around the monasteries and stupas in the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Visit Mayadevi Temple where the Buddha was born under a Bodhi tree, which is also regarded as a Hindu Pilgrimage site in Nepal.

Ashoka Pillar, Buddhist monasteries, Puskarini or Holy Pond where the Buddha’s mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he, too, had his first bath, & the remains of Kapilvastu palace and the Lumbini Crane Sanctuary are the other sights we will visit while in Lumbini. Overnight at the hotel.

  • 3 star deluxe hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Lumbini, Kapilbastu
  • 150 m

Today after breakfast our tour starts with a drive to Shashwatdham. Shashwat Dham is a newly built Hindu Pilgrimage site in Nepal 2017. This religious site of Nepal consists of a temple of Lord Shiva also known as Ekambareshwor. It is modeled in the Khajurao-style of architecture. The temple is surrounded by ponds filled with water from various holy shrines from the Indian subcontinent such as Badrinath, Kedarnath, Muktinath, and Pashupatinath.

After a visit to Shashwat Dham, we will continue our drive to Chitwan. In the evening, at Chitwan National Park you can enjoy the Tharu cultural dance show. You can also join the jungle activities like Elephant back safari, jeep safari, canoe ride, or jungle walk.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • 3 star deluxe hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Chitwan National Park
  • 415 m

We begin our day with a scenic 56 km drive towards Dev Ghat. Dev Ghat is one of the prominent Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal. A famous religious and cultural center in central Nepal, home to various temples and caves dedicated to Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints including Goddess Sita's cave. After visiting Dev Ghat we will proceed with our drive 250 km to Janakpur. 

Upon reaching Janakpur Dham (the birthplace of Sita) we will check in at Hotel free and relax. Overnight at Janakpur.

  • 3 star deluxe hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Janakpur
  • 75 m

Early morning we will visit Janaki temple, Ram Laxman temple, Bibah mandap, and various temples dedicated to Ram, Sita, and Hanuman. After finishing our pilgrimage tour in Janakpur Dham we will then proceed toward Halesi. 

It will take around 5 hours and 200 km from Janakpur to reach Halesi. Halesi is in the Khotang District of eastern Nepal, idolized pilgrimage site for Hindus. It is believed that Lord Shiva hid from the demon Bhasmasur for 6,000 years in this cave. We will reach Halesi in the evening. Overnight stay at Halesi hotel.

  • 3 star deluxe hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Halesi

Today we will visit the Halesi Maratika cave early in the morning. We will take the darshan of Mahadev inside the temple which is located inside the Maratika cave. Because there is the 2 ft. tall Shiva linga, a statue of Lord Shiva here in the cave this holy place is known as the Halesi Mahadev temple. there are three mysterious caves that are considered to be the three eyes of Lord Shiva. Exploring the cave and all the Dwars/gates of Halesi Mahadev cave we will return back to the hotel.

After taking the breakfast we will then drive back to Kathmandu. Our tour to Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal almost come to the end. Upon reaching Kathmandu we will take a rest or do our last-minute shopping by visiting the largest shopping store in Nepal called Bhatbhateni Super Market.

In the evening you can revisit Pashupatinath temple to attend the famous evening Arati. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • 3 star deluxe hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400 m
Final departure towards your onward destination. Today is the last day in Nepal after completing our 10 days Nepal Hindu Pilgrimage tour. At your request, we can even arrange an optional tour while your stay in Nepal before the final departure.

Breakfast & check out from the hotel. Our Regulus representative will be there in the hotel lobby for your farewell. Transfer to the Airport for final departure on your flight schedule 3 hrs before your flight.

  • None
  • Breakfast
  • Kathmandu International Airport
  • 1400 m

What to Expect

  • Airport pickup-drop, sightseeing, and all ground transportation by private a/c vehicle
  • Jomsom - Muktinath - Jomsom drives by  private vehicle
  • Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara domestic flight ticket.
  • All accommodation on twin sharing basis as per itinerary 
  • All meals lunch, dinner & breakfast throughout the trip
  • An English speaking tour guide for your whole trip inclusive of food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fees.
  • TIMS permit fees
  • All our government taxes
  • All official expenses
  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Bar & Beverages bill
  • All Personal expenses
  • Your travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Sightseeing places entrance fees (to be paid directly at the sightseeing places counter
  • Any cost incurred due to uncertainties like landslides, earthquakes, and political unrest has to be borne by clients themselves.
  • Tips for guide and driver. (Tipping is expected)

Useful Information

  • Destinations Covered by 11 days Hindu Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal - Kathmandu, Pokhara, Muktinath, Janakpur, Lumbini, Chitwan 
  • One can join our day trips in Nepal with extra cost as per their interest in the day trips in Nepal.
  • Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal is a well-designed 11 days program by the experts of Regulus Nepal. If you want to have any changes on the itinerary or wish to discuss any outlook of this tour or your fitness for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call/message us anytime at our given contact number: 9840092663 (Viber/WhatsApp)