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Spiritual Tour in Nepal

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DURATION16 Nights/17 Days
BEST MONTHAll around the year

ITINERARY FOR SPIRITUAL TOUR IN NEPAL

Day 1: Kathmandu - 1300m altitude
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet, assist and transfer to the hotel with our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program by one of our representative from the company.

Day 2-4: Visit Spiritual places in Kathmandu Valley (B)
Nepal is a holy place for many Sadhus and Sants from the beginning and still the influence of spirituality found.

Kathmandu valley has an exotic setting. It contains three fabled cities of great historic, religious and cultural interest: Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Every town has Durbar Square (old palace) with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. The valley has often been described as an open air art gallery with thousands of sacred shrines in brick, stone, metal and wood scattered throughout it.

Visit some of the best spiritual places in Kathmandu valley in 3 days:

  1. Kathmandu Durbar Square:
    Kathmandu Durbar Square is an important spiritual site in the center of Kathmandu city. While browse around Katmandu Durbar Square you will visit Hanuman Dhoka, the old and historic palace of Kathmandu named after monkey God, Hanuman.. There is a statue of King Pratap Malla sitting on the stone pillar in the front and temple of Jagannath from mediaeval period .Within the walking distance you will find the tall temple of Taleju from 1549 AD, the large stone statue of Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction, the Big Bell and Big Drum and Hindu Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati peeping from window. Visit the temple of Kumari, the residence of Living Goddess within the vicinity (Get blessing from living goddess). The building has profusely carved wooden balconies and window screen. Next a very interesting temple is Kasthamandap (reconstructing after damaged by earthquake 2015) which is believed to be built from a single tree trunk and the name Kathmandu is derived from this temple.
    Kathmandu durbar SquareKathmandu Durbar Square

  2. Swayambhunath:
    The hill lock towards the northwest of Kathmandu, Swyambhunath is the spiritual place well known as monkey temple. This is a 2500 years old stupa situated on a hillock about 77 m above the ground level and over looking Katmandu valley. The painted eyes on four sides represent the all seeing eyes of Buddha and are watching all the time wrong doers and good doers. This is a very religious shrine of Buddhists. There are two Buddhist monasteries within the complex and a temple of Haratima where both Buddhists and Hindus worship this temple.
    Swayambhunathswayambhunath

  3. Budhanilkantha:
    This is a remarkable colossal stone statue of Hindu Lord Vishnu reclining on the bed of snakes is from 5th century AD situated about 8 km to the north of Katmandu at the base of Shivapuri hill

  4. Pasupatinath:
    This is a temple of Lord Shiva – Pasupatinath with two tiered golden roof and four silver doors situated at the bank of Bagmati River. This is being a holy place of pilgrimage attracts tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year in spring. At the bank of Bagmati River one can also observe the cremation taking place
    PashupatiPashupati

  5. Bouddhanath:
    The 5th century stupa is one of the biggest in the world and is ringed by Buddhist lamas and monasteries. This is a very holy stupa for Tibetan Buddhists who come here in thousands in winter festival to pay their tribute
    BoudhanathBoudhanath

  6. Kirtipur:
    It lies about 8 km to the south-west of Katmandu on the top of a hill. This is an old Newar village town and people are farmers and living in old traditional culture. The town offers to see many old temples and Buddhist shrines. One can find people weaving in old traditional looms.

  7. Dakshinakali:
    It is about 21 km drive through the country to the south of Katmandu. Dakshinkali , the supreme Hindu powerful Goddess is worshiped and animals like male-goats and roosters are also sacrificed. This type of rituals takes place twice a week Saturday and Tuesday. On our way back visit Chovar gorge through where the water of the valley is drained out

  8. Patan Durbar Square:
    The ancient city Patan city of fine arts to the south of Katmandu consists of different sections of ancient palace like Sundari Chowk (beautiful court yard) where exquisite windows and door carving are seen and the Tushahity (Royal Bath) a master piece of stone carvings and others are Mul Chowk (main court yard), Keshav Narayan Chowk. In front of the palace in the main square there is a statue of King Narendra Malla sitting on the stone pillar. Next to the pillar there is a famous Krishna Mandir temple with 21 pinnacles built all in stone. Rest you will see several pagoda style temples like temple of Bhimsen, and the public bath, dragon headed spout and the water runs 24 hours. There are also many other famous Buddhist temple like Hiranya Verna Maha Vihar (the Golden temple) and Maha Bouddha with ten thousands Buddha’s images. There are many fine craftsmen in Patan who produce bronze/brass art work in different images/statues of Hindu/Buddhist Gods and Goddesses, silver jewelleries, wood carvings
    Patanpatan

  9. Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
    City of devotees lies little aloof from Katmandu and Patan to the east 12 km away. As soon as you enter the gate of Durbar Square of Bhaktapur the whole complex is impressive, wider, clean and beautiful with beautiful Lion Gate,Golden Gate, palace of 55 windows, Batsala temple, barking Bell, the statue of King Bhupatendra Malla on a stone pillar, public bath and temple of Pasupatinath. After strolling down to corner lane you come another big square. On the left you will find the tallest temple of Nyatapola which means 5 tiers representing symbols of 5 basic elements of nature such as water,wind,fire, earth and sky. This ia a highest pagoda temple of Nepal ever built with architectural perfection and artistic beauty in 1702 AD by the King Bhupatendra Malla. Next to Nyatapola is another giant temple of Bhairavnath, the God of Terror in three story built in 1718 AD. If you walk ahead for about 20 minutes you will come to another square of a Dattatraya temple built in 1427 AD from a trunk of single tree. Behind the temple there is a monastery where you will notice exquisitely carved door frame and windows and also a famous peacock window back wall of the monastery
    BhaktapurBhaktapur

Day 5: Day Trip to 4 Ganesha Temple (B)
Ganesh is one of the most important Hindu god and one of the major gods for people of Kathmandu. He is remover of obstacles and gives good luck. The day trip to four Ganesh tamples includes visit to following Ganesh places

  1. Chandra Binayak of chabahil
  2. Suryabinayak of Bhaktapur
  3. Karyabinayak of Bugmati
  4. Jal Binayak of Chovar

Day 6: Day Trip to 4 Vishnu Temple (B)
Vishnu is the protector deity of Hindu. Kathamndu valley is protected by placing four Vishun temples in four corners of Kathmandu. The day trip to four Vishnu Temples includes visit to following Vishnu places

  1. Changu Narayan Temple
  2. Bisankhunarayan temple
  3. Ichangunarayan and
  4. Shesnarayan

Day 7: Shaman Healing Day Trip (B)
This trip includes visit to a local shaman who heals your problems with native knowledge and skills based on the tradition. He will tell your fortune, makes you cautious the practices to be taken to avoid illness and bad omens. Get a living guidance from a local shaman joining shaman healing day tour.

Day 8: Drive to Pokhara: Visit Manakamana Temple en route (B)
After Breakfast drive to Pokhara for around 6-7 hours. Enroute visit Manakamana Temple in cable car, highly venerated sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati. It is believed that the goddess will fulfill their wishes
cable carManakamana temple
Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 900m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley. The enchanting town has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. Check in hotel
phewa lakePhewa lake

Day 9: Fly to Jomsom (2700m): 30 minutes flight. Drive to Muktinath (3710m): 2 hours drive
After morning breakfast fly to Jomsom. With view of mountains, hills and forest we reach to Jomsom. It is a town located at an altitude of is a town located at an altitude of about 2700 m in Mustang District.  Today you can acclimatize yourself and explore around Jomsom. Drive to Muktinath for around 2 hours. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. The area hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal

Day 10: Ritual at Muktinath Temple: Enjoy beautiful landscape: Drive to Jomsom (B)
In the morning, we will visit the Muktinath Temple of Lord Vishnu. For Hindus, the region is a "Muktikhsetra" or place of liberation or salvation. There are channels of water channeled to the flow that flows over the temple. There is also a Buddhist monastery nearby. You will also enjoy the magnificent views of the Dhaulagiri peak.

After Breakfast drive back to Jomsom. On the way you may stop at Kagbeni – a very famous place from religious point of view and its unique location as well

Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara: 30 minutes flight: Sightseeing at Hindu & Buddhist sites of Pokhara city (B)
Early morning fly back to Pokhara. Sightseeing at Hindu sites: Bindhyabasini Temple, Gupteshower Cave- popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits and Devi’s Fall -which comes to its gushing best just before disappearing underground and Tal Barahi in the middle of Phewa Lake
Gupteshower caveTala Barahi 
Later visit Buddhist site: World Peace Pagoda. Enjoy the beautiful view of Pokhara city and Himalayan views from Stupa

Day 12: Drive to Lumbini: The Birth Place of Lord Buddha (B)
After Breakfast fly to Bhairahawa airport and take an hour drive to Lumbini. Lumbini is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site - the place where Buddha was born.
Lumbinimonastery of Lumbini
We devote today's time in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. The place is really a big area with monuments, temples, and ancients sites making it UNESCO World Heritage Site. First we visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens. We also visit the museum and peace pagoda. Visit newly built many Buddhist temples by different nation: - Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc.  Monasteries like: - Chinese Monastery, Korean Monastery, Royal Thai Monastery, Ashoka Pillar, Myanmar Monastery.

Day 13: Day trip to Tilaurakot/Kapilvastu (B)
Today we spend whole day at Tilaurakot. Located in the Kapilvastu District, the village of Tilaurakot is most likely best known for being the site of the Tilaurakot ruins. It is believed the ruins are the remains of a stronghold of the Kapilvastu/Shakya Kingdom, established by Siddhartha Guatam Buddha’s father, Suddhodana. Excavations carried out in the year 2000 revealed that the fortress which had once stood there had been of considerable size, having a number of smaller buildings within its walls. A nearby museum displays some of the items discovered, many of which date back as far as the seventh century BC

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu: Drive to Namobuddha- Buddhist Chanting at Monastery & blessing by monks (B)
After Breakfast fly back to Kathmandu. Our guide will escort you to drive to Namobuddha: a sacred Buddhist sites. You’ll also surprised by the number of temples, variation in landscapes and diversity of people living in harmony.
namobuddhaNamobuddha monastery
Visit monastery where you can meet the monks and involve in daily Buddhist chanting perform by monks. The place is very quiet and pure. Its environment is very clean, with no pollution, and the natural air is so fresh, cool and healthy. It is also the right place for meditation and practice.NamobuddahEnchanting at Namobuddha
Overnight at Monastery subject to availability

Day 15: Explore Namobuddha and surrounding temples: Drive back to Kathmandu (B)
Today we will have short trip to Namobuddha stupa and surrounding. Along with Bodhnath and Swayambhunath, the Namobuddha Stupa is one of the three most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal, attracting large numbers of Tibetans from Nepal, India and Tibet itself. Drive back to Kathmandu and refreshment in hotel

Day 16: Yoga and Meditation Session: Day Trip (B)
It is one full day program, where we do 5 hrs hiking to Nagarjuna Hills Buddhist cave. Morning Yoga and breakfast at the Osho Divine Zone and moving to Nagarjuna Forest for the Hiking. It is famous National park forest in the Kathmandu valley. 3 hrs going up and two hrs to return. It is one of the short and sweet hiking for the nature lover where lots of birds and wild animals can be seen and at the top of the forest we can see beautiful panorama of Mountains.
Yoga and meditationYoga and meditation
Other options include visit to Pharing Asura cave for a meditation session or hike to Shivapuri to meditate on the high energy field where Shiva Puri Baba have meditated for several years

Day 17: Departure (B)
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country.

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INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

    Includes Cost Includes of above program:
    1. Transport: Private Car with A/C
    • Airport transfers
    • Two full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Visit to Patan and Bhaktapur
    • Kathmandu – Manakamana- Pokhara and Pokhara- Lumbini- Kathmandu transfers
    • One full day sightseeing in Lumbini
    • Visit to World Peace Pagoda/ Malepatan and Hyangja Tibetan Refugee Camp
    • Kathmandu – Dhulikhel drive and Namobuddha- Kathmandu

    2. Accommodations:
    • Kathmandu (6Ns): Hotel Moonlight/Yatri Suites & Spa or similar 3***, Hotel Mulberry/Hotel Shambala or similar 4**** and Soaltee Crown Plaza/Hotel Annapurna or similar 4****
    • Pokhara (2Ns): Batika Classic Hotel.Kuti Resort or similar 3***, Atithi Resort and Spa/Hotel Barahi/Da Yatra Courtyard or Similar 4**** and Shangri La Village/Temple Tree or similar 5*****
    • Lumbini (2Ns): Buddha Maya Garden/Tiger Palace or similar
    • Namobuddha (1N): Namobuddha Resort or similar

    3. Meals:
    • All breakfasts
    • Lunch: 2 lunches
    • Dinner: 2 dinners

    4. Guide:
    • An Experience English speaking guide during sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Bhaktapur. Guide will be different in four places.

    5. Trekking package:
    • Tea House accommodation, all meals, an experienced English speaking trekking guide and all his expenses

    6. Taxes and service Charges:
    • All the applicable services charges and Government taxes
    Excludes Cost Excludes of above program:
    1. International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($25 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
    2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    3. All entrance fees during sightseeing
    4. Meals not listed in the itinerary (Lunch and dinner except in Jomsom)
    5. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
    6. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    7. Payment Transfer Charge
    8. Hotels check out as per the hotel rules.
    9. Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations

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