Immerse on the spiritual journey engaging on the Religious tour to Nepal that covers the journey to the several Hindu religious sites that are nestled on the different corners of the country, soaking on the religious and spiritual vibes and air that are prevalent throughout the country. Religious tour to Nepal offers moments to relish on the artistic beauty of these religious sanctuaries where people surrender their physical and mental situation in front of these pious sites, shrines, and temples to feel the solace. Apart from religious, cultural journey, Religious tour to Nepal also grants opportunity to witness the artistic beauty of the archaeological sites that embraces the rich historical legacy of Nepalese art, handicraft, architecture of the antique period dated to around 12 century, and furnished through the artistic and carved windows, tudals, temples, shrines and many more, along with added bonus of relishing on the natural beauty of the country Nepal famed as land of Himalayas.
Feel the divine presence on the Religious tour to Nepal that covers the visit to archaeologically valuable heritage sites Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square along with the visit to the birthplace of Lord Buddha Lumbini and other sacred hubs Muktinath, Budhanilkantha, and many more.
Langtang Ri Representatives will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport with your name board and drop you at the hotel. After check-in at the hotel and refreshments, LRT office management personnel and a guide will formally introduce themselves and provide a trip briefing.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. Our Sightseeing tour includes Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Bouddhanath is a Buddhist religious complex with a history dating back over 500 years. Located on the eastern edge of Kathmandu it is now a site of great pilgrimage for Buddhist followers who circle its massive stupa, spin its many prayer wheels and visit its beautiful monastery. The main feature of Boudhanath is its huge hemispherical white stupa with central golden tower and the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha. Visitors should circle the stupa in a clockwise direction and spin prayer wheels for good fortune and a good life. Visitors may also enjoy visiting the Thangka painting school within the complex to see highly skilled artists at work on religious mandala paintings.
Hindu Temple is a very large and complex and focal point for the Hindu religion. This old and very revered complex of buildings and shrines is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. While Lord Shiva has multiple forms he is often seen as the destroyer. This has great significance for the Pashupatinath temple as it is the site of many Hindi ritual cremations each day. Pashupatinath is considered by Hindus to be an auspicious site for passing from one stage of life to the next through the purifying and destroying flames of cremation. However, on a happier note, visitors may also get to see the temple in a buoyant festival mode with one of the many Hindu festivals celebrated here through the year.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
The next stop today is the beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square, or the royal palace square of the ancient Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley. This square and all its architectural treasures are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While some damage to buildings occurred in the 2015 earthquake the site still contains many stunning architectural gems. The original royal palace courtyards are open to visitors and you will marvel at the intricate timber carving and beautifully crafted brickwork of the palace. The open square outside the palace has many beautiful multi-storey pagodas and temples with ornate carving and carpentry artwork that tells some of the story of the ancient kings and their mystical time and beliefs. The square also contains many important Hindu temples and statues such as to Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Durbar Square also contains the unique and intriguing Kumari Chok. This is an ancient and ornate house where resides the Raj Kumari – the Living Goddess. She is a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. If you are in the courtyard of the home at the right time in the afternoon you may see a brief glimpse of the Goddess at her window.
Visitors to Nepal restricted by time or lack of physical capacity can still experience the huge expanse, awe-inspiring height, majesty and power of the Himalayan mountain range offered by a panoramic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Mount Everest and return – all in little more than an hour. We find just as many hardy trekkers also take this opportunity to view the Himalaya as those travellers unable to trek the high trails.
Mountain flights normally start with an early morning pick-up from your hotel and a quick drive to the Kathmandu Airport domestic terminal. Flights are conducted in comfortable twin-engine 12 to 16 seat aircraft. During the flight passengers are all provided with an opportunity to take in the mountain panorama from the wide-view windshield of the pilot’s cockpit. This is a great opportunity to take some spectacular photographs and to really take in the full spectacle of the ice-capped mountain summits and deep alpine valleys. The view from the central plains of India to the highest mountain summit on Earth is something that mountain-flight passengers never forget. On completion of your flight you will be quickly transported back to your hotel, usually by mid-morning.
Later in the Afternoon you will be catching a 45 minute flight to lumbini. Upon arrival Lumbini, we will transfer you to the hotel.
After breakfast, we go walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal. Then we drive, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. Allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden.
Then, in the afternoon you will fly to Pokhara and later check in to the hotel.
Today we will take an early flight to Jomsom. From there we will drive to Muktinath which is a very famous and historical Hindu temple.Your guide will introduce you to the many Buddhits and Hindu elements of the temple and you may also meet some of the monks who reside, study and meditate at the temple. If you wish you make also take the invigorating and spiritually significant walk under the 108 water fountains of the temple. You will also learn about the five elements of all creation that come together at this temple. You will then return back to Jomsom village where you will spend the night.
After Breakfast we will fly to Pokhara. After cheaking into the hotel we will leave for sightseeing in the beautiful city of Pokhara. Some of the highlights of Pokhara that you will experince are Boating in Phewa Lake and visit Barahi temple at the center of the lake, Davis Fall, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave and Pokhara Shanti Stupa.
After breakfast, morning flight to Kathmandu and you will transfer to your hotel. After your refreshment you will be picked up from your hotel for Budhanilkhanta visit.
Budhanilkantha Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. 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 Vishnu. The temple's main statue of Budhanilkantha is considered the largest stone carving in Nepal
The Good Bye! We will collect you from your hotel lobby in plenty of time to take you to the airport to check-in for your flight. We wish you well for your journey home and hope you will return to Nepal soon to explore another region of our amazing little country.
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