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Kathmandu-Pokhara Pilgrim Tour-6 Days

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Daily Tour 6 day Availability: 2019-01-01
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Nepal
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Overview

The Kathmandu-Pokhara pilgrim tour to the five most important Hindu temples in Nepal rolled into one luxurious 6 days package starts with Pashupatinath Darshan in Kathmandu and moves further to Dakshinkali, Manakamana, Bindhya Bashini and Varahi.

Pashupatinath, a most important Hindu temple in Nepal that stands on the banks of holy Bagmati River northwest of Kathmandu is a powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power. Pashupatinath area is regarded as one of the most important places of pilgrimage for the followers of Hinduism in the entire world. The temple is the subtle work of architecture with its gold-plated roof, be-jeweled doors, flowered motifs and woodcarvings of the finest quality. The square-shaped pagoda like temple, which is built on a single platform of 24 meters in height, stands in the middle of an open courtyard. The entrance of the temple is from all the four sides and is decorated by gold-gilt doors. Inside the temple there is a narrow walk engulfing the sanctum from where one can have closer view of Shivlinga. The temple is barred to non-Hindus, but one can have a good view of the temple and surrounding from the opposite bank of the river.

Dakshinkali, a blood-soaked temple dedicated to the Goddess Kali situated at the confluence of two sacred streams in a rocky cleft in the forest, is a favorite pilgrimage destination of Hindus.

Manakamana, one of the most important temples in the middle hills of the wish-fulfilling Hindu Goddess. The Mankamana temple overlooks terraced fields, and the Trisuli and Marshyangdi river valleys. The hilltop (1302m) also offers a vantage point for taking in the breathtaking view of the Manaslu, Himalchuli and Annapurna massifs to the north. Mankamana is located south of the historic town of Gorkha and 6 km north of Mugling.In the past, millions of pilgrims used to do the long arduous trek up to the hilltop. The cable car station in Cheres is about 104 kms, west from Kathmandu. From the base-station at Cheres we get to Mankamana temple in 10 minutes. The ride covers a distance of 2.8 kilometers.

Bindhya Basini, north of Pokhara was founded in 17th century and sacred to Hindu Goddess, Durga, the warlike incarnation of Parvati, worshipped here in the form of Shaligram.

Varahi, that stands on a small island in the Phewa Lake where we take a boat ride to reach the temple. The temple founded in 18th century is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his boar incarnation and is inhabited by a loft of cooping pigeons.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Kathmandu International Airport(Google Map)

Trip Fact
  • Price: USD 799
  • Activities: Visits to 4 Hindu temples
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Holiday Style:
  • Accommodation: 5 Nights Hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals:Breakfast/All meals in Chitwan/Welcome and Farewell meals
  • Transportation:Private Car/Van/Flight
  • Service Level:Comfort
  • Holiday Grading:1
Trip Highlights
  • Culture and History
  • Local Meals
  • Local People
  • Mountain

COST INCLUDED & NOT INCLUDED
  • All airport/hotel pick up and drop in private car/van
  • 2 Nights in  Kathmandu including breakfast
  • 2 Nights in Pokhara, including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Bandipur, including breakfast.
  • Car with driver, and his Salary, food, insurance and lodging cost
  • 2 Nights 3 Days, Full board in Chitwan National Park, where  All meals, All program, entrance fees and accommodation also includes
  • Welcome and Farewell Meals and Breakfasts while in Kathmandu.
  • 1 Night accommodation in Lumbini, includes breakfast.
  • 1 Night accommodation Nagarkot, includes breakfast.
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Pokhara Valley sightseeing by private Vehicle. Round Trip by private vehicle.
  • Fuel, road tax, parking Fees.
  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • Bar bills, laundry and other expenses of personal nature.
  • Travel insurance including evacuation.
  • Tips for local staffs, guides and porters.
  • Entrance Fees

Departure Date

  The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favourable then please contact us and we will customize your trip on dates you preferred  
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Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.
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Day 1 Arrival KATHMANDU (1300m/4265ft) 

Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city. Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 PASHUPATINATH & DAKSHINKALI TEMPLES 
 In the morning we drive to Pashupatinath Temple for the prayer and then drive to Dakshinkali Temple for the prayer and sightseeing in the area. Return back to Kathmandu for the night stay. Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 Drive to MANAKAMANA TEMPLE; Drive to POKHARA 
 Early in the morning we start drive to Kurintar, 120 km from Kathmandu. Get to the temple through a 10 minutes cable car ride for experiencing the true divinity in Manakamana Temple. The Goddess Manakamana Devi is worshiped with complete rituals. After lunch in the hotel, we drive along the Trishuli River to Pokhara. Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 BINDHYA BASINI & VARAHI TEMPLES 
 In Pokhara we visit to Bindhya Basini Temple north of Pokhara which was founded in 17th century and sacred to Hindu Goddess, Durga. Afterwards, we visit the Pokhara’s most famous Hindu Temple, the two-tiered Pagoda-style Varahi Temple that stands on a small island in the Phewa Lake, Nepal’s second largest lake. Meals: Breakfast
Day 5 Fly back KATMANDU 
 We take a 25 minutes scenic flight back to Kathmandu. This is a leisure day which can be utilized buying gifts and souvenirs for your friends and family. In the evening you will be invited to join FAREWELL reviewing great photos and share experiences of the trip. Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
 Day 6 Fly back HOME or extend your HOLIDAYS
 If you prefer to stay longer, you can consult us for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, mountain biking, Tibet, India or Bhutan tours etc. Meals: Breakfast
Nepal has seen many rulers and ruling dynasties, which lead to a colorful, mixed history. Kathmandu Valley being the heart of Nepal is a natural basin of patchwork of terraced fields and sacred temple towns that showcase the glory of the ancient architects and artisans of Nepal.

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