Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu
Cover all the spiritual bases on this multifaith Kathmandu tour. Learn about Buddhism in Boudhanath, meet holy Hindu “sadhus” in Pashupatinath, and then look into your future with a local palm-reader. Fingers crossed there's travel, glory and a lottery win ahead!
Meet your guide at the centrally located Kathmandu Guest House and hop on a local bus to Pashupatinath, a significant Hindu temple devoted to the god Shiva. Your expert guide will explain the Hindu spiritual beliefs surrounding the cycle of birth and death.
You’ll also have the chance to interact with the colorfully dressed Sadhu monks. Learn why the holy men give up worldly goods to signify devotion and liberation.
Outside the 17th-century temple, along the banks of the Bagmati River, cremation ceremonies regularly take place. Respect mourning families by refraining from photos or watching the ritual.
Next, travel by local transport for a short distance to Bodhnath. The shrine is an important religious site for Tibetan Buddhists, and one of the only places in the world that you can see the daily routines of Tibetan monks. The stupa sits along a historic trade route that stretches across Lhasa, Tibet, Nepal and India. Today, people still come to Bodhnath to pray before undertaking a daunting journey such as climbing the Himalayas.
Marvel at one of the world’s largest stupas as your guide explains Tibetan traditions. You might even see pilgrims spin prayer wheels as they circle the stupa. You’ll also have the opportunity to talk with resident monks about Buddhism and the practices you witness at Bodhnath.
After wrapping up at Bodhnath, enjoy a relaxing lunch at a nearby rooftop restaurant with a fantastic view overlooking the stupa (own expense). Then walk to the home of a renowned astrologer who will do a reading for you (own expense), if you wish!
After an enlightening day exploring Kathmandu’s spiritual side, your guide returns you to your hotel.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended"
"Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout Kathmandu; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended"
"Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015"
"Maximum group size is 12."
"Please bring comfortable walking shoes and your own water-bottle. (If you’re travelling during monsoon season you might want to carry a rain-proof jacket or an umbrella!)"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour."
"Most travelers can participate"
"Your Spiritual Nepal tour includes entrance fees to the UNESCO-listed Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa, which helps preserve local cultural heritage and ensures these important sites are maintained."
"Should you choose to have your palm read during the tour, the fee for the reading supports the local palm-readers who would otherwise have no access to tourist money."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.