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Hindu pilgrimage tour in Nepal is made for those who want to visit holy place of Hinduism which is describe in sacred books.The Kathmandu valley is filled with thousands of temples and shrines dedicated to the Hindu deities. This fact reveals the importance of Hinduism for the people residing there.
This tour takes you on a journey in the Kathmandu Valley and aims at revealing you the most important and magnificent Hindu temples. The tour starts off by visiting the most important of them all in the Kathmandu Valley and will leads you to Gosainkunda Holy Lake inside the Langtang National Park in the Himalayan range.
Nepal is the perfect location to explore Hinduism and its practices.
DAY 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu
After your trip to Kathmandu, Asian Journey will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. On the way you could have your first impress about Nepalese culture.
Change of sceneries guaranteed. Sounds, smell, rickshaws, colours, street…
DAY 2 – Kathmandu
We will organize for you a day tour of 2 famous Hindu temples, Firstlywe will visit Budhanilkantha temple. It is a Hindu open air temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, which 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. We will also visit the sacred Hindu temple of PashupatiNath. This impressive religious complex and old temple dedicated to Shiva will brings you during the evening in a Hindu ceremony called Arati. It will be an excellent time to be immerge in the Hindu culture.
DAY 3 – Kathmandu
After your breakfast, your driver will drive you to Dakshinkali Temple. Considered as one of the main temples of Nepal, it is dedicated to the goddess Kali. Sometimes it is possible to see some rituals as the animal sacrifices, particularly of cockerels and uncastrated male goats. It is the main way that the goddess is worshipped. Afterward you will visit Patan Durbar Square, which is a marvel of Newa architecture. The Square floor is tiled with red bricks. There are many temples and the royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. Moreover a great museum explains the Hindu history and exhibits religious relics.
DAY 4 – Manokamana Temple / 4 hours driving
Today your driver will brings you to Manokamana Temple. It is the sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati. The name Manakamana originates from two words, “mana” meaning heart and “kamana” meaning wish. Venerated since the 17th century, it is believed that Goddess Manakamana grants the wishes of all those who make the pilgrimage to her shrine to worship her.
DAY 5 – Drive to Dhunche
Today we will reach the village of Dhunche to start a short trek to Goisakund Lake. According to the Hindu religious, it is a sacred lake. Moreover the path, which leads this holy lake, provides some beautiful view and the nature will give us a spiritual atmosphere.
DAY 6 – Trek to Singompa (3, 330 m)
the first part of the trails ascends gradually through mineral water factory up to GhatteKhola (stream). Crossing a suspension bridge over this stream, the trail follows the north side of the river for short while, then begins the steep climbs towards the ridge. After the initial climb, the trail levels a bit, passes through tiny village of Deurali and then continues up to this ridge. Climbs through a forest of firs and rhododendrons for about two hours you reach at very basic teahouse from where you will see views of back down valley. After that the trail continues to climb to the Dimsa. Beyond trek continue up past an army camp, and then climb up through scrub and oaks to Sing Gomp.
DAY 7 – Trek to Gosaikunda (4,460 m)
The trail of today climbs steeply up the ridge, which creates a transition zone between rich, moist forests on the northern slopes and dry scrub vegetation on the slope facing south. The area on the northern slope is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepali calls cat bear. The trail crosses behind the ridge and stays in the deep forest for a while before emerging onto a saddle at ChalangPati from here we enter the Goisakund protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires and grazing of goats is prohibited. As the trail steeply climbs up to Laurebina today you will enjoy the outstanding views of Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtanglirung. We will continue to Gosaikunda by climbing further along the ridge till we see the first lakes at around. The trail now leaves the ridge and heads high above the Trisuli valley. After the trail crosses a spur, the second lake in the chain (BhairavKund) comes into view. The trail climbs gently but continuously to the third and largest lake known as Gosainkund.
DAY 8 –rituals edge to the lake and trek back to Dhunche
Goisakund Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Shiva. According to the legend, Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison.
DAY9 – Drive to Kathmandu / 2 – 3 hours
Once upon arrival in Kathmandu you will have free time to wander in the streets or have a rest in your hotel. To conclude this day and our trip all together, Asian Journey will organize a Farewell dinner in typical restaurant with cultural dance performance.
DAY 10 – Fly back home
Today as per your international flight time, keep your air ticket and your passport handy. Our office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.