Nepal Hindu Pilgrimage Tour
Activities:Janakpur Janaki Mandir Darsan , sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara
Duration:08 Nights 09Days
Destination: Katmandu -Pokhara – Jomson / Muktinath – Janakpur
General Facts of Janakpur Dham & Muktinath Tour
Trip Days: 9 Days.
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel (Can be upgraded as per requirement).
Transportation: Car, Van, Hiace, jeep or bus as per group Size.
Tour Attraction: Janaki Temple, Bibaha Mandap, Dhanusha Dham, Ganga Sagar.
Tour Attraction: Muktinath Temple, Pokhara City
Season: Round the Year.
Group Size: Minimum 02.
Tour Code: Hindu Pilgrimage
Arrive Kathmandu Airport and Transfer to the Hotel, Check inn relax and Meet or Executive who will help you with the check inn and brief about the tour ., Evening Arti in Pashupati Temple .Overnight Kathmandu, Altitude: 1400Meters, Highlight: Arti at Pashupatinath temple Meal: Dinner.
Discription of Sightseeing : Pashupatinath Arti Pashupatinath Temple is regarded as one of the holiest shrines of Hindus across the world. Pashupatinath Temple’s existence dates back to 400 AD. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world pay homage here and the temple is also called ‘The Temple of Living Beings’., Priests and devotees perform daily ritual worships and offer prayers at the temple in the morning, day and evening time. Of various Pujas, the evening ‘Aarati’ at the banks of Bagmati river on the eastern side of the temple draws people in hordes A must-see on any visit to Kathmandu is Pashupati Aarti in the evening. This evening rituals with a band singing hymns in praise of god, playing of classical instruments, chanting of Vedic mantras, ringing of bells, burning of incense, and lighting of oil lamps, keep the people spellbound throughout. The ritual makes the evening environment dazzling. , The Aarati is performed at 6 pm every day. The attendees experience a blissful moment. Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Morning breakfast at Hotel /sight seeing tour (visit Pashupatinath Boudhanath or Swaymbhunath Budhanilkantha ( Sleeping Vishnu)/free time for shopping and overnight at Hotel. Altitude: 1400Meters Highlight: Boudhanath or Swaymbhunath Budhanilkantha Meal: Breakfast & Dinner Discription of Sightseeing
Boudhanath The Boudhanath Temple As far as Tibetan way of life in Kathmandu is concerned is very important and sacred Buddhist events are and festivals are marked on this temple. The Tibetan New Year and the Losar festival are all colorfully celebrated at Boudhanath Temple in some of the largest festivals ever seen in Nepal. The Boudhanath Temple has further gained influence after being declared as a World heritage Site by UNESCO. The Boudhanath Temple was erected in the 5th century and has been of great importance to Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalese for purposes of pilgrimage and meditation. There are quite a number of monasteries and nunneries around the Boudhanath Temple and there is a strong Himalayan culture around the temple too because of the presence of Tibetans and Sherpas. Buddhists will be seen performing their daily rituals by walking around the Boudhanath Temple three times while reciting either loudly or silently the incantation “’Om Mani Padme Hum” Symbhunath is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. The Tibetan name for the site means 'Sublime Trees' (Wylie: Phags.pa Shing.kun), for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. However, Shing.kun may be a corruption of the local Nepal Bhasa name for the complex, Singgu, meaning 'self-sprung'.[For the Buddhist Newars in whose mythological history and origin myth as well as day-to-day religious practice, Swayambhu occupies a central position, it is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. For Tibetans and followers of Tibetan Buddhism, it is second only to Boudha. Much of Swayambhu's iconography comes from the Vajrayana tradition of Newar Buddhism. However, the complex is also an important site for Buddhists of many schools, and is also revered by Hindus .Budhanilkantha is one of the sacred pilgrimages for Hindu devotees. It is situated nearly 8-km north of Kathmandu. It is one of the remarkable, colossal statues of lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of snakes. This statue is said to have erected in the 5th-century. This fifth century statue lies in the middle of a small pond. Budhanikantha is a place of pilgrimage for all Hindus and is the scene of great activity at such festivals as Haribodhini ekadasi and Kartik Poornima. An interesting feature of this shrine is that the reigning King of Nepal might not visit the spot, According to an old tradition, as he was said to be the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive.
Morning Breakfast at Hotel /Departure for Pokhara. 200 kms (takes.5 & half hour drive .On the way enjoy with the view of green Mountains and Trishuli River/ Manakamana Darshan by Cable Car/on arrival at pokhara hotel welcome drinks/take rest / Evening walk around the lake & Boating at Fewa lake/O/night at Hotel. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal) valley, the city is known as a centre of adventure. This enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. This is the land of Gurungs and Magars, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Bramans, Chetries, Newars, Thakalis are another important ethnic group here, are known for their entrepreneurship. Fewa Lake Fewa Lake, the second largest lake in the kingdom, roughly measuring 1.5 km by 4 km, is the centre of all attractions in Pokhara. The enchanting lake is an idyllic playground. Brightly painted wooden boats and sailboats can be rented on reasonable cost around lakeside. The lake is neither deep (roughly 47 meters at most), the water is warm and swimming is pleasant. One of the fascinating parts of lakeside is the splendid view of the mountains, especially when the still water reflects the peaks, creating a double image. Day 04: Pokhara Jomsom Flight and Drive to Muktinath.
Early Morning departure for domestic airport and take a flight for Jomsom/Arrive at Jomsom have b/ fast at hotel / take a pony trek or Jeep drive to Muktinath (take 1and Half hrs drive to reach the Muktinath/visit Muktinath Temple for Aarti and Back to Jomsom/ have Lunch & rest / Evening walk at Jomsom / Dinner at hotel and O/ Night. The easy way to get there is to catch the spectacular 20 minute flight from Pokhara to Jomsom during which passengers enjoy glorious views of the Annapurna range, the Dhaulagiri massif and many more. There are certain sacred sites which are as important to Buddhists as they are to Hindus and one of them is the highly revered Muktinath Temple that sits at an altitude of 3,710 meters. At close proximity to the famous Thorang La (a pass in the Himalaya mountain range) Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang where the In both Hinduism and Buddhism, the number 108 carries great significance and hence the 108 water spouts. The Kali Gandaki River is known for the shaligrams or fossils that are found here. The fossils of this ancient sea creature are required for the establishment of a Vishnu temple. This region was once a sea bed before it rose to this lofty height over millions of years, resulting from the upward thrust of the tectonic plates which created the Himalaya. Day 05: Drive back to Jomsom and Fly back to Pokhara.
Early morning takes flight for Pokhra / arrives at Hotel / B/ fast at Hotel / Sightseeing tours (Visit Fewa lake/ Devit fall / Gupteshwor mahadev Cave/ Bindebasheni temple/ Seti river / Rest & O/ Nights at Hotel. To many who have been there, the name "Pokhara" itself immediately conjures up the magical image of Mt. Machhapuchhre, the stunning forked pinnacle named for its fish-tail shape. An illustrious member of the Annapurna range, rising out of which are a bevy of other equally distinguished summits that protect the valley in a breathtaking semi-circle, it levitates to a height of 6,977 m and is one of the most enduring natural fixtures of Pokhara. The cluster of delightful lakes is another absorbing feature of Pokhara. The deep green reservoirs are fed by glacial rivers that originate in the Annapurna mountains. Around the serene Lake Phewa, the largest of the seven lakes, sprawls Pokhara's pulsating tourist neighborhood. With a string of hotels, restaurants and shops hugging its shores, Lakeside, as the area is called, is a popular hangout for travellers from all over the world. The Barahi temple, Pokhara’s most important Hindu shrine, stands on an island in the middle of the water. The two-storied pagoda houses an image of the boar manifestation of Ajima, a protectress deity representing the female force. Perched on a hilltop to the south of the lake, the World Peace Pagoda, a massive Buddhist stupa, looks down upon the valley of Pokhara & International Mountain Museum. Another scenic lake is Begnas which is situated on the outskirts of the town. Comparatively less frequented, Begnas Lake is for those seeking more quiet and privacy. Boating, swimming, day-hiking and lazing around in the shadow of the snowy mountains are popular diversions here. Pokhara's geology is as striking which further endorses its untamed beauty and inspires awe in all. Imagine a town with the Grand Canyon running through the main street, that's Pokhara. Its fashionable shopping district is split in half by a bottomless fissure in the rock substratum, called the Seti Gorge. The Seti Gandaki river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination - over 20 meters! Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old Mission Hospital, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow. A series of large limestone caves, Mahendra Gupha, adorns the northern end of the city. It is locally known as the House of Bats, an apt name for it. It is best to bring your own torch to see the stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the local winged residents. Pokhara’s southern extremity is marked by a mysterious hole in the ground known as Patale Chhango (or Devil’s Falls). Here the river flowing out of Lake Phewa is sucked into the deadly vortex of a dark cavern that plunges into the depths of the earth. Nearby, the sacred cave of Gupteswar Gupha draws Hindu pilgrims for the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva enshrined here. Also take time out to explore the town's old market center. The Bindhyabasini temple is the focus of religious activity in the old bazaar. It is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Bhagwati, a manifestation of Shakti. The park-like grounds offer a fine picnic area, and on Saturdays and Tuesdays when devotees flock here to offer sacrifices, take on a festive local flavor. The old part of town bears resemblance to the traditional urban layout of Kathmandu, with temples and exquisite house facades. These architectural styles were brought by settlers from the Kathmandu Valley who, centuries ago, were invited by one of the kings of Kaski to set up shop and engage in trade. Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu
Morning B/ Fast at Hotel/ Drive for kathmandu / arrive at Hotel/ Rest and O/ Night at Hotel. Day 07: Kathmandu to Janakpur Flight.
Day 07: Kathmandu to Janakpur Flight.
After breakfast, you will board a flight to Janakpur. Janakpur is the capital of the ancient state of Mithila and the Janaki Temple, located in the center of the city, is well known in the Hindu Kingdom (Nepal). Sita (Janaki) the wife of the legendary hero Ram was born in Janakpur. Throughout the year, many pilgrims come to pay their respects to Ram and Sita who are the main religious attractions in Janakpur. The city is thronged by worshippers and visitors, especially during the festival of Bibah Panchami. This annual festival is celebrated on the occasion of Ram and Sita’s marriage and their wedding ceremony is enacted throughout the week. During this period, the city is enlivened by the wedding festivities. Overnight in hotel. DAY 08: JANAKPUR SIGHTSEEING & FLY TO KATHMANDU
After breakfast, you will proceed towards remaining temples in Janakpur including Laxman temple. You will then proceed to Janakpur airport for a flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will pay a visit to Lord Krishna Temple in Patan Durbar Square. Day 09: Final Departure
Morning B/ fast at hotel & dip. For Int. airport with good memory of Nepal pilgrim. Important Information’s on JOMSOM (A) “ACAP PERMIT” ( Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ) for Foreign and Indian Nationals to be collected from ACAP office in Kathmandu & Pokhara. Failing to obtain the ACAP permit at either KTM or PKR will require paying double the amount as a penalty at Jomsom. A copy of the passport and 2 copies of passport size photos are required while applying for the permit. Clients will have to obtain this permit on their own as agents are not entertained. However we shall assist the clients for the same.
- Hotel in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast
- Hotel in Pokhara with bed & Breakfast
- All necessary transportation by private vehicle
- Pasupatinath Darshan, Arati Darshan in Pasupatinath
- Guided sightseeing Kathmandu valley & Pokhara valley
- Car, Jeep or Mini bus as fallow group size Kathmandu – Pokhara by Land transfer
- Full board hotel in Jomsom with full meal Fly to Jomsom –Pokhara – Kathmandu by flight
- All entrance permits for sightseeing in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Fare well dinner with Nepal culture dance & song
- Personal Expenses
- Everest Flight Nepal
- Lunch and dinner
- Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
- Extra cost for if in case tour effected by natural calamities
- Personal equipments for the tour.
- Bar & Beverage bills, Tips
|Cost of the Tour|
|INR42,000 per person / USD1600 per person||Nett cost of the tour|