Spiritual Nepal

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4.5 Based on 1 Review
  • COVID-19protected
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 5 hours
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rotate the prayer wheels along with local Buddhists and light a butter lamp in Boudhanath
  • Interact with the 'Sadhus' Hindu Holy Men in Pashupatinath
  • Get an acquaintance with a Hindu palmreader and get your palms read like the locals do
  • Witness the evening "Aarati" – an offering of lights to the Lord at Pashupatinath Temple
The Spiritual Nepal tour starts and ends in Kathmandu. The Spiritual Nepal is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 5 hours.

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!
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Ms. Annie H.
  • On Feb 25 2016
4.5 - Excellent
Excellent
“Due to the current blockade of Nepal and the lack of diesel available, there are about 1/3 of the public buses running. This tour required use of the public bus, it was really, really overcrowded and uncomfortable, not only physically but felt we were taking locals places making it hard for them to go about their daily life. Our guide was amazing, lnowledgeable and guided us in culturally acceptable behaviour.”
ITINERARY

Meet up with your guide and fellow travelers at the meeting point and hop in for a ride in a cab (local taxi for up to 2 people, private cab for more than 2 people) to the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal: the Boudhanath Stupa. Rotate the prayer wheels along with the locals as you circumnavigate the magnificent white spherical dome and offer prayers to Lord Buddha by lighting a traditional butter lamp.

After this spiritual experience, walk for around 15 minutes to Pashupatinath Temple, the largest Hindu pilgrimage site of Nepal. At Pashupatinath, go on an insightful spiritual journey of Hindu beliefs, the cycle of birth and death, and the stories of Sadhus - Hindu Holy Men, who renounce their hedonistic social life to devote their life to Shiva (Hindu God of Destruction). You can also get your future read by a local palm-reader! Witness one of many cremations along the banks of Bagmati River, and interact with soot-smeared, saffron-clad, dreadlocked Sadhus.

As the sun goes down, brace yourself to be overwhelmed by throngs of locals as they gather around on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern side of Pashupatinath Temple. Watch along with them the mesmerizing every-day ritual called “Aarati,” which is an offering of lights to Lord Pashupatinath. Make sure you keep near your guide and your group lest you get lost in the crowd of locals! Return a transformed person after this divine (and truly local) experience! 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Transport
  • Transportation costs.
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  •  entry fees to Boudhanath and Pashupatinath
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch / dinner
  • tips/gratuities for your guide
  • alms to holy men and monks
  •  palm reader’s fees.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Spiritual Nepal tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date -full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

For any tour departures within 18 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 January 2022, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Spiritual Nepal tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Spiritual Nepal tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

Meeting end point :

Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated.
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