Nepal Pilgrimage Tour

  • Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy, Leisure And Luxury
  • Destination Nepal
All Inclusive PriceUS $1499US $1599
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1 - 1 PaxUS $1699
2 - 4 PaxUS $1599
5 - 9 PaxUS $1499
10 - 20 PaxUS $1399
20 - 30 PaxUS $1299
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  • Enjoy every day visiting glorious ancient sites of great religious importance
  • Explore interesting pilgrimage wonderful sites around Kathmandu valley
  • A perfect blend and combination of exciting holy places with scenic views
  • From low warm tropical of holy Lumbini to high, cold area at Muktinath temple
  • Fascinating drive and scenic flight around Nepal most interesting holy places

Trip Introduction:Nepal Pilgrimage Tour - ‘fabulous pilgrimage in Nepal visiting both Hindu and Buddhism holy sites’

Nepal Pilgrimage Tour more than week duration of 10 to 11 days that allows you to explore and visit most of all Himalayan sacred destinations from low warm Terai belt of Far West Nepal at Lumbini to mild temperatures of scenic Pokhara and arctic cold at holy Muktinath Temple.

Nepal Pilgrimage Tour leads to exciting and wonderful places of great religious and cultural importance starts from Kathmandu, a city renowned for its historical monuments and religious places listed in World Heritage Sites.

Begins within Kathmandu valley visiting both pilgrimage sites that includes Hindu and Buddhism places of great religious importance with tour of great holy Pashupatinath temple, which is the main pilgrim hub for world-wide Hindu followers.

Tour extends around Buddhist great monuments of Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath Stupas and monasteries with visit of Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha, known as ‘The Light of Asia’.

Nepal a unique country for all types of travelers and age-groups where one can enjoy wide variation of exotic places from scenic, cultural, adventurous to pilgrimage destinations all within driving and air distance that makes Nepal Pilgrimage Tour more interesting.

Truly an amazing place where one can enjoy both great old religions Hindu and Buddhism sites in one single pilgrimage with ever present exciting views of high snow-capped mountains.

Enjoying exciting and meaningful visit around Kathmandu where tour takes you beyond towards beautiful Pokhara, a famous touristic city blessed with natural beauty of high Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its calm simmering lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

Tour of Pokhara visiting it natural wonders on route to holy Muktinath Temple where scenic flight takes you at Jomsom, within windswept country of Mustang then head towards at the highest spot of pilgrimage adventure at 3, 800 m and 12, 467 ft.

For Hindu followers known as Mukti Kshetra, which literally means a ‘place of liberation’ (moksh).
This temple regarded 106th among the available 108 Divya Desam (premium temples) considered sacred by the Sri Vaishnava sect, while Buddhist call as Chumig Gyatsa a Tibetan language means “Hundred Waters”.

After visiting all important places that Nepal has to offer on Pilgrimage Tour of both Hindu and Buddhism religious sites then completing the journey visiting high hills of Chandragiri and oldest pilgrimage spot of Swayambhunath to conclude our wonderful experience on Nepal Pilgrimage Tour.


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On first arrival in Nepal international airport at Kathmandu meet our Trekking Planner staff and guide for short transfer in the hub of Kathmandu city at Thamel area, an interesting location where all needful items found around in the shops and stores in Thamel.

Check into your rooms after a rest then down at meeting place in the hotel lobby or foyer for group briefing where our guide or leader provides you with information on pilgrimage tours and other necessary subjects to make your stay enjoyable.

Evening includes group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant to get the taste of local cuisines with local cultural program to entertainment while you enjoy the dinner.

    Morning after breakfast depart for exciting pilgrimage tour of holy Pashupatinath an important temple for Hindu followers dedicated to powerful God Lord Shiva, bserve pilgrims on worships by the bank of sacred Bagmati River.

    As well join in for prayer and offering at the main temple inner courtyard where it is reserved for Hindu people only, after a sacred tour short drive to Bouddhanath Stupa, a famous Buddhist monument and largest Stupa or Dome in this world, an old colossal with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, built by Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in 5th A.D.

    This exciting area around also called Little Tibet due to large number of locals of Tibetan origin that resides around as shop keepers and running nice restaurants that makes Bouddhanath one of the pride of the country.

    Afternoon end of our day tour and pilgrimage takes you north from Kathmandu city within nice and peaceful surroundings to reach at holy Buddhanilkantha also called Narayanthan a Hindu Temple, situated on the foot of Shivapuri hill, the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Narayan.

    A statue of sleeping Vishnu lying on a bed of serpents in the middle of pool and seems to float on water, this reclining statue built in 5th century A.D. although a
    renowned spot of worship, the reigning king of Nepal (may it be contemporary or
    any Hindu monarch) cannot visit this place for reasons particularly unknown.

    Thus to please the king a replica of it has been built elsewhere if he wishes to visit it much, after prayer and worship return back to hotel.

      Morning an interesting short drive of less than hour towards south of Kathmandu to reach at famous and popular Hindu temple of Dakshinkali which is within Pharping area, about 18 k.m. distance from the city of Kathmandu.

      A peaceful location with cool forest around rural farm areas, on reaching Pharping visit famous old Buddhist nunnery and monastery with caves where in 6-7th century Guru Padamasamba visited here on his way to Tibet from India.

      Stayed and meditated here in the cave, from this holy Buddhist spot short distance ride to Dakshinkali Temple of Kalig goddess, where most pilgrims sacrifice small animals like goats and chickens, the famous day is on Saturday, this sacred spot situated within near Chobar gorge where Bagmati River flows.

      Here perform puja and religious rites with help of local priests and then continue pilgrimage tour to Patan Durbar Square, less of an hour drive to reach another adjoining district of Kathmandu.

      Places of interest around Patan / Lalitpur city:

      Center of Patan / Lalitpur enriched with ancient Newari architecture with three main courtyards within palace:

      Enjoy tour of Krishna Temple:

      Temple dedicated to Hindu God Lord Krishna built in 17th century, considered to be the first one to be built in Shikara architecture, commands a vital position around durbar square.

      The elegant Shikara-style temple is ranked as one of the gems of Durbar Square. The temple is compared with sacred Mount Meru, which is abode of the god Shiva according to Hindu scriptures.


      A Buddhist temple of Mahaboudha, which is made of clay bricks, lies to the east of the Durbar Square. Hundreds of Buddha images are engraved in the bricks. The temple is known for its fine terra cotta work.


      Just at rim of Durbar square lies five-storied pagoda temple of Lord Siva built by King Jayasthiti Malla, inside the temple premises a natural spring, believe is that source comes from famous holy and glacial pond of Gosainkund, located north of Kathmandu valley around Langtang Himal at Rasuwa district.

      The golden work on the temple was added later in 1422 A.D. On the festival of Janai Purnima (month of August), ritual bathing and fair takes place.

      From Patan Durbar Square short drive to Bungmati and Kokana villages located on the very edge of Kathmandu valley around Lalitpur district, where you can observe traditional and heritage farm life of villagers of old Newar culture visit the local old houses and famous temples, this place famous for handmade garments and mustard oils.

      After an interesting day return back to your hotel and preparation for next pilgrimage tour beyond and away from Kathmandu.

        Morning pleasant drive on Nepal main highway with views of rolling green hills, valleys dotted with farm villages facing views of snow peaks as drive reach at Kurintar on route Pokhara highway.

        From here a short ride in a cable car to reach Mankamana temple (Goddess of fulfilling wishes). Mankamana Temple located 135 k.m. distance from Kathmandu and 12 k.m south of historic town Gorkha perched a high hill at 1,302 meters above Trisuli and Masrsyangdi River, a famous and popular pilgrimage spot where devotees from all over Nepal and India comes here to worship to fulfill their wish.

        A great many sacrifice also takes place offering animals goats, chickens and also letting the pigeons free, after an interesting prayer and worship of Goddess Mankamana return back by cable car and continue drive of few hours to reach at beautiful city at Pokhara with afternoon free at leisure.

          Early morning short drive to a high hill at Sarankot to catch stunning sunrise over chain of snow peaks with Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya with towering Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak.

          Enjoy fabulous sunrise with grand scenery back to hotel by the Phewa Lake side and the continue tour of Pokhara at place of interesting visit beautiful waterfalls at Devi’s Fall, also called Patale Chhago (Hell’s Fall) a nice pleasant area with views of tremendous waterfalls, during monsoon time one can witness raging volumes of waters makes this place more interesting and impressive.

          From here short visit of Gufteswor Gufa just at walking distance from Devis’ fall across the street the entrance is wide with down steps with a shrine of Shiva one can head further down to view the raging Seti River entering a channel into the cave.

          After an interesting tour head towards north of Pokhara where you can observe local life at traditional bazaar of great ethnical diverse with temples that reflects the Newari architecture of Kathmandu valley, although Pokhara majority are hill people Gurung with Magar and Tamang with Hindu Brahmins, Chettries and Dalits. The local bazaar has important and interesting temple of Bindhyabasini Mandir (temple), this white dome shaped dominates a spacious stone paved courtyard on a shady hill top with excellent views of the bazaar with Annapurna mountain range. After a glorious day return back to hotel with rest of the day free at leisure.

            With pleasant time in Pokhara, morning drive to Pokhara airport for short scenic flight to Jomsom, on flight enjoy fantastic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of mountains, till flight lands at Jomsom airport located on a shelf of Kali-Gandaki River. Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang district from Jomsom drive on windswept landscapes of Kaligandaki plains to reach at Muktinath as drive diverts from Kaligandaki River valley heading up on winding road to reach at holy Muktinath and the village, then taking a short break to enjoy views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and adjoining peaks.

            From the village of Rani-Pawa where drive ends and takes a short walk up to reach within Muktinath premises where the history and purity goes back into antiquity of 2,300 years ago.

            An important pilgrimage spot for both Hindu and Buddhist visiting the sight of natural power, on-route pilgrims also search for black glossy fossils called shaligram (ammonite), found in abundance around Kaligandaki River banks.

            The outside a small rounded rocks but split open reveals imprint of slugs and ammonites formed 140 million years ago. Because of its wheel-like shape the shaligram is associated with the Hindu god Vishnu.

            Muktinath, located on popular Annapurna Circuit trekking route coming from Manang via high Thorang la pass, from Muktinath trail also joins to remote areas of upper Mustang region, in auspicious time as per Hindu calendar, the place is flooded with pilgrims of both Hindu and Buddhist religions.

            At Muktinath take a bath and wash on its cold and holy 108 water spout, which is also the source of Kaligandaki River and then enter the main temple of Muktinath for prayer.

            After worship visit other temples and Buddhist monasteries and then drive back to Jomsom for overnight stop in the town populated by Thakali people, the main tribe of Kaligandaki River valley and Lower Mustang.

              Early morning transfer to Jomsom airport for short scenic flight to Pokhara, on reaching at Pokhara drive to reach at famous spot and birth site of Lord Buddha at Lumbini.

              As drive heads around nice town of Waling and Syange then reach Palpa, Tansen the last town located on hills as ride reaches at low land of Terai belt within the district of Rupendehi, around Lumbini zone in the land where Lord Buddha was born on reaching outskirt of Buddha’s birth place and then transfer to your hotel.

                From morning till afternoon full day tour of Buddha's historical and religious sites with other interesting areas and holy Buddha’s birth places includes other historical spots, Lumbini traditional birthplace of Gautama Buddha founder of Buddhism, born in the 6th Century B.C. Way back in 249 BC, a great Buddhist convert Emperor Asoka visited Lumbini and built four stupas and a stone pillar. Asoka’s Pillar bears an inscription that translates as: "King Piyadasi (Asoka), beloved of devas, in the 20 year of coronation, himself made a royal visit, Buddha Sakyamuni having been born here, a stone railing was built and a stone pillar erected to the Bhagavan ["blessed one"] having been born here.

                The area was re-discovered in the year 1895 by a German archaeologist identified Asoka’s Pillar its inscription. Records made by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian were also used in the process of identifying this religiously acclaimed site. Lumbini was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

                After an interesting time within its holy and religious historical sites return back to hotel with afternoon free to browse around the local town and villages.

                  Morning enjoy short visit around Buddha’s birth sites and then drive to Bhairawa at Gautam Buddha airport for scenic flight to Kathmandu, during air enjoy super panorama of Himalayan snow-capped mountain range all the way to Kathmandu, from the domestic airport, our staff transfers you back to your Hotels, afternoon visit takes you in the heart of Kathmandu old Durbar square Teemed with exciting religious and cultural monument visiting ancient Royal Palace and courtyard of Malla and Shah Monarch, includes tour of famous Kumari the Living Goddess residents within the square with Kasthamandap temple, where name Kathmandu derived from (means a temple built from the wood of a single tree).

                  After a pleasant and exciting tour enjoying great culture and historical sites then
                  head back to your hotel with evening free at leisure.

                    Morning an exciting and scenic drive towards south from the city area of Kathmandu reaching at foot hill of Chandragiri where cable car ride takes you on top of Chandragiri high hill, located at 2,547 m / 8,356 feet, from here enjoy grand views of dramatic landscapes and snow-capped mountains.

                    A panorama of 180° wide angle range of Himalayan peaks, at present drawing visitors local to wide-world visitors due to its amazing facilities for all age group from children to elderly people.

                    At Chandragiri enjoying fabulous scenery then back downhill for short drive to Swayambhunath Buddhist Stupa, the oldest monument and famous landmark of Nepal.

                    Believed to be of more than 2,600 years old history where one can overlook whole of Kathmandu city and of the valley rim enclosed by tiers of green hills with snow peaks towards north direction.

                    From Swayambhunath after a pleasant moments head back to your hotel with last overnight in Kathmandu, Nepal.

                      After a great and wonderful experience in Nepal with amazing time around best religious and important areas on Nepal Pilgrimage Tour, with your last day in Nepal our staff and guide transfers you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to next port of call.

                        Itinerary Disclaimer:

                        Nepal Pilgrimage Tour provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks and drive can be shorter or longer as per road and weather condition within eight time of the year, designated overnight stops provides you with all meals except in Kathmandu and at Pokhara.

                        We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Inc, USA.

                        Cost Details


                        • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
                        • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
                        • Twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Muktinath, Lumbini.
                        • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, in Pokhara, Manakamana, Muktinath and Lumbini with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
                        • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Lumbini, Jomsom to Muktinath to Jomsom by private vehicle and Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara Lumbini to Kathmandu by flight
                        • Manakamana and Chandagiri cable car ticket
                        • 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation
                        • First add kid box
                        • Trekking Planner's Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city maps - if necessary.
                        • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                        • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary


                        • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
                        • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
                        • Lunch and dinner during your Nepal trip
                        • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
                        • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
                        • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, etc)
                        • The tips to the guide and drive
                        • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                        • Anything not included in service includes column

                        Essential Info

                        If you have an Indian passport, the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp is INR 100,000. When breaking down the cost, Indian citizens pay slightly less than citizens of other nations because India is a member of the SAARC (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka), which lowers the cost of a permit. Additionally, Indian citizens pay less for airline tickets than citizens of other nations, which further lowers the cost of the trip. 

                        People travelling from SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka). have low-cost permits, the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp can be 20 to 50 dollars less for holders of these kinds of Trekkers and travelers coming to Nepal.

                        EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

                        • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner Inc duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
                        • Day bag.( Small handbag)
                        • Sports shoes or sandal.
                        • Sun Hat/cap
                        • Pullover or warm sweeter
                        • down jacket
                        • Raincoat
                        • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
                        • 2/3 pairs of tour trousers
                        • 3/4 pairs of tour shirts
                        • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
                        • Eye glass
                        • Water bottle
                        • Flash or Torch light
                        • Camera and batteries.

                        Best Seasons for Nepal Pilgrimage Tour:

                        Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon wet season from mid-June to August where southern Himalaya will receive much rains.

                        The best times from March to May in spring season and from September to February months during autumn and winter seasons.

                        March to May much longer sunlight hours where green hills are bright and beautiful with wild flowers in full blooming times, especially rhododendron of various species, make the trek more interesting and very special.

                        Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon, can get cloudy sometimes with chance of snows around higher elevation cold in the morning and night time.

                        September to February during autumn / fall and winter times most days are crystal clear from morning till mid-afternoon, days are shorter and as well sunlight hours, much cold with freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades.

                        Climate and Weather:

                        Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

                        Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around high hills.

                        Other months from September to February another great times for tour and hikes, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

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