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Kathmandu Valley Pilgrimage 7 days

  • Patan Durbar Square

  • Baba in Pashupatinath

    These babas pile their sometimes meter long hair on the head, as their idol, the Hindu god Shiva.

  • Statue outside of Swayembu, Kathmanduu, July 2015

  • Bhaktapur October 2015, after the earthquake


Trip Overview

Duration: 7 days
Maximum altitude: 2'195 m 
Accommodation: Hotel, Guesthouse
Best season: All over the year

A journey along the cultural and pilgrimage side of Kathmandu Valley, away from the challenging trekking and simple accommodation.

We will visit the 3 ancient royal cities, whit it’s many Temples, Stupas and Monasteries and able to see the place where Kumari, the little girl who is worshiped as a living incarnation of the goddess lives.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Pashupatinath and Boudhanath

Day 03: Patan

Day 04: Swayembhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 05: Nagarkot and Bhaktapur

Day 06: Dhulikhel and Namo Buddha

Day 07: Departure

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
The Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important temples of Hinduism and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is an architectural beauty and stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition.

Boudhanath Stupa is known for its large Stupa and has for centuries been one of the most important pilgrimages for Buddhists. With a height of about 36 meters, the Stupa is one of the largest of its kind and Buddhist pilgrims circle the building clockwise (Kora).

Day 03: Patan
Compared to Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, Patan is a primary a Buddhist city. This can be seen in the more than 150 former monasteries and by their founding legend. Patan said to have been founded by the Buddhist emperor Ashoka. The main attraction is the Durbar Square, with its countless temples.

Day 04: Swayembhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square
Swayembhunath
or also called (because of the large monkey population) Monkey temple and is situated on a hill, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Kathmandu. The most striking element of the temple is the Buddhist Stupa, which is flanked by two Hindu towers. As in many other places in Kathmandu Buddhist and Hindu Temples are closely linked here.

Kathmandu Durbar Square
The historic heart of Kathmandu, the seat of the king palace and more than 50 pagodas and temples lining the square.

Day 05: Nagarkot and Bhaktapur
From Nagarkot we walk through scenic hills down to Changunarayan (Vishnu Temple) roam the fields and quaint villages and get insight into rural life in the Kathmandu Valley. From Changunarayan we drive to Bhaktapur, one of the former royal city, which particularly impressed by the beautiful wooden architecture. The beautiful city is a UNESCO World Heritage site, gorgeous palaces, magnificent temples of wood and stone, known as the Nyatapole Temple (5 stories high) and the palace with 55 wooden windows.

Day 06: Dhulikhel and Namo Buddha
Dhulikhel
 was until the earthquake a well preserved old town in the Newar style with some pagoda temples. In the southeast part of the town, a stairway leads up to a golden Buddha statue and if we continue up to the Kali Temple a vantage platform with a fantastic view to overlooking the central Himalayas is waiting us.

Namo Buddha two legends entwine around this sacred building. Around the building are several Chaya’s and many prayer flags. Next to the Stupa lies a small Monastery. On the top of a hill are two other Stupas, which stand for the mother and father of the prince.

Day 07: Departure

Includes & Excludes

Includes and Excludes

In Services included:
Permit
Bed and Breakfast during the tour
English speaking guide
Transportation
Airport pick up and drop off

Not included:
Extension of the accommodation in Nepal
Lunch and dinner
International flights
Personal expenses
Personal Insurance and medication
Nepal entry visa
Alcoholic drinks
Tipping for guide
German speaking guide or group leader (On request)