This trip generally involves an average of 4 – 5 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 7 days walk below 3500 meters.
Nepal amphitheater for the diverse culture hosts various religious and spiritual sites that have embraced glorifying cultural and religious history and aura and journey to these religious and cultural hubs not only broaden the horizon with knowledge but also the purity of these sites purifies human soul which is also like a spiritual journey. Religious sites compilation of temples, shrines, architectural sites spellbound the pilgrims to appreciate its artistic beauty along with a serene and graceful atmosphere that compels pilgrims to take refuge on the gods’ premises.
Hindu Pilgrimage tour; incredible moments to gain multiple sensational experiences engaging on the Langtang Ri managed tour that roams around the archaeological valuable and religious and spiritual haven including Pashupatinath, Budhanilkantha, Muktinath, Janakpur along with naturally blessed destination Pokhara setting the epitome of the cultural harmony.
Langtang Ri Representatives will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport with your name board and drop you at the hotel. After check-in at the hotel and refreshments, LRT office management personnel and a guide will formally introduce themselves and provide a trip briefing.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check-out at the hotel and drive you to World heritage site Kathmandu durbar square named Basantpur durbar square; a hub of culture, tradition, religion is a historical site that embraces palaces and courtyards of old Malla and Shah Kings dates back from 14 to 15 centuries onwards. And we will have our lunch at the restaurant nestled at the premises of the durbar square. After spending almost 1 and half hours drive for almost 1 hour to reach another world heritage site Pashupatinath nestled at the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Pashupatinath; dedicated to Shiva is golden colored two storey pagoda temple along with silver-plated doors and wood carving, is on the bank of the Bagmati river. Pashupatinath Hindu Temple is a very large and complex and focal point for the Hindu religion. This old and very revered complex of buildings and shrines is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. While Lord Shiva has multiple forms he is often seen as the destroyer. This has great significance for the Pashupatinath temple as it is the site of many Hindi ritual cremations each day.
Then drive to the airport for the short flight to Pokhara.
The early morning flight to Jomson is very short and very scenic. In the 30 minutes of flight time you will be treated to spectacular views as your aircraft flys up the Kali Gandaki Valley towards Jomson. The Annaourna Massif and its many stunning mountains will be to your right and the mass of 8,172m Mount Dhaulagiri will be to your left. And drive to Muktinath and temple darsan and back to Jomsom.
The early morning flight to Pokhara will whisk you above the lower reaches of the Kali Gandaki Valley and across to Pokhara where you will then be taken to your hotel. Afternoon visit Bindabasini and Barahi temple.Bindhyabasini temple is located near Bagar, in Pokhara.Legend relates this temple to the famous temple of Bindhyabasini in Bindhyachal in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is believed that King Siddhi Narayan Shah of Kaski brought the deity to Pokhara before Nepal’s unification.Barahi Temple, also known as Lake Temple is a two-story pagoda temple located in small island on the south east section on Phewa Lake in Pokhara. It is a Hindu temple of the Goddess Durga (Barahi), the protector of gods.
After breakfast in the morning you say goodbye to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu . You will be delivered back to your Kathmandu hotel at the end of today’s travels.Changunarayan is the oldest Temple of Kathmandu valley dated back to 7th century and listed in the UNESCO world Heritage sites. You will see Vaikuntha Vishnu's Statue in Changu Narayan. The temple is famous for its architecture, is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. The walk is mostly downhill and offers grand views of the mountains, hills, villages, temples and Kathmandu valley.
After breakfast, we start to visit Budanilkantha and Pashupati. Budhanilkantha Temple is situated below the Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the Kathmandu valley. It is a Hindu open-air temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple's main statue of Budhanilkantha is considered the largest stone carving in Nepal.
Then drive to the airport for the flight to Janakpur.
After breakfast, we will visit some places that reflect the history and culture of Janakpur and a late afternoon flight back to Kathmandu. Janaki Temple is one of the famous monuments. Janakpur has been the most sacred place for the Hindu religion. The story of Janakpur can be found in the great epic “Ramayana”. Janaki mandir which is situated on the north side of Janakpur was built in 1898 A.D by Queen Brisabhanu Kunwar is also the most tourist attraction place. Janaki Mandir is also known as “Naulakha mandir”. Also, the Ram Mandir which was built by great Gorkhali Amar Singh Thapa is also taken as one of the holy places to visit in this area.
Ram Mandir is the oldest monument here. It was built in 1782, with the classic pagoda-style look. The temple was made for lord Rama but it has many smaller shrines representing other gods and goddesses. “Hanuman” the disciple of Rama has been portrayed around the compound. The temple is busy during the evening with tourists, priests, and devotees. Bibaha Mandap is located just beside the Ram Mandir. This is where Rama and Sita got married. The temple is built with the same classic pagoda style, with a life-size sculpture of Rama and Sita right in the middle of the temple. The day they got married is noted as “Bibaha Panchami” in the Hindu calendar. Jaleshwor Mahadev Temple is the capital of the Janakpur district. Considered an extremely important temple from a religious and historic perspective, the Jaleshwor Mahadev lies in the center of Jaleshwor, the headquarters of Mahottari District. The temple is a Gumbaja style construction that includes an enclosed pond where the object of worship is a “Shivalinga”, a representation of Lord Shiva.
The Good Bye! We will collect you from your hotel lobby in plenty of time to take you to the airport to check-in for your flight. We wish you well for your journey home and hope you will return to Nepal soon to explore another region of our amazing little country.
Pamfa dhamala from Langtang arranged our tour very nicely and provided very good explanation to the sites we visited like Buddha born place, Janaki Temple, Pasupathinarth temple & Krishna in water etc...View More
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