This package is a combo of Adventurours and Piligrim tour. The city of Kathmandu is full of historically significant temples and stupas from the medieval era. Travelling in this city, it is hard not to be constantly in awe. From venerable pagoda style temples to the bustling streets and colorful outdoor markets, there is always something to be fascinated by. We begin our tour here, and then head to Pokhara the following day.
The sites in Kathmandu include: Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. All the monumental sites are culturally significant and thousands of devotees pay their homage each year during pilgrimage tours. Swayambunath Temple is full of rich symbolism and is one of the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The temple offers an incredible view of the city of Kathmandu. Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world. Here we can see monks and devotees circumnavigating the stupa. Pasupatinath Temple is the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. You can see sadhus (holy men) meditating, pilgrims bathing, and sometimes funeral pyres burning. Kathmandu Durbar Square is an old palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom. It is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley.
After our Kathmandu exploration, we begin our journey to Muktinath. We can either drive or fly to Pokhara, depending on your flexibility (timewise and financially). From Pokhara, we head to Muktinath via private vehicle. Muktinath is a sacred pilgrimage spot, where people from all over India and Nepal come to visit and pay homage. It is said that if you bathe in the sacred water at Muktinath, you will be broken from the cycle of death and rebirth, thus reaching Moksha (liberation). In the area, you will get spectacular mountain views and a chance to buy a Shaligram, which according to Hindu mythology, holds the soul of Lord Vishnu. The temple is surrounded by a backdrop of snow covered Annapurna range to the south and Tibetan plateau towards the north. We stay one night in Muktinath and head back to Pokhara and eventually Kathmandu. Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us more!