To find spiritual well-being and to cultivate spirituality within you, Kathmandu valley offers some great opportunities. Kathmandu valley and its surroundings always used to be the places where great masters and gurus came to find perfection, inner peace and happiness. The sacred monuments, caves, forests and literally everywhere, you find to be the perfect place to cultivate peace of mind, joy and sense of self within you. Hence, Kathmandu valley spiritual tour aims to help you explore about Nepalese people and their day to day life, belief and spiritually. And at the same time this will also help you find spiritual insights.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome and Pick up from airport and transfer to Hotel. Briefing about the trip.
Day 02: Spiritual tour of Kathmandu. Visits to various cultural and spiritual monuments
Day 03: Another day of spiritual tour in Kathmandu. Explore more of Kathmandu
Day 04: Hike from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha. Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 05: Guided tour of Bungamati and Khokana villages followed by a visit to Patan
Day 06: Around Kathmandu valley. Spiritual tour to Dakshinkali and Pharping
Day 07: Everest Experience Mountain flight in the morning. Departure for your onward destination
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted in a tradition Nepali way and then transferred to hotel. The tour leader will brief you about the program of your trip.
Day 02: Spiritual tour of Kathmandu
Today you will be visiting the sacred and spiritual monuments of Kathmandu. The spiritual trip to Swoyambhunath temple, the very site where people from Buddhist and Hindu religious background, flock with strong belief and devotion, how religion and their belief have integrated Nepali society. The holy stupa and a shrine dedicated to the mother goddess Harati are the major attractions but many more will equally attract you. The trip will be followed by the visit to Kathmandu Durbar square where the Living goddess Kumari resides. You will get to admire the medieval arts and craftsmanship and more importantly you will be able to see the goddess and get her blessing. You will get to see how religious belief and cultural traits shape up their day to day life. Exploring the local markets, you will be back to hotel.
Day 03: Another day of spiritual tour in Kathmandu
Today includes the visit to two extremely holy and spiritual places. The hindu temple of Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu temple world worshiped by thousands of devotees from around the world every year. This very place used to be once an abode of lord Shiva and he is here worshiped lord of animals. Here you could observe the Hindu cremation on the bank of the holy Bagmati river, one of the tributary rivers of Ganges. Coming across the Hindu rituals and cultural attributes and interacting with Hindu holy men Sadhus will make you feel as if in different world.
Then you will visit the holy Sutpa of Boudhanath, one of the biggest sutpas of this kind in the world. The legendary stupa is believed to have enshrined the relics of the Buddha Kashyapa which makes it one of the holiest Buddhist shrine. Circumambulating this stupa brings the greatest spiritual merits. Besides you will get to know different schools of Tibetan Buddhism with the visits to their monasteries with the possibility of having a chat with monks.
Day 04: Hike and visit Namobuddha
Being in the nature is itself a great way of finding solace in spirit. Hiking gives such supreme feeling that you feel free of any suffering, be that mental or physical. You will first drive to Dhulikhel, a scenic point. Climbing up thousand-steps through Shanti ban (peaceful forest) with a visit to Buddha statue, get to the view point where you will see devotees paying homage to Goddess Durga at a shrine on the top. Enjoying the spectacular view hike further goes through villages and farm lands. The second section of the hike climbs through forest and villages to Namobuddha, the legendary holy place where Buddha in his previous life offered his body to a starving tigress and her cubs. The tranquility and serenity of the place filled with fluttering prayer flags, soothing prayers and fragrances of incense feel you truly spellbound. Paying homage the holy place, drive back to Kathmandu. En-route visit the medieval city of Bhaktapur and Durbar square with centuries old monuments and palace.
Day 05: Exploration of Bungamati and Khokana villages followed by a visit to Patan
Today you will be exploring the medieval towns of Bungamati and Khokana which are full of legends and spirituality. Walking through the alleys of wood carvers and weavers to come across their day to day lives and to get insight into their religious and cultural aspects is truly an astonishing experience. Visit the popular temples of Bungamati, Karya Binayak and Shikali Mai. On the way back visit, the Patan Durbar square to enjoy the magnificent craft and craftsmanship of medieval Kathmandu. Patan is popular known as Lalitpur meaning city of fine arts.
Day 06: Spiritual tour to Dakshinkali and Pharping
Another massive day of exploration and finding spiritual wellbeing. You will first visit the temple of Dakshinkali, the blood thirsty form of Goddess Durga. With immense belief and devotion, hundreds of devotees flock to this temple to make the offering. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, the number of devotees is bigger. The trip then follows the visit to famous Asura and Yanglesho caves for which the Pharping is popular. The caves where Guru Padmasambhava attained the Mahamudra Vidhyadhara. The entire Pharping region is powerful practice center where great masters chose to practice in the process of their spiritual awakening. The popular Bajrayogini temple of Pharping is between the two caves, upper Asura and lower Yanglesho.
On the way, visit Manjushri gorge, cave and park in Chovar. The legendary gorge through which the water valley drains out looks mystical and awesome.
Day 07: Everest Experience Mountain flight and departure
To give your trip an enthralling end, there wouldn’t be any better way than an Everest experience mountain flight. It gives you an unprecedented joy but also gives you the feel of being with some celestial being.
As per the flight schedule, you will be transferred to airport for your onward journey.
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