Spiritual Tour to Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
All Inclusive Price:
- 5 Hours
- Trip Level:
- EasyJust about anyone can participate in one of these holidays. Minimum walking time is 2 hours and maximum walking time is approximately 5 hours a day. By the time you walk around a number of historical sites you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time passes. You do have the chance to take your time and there are plenty of places where you can rest if needed.
- Max Altitude:
- 1400 Meter
- Sightseeing tour
- Best Season:
A Half Day Cultural and Spiritual Tour to Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
Set out on a voyage to discover cultural, religious and historical landmarks enlisted on UNESCO world heritage sites. Pop in the two most visit sights of Kathmandu valley – Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath stupa, the Hindus and Buddhist sacred pilgrimage site respectively.
Pashupatinath temple is the one of the holiest shrine located on the banks of Bagmati River dedicated to Lord Shiva. Look at medieval art and architecture in different temples that pageant the fine details of woods and metal laceration which is so amazing. The elegant golden pagoda roof and silver door encompass the main Shivalinga devoted to various idols in the complex. See the Hindu funeral rituals at the cremation site on the river bank before heading to another cultural site.
Boudhanath stupa is the largest bulbous stupa in Nepal also the important pilgrimage sites for Tibetan people. The stupa itself is of a unique design – whitewashed dome having its own cultural value and connotation. See the dome clearly, is continually whitewashed and embellished with saffron waters in lotus petals pattern. With the countless Tibetan monasteries around it, the cultures and the aesthetic values have been upheld by the Tibetan people. Stroll around the stupa in clockwise direction spinning the prayer wheels and send a prayer where you wish.
With our professional guide and the best quality services, this half-day tour will be the best trips in Nepal with a great experience to cherish forever.
ITINERARY Expand All Download PDF Brochure
- 9:00 am – Hotel pick up
- Drive to Pashupatinath temple and explore
- Drive to Boudhanath stupa and explore
- Drive back to Kathmandu and hotel drop off
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TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
- For visas please click here.
- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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