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Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu

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Overview
Cover all the spiritual bases on this multifaith Kathmandu tour. Learn about Buddhism in Boudhanath, meet holy Hindu “sadhus” in Pashupatinath, and then look into your future with a local palm-reader. Fingers crossed there's travel, glory and a lottery win ahead!
Highlights
  • Informative combo tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
  • Cover both UNESCO-listed religious sites in a single outing
  • Travel by local transportation for a slice of everyday Kathmandu life
  • Upgrade to include a reading with a famous local astrologer
  • Observe the mesmerizing evening prayer called "Aarati" on the riverbanks of Pashupatinath Temple
What to Expect
After meeting your guide at a centrally located Kathmandu hotel, ride with your guide to Pashupatinath via public transportation. Once there, you’ll have a chance to meet the bearded, ash-smeared holy men known as sadhus. Your guide will be on-hand to teach you about Hindu beliefs and the importance of Shiva, the 3-eyed god who is Nepal’s patron deity. Next, you’ll hop a local bus to the stupa of Boudhanath, which draws pilgrims from all over the world. You can join Buddhists in circling the world-famous landmark, rotating prayer wheels as you go. Your guide will also introduce you to resident monks, who will share insights into local Buddhist traditions. For an even deeper immersion into Nepal’s spiritual traditions, upgrade to have your stars read in consultation with a famous local astrologer.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Departure Time
3:00 PM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entry fees to Boudhanath and Pashupatinath
  • Transportation from the meeting point to Boudhanath
  • Transportation from Pashupatinath temple to the end point
  • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Alms to holy men and monks
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
  • Palm reader’s fees.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout Kathmandu; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended
  • Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
  • Maximum group size is 12.
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes and your own water-bottle. (If you’re travelling during monsoon season you might want to carry a rain-proof jacket or an umbrella!)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was so beautiful, colorful and interesting. Visited a monastery as well as the temples. ManyBuddhist people immigrated and settled here from Tibet.

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kathmanduua, Coordinator at Kathmandu Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Traveler, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your holiday experience with us. Thank you for the five-stars! Do remember us if and when you visit Kathmandu again. :)

Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour guide Pratishtha is an exceptional great guide. She can effective explain the history and cultures that were completely new to me. Also she was very kind and friendly.

Date of experience: September 2019
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kathmanduua, Coordinator at Kathmandu Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking time to write this review. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed the tour with Pratistha. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

My tour guide Pratistha was amazing; shared so much knowledge with me helped me to understand Kathmandu and its culture. Pratistha has all the local know how and made me feel so welcome here in Kathmandu. Cheers Pratistha!

Date of experience: October 2019
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kathmanduua, Coordinator at Kathmandu Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Will, Thank you on behalf of Pratistha for her very first five-star review! Will definitely pass this on to Pratistha. Also, we are very happy to learnt that you enjoyed the "Spiritual Nepal" tour. :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time on the Spiritual Nepal tour and I loved it even more than the first time. Our guide, Bidhya, was incredibly knowledgeable about the places we visited as well as sharing some great insights into both the Hindu and Buddhist faiths....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lauren K
kathmanduua, Coordinator at Kathmandu Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lauren, It is an absolute delight to learn that you did the Spiritual Nepal tour for the second time and loved it even more! Thank you very much for choosing us again for experiences in Kathmandu!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had an an excellent time on the tour of Bodnath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. Our excellent guide Subash was very knowledgeable and friendly. The temple closing ceremony transports you to another world and is a must do when visiting Kathmandu.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hugh B
kathmanduua, Coordinator at Kathmandu Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for the five-stars! Reviews like this motivate us and help us track our - and our guides' - performance. Do remember us when you visit Kathmandu again.

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