Nepal Spiritual Tour explores temples and ruins, interacts with local people in remote towns and villages, having a taste of short trekking in Nepal, experience jungle safari and viewing wild life with expert nature guide. Also learn Buddhist and Hindu beliefs and history of Nepal on Spiritual package tour in Nepal.
Nepal is famous for its beautiful mountains and ancient traditions, and still remains a mystery to most outsiders. The amazing architectural marvels of the Pashupatinath Temple, the holy sites of Boudhanath Stupa and UNESCO sites of Bhaktapur are some the greatest creation.
Nepal Spiritual Pacakge Tour finds the mysterious of this incredible land of ancient secrets and towering mountains by taking you up into the mountains, down unexplored nature paths in search of rhino in Chitwan National Park and into the Gurung villages to see how the locals have lived for centuries. Write to the adventure expert in Nepal for customized spiritual tour itinerary and spiritual tour package cost.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Free day and in the afternoon short tour briefing, settle the balance tour payment.
Day 2: Kathmandu guided tour
Kathmandu Tour with private local tour leader and private coach. On day tour, visit Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa and Patan durbar square.
Pashupatinath Temple- is the Nepal holiest Hindu shrine dating back to 400 AD. With its astonishing architectural beauty, it stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that is also known as The Temple of Living Beings. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. You can mingle with the holy men or sadhus on the banks of Bagmati River, and see the daily chores of Nepalese people paying their homage to Lord Shiva. You can also see the traditional cremation ceremony on the riverbank, which occurs all through the day at the shrine.
Boudhanath Stupa - is one of the world largest stupas (Buddhist shrine). Boudhanath, also known as Bouddhanath, Bodhnath or Baudhanath or the Khasa Chaitya, is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Stupa is on the ancient trade route from Tibet which enters the Kathmandu Valley by the village of Sankhu in the northeast corner, passes by Bodhnath Stupa to the ancient and smaller stupa of Ca-bahi (often called Little Bodhnath. Join the pilgrims who gather to circle the enormous dome, beneath the watchful eye of Buddha which gazes out from the gilded central tower. Join the pilgrims in lighting butter lamps or candles on the shrines of the stupa, and send the prayer wheels spinning their prayers up into the heavens.
Patan durpar square -after lunch we travel by private bus to the nearby city of Patan (Lalitpur), which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley and is famous for its Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples, and traditional artisans working with wood, stone and metal. Without doubt you will marvel at the fine arts, intricate wood and stone carvings, metal statues, and ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Without doubt one of the most interesting places in Patan is Durbar Square, which is situated in the center of Patan city, it houses the residence of the former Patan royal family, and it features an excellent display ancient Newari architecture.
Day 3: Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour via Bhaktapur
Early in the morning you can take an optional breathtaking Everest Experience flight - to soar above the world highest peaks, including the mighty Everest and to really feel you are crossing the roof of the world. After breakfast we start our journey to Bhaktapur it is the second largest of the three major cities in the Kathmandu Valley and is listed in world heritage site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artwork. The city is a well preserved ancient city, and walking through the Durbar square you will feel like you have stumbled into another world. Before you leave try the local Royal Bhaktapur Yogurt, it’s delicious. After we explore the ancient city, an hour’s drive brings us to Dhulikhel where we stay overnight. Dhulikhel is a small, quiet Newar town about 20 miles (30kms) from Kathmandu. From here you can see the views from the edge of the ridge, with a stunning panorama of peaks that stretch from Langtang Lirung (7,246m) in the east, through to Dorje Lakpa, Melungtse (7,181m) and Numbur (5,945m) in the Far East.
Day 4: Dhulikhel- Namo Buddha Tour via Panauti
We travel in the afternoon to Panauti, a very historical city, originally a small state given by King Bhupatindra Malla as a dowry to his sister. Panauti steeped in culture and tradition is considered as charming and interesting destination it feels as it has been left exactly the way the founders had built the town. Locals are shy but welcoming a nostalgic atmosphere covers the narrow town streets and ancient structures. As every culture has its unique ceremonies and celebration, Panauti holds a number of festivals reflecting the ancient traditions and mythology and then we hike to Namobuddha.
Namobuddha is a peaceful holy place for Buddhist and Tibetans, with rows of Buddhist stupas adorned with fluttering prayer flags. A carved stone image of Buddha portrays a popular legend, which relates that the Lord Buddha in his previous incarnation as the prince Mahasatwo offered his own flesh to save a starving tigress and her cubs from the imminent death, and then we come to Dhulikhel to stay overnight.
Day 5: Dhulikhel Dhampus trekking via Pokhara
After breakfast, we have wandered around in Dhulikhel town before we head back to Kathmandu to catch our flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we take jeeps to Phedi. The entire region from Phedi, on the valley floor to the top of the hill is commonly known as Dhampus. But the main part of Dhampus is on the top of the rise, more than 500m above. Interested trekkers will start their walk from Phedi or you can choose to take the drive to reach our hotel. Dhampus is inhabited by Brahmans, Chhetris and a few Gurungs, though along the hillside is a mix of Gurung and Magar ethnic settlements with guesthouses and teahouses. The views of the mountains and valleys are superb, with great mountain vista as you continue along the ridge.
Day 6: Dhambus Australian trekking via Pothana.
We enjoy our day in the mountains and explore village life and trekking routes of Nepal. The walking route from Dhampus to Pothana is a very pleasant one through the Rhododendron forest with the Annapurna Ranges at the background. If you do not wish to hike, you can choose to stay at the lodge for leisure time. Then we come to Australian camp to stay overnight at guest house.
Day 7: Australian Camp Pokhara Tour
In the afternoon we take the short journey to Pokhara with its ancient monuments and stunning natural landscape. You will have time if you so wish to visit some of its main attraction Phewa Lake are the center of all attraction in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of three lakes that add to the attraction of Pokhara. Also the Barahi temple is the most important monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the Center of Fewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force of Shakti.
Day 8: Pokhara hiking
We hike through paddy fields and farmland. On arrival in the village, we are welcomed by the villagers. We meet local Gurung people and learn about their day to day life and chores. Lunch will be prepared by the villagers and we join them for a typical local meal. Visit the local people’s houses and interact with the village men and women. This day will give you a wonderful insight into village life. If you do not wish to hike, you can choose to stay in Pokhara to relax and enjoy the city.
Day 9: Pokhara Chitwan
Today we drive through across the Terai to Chitwan which is one of the few remaining undisturbed remnants of the region, which formerly extended over the foothills of Nepal. This National Park is the first in Nepal home to at least 43 species of mammals. In Chitwan, all the jungle activities are just a step away and there is always a chance to spot wildlife. The warm subtropical Terai region of Nepal is a home of such animals as Royal Bengal tigers, rhinos, leopards wild elephants, black bears, monkeys, Langurs, crocodiles, kinds of dear and over 250 species of exotic birds. We will take elephant safari in the jungle to spot wildlife. We also will do village walks.
Day 10: Chitwan Tour
Elephant safari, jungle walking, canoeing and Tharu culture dance program.
Day 11: Chitwan Kathmandu Tour
In the morning, take a bird watching tour and have breakfast, then drive back to Kathmandu, where you will have time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing, before our farewell diner feast.
Day 12: Kathmandu Airport
Transfer to airport to get your flight back to home or onward destination.