Pilgrimage in the Himalayan culture is a journey in search of great moral significance. It is often journey away from the material world, to the remote Himalayan valleys, where spiritual powers, wisdom, or experiences are at high. Pilgrimage sites are the places where renowned sages attend enlightenment or celestial beings perform miracles. Those are often remote places for spiritual seekers to meditate and pass down the wisdom to the true seekers in the pilgrimage. Pilgrimage was also major part of the socio and economic feature of Hindu empire. Pilgrimage in the ancient time gave people reason to contribute material worth, explore, understand and tolerate different culture and ethnicity on the ground of compassion, wisdom and humanity.
Pilgrimage tour of Nepal is redefined idea of cultural and Himalayan scenery tour visiting the highly spiritual sites of Nepal. Nepal possess the highly jagged central part of the Himalayas with eight out of the ten highest mountains in the world. The daunting peaks and impenetrable jungles kept its valleys aloof from the outside world until very recently. Spiritual practices from Indian subcontinent were kept intact in the hidden valleys of Nepal indifferent to its neighbors who went through continues invasion and political turmoil.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Pick up and transfer to Hotel / Join evening prayer at Pashupatinath.
Day 02: Rudravishek Puja at Pashupatinath and sightseeing of local temples and heritage sites Swyambhunath, Budanilkantha (sleeping Bishnu), living goddess Kumari (Kathmandu Durbar Square)
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara. Visit Manakamana temple by cable car on the way.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and drive to Muktinath. Muktinath Darsan, have lunch and drive back to Jomsom for overnight stay.
Day 05: Fly back to Pokhara. Pokhara sightseeing of Bindabasani Temple, Gupteshower Mahadev, Tal Barahai, Devi's Fall and World Peace pagoda.
Day 06: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 07: Visit Dakshinkali temple in the south of Kathmandu and also visit the most popular Krishna temple of Patan and Patan durbar square.
Day 08: Drive to the airport and fly back.
Janakpur is the birthplace of Rama’s spouse, Sita Mata from the Ramayana. Even though no temple from prehistoric time exists, there are several modern era temples housing characters from Ramayana, the Ram – Sita marriage site and sacred ponds. The city has rich history and religious practices with Maithali culture thriving since the first millennium BC. Maithali art and murals depicts scenes from Hindu epic Ramayana.
Day 01: Drive or fly to Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Dunche and Trek to Thulosyabru village.
Day 03: Trek to Chandanbari
Day 04: Trek to Gosaikunda Lake. Evening tour of the lakes including Gosaikunda.
Day 05: Trek back to Dunche
Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 07: Drive to the airport and fly back
Gosainkunda helicopter tour is the shortest helicopter tour of the Himalayas and of the most popular pilgrimage site from Kathmandu. A round trip of 1 and half hour includes 40 mints of flight and rest of the time to explore the holy lake at the altitude of 4,380 m (14,370 ft).