This short tour gives the opportunity to explore iconic religious sites of Nepals two most common religions, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Pashupatinath is a fascinating Hindu site renowned for its temples and funeral ghats which stretch along the banks of the Bagmati River. Hindus from all over Nepal and India come to Pashupatinath to live out the final days of their lives so they can be cremated at this sacred location. The main temple Pashupatinath, was built in the 17th century and is dedicated to the god Shiva. Only members of the royal family can be cremated at the front of this temple and only followers of Hinduism may enter.
A number of Sadhus, Hindu holymen or wandering ascetic yogis, live in caves or tiny cells in the areas around Pashupatinath. They spend their days meditating and most are happy to pose for photographs for a small charge.
The 2500 year old Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath was built in 5th century. It has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal and is often referred to as Little Tibet. The stupa has four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha facing the cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people.
The Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Day Tour is an easy tour as both sites are only a short drive from Kathmandu. It’s a great add on to your Kathmandu stay.
Pick up from your Kathmandu hotel at around 9.00am and drive by private car to Pashupatinath arriving around 9.30am. Explore the temples and other religious shrines, witness the colourful clothing and body paint worn by the site’s Sadhu and observe the cremation rituals on the banks of the river. Depart at around 11.00am and travel to Boudhanath to where you will see Buddhists practising their traditional religious rituals. Return to Kathmandu arriving at around 1.00pm
Pick up and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu- Pashupatinath- Boudhanath -Kathmandu drive by private car.
Entry fees as per program.
One experienced guide.
All government taxes and services charges.
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