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Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu provided by Kathmandu Urban Adventures

Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu

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Overview
Pashupatinath—dedicated to Shiva, the patron deity of Nepal—is one of the world’s holiest Hindu temples, and Boudhanath is a 14th-century Buddhist stupa located within Nepal’s “Little Tibet.” This tour visits both UNESCO-listed religious sites in Kathmandu. You’ll even have a chance to meet a well-known Nepali astrologer for an optional reading. A small group makes for an intimate atmosphere, and the tour includes all entrance fees for a seamless experience.
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
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
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Your Spiritual Nepal tour includes entrance fees to the UNESCO-listed Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa, which helps preserve local cultural heritage and ensures these important sites are maintained.
  • Should you choose to have your palm read during the tour, the fee for the reading supports the local palm-readers who would otherwise have no access to tourist money.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
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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Mel B wrote a review Mar 2020
Adelaide5 contributions10 helpful votes
A wonderful day learning about how both Buddhism and Hinduism live side by side in this amazing city. Our lovely, knowledgeable guide Sanjeeb made the day fun and interesting.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from kathmanduua, Coordinator at Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu
Responded 2 Apr 2020
Hi traveler, We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our Spiritual Nepal tour with Sanjeeb. Thank you for writing this review. Do remember Urban Adventures for more such experiences around the world for your future travels. :) Cheers, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
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Kayla wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had a wonderful time with our beautiful guide Sanjeeb. He was very informative and made it such a fun and memorable experience. Thank you Sanjeeb
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Response from kathmanduua, Coordinator at Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Hi traveler, Thank you very much for this review! We are glad to know that you enjoyed the tour with our guide Sanjeeb. Do remember Urban Adventures for more such experiences around the world. Cheers, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
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thejokeisonme wrote a review Feb 2020
Victoria, Canada17 contributions2 helpful votes
This is an excellent tour if you're interested to learn about Hindu and Buddhist religions and how these are inscribed across Kathmandu's landscape. At the stupa, you have the option to learn more in-depth about the craft of mandalas, the artisans that paint them, and what they
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from kathmanduua, Coordinator at Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Hi there, Such a descriptive, wonderful review! Thank you so much for choosing Kathmandu Urban Adventures for your holiday experience. We are very happy to learn that you loved the experiences with us. Do remember Urban Adventures for such authentic day tours around the world! Thanks again, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
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Kat K wrote a review Feb 2020
San Diego, California22 contributions2 helpful votes
This tour exceeded my expectations! Pratistha is a fantastic guide. She was very informative, patient and friendly. I would have have been able to do this on my own. I felt completely safe with her and she made sure that I was comfortable the entire time. I learned so much on
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Response from kathmanduua, Coordinator at Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu
Responded 2 Feb 2020
Hi Kat, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are delighted to learn that you had the best time with Pratistha. Do remember Urban Adventures for more such experiences around the world! Cheers, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
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Thea Tennøy wrote a review Jan 2020
Elnesvagen, Norway2 contributions
Had a fantastic afternoon in the company of a wonderful guide Pratistha! Good communicates and shows high level of knowledge. Get to see many of the highlights of Kathmandu! Highly recommend this tour!
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Hi traveler, Thank you very much for taking time to leave this review! We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed the tour. Do remember us for more such experiences in Kathmandu. :) Cheers, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
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