Hindu Pilgrimage Tour :- Hinduism is a multidisciplinary religion which is well known as Sanatan Dharma in India and Nepal. Hindu peoples believe in their many god & goddess but the major are Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva having different function according to Hindu mythology book. Brahma as Creator, Vishnu as Savior or (operates) & Shiva as Destroyer and re creator. Furthermore, the Creation is going on all the time and so is the destruction. However, preservation is an integral part of the processes of creation and destruction.
In religion and Spirituality, a pilgrimage is a very long journey or search of great moral significance. Sometimes, it is a journey to a sacred area or shrine of importance to innate faith. Unlike some other religions, Hindu are not required to undertake pilgrimages during their lifetime. However, most Hindus go on such journeys to numerous iconic sites including those below. In Hindu religion there is so many festival in different dates of Hindu calendar and Hindus People they have celebrate in different why to dedicated all god and dodges.
There are too many holy places in Nepal where dedicated to different god and goddess of Hindus. Likewise, the given program covers major Shakti peets of Nepal related to Goddess. So Durga is one of Famous in Manakamana Temple, Pashupatinath dedicated to (Lord Shiva), Janakpur dedicated (Lord Rama & Sita), Muktinath dedicated to Mukti Baba and (Lord Shiva), Krishna Temple to (Lord Krishna), Vindyavashini, Datatraya Temple (Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva) and Damodarkund (Holy site dedicated to Lord Shiva) So these all holy places is the place of worship for hindus..
Airport pickup and drop by car/van
Kathmandu, Pokhara Sightseeing tour with English speaking guide
All domestic airfare and ground transportation.
Cable Car for Manakamana Temple.
Accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara
All accommodation during your tour.in Three start Hotel.
Staff salary and insurance
International air fare to Nepal.
Nepal entry visa fee
Travel insurance and helicopter charter in any cases but if you want us to arrange,
Airport tax at Tribhuban International Airport Nepal.
Any kinds of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, phone call, internet, laundry etc.
Tips for your crews ( Guide, porter and driver)
Arrival in Kathmandu.
The view of the snow covered mountain peaks indicate that you have entered the country of the Himalayas where the people are as diverse as the cultures, and where there is always something happening somewhere. Upon arrival, you will meet with our representative at the airport who will assist and help you transfer to a Hotel. Overnight accommodation will be in hotel.
Sightseeing to Dakshinkali temple
One of the strongest Hindus Goddess located at the stream bank. And en route visit Sesh Nag temple, Chovar Gorge, Ganesh temple, Kirtipur.
Sightseeing Kumari temple (Living Goddess), Gorakhnath Erotic art temple, Kasthamandap temple, Bhimsen temple and Pasupatinath temple and funnel parlor.Visit Patan Durbar Square and city where one can enjoy with its artistic beauty and temples. You can also see Living Goddess Kumari and other temples. After lunch visit Bhaktapur Durbar square and city where you can have many significant hindus shrines/temples and ancient culture.
Drive to Kurintar to visit wishing goddess temple- called Manakamana in Nepali. After 2 hours smooth drive from Kathmandu you will be reaching at the Cable Car spot and will be taken you by cable Car. Lunch will provided at the Manakamana. Continued drive to Pokhara. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning visit Sarangkot and Bindyabasini temple. Rest of the day free to boating on Fewa Lake. Evening Culture program and overnight at hotel, Pokhara
After breakfast fly/drive back to Kathmandu. Arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Free day in Kathmandu. Hotel. in the evening join cultural show, dinner
Final departure, transfer to airport
Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety. All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns. This will be decided by the Tour leader and Guide but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wises are taken into account, however the Tour leader decision is final.
Book our fixed departures
Equipment Check – List
What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about! We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.
The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house treks. Use this list as a guide line. The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow.
GENERAL CHECK – LIST
The following basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.
-Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-Fleece jacket or pullover.
-fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)
-Waterproof sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
-Lightweight thermal gloves.
-Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .
-Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
-Sun hat or Scarf.
-Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.
-T- shirt (2)
-Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).
-Sunglasses with UV protection.
-Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season
-Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.
-Small padlock to lock trek bag.
-Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)
-Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.
-Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)
-Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.
-Small wash towel.
-Footwear appropraite to the trip.
-Waterproof shell trousers / pants. (Preferably berathable fabric)
TREKKING CHECK LIST
In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:
-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel outer.
-Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).
-Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.
-Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
– Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.
-Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)
MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST
In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
-Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.
-Mountaineering Safety harness.
-Mountaineering Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal preference).
-120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking caravines.
-Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).
-Prussik loops .
-Climbing helmet (optional).
-Jumer (Ascender & Descender).
-Rope and Snow bars.
Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow – covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.
In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.
-All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)
-Climbing Harness .
-2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.
-12 – point Crampons.
-Plastic Climbing boots.
FIRST AID MEDICINE
-Bandage for Sprains.
-Plaster/ Band- aids.
-Iodine or Water filter(optional)
-Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.
-Antiseptic ointment for cuts.
-Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
-Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.
-Oral rehydration salts.
-Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).
-Anti – diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
-Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).
-Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.
-Diamox (Altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu.
-Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).
– For more details please see our staying healthy topic.