Pilgrimage Tour

Trip Duration 14
Max Altitude 3800m
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit All Year Around

Trip Overview


Nepal is a land of breathtaking natural beauty and profound spiritual significance, making it an ideal destination for a pilgrimage tour. Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, this small yet diverse country offers a unique blend of cultural heritage, ancient temples, and pristine landscapes. A pilgrimage tour in Nepal is not just a journey of religious exploration, but also an opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich tapestry of traditions and the serenity of the mountains. Your journey will likely commence in the capital, Kathmandu, a city renowned for its countless temples and stupas. The Kathmandu Valley alone is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the iconic Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, and the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. You'll have the chance to witness daily rituals and experience the deep spirituality that permeates the city. As your pilgrimage tour takes you beyond the urban centers, you'll embark on a trekking adventure through the Annapurna or Langtang regions. The trek allows for a deeper connection with nature and a profound sense of spiritual introspection amidst the soaring peaks and lush valleys. While trekking, you'll encounter remote monasteries, prayer flags, and chortens, creating a truly spiritual and transformative experience.

Pilgrimage Highlights in Nepal: From Lumbini to Scenic Sanctuaries

One of the major highlights of your pilgrimage journey will be the visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. This tranquil town is adorned with monasteries from various Buddhist traditions, including the sacred Maya Devi Temple, a place of great reverence for Buddhists worldwide. Nepal's diversity extends to its people, who are a harmonious blend of various ethnic and cultural groups. You'll have the opportunity to engage with locals and learn about their customs and traditions, providing a deeper understanding of the country's religious and cultural tapestry. The pilgrimage tour in Nepal will also offer you the chance to explore scenic lakes like Phewa Lake in Pokhara or sacred sites like Muktinath Temple in Mustang. Every destination along your journey will provide moments of tranquility and reflection.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, a pilgrimage tour in Nepal is a transformative experience that combines spirituality, natural beauty, and cultural immersion. It allows you to explore the spiritual heart of the Himalayas, connecting with both the divine and the magnificent landscapes that define this enchanting country. Whether you seek a deeper spiritual connection, a cultural adventure, or simply a serene escape into nature, Nepal's pilgrimage tour offers an unforgettable and enriching journey.

 Trip Highlight

  • A spiritually fulfilling week in Nepal’s holiest places
  • Visit the major temples in Kathmandu such as Budhanilkantha, Pasupatinath, Changunarayan and more.
  • See Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Darbar Square to explore the history, religion, and culture of Nepal
  • Check out Doleshwor Mahadev temple and Changunarayan Temple
  • Scenic ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back
  • Visit Manakamana temple along the way to Pokhara
  • Visit Talbarahi temple, Bindhyabasini Temple and Gupteshwor Mahadev temple in Pokhara
  • Lumbini: Birth Place of Lord Buddha


Our staff with your nameplate will be waiting for you at the airport. After check-in at the hotel in Kathmandu you can take good rest.

Evening free on your own.

Today you will be received for sightseeing and temple visit of three major attractions of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, and Budhanilkantha.

Pashupatinath temple is the most important shrine for Hindus in Kathmandu. Although non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises, the cremation that takes place around the Pashupatinath temple area is interesting for foreigners. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979 this area has a lot of Sadhus/Hindu holy men who are center of attraction for many foreigners. Make sure you want to pay them if you take their pictures as they ask for money for being photographed.

Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley and one of the first monuments with a written history. One of the biggest pilgrimages for Tibetans the area around this stupa is also known as the little Tibet in Kathmandu. This was listed in the UNESCO’s world heritage site list in 1979 A.D.

Budhanilkantha is a Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu. It is the unique Hindu shrine where you can find the statue of Lord Vishnu lying on the coiled snakes in a small holy pond. The 5-meter long statue is the main attraction where you can observe lots of Hindu devotees being involved in rituals and pujas with flowers, tikas, and fruits. The interesting fact is that no king after Pratap Malla has visited this temple because of the belief that the king will die after visiting this site.

After a good breakfast, you will be driven to Namo-Buddha, a monastery area of Kavre district, to explore and observe the mountain views with a local touch.

After exploring Namo-buddha, you will be driven to a small town called Panauti (1,550 m) for a tour which is another site with interesting stories, history, and environment.

Night halt in the hotel.

After early breakfast, you are driven towards Manakamana. It will take about 3 hours to reach there. Once you reach the base of the temple, you take a ropeway to the temple. Visit the temple, take a good photo and observe the activities of locals.

After visiting the Manakamana temple, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Pokhara-city of lake paradise. Free to explore on your own.

Early morning visit to Talbarahi temple (Island temple) located in the middle of Phewa lake. After returning back from the temple enjoy your breakfast and visit world peace pagoda for a scenic view of mountains, a lake with amazing Pokhara city.

With the completion of Pokhara visit, enjoy scenic drive towards to Tatopani. It is the destination for an overnight stay on the way to Muktinath.

You can enjoy the natural hot spring water.

We will start on our scenic road trip for the day post breakfast. The plan is to reach Muktinath via Jomsom.

This day’s road trip has to be a memorable one with the mountains on one side and the Kali-Gandaki River on the other till Jomsom. After spending some time at Jomsom you will be heading forward towards Muktinath via Kagabeni.

Overnight at Muktinath.

Muktinath temple is a very important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists, as Hindus worship the god as Lord Vishnu and Buddhist worship Muktinath as one of the Avalokteshowrs.

After spending quality time at the temple, you will then return back to the hotel for a delicious breakfast. and enjoy the scenic drive to Marpha.

Marpha is a less populated but renowned village of Mustang district. Its fame for apples, apple products and its multi-hued prayer flags against white buildings, made of stone is a visual treat.

Night halt will be done in this village.

Our return trail to Pokhara will be routed through Larjung, Kalopani, Ghasa to Beni where we will stop for lunch before heading to Kusma.

Unlike a pitched road, it comprises of rough trails and mud paths, traveling parallel to the Kali-Gandaki river.

You will explore the famous Hindu shrine called Kalika temple on the way back to Pokhara.

After arriving at Pokhara, you can enjoy free time on your own. You can ask for your guide to explore if you have a good time. You can visit Davis fall, Gupteshwor temple, Tibetan refugee camp, and others.

Hotel arrangements will be prior-made in Pokhara for the night stay, so you can be at your best comforting situation.

After breakfast, you will drive along the Siddhartha highway towards your next destination Lumbini via Palpa.

Palpa is an amazing destination for domestic as well as foreign travelers as it has a huge amount of natural and artificial attractions. Some of them are Ranighat Mahal (Palace) on the bank of Kali-Gandaki river, Tansen city, Shrinagar hill, Palpa durbar (Museum) with many other interesting temples and attractions.

After exploring Palpa, you will be further driven to Lumbini which is a night halt destination for the day.

With a good breakfast, your tour guide will assist you in exploring the birthland of Lord Buddha which is also the UNESCO listed heritage site.

You will visit Maya Devi Temple and pond, Ashoka Pillar, Myanmar golden temple, many monasteries, Lumbini Museum, Bodhi tree, world peace pagoda, and others.

Today you will drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, you will explore the newly built C.G temple also called Shashwat Dham. You can also visit the museum inside the temple area with lots of attractions and pieces of information about the Hindu religion.

After returning back to Kathmandu, check in to the hotel and take good rest.

With breakfast, you will visit three different attractions around the valley with your guide for the day. You will be witnessing Swyambhunath (Monkey temple), Chandragiri hill site, and Pharping monastery area.

Swyambhunath (Monkey temple) is UNESCO listed heritage site from where the amazing view of Kathmandu valley with all hills is seen. This site has a great history, attractions and beautiful environment for the best pictures for memories.

After exploring Swyambhunath you will have a short drive to Chandragiri. You will be enjoying a ropeway ride to reach the hilltop temple of Chandragiri called Bhaleshwor temple. After spending quality time at hilltop you will return back and drive towards the Pharping monastery area.

You can explore the monastery, Guru Padmasambhava cave, and also take part in meditation and prayers in this area.

Return back to the hotel for overnight.

With a delicious breakfast, you will have guided sightseeing of the Bhaktapur durbar square area and visit the local market of Kathmandu.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square – Bhaktapur is on the eastern side of Kathmandu city and is also referred to as the city of Devotees and the fact is justified by hundreds of temples in the area. The home to the vibrant Newari culture, this is also the city of festivals. The 55 windows palace, the tallest pagoda in Nepal, the Pottery square and the museums in Bhaktapur has made it the best palace area in Nepal and also a must-visit place in Nepal when you are here. The entrance fee 15 USD is a bit on the higher side but once you go to the Bhaktapur Durbar Square you will be happy with the price you have paid.

The local market of Kathmandu – Within the local market tour, you will be visiting famous Ason, Indrachwok, Kathya-swyambhu, Thamel where you can get many small shops for souvenirs.

In the evening, farewell dinner with the team of Friendship World Trek.

After breakfast, you will be dropped at the airport for you to catch up on your flight.

We hope to see you again in Nepal and wish you a happy and safe journey.

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • All airport transfers (pick-ups & drop-offs)
  • All ground transfers as per the itinerary
  • Entry Fees to Heritage Sites
  • Ropeway fees (Manakamana and Chandragiri)
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Transfer as per itinerary
  • Accommodation on a BB basis
  • Guide and Driver fees
  • Welcome/ Farewell Dinner
  • All required government taxes & official expenses

Price Excludes

  • International Airfares
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (USD 25- 15 Days, Cash On Arrival)
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide, and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the includes section

Gears And Equipment

Friendship World Trek promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.


Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Moreover, Friendship World Trek also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings


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