Pilgrimage Tours

Pilgrimage Tours

Nepal is a great destination for pilgrimage tours and it has several ancient pilgrimage sites. Each temple is attached to a legend or belief that glorifies the miraculous powers of its deity. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is home to the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhu Stupa and several other famous temples. Hundreds of famous temples are located in and around the Kathmandu Valley. Some well-known pilgrimage sites are: Baraha Chhetra, Halesi Mahadev, Janakpur, Pathibhara, Tengboche in East Nepal; Manokamana, Gorkha, Lumbini, Muktinath, Gosainkunda, Tansen, Kathmandu Valley in Central Nepal; and Swargadwari, Khaptad Ashram in West Nepal. Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, and Boudhanath are the sites that are also listed in the UNESCO Heritage Sites.

Nepal is also the Gateway to Kailash Mansarovar, the mythical abode of Lord Shiva. Devotees from various parts of Nepal and India throng the temples during special festivals. Even though weak infrastructure renders some places hard to reach, efforts are being made on national level to develop and promote some popular sites.

Pilgrimage sites of Nepal like Muktinath and Gosainkunda make popular trekking destinations. Tours to these sites are encouraged for the novelty they provide in terms of nature and culture

Popular Pilgrimage Tours

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Dakshinkali and Manakamana Temple tours – 5 days

Dakshinkali Temple is one of the most famous and popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali, "The Black One". Scowling and emaciated, with protruding tongue and red eyes, decked with a ...

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Devghat Pilgrimage tour - 5 days

Devghat is a popular pilgrimage spot located at the confluence of the kali Gandaki and Trisuli Rivers. It lies just north of the jungle safari destination of Chitwan National Park. During the Makar ..

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Gosaikunda tour - 10 days

The holiest Lake Gosaikunda is located an altitude of about 4360m. This is considered on the Nepal's most sought after pilgrimage sites. It is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides ...

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Kailash Masarovar Holidays - 20 Days

Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasrovar stands highly in a remote south-west spot of Tibet, miraculously symmetrical 22,028 foot striated pyramid with a diagonal gash on one of its faces....

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Lumbini Tours – 7 days

Lumbini (World's peace destination) is known all over the world as the birth place of Prince Siddhartha who later on became the Buddha. It is situated on the foothills of the Churiya range in the district ...

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Muktinath Tour – 4/4/7 Days

Mutinath literally means "Lord of Salvation". It is a place revered by both the Hindus and the Buddhists equally. Each year it witnesses thousands of devotees flocking for worship in a hope to receive...

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Swargadwari Darshan - 5 days

Swargadwari situated in the Pyuthan district in the western region of Nepal at 1740m. It is an important pilgrimage site for the Hindus. Swargadwari is also famous for the Vedic Yagyan set up by Swami...

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Testimonials

Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek

My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....

Namaste!
Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA

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