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"Divine Encounters: Exploring Pashupatinath and Boudhanath"

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Manoj
Quality Verified Registered on January 08, 2023

Hello and Namaste! my name is Manoj Thapa. I am from Kathmandu, Nepal. I am 29 Years old, and a licensed tourist guide. I’m passionate about my work and I know how to bring it to fruition. I would describe myself as an open-hearted and straightforward person who doesn’t believe in deceiving other people and tries to be legitimate in everything I do. My work as a tour guide is to lead groups of tourists or individuals through historical sites, museums, geographic destinations, and outdoor excursions. However, I not only see myself as a person dedicated to my work but also, I never forget to connect it with love, I have for my work and undoubtedly, I allow this love to reflect on the journey, I will have with my guests. I am confident in my knowledge of Nepalese history, culture, traditions, heritages, and religions. I will be helping my guests to get a detailed understanding of the sites we will explore. I hope to see you soon on our tour. Thank you

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Hey Wanderers! 👋

Ready to lace up your walking shoes and embark on a journey of discovery? Book your spot on our Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Walking Tour today and get ready to experience Kathmandu like never before. We can't wait to share this unforgettable adventure with you!
 
Why Walk with Me?

  1. Immersive Experience: Step off the beaten path and explore Pashupatinath and Boudhanath on foot. This walking tour allows you to soak up the sights, sounds, and smells of these sacred sites in a way that simply can't be matched. 
     
  2. Hidden Gems: My long-term experience of guiding will lead you to the way, you'll uncover hidden gems and secret spots that most tourists miss. From hidden courtyards to tucked-away shrines, every step of our journey holds the promise of discovery.


 3. Go at Your Own Pace: Say goodbye to rigid schedules and hello to flexibility!  I believe in giving walkers the freedom to linger where they please, whether it's snapping photos, chatting with locals, or simply taking in the scenery. This is your tour, your way.

 4. Feel the Energy: 
There's something magical about walking in the footsteps of pilgrims who have traversed these paths for centuries. Feel the pulse of Kathmandu's spiritual heartbeat as you stroll through bustling markets, past ancient temples, and along serene riverbanks.


 Why Walk to Pashupatinath and Boudhanath?

1. Spiritual Splendor:
At Pashupatinath, witness the timeless rituals of Hindu worship as devotees pay homage to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction and transformation. Marvel at the intricate architecture of the temple complex and feel the sacred energy that permeates the air. Along the banks of the Bagmati River, observe the solemn yet profound cremation ceremonies that take place, offering a glimpse into the cycle of life and death according to Hindu beliefs.

At Boudhanath, experience the serene beauty of one of the largest stupas in the world, adorned with the all-seeing eyes of Buddha. The tranquil atmosphere invites contemplation and reflection, offering a sanctuary for the soul amidst the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.

2. Cultural Richness: Explore the vibrant tapestry of Nepalese culture as you wander through the bustling streets surrounding Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Encounter colorful market stalls selling traditional handicrafts, aromatic spices, and delectable street food. Engage with friendly locals and learn about the customs and traditions that have shaped the identity of this fascinating region.

3. Architectural Marvels: Admire the awe-inspiring architecture and exquisite craftsmanship of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. From the intricate carvings of the temple complex to the towering spire of the stupa, each site is a testament to the skill and dedication of the artisans who crafted them. Capture breathtaking views and timeless moments as you explore these iconic landmarks.

4. Insight into Hinduism and Buddhism: Delve deep into the rich tapestry of Hinduism and Buddhism as you visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath in a single day. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the beliefs, practices, and philosophies that underpin these ancient religions. From the sacred rituals of Hindu worship to the profound symbolism of Buddhist iconography, our walking tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the spiritual heritage of Nepal.


5. Personal Growth: Embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth as you immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Whether you seek solace, enlightenment, or simply a deeper connection with the world around you, these sacred sites offer a transformative experience that will stay with you long after you've returned home.

#NOTE:
- It takes NRs 500-600 by taxi from meeting point to Pashupatinath Temple.
- The entrance fee in Pashupatinath Temple is NRs 1000. (Free for Indian Citizens)
- We have to walk for approximately 25 minutes to reach Baudhanath stupa, but if you are willing to take a taxi, it costs NRs 200-250.
- The entrance fee is NRs 400 in Baudhanath. (For SAARC -NRs 100)

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 "Visiting Kathmandu for a few days and haven't planned your sightseeing yet? That's perfect! I offer unique tours for short stays, cramming in the best experiences. Imagine this: a thrilling short hike with breathtaking 360-degree mountain views, witnessing a magical sunrise or sunset, and exploring UNESCO heritage sites – all in a comfortable time frame. I can also plan the tours as per your choice! And the best part? As a local guide with my car, I'll handle the transportation so you can relax and enjoy the journey." 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    P887+R66, Amrit Marg, Kathmandu 44600...
    P887+R66, Amrit Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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    I will be staying at the opposite side of the Satkar restaurant ( Amrit Marg) My beard will surely help you to easily distinct me.

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    Entrance not included
    Pashupatinath

    You'll see beautiful temples and watch Hindu rituals. Along the river, you'll witness cremation ceremonies, a solemn part of Hindu tradition. Just a heads up, there's an entrance fee of RS 1000 to help keep the place running smoothly. It's a chance to learn about Hindu customs and traditions in a peaceful setting.

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    Outside visit
    Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth Temple

    During our tour, you'll catch a glimpse of the Guheswari Shakti Peeth Temple from the outside. This ancient temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. While we won't be entering the temple, its serene ambiance and intricate architecture offer a glimpse into Nepal's rich religious heritage.

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    Entrance not included
    Boudhhanath stupa

    At Boudhanath, you'll encounter one of the largest stupas in the world, adorned with the watchful eyes of Buddha. This iconic site exudes a serene atmosphere, inviting visitors to partake in the timeless tradition of circumambulating the stupa while spinning prayer wheels. Surrounding the stupa, you'll find bustling streets filled with colorful shops selling Tibetan artifacts and delicious street food. Don't forget, there's an entrance fee of RS 400 to enter Boudhanath, a small price to pay for the unforge

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    Free admission
    Trikal Maitreya Buddha Vihara

    Trikala Maitreya Vihar, also known as the future Buddha monastery, is a peaceful Buddhist monastery located in Kathmandu. It's famous for its association with the future Buddha, Maitreya. Visitors can explore the monastery's serene surroundings, soak in the spiritual ambiance, and admire the beautiful architecture.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Abhi 20 May 2024
Seattle

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Manoj was a great guide! He took the time to answer our questions thoroughly and explain as much as possible about both the locations we visited. He even took us out to some great local food spots afterwards. Highly recommend!
Misha 20 May 2024
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Manoj took us to the listed sights, showed us around, and shared a ton of information about the culture. He also showed a good depth of knowledge in answering a bunch of our questions about history and culture.
G. Moize 18 May 2024
Montreal

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Great professionnalism. Very polite and kind. I recommand him to everybody's intéressés in getting more knowledge about the religions in Népal.
Diana 05 May 2024
Porto

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Manoj was a great guide with a lot of information about buddism and hinduism as well as his home country Nepal. We recommend this tour if you want to know more about these religions as well as to explore the main sites of Kathmandu.
Anthony 29 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Manoj was by far the best guide we’ve ever had. Amazing at articulating the situation and history of Nepal.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
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