MAHA SHIVARATRI FESTIVAL- PASHUPATINATH & MUKTINATH DARSHAN PROGRAM 2023

Trip Features

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  • Total Duration : 7 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Darshan of Pashupatinath temple during Maha Shivratri festival.
  • Be intrigued by the colorful Sadhus covered in ash meditate and interact with their disciples.
  • Offer your prayers in the ancient shrine of Muktinath temple.
  • Visit Pokhra via the darshan of Manakamana temple.

Trip Overview

The Maha Shivratri special tour offers an opportunity to visit the two most sacred pilgrimage sites that Nepal has to offer. The spiritual journey begins from Kathmandu with the following darshan of Pashupatinath temple on the divine day of Maha Shivratri.

Maha Shivratri is one of the fondly celebrated and devoured festivals of Hindus in Nepal and around the world. This day marks the union of Shiva and Shakti, the Goddess of Power. The 2,000-year-old temple Pashupatinath, situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River, is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva, the third deity in the Hindu trinity and considered the God of creation, preservation, and destruction. There’s a celebratory flavor with musicians playing sitars and table drums, and dancers in vibrant colors lyrically surrounding the temple. Sadhus from India and Nepal cover themselves with ashes to look paler and decorate their bodies with bright hues to add extra charm to this festival, making the vicinity even more colorful.

The trip also includes a visit to Muktinath temple, an extremely spiritual sacred site for devout pilgrims that help them discover or attain ‘moksha’ from the cycle of birth and rebirth.

Located at an elevation of 3,710 meters, at the base of Thorong La Pass, Muktinath is considered a mystical center for both Hindus and Buddhists. Thousands of devotees flock to this ancient shrine that radiates endless energy and helps pilgrims who are on a quest to uncover inner energy.

This year, explore the two pious spiritual sites with Richa Tours for an unforgettable experience.

 

Brief Itinerary

Feb-17

Upon   arrival in Kathmandu’s   Tribhuvan  International Airport, meet Richa Tour’s   office    representative, assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Accomodation: Hotel Royal Singi
Or Similar

Feb-18

Attend the Maha Shivratri festival in Pashupatinath, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Explore around the festival area and proceed to do the Darshan of the holy Lord Shiva and get blessings.

Accomodation: Hotel Royal Singi
Or Similar

Feb-19

After breakfast, drive to Pokhra via the darshan of

Manakamana   temple, a highly    venerated sacred place where   legend believes that all your   wishes come true.

Accomodation: Mt. Kailash Resort

Feb-20

Catch   an   early  flight   to   Jomsom.   Drive  to  Muktinath   from Jomsom. Offer your prayers to Muktinath temple and

complete the necessary puja.  Rest day.

Accomodation: Overnight at Shambala Hotel

Feb-21

Fly Jomsom-Pokhra. Half-day sight seeing to David’s Fall and Gupteshwor Cave temple.

Accomodation: Overnight at Mount Kailash resort

Feb-22

Catch a flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of   the  evening is for personal relaxation and shopping.

Accomodation: Hotel Royal Singi
Or Similar

Feb-23

Check out from the   Hotel and transfer to the airport for final departure back home.

Date and Price

Tour Cost As Per Different Group Sizes

Pax Cost Per Pax
2 PAX INRS 55,000 PER PERSON
4 - 5 PAX INRS. 53,500 PER PERSON
6 - 10 PAX INRS. 46,500 PER PERSON

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Service Include and Exclude

Includes

  • ACCOMODATION ON TWIN SHARING BASIS ON BB PLAN
  • TRANSPORTATION ON A/C VEHICLE
  • TOUR GUIDE
  • ENTRANCE FEES INCLUDING ACAPS FEE
  • FLIGHT TO AND FRO FROM POKHRA/JOMSOM/POKHRA/KATHMANDU
  • MEALS ON THE WAY
  • MANOKAMANA CABLE CAR TICKET
  • SHIVARATRI ENTRANCE FEES

Excludes

  • TIPS, PHONE CALLS, COLD AND HOT BEVERAGES/DRINKS OR ANY KIND OF EXTRA EXPENSES OF PERSONAL NATURE