MAHA SHIVARATRI FESTIVAL~ PASHUPATINATH & MUKTINATH

Introduction

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, 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.

 muktinath

The trip also includes a visit to Muktinath temple, an extremely spiritual sacred site for devout pilgrims that help them discover or attain ‘moksh’ 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

Mar.03

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

Accomodation: Hotel Royal Singhi/ Hotel Shanker

Mar.04

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 Singhi/ Hotel Shanker

Mar.05

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

Mar.06

Catch an early flight to Jomsom. Drive to Muktinath from Jomsom. Offer your prayers to Muktinath temple and complete the necessary puja.

Accomodation: Om’s Lodge at Jomsom

Mar.07

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

Accomodation: Mt. Kailash Resort

Mar.08

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

Accomodation: Hotel Royal Singhi/ Hotel Shanker

Mar.09

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. 53,000/ PER PERSON
4 - 5 PAX INRS. 50,500/ PER PERSON
6 - 7 PAX INRS. 47,250/ 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

Excludes

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