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Trip Highlights and Values

Highlights
In-depth explanation of the oldest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath by Phd. Scholar(Tangible and Intangible Heritages of Pashupatinath)
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Opportunity to perform aarti at Bagmati riverside with vibrant ambiance and the old Hindu Rituals
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Observe closely the rituals of Hindu cremation and antique activities in and around Pashupatinath temple
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The trip will help conserve the natural existence of Himalayas as it contributes directly to the forest conservation campaign and waste management project by Himalayan Adventure Therapy
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Field staffs will get support for their children's education fees and health insurance payments.
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WHAT IS
Expert guided tour of Pashupatinath Temple and surrounding with Crematorium and Evening Aarti.
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Suitable for all age group people even with physical disabilities. No long walks or strong physical activities required.
TRIP GRADE
Easy Tour
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Environment
  • The average temperature remains between 19 to 27°C
  • Streets and the attractions can be allergic, wearing a proper mask is advised.
  • Movement in between crowed and unusual spiritual activities are expected to be experienced
activities
Activities
  • Meeting and greeting by official staff during the pickup
  • Explanation about attraction onboard on the way to temple
  • Expert guided tour of Pashupatinath area, the crematoria and aarti
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Group Size
  • Min. 2/Max. 15 for pre-fixed departure dates in group joining basis
  • Group of 15 pax & below will get 1 tour leader, 1 driver, 1 tour leader + 1 driver for solo travelers.
  • Customized service option available for personal requirements.
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Best Time
Trip is suitable on all the season and time of the year.
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For Group Size of 15 Travelers

From USD
$ 39 /Person
Why With Us ?
  • Book now pay later and group discounts service.
  • 100% trip success rate and satisfied customers. Trips led by well trained, updated and experienced experts.
  • Free trip cancellation and rescheduling up to 59 days before the trip departure date.
  • Make crucial contribution for nature conservation campaigns and welfare of ground handlers under the company.

Pashupatinath Tour Overview

Hindu’s greatest god Pashupatinath has group of gods and goddesses surrounding him which spreads in an area of about 3 square kilometers. The vibrant ambiance of the area never takes a break which is also the holiest Hindu pilgrimage site with smoky and stirring melee of temples, iconic ancient statues, the pilgrims and decorated half naked holy men called Shadus. On the footstep of temple is Bagmati River separating the Pashupatinath area into to 2. The riverbank also called Aryaghat by Hindu is considered the most sacred site for the dead bodies to be cremated. As per the legends this Ghat should never be left vacant without burning the bodies as Pashupatinath is naturally offered with the smoke from those dead bodies burning on Aryaghat. If in case there are no bodies to burn by any chance the representative form of the dead body must be made of dried Darbha Grass (Desmostachya bipinnata) which is considered holy grass in Hinduism typically called Kush and has to be continuously burnt.

Pashupatinath temple is the holiest pilgrimage site for the follower of Shiva or the main stream Hindus. The temple and the statue of 5 faced Shivlinga came to existence from divine phenomenon explained as; back in 11th century the place is widely famous for tantric practices and when the Brahman were brought from India who were Bhatta then the formal rituals began here. The current physical structure of the temple dates back to 17th century but the origin of this site as sacred place may date back to the third century BC. The legendary story tells that Shiva to be far from his heavenly obligations took the form of one horned stag and fled to the forest near Bagmati River, now Pashupatinath. Other god pursued him and took hold of him and be able to break his horn which was instantly transformed to divine Pashupati linga. The linga later on lost which was only rediscovered by a holy cow who magically began sprinkling the spot with her milk. She was noticed doing so by a cowherd then he dug up the linga and established the shrine.

Everyday aarti is offered to Pashupatinath in the dusk separately one inside the temple where limited visitors can stay and take avishekam. The one done outside the temple at the river bank of Bagmati is more vibrant as public gather and celebrate the function every evening. The respect to the dead is another concern we have to be careful while visiting the Pashupatinath as the family members remain around the body until is fully burnt and washed away into Bagmati River. The process of cremating the dead body is also equally attracting the attention of visitors.

Detail of the Day

How we will begin and go through the tour
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Meeting at pickup point and transfer to Pashupatinath area for the tour

Begin with introduction and end with positive vibrations
Get received from your hotel and be ready for the tour to Pashupatinath, Crematoria and the aarrti in evening. Your guide will pick you up from the requested pick up points and take you through short drive to the temple while explaining about the trip in advance. In Pashupatinath area we will be received by a Hindu culture reader and Ph D scholar to lead our team through the entire exploration process with each and every in-depth explanation about the attractions.
duration

Duration: The trip will last for about 5-6 hours

Service Included

Included in base rate

  • Comfortable private vehicle transfer from and to hotel
  • Well trained and expert tour guide for the tour
  • A bottle of drinking water
  • All the permits and entrance fees
  • Environment management fees and taxes payable to the government

Not included in the cost

  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Anything which are not mentioned in the include section

Group Departure Dates

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