Pashupatinath and Bouthnath Tour

At a Glance

Pashupatinath and Boudhanath are two well-known landmarks in Kathmandu that offer opportunities for half-day sightseeing or engaging in short holiday activities. These sites provide valuable insights into the significance of both iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites. The medieval city of Kathmandu Valley showcases the lifestyle, culture, and architectural marvels of that era. We warmly welcome you to these remarkable travel destinations that will transport you back to medieval times. Our Pashupatinath and Boudhanath tours cover both sites during a 4-hour tour, starting from your hotel or place and returning you to the same location. Throughout the sightseeing, you will be accompanied by a professional tour guide who possesses extensive knowledge of the history, culture, and values of Hindus in Pashupati and Tibetan Buddhism in Boudhanath, the world's largest Buddhist site.

Situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River, Pashupatinath Temple is a revered Hindu temple in Nepal. Devoted to Lord Shiva, the temple dates back to the 5th century and showcases exquisite pagoda-style architecture. The main pagoda on the western bank of the river boasts a roof adorned with gold, sides coated in silver, and intricate wood carvings. Nearby is the Guheshwori Temple, dedicated to Shiva's consort, Devi Sati. The temple complex exudes an aura of peace, spirituality, and the cycle of life and death, as it serves as the primary cremation site for the deceased in Kathmandu Valley. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, Pashupatinath Temple holds immense significance in Hinduism and Nepalese tradition.

Following your visit to Pashupatinath, your next destination will be Boudhanath, an impressive stupa located in the Kathmandu Valley. Standing at a height of 36 meters above the ground, it is not only one of the largest stupas in South Asia but also the largest in the entire Kathmandu Valley. This iconic structure is surrounded by numerous monasteries and holds great significance as the heart of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The stupa itself consists of a dome at the base and a cubical structure adorned with the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha, symbolizing awareness, on each side. It is highly recommended to take an evening stroll around the stupa, as it emanates powerful spiritual energy. During this time, you can witness the warm glow of butter lamps, explore nearby rooftop restaurants and souvenir shops, and observe devotees encircling the stupa while reciting Buddhist mantras and spinning prayer wheels with burning incense sticks in their hands. Recognizing its cultural and historical importance, Boudhanath was designated as a world heritage site in 1979 A.D.

Upon completing the sightseeing, we will return to the hotel or your designated place to wrap up the trip. We are delighted to have organized your tour during your brief stay in Kathmandu

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