As a part of the Pilgrimage to the holy shrines in Himalayas and Pilgrims must start their pilgrimage from Haridwar to go to Pasupathinath in Kathmandu an onward to Mukthinath.

There are two ways of transportation for Kathmandu and Mukthinath

Upto Raxaul Train
Raxaul-Bheerjung Tanga
Bheerjung- Kathmandu Bus/Taxi
Kathmandu-Pokhara Bus/Taxi
Pokhara-Johnson Taxi
Johnson-Mukthinath Taxi
  • 2nd Way to reach Pashupatinath Temple
Hyderabad/Delhi-Kathmandu Flight (Rs.16,000- per head)
Kathmandu-Pokhara Flight (Rs.12,000- per head)
Pokhara-Johnson Taxi
Johnson-Mukthinath Taxi

Pasupathinath Temple

Katmandu is the capital of Nepal and gives utmost pleasure and happiness besides devotion on Pasupathinath. Pashupatinath Temple or Pasupatinath Mandir is a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati River and north-east of Kathmandu in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley. Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu and exists before 400 B.C. The deity here famous as Pashupati, This temple complex is a collection of temples and ashrams raised over the land as a cultural heritage site. God Shiva and Maa Parvati came to the Kathmandu Valley and take rest at the banks of Bagmati river. Shiva was impressed by its beauty and the surrounding forest and both changed themselves into deers. They walked into the forest and many spots in the Kathmandu Valley have been identified as places where Shiva went during his time as a deer. The people and gods began to search for Shiva and they found him in the forest.

Shiva refused to leave that place and announced that he would be known as Pashupatinath since he had lived by the Bagmati river in a deer’s form, Pilgrims came here and stood behind the lingam would not be reborn as an animal. Kamadhenu took shelter in a cave on the Chandravan mountainand went down every day to the place where the lingam was sunken into the soil and poured her milk on top of the soil for  thousand years. The people saw Kamadhenu pouring milk and started to wonder what that would be they removed the soil and found the beautiful shining lingam and they started worshiping the lingam. Maha Shivaratri is the major festival in Khatmandu andr lakhs of devotees attend to the festival.

Changu Narayan Temple, Bhaktapur

Changu Narayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the form of Narayan and built in pagoda style  with  four doors that are guarded by stone lions. There is a huge  statue of Garuda in the temple. The statues of King Bhupatindra Malla and his queen are in the temple entrance. The main attraction of Changu Narayan Temple is the Narasingha statue am is over 1500 years old. The temple affected in the earth quake 2015. There is Changu Museum where you can witness a 500 years old dish washing rack and around 225 years old rice grain.

Guhyeshwari Temple, Kathmandu

Guhyeshwari Temple is one of the 108 Shakti Peeths located in Pashupatinath Temple constructed in the 17thcentury on the banks of River Bagmati and popular to Tantrik worshippers. There is also a pond next known as Bhairav Kunda. Devotees from different parts of Kathmandu come here and pray to the goddess in the Dashan festival. The atmosphere surrounding the temple is strong and powerful. Pilgrims believe in the existence of divinity and come here with the hope of a better life.

Dakshinkali Temple, Kathmandu

This Kali temple is one of the main temples in Nepal located at Parping Village built in the 14th century. The main shrine is an image of the deity stamped on a stone. Animal sacrifices performed on every Tuesday and Saturday. Large number of devotees gathered during the sacrifice and cockers and male goats are made in the sacrifices. Non-believers of Hinduism are not allowed to enter the temple and perform religious rituals.

Manakamana Temple, Gorkha District

Manakamana Temple was built in 17th-century dedicated to Durga Bhawani. The temple is on the edge of the top a hill near quaint village. The worship of the goddess with a pure heart fulfil the wishes and hence the devi named as Manakamana Devi. The four-storied Manakamana Temple stands on a square pedestal with pagoda styled roof. The temple can be reached on gondola from Kurintar and eith 6 persons at a time. Pilgrims worship the goddess with offerings of dresses, colours, flowers and scents. Non-Hindus are restricted to enter the temple and worship the Devi.

Budhanilkantha Temple on Shivpuri Hills

Budhanilkantha Temple at the foot of the Shivpuri Hills holds a high religious significance across Southern Asia. There is biggest stone sculpture of 5 metres long of Lord Vishnu carved on a single block of basalt stone lying on a bed of serpents. The ‘Sleeping Vishnu’ has a history dating back to the 5th century  was discovered by a farmer. Thousands of pilgrims flock the temple on the occasion of Haribondhini Ekadashi that takes place between October and November. A large fair also takes place on the auspicious days which marks the awakening of Lord Vishnu from his long sleep. Non-Hindus are not allowed to visit the temple except for Nepali Buddhists. Cameras and mobile phones are strictly forbidden near the pond area.