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Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu provided by Kathmandu Urban Adventures

Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu

Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu
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Pashupatinath—dedicated to Shiva, the patron deity of Nepal—is one of the world’s holiest Hindu temples, and Boudhanath is a 14th-century Buddhist stupa located within Nepal’s “Little Tibet.” This tour visits both UNESCO-listed religious sites in Kathmandu. You’ll even have a chance to meet a well-known Nepali astrologer for an optional reading. A small group makes for an intimate atmosphere, and the tour includes all entrance fees for a seamless experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Informative combo tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
  • Cover both UNESCO-listed religious sites in a single outing
  • Travel by local transportation for a slice of everyday Kathmandu life
  • Upgrade to include a reading with a famous local astrologer
  • Observe the mesmerizing evening prayer called "Aarati" on the riverbanks of Pashupatinath Temple
What to expect
  • After meeting your guide at a centrally located Kathmandu hotel, ride with your guide to Pashupatinath via public transportation. Once there, you’ll have a chance to meet the bearded, ash-smeared holy men known as sadhus. Your guide will be on-hand to teach you about Hindu beliefs and the importance of Shiva, the 3-eyed god who is Nepal’s patron deity. Next, you’ll hop a local bus to the stupa of Boudhanath, which draws pilgrims from all over the world. You can join Buddhists in circling the world-famous landmark, rotating prayer wheels as you go. Your guide will also introduce you to resident monks, who will share insights into local Buddhist traditions. For an even deeper immersion into Nepal’s spiritual traditions, upgrade to have your stars read in consultation with a famous local astrologer.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Informative combo tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
  • Cover both UNESCO-listed religious sites in a single outing
  • Travel by local transportation for a slice of everyday Kathmandu life
  • Upgrade to include a reading with a famous local astrologer
  • Observe the mesmerizing evening prayer called "Aarati" on the riverbanks of Pashupatinath Temple
What to expect
  • After meeting your guide at a centrally located Kathmandu hotel, ride with your guide to Pashupatinath via public transportation. Once there, you’ll have a chance to meet the bearded, ash-smeared holy men known as sadhus. Your guide will be on-hand to teach you about Hindu beliefs and the importance of Shiva, the 3-eyed god who is Nepal’s patron deity. Next, you’ll hop a local bus to the stupa of Boudhanath, which draws pilgrims from all over the world. You can join Buddhists in circling the world-famous landmark, rotating prayer wheels as you go. Your guide will also introduce you to resident monks, who will share insights into local Buddhist traditions. For an even deeper immersion into Nepal’s spiritual traditions, upgrade to have your stars read in consultation with a famous local astrologer.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5076NPUC
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entry fees to Boudhanath and Pashupatinath
  • Transportation from the meeting point to Boudhanath
  • Transportation from Pashupatinath temple to the end point
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Alms to holy men and monks
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
  • Palm reader’s fees.
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout Kathmandu; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended
  • Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
  • Maximum group size is 12.
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes and your own water-bottle. (If you’re travelling during monsoon season you might want to carry a rain-proof jacket or an umbrella!)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • Your Spiritual Nepal tour includes entrance fees to the UNESCO-listed Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa, which helps preserve local cultural heritage and ensures these important sites are maintained.
  • Should you choose to have your palm read during the tour, the fee for the reading supports the local palm-readers who would otherwise have no access to tourist money.
  • As the Delta variant of COVID-19 has proven to be highly transmissible and poses significant increased safety risk, effective September 1, 2021, travellers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entry fees to Boudhanath and Pashupatinath
  • Transportation from the meeting point to Boudhanath
  • Transportation from Pashupatinath temple to the end point
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Alms to holy men and monks
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
  • Palm reader’s fees.
Departure details
  • Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout Kathmandu; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended
  • Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
  • Maximum group size is 12.
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes and your own water-bottle. (If you’re travelling during monsoon season you might want to carry a rain-proof jacket or an umbrella!)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • Your Spiritual Nepal tour includes entrance fees to the UNESCO-listed Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa, which helps preserve local cultural heritage and ensures these important sites are maintained.
  • Should you choose to have your palm read during the tour, the fee for the reading supports the local palm-readers who would otherwise have no access to tourist money.
  • As the Delta variant of COVID-19 has proven to be highly transmissible and poses significant increased safety risk, effective September 1, 2021, travellers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 24, 2021
A note from Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu
Effective September 1, 2021, travellers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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5.0
24 reviews
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Mel B
Adelaide5 contributions
Wonderful day with Sanjeeb
Mar 2020
A wonderful day learning about how both Buddhism and Hinduism live side by side in this amazing city. Our lovely, knowledgeable guide Sanjeeb made the day fun and interesting.
Written March 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi traveler, We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our Spiritual Nepal tour with Sanjeeb. Thank you for writing this review. Do remember Urban Adventures for more such experiences around the world for your future travels. :) Cheers, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
Written April 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kayla
3 contributions
Amazing time with Sanjeeb
We had a wonderful time with our beautiful guide Sanjeeb. He was very informative and made it such a fun and memorable experience. Thank you Sanjeeb
Written February 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi traveler, Thank you very much for this review! We are glad to know that you enjoyed the tour with our guide Sanjeeb. Do remember Urban Adventures for more such experiences around the world. Cheers, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
Written March 3, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thejokeisonme
Victoria, Canada17 contributions
Nepali traditions 101
Nov 2019
This is an excellent tour if you're interested to learn about Hindu and Buddhist religions and how these are inscribed across Kathmandu's landscape. At the stupa, you have the option to learn more in-depth about the craft of mandalas, the artisans that paint them, and what they represent. You are able to purchase if you're interested, but you are free to decline and just learn (they're not pushy).
My guide, Rita, was open and informative, and I felt gave me insights into Nepali culture beyond what is described as part of the tour, which I loved. I happened to be the only person on the tour, and I was impressed that the company didn't cancel the tour. Perhaps a benefit of going solo was that Rita let me determine the pace and time I wished to spend at different locations, and she was open and responsive to my questions and conversation. I found Rita very approachable and friendly, and highly recommend her as a guide. She even helped me arrange and Pathao ride and waited until the driver picked me up at the end of the tour. Highly recommend all around!
Written February 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, Such a descriptive, wonderful review! Thank you so much for choosing Kathmandu Urban Adventures for your holiday experience. We are very happy to learn that you loved the experiences with us. Do remember Urban Adventures for such authentic day tours around the world! Thanks again, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
Written February 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kat K
San Diego, CA22 contributions
Excellent tour with Pratistha!
This tour exceeded my expectations! Pratistha is a fantastic guide. She was very informative, patient and friendly. I would have have been able to do this on my own. I felt completely safe with her and she made sure that I was comfortable the entire time. I learned so much on this tour and will not forget this experience. I highly recommend this tour!
Written February 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Kat, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are delighted to learn that you had the best time with Pratistha. Do remember Urban Adventures for more such experiences around the world! Cheers, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
Written February 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thea Tennøy
Elnesvagen, Norway2 contributions
Wonderful experience!

Had a fantastic afternoon in the company of a wonderful guide Pratistha! Good communicates and shows high level of knowledge. Get to see many of the highlights of Kathmandu! Highly recommend this tour!
Written January 31, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi traveler, Thank you very much for taking time to leave this review! We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed the tour. Do remember us for more such experiences in Kathmandu. :) Cheers, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
Written February 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Declan L
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Incredible experience
Jan 2020 • Solo
This tour was my first experience of Nepal, reccomended to me by Intrepid Travel. I had an absolutely incredible time. Pratistha was my tour guide for the day and she was excellent. Extremely kmowledgeable and informative, very funny and friendly, made sure you saw and did everything you wanted to, and made the trip completely hassle free to ensure you had the best time possible. The sites were extremely interesting and deeply spiritual, there lies a rich cultural experience in this trip, and if you take the time to learn so of the history and language, which Pratistha was readily able to teach, you'll come to have a much more profound experience. 10/10.
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, Thank you for this wonderful review! We are very happy to learn that Pratistha did a great job and that you enjoyed learning about the spiritual side of Kathmandu with her. Do remember Urban Adventures for more such experiences around the world. :) Many thanks, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
Written January 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ted_Elliot
Canada4 contributions
Great afternoon and evening with Pratistha
Dec 2019 • Solo
I did this tour after a different hiking tour and was worried I would be tired, but I had a great time. The pace was really relaxed. I loved seeing the big white Stupa and walking around the square, and Pashupatinath had so much activity. There were cremations, palm readers, rituals, and of course delicious Nepalese tea. Pratistha was so cheerful and knowledgeable, I feel like I learned a lot from her.
Written December 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi traveler, It is great to know that you enjoyed the "Spiritual Nepal" tour with our guide Pratistha; this tour is surely a great way to experience the religious side of Kathmandu. Thank you very much for this wonderful review! Cheers, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
Written December 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

The_HSS
Bury St. Edmunds, UK144 contributions
Very spiritual!
I learnt a lot about Hinduism and Buddhism on this tour thanks to the fantastic guide, Binisha, who was great fun and really knew her stuff. It was an experience I'll never forget!
Written December 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Traveler, Thank you very much for the wonderful review. :) We are glad to know that you enjoyed the tour with Binisha. Do remember Urban Adventures for more such experiences in Kathmandu and around the world! Cheers, Kathmandu Urban Adventures Team
Written December 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Discover321161
63 contributions
Holiday
This was so beautiful, colorful and interesting. Visited a monastery as well as the temples. ManyBuddhist people immigrated and settled here from Tibet.
Written October 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Traveler, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your holiday experience with us. Thank you for the five-stars! Do remember us if and when you visit Kathmandu again. :)
Written October 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bill Chow
1 contribution
Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhath Stupa Tour
Sep 2019
The tour guide Pratishtha is an exceptional great guide. She can effective explain the history and cultures that were completely new to me. Also she was very kind and friendly.
Written October 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, Thank you for taking time to write this review. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed the tour with Pratistha. :)
Written October 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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