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unusual experienced i ever had, the spiritual vibe is so strong but I was really enjoy it. We have... read more

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Unforgettable experience.

Spiritual energy is very palpable within the temple grounds. Our guide was very knowledgeable on... read more

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Gaushala | Pasupati Nath, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed today

unusual experienced i ever had, the spiritual vibe is so strong but I was really enjoy it. We have to respect the rituals. The ritual start around 5pm. Enterance fee 1000NPR. Wearing 'close' clothes.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Would love to see more, but unfortunately, non-Hindus are not allowed into the inner temple area. In some areas, we were shoo-ed out of the temple compound.

Thank eeling
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spiritual energy is very palpable within the temple grounds. Our guide was very knowledgeable on Hindu religion and what makes this temple a must visit by a Hindi devotee. The traditional cremation along the river was very somber. While photos can be taken, one has...More

Thank Vivien M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it seems a little scary to be there at first, but it’s completely wrong. It’s one of the most different experience that I have had. It’s a great and unbelievable ceremony of death! The ceremony starts from near sunset till about 2 hours later....More

Thank Haadii
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an absolutely stunning and peaceful place. A must visit for everyone. The energy the temple has is special.

Thank SanjayR829
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...you don't see everyday. Yea, I kinda knew what was going on here before I came, but wow, it really hits you seeing it. In a way more interesting than funeral/cremation ritual itself is that there are so many "spectators" (more local than foreign) here...More

Thank scottofhawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when i visited at around 3:00 pm serprisingly not many people because main shrine was closed. finally we foundout it opens at 5;30pm. there was a price list for pooja at admin office but the staff were not interested in selling them. finally my Nepali...More

Thank thuraisingam52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get great divine vibration. Please do not miss the evening aarti. Ensure you have sufficient time to go around the temple as the temple complex is very big.

Thank narayanan g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here knowing that only Hindu's are permitted to visit inside the temple, however our guide took us for a tour around the outside where able to watch several very public cremations taking place by the river side. I have never seen this before...More

Thank hellenback18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not far from Kathmandu you may find this little Varanasi complex with their gats, temples, crematory rituals, families...a place full of life...and death. We felt a lot of respect and spent some time just watching the ceremonies and activities. You may be surprised but we...More

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July 31, 2018|
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Response from SingaporeFran | Reviewed this property |
Generally Sept to Nov is regarded best time to visit Nepal
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July 30, 2018|
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why not!!? motor biking in rainy season obviously give you some extra peg to remember the trip, if you are not afraid of rain and mud and able to deal with it. however, today only I had a bike to Kathmandu from Pokhara and... More
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Response from RajeshGoyal_NewDelhi | Reviewed this property |
It is good if you book online in advance. But there is a bank in which you can go directly and pay for the special Pooja you like to perform and straight go to Temple with their receipt. No need to hire any middle man. All... More