Kathmandu: Spiritual Nepal Experience

Cover all the spiritual bases on this multifaith Kathmandu tour. Learn about Buddhism in Boudhanath, meet holy Hindu “sadhus” in Pashupatinath, and then look into your future with a local palm-reader. Fingers crossed there's travel, glory, and a lottery win ahead!
Mix with the holy Hindu men in Pashupatinath temple and speak with the Monks of Boudhanath
Gain expert insight into Hinduism and Buddhism
Witness a special ritual called “Aarati” – an offering of lights to the Lord at Pashupatinath Temple.

Local English-speaking guide
Entry fees to Boudhanath and Pashupatinath
Transportation costs (from the meeting point to Boudhanath and from Pashupatinath temple to the endpoint).
Tips/gratuities for your guide
Alms to holy men and monks
Palm reader’s fees
Important Information
What is included in the tour

Local English-speaking guide, entry fees to Boudhanath and Pashupatinath, transportation costs (from the meeting point to Boudhanath, and from Pashupatinath temple to the endpoint)

What isn't included in the tour

Lunch/dinner, tips/gratuities for your guide, alms to holy men and monks, palm reader’s fees.

Where do we meet?

Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

Where does the tour end?

Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

What is the duration of the tour?

4 hours

What is the minimum group size for the private tour?

The private tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book the private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Urban Adventures tour. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at https://www.urbanadventures.com/en/about-us/covid-19-customer-info

What if I can't find my guide?

If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +977 980 188 0136.

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.


Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining 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. Meet up with your guide and fellow travelers at the meeting point and hop in for a ride in a cab (local taxi for up to 2 people, private cab for more than 2 people) to the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal: the Boudhanath Stupa. Rotate the prayer wheels along with the locals as you circumnavigate the magnificent white spherical dome and offer prayers to Lord Buddha by lighting a traditional butter lamp. After this spiritual experience, walk for around 15 minutes to Pashupatinath Temple, the largest Hindu pilgrimage site of Nepal. At Pashupatinath, go on an insightful spiritual journey of Hindu beliefs, the cycle of birth and death, and the stories of Sadhus - Hindu Holy Men, who renounce their hedonistic social life to devote their life to Shiva (Hindu God of Destruction). You can also get your future read by a local palm-reader! Witness one of many cremations along the banks of Bagmati River, and interact with soot-smeared, saffron-clad, dreadlocked Sadhus. As the sun goes down, brace yourself to be overwhelmed by throngs of locals as they gather around on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern side of Pashupatinath Temple. Watch along with them the mesmerizing everyday ritual called “Aarati,” which is an offering of lights to Lord Pashupatinath. Make sure you keep near your guide and your group lest you get lost in the crowd of locals! Return a transformed person after this divine (and truly local) experience!

Kathmandu: Spiritual Nepal Experience
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