Pilgrimage Tour in the Himalaya Region: Himalayan Smile Treks

Pilgrimage Tour Himalaya Region

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  • Trip Highlights: Nepal, world's richest countries in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation, the elevation of the country ranges making Nepal a most sought pilgrimage destinations.
Pilgrimage tour Himalaya region

Pilgrimage Tour Himalaya Region is an impressive country beside its natural beauties, Nepal for its ancient history, rich culture, traditions, custom with festivals and Pilgrimage Tour all around the year. Nepal is the only country where Hinduism and Buddhism blend in harmony with many interesting old temples, monasteries, palaces and beautiful courtyards.

Nepal, probably the world’s best and most fascinating country for all types of holiday destinations including Pilgrimage Tour in the high Himalayan areas or just around Kathmandu valley for Pilgrimage tour for Hindu’s and Buddhist with its unparallel array of snow capped peaks and with world’s highest massive mountain range capturing 8th Eight thousand meters giant mountains from number one Mt. Everest 8,848 meters, 03rd Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,568 meters, 04th Mt. Lhotse 8,445 meters, 06th Mt. Cho Oyu 8,230 meters, 07th Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters, Mt. Manaslu 8,163 meters and the 10th Mt. Annapurna 8,095 meters, with many hundreds of over 6,000 and 7,000 meters peaks that makes the Nepal Himalaya so appealing and amazing to nature lovers and adventurer.

In Kathmandu itself there are many holy sites like the sacred Pashupatinath Temple where pilgrims from all around Nepal and India pays homage, including other areas in the valley rim the Dakshin Kali temple of Goddess Kali where many animals are sacrificed located south of Kathmandu, a pilgrimage to Narayanthan or Buddanilkanta to the north of Kathmandu valley a temple with sleeping Lord Vishnu on a bed of serpent as protector an old place considered as holy spot.

Visit Changunarayan an old beautiful constructed pagoda temple of more than 2,000 years of age located north east of Kathmandu this ancient places and temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Other pilgrimage in mountains area are holy Gosainkund at 3,460 meters high, located north of Kathmandu in the Langtang range of mountains at Rasuwa district, Janani Purnima the special occasion where festival takes place in the month of august as per the Hindu calendar, a drive of 6 hours to reach at Dhunche town at ,1850 meters high and from here trekking for 2 days to reach this holy spot and the glacial fed holy pond of Gosainkund and returning back by various ways taking time of 4-5 days walk to reach if other options are chosen instead of returning back to Kathmandu the same way by Dhunche.

The other important place is holy Muktinath at 3,900 meters high in Mustang district in the windswept terrain to reach here at present its possible with flight to Jomsom from Kathmandu and Pokhara and then from Jomsom a drive for few hours to reach this holy pilgrimage spot with 108 water spouts, belief the source of Kaligandaki river. Tilicho Lake, one of the highest glacial lake in Nepal Himalaya to reach a journey for Muktinath crossing high pass of Thorang –la at 5,416 meters towards Manang area, or a drive up to Chame and then a walk to Manang at 3,450 meters and to Tilicho emerald lake at 4,630 meters.

The other area is Damodar kund in between Damodar and Bhirkuti Himalayan range of upper Mustang. All the pilgrimage area’s mention above area for Hindus’ and some places for Buddhist as well.

The other area for Hindu’s is Manakamana Temple in the Gorkha district, which can be reached 2-3 hours drive from Kathmandu to Kuringhat and taking a short ride on cable car to Temple premises where hundreds of devotees pays visit at Manakamana Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, the devotees sacrifice goats and other animals.

The most famous and historical place for pilgrimage is to Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha and Light of Asia, a long drive of 8-9 hours to reach the south western close to the border of India, or a short easy options is taking 50 minutes flight to Bhairwa town and with an hour drive to Lumbini where there is many good and elegant hotels are located for overnight stops.

Visit the Lumbini birth place of Buddha with King Asoka pillar which is nearly as old as the temple of Sakyamuni Buddha and Mayadevi temple.After an impressive visit and tour of Lumbini return back to Kathmandu or carry on driving or with flight to Kathmandu.

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