Nepal – is a land of spiritual sites and cultural heritage, every year pilgrims of various religions embark on journeys to numerous locations to privilege their revered deities. Steeped in divineness, Nepal stands as the ideal destination dwelling venerable pilgrimage sites adored by adherents of Hindus, Buddhists, Jainism, and Christians alike. With our well-designed Nepal Pilgrimage Tour Package, ensure that a spiritual Tour will be organized with utmost ease and promises to provide a truly divine experience.

Embark on this religious voyage and unveil the historical and cultural sites, temples, monasteries, stupas, and otherworldly marvels that Nepal has to offer. Delve deeper into the unparalleled sacred aura of religious sites while discovering the pilgrimage sites of Nepal. Whether you search for blessings, spiritual consolation, or immersing yourself in Nepal's cultures and traditions, this pilgrimage tour package guarantees an unforgettable and life-changing experience like no other.

Popularly known Nepal as the birthplace of Gautam Buddha – Lumbini and home to the eight world’s highest Mountains such as Mt. Everest, and Mt. Annapurna it is an amazing haven enriched for both natural and cultural wonders. The pilgrimage Tour in Nepal offers astounding spiritual sites to explore from the capital city of Kathmandu -the mesmerizing city of Pokhara - the spiritual Manakamana temple – serene Lumbini – holy Janakpur and finally to revered Muktinath Temple. Get experience of renowned Nepalese warmth and hospitality during the Nepal Pilgrimage Tour.

Plan a pilgrimage tour in Nepal and explore the ancient architectural beauties amidst the magnificent Himalayas, Green hills, culturally enriched villages and bustling market areas. With this best Nepal pilgrimage tour package, experience the mesmerizing journey and the ultimate soul-quenching peace.

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Nepal Pilgrimage Tours Highlights

  •  Set yourself in the land of Lord Gautam Buddha, the lord was born in Nepal, Lumbini
  •  Nepal is home to some of the world's highest Mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu and many more.
  •  Unveil the worldwide renowned temples such as Pashupatinath, Muktinath, Janakpur, Manakama temple and many more.
  •  Explore the most ancient sites – Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  •  Delve deeper into the understanding of rich cultures, traditions and lifestyles of localities in different regions.
  •  Visit the most amazing Buddhist sites: Swoyambunath stupa, Bouddhanath stupa, Lumbini, Peace Pagoda etc.
  •  Experience the serenity and tranquillity of Nepal.
  •  Be amazed at the intricate architecture and sculptures of various temples and stupas.
  •  Get a chance to enjoy a cable car ride offering the greenery hills and, a glimpse of the Mountains until reaching Manakamana Temple.
  •  Experience boating in Pokhara city and visit the temples around the Phewa Lake.
  •  Hop in a scenic drive and relish the scenery of mountains, landscapes, and green lush forests throughout the journey.
  •  If you’re lucky, then get a lifetime opportunity to be blessed with Living Goddess Kumari in Nepal.

Pilgrimage sites in Nepal

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Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu

Situated on the banks of the Bagmati river, Pashupatinath Temple is one of the sacred sites of Nepal only for Hindu devotees and is especially dedicated to Lord Shiva. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit to worship Lord Shiva and to take part in the religious practices, and rituals. However, leather items including shoes, belts and cameras are strictly prohibited within the temple complex and must be left outside.

In addition to these, discover the Vasukinath Temple, Ram Mandir, Guyheshwari Temple, Hanuman Shrine, and numerous other places of worship dedicated to various deities. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece delineated in the Nepali pagoda style which is adorned with intricate carvings and beautiful decorations that highlight Nepal's rich historical and artistic history.

Manakama Temple, Gorkha

The most popular and revered site of Nepal, Manakama Temple located on the top hill of Gorkha offers the panoramic scenery of the glorious Trishuli River and amazing Himalayan ranges. Manakamana Temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati whereas Manakamana means the “goddess of Heart wishes”. Believed that Bhagwati Manakamana fulfils the wishes of everyone who worships her and her shrine.

The journey commences with a scenic cable ride providing a greater experience surrounded by green forests and offering the stunning sights of the Trishuli and Marshyangdi Valley from atop.

Janaki Temple, Janakpur

Janakpur Temple, one of the sacred pilgrimage sites in Nepal is dedicated to Goddess Sita. The birthplace of Goddess Sita is the main attraction of Janakpur for its religiously important monument and a heritage site an active temple for devotees. The temple draws in an abundance of pilgrims and devotees seeking the blessings of Goddess Sita. Within the temple complex, there are also smaller shrines and ponds of religious importance.

Look at a Janaki temple, a three-storey building that has 60 rooms, making it the largest temple in Nepal. Every year on Vivah Panchami, the marriage anniversary of Lord Rama and Sita is celebrated in Janakpur. Get an opportunity to connect with the timeless tale of Ramayana and immerse themselves in the faithfulness and reverence of this sacred place.

Muktinath Temple, Mustang

Revered as the popular pilgrimage site of Nepal, Muktinath Temple nestled amidst the magnificent peaks of the Himalayas in the Mustang District cherished by both Hindus and Buddhists. Perched at an altitude of 3,710 meters, this sacred sanctuary beckons thousands of pilgrims yearly, offering a tranquil and spiritually enriching odyssey. Muktinath Temple, devoted to Lord Vishnu, the Hindu guardian of protection, stands as a testimony to the godly, exemplifying the serene harmony of two major faiths, furnishing it a singular destination for those seeking spiritual enlightenment.

Considered a sanctuary of salvation, Muktinath clasp profound importance for Hindus, who believe that a pilgrimage to this temple assists in breaking free from the cycle of birth and death. For Buddhists, especially adherents of the Vajrayana tradition, Muktinath is admired as a significant pilgrimage destination, being recognized as one of the 24 Tantric sites in the area.

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Lumbini Temple

During the Nepal Pilgrimage tour, Lumbini stands as the primary destination, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha beckoning both Buddhists and Hindus from all corners of the globe. Its glamour lies in its rich tapestry of art, culture, history, spirituality, and tranquillity.

Lumbini offers an array of incredibly beautiful monasteries, each reflecting the unique national styles of the countries that built them, attracting travellers with their architectural magnificence. Immerse oneself deeper into the religious significance at sites like the Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, World Peace Pagoda, Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar, Tilaurakot, Museum, and other points of interest that intricately weave the history of Gautam Buddha.

Book the Nepal Pilgrimage Tour package to delve deeper into the life and teachings of Lord Gautam Buddha, gaining profound insights along the sacred path.

Swoyambunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu

Swoyambunath Stupa - the renowned religious site in Kathmandu, Nepal is also registered among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal. Popularly known as Monkey Temple, as many monkeys reside there makes the stupa even more blissful. Considered the crowning prestige of Kathmandu, Nepal boasts perfectly elegant monuments that rise through a whitewashed dome to a glided steeple, where the iconic four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in capital directions. Capture every side of the dome that presents the vistas of different shrines, and smaller stupas.

Both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit the Stupa to feel the serene ambience and find prayer. The Hindu temples such as Harati Temple and Saraswati Temple also reside in the Buddhist site. Experience the serene combination of Hindu and Buddhist traditions, where a harmonium balance flourishes and make a prayer and get proper insights about every single attraction that you will encounter. Make your booking for the Nepal pilgrimage tour and get a chance to explore these amazing tourist sites of Nepal.

Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

Buddhist pilgrimage Tour in Nepal leads you to the astonishing Boudhhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in the world attracts thousands of travelers for an astounding day trip to get Buddhist as well as Tibetan insights. Nestled amidst the chaotic streets and vibrant markets, Bouddhanath Stupa proffers a typical and breathtaking experience of ancient traditions and spirituality. When it comes to exemplifying grace and purity of form, no other stupa in Nepal imitates Boudhanath. Its untouched whitewashed dome blends perfectly with its gilded tower embellished with the universal eyes of the Buddha, showcasing exceptional proportion and grace.

Exploring the various statues and artwork inside is simply amazing. Get yourself into the monastic lifestyle by exploring one of the many monasteries encircling the Boudhanath Stupa. Engage in conversations with resident monks, who are often open to sharing their stories and insights into their sacred journey.

Tal Barahi Temple, Pokhara

Located in the centre of the mesmerizing lake city Pokhara, Tal Barahi is one of the spiritual sites that are included in the Nepal Pilgrimage tour package. Both Hindu and Buddhist devotees visit the temple to worship Goddess Varahi, an avatar of Goddess Durga. Believed that the temple was built by King Kulmandhan Shah because of a dream that he saw.

Learn about the history of the temple in between serene Phewa Lake and marvel at the main shrine set has traditional pagoda-type architecture, mostly made of wood, bricks, and stone, Will be an amazing experience of tranquillity and spirituality at the same time.

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Bindhyabasini Temple, Pokhara

Known as the oldest shrine in Pokhara, Bindhyabasini temple the main deity of this Temple is Bindhyabasini Bhagwati, who is believed to be a reincarnation of Goddess Kali. Situated on a modest elevation, offers a captivating vantage point of the breathtaking Annapurna Himalayas.

Nepal is a religious country, and out of the thousands of religious temples, the Bindhyabasini temple stands out as the prime destination to visit during your pilgrimage tour in Nepal. Bindhyabasini temple is proudly settled on top of a hill in old Pokhara and quietly showcases glimpses of the bustling city.

Dakshinkali Temple, Kathmandu

Dakshinkali Temple is one of the revered sanctuaries nestled within the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal. Dedicated to the goddess Kali, a figure of massive power in Hindu mythology, this temple finds its abode in a tranquil valley enfolded by green leaves, casting an aura of serenity over its sacred grounds.

Pilgrims from every corner of Nepal and beyond embark on journeys to Dakshinkali Temple, ardently seeking the divine blessings of the goddess. The peak of worship unravels on Tuesdays and Saturdays, drawing devotees into the flock. Moreover, during grand festivals like Dashain, the temple becomes a focal point, attracting a multitude of pilgrims eager to devour its spiritual aura.

Related  Tour Packages(s)

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Pilgrimage Tour

Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour

Muktinath Overland tour

Kathmandu Valley Tour

Kathmandu Chitwan Lumbini Pokhara

Muktinath Heli tour

Aligning Serenity: Optimal Seasons for a Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal

The Nepal Pilgrimage Tour can be done all year round. However, spring (March, April and May) and Autumn (September, October and November) are considered the best time to travel in Nepal. As the days will be clear, sunny and stable which ultimately makes the tour amazing. The Himalayan View will be stunningly visible and the trail will be enjoyable throughout.

Winter presents a perfect opportunity for embarking on this journey, the sunny and clear days that are favourable to day-long sightseeing activities. While it's still possible to commence on this journey during the summer or monsoon seasons, individuals must face heat and humidity, which may lessen the tranquillity of the trip. Hence, summer is not an advisable time for this exploration.

People also asked:

Which religions are predominantly followed in Nepal?

Nepal is mainly a Hindu-majority country, with around 81% of the population adhering to Hinduism. Buddhism is the second-largest religion in Nepal, with around 9% of the population following it. Other religions present in smaller numbers include Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism, and Bon.

What sets the Nepal Pilgrimage Tour apart from others?

The Nepal Pilgrimage Tour stands out for its unique blend of spirituality, captivating landscapes, cultural immersion and natural grandeurs.

Can the itinerary be tailored according to our preferences?

Of course, the tour can be organized to meet personal preferences, abilities, and interests, ensuring a personalized and enjoyable journey.

What items should I bring for the tour?

Here's some essential travel gear for the Nepal Pilgrimage tour:

  •  Lightweight, breathable clothing suitable for warm weather
  •  Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
  •  Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat for sun protection
  •  Personal medications and a basic first-aid kit
  •  Portable water bottle to stay hydrated
  •  Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  •  Charger for electronic devices
  •  Lightweight backpack or daypack for carrying essentials during excursions
  •  Any necessary travel documents, such as passport, visa, and itinerary.

Is embarking on the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour secure?

Yes, all the pilgrimage destinations in Nepal are safe for visitors. However, it is always important to know about the safety and security of the places you planning to embark.

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What is the duration of a Nepal Pilgrimage Tour?

The duration of a Nepal Pilgrimage Tour can differ based on the chosen tour package. These tours may span from several days to multiple weeks.

What are the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal?

The most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal include Pashupatinath Temple, Muktinath Temple, Janakpur, Dakshinkali Temple, and Manakamana Temple.

Are there any permits or visas required for visiting religious sites in Nepal?

Normally, you will need a valid passport and a visa to enter Nepal. Most religious sites do not require any additional permits, but it’s always advisable to check specific requirements for certain restricted areas or protected sites.


Embarking on the Nepal Pilgrimage Tour promises an enriching and spiritually fulfilling experience, offering profound insights into the rich cultural and religious heritage of the region. With its captivating landscapes and sacred sites, this pilgrimage journey is sure to leave a lasting impression and create cherished memories for a lifetime.




Mr Ram Sharan Adhikari is a Managing director of Eternal Himalaya Adventure, Trekking exerts in Nepal. Eternal Himalaya provides exceptional trekking experiences in Nepal’s majestic landscape as well as Tibet, Lhasa, Mount Kailash tours and Bhutan tours. Additionally, we invite travellers to experience the beauty of Nepal Himalayas, cultural immersion, and memorable adventures. Eternal Himalaya offers high-altitude trekking, city tours, hiking, mountaineering, helicopter tours, mountain vistas, and cultural encounters to fulfil travellers’ dreams of inspection and the creation of lifetime memories. send us your feedback!