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Pashupatinath
Pilgrims from Nepal and India flock to Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest Hindu site in Nepal. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Pashupatinath is also where many Hindu Nepalis come to die and be cremated.
 
The Basics
Pashupatinath is a must-visit sight in Kathmandu. The temple architecture mainly dates back to the 17th century, though parts are older. Most of the temple lies along the western banks of the Bagmati River, but you can cross to the other side for views back to the temple and cremation ghats (steps), and climb the hill to a forested area where there are many smaller stone temples. Most travelers visit on sightseeing tours of Kathmandu.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Nepalis can enter for free, but other nationals need a ticket.
  • While photography is allowed, be respectful of the fact that many of the people are grieving and attending a funeral.
  • Be prepared to see open-air cremations. Bodies are wrapped in cloth and placed upon a burning pyre of logs.
  • Only Hindus are allowed into the main temples, but anyone can enter the broader temple complex.
  • The Bagmati River is sacred to practicing Hindus, and you will see people bathing in the water. However, this is not recommended, as it’s extremely polluted.
  • The colorful sadhus (holy men) will ask you to photograph them, but they expect to be paid a few rupees.
 
How to Get There
The easiest way to reach Pashupatinath is via taxi. All drivers know where it is. Alternatively, you can walk between Boudhanath and Pashupatinath; it’s an easy walk that takes about a half-hour and saves the time you might waste in traffic.
 
When to Get There
Pashupatinath is always busy with worshippers and mourners. It plays host to a number of important Hindu festivals throughout the year. The most famous is Shivaratri, in February and March, when sadhus from across India and Nepal flock to the festival. It can get uncomfortably crowded then, but it’s definitely a colorful sight.
 
Hike to the Source of the Bagmati River
The Bagmati River that runs through Pashupatinath originates at Baghdwar, in the Shivapuri National Park to the north of Kathmandu. Hiking there is a pleasant day trip. Start from Budhanilkantha and hike up through the park. On clear days, there are good views of Kathmandu to the south and the Langtang Range to the north.
Address: Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Private Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Private Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Visit four of Kathmandu's top attractions on a private half-day tour. Start by traveling in your comfortable private vehicle from your hotel to the traditional heart of the medieval town. Visit Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site; watch the monkeys frolic around another heritage site, Swayambhunath Temple; and take in the sacred prayer wheels and incense. Explore Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa, which has roots going back to 600 AD. Hear informative commentary from your guide throughout the day on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Kathmandu Full Day Tour

Kathmandu Full Day Tour

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This small-group sightseeing tour of Kathmandu includes several prominent religious monuments. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in front of the old royal palace, and learn about the former Kathmandu Kingdom from your professional guide. Continue on to see the Tibetan Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath and visit Pashupatinath Temple—a shrine that honors Lord Shiva—both sacred sites designated by UNESCO. Finish at the imposing Bouddhanath stupa, the largest in Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 6 hours
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Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley

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Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley

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Kathmandu’s top sights are spread throughout the sprawling capital, meaning most visitors end up missing key attractions. On this action-packed day tour, you’ll cover all of the region’s UNESCO-listed highlights. Travel in a comfortable private car between locations in the city, with a private guide on-hand to supply information and background. You’ll also enjoy lunch in stunning Bhaktapur and venture to Changu Narayan, the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 12 hours
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Pashupatinath Aarati Trip from Kathmandu

Pashupatinath Aarati Trip from Kathmandu

One of the most mesmerizing rituals at Pashupatinath Temple is the Pashupati Bagmati Aarati. Aarati is a ritual of worship in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) is offered to God. Pashupati Bagmati Aarati follows three priests conducting the custom with oil lamps, lanterns and other religious elements by chanting sacred mantra. The priests perform the Aarati by taking oil lamps and moving them in circular motion and dedicating their act to the Divine. Bhajan (songs with religious theme) are sung by devotees during the Aarati, creating blissful surrounding. The Aarati starts at 6 pm every evening. Monday is considered the right day to worship Lord Shiva ensuring a large number of followers that day. This is a ritual that allows everyone to be a part of it and creates an environment of union of God and the devotees. Aarati is marked by hailing for the wellness of every living soul and thanking God for his kindness.
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Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu

Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu

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Explore the religious traditions of Kathmandu during this half-day visit to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Pashupatinath, a renowned Hindu temple, and the Tibetan Buddhist site at Boudhanath Stupa. Join your knowledgeable guide at these two iconic spiritual centers, witnessing the hum of daily activity and learning about Buddhism and Hinduism along the way. Want to earn some extra karma? Visit a local palm-reader for an optional reading. This small group visit, limited to just 12 guests, also includes site entrance fees.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Half-Day Tour of Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temples in Kathmandu

Private Half-Day Tour of Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temples in Kathmandu

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Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu on a half-day tour with your own private guide. Head first to Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal, and observe temple activities from the banks of the Bagmati River. Next, view the historic Guhyeshwari Temple on your way to Boudhanath Stupa, a sacred place of Buddhist worship for both Nepalis and Tibetans. Your guide shares the history of each site and Nepal's spiritual traditions on a tour includes private vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours
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Cultural highlights round trip Nepal in 10 days

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Save yourself days of advance planning by opting for a 10-day tour of Nepal, during which your guide takes care of transfers, accommodation, and all activities. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour allows you to overcome the language barrier and reveals a local side of Nepal that most first-time visitors miss.
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Kathmandu Half-Day Tour (Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa)

Kathmandu Half-Day Tour (Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa)

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Cover two world-famous UNESCO-listed sites during this action-packed, half-day tour of Kathmandu. Perfect for first-time visitors or anyone short on time, the tour takes you by private car to two of Nepal’s holiest attractions: the sprawling Hindu complex of Pashupati, dedicated to Shiva, Nepal’s patron deity, and the largest Buddhist stupa in the world in Boudhanath. Choose from multiple departure times.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

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Ideal for first-time visitors or travelers short on time, this action-packed VIP tours hits the highlights of Kathmandu, topped off with a savory Nepali lunch. Dig into your meal overlooking the largest Buddhist stupa in the world, and tick off UNESCO-listed heritage sites like the palace-packed Durbar Square and the sprawling Hindu temple complex of Pashupati. Tours include entrance fees and private hotel pickup.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour With Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur From Kathmandu

Private Full-Day Tour With Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur From Kathmandu

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Take a full-day private tour that combines the sunrise viewing at Nagarkot with a sightseeing trip to Bhaktapur—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rise early to depart from Kathmandu and reach high altitude Nagarkot in time to watch the sun rise over the Himalayas. Continue to Bhaktapur after breakfast and visit top attractions in the culture-rich city, including Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapole Temple, Dattatreya Temple, and 55 Window Palace. Your tour includes breakfast, private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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Explore Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath

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Seven World Heritage Day Tour in Kathmandu Nepal

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Visit all seven of the Kathmandu Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 12 hours on this action-packed tour. But, you won’t feel rushed as you’ll travel between each site in a comfortable private vehicle with a knowledgeable local guide. This convenient tour includes popular central sites—such as the Kathmandu Durbar Square and Pashupatinath Temple—as well as lesser-known ones, like Changu Narayan, on the green rural edge of the city.
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The tour gives you glimpse of cultural life of people of Nepal in general. This is a great way to observe spiritual practices of Nepal which is blend of Hinduism, Buddhism and Tantrism. Walk through the medieval town designed with principles of Vastu Shastra (material science) architecture and visit the neighborhood of Ayurveda. Feel the 'Little Tibet in Kathmandu' as Boudhanath Stupa. Visit Pashupatinath and watch the Hindu 'Karma' and 'Bhakti' based lifestyles. Learn the philosophy behind cremation and the life after death. Visit Lalitpur (Patan), the city of fine art and discover the hidden monasteries including the 'Golden temple'. Know why it is called the oldest existing Buddhist city in the world. Learn the history of Gurkha and visit Kumari, the living goddess of Kathmandu. Walk through the colorful market of Ason back to your hotel. Note: This tour visit cultural centers to local life and their spiritual practices and doesn't include entrance fees at any heritage sites.
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Kathmandu world heritage site- Private Day tour

Kathmandu world heritage site- Private Day tour

The ideal introduction for first-time visitors, this private day trip covers four of Kathmandu’s most significant World Heritage attractions. Learn more about Hindu and Buddhist faiths at the sprawling Hindu complex of Pashupatinath, one of the largest stupas in the world in Boddhanath, and the hilltop temple of Swayambhunath. You’ll also enjoy time to explore Patan’s Durbar Square, one of the region’s most stunning heritage districts.
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Sightseeing Day Tour of Kathmandu's Four UNESCO Heritage Sites

Sightseeing Day Tour of Kathmandu's Four UNESCO Heritage Sites

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Kathmandu Valley on this private tour. You'll enjoy dedicated attention from your guide and the ability to move at your own pace through the area's top attractions. Stops include UNESCO-listed sites such as Pashupati, Bouddha, Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhu, and others.
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Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour

Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour

Cover the highlights of Kathmandu in a short amount of time on a private full-day tour that visits four UNESCO World Heritage sites. Your private guide shows you around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa, and shares details about Hindu and Buddhist traditions in Nepal. Includes transport by private air-conditioned vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour by Private Vehicle

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour by Private Vehicle

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This package enables travelers to travel around Kathmandu valley accompanied by experienced English Speaking driver
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Kathmandu Valley Private Tour - Full day

Kathmandu Valley Private Tour - Full day

Kathmandu Valley Day Tour offers an interesting world heritage sightseeing tour of the historical and cultural architecture, religion and local lifestyle tour with pleasant scenery of the valley in private luxury Car/ Jeep.
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Pashupatinath, Manakamana, Pokhara

Pashupatinath, Manakamana, Pokhara

is a journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about the self, others, nature, or a higher good, through the experience. It can lead to a personal transformation, after which the pilgrim returns to their daily life
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Evening Aarati Pooja Pashupatinath Temple Kathmandu

Evening Aarati Pooja Pashupatinath Temple Kathmandu

Aarati Pooja of Pashupatinath temple is an extraordinary cultural experience one can witness in Kathmandu. This event takes place every evening at around 6.00 PM and lasts for about one and half hours. Thus anyone who has an evening free can participate in this tour. Pashupatinath temple is the most important Hindu Temple in Nepal. Bagmati river bank next to the temple is used as a holy cremation place by local Hindus. All these places provide an excellent opportunity to learn cultural, historical and social aspects of Nepali Hindu people.
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Private Tour of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath

Private Tour of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath

Taxis can be hard to find at both Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. Save time and energy by visiting these sacred sites with a private guide, including transfers direct from your door. Learn about the different dynasties who ruled Kathmandu as you mingle with “sadhu” Hindu holy men at Pashupatinath and watch Buddhist pilgrims process around the stupa at Boudhanath.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Take in Nepal's rich heritage on a private full-day tour of several UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Your private guide takes you to the Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and more. Learn about the history and significance of each place as you explore the Buddhist and Hindu sacred sites with your guide. Includes private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Kathmandu. Entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 7 hours
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$55.00
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Exclusive Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Stupa tour

Exclusive Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Stupa tour

Combine personalized attention and visits to two important religious sites on this private tour from Kathmandu. With a guide providing insightful commentary, you'll visit and learn about Pashupatinath and Boudhanath in just a half-day, with all transportation provided. Gain a better understanding of the important religious significance of both the Hindu and Buddhist sites, learning much more than you would simply exploring on your own.
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  • 4 hours
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$40.00
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