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  • Address: Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu, Nepal 44600

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Pashupatinath Tours

Every day, thousands of Hindu pilgrims from around the globe make their way to Pashupatinath Temple to worship the god Shiva. The temple sits on the banks of the Bagmati River just outside of Kathmandu and is not just architecturally beautiful, it’s also one of the oldest and most important Shaivite temples in the world.

The complex dates back to around 400 AD, but the current temple was rebuilt during the 17th century. According to local legends, the site of the temple was where the god Shiva hid from the rest of the gods by taking the form of an antelope. When the gods caught him, they broke off one of his horns which fell to the ground on the spot where the temple currently stands. While non-Hindus aren’t always allowed inside the main temple, those who do enter can see another phallic symbol of Shiva worshiped within.

A visit to Pashupatinath may also present the opportunity to witness a fascination -- though certainly somber -- cultural ceremony. Many Hindus bring their dead to be cremated on the steps leading down to the river just outside the temple. Often you’ll see the covered bodies paraded through the temple grounds, past hordes of monkeys and sadhus, toward the river.

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Kathmandu Full Day Tour, Kathmandu, null
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Kathmandu Full Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

The Kathmandu day tour includes visit of Kathmandu Durbar Squire, Swayambhunath Stupa , Pasupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath stupa.

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $74.00
Private Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour, Kathmandu, Full-day Tours
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Private Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

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Day tour of the Kathmandu City with visits to major UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour goes to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath – Monkey Temple, ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu, Kathmandu, City Tours
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Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Immerse yourself in Kathmandu’s spiritual traditions during visits to the Hindu temple Pashupatinath and the Tibetan Buddhist stupa Bodhnath, both UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.00
Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour Including Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Full-day Tours
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Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour Including Bhaktapur

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Explore the all the major attraction of Kathmandu Valley, on a Private, full-day tour. Enjoy visits to city squares and magnificent temples and take in ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Private Kathmandu Temples and Palace Day Tour, Kathmandu, City Tours
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Private Kathmandu Temples and Palace Day Tour

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This private tour shows you the highlights of Nepal's bustling capital, Kathmandu. From the famous monkey temple to the Tibetan Quarter. Immerse yourself and ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Private Half-Day Tour of Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temples in Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Private ... 
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Private Half-Day Tour of Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temples in Kathmandu

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On this 4-hour private tour, visit two of the most significant temples in Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument, is considered to ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00
Bhaktapur Sightseeing with Nagarkot Sunset Tour, Kathmandu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Bhaktapur Sightseeing with Nagarkot Sunset Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

On this half day tour from Kathmandu, enjoy the city of Bhaktapur and the village of Nagarkot.  Bhaktapur Durbar Square, located 15 km from Kathmandu, is a ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $142.00
Private 6-Hour Kathmandu City Tour, Kathmandu, Private Day Trips
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Private 6-Hour Kathmandu City Tour

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Get enthralled by the cultural tour of UNESCO listed world heritages sites. Behold the brilliance of architecture of the ancient era in a small-group tour ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Private Kathmandu Full-Day Tour including Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath Stupa, New Delhi, ... 
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Private Kathmandu Full-Day Tour including Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath Stupa

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This full-day private Kathmandu sightseeing tour will take you to four different UNESCO World Heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Private Tour of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath, Kathmandu, Full-day Tours
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Private Tour of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath

This 3-hour private sightseeing tour of the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu will give you an opportunity to witness the ancient art, culture and traditions ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.00

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