Special tour with Maha Shivaratri Celebration

Trip Details

  • Trip CostContact Us
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Accomodation 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Trip Style Tour
  • Destination Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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Special tour with Maha Shivaratri Celebration

Maha Shivaratri (or the great night of Lord Shiva) is an important Hindu festival celebrated annually in the honor of Lord Shiva. It is observed by remembering Lord Shiva along chanting prayers, fasting & lightning sacred fires whole night as a celebration of his birth.

Shiva is one of the three of the main deities of Hinduism. He is regarded as the quintessential destroyer or transformer. As the cycle of destruction and recreation is always in a circle, Shiva’s primary responsibility is maintaining the life cycle. The other two being, Lord Brahma – the creator and lord Vishnu – the Protector. 

Pashupatinath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Pashupatinath, Lord of the Animals, who protect and care for all men. It is also believed that Lord Shiva once roamed as a deer in the forest behind Pashupatinath.

Hindu devotees on this night throng Shiva shrines everywhere, but the grandest of all activities revolve around the 2,000 year old Pashupatinath temple located on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River.

Shivaratri is one of the best cultural festivals you will experience along with the locals. The aura and the mood around the temple will be spiritual. You could see people dancing as if in a trance, sadhus (Saints) covered with ashes and walking barely with any clothes. Many of them will cover their bodies in ash to give it a pale complexion while then decorating many parts in bright colors. Thousands of devotees from within and outside the country, predominantly from India, throng the Pashupatinath temple from early morning and queue up for hours for the darshan of Lord Shiva.

The huge crowds may scare you but everyone is on their best behavior as this is a particular auspicious time to gain positive karma. We ensure you will have one of the best trip of your life.

You will have ample opportunities to capture the crowd and the sadhu’s (Sanits) in different avatars never seen before, the trance-like atmosphere in the temple and the biggest cultural festival of Hinduism in your lens.

 

Trip Highlights

  • Explore around Chitwan National Park
  • Visit Tharu Village 
  • Relish Bird Watching
  • Experience Canoe Ride
  • Visit Elephant Breeding Centre
  • Encounter One-horned rhinoceros, many other animals & birds sightings

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Day 02: Full day Shivaratri festival celebration at Pashupatinath temple
  • Day 03: Breakfast and Transfer to Chitwan.
  • Day 04: Experience the Jungle activities including Tharu Cultural dance with Canoeing.
  • Day 05: Transfer to Pokhara.
  • Day 06: Fullday Sightseeing of Pokhara.
  • Day 07: Breakfast and Transfer to Nagarkot.
  • Day 08: Early Sunrise view and Sightseeing of Bhaktapur durbar Square and Swayambhunath.
  • Day 09: Departure day

Cost Includes:

  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu/Pokhara by Deluxe A/C tourist bus.
  • Deluxe A/C Accommodation in Chitwan.
  • All meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner while in Chitwan including tea and coffee.
  • Highly experienced safari guide during the trip.
  • National park and conservation area permit & fees.
  • All jungle activities as per the itinerary.
  • Government Tax
  • Tourist service charge

Cost Excludes:

  • Transportation by Flight or Private Car (Contact us for the quotation)
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.
  • Day 01Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport sightseeing tour of Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar square.

    Boudhanath Stupa: It is the biggest stupa in the Valley. The stupa, well known as Khasti, is also known as the World Heritage Site. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. There are more than 45 Buddhist monasteries in the area. It lies about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu.

    Kathmandu Durbar square: Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durbar Square is the religious and social heart of Kathmandu's old city and is a complex of palaces, temples, shrines, statues and courtyards built between the 12th and 18th centuries by the ancient kings of Nepal.


  • Day 02Full day Shivaratri festival celebration at Pashupatinath templeMahashivratri is a festival that honours Lord Shiva. Devotees of Lord Shiva stay awake all night on this auspicious night of Shivratri. They perform poojas, meditate and chant Vedic mantras. These sacred practices bestow a sense of peace and oneness within us and with the world.
  • Day 03Breakfast and Transfer to Chitwan.Chitwan National Park is the most popular destination for tourists wanting to have a good experience of the region’s wildlife. It was declared a National Park in 1973. In 1984, UNESCO designated Royal Chitwan National Park a Natural World Heritage Site. The Park offers protection to 56 species of mammals including the one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, leopard, sloth bear, wild elephant, striped hyena, Gangetic dolphin and wild bison. There are estimated to be 470 species of mammals, over 500 species of birds, 126 species of fish, 150 species of butterflies and 47 species of reptiles in the park! A recent study also points out that over a third of Nepal’s tigers are in Chitwan.

    Evening View Sunset from Narayani River.
  • Day 04Experience the Jungle activities including Tharu Cultural dance with Canoeing.you can have an opportunity to encounter rare endangered species like One-horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Musk Deer, and Ghariyal by having Jungle safari. Also, you can see different varieties of birds and butterflies. Similarly you will have an opportunity to experience the Tharu Culture and Tradition.
    O/N at Hotel
  • Day 05Transfer to Pokhara.Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu u valley, the city is known as a center of adventure. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panaromic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. So today the city has not only become the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations but also a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

    Evening Boating and O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 06Fullday Sightseeing of Pokhara.Devi's Fall: Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall), Devi's fall (also known as Devin's or David's) is Shivaratri waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen.

    Gupteswor Gupha: Gupteswor Gupha, a sacred cave, lies 2 km from Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway leading southwest from the city. The entrance is right across from Devi's Fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours.

    Barahi temple: This is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa lake, the two storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protectress deity representing the female force Shakti.

    O/N at Hotel.

  • Day 07Breakfast and Transfer to Nagarkot.NAGARKOT, Situated 34 km north-east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot is one of the most beautiful sites in Nepal. With an altitude of 2,715 meters, this is an ideal place to watch sunrise over Mt. Everest. There are magnificent sites of other mountain peaks too including Mt. Everest.

    O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 08Early Sunrise view and Sightseeing of Bhaktapur durbar Square and Swayambhunath.Bhaktapur : Bhaktapur, also known as the City of Devotees, was the capital of the Kathmandu Valley during the 14th to 16th centuries, and the wealth of fabulous architectural showpieces, soaring pagodas, richly ornamented houses and medieval layout is testament to this period. The whole town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is filled with palaces, temples, statues and squares connected by a maze of largely pedestrian-only streets. The main central square, Durbar Square, boasts many architectural attractions, including the Golden Gate, the 15th-century Palace of 55 Windows and several statues of ancient kings.

    Swayambhunath: The golden spire of the 5th-century Swyambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all those who ascend the worn stone steps. It is a World Heritage Site and one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal.

    Evening free for Shopping at Thamel.
    O/N at Hotel
  • Day 09Departure dayAfter breakfast free till departure and transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for final Departure

The conditions stated in the itinerary are applicable for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.

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Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
04 March, 2019 12 March, 2019 Contact us Available Book Now

Trip Note

 During our tour, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese vegan food as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

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