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Halfday Tour of Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa (3-4 hrs) 3-4hours

Trip Code : DH/RT-20
Grading : Hard
Duration : 3-4hours
Transportation : Private Tourist Vehicle

Overview

Pashupatinath temple is considered as one of the holiest shrines of all the Hindu temples in the whole world. The temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath, with a tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb architecture. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. They will only be able to view it from the eastern bank of Bagmati River overlooking the cremation grounds. This two-tiered magnificent golden temple with four triple silver doorways is the unique example of the Nepalese temple architecture. It is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in South Asia with hundreds of Shiva lingams, shrines icons of various Hindu god and goddess insides. It is not known when the temple was founded. The Bagmati River, which runs next to Pashupatinath Temple, has highly sacred properties is lined with dharmasalas and cremation Ghats. There is usually a cremation in progress on one of the platforms by the river, regarded as holy as it flows into the sacred Ganges. There are many occasions when the faithful take ritual purificatory baths in the river.

Boudhanath is the biggest Stupa in Nepal and is located on flat land and encircled by houses & monasteries, where Rinpoches reside. Boudhanath is also known as `little Tibet’ because of its unique atmosphere resembling old Barkhor marketplace in Lhasa. Many Tibetans visit here as a place of pilgrimage and trading. Visit nearby monasteries and mediate for some time with monks and try to  get blessings. 
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