Shivaratri festival deeply represents the rich cultural heritage in Nepal. NBM’s Shivaratri package offers you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating culture, customs, and traditions of Nepal, which provides a unique spiritual experience. Additionally, NBM representatives are experienced locals who are experts in the unique culture of Nepal inside and out. With NBM, you can ensure to have an authentic and unforgettable experience. Contact us today for the Shivaratri Package.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Night Exploration at Pashupatinath Temple (Maha Shivaratri)
Day 3: Travel to Pokhara
Day 4: Pokhara Sightseeing
Day 5: Travel Back to Kathmandu
You will arrive in Nepal one day ahead of the auspicious Shivaratri festival. After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, an NBM representative will meet you and greet you. We will transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu, where you can take some time for rest and refreshments. Our representative will brief you on our tour ahead.
Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Enjoying early morning breakfast, you can visit Thamel, which is a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu. Here, you will explore the lively streets with colorful flags, tea shops, antics, and paintings. The place is great to buy some souvenirs or gifts.
From Thamel, you will embark on a short sightseeing tour of some popular destinations in Kathmandu. Firstly, you can visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is also popular as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. The site historically served as a palace to Malla Kings and Shah Kings and includes a complex of palaces, courtyards, and temples that fascinates you with its rich art and architecture.
Next, you can visit Swayambhunath temple. The ancient Buddhist temple is also popular as the Monkey Temple. Here, you will witness amazing Buddhist stupas covered in prayer flags and surrounded by monasteries and shrines. The site offers glimpses of spirituality and culture in the country.
Continuing the sightseeing tour, next, you will visit Boudhanath Stupa, which is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in the country. This largest stupa in Nepal is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and symbolizes peace and tranquility. You will witness Buddhist monks ritually walking in the site, which provides a glimpse of the culture and tradition in the country.
In the evening, we will embark on the journey to Pashupatinath temple, which has also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once you arrive at the site, you will witness large crowds of devotees making their way to the temple. The environment is filled with the sounds of prayers and chants, which keeps you alert offering a unique experience. Plus, the astonishing architectural structures including ancient temples, shrines, and wooden windows captivate you. You will also witness an epic Aarti ceremony, performed by priests on the bank of the Bagmati River. It offers deep insights into Hinduism.
Spend the night celebrating Shivaratri in Pashupatinath or return to a hotel in Kathmandu and stay overnight.
Waking up early in the morning, you will relish breakfast in your hotel. Shortly, you will check out and drive toward Pokhara. You will arrive in Pokhara after a 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. Upon arriving in Pokhara, you will check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing in the hotel. You can also walk around the lakeside area in the afternoon for refreshments.
Stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
You will start the day with the breathtaking sunrise view from Sarangkot. For this, you will visit the site in the early morning. Upon reaching the site, you will witness the panoramic view of snow-capped mountains, including the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. After enjoying the sunrise view, you will return to the hotel and relish breakfast.
Next, you will visit Phewa Lake, where you will enjoy boating on freshwater lakes. The boating goes through the magnificent view of Himalayan shadows in crystal clear water. Then you will take a short break for lunch before you will move ahead to visit Davis Falls. At the site, the high-flowing water plunges through gorges over rocks, presenting a magnificent show.
From Davis Falls, you will continue sightseeing at some other amazing sites in Pokhara such as Bindabasini Temple, Gupteshwor Cave, and Shanti Stupa.
After exploring Pokhara throughout the day, you will return to your hotel in Pokhara and stay overnight.
After Breakfast, you will pack up and return to Kathmandu on a 6 to 7 hours scenic drive. You will check into a hotel in Kathmandu and take some time to freshen up and relax. In the afternoon, you can wander around Thamel and enjoy a lively street market. Consider buying some souvenirs as a memory back home.
In the evening, we will host a farewell dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant. While relishing a delicious dinner, you will also enjoy a cultural dance show presented in the venue.
Stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.