HINDU PILGRIMAGE TRIP

 

This tour offer gives you a chance to visit major Hindu pilgrimage such as Pashupatinath, Budhanalikantha, and Dakshinkali. Tour includes another holy site Muktinath which required exiting fly to Muktinath at the elevation of 38800mt, one of most sacred Hindu temple. Mukti (Salvation) holds grate significance for all spiritual people in the south Asian sub continent. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after Moksha.

Tour covers natural beauty, serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fishtailed summit of Mt. Machhapuchhare in Pokhara. Clearly the most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the spectacular panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop.

Tour begins with warm traditional welcome and quick safety briefing followed by comprehensive trip briefing next day, introduction to your guide and entertain last minutes questions.

Highlights:

  • Kathmandu: Pashupatinath, Dakshinkali, Budhanalikantha.
  • Janakpur: Janaki Mandir.
  • Muktinath temple.
itinerary
Arrival in Kathmandu where you will be met and transferred to Hotel just walking distance to any styles of good restaurants and shops. Our Representative will give you short briefing on hotel facilities and safety. Tonight we only have a short introduction to the area, just what you need to know before the main briefing tomorrow. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)
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Budhanalikantha is Eight kilometers north of Kathmandu is a remarkable, colossal statue of lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of snakes. The fifth-century statue lies in the middle of a small pond Budhanikantha is a place of pilgrimage for all Hindus and is the scene of great activity at such festivals as Haribodhini Ekadasi and Kartik Poornima. An interesting feature of this shrine is that the reigning King of Nepal may not visit the spot according to an old tradition. After lunch you then drive to Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Shiva the Destroyer, is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)
After breakfast, sightseeing of Dakshinkali Temple, the Dakshinkali Temple is dedicated to Kali, the fearful form of Lord Siva’s consort, Parvati. The main deity in the temple is the black stone, six-armed form of Kali, standing on a prostrated figure. Then you drive to Pharping. After having lunch you’ll drive back to Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)
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After breakfast, you’ll be driving to Pokhara which will take approx. 6hrs from Kathmandu. You’ll have your lunch in Riverside Resort on your way to Pokhara. After arrival in Pokhara, you will first visit the International Mountain Museum from where you will learn about the history of Mountains of Nepal. Then you will have a 30mins of boating in Fewa Lake and walk an hour to reach Peace Pagoda Temple. It is a Buddhist temple. Then you'll return to Lake Side for lunch. Later on you will visit Mahendra Cave and Davis Fall. O/N at Hotel in Pokhara (BB)
Today after breakfast, you’ll be transfer to Pokhara Airport for your flight to Jomsom. This is an amazing experience in its own right, retracing our route down the Kali between the awesome peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna before rounding the Ghorepani pass to fly right past the beautiful peaks of Machhapuchhare. After reaching in Jomsom you then trek to Muktinath to visit Muktinath Temple. O/N at Hotel North Pole OR similar in Muktinath (AP)
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Morning you explore places around Muktinath then start trekking back to Jomsom by a delightful route completely off the beaten track. Leaving Muktinath, we set off across the fields of Jharkot to round a remote ridge that drops down to the hidden village of Lubra. In the afternoon an easy hour’s walk brings us back to the Kali Gandaki and our very comfortable lodge at Jomsom. O/N at Majesty Guest House OR similar in Jomsom (AP)
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There’s a little airfield at Jomsom and in the morning we take the short flight back to Pokhara. This is an amazing experience in its own right, retracing our route down the Kali between the awesome peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna before rounding the Ghorepani pass to fly right past the beautiful peaks of Machhapuchhare. Then rest of the day you’ll be doing sightseeing of beautiful Pokhara City. O/N at Hotel in Pokhara (BB)
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Today we'll have an early morning drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu in a clean & comfortable Tourist Coach. It will take 6-7 hrs to drive. We'll reach Kathmandu late afternoon then enjoy our night at Thamel. Upon arrival, any hired gears will be collected and your international flight tickets will be distributed. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore Kathmandu city, shopping etc. Kathmandu offers varieties of restaurants and fast-food for food lovers. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)
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Today either you’ll have your holiday extension for another tour or we will transfer you to airport for final departure flight.
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Priya ShyamsundarProgram Director South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics

“Thank you very much for organizing the Poon Hill Trek for us.  It was an absolutely fabulous trek for us and our German friends.  Climbing 4000 steps to Ulleri was a bit tough for the kids (and us), but we all made it.  The help we got during the trip made all the difference –   our guide and wonderful porters helped with the children and we didn’t have to worry about any of the trek related details; everything worked as it was meant to.  The kids still talk about Subash.  We enjoyed every moment of it – the walking, the company, the tea house lunches, the clean beds and good meals at night, and the fabulous Himalayas.”

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David Wells, United Kingdom

“The service provided by Basanta Adventures was excellent from the time we were met at the airport and taken to the Hyatt where Basanta Adventures came to our hotel with a detailed itinerary including 2 days sight seeing and then a 6 night trip from Lakpa to Nanche Bazaar with Gelzing acting as the Sherpa guide and 2 porters for a group of 3. We stayed at comfort lodges and the trip was excellent in terms of organisation and the trek itself to the base of Everest.

One of the most exciting trips that we have undertaken.

I can highly recommend Basanta Adventures.”

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Edwige and Martine, Solveil Vert, France

“We like to share our experience with Basanta Adventure in Tibet. First we met Basanta during the heavy monsoon of August 2002. We did not have one drop of rain during our 10 days in lower Mustang and the organisation was great even if prepared only one day before! This encouraged us to choose Basanta Adventure for our trip to Tibet. Here the organisation was even greater than expected. Things are not really smooth in Tibet due to the control of the Chinese, particularly at the time of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Tibet, and also due to bad weather conditions in this huge Himalayan region. We really appreciated our driver Denpa. Without his experienced driving all people in our car would have left their life in the river. Our young guide Dorge was like a friend, a brother, a mother. His day started early in the morning and he never went to bed before he had settled everything for us for the day and prepared for the following day, everything in the smallest details. Guide and driver were available almost day and night.”

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Thea Gibbs, Gap Year student 2001, United Kingdom

“Thank you all the help and support during my time in Nepal.

It has been such comfort both me and family to know that I could come to you with any problem and that you would do your best to help.”

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Helena, Gap Year Student, 2006

“This is just a quick note to thank you for all your help over the last few months. I really have had a time of my life and I am so sad to leave.”

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Birte Milne, Denmark

“I can’t find the words to express a big enough Thank You to you for organising such a fantastic holiday for us. Everything was just such and wonderful experience. The first days with Kristian and his friends, the Trekking with Yam’s and Prem’s consideration, the scenery, villages and people, and finally our stay at Dwarika’s. We couldn’t have hoped or asked for anything more.

This is definitely a holiday I’ll never forget and would like to repeat. “

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Elizabeth and Robert Johnson, United Kingdom

“My Mum and I wanted to write and thank you for making our holiday so special, and for looking after us so well.  Many people in Britain were concerned about our safety when they saw Nepal on the news, but we never felt in danger – a credit to your expertise and care.  It was reassuring to know during our stay, that you had our best interest at heart in order for our itinerary to be completed safly, thank you also for both flower arrangements, those personal touches were very welcome. It was such an amazing time to visit your country, making it a holiday, which we will never forget.”

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Thomas Wells, Chairman of Future For Nepal.

“I regard Basanta Adventure as one of the best trekking organizations in Nepal- I recommend it for any individual who values a highly personalized, excellent service”.

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David Finnegan, United Kingdom

I was very grateful to Basanta Adventures, six years ago, for arranging my first visit to Nepal, the trek from Lukla to Chukhung and my climb of Island Peak….the company was superb in every way. So it was with total confidence that I asked them to help me put together a much longer and more varied trip for 2016.

What resulted was a totally bespoke trekking and climbing package for ‘two old gits’ that was not just substantially cheaper than the usual UK company offerings but was delivered with more professionalism, safety awareness and customer consideration than anything we had received from larger companies. Oh – and Gyalzen Sherpa brings another dimension with his cultural insights and explanations of living in the Khumbu region.

Highlights of our four week expedition? The 4WD journey from Kathmandu to where the road(?) ends and we start walking….the week we spent travelling through the foothills and learning about non-commercial life where few trekkers visit since the airport at Lukla opened….crossing all three major passes (17,000’+) made much easier by Basanta’s carefull preparation and acclimatisation…the blue of Gokyo Lakes……Everest, of course – but Ama Dhablam is more beautiful…..the Khumbu Icefall…the views from the three 18,000’+ peaks we climbed….Island Peak summit…….but above all these natural wonders is the highlight of meeting so many fantastic people and learning so much from them.

In summary, I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled to many places around the world and with many companies….if you can, you MUST go to Nepal and if you do, you cannot do better than let Basanta Adventures arrange your trip.

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Edwige Martine, Founder, Solveil Vert, France

We like to share our experience with Basanta Adventure in Tibet. First we met Basanta during the heavy monsoon of August 2002. We did not have one drop of rain during our 10 days in lower Mustang and the organisation was great even if prepared only one day before! This encouraged us to choose Basanta Adventure for our trip to Tibet. Here the organisation was even greater than expected. Things are not really smooth in Tibet due to the control of the Chinese, particularly at the time of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Tibet, and also due to bad weather conditions in this huge Himalayan region. We really appreciated our driver Denpa. Without his experienced driving all people in our car would have left their life in the river.

Cost:

Pax Deluxe Hotel Category Medium Hotel Category Budget Hotel Category
01 US$ 1961 US$ 1661 US$ 1370
02 – 03 US$ 1495 US$ 1345 US$ 1140
04 – 06 US$ 1328 US$ 1178 US$   996
07 – 09 US$ 1127 US$   983 US$   841
10 – 12 US$ 1102 US$   958 US$   817
S/S US$   331 US$   181 US$     42

Cost Includes:

Kathmandu Portion:

  • 5 nights accommodation in twin sharing BB basis (Bed and Breakfast) in Hotel as per the itinerary
  • 2 Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • 1 professional English speaking guide
  • Private transportation during sightseeing
  • All entrance fee during sightseeing

Pokhara Portion:

  • 2 nights accommodation in twin sharing BB basis (Bed and Breakfast) in Hotel as per the itinerary
  • 1 Half day guided sightseeing tour of Pokhara
  • 1 professional English speaking guide
  • Private transportation during sightseeing
  • All entrance fee during sightseeing

Trek Portion:

  • 2 nights accommodation in twin sharing AP (all meals) basis in best available lodge en-route trek
  • ACAP Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee
  • Transportation to and from trek initiation point
  • 1 experienced trekking guide during trek
  • Guide’s equipment and transportation
  • Guide’s domestic airport tax

Transportation:

  • All airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu in tourist bus
  • Airfare: Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara for clients and 1 trekking guide

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa
  • Travel insurance (must cover all risk undertaken)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara city
  • Liquor beverages (hard and soft drinks)
  • Expenses of personal nature e.g. Phone calls, laundry etc
  • Gratuity for staff
  • Services not mention herein

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