This is an interesting and a bit different tour that combines history, culture, and traditions with a nice walk of about 4 hours to reach the small village of Manakamana and a lot of fun activities, like rafting and canyoning at the River Fun Beach Resort. An Unforgettable, Unique Tour with Time in Nepal which will give you a wonderful time in the Land of gods and goddesses.
Duration of the tour – 8 nights/9 days
Bandipur, the living museum of Newari Culture, Gorkha, the ancestral hometown of the Nepal’s royal family, mesmerizing landscape and Himalayan sightseeing, and Manakamana Temple, one of the most popular Tantric goddess temples in Nepal.
Manakamana Hike Itinerary
Day 01 – Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel
Day 02 – Visit of Boudha stupa, Pashupatinath and Patan
Day 03 – Drive to Bandipur, the living museum of Newari Culture
Day 04 – Drive to Gorkha, a scenic hill- town with great historical significance
Day 05 – Hike to Manakamana and visit the Kali temple, a highly venerated sacred place.
Day 06 – Descent to Kurintar by cable car and drive to Kuringhat. Fun activities like rafting, canyoning, kayaking, and fishing at River Fun Beach Resort
Day 07 – Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 08 – Visit Bhaktapur and free time
Day 09 – Drop off at the airport for departure
Brief information about the places we will visit during this tour:
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world and is the religious and cultural center of the broad community of Tibetan Refugees in Nepal. It is a holy place rich in Buddhist symbolism.
Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu Temple in Nepal and is set on the banks of the sacred river Bagmati. It is not only a religious destination, but a mix of art, culture, peace, and devotion. Hundreds of rituals are performed every day on its premises, which are considered an open, living museum. In the age of mythology, Lord Shiva and his consort lived here by this tributary of the holy Ganges.
Patan - Once one of the independent kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley, Patan is also the oldest existing Buddhist city in the Valley. Despite its close proximity to the capital Kathmandu, its ‘preserved’ ancestral culture distinguishes Patan as a unique place to experience. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, the “City of Beauty”, and its unique Durbar Square is surrounded on all four sides by awe-inspiring temples and shrines.
Bandipur – Situated between Kathmandu and Pokhara, Bandipur is a Newar town with its age-old flavor still intact. Well preserved, the village offers travelers culture, mountain views, and hiking. Bandipur has maintained its age-old cultural attributes – temples, shrines, sacred caves, innumerable festivals, and its wonderful Newari architecture.
Gorkha is a scenic-hill town with great historical significance since it was the ancient capital of the Shah dynasty and is connected with the creation of modern Nepal and the name of the legendary Gurkha soldiers. It is located halfway between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Manakamana is a small village at a top of a hill, where is situated the famous and sacred temple of Durga Bhawani, a Hindu Goddess. It is believed that the Goddess fulfills the wishes of those who worship her with pure heart. Mana means heart and kamana means wish.
The River Fun Beach Resort is located by the bank of Trishuli River Valley with beautiful green hills surrounding it. The Resort provides river fun activities like rafting, canyoning, kayaking, and fishing.
Bhaktapur is probably the most visited of the three historic cities of the Valley. It is a medieval town locked in centuries-old beliefs and traditions. The city is famous for its glorious architecture, sky-high temples, like the awesome Nyatapola Temple, Nepal’s tallest ancient structure, fine clay pottery and royal courtyards where devotees, still today celebrate their pre-historic festivals.