Nepal Religious Tour

Trip Overview

Aside from Himalayan journeys and adventure activities, Nepal is most likely heaven for religious tours. However, the Himalayas play a part in establishing Nepal as a religious destination.

The vast Himalayas, namely Kailash, are plainly mentioned as Lord Shiva’s home and could be only reached via Nepal. That’s why it is also called the land of Gods.

Furthermore, Nepal is well-known for Lumbini, which is widely regarded as the birthplace of Lord Buddha. With that, Janakpur, Sita’s hometown, Muktinath, Pashupatinath, Manakamana, Saswathdham, Gosaikunda, and a plethora of other destinations make Nepal just ideal for religious tours.

Nepal Religious Tour Highlights

  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Explore temples of the Kathmandu Valley
  • Visit Janakpur
  • Lumbini Exploration
  • Shashwat Dham
  • Visit temples at Pokhara
  • Muktinath
  • Manakamana

Nepal Religious Tour Outlines

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 2: Explore Bhaktapur and popular temples nearby

Day 3: Explore Kathmandu and popular temples nearby including Pashupatinath

Day 4: Kathmandu to Janakpur

Day 5: Janakpur to Lumbini

Day 6: Lumbini Exploration

Day 7: Transfer to Pokhara and Pokhara sightseeing

Day 8: Drive to Jomsom

Day 9: Visit Muktinath temple and Mustang

Day 10: Drive back to Pokhara and sightseeing

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 12: Departure


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Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu

As per your flight schedule, we will pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport. After that, we will drop you at the hotel and let you rest. We will, however, reconvene at the welcome dinner to go over the itinerary briefly.

Day 2Explore Bhaktapur and popular temples nearby

Today, you will go sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bhaktapur. First, you will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, then drive to Changu Narayan Temple (one of the oldest temples) and Doleshwor Temple (a Shiva temple that is believed to be the head part of Kedarnath and is located in Uttarakhand, India) in the evening. Overnight at Bhaktapur hotel.

Day 3 Explore Kathmandu and popular temples nearby including Pashupatinath

Today, you will explore important temples in Kathmandu. It includes the Budhanilkantha, the Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath, and the temples of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 4Kathmandu to Janakpur

Today, you will go to Janakpur. It is the birthplace of Sita and one of the holiest places for Hindus. It will take approximately 6 hours to reach Janakpur from Kathmandu. Thus, you will be visiting the Janaki temple upon your arrival at Janakpur. You will spend your night over there.

Day 5Janakpur to Lumbini

Today, you will reach the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini. It will take approximately 9 hours to reach Lumbini from Janakpur. On the way, you will also visit Shashwat Dham and Ramagrama Stupa. You will spend your night at Lumbini.

Day 6Lumbini Exploration

It's actually not possible to visit all the places in Lumbini in a single day. Yet, we will try to visit more destinations. It includes the Maya Devi temple and the monastic sites of Lumbini, Kapilvastu, and Kudan. You will be spending one more night at Lumbini.

Day 7Lumbini to Pokhara and sightseeing

You will reach Pokhara within six hours from Lumbini. Thus, you will have plenty of time to explore religious sites in Pokhara, such as the Gupteshwor Mahadeva Temple and the Tal Barahi Temple. You will be spending the night in Pokhara.

Day 8Drive to Jomsom

Today, you will drive to Jomsom. It will take approximately 6-7 hours to reach Jomsom from Pokhara if you do not have to face road obstructions. You can choose to visit monasteries in Marpha village on your way to Jomsom. You will spend your night at Jomsom.

Day 9Visit Muktinath temple and Mustang

Today, you will visit one of the sacred temples of Nepal, the Muktinath temple. After visiting Muktinath Temple, you will visit Kagbeni and Marpha Village. Then, you will continue to drive back to Tatopani (a hot spring). You will spend your night over there.

Day 10Drive back to Pokhara and sightseeing

You will reach Pokhara after 2-3 hours of driving from Tatopani. After reaching Pokhara, you will do some sightseeing in Pokhara. You will be visiting the Peace Stupa, Devi’s Fall, and other destinations in Pokhara. You will spend your night in Pokhara.

Day 11Drive back to Kathmandu

Before departing Pokhara, you will be visiting Bindhyabasini temple of Pokhara. It is quite a famous temple of Pokhara. And, while returning to Pokhara, you will be stopping at Manakamana Temple. It is also one of the popular temples in Nepal.

Day 12Departure

We will be dropping you off at the international airport as per your flight schedule. Before that, we will have breakfast or lunch together as we conclude your trip to Nepal.


A religious tour package in Nepal is a guided tour that takes you to various religious and spiritual sites in the country. These packages are designed to provide pilgrims and travellers with a meaningful and culturally enriching experience by visiting temples, monasteries, and sacred sites.

Nepal is known for its rich religious diversity. Some of the popular religious destinations include Kathmandu (Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Baudhhanath), Lumbini (birthplace of Lord Buddha), Janakpur (Janaki Temple), Muktinath, and many others.

Yes, religious tour packages in Nepal are open to people of all faiths and backgrounds. Nepal is a secular country that embraces religious diversity, and these tours aim to promote cultural and spiritual understanding among participants. However, in some Hindu temples, only Hindus are allowed to go there.

The duration of religious tours in Nepal can vary widely, from a few days to several weeks. The length of the tour often depends on the destinations included and the specific itinerary of the package you choose.

A typical religious tour package includes accommodation, transportation, guided tours to religious sites, meals, and sometimes additional activities such as cultural programs and rituals.

Yes, many tour operators offer customizable packages to suit your specific preferences and needs. You can often add or remove destinations, choose your accommodation level, and request special activities.

The best time for a religious tour in Nepal is usually during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear. However, tours are available year-round, and the choice of timing may depend on your personal preferences.

Most religious sites in Nepal are accessible to people of varying fitness levels. However, some locations may require hiking or walking on uneven terrain.

Modest clothing is generally recommended when visiting religious sites in Nepal. For example, it's customary to cover your shoulders and knees. It's also a good idea to remove your shoes before entering temples and monasteries, so comfortable and slip-on footwear is advisable.