Spirituality is something people do not talk much about. It is a journey to go through ourselves to know ourselves better. But everyone is so busy in a world full of materialistic things that they have overlooked the inner elements.
Just the way it is essential to go out on a journey somewhere, it is equally necessary to go on somewhere inside us. The inner journey into ourselves is the journey that takes us to places in life. If you are also on the journey of self-reflection and knowing yourself, this one-day Spiritual Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu is the best bargain.
Hand-crafted by an expert team of Sabbatical Explore Nepal, Spiritual Sightseeing in Kathmandu is a short tour for those who are into spirituality and religious things. It happens in the capital of Nepal, which we believe is the capital of spirituality as well.
Unsurprisingly, the historical city of Nepal is home to various Hindu and Buddhist spiritual places that are well popular across the world. The likes of Pashupatinath Temple, Swaymbhunath Stupa(Monkey Temple), and Boudhanath Stupa are from here only. And this Spiritual Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu reaches the doors of the just-mentioned spiritual sites.
From the holiest Hindu Temple, Pashupatinath, to one of the largest spherical Buddhist stupas in the world, Boudhanath, this one-day tour goes to the places where we will find nothing but nirvana, peace, and spirituality. These are the sites where people across the world arrive just to know themselves from different angles. And that is why you must visit these places if your wish is the same.
“What you seek shall find you.” And we believe that Spiritual Sightseeing Tour in the outskirst of Kathmandu is just a medium for you to reach there.
The Spiritual tour starts and ends in Kathmandu. As you will be already in Kathmandu, we will be at your hotel to pick you up for the tour. You will join an experienced tour guide’s team from Sabbatical Explore Nepal after breakfast.
From your hotel, we will drive towards Pashupatinath Temple. If there is no congestion, we will reach on time. As you may know, Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important Hindu temples around the globe. Located on the shores of the Bagmati River, a holy river, Pashupatinath is a religious and spiritual site inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities of Hinduism.
We will explore the temple area, which comprises various temples and shrines. The best thing about Pashupatinath is the spirituality is in the vicinity. We will hear people praying, the river flowing, and people mourning and cremating their loved ones. For your information, the banks of the Bagmati River in Pashupatinath are the holiest place to cremate dead ones around the country. We will experience the sad but undeniable part of life there. Several minutes of the peaceful watch in the temple can enlighten us so many things in life.
Following Pashupatinath, we will move to our next spiritual stop, Swaymbhunath Stupa or Monkey Temple. It is an ancient Buddhist shrine located atop a hill right amid the city’s dotted houses. This site has a long history and great importance when it comes to religion and spirituality. Along with the giant Stupa, we can find several old age shrines, temples, a Tibetan monastery, a museum, and a library in the site area. It is also a UNESCO-listed world heritage site.
The atmosphere of Swaymbhunath Stupa is a serene one. People paying a visit to the site take a rotation around the Stupa playing praying wheels. Likewise, the prayers of monks inside the Stupa will bless our ears. This whole atmosphere of the Stupa can bless us spiritually. While we get lost in the peace and prayers at the Stupa, we will see an overall look at the entire Kathmandu valley.
Lastly, we will reach Boudhanath Stupa, one of the most beautiful stupas in the world. It locates on the northeastern side of Kathmandu. The Boudha area, where the Bouddhanath Stupa stands, is an ancient trade route of Nepal and Tibetan traders. We will come across the Tibetan-influenced culture and lifestyle around the place.
Above all, the eyes of Buddha on the Stupa will greet us with a spiritual welcome. We will explore the peaceful surroundings of the Stupa, where monks will be chanting prayers, the prayer flags blowing with the wind, the white layer of the Stupa sparkling blessings, and more. All of that makes Boudhanath Stupa an excellent place for spiritual findings in the outskirts of Kathmandu.
Upon the visits to the three sites, we will return to your hotel to leave you at the hotel. And this is how we will perform the Spiritual Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu. A full day of existing around these spiritual sites will surely enlighten our soul and mind.