Spiritual Tour in Nepal


12 days 

Trip Grade



Hotel / Teahouses / Lodges

Group Size

1-15 max

Best Season

All Seasons

Spiritual Tour in Nepal Brief Insight

Nepal is a land of ancient spiritual traditions and sacred sites, making it an ideal destination for a spiritual tour. The country is home to both Hinduism and Buddhism, and the two religions have coexisted peacefully for centuries. This unique blend of religions is reflected in the country’s rich culture and heritage, which is evident in its temples, monasteries, stupas, and other religious monuments.

In Nepal, Hindu and Buddhist beliefs come together. For example, in Kathmandu Valley, there are many temples and other places that show this. These sites are even recognized by UNESCO for their importance.

On this tour, we’ll visit religious spots in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Muktinath, and Gosainkunda. Each place has its own story and importance in Nepal’s spiritual world.

To make the trip more peaceful, you can do yoga and meditation at the hotel in the morning and evening. A special part of our trip will be Lumbini, where Buddha was born. Many Buddhists find this place very important.

So, this tour is all about seeing and understanding Nepal’s spiritual side. People from all over the world come to Nepal to find peace and learn more about these traditions. Come along and explore these special places with us.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple

The Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal’s most respected Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city.

The large temple area has numerous smaller shrines, ashrams, pagoda-style buildings, and elaborately carved wood and stone statues. The golden rooftops and tiered pagoda architecture make Pashupatinath one of Kathmandu’s most recognizable landmarks.

Pashupatinath is considered one of the most important Shiva temples in the world, and every year, thousands of devotees flock to the temple to offer prayers and seek blessings. The temple is particularly significant during the festival of Maha Shivaratri when thousands of pilgrims come to the temple to offer their prayers and take part in the festivities.

As one of the four most important Shiva temples worldwide, Pashupatinath attracts over 1 million pilgrims each year. Devotees flock to Nepal’s holiest Hindu shrine, especially during Maha Shivaratri celebrations.

During this festival, thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit Pashupatinath to offer prayers, light candles, meditate, and take sacred dips in the Bagmati River. The festive atmosphere and colorful rituals performed along the riverbanks make Maha Shivaratri a peak time to visit Pashupatinath.

Whether during an energetic festival or a regular day, Pashupatinath Temple is a must-see sacred site in Kathmandu. The revered temple complex provides spiritual sustenance to Hindu devotees from far and wide.


Lumbini- Spiritual Tour in Nepal

Lumbini, located in southern Nepal’s Terai region, is the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage site as the birthplace of Lord Buddha. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is believed to be where Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, was born over 2,500 years ago.

The Maya Devi Temple is the main attraction, marking the exact spot of Buddha’s birth near a serene pond. This sacred temple features beautiful Buddhist art and carvings depicting Buddha’s life.

Surrounding the Maya Devi Temple are over 25 international Buddhist monasteries and temples constructed by Buddhist communities worldwide. Hundreds of thousands of Buddhist pilgrims and monks travel to Lumbini each year to connect with Buddhism’s origins and meditate in this tranquil spiritual haven.

For Buddhists, a pilgrimage to Lumbini offers the chance to walk in the footsteps of Buddha and experience his birthplace firsthand. Lumbini is one of the world’s most important Buddhist pilgrimage destinations due to its temples, relics, and peaceful spirit.

Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath Stupa

The Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, is an iconic ancient Buddhist temple located atop a hill overlooking Kathmandu. This popular pilgrimage site dates back to the 5th century AD.

The main stupa features a distinctive large white dome and spire, making it one of Kathmandu Valley’s most recognizable landmarks. Smaller shrines, temples, and vibrant Buddhist architecture surround the central stupa.

One of Swayambhunath’s most delightful features is the large monkey population residing in the complex. These lively monkeys climb the temple steps and interact with amused tourists and pilgrims. This is how the temple earned its playful Monkey Temple nickname.

With sweeping valley views, colorful buildings, and mischievous monkeys, Swayambhunath is a must-visit destination to experience an ancient Buddhist site with immense spiritual energy and charm.

Janakpur Dham

Janakpur Dham

Janakpur Dham in southern Nepal is one of Hinduism’s most sacred pilgrimage sites since it is the birthplace of Sita, Lord Rama’s wife. Janakpur contains many temples dedicated to Sita, the most famous being the Janaki Mandir.

The beautiful all-white Janaki Mandir was built in the traditional Nepali architectural style and has intricate carvings and paintings honoring Sita. This revered temple is considered one of Nepal’s most important Hindu temples.

Janakpur Dham comes alive during the lively Ram Navami festival celebrating Lord Rama’s birth. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims flock here to celebrate the birthplace of Sita at her namesake Janaki Mandir temple.

For Hindus worldwide, a visit to Janakpur Dham offers the chance to connect with Goddess Sita where she was born, and worship at the beautifully ornate Janaki Mandir, one of Nepal’s holiest temples.

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple, located at 12,500 feet in Nepal’s Himalayas, is a popular pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath is a holy Vishnu temple and Buddhist monastery in the Mustang district.

Reaching this remote mountain temple involves trekking and driving along adventurous routes. Once there, devotees can enjoy stunning Himalayan vistas.

Muktinath is especially significant to Hindus for its 108 stone spouts channeling holy water around the temple. Bathing here is believed to wash away sins and achieve moksha or liberation. Muktinath also contains an eternal natural flame that has mysteriously burned for thousands of years.

The arduous journey to Muktinath is considered a crucial pilgrimage for Hindus as one of the four Chardham sites. The chance for blessing and purification at this extraordinary Himalayan temple draws worshippers willing to brave the challenging journey.

With its rare natural wonders and spiritual significance, Muktinath has captivated Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims for centuries. A visit to this high-altitude temple is an unforgettable adventure and an opportunity to experience one of Nepal’s most sacred places.

Best times to visit

Spring (March-May)

Springtime is one of the most popular seasons for spiritual tour in Nepal. March through May offers ideal weather conditions, with warm sunny days and clear mountain views. The temperatures are comfortable for trekking to temples like Muktinath at higher elevations.

This peak spring season also coincides with colorful festivals like Holi, celebrated at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. The spring energy and blossoming nature create the perfect setting for renewal and rejuvenation.

Autumn (September-November)

For mild weather and fewer crowds, visit Nepal in the fall shoulder season. September through November hosts clear skies and moderate temperatures, ideal for touring Kathmandu’s spiritual sites.

Autumn marks holy festivals including Dashain, when devotees worship Durga at temples across Nepal. The holiday spirit makes autumn an auspicious time for blessings at pilgrimage destinations like the Manakamana Temple.

Summer (June-August)

While the summer rains make trekking more challenging, June through August offers a rewarding low season spiritual journey. Pilgrimage sites like Lumbini and Janakpur see fewer tourists, allowing more serene spiritual experiences.

The summer season brings festivals like Buddha Purnima, when Buddhists commemorate the Buddha’s birth by visiting sites like Swayambhunath. For spiritual seekers on a budget, the low summer season provides a quieter atmosphere.

In short: Anytime can be an optimal time to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage across Nepal’s holy sites. Coordinating your travel dates with a major festival will allow you to fully immerse yourself in Nepal’s vibrant spiritual traditions and rituals.


This spiritual journey throughout Nepal only scratches the surface of the country’s sacred sites and religious diversity. Nepal contains a wealth of holy Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries, and pilgrimage destinations saturated with ancient wisdom.

Whether you are a devoted pilgrim or curious traveler, visiting Nepal’s holy sites will profoundly transform your perspective. You will gain insight into centuries-old traditions and perhaps even achieve spiritual awakening.

Pack your bags with an open mind and heart to profoundly experience Nepal’s sacred temples and serene landscapes. By embarking on this once-in-a-lifetime spiritual pilgrimage to the mountainous land of Nepal, you are sure to uncover inner peace and awakening. Let Nepal’s ancient wisdom guide you to spiritual enlightenment

Related Tour Packages: 1. Yoga Retreats in Nepal 2. Spiritual Retreat in Nepal

Highlights of Spiritual Tour in Nepal

  • Visit two of the country’s many spiritual and religious places.
  • A day dedicated to observing architectural, cultural, traditional, and lifestyle features.
  • The intriguing stories behind the monuments and temples’ majesty.
  • A quick overview of the towns’ ancient history.
  • The best pricing and an unforgettable experience are guaranted.
  • A guide who is fluent in English.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our Nepal Alibaba Treks representative is welcome at the airport when you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport. A vehicle is dispatched to pick you up and transport you to the hotel, based on the size of your group. The keys to your room will be given to you, and a welcome drink will be served and discuss about program with the Nepal Alibaba Treks Staff. The rest of the day can be planned according to you.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Our tour guide will get you up from your hotel and take you to Boudhanath Stupa, which is located in the northeast corner of Kathmandu Valley. It is the largest stupa in the world and a symbol of Tibetan culture, tradition, and religion. The stupa is surrounded by calm, and the streets are lined with gift shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafés. You’ll get one hour to explore this gorgeous spot.

After you’ll go to Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu site with historical and religious significance. Hundreds of Hindu worshippers come here alone to pray and receive blessings. If you visit this temple in February, you will be able to experience Shivaratri. It is commemorated since it is Lord Shiva’s birthday. The burial and cremation may be seen on the Bagmati river bank on the other side of the temple.

Our tour guide will now take you to Swoyambhunath, renowned as the “monkey temple,” for a visit. It is situated on a hill with a stunning view of Kathmandu, overpopulation, and busy highways. The stupa has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to the Gautam Buddha Museum as well as some historic Buddhist holy monuments.

There is a lot to observe in the city. The next stop will be Kathmandu Durbar Square. Through arts and architecture, this location has preserved Kathmandu’s heritage and Nepali culture. You will have the chance to visit the “Kumari” temple, which is dedicated to the living goddess. Lunch will be served in a Nepali decent restaurant with traditional Nepali food. You may also take a trip around the square’s weird street, where you might want to grab a bite to eat if it fits into your budget.

Our tour guide will transport you to Patan Durbar Square. Patan, in the Kathmandu Valley, is one of the country’s oldest cities, featuring many pagoda-style temples. Here you’ll be able to see the city’s rich architecture, culture, tradition, and landmarks. Before being transported back to your hotel by our tour guide, you’ll go around Patan Durbar Square.

During the evening, yoga session at the hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Manakamana and Drive to Pokhara

Manakamana is the Hindu Goddess’s name. It is thought that the Goddess grants the people’s requests. ‘Mana’ refers to the ‘heart’ or ‘ soul,’ while ‘Kamana’ refers to the ‘desire.’ Following Manakamana’s service, a sightseeing tour of the local hamlet is included, as well as an overnight stay at the Manakamana Guesthouse. From Kurintar to Manakamana, there is a cable car service, Nepal’s sole cable car service. It is a 10-minute cable car ride from Kurintar to Manakamana.

On the way to Pokhara, Kurintar is 95 kilometers and two hours away from Kathmandu. Kurintar is located at a height of 258 meters above sea level.
We shall continue our journey to Pokhara from here. Pokhara is about a 3-hour drive away with our private car. You will check into the hotel when you arrive in Pokhara.

The second most popular tourist site in Nepal is located 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu at an elevation of 884 meters above sea level. Pokhara is known for the natural beauty of its magnificent lakeside setting, proximity to the mountains, and incredibly stunning views of the Fish-tail or Machapuchhare, which stands at 6997 meters.
Phewa Lake, the Varahi Temple on its island, David’s Fall, and Mahendra Cave are just a few of the fascinating things to see in this lovely city. Boating, fishing, and canoeing are examples of activities that can be planned.

Day 04: Exploration Day in Pokhara

Because of its natural beauty and attractions, Pokhara is a popular tourist destination in Nepal. After Kathmandu, it is Nepal’s second largest city. Temples, stupas, lakes, and other attractions can all be found in Pokhara. Yoga and meditation sessions will be provided according to the hotel’s timetable. The hotel will offer breakfast, and the guide will accompany you on a day of touring. Pokhara’s Peace Pagoda Stupa, Fewa Lake, Sarangkot, and different caves will be visited.

You can now venture a little more afield. Drive or climb up to the Shanti Stupa (approximately an hour) (also known as the World Peace Pagoda). On a clear day, one can see the Annapurna Himalaya and down to Pokhara and Phewa Lake, thanks to a Japanese Buddhist organization that built it in 1973. Pokhara is the ideal location to attempt paragliding if you’re looking for something a little more daring. Because of the consistent thermals, convenient take-off and landing places, and, of course, the wonderful views over lakes, villages, hills, and incredibly high mountains, it is frequently regarded as one of the top tandem paragliding spots in the world. The average flying time is thirty minutes.

If paragliding isn’t your thing, there are a variety of short walks in and around Pokhara that you may do instead, such as to the Sarangkot overlook. The major spiritual place in the city is the Bindabashini goddess temple: Located in the busy Pokhara city’s northern outskirts, this is a temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, Pokhara’s guardian deity. Bindabasini’s gorgeous white pagoda-style temple is surrounded by a park-like environment and has a wonderful structure. The view from the crest of the hill is breathtaking.
Gupteshwar Mahadev: Gupteshwar Mahadev is a Shiva temple nestled within the famed Gupteshwor cave. This cave is thought to be one of Nepal’s longest caves. The roaring Davis cascade may be seen from this cave, which is near Davis Falls. Along the journey, we can view Lord Shiva statues and lingams here and there, and it is one of the best heritage sites.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 05: Scenic Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Drive to Muktinath

Travel to Muktinath by taking a 20-minute scenic flight from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom. The driving from Jomsom to Muktinath will take roughly 18 minutes, however, the walk will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to reach this holy spot. Muktinath is a temple that is well-known and visited by those seeking emancipation, or “Moksh,” on this planet. This is a Hindu and Buddhist sacred spot where people go to wash themselves of the sins they have committed over their lifetime. There are 108 sacred taps and two kundas called the paap (sins) and punya (salvation), respectively.

Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 06: Visit Muktinath Temple and drive back to Jomsom

There isn’t much to rush for today, so it’ll be a relaxing day. After another visit to the Muktinath temple and a wander around the sacred complex, we return to Jomsom and spend the remainder of our time there. Jomsom has everything to offer for a high land’s lifestyle.

Spend the night in a guesthouse.

Day 07: Fly back to Pokhara and Enjoy in Pokhara

Pokhara, the picturesque city of mountains and lakes, is reached through a morning flight from Jomsom. The rest of your time in Pokhara is free to do as you please. You can spend the entire day shopping for gifts and souvenirs, walking around the Lakeside, and relaxing.

Spend the night in a hotel.

Day 08: Drive to Chitwan and Sightseeing

On this day, breakfast is available in the hotel. then make your way to Chitwan. It is a 5-6 hour journey. Chitwan is home to a diverse range of wildlife, vegetation, and fauna. One of the best things about this location is the sunrise. You will check into a hotel, where your yoga and meditation sessions will be scheduled and you will be practiced accordingly. You will be given rooms for the night. Today is your free day to explore Chitwan.

Day 09: Drive to Lumbini

Today, you’ll travel to Lumbini, Lord Gautam Buddha’s birthplace. It takes 4.5 hours to get there. Lord Gautam Buddha, the Buddhist religion’s influencer, was born in Lumbini. For Buddhists, it is regarded as a sacred site. In 1979, Lumbini was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lumbini is home to a number of monasteries and stupas.

When you get in Lumbini, you will check into a hotel or a monastery (your choice). The yoga and meditation sessions will be scheduled according to their needs. Staying in a monastery can be an excellent way to learn about the monks’ way of life and the value they place on spiritual matters.

Day 10: Exploration Day in Lumbini

Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage place in Nepal that was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. It is the location where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam, who eventually became Buddha after attaining enlightenment. Gautam Buddha is the founder of the Buddhist religion, which is practiced throughout Asia and parts of the world.

In the morning, you will have a pretty meditation session. Breakfast will be served before you embark on a sightseeing tour of Lumbini. You’ll see places like the World Peace Pagoda, Mayadevi Temple, Golden Temple, Ashok Pillar, and more. Lumbini’s spiritual vibes will be enhanced by the presence of monks and monasteries. At the monastery, there is a meditation session.

Day 11: Fly Back to Kathmandu

You will check out of Lumbini and travel to Bhairahawa’s Gautam Buddha Airport after an early morning meditation session. You’ll return to Kathmandu by plane. You will be transferred to a hotel in Kathmandu and assigned a room.

The rest of the day is free to shop and explore the Thamel area. A traditional Nepali restaurant will host a farewell supper.

Day 12: Final Departure

Until your transfer to the airport, you have free time to pack and shop. You will be picked up and dropped off at Tribhuwan International Airport by our representatives.

What is included in Spiritual Tour in Nepal

  • All Ground Transportation 
  • Twin Sharing Standard Hotel
  • Domestic Flight (where needed)
  • Country Guide and Staff
  • Permits For Trek and Tour
  • Meals as Mentioned Above
  • Confirm Booking
  • Local Taxes

What is Excluded

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, tea/coffee, and so on.
  • Insurance for travel.
  • Extra nights may be required due to natural disasters or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Tips or gratitudes.
  • Things that aren’t stated in the “Includes” section.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best spiritual sites to visit in Nepal?
Nepal is home to many sacred Hindu and Buddhist sites, including:Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world.Boudhanath Stupa: The largest Buddhist stupa in the world and another UNESCO World Heritage Site.Kathmandu Durbar Square: A historic square with temples and palaces dedicated to both Hindu and Buddhist deities.Pashupatinath Temple: One of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world, dedicated to Lord Shiva.Muktinath Temple: A Hindu and Buddhist temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Avalokiteshvara, respectively.Everest Base Camp: A popular trekking destination and a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.
What kind of spiritual activities can I do in Nepal?
There are many different spiritual activities that you can do in Nepal, such as: 1. Meditating and chanting at temples and monasteries. 2. Attending religious ceremonies and festivals. 3. Trekking to sacred sites in the Himalayas. 4. Meeting with monks and lamas. 5. Taking yoga and meditation classes.
What are the best times to visit Nepal for a spiritual tour?
The best time to visit Nepal for a spiritual tour depends on what you want to do and see. If you are interested in trekking to sacred sites in the Himalayas, the best time to visit is during the spring (March to May) or fall (September to November) when the weather is mild. If you are interested in attending religious festivals, the best time to visit is during the spring and fall festivals, such as Dashain and Tihar.
What should I pack for a spiritual tour to Nepal?
When packing for a spiritual tour to Nepal, it is important to be respectful of the local culture and customs. This means packing modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. You should also pack comfortable shoes, as you will likely be doing a lot of walking. Other essential items include a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, and a first-aid kit.
Can I do a spiritual tour of Nepal independently?
It is possible to do a spiritual tour of Nepal independently, but it is important to do your research and plan your trip carefully. Nepal can be a challenging country to travel in, so it is helpful to have some local knowledge. If you are not comfortable traveling independently, you can book a spiritual tour through a reputable tour operator.