Doleshwar Mahadev Tour (Missing Head of Kedarnath)

Doleshwar Mahadev Tour (Missing Head of Kedarnath)
Doleshwar Mahadev Tour (Missing Head of Kedarnath)

Trip Facts

5 Star
Jan 29, 2017
6 days
meters
2 people
Overland
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Other Pilgrimage Packages

Introduction:

This is one of the interesting pilgrimage tours with in the Kathmandu and outside Kathmandu can be done as a day trip. Most of highlights of this trip are to visit temple of different deity of ancient period.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Doleshwor Mahadev Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 04: Dakshinkali Tour
Day 05: Manakamana Tour
Day 06: Final Departure 

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Everyday breakfast
  • Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary 
  • Doleshwar Mahadev Darshan
  • Dakshinkali Temple and Shes Narayan Darshan
  • Manakamana Darshan Tour
  • Cable car tickets for Manakamana Darshan
  • Tour guide as per itinarary 
  • All entrance/ monument fees as per itinerary
  • All transfer by private vehicle. 

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • International Airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner 
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard/hot/cold drinks, Tips etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. in such case extra will be charged as per actual.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Our Service Include section

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Welcome to Nepal. You will meet by Sharma Tours & Travels representative at airport and transfer to your hotel. After the arrival, we will give briefing about your trip. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip should be asked and clarified at this time. In evening leisure, overnight stay at Kathmandu. 

Day 02: Doleshwor Mahadev Tour
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide (we can provide any language speaking guide on your request), try to give them a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Doleshwar Mahadev (Head of Kedarnath), World Tallest Shiva Statue and Bhaktapur Durbar Squire. 

Doleshwor Mahadev: This abode of Lord Shiva is located at Jangam math in Sipadol village, near Bhaktapur. For the last 4,000 years, devotees have been searching for the missing head of Lord Kedarnath, who assumed the form of a bull in a pastime with the five Pandava brothers. In recent years it was determined by temple priests that the deity at Doleshwar was indeed the missing head of Kedarnath Bull.
After the Battle of Kurukshetra, the Pandavas renounced their kingdom and departed for the high Himalayas. Upon reaching the Kedarnath region, they wished to seek for giveness from Lord Shiva for the loss of lives that took place during the 18-day war. But Lord Shiva was not ready to forgive them, and he took the form of a bull in order to avoid them. The Pandavas soon realized that the bull was Shiva himself, and tried to stop it from running away by pulling on his tail. Suddenly the head became separated from the body of the bull, and the Pandavas were unable to find the head.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Much of Bhaktapur Durbar Square was destroyed in the 1934 earthquake and appears much emptier than those of Kathmandu or Patan. Amongst its many attractions are substitute shrines for the four great Indian pilgrimage sites and the Golden Gate. This is the most famous piece of art in all Nepal, an exquisite monument of gilded metalwork constructed in 1753. In Evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel. 

Day 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide (we can provide any language speaking guide on your request), try to give them a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Jal Narayan Temple and Swoyambhunath Stupa.

Pashupatinath Temple:  Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the subcontinent’s great Shiva sites. The supreme holiness of the site stems from the Shiva linga enshrined in its main temple. It expresses the very essence of Hinduism as pilgrims, priests, devotes, temples, ashrams, images, inscriptions and cremation ghats intermingle with the rituals of daily life, all sprawled along the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. The temple’s origins are obscure. An inscription here dates from 477 AD, but the shrine may have stood there for 1000 years before that. 

Bouddhanath Stupa: This great stupa is one of Nepal’s most distinctive monuments and one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal. With a diameter of over 100 meters, it is amongst the largest stupas in the world. There are a number of legends accounting for the stupa’s construction, but it is generally believed to date from the 5th century. All stupas contain holy relics and Bouddha is said to contain the remains of the past Buddha Kasyapa.

Jaal Narayan (Budhanilkantha): Jaal Narayan popularly known as Budhanilkantha about 12 km north of Kathmandu, at the Shivapuri foothills is the largest Vishnu lying on a coiled five headed serpent carved in a single stone. Jalasaya Narayan is Lord Vishnu for Vaisnavas, Lord Shiva for Shivas, and Lord Buddha for Buddhists. This outstanding artwork of Lichhavi sculptures dates back to some 1500 years.

Swayambhunath Stupa:  6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, this great temple is just on the outskirts of Kathmandu. No one actually knows who built it. Many believe that the Lichavis constructed it while others believe that emperor Asoka had already visited it in the 3rd century.  The Swayambhunath complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensemble of shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. This site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra. In Evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04: Dakshinkali Tour
You have breakfast, and then drive to Dakshinkali Temple, which takes about 3 hours.
Dakshinkali Temple: Dakshinkali Temple is one of the very important places of pilgrimage about Hindu goddess, Pilgrims visit this temple to offer their prayers and animal sacrifices to the goddess Kali. Apart from the religious performance this place has also been developed as a popular picnic spot.
The shrine is especially crowded on Tuesdays and Saturdays when animal sacrifices are offered to the deity. Sesh Narayan: while we be returning then we will be visit Sesh Narayan it also much more interesting places. In Evening dinner with Nepalese cultural program, overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 05: Manakamana Tour
You have breakfast in the morning then departure to Manakamana, approximately 3 hours away by private vehicle. Manakamana temple can be visit by cable car it is a 1,302-m above sea level. The deity is one of the manifestations of the Hindu Goddess Bhagawati it is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes. It is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Nepal. After Manakamana Visit drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 06: Final Departure
After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for final departure.

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Clients Reviews

T.S. Krishnakumar

5

Chennai, India

I first reached out to Lumle Holidays for a trip to Muktinath. The response was immediate and with clear itinerary and what is covered and what is not. It was a 4-day tour.

On the day we landed, we were received by the operations manager and taken to the Hotel and he explained us the whole tour. Small changes were accepted and immediately arranged. Our tour to Muktinath by helicopter was excellent. Everything was arranged professionally, punctually and with great care. It was a great value for money tour and it was an unforgettable experience to Nepal.

Usha Srinivasn

5

India

We had taken a Mukthinath Tour organised by Lumle Holidays. We had started the tour from Khatmandu . we were given a excellent guide Mr. Mahdav. We were given a very homely treatment, excellent accommodation and royal treatment. 

The tour was customized for our needs. We never felt we were away from home. All our needs were taken care off and we had a wonderful Dharshan at Mukthinath besides, all other temples in Pokhara and Kathamandu too. We would recommend these tour operators very highly.

Subhagata Dey

5

India

I and my wife had undertaken a 10N/11D tour to Nepal with the Lumle Holidays. The tour encircles the places like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini,Daman, Nagarkot. The whole tour was organised by Lumle Holidays. I should say that I am more than satisfied with the arrangements made by Lumle Holidays. Moreover the reciprocation and behaviour of MR Sharma and Mr Maharjan was worth mentioning. They were always replying fast to my emails and other communication. 

The hotels provided was among the best as per my budget. The travel arrangements were also very good( not to forget about Mr Tika, who was the friend, philospher, guide and driver for the entire tour). On a n overall basis I am pretty well satisfied and would look forward to contact them in all the future Nepal tours.

Sanjay Simha

5

India

It has been a real pleasure dealing with Lumle Holidays. Initially we were a bit skeptical dealing with Nepal tour operator remotely. However, as responses and details were received, our confidence grew. Our main intent was pilgrimage to this holy place starting from Kathmandu.

All aspects of the tour program were clearly documented and all arrangements done including some of our special requests with reasonable charges. Travels, accommodation, entry tickets, sight-seeing and food arrangements/ suggestions were handled very well. Not only our main intent - Muktinath darshan, but also other attractions at Pokhara, Kathmandu and Manakamna enroute were covered - beyond our expectation. It was tailor made to a 7-day 6-night program (though normal standard seems 6D/5N). Despite some scares about possible weather / flight disruptions, we had a very good journey and darshan & sight seeing all through.

Ask them all questions what to carry and what not, and all tips about restaurants shopping etc,, you get response soon.

Overall it was time and money well spent with a professional operator.

The various guides were very knowledgeable & friendly, including Mr. Sharma himself and Mr. Maharjan & driver cum guide Teeka-ji. Professional dealing, homely comfort, good decent accommodation and transport.

Kothandaraman

5

India

Me and my family, total four member were planing to have a darshan of Muktinath and this makes possible by Lumle Holidays. It was well organised, well co-ordinated and special appreciation to Mr. Nipendra Maharjan for promptly calling and caring about our journey. Weather was really favorable on us and we saw the closest snowcapped mountain from Jomsom like standing infront of us.

On the whole it was a good trip and willing to visit Nepal again with these people. I do recommend to all to go with this company.

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