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Shivaratri Tour

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Duration Duration
4 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
1360 mtrs
Activities Activities
Cultural Tour
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Private Vehicle
Grade Grade
Easy
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Cultural Sightseeing
Meals Meals
3 Breakfast
Group Size Group Size
1-25 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Round the Year
Accommodation Accommodation
Hotel & Resort

Overview of Shivaratri Tour

Maha Shivaratri Tour is the best opportunity to explore all the essence of the festival. Located in Kathmandu, Pashupatinath is the most sacred Temple of Hindu. It is one of the holiest temples of all Hindus around the world. The main temple of Pashupatinath is a Shiva Temple. The temple premises include the temples of all major Hindu deities.

The main temple dedicates to Lord Pashupatinath who is the supreme God of all Hindus. Pashupatinath means the master of all creatures and preserver of all living beings. Therefore, people found this tour worth for visit.

Attractions of Shivaratri Tour

  • A colourful crowd of devotees including Gorgeous Sadhu Babas.
  • Activities of Sadhu Babas.
  • Shiva Dhuni (Big fire by piling wooden logs in the evenings).
  • Observe Sadhu Babas smoking cannabis.
  • Four Prahars of Pooja and more.

Pashupatinath Linga is a “Jyotir Linga”. Hence, Pashupatinath is regarded as the most powerful temple. People believe, if you visit the temple and pay homage to the ‘Jyotir Lingam’, it will bring a great boon and a successful life to your life.

Pashupatinath temple has 64 Lingas. The temple premises houses Kirtimukhi Bhairav, Unmatta Bhairav, Astamatrika, Nava Graha, Hanuman, Nandi, and Trishul. Similarly, the Jaleshwor, Doleshwor, Basuki Naag, Gupteshwor, Lal Ganesh, Surya, Jalasahi Vishnu are major temple inside Pashupatinath. Among the sixty-four, each Linga has its importance.

People celebrate several festivals in the Pashupatinath area. Among many festivals, Shiva Ratri (Shiva’s Night) is the biggest festival in Pashupatinath Temple premises.

Shiva Ratri means the night of Lord Shiva or the night he created himself by his divine grace. This auspicious Shivaratri Tour on festival time falls on the thirteen or fourteenth day of the waning moon in the month of Falgun (February).

The Hindu Pilgrims come to Pashupatinath to celebrate this day with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. Similarly, Devotees keep vigil, chant prayers, fast, do yoga, meditate or recite prayers to Shiva. In addition to this, married Hindu women pray for their husband’s wellbeing. Whereas, unmarried ones ask for a good husband during the festival.

Cannabis (Marijuana/Ganja/Weed) and Shiva Ratri

According to Hindu mythology, when Shiva’s consort died, he came to the forests near the temple. Then he smeared the body with ash and keep wandering smoking cannabis. Cannabis grows wild in the forests of Nepal. Besides this, he used to wear a serpent as his ornaments and drapes his waist with a tiger skin as he wandered.

Cannabis is illegal in Nepal. However, it allows for taking some as a religious ritual for ascetics during the festival of Shiva Ratri. The only explanation for this is that the ascetics are imitating Shiva.

The ban is ignored during the festival for the ascetics. But they are allowed to smoke inside the temple complex but not sell or distribute it to pilgrims. Oriental Journeys organizes the Maha Shiva Ratri tour in Kathmandu annually.

Transportation

The transfer service includes a private vehicle for the Shivaratri tours. Sedan / Scorpio A/C car serves for 1- 6 travellers and a tourist coach serves for the big groups. It transfers you from your hotel to the sightseeing sites and takes one site to another.

Food/Meals

Our Shivaratri tour begins after breakfast and concludes around 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Generally, we take a launch pause in between 13:00 -14:00. Travellers can enjoy lunch at a restaurant near the monument site.

Shivaratri Tour - Accommodation

The accommodation for the Shivaratri tour includes a three-star hotel similar to Samsara Resort or Hotel Thamel. The room is twin sharing basis with the inclusion of buffet breakfast with tea/coffee. The hotel is at the easy proximity of main tourist hub of Thamel.

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01Samsara Resort/Hotel Thamel or similar standard3-StarKathmandu

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Shivaratri Tour - Detail Itinerary

01

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital and largest urban agglomerate of Nepal. After welcoming you at the airport our staff will take you to hotel. Rest of the day is free for individual activities and shopping. Overnight stay at hotel

02

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with guided tour who can speak English and/or Hindi. Later on Visit tallest Kailashnath Mahadev Statue in Sanga, Doleshower Mahadev, and Bouddha Nath.

03

Day 03: Full Day of observing Shiva Ratri festival.

On the 04 March 2019, visit Pashupatinath temple to worship and perform 4 Prahar Pooja (4 times pooja).

04

Day 04: Departure to your next Destination

Have breakfast and then go to Kathmandu international airport for final departure.

Cost Includes

  • Twin Sharing Private Accommodation with breakfast
  • Guided tour with all entrance fees for Kathmandu valley
  • All sightseeing in Kathmandu fallow itinerary
  • Full day & Night in Pray visit Shiva Ratri in Pashupatinath temple
  • All applicable taxes for hotel and restaurant Kathmandu
  • Arrival pick up and final drop in Kathmandu airport welcome drinks
  • One English speaking guide for whole tour
  • Air condition transportation for whole tour

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Expenses, Bar bills & beverage
  • Any Extra tour and accommodation
  • Other Activities, Everest flight (Mountain flight)
  • Tips for guide and driver

Shivaratri Tour - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

20 % OFF

480USD

384USD

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Book This TripQuick Inquiry
Duration Duration
4 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
1360 mtrs
Activities Activities
Cultural Tour
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Private Vehicle
Grade Grade
Easy
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Cultural Sightseeing
Meals Meals
3 Breakfast
Group Size Group Size
1-25 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Round the Year
Accommodation Accommodation
Hotel & Resort

Maha Shivaratri Tour is the best opportunity to explore all the essence of the festival. Located in Kathmandu, Pashupatinath is the most sacred Temple of Hindu. It is one of the holiest temples of all Hindus around the world. The main temple of Pashupatinath is a Shiva Temple. The temple premises include the temples of all major Hindu deities.

The main temple dedicates to Lord Pashupatinath who is the supreme God of all Hindus. Pashupatinath means the master of all creatures and preserver of all living beings. Therefore, people found this tour worth for visit.

Attractions of Shivaratri Tour

  • A colourful crowd of devotees including Gorgeous Sadhu Babas.
  • Activities of Sadhu Babas.
  • Shiva Dhuni (Big fire by piling wooden logs in the evenings).
  • Observe Sadhu Babas smoking cannabis.
  • Four Prahars of Pooja and more.

Pashupatinath Linga is a “Jyotir Linga”. Hence, Pashupatinath is regarded as the most powerful temple. People believe, if you visit the temple and pay homage to the ‘Jyotir Lingam’, it will bring a great boon and a successful life to your life.

Pashupatinath temple has 64 Lingas. The temple premises houses Kirtimukhi Bhairav, Unmatta Bhairav, Astamatrika, Nava Graha, Hanuman, Nandi, and Trishul. Similarly, the Jaleshwor, Doleshwor, Basuki Naag, Gupteshwor, Lal Ganesh, Surya, Jalasahi Vishnu are major temple inside Pashupatinath. Among the sixty-four, each Linga has its importance.

People celebrate several festivals in the Pashupatinath area. Among many festivals, Shiva Ratri (Shiva’s Night) is the biggest festival in Pashupatinath Temple premises.

Shiva Ratri means the night of Lord Shiva or the night he created himself by his divine grace. This auspicious Shivaratri Tour on festival time falls on the thirteen or fourteenth day of the waning moon in the month of Falgun (February).

The Hindu Pilgrims come to Pashupatinath to celebrate this day with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. Similarly, Devotees keep vigil, chant prayers, fast, do yoga, meditate or recite prayers to Shiva. In addition to this, married Hindu women pray for their husband’s wellbeing. Whereas, unmarried ones ask for a good husband during the festival.

Cannabis (Marijuana/Ganja/Weed) and Shiva Ratri

According to Hindu mythology, when Shiva’s consort died, he came to the forests near the temple. Then he smeared the body with ash and keep wandering smoking cannabis. Cannabis grows wild in the forests of Nepal. Besides this, he used to wear a serpent as his ornaments and drapes his waist with a tiger skin as he wandered.

Cannabis is illegal in Nepal. However, it allows for taking some as a religious ritual for ascetics during the festival of Shiva Ratri. The only explanation for this is that the ascetics are imitating Shiva.

The ban is ignored during the festival for the ascetics. But they are allowed to smoke inside the temple complex but not sell or distribute it to pilgrims. Oriental Journeys organizes the Maha Shiva Ratri tour in Kathmandu annually.

Transportation

The transfer service includes a private vehicle for the Shivaratri tours. Sedan / Scorpio A/C car serves for 1- 6 travellers and a tourist coach serves for the big groups. It transfers you from your hotel to the sightseeing sites and takes one site to another.

Food/Meals

Our Shivaratri tour begins after breakfast and concludes around 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Generally, we take a launch pause in between 13:00 -14:00. Travellers can enjoy lunch at a restaurant near the monument site.

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital and largest urban agglomerate of Nepal. After welcoming you at the airport our staff will take you to hotel. Rest of the day is free for individual activities and shopping. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with guided tour who can speak English and/or Hindi. Later on Visit tallest Kailashnath Mahadev Statue in Sanga, Doleshower Mahadev, and Bouddha Nath.

Day 03: Full Day of observing Shiva Ratri festival.

On the 04 March 2019, visit Pashupatinath temple to worship and perform 4 Prahar Pooja (4 times pooja).

Day 04: Departure to your next Destination

Have breakfast and then go to Kathmandu international airport for final departure.

Cost Includes

  • Twin Sharing Private Accommodation with breakfast
  • Guided tour with all entrance fees for Kathmandu valley
  • All sightseeing in Kathmandu fallow itinerary
  • Full day & Night in Pray visit Shiva Ratri in Pashupatinath temple
  • All applicable taxes for hotel and restaurant Kathmandu
  • Arrival pick up and final drop in Kathmandu airport welcome drinks
  • One English speaking guide for whole tour
  • Air condition transportation for whole tour

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Expenses, Bar bills & beverage
  • Any Extra tour and accommodation
  • Other Activities, Everest flight (Mountain flight)
  • Tips for guide and driver

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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