Monastery Visit Hiking Tour

Monastery Visit Hiking Tour

To escape from busy Kathmandu and for natural refreshment, this is the best hiking one day tour in Shivapuri national park in Kathmandu. This tour take you famous reclining Visnu Shrine of Budhannilkantha , followed by Nagi gompa in Shivapuri , Kapan Monastery and to Boudhanath, the biggest stupa of Nepal .

Highlights

Detail Itinerary

  • Drive to Budhanilkantha. Budhanilkantha is a large reclining statue of Lord Visnu ( God of Protection) near the northern rim of the Valley, under the wooded peak of Shivapuri, about 8km from central Kathmandu. 5 metre long image on monolithic piece of black stone , probably created in the 7th Century, is one of the most impressive sculpture of Nepal, is mainly popular for local visitors. Butter lamps flicker in the breeze, incense curls through the air, and devotees t toss around Tika , is interesting part to observe.
  • After visiting Budhanilkantha , We start our hike in Shivapuri National Park . Shivapuri National park is the main water resource of Kathmandu and also the home for 177 species of birds, several  wild animals such as dear, boar,bear and leopard and monkeys.  Walking about 3 KM uphill, will bring us in Tibetan nunnery of Nagi Gompa, from where we can have soaring view of Kathmandu Valley. We then follow the ridge line to the south east  through sprawling forest will bring us in Kapan Monastery .
  • Located on hill top, north of Boudhanath Stupa, Founded by Lama Thupten Yeshe , an artistic Kapan Monastery is one of the famous place to learn the basics of meditation and Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist psychology and Philosophy. Visitors are welcome, can observe inside the monastery while monks are chanting the mantras. Pay homage to deity and giving some donation will be appreciated by the monks.
  • From Kapan Monastery, it will be approximately an hour easy walk to Boudhanath. On the way, we can visit several monasteries, which actual built in quite recent year after the Chinese invasion to Tibet.
  • Enjoy Boudhanath Stupa and Drive back to Hotel. End the Tour.
  • Reclining Statue of Visnu in Budhanilkantha
  • Kathmanvu Valley view from Nagi Gompa.
  • Kapan Monastery, a famous monastery in Kathmandu.
  • Boudhanath Stupa, biggest Buddhist Stupa of Nepal

Cost Includes

  • An English Speaking Tour guide
  • Luxury vehicle (Car.Van, mini bus, Bus depending on group size.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees

Cost Excludes

  • Meals
  • Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver.

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