Haven Holidays

Nepal Pilgrimage Tour

14 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 2
All Land Transport
Best Season
September to May
Full Board
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu- Lumbini-Pokhara-Jomsom- Muktinath- Pokhara


    • Travel through different geographical regions of Nepal. 
    • Visit the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. 
    • Visit Muktinath, a sacred temple to both Hindus and Buddhists.
    • The thrilling cable car ride in Kurintar.
    • Drive through the winding roads.
Discover inner peace as you take a tour of various Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages of Nepal.
Experience the tranquillity of the various peaceful Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Find yourself surrounded by meditating monks while soft religious tone plays around the holy sites. Along with the religious harmony, enjoy the natural beauty of the location of the temples and stupas.
The Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage tour is a 14-day tour. On this tour, we take you to various religious places all over Nepal. The tour starts as you travel to various pilgrimages in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, we visit the temples and monasteries of nearby districts like Kavre, Bhaktapur, and Patan. 
After visiting the important places near Kathmandu, we drive to Kurintar, Pokhara, Muktinath, and Lumbini. In this tour, you will travel through all three geographical regions of Nepal: The Himalayan region, the Hilly region, and the Terai region. 
Trip Facts
Geography: Hilly, Mountain, Terai
Location: Kathmandu, Timal, Namobuddha, Pharping, Kurintar, Muktinath, Pokhara, Lumbini
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Duration of Tour: 14 Days
Max Altitude: 3800m (Muktinath)
Religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam
Ethnic People:  Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar Gurung, and many others
Accommodation: Lodge, hotel
Transportation: Bus, 
Minimum Pax: 2 people
Best season to do this tour
This tour does not include harsh and difficult trekking. So, you can do this tour at any time of the year. However, the months of September, October, November, March, April, and May are the best to do this tour. During these months, the weather is pleasant. Also, most festivals fall during this time. 
Must know information
You will be visiting different destinations in high altitude (Muktinath) as well as low altitude (Lumbini). So, there will be changes in climate. The sudden change in weather could be harsh on some people. Thus, you need to pack appropriate clothing for the tour. 
Tours similar to Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrimage tour
Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, Hindu Pilgrimage Tour, Annapurna Circuit Tour, etc. are some related tours.
At Haven Tours, we provide the best accommodation and transportation facilities during the tour. Our trained and experienced guides will accompany you throughout the tour. Our all-inclusive trek package covers facilities of transportation, permits, a porter, a trekking guide, three meals a day as well as other essential logistics.

Important Note

Geography: Hilly, Mountain, Terai
Location: Kathmandu, Timal, Namobuddha, Pharping, Kurintar, Muktinath, Pokhara, Lumbini
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Duration of Tour: 14 Days
Max Altitude: 3860m (Muktinath)
Religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam
Ethnic People:  Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar Gurung, and many others
Accommodation: Lodge, hotel
Transportation: Privet vehicle/ Tourist Bus, 
Minimum Pax: 2 people

Trip Itinerary

Our staff will pick you up from the airport and bring you to the hotel, where you can refresh and relax. Our team and guides will provide you necessary information about the trip by the evening. 

Accommodation: Hotel

On the first day of the tour, we will take a tour through the religious sites in the Kathmandu valley. After breakfast, we will first visit the Pashupatinath temple. It is the most famous temple for Hindu pilgrims. From Pashupatinath, we visit Boudhanath, Budhanikantha, and Swayambhunath before taking a tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

Most of these sites we visit in Kathmandu are UNESCO world heritage sites. Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are some of the most important places for Buddhist pilgrims all over the world. After visiting Taleju Bhawani in Kathmandu Durbar square, we return to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

After breakfast in Kathmandu, we prepare to drive to Timal early in the morning. Located at a distance of around 60 km northeast from Kathmandu, we head toward Timal along the Araniko highway, enjoying the beautiful hills and rivers. A two-hour drive takes us to Timal. 

In Timal, we visit the famous Guru Padma Sambaba Cave. This cave is named after the 8th-century Buddhist monk. We visit the monastery and drive back to Namobuddha. In Namobuddha, we visit other monasteries and temples. Overnight in Namobuddha.

Accommodation: Hotel

After breakfast, we take a short walk around Namobuddha for sightseeing. We visit monasteries and local people. After that, we drive back to Kathmandu. Before reaching Kathmandu, we make a stop at Red Tara Monastery in Bhaktapur. We explore the Red Tara Monastery, which is one of the most important monasteries in Bhaktapur. From there, we visit the Kamal Binayak temple, which is very important for Hindus. We then drive back to Kathmandu. We visit Boudhanath in the evening. You can also try local food like Momo and Laphing in Boudhanath. Overnight in Boudhanath. 

Accommodation: Hotel

After breakfast in Bouddha, we start our tour to Pharping. A popular spot in the western part of Kathmandu, it is about 1-hour drive from Bouddha. In Pharping, we visit the famous religious shrine for Buddhist pilgrims. This monastery is named after a popular Tibetan monk who lived in the 8th century. From Pharping, we drive back to Swayambhunath temple.

Swayambhunath is probably the most iconic stupas in Nepal. It is enlisted in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. From Swayambhunath, we can see all of Kathmandu. We observe the area around the stupa and return to Budhanikantha. Budhanikantha is a popular place for pilgrimage. There is a massive statue of Lord Vishnu. From Budhanikantha, we drive back to Thamel. Overnight in Thamel. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Today is our last day in Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we visit a famous temple in Thamel, Thamel Bhagwan Bahal, before heading to the Golden Temple in Patan. Golden temple is a Buddhist Stupa. The stupa is popular for feeding rats. From the golden temple, we head south of Patan Durbar Square to visit the 1000 Buddha Bihar. It is named after the number of tiles used to build this temple. From Patan, we head to the eastern part of the valley, Sanga, to visit Sankhu Bajrayogini temple, also known as Bodhisattva temple. It was built in the 16th century by Pratap Malla. Finally, we drive back to Bouddha. Overnight in Bouddha.

Accommodation: Hotel

Today, we leave the Kathmandu valley to visit other pilgrimage sites outside Kathmandu. We first drive to Kurintar, which is about 3 hours from Kathmandu. From Kurintar, we take the cable car to reach the Manakamana Temple, which is one of the most important temples for Hindus. People believe that if you pray with a pure heart in Manakamana, your desires come true. After visiting the temple, we come back to Kurintar and drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is a 3-hour drive away from Kurintar. You can take a short walk around Lakeside in the evening. Overnight in Pokhara. 

Accommodation: Hotel

After an early breakfast in Pokhara, we prepare for a long drive along the bumpy roads of the Himalayan region of Nepal. From Pokhara, we start our drive to Jomsom, headquarter of Mustang, and one of the most important cities in this region. On the way, you can enjoy scenes of mountains like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna along with apple orchards. From Jomsom, we head to Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the most important temples for Hindus and Buddhists. After 7-8 hours of driving, we reach Muktinath. Overnight in Muktinath.

Accommodation: Hotel

Today, we take a tour around one of the most important and most visited temples of Nepal. There are 108 water taps in the temple premises dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There are some monasteries around the temple. There is a natural gas that burns all the time. You can also see the largest Saligram (a holy rock) in the world. After exploring the Muktinath temple, we drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Accommodation: Hotel

After breakfast in the hotel, we start to explore the religious sites of Pokhara. First, we visit the Tal Barahi temple. Located in the middle of Fewa Lake, we take a boat to see the temple. From Tal Barahi, we visit the Bindyabasini temple. Bindyabasini is another important temple of Pokhara. From Bindyabasini, we head towards another most important place of Pokhara, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave. The cave has time tested cave formations with ample natural lighting and an underground waterfall. After visiting the cave, we drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Pokhara. 

Accommodation: Hotel

After breakfast, we start our day with a drive to Lumbini. We drive through the winding roads of the hilly region of Nepal. Enjoy the views of the lush green hills and rivers like the Andhi Khola on the way to Lumbini. You can also see many small settlements on the way. After the 6-hour drive through the windy roads, we reach Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Overnight in Lumbini.

Accommodation: Hotel

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. It is, by default, the most important and holiest place for Buddhist pilgrims. We take a tour around the Lumbini area. At first, we visit the Mayadevi temple, where Lord Buddha took his first steps. We also visit other popular stupas and temples like Peace stupa, Golden temple, and many other temples built by countries like Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and many more. Overnight in Lumbini.

Accommodation: Hotel

After breakfast, we catch an early bus for Kathmandu. We drive through the plains of Terai of Nepal to the hilly region. We pass by many villages and small settlements. We drive along rivers like the Trishuli. The green hills and beautiful paddy fields look very beautiful. After driving for 7-8 hours, we reach Kathmandu. You will have a farewell dinner with our staff. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Today is the day we say goodbye. This is where our journey with you ends. Our staff will make sure that you reach the airport on time for your flight back home. 

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What's Includes

    • All Arrival and Departure Transfer from airport to hotel and vice-versa, vehicles according to group size.  
    • Twin sharing room on best tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara
 on Full Board. (For single supplement at extra cost).
    • Transportation on Luxury Tourist Bus services such as Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
    • Twin sharing accommodation on best available lodges/Guesthouse.
    • Necessary ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area 
Project) Entrance Fees.
    • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our staff if required for minor wounds and sickness.
    • Gift of Haven Holidays Company T-shirt or Cap
    • Four-wheel Jeep/Bus drive service in the mountains, from Pokhara to Pokhara.
    •  Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Excludes

    • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

      • Personal Expenses 
      • Gratitude or tipping for Guide and Driver.
      • Personal gear, and down jackets..

      • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation.

      • Personal medical kit, as advised by your doctors.

      • Early return from the trip due to personal domestic or medical reasons, no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.
      • Domestic tickets fare like Kathmandu - Pokhara and Pokhara - Kathmandu. 

    Trip Info


    You will arrive either by air or land to Nepal. If you arrive in Nepal by air, you have to use only Tribhuvan International Airport. Instead, if you use the road, you can enter or arrive in Nepal by land, you can different borders of Neighboring countries (India and China) like  Jogbani, Raksaul, Sunauli, Birjung, Kakarvitta, Jh Tatopani, Rasuawagadi etc. You can use whichever entrances you like to suit your comfort and convenience. 

    Tourist Visa Nepal

    A tourist Visa is on arrival visa in Nepal. It means tourists who are visiting Nepal can get the visas instantly on arrival at International Airports by producing all required documents. TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. Within 5-10 minutes, you will get a visa on your passport. However, you can expect some queues during peak Tourist season If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting a Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before your arrival. If you have possible, we recommend you obtain a visa before you enter Nepal from the diplomatic missions located nearby you so that you don’t need to bear any hassles during the process of obtaining a tourist visa on arrival. The choice is yours.

    For more information plz click:https://www.havenholidaysnepal.com/tourist-visa-nepal

    Transfer to Hotel

    The majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry point of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 30   minutes to collect your luggage and for security checking at the airport. After that, you make your way to the exit of the airport and the Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” As you see the board, you have to go with him or her and we will make a very comfortable transfer to the hotel you are staying overnight. The transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport and Thamel, the hotel where you are staying will take just 30 minutes drive. 

    Get checked in the hotel take a rest and get refreshed. We will give you the time for orientation after you get checked into the hotel. 


    As you are given the time when you get checked in the hotel, you will be followed by our staff for the orientation. It may be on the same day or later the next day early in the morning at breakfast. 

    We will briefly let you know the trip you are undertaking from the next day or the same day onwards. You will be stated about the highlights of the trip, preparations, equipment, food and accommodation, guide, porter, etc 

    If you have any queries, you can put them in this orientation meeting before you depart for your trip. 

    Last Minute Booking 

    Last-minute booking is always open for you but the same package tends to be a little more costly than the regular departure dates trip packages. You can book the trip you like on our website even a day before the trip begins. 

    If you are lucky, then, the last minute may be a golden opportunity for you to get the same price or even less than that if one of the members of the trip gives up and withdraws the trip plan at the eleventh hour. we are always open and here to organize your vacation trips in Nepal. 

    Trip Extension 

    We are always flexible and open to the extension of the particular trip you are undertaking. If you enjoy the trip you are doing, you can extend it to longer days or longer hours. But, for this, you must contact us one day prior so that we can arrange the required things like trip crew, accommodation, transportation and other minor needy things for your extended trip and you must add some little additional cost which we will settle in mutual understanding. 

    Currency Exchange 

    You can exchange your currency even in the Tribhuvan International Airport at your arrival or you can exchange it after you check in at the hotel or other several places in Kathmandu, trekking beginning points as well. If you are in a rush and cannot do this, you can pay USD, AUD or CAD to the people whom you need to pay for your accommodation, food, trip costs, tipping etc.

    Haven Holidays Team

    Haven Holidays Team is very professional, reliable and responsible. They are well-trained, friendly and experienced in their related field. You can share anything you like with them without any hesitation. They know local culture, civilization, history, foods and accommodation, weather conditions, and first-aid applications. They are eco-friendly and better understand the non-human's rights and their lives. The Haven Holidays Team will assist you in every step of your trip to make it memorable and more convenient. 

    Luggage and Storage 

     Unnecessary stuff, you can store it at the hotel in Kathmandu. They will keep your luggage/stuff very safe till your return back. Ask your trip leader or hotel receptionist to manage it for you before you depart for the trip.


    Meals will be provided according to the itinerary and cost includes and cost excludes. If you are given the itinerary or cost including BB only, you will be provided breakfast only and if you have booked the trip package including a full-board meal, you will get all the meals including breakfast, dinner and lunch. Apart from main meals, if you have extra tea, coffee, cold drinks and other alcoholic drinks, you have to pay them personally. 

    During the trip, you will be given enough time to have a meal. Vegan, Vegetarian?? If you are vegetarian, you will still find the choice in the menu and our guide will take good care of you through the trip. 


    You will get a good and undisturbed facility of electricity during the trip to Nepal., you can get the facility of electricity to charge your phones and backups. However, in some cases, you may have to face the problem of load-shedding and technical problems. 

    Drinking Water

    Drinking water must be pure, safe and contamination-free. You can get bottled or purified drinking water during the trip which is very safe for you to drink. However, some people carry water purifying ingredients and they apply it to the drinking water and they drink it. But, don’t try to drink the water from the Local River, stream and taps. 


    You can enjoy excellent facilities of communication in Kathmandu. However, in the case of the trip to the mountains, you may not be able to have such kind of facility as in the cities. But, most of the hotels/restaurants on the tour will offer you the facility of  Wi-fi. Sometimes, you get it for free. 

    The best way to access good communication over your smartphone is to get a local Nepali SIM Card like NT and NCELL. You get these local Nepali SIM Cards easily in Kathmandu and even in International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. For this, you have to present a copy of your passport and a passport-sized- photograph. You can buy a data pack via this local SIM Card and you make a very good communication.  You can make a call, and access the internet over it.


    You can give feedback on the trip you have undertaken at the end of Kathmandu. You can visit our office or you can do it in the farewell dinner we organize. Your feedback about the trip will always be taken positively. We need it to grow and sharpen our services and facilities in the coming days.

    If you cannot attend the farewell dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu or you don’t have time to visit our office, you can write your feedback on the trip advisor page which will be more reliable and public. 

    Extra Personal Expenses 

    How prodigal you are? Your extra personal expenses depend on it. If you love doing extra expenses on the trip, you will go to topics like alcoholic drinks, extra tea or coffee apart from the meal, tipping, some minor donations, and shopping on the tour,  For this, you have to allocate some dollars or Nepali currency. 

    Typical Day

    The typical trip day begins with a good breakfast. You will have breakfast at around 7-9 am and begin the day after that. Then, you will have for 3-4 hours after breakfast and you will stop for lunch. The lunchtime will be around an hour. You will  If you are vegetarian, no worries, you can still find the ways. After lunch, you will resume your tour again and end the day tour in the after like around 4-5 pm. Follow the instructions from the guide/leader very well. 

    Why with Haven Holidays?   

    ·       Free Booking and Free Cancelation 

    ·       Veteran Crew Members 

    ·       Enhancing Eco-Tourism 

    ·       Prompt response, full safety and comfort guaranteed. 

    ·       No hidden cost 

    ·       Flexible 

    ·       Cost Friendly 

    ·       Wider Networks 

    ·       Expert in risk management 

    Preparation For This Trip

    Travel Documents :

    • Travel tickets and trip print/Pictures on Your device
    • Passport-with at least 6 months validity
    • photocopies of passport
    • 4 copies of Passport size Photos
    • Visa-available at Kathmandu Airport 
    • Check your visa requirements and your nationality  Tourist visa in Nepal
    • Insurance, documents that cover medical, and rescue on the trip In case of emergency.
    Electronics :
    • Electronic device and charger
    • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories. It may be hard to find charging devices that fit your mobile phone. So, keep the focus on your charger with multiple adapters.
    • Power Bank- Charging your devices is not possible everywhere. So, it is recommended to carry a power bank for backup

     A comprehensive packing list 

    Pack according to the season and activities planned. Layers are essential, as weather conditions can vary.


    • Lightweight, moisture-wicking shirts (long and short-sleeved)
    • Fleece or down jacket for layering(depending on season)
    • Waterproof and windproof jacket
    • Warm sweater or fleece for evenings
    • Quick-drying hiking pants and shorts
    • Thermal underwear (if travelling in colder months)
    • Comfortable underwear and socks
    • Sun hat and beanie 
    • Warm hat and Gloves or mittens (for colder regions)


    • Lightweight, comfortable shoes for city walking and leisure
    • Sandals or flip-flops for relaxing and showering

    Gear and Accessories:

    • Daypack or backpack for carrying essentials during day trips
    • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Water bottle or hydration system
    • Personal first aid kit with basic medications.
    • Duct tape or repair kit for gear
    • Insect repellent(if travelling during the wet season)


    • Toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss
    • Shampoo, conditioner and body wash (Your particular products)
    • Sunscreen with high SPF
    • Lip balm with SPF
    • Moisturizer and hand sanitizer
    • Personal hygiene products
    • Wet wipes or biodegradable wipes
    • Toilet paper(pack a small amount for emergencies)

    Optional Items:

    • Travel pillow and earplugs for comfortable rest.
    • Travel Towel.
    • Swimming customs. 
    • Binoculars for bird watching or wildlife spotting
    • Playing cards or travel games for entertainment
    • Paper, books or e-readers for leisure reading
    • A travel journal or notebook with a pen

      Adjust this packing list according to the duration of your trip and season.

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