Holy and pilgrimage sites in Nepal

By Alisha Shrestha on Dec 07,2017 - 18:03

Buddhist Pilgrimage Site of Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Site of Nepal

Apart from Snow caps ridges, you can attain spiritual satisfaction from sacred places and Nepal has lot to offer. In the differences of each mile, there are historic figures stalled beyond human faith. They belong to diversified cultural derivation- Nuwakot Palace to Gorkha Palace, from Muktinath to Dev Ghat dham. Some of the remote places have earned famous recognition from religious point of view. Communities are growing fond of them, securing the cultural representation at their best.

Nuwakot Palace

There are many pilgrimage sites in Nepal, such as Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Barah Chhetra, Gosainkunda, Pathibhara, Tengboche; Manakamana, Gorkha, Lumbini, Muktinath, Halesi Mahadev, Janakpur, Tansen, and Swargadwari, Khaptad Ashram ect. Nepal is also the Gateway to Kailash Mansarovar, the mythical abode of Lord Shiva .Devotees from different places book their ticket so that they could face harmonic fulfillment in the religious places.

Hindu Pilgrimage Sites

The famous shrine Pasupatinath opens its entrance only for Hindu followers. If you are a non Hindu, you can pay a certain nominal fee and wander around the exterior crafts of Pasupatinath. You don’t have to follow the same rules in other pilgrimage. You can stroll around historic famed Kathmandu Durbar Square for its temples, monuments, exploring old cities, thangka scroll; get surprised at giant sleeping idol at Budhanilkantha; nurture your wish in Manakamana along cable car; sightseeing holy place of Ram and Sita, known to be Ram manir and Janaki Mandir in Janakpur.

The famous temple of Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang and is situated 48 km north east of Jomsom at an altitude of about 3749 meters. The temple is situated on a high mountain range. On an occasion of Janai Purnima, devotees gather here to pay homage to lord Muktinath. The visitors get lodging facilities at Dharmasala and Maharani Pouwa.

Gosaikunda Pilgrimage

One of Nepal's most famous religious places of pilgrimage is Gosainkunda lake situated at an altitude of about 4360m. Surrounded by high mountains on the north and east, this lake is grand and picturesque. Every year, during Janai Purnima, thousands of Hindu pilgrims take holy bathe in the lake. 

On the way to Pokhara, be sure to get blessings from Barha temple, Bindabasini temple and Gupteshowr Mahaev. Each district of Nepal is enshrined by holy presence of religious tale and its evidence within the temple.

Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites

These sites are enlightened by the path of Gautam Budha. Buddhism in Nepal dates from the birth of Siddharta Gautama himself. Are you eager to learn about Buddhist tribes, monasteries, doctrines? Nepal is filled with Buddhism related pilgrimage in many places- Capital city and out of Kathmandu valley too. It takes you to the major Buddhist pilgrimages in the valley and to the birth place of Lord Buddha to Lumbini. In the valley you will visit Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO and Lumbini (birth place of Lord Buddha) out of the valley. You will get a chance to see Buddhist followers chanting religious hymes in their own religious costumes and peculiar fascinating incense fragrance.


Apart from Kathmandu valley and Lumbini, you can follow your Buddhism curiosity along Dhulikhel trails to Namobuddha. You can also trek from Banepa to Namo Buddha passing through Panauti and Sankhu. On serene hills of Kapan, you can still follow the same Buddhism trails in Kopan Monastery.

Kopan Monastery



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