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  • Address: Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu, Nepal 44600

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Pashupatinath Tours

Every day, thousands of Hindu pilgrims from around the globe make their way to Pashupatinath Temple to worship the god Shiva. The temple sits on the banks of the Bagmati River just outside of Kathmandu and is not just architecturally beautiful, it’s also one of the oldest and most important Shaivite temples in the world.

The complex dates back to around 400 AD, but the current temple was rebuilt during the 17th century. According to local legends, the site of the temple was where the god Shiva hid from the rest of the gods by taking the form of an antelope. When the gods caught him, they broke off one of his horns which fell to the ground on the spot where the temple currently stands. While non-Hindus aren’t always allowed inside the main temple, those who do enter can see another phallic symbol of Shiva worshiped within.

A visit to Pashupatinath may also present the opportunity to witness a fascination -- though certainly somber -- cultural ceremony. Many Hindus bring their dead to be cremated on the steps leading down to the river just outside the temple. Often you’ll see the covered bodies paraded through the temple grounds, past hordes of monkeys and sadhus, toward the river.

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Kathmandu Full Day Tour, Kathmandu, null
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Kathmandu Full Day Tour

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The Kathmandu day tour includes visit of Kathmandu Durbar Squire, Swayambhunath Stupa , Pasupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath stupa.

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $74.00
Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Full-day Tours
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Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu

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Immerse yourself in Kathmandu’s spiritual traditions during visits to the Hindu temple Pashupatinath and the Tibetan Buddhist stupa Bodhnath, both UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.00
Private Kathmandu Temples and Palace Day Tour, Kathmandu, Full-day Tours
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Private Kathmandu Temples and Palace Day Tour

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This private tour shows you the highlights of Nepal's bustling capital, Kathmandu. From the famous monkey temple to the Tibetan Quarter. Immerse yourself and ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Private 6-Hour Kathmandu City Tour, Kathmandu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private 6-Hour Kathmandu City Tour

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Get enthralled by the cultural tour of UNESCO listed world heritages sites. Behold the brilliance of architecture of the ancient era in a small-group tour ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour, Kathmandu, City Tours
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Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel after you have breakfast. You will visit four different UNESCO listed world heritage sites located in Kathmandu. The ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Private Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour, Kathmandu, Day Trips
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Private Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

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Day tour of the Kathmandu City with visits to major UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour goes to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath – Monkey Temple, ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Private Half-Day Tour of Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temples in Kathmandu, Kathmandu, City Tours
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Private Half-Day Tour of Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temples in Kathmandu

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On this 4-hour private tour, visit two of the most significant temples in Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument, is considered to ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00
Private Half-Day Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Private ... 
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Private Half-Day Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa Tour from Kathmandu

Soak yourself in Spiritual experience exploring Pashupatinth temple located on holy Bagmati River bank. Witness funeral procession as per Hindu rituals and ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.00
Private Kathmandu Full-Day Tour including Pashupatinath Temple and Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu, ... 
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Private Kathmandu Full-Day Tour including Pashupatinath Temple and Swayambhunath Stupa

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This full-day private Kathmandu sightseeing tour will take you to four different UNESCO World Heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Kathmandu City in One Day with Bodhnath Stupa, Kathmandu, Full-day Tours
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Kathmandu City in One Day with Bodhnath Stupa

Kathmandu Heritages day tour mainly proposed to cater the need of those visitors who are in Kathmandu for short time or for those who have spare day after ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00

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