Maha Shivaratri Festival Tour

Maha Shiva Ratri Festival tour
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Trip Highlights

  • Trip Code:NHA701
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:4 Days
  • Trip Grade:Easy
  • Best Time:Special day 21 February
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Transportation:By Bus/Car/Jeep

Trip Highlights

  • Exploration around one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kathmandu. 
  • Outlook at centuries-old temples, statues, shiva lingam and more.
  • Sadhus and Rishis fully naked covered with ashes and rudraksha garlands.
  • Experience ancient old Hindu rituals, culture, and traditions.
  • Enjoy the devotional songs and tandav dance programs.
  • The peaceful and spiritual atmosphere of the Aarti Ceremony.

Tour Overview

Maha Shivaratri Festival is a grand Hindu festival celebrated annually in the holy temple of Pashupatinath. Maha Shivaratri means the great night of Lord Shiva. People celebrate this festival to show respect to the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Thus, Maha Shivaratri Festival Tour gives you an outlook at ancient Hindu culture and traditions; along with touring around centuries-old holy Pashupatinath Temple.

 The great festival of Maha Shivaratri falls on the late winter of February/March. This festival symbolizes overcoming darkness and ignorance in one’s life and world. It is one of the oldest festivals among Hindus whose origin dates are still unknown. 

 During this major festival, devotees from all over Nepal and India visit the Pashupatinath Temple to worship; and get blessings from Lord Shiva. Hundreds of saints and sages covered with ashes wearing nothing visit this temple to take part in this annual ceremony. 

 On this day, married women pray to lord shiva for a long and healthy life of their husband; while unmarried girls pray for an ideal future husband. Throughout the day, the entire Pashupati region remains lively with devotees, religious dance and singing performances, rituals, pujas and more. 

 Unlike other Hindus Festivals in Nepal, Maha Shivaratri Festival is a night festival. Devotees gather near the bank of holy Bagmati river for grand Aarti Ceremony. Arati ceremony is a Hindu ritual where the top-class priest offers light to lord shiva; while chanting stotram of Lord Shiva. 

Throughout the night, devotees keep singing devotional songs along with tandav dance. 

 If you want to taste ancient Hindu culture, history, tradition, rituals; then Maha Shivaratri Festival Tour in Nepal is best for you. 

Detail Itinerary

We welcome you heartily to the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Once you come out of the entrance of TIA, our office representative will greet you. Then, he will drive you to the hotel safely which is at tourist hub, Thamel. You can take some rest and refreshments; then you can visit us for Maha Shivaratri Festival tour briefing. Overnight at Thamel Lodge.

Second day, you can explore the different areas of Kathmandu Valley which were most famous for touring. You can see 4 Most popular UNESCO World Heritage site near Kathmandu valley. From this, you can see the deep and strong religious nature of Nepalese people. you can visit Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar squire, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayembhunath Stupa. 

You start your first day in Nepal with a delightful breakfast. Then you can explore around streets of Thamel embellished with colorful flags, antics, paintings, tea shops. Besides that, you can have a short sightseeing tour around Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

 

At night, our tour guide will pick you up and drive to Pashupatinath Temple. Soon reaching the temple area, you can see large crowds of devotees along the way to the main temple. You will then walk towards the bank of Bagmati river where priests are getting ready for an epic Aarti ceremony. After the ceremony, you can either return to the hotel or stay the whole night celebrating the festival. 

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B Plan.
  • City Tour guide with all their needs.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with Private Vehicle and tour guide
  • All transportation during the tour.
  • First Aid kit.
  • T-shirt and city Map
  • All needed official fees and taxes.
  • Company Service Charge.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees (25 USD)
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Items of personal expenses(extra guide)
  • Tips for Guide and Diver.

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