This Shiva Shrine Package Tour is specially designed for the hindu shiva devotees spread all around the world. This pilgrimage package tour covers most of the famous shiva temples spreaded in different places of Nepal. All the Shiva shrines included in this package tour carries equal amount of importance in Hindu religion. All of these temples are visited by millions of devotees every year.The Pashupati Nath Temple draws Hindu enthusiasts and other guests not only from India but also from round the world. Lord Pashupati Nath is regarded the superior repository of the spiritual fact and fortifies the ties of worldwide brotherhood.



General Facts of Shiva Shrine Tour:
Starting: Kathmandu.
Ending: Kathmandu.
Trip Days: 10 Days.
Kathmandu Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel (Can be upgraded as per need).
Village Accommodation: Best Available Guest Houses.
Major Attraction: All the shiva shrines.
City Transportation: Car, Van, Hiace, jeep or bus as per group Size
Season : March - October.
Group Size: Minimum 02.
Tour Code: SSPT 00056.


Summary of Shiva Shrine Tour:
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival.
Day 02: Shiva Shrine Tour Visit: Kailash Nath Mahadev, Doleshwor Mahadev, Ashapuri,
Indreshwor Mahadev
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu - Halesi. Visit: Kusheshwor Mahadev, Halesi Mahadev.
Day 04: Drive Halesi - Kathmandu.
Day 05: Shiva Shrine Tour. Visit: Pashupati Nath, Kirateshwor, Gokarneshwor, Gyaneshwor Mahadev.
Day 06: Shiva Shrine Tour. Visit: Kumbeshwor and Santaneshwor Mahadev.
Day 07: Chandra Giri Hill Excursion. Visit: Bhaleshwor Mahadev.
Day 08: Drive Kathmandu - Daman. Visit: Riseshwor Mahadev.
Day 09: Drive Daman - Kathmandu.
Day 10: Departure.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival.
Pickup from airport and transfer to Hotel free and relax in the evening.


Day 02: Shiva Shrine Tour Visit: Kailash Nath Mahadev, Doleshwar Mahadev, AshaPuri, Indreshwor Mahadev
After having breakfast we begin our visit of Shiva Shrines. We begin our sightseeing from Kailash Nath Mahadev (Sanga Mahadev), following the way to Doleshwor Mahadev, Ashapuri Mahadev and Indreshwor Mahadev.

Kailashnath Mahadev: Inaugurated on the 21st of June 2010, Kailashnath Mahadev in Sangha, on the border of Bhaktapur and Kavre districts, is known to be the tallest Shiva idol in Asia. The Shiva statue in Sangha stands 142 feet tall and aside from its pedestal, the Shiva idol itself is said to measure 108 feet high. The number 108 has special significance to Hindu mythology. The Shiva idol can be also be seen on the way to Dhulikhel. The premises spread over 400,000 sq feet area and houses a resort, spa, yoga, health club and meditation center.

Doleshwar Mahadev: Doleshwar Mahadev Temple of Bhaktapur, Nepal, is 20 km from Kathmandu city center. It is an approximately a 30-minute drive from Kathmandu to Doleshwar. For all the Shiva devotees, it is believed that the trip to Kedarnath is incomplete without Doleshwar Mahadeva and Pashupatinath yatra. Visit all these three holy places is believed to wash off sins of one’s lifetime. Doleshwor Mahadev is believed to be the missing head of the Kedarnath.

Ashapuri Mahadev: Worshiping of the Ashapuri Mahadev is believed to bring good fortune. A large number of women observing fast in the month of Srawan also visit the temple. Devotees from Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kathmandu and Kavre throng the temple throughout the month.

Indreshwar Mahadev: The Indreshwar temple is one of the largest and tallest pagoda style temples in Nepal. It was originally built over a lingam in 1294, making it the oldest surviving temple of Nepal. The roof struts embellishing the two lower stories of the temple are distinct Nepalese wood-carving and architecture. The upper section of the temple is hung with pots and pans, offerings from young married couples hoping for a happy and prosperous family life. Unfortunately, the 1998 earthquake caused considerable damage and the building is still awaiting for restoration.


Day 03: Drive Kathmandu - Halesi. Visit: Kusheshwor Mahadev, Halesi Mahadev.
We begin our Shiva Shrine visiting Tour after having breakfast. Today we wil visit holy sites such as: Kusheshwor Mahadev all the way to Halesi Mahadev. Kathmandu to Halesi Mahadev is 232 kilometers drive. We will reach there by evening. Check in at Hotel free and relax.

Kusheshwor Mahadev: Kusheshwor Mahadev Temple is in the Sindhuli District of Nepal. It is situated on the bank of Sunkoshi River. It is around 83 kilometers drive from Kathmandu. kusheshwor mahadev temple is the most popular temple of sindhuli district. According to our religious book in this place the bramha had creat the human creature.near this temple there is bishwamitra cave where the bishwamitra rishi had done tapasya

Halesi Mahadev: Halesi Mahadev Cave lies in a Khotang district of Nepal. Among several religious sites of Khotang distric Halesi Mahadev bears a significance importance. It is around 325 kilometers away from Kathmandu following the way of Dhulikhel, Nepalthok, Khurkot all the way to Ghurmi, Okhaldhunga, Jayaram and Halesi. As we travel through the narrow road so it take around 10 - 11 hours to reach Halesi Mahadev. Halesi Mahadev is two feet tall Shiva Linga that enshrines inside the Cave.


Day 04: Drive Halesi - Kathmandu.
Wake up in the morning visit Halesi Mahadev holy temple back to Hotel have breakfast and then get ready to drive back to Kathmandu. We will reach kathmandu by evening. Check in
at Hotel free and relax.


Day 05: Shiva Shrine Tour. Visit: Pashupati Nath, Kirateshwor, Gokarneshwor, Gyaneshwor Mahadev.
Wake up in the morning have breakfast and begin our sightseeing tour of Shiva Shrines. Visit: Pashupati Nath Temple, Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple and Gyaneshwor Mahadev Temple.

Pashupati Nath: Pashupatinath, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, is among the oldest temples situated in Gaushala, Kathmandu. It is believed that the temple is more than two thousand years old. Pashupati is the incarnation of Lord Shiva, who was one among the eight Rudras and who holds the place of fire. Pashupati has the five faces symbolizing different avatars of Lord Shiva- Sadyojata or Barun facing west, Vamdeva also called Uma Maheswara facing north, Tatpurusha facing east, Aghor facing south and Ishana facing Zenith. The Pashupati area in total has 559, big and small, Shiva shrines and temples.

Gokarneshwor Mahadev: Legends explain how Lord Shiva was roaming the Gokarna forests in the disguise of a deer and when the Gods came down looking for him. They recognized him and “captured” him by the horns. In the process, the horn broke into three pieces and the spot where Brahma buried these pieces is where the temple is located. The inscriptions found at Gokarneshwor Temple, which in its current form was built in 1582 AD by a Gopiran Bharo, describes the origins of the spot well before the Lichhavi period and informs us that the place was of great significance even before them. People visit this temple in memory of their fathers on Gokarna Aunsi, which falls around September. Gyaneshwor Mahadev: Gyaneshwar is one of the central neighborhoods in the city of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is named after the ancient temple of Gyaneshwor Mahadev and Bhairavsthan located there. It is heavily residential. Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of salvation, wealth, relief from diseases, purchase of vehicles, gain knowledge etc.


Day 06: Shiva Shrine Tour. Visit: Kumbeshwor and Santaneshwor Mahadev.
Have breakfast and begin your sighseeing of Shiva Shrines. Today you will be visiting: Kumbeshwor Mahadev Temple and Santaneshwor Mahadev Temple.

Kumbeshwor Mahadev: The Kumbheshwor temple complex is one of the oldest and busiest religious place of the old Patan town lying on its northern part. The major deities whose temple or shrine lies within the complex includes Kumbheshwor Mahadev, Bangalamukhi, Unmanta Bhairab, Gaurikunda, Harati, Manakamana, Kedarnath, Badrinath. The complex houses a natural spring which fills the adjoining ponds, the source of which is said to be Gosaikund Lake in Rasuwa District. It is therefore believed that taking a dip in the pond during the festival of Janai Purnima is equivalent to doing the same in Gosainkunda.

Santaneshwor Mahadev: According to legends, as Lord Shiva was distressfully carrying the body of Sati all around the world, the breast of Sati fell on top of the hill where Santaneshwor Mahadev temple stands. It is located in Jharuwarasi in Lalitpur. It is believed that the people who do not have children, once they please Lord Shiva visiting Santaneshwor Mahadev Temple, then their lap would not get barren.


Day 07: Chandra Giri Hill Excursion. Visit: Bhaleshwor Mahadev.
Wake up in the morning have breakfast and get ready to drive to Chandra Giri Hill. It is around 1 hours drive from city center. Upon reaching the base of chandra giri hill we will take a cable car upto the hill station. You can see a beautiful view of himalayan ranges and kathmandu valley from Chandra Giri Hills. Bhaleshwor Mahadev temple is situated in the complex of Chandra Giri Hills.

Bhaneshwor Mahadev:It is believed that Sati Devi, first consort of Shiva, sacrificed her own life at Daksha Prajapati’s yagna after Daksha insulted Shiva in front of other deities. Shiva,
enraged with Satidevi's death, carried her dead body on his back and walked across the world in rage. Shiva, blinded by rage, did not realize that Satidevi’s decaying body was falling apart. Satidevi's body parts fell down to different parts of the world. Pilgrimages were later established at these sites. Bhaleshwor Mahadev temple is believed to have been erected at one of these sites, where Satidevi's forehead ('Bhala') had fallen.


Day 08: Drive Kathmandu - Daman. Visit: Riseshwor Mahadev.

Wake up in the morning have breakfast and get ready to drive to Daman. Daman is 90 kilometers away from Kathmandu. Upon reaching Daman we will leave all our luggage at Hotel. Get refresh have lunch and begin our hike to Riseshwor Mahadev Temple.

Riseshwor Mahadev: Riseshwor Mahadev Tempel is a Holy Place for Hindu as well as Buddhists. Buddhish, called CHHYUMIZJANGCHHU in Tibetan language and RISESHWOR MAHADEV in Nepali language. Guru Ringpoche was meditating at this place and as he needed water to survive, the spring came out by itself. It is believed that the water is holy. All the way to the Holy Place is decorated with lots of Prayer Flags.


Day 09: Drive Daman - Kathmandu.
Wake up in the morning have breakfast and get ready to drive back to Kathmandu. We will arrive back kathmandu in the afternoon and rest of the day is free.


Day 10: Departure:
Have breakfast and get ready to drive to airport.

Include & Exclude

Cost Include:
All airport pickup and drop by car.
English speaking guide during sightseeing in Kathmandu.
3 nights in kathmandu on twin room with breakfast.
2 nights in Pokhara on twin room with breakfast.
3 night accommodation in village in Eco Village Hotels or Guest House.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner during trekking.
All necessary trekking permit.

Cost Exclude:
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Bar, Beverages and mineral water.
Personal Expenses.
Sightseeing places entrance fees.
Travel Insurance.
Any cost due to uncertainities like landslide, earthquare, political unrest.