Devghat is 150 km far from Kathmandu, 20 km far from Sauraha , and 7 km. from Narayanghat of Chitwan District. Devghat is a holy Hindu pilgrimage site at the confluence of the Sapta Gandaki and Krishna Gandaki rivers. This is considered one of the holiest places for Hindu gods as well. Devghat is a home to various temples and caves of Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints including Goddess Sita’s cave, Bashista cave, Radha Krishna temple, Galeshwor temple, Sitaram temple, Laxminarayan temple, Shankaracharya temple, Bageshwori temple and Bishwo Shanty Dharmashala among others. Mahesh Sanyas, Hari Hara, Sharana Gati, Galeshwor and Yogi Narahari Nath are ashrams where various religious activities are performed each year during Makar Sankranti making it one of the largest religious gatherings in Nepal. Hindu pilgrims bathe at the junction of the Krishna Gandaki river well known for its rare Saligram Sheela (holy stone), which Hindu devotees worship as Lord Vishnu.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the hotel
Day 02:Sightseeing of World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley
Day 03:Drive- Kathmandu to Devghat (415 m), 3.5 hrs, visits the site. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 04:Explore around Triveni Temple,Someswor Kalika temple,Pandavpur,kabilaspur Fort, and Balmiki Ashram. Return back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 05:Transfer to the Airport
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the hotelUpon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, our representative from Himkala Adventure will be waiting you outside the exit entrance. After the completion of your custom formalities, when you arrive outside, you will be affably welcomed and transferred to hotel at Thamel. Thamel is 5 km west from airport. You could explore Thamel in your leisure. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 02Sightseeing of World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing from Swoyambhunath. It is believed that it is a ‘self created land’. Swoyambhunath is lovingly called the monkey temple as there are many monkeys from rhesus macaque species. These golden monkeys are found everywhere in the conical shaped hill.This is the power point of Bajrayana Buddhists. The old stupa with five dhyani Buddhas has dominated the square. There are other monasteries, Harati Temple and the five different places dedicated to five elements from the nature. After this, we drive about 2 and half kilometers to Kathmandu Durbar Square, full of life activities in the square. There are many Hindu temples where the pilgrimages are found worshiping, celebrating, and performing ritual activities. The Basantapur Square is found full of souvenirs items displaying varieties of handicraft things. The old section of Nine Storied Palace seems elegant with intricate wooden work. The neo classical building built in 1907 is the architecture brought from National Museum of Britain. There are Jagannath Temple, Hippies Temple and Narayan Temple standing in the straight line with many stairs. They have been demolished by the massive earthquake of 2015 but the restoration is being carried on. The Nasal Chowk inside the Hanuman Dhoka used for the coronation in the Shah rule. The other chowks like Lohan Chowk, Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk are equally worth visiting. After exploring the square premises, we proceed to Boudhanath Stupa, 7 km far from there. Boudhanath Stupa is one of the greatest stupas in the world. The stupa is built in Nepali architecture but there is Tibetan influence. It was built in 5th century by king Manadev. It is said that it took 2555 days to complete this stupa. There is minor damage on the top of this stupa due to earthquake 2015. People come to visit and walk around before they go climbing mountains, excursions and after their success as well. The fourth place we visit is Pashupatinath Temple, just 2 km away from Boudhanath. It is holy temple of Hindus, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Pashupati area is very spacious, occupied 264 hectors of land. The golden roof temple is on the bank of holy river Bagmati. We can see the cremation ghat, ritual bathers, priests, half naked Sadhus smearing ashes on their bodies and the golden monkeys on the site. After the tour, we return back to hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 03Drive- Kathmandu to Devghat (415 m), 3.5 hrs, visits the site. Overnight stay at hotel After breakfast, we drive to Devghat, 150 km southeast from Kathmandu. We branch off to the left from Mugling and reach to Devghat, the holiest place on the bank of Saptagandaki and Kaliganndaki junction. We visit around this sacred place and stay in the hotel. Overnight at Devghat
Day 04Explore around Triveni Temple,Someswor Kalika temple,Pandavpur,kabilaspur Fort, and Balmiki Ashram. Return back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu The day is for exploring the site. People believe that taking bath at Devghat in Makar Sankranti will cast away all their sins committed during their lifetime and open the door to the heaven. We go for the side trips to Triveni Temple, Someshwor Kalika Temple, Pandavnagar, Kabilaspur Fort and Balmiki Asram. Balmiki Ashram is situated near to the confluence of Saptagandaki and Kaligandaki where there is shelter for elderly people and holy pilgrims. After the tour, we return back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 05Transfer to the Airport This is the last day of your trip of Devghat Pilgrimage Tour. We depart you in the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight. You could visit local market and do some shopping as per your fight schedule. We wish you have your safe journey to the next destination. Namaste!!!