Dolakha Bhimsen Pilgrimage Tour

Dolakha Bhimsen
  • Duration05 Days
  • Max. Altitude1,554 m


Trip Grade:Easy/Mild (*)


Transportation:Private Vehicle


Trip Route:Kathmandu – Dolakha Bhimsen

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Dolakha Bhimsen is 133km east from Kathmandu. This temple is located in Charkiot, the district headquarter of Dolakha. It is the oldest temple of Dolakha. It is a small hilly district, 4.5 km east from Charikot bazaar, situated in the lap of Mt. Gauri Shankar, regarded as the abode of Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati. People call this temple as Bhimeshwor temple. It is said that the legendary hero, Bhimsen spent his 12 years exile in Dolakha.

The roofless temple has a triangular shaped stone statue of lord Bhimsen. The first one is the Bhimsen himself, second is the goddess Bhagawati and the third is Shiva. It is even told that 12 porters put three stones making oven while preparing their food.

Local people believe that the main shrine of the temple sweats if the country faces any crisis. Because of the belief, thousands of people visit and perform puja every Tuesdays and Saturdays by the Newars who regard Bhimeshwor as their family deity.

Trip Highlights

  • Hindu Pilgrimage site
  • Typical Newari Culture
  • Great view of Gaurishankar mountain
  • It is believed that the temple sweats if the country faces any crisis

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the hotel

Day 02:Sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Dolakha Bhimsen (1,554 m), 4 hrs. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 04:Drive back from Dolakha Bhimsen to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 05:Transfer to the Airport

Cost Include

  • Airport picks up and drops off
  • Entrance Fees of all Historical Sites
  • Government Licensed holder English speaking tour guide
  • Private Transportation during the Tour
  • Hotel ( with Breakfast) as per your choice in Kathmandu and Charikot
  • All the government tax, VAT and service charges

Cost Exclude

  • Personal Expenses of your own
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tips for the Guide/Driver
  • Any other expenses which are not in ‘Cost Includes’ Section

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the hotelUpon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative from Himkala Adventure greets you and transfers you to the hotel at Thamel. You could hang around Thamel and see the touristic shops with many antique ethnic items, textile products, handicrafts, trekking equipments, and local venders. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 02Sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing to Swoyambhunath, one of the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. By the 13th century, it was an important Buddhist center. From Hilltop setting, Swoyambhunath offers the fine views over Kathmandu valley. This is the best point for viewing four hills surrounded Kathmandu valley and for sun rise and sun set. The stupa with big hemispherical shape, the monastery with great Buddha images, the place for burning butter lamps and the crowded pilgrims in the Harati temple in the western end give an exotic impression of this place. After this we descend down to the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is the place where the city’s kings were once crowned and legitimized. The Square area is actually made up of three loosely linked squares like Basantapur, Durbar Square and Hanuman Dhoka. After visiting these places, we can proceed to the Boudhanath Stupa, world’s largest stupas, considerable population of Tibetan exiles. There are many monasteries around. One can enjoy the souvenirs items from Tibet. The last destination for today is the Pashupatinath temple, the supreme Hindu god. Pashupati is considered to have a special concern for Nepal and all the pilgrims from Nepal and India come to visit. We can see the burning ghat, golden roofed , pagoda styled Shiva Temple, Bagmati-the holy river, Shivalayas and the the Sadhus smearing ashes in their bodies lying in the open area. After this, we return back to hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Dolakha Bhimsen (1,554 m), 4 hrs. Overnight stay at hotel Today, we drive to Dolakha Bhimsen, 135 km northeast from Kathmandu. It takes about 5 hours by bus. After crossing the bridge over the Sunkoshi at Khadichaur, we follow the Swiss built Pasang Lhamu Highway which is known as Lamosangu- Jiri road. We keep on following the narrow road with terraced farmland and reach to Charikot, the district headquarters of Dolakha. We visit the famous Hindu temple – Dolakha Bhimsen and explore around it. Overnight at Charikot

Day 04Drive back from Dolakha Bhimsen to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu viewing the panoramic hilly region with exotic countryside. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 05Transfer to the Airport Dolakha Bhimsen Tour ends today with amazing journey collecting sweet memories in mind and heart. We depart you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before the flight. You could enjoy the shopping in the local market according to your time schedule and then we leave you in the airport. We wish you have safe journey to your next destination. Namaste!!!

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