- Trip Grade:Easy
- Total Duration:06 days
Gorkha & Manakamana tour is one of the best cultural tours in Nepal.
Manakamana Temple is believed to be one of the holiest temples in the country. For Hindus, the site is known to be a pilgrimage one. The temple is dedicated to goddess Manakamana. The name of the temple suggests as ‘Wishes of the Heart’. Followers of Hinduism strongly believe that visiting and worshiping this temple fulfills their wishes.
Among the Manakamana temples, the holiest one ever believed lies in the lap of Gorkha. The king of Gorkha was once blessed by goddess Manakamana after which he was able to gain victory over several small kingdoms and weave them into a single kingdom Gorkha. A special fair named ‘Panchami’ is held every year in this temple and pilgrims from all the corners of the Hindu kingdom visit the site in order to worship. Some years ago, it was very difficult to gain access over the temple. But, due to urbanization, cable car has been built over the hills so that pilgrims can visit the site within no time. The cable car at the site is known to be the first cable car ever operated in Nepal.
You will also get to explore several other attractions of Gorkha. The further phase of the tour takes you to the urban area of Gorkha where lodges and hotels provide luxurious accommodation facilities. Prime attractions of Gorkha such as the Gorkha Museum, Gorkha Durbar, Gorakhnath temple and several others can be explored. Along with these, a short sightseeing of the kingdom is arranged at the final phase of the tour.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley, overnight stay.
Day 03: Drive to Kurintar – Cable car ride, to the temple. Return and drive to Gorkha Bazaar
Day 04: Sightseeing Gorkha Bazaar, Gorkha Durbar, Gorakhnath temple, Gorkha museum and village nearby bazaar
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu. Shopping souvenirs in Thamel
Day 06: Final departure
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