Sunday, November 9, 2014

Manakamana Tour in Nepal

With the ancient Hindu roots preserved in its olden temples and monuments, Nepal showcases exquisite artwork that has been transcendent from centuries. Experiencing this living heritage, there are various  package offered by travel agents in spectacular way to learn about  about the tradition of Hinduism. The Manakamana generally tours includes visiting  holiest Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Buddhanilkantha and get the deeper insight into the religious and cultural life of Nepali people. The  tour to Manakamana  starts from  Kurintar with a  modern cable car ride to Manakamana Temple. The wish fulfilling deity rewards her every visitor with spiritual exhilaration and grants the wishes of everyone who prays her with pure heart. Apart from that you can always take out time to enjoy the breathtaking views and interact with the normal people.

Length: 120 km
Days: 4
Highest point: Manakamana (1302 m)
Difficulty Level: Easy

·         Deep insight into the religious and cultural life of Nepali people
·         Firsthand look at Hindu tradition
·         Rich cultural diversity of Hinduism
·         Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine), the giant Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath and Buddhanilkantha, the temple with the biggest statue of sleeping Vishnu
·         Ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River
·         10 minutes scenic cable car journey from Kurintar to Manakamana
·         Pray to the wish fulfilling deity and feel the spiritual exhilaration
·         Highly recommended for cultural connoisseur

From Kathmandu it is 105 km that takes 4 hours to reach Kurintar. On the base of a hill 258m Cable lines run to the hill of Manakamana Temple at 1302m. It takes 10-minute cable-car ride to reach the temple of Goddess Manakamana.

Transportation: You will be transferred from Kathmandu to Kurlintar by a private a/c car, in case of your need and preference you can change the type of vehicle.

Safety: The cable car service is run by a Nepali company where the most modern cable car system is imported from Austria. Facilities of international standards with high priority given to safety and customer service, Manakamana Cable Car have had an overwhelming response from all the visitors. The cable car ride covers a distance of 2.8 km with 31 passenger and 3 cargo cars, each with a seating capacity of 6; the system has the overall capacity of handling 600 people per hour.

Where is Manakamana located?
Manakamana temple lies 12 Km south of historic town Gorkha and located on a prominent ridge
(1302 MT. above sea level) overlooking the river valleys of Trisuli (south) and Marsyangdi
(West). It is 105 km away from Kathmandu and takes 4 hours of bus ride to reach there.

What is it famous for?
Manakamana is considered the Goddess form of Bhagwati who is considered to full all wishes. Apart from that located at 1302m where spectacular views of the Manaslu- Himachali and Annapurna ranges can be seen from the north side of the temple.

Are foreigners allowed for this program?
There is no specific restriction for this program but foreigners are not allowed inside the Temple due to cultural difference.