This tour will be organized for October 4th after the congress has been concluded. Delegates may be required to pay an entrance fee for Pashupatinath Temple (no fee for Nepalis and Indians) and a modest contribution to cover transportation costs.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is one of the four most holy pilgrim sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. Built in the 5th century and later renovated by Malla kings, the site itself is said to have existed from beginning of the previous millennium when a Shiva lingam was discovered here. Pashupatinath is the largest temple complex in Nepal.
The Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the crowning glories of Kathmandu Valley architecture. This perfectly proportioned monument rises through a whitewashed dome to a gilded spire, from where four iconic faces of the Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions.
Here lies the Budhanilkantha, a reclining statue of Lord Vishnu on Shesh Shaiya. The largest and most beautiful stone carving in all of Nepal, also the most enigmatic. Carved from a single block of black basalt stone, the Lord Vishnu statue is 5 meters in length.
Nestled on the third highest hill in the Kathmandu valley, the fourth Maharishi Vastu building project in Nepal will be completed in January 2020. This campus of 5 buildings will be home to 400 Maharishi Vedic Pandits, and Maharishi courses will be offered here..
On 5th October, don’t miss out on an opportunity to visit Pokhara, the ‘Tourist Capital of Nepal.’ Pokhara is the second-largest city in Nepal after Kathmandu. The spectacular Phewa Lake flawlessly reflects the mountains that border it, making it a breathtaking scenic sight and a boating paradise. The old city houses shops are where you can buy famous handicrafts. Visit the Tibetan Mini Market for one-of-a-kind souvenirs!
Please mention your interest to visit Pokhara while registering for the congress. Please note that the cost for the Pokhara visit is not included in the Congress fee.