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Kathmandu: Pharping, Dakshinkali and Chobar Tour with Lunch

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From Kathmandu, embark on a full-day tour of the surrounding areas including the town famous for both Hindu and Buddhist faith, Pharping. Visit the Asura cave, Shesnarayan temple, Gorakhnath temple, Dakshinkali temple, Taudha Lake, and the Chobar Gorge.
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese

Pickup included

Pickup is provided from hotels inside Kathmandu city ring road. For hotels outside of the ring road, you must pay an additional charge. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 5 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time.

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  • Visit Asura cave, where Guru Padmasambhava received enlightenment
  • Admire the Vajrayogini temple, Shesnarayan temple, Gorakhnath temple and the self-arising Ganesh
  • Pay homage to Goddess Dakshinkali, famous as a blood thirsty incarnation of goddess Parvati, consort of Shiva
  • Explore Taudha Lake, Chobar Gorge, and its caves
Full description
Start the day with pickup from your accommodation in Kathmandu before traveling 19km south to the town of Pharping. Pharping is known as the sacred site of Yangleshö, famous for both Hinduism and Buddhism where Guru Padmasambhava attained the level of a Mahamudra Vidyadhara. There are two major practice caves in Pharping blessed by Guru Padmasambhava, the Asura cave and the Yangleshö cave. Wander around the caves and explore the Vajrayogini temple located here.

After the caves, head to Dakshinkali temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali. The name itself composed of “Dakshin” meaning south and “kali” meaning black female. Devotees sacrifice chickens, goats, sheep and many more as an offering to the goddess.

On the way back to Kathmandu from Pharphing, visit the breathtaking Taudha Lake and Chobar Gorge. Measuring at least 1250 meters, Chobhar caves are the second largest in Nepal. According to Swayambhu Purana and legends of the region, Kathmandu Valley was once a lake and it is believed that the Buddhist deity Manjushree drained away the waters to establish a habitable land.
  • Expert tour guide
  • Luxury vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from hotels inside Kathmandu city ring road)
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Fees for extra monuments
  • Tips
  • Visas
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• Please note that the bloody river and temple of Goddess Dakshinkali may be distressing to some visitors
• Pickup is provided from hotels inside Kathmandu city ring road

From US$ 83 per person

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Product ID: 212844