Nepal is the only Hindu Kingdom in the world and also a Hindu majority country. The second largest religion is Buddhism. Nepal has several ancient pilgrimage sites. Each temple is attached to a legend that glorifies the miraculous powers of its deity. There are many pilgrimage sites in Nepal, such as-Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Barah Chhetra, Gosainkunda, Pathibhara, Tengboche; Manakaman, Gorkha, Lumbini, Muktinath, Halesi Mahadev, Janakpur, Tansen, and Swargadwari, Khaptad Ashram ect.

Nepal is also the Gateway to Kailash Mansarovar, the mythical abode of Lord Shiva. Devotees from various parts of Nepal and India throng the temples during special festivals.

The shrines in a grove of trees include a Buddhist gompa and a Vishnu temple of Jiwala Mayi . An old temple nearby shelters a spring and natural gas jets which provide Muktinath's famous eternal flame. It's the earth-water-fire combination that accounts for Muktinath's great religious significance. From Muktinath you can retrace your steps to Pokhara, or simply to Jomsom and hope to catch a flight from there.

It is possible to continue beyond Muktinath and cross the Thorung La pass to walk the rest of the Annapurna Circuit but this long walk is better made in the opposite direction.

Hindu Pilgrimage in Nepal

Nepal, once the only Hindu Kingdom in the world, is a Hindu majority country. The second largest religion is Buddhism. Hinduism is a multi disciplinary religion called Sanatan Dharma. The Hindu religion has a large number of Gods but the Trinity of Gods is considered Supreme.

Buddhist Pilgrimage in Nepal

Siddartha Gautam led the world on the path to enlightenment and became Lord Buddha two thousand five hundred years ago. There are four most holy places associated with the Lord Buddha and are Buddhist pilgrimage.

The Ranas were overthrown in a democracy movement of the early 1950. Today, Nepal enjoys a multiparty democratic system with a constitutional Monarch.

Tourist Destinations in Nepal