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Half day Yanglesho (Pharping) sightseeing with a short hike from Kathmandu

Visit one of the scared sites for Buddhism, Pharping 19 km south of Kathmandu in Nepal. It is known as the Yangleshö, famous for both Hinduism and Buddhism where Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rimpoche, known as lotus born God who spread Tibetan Buddhism in Tibeat) attained the level of Mahamudra vidyadhara. Other important religious sites are Vajrayogini temple, Shesnarayan temple, Gorakhnath temple and self-arising Ganesh near Asura Cave.

per adult from

$59

AUD

Duration

4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pick up and drop off service
    • All transfer
    • Guide Fee
    • Applicable entrance fee
    What's excluded :
    • Any meals and drinks
    • Tips
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Asura Cave, Pharping, Dakshinkali, Nepal, Kulekhani - Phakhel - Pharping Rd, Dakshinkali 44600, Nepal

    Your expert Guide for this tour will pick you up from your Hotel’s Lobby and drive for Pharping. After 1 hour drive, you will reach Pharping and start sightseeing of Asura Cave, self-arising Ganesh, Vajrayogini temple, Shesnarayan temple, Gorakhnath temple.

    Asura cave a cave sacred to Guru Rinpoche, located above the village of Pharping, near Kathmandu, Nepal. It is also known as the 'Upper cave of Yangleshö'. On the upper left side of the entrance door is the imprint of a hand in the rock.

    There is a Tara and Ganesh statue that is said to be self-arising. It was not carved by humans and slowly over the years becomes larger and more apparent from the rock.


    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Vajrayogini Temple, Kathmandu Nepal

    This temple, dedicated to Vajrayogini, is located on the side of the hill between the Yanglesho caves and the town of Pharping. It is one of the main Newar Buddhist Vajrayogini temples of the Nepal mandala which include the Sankhu Vajrayogini, Vidhyeshvari Vajrayogini, Phamting Vajrayogini, Guhyeshwari and the Pulchowk Khagayogini temples.

    It is said to have been established by the Pamtingpa brothers, two important disciples of the Buddhist mahasiddhas Naropa and Maitrepa. The present structure probably dates to the 17th century and has been renovated.


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Guru Rinpoche Cave, Sheshnarayan, Dakshinkali 44600, Nepal

    The temple of Sesh Narayan is one of the four Narayana temples of the Kathmandu Valley, a World Heritage Site. The other three are Icchangu Narayan, Bishanku Narayan and Changu Narayan. These temples, which stand in the four cardinal directions, are believed to be built during the reign of the Licchavi king Vishnugupta.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Pharping Road, Pharping Rd, Dakshinkali 44600, Nepal

    The enormous 40m-high statue of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) constructed in 2012 overlooks the monasteries of Dollu and Pharping.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from Hotels inside Kathmandu city ring road only
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Hotel pick and drop off outside Kathmandu city ring road in additional charge.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Liberty Holidays

Activity ID: V-8076P185

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