Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu

Pashupatinath Temple
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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alistair r
14 contributions
May 2022
The temple cannot be entered by non-hindus, but there are many other aspects of this site worth seeing, especially the cremations. Little pricy at R1,000 per person.
Written 21 May 2022
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Raj G
3 contributions
May 2022
It was so peaceful to enter the shrine. So many devotees attending the temple on a daily basis. Nice opportunity to see the main deity up so close.
Written 17 May 2022
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Julien B
6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The Temple is located on the banks of the Bagmati River on the eastern side of Kathmandu. This location felt very sacred and crucial to the local people. Do plan your visit to keep at least a couple of hours as the temple will usually have long que. You can't enter the actual temple if you're not Hindu, however, it is still worth having a wander around the complex and you can see some of the beauty inside.
Written 17 May 2022
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic5,342 contributions
Apr 2022
Unfortunately due to my travel schedule I was not able to see it early or around the sunset, evening as it is recommend. The entrance fee is again steep, 1000 NPR, at least for the high price you get a large ticket (A4 format). It is hard to sneak in without paying. Heavily guarded by Police. Despite the high fee non Hindu people can not entry the main temple. Pashupatinath is an important Hindu site and temple. All day through you can see the ceremony and cremation, mainly from the platform or terraces across the Bagmati River to the east. Towards to Gorakhnath Temple and Lingam Shrines you can come across monkeys

Inner Temple Courtyard: 4:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The site is close to Kathmandu runway and KTM airport. You can take a local bus if you have enough time and know which one to take, taxi about 500-600 NPR.From Thamel I took motor bike taxi arrange by my hostel for 140 NPR, to get back just look for motor bike drivers with a hold for the mobile, most likely this is the motorbike taxi.
Written 10 May 2022
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CKF
CT2,111 contributions
Apr 2022
I was not sure if I would enjoy visiting a site dedicated to cremations, but it turned out to be fascinating. This UNESCO sight on the banks of the Bagmati River is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is where people come to cremate their dead. Funeral pyres for the line the banks, and it was really a cultural experience. You will even see people burning shrouds only, which means the person who passed away is not in Kathmandu and they do not have the body there.

Be sure to climb higher and higher, where you can take in the entire complex from above. It is truly visual overload--you won't know where to look first. Because the property is so large, it will not feel crowded.

A must-see while you are in Kathmandu.
Written 8 May 2022
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prasant s
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal1 contribution
May 2022 • Solo
The energy of the lingam is amazing . You can feel the energy once you are inside the temple the Power of the lingam draws you . 🙏
Written 8 May 2022
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BMDHOLAKIA
Bhuj, India217 contributions
Apr 2022
contrary to information, it was very clean. darshan mesmerizes one. easily accessible. Rudraksha shop nearby
Written 5 May 2022
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thetravelmatt
Bangkok, Thailand15 contributions
Apr 2022
This was an interesting place to visit.
The funeral Ghats were very interesting, but it felt a little wierd watching someones funeral from the other side of the river.
As a westerner I was not allowed into the temple as only Hindu's are allowed inside.
This was a bit disappointing given it costs USD$10 to enter the complex
Written 19 April 2022
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Amina Gurung
3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
As a devote of lord shiva, I always go there on Monday alone or with my family. Such a nice temple which symbolises Hinduism. It gives a different vibes about religions . I feel blessed and happy to have Such a beautiful place in nepal.
Written 17 April 2022
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Sharif Razi Al Mahmud
Dhaka City, Bangladesh128 contributions
Mar 2022
It is a big place to visit. It takes 2/ hours to visit the whole place. If you want to know more about the Hindu religion you can take some knowledge from here. This place includes a Soshan Ghat .
Written 5 April 2022
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