Akshardham Temple

Swaminarayan Trail Tour

Tour Overview

This meticulously crafted itinerary is for everyone who would like to integrate oneself to those places where Pujya Neelkantha Varni Swam Narayan had been and sanctified. The spiritual journey begins in Kathmandu, the city of gods and goddesses, medieval history and culture, and takes to Pulah Ashram, Bharat Ashram and Chhapaiya and eventually concludes in Delhi after visiting Akshardham Temple.

Tour Highlights

  • Following some of important same pathways of Pujya Swamynarayan
  • Pilgrimage to sacred Pulah Ashran (Muktinath) and Bharat Ashram (Galeshwordham)
  • Explore Kathmandu, the city of Gods, history and culture and Pokhara, the city of serenity
  • Visit Chhapaiya, the birthplace of Neelkantha Varni
  • Pilgrimage to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha
  • Visit Varanasi, the epicenter of Vedic education and ancient Sanatan culture

Day-to-day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to hotel (Distance 8km/45 minutes drive)
You will be received at the International section of the Kathmandu airport and transferred to hotel immediately. After check-in, ease at leisure.

Day 02: Guided sightseeing
Guided sightseeing to Patan, the city of fine arts, Budhanilkantha (Jal Narayan) and Doleshwor temples. There will be a detailed briefing about the trip and its preparations in the evening.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (800m) and explore around 500m Descent and 25 minutes flight
Fly to Pokhara Airport and check-in to the hotel. After lunch, explore Barahi temple, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave and Gaighat where Neelkantha Varni Swamy Narayan had stayed for 4 days when he was on his way to Muktinath.

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,680m) and drive to Muktinath (2,180m Ascent, 25 minutes flight, driving return journey distance (to go and come back) 44 Km, driving duration 1.5 hours each way)
We will fly to Jomsom by the morning flight and drive to Muktinath for holy bath, Puja and meditation. Visit the site where Neelakanthav Varni had done meditation for 4 months. We will drive back to Jomsom after having lunch at Muktinath. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 05: Drive to Kalopani (80m Descent, distance 35 Km, drive 2 hours)
After breakfast and visiting Swami Narayan Ashram near Jomsom, we will drive to Kalopani.  This is one of the places from where one can see Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain in the world. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 06: Drive to Pokhara via Bharat Ashram (Descent 1600m, distance 120Km, drive 6 hours)
After breakfast drive to Pokhara following the holy Kaligandaki River. On the way visit Bharat Ashram. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 07: Drive to Lumbini (Descent 550m, distance 165 km, duration 7 hour)
After early breakfast, drive to Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. Visit the birth place of Lord Buddha, Maya Devi temple, Peace Stupa and The sacred garden. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 08: Drive to Chhapaiya (Distance 206km, duration 7 hour)
Today we will enter from Nepal to India via Sunauli border. After driving 26 Km from Lumbini to Sunauli and completing border formalities on Nepal and India sides, we will continue driving to Chhapaiya, the birthplace of Neelkanth Varni.

Day 09: Drive to Varanasi (Distance 238km, duration 7 hour)
Early morning visit Chhapaiya and afternoon drive to Varanasi, the ancient city of Vedic culture and civilization.

Day 10: Sightseeing at Varanasi
We will visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Vishalakshi Temple; attend Ganga Aarati and we will do boating.  There will also be sometime to stroll around.

 Day 11: Fly to Delhi, visit Akshardham Temple
Today, we will fly to Delhi and check-in to hotel. After taking rest for sometime; we will visit Akshardham Temple and participate in various activities performed inside the temple.

Day 12: Trip concludes and final departure
Karnali Excursions will provide airport transfer.