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Gaushala | Pasupati Nath, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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The most holy place for Hindus from Nepal and India. Similar to Varanasi. The Burning of the dead bodies happens in public.

Thank Adventurer276350
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here with a guide. Was keen on the open cremation and while I was there there were 3 taking place. These happen all day and all night. Very local and unique experience. Do be quiet and respectful though. Compound is peacefully and quiet for...More

Thank Karenthecat
Reviewed 5 days ago

The most important Hindu temple in Nepal is worth a visit for everyone. Be prepared to see and smell bodies being cremated, that's quite unusal for Westerners and might be shocking for some people. Even though it's a little dirty most of the time, it's...More

Thank Miggez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pashupatinath is an incredibly important site for Nepali, being a religious site of observance for over 1000 years. Here a series of different aged temples line the river where ghats smoulder with funeral pyres. As a functioning cremation site there are funerals occurring continually at...More

Thank KiwiKea
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is holy place for all the beings intelligence. Actually I can not say it is the temple only for Hindu but for all beings.

Reviewed 1 week ago

For a Westener following at a close distance the rites of burning the dead is a somewhat disburbing but also exhilarating experience and at Pashupatinath you get that opportunity amidst holy men posing for photographs and monkeys in droves playing in and around the river....More

Thank Coldings
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really interesting place to visit to get some understanding into how the local people manage the last rites of their dead and you may need to be prepared as you will witness the bodies being cremated by the river. Aside, there are...More

Thank Pete_Gill_W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are not a Hindu then you are not allowed to see the inner part of the temple but can just look from outside. The external part is impressive and the adjacent Cremation Ghats on the banks of Bagmati river can be visited by...More

Thank Eaa1947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mr.Keshav Dahal was very accommodating and organized a whistle stop for our short stay. Our guide driver top notch. We would love to return and further explore the wonders of Kathmandu and I’m sure We Will be contacting Dahal to organize any guided trips.

Thank pavel J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a little creepy if you can't understand the rituals of cremation. Funeral pyres and bodies being prepared for cremation are quite visible, but it is a holy place for saying goodbye to loved ones.

Thank John W
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Response from SingaporeFran | Reviewed this property |
Generally Sept to Nov is regarded best time to visit Nepal
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Response from Alok D | Reviewed this property |
why not!!? motor biking in rainy season obviously give you some extra peg to remember the trip, if you are not afraid of rain and mud and able to deal with it. however, today only I had a bike to Kathmandu from Pokhara and... More
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Response from RajeshGoyal_NewDelhi | Reviewed this property |
It is good if you book online in advance. But there is a bank in which you can go directly and pay for the special Pooja you like to perform and straight go to Temple with their receipt. No need to hire any middle man. All... More