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Top spiritual experiences in Nepal

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Buddhist scholar, engaged in social development, the Venerable Metteyya Sakyaputta shares highlights for a spiritual trail in Nepal in 2020.

Learn Authentic Vipassana Meditation at the Nepal Vipassana Center in Shivpuri Mountains of Kathmandu valley or in Lumbini.

Learn Buddhism at the Kopan Monastery, near Boudhanath.

Tiji Festival: Visit the Mustang valley where this festival is celebrated.

Buddha Jayanti: Participate in the celebrations at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha on the auspicious occasion.

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The tranquillity of the sacred garden of Lumbini is a source of inspiration for travellers seeking peace and solace in the teachings of the Buddha. Swaying prayer flags from the trees, devotees sitting in deep meditation beneath the Bodhi tree invite travellers for an inward journey. The monasteries and meditation centres spread across the Lumbini area provide a unique opportunity to experience Buddhist culture and practice from around the world.


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A profoundly spiritual sanctuary within the heart of Kathmandu city, Pashupatinath is an amazing convergence of art, spirituality and culture. The heartbeats of Pashupatinath are the sadhus living and practicing the ancient path of Shiva. The festive fervour during Shivratri is not to be missed.


Known as the birthplace of Mother Sita, Janakpur is an attraction for Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. Celebrations such as Ram Janaki Vivaha are worth participating.


This is a unique Himalayan sacred site that is the confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism. The site is a gateway to the Himalayas and the famed hidden valley of Mustang.

Kathmandu Valley (Boudhanath, Swayambhunath)

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These are special for the rich culture and heritage. Special draw would be for the visitors to see how the heritage buildings are being re-built.