Pharping is the sacred site, where Guru Padmasambhava, the 8th-century Tantric sage, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, achieved enlightenment. For centuries Pharping has been a centre for spiritual practice and, besides the cave where Padmasambhava and his consort Shakyadevi meditated, the area boasts many monasteries, temples, and residences of revered Buddhist masters. Pharping is also the place of a significant deity, the Vajrayogini temple.
Dakshin Kali, located 17-kilometres to the south of Kathmandu, is the name given to the temple and sanctuary dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. Tuesdays and Saturdays are main days, and animal sacrifices are offered to the goddess to turn her destructive energy away from humans, as the Hindu devotees believe.
The trip to the sanctuary takes approximately one hour in a private vehicle. The route goes by the famous Chobar gorge and offers many scenic views of the Kathmandu Valley. Along the way, one can visit a very ancient sanctuary dedicated to Vishnu (Shekara Narayan) and pass through Pharping, which contains many Buddhist monasteries.
Book a guided tour with us, any language, with a cost of U$D 45.00 per person.
A government-certified language guide and all his expenses
Comfortable transportation (picked up and drop at your hotel)
Applicable entrance fees
The tour includes both Pharping and Daktsinkali
Service does not include
Tips to the guide and drive and those not mentioned in the above cost include section.
the area boasts many monasteries, temples, and residences of revered Buddhist masters. Pharping is also the place of a significant deity, the Vajrayogini temple”