Day Trip to Pharping & Dakshankali - 1 Day



Dedicated to Kali, a bloodthirsty incarnation of goddess Parvati, consort of Shiva, Dakshinkali is one of the famous temples in whole Nepal. The name Dakshinkali is comprised of the word “Dakshin”, expressing “south”, and the name “Kali” indicating “black female”, and belongs to the temple´s position in a thrilling river gorge of the Black female goddess of the south. To please the blood-lust goddess people haul a vivarium of chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, and even buffaloes irregularly to be beheaded and transformed into cuts of meat by the temple priest, who are also a proficient butcher.



Dakshinkali Temple, 22 kilometers south of the heart of Kathmandu and on the end of the Kathmandu Valley, is a divine Hindu temple famous for praying in the Bloodshed. Twice a week, male goats and roosters are sacrificed here to the goddess Kali, who is said to be starved for blood. You can watch this event at the temple in the hills if you have guts. For animal lovers, this place won’t be suited. Once the libation of animals is made, the meat fits in the pot, the wanderers deliver all the ingredients to make barbeque and feast themselves beneath the shade of trees. Saturday is the big sacrificial day and also bloodstreams flow up to Tuesday.

Taking about our other destination Pharming is a very alluring and lovely place. Pharping, about 19km south of Kathmandu is a culturally flourishing and blooming Newari town recognized with the holy site of Hinduism and Buddhism where Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava, known as lotus born God) accomplished the level of a Mahamudra Vidyadhara and an antiquated Buddhist pilgrimage site that has been adopted by a large number of Tibetans and other Nepalese Buddhist devotees. This village is popular for sacred Buddhist monasteries, Shesnarayan temple, Bajra Yogini temple, Gorakhnath temple, and Guru Padmasambhava meditation cave. It is understood that he got enlightenment at Asur Cave. Lately, numerous Buddhist monasteries have been built in the area. The best way to visit the Pharping is to join other wanderers on the clock-wise pilgrimage circuit (parikrama in Nepalese, kora in Tibetan).

Kali worship is much in the same vein. She is seen as the mother that defends the child from all evil. You can comprehend she looks horrible when in anger, but she is your mommy. The angry form is just another FACE of her that comes out when you need a strong hand. She is not slaughtering you but destroying something that is threatening you. She is shielding you from destruction and hence she becomes the demigoddess of destruction. When you say she is the goddess of destruction, she is not destroying creation or is a mad evil goddess BUT she is a goddess protecting you from disaster and destruction wrecked by the evil of the world. So, as a devotee of Kali, you worship that motherly love.

That love which drives her to take the form of the destroyer to protect you, her child. She may look threatening but you know that is only to the evil things sharing your vicinity, she is still your loving mother and you, her child that called for her nourishment. Pilgrims seek assurance from Goddess Kali on demons/ evils which give a menace and seek power for the strength within themselves. Locals/Nepalese normally came here when they buy a new vehicle (to protect from accidents) and travel overseas (seek safe journey) etc.

On the way to or way from Pharping and Dakshinkali, we can tour Chobar Gorge. According to myths, Buddhist deity Manjushree chopped out the hill with a single swipe of her mighty sword freed the water out creating the Chobar Gorge. Countless nagas were scrubbed out of the valley with the flowing away water but Kartotak, king of nagas (snakes) made it nearby Taudaha pond beside the road to Pharping. Geologists and theologians seldom find common ground but everyone accepts that eons ago Kathmandu valley was a lake and the hill of Swayambhunath was an island. 

Trip Highlights:

  • Scenic ride from your hotel to Pharping and Dakshinkali Temple.
  • Experience the scene of sacrificing of animals.
  • Observe the majestic panorama of Himalayas in the North.
  • View the alluring legendary place Chobar, a gorge with its incomparable history.
  • Witness different Tibetan Monastery including Shesnarayan Temple.
  • Experience the culturally rich Adinath Lokeswor Temple and Jay Binayak temple.
  • Visit the soothing Taudaha and religiously important Dakshinkali Temple.
  • Escape from the so-called modern crowdie places for a while.
  • Lovely, charming, and hospitable individuals.
  • And also witness the local way of living.
  • Witness the great hospitality of our agency and also promote the local economy.


Day 1
Drive to Pharping and Dakshankali and Explore Full Day

There are a series of activities that you’ll follow to make your trek more fascinating and full of memories. Cherish every moment that you will spend in the vast vicinity of Pharping and Dakshinkali Temple. Explore the exquisite Taudaha and Kritipur. Here are some of the activities that well do to make this trek a grand success.

Begin your Pre-Trek schedule by freshening up yourself in your standard hotel of Kathmandu. After some time of quailing wait, our representative will pick you up in our private van. A very delicious breakfast will be there to tempt you. The breakfast treat is by your hotel.

Enjoy the breakfast and get inside the vehicle then we are good to go to Pharping and see the beautiful Dakshinkali Temple. Enjoy a 1-2 hours bumpy ride by enjoying the scenery. After reaching Dakshinkali Temple experience the beauty and antique importance of that temple. Love the wondrous scenery. After sightseeing, we’ll take you to a local hotel and make you taste the luring Nepali Cuisine. Enjoy the treat.

Continue sightseeing different Tibetan Monastries and Hindu Temples as well in Pharping. Explore the lovely vicinity of Taudaha, Chobar which holds legendary significances. Witness the deep gorge created by Manjushree by his 1 strike sword according to myth. Enjoy the astonishing scenery as well as the greenery of the place and feel the tranquility slowly creeping in. Proceed sightseeing different important heritages. Don’t forget to be close to the local hospitable people.

After your sightseeing is over drinks will be waiting for you to erase your thirst and tiring day. Don’t miss it. Enjoy the awesome bumpy road with plenty of scenery that will leave you with awe. If you want to explore more in Kritipur, talk with your guide. The charge might be more but it’s worth it. Enjoy if you want your sightseeing to go even further. There are several places to see and hike a little bit at Pharping like Monastery, hill, stupa, temple than back to the car.

After your sightseeing is over. Enjoy quailing road again. As promised you’ll be dropped in front of your hotel. If you haven’t seen the exquisite city of Kathmandu, you can explore its vicinity on your own after refreshing yourself up.

Cost Included

  • Pick up and Drop by Tourist Vehicle
  • All needed permits and taxes
  • Trained city Guide for the trip
  • Delicious lunch on the way

Cost Excluded

  • Personal gears
  • Additional activities
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Donation and Tip for the Guide

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Day Trip to Pharping & Dakshankali
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