Overview

Muktinath Temple (elevation3710m) is located at the foot of Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang district of Nepal. Muktinath temple is a sacred or a holy place for both Buddhists and Hindus in the country. The word "Muktinath" is made from two words "Mukti" and "Nath" which means "Salvation or Nirvana" and "God or Master" respectively. Muktinath has been such a holy site where thousands of devotees visit in search for freedom from the cycle of birth and rebirth. Muktinath tour does not involve high altitude trekking, nor does it involve tiring treks over the mountains.

Our tour starts with the scenic flight to Pokhara. Following day, we'll fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and from Jomsom to Muktinath in jeep. Upon arrival in Muktinath Temple , you will visit a small pagoda-style temple of Lord Vishnu which is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath one of the eight most virtuous holy temple in the world for the Hindu whereas it is worshipped as 24 Tantric places in the world by the Buddhists. The Buddhists worship the deity as one of the Bodhisattvas while Mukti Kshetra ( place of salvation) by Hindus. Hindu devotees take quick bath in 108 icy water spout which is believed to cleanse one's sins and take a quick holy dip 2 holy ponds (Mukti Kunda) which is located in the backyard and front of the temple respectively. Nearby is the temple of Jwala Mai, or the Goddess of Flame, with the exceptional underground blue flame. The Hindus believe that this fire was lit as an offering made by Brahma himself , (the creator of hindu mythology) as he set water on fire. After the completion of woshipping we return to Pokhara by same route. We return to Kathmandu the following day. On the way, we stop by Manakama Temple to visit.. We'll be able to enjoy views of green hills, mountains, lush orange trees and terraced farms while riding in cable car from Kurintar to reach the temple located in the uphill of Gorkha District. After the visit, we continue our journey to Kathmandu.

Highlights

  • Visiting the revered Hindu temple of Manakamana and Muktinath, one of the world's highest temples (altitude 3,800 m)
  • lush apple garden in Marpha Village
  • Collect Shaligram stones from the riverbed of Kali Gandaki River , symbols of worship for Hindu god Vishnu.
  • Backdrop of Dhaulagiri South Face from Muktinath Vicinity
  • Experience the culture and hospitality of the local ethnic communities

Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Ourrepresentative will be there at airport to welcome you and transfer you to hotel. You will have your lunch there. In the afternoon, either you can have rest or enjoy roaming in Thamel. In the evening, our guide will give you some important information about the trip. Prepare yourself with the necessary materials for the trip.

  • Maximum Altitude1300m

Earlymorning after breakfast, our day begins with the visit to Ghuheswori and Pashupatinath. This Hindu temple is also revered as the guardian deity of the nation. The journey then heads towardsJalnarayan (the sleeping Bishnu) and we then return back hotel for lunch. After lunch, we will drive toward domestic airport for our flight to Pokhara

    After breakfast, we will fly to Jomsom. After arrival in Jomsom we will reach hotel from airport in a few minutes. After short break in hotel, we will start our today's trip to Muktinathvia private jeep. On the way you can enjoy see the scenery of nature beauty places, George of Gandaki river, Monastery &Kagbeni.Upon arriving in muktinath, you can have holy bath in the Mukti Kunda and the 108 water spouts that are believed to wash away one's bad deeds. After darshan walk to the Jwala Mai temple and the MhameLhaKhang Gompa.We will return to Jomsom following the same route.

      Today we will fly back to Pokhara after having breakfast. After short break in hotel– we will go for Pokhara sightseeing where you will visit following:
      Bindhyabasini Temple, Davis Fall, Seti River Gorge, Gupteshwor Cave, Barahi Temple, Fewa Lake.

        Early morning, we will drive to Kathmandu which will take around 7 hours. On the way we can visit Manakamana Temple through Cable Car. This ride gives breathtaking views of Hills, Mountains, forests, little farming villages and the ride through the clouds.

          You will be dropped to the international airport two hours prior to your flight by our representative.

            Cost Details

             inclusions and exclusions at a glance

            What is included in this tour? Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

            Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle.

            2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis

            2 nights’ accommodation in pokhara on Bed and Breakfast basis

            1 night accommodation in jomsom on bed and breakfast basis

            Kathmandu and pokhara sightseeing

            All ground transportation by private vehicle.

            All necessary paper works, conservation area, and entrance fees

            An experienced Government licensed guide

            Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).

            All government taxes.

            International Airfare

            Nepal entry visa

            Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

            Personal Expenses

            Travel and Rescue Insurance

            Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu

            Tips and gratitude to the guide, porters and drivers