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Muktinath Darshan

Trip Level
Easy
Destination
Nepal
Max Altitude
3,800 meters
Trip Duration
7 Days

Overview

The beautiful Saligramam, or as it’s popularly known Muktinath, is a sacred pilgrimage site regarded highly in both the Hindu and Buddhist beliefs. From here, at a height of 3,710 meters, the world seems to open up in all its glory with stunning views of the magnificent Himalayan Mountains. There are many legends that tell how the holy shrine of Muktinath rose up on its own accord amongst seven others, which include Srirangam, Tirupati, Sri Mushnam, Thothadri, Naimisaranyam, Pushkaram and Badrinath. The holy shrine is also considered to be part of the 108 vaishnava shrines found here.

Most people wishing to travel to Muktinath will start their journey at Kathmandu from where they will take a quick flight or catch an excruciatingly long bus ride to Pokhara. Pokhara is the starting point for the trek up to Muktinath and the climb up the mountain is incredibly beautiful and worthwhile. At the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass, you will find the Muktinath temple complete with beautiful craftsmanship and mystical aura. The holy temple features 108 different waterspouts which is probably why the Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, Tibetan for ‘Hundred Waters’. The different elements of earth, fire and water are artistically combined at this sacred place of worship to create a special atmosphere where one truly feels that they can find salvation. Hence the Hindus call the temple ‘Mukti Kshetra’ which means ‘place of salvation’.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, welcome and transfer to Hotel.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Day 03: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara

  • Day 04: Pokhara - Jomsom - Muktinath- Jomsom

  • Day 05: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

  • Day 06: Pokhara – Kathmandu transfer

  • Day 07: Final departure from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, welcome and transfer to Hotel.
Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport pick up from airport, transfer to Hotel. Visit to Pashupatinath, is Shiva who is Top of the Hindu God, one of the holiest oldest temples of the world revered and worshiped both by Hindus and Buddhists. Listed World heritage site, Temple is located on the western bank of Bagmati River, Evening there will be Arati at 6.00 PM every day, after see Arati and have Darshan back to Hotel and overnight.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
After Breakfast, you will proceed to Kathmandu Sightseeing places to visit. Boudhanath the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Budhanilkantha is a place of pilgrimage for all Hindus, is sleeping Vishnu, colossal statue of lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of snakes on Water pond. So is called Jai Narayan also. Swayambhunath, famous world heritage site with magnificent views of the Kathmandu valley and tribute to Buddhism, Kathmandu Durbar Square (Center of City). This square is famous for old palaces, temples, Kumari Ghar and Patan Durbar Square is known as the city of fine arts . The square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. And Krishna Temple-Built in the seventeenth century, the temple of Lord Krishna holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan - 5/6 hrs and back to hotel,free time for individual programme. Overnight in Hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara
After breakfast, Drive / fly to Pokhara, Arrival in Pokhara transfer to Hotel, Evening leisure, overnight at Hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast
   
Day 04: Pokhara - Jomsom - Muktinath- Jomsom
After breakfast, transfer to Airport fly from Pokhara to Jomsom-2700 M. by Schedule flight. Arrival at Jomsom Transfer to Hotel immediately walk to Jeep stand (20 Min.) we will transfer you to Muktinath by Jeep (2.30 Hrs.), On the way you will enjoy to see the scenery of nature beauty places, George of Gandaki River, Monastery & Kagbeni, This is famous for Holy bath point of river Gandaki which is 8 Km from Jomsom You should go there to leave inside main road, where people will do funeral ceremony (Shraddha) of their past parents, where every stones are represent of Shaligram, you can pick here. Then drive to Muktinath, Arrival at Ranipauwa 3710 Mtr. walks to Muktinath temple 3800 Mtr. /40 Min., If you could not walk where you can hire pony till Main entrance of Muktinath compound, it takes 10 min by motorbike, arrive in temple, have holy bath on 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara” & in front of Temple there is 2 Kunda,is called Muktikunda, After have darshan and worship to Muktinath god, walk to Jwala Mai Temple and walk back to Ranipauwa and drive back to Jomsom by Jeep (2.30 hrs), Arrival Jomsom. Walk back to Hotel Overnight at Jomsom.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 05: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
At Morning fly back to Pokhara, Pick up from Airport transfer to Hotel, After short preparation proceed Pokhara city sightseeing places to visit Bindhabasini Temple, Bindhabasini is the mother goddess who fulfills the wishes of her devotees, Seti River, it is provides a perfect view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow Devi’s Waterfall is locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall). Devi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall, Gupteshwor Cave is a sacred and natural cave there is temple of Load Shiva, So that is known Mahadev cave, The Barahi Temple is the most important monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two-storeyed pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of' Ajima where to go by boat ride in Fewa Lake. Fewa Lake, the second largest lake in the Country, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. Return to Hotel. Evening leisure, overnight in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 06: Pokhara – Kathmandu transfer
Early in the morning go for Sunrise from Sarangkot by Private vehicle, This place is situated in 1592 m from sea level, from here you will see the Fist-tail, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Annapurna I, II are in Annapurna range and other mountains, you feel like touch the mountain from here, drive back to hotel, after breakfast drive/Fly back to Kathmandu, Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel for overnight.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 07: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast, transfer to Airport and fly to yours onward Destination.

Cost Details

    • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Domestic flight to Jomsom and back from Pokhara
    • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the trip to Jomsom and Muktinath
    • Surface Transport to and from Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • An experience guide for the trip to Muktinath
    • All required special trekking permits and conservation fee
    • All government taxes and our service charges
    • Farewell Dinner before departure
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Your Travel insurance
    • Nepal entry visa fee (available at Kathmandu airport on arrival)
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected but not mandatory)
    • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone calls and internet service.
    • Personal trekking Equipments
    • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara if doing sightseeing
    • Any others expenses not mentioned on package Includes section

Equipments Checklist

As it is very short trek we recommend you to bring some warm clothing and below items to protect you from cold and sunlights.

    Sunglasses
    Scarf or hat
    Gloves
    Suncream
    Down Jacket

Map

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Departure Dates

No fixed departures.