Muktinath Tour is one the best sought pilgrimage tour packages in Nepal. This Muktinath Tour package is designed to explore the natural and spiritual charms of Muktinath temple. Muktinath is one of the sacred pilgimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhist which is located at an altitude of 3,710 meters in Himalayas of Nepal. It is famous for the ancient Hindu temple; Muktinath Temple, in the Himalaya kingdom of nepal which is dedicated to the lord Vishnu (preserver of god). This is 106th sacred Muktichhetra (assured of salvation) of 108 sacred places of Vaishnavs, where Lord Vishnu got free from the curse of Sati. Muktinath has the largest Shaligram and Jwaladevi, a divine flame is continuously burning since thousands of year.
Muktinath is the most sacred Hindu shrine in Nepal after the Pashupatinath in Kathmandu and must visit once in a life. Hindu pilgrims come here to bathe in the 108 cow’s head shaped water spouts and Buddhists come here to pay homage at a shrine enclosing an eternal blue flame. Pilgrims take a bath in holy water spouts to purify their bodies before visiting the main Temple for worshiping.
This is an important place not only religiously but also naturally. This is a great place to observe and enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayas, fabulous and typical valley of Kali Gandaki and cultural diversity of ethnic groups.
The most suitable time to visit is from March to June & other time may be difficult because of unfavorable weather condition. There is road as well as air connectivity from Kathmandu & Pokhara. But, the most reliable access is road from Kathmandu to Pokhara & then air from Pokhara to Jomsom. From Jomsom, one can either trek all the way or take a four wheel Jeep to Muktinath. Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flights are operated in morning time only because of bad weather condition. Windy air disturbs the flight in the noon.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet and greet at the international airport and transfer to hotel. Short briefing of trip, check in to hotel and rest for Refreshment. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – B
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and head towards sightseeing tour in Kathmandu especially UNESCO world cultural heritage sites, which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square for the experience of beautiful fusion of religion, culture and history. These heritage monuments reflect the centuries old culture, art and architecture of Nepal which are medieval charms of Malla Dynasty. After tour, drop off to hotel. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara (200 kms, 06-07 hrs ) – B
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive to Pokhara through the scenic highway for about 07 hours by Tourist bus. After reaching Pokhara, check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. In the evening, visit lakeside and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the tranquil Phewa lake. Overnight at hotel, Pokhara.
Day 03 : Fly Pokhara – Jomsom (2700m, 20 min fly) – Drive Muktinath (3800m,02 hrs) – Jomsom -B
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and transfer to Pokhara airport for the scenic flight to Jomsom. After reaching Jomsom, drive to Muktinath Temple for about 02 hrs by local Jeep. Visit Muktinath temple and drive back to Jomsom. Overnight at hotel, Jomsom.
Day 05 : Fly Jomsom – Pokhara (20 min fly) and Pokhara Sightseeing Tour – B
After breakfast, fly back to Pokhara. Then, transfer to hotel and check in to hotel. In the afternoon, head towards Sightseeing tour of major places like Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Bindyabasini temple, Boating in Phewa Lake and visit to Taal Barahi temple (small island in the Phewa Lake). Overnight at hotel, Pokhara.
Day 06 : Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara (200 km, 06-07 hours drive) – B/D
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive back to Kathmandu retracing the same highway. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. Enjoy the free time by shopping at souvenier shops or hanging around Thamel. In the evening, Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with authentic nepali cuisine and cultural dance performance. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 07 : Departure – B
Leisure until departure. Transfer to International airport to board the flight.
1. Airport pick up and drop off service by private vehicle.
2. All accommodation in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara on B/B plan whilst good Tea house in Jomsom.
3. Welcome drinks (non-alcoholic) and farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance show.
4. Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara with private vehicle and Tour guide.
5. Kathmandu – Pokhara overland round transportation by Tourist bus whilst Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara by domestic flights.
6. All sightseeing heritage monuments entrance fees.
1. Nepalese visa fee.
2. International air fare.
3. All personal expenses.
4. Travel insurance.
5. Meals not mentioned above.
6. Adventurous activities in Pokhara like Paragliding, Ultra-light flight, Zip flyer fees.
7. Tips for the guide and driver (tips is expected).