Highlights

  • Make your dreams come true by bathing in the sacred waters at Muktinath Temple
  • Visit Pasupatinath Temple and witness Arati
  • Cable car ride from Manakamana Temple along the way to Pokhara
  • Exciting flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Back
  • Scenic ride from Jomsom to Muktinath and back
  • Explore Pokhara city (Devi’s Falls, Bat cave, Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwor Cave, Phewa Lake)
  • Visit Kathmandu's 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Darbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath and Bouddhanath)
  • Scenic ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back via a flight

About Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour

Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour is a journey to one of Nepal's most popular Hindu pilgrimage sites - Muktinath Temple. The tour is special as you get to explore the two major cities of Nepal: Kathmandu and Pokhara.

By visiting Muktinath Temple, it is believed that all the sins and sorrows are relieved. According to Hindus, one should visit Muktinath Temple at least once in their lifetime. The 6-day Muktinath trip takes you to this sacred temple while letting you explore many other religious sites such as Pasupatinath temple, Tal Barahi, Bindhyabasini, and more. This pilgrimage trip is the best way to explore the mighty landscapes of Nepal as well as cultural and religious heritage sites with minimal effort. 

The Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour starts from Kathmandu where you visit Pasupatinath Temple and witness Arati in the evening. Then you will visit the Manakamana Temple on the way to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you have a flight to Jomsom and a jeep ride to Muktinath. Once you visit the temple, you will get back to Jomsom via roadway and flight to Pokhara. The next day you will visit all the major tourist sites in Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu the next day.  On the last day of the tour, you will visit 5 of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

This Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour is designed in such a way that you will get to explore everything at its best. The tour does not demand physical fitness so it is suitable for everyone who desires to visit Muktinath Temple. The Pokhara-Jomsom and Pokhara-Kathmandu flights save time, giving more flexibility to pursue the tour even when you have a time limitation. 

Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the gateway to other cities in Nepal, however, the city itself has no less to offer. It looks chaotic at first but there are many cultural, historical and religious monuments hidden beneath. The valley is home of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pasupatinath Temple, Changunarayan Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. These heritage sites carry their own historical and religious importance. Changunarayan and Pasupatinath Temple are the biggest pilgrimage sites for Hindus, while Swyambhunath and Bouddhanath are of equal importance for Buddhists. Kathmandu showcases the harmony between diverse religions and the culture of Nepal. 

Pokhara 

The lake city of Pokhara offers you many wonderful experiences. The city, situated on the lap of Annapurna, is home to the beautiful lakes Phewa, Begnas, and Rupa. Davis Falls, Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave, and Gupteshwor Cave are the major attractions of the city. Pokhara is home to many religious temples and stupas such as Tal Barahi, Bindabasini, World Peace Pagoda, and more. The gateway of the Annapurna region, Pokhara also provides you with many adventure activities such as bungee jumping, skydiving, rafting, boating, etc. Pokhara is one of the major tourist hubs of the country because of these reasons. Outside of the city lies Sarangot, a viewpoint near the valley that provides you with mesmerizing views of surrounding landscapes, especially at sunrise. 

Manakamana Temple 

Manakamana is the temple situated in the Gorkha district. It is dedicated to the goddess Bhagwati, a reincarnation of Parvati. It is believed that your wishes are fulfilled when you visit the temple and offer your devotion to the goddess. The name ‘Manakamana’ itself translates to Mana - "heard" and Kamana - "wishes." For Manakamana Darshan you can offer dhup, oil lamp, bastra (cloths), fruits, etc. A few minutes of cable car riding from Kurintar takes you to the temple. You will visit the Manakamana Temple on the way to Pokhara. 

Muktinath

Last, but not least, Muktinath is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Nepal for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, situated at the foot of Thorong La Pass. The temple is known as Mukti Ksetra and it is believed that one gets (moksha) liberation and all the sins are washed away after bathing in the temple's waters. It is also one of the 108 Divya Desam which are considered sacred. The site is equally important for Buddhists devotees. According to them, Muktinath is an important place of Dakinis which are the goddesses known as sky dancers. Buddhists believe that the Murti is a manifestation of Avaliketeshwora who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas.

Itinerary

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When you arrive at Kathmandu airport, our representatives will already be there to pick you up with your name on aboard. From there, you will be driven to the hotel you will be staying in. You can either take a rest or stroll around the streets of the Thamel. Later in the evening, you will visit Pashupatinath temple and enjoy the Arati ceremony at the bank of the Bagmati river. It is a daily ritual where oil is swung while chanting the Bhajans dedicated to the deities. You will then return back to the hotel to stay overnight. 

You will have breakfast early in the morning and head out to Pokhara. Almost 6-7  hours of the trip gives you a plethora of scenic views. You will get the view of the river valley, forest, ridges, etc as you drive along the Trishuli river. Along the way, you will stop at Kurintar and take a cable car ride to get to the Manakamana temple. You will worship goddess Bhagwati and return back to Kurintar and continue your ride to Pokhara. Upon your arrival at Pokhara, you will check into a hotel and take a rest. Later in the evening, you can stroll around the streets and enjoy the nightlife in Pokhara. 

After breakfast at Pokhara, you will have a plane flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. During the 20 minutes of the flight, you will see the thrilling view of the mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and other landscapes. At Jomsom, you will have lunch and start your road trip to Muktinath. After about 3 hours of a ride through the majestic landscapes, you will reach Muktinath temple. There you will visit the temple and worship the deities. It is believed that you get the Moksha (Salvation) after visiting the Muktinath temple. You can wash away your sins in the 108 water spouts and visit Mukti Kunda. Also, visit Jwala Mai temple and Mhame Lha Khang Gompa. After that, you will return to Jomsom following the same route. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Jomsom.

On the 4th day of the Muktinath tour, you will fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. You will then check in to a hotel and take rest for a while. You will spend the rest of the day sightseeing in Pokhara. You will visit Phewa Lake and Taal Barahi temple which is situated in the center of the lake. You can also enjoy boating there. Explore Bat, Mahendra and Gupteshwar Caves, Davi’s Fall, etc. Later in the evening, you can stroll around the streets of Pokhara and Shop the handicrafts and souvenirs, etc. You can also enjoy the nightlife fo Pokhara. 

Today is the last day in Pokhara. You will wake up early in the morning and hike to the Sarangkot viewpoint. Enjoy the heartwarming view of the sunrise over the mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Get back to the city to have lunch and fly back to Kathmandu.

Once you arrive Kathmandu, you will check into the hotel and rest for a while. You will then explore the UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu city rest of the day. You will visit Swyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square respectively. Later in the evening, you can stroll around the street of Thamel and explore the local markets. You can shop the handicrafts, souvenirs, etc.

Your Muktinath pilgrimage overland tour concludes here. According to your flight schedule, we will drive you to the airport and wish you farewell. However, if you decide to extend your stay in Nepal and visit other places, we will be more than happy to help you out. 

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What's included

  • Meals and Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 4 days with breakfast
    3-Star accommodation in Pokhara for 2 days with breakfast
    3-Star accommodation in Muktinath for 1 day with breakfast
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
    Domestic Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and back
    Domestic Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Guides and Porters:
    A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    All monuments entrance fees
    Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Any meals other than breakfast
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, cold drinks, bottled water, etc.)
  • All alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks 
  • All the chocolate, dessert, and sweet items
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the crew of Sublime Trails
  • Cost of trip cancellation, accident or health emergency
  • Loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. (We strongly advise you to get personal travel insurance.)

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