Muktinath is a popular pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist followers. Muktinath literally means the god of salvation and Hindus believe that one can achieve salvation only after visiting this sacred place. The whitewashed temple of Muktinath is located at an altitude of 3710 meters. The temple premises lie 48 km north east from the Mustang district headquarters Jomsom. The pagoda style temple is dedicated to Lord Bishnu. You can see 108 water spouts in the temple premises. It is believed that one must take a holy bath here before paying homage to Lord Muktinath. Muktinath draws lot of visitors from different parts of the country as well as India where people take Muktinath as a pilgrimage that one must make at least once in their lifetime. Muktinath area offers scenic view of the beautiful Kaligandaki Valley in the south and glittering snow-clad mountains in the north. There are two ways to reach Muktinath. One is to fly directly to Jomsom airport from Pokhara and take a jeep to the temple premises. The second option is a tiring journey on a dirt road from Beni of Myagdi district.
We offer 4 wheel drive (4WD) for the comfortable travel. The condition of the road to Muktinath from Pokhara offered 4 wheel Jeep Drive only. Maximum 8 people can be accommodated in the jeep. You may dial +977 9862450994 (same for Viber & WhatsApp) for the quick inquiry or send email if you need more information.
Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities.
We begin the day with a visit to the holy Pashupatinath temple. The beautiful pagoda style temple sitting on the banks of the holy Bagmati River is one of the major attractions in the Pashupatinath Area – a UNESCO World Heritage site. After paying homage to Lord Shiva, we visit Bouddhanath Stupa. Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in the country. The white-washed dome has four sets of eyes looking at four major directions. The 36-meter high whitewashed dome sits on a big mandala. A spire is erected on the top of the dome and capped by a glittering pinnacle. At the base of the spiral lies four pair of eyes looking at four directions. The stupa, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, is believed to have been built in the 5th century. After lunch, we visit Bhaktapur which is also known as Bhadgaon that translates into city of devotees. It is an old city founded in the ninth century. It used to be one of the three Malla kingdoms in the Kathmandu Valley before the unification of Nepal. Located east of Kathmandu, the core areas of the city is inhabited by Newars who still follow age-old customs and tradition. After lunch, you return to the hotel.
After breakfast, we embark on a long drive to Pokhara. The highway to Pokhara is in pretty good shape once you leave the Kathmandu Valley. It passes through beautiful settlements, bustling market places and dense forests on the banks of Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers. The drive takes around seven hours. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel. Evening is free for your independent activities.
Today, we enjoy a scenic morning flight to Jomsom. The landscape of Jomsom is entirely different form Kathmandu and Pokhara. You are now in the Himalayan region. The climate is cold and you can experience some breathing problem. But you will get used to higher altitude in no time. We then enjoy about an hourlong jeep drive to Muktinath from Jomsom. Worship at the temple and enjoy magnificent views around. We will return to Jomsom late in the afternoon to catch early morning flight the next day. Flights are possible only in the morning because strong winds make operation of flights difficult in the daytime.
You take an early morning flight to Pokhara. You can see mountains like Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Machhapuchhre from your aircraft. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel. After an early lunch, we begin our sightseeing visiting places like Mahendra Cave, Seti River gorge, Bindabasini Temple, Tal Barahi temple and boating in Fewa Lake, World Peace Stupa and Davi’s Fall, among others.
After breakfast, we start our drive toward Kathmandu. We will stop for lunch somewhere along the highway after a drive of three-four hours then continue our drive toward Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Evening is free for your independent activities.
After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport for your return flight.