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Muktinath Darshan Tour

Trip Overview

Muktinath Darshan Tour is one of the sacred pilgrimage destinations in the Himalayas of Nepal. The temple, located at an elevation of 3,710 meters above sea level, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This sacred pilgrimage site is highly regarded in both the Hindus and Buddhists beliefs. Every year thousands of devotees, believers, and followers from all around the world come to pay a visit to this sacred pilgrimage site. 

Muktinath is a combination of the Sanskrit terms "Mukti" and "Nath" indicating that it is a place of redemption. The courtyard of the temple features 108 different waterspouts, due to which Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa which means "Hundred Waters" in Tibetan. At this holy site of worship, the elements of earth, fire, and water are artfully mixed to create a distinct environment where one believes that one can find redemption. Among the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims, there is a belief that paying respect and a visit to this sacred temple will release their souls from the cycle of birth and death. 

Mountain Delights Treks and Tours operates this Muktinath Darshan Tour with a well-prepared itinerary, experienced field staff, guides, and porters. We are sure that this tour will offer you an amazing lifetime experience. Please contact our office for more information and booking related to the tour.

 

Itenerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our staff representative will welcome you to Nepal, and transfer you to the hotel. After completing the check-in procedure at the hotel, you can rest. After a short rest, we will take you to explore Thamel- the tourist hub of Kathmandu so that you can be familiar with some good restaurants, money exchangers, ATMs, supermarkets, and gear shops. As the Thamel tour comes to an end, we will take you to our office for a trip briefing meeting. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu. If your arrival is late today, the Thamel tour and trip briefing meeting will be shifted to the next day.
After breakfast in the hotel, we will proceed on a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. The first destination of our sightseeing tour will be Pashupatinath Temple. The most prominent Hindu pilgrimage, Pashupatinath Temple, was built in the 17th century and has remained unchanged since then. In the temple premise, only Hindu visitors are permitted inside the main temple, however other visitors are welcome to admire the sights from across the river. The next destination is Boudhanath Stupa. The stupa was erected in the 5th century and symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism. It is one of the largest stupas in South Asia. Many tiny gumbas and monasteries have also been constructed in the Tibetan style. The area is a legitimate place to purchase Tibetan goods. Return to the hotel after completing the sightseeing tour. Prepare and manage your belongings and gear for the upcoming trip. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.
Early breakfast in the morning at the hotel and then we will proceed our journey towards the Cherapunji of Nepal- Pokhara. Today, we will have a long drive of about 8 hours along the Prithvi Highway. Our drive passes through little villages, gorgeous mountains and hills, and riverbanks. After we reach 80 km north of Kathmandu, we will stop for about two hours to pay a visit to Manakamana Temple. The temple is dedicated to a wish-fulfilling goddess. It is located at the top of a hill in the Gorkha district. From the temple, one can see a view of the natural scenic beauties of the mountain range, surrounding jungles, hills, and nearby villages. We will return to the cable car station after paying a visit to the Manakamana temple and experiencing the wonderful natural vistas, and then continue our journey to Pokhara. Once we reach Pokhara, we will check-in at the hotel. Rest in the hotel room for the remaining time. Or if you like you can take a stroll around the lakeside and enjoy the pleasant evening. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.
After having breakfast in the hotel, we will head to the domestic airport to catch a flight to Jomsom. 25 minutes of flight duration will offer you a breathtaking view of the Annapurna Himalayas, enjoy the scenic flight to Jomsom. As we reach Jomsom, we will board on a vehicle and drive for around two hours. On our way to Muktinath Temple, we will witness different forms of landscapes, vegetation, barren hills, sparse towns, and the flattened Kaligandaki River. On the route, we'll pass through Kagbeni, a holy site, where the ritual ceremony of departed souls is performed. We will make a brief stop at the riverbank, and then continue our journey to Muktinath. Once we reach the final jeep station, we will have to walk for 30 minutes uphill, and after reaching the temple premise, take a holy bath on the 108 waterspouts. Following that, you will also take a bathe in the Pap and Dharma Kunda. After the holy bath, we will go for a darshan of Muktinath temple, and after adoring the lord, we will tour around Jwalamai temple and the nearby sights. Once the sightseeing tour is completed, we will walk down to the jeep station and drive back to Jomsom. Overnight in a hotel in Jomsom.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will walk to the airport in Jomsom to fly back to Pokhara. 25 minutes of flight duration will lead you to Pokhara. As you arrive in Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel and rest in your hotel room. After an hour at the hotel, we will go on a sightseeing tour around Pokhara. Firstly, we will go for a boating activity in Phewa Lake. On a clear sunny day, the shadow of the Annapurna ranges can be seen on the water of Phewa Lake. We will pay a visit to Talbarahi temple, located on the small island on the lake. After the boating activity comes to an end, we'll go to Chorepatan to visit Devi's Falls and the Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple. You will witness the water vanishing into the ground here, and shortly after crossing the road, we will reach the Gupteshwor cave, where we will enter and dip down into the cave to observe the disappeared waterfall. The vista from this vantage point is breathtaking and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Return to the hotel after completing the sightseeing tour. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.
As usual, we will have our breakfast in the morning and check-out from the hotel. We will commence our 8 hours drive to get back to Kathmandu. We will drive through the same previous highway. On our way back to Kathmandu, the road trip will offer us an opportunity to view the terraced farming, rivers, mountains, jungles, and clusters of local settlements. Finally, a long drive of 8 hours will take you to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, check into the hotel and rest for the remaining time. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.
This day, we will take you to some of the local areas and markets of Kathmandu. During the trip, you will have an opportunity to get a sense of the historical, cultural, and spiritual richness. You will also discover the social and historical mysteries of architecturally rich Kathmandu. We will take you to the famous market of Ason, Indrachowk's glass beads market, Newroad's oldest supermarket, Kilagal, and the Hidden Stupa. After exploring the local market area, we will proceed to Kathmandu Durbar Square on foot. On Durbar Square, we will visit the temple of the living goddess "Kumari", which might be the most unique experience for you. Walk to Durbar Square will be a beautiful blend of Kathmandu valley's culture, history, art, architecture, and traditional values. Return to the hotel after completing the tour, and in the evening, enjoy the farewell dinner party hosted by our office. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Tribhuwan International Airport, three hours before the departure time. Hope you had a wonderful time being here in Nepal.

What is Included?

    • Airports pick up and drop
    • All meals during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
    • 3-star standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • 3-star standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
    • Accommodation in the local home and community-based guesthouses
    • Hot drinks (tea/coffee/hot chocolate/hot milk) 2 times a day
    • Required land transportation
    • Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, and Jomsom to Pokhara
    • Required permits and entrance fees for the mentioned places in the itinerary
    • All foods, drinks, accommodations, salary, insurance, medical, equipment, transport, etc. for Nepalese staff
    • All government fees and service taxes

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa fee
    • Any kind of bar bills (including alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cigarettes, etc.) and any kind of unforeseen and personal expenses
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Tips for the serving staffs
    • Travel insurance
    • Other expenses and services which are not mentioned above in the inclusion

Equipment Checklist

The list below outlines the items that must be brought with you during the tour hours. There are a variety of options and brands from which to choose, which can be easily purchased and rented at a reasonable price.

General

1. Down sleeping bag (you can borrow from us if required)

2. Duffel or Rucksack bag (you can borrow from us if required)

3. Daypack

4. Down Jacket (you can borrow from us if required)

5. Fleece liner (you can borrow from us if required)

6. Walking poles (optional, you can borrow from us if required)

7. Water bottle with purification tablets

8. Liquid hand wash

9. Lip guard

10. Sunblock cream

11. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include a toilet paper roll in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Core Body

1. T-shirts

2. Light and weight thermal tops and warm thermal top

3. Light jacket and vest

4. Wind and rain jacket

5. Shirts and warm shirts

Lower Body- Legs

1. Long and short hiking pants

2. Lightweight and warm long underwear

3. Rain and windproof trousers and warm trekking trousers

Feet

1. Thick and thin socks

2. Trekking boots, light shoes, and sandal

Miscellaneous

1. Passport and extra passport-sized photos (2 copies)

2. Durable wallet/ pouch for travel documents, money, and passport

3. Pocket knife

4. Bandanas

5. Favorite snack foods and energy bars

6. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items lightweights.

7. Binoculars

8. Camera

All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture-resistant plastic bags.



 

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