Muktinath 5 Nights / 6 Days Via Heli

Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights

Destination : Kathmandu - Pokhara - Muktinath

Trip Overview

Muktinath is one of the sacred places of worship for the Hindus in the Himalayan ranges of Nepal. Known for both Hindus and Buddhist’s, this shrine attracts pilgrims during the months of May-November. The famous temple of Lord Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang and is situated about 18 kms northeast of Jomsom at an altitude of about 3800 meter. The main shrine is a pagoda shaped temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This is one of the 106th sacred Muktichhetra (assured of salvation) of 108 sacred places of Vaishnavs, where Lord Vishnu got free from the curse of Sati. Here is a largest Shaligram. Here is also a Jwaladevi, a divine flame is continuously burning since thousands of year.

Muktinath is the most sacred Hindu site in Nepal after the temple of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu. Hindu pilgrims come here to bathe in the 108 water spouts shaped as cows’ heads and Buddhists come here to pay homage at a shrine enclosing an eternal blue flame. Pilgrims take bath in holy water spouts to purify their bodies before visiting the main Temple for worship.

DAY 1
Arrival at the Tribhuwan Int`l Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m) & transfer to hotel.

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan Int`l airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying our agency signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle en route we will visit Pashupatinath Temple. In hotel, welcome drink followed by tour briefing.

Destinations we cover :
Pasupatinath Temple (one of the biggest, sacred and famous Hindu temple in Nepal)

Pashupatinath temple is also one of world heritage site listed by UNESCO. It is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. It is dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals) which is built in the familiar pagoda style during fifth century by King Prachanda Dev.

DAY 2
Drive ( 200km / 7hrs.) / Fly to Pokhara -30 min , Sightseeing & visiting around Pokhara Valley

We Drive / Fly to Pokhara. Pokhara is 30 min by flight from Kathmandu. From Pokhara town (2,352 feet) in good weather there are splendid views right from the hotel. Assistance upon arrival by hotel coach in Pokhara and then transfer to Hotel. After check in is finished, we left hotel for sightseeing & visiting around Pokhara Valley. Evening free to stroll around the lakeside.

Destinations we cover:
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple

Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.

Devi's fall

Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.

Gupteswar Cave

The revered Gupteswar Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Devi's fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.

DAY 3
Fly to Jomsom & Visit to Muktinath Temple

After Breakfast, early morning fly to Jomsom. Upon arrival at Jomsom, walk over to the hotel which is 2 minutes from the airport. Recently the route has been widened and 4x4 vehicles can only drive. The path is a Dirt road. The ride is Bumpy all the way. The drive takes about 1.5 hours one way.

Upon arrival at Muktinath it is another 30 minutes’ walk from the base to the Temple. Darshan on your own of Muktinath& following the same route return to Jomsom.Darshan of Muktinath temple.To visit Muktinath, the clients will have to walk for about 15-20 minutes over the Kali Gandaki River. Here there is no means of transport as on the river there is a narrow bridge - vehicles cannot cross. After crossing the bridge take the Jeep on sharing basis for Muktinath. Originally the route from Jomson to Muktinath was a trekker’s route only.

DAY 4
Fly Back to Pokhara & free for your own leisure

Fly back to Pokhara early morning and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is for your own time. Plenty of optional activities are available such as Paragliding, Bunjy Jumping, Ziplining, Ultra-Light flights and so on. Do ask for the same.

DAY 5
Sunrise view from Sarangkot & Drive/ Fly back to Kathmandu, Sightseeing & visiting around KTM Valley

Early rise & drive of 45 min to Sarangkot. On returning back to hotel, visit Bindhabasini temple.After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu & our private vehicle will pick up you from airport, transfer to hotel, some rest. Then, Sightseeing of KTM valley. You will have a free time in the evening, on which you can do some shopping or Thamel (Tourist hub) at the heart of the city.

Destinations we cover:
Bindebasini Temple

This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple, Goddess Durga, was brought from India. Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offer a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar; hence a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple

Kathmandu Durbar Square

This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

Swoyambhunath Stupa /Monkey temple ( 2000 years old Buddhist Stupa)

A golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles and from all sides of the valley built during the 5th century AD.

DAY 6
Transfer to the airport for your final departure

After breakfast, our airport representative will drop you back to Airport for your final departure with "sweet memory" of Nepal.

  • Traditional welcome on arrival.
  • Arrival & departure transfer by private basis.
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival at hotel.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in respective hotel in Kathmandu on B/D plan in twin sharing basis.
  • 02 night’s accommodation in respective hotel in Pokhara on B/D plan in twin sharing basis.01 night’s hotel accommodation in respective hotel in Jomsom in B/D plans (extremely basic accommodation only available with non A/c rooms.)
  • 02 International airport transfers by a non A/c vehicle exclusively.
  • 02 Domestic airport transfers in Kathmandu by a non A/c vehicle exclusively.
  • 04 Domestic airport transfers in Pokhara.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary in Kathmandu and Pokhara by a non a/c vehicle exclusively.
  • Transportation Jomsom – Muktinath – Jomsom by a non A/c Jeep on SIC basis (12 pax in a jeep). Or clients can take an independent jeep at an extra cost. Do ask for the cost.
  • Airfare Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara.
  • Domestic airport tax included while taking the Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu flight.
  • ACAP fee for Jomsom included (Permit required to visit Jomsom for which 2 passport size photographs and passport photocopy is required).All applicable taxes.
  • Special souvenir on departure.
  • Conservation & National Park Fees.
  • Domestic airfare (Insurance Surcharge + Fuel Surcharge)
  • Emergency rescue.
  • Entrance fees & Guide if any.(Guide costs INR.2000 or US$30 per day)
  • Expenses due to the situation beyond our control (Such as; landslides, natural calamities, road blockade, political disturbance, flight cancellation etc.)
  • Expenses of personal Nature.
  • Medical expenses.
  • Other Services not mentioned in cost including.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Tips and Gratuities.
  • Take precaution for altitude sickness by
  • taking Diamox tablet or Aspirin
  • Carry own medicine for any health problem
  • Drink plenty of water while going up hill
  • Sports shoes or trekking shoes
  • Carry light luggage
  • Walking stick
  • Jacket
  • Chap Stick / Vaseline cream
  • Sun glasses
  • Warm Clothing
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Moisturizer Lotion