Muktinath & Damodar Kunda Tour By Helicopter
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Destination : Kathmandu - Pokhara - Muktinath
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.
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. Here is a largest Shaligram. Here is also a Jwaladevi, a divine flame is continuously burning since thousands of year.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Receive by our tour representative and transfer to the hotel. Check into hotel and rest. Short briefing about your program by our tour manager in the evening time.
Darshan of Pashupatinath Temple
Morning visit and darshan of Pashupatinath Temple & Budhanilkantha Temple. After lunch, fly to Pokhara and rest. Evening stroll around the lakeside market in Pokhara.
Transfer to The Airport And Fly
Early morning, transfer to the airport and fly to Jomsom by Helicopter. The helicopter will carry 5 yatris at a time to Muktinath. So the first flight will have 5 yatris upto Muktinath and again from Muktinath it makes one Heli shuttle flight with 3 yatris plus 1 liaison government officer to fly Damodar Kunda. In the meantime, the rest 2 yatris will visit Muktinath temple & come back at Helipad. Those yatris in Damodar Kunda will have short time of 10 to 15 min (max.) in Damodar Kunda for quick holy dip and puja because of high altitude the helicopter cannot stop its engine and wait for long time as there is risk of engine stop or freeze due to temperature & climate in high places. The first flight will fly back to Muktinath and drop 3 yatris there for Muktinath darshan and puja. Then the helicopter will take another 2 yatris to Damodar Kunda and come back at Muktinath, collect all 5 yatris and fly back to Pokhara. Transfer to hotel & stay in Pokhara.
Today is buffer day; in case of weather problem, if the helicopter could not fly then today we can utilize. You can visit local city tour in Pokhara in the day time.
Back To Kathmandu
After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu in the morning and transfer straight to Chandragiri Hill Resort and get in the cable car to ride up the Chandragiri. Rejuvenate & relax in the tranquil resort with breath-taking views of Himalayan ranges and Kathmandu valley along with Chandragiri temple darshan.
After breakfast, departure transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Tour Finished.
- All airport transfers
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & in Pokhara with all meals (vegetarian)
- Sightseeing tour as per given itinerary
- Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by flight
- Pokhara – Muktinath – Damodar Kunda - Pokhara by Helicopter charter
- Upper Mustang restricted region permit fee & ACAP Fee
- Cable car ticket round trip
- Personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Rescue & Evacuation expenses
- Bottled drinks
- Tips for staffs
- Any extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances like weather problems, flight technical, etc