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ITINERARY


Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days

Location: Kathmandu, Pokhara and Muktinath

 

Itinerary Overview

 

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara and sightseeing

Day 3: Fly to Jomsom and visit Muktinath temple

Day 4: Transfer to airport and fly to Pokhara

Day 5: Transfer to Kathmandu

Day 6: Optional visit to Mt. Everest

Day 7: Departure

 

Pilgrimage tour to the land of liberation

 

At some point in our life pilgrimage tour revives our thoughts towards spirituality. We, mortal beings always think of better life seeking the path of spirituality. In some point of life, we come across that celestial being that actually influences us to follow the path of this unknown world. Among the travelers, Nepal has become a place wonder that attracts people of different opinions to come together. This diverse land has attracted people with different opinions to come together to celebrate spirituality in harmony. The people of different religious beliefs come together in this holy land to pay tribute to their respective gods. It is the land that has attracted Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bon pos to come together to devote their respect. It is the land where pilgrims go to tribute prayers to Pashupatinath and at the same time going for Swayambhunath Stupa as well. Though having differences in religious practices, but the bond that keeps all these pilgrims together is the utter devotion towards gods. The pilgrims choose this blissful land of Nepal as a gateway to reach Kailash Mansarovar. It is the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva. The worth of this land lies on its mystic connection with the pilgrims. The journey to Kailash Mansarovar takes a complete shape after covering the Muktinath tour. In Hinduism, the idea of spirituality always revolves around the idea of liberation. Every mortal being thinks of cleansing off any kind of sins after taking this peaceful journey to the land of liberation. The word moksha or mukti has been constantly an ideal thought among the pilgrims. In the mundane busy life, the idea of liberation is the path of liberating the minds of people from any kind of miseries. Our banal life is so much into sorrows and miseries that even unconsciously we engage ourselves in such worldly attachments.

 

Nirvana is a pathway of relieving ourselves from any kind of miseries. It is quite difficult for the mortal being to renounce worldly pleasures. In one way or the other, they are attached with tangible desires. Located at the height 3710m, Muktinath temple is the pristine location of salvation. When the pilgrims travel to this land for penance it is an experience of gratification. Traveling to the holy land is appeasement for the pilgrims to rejoice the idea of spirituality. Muktinath is famous among the pilgrims for its holistic appearance. It is an epitome of historical symbolism, religiosity, and spirituality. One travels to this pristine land for securing inner peace. In today’s busy life, inner peace and happiness are hard to find. The serene ambiance of the temple also attracts the pilgrims to enjoy the luminous sights of the mountains along with mysticism. The etymological meaning of the word Muktinath means Mukti(liberation) and Nath(master of god). This site is famous for thousands of devotees seeking the path of moksha. Situated in Muktinath valley, the place is equally famous among Buddhists as well as Hindus. Located in the district of Mustang, this temple is located at the northeastern part of Jomsom. This temple is located at the village site of Ranipauwa. Among the Vaishnava sect, this temple comes under 108 premium temples. In early religious scriptures of Vaishnava literature, there was a mention of Muktinath temple. The temple architecture and water body share an intact bond. Similarly, in the Muktinath temple, the main water source is the Kali Gandaki River. This holy river supplies water to the inner side of the temple. Among the religious thinkers, it is believed Salagrama is one of materialistic manifestation of Lord Vishnu. This Gandaki River is the site of getting these religious stones.

 

In a similar way, Buddhists develop its own religious history around Muktinath temple. The other name of the temple is Chumig Gyatsa. This site stands out as the complete blend of different religious beliefs. The pagoda style temple is famous for its tantric significance. Inside the temple shrine, earlier sky dancers or dakinis are worshipped. The idol of the inner sanctum of the temple is known as Avalokiteshwara, god of compassion and symbols of Buddhas of all times. The main caretakers of the temple are the Buddhist nuns and monks. As per the religious scriptures of Tibetan Buddhism, this holy site is the homage to 21 female deities. In Tantric Buddhism, the idea of space and energy are quite important. In the year 1818, Shabkar visited this holy site to remain connected with spirituality.

 

Inside the temple complex, there is a place of natural fire. The Buddhists consider it is like the mirror to show the real self. Fire is the ultimate source of energy in the universe, the Buddhist followers believe that fire as the inner source of energy whereas the Hindus worship this fire as Jwala Mai. In both these religions, the idea of Maya is also important to give birth to the ideas of attachment. With Maya, the pilgrims get attached to these circles of life and this holy site shows the path of renouncing such illusion.

 

Inner Sanctum

 

The Vaishnava sect believes this site as one of the most sacred eight sights where self-emancipation can be possible. A golden statue of Muktinath is placed along with Sri Devi and Bhoodevi. The deity shows different paths of life, therefore it is known as the god of salvation. The courtyard of the temple has 108 bull faced water spouts splashing the holy water flowing from Kali Gandaki. Taking bath under the water of Pushkarini shows that the pilgrims can rinse off committed sins of present and past lives.

 

The Buddhist disciples call the place as Salamebar Dholamebar Gompa. It is one of the sacred sites inside the premise of Muktikshetra. Guru Rinpoche meditated here as well. Inside the temple, three natural gas fire is present to show the eternity of the universe. The local residents call the site as cla Mewar, do Mewar and sale Mewar where the flames of fire coming out of water, rock, and earth respectively.

 

As compared to other pilgrimage sites, one has to endure hardships in reaching this remote area of Muktinath temple.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

 

Meal: Breakfast

Altitude: 1400m

Distance: around the city (20 minutes)

Mode of Transport: private car

 

To reach the holy land of Muktinath, the pilgrims have to travel through the capital city of Kathmandu. The temple of Muktinath is located in the central part of the country, so the people from both India and Nepal travel to this location once a year in the aim of seeking liberation. After reaching the airport, our driver will meet you at the doorway to drop you at the respective hotels. Our representative will guide you with the detailed tour itinerary. You will stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara

 

Meal: Breakfast

Altitude: 1400m

Distance: 205km (6hours)

Mode of Transport: bus coach

 

You will be driving to Pokhara after breakfast. It will take around 6 hours from Kathmandu to reach Pokhara. If you are traveling to Nepal, then Pokhara should always be there in your bucket list. One will breathe the fresh air of the valley in this beautiful land of Pokhara. It is known among the trekkers as the gateway of entering Annapurna range. The spellbound beauty of Pokhara influences thousands of backpackers every year to enjoy serenity completely secluded from the hustles of life.

 

On the way to drive, you will take a halt to visit the famous Manakamana temple. This temple is quite popular among the Hindu pilgrims. The spiritual land of Manakamana is believed to fulfill every wish of the pilgrims. This temple shrine is located at the center of Nepal; therefore the pilgrims from any corner of the country can travel to seek blessings from the goddess. It is believed that the devotees from Nepal and India travel to this beautiful religious place once in a lifetime. The traveler love to visit this place to get the beautiful sight of Trishuli River as well. You will find out wide highways constructed along the river joining the remote area like Manakama temple with different corners of Nepal.

 

The temple is located in the district of Gorkha. In Nepali dialect it means bravery. The temple is located at the top where Kurintar is located underneath. The pilgrims have to board cable cars from here to reach the temple. Due to remote locations, the pilgrims have to take these cable cars to seek the blessings from the temple. Earlier it was quite difficult for the pilgrims to reach the top of the temple. The cable car is introduced to cover a total distance of 104km. If you have a serious issue of vertigo, before taking the cable car you should know the altitude of running cable car (258m) and the temple (1302m). From the top of Manakamana temple, the tourists can get the panoramic view of distant mountains like Annapurna, Himalchuli, and Manaslu.

After visiting the temple, you will be driving back to Pokhara for an overnight stay.

 

Day 3: Fly to Jomsom and visit Muktinath temple

 

Meal: Breakfast

Altitude: Jomsom-2743m, Muktinath temple-3710m

Distance: Pokhara to Jomsom -158km(20minutes flight), Jomsom to Muktinath temple-25km(1hour drive)

Mode of Transport: flight then drive

 

Early in the morning, you will be flying to Jomsom. It is advisable to take early morning flight due to the clear weather. The hotels are located around the airport, therefore; you will have to walk for only 5 minutes. From there you will be to the jeep station to board car for Muktinath. You will be driving through the villages of Ekle Bhatti, Kagbeni and Jharkot to reach the village called Rani Pauwa. You will take around 2 hours to reach Rani Pauwa. From there, you will have to walk for 10-15 minutes to reach Muktinath temple along the course of Kali Gandaki river.

 

You will also find out the riverbed of Kali Gandaki nearby. It is the source of Shaligram Shila stones which are worshiped all across as the form of Lord Vishnu. This stone is of spiritual significance among the Hindus. After the temple visit, you will go to Mebar Lha Gomba, a small monastery located at the entrance gate of the temple. This monastery of “miraculous fire” is dedicated to Guru Rimpoche. You will also find out the deity of Chenrezig. Inside the shrine, you will find out the burning of natural gas fire. The Hindus worship it as Jwala Mai, goddess of fire. It is believed that Brahma made this miracle fire as an offering. After the temple visit, you will be coming back to Rani Pauwa for lunch. You will stay overnight at Jomsom.

 

Day 4: Transfer to airport and fly to Pokhara

 

Meal: Breakfast

Mode of transport: flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and then bus coach

 

Today you will be taking the morning flight to Pokhara. You will be visiting Bindebasini temple at first. It is one of the earliest temples located in the city of Pokhara. Kaski rulers built this temple. Goddess Durga is the prime deity of the temple. You will get a complete view of the Himalayas as well from this region. In the area of the local bazaar, you will find out the temple. With the visit to the temple, you will be visiting the old bazar premises as well. You will also go for visiting a waterfall called Patale Chongo, located around 2kms away in the southwest direction of Pokhara. In the summers and monsoons, you will get the view of the gushing water falling from the waterfall. Next, you will be visiting the Gupteshwar cave, located just on the opposite side of the fall. If you are an ardent lover of architecture, then you will find this cave fascinating due to its natural forms made out of the deposits of limestone. You cannot take photographs in the premises of the caves. You will stay overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 5: Transfer to Kathmandu

 

Meal: Breakfast

Mode of transport: bus coach

 

After flying back to Kathmandu, you will be going for sightseeing for the heritage sites. Kathmandu has been under the list made by UNESCO as one of the oldest cities of the world having more than six heritage sites.

 

You will be going for the darshan of Pashupatinath. This place holds a view of religious and spiritual values. You will encounter different hermits practicing penance in the holy shrine. The cremations are also carried out in the holy river of Bagmati. Unless the Hindus, no one is allowed to visit the temple premise. Pashupatinath is the national deity of the country and it comes under the list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites list. On Maha Shivaratri, more than 1 million devotees visit the sacred temple of Pashupatinath. Prachanda Dev from Lichchavi dynasty built this temple in the 5th century. In the temple complex, you will find other temples, ashrams, and monuments as well. You will stay overnight at the hotel.

 

After this, you will be visiting Patan. You will be followed the visit with Lalitpur, the second largest town located in the valley on the shore of the River Bagmati. You will encounter beautiful ancient architectural masterpieces in the city. Next, you will be visiting the Durbar square. It is mostly the square of temple squad located in the central part of the capital city. In the city, you will find the refugee center of Tibetan community. Here, you will find out the cultural practice of the Tibetan people as well. You will find the carpet industry is the main resources of income for these Tibetan communities. You can also buy beautiful carpets from these local shops. Next, you will be visiting Swayambhunath stupa which is ornamented with beautiful prayer flags. You will see a beautiful overview of the capital city from the top of the stupa. This place is equally visited by both the Hindus and the Buddhists.

 

At night you will be staying in the capital city of Kathmandu.

 

Day 6: Optional visit to Mt. Everest (price excluding)

 

Meal: Breakfast

Altitude: 8848m

Distance: 45 minutes flight

Mode of transport: flight

 

While traveling to such exotic land, every tourist has this urge of getting the glimpse of beautiful snowcapped Mt. Everest. The gorgeous mountain peaks kindle the adventurous side of yours. This optional trip will engage you with the panoramic view of the highest mountain peaks of the world, Mt. Everest. In this optional tour, you will be flying across the high lofty mountains. Underneath you will get a breathtaking sight of gorges, river valleys, and mountains. This 45-minute flight will give you a lifetime memory. Seeing the sunrise behind the lap of the mountains will give you an eternal feeling. The peaks which you can notice on this flight are Nuptse, Pumori, Gyachungkang, Cho-oyu, Karyolung, Gaurishankar, Chugimago, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, Ganesh, and Gosaithan.

 

Day 7: Departure

 

Meal: Breakfast

Mode of transport: private car

 

Today after taking breakfast our drivers will drop you at the airport. You will carry the spiritual aura in your by traveling through this pious land of Muktinath.

 

Price Includes

 

  • Arrival and departure transfers by private car
  • Accommodation with breakfast and dinner on twin sharing basis
  • Airfare on both ways for Pokhara, Jomsom
  • City tour of Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Muktinath darshan on sharing jeep
  • ACAP permits
  • Hotel tax

 

Price Excludes

 

  • Entry fee to any historical monuments, optional tours, guide, meals, laundry, telephone sim, porter, tips, GST 5% and any other costs not mentioned above
  • For optional tour you have to pay differently

 

Food

 

Muktinath tour happens once in a lifetime we immensely believe in materializing your tour as the perfect one. Pilgrimage tour needs a sanctified mind. As you will be traveling to the holy land of Muktinath, we want to provide the best food to our guests. We send our own professional cook (Maharaj) along with the helper.  The proper veg food (without onion and garlic) is provided to the pilgrims to make felt the delicious foods even in the distant land of Nepal. While traveling to pious land, many pilgrims look for proper veg foods. Few pilgrims may have faced an issue in terms of cooking utensils and the hygiene maintenance of the food. Our culinary initiative is to provide proper foods to our clients without any hassle.

 

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