Starting PriceUS$ 950
Duration of Trips7 Days
Location: Annapurna Region
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Muktinath, a major pilgrimage center located in the Mustang district of Nepal, is known for its natural beauty and religious significance. At an altitude of 3710 meters above sea level, the nearby towns of Kagbeni and Jomsom offer excellent accommodation despite their remote location and challenging topography. The shrine is known as Muktikshetra by Hindus, meaning "place of salvation," and Chumig Gyatsa by Buddhists, meaning "place of 108 waterspouts." Close to Muktinath is the Jwala Mai temple, which contains three eternal flames inside a Gompa. The temple is unique as it is jointly presided over by Hindu and Buddhist priests, and is considered a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
The spiritual experience of performing the rituals of Shradha at the confluence of Kag khola and river Kaligandagi at Kagbeni and then worshiping at the shrine of Lord Muktinath is considered to be both enlightening and fulfilling. Visitors will be amazed to see the idol of Lord Vishnu, flanked by the idols of his consorts, Goddess Laxmi and Goddess Earth, on the right and left respectively.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal/ transfer to hotel
Day 02Kathmandu city tour
Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist Bus / Overnight at Hotel
Day 04Pokhara –Muktinath by fly or Drive by Jeep
Early morning flight to Jomsom then by jeep drive to Muktinath 1.30hrs drive puja and 108 water spot holy bath. Return back to Jomsom round 1.30 hrs by jeep / Overnight at Jomsom
Day 05Jomsom- Pokhara by fly or drive back
Early in the Morning fly to Pokhara. Arrival and transfer to Hotel Rest then Pokhara city sightseeing place to visit Bindabasini Temple, Seti River gorge, Gorkha Museum, Devi’s waterfall, Mahadev Cave and visit the Barahi Temple by boat ride in Fewa Lake, back to hotel, Evening leisure and overnight.
Day 06Free day in Pokhara or fly/drive back to Kathmandu
Day 07Morning breakfast at Hotel and departure yours onward destination.
- Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
- Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and half day in Pokhara
- Transportation- flight to/from Pokhara-Jomsom and Jomsom-Pokhara
- Necessary trekking restricted area permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
- Trained guide, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
- Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Muktinath on BB Basis
- Comprehensive first aid box for the tour
- Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Foods self lunch & dinner during the tour
- Personal expenses-laundry, telephone, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral/hot water), tips for guide, kitchen team & porter etc.
- Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
- Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
What is Muktinath?
- Muktinath is a sacred pilgrimage site located in the Mustang district of Nepal. It holds great religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists and is believed to be a place of liberation or salvation.
How do I reach Muktinath?
- Muktinath can be reached by both road and air. The most common route is to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then take a domestic flight to Jomsom. From Jomsom, it's a scenic drive or trek to Muktinath.
Can I reach Muktinath by road?
- Yes, you can reach Muktinath by road as well. You can drive from Pokhara to Jomsom, which takes approximately 8-10 hours. From Jomsom, you can either trek or hire a jeep to reach Muktinath.
How long does it take to complete the Muktinath tour?
- The duration of the Muktinath tour can vary depending on your chosen mode of transportation and the activities you plan to do. Typically, a complete Muktinath tour takes around 5-7 days.
What are the highlights of the Muktinath tour?
- The main highlights of the Muktinath tour include visiting the Muktinath temple, taking a holy bath in the 108 water spouts, exploring the scenic beauty of the Mustang region, and witnessing the breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
Is a permit required to visit Muktinath?
- Yes, a special permit called the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is required to visit Muktinath. This permit can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or from the ACAP entry checkpoint in Besisahar.
What is the best time to visit Muktinath?
- The best time to visit Muktinath is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear and stable. These seasons offer favorable conditions for trekking and sightseeing.
What should I pack for the Muktinath tour?
- It is recommended to pack warm clothing, comfortable trekking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a first aid kit, and some essential medications. It's also advisable to carry some cash as ATMs may not be readily available in remote areas.
Are there accommodation and food options available in Muktinath?
- Yes, there are several guesthouses and lodges available in Muktinath for accommodation. You can find basic amenities and local food options. However, it's advisable to carry some snacks and water during the trekking or road journey.
Is it safe to travel to Muktinath?
- Yes, Muktinath is considered a safe travel destination. However, it's always recommended to travel with a reputable tour operator, follow safety guidelines, and be cautious while trekking in mountainous regions.
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