Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour

  • Trip Cost:US$ 950 (P/P)
  • Duration:9 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Moderate

Meals: Breakfast

Transportation: Private vehicle/flight/Public transport

Accommodation: 2-3 Star Hotels

Why This Trip?

  • To visit the UNESCO world Cultural heritages in Kathmandu.
  • To visit Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhnath Stupa.
  • To visit Pokhara city.
  • To have scenic flight to Jomsom and return.
  • To visit the Muktinath temple.

Escape Nepal holiday offers Muktinath Temple Tour , a holiday to the one of the sacred place in the world as the Muktinath is a holy place of Hindus and the Buddhists as well and there is a popular Muktinath temple and the popular monasteries as well, so, many people visit the Holy site every year. Moreover, the Annapurna Himalayas is the most popular place to visit in Nepal mostly for the adventure trekkers however because of the construction of the road and the airport at Jomsom it is easy accessible for everyone, so we have made this package for those have no time for long trekking in Nepal and those not interested for the trekking, they only want to visit the Muktinath, Kagbeni and want to visit/Darshan of the God and wash all the sins from the body as it is bereaved that if you visit the Muktinath once in life time then you will go to the heaven.

A part from this , you will see the beautiful Himalayas in this tour including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail, Tukuche, Nilgiri and more and you will see the beautiful and the unique geographical landscape of the mustang and of course the culture of the locals including Thakalis.

Once the flight takes off from Pokhara you are flying between the ranges with the river below in the deepest gorge on earth. It is a spectacular sight way beyond your expectations. Just under the Dhaulagiri icefall the riverbed widens, and you get your first glimpse of the stone houses with juniper and firewood stacked on the flat roofs. In no time you are landing on the runway on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, leaving the Hindu sub-continent behind and entering the world of the Thakalis, Gurungs, Managis and the Tibetan Khampas.

Escape Nepal holidays have designed 09days packages to completed this tour and itinerary that includes your arrival and departure days plus tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara as well however we can change or tailor the itinerary for your holiday if the given itinerary is not suitable for you and we at Escape Nepal offers departure to the Muktinath Temple any date that is suitable for you even for single person to a big group.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01.Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters): transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel: And you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, your evening is relevantly free and after you have refreshed, you can get familiar with the area by going for a stroll down the street. At eventide our Tour Manager will meet you at your hotel to brief you on program during your stay in Nepal. Have supper, & its then rest & your first overnight in the city of cows & temples, probably the most in the world. (A)

Day 02.Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley: After a good night’s rest & a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we set out for a Sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley which begins in Kathmandu Durbar square, Swayambunath (Monkey temple) in the morning and sightseeing in Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhnath Stupa in the afternoon, Kathmandu is a wonderful mix of the ancient & the new & this includes western influences that sometimes makes visiting the capital an interesting place to spend time in as the old stubbornly jostles for its place with rising attractions from Europe & the west.  Some of the sites you visit are UNESCO declared world heritage sites & you will truly enjoy visiting these ancient monuments & learning of its mystic history you’re your professional guide, overnight at Hotel (A, B).

Note: you can take one hour scenic Everest Experience mountain flight in the morning before the tours starts, you are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement.

Day 03.Kathmandu- Manakamana- Pokhara: After an early morning breakfast at the hotel, it’s a wonderful scenic drive to Pokhara as we cruise through colorful rural village and landscapes, and we will stop at Manakamana temple visit, on the way to Pokhara, a great Hindu temple, and continue drive to Pokhara and overnight at your Hotel, (A, B).

Day 04- Pokhara- Jomsom- Muktinath: We will take early morning, flight to Jomsom from Pokhara airport that takes about 20 minutes and after reaching at Jomsom, we need to check in to the Conservation area the we will find Jeep to drive Muktinath, we are able to view many mountains from the Muktinath, the sunset over them are fantastic, we will visit the temple, worship Muktinath Darsan and overnight at Lodge. (A, B).

Day 05: Muktinath- Kagbeni- Jomsom: We may to go visit the holy temple in the morning as well, then will have breakfast at hotel and drive from to Kagbeni , visit the Kagbeni village, a historic village with old ages monastery and the settlements then drive to Jomsom and overnight lodge in Jomsom. (A, B)

Day 06: Jomsom- Pokhara: We take early flight to Pokhara from Jomsom and after check in to the Hotel; we will take for the sightseeing tour in Pokhara- Seti Gandaki gorge, the old Bindhyabasini Temple , Devis, Falls, Cave and we can also boat at Phewa lake,  Overnight at Hotel ( A, B)

Day 07: Leisure day in Pokhara: It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Pokhara and Jomsom and we could not fly on scheduled date and time which happen some times, or if the fights are on time then some tours and exiting activities like Paragliding and Ultra flight, you can shop and visit Pokhara little more as the Pokhara is beautiful city and you will truly enjoy it.

Day 08: Pokhara- Kathmandu: We hope our tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces and green rural landscapes; after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu and its overnight at your hotel, then we would offer you to have dinner with us for your last night stay in Nepal and talk about your recent trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, trip concludes on this day. ( A, B )

Options:  you have options of taking 30 minutes flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu instead of 6 hours drive then contact us for the flight fare and booking!

Day 09: Transfer to the airport for your departure: You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. Escape Nepal has taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. A safe BON VOYAGE home…take care!!! ( B)

A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All the airport transfers.
  • Three nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the above itinerary.
  • Three nights’ Accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast as per the above itinerary.
  • One night accommodation in Muktinath and one night in Jomsom including breakfast as per the above itinerary-
  • Transportation for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley and Pokhara and by private car.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathamndu by private vehicle.
  • Transportation by jeep from Jomsom- Muktinath- Kagbeni- Jomsom.
  • Flight fare from Pokhara-Jomsom –Pokhara. .
  • All the applicable entrance fees and the Annapurna Conservation fees and TIMS.
  • Tour guide throughout the Trip.
  • All the Tax, VAT and service charge.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos, Nepal Visa info Page.
  • Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
  • Food (Lunch & Dinner) during the tour.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide & driver. (Tipping is Expected But it is not mandatory).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Departure Note:

We have set date for the departure for this holidays so, please look at our list of the dates for the trip and select one from them or if you cannot find the date that is suitable for you then please contact us for your own departure date as we offer private departure for your holiday on any date that is suitable for you which is suitable for group of friends, couples, families and solo travelers.

Trip Note

Trip Itinerary- The itinerary given for the tour standard itinerary that we offer you however if you have any special interests on your holiday or if the given itinerary is not suitable for you and if you would like to add or remove any places from the itinerary then we are flexible with itinerary and we offer you tailor made itineraries according to your time and desire.

Trip price - The price given is per person on twin share basis for the Small group travel for fixed departure and we offer Group discounts for the booking of two or more than two person and group of 10 or more people will have maximum discounts with one person (tour leader) travel free in Nepal (land only) and if you even have maximum number of people even more than 10 people then contact us for the further discussion about the discounts and those want to travel in group and want to have private room ( where possible) on our holiday then that cost you extra single suppliment cost, we have given the single suppliment cost on our pacakge however if you could not find it then please write us for the further information:

Trip extension -  If you have time and are interested to stay few days in Pokahra and do , Paragliding in Nepal, take a tour of Pokhara city , Ultra light Flight or take Chitwan Jungle Safari, Seti River Rafting, a Lumbini Tour, then you can start now…we are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement for any of these extra tours.

 

 Essential Info

The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays  and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.

 

The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.

Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.

We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:

  • Leave only footprints and take only photographs.
  • Use designated routes, campsites and resting places to reduce trampling and other negative environmental impacts.
  • Respect local culture and traditions, use home stays, locally owned hotels/ lodges or campsites as much as possible to support the local livelihood.
  • Avoid/ minimize using firewood. Use common space for heating. Opt for alternatives to minimize deforestation.
  • Maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Use the litter box locally available. Carry back your own garbage while traveling through ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Encourage to place mobile toilets at a considerable distance from sources of water, river banks and springs while camping along the river sides.
  • Use the services of local guides and porters as much as possible to explore more about local environment and culture.
  • Money spent here will contribute directly to the local livelihood, women’s empowerment and environmental conservation.
  • Before you begin your journey we request you to abide by the above guidelines in order to safeguard the nature and culture of the area and be a responsible tourist.

This type of holidays involves longer trekking (up to 12 Days) on maintained trails in to higher elevations mountain and high elevation overland tour to tibet  and we advise you to have some previous walking/hiking experiences on high altitude and habit to walk about 5-6 hours a day and physically fit, those holidays includes some trek on Everest, Annapurna, Langtang region and some wilderness trekking holiday plus some village trekking holiday, some Rafting Holidays and some over land tours to Tibet like- Mt. Kailash tour, Tibet overland tour , Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour and Nepal Tibet Tour.

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