6 days Muktinath Yatra Package begins from Kathmandu. First day make darsan of Pashuatinath which is special Aarati tour. Yatra than begins driving to Pokhara next day. Reach at Mata Manakamana temple by cable car on the way driving Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara to Jomsom sector is flight with tiny aircraft. Jomsom airport is small airport at the starting town of Upper Mustang. Take local jeep, it is reserve for our group only to Muktianth temple and back to Jomsom for overnight at same day. Guide from Nepal Highland Treks manage properly your entire tour. Our Muktinath Tour package is specially targeting Indian pilgrimage although any foreigners can join this tour.
Muktinth Temple Story: Muktinath temple lies at Annapurna Himalayan range at the altitude of 3,800 miters. Muktinath is one of the eight most sacred shrines in Hindu religion. The temple is admired by many saints of Hindu tradition. The scripts describe the important of this temple area available in Vishnu Puran. It is also one of the 51 Shakti Peetha. It is ancient temple of God Bishnu for Hindu and Chumig Gyatsa. Buddhist believes that founder of Tibetan Buddhism Guru Rinpoche known as Padmasambhava had meditate here on his way to Tibet. Outer courtyard of Muktinath Temple has 108 bull faces taps running poured water. Devotees take sacred bath here in all 108 taps and deep at 2 pounds at front of temple. A Buddhist monk present worship in the temple.
Best time to Visit Muktinath: The best time for Muktinath Tour is from March to May although January and February months are still suitable. Spring season month of September to December also get suitable weather to visit Muktinath Temple. During the raining season of June July, more chance to get flight cancellation of Jomsom. Weather at December and January is cold can reach up to minus at night in this region. High chance to get snow falls between these months but days are clear and sunny.
There is optional tour package for Muktinath Yatra. Muktinath Yatra can be done by Helicopter. Please find link of more details of Muktinath Yatra by Helicopter. Another option is to have overland Muktianth tour or Muktinath Tour by Road. Nepal Highland Treks provide you any kind of services to have your comfortable Muktinath Tour package. The tour cost based on minimum 6 peoples in a group. If you are single traveler or less than 6 pax group, we can suggest you our suitable group to join. If you want to make it as private tour, tour itinerary can be customized as per your interest.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02:Drive to Pokhara. En-route visit Manakamana Temple by cable car. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara
Day 03:Fly to Jomsom and drive to Muktinath temple. Drive back to Jomsom after ritual visit of muktinath temple and around. Overnight
Day 04:Fly back to Pokhara from jomsom. Sightseeing and Overnight at Hotel
Day 05:Fly back to Kathmandu. Sightseeing and Overnight at hotel
Day 06:Departure home
You can include Himalayan flight tour in yout tour itinerary which is in Kathmandnu at morning time. White water rafting tour on the way from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Bungee jumping, Paragliding in Pokhara and many other short trips.
Muktinath tour cost in INR is for Indian passport holder. Tour cost in USD is for other than Indian passport holder (foreigners/ NRI) Different cost applies for Nepali national. Mentioned cost is based on group joining or having your own group minimum 5 peoples.
Booking procedure and document requirement
We need copy of any ID card by email. And advance amount to reconfirm the tour. You can arrive at Nepal either with voter ID or with your passport, if you travel from India by flight. Travelling by road only require any valid ID card. Indian national do not need any visa for Nepal. Other than Indian are require to travel with valid passport.
Payment method and cancellation policy
Advance amount for trip booking is INR 10,000 per person or USD 150. You can pay by your credit card, bank transfer or can also provide bank account number of India if you are Indian. Rest of the payment is at the day of your arrival. Rest of the payment can pay by cash, bank transfer or by credit card. Paying by credit card charges more 4 %. Cancellation of the tour after confirmed charges you INR 5,000 per person or USD 80.
Packing list for Muktinath Tour
You do not need many things to pack for this tour. Temperature in entire tour depend which month you are travelling. The best season for Muktinath tour is from March to May and September to December. All other months are hot month about 12 degree minimum and maximum 32 degree accepts December. Although Muktinath area is windy and bit cold. You need to pack some light warm cloth for day in Muktinath area and rest of other are light clothes for hot temperature.
Customize your tour plan
You can plan to travel Muktinath by road. We can cover driving tour in same days of the plan. Add Mountain flight tour in Kathmandu to see Mount Everest and other Himalayan ranges. It is one morning tour. Also can plan to Visit Lumbini, the Birth place of Buddha. Another option is to visit Janakpuri, place of Janaki and Ram. Many other plan can including in this tour as per your interest.
Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport of Kathmandu. Representative from Nepal Highland Treks pickup you and transfer to Hotel. Evening Aarati tour to Pashupatinath temple. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel
Day 2Drive to Pokhara. En-route visit Manakamana Temple by cable car. Overnight at hotel in PokharaAfter your breakfast in Kathmandu, start driving toward Pokhara. Reah at Mata Manakamana temple on the route by cable car. Take your lunch and continue drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is natural city of Nepal surrounded by Himalayas, Beautiful lakes and green hills. Dinner and overnight
Day 3Fly to Jomsom and drive to Muktinath temple. Drive back to Jomsom after ritual visit of muktinath temple and around. Overnight Early in the morning drive to Pohara airport for your flight to Jomsom airport. it is only 15 minutes flight at early in the morning. Take local jeep drive from Jomsom to Muktinath. It is 3 hours driving one way till the temple. Walking about 20 minutes from Jeep station to Temple. There is option to take local horse or local motorbike to and from Jeep station. Drive back again to Jomosm after special ritual at Muktinath temple. Lunch en-route, Dinner at Jomsom and Overnight.
Day 4Fly back to Pokhara from jomsom. Sightseeing and Overnight at Hotel Early in the morning, fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. check in hotel and take breakfast. Start sightseeing with our guide in Pokhara. Boating at Fewa Lake, Visit Talbarahi temple, Davi falls, Gupteswor Mahadev and Bindabasini temple. Come back to hotel, Dinner and Overnight.
Day 5Fly back to Kathmandu. Sightseeing and Overnight at hotel After your breakfast in Pokhara hotel, fly back to Kathmandu and check in Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing at Jalanarayam Temple, Gujeswori Temple, Pashupatinath Temple. come back to hotel. Dinner and Overnight
Day 6Departure homeTill departure time free for shopping and walking around. We drop you to International airport for your final departure.
The best season of Muktinath Tour is from March to May and Sept to December. You can also follow your own date for this tour. We may have another fixed departure dates other than mentioned in our web. Please contact us for more details and dates.
Flight to Jomsom starts early in the morning every day and is one of the remote area flights and weather condition is subject to fly. If weather turn bad or with any other technical issues which are not in our hand, flight might get cancel for the day. In that case we suggest and arrange travelling by Jeep drive till Muktinath and back to Pokhara by next day.
We made a tour to Muktinath, Pokhara, Manakamana and Kathmandu with Hemanta in 2010. He was super flexible and so taking care. Pashupatinath and Muktinath was our dream to visit and they provide us good plan. When we were recommending our other friends to them, they were also satisfied with the guide and the tour they manage. We again are remembering to plan our next trip to Nepal with Hemanta and team.
- Archana Kumar, New Zealand