7 days pilgrimage tour of Pashupatinath, Muktinath, Mankamana and Janakpur also is including touring in Kathmandu at major heritage sites and natural city Pokhara. Nepal Highland Treks has well designed the tour plan with five domestic flights to make entire plan as comfortable as we can. Comfortable ground transportation, deluxe hotel with foods and drinks are part of tour package. Entire tour is well handle by professional company guide.
Tour first land at Kathmandu and our first visit to most sacred Hindu temple Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Millions of followers do visit Pahupatinath temple every year. You also will visit Gujeswori temple nearby Pashupatinath one of the Saktipitha. Pashupatinath temple is construction as Hindu architectures. Bunk roof with golden spire, four main doors all covered with silver sheets. The two stories roof is made from copper and covered with Gold. Richly decorated temple with wooden sculptures is believed to make wishes come true. One of the most astonishing decorations of the temple is huge golden statue of Nandi at front of mail temple door. Only Hindu followers can enter inside of temple and foreigners other than Hindu can observe temples and surrounding from outside. Holy River Bagmati latter join in Ganga River and its surrounding are having numerous religious buildings, most of them are devotees to Lord Shiva. Bank of Bagmati many platforms are for funeral prayers and other side are for cremations of death bodies. Peoples who get chance to cremate at Pashupatunath at bank of Bagmati will get human life in their next life – strongly believe.
Second day of tour begin to drive Pokhara, the natural city to observe beautiful Himalayas and stay relax in Lake City. Mata Manakamana temple the Goddess of wish fulfillers is to visit by cable car on the way. Your small hand bag should put a pair warm clothes to wear in windy and cold weather in Muktinath region. Early in the morning flight with tiny aircraft. 15 minutes flight is full of Mountain views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. You suddenly feel cold weather after 15 minutes landing at Jomsom airport (2,743m). 23 kilometer journey with jeep takes one and half hour to reach Muktinath temple (3,800m). The scared Muktinath temple is important for both Hindu and Buddhist. It one of the well example for world that two religion are in single place with respect. For Hindu, temple is popular as Vishnu temple located at the first highest altitude in the world. Outer courtyard of the temple has 108 bull faces tap pour water. Devotees takes sacred bath even in freezing cold in 108 taps water around the temple complex. Daily worship inside temple is conducted by a Buddhist monk. After worship visit of Muktinath, holy taps and monastery nearby, drive back to Jomsom for overnight.
Fourth day of tour fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. Pokhara the city of beautiful Himalayas and lakes, stay and sightseeing major attraction with your guide. Fifth day of tour fly back to Kathmandu and visit major temples inside Kathmandu valley. We prepare to fly at morning time to Janakpur next day. It is 25 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Janakpur airport and another 20 minutes driving distance to Ram Janaki temple compound. Visit Ram Janaki temple, drive to Dhanushdham and fly back to Kathmandu in same day. Nepal Highland Treks has design comfortable itinerary and plan including 5 domestic flights. If you are looking to reduce the tour cost, can choose all driving tour. The standard itinerary for 7 days tour plan can be customized as per your interest.
Day 01:Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath temple and transfer to Hotel for rest.
Day 02:Drive to Manakamana temple and further drive to Pokhara for overnight. Hotel
Day 03:Fly to Jomsom at early in the morning. Drive to Muktinath temple and back to Jomsom. Overnight at local hotel
Day 04:Fly back to Pokhara and day sightseeing in major places. Dadiv falls, Gupteswor cave, Fewa lake boating. Overnight at Hotel
Day 05:Fly back to Kathmandu and visit Kathmandu major attraction. Pashupatinath, Gujeswori Mata, Jalanarayan and Swoyambhunath stupa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 06:Day of Janakpurdham and Dhanushdham. Back to Kathmandu for overnight
Day 07:End of the day in Kathmandu. Drop to international airport for your final departure
Major visiting places in this tour
Pashupatinath, Muktinath and Janakpur are the major visiting places in this itinerary. Beside that some other important Natural, Heritage and pilgrimage sites are Gujeswori Mata temple, Swoyambhunath stupa, Jalanarayan, Barahi temple in Kathmandu. Boating tour at Fewa Lake, David fall, Gupteswor Mahadev cave in Pokhara. 108 divya water taps, Jwala Mai temple in Muktinath. Ram Janaki temple, Dhanusdham in Janakpurdham.
Extra activities can add in this itinerary
You are travelling in hot and cold weather. Maximum temperature in Kathmandu is 28 degree in hot season, lower goes till 14 degree. Pokhara is about 2 degree more hoter than Kathmandu. Minimum temperature in Jomsom Muktinath area is 5-6 degree and maximum 13 degree. Packing one pair of warm clothe and few pairs light clothes in enough for this trip. There is no any special packing list for this tour.
Day 1Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath temple and transfer to Hotel for rest. Representative from Nepal Highland Treks pickup you from airport. Visit Pashupatinath temple one the way from airport to Hotel. Aarati time starts from 06:30 or 6 pm evening in temple. If you require to visit Pashupatinath during Aarati time we can come back to temple once you’re checking in Hotel. Your hotel will be in Thamel area, it is 7 kilometer from airport to your hotel which take 20 -30 minutes. Dinner at Hotel and overnight.
Day 2Drive to Manakamana temple and further drive to Pokhara for overnight. Hotel After breakfast in hotel, start driving to Mata Manakamana temple. Ride with cable car to reach Manakamana temple at the top of the hill. Beautiful mountain range can explore from temple. Cable car ride back to down after visiting the temple. Another half way (100km – 3 hours) driving to Pokhara. Check in hotel, Dinner and overnight.
Day 3Fly to Jomsom at early in the morning. Drive to Muktinath temple and back to Jomsom. Overnight at local hotelFlight to Jomsom starts at very early in the morning. Tiny aircraft fly with scenic Himalayan scenery over famous trekking route of Annapurna. Pokhara Jomsom flight time is only 15 minutes and we take a local jeep to Muktinath temple from Jomsom. After 2 hours of drive, reach at Muktinath temple. Take enough time to have Muktinath temple darsan, take a bath in 108 holy taps, visit main temple, monastery nearby and drive back to Jomsom again for overnight.
Day 4Fly back to Pokhara and day sightseeing in major places. Dadiv falls, Gupteswor cave, Fewa lake boating. Overnight at Hotel It is again 15 minutes fly back Pokhara from Jomsom at early in the morning. Day sightseeing in Pokhara. David fall, Gupteswor Mahadev cave, Boating at Fewa Lake and walking tour around Pokhara Lake side. You also have option to choose extra activities here. Paragliding, Bungee, Mountain flight, fly to Annapurna base camp (4,200 meters), Altra flight. Dinner and overnight at Hotel
Day 5Fly back to Kathmandu and visit Kathmandu major attraction. Pashupatinath, Gujeswori Mata, Jalanarayan and Swoyambhunath stupa. Overnight at Hotel After your breakfast in Hotel, drive to domestic airport for flight back to Kathmandu. It is 22 minutes flight again scenic with mountain views in clear weather. Visit again Pashupatinath, Gujeswori Mata temple one of the Shakti Pitha, Jalanarayan temple and Swoyambhunath stupa, one of the Buddhist temple in Kathmandu. Back to Hotel, Dinner and overnight
Day 6Day of Janakpurdham and Dhanushdham. Back to Kathmandu for overnight after breakfast in hotel, drive to domestic airport to fly Janakpur. Temperature rise totally to hot after 25 minutes flight. Janakpur is low land region of Nepal nearby India. It is 20 minutes’ drive from Airport to main temple of Janakpurdham, Ram Janaki temple. Another 45 minutes’ drive to Dhanushdham. It is a religious place of Hindu worship in Nepal. It is believed that a part of Shiva Dhanusha (Bow of God Shiva) that was broken by Ram during Sita’s swayamvara, is housed. Now there is temple around the remaining of bow and visited by Hindu devotees from all over the world. That's why it is named Dhanushadham. From Dhanushdham we travel back to Janakpur airport and fly back to Kathmandu
Day 7End of the day in Kathmandu. Drop to international airport for your final departure Free time will departure. It is important to reach airport three hours before from your flight time. Representative from Nepal Highland treks drop you to international airport for your final departure
We went to Janakpur Tour from Kathmandu by flight, which was arranged by Mr. Hemanta, Nepal Highland Treks at a very short notice. Really it's very memorable trip with excellent arrangements for stay, local tours etc. Completely satisfied with the Janakpur trip, we opted to visit Muktinath Tour through the same agency. Mr Hemanta arranged Toyoto Prado Land Cruiser for our tour. Our Prado Vehicle Pilot Mr. Shyam Bhaiyya with excellent Driving Skills and our guide Mr.Babu Bhaiyya with very Good Hospitality and arrangements everywhere made our trip most memorable trip in ourlife. Once again Thank you very much for team of Nepal Highland Treks Pvt.Ltd. for making our tours most memorable moments in our life. I am pretty sure that in future too, I will go through Nepal Highland Treks Pvt Ltd, Kathmandu for any tours/trekking in Nepal.
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