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Muktinath Tour

 

Muktinath

A Place of Peace & Power

6 Nights / 7 Days

 

 

At a Glance: -

Day

Itinerary

Hotel

Meals

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath and Budhanilkantha

Hotel in Kathmandu

 

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Hotel in Kathmandu

B

Day 3

Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing around

Hotel in Pokhara

B

Day 4

Fly to Jomsom. Drive to Muktinath and back to Jomsom

Lodge in Jomsom

B L D

Day 5

Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing Pokhara

Hotel in Pokhara

B

Day 6

Fly to Kathmandu. Sightseeing of Patan Durbar Square

Hotel in Kathmandu

B

Day 7

Departure

 

B

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01:                    Arrival in Kathmandu. 

Meals: - None

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you are welcomed & assisted by our representative. Then you will be transferred to hotel as booked. Time permitting visit Pashupatinath Temple en route.

Pashupatinath Temple dating back to 400 A.D. is one of the oldest Hindu Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is for the Hindus what Mecca is for the Muslims. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in Pagoda Style with gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. You’ll also be able to see cremation grounds that lie on the bank of Bagmati behind the temple.

Then visit Budhanilkantha eight kilometers north of Kathmandu is a remarkable, colossal statue of lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of snakes. The fifth-century statue lies in the middle of a small pond Budhanikantha is a place of pilgrimage for all Hindus and is the scene of great activity at such festivals as Haribodhini Ekadasi and Kartik Poornima. An interesting feature of this shrine is that the reigning King of Nepal may not visit the spot according to an old tradition.

 

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 02: -        In Kathmandu. Sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square.

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing tour of two important medieval cities and a Buddhist stupa.

Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kasthamandap, the source of the name Kathmandu means ‘made from the timber of a single tree’. Also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments.  Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples and the ancient palace of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilization.

Continue to Swayambhunath Stupa also known as the Monkey Temple is a UNESCO WORLD Heritage Site. It rests on a hillock 3 km towards the western edge of Kathmandu and is one of the most important and the most sacred Buddhist shrines of Nepal. Legend has it that when Kathmandu Valley was a lake 2000 years ago, a single lotus flower grew at the center of the lake. When Saint Manjushree, the Bodhisatva drained the lake with a single slash of his sword, the lotus settled on top of a hill and magically turned into a stupa. Thus, Swayambhunath is also known as a Self-Created stupa.

Later visit Patan Durbar Square: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Patan is believed to have been built in the 3rd century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty later expanded and enriched by the Lichhavi.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 03: -        Fly to Pokhara (approx. 25 min). Sightseeing.

After breakfast fly to Pokhara. Once you arrive Pokhara, check in to the hotel and start your sightseeing with a visit to Davis falls and Gupteswor cave. Devis fall which is a lovely waterfall that marks the point where a stream from Phewa Lake vanishes underground through a natural tunnel. The site is named after a Swiss tourist who was unexpectedly swept away while swimming at the Phewa Lake in 1961. The body of the tourist was never recovered.

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, across the Devis Fall, is one of the longest caves in Nepal. The cave contains a huge stalagmite worshiped as a Shiva lingam that looks like snake's head and a tortoise body. 

Then drive to Kalimati and visit / take a short hike to World Peace pagoda. It is the shrine build as the symbol of peace. The top marked by world peace pagoda offers the tremendous view of the lake and Pokhara city with the backdrop of Annapurna and Manaslu range.

 

Evening is free to stroll around and enjoy boating in Phewa Lake. Pokhara offers a variety of places to be explored such as the enchanting Phewa Taal or Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal. The lake is stream fed but a dam regulates the water reserve, therefore, it is classified as semi-natural freshwater lake. The lake offers boating services to enjoy the beauty and serenity Pokhara has to offer. Wooden boats can be rented along the shoreline. The north shore of the lake has developed into a lakeside tourist hub with a number of souvenir stores, bookshops, hotels, restaurants and bars catering to tourists.

Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

 

Day 04: -        Fly to Jomsom (20 min). Then Drive to Muktinath (1 ½ – 2 hours).

After breakfast you are transferred to Pokhara airport for flight to Jomsom. Once in Jomsom, drive to Muktinath on Jeep. Visit Muktinath temple and spend some time exploring around then drive back to Jomsom.

Muktinath, situated at an altitude of 3,710 meters (12,172 feet) in the Mustang district, Muktinath is a highly venerated sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus call the site Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the "place of salvation" and it is one of the most ancient temples of the God Vishnu and the Vaishnava tradition in Nepal. The shrine is considered to be one of the eight sacred places known as Svayam Vyakta Ksetras (the other seven being Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Totadri, Pushkar and Badrinath), as well as one of the 108 Divya Desam, or holy places of worship of Lord Vishnu. 

Overnight at Local Lodge, Jomsom.

 

Day 05: -        Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing around Pokhara.

After breakfast today, Fly back to Pokhara. In Pokhara, visit The International Mountain Museum is dedicated to the mountains of Nepal and the mountaineers who have climbed them. The museum displays the history, culture, geology, flora and fauna of the Himalayas.

Then visit Gurkha Museum. GURKHA SOLDIERS joined the British Army since 1815 and later into the Indian Army after its independence in 1947. The MUSEUM concentrates on their history to current British Army and the Indian Army. The displays include hundreds of PHOTOGRAPHS of the many CAMPAIGNS they took part in and their REGIMENTAL LIFE. The 3-FLOOR GALLERIES are brought alive by SOUND and COLOURED LIGHT. Displays also include uniforms they wore, items they used and medals they won. Details of the Gurkha VICTORIA CROSS winners, the highest bravery medal with their citations can also be viewed.

Seti River Gorge

‘Seti’ means White in Nepali and that’s how the famous Seti River got its name with its flowing silver white water. It silently flows in the centre part of the valley carving out a wonderful Gorge. The Seti Gorge comprises the deep rifts of the Conglomerate Mountains carved upto 40 to 50 meters deep which could mostly be witnessed from KI Singh Bridge at Bagar, Mahendra Bridge at Mahendrapool market and Chinese bridge at Lakhanchowk.

Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

 

Day 06: -        Fly to Kathmandu. Sightseeing of Boudhanath.

After breakfast stroll around Janakpur town and then catch your flight back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, visit Boudhanath and explore Thamel..

Boudhanath Stupa: One of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal; Boudhanath is one of the holiest structures imposing a height of 36 meters with three massive level Mandala style platforms. It is surrounded by colourful buildings housing families creating a friendly enclosure. The Stupa is visited every year by tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.

Also visit Thamel. Thamel is a popular tourist district within the capital city of Kathmandu. It's comprised of 5-7 main streets and many smaller ones that criss cross the area.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 07: -        Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to International airport for onward flight.

***End of the Tour***

 

BELOW RATES ARE IN INR & USD, PER PERSON SHARING TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM BASIS.

Price: -           INR 71,925.00 per person (For Indian nationality)

Single room Supplement: -      INR 9,850 per person

                   US$ 1,520.00 per person (For Rest of the World)

Single room Supplement: - US$ 155 per person

(* Minimum 2 Pax travelling together)

INCLUDED IN THE COSTS:

  • Meet and assist at the airport by our office representative
  • Arrival and Departure transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu (local 3 star) sharing twin / double room on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 2 Night accommodation in Pokhara (local 3 star) sharing twin / double room on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 1 Night accommodation at Local Lodge in Jomsom sharing twin / double room on full board basis.
  • All sightseeing transfers in Kathmandu, Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu / Pokhara/ Jomsom/Pokhara / Kathmandu
  • Surface transfers to/from Jomsom to Muktinath on a Private Jeep. (min. 4 pax in 1 Jeept)
  • Services of an English-speaking local Nepali guide throughout the trip.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit and TIMS.
  • Monument fees during sightseeing.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE COSTS:

  • International airfares
  • Nepal visa fees & Immigration assistance (visa fee subject to change, if revised)
  • Any beverages, including mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc during meals.
  • Meals not mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • Dinner transfers
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls etc.
  • The prices do not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.
  • Helicopter Rescue, Evacuation & Insurance
  • Tips for the staffs
  • Any other items not mentioned in the cost inclusion.