Kathmandu Pokhara Muktinath Tour


    Nepal is the country of natural beauty in the World and the major tourist hub not only its international air gateway but also its cultural richness with various, natural scenery, high mountains, historical monuments, shrines and temples, old palaces and palace squares, ageless traditions and legends make it a veritable living museum. Moreover, worlds climate and ecosystem is available in Nepal not only that ethnic, geographical and bio-diversities of the country allure the international visitors.  Kathmandu is a fascinating old city today where narrow cobbled lanes, old carved windows, pagodas and stone shrines are backdrops to the drama of life that continues unhindered. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, well known to the world as the city of Living Goddess (Kumari), who is worshipped and taken in a chariot procession annually. Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world visit various religious places located in Kathmandu and the surrounding district such as Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath,Budhanilkantha, etc.

    Pokhara valley is one of the most picturesque spot and a major tourist hub of Nepal, more than making up for the loss of its trading importance. The city offers a combination of nature and culture and is mostly known as the gateway to the trekking route " Annapurna Trails", the major tourist attractions of Pokhara are its scenic views in and around town including: Devis fall, Gupteshwar cave, Int'l Mountain Museum, Bindhyabashani temple, White river (Seti Gorge), Regional Museum, per market and Lakeside market. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, five peaks of Annapurnas and many others. Muktinath is regarded as important pilgrimage place for both Hindu and Buddhist. Once you visit this temple it is believed that all miseries/sorrows are relieved. Another belief is one should visit this temple after completing pilgrimage of four special religious sites,Chardham Yatra of India; Muktinath must be visited once.


    Short Itinerary


    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

    Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

    Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara

    Day 04: Sarangkot Sunrise & Explore Pokhara

    Day 05: Pokhara to Jomsom - Kagbeni

    Day 06: Kagbeni to Muktinath Temple and exploration

    Day 07: Muktinath to Jomsom

    Day 08: Jomson to Pokhara & fly back to Kathmandu

    Day 09: Final Departure


    Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
    Our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, after introductory meeting transport you to hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide will explain about the program in briefly along the way to hotel. Rest of the day varies upon your arrival time; we can organize some activities if you arrived by midday or early afternoon but late afternoon and evening arrivals have a free day for individual activities. Overnight at Kathmandu

    Day 2: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
    In the early morning after breakfast, well ride toward sightseeing tours to different historical, spiritual and cultural attractions; including the historic place Patan Durbar Square  full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines between the 12th and 18the centuries. After Durbar Square, we visit Boudhhatnath, the largest Tibetan Buddhist stupa of the valley located about 6km. away to the east of Kathmandu City, known as Khasti Chitya. From there our journey heads toward Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, dedicating to Lord Shiva located on the banks of the holy Baghmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the Ghats.

    Then our trip moves toward Swoyambhunath, one of the most glorious Buddhist Charitys probably the oldest temple of Nepal, famous for its nickname as Monkey Temple which has been registered in UNICECO heritage site. Similarly move toward Budanilkantha Temple is a place of pilgrimage for all Hindus at the base of the Shivapuri Hill; literally means old blue-throat where a Deity of Lord Vishnu is Located, just 8 km away from the main city. Lord Vishnu, who sleeps on the cosmic ocean during Caturmasya period, wakes up on festival the Haribondhini Ekadashi day in late October or early November so oh this day thousands of people come for celebration. In the evening, return back to the hotel for your overnight stay.

    Day 3: Drive/fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
    In the early morning, we leave Kathmandu and head toward Pokhara passing through the natural beauty or scenery by private vehicles or by domestic flight. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty and a perfect place to see the panoramic view of Himalayan region including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Overnight at Pokhara

    Day 4: Sarangkot Sunrise & sightseeing tour in Pokhara 
    In the early morning drive you to Sarangkot for sunrise view over the Himalayas and back to hotel for breakfast then sightseeing trip along the bank of Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the Kingdom, is the centre of all attraction where you can admire the stunning view of the Fish Tail's Peak reflected in the silver surface of the water. You can also view the wonderful Annapurna panorama forms a superb backdrop to Pokhara from the lake and that will be the scenic highlight of your trip in Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across to the water or visit the island temple in its middle. Bindha Basini temple is a local Hindu temple on the northeast of Phewa Lake in the vicinity of the Old Bazaar which is standing proudly atop a hill; this striking temple looks calmly over the bustling city of Pokhara. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati where large numbers of believers come to offer sacrifices at the Hindu festival, Dashin. Gupteswar Mahadev Cave is famous for its religious importance (god Shiva) which is located in the southern end of the city, Chorepatan. You will have an opportunity to take a glimpse to the limestone cave of Mahendra Gufa, used to be well-known for its stalactites. Similarly Barahi Temple, double-storied pagoda style temple is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protesters deity representing the female force Shakti. Seti River, energetic river runs right through the city, it remains completely underground. Another attraction is the Old Bazaar, traditional bazaar of Pokhara is colorful and market is full of monuments that give a sneak peek into the newer architecture and culture. The Pokhara Museum is another spot which reflects the ethnic mosaic of western Nepal not only that lifestyles and history of ethnic groups such as Gurung, Thakali and Tharus are attractively displayed through models, photographs and artifacts. All the sites are religious significance places and view of the Himalayan range, Mt. Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and more. Stay overnight at Pokhara

    Day 5: Fly Pokhara to Jomsom  Kagbeni
    After an early breakfast, we transfer to Pokhara airport for our scenic flight to Jomsom, also known as the cold desert is situated in 2100m altitude which normally takes 30 min flight as we view some of the highest peaks in the world. From where we climb up toward Kagbeni then transfer to your hotel. The entire views from Jomsom are filled with a golden and enchanting as the Nilgiri (7,061 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) ranges reflect the golden rays of the rising and setting sun. Stay overnight at Hotel.

    Day 6: Kagbeni to Muktinath Temple and exploration
    After early breakfast, we will proceed for Muktinath shrine that holds great religious significance to both Hindus and Buddhists through scenic landscape. After settle in &we will begin our ritual activities and Pooja with a holy bath. Hindu believes that lord Vishnu got salvation here from curse of Brinda, wife of Jalandhar. It is believed that a visit to Muktinath will help them to achieve goal and to get relief from sorrows and sin by making the gods happy. After that we visit Kunda, where holy dip is believed it can wash away negative karma, the results of one's past negative actions. Similarly Mukti Dhara has religious significance which there is 108 waterspouts. Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts Muktidhara believing that it brings them salvation.Shaligram is a nother attraction for the pilgrimage is the River kali Gandaki from where one can collect fossils, considered as sacred and is kept in pooja room for prayer which is supposed to be symbol of Lord Vishnu. Overnight stay at a hotel

    Day 7: Muktinath to Jomsom
    After Breakfast, we will trek down to the beautiful but windy Jomsom by passing through the concrete jungle behind with the hope that you will experience nature in its most primitive form. Jomsom area is not only the gateway to Upper Mustang Kingdom within the Hindu Kingdom of Nepal but also the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. Overnight stay at Hotel.

    Day 8: Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom and fly back to Kathmandu
    Early morning, we transfer to Jomsom airport and fly back to Pokhara, and then we will have connecting flight from pokhara to Kathmandu. If there would be more than 2 hours waiting we will off to take lunch to the tourist hub lake site in Pokhara and tansfer back to the airport for Kathmandu flight. On arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for individual activities. Overnight stay at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 9: Final Departure
    According to your flight schedule, it is varies on your departure time rest of day is at leisure for independent activities of your interest until we pick you up at the hotel or we could plan some activities upon your choice if it is late hour flight and then transfer to airport for your onward destination.

    Services Included :

    1. Arrival / departure transfers by private car/van/bus.
    2. Hotel accommodation 3 star or equivalents on twin sharing basis with
    bed/breakfast.
    3. Standard transportation for all sightseeing as per the itinerary.
    4. All sightseeing with excellent English speaking guide.
    5. All entrance fees for monasteries, temple and monuments.
    7. Reconfirmation of your flight ticket, if necessary.
    8. All service charges for company.


    Services Excluded :

    1. Personal expenses, telephone calls, laundry, bar bill etc.

    2. Translator/own language speaking guide less than our minimum group size

    3. Extra program not mentioned on above itinerary

    4. Emergency evacuation & Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, and emergencies

    5. Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the program other than breakfast

    6. Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport  Kathmandu

    7. Travel insurance and domestic airfare if not listed in tour schedule

    8. International airfare to and from Nepal

    9. Tips for guide and driver

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    Kathmandu Pokhara Muktinath Tour


    Nepal is the country of natural beauty in the World and the major tourist hub not only its international air gateway but also its cultural richness with various, natural scenery, high mountains, historical monuments, shrines and temples, old palaces and palace squares, ageless traditions and legends make it a veritable living museum. Moreover, worlds climate and ecosystem is available in Nepal not only that ethnic, geographical and bio-diversities of the country allure the international visitors.  Kathmandu is a fascinating old city today where narrow cobbled lanes, old carved windows, pagodas and stone shrines are backdrops to the drama of life that continues unhindered. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, well known to the world as the city of Living Goddess (Kumari), who is worshipped and taken in a chariot procession annually. Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world visit various religious places located in Kathmandu and the surrounding district such as Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath,Budhanilkantha, etc.

    Pokhara valley is one of the most picturesque spot and a major tourist hub of Nepal, more than making up for the loss of its trading importance. The city offers a combination of nature and culture and is mostly known as the gateway to the trekking route " Annapurna Trails", the major tourist attractions of Pokhara are its scenic views in and around town including: Devis fall, Gupteshwar cave, Int'l Mountain Museum, Bindhyabashani temple, White river (Seti Gorge), Regional Museum, per market and Lakeside market. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, five peaks of Annapurnas and many others. Muktinath is regarded as important pilgrimage place for both Hindu and Buddhist. Once you visit this temple it is believed that all miseries/sorrows are relieved. Another belief is one should visit this temple after completing pilgrimage of four special religious sites,Chardham Yatra of India; Muktinath must be visited once.


    Trip Facts


    Group size
    None
    Trip duration
    9  days
    Grade
    Easy
    Possibility
    None
    Transportation
    None
    Season
    September to may




    Short Itinerary


    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

    Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

    Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara

    Day 04: Sarangkot Sunrise & Explore Pokhara

    Day 05: Pokhara to Jomsom - Kagbeni

    Day 06: Kagbeni to Muktinath Temple and exploration

    Day 07: Muktinath to Jomsom

    Day 08: Jomson to Pokhara & fly back to Kathmandu

    Day 09: Final Departure


    Long Itinerary


    Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
    Our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, after introductory meeting transport you to hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide will explain about the program in briefly along the way to hotel. Rest of the day varies upon your arrival time; we can organize some activities if you arrived by midday or early afternoon but late afternoon and evening arrivals have a free day for individual activities. Overnight at Kathmandu

    Day 2: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
    In the early morning after breakfast, well ride toward sightseeing tours to different historical, spiritual and cultural attractions; including the historic place Patan Durbar Square  full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines between the 12th and 18the centuries. After Durbar Square, we visit Boudhhatnath, the largest Tibetan Buddhist stupa of the valley located about 6km. away to the east of Kathmandu City, known as Khasti Chitya. From there our journey heads toward Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, dedicating to Lord Shiva located on the banks of the holy Baghmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the Ghats.

    Then our trip moves toward Swoyambhunath, one of the most glorious Buddhist Charitys probably the oldest temple of Nepal, famous for its nickname as Monkey Temple which has been registered in UNICECO heritage site. Similarly move toward Budanilkantha Temple is a place of pilgrimage for all Hindus at the base of the Shivapuri Hill; literally means old blue-throat where a Deity of Lord Vishnu is Located, just 8 km away from the main city. Lord Vishnu, who sleeps on the cosmic ocean during Caturmasya period, wakes up on festival the Haribondhini Ekadashi day in late October or early November so oh this day thousands of people come for celebration. In the evening, return back to the hotel for your overnight stay.

    Day 3: Drive/fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
    In the early morning, we leave Kathmandu and head toward Pokhara passing through the natural beauty or scenery by private vehicles or by domestic flight. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty and a perfect place to see the panoramic view of Himalayan region including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Overnight at Pokhara

    Day 4: Sarangkot Sunrise & sightseeing tour in Pokhara 
    In the early morning drive you to Sarangkot for sunrise view over the Himalayas and back to hotel for breakfast then sightseeing trip along the bank of Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the Kingdom, is the centre of all attraction where you can admire the stunning view of the Fish Tail's Peak reflected in the silver surface of the water. You can also view the wonderful Annapurna panorama forms a superb backdrop to Pokhara from the lake and that will be the scenic highlight of your trip in Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across to the water or visit the island temple in its middle. Bindha Basini temple is a local Hindu temple on the northeast of Phewa Lake in the vicinity of the Old Bazaar which is standing proudly atop a hill; this striking temple looks calmly over the bustling city of Pokhara. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati where large numbers of believers come to offer sacrifices at the Hindu festival, Dashin. Gupteswar Mahadev Cave is famous for its religious importance (god Shiva) which is located in the southern end of the city, Chorepatan. You will have an opportunity to take a glimpse to the limestone cave of Mahendra Gufa, used to be well-known for its stalactites. Similarly Barahi Temple, double-storied pagoda style temple is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protesters deity representing the female force Shakti. Seti River, energetic river runs right through the city, it remains completely underground. Another attraction is the Old Bazaar, traditional bazaar of Pokhara is colorful and market is full of monuments that give a sneak peek into the newer architecture and culture. The Pokhara Museum is another spot which reflects the ethnic mosaic of western Nepal not only that lifestyles and history of ethnic groups such as Gurung, Thakali and Tharus are attractively displayed through models, photographs and artifacts. All the sites are religious significance places and view of the Himalayan range, Mt. Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and more. Stay overnight at Pokhara

    Day 5: Fly Pokhara to Jomsom  Kagbeni
    After an early breakfast, we transfer to Pokhara airport for our scenic flight to Jomsom, also known as the cold desert is situated in 2100m altitude which normally takes 30 min flight as we view some of the highest peaks in the world. From where we climb up toward Kagbeni then transfer to your hotel. The entire views from Jomsom are filled with a golden and enchanting as the Nilgiri (7,061 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) ranges reflect the golden rays of the rising and setting sun. Stay overnight at Hotel.

    Day 6: Kagbeni to Muktinath Temple and exploration
    After early breakfast, we will proceed for Muktinath shrine that holds great religious significance to both Hindus and Buddhists through scenic landscape. After settle in &we will begin our ritual activities and Pooja with a holy bath. Hindu believes that lord Vishnu got salvation here from curse of Brinda, wife of Jalandhar. It is believed that a visit to Muktinath will help them to achieve goal and to get relief from sorrows and sin by making the gods happy. After that we visit Kunda, where holy dip is believed it can wash away negative karma, the results of one's past negative actions. Similarly Mukti Dhara has religious significance which there is 108 waterspouts. Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts Muktidhara believing that it brings them salvation.Shaligram is a nother attraction for the pilgrimage is the River kali Gandaki from where one can collect fossils, considered as sacred and is kept in pooja room for prayer which is supposed to be symbol of Lord Vishnu. Overnight stay at a hotel

    Day 7: Muktinath to Jomsom
    After Breakfast, we will trek down to the beautiful but windy Jomsom by passing through the concrete jungle behind with the hope that you will experience nature in its most primitive form. Jomsom area is not only the gateway to Upper Mustang Kingdom within the Hindu Kingdom of Nepal but also the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. Overnight stay at Hotel.

    Day 8: Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom and fly back to Kathmandu
    Early morning, we transfer to Jomsom airport and fly back to Pokhara, and then we will have connecting flight from pokhara to Kathmandu. If there would be more than 2 hours waiting we will off to take lunch to the tourist hub lake site in Pokhara and tansfer back to the airport for Kathmandu flight. On arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for individual activities. Overnight stay at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 9: Final Departure
    According to your flight schedule, it is varies on your departure time rest of day is at leisure for independent activities of your interest until we pick you up at the hotel or we could plan some activities upon your choice if it is late hour flight and then transfer to airport for your onward destination.


    Services Included :

    1. Arrival / departure transfers by private car/van/bus.
    2. Hotel accommodation 3 star or equivalents on twin sharing basis with
    bed/breakfast.
    3. Standard transportation for all sightseeing as per the itinerary.
    4. All sightseeing with excellent English speaking guide.
    5. All entrance fees for monasteries, temple and monuments.
    7. Reconfirmation of your flight ticket, if necessary.
    8. All service charges for company.


    Services Excluded :

    1. Personal expenses, telephone calls, laundry, bar bill etc.

    2. Translator/own language speaking guide less than our minimum group size

    3. Extra program not mentioned on above itinerary

    4. Emergency evacuation & Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, and emergencies

    5. Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the program other than breakfast

    6. Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport  Kathmandu

    7. Travel insurance and domestic airfare if not listed in tour schedule

    8. International airfare to and from Nepal

    9. Tips for guide and driver



    Print Trip Note

Kathmandu Pokhara Muktinath Tour

Trip Facts

Group size
None
Trip duration
9  days
Grade
Easy
Possibility
None
Transportation
None
Season
September to may