5 Nights 6 Days Muktinath Temple Tour

Book Muktinath temple tour and visit Muktinath temple in Mustang- the temple of salvation with other holiest Hindu temples and shrines located in Kathmandu.

The major highlights of our 6 Days Muktinath Temple tour is to visit the temple of Mokshya located in Mustang region of Nepal. You will arrive in Kathmandu and enjoy sightseeing tours of the holiest Hindu shrine “Pashupatinath temple”. Pashupatinath temple is located on the bank of Bagmati River. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and often known as “abode of Shiva”. Only Hindus are permitted to enter inside the temple complex for worship however other can go other side of temple to see the rituals of Hindu people and morning activities. You will also witness rare ceremony of funerals as per Hindu traditions at cremation ghats on the bank of holy river Bagmati. If you are Hindu then you can go inside temple and have darshan of the Lord Shiva in the form of the four-face (chaturmukha) linga.

You will also cover some of the Buddhist stupas which show the religious harmony in Nepal. Both Hindu and Buddhist in Nepal share as temples or stupas to homage the gods. This is the rare example of the harmony between two religions. You will also visit Boudhnath stupa which is best point to see Tibetan Buddhism and one of the largest Buddhist stupa of its kind.

Next day you will drive to Pokhara by visiting Manakamana temple en-route. Manakamana means temple of wish fulfilling Goddess. You will visit this temple by cable car. In Pokhara you will witness the natural beauty with Himalayan view and snow-fed lakes. Pokhara is also known as Himalayan Shangr-la and one of the best place for relaxation. Pokhara valley is also a gateway for treeking at Annapurna area and a base for Muktinath excursions.

The highlights of our 6 Days Muktinath Temple Tour is the holiest Vishnu temple located in Mustang region of Nepal at altitude of 3800 meters. 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. Additionally, it is also one of the 51 Shakti Pitha goddess sites.

The temple is small and contains a human-sized golden statue of Vishnu as Shri Mukti Narayana. In addition to Mukti Narayana, the temple has bronze images of Bhoodevi (the Earth-goddess form of Lakshmi), the goddesses Saraswati and Janaki (Sita), Garuda (the mount of Vishnu), Lava-Kusa (the sons of Rama and Sita) and the Sapta Rishis (Seven Sages created by Lord Brahma).

Behind the temple is a semi-circular wall with 108 stone faucets at a height of seven feet. The faucets all have the same shape of the head of a bull and are separated by approximately one foot. Water from the ice-cold Kali Gantaki River has been diverted to flow through the mouths of these bulls and hardy pilgrims who visit the temple often stand beneath each of the spouts.

The Kali Gantaki riverbed downstream from Muktinath is the sole source of the rare Shaligram stones that are required to establish a temple of Vishnu anywhere in the world.

Muktinath temple is equally important for Buddhist followers. You might be amaze to know that the priest at Muktinath temple is Buddhist and this sets a perfect example of the respect and care of the both Hindu and Buddhist religion in Nepal.

Tour Type: Pilgrimage Tour

Duration: 5 Nights/6 Days

Destination Covered: Kathmandu, Pokhara & Muktinath

Group Size: 1 & above

Arrival city: Kathmandu

Departure City: Kathmandu

Meals: Daily Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotels

Price: Budget & Standard

Day 01: Arrival & Pashupathnath Darshan with Boudhnath stupa visit

Arrive in Kathmandu. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by airport representative waiting at Kathmandu airport with sign-board with your name just outside the arrival hall. You will be assisted and transfer to your hotel.

Afternoon, you will proceed with sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple located on the bank of Bagmati River. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and often known as “abode of Shiva”. Only Hindus are permitted to enter inside the temple complex for worship however other can go other side of temple to see the rituals of Hindu people and morning activities. You will also witness rare ceremony of funerals as per Hindu traditions at cremation ghats on the bank of holy river Bagmati.

After visit at Pashupatinath temple, you will proceed to Boudhnath stupa located 3 Kilometers away from the temple. Boudhnath stupa is also known as “Mini Tibet” and one of the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. This stupa is surrounded by Tibetan settlements and monasteries. You will witness Buddhist rituals and traditions at Boudhnath area which is en-circle by Buddhist prayer flags and mane. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara visiting Manakamana temple

Morning drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is famous for wonderful views of Himalayas and its snow fed lakes. The reflection of Mt. Fishtail & Annapurna range on Lake Phewa is breathtaking. Pokhara is also base camp for the trekking on Annapurna region with other day hike tours around valley rim.

En route you will visit Manakamana temple which is known as temple of wish fulfilling Goddess by Cable car. After darshan, continue to Pokhara and check-in at hotel. Free day on own to stroll around Phewa Lakeside area. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara

Day 03: Fly to Jomsom & Muktinath darshan

Transfer to Pokhara airport to board flight to Jomsom. Upon arrival, meet local guide and check-in at hotel. Proceed for Muktinath darshan sharing local jeep. Return back to Jomsom for overnight stay. Overnight at Hotel in Jomsom

Day 04: Fly back Pokhara and Sightseeing tour

Fly back to Pokhara. Transfer to your hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing tour of Pokhara visiting Bindabashini temple, Seti gorge, Devis fall & Gupteshwor Cave. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara

Day 05: Drive back Kathmandu

Morning, drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free or you can take optional tours with extra cost. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 06: Departure Transfer

Transfer to Kathmandu airport in time to board flight back home.

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Service Includes:-

-Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara airfare as applicable

-2 nights at Hotel in Kathmandu as per your budget

-2 nights at Hotel in Pokhara as per your budget

-1 night at Hotel in Jomsom with breakfast

-Daily breakfast at hotels at all places

-Necessary airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara

-Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary in Kathmandu & Pokhara

-Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu private surface transfer

-An English speaking guide for sightseeing tours in Kathmandu & pokhara

-Local Escort at Muktinath for Muktinath Darshan

-Local Jeep on sharing basis from Jomsom to Muktinath and back

-Manakamana Cable Car Fee as applicable

-ACAP permit fee as applicable

-Vehicle related expenses such as Parking, Toll taxes & fuel

-Government taxes as applicable

 

Monument entrance fees, meals except breakfast and Nepal visa fee will be extra and payable directly.

Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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