Muktinath Tour

A small Pagoda style temple, Muktinath is one of the popular pilgrimages located in the lap of Thorong La Mountain pass, Mustang district at the altitude of 3710m. Muktinath is derived from two words “Mukti” and “Nath” which means “Salvation or Nirvana” and “God or Master” so it is also known as “Mukti Kshetra” or “Abode of Salvation”.

Both Hindu and Buddhist come here to worship the Lord God Vishnu. Hindus call this temple as Mukti Kshetra which means Place of Liberation and Buddhists call it as Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means ‘Hundred Waters’. Most of the People come here to take bath in 108 scared water spouts which are also known as Mukti Dhara. In the front and backyard of Muktinath, you can also see holy ponds name as Mukti Kunda. Flight to Pokhara enable us to know that the tour has begun, reaching where, we will take a flight to Jomsom, the journey towards our main destination; Muktinath.
Trip Code: MT23
Starts: Pokhara
Finishes: Pokhara
Duration: 6 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-Jun, Sep-Dec
Elevation: 3710m/ 12171.9ft
Trip Views: 695
Activities: Cultural Tours Spiritual Journey Overland Tours
Trip popularity:
Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 4
Lunch: 4
Dinner: 4
Bus
Car
Jeep
Flight
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Lodge: 1 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Popular Pilgrimage tour among Hindu and Buddhist
  • Located 24km northeast from Jomsom, 200km from Pokhara and 406km from Kathmandu
  • 108 Mukti Dhara, 2 Mukti Kunda, Jwala Mai Temple, Mharme Lha Khang Gompa Swami Narayan, and Saligrams are the major attraction of this tour
  • March-June and September-December are the best seasons to experience the most of the trek
  • Known as the center to locate Saligrams as well

Why this Trip

  • Muktinath Tour presents you a wonderful trip as you can observe the culture, tradition, ancient temples and jaw-dropping scenic views of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom and Muktinath.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    Dreaming about finding your true self in all those giant mountains, you will be landing in our compact yet hospitable airport. We will be receiving you at the airport and escorting you to our office for the detail discussion of the tour. Shortly after that you can breathe and relax at the hotel and we will gather together for a hearty dinner soon.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pickup
    • Private Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • placeDAY 2 : POKHARA FLIGHT (HALF HOUR), POKHARA SIGHTSEEING
    In the early morning, after finishing breakfast in Kathmandu, we take a flight to Pokhara. Reaching there, we head towards hotel in Pokhara. And after lunch at the hotel, we go for sightseeing around Pokhara which is popularly known as “The City of Lakes”. So today, we enjoy the beauty of Pokhara including the visit to Phewa Lake, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, David’s fall and Bindabasini Temple.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara on domestic flight
    • Sightseeing around Pokhara
  • placeDAY 3 : FLY TO JOMSOM (1 HOUR), DRIVE TO MUKTINATH (1 HOUR) AND DRIVE BACK TO JOMSOM
    From the Morning flight today, we depart for Jomsom from Pokhara. It only takes 1 hour to reach there. So upon arrival, we head towards Muktinath Temple. Muktinath is a temple of Lord Vishnu where thousands of devotees come to take bath in 108 waterspouts. People believe that taking bath in these 108 waterspouts will bring a salvation in their life. After we finish visiting Muktinath, we come back to Jomsom and rest at Jomsom.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Lodge

    Activities:

    • Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom on domestic flight
    • Drive to Muktinath
    • Drive back to Jomsom
  • placeDAY 4 : JOMSOM-POKHARA-KATHMANDU FLIGHT
    Today after breakfast, we head back to Pokhara from Jomsom in the morning flight and again from Pokhara, we take a connecting flight to come back to Kathmandu. We stay at the same hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Transfer back to Pokhara on domestic flight
    • Transfer back to Kathmandu on domestic flight
  • placeDAY 5 : BUFFER DAY
    This is the buffer day. You get a whole day to visit places on your own. We can suggest you places and multiple cuisines to try in Kathmandu. This city will surprise you with its beauty and uniqueness in culture, tradition, cuisines, religion and many other attractions. You can also get to involve in some restaurants/ pubs/ clubs which are popular around the city and enjoy your time around the Valley. Also, shopping around Thamel can be done.

    Meal:

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : DEPARTURE
    This is your last day in Kathmandu until your next trip. You have enough time to pack your things up and we head towards airport to depart from Nepal. We will drop you safely and wish you warm farewell in typical Nepali style.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport Drop
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin/double sharing with breakfast
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees
    • Domestic flight, Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the tour
    • Authorized English-speaking guide
    • Jomsom to Muktinath transfer by private transportation
    • All applicable government tax
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
    • All necessary paperwork
    • Medical kit (carried by your tour leader)
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Map of Muktinath
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Sim card service
    • Photos and videoes of the trip
    • Certificate of appreciation
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure or due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s), driver(s)


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an orientation program ?
    Yes, there will be small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    We use standard /deluxe rooms for overnight stay during the Muktinath Tour as per the client’s personal desire and comfort.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trip hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their will so we try to keep group as small as group of 14 but it can be increased with the special request of the clients.
  • 5. Can I do solo trip ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
  • 6. What is the main purpose of this trip ?
    The major purpose of this trip is to explore the culture and tradition of Muktinath Temple. And also to enjoy the religious tour in the land of Mustang, while blending with the beautiful nature at the altitude of 3710m.
  • 7. Is Muktinath Tour safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can boast as one of the safest country in South Asia for women; you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women.
  • 8. What about security during the trip ?
    We make sure to take security measures during tour to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides for your safety. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in the trip ?
    This trip is around the Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom and Muktinath so you can get a wide range of delicious meal. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) is the typical Nepali cuisine. Also, you can get western meals like pasta, pizza, burger, chicken, noodles, etc.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe during the trip ?
    There are plenty of water stations and mini markets and shops where you can easily get bottled water. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you in case you need it for yourself. You have to buy it for yourself.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use during the trip ?
    We use a private transportation for sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley and we use domestic flight from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • 12. What is the best season for this trip ?
    Spring season (March-May) and autumn season (September-November) are the best time to do this trip.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    The health of the client is the first priority of our team. In case of any emergency you face during the trip, we immediately take action to cure your health by transmitting you to the hospital or first-aiding you. We serve our clients like gods so you don’t have to worry much about this matter.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trip ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the tour, consult the guide.
  • 15. Are we sure to get room while doing this trip ?
    We contact the hotel owner for reservation of the room before we start a trip so there will not be any problem in the particular day.
  • 16. Are your guide(s) reliable and certified ?
    All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety. They also are well qualified about the city areas along with their ancient hidden stories behind the places.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics ?
    You can charge your electronics in the hotel where you spend your night. But in case of emergency, you can bring your own power bank for charging your electronics.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on this trip ?
    You can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the hotel owner after paying certain amount directly.
  • 19. Can I add extra day(s) to my trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trip, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trip can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide's schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trip without any complication.
  • 21. Can we use credit card during the trip ?
    Yes, you can use the credit card during the trip. But make sure to withdraw few Nepali amounts in case of emergency.
  • 22. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that nonrefundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.

Optional Activities

Paragliding

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Flying up above the sky is the dream of most of us. Paragliding, one of the most exciting and mind-blowing activities that take you towards the height and make you feel like a bird. Paragliding in Pokhara presents the splendid views of nature from up above. It is also known as a free-flying and foot-launched aircraft in which Pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing. 

Mountain Flight

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of an enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

Mountain Biking near Kathmandu valley

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Kathmandu is famous for the presence of dense heritage sites reflecting the diverse nature of the ethnic groups of Nepal. In Kathmandu, there are many biking trails made to meet a biker’s fantasy. To explore the beautiful surrounding of Kathmandu valley, the cycling tour is the best option. The trail takes you to observe the spectacular views of the Himalayas and local villages that surround Kathmandu valley.

Ultra-light

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Nepal is not only the trekker’s destination but also a destination for an adventure lover. Ultra-light flight is one of the best things you can do in Nepal. Where you can take a peek of magnificent snow-capped Himalayas, Kathmandu and Pokhara city. The choice of Pokhara Valley for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate because Pokhara is known for its extensive beauty. Without a trip to Pokhara, your Nepal tour is incomplete because the beautiful nature, green forest, and lakes are worth to take a glance of.  

Skydiving

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Sky diving is an amazing blend of elegance and excitement that can be performed in Nepal. It is a dive from high above the peak, right into the vast mountains to experience the adventure and thrill. Skydiving is an extreme sport which provides the best thrilling experience.

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