Muktinath Temple Tour Package for Indian Pilgrims for 2021 and 2022

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The holy Muktinath Temple excursion is one of the popular Nepal pilgrimage tour Packages among Hindu and Buddhists and the Temple is a very famous pilgrimage site in Nepal situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area of the Annapurna foothills. The Holy Temple is located at an altitude of 3960m above sea level in the Mustang district and is also recognized among the Hindus as Mukti Chhetri, or the abode of salvation. With the Muktinath Temple tour, you will be visited a small pagoda-style temple of Lord God Vishnu which is adored by both Hindus and Buddhists. The Buddhists worship the deity as one of the Bodhisattvas and Mukti Kshetra by Hindus. 108 sacred water spouts are flowing with icy cold water where devotees take a quick bath. Nearby is the temple of Jwala Mai, or the Goddess of Flame, with the extraordinary underground blue flame. 

Muktinath Temple is the only place on earth where one can find all five elements – Fire, Water, Sky, Earth, and Air. They found in their own form at the place near Jwalamai Devi Temple. Thus, is known as Sri Murthy Mahatmyam.

Trip cost for Indian passport holders: INR 25000 per person based on a group joining tour.  

Best season for Muktinath Temple Yatra

March, April, May, September (mid), October, November, and December are considered as the best time to visit Muktinath Temple. During these months the weather used to be clear all day and snow-capped mountains will be welcoming you with a big smile.

Muktinath Tour Permits

Before beginning your journey from Pokhara to Muktinath by road, trek, or by flight, you shall require collecting two permits. They are like Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP), this permit can be collected from Nepal Tourism Board located at Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu, or at Pokhara. And,
Trekker's Information Management System Permit (TIMS). This permit can be collected from TAAN located at Saatghumti, Thamel, and another at Mali Gaun, Kathmandu, or Pokhara.

Highlights

  • The touring site itself is so pure and loving that nobody remains unhappy and emotionally unattached. The place is rich not only in natural beauty but also full of innocent people.
  • There are many restaurants, hotels, and lodges on the way which provide a local taste of food. On the way places like Ghasa, Tatopani, Lete, Tukuche, and Marpha make you feel that you heading towards your home.
  • Tukuche is such a place on the route where travelers can find mixed traditions of people. It is the largest Thakali village offering an interesting view of the rural part of the Himalayas. Visitors can also have a spectacular view of Tukuche peak in front of Dhaulagiri First and the Annapurna range.
  • Likewise, on the route to Jomsom Muktinath, you come across Marpha – a popular place for liquors like Marpha brandy produced from local fruits and high qualities apples. Besides apple farming, people survive here mainly based on tourism, mule rearing, lodges and restaurants.
  • In the same way, the trail connects you with Lete – another beautiful village of Mustang district in northern Nepal with great sceneries of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and Tukuche peak.
  • In between the road you can enjoy the amazing vistas of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manasalu, and Mt Machapuchere. The tour also comes across the different rural habitats and cultures of Gurung and Thakali communities.
  • To most, the trip reaches to Muktinath – one of the famous pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists. The Muktinath temple is built in Pagoda style representing the combination of Hinduism and Buddhism. It is a belief that to bath in the water here provides salvation after death.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Your arrival at the Kathmandu airport

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our tour representative who will assist you to the hotel. The remaining day is free and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1350m

After breakfast, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. The very first tourist attraction that you will visit is Pashupatinath Temple, an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva; Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world; Kathmandu Durbar Square, boasting traditional architecture; and Swayambhunath Stupa, an ancient stupa perched on top of a little hillock. Back to the hotel for overnight stay.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1350m

Today after having breakfast, a drive of 200 km will take you to Pokhara, the tourism capital of Nepal. En route, you will visit Manakamana Temple that can be reached by cable car. After the temple tour, you will continue the journey to Pokhara. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. The remaining day will be for relaxing.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:800m

After breakfast, board a flight to Jomsom or drive from Pokhara to Jomsom covering a distance of some 155 km. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Jomsom.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:2740m

This morning post breakfast, a drive of 25 km will take you to Muktinath, one of the world’s highest temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. After seeking blessings, drive back to Jomsom for an overnight stay.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Jomsom
  • Maximum Altitude:2740m

After having breakfast, board a flight to Pokhara or return to Pokhara by car. On reaching Pokhara, refreshments will be served followed by a sightseeing tour to Devi’s Fall; Bindabasini Temple; Gupteshwor; and Mahadev Cave. You will also get a chance to enjoy boating. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Pokhara.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:800m

This would be the last day of your pilgrimage tour. After breakfast, We will return to Kathmandu. The rest of the day will be free to relax. Overnight stay will be at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1350m

After having breakfast, you will be dropped at Kathmandu airport to board a flight for your onward journey. 

    Inclusion

    • Airport pick up and drop by a private car.
    • Twin sharing bed accommodation in standard category hotel.
    • Everyday breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Lunch and dinner during the Yatra (in Jomsom and Muktinath) 
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara and return by private vehicle. 
    • Flight Tickets from Pokhara to Jomsom and return.
    • Jomsom to Muktinath to Jomsom by sharing Jeep.
    • Kathmandu and Pokhara Sightseeing by a private car with a guide.
    • Entrance/Monument Fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project entry Permit.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
    • Bar bills like mineral water, beer whiskey etc
    • Tips/Gratitudes to staffs.
    • Extra stay expenses in case of Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara flight cancellation.
    • Horse charges at Muktinath.
    • Client's insurance, Items of personal nature.
    • Expenses incurred due to Medical evacuation, mishaps, landslides, strikes, political unrest etc.
    • Rest of all not mentioned in cost include.
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    Useful Information

    The Holy Muktinath Temple tour is considered as one of the most sacred pilgrimage tours in Nepal. The tour not only provides a view of diverse landscapes with mountains, cultures, and rural habitat of Nepalese people but also peace of mind and spiritual happiness. 

    FAQs

    Where is Muktinath Temple located?

    Muktinath Temple is located 24 km northeast direction from Jomsom, 200 km from Pokhara and 406 km from Kathmandu in Mustang District, Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal.

    How to go to Muktinath Temple?

    Muktinath Temple can be easily reached just in one day by taking 15 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then, one and half hour jeep drive up to the Ranipauwa and walk for 20 minutes up to the temple. One can also hire a single 4W Jeep from either Kathmandu (3 days) or from Pokhara (2 days) to Muktinath. You can reach directly at Muktinath Temple from Kathmandu in just 1 hour 30 minutes flight by charter helicopter from Kathmandu.

    How high is Muktinath above sea level?

    Muktinath Temple is situated at an altitude of 3950 meters above sea level.

    Is there any risk of altitude sickness?

    Since Muktinath is located at a high altitude (3950m), one-night acclimatization at Jomsom is required before heading to the Temple. There is not any record that people got altitude sickness during Muktinath Tour but it is always better to consult with your doctor first. In case of emergency, helicopter services are available to rescue.

    What should I carry during Muktinath Tour?

    Normal things as you carry for other tours. Wind Sitter will always be the best idea to carry to cheat the windy Jomsom. If you are traveling during Dec-Mar then warm jackets, thermals, gloves and other warmer clothes might be required.

    Is there any direct flight from Kathmandu to Muktinath?

    Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu is the only option to reach Muktinath directly from Kathmandu. Four seated Helicopter is available to charter. Otherwise, Jomsom is the nearest airport to reach Muktinath from Pokhara.

    Is there any direct bus service from Kathmandu to Muktinath or Jomsom?

    There are night buses that depart every day at 2 pm directly from New Bus Station at Kathmandu to Jomsom. You will reach next day at 10 am in Jomsom. Then, the local sharing jeep drives up to the temple for an hour and a half.

    How is the road condition?

    From Kathmandu to Beni for about 306 km and from Kagbeni to Muktinath (12 km), roads are blacktopped and fine whereas from Beni to Kagbeni about 80 km, roads are off-road, the bumpy and frequent landslide occurs during Jun-Sep.

    What types of hotels can I expect during the Muktinath tour?

    You can find a budget to deluxe 5-star accommodations at Kathmandu and Pokhara but at Jomsom and Muktinath only basic lodge, teahouses are available with attached bathroom.

    Do I get vegetarian foods during the Muktinath Temple tour?

    Yes, you can get vegetarian foods all the way from Kathmandu to Muktinath.

    Places to visit at Muktinath?

    108 Mukti Dhara, 2 Mukti Kunda, Jwala Mai Temple, Mharme Lha Khang Gompa, Swaminarayan, and Saligrams are the best this to observe at Muktinath.

    Do I need to obtain any permits to visit this temple?

    Yes, two permits are required to collect before traveling to Muktinath. One is Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit and another is Trekker's Information Management System Permit.

    Is there any age restriction?

    There is no such age limit for Muktinath Tour unless you have been restricted from doing so by your medical doctor.

    Which are the best months to travel?

    The best time to visit Muktinath is from March to June and September to December. During these months it is neither too hot nor too cold. You will find the perfect weather and smiling snow-capped mountains in the blue sky.

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