Pashupatinath- Manokamana- Muktinath Darshan Yatra
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Pashupatinath- Manokamana- Muktinath Darshan Yatra

The famous temple of Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang. Muktinath is a pilgrimage place for both Buddhist and Hindu. It is situated 48 km north east of Jomsom at an altitude of about 3749 m. Its main shrine is a pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. Behind the temple there are 108 waterspouts cast in the shape of cow headed pour holy water. Here lots of pilgrimage takes bath from the ice-cold holy water. The temple is situated on a high mountain range. During the festival of Janai Purnima, Hindu devotees gather here to pay homage to lord Muktinath. Another famous temple of Jwaladevi, the goddess of flame, is situated about hundred meters south of Muktinath.

There are two ways to get to Muktinath from Kathmandu. Either take a direct flight from Kathmandu via Pokhara to Jomsom, hike for a couple of hours via Kagbeni or trek all the way from Pokhara. There is also an air service from Pokhara to Jomsom.

Pashupati is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. The Pashupatinath Temple is the largest Hindu temple and is considered to be the holiest of all Hindu Temples. This is a two-tiered golden temple with four silver doorways, hundreds of Shiva linga's shrines and holy symbols. It is located on the holy river Bagmati, 6 km east of Kathmandu . Non- Hindus are not allowed into this temple.

It is believed that this temple was built long before the Christian era begin. The Pashupati Temple was built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, Its original beauty still remains with the beautifully sculpted stone sculptures found here. Thousands of Hindus come each year on Shivaratri.

Trip day to day itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu – Arrival. On arrival, meet our representative at the Kathmandu airport & transfer to hotel. Check-in at the hotel. O/N stay in Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing. After breakfast, move city sightseeing in Kathmandu – visit Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Budanilkantha&Patan Krishna Temple. Evening free for personal activities.O/N stay in Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara [210 Km – 5 Hours].After breakfast, depart for Pokhara via Manokamana Devi’s temple Darsan (The Wish fulfilling Goddess).Enjoy a five hours beautiful drive to Pokhara. Arrive at Pokhara and check-in at hotel. O/N stay in Hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara – Jomsom [½ Hour Flight].After breakfast, transfer to the airport forJomsom flight (6am to 8am) enjoy the most Scenic Flight in between Annapurna range to Jomsom. Meet hotel representative at the airport and check in the hotel in Jomsom. From Jomsom you can enjoy the views of the Nilgiri Peaks as well as Dhaulagiri, the sixth highest mountain in the world day free for personal activities. O/N stay in Jomsom.

Day 05: Jomsom – Muktinath – Jomsom. After Breakfast, Leave for Marpha Village, Apple Valley, Jomsom is also the gateway to The Muktinath shrine that holds great religious significance to both Buddhists and Hindus. Evening free for personal.O/N stay in Jomsom.

Day 06: Jomsom – Pokhara& City Sightseeing. After breakfast, then move for city tour in Pokhara visit Bindbasini Temple, Davis Falls, Gupteshore Caves &Seti River. Rest of the day free for personal activities.O/N stay in Pokhara.

Day 07: Pokhara – Kathmandu (210 Km 5 Hrs).After breakfast, depart for Kathmandu. Arrive at Kathmandu and check - in at the hotel. O/N stay in Hotel.

Day 08: Departure to your onward destination. After breakfast, move for Kathmandu Airport.

Trip Cost Include

Accommodation in 3 star category Hotel on BB plan, all surface transportation by Deluxe coach, sightseeing by conducted coach, Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets, Jomsom-Muktinath-Jomsom sharing Jeep, ACAP fees.

Trip Cost Exclude

Entrance fees during the sightseeing, airport tax, personal natural expenses, expenses due to natural clematis and items not mentioned above.

Climate

Muktinath and its high valley are located in the Mustang Bhote region. The climate and landscape here are similar to those of the Tibetan Plateau since it is situated in the rain shadow of the Greater Himalayas. The changes in climate from warm to cold take you to the sacred shrine of Muktinath in Mustang district. Flowing through the region from north to south and forming deep gorges is the Kali Gandaki river. The temperature in summer (March to August) hover between Maximum of 16 to 18 degree Celsius and Minimum 6 to 8 Degree Celsius. In the beginning of winter (September to November) the temperature fluctuates between 14 to 16 degree Celsius and 0 to 4 degree Celsius. In the winter (December to February) the maximum temperature will be 4 to 6 degree Celsius and minimum 0 to -8 degree Celsius.

Season:

The most suitable time to visit Muktinath from March to May & October. In November & February it can be cold, but you can travel. December and January are for the diehard & snowfall in the all of area 4 to 10 ft. June to September is raining season. As the weather conditions would not be safe enough to travel in o ther months.

Clothing:

We suggest you to take normal warm clothes. Light warm jacket, woolen sweater, warm T-Shirts, comfortable shoes, trousers and cotton pants are enough for this trip. We recommended you to bring down jacket for the winter.

Accommodation:

There is enough Hotels and lodges near by Muktinath in Jharkot and Ranipauwa. The Hotels and lodges are fine there. Some Hotels have solar heated hot showers and provide rooms with attached bath. Also local restaurant are available there. They provide good food. For Hindu pilgrims there are also free Dharamsalas.

Others Facilities:

STD /ISD telephone services are available in Ranipauwa and Jharkot. Health post and Post office in Jharkot. Police station, ACAP tourist information center and Safe drinking water station at Ranipauwa. There are available Electricity facilities also.

Rule & Regulation

Muktinath lies in the Annapurna conservation area where entry fee required. Entry fee can be obtained from Kathmandu and Pokhara. The ACAP entry fee is Rs. 200.00 Per person for Indians and others SAARC nationals and Rs. 2000.00 per person to others foreign nationals at the above mentioned designated place. An equal extra fee will levied if permits are issued from field check post. The Permit is non refundable, non-transferable and is valid for single entry. Children below 10 yrs. need not entry fee.