Muktinath, or Mukti Kshetra, is known as a place of salvation. It has a great religious significance for Hindus, Buddhists and Bon practitioners. The Muktinath temple sets an example of religious tolerance between these three religions, its design incorporatingelements of each. Thousands of devotees visit this holy place every year, from all over the world.
The pagoda style temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There are 108 auspicious waterspouts, where devotees take both before worship. You will see many Shaligram (Ammonite) little shops. Shaligram are considered by Hindu as incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to Hindu Myth Lord Vishnu turned into Shaligrams because of Brinda's Curse. The temple is opened throughout the year. But especially during the Rishitarpani, Ram Nawami, BujayDashani thousands of devotees goes there.
Muktinath Tour is not only a pilgrimage tour. It is also an adventure journey of Nepal Himalaya. This 5 days road trip covers more than 700km and you will drive through the deepest gorge in the world, that created by Kaligandaki river. You will discover green mountain valley to tropical low land and to Trans Himalayan valley that provides absolutely unforgettable experience of the journey.
|1||Kathmandu to Pokhara: Drive toPokhara, approximately 6 hour drive. Visit lakeside, boating in Fewa Lake and visit Lake Barahi Temple. Over night at Hotel|
|2||Pokhara to Jomsom: drive to Jomsom about 170km, approximately 8-9 hours. Today you will drive through world deepest gorge that created by Kaligandaki river. Over night at Hotel|
|3||Jomsom to MuktinathDarsan to Jomsom: drive to Muktinath via Kagbeni, approximately 1:30 hours to Muktinath and 1 hour drive back to Jomsom. Today is main day of the journey. You have to walk or ride the horse from Ranipauwa village to Muktinath Temple, takes about 20 minutes. After visiting the Temple, return to Ranipauwa, have lunch and explore the area and late afternoon drive back to Jomsom. Over night at Hotel|
|4||Drive to Pokhara and rest|
|5||Visit Peace pagoda early moening and after breakfast drive to Kathmandu.|
1. Trip Cost per person (3-4 person)NPR40099 U.S. $475
2. Trip Cost per person (5-6 person) NPR29000 U.S. $350
3. Single Supplement NPR3000 U.S. $50