The Pokhara-Muktinath tour is combination of pilgrimage and begins of adventure tourism. The trip covers the Pokhara area to the trans-Himalayan valley towards Muktinath and the area known as mukti kshetra (the place of liberation). A 25-minute mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom flies over the valleys of Mt. Annapurna and Dawalagiri and provides truly amazing views of both sides. After a two hour jeep drive from Jomsom we reach Ranipauwa 3800m. The next morning when you discover the sky clear and spectacular mountain views, then you will know you are on your special journey to Muktinath. Muktinath is of religious importance to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main shrine of Muktinath is a pagoda - shaped temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In the walls surrrounding it are 108 waterspouts. The Jwala Mai temple nearby has a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural gas. The Muktinath temple sets an example of religious tolerance being worshiped by different religions in same shrine (i.e. Hindu, Buddhist and Bon).
Your tour starts in the Kathmandu Valley where we explore magnificent palaces, ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples, and streets full of interesting traditional architecture. As you explore the city you will have the opportunity to experience many aspects of the Nepali culture and life. You will visit the beautiful and peaceful lakeside resort of Pokhara, located 200km west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 800m. Pokhara is famous for its dramatic views of snow-capped mountains including the 8000m high Annapurana-I and Dhabagiri. Pokhara sightseeing includes a boat ride on Phewa Lake, Gopteswar Mahadev Cave, Devi's Falls and drive to the Peace Pagoda for stunning view of the Pokhara valley and surrounding mountains. Pokhara is also the home of the International Mountain Museum where you will see displays about mountain people from all over the world, the history and geography of the Himalayas, and the history of mountaineering.
|01||Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport transfer you up to your hotel (1300m)|
|02||Kathmandu Sightseeing: Swayambhunath (MonkeyTemple), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa Time 6-7 hours|
|03||In the morning fly to Pokhara and sightseeing: Dave’s fall, Gupteswar Maahadev cave and Lake Barahi Temple Time 6-7 hours|
|04||Early in the morning Fly to Jomsom, wonder around and rest|
|05||Drive to Muktinath temple and drive back to Jomsom Time 6-7 hours|
|06||Early in the morning Fly to Pokhara sightseeing: Bindabasini Temple and Mountain Museum 5-6 hours|
|07||Early morning drive to peace Pegoda and afternoon fly to KTM. 4-5 hours|
|08||Departure to Home|
Trip Cost per person (up to 4 person) U.S. $1365
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM-Pokhara only) U.S. $200
1. Cold and hard drink
2. Food in Kathmandu
3. Travel insurance emergency evacuation and personal medical expenses.
4. Any donation along the trail and anything that not mentioned above
5. Entrance fee for city sight seeing