Code MPT • 8 Days •
Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour Nepal and the Himalayas are dotted with thousands of temples of big importance. We start off the tour in the Kathmandu Valley, where we will explore all the major temples in and around the city. En route to Pokhara we visit the temple of Manakamana. From Pokhara, we move to more challenging locations in Lower Mustang and the temple of Muktinath, situated on high altitude and ornamented with 108 holy taps.
Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour Enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the high-altitude desert Mustang and its mighty Himalayan peaks, while witnessing devotees taking a bath through the 108 taps. If you are brave enough, you could give it a go as well! A wonderful way to end this mythical journey.
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DAY 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu
After your trip to Kathmandu, We will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. On the way you could have your first impress about Nepalese culture. Change of sceneries guaranteed. Sounds, smell, rickshaws, colours, street…
DAY 2 – Kathmandu
We will organize for you a day tour of 2 famous Hindu temples, Firstlywe will visit Budhanilkantha temple. It is a Hindu open air temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, which can be identified by a large reclining statue of Lord Vishnu. The temple’s main statue of Budhanilkantha is considered the largest stone carving in Nepal. We will also visit the sacred Hindu temple of PashupatiNath. This impressive religious complex and old temple dedicated to Shiva will brings you during the evening in a Hindu ceremony called Arati. It will be an excellent time to be immerge in the Hindu culture.
DAY 3 – Kathmandu
After your breakfast, your driver will drive you to Dakshinkali Temple. Considered as one of the main temples of Nepal, it is dedicated to the goddess Kali. Sometimes it is possible to see some rituals as the animal sacrifices, particularly of cockerels and uncastrated male goats. It is the main way that the goddess is worshipped. Afterward you will visit Patan Durbar Square, which is a marvel of Newa architecture. The Square floor is tiled with red bricks. There are many temples and the royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. Moreover a great museum explains Hindu history and exhibits religious relics.
DAY 4 – Manokamana Temple / 4 hours driving – Drive to Pokhara / 3 hours driving
Today your driver will brings you to Manokamana Temple. It is the sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati. The name Manakamana originates from two words, “mana” meaning heart and “kamana” meaning wish. Venerated since the 17th century, it is believed that Goddess Manakamana grants the wishes of all those who make the pilgrimage to her shrine to worship her. Once upon arrival in Pokhara, if the time permits it, you will visit the temple of Tal Barahi located in the middle of the beautiful FewaLake and the temple of Bidebasini.
DAY 5 – Fly to Jomsom -Drive to Muktinath Temple (3,710 m)
Early in the morning you will take a fly to Jomsom. This scenic fly will give you some beautiful views on the great Himalayan range. Once upon arrival, your drive will drive you to Muktinath Temple. It is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass. Within Hinduism, it is called MuktiKshetra, which literally means the «place of liberation or moksha». The Buddhists call it ChumigGyatsa, which in Tibetan means «Hundred Waters». Although the temple has a Vaishnava origin, it is also revered in Buddhism.
DAY 6 – Ritual in the temple -Drive back to Jomsom
This morning, you will participate to the Hindu ritual in Muktinath Temple. It will be an important time where you could be immerge in the Hindu religious, you will be transported by the devotion of Hindus. After this unique moment, your driver will drive you back to Jomsom.
DAY 7 – Fly to Pokhara -Drive to Kathmandu / 6 hours
Depending to the time, you will have free time to wander in the streets or have a rest in your hotel. To conclude this day and our trip all together, Asian Journey will organize a Farewell dinner in typical restaurant with cultural dance performance.
DAY 8 – Fly back home
Today as per your international flight time, keep your air ticket and your passport handy. Our office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Kathmandu to Kathmandu