Muktinath Tour - 9 Days

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Muktinath Tour - 9 Days
Muktinath Tour - 9 Days
Muktinath Tour - 9 Days
At a Glance
Duration9 Days
Trip GradeModerate
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CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude3,762 m (12,343 ft)
Group Size1 to 20 pax
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleJeep Tour
Best TimeAugust to December and March and May

Trip Overview

Muktinath Tour offers a delightful getaway for those seeking a short, convenient, and budget-friendly holiday. This charming destination is particularly popular among nature enthusiasts and pilgrims. The thoughtfully designed Muktinath Travel package is suitable for individuals of all age groups, but it is especially well-suited for senior travelers. However, the Muktinath Darshan tour encompasses visits to Kathmandu, Manakamana, and Pokhara, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of the region's beauty and cultural heritage. The Muktinath journey is a captivating part of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, located in the Annapurna and Mustang regions. It combines the renowned natural beauty of the area with a pilgrimage experience. Muktinath, which means salvation, attracts many people who seek to cleanse their souls and bodies from sin. The Muktinath excursion takes you through the valley of the Kali Gandaki River, starting from a subtropical forest filled with vibrant red rhododendrons in the Annapurna region. As you progress, you will encounter rocky cliffs and the barren landscape of Mustang, resembling the Tibetan Plateau. Along the way, you will be treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks in the enchanting Himalayas. One of the highlights of this tour is the opportunity to witness the diverse culture and religious tolerance of Nepal. You will have the chance to meet locals from various cultural backgrounds, including Brahmin, Chhetri, Thakali, Magar, Gurung, and more, who follow different religions in different regions. Before embarking on the Muktinath journey, the comprehensive tour also includes sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Afterward, you will have the chance to visit and stay in Manakamana Temple, known as the Wishing Temple. Significantly, the Muktinath voyage offers a unique blend of natural beauty, spiritual significance, and cultural exploration, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

Muktinath Tour Highlights

  • The Muktinath Tour starts and ends in Kathmandu.
  • Discover the significant historical sites in Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath, Bouddhnath, Swayambhunath, and Patan Durbar.
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Pokhara, which includes visiting the Peace Stupa, David's Fall, Cave, Phewa Lake, and the museum
  • Experience the rejuvenating Natural Hot spring in Tatopani
  • Venture into the enigmatic and dry Tibetan plateau.
  • Pay a visit to the sacred Muktinath Temple and cleanse your sins by taking a shower under the 108 taps.
  • Explore the Manakamana Temple and spend some time in this picturesque hilltop location.

The 9-day Muktinath Pilgrimage tour starts in Kathmandu and then heads to Pokhara after a day of sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley. During the trip, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the countryside, lush valleys, mountains, and local markets, all while traveling along the Trishuli and Marsyangi riverbanks. The journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes around 6 to 7 hours by private vehicle, covering a distance of approximately 200km. Experience the beauty of Pokhara's Lakeside as you stay overnight and embark on an exploration with our knowledgeable local guide. Discover the breathtaking mountain views, the serene lake, and the tranquility of nature and town. From Pokhara, hop into private transportation and embark on a scenic journey to Muktinath. Travel in a Jeep to Tatopani, passing through picturesque villages, river valleys, and lush farmland. Once you reach Tatopani, continue your adventure to Kalopani, Marpha, and Jomsom, where you'll be treated to stunning mountain vistas, verdant valleys, and the enchanting Apple garden in Marpha, as well as the unique sandy terrain in Jomsom. From Jomsom, make your way to the iconic destination of Muktinath along the world's deepest Kaligandaki Gorge, where you can partake in Darshan, take a refreshing bath, and enjoy a short hike down to the Jeep Station before driving back to Tatopani. On the next day, embark on a drive to the Manakamana temple, situated atop a hill, and marvel at Nepal's first Cable car. This comprehensive 9-day Muktinath trip concludes in Kathmandu after a transfer to the Airport for your departure.

Is there any permit required for the Muktinath Tour?

 Muktinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is a renowned pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus worldwide. Situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area below the Thorong La Pass (5416m) along the Kaligandaki River, visitors are required to obtain a Conservation Areas permit (ACAP) and a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card for the Muktinath Tour, both of which are included in the package.

What is the best season for the Muktinath Tour?

 Muktinath Tour is considered one of the top tours in Nepal, offering a variety of activities. To ensure a memorable experience, it is essential to select the appropriate time. While the tour can be conducted throughout the year, the best seasons are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). Winter (December to February) is characterized by cold weather, while the rainy season (June to August) can be challenging due to rain, landslides, and cloudy conditions. It is advisable to pack warm clothes for the high elevations and light clothing for the lower regions.

Is the Muktinath Tour Difficult?

Experience the Muktinath Tour, a unique overland adventure that provides a hassle-free exploration opportunity via Jeep. This tour does not demand long walks or any previous mountaineering skills. A brief 20-minute walk from Muktinath village to the Muktinath Temple is the only physical activity required. For those who are up for it, a stroll through the charming nearby villages can be arranged with our knowledgeable guide. The tour reaches a maximum elevation of 3800m, with the highest overnight stay at Jomsom, standing at 2734m. Suitable for individuals of all age groups.

Muktinath Tour Cost for 2024 - 2025

The price of the Muktinath tour can vary depending on various factors such as the size of the group, duration of the trip, and the specific services and transfers included. Our specially designed 9-day Muktinath Tour is tailored to cater to senior-age individuals, pilgrims, and first-time visitors who wish to indulge in a wide range of activities during their trip. This tour is ideal for those with an interest in culture, nature, and the unique experience of the trans-Himalayan desert. The 9-day Muktinath trip includes a private vehicle, deluxe accommodation, full board meals, entrance fees, and a knowledgeable guide. The cost of the Muktinath travel package ranges from USD500 to USD1000, depending on the services provided. If you are traveling with a large group, the cost will be lower compared to a smaller group. However, the Muktinath tour is suitable for both small and large groups.

  • Solo traveler cost for Muktinath Tour: USD1000
  • Group size of 2-5 pax cost for Muktinath Tour: USD700 per person
  • Group size of 6-10 pax cost for Muktinath Tour: USD600 per person
  • Group size of 11 to 20 pax cost for Muktinath Tour: USD500 per person

Why Himalayan Trekking Path for the Muktinath Tour?

Muktinath Tour with Himalayan Trekking Path provides a unique opportunity for travelers who wish to explore Nepal with a reputable local travel company. Take advantage of our promotional rates and exceptional service. We are dedicated to ensuring your trip is comfortable and will gladly tailor it to meet your preferences. Experience outstanding service and genuine hospitality with us. Choose Muktinath Tour for an unforgettable journey.

  • Highly reliable and trustworthy local companies and expert team
  • Ensuring safety and guaranteed departure of your tour is our top priority
  • Providing top-level customer service with 24/7 availability
  • Streamlined booking confirmation system for easy reservations
  • Offering various payment options including Cash, Card, Bank transfer, online, and Western Union
  • Comprehensive package covering transport, meals, accommodation, guide, entrance fees, and sightseeing
  • Comfortable accommodation and exceptional service for a memorable experience
  • Tailored options for private, small group, and large group bookings with the best deals for larger groups
  • Meeting all your requirements at a reasonable cost
  • Enjoy a 10% discount on future trips with us after traveling more than once
Itinerary
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On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport (TIA), we‘ll meet each other for the first time, outside the terminal hall. After the exchange of cordial greetings, you’ll be escorted to your hotel via a private car. Once in the hotel, you can relax by enjoying the hotel’s facilities or providing rest to your jet-lagged body. You’ll be also introduced to your trekking guide and a brief conversation can be helpful for the upcoming adventure. We suggest you do an evening wander around the eye-catching Thamel market and its surrounding area to get acquainted with the Nepalese locale and its atmosphere.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ftMeal: DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

After you had your batteries recharged from yesterday’s rest; this very day, you’ll have a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu City via a private vehicle and professional guide. Besides the narrow streets full of people, stray animals, local vendors, and noisy vehicles; the ancient city is packed with various ethnic cultures, traditions, and heritages that bear historical and cultural significance. With a visit to the sacred Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, you’ll commence your sightseeing tour and eventually visit the sacred Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. Moreover, Boudhanath is the largest Stupa structure around the globe and Swayambhunath Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal. At the end of the day, you’ll enjoy the evening sunset hues with a tour around the Basantapur Durbar Square that showcases the Living deity Kumari in Kumari Ghar, Freak Street, Sweet Bhairav, Kaal Bhairav etc. alongside enchanted fine arts within its vicinity.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

Early in the morning, we’ll have some breakfast in Kathmandu; then, we head to Pokhara on a Private Vehicle. It takes about 7-8 hours to cover the approx. 200km asphalt belt of windy Prithvi Highway depending on the traffic conditions. Along the way, you’ll be first accompanied by the ferocious Trishuli River then by the meandering Masryangdi River. Both the rivers are well-renowned for the adventurous white water rafting. Further, you’ll also notice numerous human settlements beside the highway where you can see the colorful local markets, crowds of people, stray animals, and a daily quest for survival by commoners outside the Kathmandu Valley. Besides that, you’ll also view appealing landscapes with terraced farmlands, valleys, hills, and mountains. At Pokhara, you can rest and prepare for your upcoming adventure or you can simply wander around this beautiful ‘Lake city’ of Nepal because every corner of this alluring city reflects absolute beauty.

Max. Altitude: 823m/2700ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

Today, you will be embarking on a sightseeing tour of Pokhara Valley. The itinerary includes visits to Peace Stupa, Mountain Museum, Devid's Fall, Phewa Lake, and Mahendra Cave. After the tour, you will return to the hotel and have free time to shop or explore the area.

Max. Altitude: 823m/2700ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

After enjoying breakfast in Pokhara today, embark on a scenic Jeep ride along the Beni Baglung road. Admire the picturesque countryside, river valleys, rice terraces, and vibrant local lifestyle along the way. Continue your journey from Beni towards the Beni Mustang Road, passing through charming villages such as Tatopani, Ghasa, Kalopani, Marpha, before finally arriving at Jomsom. Covering a distance of 160km from Pokhara to Jomsom, the Jeep ride typically takes around 6 to 7 hours. This route is part of the renowned Annapurna circuit trek, offering a unique blend of road and forgotten trails. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the breathtaking landscapes, the world's deepest gorge, majestic Himalayan peaks, apple orchards, and the transition from lush green valleys to arid Himalayan deserts. Upon reaching Jomsom, make sure to visit the Mustang headquarters in this bustling town.

We start our journey early in the morning to avoid the strong winds that create sharp and shrill sounds in the valley after Noonday. Following a trail that gently ascends to Muktinath (3,710m), a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists, we encounter Tibetan prayer wheels and flags near Sambha Gompa. Passing by the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, we enter the main complex featuring pools and 108 brass water spouts shaped like cow's heads that pour holy water. According to legend, those who bathe in all 108 water spouts and pools will attain "Moksha". Finally, we return to Tatopani in a jeep, check into a hotel, and have free time to relax in the natural hot springs.

We now drive back to Pokhara from Tatopani 4/5 hour scenic drive where we’ll witness the beautiful vistas embodying soaring snow-capped peaks. after pokhara continuous drive to Manakamana Temple. you have a chance to explore in a Cable Car. stay over night in Manakama town.

Today, you’ll head back to Kathmandu on a Private via Prithvi Highway which will utilize about 7-8 hours depending on the traffic conditions. You can witness lovely landscapes, urban areas, and a radiant market along with picturesque travel on one of the prime highways leading to the capital of the country. Once in Kathmandu, you’ll buy souvenirs or enjoy a hearty Nepali dinner alongside an ethnic cultural show.

We wish you a safe flight back home and our representative will escort you to the airport for your convenience during your final moments in Nepal. We hope that you are satisfied with our services and hospitality. We do expect you to see it again in your next escapade in Nepal. Till then, see ya!!