Manakamana Muktinath Tour is all about visiting two of the holiest sites in the country; the Manakamana Temple and the Muktinath Temple.
Manakamana Temple is believed to be one of the holiest temples in the country. For Hindus, the site is known to be a pilgrimage one. The temple is dedicated to goddess Manakamana. The name of the temple suggests as ‘Wishes of the Heart’. Followers of Hinduism strongly believe that visiting and worshiping this temple fulfils their wishes. Among the Manakamana temples, the holiest one ever believed lies in the lap of Gorkha. The king of Gorkha was once blessed by goddess Manakamana after which he was able to gain victory over several small kingdoms and weave them into a single kingdom Gorkha. A special fair named ‘Panchami’ is held every year in this temple and pilgrims from all the corners of Hindu kingdom visit the site in order to worship. Some years ago, it was very difficult to gain access over the temple. But, due to urbanization, cable car has been built over the hills so that pilgrims can visit the site within no time. The cable car at the site is known to be the first cable car ever operated in Nepal.
Muktinath Trekking offers exploration of the famous holy temple of Lord Muktinath. This site is famous among the native Nepalese people as well as the foreigners too. Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang and is situated at an altitude of 3,749 meters about 18 km northeast of Jomsom. The major attraction of this site is the pagoda temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. 108 waterspouts around the wall of the temple are believed to pour holy water. This temple resides on the top of a mountain. The walk to the temple is not so easy. It is believed that people should visit and worship this temple after completing all the four of the Dhams in India.
Kathmandu Manakamana Pokhara Muktinath Tour Itinerary:
Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport [1,338m/4,389ft] you will be warmly greeted by our representatives and you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing of Soyambhunath and Patan, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath in Kathmandu. Back to hotel in the evening and overnight stay
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Kurintar [304m/997ft] takes 3-4 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 04: Drive from Kurintar to Manakama [1,292m/4,239ft]. Hotel overnight
Day 05: Drive from Manakamana to Pokhara [827m/2,713ft] takes 3 hours. Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara
Day 06: Fly out From Pokhara to Jomsom [2713m/8,900ft]. After 20 minute flight, trek to Muktinath. Hotel overnight
Day 07: Fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara. Hotel overnight
Day 08: Pokhara sightseeing day. Back to hotel in the evening and stay overnight
Day 09: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Free day in Kathmandu. Back to hotel and stay overnight
Day 10: Final departure to your destination