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Muktinath Tour Package: Visit Muktinath Temple from Kathmandu

Muktinath Tour

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Pilgrimage Tour Kathmandu Kathmandu 3800m
1-20 Hotel Bus and Flight Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Muktinath Tour Introduction

Muktinath Temple Tour: One of the famous Nepal Tour Package among Hindu and Buddhist, Muktinath Tour is a very popular pilgrimage tour in Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal. The Muktinath Temple is situated at an altitude of 13,000 feet above sea level in Mustang district and is also known among the Hindus as Mukti Chhetra, or the "abode of salvation". In this Muktinath Tour, you will be visited a small pagoda-style temple of Lord God Vishnu which is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. The Buddhists worship the deity as one of the Bodhisattvas and Mukti Kshetra by Hindus. There are 108 sacred water spouts flowing with icy cold water where devotees take a quick bath. Nearby is the temple of Jwala Mai, or the Goddess of Flame, with the phenomenal underground blue flame.

The word "Muktinath" is obtained from two words "Mukti" and "Nath" which means "Salvation or Nirvana" and "God or Master" respectively. According to Hindu Myth, it is a belief that this world is "MAYA" (an illusion) of life cycle taking birth and rebirth on this earth. And to exit from this chain Hindu devotees visit this temple to take bath in 108 waterspouts (Mukti Dhara) and 2 holy ponds (Mukti Kunda) which is located in the backyard and front of the temple respectively.

Frequently Asked Questions about Muktinath Yatra

  • Where is Muktinath Temple located?
    Muktinath Temple is located 24 km northeast direction from Jomsom, 200 km from Pokhara and 406 km from Kathmandu in Mustang District, Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal.
  • How to go to Muktinath Temple?
    Muktinath Temple can be easily reached just in one day by taking 15 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then, one and half hour jeep drive up to the Ranipauwa and walk for 20 minutes up to the temple.
    One can also hire a single 4W Jeep from either from Kathmandu (3 days) or from Pokhara (2 days) to Muktinath.
    You can reach directly at Muktinath Temple from Kathmandu in just 1 hour 30 minutes flight by charter helicopter from Kathmandu.
  • How high is Muktinath above sea level?
    Muktinath Temple is situated at an altitude of 3710 meters (13,000 ft.) above sea level.
  • Is there any risk of altitude sickness?
    Since Muktinath is located at high altitude (3710m), one-night acclimatization at Jomsom is required before heading to the Temple. There is not any record that people got altitude sickness during 'Muktinath Tour' but it is always better to consult with your doctor first. In case of emergency, helicopter services are available to rescue.
  • What should I carry during Muktinath Tour?
    Normal things as you carry for other tours. Wind Sitter will always be the best idea to carry to cheat the windy Jomsom. If you are traveling during Dec-Mar then warm jackets, thermals, gloves and other warmer clothes might be required.
  • Is there any direct flight from Kathmandu to Muktinath?
    Muktinath Tour by Helicopter is the only option to reach Muktinath directly from Kathmandu. Five and Six seated Helicopter is available for charter. Otherwise, Jomsom is the nearest airport to reach Muktinath from Pokhara.
  • Is there any direct bus service from Kathmandu to Muktinath or Jomsom?
    There are night buses that depart every day at 2 pm directly from New Bus Station at Kathmandu to Jomsom. You will reach next day at 10 am in Jomsom. Then, local sharing jeep drives up to the temple for an hour and a half.
  • How is the road condition?
    From Kathmandu to Beni for about 306 km and from Kagbeni to Muktinath (12 km), roads are blacktopped and fine whereas from Beni to Kagbeni about 80 km, roads are off-road, the bumpy and frequent landslide occurs during Jun-Sep.
  • What types of hotels can I expect during Muktinath Yatra?
    You can find a budget to deluxe 5-star accommodations at Kathmandu and Pokhara but at Jomsom and Muktinath only basic lodge, teahouses are available with attached bathroom.
  • Do I get vegetarian foods during Muktinath Darshan?
    Yes, you can get vegetarian foods all the way from Kathmandu to Muktinath.
  • Places to visit at Muktinath?
    108 Mukti Dhara, 2 Mukti Kunda, Jwala Mai Temple, Mharme Lha Khang Gompa, Swaminarayan, and Saligrams are the best this to observe at Muktinath.
  • Do I need to obtain any permits to visit this temple?
    Yes, two permits are required to collect before traveling to Muktinath. One is Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit and another is Trekker's Information Management System Permit.
  • Is there any age restriction?
    There is no such age limit for "Muktinath Tour" unless you have been restricted from doing so by your medical doctor.
  • Which are the best months to travel?
    The best time to visit Muktinath is from March to June and September to December. During these months it is neither too hot nor too cold. You will find the perfect weather and smiling snow-capped mountains in the blue sky.

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7 days Muktinath Tour Package Itinerary

In this Muktinath Tour trip, you will be driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus on the first day. Next day fly to Jomsom and drive to Ranipauwa (Jeep Station). Muktinath Temple is within half hour walking distance from here. People unable to walk can ride on the horse (extra payable). Take a holy bath under 108 water springs and two Kunda (holy ponds). Change clothes and worship Vishnu God Temple. After darshan and pooja visit another important Jwalamai Temple where water, fire, and sky meet together. Then, drive back to Jomsom and stay overnight here. The fourth day flies back to Pokhara and explores beautiful Pokhara city. Finishing the Muktinath Darshan trip drive back to Kathmandu. Visit the tourist attraction places in Kathmandu Valley and departure to the airport to fly back to your home. Our 7 days itinerary goes as follows.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival.

  • You will be welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel, 7 km.
  • A brief introduction to the whole program.
  • Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

  • 6:00 AM: Breakfast at hotel.
  • 6:30 AM: Drop to Bus Station.
  • 7:00 AM: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus, 206 km - 7 hours.
  • Arrival and transfer to hotel.
  • Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 03: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom & drive to Muktinath, Visit Temple & back to Jomsom.

  • As per the flight schedule drop to airport.
  • Fly to Jomsom, 15 mins.
  • Arrival and hike for half hour to catch jeep.
  • Drive to Muktinath by local sharing jeep.
  • Arrival at Ranipauwa and hike for 15 mins flat and 15 mins ascending up to the temple.
  • Perform pooja, worship and back to Jomsom following the same route.
  • Overnight at Jomsom.

Day 04: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara & Pokhara Sightseeing.

  • As per the flight schedule fly back to Pokhara.
  • Arrival and proceed for sightseeing.
  • Visit Bindabasini Temple, Seti Gandaki River, Devis Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave and Barahi Temple at Fewa Lake with boating.
  • Free time on your own.
  • Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 05: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • 7:00 AM: Drop to the bus station.
  • 7:30 AM: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Arrival and transfer to hotel.
  • Free time on your own.
  • Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 06: Kathmandu Day Sightseeing.

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • 10 AM: proceed for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Visit Pashupatinath Temple, Jaal Narayan (Sleeping Vishnu God), Swoyambhunath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Back to hotel.
  • Free time on your own.
  • Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 07: Departure.

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Hotel Check-out time 12 noon.
  • Drop to airport for your onward destination.
  • The trip finished here!

Above mentioned Muktinath Tour itinerary is highly customizable as per client's requirements. Lumle Holidays also offers Muktinath Yatra by Helicopter from Kathmandu or Pokhara, Contact us for more information.

Cost Includes

  • One time airport Pick up and drop by private car.
  • Twin bed sharing hotel accommodation in two-star category hotels.
  • Everyday breakfast at the hotel.
  • Bus station picks up and drops by private car.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back by sharing tourist bus.
  • Flight Tickets from Pokhara to Jomsom and back.
  • Jomsom to Muktinath and back on local sharing jeep.
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing by private car.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project entry permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch, Dinner, and Bar bills like mineral water, beer whiskey etc.
  • Guide.
  • Extra expenses in case of Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara flight cancellation.
  • Horse/Motor Bike at Jomsom/Muktinath.
  • Entrance/Monument Fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Client's insurance, Items of personal nature.
  • Expenses incurred due to Medical evacuation, mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. 
  • Rest of all not mentioned in cost include.

Trip Pictures

Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Dhara in backyard of the temple
Two holy ponds infront of the temple
Muktinath God
Mountain view from Muktinath Temple
Fewa lake at Pokhara
Pashupatinath Temple

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