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Muktinath Yatra by Jeep

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Trip Info:

Pilgrimage Tour Easy Kathmandu Kathmandu 3710m
6pax Lodge By Jeep april-may-june/ sep-oct-nov

Tour Introduction

Muktinath Yatra by Jeep is 6 days package including sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Jomsom. Muktinath tour by road is the very common package that most of the devotees choose to visit Muktinath Temple. You will be driven from Kathmandu to Pokhara for the first day, next day to Jomsom crossing Beni, Tatopani, Ghasa, and Marpha. And on the third day to Muktinath. After darshan back to Kathmandu following the same route.

Muktinath Temple is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La pass, Mustang district, Nepal. The Hindus call the sacred place Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the "place of salvation". Mainly the temple is a predominant Sri Vaishnava origin and worshipped by Buddhists. This temple is considered to be the 105th among the available 108 Divya Desam. The ancient name of this place, before Buddhist origin is known as Thiru Saligramam. These houses the Saligrama Sila considered to be the naturally available form of Sriman Narayana (The Hindu Goddess head). It is also one of the 51 Sakthi Peetams.

The central shrine of Sri Muktinath, predominant among all 108 Hindu SriVaishnava Divyadesam is considered one of the eight most sacred shrines for Hindu Vaishnavas known as Svayam Vyakta Ksetras, the other seven being Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Totadri, Pushkar, and Badrinath. The temple is very small. Muktinath is one of the most ancient Hindu temples of God Vishnu. The murti is of gold and is tall enough to compare with a man. The Prakaram (outer courtyard) has 108 bull faces through which water is poured. It is of freezing temperature. The sacred water that flows in 108 pipes around the temple complex denote all sacred Pushkarini waters (Temple Tanks) from all 108 Sri Vaishnava Divya Desams including Srirangam, Tirumala, Vaikunta, where the devotees take their sacred bath even in the freezing temperatures.

In Hindu astrology, there are 12 zodiac or Rashi and 9 planets or Graha, giving a total of 108 combinations. Also, there are 27 Lunar mansions or Nakshatras which are divided into 4 quarters or Padas each giving a combination of 108 Padas in total. The worship is conducted by Buddhist nuns. The waterway downstream from Muktinath along Kali Gandaki is the source of all Silas or Shaligrams that are required to establish a temple of Vishnu anywhere in the world. It is considered to be one of the holiest places of pilgrimage of Hindus, Buddhists, and Vaishnavas.

Travel Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival.

  • You will be welcomed by our airport representative and transfer to hotel.
  • Welcome drinks.
  • A brief introduction to the whole program.
  • Free time on your own.
  • Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara.

  • Morning there is an option for going on a 1 hr mountain flight.
  • Else visit Pashupatinath Temple and Jaal Narayan.
  • Check out from the hotel and drive to Pokhara by private car, 206 km, 7 hrs.
  • En-route there is an option for visit Manakamana Temple via Cable Car on your own.
  • Arrival at Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
  • Welcome drinks.
  • Free time on your own.
  • Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 03: Pokhara to Jomsom.

  • Early morning drive to Jomsom, 175 km, 7-9 hrs.
  • From Pokhara to Beni about 100 km, the road is blacktopped.
  • From Beni to Jomsom about 75 km, the road is off-road and bumpy.
  • Arrival at Jomsom and transfer to hotel.
  • Free time on your own.
  • Overnight at Jomsom. 

Day 04: Jomsom to Muktinath to Pokhara.

  • Walk for 20 mins to catch jeep.
  • Drive to Ranipauwa by local sharing jeep.
  • Arrival and again hike for 15 mins flat and 15 mins ascending up to the temple.
  • Change clothes at changing room.
  • Take bath on 108 holy waterspouts and two holy Kunda.
  • Change fresh clothes and worship at the temple.
  • Drive back to Jomsom to Pokhara following the same route.
  • Free time on your own.
  • Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 05: Pokhara half day Sightseeing & back to Kathmandu.

  • After breakfast, visit Bindabaseni Temple, Seti Gandaki River, Devis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave and Barahi Temple at Fewa Lake.
  • Check out from the hotel and drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Arrival and transfer to hotel.
  • Free time on your own.
  • Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 06: Departure.

  • Morning visit Swoyambhunath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Back to hotel and check out.
  • Drop to airport for your onward destination.
  • Hotel Check Out time is 12 noon.
  • Trip finished here!

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up & Drop transportation by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, &Jomsom on twin sharing basis with bed & breakfast
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara in 3 star hotels.
  • Jomsom and Beni in Tea House, Lodge. 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara by private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Pokhara - Muktinath - Pokhara private jeep. 
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area trek Permit) fee. 
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card.
  • Road Tax, driver allowances, Oil etc. 

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Laundry, telephone calls, Bar Bills ( Mineral Water, cold drinks, whiskey, beer etc).
  • Emergency evacuation if required, donation, tips, and all personal nature expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Travel Insurence.
  • Horse Charges.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in cost includes.

Alternative Option for Muktinath Jeep Tour:

Option I: The easiest way to visit Muktinath Temple is by Helicopter. Yes, within 5 hours you can visit Muktinath from Kathmandu. There are five and six seated Helicopters available for charter. Muktinath Helicopter Tour might be a better option to consider.

Option II: Instead of driving from Pokhara to Jomsom, you can also fly there and save a day. There is 16 seated Twin Otter small Plane that departs every day from Pokhara and takes just 15 minutes to reach Jomsom. And on the same day, you become able to visit the Muktinath Temple and fly back to Pokhara next day. Muktinath Tour might be another appropriate choice to consider. 

Trip Pictures

Muktinath God
Muktinath Temple
Mountain view from Temple
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What our customer says?

Most Memorable Trip to Nepal

Most Memorable Trip to Nepal

I am a solo Pilgrimage Traveller and for the first time traveled through travel agency along with my Father.

Fortunately, my entire Muktinath Yatra was like a surprise package since I had no clue about the routes that I would come across while traveling to Muktinath Temple.

Nipendra who was the Operations Lead at Lumle Travel Agency accompanied us throughout the duration and educated us about each and every detail of the locations and the history behind it. We had a very skilled and professional driver too (Vijay) who made the journey easy and fun.

There were no issues with accommodation and food. Also, we could stop the vehicle in between for site seeing and taking pictures without any restrictions.

Overall my Dad and I were completely satisfied and happy :)

Hyderabad, India
Visit to Muktinath Temple by Jeep

Visit to Muktinath Temple by Jeep

We approached Lumle for organising overland trip to Muktinath from Kathmandu and back. Operations Manager Nipendra Maharjan was the one who helped us plan our trip.

He accompanied us all through the trip. We engaged a Mahindra Scorpio for our trip. Excellent and caring service has been Nipendra's hallmark. Along with the driver Sarath, both were outstanding. Ineffable to mention about their excellent conduct and service.

I would strongly recommend Lumle if you are planning trip to Muktinath by overland tour. Nipendra is a great ambassador for Lumle.

Would recommend hiring an alternate vehicle other than Scorpio if you are looking at having more leg room and comfort.

Chennai, India
Mukthinath Trip by Road

Mukthinath Trip by Road

Muktinath Tour Itinenary was prepared in nice manner considering the road conditions, traffic, and other factors. Tour guide Nipendra assisted throughout the trip with more caring.

Hotel and food arrangements were done nicely. Guided to collect the Saligrama stones from kalakandaki river that is excellent time to have in the tour.

Nipendra assisted in the shopping also to buy some souvenirs and trekking items. When the return flight had issue due to Kathmandu runway issue stayed with me to make sure managed to get the flight and depart safely.

Great tour operators and extraordinary guidance from Nipendra. Recommed to use Lumle Holidays for Nepal tours for their caring service

Muktinath Pilgrimage Trip

Muktinath Pilgrimage Trip

I planned to visit Mukthinath temple and approach Lumle Holidays Pvt. They perfectly planned my itinerary and arranged everything without any tension. They with me from starting to end of my itinerary. Very excellent customer service.

Karnataka, India
Jeep to Mukthinath from Kathmandu

Jeep to Mukthinath from Kathmandu

We hired the jeep from Kathmandu to Muthinath for 10 days 9 nights , we changed our itinerary several times but it was never a problem , our driver ameel was always very helpful and good company , would give the company 10/10 , very reliable and overall brilliant , could not have been better tony Mott

Sydney, Australia

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