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Muktinath Tour - 7 Days

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Facts About Trip

Duration: 7 Days
Accommodation: Hotel
Height: 3800m
Best Season: Sep, Oct, Nov
Grade: Easy
Activity: Tour
Transportation: Bus, Flight

Muktinath Tour Overview

Muktinath Temple is in Nepal's Mustang region, and it's important to both Hindus and Buddhists. It shows how these two religions peacefully exist together and gives us a glimpse of the local culture. The temple sits high up in the beautiful Annapurna mountains, about 3,800 meters above sea level.

The temple is famous for having fires that never go out and 108 special water spouts, each with a deep spiritual meaning. People believe that if they wash in these spouts, it can clean them of their mistakes and make them spiritually pure. The place is very peaceful with big mountains and fresh, clean air, creating a serene and spiritual atmosphere.

Visiting Muktinath Temple is like a mix of being spiritual and enjoying nature. People on pilgrimages and tourists can see how two different religions live in harmony here and experience the unique culture of this remote place. The journey to Muktinath itself is an adventure, often involving trekking through the stunning Annapurna region, which adds a bit of physical challenge and excitement to the spiritual experience.

The tour to Muktinath Temple isn't just about religion; it also lets you learn about the culture of the Mustang region. Visitors can dive into the traditions and lifestyles of the local Thakali people who live near the temple. This adds depth and authenticity to the journey.

The route to Muktinath Temple is not just a way to get there; it's an adventure through the beautiful landscapes of the Annapurna region. Hikers and nature lovers can enjoy the lush forests, peaceful valleys, and amazing mountain views along the way. Whether you want to find spiritual meaning, experience local culture, or have an adventure in the Himalayas, the Muktinath Temple tour offers a well-rounded and enriching experience that suits many interests.

How do I get to Muktinath Temple?

Getting to Muktinath, a holy place high up in the Mustang region of Nepal's Annapurna mountains, can be an adventure because it's in a remote area with tough landscapes. There are different ways to reach Muktinath, and each one has its own special experiences to offer.

  1. By Air: The closest airport to Muktinath is Jomsom Airport. To get there, you can take a short domestic flight from Pokhara, which is a convenient way to travel. But keep in mind that flights in this area often get delayed or canceled due to bad weather. When you arrive in Jomsom, you'll need to continue your trip to Muktinath by road, jeep, or walking, which can take a few hours.

  2. By Road: Another way to get to Muktinath is by road. You can either take a private vehicle or a local bus from Pokhara to Jomsom, a town near Muktinath. The road trip includes driving through rough and hilly mountain paths with lots of twists and turns. It can be a bit of a bumpy and tough journey, but it lets you enjoy the stunning scenery on the route.

  3. Trekking: Many adventurous travelers choose to reach Muktinath by trekking. The two most popular trekking routes to Muktinath are the Annapurna Circuit and the Jomsom-Muktinath Trek. These treks provide a more immersive experience, allowing trekkers to gradually get used to the high altitude. Along the way, you'll see amazing views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains, lush forests, and charming villages. Trekking to Muktinath can take several days, so it's important to be well-prepared with the right gear and places to stay.

What is the road condition like on the way to Muktinath?

The condition of the road to Muktinath can change depending on which way you go. Most people use a road that starts in Pokhara and goes to Jomsom, a nearby town. The road from Pokhara to Jomsom is usually in good shape, but it can be narrow and twisty with some rough parts. Once you get to Jomsom, the road to Muktinath gets more challenging. It becomes rocky and steep with gravel roads. You should be ready for a bumpy ride, and sometimes there might be delays, especially when the weather is bad. It's a good idea to hire a local driver who knows how to handle the tough road.

Some people prefer to walk to Muktinath, which is called trekking. The trekking paths are well-maintained, so you'll have a scenic and adventurous journey. But be ready for different types of terrain, like rocky trails and crossing rivers. The road conditions might not be as comfy as in the city, but the challenging journey can be part of the adventure, especially if you want a more immersive and rewarding experience getting to Muktinath.

Muktinath Tour during Spring Season

Going on a Muktinath tour in the spring is a fantastic choice. The months from March to May are considered the best time because the weather is nice, and the natural beauty is stunning. Spring offers mild temperatures, sunny days, clear skies, and the rhododendron flowers are in full bloom. The mountain views are incredibly beautiful during this season. A trip to Muktinath in the spring is bound to be a joyful and enjoyable experience.

Muktinath Tour during Monsoon season

It's not a good idea to plan your Muktinath tour in Nepal during the monsoon season, which happens from June to August. During this time, heavy rains can cause problems for your trip. You might experience flight delays, find the roads in bad condition, and even face natural disasters. If you still want to go on the Muktinath Tour in the monsoon, make sure to bring things like windproof jackets, light clothes, and raincoats to stay prepared for the wet weather.

Muktinath Tour during Autumn Season

Once the rainy monsoon season is over, the best time for a Muktinath tour in Nepal begins, and that's the autumn season. As the monsoon ends, the skies become clear, making it the perfect time to go. From September to November, you can enjoy your tour with amazing views of the Himalayas, stunning landscapes, and great weather. The roads are in really good shape, and you'll see many other travelers heading to Muktinath during this season.

Muktinath Tour during Winter Season

Visiting Muktinath in the winter is different from other times of the year, and it has its pros and cons. In winter, it gets extremely cold there, and there's a lot of snow. This can cause problems like delayed or canceled flights because of the tough weather. However, there are good things about going to Muktinath in the winter. If you like a peaceful and quiet atmosphere with fewer tourists around, it's a great time to go. The view of the snowy mountains is stunning. If you decide to visit Muktinath in the winter, be sure to wear warm clothing in layers to stay comfortable in the cold weather.

Muktinath Tour Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (4,264 ft)

Elevation

1300

When you arrive in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, you'll go to your hotel to check in and take some time to rest and get used to the new surroundings. Kathmandu is a lively place where you can experience Nepalese culture. You can walk around the busy streets, visit local markets, and try the local food to get a sense of the country's history and way of life.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara valley (2,700ft)

Elevation

823

You'll begin your day with a tasty breakfast at the hotel, and then you'll hop on a tourist bus for a scenic journey to Pokhara. Along the way, you'll be treated to lovely views of the Nepalese countryside with its green landscapes and charming villages.

When you arrive at Pokhara's lakeside, you'll be taken to your hotel to relax and settle in. The rest of the day is all about exploring the peaceful lakeside areas, enjoying the calm atmosphere, and soaking in the beauty of Pokhara. You can take in the view of Phewa Lake, check out local markets, and even take some time to relax by the water.

After your day of exploring, you'll head back to your hotel for a restful night's sleep, all set to continue your Pokhara adventure the next day.

Day 3 : Drive from pokhara to Marpha

Today, after a good breakfast, we'll start our scenic trip from Pokhara to Marpha. We'll drive through Pokhara, which is a lovely town with great views. After about 3 hours, we'll get to Beni, and then it's just one more hour to reach Tatopani village, where we'll stop for lunch.

After our meal, we'll keep going to Marpha. On the way, we'll pass through some charming villages like Dhana, Ghassa, Kalopani, Larjung, and Tukche before we finally get to Marpha for the night. When we're there, you'll get to enjoy local apple products like cider, brandy, and juice. And for dinner, there's a treat waiting for you – apple pie!

Day 4 :  Drive from Marpha to muktinath

After breakfast, we'll keep driving through the valley, slowly going up until we cross a small ridge and reach Jomsom Village. Just so you know, it gets quite windy in the afternoons around Jomsom.

Our drive continues with a gentle slope along the Kali Gandaki riverbed for about an hour until we get to Kagbeni. Over there, our journey starts with a special permit check, and then we follow the riverbank of Kali Gandaki going upstream. Along the way, you'll find lots of beautiful spots to stop and enjoy the view.

As we leave Kagbeni, the road gets steeper and joins the main trail leading to Khingar. We'll pass through a landscape that looks like a desert until we reach Jarkot village. From Jarkot, we'll head to Muktinath, where we can spend the whole day exploring and enjoying the area.

Day 5 : Drive from Muktinath to Pokhara

Today, our trip back to Pokhara will be a long one, lasting about 8 hours. We'll go through the same villages we saw when we first went to Muktinath. It's like revisiting those places and seeing the scenery from a different point of view as we head back to Pokhara. There, we can relax and think about all the amazing things we experienced during our Muktinath adventure.

Day 6 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Early in the morning, we'll hop on a tourist bus in Pokhara and travel through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to get to Kathmandu. When we reach Kathmandu, our guide will bring us to the hotel. You'll have the rest of the day to take it easy or check out the places nearby. We'll stay overnight at the hotel, and later on, we'll have a special dinner to say goodbye. This is also a chance for you to tell us what you think so we can get better.

Day 7 : Departure from Kathmandu

Today, you can take it easy and go shopping for gifts or souvenirs for your loved ones. If you've booked more activities with us, this is the time to start them. If you're leaving, we'll drive you to the International Airport for your flight to your next destination.

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Cost Includes

  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • Airport arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu Sightsing by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara & return by regular tourist bus
  • Pokhara to  Muktinath to pokhara  by Jeep
  • Three night’s accommodation in Kathmandu and two in Pokhara with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government with insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  •  Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D)  from Pokhara until back  to Pokhara
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek are provide
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  •  Trekking Route map.
  •  All required local and government tax

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  •  All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
  • Monument entrance fees.

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FAQs

How can I reach Muktinath Temple?

You can get to Muktinath by taking a flight to Jomsom Airport and then using a jeep or walking to reach the temple. Alternatively, you can start your journey from places like Pokhara or drive from bigger cities.

When is the best time to visit Muktinath Temple?

The most favorable time to go is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is nice, and the sky is clear.

What should I wear when visiting Muktinath Temple?

Wear clothes that cover your body modestly and dress in layers. Make sure to have warm clothing with you because it can get quite cold, especially in the early mornings and during winter.

Are there accommodation options in Muktinath?

Yes, you can stay in simple lodges and guesthouses in Muktinath. You can also find places to stay in nearby villages like Jomsom.

Do I need a special permit to visit Muktinath Temple?

You have to get a special permit called the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to visit Muktinath. You can get it in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

What can I do in Muktinath besides visiting the temple?

You can check out the places nearby, visit monasteries, and enjoy the beautiful nature around. Lots of people also go trekking in the Annapurna area.

Is it safe to drink water in Muktinath?

It's best to drink bottled or treated water to stay healthy because the local water sources might not be safe to drink.

Can I hire a local guide for my Muktinath tour?

It's a good idea to hire an experienced guide or join a guided tour for a safer and more informative journey. Guides know a lot about the area and the local customs.

What are the unique features of Muktinath Temple?

Muktinath Temple is famous for its everlasting fires and 108 holy water springs thought to have cleansing powers. It's also a spot where Hinduism and Buddhism come together in harmony.

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US$ 625 Per Person
US$ 800 625
Save $175 Per Person
7 Days
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Enquiry Whatsapp +9779810323891