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Muktinath Yatra by Jeep - 8 days

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Muktinath Temple is located at Muktinath valley which is located at an altitude of 3,710 and lies at the foot of Thorong la pass. Muktinath temple is sacred for both Hindus and Buddhists.It is located in  Mustang district, Nepal. The Hindus call the sacred place Mukti Kshetra .Mukti  kshetra has its own literal meaning that is "place of salvation". The temple is with a prevailing Sri Vaishnava origin and is worshipped by Buddhists. This temple is considered to be the 105th among the available 108 Divya Desam. According to the history,the ancient name of this place was Thiru Shaligramam before Buddhist origin . This holds the Saligrama sila considered to be the naturally available form of Lord vishnu(The Hindu God head). It is also one of the 51 Sakthi peetams. The central temple of Sri Muktinath, predominant among all 108 Hindu SriVaishnava Divyadesam.This is also considered one of the eight most sacred temples 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 of muktinath  is of gold and is tall enough to compare with a man. The prakaram(outer courtyard) has 108 bull faces waterspouts through which water is poured.The water flowing from those waterspouts are chilling that is of about 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 is 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 in 4 quarters or Padas each giving a collaboration of 108 Padas in total. In this temple,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. Muktinath temple is also considered to be one of the holiest places of pilgrimage of Hindus, Buddhists, and Vaishnavas and others too.(Corrected)

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Kathmandu

Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Limitless Vacation who will take us to Hotel Manang or similar or another hotel of a similar category. After checking in, you can take rest in the hotel, in the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Limitless Vacation which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.Included meals: Dinner

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing.

After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century. Swayambhunath Temple is popular among tourists as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area. Pashupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of river Bagmati and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva. The Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia which is built on the ancient trade route to Tibet.Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

It’s 3rd day of our tour we will start the drive towards the magnificient lake city, pokhara with no breakfast or just a cup of tea or you may take breakfast as per your wish and religious believe as you know we know we are going to halt mid way to pokhara, to worship goddess manakamana in the manakamana temple located high on the hill about 1300 metres above sea level. As name suggest manakamana in Nepali language “man” means heart and “kamana” means wishing , it means if you are going to wish anything  from bottom of you sacred heart  its gonna be fulfilled by goddess manakamana . Actually we will reach to the temple via rope way which is also called cable care locally and is available alongside trishuli river in the place called kurintar .we will worship goddess and we will retrace back to kurintar and continue our drive to pokhara and have some meal afterwards. Its really an spiritually good day for clients mostly.Included meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Drive from Pokhara to Jomsom

Early morning  breakfast at hotel , drive  to  Jomsom   168 Km/9-10 hrs, your pilgrimage tour will be started from Pokhara to Jomsom drive to Muktinath by 4 WD Jeep  on the way you will enjoy  scenic  drive  and you could explore local  culture  and beautiful  panoramic  view  through the river bank of Kaligandaki , Beni , Ghasa, Marfa, Jomsom along the Kaligandaki Valley .Arrival Jomsom, evening rest, Overnight Hotel.

Day 5

Drive from Jomsom to Muktinath and Beni

Breakfast at Hotel then drive Ranipauwa about 1:30 hrs reached at ranipauwa then walked or hire motor bike or horse to Muktinath temple. It will take about 20 minute o reach to Muktidham. Take a holy bath at Muktidham as per your wish and have darsan/Pooja at the temple of Muktinath. Visit around the temple then walke down to the ranipauwa & catch the jeep & drive to Beni enroute Jomsom. Overnight at Beni

Day 6

Drive from Beni to Pokhara

Breakfast at Hotel, and then you will be transfer to pokhara, Check in Hotel rest, Evening leisure, and overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 7

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Morning breakfast at hotel and proceed to Pokhara city sightseeing places to visit like: Bindabasini Temple, Gupteshwor Cave, David Falls, Barahi Temple visit and drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel & Overnight.

Day 8

Final Departure

After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.

What's included

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

What's not included

  • International Airfare.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days).
  • Applicable & Airport tax domestic
  • Entrance/Monument fees.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Jomsom.
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Any kind of personal expense / Laundry / Helicopter rescue/ Emergency evacuation, Tips for staff
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. in such case extra will be charged as per actual.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Our Service Include section
Duration
8 days
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Trip Info

Trip Code: DHA/MTP-07
Grade: Moderate grading info
Maximum Elevation : 3,710M.

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