Muktinath and Manakamana Overland Tour from Kathmandu - 5 Days

Road to Jomsom Muktinath

Muktinath and Manakamana Overland Tour from Kathmandu allow you to visit two of the holiest temples of Nepal. Enjoy your 5 days temple tour in Nepal with Nepal Trek Routes and create lifetime memories.

Muktinath is also called Mukti Kshetra which translates as ‘place of liberation’. Temple of Muktinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Muktinath Temple is one of the word’s high altitude temple located at 3,800m and lies at the foot of a high mountain pass of Nepal, Thorong La Pass.

Muktinath is a sacred place for Buddhists as well as Hindus and you will see pilgrims of both religions paying homage here. Revered Hindu temple, Manakamana is the temple of goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati.

Manakamana is made up of two words, where ‘Mana’ means heart and ‘Kamana’ means wish. Moreover, it is known as a wish-fulfilling goddess among devotees.

Muktinath and Manakamana Overland Tour Route

Muktinath and Manakamana Tour Package starts and ends in Kathmandu. Take a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and en route, you will be visiting Manakamana Temple.

An interesting part of the Manakamana Tour Package is a cable car ride where you can enjoy the bird’s-eye view of the verdant valley and River Trishuli. The revered temple of Manakamana is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati. It is believed that the goddess fulfills the wishes of devotees who visit the temple.

After the Manakamana tour you will continue your journey to Pokhara. On the second day of your tour, drive to Tatopani Hot Spring and relax in the natural hot spring.

You will see a stark change in landscape as you approach Muktinath. The verdant hills are replaced by arid hills with towering snow capped mountains.

Muktinath is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists. For Hindus, it is a place of salvation. As per legend, founder of Tibetan Buddhist, Padmasambhava meditated in Muktinath on his way to Tibet.

After Muktinath travel take a drive back to the ‘City of Lakes’, Pokhara. Relax in the popular tourist destination and stroll in the streets in the evening.

Manakamana and Muktinath Temple Tour ends with a drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara the next day.

Muktinath and Manakamana Overland Tour Difficulty

Muktinath and Manakamana Tour is an easy to moderate overland tour. You will be attaining a maximum height of 3,800 meters at Muktinath. Muktinath and Manakamana Overland Tour from Kathmandu is a short and easy tour suitable for all fitness levels.

Muktinath and Manakamana Overland Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft)
Visit Manakamana Temple
Duration: 6-7 Hours (200 km) Drive

Day 2
Day 2

Drive from Pokhara to Tatopani Hot spring (1,190m/3,904ft)
Duration: 4-5 Hours (99 km) Drive

Day 3
Day 3

Drive from Tatopani to Muktinath (3,800m/12,464ft) via Kagbeni
Duration: 5-6 Hours (99 km) Drive

Day 4
Day 4

Drive from Muktinath to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft)
Duration: 9-10 Hours (173 km) Drive

Day 5
Day 5

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 6-7 Hours (200 km) Drive

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Muktinath and Manakamana Overland Tour from Kathmandu

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 3,800m/12,464ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
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