Muktinath and Manakamana Tour from Kathmandu - 5 Days

Muktinath

Trip Overview

Muktinath and Manakamana Tour from Kathmandu take you to two revered Hindu temples. Expect to witness religious tolerance as Muktinath is a significant pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath translates as ‘the place of salvation’.

Temple of Muktinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the holiest places for Hindus. Moreover, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated in Muktinath on his journey to Tibet. Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour is mostly done by Buddhist or Hindu devotees from Tibet, India, and Nepal.

Manakamana is a holy Hindu temple of the Goddess Bhagwati. The goddess is believed to grant the wishes of devotees who visit the temple. Since ‘Darshan’ is a Sanskrit word for pilgrimage; this tour is also known as Muktinath and Manakamana Darshan Package among devotees.

Muktinath and Manakamana Tour Route

Muktinath and Manakamana Tour begins and finishes in Kathmandu. Take a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and on your way stop by the revered temple of Manakamana. Take a ride in a cable car to the temple of Manakamana dedicated to the Hindu goddess Bhagwati. Enjoy views of green valleys and flowing Trishuli river during a ride in a cable car.

On the second day of Muktinath and Manakamana tour you will be flying to Jomsom from Pokhara.

You will get to fly over the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki. The arid mountains against the towering snow capped mountains give a distinct character to Jomsom and Muktinath. Moreover, enjoy a short drive to Muktinath via the beautiful village of Kagbeni on the banks of Kali Gandaki river.

Muktinath and Manakamana Tour takes you to one of the sacred places of Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath. The holy temple is surrounded by 108 water spouts. Those who bath in the water are said to receive salvation after death.

Guru Rinpoche, who brought Buddhism to Tibet, is said to have meditated in Muktinath.

After Muktinath Temple Tour you will be driving back from Muktinath to Jomsom. On the following day, take a flight back to Pokhara and enjoy the day sightseeing in Pokhara. Further, enjoy a scenic drive to Kathmandu.

Muktinath and Manakamana Tour Difficulty

5 days Muktinath and Manakamana Tour Package is an easy to Moderate tour. You will be attaining a maximum height of 3,800 meters at Muktinath. This pilgrimage tour is suitable for all fitness levels.

Muktinath and Manakamana Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

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

Day 2
Day 2

Early morning Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8,856ft) then drive to Muktinath (3,800m/12,464ft) via Kagbeni
Duration: 25 minutes flight, 2 hours drive

Day 3
Day 3

Visit Muktinath temple and around then drive from Muktinath (3,800m/12,464ft) to Jomsom (2,700m/8,856ft)
Duration: 2 hours drive

Day 4
Day 4

Morning Fly back to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft) and afternoon Pokhara sightseeing
Duration: 25 minutes flight

Day 5
Day 5

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

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Muktinath and Manakamana Tour from Kathmandu

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 3,800m/12,464ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1-12

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