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Promotion ID: KTMMKTTR-6
27 May '16 To 01 Jan '19

USD 1,540
USD 1,325
Country: Nepal
City: Kathmandu
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Pilgrimage Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

This Manakamana and Muktinath Temple Tour package is designed for visitng the hindu temple Manakamana on the way of Pokhara and Muktinath temple in Mustang. Hindu devotees believe that goddess Manakamana fulfils the wishes of the people. The term ‘mana’ means the ‘heart’ or ‘soul’ and ‘kamana’ means the ‘wish’.

The most popular temple of Manakamana is in Gorkha. It is said that a King of Gorkha was blessed by the goddess to get victory over small kingdoms and make a big Gorkha. Manakamana of Gorkha is a popular place for a specific fair called Panchami. The temple was initially inaccessible and one had to ride on horseback for 2–3 days. Now it is easily accessible by Cable Car.

Another destination to visit during the tour in Nepal is Muktinath which is lies in the north of Pokhara. Muktinath 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 mountain pass (part of the Himalayas), Mustang district, Nepal. The site is close to the village of Ranipauwa, which sometimes mistakenly is called Muktinath as well.

The Hindus call the sacred place Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the "place of salvation". Mainly the temple is with 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. This houses the Saligrama sila considered to be the naturally available form of Sriman Narayana - the Hindu God HEAD. It is also one of the 51 Sakthi peetams. The Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means 'Hundred Waters'. For Tibetan Buddhists, Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa is a very important place of Dakinis, goddesses known as Sky Dancers and one of the 24 Tantric places. They understand the murti to be a manifestation of Avalokitesvara.

TRIP FACTS:

 

Trip Name:                  Manakamana & Muktinath Tour
Duration:                    8 Days
Destinations:             Kathmandu, Manakamana, Pokhara, Muktinath, Kagbeni
Trip Type:                   Guided service Tour
Best season:              All round a year
Transportation:         Jeep or Car or Flight
Accommodation:       Hotel/ Resort in Kathmandu, Pokhara and lodge at Muktinath

 

DETAIL ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu:

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, where you are welcomed by a hospitable meeting and then taken to your hotel. We will briefly explain the program upon your arrival at hotel. Stay over night at the Hotel. 

Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu city & Patan city: 

After breakfast, our tour guide will pick you from hotel for your full day sightseeing tour in two different city in Kathmandu valley. In this sightseeing tour first you will visit Swyambhunath temple " Monkey Temple" from here you can see the majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Stupa of Swyambhunath epitomizes Buddhism. Afterwards your will be guided along the interesting places around Patan, like Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, etc. You will also get to visit the handicraft centre in Patan. After lunch, drive to visit Boudhanath and Pashupatinath temple. At Boudhanath, you will gain a valuable insight into Buddhism, which makes you feel as if you have just been to a spiritual journey. Pashupatinath is a hindu temple.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Kurintar (3-4 hrs ):

Manakamana is the name of a Hindu Goddess. It is believed that the Goddess fulfils the wishes of the people. The term ‘mana’ means the ‘heart’ or ‘soul’ and ‘kamana’ means the ‘wish’. after workship of Manakamana , sightseeing around local village, overnight at Guest house in Manakamana. There is cable car service, the only cable car service in Nepal, from Kurintar to Manakamana, It is 10 minutes cable car ride from Kurintar to Manakamana. Kurintar is 95 km, 2 hours drive, from Kathmandu on the way to Pokhara. Kurintar is at an altitude of 258 meter high from sea level. When there was no cable car service people used to walk 3–4 hours all the way to Manakamana. Due to the Cable Car it is now very easy to get to this one of the most famous religious destination.

Day 04: Drive from Manakamana to Pokhara (3 hrs):

After breakfast we will take cable car from manakama to kurintar. From here we will continue our trip to Pokhara. Our private car will take only 3 hrs drive to be in Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.

The second major tourist destination in Nepal is 200km west of Kathmandu and stands 884m above sea level. Pokhara, offering a mild climate is famous for the natural beauty of its great lakeside location, proximity to the mountains and absolutely stunning views of the Fish Tail or the Machapuchhare towering 6997m high. Some fascinating places to visit in this beautiful city are Phewa Lake, the Varahi Temple on its island, David's fall and Mahendra Cave to name a few . Activities such as boating, fishing and canoeing can be organized on the Phewa Lake. 

Day 05: Fly rom Pokhara to Jomsom 20 minute & same day trip to Muktinath:

Early morning we will take flight from Pokhara to Jomosm. Upon arrive in Jomsom you will take breakfast. After breakfast your trip will continue to Muktinath with jeep. Muktinath 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 mountain pass (part of the Himalayas), Mustang district, Nepal. The site is close to the village of Ranipauwa, which sometimes mistakenly is called Muktinath as well. Visit around Muktinath you will back to Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom.

Day 06:  Jomsom fly back to Pokhara:

Early morning we will take flight from Jomsom to Pokhara "25 minutes". Relax in Pokhara, overnight at hotel. 

Day 07:  Fly/Drive back to Kathmandu:

Day 08:  Final departure to your destination:

PRICE INCLUSIONS: Price is based on 2 person basis

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu 
  • 1 Night hotel in Manakamana
  • 2 Night hotel in Pokhara
  • 1 Night in tea house at Jomsom

TRANSPORTATION:

  • Airports pick up in Kathmandu
  • 1 full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Kathmandu drive to Kurintar
  • Cable car from Kurintar to Manakamana Temple
  • Cable car from Manakamana to Kurintar
  • Kurintar to Pokhara
  • Pokhara fly to Jomsom
  • Jomsom drive to Muktinath & Back to Jomsom with Jeep
  • Airports pick up & drop in Pokhara
  • Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Airport Drop

SIGHTSEEING TOUR:

  • 1 Full days guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • All entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight Airport tax

MEAL:

  • 7 BREAKFASTS, 
  • 3 Lunch
  • 5 DINNER (including welcome and farewell dinner) 

COST EXCLUSIONS:

  • International flight ticket
  • International airport tax
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu flight ticket per person USD 106.00
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, tips, etc. 
  • Beverages like mineral water, juice, Coke, Fanta, Sprite as well as alcoholic drinks. 
  • Travel Insurance (Essential). 
  • Personal trekking equipment except stated above. 
  • Tips for field staff and driver
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