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04 Days Muktinath Darshan Yatra by Flight

Start of the Trip: Kathmandu
End of the Trip: Kathmandu
Duration: 4 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Hotels: Very Good
Maximum Elevation: 3760

There are two ways to get to Muktinath from either take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and hike for 7-8 hours from Jomsom or trek all the way from Pokhara through Kali-Gandaki valley, which takes 7/8 days. It is believed that one should visit this temple after competing pilgrimage of four special religious sites in India . This temple held sacred by Hindus as well as Buddhists. The Jwala Mai temple nearby contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural gas underground. Jomsom is a major center in the Annapurna region.

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Climate

Muktinath and its high valley are located in the Mustang Bhote region. The climate and landscape here are similar to those of the Tibetan Plateau since it is situated in the rain shadow of the Greater Himalayas. The changes in climate from warm to cold take you to the sacred shrine of Muktinath in Mustang district. Flowing through the region from north to south and forming deep gorges is the Kali Gandaki river. The temperature in summer (March to August) hover between Maximum of 16 to 18 degree Celsius and Minimum 6 to 8 Degree Celsius. In the beginning of winter (September to November) the temperature fluctuates between 14 to 16 degree Celsius and 0 to 4 degree Celsius. In the winter (December to February) the maximum temperature will be 4 to 6 degree Celsius and minimum 0 to -8 degree Celsius.

Season

The most suitable time to visit Muktinath from March to May & October. In November & February it can be cold, but you can travel. December and January are for the diehard & snowfall in the all of area 4 to 10 ft. June to September is raining season. As the weather conditions would not be safe enough to travel in o ther months.

Clothing

We suggest you to take normal warm clothes. Light warm jacket, woolen sweater, warm T-Shirts, comfortable shoes, trousers and cotton pants are enough for this trip. We recommended you to bring down jacket for the winter.

Accommodation

There is enough Hotels and lodges near by Muktinath in Jharkot and Ranipauwa. The Hotels and lodges are fine there. Some Hotels have solar heated hot showers and provide rooms with attached bath. Also local restaurant are available there. They provide good food. For Hindu pilgrims there are also free Dharamsalas .

Others Facilities

STD /ISD telephone services are available in Ranipauwa and Jharkot. Health post and Post office in Jharkot. Police station, ACAP tourist information center and Safe drinking water station at Ranipauwa. There are available Electricity facilities also.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara via Manakamana

Drive from Kathmandu to Manakamana takes nearly 2 ½ hours, located 102km west. Visit the famous temple of Manakamana, which is believed to enshrine the goddess who fulfils wishes of her devotees. Previously, 3 – 4 hours uphill climb was required to reach the temple but nowadays with the establishment of cable cars it tales just 12 – 15 minutes, making it a lot convenient for devotees and visitors. Another 2 hour drive will get you to Pokhara.

Day 2: Pokhara to Jomsom

Set out early on an early flight to Jomsom. Our team will be ready to greet you and take you a 4x4 jeep ride to your destination- Muktinath. After paying homage, return drive back to Jomsom for the overnight.

Day 3: Jomsom to Pokhara onwards to Kathmandu

Board on an early morning flight to Pokhara.  After breakfast at Pokhara catch another flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy rest of the free day visiting local touristy sites.

 Day 4: Departure from Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport to connect you with your flight back home.

 

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Alternative Routes

Cost Included

  • Accommodation with all meals in Nepal ,
  • Airport transfers and Pashupatinath Darshan tour,
  • Best available sharing accommodation in Jomsom ,
  • Jomsom-Muktinath-Jomsom by jeep,
  • Costs for all veg meals ,
  • Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu Airfare

 

Cost Excluded

  • All Airport Taxes,
  • Travel insurances,
  • Costs for Pony and Porters,
  • Personal expenses like laundry, telephone calls, beverages etc.
 
Price: $ 978 USD Incl. VAT (Excludes International Airfare)

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