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07 Days Muktinath Darshan Yatra
Start of the Trip: Kathmandu
End of the Trip: Kathmandu
Duration: 7 Days
Difficulty: Easy - Medium
Hotels: Very Good
Maximum Elevation: 3760m.
The famous temple of Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang. Muktinath is a pilgrimage place for both Buddhist and Hindu. It is situated 48 km north east of Jomsom at an altitude of about 3749 m. Its main shrine is a pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. Behind the temple there are 108 waterspouts cast in the shape of cow headed pour holy water. Here lots of pilgrimage takes bath from the ice-cold holy water. The temple is situated on a high mountain range. During the festival of Janai Purnima, Hindu devotees gather here to pay homage to lord Muktinath. Another famous temple of Jwaladevi, the goddess of flame, is situated about hundred meters south of Muktinath.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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
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Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Wednesday, Visit famous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Gorkhapur
Thursday, Visit Gorkhapur Temple.
Day 3: Gorkhapur to Lumbini via Sunauli
Friday, Lumbini is the birth place of Buddha and Ashoka pillar is also located here.
Day 4: Pokhara to Jomsom
Saturday, Take flight to Jomsom, and then drive all the way to Jomsom by jeep.
Day 5: Jomsom to Pokhara
Sunday, Visit some of the famous temples of Pokhara such as Barahi Bahagwati Temple
Day 6: Pokhara to Kathmandu
You will be transported from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The drive takes approximately 7 hours. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 7: Kathmandu Departure
After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport to connect you with your flight back home.
- Accommodation in 3 star category Hotel on BB plan,
- All surface transportation by Deluxe coach,
- Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets,
- Jomsom-Muktinath-Jomsom Jeep rental cost,
- ACAP fees.
- Entrance fees during the sightseeing,
- Airport tax
- Personal Expenses,
- And items not mentioned above.
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