Route: Gorakhpur – Lumbini – Pokhara – Jomsom – Muktinath – Kathmandu – Gorakhpur. Trip Begins and Ends at: Gorakhpur(UP, India). Maximum Altitude Gain: 3, 800 meters / 12, 467 feet. Mode of Transport: by Vehicle(Innova, Mini Van, Mini Bus, Bus Etc.). Places of Interest: Muktinath Temple, Lumbini, Taal Bharai Temple, Bindhyabasini Temple , Manakamana Temple, Pashupatinath Temple Etc. Trip Duration: 5 nights / 6 Days. Total Distance Covered: 1180 Kilometres.
Sacred Muktinath Temple is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists. Famous for its Shilas and Shaligram, the name of temple itself means ‘the place of Moksha or liberation’. Located in Ranipauwa, Mustang (Nepal), it is visited by thousands of Vaishnav devotees every year. Taking bath at 108 Divya Desam after visiting all four major pilgrimages of India is considered a way of getting ‘Mukti’.
Traveling is a sort of activity that is well lined up to deliver you with a cherishing reward. If you chose to visit the unexplored regions, you get to enjoy what nature without much human interference looks like.
The Muktinath Darshan is one such example that readily packs an adventure and thrilling journey and rewards you with really admirable experiences. Located at 3800m at the Mustang Valley of Nepal, the Muktinath is a perfect journey that lets you explore the rich traditions and culture of Nepal and also enjoy some enthralling views in the backdrop. The 6 days itinerary takes you through a number of Holy stops along the way. The captivating views of the Annapurna Ranges are a sight to savor for a very long time.
Day 1: Gorakhpur to Pokhara via Lumbini.
Arrive at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Today the drive is about 280Km. The journey will be really beautiful as the road will pass through valleys, offering scenic views throughout. On the way you will visit Lumbini (the birth place of Gautam Buddha). All along you will get to amaze at lush green mountains. Follow the trail to reach the spectacular lake town Pokhara by evening and spend the night there.
Day 2: Pokhara to Jomsom (by SUV).
After the breakfast you will proceed to Jomsom by a drive. Initial part of the road is really beautiful with a magnificent view of Machhapuchhre Mountain. After few kilometers the road goes in the mountains till Beni. After Beni the drive runs alongside the mighty Kaligandaki River till Muktinath. This part of the journey is best of entire trip as the road goes in high Himalayan zone. You will get to witness green pine forests, lots of waterfalls, snow capped mountains finally leading to treeless cold desert and reach Jomsom. Jomsom is a small town amidst Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains with magnificent 360 degree view. Night stay at Jomsom.
Day 3: Jomsom to Muktinath and back to Pokhara.
Today the day starts early in the morning to Muktinath, the road from Jomsom to Muktinath runs alongside of Kaligandaki river and within a cold desert. Anywhere your eyes go you can find treeless mountains. You will cross few spectacular Buddhist village on the way and the most famous village is Kagbeni which will come after Jomsom. You will reach Muktinath and proceed to the temple for Darshan. You can take bath in 108 waterfalls inside the temple campus which considered the most holy thing in entire trip. You can purchase Saligram and other local product from the Muktinath market. After the darshan we will return back to Pokhara on the same way.
Day 4: Pokhara to Manakamana Devi Temple and Kathmandu.
Today you will be going by road for 200 Km. On the way you will stop at the Manakamana Devi Temple. Experience the joy of a Rope way, which is the largest in south East Asia. From here you will then drive to Kathmandu and before evening check into our Hotel in Kathmandu. You can enjoy the evening in Kathmandu and do some shopping or strolling local markets. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Kathmandu City Tour.
Have your breakfast in the hotel and in the morning leave for Kathmandu city tour. In Kathmandu we will see Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Basantapur Durbar Square.
The evening will be at leisure and you can spend the rest of the day as per your choice. Our representative will be able to tell you what all you can do for the rest of the day.
Day 6: Kathmandu to Gorakhpur.
Have your breakfast and early morning proceed to Gorakhpur. The journey is long of about 380 Km. Overnight stay at Gorakhpur.
What does it include?
5 nights’ accommodation (in a standard hotel on twin sharing basis) with breakfast.
Gorakhpur – Pokhara – Kathmandu – Gorakhpur by Vehicle (Toyota Innova, Tempo Traveler, Mini Bus, Bus, Mahindra Scorpio).
Pokhara-Jomsom-Muktinath-Pokhara by SUV or Bus (Sumo, Scorpio, Mini Bus).
Visit Muktinath temple and other temples as per itinerary.
Kathmandu and Pokhara city tour as per itinerary.
What it does not include?
Travel expenses to reach and return from Gorakhpur.
Food not mentioned in “What does it include?” section.
Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
Additional accommodation and food expenses if trip gets delayed due to weather, health or any other reason.
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
Nepalese visa fee (if required?).
Tips for guide(s), support teams.
Where is Muktinath Temple?
Muktinath temple is situated in Mustang district of Nepal. It is situated at 25 kilometers far from Jomsom and 175 Kilometers far from Pokhara.
How do I visit Muktinath Temple from India?
You can either make a by road journey from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh or arrive in Kathmandu Nepal and proceed with a by road or air journey to Muktinath.
Is it safe to visit Muktinath Temple?
It is really safe to visit Muktinath. The road conditions have improved a lot in comparison to the past. Muktinath can now be reached by air. One can fly to Jomsom from Pokhara or opt for a helicopter till Muktinath.
How do I visit Muktinath from Gorakhpur?
It will be a by road journey till Muktinath. The majority of the portion till Pokhara will be highways. Depending on your choice, you may continue till Muktinath by road or opt for air travel either till Jomsom or helicopter till Muktinath.
How do I reach Gorakhpur?
Gorakhpur is well connected by road and train from several major cities in India. Gorakhpur is also connected by air from few Indian cities.
Is VISA required for Indians ?
There is no need of any visa. However it is advised you carry a government of India ID card like Voter’s ID card.
How is the road conditions of Muktinath ?
The government of Nepal has undertaken a lot of upgrade works and the roads are in good condition for a safe journey.
What type of vehicle you provide to travel from Gorakhpur ?
We provide vehicles based on the group size. Some vehicles that we use are Toyota Innova, Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveler, Mahindra Scorpio, Mini Bus and Regular Bus.
What kind of vehicle you provide from Pokhara to Muktinath ?
We provide Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Sumo, Toyota Land Cruiser, Land Rover, and Bus Etc.
I want a helicopter tour to Muktinath, can you provide ?
I want to do Muktinath Yatra all by flights, is it possible ?
Yes, it is possible. You can fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then to Jomsom or opt for a helicopter to Muktinath from Pokhara or Kathmandu.
I want to do Muktinath tour from Kathmandu and all by road, is it possible ?
What’s the difference between Muktinath Yatra from Gorakhpur and from Kathmandu ?
In our Gorakhpur – Muktinath package we provide entire journey by road. And in our Kathmandu – Muktinath package we provide flight tickets for Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara.
What is the chance of flight cancellation if I travel to Jomsom by flight from Pokhara ?
Usually Pokhara – Jomsom flight gets cancelled very often because of the bad weather.
What is the minimum group size required to travel to Muktinath ?
Our minimum group size is 6 from Gorakhpur-Muktinath package. And 1 from Kathmandu – Muktinath package. But you can customize it anytime based on your requirement and we will provide you the service irrespective of group size.
I will want you to make a package as per my choice. Is it possible ?
Yes, you can. Please write to us at email@example.com with your requirement and we will make it possible for you.
INR. 15, 000*
* Service Tax will be applicable
* Above price is valid for 6 people group.