Kathmandu Muktinath Overland Tour

Price inclusive $ 800
08 days

‘A pilgrimage tour of holy Muktinath around scenic Mustang area’

Trip Highlight:
“On ancient Trans-Himalayan Caravan Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet
On apple orchard trail route with charming villages of Kalapani-Marpha and Jomsom
Amazing views of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Mountain range with lovely alpine forest
Daily views of dramatic landscapes from warm paddy fields to cooler alpine zone”

Trip Profile:

Trip Mode:                  Hotel-Resorts.
Tour Grade:                 Leisure to moderate with short walks
Activities:                    Sightseeing and scenic pilgrimage tour- interesting drive.
Tour duration:             05 Nights and 06 Days (Pokhara to Muktinath)
Total Trip:                   08 Nights and 09 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season:                        Nepal for all Seasons (July to August wet months with monsoon
rains).  March and April- October to February best months with
clear blue sky.

Introduction:

Nepal Holiday Organizer presents Muktinath Overland Tour, actually a pilgrimage to holy Muktinath areas, located at Nepal Far North West around Mustang region with beautiful mountains and landscapes with visit of sacred shrine of Muktinath Temple premise.

Muktinath Overland Tour, truly an inspiring journey leading to world’s’ deepest gorge of Kaligandaki between massive Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountains.

Journey follows on ancient cavern route into diverse range of climate, vegetation and cultures than most small countries can boast in entire country.

The drive leads with ups and downs dirt trail, past traditional farm villages to Jomsom town, with backdrop of magnificent Nilgiris, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

Our exciting drive leads to Mustang at Jomsom and towards highest point at Muktinath one of the holiest pilgrimage place for entire Hindu and Buddhist religions.

Muktinath located at 3,800 m above Jharkot village, the temple dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu with 108 fresh spring sprouts where pilgrims takes bath before attending the main praying temple.

Muktinath situated on Annapurna circuit trail near Thorang-la pass to Manang and beyond higher to Upper Mustang and Tibet frontier. From Muktinath where you can marvel views of Nilgiris, Tukuche peaks with North Face of Mt. Dhaulagiri.

At Muktinath explore the temple premises in the heart of this sunny, magical valley where natural elements are displayed in miraculous form-flickering blue flames of natural methane gas burn on water, stone and earth in an offering said to have been first lighted by Brahma, the Hindu creator.

This natural wonder have awed man from the beginning, for Muktinath sanctity goes back into antiquity of 2,300 years ago. Both Hindu and Buddhist come on the pilgrimage to this sight of natural power. Along the way in the Kaligandaki Valley, the pilgrims search for the black glossy fossils called shaligram (ammonite), those are found in abundance here.

On the outside they look like small rounded rocks but split open they reveal the imprint of ammonites formed 140 million years ago. Because of its wheel-like shape the shaligram is associated with the Hindu god Vishnu.

After a pleasant time in Muktinath and head back to Pokhara via Jomsom to end this wonderful Mustang Overland Tour in Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,315m and transfer o hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 860m – 06 hrs journey
Day 04: Drive to Beni and to Tatopani village 1,000 m – 6 hrs.
Day 05: Drive to Jomsom 2,715 m – 04 hrs
Day 06: Drive to Muktinath 3,800 m – 02 hrs and visit the temple.
Day 07: Morning drive towards Beni – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Morning drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 09: Transfer to airport for international departure.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu after your international flight.

On arrival in Kathmandu received by Nepal Holiday Organizer staff and guide for short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where you will join with other members of Muktianth Overland Tour, where our guide will brief with information regarding tours - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome dinner in a nice and typical Nepali restaurant with culture programs.

Day 02:  In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Morning after breakfast our tour guide will receive you for sightseeing tour around interesting part of Kathmandu, as Kathmandu city a blend of modernization and old lively cultures where you can witness medieval period villages and way of life of the locals as it was for past hundreds of years. Kathmandu valley steeped with ancient history-old traditions full of world heritage sites of Buddhism and Hinduism temples / monasteries.

After an interesting tour afternoon free at leisure preparation for tour beyond Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 860m - 06 hrs journey.

Morning an interesting drive on the main Kathmandu-Pokhara highway overlooking snow capped mountain views in the contrast of rolling green hills and valleys, journey leads through many towns and villages following the glacial river Trisuli till to the town of Mugling where the road to Pokhara, on leaving Mugling town heading towards west to Pokhara on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure with short walk around Phewa Lake side.

Day 04:  Drive to Beni and to Tatopani village 1,000 m - 6 hrs.

From Pokhara drive into mid hills with zig-zag road all the way to Naudanda, then descends to Nayapul with views of Annapurna South, Fish tail, green hills, terraces and villages. On reaching Beni situated at the confluence of Mygdi Khola and Kali Gandaki Rivers and districts headquarter of Mygdi area, after a short break drive moves along the bank of Kaligandaki River, on picturesque road journeys to reach at nice Tatopani village for overnight stop.

At Tatopani means hot-spring, where you can refresh in the hot spring pools by the bank of Kaligandaki River.

Day 05: Drive to Jomsom 2,715 m - 04 hrs.

From Tatopani drive leads along the bank of Kaligadaki River heading past Dana farm village and heading towards beautiful waterfalls of Rupsi Chhara, on leaving the warm rice growing areas towards cooler zone to reach at Mustang area at Ghasa, our drive continues on dirt road higher up towards Lete and Kalopani village reaching at 2,560m high.

From here leaving behind the lovely alpine woodland with views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range, drive continues outside Kalopani village through the pine forest and reaching to the windswept Kobang village from here the drive gets better on the higher side of the river entering at dry windswept territory passing beautiful villages of Tukuche and Marpha both famous for delicious apples and its products. From Marpha it takes about less than an hour to Jomsom. The head quarter town of Mustang area, however this area is termed as Lower Mustang till Kagbeni and Muktinath from Kagbeni onwards north west needs special permit to enter Upper Mustang which leads to Tibet.

Day 06: Drive to Muktinath 3,800 m - 02 hrs and visit the temple.

Morning drive to our final destination at Muktinath which is about 21 k.m. distance from Jomsom of few hours driving journey.

Drive from Jomsom leads near Kagbeni following the bank of Kaligandaki river to Muktinath

As ride climbs through Tibetan style villages to reach at Muktinath around the area called Rani Pawa where most of the good lodges are located with 20 minutes away from main Temple of Muktinath premises. Afternoon visit the temple and 108 holy water spouts and other important sites.

Day 07: Morning drive towards Beni - 05 hrs.

Catch the beautiful views of Nilgiris and Dhaulagiri mountains and then head downhill towards Kaligandaki River valley as the drive follows past Jomsom-Marpha-Tuckuche and Kobang to reach back into tree lines with close views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri finally drive leads towards warm areas at Tatopani and to Beni town for overnight stop. 

Day 08: Morning drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

After an enjoyable and great moment on Muktinath return drive back to Kathmandu on the same route past Pokhara and Damuli following Trisuli River for some times and then back at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 09: International departure for home ward bound.

After a most memorable experience on Muktinath Overland Tour, our staff transfers you to the airport for your final departure homeward bound.

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