Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Muktinath Extension Programe
SALIGRAMI, renown as Muktinath, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists, is situated at an altitude of 3,710 meters on the lap of Himalaya. Hindus call it Mukthi Kshetra (The Salvation Valley) while Buddhist called it the Valley of Chumming Gyatsa and believes that Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhara), the founder of Tibetan Buddhism meditated here on his way to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra (Tibet). Hindu believes that Lord Vishnu meditated here for the salvation from the Saligram (A kind of black stone – found in Kali Gandaki River of this region). As Vedic Perception; Lord Vishnu was cursed by Brinda (Sati, wife of Jalandhar) to be the stone. Since the Saligram is considered as Lord Vishnu and Worshiped by Hindu and Buddhist. Muktinath temple is built in Pagoda architecture. The main deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu and Jwala Mai (Goddess). 108 holy water taps been purifying this land continuously since the Vedic period. Devotees take bath at those 108 freshwater taps before performing puja in this temple. The main starting point of Muktinath is Pokhara. There are different ways to visit Muktinath from Pokhara, and the easiest way is flying from Pokhara to Jomsom and drives up to Muktinath and back to Jomsom by Jeep and fly back to Pokhara by schedule flight.
1 Hour Before Tour
Welcome receive from international airport with garland. Transfer, check-in to the hotel, program briefing in the evening.
After breakfast depart Pokhara by road journey. Check in to the hotel with welcome drink. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
After early breakfast, transfer to Pokhara domestic airport. Take a flight (20minutes) to Jomsom; the headquarter of Mustang district. From Jomsom, drive about 2 hours to Muktinath by Jeep. Overnight stay at Trekkers’ Logde at Muktinath
The morning is free for spiritual activities including holy shower in the 108 water taps. Worship and prayer at the temple and after that a short MuktiKshetra excursion. On the way back to Jomsom, visit the beautiful Kagbeni village. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning fly back to Pokhara. Darsan of the Bindavashani Temple, Gupteshore Mahadev Cave, Davis fall, Tal Bahari temple with visit to International Mountain Museum and more. The evening is free for self-exploring and walk. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu. Visit Swyambhunath Stupa after returning back from Pokhara on the way. Overnight stay at hotel.
After Breakfast, start Kathmandu valley sightseeing including; Shiri-Pashupatinath temple, Budhanilkantha, Boudhanath Stupa. Afternoon, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square (15km from the Kathmandu). Evening free for self-exploring. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to International airport for final departure.
Difficulty : Moderate to Strenuous
Highest Altitude : 5200m ( Larkya Pass )
Best Season : | Mar – May | Sep – Dec |
Min People : 2
Routes : | Kathmandu | Arughat | Sotikhola | Maccha Khola | Jagat | Dyang | Ghap | Lho |Samagaon | Samdo | Larkya Phedi | Larkya Pass | Bimthang |Gho| Dharapani | Kathmandu |
Difficulty : Moderate
Highest Altitude : 4100m ( Mardi Base Camp )
Best Season : Round the Year
Min People : 2
Routes : | Kathmandu | Pokhara | Dhiprung | Simre Kharka | Khorchan | Mardi Base Camp | Pokhara | Kathmandu |