8 DaysKathmandu to Kathmandu Grade:
Highest altitude: 3749 m
Trekking days: 3 days
Total trip time: 8 days
Season: Feb-June and Sep-Dec
Muktinath comes first when it comes to doing the pilgrimage tour in Nepal. Muktinath lies in the Mustang district and is about 18km northeast of Jomsom at an altitude of about 3,749 m. It is the religious place mainly for Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus call it the Place of Salvation.
Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world visit here every year especially in some major festivals like Bada Dashain and Ram Nawami. The Muktinath temple is located in the high altitude and is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu while Buddhists regard Lord Vishnu as Avalokiteshvara(Buddha). The main shrine is the pagoda styled temple where holy water keeps flowing from the 108 watersprouts which is believed to wash off all the miseries and sorrows. There is also the Jwala Mai temple which contains the eternal flame that burns itself naturally.
There are 2 ways to get to Muktinath either by taking flight from Kathmandu via Pokhara to Jomsom and trekking up from there or driving to Pokhara and hiking all the way from there to Muktinath. The majestic views of the mountains and the landscapes is also the attraction for the visitors to come down to Muktinath which is getting very popular among the travellers and pilgrims.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m
Day 02:Drive to Pokhara
Day 03:Fly to Jomsom and hike to Kagbeni
Day 04:Hike to Muktinath for worshipping
Day 05:Trek to Jomsom and overnight in lodge
Day 06:Fly to Pokhara
Day 07:Drive to Kathmandu
Day 08:International departure
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu 1350mOn arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Nepal Adventure Team staffs will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer to respective hotel in the hub of Kathmandu. After refreshment, our guide /leader will brief you regarding hotels, Nepalese customs, culture, traditions and about tour to Muktinath. You can look forward to the surprising welcome dinner. Dinner. 3 star hotel or equivalent.
Day 02Drive to Pokhara You'll be driven for about 06 hours to popular tourist city, Pokhara on the main busy highway. The drive carries on with the fantastic views of snow capped mountains; Mt. Annapurna, Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri with the famous beautiful peak Machapuchare, the Fish Tail shaped mountain which is unclimbed so far and well respected and regarded as sacred mountain. You'll be transferred to a hotel by the serene Phewa lake. Breakfast. 3 star equivalent hotel.
Day 03Fly to Jomsom and hike to Kagbeni Early morning scenic flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. Once you get down to Jomsom, start hiking towards Kagbeni through the picturesque surrounding terrains. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Tea-house lodge.
Day 04Hike to Muktinath for worshippingTake a tour around Muktinath, bathe in holy 108 watersprouts and worship in the temple. Also explore around the villages with your guide. After spending the spiritual time in and around the Muktinath, get back to your hotel. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Tea-house lodge.
Day 05Trek to Jomsom and overnight in lodge This day you'll be walking down to Jomsom following the same route to stay the night in the headquarter of Mustang, the Jomsom town. The trail follows the Kali Gandaki river passing through Kagbeni. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Tea-house lodge.
Day 06Fly to Pokhara Early morning flight to Pokhara. Since you have the enough time in Pokhara, go for the sightseeing all around the Bindhabasini Temple, Seti River gorge, Gorkha Museum, Davis waterfall, Mahadev Cave, Barahi Temple and more. Breakfast. 3 star equivalent hotel.
Day 07Drive to KathmanduEarly in the morning following the same route, you'll be driven back to Kathmandu within few hours where you can relax and browse around the market rest of the day. You can ask your guide to take you to explore around if you feel like doing so. Farewell dinner is also served. Breakfast, Farewell dinner. 3 star equivalent hotel.
Day 08International departure Your last day in the amazing Nepal. As per international flight time, our staff will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home or to next port of call after an enjoyable adventure to Everest Base Camp with utmost grand service of Nepal Adventure Team and its guides and porters.
Passport & Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees and valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100
For more information, please contact Department of Immigration.
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
Means of Transport
Airplane, bus or car and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.
Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.
We have arranged for the single traveller to pay for the single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other person of same sex though while he can also join the other groups.
Foods and Accommodations
All meals are provided during trek while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandum and Pokhara. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, bhat, curry and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, youll be staying in the best quality hotel basically in 3 stars, on twin-sharing basis. On trekking,accommodations are simple yet comfortable on mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared.
Note: Single room is always available but only on special request and spending extra bucks.
Health and Fitness required
No previous experience is required since its a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since well be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages and mountains. Participants with the pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.
First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness
Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some heights within few days but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize on high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.
Your Guide and Porter
Since the mountain trekking take you to the remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We,Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced and licensed. They have undergone through a whole lot of trainings to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow maximum weight of 25kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well paid and well treated.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for trekking to the Muktinath is Spring(March to May) and Autumn(September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility is the best. The winter and the summer is the less frequented times because of the cold and the monsoon rain respectively.
Equipments and Packing Lists
After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack necessary items as listed:
1. Travel documents: passport, visa(if you have), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
2. Bank card or credit cards, travellers cheque, etc
3. Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
4. 6-8 pairs of socks woolen / cotton.
5. Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket and Rain / windproof jacket.
6. Gloves- 2 pairs.
7. T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
8. A cap for day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening / morning wear.
10. Short and tracksuits.
11. Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
1. Large and small towels.
3. Water bottle.
4. Sun /snow glass.
5. Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
6. First Aid/medical kit.
7. Rucksack / backpack.
8. Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
9. Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
10. Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
11. Scarf / mask(for dust and wind).
12. Personal hygiene stuffs.
13. Any other extras you feel is necessary like binocular, cameras, books, journals, and more.
Trekking has been long established in Nepal,so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit more colder but you will get used to it.
Every traveller is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while other on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund($200), etc before you pack up and leave.
Trip Specific Safety
Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have the safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.
A Couple of Rules
Possession or using ofany illegal drugs is totally intolerable. Its because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such case.
Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favour of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too, have an important role to
a. respect the local laws, custom and their beliefs
b. always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
c. keep the area same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
d. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.
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The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case.
Note: The whole trip is customizable so as to fit your requirements. Please contact us for further info.
The following dates are the fixed departure dates and a common schedule. If you want a special and private package we can arrange one for you as per your requirements in the dates you mention. Please let us know in your message for that purpose.