Muktinath Darsan Tour

  • Duration 6 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trek Style Tour Package
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Transportation Coaches / Car / Flight
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accommodation Hotel
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Visiting the Lower Mustang area in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, Jomsom, and Kagbeni all of which are at lower elevations, the town of Muktinath lies nearly 12,500 feet high. At Muktinath temple, the water is captured and diverted into 108 fountains in the shape of bulls heads, where it rungs everlastingly into a three-sided enclosure that surrounds Muktinath temple. Muktinath is one of the biggest and sacred holy places for Hindu people. 

Muktinath Darshan is a popular tour package for Hindu people who come in Nepal to visit Pashupatinath Temple, Dakshinkali Temple as well as the biggest holy place Kailash. It's believed that after visiting Mt. Kailash and many other sacred places devotes must visit Muktinath at the end. 

The Hindus call it Muktichhetra (Place of salvation) is one of the four religious sites. Many Shaligrams (Ammonite) found here are considered by Hindu as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and worship them. According to Hindu Myth, Lord Vishnu turned into Shaligram because of Brindas Curse. The Jwala Mai temple has a spring and there are three eternal flames Holy flame from the soil, the Holy flame from rock and Holy flame from water fed by natural gas. Apparently, two flames are continuously burning. The Hindus believe that this fire was lit as an offering made by Brahma himself, (the creator) as he set water on fire.

Muktinath is also an important site for Tibetan Buddhists, who call it Chumig Gyatsa, which means Hundred Waters in Tibetan. Muktinath is one of the 24 Tantric places in the world and home to the Dakinis, goddesses known as Sky Dancer. Narshingh Gompa, a smaller temple within the larger Muktinath site, holds a golden icon said to be a manifestation of Avalokitesvara, a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas and of whom the current Dalai Lama is said to be an emanation.

Is Muktinath Darshan Tour Package only for Pilgrimage?

The 5 Nights 6 Days Muktinath Tour package is not just for the devotees but the amazing landscapes of lower Mustang are mesmerizing. A scenic flight to Jomsom from Pokhara and we will take a Jeep drive to Muktinath. Along the way, we can see the beautiful snowy Mountains including Nilgiri and others. For the Landscapes Photographer Lower Mustang, Muktinath is a perfect place with beautiful Lakes, Kali Gandaki Rivers. For those who want to find the fossils in the Kaligandaki river then we will stop at Kagbeni. 

Muktinath is also the meeting point of the world's longest pass Trek, Annapurna Circuit and the gateway of Upper Mustang Trek. Depends on your length of holidays Rugged Trails Nepal will arrange a customized trip plan. We organize Drive tour to Muktinath and also Photography Tour to Lower Mustang. 

Trip Highlights

  • The biggest pilgrimage for Hindu and Buddhist.
  • Monasteries, Temples, Lakes.
  • Heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Beautiful Pokhara valley with lakes, Mountains.
  • Exploring in the lower part of Mustang.
  • Amazing Landscapes, Nilgiri Mountains.
  • Scenic flight over Mountains.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods NA
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Kathmandu drive to Pokhara 210 Km
    • Walking Hour 6 hrs Drive
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 827 M (2,713 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Pokhara Fly to Jomsom Drive to Muktinath 3750 M - Jomsom.
    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 2720 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day04 Jomsom Fly to Pokhara.
    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 827 M (2,713 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day05 Fly back to Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day06 Final Departure
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude NA
    • Accommodation NA

Trip Map

  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Airport pick up will be included on the Muktinath Darshan trip price. Rugged Trails Nepal airport representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Evening trip briefing and introduction.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods NA
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Kathmandu drive to Pokhara 210 Km

    After breakfast in Kathmandu hotel, we will drive to Pokhara. Flying to Pokhara (25 min) is another options so please let us know which do you prefer. Muktinath Tour package is not set and fixed hardcore trip in such case you can pick the options.
    Check-in Hotel in Pokhara and free time to walk around the fewa lakes. Major places of Pokhara will be covered once we fly from Jomsom.

    • Walking Hour 6 hrs Drive
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 827 M (2,713 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Pokhara Fly to Jomsom Drive to Muktinath 3750 M - Jomsom.

    Normally Pokhara Jomsom flights are early morning. Packed breakfast or just a cup to tea will be provided at the hotel. A scenic flight to Jomsom after reaching Jomsom drive to Muktinath Temple. Free time for Pooja, pictures and some of want to take a holy bath on 108 taps.
    After Muktinath visit Kagbeni and drive back to Jomsom. We will see beautiful Kaligandaki Rivers, Nilgiri Mountains, Landscapes, Monasteries and the local lifestyle of Mustang people.

    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 2720 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day04 Jomsom Fly to Pokhara.

    Morning fly back to Pokhara, check-in Hotel. After a short break, we will start Pokhara valley sightseeing. Places cover; Peace Stupa, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor - Mahadev Cave and Boating in Fewa lake. All the entrance fees are not included on the price.
    Overnight at the same hotel where we stayed on day 2nd.

    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 827 M (2,713 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day05 Fly back to Kathmandu.

    Instead of driving we will fly back to Kathmandu (25min). After reaching in Kathmandu visit Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath Temple during the aarati time. Check-in Hotel in Kathmandu.

    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day06 Final Departure

    For some who want to visit Pashupatinath Temple in the morning, we will arrange. Drop to the airport on your flight schedule

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude NA
    • Accommodation NA

Cost Includes:

  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary
  • Annapurna Conservation park fees, TIMS Card.
  • Accommodation with Breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in a city with the Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Insurance for all staff.
  • Private Transportation during the tour.
  • Annapurna Muktinath Trekking Map for Each Member
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal visa 
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Personal insurance, expenses incurred in an emergency evacuation. 
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc..
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.

Departure Note

There are no departure dates for this tour, please write us your tentative travel dates and number of the day. We will arrange the Muktinath Darshan Tour accordingly.  From Jomsom to Muktinath we will use a 4w Jeep. 

Trip Note

  • During the Monsoon flight from Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara might be delayed or canceled.
  • If flight canceled and your time is limited so the drive is another option but private jeep drive cost extra than the trip price.
  • For Indian travelers who just want to visit Muktinath by jeep drive price will be different and fewer days too.