Muktinath Yatra by Jeep

Jeep on the way to Muktinath
Muktinath Yatra by Jeep

Trip Facts

5 Star
Jul 28, 2022
7 days
3800 meters
2 people
Overland
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Muktinath Tour Package

Introduction:

Muktinath Temple is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La pass, Mustang district, Nepal. The Hindus call the sacred place Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the "place of salvation". Mainly the temple is with a predominant Sri Vaishnava origin and worshipped by Buddhists. This temple is considered to be the 105th among the available 108 Divya Desam. The ancient name of this place, before Buddhist origin is known as Thiru Saligramam. This houses the Saligrama sila considered to be the naturally available form of Sriman Narayana (The Hindu God head). It is also one of the 51 Sakthi peetams. The central shrine of Sri Muktinath, predominant among all 108 Hindu SriVaishnava Divyadesam is considered one of the eight most sacred shrines for Hindu Vaishnavas known as Svayam Vyakta Ksetras, the other seven being Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Totadri, Pushkar, and Badrinath. The temple is very small. Muktinath is one of the most ancient Hindu temples of God Vishnu. The murti is of gold and is tall enough to compare with a man. The prakaram(outer courtyard) has 108 bull faces through which water is poured. It is of freezing temperature. The sacred water that flows in 108 pipes around the temple complex denote all sacred Pushkarini waters (Temple Tanks) from all 108 Sri Vaishnava Divya Desams including Srirangam, Tirumala, Vaikunta, where the devotees take their sacred bath even in the freezing temperatures. In Hindu astrology, there are 12 zodiac or Rashi and 9 planets or Graha, giving a total of 108 combinations. Also, there are 27 Lunar mansions or Nakshatras which are divided in 4 quarters or Padas each giving a combination of 108 Padas in total. The worship is conducted by Buddhist nuns. The waterway downstream from Muktinath along Kali Gandaki is the source of all Silas or Shaligrams that are required to establish a temple of Vishnu anywhere in the world. It is considered to be one of the holiest places of pilgrimage for Hindus, Buddhists, and Vaishnavas.

How to go to Muktinath?

From Kathmandu to Muktinath by bus or by four-wheeler jeep will take you to Pokhara, Beni, Tatopani, Ghasa, Marpha, Jomsom, Kagbeni and then to Muktinath. Muktinath Tour by road is little adventurous one since, after crossing Beni, roads are bumpy and off roads. You will pass lots of waterfalls in this yatra and on the way you can spot snow-capped mountain's view.

Tour Map:

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival & Pashupatinath Aarati Darshan.

  • Kathmandu Airport Arrival.
  • Greet and meet at the airport.
  • Then transfer to the hotel.
  • Short rest and complete official formalities.
  • A brief introduction to the whole program.
  • Evening visit Pashupatinath Temple for Arati Darshan.
  • Overnight at Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath Aarati Darshan

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today, we drive Kathmandu to Pokhara by a private jeep, 206 km - 7 hrs drive.
  • Enjoy the view of Greenery Hills, lots of small Villages, Trisuli River and Marshyandi River on the way.
  • After 100 km drive around 3 hours, we halt at Kuringtar to visit Manakamana Temple.
  • Ride on the Cable Car and visit wish fulfilling goddess Temple.
  • Darshan and continue drive to Pokhara. 3 hours drive.
  • Arrival at Pokhara and transfer to the hotel.
  • Free time.
  • Overnight at Pokhara.
Manakamana Temple

Day 03: Drive Pokhara to Jomsom.

  • Early brekfast at the hotel.
  • Today we are heading towards Jomsom by a private jeep.
  • From Pokhara, Jomsom is 175 km and takes 7 to 8 hours.
  • En-route we are going to visit Baglung Kalika Mandir, Galeshwor Mahadev Temple, Natural Hot Spring, Rupse Water Fall, and lots of small villages.
  • After reaching Beni, road are hilly and bumpy road.
  • As we cross Ghasa Village, we will be welcomed by the giant snow-capped mountains which makes our journey very adventurous one.
  • Mountains will be playing hide and seek throught the journey.
  • Reach at Jomsom and hotel check in.
  • Rest at the hotel.
  • Overnight at Jomsom.
Lete Village

Day 04: Drive to Mutktinath, Darshan, and Return to Beni.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Muktinath is 20 km from Jomsom and takes 1 hour.
  • We drive to Muktinath by a private jeep.
  • First 10 km road up to Kagbeni is gravelled road and rest are blacked-topped road.
  • En-route visit Kagbeni Village where Kaligandaki and Krishna Gandaki River meet together.
  • Arrival at Muktinath and hike for half hour up to the temple.
  • Horses are available to ride if unable to walk.
  • Perform our ritual activities at Muktinath Temple, Darshan and drive back to Jomsom.
  • Have lunch and continue drive to Beni or Tatopani.
  • Hotel Check IN and rest.
  • Overnight at Lodge/Teahouses.
Muktinath Temple

Day 05: Drive back to Pokhara and Local Sightseeing.

  • After Breakfast drive back to Pokhara, 3 hours drive.
  • Arrival and proceed for Local Sightseeing.
  • Visit Bindabasini Temple, Seti Gandaki River, Devi's Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, and Barahi Temple at Fewa Lake..
  • Overnight at Pokhara.
Pokhara City

Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu.

  • After Breakfast drive back to Kathmandu, 7 hours drive.
  • Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
  • Free time/rest/shopping.
  • Overnight at Kathmandu.
Pokhara to Kathmandu Way

Day 07: Departure.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Hotel Check-Out Time 12 Noon.
  • Airport Check-In Time 3 hrs before the flight.
  • As per your flight schedule transfer to the airport.
  • Fly to your onward destination.
  • Our trip is complete here!
Plane Departure

Our "Muktinath Yatra by Jeep" package is highly flexible and can be modified as per your request. The days can be extended more by adding sightseeing to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Please do mention it during the inquiry.

Muktinath Yatra by Jeep Group Joining Price & Dates for 2022

Trip Name Arrival Date Dep. Date Cost (INR) Status Inquiry
Muktinath Yatra by Jeep Group I 13 SEP 2022 19 SEP 2022 26,500/- Trip Completed  
Muktinath Yatra by Jeep Group II 22 NOV 2022 28 NOV 2022 26,500/- AVAILABLE Inquiry

NOTE: Single Supplementary Charge Extra INR 16,500/-

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Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom & Beni on twin/triple sharing basis.
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara in 3 star hotels.
  • Jomsom and Beni in Local Tea House Lodge. 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara by vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Muktinath and return by a private Jeep. 
  • Muktinath Darshan Permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals and Beverages.
  • Client's insurance.
  • Expenses incurred due to out of our control like Medical evacuation, mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest, snowfall etc.
  • Rest of all not mentioned in cost includes.
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What Customer are saying about Muktinath Darshan?

Most memorable trip to Muktinath

5

Hydrabad

Most memorable trip to Muktinath

I am a solo Piligrimage Traveller and for the first time travelled through travel agency along with my Father. Fortunately my entire trip was like a surprise package since I had no clue about the routes that I would come across while traveling to Muktinath Temple. Nipender who was the Operations Lead at Lumle Travel Agency accompanied us throughout the duration and educated us about each and every detail of the locations and the history behind it. We had a very skilled and professional Driver too who made the journey ease and fun. There was no issues with Accommodation and food during Muktinath Yatra. Also, we could stop the vehicle in between for site seeing and taking pictures without any restrictions. Overall my Dad and I were completely satisfied and happy :)
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Comfortable and well organized trip to Mukthinath

5

Chennai India

Comfortable and well organized trip to Mukthinath

Traveled to Muktinath in November 2018 with parents and aunt. The trip (3D/2N) was organized by Lumle Holidays. Nipendra, the Operations Manager accompanied us personally to Mukthinath Mandir. We were received at Kathmandu airport and took different modes of transportation during our trip. The stay, travel and other arrangements were taken care perfectly and never even once there was a hiccup. Nipendra went above and beyond and helped us with everything. Right from the detailed mail for my initial inquiry, to the constant follow up messages till we reached our home (in Chennai), Nipendra made sure we were more than happy to choose Lumle Holidays. I was a bit nervous about the safety and health of my parents since it was cold (-4 degrees) and the travel might be tiresome. The itinerary along with Nipendra's guidance made sure we had a nice time throughout the trip. Do not think twice before booking with Lumle. Make sure you discuss all the plans and choose the one which is preferable. You will definitely get good guidance from Lumle Holidays.
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Excellent arrangement by Lumle Holidays

5

Banglore, India

Excellent arrangement by Lumle Holidays

Mukthinath is a vaishnavite holy place and one of the 108 Divya Desams. We went from Bangalore to Kathmandu via New Delhi. From Kathmandu, we were taken by road to Pokahara. From Pokahara we flew to Jomsom and from Jomsom we went by Jeep to Mukthinath. At Mukthinath we went by horse and Dholi was arranged for my 78 years old Mother In Law. Mr.Nipendra of Lumle Holidays was very kind, informative and made all arrangements in Nepal. We traveled back the same route. On the whole arrangements were excellent.
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Excellent arrangements

5

Chennai, India

Excellent arrangements

First, TripAdvisor should have a drop down for just Family. It has only options as Family (children ) and Family (Teens) Regarding lumle travels, great team !! Operation Manager Nipendra knows hospitality and operations well with a personal touch. I travelled to Mukthinath Temple with my mom who is at 88, and Nipendra knew the requirements. He was there for everyone's needs appropriately. Keeps tab of energy levels too and guides you well. They had given the travel estimates also very clearly and there are no surprises. Will definitely recommend Lumle Travels and Mr. Nipendra for Trip Advise at Nepal.
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Religious tour to Muktinath and Kathmandu

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Chennai, India

Religious tour to Muktinath and Kathmandu

Recently we had an oppurtunity to visit Kathmandu and Mukthinath. A friend of ours recommended Lumle Holidays. we are extremly happy that we engaged them.We four people, all senior citizens went to Kathmandu. We are happy to say that from the time we landed in Kathmandu to the time we left the services rendered to us was exemplery. They had planned well to take care of our travelling, lodgings, and the arrangements were excellant. Their operation manager Mr.Nipendra Maharjan who accompanied us throughtout the tour is knowledjable cooperative, pleasent mannered and good organisor. We thank him very much for his help. To Those who wish to have personalised,comfortable and well planned trip We would recommend Lumle Holidays.
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