Pashupatinath and Muktinath Tour

Pashupatinath and Muktinath Tour

US $ 799 per person

Trip Duration

8 Days

Max Altitude

3800 M

Best Season

Spring (Mar, Apr) ,

Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)


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Pashupatinath and Muktinath Tour


Pashupatinath and Muktinath Tour is one of the popular pilgrimage tours in Nepal. It takes you to three popular places - Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Muktinath which offer a lot of other religious temples and tourist places. This tour also consists of a short visit to Goddess Bhagawati Temple - Manakamana, on the way.
Besides two sacred Hindu temples, you will also get a chance to enjoy the panorama of splendid Himalayan ranges, varied flora, and fauna, changing beautiful landscapes, high hills, etc. In addition to these, if your trip takes place during the festive season, then you can even meet domestic pilgrims and learn about their culture and lifestyle.
Pasupatinath Temple, located on the bank of the holy river Bagmati, is nearer to Tribhuvan International Airport which makes it international travelers easier to reach there. Lord Shiva is worshipped in this temple and it is mostly crowded during Teej, Shivaratri, and each Monday. Since this temple is surrounded by forests, you can also observe deer and monkeys in large numbers.
Muktinath Temple, located in the lap of the Annapurna Himalayan Range, is popular for the salvation process. It is one of the most visited Shakti Peeth among 51 others. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit this temple to free themselves from the vicious circle of sin, life, and death. It is believed that by taking a bath in 108 Kundas of this temple, one gets Mokshya.
Pasupatinath and Muktinath Yatra begins from Kathmandu with a special evening visit to Pashupatinath for the 'Aarati' ceremony. In the evening, all the four doors of Pashupatinath are opened, so we will take darshan of all the four faces and listen to Bhajan. Next morning, we will again visit this temple to perform puja and explore the rest of the other places like Guheshwori, Bhairav Mandir etc.

From Kathmandu, we will drive to Pokhara. On the way, we will visit Manakamana Temple by enjoying the short 15 minutes cable car ride. Then, we will drive to Muktinath via Jomsom and take bath in 108 holy taps around the temple, offer puja and explore the surroundings.
We will return to Pokhara via Jomsom and spend an entire day sightseeing in Pokhara city which includes Bindabasini temple, Gupteshowr Mahadev, Tal Barahi Temple, boating at Phewa Lake, etc. This sightseeing will make your spiritual journey more vibrant.
Take this 8 days Pashupatinath and Muktinath Darshan Package and get a chance to experience the major pilgrimage sites along with short sightseeing in all the destinations - Kathmandu, Pokhara and Muktinath. This religious trip with Greater Himalaya will be the best travel experience of your life as we assure you to provide the standard services and assistance along with the customized itinerary.


Arrival: Kathmandu Nepal > Departure: Kathmandu Nepal


Arrival at Kathmandu

Max. Altitude: 1,300m
Overnight at Kathmandu (Hotel)
Meals Included: Dinner
Highlights: Visit Guheshwori Temple, Attend the evening’s Aarati, etc.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu's airport, our representatives will help in fulfilling the documents' formalities and escort you to the hotel. You can take shower and rest in a hotel.

In the evening, we will pay a visit to Pashupatinath temple via Guheswari temple on foot. In Guheswari temple, we will roam around the surroundings and enter the main temple and perform puja. Then, we will climb up and down the stairs and reach the bank of Bagmati River from where we will listen to evening aarti.

Evening aarti begins at 6 pm and ends at 7:30 pm. We will listen to Bhajan, traditional instrumental music, the dance of priests by carrying 'Batti' in their hand and can also interact with the locals around there.

After receiving blessings and flowers from the priest at the end of Aarati, we will go back to the hotel. You will be provided with a 'Welcome Dinner' from Greater Himalaya. You will be served authentic Nepalese dishes. If possible, some programs can also be arranged for entertainment purposes. Also, the local guide will briefly explain the following days' Nepal Tour.

Don't forget to chat with the locals by practicing a few Nepali words. This will help you to observe the unforgettable smile on the innocent faces of Nepalese.



Pashupatinath Darshan and Kathmandu Sightseeing

Max. Altitude: 1,300m (Kathmandu)
Overnight at Hotel (Kathmandu)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Pasupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square

We will explore the capital city of the Kingdom of Nepal to the fullest and capture some of the unforgettable experiences of our life. This city is also known as the 'City of the Temple' because it has numerous temples, pagodas, and shrines.

We will start our journey early in the morning by visiting one of the major sacred Hindu temples, Pasupatinath Temple. It lies on the bank of the Bagmati River and God Shiva is worshipped in this temple. Several small and big statues of God and goddess around the area of this temple will help you to calm your soul and mind. We will perform puja and take blessings from the main priest of this temple.

From Pashupatinath Temple, we will head towards Boudhanath Stupa. This stupa is a famous Buddhist shrine that has been home to Tibetan refugees. It is the largest stupa in the world which is 131ft. in height. It is designed in mandala style and was built in the 5th century.

We will also visit Swayambhunath Stupa which is an important religious site for both Hindus and Buddhists. From the top of this stupa, you can see the beautiful view of Kathmandu city and its surroundings. Also, the flapping prayer flags, murals, Mani walls, Buddha statues, etc. make its surroundings more religious.
After exploring the Hindus and Buddhist sites, we will head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square which is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Palace. This place was ruled by Newari Mallas between the 12th and 18th centuries. We will visit Taleju Temple, Kumari Goddess Temple, Kal Bhairav, Jagannath Temple, King Pratap Malla statue, etc. inside the premises of this durbar square.


Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via Manakamana Temple

Driving Duration: 6/7 hours (214km)
Max. Altitude: 820m (Pokhara)
Overnight at Pokhara (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Scenic drive to Pokhara, Glimpse of Trishuli River and Begnas Lake, and Visit Manakamana Temple

After having breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara to explore the 'City of the Lake'. The road condition from Kathmandu to Pokhara is good so you will have a comfortable and panromantic drive of around 6 hours.
You will get the view of low hills, dense forests, high Himalayas, small rivers and thundering waterfalls, changing landscapes and geographical structure, traditional human settlement, etc. throughout the journey. You can also get a glimpse of the Trishuli River from the window of the jeep.

We will stop by the Manakamana temple and visit there by taking a 15 minutes short cable car ride. We will perform puja and pray to the Goddess Bhagwati. We will also enjoy the short talk with the priest around the temple and get life lessons from them.
If possible, we will also make a stop at Begnas Lake where you can chill for a while. After reaching Pokhara, our representatives will escort you to the hotel. In the evening, you can stroll around the Lakeside of Pokhara. Later, you can have dinner while enjoying the Nepalese cultural program, if possible.


Drive from Pokhara to Jomsom

Driving Duration: 8-9 hours (326km)
Max. Altitude: 2,743m (Jomsom)
Overnight at Pokhara (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Scenic Drive to Jomsom, Natural Hot Spring bath at Kali Gandaki River, etc.

The next day, we will drive to Jomsom from Pokhara by passing through Beni, Kusma, and Tatopani. Throughout the way, you will be rewarded with the traditional human settlements, hills, dense forests, Himalayan ranges, etc. We will be driving through high altitudes so we will keep our riding pace slow. We will stop by the bank of Kali Gandaki River where you can enjoy a natural hot spring bath.
From Beni, the road condition slowly turns into a twisting gravel road. However, the overall road is good and safe. You will reach Jomsom after 7-8 hours of a long drive by crossing desolated hills and mountain landscapes. Since Muktinath lies at an altitude of 3,710m, it is very crucial to spend the rest of the time resting in a hotel to avoid altitude sickness.


Drive from Jomsom to Muktinath to Marpha

Driving Duration: 1.5 hours (23km, Muktinath); 2 hours (Marpha)
Max. Altitude: 3,800m (Muktinath)
Overnight at Pokhara (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Visit Muktinath Temple, Mharme Lha Khang Gompa, Jwala Mai temple, etc.

Today is the important day of our trip as we will be visiting one of the important Hindu religious sites - Muktinath. We will start our trip early in the morning via Kagbeni. The road condition till Kagbeni is bumpy, but from Kagbeni the road is paved and smooth.
From the last bus station, we will walk a few km to reach Muktinath Temple. After arriving at the temple, we will perform puja and worship Lord Vishnu. You can also take a bath at 108 holy waterspouts and 2 holy Kunda. It will add new experiences to your traveling diary and also help you to gather more information about cultural tours in Nepal.

We will stroll around the Muktinath temple for a while. We will pay a visit to the nearest Jwala Mai Temple and collect the Shaligrams (Black Stones). Besides Hindu sites, we will also explore the Mharme Lha Khang Gompa which is dedicated to Guru Rinpoche.
After completing the Muktinath yatra, we will drive to Marpha via Kagbeni and Jomsom. Marpha is popular for the production of apples and wine. Upon our arrival at Marpha, we will take a short visit around the village filled with flapping prayer flags and houses made up of white-colored stones.



Drive from Marpha to Pokhara

Driving Duration: 4-5 hours (139kmkm)
Max. Altitude: 2,670m (Marpha), 830m (Pokhara)
Overnight at Pokhara (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Scenic Drive to Pokhara
After enjoying a warm breakfast in the Marpha, we will drive back to Pokhara by passing through Larjung, Kalopani, Beni, and Kushma. Throughout the way, you will be rewarded with the views of the high Himalayas range, desolated hills, and changing landscapes. Similarly, you will also get a chance to view the Kali Gandaki River from the window of the jeep.


Pokhara City Tour and Drive to Sarangkot

Max. Altitude: 1,600m (Sarangkot)
Overnight at Sarangkot (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Highlights: Peace Stupa, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Mountain Museum, Boating in Phewa Lake, Paragliding, Sunset View, etc.

Pokhara is one of the best attractions on the Nepal Tour. After breakfast, our adventurous tour to Pokhara starts. We will explore the lakeside of Pokhara and walk along the bank of Phewa Lake. Playing with serene water, boating, and viewing the panorama of Machhapuchhre peak and green hill are some of the major things to do in Pokhara lakeside.
From there, we will drive towards the World's Peace Pagoda which was built in 1973 by the Japanese Buddhist organization. This stupa is draped by flapping prayer flags and Mani wheels. From this spot, you can enjoy the topmost view of Phewa Lake and the stunning Annapurna Himalaya.

Then, we will head towards Davis Fall which is located 2km southwest of Pokhara airport. It is also known as Patale Chhango (Davi's fall) by local people. After this, we will visit the sacred gupha (cave) of Pokhara i.e., Gupteshwor Cave. You need to crawl to get inside of this cave.

We will also visit Barahi Temple which is a popular religious site of this city. This temple represents the power of females. Besides these, you can also undertake some adventurous activities such as Paragliding, Biking, etc.
After taking the complete Pokhara Tour, we will drive to Sarangkot to enjoy the view of the sunset. We will stay in Sarangkot so that we can even capture the beautiful views of giant peaks illuminated by the sunrise.


Drive from Sarangkot to Kathmandu

Driving Duration: 6/7 hours
Max. Altitude: 1,300m (Kathmandu)
Overnight at Kathmandu (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Sunrise View, Scenic drive to Kathmandu, Thamel, Indrachowk Bazaar

We will wake up early and visit the top of Sarangkot from where we will witness the stunning panorama of sunrise illuminating the different peaks. After staying for a while, we will return to the hotel and enjoy our breakfast in the pleasant weather.
After enjoying the last breakfast in Sarangkot, we will drive towards the main city of Nepal i.e., Kathmandu. We will reach there within 6/7 hours-long drive. We will immediately transfer to the hotel after reaching Kathmandu where we will rest for a while.

In the evening, you can explore the bustling Thamel and Indrachowk Bazaar. You can buy souvenirs from this place at an affordable price. Similarly, you can taste spicy food in Ason. If time allows us, then we will explore the Garden of Dream where a lot of couples visit regularly to share love and happiness. Thereafter, you will be offered ethnic and cultural Nepalese dishes as ‘Farewell Dinner ' from Greater Himalaya. If possible, you can also get a chance to enjoy the Nepalese program.



Departure from Kathmandu

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is the last day of our Nepal Tour where our office representatives will pick you from the hotel and drop you at the airport in Kathmandu. We will manage all the documents for your flight to your home country. With the hope of serving you again in the future, Greater Himalaya will bid you goodbye and pray for a happy journey.


Accommodation in Pashupatinath and Muktinath Tour

The accommodation(A 3 Star categorized hotel/resort within our itineraries are designed in cities, but happy to customize as per travelers time, budget, interest, and availability )  is provided in our Pashupatinath and Muktinath Tour. You will be staying in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom, and Marpha. Sometimes, you will also spend your nights in a resort and farmhouse.

All the rooms of the hotel are well-equipped with the needed facilities. You will get access to an air-conditioned room, attached bathrooms, free wi-fi, hot and cold water, etc. Most of the hotels also have in-house bars, swimming pools, cafes, spas, travel desks, etc.

Accommodation is based on the twin-sharing concept.  However, a single supplement will be an extra cost 

Meals in Pashupatinath and Muktinath Tour

Most of the Greater Himalaya itinerary includes breakfast, lunch, and Dinner as its cost is included in the package. However, if you want to buy water, snacks, or want to taste street foods, then you need to pay for it on your own.

Nepalese cuisine has a variety of options ranging from ethnic food Dhido and Gundruk to common food rice, dal, and curry. Besides these, you can also taste Chinese and Tibetan dishes in Pashupatinath and Muktinath tours like Dumpling, Thukpa, etc. Western dishes like pizzas, burgers, French fries, etc. are also available in this country.


Note: We are happy to serve pure vegetarian food throughout your journey for Vegetarian Travelers.



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