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Jul 24, 2012

Muktinath Tour


Muktinath 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 mountain......

Muktinath 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 mountain pass (part of the Himalayas), 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. Similarly Buddhist calls this valley the Chumig Gyatsa (place of 108 waterspouts). It is believed that Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambha) the scholar founder of Tibetan Buddhism once meditated and gained lifetime achievement of spiritual knowledge here while on his way to Tibet on 12th century. The valley has seven historic villages: Putak, Jhong, Chhyonkhar, Purang, Jharkot and khinga.

Itinerary:

Day 01 -  Kathmandu
Meeting at airport upon arrival by our representative. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley is the political and cultural heart of the Kingdom. The urban sprawl that makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 - Kathmandu
This morning you will be taken for a visit of the Hindu temple in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out. We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage.  Then we proceed on to Syambhunath, The Monkey Temple with spectacular views of the city. Then we visit City Durbar Square which offers tourists a unique experience of the Nepalese are and architecture.

Day 03 - Kathmandu / Pokhara ( 210 KMS )
Drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is 210 Km & is a 06 hours drive from Kathmandu. From Pokhara town (2,352 feet) in good weather there are splendid views right from the hotel. On the way to Pokhara we visit the famous Manakamana temple ‘ The Goddess of Wishes’ where you can take a cable car ride. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 - Pokhara / Jomsom
After Breakfast, early morning fly to Jomsom where you will be transferred to your hotel. Jomsom, also known as the cold desert is situated in high altitude. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 -Jomsom/Muktinath/Jomsom
Today you will move on to the holy Muktinath temple. A Jeep on SIC basis will transfer you to Muktinath and bring you back to Jomsom. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 - Jomsom / Pokhara
Fly back to Pokhara early morning and transfer to hotel. Today you will visit Bindebasini Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara and was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple, Goddess Durga. Sightseeing to Devi”s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. Just opposite of Devi”s fall, on the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 - Pokhara / Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel. Rest day at leisure. One can indulge himself in shopping or visit one of the casinos. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 - Kathmandu / Airport
Morning will be comparatively free and closer to the time of your flight,  you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.

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