This is a pilgrimage tour in Nepal tour begins from Kathmandu by visiting Pashupatinath Temple, taking grace with Lord God Shiva then proceeds to visit Manakamana and Muktinath Mandir. Upon Kathmandu arrival and hotel check-in, proceed to Pashupatinath Temple for special aarti Darshan. All four doors of Pashupatinath Temple will be opened during aarti. Take Darshan of all the four faces of Pashupatinath and listen to the bhajan across the bank of the holy Bagmati River. The next day you will drive to Pokhara. On the way, stop at the Manakamana Temple; it is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Bhagwoti, an incarnation of Parvati.
Muktinath Enjoy the view of Greenery Hills, lots of small Villages, Trishuli River, and Marsyangdi River on the way. The next day, we continued the scenic drive to Jomsom and onward to Kagbeni. The route follows the Kaligandaki River, Rupse waterfall, and many more. Jomsom, part of the Mustang District is the first desert view of your journey. Early in the morning visit Kagbeni, Perform pooja, and then drive to the Muktinath Temple. The sacred Muktinath Temple in the Muktinath Valley is revered by Hindus and Buddhists. The temple, known as Mukti Kshetra, holds significance for its Sri Vaishnava origin and is worshipped by both communities. Experience the spiritual ritual of taking a holy bath under 108 water springs and 2 holy Kunda. The water from Kali Gandaki downstream is the source of Silas or Saligram used in Vishnu temple establishments worldwide.
Muktinath is a revered pilgrimage site for Hindus, Buddhists, and Vaishnavas. After visiting the temple, return to Jomsom, then to Tatopani with its hot springs. Proceed back to Pokhara to explore highlights like the World Peace Pagoda, Bindabasini Temple, Devi’s Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, and Barahi Temple at Fewa Lake. The tour concludes in Kathmandu.
This tour itinerary offers a diverse range of experiences that provide a deeper understanding of Nepalese culture, its people, and the country. Nepal is a paradise for adventure seekers and those seeking peaceful solitude. Asian Heritage Treks invites you to come and explore all that Nepal has to offer. If you have any specific requirements or preferences that you would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are happy to tailor the itinerary to your needs.
Welcome to Nepal! When you arrive at the airport, you will be greeted by an Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative holding a sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your hotel, passing the Pashupatinath Temple, the Royal Palace Museum (also known as the Narayanhity Palace), the Garden of Dreams, and Thamel on the way. Your hotel is located in the heart of the tourist hub.
After resting some time you will go to the area around the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in South-East Asia. You can observe Hindus performing a ritual body cremation ceremony on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River and you can have an opportunity to observe the Aarati; it is a ritual that allows everyone to be a part of it and creates an environment of union of God and the devotees. Then, return to your hotel to rest.
Including Private Transport, hotel accommodation at Thamel or similar in Kathmandu, English-speaking local tour guide.
After having your breakfast, start your drive to Pokhara; it is 210 KM far away from Kathmandu, it takes approximately 7-8 hours to drive. You can stop at Kurintar and take a cable car to visit Manakamana temple, about 10 minutes cable car ride from a station you will be the Manakamana temple; it is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Bhagwoti, an incarnation of Parvati’ who is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes. After visiting this site again you will be back by cable car to Kurintar and continue driving towards Pokhara.
Including Breakfast, Manakamana cable car ticket, Private Transport, hotel accommodation at Hotel Crystal palace pokhara, English-speaking local tour guide.
Start your day after having breakfast and have a scenic drive to Kagbeni; it is about 165 KM away from the pokhara. It takes about 6-7 hours to reach Kagbeni. On the way, you can explore the greenery of Nepal. The route follows the Kali Gandaki River; it is also one of the fastest-flowing rivers in Nepal, You will get an opportunity to having mind-blowing views of different places such as Rupse waterfall; It is 300m height waterfalls and the most popular place, Ghasa, Lete, Marpha, Jomsom and many more.
Including Breakfast, Private Transport, hotel accommodation at available local lodge, English speaking Local tour guide.
Today is the most valuable day for you. Early in the morning, you will perform pooja at the Kagbeni; it is one of the famous religious sites for Hindu pilgrims. Kagbeni is famous for Pitri-Puja which is also called Pitri- Moksastala which is done to remove the lost souls of ancestors from hell and help them to reach heaven resulting in blessing to all the family members. So Kagbeni is an important place for Hindus to perform Pitri-sraddha. That’s why many Hindu pilgrims stop at Kagbeni, usually the day before going to Muktinath, to perform the final ritual for the departed soul of their ancestors. And then drive to the Muktinath Temple to worship in the Muktinath Temple.
It is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley. The Hindus call the sacred place Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the “place of salvation”. Mainly the temple is predominantly of Sri Vaishnava origin and is worshipped by Buddhists. Visit the Shree Muktinath Temple, and take a holy bath under 108 water springs and 2 holy Kunda. After puja and completion of all the rituals, we then drive back to Tatopani. Many tourists who return from the Annapurna trek and Mustang tour enjoy bathing in the hot water spring of the Kaligandaki corridor. As you like you can take a dip in the hot springs and relax your muscles.
Including Private Transport, hotel accommodation at available local lodges, and an English-speaking local tour guide.
Begin your day with a drive to Pokhara about a 3- 4 hour drive you will reach your hotel in Pokhara. Make a hotel check-in and take sometime rest. After resting for some time you will start your pokhara highlight tour. You will visit the World Peace Stupa, an hour’s drive from Pokhara. Enjoy panoramic views of north and west mountain ranges, including Annapurna, Nilgiri, Glacier Dome, Fishtail, and Dhaulagiri. Onward you will visit Bindabasini Temple, Devi’s Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, and Barahi Temple at Fewa Lake. Once satisfied with your explorations, return to your hotel for a relaxing end to the day.
Including Private Transport, hotel accommodation at Hotel Crystal palace pokhara, English-speaking local tour guide.
Today you will have a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, starting from Pokhara after having your breakfast. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotel and have a rest.
In the evening, Perhaps you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel for some shopping and local cuisine or visit one of the many art galleries or museums in the city or You can have an option to revisit favourite spots, or venture into Kathmandu to explore areas you may have missed earlier.
Including Breakfast, Private transport, Overnight accommodation in Hotel Encounter Nepal, Thamel or similar in Kathmandu.
Your trip will come to an end today. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by private transport around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination. Have a safe journey onwards.
Including Breakfast, Private Transport