Trip Code : SYM05
Manakamana, literally meaning “the wish-fulfilling Goddess” is one of the most revered Hindu Goddess. Located in the historically and religiously significant town of Gorkha, the goddess Manakamana residing inside the pagoda style temple is believed to fulfill the wish of every pious soul who visits the temple and offers homage to the goddess.
The temple on the hilltop (1302m), across the heart-throbbing Trishuli river, can be accessed by the only cable-car route (Cheres-Hilltop, 10 minutes ride, 2.8 kms distance) available in Nepal. However, many strict followers of the religion take the long and tiring trip up to the hilltop believing it will bring more fruit to their prayers. This is a supreme example of Nepali people’s faith in the religion.
The hilltop provides lovely views of Trishuli and Marshyangdi river valleys. The charming range of Annapurna and Himalchuli in the north is other breathtaking views that this hilltop has to offer. Whether a devout Hindu or a non-believer of the religion, Manakamana is totally worth a visit.
Muktinath ToursMukti equals Nirvana/Salvation and Nath equals God. Thus the name Muktinath refers to the “liberation or salvation giving Hindu god”. According to Hindu mythology, the life of a person does not end even after the death; it goes on till the unknown through the cycles of birth and rebirth. To end such a never-ending cycle and pave one’s path to the heaven, one need to get Mukti or Moksha (salvation) and it is possible only after setting foot on the pious soil of this region. So the temple here is named Muktinath.
For a devout Hindu soul, attainment of salvation is a supreme goal. So thousands of faithful followers of the religion flock to this region in quest of the salvation, Even Buddhists worship Muktinath as their holy shrine believing their Guru Rimpoche (founder of Tibetan Buddhism) received enlightenment here. This region is very famous for Shaligrams (ammonites). Shaligrams hold great religious significance in the Hindu religion with a belief that Lord Vishnu turned into a Shaligram after being cursed by Brinda, a holy woman. Muktinath is a valley consisting of seven historic villages – Putak, Jhong, Chhyonkhar, Purang, Jharkoy, Khinga and Ranipauwa, and the region is majorly inhabited by the Bhotias.
The temple lies at an altitude of 3800 meters above the sea level at the base of Thorang peak in Mustang district. While doing the famous Annapurna round trek, we enter Mustang through the Muktinath temple. The temple provides excellent views of Tibetan plateau and the Annapurna massifs.The self-originated holy shrine is regarded highly by Hindus and Buddhists alike, and is a supreme example of religious tolerance between the two religions. The 108 water spouts and the
Jala- Vaishnava (the never-ending natural fire-light by the water) makes this place mysterious and fills it with awe. According to the common belief, the temple must be visited a least once after paying visits to four Dhams in the India.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, Evening visit to Pashupatinath temple at arati and Back to Hotel and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 02: After breakfast, Sightseeing in Kathmandu Pashupatinath, Bouddha Nath, Swayambhu Nath stupa (Monkey’s temple), Patan durbar square and Krishna temple and back to hotel
Day 03: Drive to Manakamana Temple & continued drive to Pokhara
Day 04: Flight to Jomsom & Drive to Muktinath, visit & afternoon drive to Jomsom,
Day 05: Flight to Pokhara & visit to Pokhara Phewa Lake afternoon flight back to Kathmandu
Day 06: Final departure and fly to your destination
• Pokhara Tour4 nights stay at hotel in Kathmandu (double-bed room with meals)
• Land transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice-versa
• Both way air tickets from Pokhara to Jomsom -Pokhara
• Jeep ride from Jomsom to Muktinath and vice-versa.
• Cable car ride to Manakamana
• Pokhara and Jomsom (double-bed room; veritable meals)
• Guided sightseeing
• Fare well dinner pure Nepal culture dance and song
• International air tickets• International air tickets
• Health and travel insurance of traveler
• Beverages(cold drinks, juice, hard drinks)
• Photography and telephone charges
• Additional expenses in case of unforeseeable circumstances
• Emergency evacuation expenses in case of sickness or accidents.
• Tips for staff and other personal expenses