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Complete Nepal Muktinath - 10 Days

Complete Nepal Muktinath

Special 09 Nights / 10 Days 3 nights Kathmandu, 2 night Pokhara,

1 night Jomsom with Muktinath Darshan,

2 nights Chitwan & 1 night Nagarkot By Surfac

Day 1

Meeting at airport upon arrival by Office Personnel. 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 2

This morning you will be taken for a visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy saddhus pray.

The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern city of Kathmandu the capital of Nepal. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of Hindu faith .The temple serves as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. This temple complex is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites’s list Since 1979. This “extensive Hindu temple precinct” is a “sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river”. We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where Buddhists devout come for a pilgrimage.

Day 3

Today you will be taken take you for a visit to Patan. Also known as Lalitpur , the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan’s central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley’s Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop. You will then go to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.

Day 4
Kathmandu / Pokhara ( 210 KMS )

Pokhara. Pokhara is 210 kms from Kathmandu and is a 7 hours drive approx. From Pokhara town (2,352 feet) in good weather there are splendid views right from the hotel.

On the way you have an option of doing the river rafting or visit the Manakamna Temple “ Goddess of Fulfilling Wishes” where you are taken by a cable ride of 10 mins. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5
Pokhara / Jomsom

After Breakfast, early morning fly to Jomsom. Upon arrival at Jomsom, walk over to the hotel which is 2 minutes from the airport.

Please do note that Jomsom is a small village in the Mountains. Only basic accommodation is available here. The clients will have to walk from the airport to the hotel

which takes about 5 minutes. Porters are sent to the airport to carry the luggage by the hotel. 15 Kg luggage per adult and 7 kg per child is allowed by the airlines on this sector.

The aircraft is a Twin Otter or Doniar – average 15 seats.

Darshan of Muktinath temple.

To visit Muktinath, the clients will have to walk for about 15-20 minutes over the Kali Gandaki River. Here there is no means of transport as on the river there is a narrow bridge – vehicles cannot cross. After crossing the bridge take the Jeep on sharing basis for Muktinath. Originally the route from Jomson to Muktinath was a trekkers route only. Recently the route has been widened and

4×4 vehicles can only drive. The path is a Dirt road. The ride is Bumpy all the way. The drive takes about 1.5 hours one way. Upon arrival at Muktinath it is another 30 minutes walk from the

base to the Temple. Darshan on your own of Muktinath & following the same route return to Jomsom.

Day 6
Jomsom / Pokhara

Fly back to Pokhara early morning and transfer to hotel.

This afternoon you will visit Bindebasini Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple,Goddess Durga, was brought from India . Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar, hence,a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple. Sightseeing to Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. During summer and rainy season, the waterfall takes its real form, with gushing water splashing and making its way through the rocks. Just opposite of Devi’s fall, on the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the cave. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7
Pokhara / Chitwan

This morning you will go for a excursion trip to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where the tourist can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara Valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. Sarangkot is only 13 kms from Lake Side, Pokhara. Sarangkot is the highest view point for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high. Sarangkot is cooler than Pokhara. Sarangkot can be reached easily by 45 to 60 minutes by a car ride to the top from Pokhara. Many tourists come to Sarangkot for sunrise view and go back.

Paragliding can also be done from Sarangkot. From Sarangkot, on the northern direction we can see Dhaulagiri in the far west. Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction the village overlooks the city of Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.

Drive to Chitwan. Chitwan is 180 Km & is a 04 hours drive from Pokhara. Chitwan is one of Asia’s premier wildlife reserves. Its 360 square miles of tall grasslands

and forests are home to a wide variety of mammals and birds, including several endangered species.

Day 8

Enjoy Jungle observation at Chitwan National park. The highlight being the Elephant Safari in the jungles. Other activities are Canoeing, Dugout canoe, Nature Walk

and Bird Watching. Also experience walking through the forests with naturalists and watch the Native folk dances of the Terais. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9
Chitwan / Nagarkot

Drive back to Kathmandu and then continue drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is situated 32 kilometers, 1.5 hrs drive east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 meters.

The panoramic view of the major peaks including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. This place is also famous for viewing sunrise and sunset. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10
Nagarkot / Airport

Drive straight to the international airport which is 1.5 hours drive approx from Nagarkot to board flight for onward journey.

Package Inclusions:

  • # 03 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • # 02 nights accommodation  in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • # 02 nights accommodation in Chitwan with breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • # 01 night accommodation in Jomsom with Breakfast –
  •   extremely basic accommodation only available with non A/c rooms
  • # 01 night accommodation in Nagarkot with Breakfast
  • # 02 international airport transfers by a non A/c vehicle exclusively
  • # 02 domestic airport transfers in Pokhara
  • # Sightseeing as per the itinerary in Kathmandu and Pokhara by a non a/c vehicle exclusively
  • # Transportation Jomsom – Muktinath – Jomsom by a non A/c Jeep on SIC basis (12  pax in a jeep ).
  •   Or clients can take an independent jeep at an extra cost. Do ask for the cost.
  • # Airfare  Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara
  • # ACAP fee for Jomsom included ( Permit required to visit Jomsom for which 2 passport size
  •   photograph and passport photocopy is required )
  • # Jungle activities in the Chitwan National Park with entrance fees and national park fees
  •   ( Elephant safari is the highlight which is included, jeep safari not included )
  • # Transportation Kathmandu / Pokhara / Chitwan / Nagarkot / Kathmandu by
  •    a non a/c vehicle exclusively
  • # Presently applicable hotel taxes.
  • Vehicle allocation:
  • Car : Ford / Fiat / Manza /Swift Dezire : (only 4 Heads are allowed and the car does not have any overhead carrier )
  • 5  - 6 Adults :  Scorpio / similar
  • 7 - 14 adults : Toyota  "Hiace" Van having 14 seats.  Do view the web site http://www.toyota.com.my/hiace/   which features the vehicle

Cost based on the above program will be as follows :  

No of paxLuxury Premium DeluxeStandardBudget
Cost Per Person(BB)(BB)( BB)(BB)(BB)
2 pax on twin share6490058350517504995045900
4 pax using a car on twin share5687549875437754192537875
Adult with an extra bed4890042350357503395030000
Child below 10 yrs with extra bed2890027400244502245020000
Child below 10 yrs without extra bed2060019300186001790017050

Properties envisaged: Using Base Category  rooms at respective properties unless specified

(Some hotels have Deluxe rooms as base Category

LUXURYSoaltee /

Radisson /

Annapurna /


Hotel Pokhara Grande / Atithi Resort /

Shangrila Village Resort / Fishtail Lodge /Similar

Jungle villa /

Tiger land /

Landmark /


Club Himalaya – DLX  Hotel Majesty / Similar –

Non A/c Budget property

PREMIUMTibet International / Shangrila /

Royal Singi

Hotel Pokhara Grande / Atithi Resort /

Shangrila Village Resort  Fishtail Lodge /


Center Park /

Hotel West wood

Club Himalaya – STD  Hotel Majesty / Similar –

Non A/c Budget property

DELUXE Vaishali /

Grand /  

Summit Residency / Mirage Lords Inn/

Tibet /


Mount Kailash Resort / Land Mark /

Lake Side Retreat

Jungle Safari Lodge /

Hotel Royal Safari /

Jungle Nepal /


Bhangeri  / Fort /

Country Villa

Hotel Majesty / Similar – Non A/c Budget property

Temple Inn/ Nepal Tara / Amadablam / Moonlight/ Gangjong / Mountain / similar



Utsav Himalaya/similar

Jungle Safari Lodge /

Hotel Royal Safari /

Jungle Nepal /


Bhangeri  /Himalayan Villa / ChautariHotel Majesty / Similar –

Non A/c Budget property

BUDGETThamel / Heritage /  The Nana Hotels –non A/c rooms/ similarHotel Center Lake / Dream Pokhara /


The Nana Hotels /

Eden Resort – non A/c

Valley View

– non A/c room/ similar

Hotel Majesty / Similar – Non A/c Budget property

Extra Cost

A/c vehicle supplement throughout the trip:

Car : Inr. 7800 for the entire trip

Scorpio : Inr. 8800 for the

Toyota Hiace van : Inr. 9900 for the entire trip

Half Day sightseeing is for 3 hours. Full day sightseeing is for 6 hours. For e.g. Pashupatinath & Boudhnath is a Half Day Trip

Hand-phone SIM card:

Upon arrival in Kathmandu at the International Airport better known as “Tribhuwan International Airport”. After collecting your baggage there are Two Telephone companies known as “NCell & NTC ( Nepal Telecommunication).

They have a Stall each. One Passport size photo and a copy of the passport will be required.

One can purchase a Sim. Activation time is 10 mins on an average. Cost is Inr 150 per Sim which

can be topped off as per requirement. It will be a 3G card.

We are not in a position to take out the Sim in advance.

Above is subject to change as per the Telecommunication  Regulations

Important Information  on JOMSOM

(A)“ACAP PERMIT” ( Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ) for Foreign and Indian Nationals to be collected from ACAP office in Kathmandu & Pokhara. Failing to obtain the ACAP permit at either KTM or PKR will require paying double the amount as a penalty at Jomsom. A copy of the passport and 2 copies of passport size photos are required while applying for the permit.

     Clients will have to obtain this permit on their own as agents are not entertained.

     However we shall assist the clients for the same.

(B)   Temperature (approximate)Jomsom (2754m/9000 ft)

Min ºC-4-22351012121283-3
Min ºF25273637415054524837  3227
Max ºC13141422252727231814108
Max ºF555757727781818177726157

(C) Weather Conditions

MonthJan & FebMar, Apr & May Jun, Jul & AugSep, Oct, Nov & Dec
ClimateSlightly WindyExcellent Slightly Warm/rainySlightly cold & clear

(D) Travel tips

  1. On the flight one is entitled to carry only 15 kgs per person.
  2. Take precaution for altitude sickness by taking Diamox tablet or Aspirin
  3. Carry own medicine for any health problem
  4. Drink plenty of water while going up hill
  5. Sports shoes or trekking shoes
  6. Carry light luggage
  7. Walking stick
  8. Jacket
  9. Chap stick / Vaseline cream
  10. Cap
  11. Sun glasses
  12. Warm Clothing
  13. Sunscreen Lotion
  14. Moisturizer Lotion
  15. Thick socks and gloves

     Days are relatively warm; especially when there is no wind in the early morning. The appropriate clothing as per the travel period (temperature) and a good pair of walking shoes for rocky and uneven paths are highly recommended. Walking stick would help for those who need support.

Caution : Jomsom is a weather prone area. Frequent flight cancellations are obvious & any expenses that arise due to such cancellations will have to be borne by the clients on their own. Just in case the flight Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara is cancelled then a refund of Inr 7000 PP incorporated in the cost will be refunded, though all expenses arising will have to be borne by the clients.


Please do note the following about Jomsom properties:

Jomsom is small village in the Mountains. No luxury options are available here. Hotel Hotel Majesty is the property we use in Jomsom.

The properties are budget properties with basic facilities only. The clients should be aware about the place in advance so that they do not face any problem upon reaching here. Jomsom is famous for its natural beauty, its surrounding, trekking and Muktinath.

The above rates are valid for Indian National only.

Hotel Check – in Time:      1400 hrs
Hotel Check – out Time:    1100 hrs


The above cost excludes:
* Services other than specified.

* Entrance fee at the monumental sites during the sightseeing

* Guide during the sightseeing

* Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone/fax calls.
* Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents,

   medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc.
* Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.
* Any other tax or service charge that could be enforced during this period will be extra & need to borne by you.

*A valid Indian passport or an election Id is the only valid document for adults ( 18 yrs & above)

    for travel to Kathmandu by air. For children below the age of 18 years the school or college

    id suffices. The id should clearly reflect the traveller’s picture, school or college name, date of

    birth as well as the class in which the student is  studying. Request that this be checked with

     Indian Immigration authorities at your end too. This information stands good while writing this

    mail.    Do update yourself for any changes. This information is correct as of today and cannot

    be held liable just in case anyone is not allowed to board or the Govt of India changes the


* Each passenger is allowed to carry Inr.25000 in total

 of Inr.500 & Inr.1000 notes while travelling to Nepal.



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