Muktinath Yatra

Muktinath Jeep Tour and Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Duration Duration 09 Days
Meals Meals
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Welcome Drinks
  • Farewell Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-Star Hotel
  • 4-Star Hotel
  • 5-Star Hotel
Activites Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Muktinath Darshan
  • Scenic Drive
Price Reduced US$ Price Starts From US$ INR 39000 Book Now
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
3750 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
All over the year
Group Size Group Size
Minimum 2
Transportation Transportation
Private Vehicle
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hour sightseeing

Overview of Muktinath Yatra

The Muktinath Yatra, a cherished pilgrimage in the Annapurna region, is a gateway to an enchanting realm of natural beauty and cultural diversity. This spiritual expedition is an integral part of the expansive Annapurna Circuit, showcasing a spectacular array of Himalayan peaks such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (7040m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhare or Fishtail (6998m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Lamjung Himal (6586m), and others.

Perched on the northern edge of the Pokhara Valley, the Muktinath Yatra reveals a fascinating tapestry of landscapes and cultures. The deep valley, hemmed in by lofty mountains, evolves from a verdant subtropical jungle to a high, barren terrain, sheltering diverse communities. The Annapurna region draws many trekkers annually with its comfortable lodges and frequented trekking trails. Although traversing the river paths of Nepal may pose a challenge, the stunning views and cultural richness make the journey worthwhile.

The Muktinath Yatra provides an insight into the varied cultures of the Brahmins, Chhetri, Thakalis, Magars, Gurungs, and others. The trek is not just a feast for the eyes but also a cultural exploration, with trekking tours to Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the Annapurna Himalayan range. This fulfilling trek offers a combination of cultural enlightenment, diverse landscapes, and unrivaled mountain views.

Muktinath Yatra Starting Point

The Muktinath Yatra, a spiritual journey, sets off from either Kathmandu or Pokhara. The initial drive takes us from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Tatopani, renowned for its natural hot springs. The journey then leads us to the Kali Gandaki gorge, the world’s deepest gorge valley, passing through several enchanting Thakali villages, including Marphas, en route to Jomsom, the district’s headquarters.

From Jomsom, the route heads north to Kagbeni, tracing the riverside path of Kali Gandaki. Kagbeni, an ancient fortress settlement, marks the boundary of the Upper Mustang trekking region. The next leg of the journey involves a hike to the Muktinath temple. The landscape around Muktinath transitions into the Tibetan plateau, revealing intriguing rock formations. An hour’s ascent from Kagbeni brings us to Jharkot village, followed by a visit to Muktinath. A day is dedicated to exploring the Muktinath temple before returning to Jomsom.

Departures for the Jomsom Muktinath Yatra from Kathmandu are scheduled on selected dates, and private tours can be organized according to individual needs. If the preset departure dates are inconvenient, you can select any date that suits you. These flexible departures cater to various travelers, including couples, families, charities, and small groups of friends.

Muktinath Yatra Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu

    Your Muktinath Yatra begins with your arrival in Kathmandu, the lively capital of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel, marking the start of your spiritual adventure. Kathmandu, a city that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity, provides a unique cultural experience. The rest of the day is yours to relax and acclimate to the new surroundings. You may explore the local area, try the local cuisine, or unwind in your hotel room, preparing for the exciting journey ahead.

    Accommodation: Hotel Thamel Park

  • Day 02: Exploring Kathmandu Valley

    The second day of your Muktinath Tour Package is dedicated to discovering the Kathmandu Valley. The day starts with a visit to Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple situated on the banks of the Bagmati River. From there, you’ll move on to Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas globally and a significant center of Tibetan Buddhism. The sightseeing tour continues with a visit to Budhanilkantha Temple, renowned for its giant statue of Lord Vishnu. The day wraps up with a visit to Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, offering panoramic views of Kathmandu city. These visits deeply understand Nepal’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel Thamel Park

  • Day 03: Journey to Pokhara via Manakamana Darshan

    On the third day, you’ll set off on a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The journey is highlighted by a stop at Manakamana Temple for Darshan. Perched atop a hill, the temple can be reached via a cable car ride, offering stunning views of the Trisuli and Marshyangdi river valleys. The temple is believed to grant the wishes of those who worship there, hence the name Manakamana, which translates to ‘heart’s wish.’ After the temple visit, the journey continues to Pokhara, a city known for its natural beauty and tranquil ambiance. The day concludes with an overnight stay in Pokhara.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Paradise Boutique or similar

  • Day 04: Drive to Marpha

    The fourth day of the Muktinath Tour Package involves a picturesque drive from Pokhara to Marpha. Known as Nepal’s apple capital, Marpha is a charming village in the Kali Gandaki Valley. The village is famous for its apple orchards and the locally produced apple brandy. The journey to Marpha is an experience with views of lush landscapes, terraced fields, and towering mountains. Upon arrival, you can explore the village, visit the local monastery, or enjoy the peaceful environment. The day concludes with an overnight stay in Marpha.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 05: Drive to Muktinath Temple – Kagbeni

    You’ll drive from Marpha to the sacred Muktinath Temple on the fifth day. The temple is a significant pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists, symbolizing the harmony between the two religions. After paying homage at the temple, the journey continues to Kagbeni, a village located in the Kali Gandaki Valley. Kagbeni, with its medieval architecture and stunning landscapes, offers a unique cultural experience. The day concludes with an overnight stay in Kagbeni.

    Meals: Not Included
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 06: Drive back to Pokhara

    The sixth day marks the return journey to Pokhara. The drive from Kagbeni to Pokhara offers an opportunity to reflect on the spiritual journey to Muktinath and the cultural experiences in Kagbeni. Upon arrival in Pokhara, the rest of the day is at your leisure. You can explore the city, visit local attractions, or relax and enjoy the serene ambiance of Pokhara.

    Meals: Not Included
    Accommodation: Paradise Boutique or similar

  • Day 07: Sarangkot Sunrise View and Pokhara City Tour

    Day seven begins early with a visit to Sarangkot for a mesmerizing sunrise view over the Himalayas. After witnessing the sunrise, the day continues with a city tour of Pokhara. The tour includes visits to Devi’s Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, Tibetan Refugee Camp, World Peace Pagoda, and Pumdi Hill. These attractions showcase Pokhara’s natural beauty and cultural richness, making it a memorable day for the Muktinath Yatra.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Paradise Boutique or a similar hotel

  • Day 8: Drive fback to Kathmandu.

    On the eighth day, you’ll return to Kathmandu from Pokhara. The drive offers one last opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Nepal. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, the rest of the day is at your leisure. You can choose to rest, explore the city, or shop for souvenirs to take back home.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel Thamel Park

  • Day 09: Final departure to your own destination.

    The ninth day marks the conclusion of the Muktinath Yatra. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. As you depart, you carry with you the spiritual blessings of Muktinath and the unforgettable memories of a journey through Nepal’s beautiful landscapes and rich culture.

    Meals: Breakfast


What's included

  • Accommodation is provided on a twin-sharing basis for a comfortable stay.
  • All rooms are base categories unless otherwise specified.
  • Meal Plan includes Bed and Breakfast (BB).
  • Hotel taxes as per the itinerary are covered.
  • An exclusive air-conditioned vehicle is provided for all transfers and sightseeing per the itinerary.
  • The package includes Goods & Services Tax at 5% (GST).
  • The package suits various travelers, including couples, families, charities, and small groups of friends.
  • Departure dates are flexible, and private tours can be arranged per individual needs.
  • If preset departure dates are unsuitable, travelers can select any date that suits them.

What is excluded

  • The package does not include Air Fare/Train, fare, and insurance premiums.
  • Additional activities like rafting, services of the guide during sightseeing, and cable ride costs to Manakamana Temple are not covered. Supplemental charges for these services will be payable by the guests directly.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone bills, bar bills, tips & gratuity, and bottled water are not included.
  • Upgradation Charges and Optional Tours are to be paid directly by the guests on the spot.
  • The guests will bear any extra costs due to additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicles not mentioned in the itinerary. This also applies to vehicle usage and guide services beyond the specified time or regular working hours.
  • The guests will bear any costs arising due to unforeseen events like flight delays, rescheduling or cancellation, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc., on the spot.
  • The guests will bear any increase in government taxes or fuel prices leading to an increase in the cost of surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect before departure.
  • Anything not included in the inclusions is not covered by the package.

Departure Dates

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    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

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    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Indian citizens need a valid passport or voter’s card for the Muktinath Yatra. For children, a student’s Identity card and birth certificate are acceptable.

    For Indian citizens, there is no visa requirement for Nepal. Thus no visa fee is applicable.

    The most favorable time for the Muktinath Yatra falls during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these periods, the weather is generally agreeable, and the mountain vistas are at their most vivid.

    The Muktinath Yatra is categorized as a moderate-difficult trek. It doesn’t require technical climbing abilities, but the high altitude may challenge some. It is advisable to be in sound health and possess a moderate level of physical fitness.

    Additional expenses during the Muktinath Yatra may include personal costs such as laundry, telephone bills, bar bills, gratuities, bottled water, and extra meals. Furthermore, any supplementary activities or sightseeing not included in the itinerary would be at your own cost.

    Your packing list should include warm clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a water purifier, personal medication, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and basic toiletries for the Muktinath Yatra. It’s also advisable to bring a camera to capture the breathtaking landscapes.

    While it’s not compulsory, having travel insurance for the Muktinath Yatra is highly recommended. The insurance should cover emergency evacuation, medical treatment, and potential trip disruptions like flight cancellations or delays.

    The Muktinath Yatra typically lasts 7-9 days, depending on the itinerary. This duration includes sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara and the trek to Muktinath.

    Before setting off on the Muktinath Yatra, it’s recommended to have a medical check-up. You should consult with your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. Remember to carry any personal medication you might need.

    During the Muktinath Yatra, accommodation is typically in comfortable lodges and guesthouses. Most places provide basic amenities, including hot water and meals. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, a broader range of hotel options, from budget to luxury hotels.


    5 Star Rating

    Based on 4 Reviews

    Padma Subramanian
    5 Star Rating


    A Spiritual Journey Like No Other

    The Muktinath Yatra was an experience of a lifetime for me. The journey was about the physical trek and a spiritual awakening. The sight of the majestic Himalayas was awe-inspiring, and the visit to the Muktinath Temple left me with a sense of peace and tranquillity. The accommodations were comfortable, and the local cuisine delighted the palate. The people were warm and welcoming, adding to the overall experience. I highly recommend the Muktinath Yatra to anyone seeking a unique blend of adventure and spirituality.

    Suresh Krishnamurthy
    5 Star Rating


    Unforgettable Experience of Muktinath Yatra

    The Muktinath Yatra was an unforgettable experience. The trek was challenging but worth every step for the breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The visit to the Muktinath Temple was spiritually uplifting, and the local culture and traditions were fascinating. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, making the journey even more enjoyable. I recommend the Muktinath Yatra to anyone looking for a memorable adventure.

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    Lakshmi Narayanan
    Chennai, India
    5 Star Rating


    A Divine Encounter with Nature

    The Muktinath Yatra was a divine encounter with nature. The trek through Nepal’s beautiful landscapes, the Himalayas’ panoramic views, and the Muktinath Temple’s spiritual aura made it a journey to remember. The accommodations were cozy, and the food was a delightful exploration of local flavors. The guides were helpful and ensured a safe and enjoyable journey. I recommend the Muktinath Yatra to anyone seeking a spiritual and adventurous experience.

    Venkatesh Ranganathan
    5 Star Rating


    An Enriching Spiritual Adventure

    The Muktinath Yatra was an enriching spiritual adventure. The trek was challenging, but the stunning views of the Himalayas made it worthwhile. The visit to the Muktinath Temple was a spiritually enlightening experience. The accommodations were comfortable, and the food was a delightful mix of local flavors. The guides were knowledgeable and ensured a safe journey. The Muktinath Yatra is a must-do for anyone seeking a unique blend of spirituality and adventure.

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