Includes trips to Pokhara, Soyambhunath, Boudhanath, Jomsom, Pashupathinath and Manakama.
The famous temple of Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang. Muktinath is a pilgrimage place for both Buddhist and Hindu. It is situated 48 km north east of Jomsom at an altitude of about 3749 m. Its main shrine is a pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. Behind the temple there are 108 waterspouts cast in the shape of cow headed pour holy water. Here lots of pilgrimage takes bath from the ice-cold holy water. The temple is situated on a high mountain range. During the festival of Janai Purnima, Hindu devotees gather here to pay homage to lord Muktinath. Another famous temple of Jwaladevi, the goddess of flame, is situated about hundred meters south of Muktinath.
There are two ways to get to Muktinath from Kathmandu. Either take a direct flight from Kathmandu via Pokhara to Jomsom, hike for a couple of hours via Kagbeni or trek all the way from Pokhara. There is also an air service from Pokhara to Jomsom.
Pashupati is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. The Pashupatinath Temple is the largest Hindu temple and is considered to be the holiest of all Hindu Temples. This is a two-tiered golden temple with four silver doorways, hundreds of Shiva linga’s shrines and holy symbols. It is located on the holy river Bagmati, 6 km east of Kathmandu . Non- Hindus are not allowed into this temple.
It is believed that this temple was built long before the Christian era began. The Pashupati Temple was built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, Its original beauty still remains with the beautifully sculpted stone sculptures found here. Thousands of Hindus come each year on Shivaratri.
Day 01: Visit Gorkhapur
Visit Gorkhanath Temple for Darshan(worship) and overnight stay at Hotel
Day 02: Leave Gorkhapur for Lumbini and then to Pokhara
Head to Sunauli then visit Lumbini (Buddha’s Birth Place). There are many architectural findings related Gautam Buddha here. Many stupas and pillars built during his time are still present. Then, from Lumbini drive all the way to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03: Pokhara – Jomsom-Muktinath ( 3,710 meters )
Flight to Jomsom. Enjoy views of mountain peaks during the flight. After reaching Jomsom, drive to Muktinath. It is a sacred place for both the Buddhists and Hindus. The journey passes many archaeological sites and temples.
Day 04: Jomsom- Pokhara- Kathmandu
We travel back to Pokhara and then drive to Kathmandu. Here, we will visit Pashupatinath, one of the holiest temples in the Hindu religion.
Day 05: Final Departure
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