Muktinath Jeep Tour 6 days

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  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 3,710 m/ 12,171 ft
  • Group Size +6
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Cultural excursion
  • Best Season Any time in a year


  • Enjoy the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, making the ultimate destination to Muktinath Temple.
  • Visit the sacred Muktinath Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, which is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Take a dip in 108 water sprouts and two Kundas, which is believed to wash away human sin.
  • Witness the panoramic mountain view from the lakeside city of Pokhara, with views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, and Manaslu.
  • Enjoy top attractions in Pokhara, including boating in Phewa Lake, Devi’s Falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple and many more.
  • Discover a variety of environments, including the subtropical zone, alpine woods, quaint towns, and desert regions.

Introduction: Muktinath Tour Package

The Muktinath tour package takes visitors and pilgrims to one of the renowned UNESCO world heritage sites located in Nepal. The Muktinath temple is situated in the Mustang district of Nepal and is believed to be a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The Muktinath temple is considered one of the highest temples in the world.

The temple consists of a central shrine, which is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu (the preserver). The Muktinath temple has 108 stone water springs and two kundas, and it is believed that dipping or bathing in these water sources can wash away human sin. Similarly, the temple consists of a human-sized golden statue of Vishnu as Shree Mukti Narayan. Other highlights of the area are the images of Bhoodevi, also known as the Earth Goddess form of Laxmi, the goddess Saraswati; Janaki; Garuda, the mount of Vishnu; Lav-Kush, who are the sons of Ram and Sita; and the Sapta Rishis, who are the seven sages created by Lord Brahma. There is also an old Buddhist monk who is worshipped by the nuns.

Another main highlight of the Muktinath Tour itinerary is Manakamana. Manakamana is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Bhagwati, who is believed to be an incarnation of Parvati. The temple is located on a hilltop in the Gorkha district of Nepal. The temple can be reached by cable car (ropeway) that takes about 10 minutes more or less, or it can be hiked from Abu Khaireni Rural Municipality, which takes about three hours. The views of Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal and Mount Manaslu are visible from this location.

Similarly, visitors will get a chance to visit the lake city of Pokhara. Pokhara is the second-most popular city in Nepal after Kathmandu. The Annapurna range, with three of the ten highest mountains in the world, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu, is within 56 kilometers of the valley. There are many places of interest in the beautiful city of Pokhara. Shree Bindhyabasini Temple, Tal Barahi Temple, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Phewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda, Devi’s Falls, and Pumdikot Religious Area are some of the best attractions in the area.

How does the Muktinath Tour start and end?

The Muktinath tour package starts in the bustling city of Kathmandu. Afterwards, you will take on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a private or shared vehicle via Manakamana. As the Muktinath trip proceeds from the capital city, you will continue your drive through the Prithivi Highway for at least seven hours to reach Pokhara. Along the way, you will take a quick stop at Manakamana, which will be after 4-5 hours of driving, depending on the traffic and condition of the road.

As you come across Manakamana, you will get yourself a ticket for the Manakamana cable car and hop on the transportation to reach the hilltop temple of Manakamana. You will explore the area, give offerings, or receive blessings from the sadhus and gurus. You can also get additional information about the area and experience the tranquil culture and tradition of Hinduism in Nepal.

Since the exploration is complete, you will return to the cable car and proceed on the highway to reach Pokhara, which is another 4-5 hour drive from Manakamana. Along the route, you can see various waterfalls and drive on the roads that are constructed along the riverside. You can witness the hilly landscapes, traditional villages, terraced agriculture fields, and dense evergreen forests all while traveling via roadway.

Once you reach Pokhara, you can explore some areas according to your availability of time. You can visit the lakeside area, which is usually well lit and vibrant at night. Boating is a magnificent option while exploring the lakeside. Similarly, try local cuisine, music, dance and clubs while you stay the night in Pokhara.

As you explore the city, you will drive towards the main highlight of the Muktinath journey, which is the Muktinath temple itself.  As you reach the temple premise, explore the area and get a dip in 108 water spouts and two kundas. Likewise, you can witness the eternal flames in Jwala Mai Temple and feel the spiritual connection.

After an exciting journey in Muktinath, you will return to Pokhara and explore the area further. You can visit Devi’s Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple, and many more. Then you will return to Kathmandu with all the memories from the Muktinath tour. As you reach Kathmandu, you will make all the preparations to fly back to your destination, marking the end of the 6-day Muktinath Tour Package.

What is the best season or time for the Muktinath Short Tour?

The best season or time to travel to the Muktinath region is all year round. The Muktinath route is a relatively easy journey that can be done at any time of the year. However, for the best and most comfortable experience, you can go to Muktinath during the spring and autumn seasons.

Spring, which lasts from March to May, is one of the best seasons to travel to Muktinath. During the spring season, the skies are clear with an uninterrupted view of mountain peaks. The average temperature in the Muktinath region during the spring is 14 degrees Celsius, which provides a comfortable walking experience. The forests are filled with rhododendrons, which come into full bloom during this season. The days are longer, enabling longer walks, while the nights are short and cold.

Another best season for the Muktinath travel package is autumn, which lasts from September to November. The weather is dry and stable with clear skies, which provides a comfortable walking experience with a panoramic view of the mountain peaks. The temperature is moderate, with fewer muddy and slippery trails. The average temperature in the Muktinath region during the autumn is 15 degrees Celsius.

Besides these, you can travel to Muktinath in the winter and summer seasons; however, they are considered rather off-season for Muktinath trips. The winter season, which lasts from December to February, is accompanied by extreme low temperatures and snowfall. The cold temperature causes extra difficulty, which needs extra preparation. You will need an extra layer of clothes while planning for the Muktinath tour in winter. The temple premises will be covered with snow, and a helicopter tour of Muktinath will be the best option. Similarly, for those who are enthusiasts for hardcore experience, winter is the best season for them.

Summer, also known as monsoon, lasts from June to August and is also considered off-season for traveling. This means those who wish to visit the temple in the summer will have fewer crowds and more open trails. However, due to heavy rainfall, the trails can get slippery. Protective clothes and raincoats are a must during the summer season. Similarly, due to heavy rainfall, extra caution is required, and the views of the Himalayan peaks can also be interrupted. So, in order to travel to Muktinath in the off-season, you will need extra preparation with information from an experienced mountain guide, which can be provided by Trekking Planner Nepal.

What are the types of accommodation facilities available during the Muktinath tour?

There are several accommodation options to choose from during your stay in the Muktinath region. From small teahouses, which provide basic facilities, to more luxurious houses, trekkers, visitors, pilgrims and travelers can select an accommodation option based on their choice. The following is a brief description of the accommodations in the area:

  • Teahouses: They are the basic type of accommodation option for trekkers, pilgrims and travelers. They provide basic amenities and services that are worth it to travelers who are on a budget. The teahouses have basic beds and blankets, while electric blankets and heaters are not available. A single room in teahouse consists of one or two single beds. Similarly, the bathroom must be shared, as attached bathrooms are not available.
  • Guest House: They are a location with moderate lodging. Hikers can pay a reasonable fee to stay in the homes of local families in this area. In addition to sampling freshly prepared regional food, visitors may learn about their way of life.
  • Luxury houses: These are more luxurious and costly lodging options. They offer first-rate amenities, such as comfortable beds and blankets. Luxury homes often have electric blankets, heating systems, hot baths, and excellent room service. It's crucial to remember that these kinds of luxuries are exclusive to a few spots along the road.

Electricity, Communication, Wi-Fi and Showers in the Muktinath Tour?

Electricity, communication, Wi-Fi and showers are common factors that affect the tour experience. These are crucial amenities that are essential for trekking, visiting and traveling. Depending on the area, these facilities can come at a cost. Some of them are explained below:

  • Electricity: It may cost more to charge your phone or other electronic devices with energy. For individuals who want to travel on a tight budget, this means that the price is higher. In order to minimize the Muktinath Tour cost and to charge your electronics, it is advised that you bring solar chargers, an extra set of batteries, or power banks.
  • Communication: All along the route, communication is possible, though it can be problematic when traveling through dense vegetation, up mountain passes, or on small pathways. Although communication is usually more expensive, accommodations allow for easier communication. Therefore, it is advised to have a Nepalese SIM card, which Holiday Tours Nepal provides free of charge, in order to lower costs and ensure continuous contact. You will be able to converse more effectively in Nepal if you do this.
  • Wi-Fi/Internet: The Internet, or Wi-Fi, is another important component. There are places along the Muktinath route where there could be a better internet connection. But you can get it easily at teahouses, luxury hotels, and guesthouses. While you are staying in the luxury or guest houses, Wi-Fi is typically covered. But in the case of teahouses, there is an additional cost. You can save on your internet costs by using Holiday Planner Nepal's free data roaming service on the SIM card provided.

How difficult is the Muktinath tour?

The Muktinath tour is considered an easy one, even though it is situated at a high altitude. The Muktinath tour itinerary is suitable for beginner travel enthusiasts and can be completed in a vehicle with a short time for walking. The trip is not considered a challenging route; however, due to the season of travel and the condition of the route, the journey can be tiresome.

The highest elevation on the Muktinath tour is 3,710 meters (12,171 feet), so a careful acclimatization process is required to avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. As the jeep directly stops at Muktinath, the cold temperature can be a problem for children or the elderly. The steep ascents, descents, rugged terrain, and potentially snow-covered trails create extra challenge in the route as the ride can be bumpy and tiresome.

The difficulty also depends on the season of travel. The best recommended seasons, spring and autumn, can make the experience quite easy; however, traveling in the off-season can be troublesome due to extreme temperatures. A higher elevation may have restricted access to facilities like electricity and hot showers.

So, prepare yourself and keep an open mind to minimize the difficulty and enjoy the experience.

Is travel insurance required for the Muktinath tour?

Indeed, purchasing travel insurance is necessary for the Muktinath tour. Still, it's not required. Having travel insurance protects against crises and equipment loss, even though it is not legally required. Although theft is rare in Nepal, getting insurance can help with some of the losses.

Find out if the insurance covers evacuation from high-altitude places as well, because this might be a crucial part of traveling in the Himalayas. While hiking, make sure you always carry a copy of your insurance policy and your emergency contact information. Check to see if the insurance covers both the evacuation process and medical care.

Travel insurance is a smart way to protect your finances and well-being in the event of unforeseen events or natural catastrophes that may develop while traveling. Even though it increases the overall cost of the trip, having travel insurance can help safeguard against any unwanted conditions. Always choose a reputable insurance provider, keeping in mind your own requirements and hiking objectives.

Although specific activities during high-altitude hiking are covered by the policy, you should consider the cost of buying travel insurance in relation to the amount of traveling you will be doing.

Outline Itinerary for Muktinath Jeep Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara via Manakamana

Day 3: Drive to Muktinath

Day 4: Sightseeing at Muktinath and drive to Pokhara

Day 5: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 6: Fly out from Nepal

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  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,400 m/4,600 ft

As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Trekking Planner Nepal will be waiting for your arrival at the arrival section. The company staff will hold a placard with your details, which will be convenient for identification.

Once you meet with the company member, they will carry your luggage and transfer you to your hotel at Thamel, Kathmandu, via private vehicle. Thamel is the tourist hub of Nepal, and once you reach the hotel, the staff will help with the check-in, and then you can go into the room and have some rest.

In the evening you will meet the company owner and discuss your tour. You can clarify the tour if any queries arise. After the meeting, you will have a welcome dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with music, dance, and entertainment. After dinner, return to the hotel and spend the night in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel
  • Max. Altitude/Time822 m/2,696 ft

After you wake up, you will have a fulfilling breakfast at your Kathmandu hotel. Alternatively, you can take a packed breakfast, depending on your choice. Once you are ready to leave, your guide for the trip will come to pick you up and then transfer you to a scenic drive towards the lakeside city of Pokhara. You will drive along the riverside road, watching the views of waterfalls, hilly landscapes, and traditional villages.

You will stop at Kurintar to take a cable car ride to Manakamana. Manakamana is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Bhagwati. You will take a 10-minute cable ride to reach the hilltop temple. Visitors can seek blessings and make offerings here. After an exploration of the temple, you will head towards Pokhara in the drive. Once you reach Pokhara, you can explore a few places if the time is adequate and favorable.

Afterward, you will settle in a place of accommodation, have dinner at a place of interest, and spend overnight in Pokhara.

  • AccommodationLodge/ Tea house
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,710 m/12,171 ft

You will wake up in your Pokhara hotel and have breakfast. You will then prepare to leave for Muktinath in a private or shared vehicle. The drive lasts about eight to ten hours, depending on traffic and road conditions.

You will pass numerous hills, rivers, and mountains along the way. You will then drive on the off-road trail and finally reach Muktinath. As the driving time is extended, you will spend most of today's journey in the jeep. You will have lunch on the way to Muktinath.

Once you reach Muktinath, it will be pretty late for exploration, so it is better to settle in the accommodation place and wait for dinner. Once dinner is served, you will rest and spend the night in Muktinath.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • Max. Altitude/Time822 m/2,696 ft

Today is the tour's main highlight, where you will spend time exploring the Muktinath temple. You will wake up, have breakfast, and march towards Muktinath. If you follow Hinduism, then it is better to worship on an empty stomach, which is supposed to be holy.

It would help if you reached the temple between 9 and 10 A.M. Upon arriving, you will worship around the temple and bathe in the 108 water sprouts, followed by dips in the two Kundas.

As this completes, you will give your offerings in the temple and receive blessings from the sadhus and gurus. The Muktinath temple portrays a blend of Hindu and Buddhist religions, so you can walk over to the temple and witness the Buddhist artifacts in synchronization with the main temple. You can see the eternal flame on the temple premises.

Once the temple exploration is completed, you will descend towards Jomsom. You can have breakfast, if not after exploring Muktinath, and then take a ride to Pokhara. You will have dinner and spend the night in Pokhara.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,400 m/4,600 ft

This will be the last day of your Muktinath tour, and you will leave for Kathmandu from Pokhara after breakfast. You will continue down the road while passing various settlements, rivers, waterfalls, and hilly landscapes to reach the capital city of Kathmandu.

The drive will last about seven to eight hours while covering 200 kilometers. Lunch can be at a flexible place of interest. Once you reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel, where you will rest for a while.

Later in the evening, you will meet the company owner and share your tour experience. Afterward, you will be taken to a restaurant for your farewell dinner. Once dinner is complete, you will head back to the hotel and rest for the night. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

    Today, you will fly from Nepal to your home country or any other destination. Trekking Planner Nepal will prepare to transfer you from the hotel to the Tribhuvan International Airport. You must arrive at the airport at least an hour before your flight schedule. When you arrive at the airport, the representative will help you with the logistics. Once you board the plane, your Muktinath tour with Nepal Trekking Planner is complete.

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    • This trip departs every day of the year.
    • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your needs; please contact us.
    • This trip is available on both a fixed departure and a private group basis.
    • This trip can be booked privately if you’re travelling solo or privately or with family.
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    Essential Info

    torso iconSuggested Equipment List

    • Day pack.
    • Trekking shoes or Sports shoes.
    • Sun Hat/cap.
    • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer or Raincoat.
    • Good quality socks.
    • Trekking trousers.
    • Trekking/hiking shirts.
    • Sun glasses.
    • Water bottle.
    • Camera and batteries.
    • The best time of year to visit Muktinath is during March, April, May, September, and October November, as the weather is good and some festivals further enhance the experience.

    • No, there are very few altitude concerns when traveling towards Muktinath, as Muktinath is located at an elevation of 3,710 meters and possesses a lower chance of mountain sickness.

    • The best way to get from Kathmandu Airport to the hotel is a private vehicle we can provide upon your arrival, and our representatives will be waiting outside the airport with your name card.

    • The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara usually takes from 7-8 hours, and Manakamana is halfway through the trek.

    • Yes, cable car fees and entry fees are required to enter the Manakamana temple area, which the trekking agency will arrange if it's included in the package.

    • There are multiple ways to travel from Pokhara to Muktinath, among which the safest and easiest are either taking a flight to Jomsom and trekking to Muktinath or taking a private vehicle directly towards Muktinath from Pokhara.

    • The key attractions of Muktinath are the main temple of Muktinath, dedicated to lord Vishnu, and the outer courtyard with 108 spouts. It's believed that the bad sins will go away once you bathe in this one. There is also a flame that never runs out.

    • During the drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, some must-see stops are Bandipur Trishuli and Gorkha.

    • Trekkers and travelers must travel at least 3 hours prior to Kathmandu for an international flight back from Kathmandu airport.

    • There is no mandatory vaccination, but having the basic vaccination for hepatitis and others can be beneficial.

    • Suppose you are used to bottled mineral water. In that case, switching the water suddenly is unsafe, so drinking bottled water might be preferable.

    • The most commonly used currency in Nepal is the Nepali rupee. For the locals and foreigners, it can be USD, and credits are accepted in most of the city areas, but in the rural areas, having Nepal cash is recommended.

    • A Type C power plug is a power adapter that is usable in any place in Nepal.

    Client Reviews
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      An absolute adventure!!

      Trekking Planner Nepal did an outstanding job arranging the Jeep safari to Muktinath. The quality of service provided during the trip was exceptional, and the lodging and food were also top-notch. I would like to express my gratitude to Dipak for organizing such an amazing trip.

      Balkrishnan KIndia,Dec 30, 2023
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      great experience

      It was a great trekking experience with Nirmal. He was very attentive and helpful during the whole trip. Hope to come back again.

      Jess MArgentina,Dec 14, 2023
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