Muktinath Yatra by Jeep-7 days

Things to Know
  • Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Altitude 3710m
  • Trip Type Overland Tour
  • Start and End Kathmandu and Kathmandu
  • Best Time Spring & Autumn
What You’ll Do
  • A perfectly crafted itinerary that takes you to some of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in Nepal
  • No hard or long is involved during the tour, so an ideal package for family and senior holidays
  • Visit the holy Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu
  • Enjoy scenic ride between Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Tatopani-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Stop at Manakamana temple on the way to Pokhara and use a cable car ride to reach the temple
  • Enjoy the beautiful sunset at Phewa lake in Pokhara
  • Have darshan at Muktinath temple and later enjoy the natural hot springs in Tatopani
  • Get to witness breathtaking landscapes and mesmerizing mountain panorama of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, etc during the ride
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Bindabasini temple, Seti Gandaki river, Davi's Fall, Mahadev Cave, and Barahi temple in Pokhara

Muktinath Yatra by Jeep, or our Muktinath Jeep tour, is a seven-day program perfectly crafted to take you to some of Nepal's most sacred pilgrimage sites. On this tour, you will visit the Muktinath temple, Pashupatinath temple, Manakamna temple, Bindabasini temple, and others. It is a jeep tour, so no complicated or long leg work is involved, making Muktinath Yatra by Jeep a perfect package for families and seniors.

Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage site in Nepal for both Hindus and Buddhists. Many travellers visit Muktinath during their Annapurna Circuit trek. This special overland tour package cuts off strenuous walking and lets you enjoy a comfortable scenic ride to Muktinath temple. The tour is guided by a well-trained, friendly guide who will inform you about the temples and the local beliefs.

Muktinath darshan by jeep is the best way to visit this temple. If you do not have that much time for this tour, we also have the Muktinath helicopter tour package. The helicopter tour package lets you do Muktinath darshan in half a day.

Kathmandu to Muktinath Jeep Tour Itinerary

During our Muktinath yatra by jeep, you will explore the Annapurna Conservation Area and the lower Mustang part. The tour begins from Kathmandu, and you will drive to Pokhara en route visiting the ancient Manakamana Temple via cable car. During your time in Pokhara, enjoy the sunset at Phewa Lake and later stroll on the bustling Lakeside Market.

From Pokhara, we'll drive to Jomsom. Up to Beni, the ride is smooth. From here onwards, you will have an off-road ride to Muktinath. The mountain views of Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), etc., make the ride breathtaking. From Jomsom, Muktinath is located only one hour away. You will have half an hour to do puja and get a blessing in Muktinath. On the same day, drive to Tatopani to spend the night. Then drive back to Pokhara. As it is only a three-hour drive from Tatopani to Pokhara, we have arranged a guided sightseeing tour of Bindabasini temple, Seti Gandaki River, Davi's Fall, Mahadev Cave, and Barahi temple. You will drive back to Kathmandu the following day, and the tour ends.

Major Attractions

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is a Hindu temple located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is dedicated to Lord Pashupatinath, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, and is one of the most sacred shrines in Hinduism. The Pashupatinath temple is considered one of the oldest Hindu temples in the world, dating back to the 5th century.

The temple's unique architecture perfectly exemplifies Nepalese pagoda-style temple architecture. The Pashupatinath temple complex consists of several shrines, temples, ghats, and monuments, making it one of Nepal's most important cultural and religious sites. The temple is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site protected by the Nepalese government as a national heritage site. In Hinduism, Lord Pashupatinath is worshipped as the deity responsible for protecting and preserving all living beings. The temple is considered one of the four sacred shrines, known as the Pashupatikshetra, where devotees can attain moksha or liberation from the cycle of rebirth.

Manakamana Temple

Manakamana Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Bhagwati, located in the Gorkha district of Nepal. The temple is situated on a hilltop, about 130 km from Kathmandu, and can be reached by a cable car or trek. The Manakamana temple has a rich history and is considered one of Nepal's most sacred shrines. It is believed to have been built in the 17th century and is dedicated to the goddess Bhagwati, who is considered to be a form of the Hindu goddess Parvati. In Hinduism, Bhagwati is worshipped as the goddess of power and is believed to fulfil the wishes of her devotees. The Manakamana temple is considered a site of great spiritual power, and devotees flock to the temple to offer prayers and make offerings in the hope of receiving blessings from the goddess.

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple is a Hindu and Buddhist temple located in the Mustang district of Nepal. The Muktinath temple is considered one of the most sacred shrines in Hinduism and Buddhism and is a popular pilgrimage site for devotees worldwide. The temple's history dates back to ancient times and is believed to have been built by the King of Lo, Bhupatindra Malla. Muktinath temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. It is also considered a sacred site for Buddhists, who refer to the temple as Chumig Gyatsa, meaning "a hundred waters".

The temple is famous for its 108 water spouts, believed to have healing powers. Worshippers take a bath in these waters as a symbol of purification and to receive blessings from Lord Vishnu. Muktinath is also known for its eternal flame, which is said to have been burning for over a thousand years.

In Hinduism, Lord Vishnu is revered as the preserver of the universe and is worshipped as the deity responsible for preserving dharma and maintaining order in the world. The Muktinath temple is considered one of the four sacred shrines known as the Muktikshetras, where devotees can attain moksha or liberation from the cycle of rebirth.

Bindabasini Temple

Bindabasini Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Durga in Pokhara, Nepal. It is situated on a hill in the old part of the city and is one of the most famous shrines in Pokhara. The temple has a rich history and is considered one of the oldest shrines in the region, dating back over 500 years. The Bindabasini temple is believed to have been established by the King of Kaski and was later renovated by the Gurkhas. The temple is known for its unique architecture and is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The main deity, Durga, is worshipped as the protector and is believed to bless her devotees.

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  • Altitude1400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time3-4 hours

Our airport team will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport to pick you up as per your given arrival time. You can find them with your name card around the terminal gate. They will welcome you and escort you to the hotel. You will have the rest of your time free to relax and unpack. Later in the afternoon, we will meet you in our office for a program briefing. In the evening, one of our tour guides will meet you in the hotel lobby with our driver. He will take you to Pashupatinath Temple for an evening aarti and excursion. Located on the bank of the holy Bagamti river, the Pashupatinath temple is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Our tour guide will introduce you to all the temples and ceremonies that may be taking place there. After darshan, you will drive back to the hotel to spend the night.

  • Altitude822m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time7-8 hours

You will begin the day with a delicious breakfast. After that, it is time to leave Kathmandu and drive to Pokhara. The Kathmandu Pokhara driving route is very comfortable and scenic. The landscapes along the way are just blissful. On the way, we take a short break at Kurintar and visit the ancient Manakamana Temple. This temple holds huge significance and is a pilgrimage site. You will take a cable car ride to reach the temple. After your darshan, you will continue the drive to Pokhara. It is another three-hour drive. The guide will drop you at the hotel upon reaching Pokhara. You have the evening time free to explore and shop. Enjoy the sunset at Phewa Lake and later stroll on the bustling Lakeside Market.

  • Altitude2743 m
  • AccommodationLodge
  • Time7-8 hours

The day begins with an early breakfast today as we have a morning drive to Jomsom. It is a 175 km long drive. We will be passing by Baglung Kalika Mandri, Galeshwor Mahadev Temple, natural hot springs, Rupse waterfall, and lots of settlements on the way. Once we reach Beni, the road conditions get bumpy. As we drive past Ghasa village, snow-capped Himalayan Mountains make our ride mesmerizing. Further, during the drive, we will keep seeing the mountains now and then. Upon reaching Jomsom, we will check in at the hotel and take our time to relax from this long ride.

  • Altitude3710m
  • AccommodationLodge
  • Time7-8 hours

We have an early breakfast and leave for Muktinath. From Jomsom, Muktinath is located 20 km away. It will roughly take an hour-long drive to reach the temple. The first 10 km (up to Kagbeni) road is gravelled. From here onwards, we will be driving on a blacked-top road. En route, we will drive past the Kali Gandaki River. Once we reach Muktinath, you will have half an hour to do puja and explore the temple. If you are unable to walk up to the temple, we can arrange horses for you. Do rituals and look around in the Shaligram shops. Later, we'll have lunch and continue our drive to Tatopani. There are natural hot springs in Tatopani if you want to enjoy them.

  • Altitude822m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time4-5 hours

Today, you will be driving back to Pokhara. It is a short drive from Tatopani to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will have some time to relax. Later, we began our guided sightseeing tour. We will be visiting the Bindabasini temple, Seti Gandaki river, Davi's Fall, Mahadev Cave, and Barahi Temple, located in the middle of Phewa Lake. The evening is free for you to relax and enjoy on your own.

  • Altitude1324m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time6-7 hours

After breakfast, check out of the hotel. The team will pick you up. We will use a nice tourist standard vehicle to drive back to Kathmandu. The ride will be comfortable and beautiful. We will drop you at the hotel once we reach Kathmandu. The remaining day is leisure. Take this opportunity to explore the local market and shop. We'll meet in the late evening to wrap up the trip with a farewell dinner.

  • Altitude1400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time7 hours

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Your check-out time is 12:00 noon. Our airport team will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight departure time. We hope you have a comfortable tour with us. Our team will bid you the last goodbye.

Muktinath Temple Tour by Jeep is the easiest and safest tour. Many people visit Muktinath temple yearly because it is easy and affordable for all levels. 



Trip Map
Muktinath Yatra by Jeep-7 days map
Trip Cost Details
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 Night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • 1 Night accommodation in Jomsom with lunch & dinner
  • 1 Night accommodation in Tatopani with lunch and dinner
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom – Muktinath – Pokhara – Kathmandu transfer by private vehicle
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit
  • All applicable taxes
  • Assistance by Tour Officer
  • Meals and Beverages
  • Client's insurance
  • Expenses occurred due to Medical evacuation, mishaps, landslides, strikes, political unrest, snowfall etc
Useful Info

Muktinath Tour By Jeep Difficulty

The Muktinath tour by jeep is an easy journey, and there is no strenuous leg work involved during the tour. We use a pleasant and comfortable four-wheeler to commute between the places during our tour. The ride is relaxing most of the time, apart from some off-road.

You do not need any previous experience to join the Muktinath Jeep tour. Likewise, healthy and fit individuals can join us on our Muktinath yatra by Jeep 2023 departure. We also organize this tour, especially for families and senior citizens.

Altitude Sickness

During the Muktinath darshan by jeep, we reach up to 3,610 meters at Muktinath temple from 1,440 meters in Kathmandu. The altitude gain is significant, but we do not spend a long time at 3,610 meters. After Pokhara, we spend a night at 2,743 meters in Jomsom, take a short ride to Muktinath temple for puja, and drop to Tatopani at 1,190 meters.

This will let your body acclimatize and not get altitude sickness. Feel free to let our tour guide know if you feel any discomfort during the tour, and he will help you with that. This Muktinath yatra by jeep itinerary is well-designed and tested, so you do not have to worry about anything.

Accommodation & Meals

You will stay in a friendly and safe hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All the amenities will be provided in the hotel, with complimentary breakfast. We will book clean, comfortable, and cosy lodges during the tour. So in Jomsom and Tatopani, you'll stay overnight in a lodge.

We will choose the best lodge with a private washroom and spacious room. However, do not forget that Jomsom and Tatopani are both remote areas, so the best here can be simple.

We provide breakfasts in Kathmandu with welcome and farewell dinners. During the Kathmandu to Muktinath jeep tour, three meals will be given to you. The menu will have various vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes; you can pick them as you wish.

Best Time

The best time to do the Muktinath yatra by jeep is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). You can also do this tour in winter (December to February), but the cold and dry air will make the tour challenging.

Spring and autumn have the best weather and climate to visit Muktinath temple. The mountain views and landscapes during the drive are stunning. Likewise, there is a low chance of precipitation, so you can enjoy the tour without worrying about rainfall or snowfall.

Packing List

For Muktinath yatra by jeep, you have to pack the right clothes. Layering will keep you warm and light. Carry warm but light layering pieces. Then you will need something to wear on top. Breathable clothing pieces are recommended. For the top layer, a down jacket and windcheater are recommended.

Also, get yourself a comfortable hiking shoe. You will also need underwear, socks, gloves, bennies, scarves, glasses, toiletries, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, snacks, a camera, spare batteries, etc.

Personal Expenses

You may have to pay a few extra bucks for services like hot showers, WiFi, charging, etc., in Jomsom and Tatopani. So, have an additional budget for these expenses as it is not covered by our Muktinath yatra by jeep package cost.

Likewise, shopping, tour guide & driver tip, international flight fare, and any other expenses not mentioned in our cost included & exclude section are not covered in Muktinath yatra by jeep cost.

  • Kathmandu to Muktinath road condition is well paved up to Beni. After that, it is a rough road to Muktinath. The first 300 km is well-paved, and the rest 7 Km is a rough road.

  • Yes, you will need permits for Muktinath darshan. All foreign travelers need Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Card for this tour, which is included in our tour cost. Apart from these two main permits, you will also need different permits to enter different templates.

  • You should wear a light warm jacket, T-shirt, woolen sweater, comfortable shoes, trousers, and cotton pants. Also, carry a down jacket, in case it gets cold.

  • From Kathmandu to Muktinath road is 375 kilometers.

  • Muktinath is situated at 3,710 meters from sea level. Given this high elevation, surely the oxygen level is a little low up here. But you will not have a hard time breathing. If you think you are going to struggle in breathing, we recommend you consult your doctor for a solution

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