Nepal is not only trekking and tour destination but also a pilgrimage destination as well. On this Pilgrimage trekking we take you to Muktinath temple, the holiest Hindu sites of Nepal in the Himalaya. It has the equal importance of Badrinath, Kedarnath temple of India. Nepal Pilgrimage trekking can be done from 5 days to 14 days as per the Pilgrimage tourist time length.
We can fulfill two proposes on this Nepal Pilgrimage trekking like trekking is one propose and Pilgrimage visit to Muktinath is another propose. This is lodge to lodge based tea house trekking. There are well- developed mountain guest house along the trail of Nepal Pilgrimage trekking. We stay on mountain guest house and eat there. This is moderate to difficult grade trekking. You don’t need to be a supper fit for Pilgrimage trekking to Nepal. A good trekking gear is recommended for this trekking. Here in below are Pilgrimage trekking itinerary, please kindly check it once and if you have any inquiry and advice on this Nepal Pilgrimage trekking, please feel free to write our team of professional guide of trekking and tour leader.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal.
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, we meet and receive you there, then transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, visit one of Kathmandu’s world heritage sites –Swoyambhutnath Stupa, it is also popularized by Monkey temple from there you could see the whole view of Kathmandu valley with sunset. After that transfer to Thamel, a popular tourist district in Kathmandu with bustling bazaar which offers a glimpse of Nepal’s vibrant ethnic culture. Short trekking briefs in the evening.
Day 2: Kathmandu Pokhara.
Take scenic drive or flight that offer great view villages, jungle, rivers and mountain to Pokhara. By overland drive it takes 6 hours drive and by flight it takes 3 minute flight. Afternoon an hour leisure boating at scenic Lake Fewa and visit Barahi Temple in the middle of the lake. Barahi is lord Vishnu’s 3rd incarnation in boar form. The temple’s peaceful setting has made Barahi a must visit site for Hindu’s and non Hindu’s as well.
Day 3: Pokhara –Jomsom –Kagbeni.
In the morning, take a short flight to Jomsom. Flight goes between Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt Annapurna range with great views of Himalayan. Trek to Kagbeni for 3/4 hour following the bank of Kaligandaki River.
Day 4: Kagbeni –Muktinath.
After breakfast get ready trek up to Muktinath. We trek 4/5 hours on uphill dry trail to Muktinath. In the afternoon, visit Muktinath Temple. Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus call it Mukthi Kshetra (The Salvation Valley) while Buddhists call it Valley Chumming Gyatsa (in Tibetan language, it means the place of 108 waterspouts) and believe that Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) the founder of Tibetan Buddhism meditated here on his way to Tibet. The holy shrine, which is said to have risen on its own, is one of eight such shrines out of Srirangam, Sri Mushnam, Tirupati, Naimisaranyam, Thottadri, Pushkaram and Badrinath. It is also one of 108 Vaishnava shrines.
Day 5: Muktinath –Jomsom trek
Early morning wash up and visit Muktinath Temple and you can take the holy bath in all 108 Vishnu shrines. Have breakfast and trek down to Jomsom for 5/6 hours. Lunch will be on the way.
Day 6: Jomsom Tukuche trek
After breakfast trek to Marpha it takes 2 hours, the trail will be gradual flat all the way. Lunch at Marpha and visit Apple farm and Apple brandy factory. After lunch trek to Tukuche it takes another 3 hours.
Day 7: Tukuche –Ghasa trek
After breakfast trek to Ghasa for 4 hours- trail is gradual downhill passing through jungle and villages.
Day 8: Ghasa Tatopani trek
Trek to Tatopani for 5 hours- the walking is almost on downhill. On the way you will pass by the tallest water fall– Ruptse Waterfall. Visit Tatopani (Natural hot spring) for the holy bath in the afternoon.
Day 9: Tatopani Galeswor trek
Trek to Galeswor on gradual flat trail for 6 hours.
Day 10: Galeswor Beni trek
After breakfast trek to Beni – trail will be gradual flat for 6 hrs.
Day 11: Beni Pokhara.
After breakfast drive to Pokhara. Free in the afternoon.
Day 12: Pokhara Kathmandu.
Drive 6 hours to Kathmandu on scenic terrain passing river, fields and villages. Walk around the market freely in the afternoon.
Day 13: Kathmandu Airport.
Final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get flies back to home.