Trip Overview Muktinath and Halesi Mahadev Tour 09 Nights 10 Days
It is believed that inside the temple, the Halesi Cave has been used as a dwelling for 6000 years. Lord Shiva hid there when hiding from the demon Bhasmasur. The location of this cave is between the holy rivers of Dudh Koshi and Sun Kosi. During Shivaratri, Rama Navami and Ganesh Chaturthi fairs and festivities are held in the region.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Welcome to Nepal. You will meet our representatives at the airport and then be transferred to the hotel. After arrival, we will give briefing about your trip. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip, it should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Manokamana and Pokhara
After breakfast early in the morning on the third day, you will drive to Pokhara (200km) from Kathmandu along the Prithvi Highway. You will enjoy the scenic drive along the Highway and along the rivers like Trishuli and Marshyangdi. You will depart at 9:00 AM which will approximately take around six hours by a private vehicle. En route, you can visit the Manakamana temple, via cable car. The holy temple is located at 1,302 meters. The deity is one of the manifestations of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati who is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes of the devotees. It is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Nepal. You will be arriving in evening at Pokhara. Pokhara is a tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with other mountains. You can observe the views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range which is considered as the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. Overnight stay at Pokhara.
Day 03: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and Drive to Jomsom
You will have breakfast early in the morning after which you will fly to Jomsom from Pokhara Airport. It will take around 35 minutes for you to land in Jomsom, enjoying the scenic flight. From Jomsom, you will catch a local Jeep and then head towards the holy shrine of Muktinath along following the trail along the Kaligandaki river. Muktinath is considered as the god of salvation and it holds great significance for all spiritual people in the south Asian sub continent. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock to attain the much sought after moksha, have holy bath on 108 waterspouts, named as “Muktidhara” & holy bath in Mukti Kunda (2 Kunda in front of Temple). Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts believing that it might bring them salvation, After Darshan and worshipping at the Muktinath Temple, you will drive back to Jomsom by jeep. Overnight Stay at Jomsom.
Day 04: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara Sightseeing Tour
The next morning, you will fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. After landing at the Pokhara Airport, you will be transferred to the Hotel where you will have breakfast and then head for Pokhara city sightseeing tour to visit places like
Bindabashini Temple: Bindabashini is also one of the most popular temples in Pokhara. The temple is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. Bindabashini is the mother goddess who fulfills the wishes of her devotees.
Seti Gorge: Another of Pokhara's natural wonders that unfailingly interests visitors is the Seti Gandaki River. Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination over 20 meters! provides a perfect view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.
Davi's Fall: Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall), Davi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport along the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker named Devin, David was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall and hence the fall was named after him.
Gupteswar Cave: Another cave famous for it's religious importance located in the southern end of the city, Chorepatan. This cave is a sacred and natural cave; there is temple of Load Shiva. In evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
You will have breakfast early in the morning and then drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a private vehicle. It will take around six hours for the drive. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities along the way. Overnight Stay at a Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 06: Drive from Kathmandu to Ghurmi
The next day, after having breakfast in the morning at the Hotel, you will then drive to Ghurmi by Land Cruiser. It will be a full day drive as you will enjoy the scenic drive along the Highway. Overnight stay at a local guest house in Ghurmi.
Day 07: Drive from Ghurmi to Halesi Mahadev and back to Ghurmi
After breakfast at Hotel, we will then proceed to the popular Halesi Mahadev Darshan in Dolakha district. After performing Darshan and Pooja at Halesi Mahadev, you will then drive back to Ghurmi along the Araniko Highway. Overnight stay at Ghurmi .
Day 08: Drive from Ghurmi to Sanga and Kathmandu
After breakfast in the morning, you will drive back to Sanga for visiting the “World’s Tallest Shiva Statue”. After visiting the statute, you will then continue the drive to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 09: Kathmandu Sightseeing
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide (we can provide any language speaking guide on your request), try to give them a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Pashupatinath Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the subcontinent’s great Shiva sites. The supreme holiness of the site stems from the Shiva linga enshrined in its main temple. It expresses the very essence of Hinduism as pilgrims, priests, devotes, temples, ashrams, images, inscriptions and cremation ghats intermingle with the rituals of daily life, all sprawled along the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. The temple’s origins are obscure. An inscription here dates from 477 AD, but the shrine may have stood there for 1000 years before that.
Swayambhunath Stupa: Swayambhunath Stupa is situted 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, this great temple is just on the outskirts of Kathmandu. No one actually knows who built it. Many believe that the Lichavis constructed it while others believe that emperor Asoka had already visited it in the 3rd century. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensemble of shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. This site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu’s number one tourist attraction swarms with life. Though a few of the square’s 50-plus monuments date from the 12th century, most are from the time of the Malla Kings. Probably the most famous building here is the Kumari Bahal, a building richly decorated with beautiful woodcarvings, which is home to the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess and a manifestation of the great goddess Durga. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. In Evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 10: Final Departure
On the last day of the itinerary, you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu for your final departure.