Duration : 6 Nights/ 7 Days
Destination Covered : Kathmandu - Manakamana - Pokhara - Jomsom - Muktinath - Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. After freshen up, visit Pashupatinath and Budhanilkantha.
Pashupatinath Temple: The temple of Pashupatinath located on the western banks of the Bagmati River on the north eastern side of Kathmandu, is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage site in the world. Until recently Nepal was officially a Hindu Kingdom and Pashupatinath, which literally means “Lord of all Animals”, was considered the main protector deity of Nepal. Pashupatinath is said to have been discovered by a cow herder who dug up the area after seeing one of his cow’s coming to the spot and emptying its milk there. The inner sanctum of the temple has a lingam, a stone phallus with four faces around it. As one of the many forms of Lord Shiva, one of the three main gods of the Hindu Trinity, Pashupatinath draws Hindu pilgrims from all around the world especially on MahaShivaratri, the “Night of Shiva” which falls in early spring. The temple and its surrounding complex is surrounded by a pantheon of other temples like the KiratesworeMahadev, Bhairav, Guheswori, and Gorakhnath each of whom have their own tale of origin and importance.Pashupatinath is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Budhanilkantha Temple: Budhanilkantha temple is open air Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Budhanilkantha Temple is situated below the Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the Kathmandu valley. The main shrine is the reclining statue of Lord Vishnu in the middle of the recessed pool of water. The statue is 5 meter tall black stone structurecarved from a single black basalt. Lord Vishnu is regarded as one of the Trimurtis along with Brahma and Shiva.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 : KATHMANDU
After breakfast at hotel. Full day sightseeing of Kailashnath Mahadev Temple isn Sanga and Afternoon visit of Nagarkot.
The Lord Shiva temple often called as kailashnath Mahadev Statue, is located 20 km from Kathmandu in a place called Sanga on the border of Bhaktapur and Kavrepalanchwok districts of Nepal. The statue is probably one of the tallest Shiva Statues in the world. It is 144 feet (44 m) tall and made of using copper, zinc, concrete and steel.
Later drive towards Nagarkot. It is a village in central Nepal It’s known for its views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest to the northeast, which are especially striking at sunrise and sunset. The surrounding scrubland is laced with trails and home to many butterflies. To the west is the ancient, pagoda-style Changunarayan Temple, dedicated to Vishnu and a Hindu pilgrimage site.
Drive back to Kathmandu for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 03 : KAHTMANDU – MANAKAMNA - POKHARA
After early breakfast drive to Pokhara. Visit Manakamana temple en-route. Check-in at hotel.Manakamana Temple Upon arrival at the base point at Mugling , take cable car to get to the Manakamna Temple. It covers 2.8 km distance in 10 minutes. The cable car usually operates during the daytime from 9 am to 5 pm and stops during lunch break from noon to half past one.
Upon arrival at Manakamana Temple, go for Darshna. The temple is situated in the Gorkha district of Nepal. This sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati. The name Manakamana originates from two words, “mana” meaning heart and “kamana” meaning wish. Your wishes will be granted here.Later drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival, check in at your pre-booked hotel. After freshen up go for Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 04 : POKHARA- JOMSOM ( BY FLIGHT )JOMSOM- MUKINATH(Drive by Local Sharing Jeep)
After early breakfast transfer to airport to fly to Jomsom. It is 20 minutes flight. Upon arrival at Jomsom Airport, you are met and proceed to Muktinath Dham for Darshna by local sharing jeep. The Muktinath Dham is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and considered to be one of the eight most sacred temples in the world. Other seven being Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Thotadri, Pushkar and Badrinath.
DAY 05 : JOMSOM – POKHARA (BY FLIGHT)
Upon arrival transfer to hotel.Later sightseeing tour at Pokhara covering Davi’s fall, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave and Bindebashini Temple and visit Barahi Temple with one hour boating at Phewa Lake.Pokhara: Three out of ten highest mountains in the world; Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu are within a linear distance of 50km from Pokhara. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range, the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit through the ACAP region of the Annapruna ranges in the Himalayas
Davis fall's: Witness a unique waterfall that lies 2 Km from central Pokhara City. The water fall directly goes into a deep and narrow canal with no ends. It is believed that this deadly waterfall took the life of a tourist named David, who fell down into the cannel and was never found, and hence the name David waterfall, named in his memory by the people of Pokhara. This place has many nick names like Davy's fall, David's fall or Davis's fall, all mean the same thing `The Davis Water Fall'.
Gupteswor Mahadev Cave: Gupteshwor Mahadev cave is one of the longest caves in Nepal. On the way to cave, there are shining stones seen everywhere and in the temple is big stone that looks like snake's head and tortoise which is consider as the image of the lord Shiva. Second part is very beautiful and you see shining stones and different types of rocks like bee hives.Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 : POKHARA - KATHMANDU
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu (7 hrs drive approx. under normal road condition). Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Check-in at hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure for optional activities on their own. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 07 : DEPART KATHMANDU
Morning after breakfast, you are transferred to airport for departure.