Manakamana Tour at Adventure Himalayan Travels & Treks is 5-day Tour Package into the Manakamana Devi Temple premise nearby the Kathmandu Valley. It is a short, sweet, and very accessible tour. Manakamana Temple is located 100 km west of Kathmandu atop a hill and is located a mere 3 hours from Kathmandu.
‘Manakamana’ is a Sanskrit term comprised of two words - Mana and Kamana which when translated in English becomes ‘Wishes of Heart’. This temple is aptly named Manakamana as wishes of many devotees have been materialized simply by worshipping Manakamana Temple. Manakamana Devi is considered to be one of the incarnations of Durga Bhagwati and legend takes Manakamana as the younger sister of Goddess Kali. Manakamana Temple is crowded with devotees throughout the year. Also, hundreds of chickens and goats are sacrificed each day in Manakamana Temple. The Manakamana area is popular for growing oranges as well, apart from its religious significance.
There are two main ways to make it to Manakamana. We can either ascend the steep hill for about 3hours at Abukhaireni or we can take the cable car at Cheres, which is about 104km from Kathmandu. By Cable Car, Manakamana can be accessed in mere 10minutes that include pleasant scenes of Trishuli River. From the hilltop, we can have fascinating views of Annapurna, Himalchuli and the Manaslu Mountains.
Nepal Manakamana Tour is the one that will remain in your heart throughout the life.