First, we visit Muktinath, one of the four major religious sites of Nepal. It is known also as an area of Shaligram (Ammonite) which is taken by Hindus as holy stone holding the soul of Lord Vishnu. Muktinath is one of 108 Vaishnava shrines which apart from religious significance hold immense potential for nature viewing. Against a backdrop of incredible starkness, you can gaze into the snow covered Annapurna Range to the south and Tibetan plateau towards the north. Ceremonies are held each year in Ram Nawami, Rishi Tarpani and Vijaya Dashami during which thousands of Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims pay homage to the Muktinath Holy Premises.
Then we visit Halesi Mahadev. It is believed that 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.
Muktinath and Halesi Mahadev Tour with ‘Adventure Himalayan Travels’ is a specially crafted 10-day tour package which initiates from Kathmandu and proceeds along Prithvi Highway through the scenic beauties of the Himalayas and terraced rice fields to Manakamana Temple where we will stop briefly to make our wishes to the wish fulfilling goddess before to continuing journey to Pokhara. After a one night stay, we will board a flight to Jomsom. A quick drive from Jomsom will take us to Muktinath - the place of salvation. After, we drive to Kathmandu and then Ghurmi to visit the Halesi Mahadev, a sacred site for both Buddhists and Hindus alike.
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Arrive at Kathmandu where our representative will pick you up and transfer to your hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed about your tour by our guide or tour leader. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip should be asked and clarified at this time. In evening we take you to special Puja (Aarati Darsan at Pashupatinath temple). Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Kurintar for Manakamana Temple visit. Take the Kurintar cable car ride to reach Manakamana. It takes about 10 minutes. After Manakamana, drive to Pokhara, one of the most popular tourist’s destinations of Nepal. Pokhara is also famous for boating, trekking, rafting and thrilling adventurous sports like: Zip Line, Ultra Light Flight and Paragliding. In evening, you will be relaxing near the lake, enjoying the fresh air. Overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast is served early in the morning, then we drive to the Pokhara airport for your Jomsom flight, which takes around 35 minutes. Then we will take a jeep or Bus drive along the Kali Gandaki River to Muktinath Temple, which takes around 1 ½ hours. From the bus station, it's about 20 to 30 minute walk to reach Muktinath Temple, or you can hire motorcycle the cost around 800 Nepali rupees (not included in our package cost). After reach Muktinath have bath in the 108 Mukti Dharas (water sprouts) and dip into Mukti Kunda to cleanse off your sin, then Puja and worship at Muktinath. Afterwards, we drive back to Jomsom, Overnight stay at guest house.
After early morning breakfast, we fly back to Pokhara. After a short rest we proceed to beautiful Pokhara sightseeing tour. We'll go to David’s fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Barahi Temple, Bindabashini Temple and Seti Gorge. In evening leisure, overnight stay at hotel. 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.
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.
The next day, after having breakfast in the morning at the hotel, we will 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.
After breakfast at Hotel, we will proceed to the popular Halesi Mahadev Darshan in Dolakha district. After performing Darshan and Pooja at Halesi Mahadev, we will then back to Ghurmi along the Araniko Highway. Overnight stay at Ghurmi.
After breakfast in the morning, we will drive back to Sanga to visit the “World’s Tallest Shiva Statue”. After visiting the statue, we continue the drive to Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we start our tour around Kathmandu city. Escorted by an English speaking guide (we can provide any language speaking guide on your request), we get 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. Farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
On the last day of the itinerary, you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu for your final departure.
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