Kathmandu & Pokhara with Muktinath (By Air)

Package Code : GCN - 06

Itinerary :

Day 01
Arrive Kathmandu /  Fly Pokhara ( Takign a connecting flight )
Arrive at the international airport in Kathmandu and self transfer to the domestic airport to take a connecting flight to Pokhara. 
The domestic airport is 10 mins walk approx from the international airport. 
The clients must arrive by a morning flight (prior to noon) into Kathmandu so that the connecting flight is possible 
(Last flight Kathmandu to Pokhara is at 2.30 Pm – reporting at domestic airport latest by 1 PM). 
Just in case the clients are not able to take the connecting flight due to any reason such as flight delay / cancellations, 
additional expenses arising will be have to be borne by the clients / liability of the client. 

Fly to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel. From Pokhara town (2,352 feet) in good weather there are splendid views right from the hotel. 

Later you will visit Bindebasini Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple,Goddess Durga, was brought from India . Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the bazaar, hence,a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple. Sightseeing to Devi’s fall, also known as Patale Chango is an awesome waterfall lying 2 km southwest of Pokhara. During summer and rainy season, the waterfall takes its real form, with gushing water splashing and making its way through the rocks. Just opposite of Devi’s fall, on the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the cave. Overnight at hotel. ( The above sightseeing is for a maximum of 03 hours after the vehicle reports at the hotel )

Day 02
Pokhara / Jomsom ( By flight )
After Breakfast, early morning flight to Jomsom. Upon arrival at Jomsom, walk over to the hotel which is 2 minutes from the airport.
Do note that Jomsom is a small village in the Mountains. Only basic accommodation is available here. The clients will have to walk from the airport to the hotel which takes about 5 minutes. Porters from the hotel are sent to the airport to carry the luggage. 15 Kg luggage per adult and 7 kg per child is allowed by the airlines on this sector. The 
aircraft is a Twin Otter or Doniar - average 15 seats.

Darshan of Muktinath temple.
Walk up to the Jeep Stand taking a Jeep on sharing basis for Muktinath. Originally the route from Jomsom to Muktinath was a trekkers route. Recently the route has been widened and 4x4 vehicles can  drive all the way. 16 kms of the road has been pitched ( Black topped ) & 10 kms of the road is still a Dirt road. One drives parallel to the “Kali Gandaki” River which is well known for the “Saligrams”. The ride could be felt to be Bumpy,  though for a short while. On a clear day after driving around 10 kms the vehicle stops at a View point. On a clear day one gets a breath taking view of the snow peaked Himalayas. The drive takes about 1.5 hours one way. Upon arrival at Muktinath it is another 10-15 minutes walk from the base to the Temple passing the Muktinath Village. Ponies too are available – if required payment to be make directly.
Darshan on your own of “Lord Narayan (Bishnu) known as “Muktinath”. There are 108 Spouts of water. Sprinkling the water from each spout, prior to doing the Darshan is said to be a must. 
Later following the same route return to Jomsom.

Day 03
Jomsom / Pokhara / Kathmandu ( By Flight )
Fly back to Pokhara connecting flight for Kathmandu. Just in case the clients are not able to take the connecting flight due to any reason such as flight delay / cancellations, additional expenses arising will be the client’s liability. 

Rest day at leisure. One can indulge in shopping or visit the casinos trying their lady luck. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04
Kathmandu / Departure 
This morning you will be taken  for a visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath.  This is the place where holy saddhus pray. The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern city of Kathmandu the capital of Nepal. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of Hindu faith .The temple serves as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. This temple complex is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites's list Since 1979. This "extensive Hindu temple precinct" is a "sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries along the banks of the sacred Bagmati river". 

Later you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.
 

 

 

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