Kathmandu Pokhara Muktinath Darshan

Trip Duration 8
Max Altitude 3800M at Muktinath
Group Size 1-15
Best Time for Visit January to December

Trip Overview

A journey through Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Muktinath Darshan also offers a kaleidoscope of cultural richness, serene landscapes, and spiritual fulfillment. This immersive trip weaves together the vibrancy of Kathmandu's historical tapestry, the tranquil allure of Pokhara's lakes and mountains, and the sacred pilgrimage to Muktinath.


The journey also commences in Kathmandu, the beating heart of Nepal's cultural heritage. Visitors are greeted by ancient temples, bustling markets, and the spiritual aura of places like Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Boudhanath Stupa. The city resonates with the harmonious blend of Hinduism and Buddhism, showcasing intricate architecture and religious rituals that have endured for centuries.


Moving westward, Pokhara also beckons with its serene lakes and breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range. The tranquil waters of Phewa Lake invite exploration through boat rides while the World Peace Pagoda offers a serene escape and panoramic vistas of Pokhara's natural beauty. Adventure enthusiasts can also indulge in paragliding, trekking, or simply immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance.


The pilgrimage to Muktinath, nestled in the Mustang region, holds immense spiritual significance for Hindus and Buddhists alike. The sacred site houses the temple of Lord Muktinath, where pilgrims seek blessings amidst stunning mountain vistas. The journey to Muktinath, often via Jomsom, offers a glimpse into the unique landscapes of the Mustang region with its barren yet captivating terrain. Throughout this expedition, travelers immersed themselves in Nepal's cultural mosaic, encountering warm hospitality, local delicacies, and diverse traditions. The journey is not merely a physical one but a spiritual odyssey that leaves an indelible mark on the soul. From the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the serene lakes of Pokhara and the spiritual sanctuary of Muktinath, this Kathmandu Pokhara Muktinath Darshan trip offers a harmonious blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and spiritual enlightenment. It's an odyssey that engraves memories of ancient heritage, panoramic landscapes, and profound spiritual encounters in the heart of every traveler.

 Trip Highlight

  • Explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu’s Thamel district.
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.
  • Discover the ancient royal palace and wood carvings of Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through picturesque landscapes.
  • Take a boat ride on the serene Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
  • Ascend to the World Peace Pagoda for panoramic views of Pokhara Valley.
  • Explore the International Mountain Museum to learn about Himalayan culture.
  • Experience a thrilling flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
  • Drive to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site with 108 water spouts.
  • Visit the Muktinath Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • Participate in religious rituals at Muktinath Temple.
  • Fly back to Pokhara and relax by the lakeside.
  • Indulge in adventure activities like paragliding and zip-lining in Pokhara.
  • Drive back to Kathmandu through picturesque landscapes and rural villages.
  • Enjoy free time for leisure activities or shopping in Kathmandu.
  • Explore local markets and shop for souvenirs in Kathmandu.
  • Visit additional sightseeing spots in Kathmandu if time permits.
  • Immerse yourself in the cultural and spiritual ambiance of Kathmandu.
  • Bid farewell to Nepal with cherished memories of the trip.
  • Depart from Kathmandu with a heart full of experiences from the Kathmandu-Pokhara-Muktinath Darshan journey.


Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a vibrant hub of culture, history, and spirituality. After checking in and freshening up, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the bustling streets of Thamel, where you’ll find an array of shops, restaurants, and markets offering local crafts and souvenirs.

Today, you’ll embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll visit iconic landmarks such as Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, which offers panoramic views of the city. Next, you’ll explore the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the ancient royal palace of Kathmandu Durbar Square, adorned with intricate wood carvings and historical architecture.

After breakfast, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Pokhara, known for its stunning lakes and panoramic views of the Himalayas. The journey takes approximately 6-7 hours, offering picturesque landscapes of terraced fields, rivers, and rural settlements along the way. Upon reaching Pokhara, you’ll check into your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the lakeside city on your own.

Today, you’ll explore the natural and cultural wonders of Pokhara. You’ll start with a visit to the serene Phewa Lake, where you can enjoy a boat ride amidst the backdrop of the Annapurna range. Next, you’ll ascend to the World Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa offering panoramic views of Pokhara Valley and the surrounding mountains. You’ll also visit the fascinating International Mountain Museum, which showcases the history, culture, and biodiversity of the Himalayas.

In the morning, you’ll take a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, a gateway to the Mustang region. Upon arrival, you’ll drive to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site revered by both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath is home to a famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and 108 water spouts believed to have sacred healing properties. After exploring the temple complex and taking part in religious rituals, you’ll return to Jomsom for an overnight stay.

Today, you’ll catch a morning flight back to Pokhara from Jomsom. Upon arrival, you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and explore Pokhara at your own pace. You can visit local markets, indulge in adventure activities like paragliding or zip-lining, or simply unwind by the lakeside enjoying the serene ambiance of the city.

After breakfast, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu, retracing the scenic route through picturesque landscapes and rural villages. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you’ll check into your hotel and have the remainder of the day free for leisure activities or last-minute souvenir shopping.

Your Kathmandu-Pokhara-Muktinath Darshan trip comes to an end today. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for additional sightseeing or shopping before being transferred to the airport for your onward journey. As you bid farewell to Nepal, you’ll carry cherished memories of the cultural, spiritual, and natural treasures you’ve experienced during your trip.

Departures & Availability

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Transportation: Airport transfers, domestic flights (if applicable), and overland drives between Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Muktinath.
  • Accommodation: Stay in comfortable hotels or lodges in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Muktinath.
  • Meals: Daily breakfast at the hotels or lodges.
  • Sightseeing: Guided tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, including Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Excursions: Visit Pokhara’s attractions such as Phewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda, and International Mountain Museum.
  • Pilgrimage: Explore Muktinath Temple and participate in religious rituals.
  • Guided Tours: Professional English-speaking guides for sightseeing tours and religious visits.
  • Permits: Entry fees and permits for heritage sites and national parks.

Price Excludes

  • International Flights: Airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Visa Fees: Visa fees for entering Nepal, if applicable.
  • Lunch and Dinner: Meals other than breakfast are usually not included in the package.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses for souvenirs, additional snacks, beverages, and personal purchases.
  • Travel Insurance: Personal travel insurance covering medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Optional Activities: Additional adventure activities, such as paragliding, zip-lining, or trekking, are not typically included in the base package.
  • Tips: Gratuity for guides, drivers, and hotel staff is not included and is at the discretion of the traveler.
  • Additional Tours: Optional tours or activities not specified in the itinerary.

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Trip Information

The Kathmandu-Pokhara-Muktinath Darshan trip offers a comprehensive journey through the cultural, natural, and spiritual wonders of Nepal. Here’s some key information about the trip:

Duration: Typically spans 7 to 8 days, depending on the itinerary and additional activities. Destinations: The trip covers three main destinations: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Muktinath. Activities:

Sightseeing: Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ancient temples, and historic landmarks in Kathmandu.

Scenic Drives: Enjoy picturesque drives from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Jomsom, offering stunning views of rural landscapes.

Lake Activities: Take a boat ride on Phewa Lake in Pokhara and soak in the breathtaking views of the Annapurna range.

Religious Exploration: Visit sacred sites like Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu and Muktinath Temple in Muktinath, participating in religious rituals and darshan (worship).

Adventure Activities: Engage in adventure activities such as paragliding, zip-lining, and trekking in Pokhara.

Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of Nepal through interactions with locals, visits to museums, and exploration of traditional markets.

Transportation: The trip involves a combination of flights and overland drives, with domestic flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Jomsom, as well as scenic drives between cities.

Accommodation: Accommodation options range from comfortable hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara to guesthouses or lodges in Muktinath and Jomsom.

Best Time to Visit: The best time for the Kathmandu-Pokhara-Muktinath Darshan trip is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Packing Essentials: Essential items to pack include comfortable clothing suitable for both warm and cool weather, sturdy footwear for walking and trekking, personal toiletries, medications, and a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and cultural experiences.

Guided Tours: It’s advisable to opt for guided tours or travel packages offered by reputable tour operators to ensure a smooth and enriching travel experience, including accommodation, transportation, and guided sightseeing tours.

Overall, the Kathmandu-Pokhara-Muktinath Darshan trip promises an unforgettable journey filled with cultural insights, natural beauty, and spiritual experiences amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal.

Kathmandu Pokhara Muktinath Darshan Route Map



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