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muktinath tour package by drive

Muktinath Tour Package by Drive

A spiritual journey to Muktinath temple, where every step uncovers ancient spirituality, delivering a deep pilgrimage experience.

6 Days Price Start From: INR 29,000 Per Person

Tour Highlights

  • A private and customized tour package.
  • Sacred visit to two holiest pilgrimage sites - Muktinath and Pashupatinath.
  • Scenic drive from Pokhara to Muktinath Temple. 
  • Exploring the wonders of Pokhara. 
  • Manakamana Temple visit by Cable car. 
  • Experience the unparalleled beauty of the Mustang region.

Trip Overview

Welcome to Nepal, where the sacred sites transcend location and altitude. While some travellers chase altitude for the thrill, Muktinath offers a different kind of conquest - a spiritual journey 3,800 metres above sea level. Our Muktinath Tour Package by Drive is designed to enrich your pilgrimage and make your journey to this holy site as meaningful as the arrival itself. With the inclusion of three destinations; Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Muktinath Temple itself, this tour package offers you a blend of spirituality, natural attractions, cultural immersion, and the thrill of a scenic drive. Kathmandu gives you a chaotic yet bustling vibe with its religious sites and local life. Similarly, Pokhara is calming yet stunning, offered by the religious wonders amidst the natural settings. And, of course, the final destination, Muktinath Temple, is your ultimate pilgrimage journey. Additionally, this tour assists you in fulfilling your desire for hassle-free travel by providing smooth lodging and transportation arrangements along with a reliable team for the duration of the tour. Learn more about the tour package here:

Muktinath Temple- Mustang 

Amidst the Himalayas and one of the mountainous districts, Mustang offers a glimpse into a unique world. This region, which was once a forbidden kingdom, unveils itself on your Muktinath drive tour, showcasing dramatic landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and ancient monasteries. Mustang’s landscape is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Arid desert valleys contrasting with snow capped peaks create a captivating landscape. As you drive towards Mustang, you’ll navigate winding roads, witness breathtaking mountain vistas, and experience the thrill of exploring this remote region. 

Talking about Muktinath Temple, the main focus of this tour, this sacred temple stands as a testament to spiritual devotion at a breathtaking altitude of 3,710 metres, surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. Right at the base of the majestic Thorong La Mountain Pass in Mustang, this revered sanctuary holds profound significance for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims alike. For Hindus, it holds a place among the revered 108 Divya Desams, while for Buddhists, it is regarded as one of the 24 Tantric places of profound spiritual energy. At its heart lies a magnificent pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, exuding an aura of divine grace and tranquility. Beyond its religious sanctity, Muktinath offers a spiritual journey of purification. Behind the temple, 108 sacred water sprouts await, each believed to absolve sins as pilgrims pass through them and immerse themselves in the purifying waters of two sacred ponds in front of the temple.

Apart from Muktinath, Mustang fosters other attractions such as Jomsom, Marpha Village, Kaligandaki River, and Rupse Waterfall, which you will stop by on the way back to Pokhara. As a result, visiting Muktinath temple in Mustang is not just a tour but also joining the realm of cultural immersion, unparalleled beauty, and spiritual significance of the whole region itself. 

Kathmandu Sightseeing 

As this tour focuses mostly on the Muktinath Temple, you’ll spend only a short time in Kathmandu. However, this short yet significant time will provide you with the most attractive and significant religious Hindu temples in Nepal. You will visit Kathmandu's two sacred sites, which offer a profound glimpse into Nepal's rich spiritual tapestry. 

You will immerse yourself in the ancient Pashupatinath temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Hindu pilgrims revere Lord Shiva on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. Witness traditional rituals and marvel at the intricate pagoda architecture. Similarly, you will venture beyond the city to Jal Narayan Temple, an open-air sanctuary nestled amidst the Shivapuri Hills. Here, a colossal stone statue of Lord Vishnu reclining on serpent coils awaits, offering a serene contrast to the vibrant energy of Pashupatinath. This captivating journey through Kathmandu's temples promises an unforgettable exploration of faith, history, and stunning artistry.

Pokhara Exploration 

Pokhara, renowned for its Himalayas and lakes, stands as a serene haven. With its tranquil ambience and awe-inspiring vistas of the Himalayas, including the iconic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain, the city exudes a magnetic charm. During your sightseeing escapade, you'll be captivated by the wonders of Davis Falls, the mystical depths of Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, the spiritual aura of Bindhyabasini Temple, and the tranquil beauty of Taal Barahi Temple

As dusk descends, Pokhara transforms into a mesmerising tapestry of lights, particularly in the Lakeside area. The enchanting markets of Old Bazar and Lakeside add a unique charm to the tourist experience, offering a delightful array of souvenirs, handicrafts, and jewellery. The warm and welcoming demeanour of the locals enhances this personalised encounter, making every interaction memorable. The evening ambience is imbued with a magical allure, drawing visitors to stroll along the lakeshore and bask in the radiant glow that illuminates the surroundings. Which is why Pokhara allures people with every interest, whether you are a couple, family, cultural seeker, or spiritual tourist. 

Why drive instead of flight?

The journey to Muktinath by road offers stunning views of the Himalayan landscapes and allows you to experience the beauty of the region up close. Many tourists prefer the scenic route by road for its picturesque landscape and the opportunity to stop at various viewpoints along the way. 

While flying might seem faster, driving allows you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal, experiencing the country’s diverse terrain and culture along the way. The journey to Muktinath Temple by road presents spontaneous stops at picturesque villages, scenic points, and ancient temples, enriching the overall pilgrimage experience. Also, driving lets you explore at your own pace, allowing for greater flexibility in exploring hidden gems and interacting with local communities. As you drive from Jomsom to Pokhara, on the way back, attractions such as Marpha Village, Rupse Waterfall, and KaliGandaki River add an extra jewel to your tour. And the optional visit to Manakamana Temple on the way back from Pokhara to Kathmandu offers the thrill of a cable car ride and the spirituality of the temple. Above all, this whole road trip fosters a sense of adventure and a deeper connection with the natural beauty of Nepal. 

​​The journey to Muktinath by road offers ample opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture breathtaking landscapes, unique cultural moments, and wildlife encounters. For those with time to spare and a spirit of adventure, our drive option is the best way to explore the raw beauty of the Mustang region. 

What to expect from this tour?

Our Muktinath Tour Package by Drive is an overland odyssey through the majestic landscapes of Nepal's Mustang region, the perfect gateway to the holy Muktinath temple. This scenic route offers a tapestry of hilly terrain and breathtaking mountain vistas, promising an adventure of a lifetime. The highlight of the trip is, of course, the revered Muktinath temple, renowned for its spiritual significance as a place where Lord Vishnu attained liberation. Pilgrims flock to this sacred site to cleanse their souls and seek salvation from life's burdens. The temple complex, adorned with water sprouts, serene ponds, and ancient structures, offers a sanctuary for spiritual reflection and devotion.

But the journey is not just about reaching the destination; it's about embracing the entire experience. Along the way, you'll traverse through Kathmandu and Pokhara, immersing yourself in the rich religious heritage of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, such as Pashupatinath Temple and Jal Narayan Temple, and the scenic wonders of the Pokhara Valley, such as Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Bindhyabasini Temple, and Taal Barahi Temple. Though the road may pose challenges with its uneven terrain, the thrill of adventure only adds to the allure of the trip. As you wind your way from Pokhara to Jomsom, you'll encounter a tapestry of natural wonders, from lush valleys to rugged mountain passes, each unveiling the raw beauty of Nepal's landscape. From cascading waterfalls to tranquil lakes, every stop promises a new discovery and a deeper connection with nature, culture, and spirituality throughout the journey. 

Apart from the destinations and experiences along the way, this tour package takes care of all the perfect arrangements, from comfortable accommodations to transportation services as per your choices. Easy flexibility in customising and personalising your tour according to your interests and preferences makes this tour different from others. Join our Muktinath Tour Package by Drive to experience the perfect blend of adventure, spirituality, and cultural immersion with the hasslefree arrangement of all the facilities of your choice.

Trip Itinerary

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Kathmandu Arrival.

Hotel Moonlight
Not Included.

Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer you to your hotel.

At. 06:00 PM: In the evening, we will meet for a short briefing about your tour programme. If you are arriving late (after 4 p.m.), then we will have a briefing the next morning during breakfast. If any payment is due, then it will be collected during the briefing time.

Note: If you have an early flight to Kathmandu and have some free time this day, you can add some sightseeing as per your interest.


Kathmandu Sightseeing, Drive to Pokhara.

White Pearl
As Mentioned

At. 07:30 AM: After breakfast at your hotel, you will participate in half-day sightseeing at Pashupatinath Temple and Jal Narayan Temple before driving towards Pokhara. Your transportation will arrive at the hotel to pick you up for sightseeing. You will first visit Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Shiva. You will wander through the maze of the temple, surrounded by small shrines, each with its own religious significance. Then, you will drive towards Jal Narayan Temple, which is around 9 km and takes about 25 minutes by drive. Take your time to appreciate the intricate details of the reclining statue of Lord Vishnu, its size, and the open air settings.

At. 11:00 PM: After completing your sightseeing, set out for Pokhara. The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is about 201 km, which takes about 6 to 7 hours by drive. Check-in at the hotel and have a comfortable stay. 

Pashupatinath Temple is the largest and holiest shrine for Hindus, dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple, situated on the bank of the Bagmati River, was built in the 5th century. It is represented by a four faced shiva-lingam housed in the main temple. There are around 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva), and 12 Jyotirlingas (phallic shrines) to explore. Although only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed on the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. A centre for Hindu pilgrimage, this temple hosts different major festivals such as Maha Shivaratri and pujas such as Rudra Abhishek and evening Aarti. Additionally, no entrance fee is charged for Indian nationals to enter the temple.

The Jal Narayan Temple, also known as Budhanilkantha Temple, is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is around 8 km north of Kathmandu at the base of Shivapuri Hill. The temple is famous for its large, reclining statue of Lord Vishnu resting on a bed of stone serpents in a pool of water. The temple is religiously significant for both Hindus and Buddhists. Unlike other Hindu temples, Budhanilkantha is an open-air shrine offering a unique and serene atmosphere. 


Drive to Muktinath, Stay in Jomsom.

Om's Home
Breakfast and Dinner Included.

At. 07:30 AM: After having your breakfast, your transportation service will arrive at the hotel for your drive towards today's destination, Muktinath. The distance between Pokhara and Muktinath is around 175 km, which takes approximately 6-7 hours by drive, depending on road conditions. The stunning landscapes, rivers flowing alongside, waterfalls, and diverse communities passing by will astound you on your journey.

At 12:30 PM: Before reaching Muktinath, check-in at the hotel in Jomsom and further drive towards Muktinath temple. The distance between Jomsom and Muktinath is around 23 km, which takes around 1-2 hours to reach the vehicle station in Muktinath. As you reach the temple, you can explore the sacred site, witness the religious practices, and also take a holy bath in the 108 waterspouts behind the temple, followed by a purifying dip in the two ponds in front of the temple. You will find various restaurants around the base of the temple; if you haven’t had your lunch in Jomsom, you can also have your lunch here. 

Note: It takes a maximum of 1 hour of driving to reach Muktinath temple from Jomsom. After getting off the Jeep, you have to walk up for 30 minutes to reach the temple from the Jeep park. You can also choose to hire a pony on your own, which costs INR 600 for a two-way ride.

After Darshan and Pooja, drive back to Jomsom for a night's stay. If you have time, you may visit the Mustang Eco-Museum on your own. Located near the airport, this museum houses ancient objects and manuscripts relating to Tibetan culture, herbs, and medicine.

Muktinath Temple is a Vishnu temple sacred for both Hindus and Buddhists, located at the foot of Thorong La Pass in Mustang, Nepal. It is one of the highest temples, situated at an elevation of 3762m. In Hinduism, the temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams, while for Buddhists, the temple is believed to be one of the 24 tantric places in the region. Also, the temple not only offers spiritual significance but also awe-inspiring backdrop of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, alluring visitors with its breathtaking natural beauty. 


Drive to Pokhara, Pokhara Sightseeing.

White Pearl
Breakfast Included.

At. 05:30 AM: Wake up early in the morning to witness the glorious sunrise accompanied by panoramic Himalayan views. Enjoy a delicious breakfast as you enjoy the surrounding view. 

At. 07:00 AM: Today, you will depart for Pokhara, stopping at some of the key attractions on the route back. First, you'll visit Marpha Village, some 26 km from Muktinath, where you can see the apple farm or simply wander around the traditional cottages. Following that, there is Rupse Waterfall, where you may enjoy the spectacular scenery of the fall. As you go on, you will come across the Kali Gandaki River, which is a sacred location where you will be able to experience a sense of spirituality.

Marpha Village is a charming settlement nestled in the Mustang district of Nepal, beautified by the Kali Gandaki River valley. It boasts traditional architecture that reflects the cultural heritage of the region, where the houses are built with whitewashed walls, flat roofs, and detailed wood carvings. Also, the village is renowned for its high-quality apples, a result of the favourable climate and fertile soil conditions. 

Rupse Waterfall is a majestic waterfall cascading down a steep cliffside at an impressive height of 300 metres. The lush vegetation surrounding the falls adds to the picturesque scenery. It is a popular enroute destination known for its impressive height and breathtaking scenery It is found along the Beni-Jomsom Highway route, roughly 110 km from Pokhara. 

The Kali Gandaki River is a spectacular sight to behold on the way to Muktinath. It is one of the deepest gorges in the world, carved by the river between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges. The river is considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists, and its turquoise water colour is a beautiful contrast to the stark Himalayan landscape. 

At. 03:00 PM: Today's half day-sightseeing schedule will take you to the most natural and culturally significant landmarks in Pokhara. Your tour begins with a visit to Davis Falls, locally known as Patale Chhango. Witness the powerful force of the fall while soaking yourself in its beauty. Next, you’ll explore the mystical Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, which is a short walk from Davis Falls. You will see the artistic formation of the cave as the beautiful waterfall cascades down and cuts through the cave. Your tour continues with a visit to the Bindhyabasini Temple, a sacred temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Durga. Witness the religious significance as you see the locals as well as Hindu devotees involved in different rituals. 

As for the last stop today, you’ll be taken to the Taal Barahi Temple, located in the middle of the Phewa Lake. To reach the temple, you will have to take a boat. Here, you can see the different rituals and pujas done by the devotees around the temple. If you’re on time, you can also witness the evening aarti session of the Barahi Temple. After your sightseeing, you will be escorted back to your hotel. In the evening, you can explore the city on your own, relax in the lakeside vibe, and have a delicious dinner accompanied by the night view of the lake. 

Davis Falls, also known as Patale Chhango, is an amazing waterfall in Pokhara Valley that is nearly 500 feet long and runs 100 feet below ground level. According to local old people, on July 31, 1961, a Swiss couple named Davi went swimming, but the woman drowned in a pit. From that day on, the place was known as Davis Falls.

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, one of the longest caves in Nepal, is nearly 3 km long. There are some walls dripping water inside the cave, and about 40 metres in, you can see the statue of Lord Shiva. At the end of the cave, you will be mesmerised by the Davis Falls cutting through the cave. 

Bindhyabasini Temple is situated on a hilltop, 3000m above sea level. This religious place for Hindus living in the Pokhara region is devoted to the goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Durga. Goddess Durga, also known as Kali Mata, is the symbol of a bloodthirsty goddess. Many people come here to worship and sacrifice animals.

Phewa Lake is the second-largest lake in Nepal. It covers an area of about 4.43 sq km with an average depth of about 8.6 metres and a maximum water depth of 19 metres. The reflection of Mount Annapurna can be seen on Phewa Lake. Another attraction of this lake is Taal Barahi Temple, a pagoda-style temple on an island in the middle of Phewa Lake.


Drive to Kathmandu.

Hotel Moonlight
Breakfast Included.

At. 08:00 AM: Enjoy a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel and set out to be back in Kathmandu. The distance between Pokhara and Kathmandu is about 201 km, which takes about 6 to 7 hours by drive. On the way back, you can visit Manakamana Temple by cable car, which is an optional activity. The cable car ride offers a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape, adding extra charm to your journey. You can also have your lunch near the temple area. Once you reach Kathmandu, check in at the hotel and rest or explore around the city if you are interested.

Note: The Manakamana cable car ticket price is INR 670 per person for a two-way ride. You can pay for the tickets in advance or directly take the tickets from the base station, Kurintar. 

Manakamana, the very popular temple of Goddess Durga Bhagawati, is situated in the Gorkha district of Nepal. The name Manakamana is made from two words: ‘Mana’, meaning heart, and ‘Kamana’, meaning wish. There is a belief that Goddess Bhagawati fulfils the wishes of those who worship her with a pure soul.


Transfer to Airport.

Breakfast Included.

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. You can have some time of your own until your flight time. Our transportation service will escort you to the Kathmandu airport 3 hours before your flight. Have a safe journey back! It will be our pleasure to be part of your journey if you want to extend your stay in Nepal. 

Optional Activity: You can also take part in the thrilling Everest Mountain Flight. It is a sightseeing adventure flight that departs at 06:30 AM from Kathmandu airport to Kathmandu airport, a 1 hour flight that takes you to the stunning aerial view of Mt. Everest (8848 m) and several other mountains such as Lhotse (8516 m), Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Shishapangma (8027 m), Nuptse (7881 m), Ganesh (7422 m), and Chamlang (7319 m).

Package Costs

With 3 Star Hotels

Group Size Standard Package (3 Star)
4-6 PAX INR 29,000 PP
7-10 PAX INR 25,000 PP

With 4 Star Hotels

Group Size Deluxe Package (4 Star)
4-6 PAX INR 34,000 PP
7-10 PAX INR 30,000 PP

With 5 Star Hotels

Group Size Luxury Package (5 Star)
4-6 PAX INR 38,000 PP
7-10 PAX INR 34,000 PP

Cost Includes

  • All airports pick-up and drop-off.
  • Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned transportation and sightseeing.
  • All (6 nights) hotel accommodations based on double sharing deluxe rooms.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  • Pokhara-Muktinath–Pokhara transfer by private jeep/car. (4/6 person in one Jeep). 
  • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
  • All local and government taxes.
  • Driver’s salary, fuel cost, parking, and allowances.
  • ACAP permit to visit Muktinath. 

Cost Excludes

  • Nature of personal expenses.
  • Meals not mentioned. 
  • Sightseeing entrance fees are excluded. 
  • Pony hire from Jeep Park to Muktinath Temple. (INR 600 for two way ride)
  • Tips. (not required but recommended).
  • International flight ticket. 
  • Rescue and Evacuation services if required.
  • Services that aren't mentioned above.



Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the trip booking process?

    Find our easy trip booking process:

    1st: Get a quote upon your requirements, confirm your itinerary and the hotels with us and let us provide your travel date along with arriving flight details. 

    2nd: We will reserve your hotels, flight to Jomsom (as this is one of the major concerns for a Muktinath trip) and update you with an invoice of yours to make the advance payment. 

    3rd: We require an advance payment of INR 20,000 Per Person to proceed the booking, after receiving your advance payment, we will confirm the reserved hotels and other needful arrangements of yours.

    4th: Later we will share with you the hotel booking vouchers, required flight tickets and the revised invoice.

    Payment Note: The remaining payment should have been paid on the 1st day of your arrival, we won't be responsible for any service disturbance due to the partial payment from your end.

    Important Trip Note: Further, the clients or agent will be responsible for the unavailability of hotels and flights due to the late confirmation and advance booking payment.

  • What is the airport pick up process upon arrival in Kathmandu?

    We (our office representative) will be at the airport (opposite of the main exit gate) with your printed name. After reaching Kathmandu airport you can connect the available free wifi and text us once you collect your baggage, which will help us to be ready outside.

  • What are the available payment options?

    Please click here to know more about our various payment gateways. Beside that we have our partner account in India, where you also can transfer the amount personally.

  • Is a visa required for an Indian to visit Nepal?

    Indian nationals don't require a visa to visit Nepal.

    As a travel document, for an adult above 18, a passport or voter's ID (original) will be sufficient to travel via flight. Similarly, for a child below 18 years, a birth certificate is a valid travel document.

    Read more about Nepal visa and Custom process in details.

  • What are the booking terms and conditions with Holidays to Nepal?

    Please read our booking terms and conditions before confirming the tour package. We are committed to our offers and given rates.

  • Can we customize the trip according to our choice and preferences?

    We (Holidays to Nepal) are always there to provide the service on preference, we love to customize a trip according to your travel date, trip duration, estimated budget, preferred hotel category and any other required additional services. You can WhatsApp (+977-9851166779) us or email ( us for any customized trip queries.

  • When is the best time to visit Muktinath?

    Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best seasons to visit Muktinath temple. So, a well planned trip is required to visit Muktinath temple due to the weather disturbance during the monsoon and winter season. But to avoid a high crowd, the pilgrims can schedule their visit 15 days early or late during these seasons. Further, the road access has much improved so people who prefer to reach Muktinath by drive can consult with us about trip possibilities on their planned travel time.

  • What are the major activities that I can do in Nepal?

    There are so many optional activities to do in Nepal. Some of the major activities and the cost is given below for your reference.

    Note: The activity cost may change anytime by the operators.

    Activity Name

    Activity Cost 

    Everest Mountain Flight 

    INR 10,500 PP

    Rafting in Trishuli River

    INR 3000 PP

    Paragliding in Pokhara 

    INR 5000 PP

    Ultra-Light flight in Pokhara 

    INR 11,000 PP 

    Zip-Flying in Pokhara

    INR 4500 PP

    Bungee Jump in Kushma

    INR 7500 PP

    Bungee Jump in Pokhara

    INR 5000 PP

    Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

    USD 1200 PP

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara

    USD 500 PP

    Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

    USD 500 PP

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