Jomsom Muktinath 4WD Tour

Tour itinerary:

Jomsom Muktinath 4wd tour

Brief itinerary:

Day 01: Tour of Kathmandu city at places of interest.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 865 m – 6 hrs journey.
Day 03: Drive to Jomsom 2,715 m via Beni 890 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Drive to Muktinath 3,860 m – 03 hrs.
Day 05: Drive to Beni – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Drive to Pokhara -– 04 hrs.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu end of Everest Vacation trip.

Trip Detail: Jomsom Muktinath 4wd tour.

Day 01: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.
Morning our cultural and city guide will receive you for a delightful sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu city of old Durbar Square (palace) which is steeped with from 7th to 17th Century history and artifacts, visit the old Kastamandap temple one of the 1st old temple built from the wood of a single tree where Kathmandu name comes from, visit the Living Goddess resident area, where young girls are honored as Kumari (virgin goddess) after reaching teenage replaced by another young Kumari.

From here a short drive west of Kathmandu city to Swayambhunath Stupa located on high hill the landmark of the valley and oldest monuments of more than 2,500 years old offering fabulous panorama of Kathmandu valley and of snow capped peaks, from here afternoon time visit the holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath where non-Hindu visitors can observe the temple surrounding from above Bagmati river, this is also a cremation place for all Hindu people.

From here a short drive to largest Stupa of Bouddhanath also called “Little Tibet” with large dome shape where one can walk up on the dome and observe the Buddhist pilgrims and devotees on prayer.

After a wonderful moment retire back to hotel and preparation for the drive to Pokhara next day.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 865 m – 06 hours journey.
Morning a scenic and interesting drive towards Nepal mid west passing through nice farmlands, villages and towns and following the pretty Trisuli downstream for some hours, and then heading more west with views of snow capped mountains in the distance and finally reaching at picturesque Pokhara by the serene lake Phewa Tal where most of good lodge and hotels are located, afternoon at leisure for short walk around the lake side markets.

Day 03: Drive to Jomsom 2,715 m via Beni 890 m – 06 hrs.
To begin Jomsom Muktinath 4wd tour,  leading with few hours of scenic drive to Nayapul and then to busy town of Beni, from here starting the real adventure with an overland journey on the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route to Tibet, the drive follows the Kaligandaki river most of the way passing through nice traditional Gurung, Magar, Thakali villages of Tatopani, Ghasa and Kalopani with views of waterfalls closeby and of stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of mountains forming the world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki river, after Kalopani and Lete village leaving the thick forested area for windswept, barren river valley of Kali Gandaki reaching at famous and charming Thakali villages of Tukuche, Kobang, Marpha and to Jomsom for overnight stop after a great driving adventure with awesome scenery along the drive. Jomsom the main and headquarter town of Mustang district, around this place is known as lower Mustang with a small airstrip with daily morning flight to Pokhara. Around this area famous for apples and its product like cider, brandy, Raksi (local brew) fresh and dry apples.

Day 04: Drive to Muktinath 3,860 m – 03 hrs.
From Jomsom morning drive on a jeep leading on the flat Kali Gandaki valley with sweeping views of Nilgiri Himal and surrounding vase landscapes, the drive climbs after Ekalay Bhatti leaving the Kali-Gandaki river valley climbing high past Jharkot village with tremendous views of upper Mustang snow capped peaks with North West Face of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peak. On reaching at Muktinath the highest spot of this trip, afternoon visit the holy temple complex of Muktinath dedicated to lord Vishnu after taking a holy wash from 108 fresh spring water spouts, here visit the Jal Devi where you can see the fire lighting itself ( probably from natural gas that’s found around this area) after a nice visit of Muktinath temple area where its sacred spot for Hindu and Buddhist also.

Day 05: Drive to Beni – 06 hrs.
From Muktinath after holy visit drive back to Beni on the same route following the Kali Gandaki river downstream passing charming and beautiful villages of Marpha, Tukuche and Kalopani and back into forested area leaving the desert like landscape behind, after Kalopani the day gets warmer heading lower area to Beni town for overnight stop.

Day 06: Drive to Pokhara – 04 hrs.
A short drive of few hours on the scenic road to Pokhara where you can have more time at Pokhara famous tourist and scenic spot in the shade of Annapurna Himalaya with stunning Mt. Machhapuchhre “Fish Tail” the towers high into the blue sky, here at Pokhara there are many activities like Paragliding, biking around, boating at Phewa lake or short hike to Buddhist Peace Stupa commands beautiful view of the mountains and Pokhara valley, or take a Zip-Line a cable exciting ride or just relax and enjoy the view. 

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu end of Jomsom Muktinath 4wd tour
With wonderful time in the high hills of Himalaya and visiting nice cultural  villages including tremendous and awesome views of mountains and landscapes, morning drive leads back to Kathmandu with wonderful service of Everest Vacation.

How to Get Nepal Visa ?  Apply online in advance and carry 2 passport size photos. Feel free to ask for any questions regarding Jomsom Muktinath 4wd tour.

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