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Muktinath and Janakpur Tour Ex Gorakhpur

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07 Night & 08 Days
Availability : January to December
Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur
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Nepal is a land that allures thousands of pilgrims for its mysticism. Every religion irrespective of its differences in opinions always looks forward to creating a balance between self and divinity. God itself is a mystery to everyone when one tries to solve the riddle of divinity they get entangled in the mystery of worldly pleasure. To attain worldly pleasure in life, one needs to attain mental peace. Pilgrimage tour is quite celebrated among the devotees because one can actually re-establish the relationship between the lord and devotee. Under the influence of a busy life schedule, one forgets to recognize the real meaning of divinity. In the course of a lifetime, one has to overcome the personal boundaries to explore the divine spirits in every phase of life. The pilgrimage tour is designed to re-establish the faith towards divine power. The inner soul of every pilgrim is in search of divine solace. The pilgrimage tour is a kind of spiritual exercise that tries to heal mental peace. Earlier a hermit performs penance for years in search of divine solace. Now the pilgrims travel to such pristine locations to find out the real meaning of spirituality. The devotees embark on such a spiritual journey to know the soulful reasons to live. At a point in time, one loses the aim of life. It is a kind of reconciliation of a mortal being with the supreme power of divinity.

In Hindu scriptures, spirituality takes place with the idea of liberation. If someone does not attain mukti, that means his or her soul is searching for that eternal peace. Under the influence of mundane life, one gets detached with the idea of spirituality. This itinerary is designed to give an overview of spirituality to the pilgrims. Our banal life is entangled with sorrows due to unconscious attachment towards worldly pleasures. The tangible desires always haunt the human minds to crave for more materialistic gratification. Inner peace is necessary for every mortal being for enjoying the spirituality of life. The devoted pilgrims travel to this pristine temple shrine for re-establishing the relationship between the devotee and the lord. The etymological meaning of Muktinath is the master of liberation. To seek the inner peace and blessings, every year thousands of pilgrims travel to this temple shrine. The visit to Muktinath achieves its prominence only with the tour to Janakpur. This ancient city is located in the southern Terai region of Nepal. This city has its glorious roots back in Hindu epic, Ramayana. It is said that Sita, wife of Sri Ram took birth in this famous city. As per the Hindu mythology, Ram is believed to be a divine incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Sita is believed to be the divine incarnation of Laxmi. As Muktinath is devoted to Lord Vishnu, the pilgrims think of visiting the auspicious land of Janakpur to attain the significance of this particular pilgrimage tour.

 

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Gorakhpur to Pokhara

Day 2: Pokhara to Beni to Jomsom and then Muktinath

Day 3: Muktinath visit and then back to Pokhara  

Day 4: Pokhara sightseeing

Day 5: Pokhara to Mankamna to Kathmandu

Day 6: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 7: Kathmandu to Janakpur

Day 8: Janakpur to Gorakhpur

Departure & Return Location

Gorakhpur to Gorakhpur

Departure Time

Same Day

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:Gorakhpur to Pokhara

Meal: – B/L/D
Altitude: – Gorakhpur-84m; Pokhara -1400m
Distance: – 283km (9hours)
Mode of transport: – bus coach

Your journey starts at Gorakhpur. This state is developed on the beautiful banks of River Rapti on the northeastern part of Uttar Pradesh. Many tourists use the routeway of Gorakhpur to reach Nepal. The district is located on the borders of India and Nepal. Our driver will pick you up after reaching Gorakhpur. On the way to Pokhara, you will be visiting the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The pilgrims consider this place quite auspicious for its religious significance. It will take around 8hours to reach Pokhara. It is the small village located on mountainous terrains of Himalayas. It is known as the tourism capital of Nepal. Mostly the adventure seekers explore various adventure sports in the mountainous terrains of Pokhara. As you will be starting from the plain land, with every turn you will be getting an increase in altitude. It is a road trip from Gorakhpur to Pokhara therefore high altitude can cause you nausea or altitude sickness. After reaching there take rest for the night.

Day 2:Pokhara to Beni to Jomsom

Meal: – B/L/D
Altitude: – Pokhara-1400m, Beni-899m, Jomsom-2743m
Distance:Pokhara – Beni:- 100km (5hours)
Beni – Jomsom: – 70km (2hours)
Mode of transport: – bus coach

After relishing breakfast, our driver will pick you up from Pokhara to progress towards Beni. This small village is located in the Dhaulagiri zone. This village is developed on the confluence of two rivers called Myagdi and Kali Gandaki River. With each turn, you will be gaining altitude. The journey along the mountains has always been exciting for travelers. It will take around 2hrs to reach Beni. After taking a break for an hour you will continue with your journey towards Jomsom. This beautiful mountainous city is located at an altitude of 2700m. On your way, you will enjoy the rocky mountainous terrains of Mustang district. In the backdrop, you will be noticed the lofty mountains peak of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. On the way, you will find out small Buddhist monasteries. This trail is used for Muktinath visit only. The adventure seekers who love to trek on the rocky mountainous terrains in Mustang district take this route as well. The trekkers love to explore the diversified landscapes of Mustang. At night you will stay in Jomsom.

Day 3:Muktinath Visit and then back to Pokhara

Meal: – B/L/D
Altitude: –Muktinath-3710m
Distance: Jomsom to Muktinath: – 25km (1.5 hours)
Jomsom to Pokhara- 154km (8hrs)
Mode of transport: – bus coach

Early in the morning after taking breakfast you will be stretching out for your Muktinath visit. You will be driving to a nearby village called Ranipauwa. On your way, you will find out numerous guest houses, restaurants, cafes, hotels for the pilgrims traveling to Muktinath. This routeway is equally used by the trekkers traveling towards Annapurna Circuit. After getting down in Ranipauwa, you will be walking for 15-20 minutes to reach Muktinath temple.

It is one of the notable pilgrimage sites for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims in Nepal. As the name suggests, it is the mythical ground of liberation. Located at an elevation of 3710m, this famous pilgrimage site is considered as the place of liberation. According to the Vaishnava sect, this temple is one of 108 Divya Desham temples devoted to Lord Vishnu. It is also known as one of prominent Shakti Peethas, as the forehead of Sati fell on this part. Before entering the temple shrine, one takes bath in the 108 bull shaped water spouts located around the temple wall. The holy water of Kali Gandaki River is directed to these water spouts for the pilgrims to take bath. The spiritual practitioners believe that before stepping into such prestigious pilgrimage site, one has to be mentally and physically clean. The holy water of the Kali Gandaki River gushes out the impurities from the minds of pilgrims. Even the Buddhists consider this place religious due to Guru Rinpoche. It is believed that the spiritual leader meditated in this pristine premise of Muktinath temple while on his way to Tibet. Even today one can see how both the Buddhist and Hindu priests pay service to the temple in harmony. The Kali Gandaki River is quite famous among the pilgrims because one can collect Shaligram stones or Shila from the water of the river. This stone is known to be the physical manifestation of Lord Vishnu.
After visiting the temple shrine, you will be walking back till Ranipauwa. The vehicle will be waiting for you on the other side of the tail. From there you will be driving back to Pokhara again. While traveling across the mountains, you will enjoy the mesmerizing landscape of nature. At night you will stay in Pokhara.

Day 4:Pokhara sightseeing

Meal: – B/L/D
Distance: – around the city
Mode of transport: – bus coach

Pokhara is quite famous among the tourists for its stunning landscapes. This place is famous for its amazing sunrise and sunset viewpoints. If you wake up early in the morning, then get yourself ready for beautiful sunrise across the mountains. The first rays of the sun on the mountains carry immense beauty. You can be fortunate enough to witness such natural beauty. Apart from the picturesque view of mountains, this city is also a hub of adventure sports. One can engage in any kind of adventure sports like bungee jumping, paragliding, ultra-light flight, river rafting and many more. If you are not so much adventurous at heart then you can go local sightseeing around the city. First, you will be visiting Bindebashini temple. Kaski rulers built this beautiful temple in the city. Inside the sanctum of the temple is devoted to Goddess Durga. After visiting the temple, you will be visiting the local marketplace. The old bazaar premise is quite famous for selling local handicraft items. Later you will be visiting Patale Chongo, cascading waterfalls known as Davis Falls among the tourists is one of the major locations to visit in Pokhara. You can enjoy the marvelous sight of gushing water of Davis Falls. During monsoons, the falls take more gigantic shape with wild water. Next, you will be visiting Gupteshwar Cave, located on the opposite side of Davis Fall. This cave will be surprising for you to explore its natural beauty. On the dark uneven walls of the cave, you will find out natural deposits of limestone. You will treasure those memories in your mind.

Day 5:Pokhara to Mankamna to Kathmandu

Meal: – B/L/D
Altitude:Manakamana:- 1302m, Kathmandu:1400m
Distance:Pokhara to Manakamana:- 112km (4.5hours)
Manakamana to Kathmandu: – 145km (6hours)
Mode of transport: – bus coach

Today you will be driving back to Kathmandu. On your way, you will be visiting Manakamana temple. The Hindus want to visit all those religious places that secure the path of liberation after death. In Hindu scriptures, the idea of liberation of the soul is widely celebrated. The pilgrims are always in search of finding inner peace. For attaining the inner peace of mind, one has to understand the significance of materialistic pleasure. One never learns the importance of desires. The tourists travel to this spectacular temple located at the top of 1302m in Gorkha district to materialize the worldly desires. The temple is devoted to the goddess Bhagwati, a cosmic incarnation of Parvati. The name of the goddess says that it fulfills every desire of the human soul. It is believed that the goddess grants every wish of the pilgrims. In materializing those wishes, pilgrims travel to this remote temple shrine in search of solace. It will take around 3hrs from Pokhara to reach the temple of Manakamana. On your way, you will catch the glimpse of amazing valleys along with the sight of mountains peak of Manaslu, Himchuli and Annapurna ranges. You will be taking a cable car from the bank of Trishuli River. You will take around 10minutes to reach the top of the temple. The cable car is functional between 8 am and 5 pm. Therefore, it is advisable to visit the temple at this time.

After praying your inner wishes in front of the goddess, you will be driving back to Kathmandu. If you are not too tired, you can stroll around the streets of Kathmandu for buying small gifts for your closed ones.

Day 6:Kathmandu sightseeing

Meal: – B/L/D
Distance: – around the city
Mode of transport: – bus coach

After enjoying a delicious breakfast you can get ready for the local sightseeing. You will start your day by visiting the recognized locations of the capital city. After taking breakfast, you will get yourself ready for the guided tour along the Kathmandu valley. The city is well known for its cultural and historical heritage monuments. When you will be strolling along the valley you will closely understand the essence of historical artifacts along with spiritual and religious values.

Start your day with Pashupatinath darshan. It is the national deity of the country. The religious temple shrine of Pashupatinath is located on the beautiful banks of Bagmati River. The temple complex is one of the most popular religious sites to be visited by the pilgrims of different religious beliefs. Inside the temple complex, one finds out temples devoted to different gods and goddesses. During the 5th century, Prachanda Dev, Lichchavi King erected the temple. With times, the temple was decayed until it is the oldest Hindu temple of the country. The deity Pashupatinath gained fame among the devotees as the Lord of Pashus. In Hindu mythology, darshan plays an important role to bring the devotees close to the devoted god. The ornamented pagoda styled temple still symbolizes the base of Shaivaism. After visiting such amazing temple architecture you will be going for the next stop.

Next, you will be visiting Patan. It is famous for Durbar Square. Visiting Nepal remains completely unfulfilled without visiting this second largest town. This beautiful city is located on the banks of River Bagmati. Inside the cityscape, you will be visiting some of the architectural masterpieces. It is believed that the square of the temple squad is located on the center of Kathmandu. While walking across the square, you will find out refugee quarters of Tibetan community as well. The travelogue becomes complete only when one starts interacting with the local people. The warm hospitability of Tibetan people will make you feel flattered with the culture of the country. Most of the people in the communities earn their livelihood from the carpet industry.

Lastly, you will be visiting Swayambhunath stupa, a marvelous symbol of Buddhism. The beautiful temple is located at the top of the hill in the valley of Kathmandu. From the hilltop, one can get a spectacular view of the valley as a whole. The Buddhist Newars believe this mythological place as the central most location in practicing Buddhism. Within the complex of the stupa, one finds out small temple shrines venerated during the Licchavi period. The main attraction of the stupa among the pilgrims is due to its wide eye sights. The compassion that one can feel in the eyes of Buddha painted on the walls of Stupa is quite famous. It is said that most of the iconography in Swayambhunath got its influence form Vajrayana School of thoughts of Newar Buddhism. Even the Hindus prefer to visit this worldly recognized location for its calm and serenity.

In the evening you can indulge in shopping or strolling across the streets to explore your taste buds. At night you will stay in Kathmandu.

Day 7:Kathmandu to Janakpur

Meal: – B/L/D
Altitude: Janakpur:- 74m
Distance:- Kathmandu to Janakpur- 225km (6hours)
Mode of transport: – bus coach

Early in the morning, you will be traveling to Janakpur. This ancient city has its glorious roots back in the epic of Ramayana. It will take around 4hrs to reach this historical city. It is the auspicious birthplace of the wife of Sri Ram, Sita. It is a famous city where Devi Sita and Rama married to each other. The ardent followers of Hinduism engage in circumambulation around this holy city after worshipping other cities like Kashi, Ayodhya, and Brij in India. Next, you will be visiting Dhanushadham. The historians believed that till date fossilized form of a broken piece of the arrow is present in the soil of Janakpur. Dhanusha is an amazing place to roam around in the lush green land. Due to the presence of such extensive lands, the inhabitants depend on agriculture mostly. If you are an ardent lover of art and architecture then you will definitely like the Maithili School of painting. The vibrant usage of colors and the rich stories of folklore and myth will definitely give you visual pleasure. After the whole day tour around the city, you will be flying back to Kathmandu.

Day 8:Janakpur to Gorakhpur

Meal: – B/L/D
Distance: Janakpur – Gorakhpur:- 392km (9hours)
Mode of transport: – bus coach

Today you have reached the last stage of your journey. Early in the morning, you will be visiting the famous Janaki temple. Tour to Muktinath and Janakpur visit are designed together because it is said Ram is a divine incarnation of Lord Vishnu, therefore, his consort will be a divine incarnation of Devi Lakshmi. Therefore the pilgrimage tour becomes complete only after traveling to both of these places. Both these holy sites are clubbed together to give you an overview of the spiritual journey in the mystic land of Nepal. You will be overwhelmed with the Koiri architecture present on the walls of the temple. This three storied temple shows amazing handwork of marble and stone. In 2008, this beautiful temple has come under the world’s heritage list of UNESCO. Vrishabhanu, the renowned queen of Tikamgarh built this architectural marvel dedicated to Devi Sita spending 9lakhs of rupees. Due to such extravagant expenditure, this temple is also known as Naulakha Mandir. During the auspicious time of Ram Navami, Dusshera, Tihar and Vivaha Panchami, thousands of pilgrims all across Nepal and India travel to this holy site for accomplishing their wishes. Devi Sita symbolizes the chastity of a woman according to Hindu scriptures. Mostly, married women worship the goddess to seek blessings. After visiting this amazing temple, the driver will pick up for your return journey towards Gorakhpur.

Price Includes

  • Departure and return location Muktinath
  • Departure time same day
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Arrival and departure transfer stay with breakfast and city tour or sightseeing as per the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Any food as per plan
  • Airport taxes per flight
  • Manokamna cable car tickets – INR 550
  • Sightseeing place entry fees – INR600
  • Camera entry fee
  • Border clearance charges if purchase by yourself for custom charges
  • Cold drink/tea/coffee/cookies/mineral water/laundry charges
  • Paragliding charges
  • Driver food charges – INR 200/day
  • Driver food charges – INR 200/day
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