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Muktinath Tour – How to reach Muktinath Temple?

Are you planning for Muktinath Darshan Yatra? This article can lead you to book and plan Muktinath dham yatra at lower cost.

Muktinath temple is considered as the most beautiful place in Nepal. The Muktinath Temple tour is one of the best ways to begin and see Nepal’s natural beauty and cultural tradition. At the base of the majestic Annapurna range, Muktinath is situated in the Annapurna region, which is the most popular tourism destination for both local and foreign travelers. In the Annapurna region, Muktinath, a sacred shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is a popular destination for pilgrims. To reach Muktinath temple there are various ways to the beauty of Muktinath temple. You can choose any kind option according to your comfort zone.

 How to reach Muktinath temple by bus?

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Muktinath Temple is via bus, which is included in the Muktinath Tour. Sometimes it might not be possible to travel in a group, and going alone or in a pair will be expensive. The best course of action in this situation is to sign up for a shared trip. Indeed, a bus that travels from Kathmandu to Muktinath over night is still accessible today. Daily departures from Kathmandu’s New Bus Terminal for this local bus are shared. In addition to planning a guided package trip to Muktinath, we can handle the bus ticket for your transportation.

 How to reach Muktinath temple by Jeep?

The journey by jeep from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which is around 206 kilometers away, takes about 6 hours to complete on the road to Muktinath. Continue to sleep in Pokhara. The following day, travel from Pokhara to Jomsom through Beni, Tatopani, Ghasa, and Marpha, covering a total distance of 170 kilometers in around 9 hours. By this time, you must be exhausted, so stay the night in Jomsom. Drive from Jomsom to Muktinath the following morning, pay your respects, and then travel back to Pokhara. If you’re traveling solely by road, it will take you 4–8 days Muktinath, and then return.

How to reach Muktinath temple by helicopter?

In approximately one and a half hours by helicopter, you may go to Muktinath Temple yatra from the Kathmandu Airport. After doing your devotions at Muktinath, you can travel either return to Pokhara or Kathmandu.

How to reach Muktinath temple by flight?

We will take a direct flight of 25 minutes to Pokhara from the airport in Kathmandu. It should be noted that flights from Pokhara to Jomsom only operate in the morning, necessitating a one-night stopover in Pokhara. The following morning, take a flight to Jomsom, and then drive the remaining distance to Muktinath. After Darshan, take a flight back to Jomsom and spend the night there. Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara the following morning before continuing on to Kathmandu. Yet there is also a simple way to get to Muktinath from Kathmandu.

Is Muktinath temple is safe for senior Citizen?

Yes, the best place in the world for senior citizens to travel is Muktinath. The Muktinath excursion is completely safe for senior travelers. Many seniors plan their trips during their retirement years, and for those Muktinath Tour is inactive.

Damodar Kunda Helicopter Tour

The Holy river “Damodar Kunda” is a lake that lies in the upper mustang region of the Himalayas at an altitude of 5400 meters ASL. The Holy river is divided into three different river bodies, The Brahma Kunda, Rudra Kunda, and Ananta Kunda which make up the entire Damodar Kunda holy site. The cost for the tour usually varies among different tour providers ranging from 3000 USD – 7000 USD (Average cost of chartering a helicopter) and an additional 500 USD for gaining a special entry permit. To further access the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) costs an additional 30 USD per person. This river has a very important religious significance related to Hinduism where the majority of visitors are also Hindus. It is believed that for people who take bath in the water of the Damodar Kunda river, their sins would be forgiven. Apart from religious beliefs, Damodar Kunda is also a popular trekking destination among the locals as well as international tourists making it one of the popular tourist destinations in Mustang.

Key Highlights of The Trip

  • Average cost of charter 3000 USD – 7000 USD
  • 2.Entry permit cost 500 USD (Special entry permit) 30 USD (Normal permit)
  • 3.Travel duration 1.5hrs from Kathmandu, 1hr from Pokhara
  •  4.Travel season – March – May, October – November.
  •  5.Religious significance of Damodar Kunda

Trip Details

Damodar Kunda can be accessed mainly through two ways. I.e, by trekking via a 3-day route starting from Jomsom or by chartering a helicopter ride. The trip by trek starts from Kathmandu where a flight will transport the visitors to Pokhara. After landing in Pokhara, the passengers are then put on the next available flight to Jomsom, and post landing is taken on an hour’s drive to Kagbeni. The next day starts with a 9 days expedition towards Damodar Kunda Lake but people who want to skip the hassle of a 9-day long trek can easily charter a helicopter that will directly take the visitors to the holy site. There are two main reasons why people visit this lake. One is being spiritual and the second is for its landscape and natural beauty. The water of this lake is considered to be holy for the Hindus hence it is believed that dipping in this water makes your sins forgiven by God. Since the lake is situated at a very high altitude, it is also rich in natural beauty and landscape which is perfectly suitable for those who are into nature and landscapes. Several mountain ranges such as the Annapurna, Tibetian plateau, Muktinath Himal, Bhrikuti peak, Araniko Chuli, and several Himalayan peaks.

Best season to visit Damodar Kunda Tour

Visitors can pay a visit to the Damodar Kunda holy site anytime through out the year. But the most favourable seasons for visits is between March – May & October – November. Between the months of October & November, the Himalayas gets it snowfall level at its peak. So for those who can’t bare the freezing cold snow can visit the site between March & May.

Benefits of doing Damodar Kunda Tour

According to the Hindu holy book Barah Puran, the Damodar Kunda lake is said to be sacred. In the book, it is said that the river is the head of Lord Bishnu and Muktinath makes up his mouth. People who have already visited this lake claim to have felt a spiritual divine power while taking a dip in the river which they say is the Lord himself forgiving the visitor of their sins. Apart from this religious benefit, The Damodar Kunda lake also offers a majestic view of the various mountain ranges such as the Annapurna, Damodar hill, Muktinath, etc. as this lake is located at an altitude of 5400 meters.

Requirements for doing Damodar Kunda

To access the Damodar Kunda lake people visiting do not need any special fancy types of equipment even though the lake is located at an altitude of 5400M people can visit it wearing clothes that can keep them warm enough through out the visit. People who are going to take a dip in the lake should carry an additional towel to dry themselves up. People who are easily affected by altitude sickness can further carry medicines accordingly.

Where to Book Charter flight for Damodar Kunda

  • Air Dynasty Service
  • Prabhu Helicopter
  • Nepal Helicopter Service
  • Touch Kailash
  • Nepal Travel Adventure

Insights of the Damodar Kunda Tour

The entire tour lasts for 3 days via helicopter charter depending upon the tour agency while some can last from 5 to 7 days. The tour can be started either from Kathmandu or Pokhara. The cost of a charter will be cheaper if there are more people in the group. Most helicopter chartering companies charge only the charge of a helicopter charter whereas the other expenses are to be borne by the visitors themselves which include the accommodation, food, and other travel expenses.
The Damodar Kunda lake is located at an altitude of 5400M where there is a high chance of people falling sick due to the altitude and the cold air temperature. So people who are easily prone to such conditions need to carry essential medications and wearable to avoid them at all costs. If in case anyone becomes sick should inform the guide as soon as possible to get the treatment at its earliest.
Damodar Kunda lake is one of the holiest places for Hindus. Apart from this, the lake is a perfect spot for the adventure-seeking enthusiast seeking a cold snowy adventure in the Himalayan region.

Other way of Accessing Damodar Kunda

Apart from helicopter chartering, the Damodar Kunda tour can also be done on foot. People who are into trekking & hiking can start on a 20-day trek fromKagbeni to Damodar Kunda. People are supposed to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then to Jomsom after which visitors than would start the expedition on foot.
Short tea and lunch breaks can also be done as there are many hotels on the way. Overall the tour to Damodar Kunda is a must-to-do package for those who are on a spiritual journey as well as for those who want to relieve themselves from their daily life stress.

If you want the Itinerary of Damodar Kunda Tour then visit https://www.adventurevisiontreks.com/damodar-kunda-helicopter-tour-darsan-yatra.html

Muktinath Tour by Helicopter – Easy Muktinath Darshan Yatra

Muktinath temple (chumig Gyatsa) is situated at an altitude of 3,710 meters (12,172 feet) at the base of the Thorong La mountain pass in the Mustang district, this temple reflects the religious relationship between Hindus and Buddhists. This temple is highly sacred place where lord Vishnu is worshipped. This temple also holds the idol of ancient time Buddhist monk which is worshiped there by Buddhist nuns. Thus, Muktinath is a highly sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Why to visit Muktinath?

Hindus believe that visiting Muktinath ends all the illusion of life from birth to death known as “MAYA MOHA” in Nepal. It is also believed that bathing in 108 spouts and two holy kunda of Muktinath washes all of your sins of life. These spouts are believed to be the shrines of Hindu gods. More ever this place is also a good place to observe the absolute cultural heritage of Nepal and also good for traveling, touring and exploring during weekends.

Muktinath Tour by Helicopter from Kathmandu and Pokhara

Muktinath helicopter tour is one of the popular tour packages to visit Muktinath within a short period of time. You can easily visit Muktinath either by flying directly from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Muktinath is about 406 km away from Kathmandu and about 200 km away from Pokhara. This trip usually can be completed in 1 day.

Why to choose helicopter for Muktinath?

Muktinath temple is situated at the mountainous p art of Nepal. Road trip to Muktinath by Scorpio jeep is a harsh adventure due to the dirt and rough roads. So, helicopter tour to Muktinath offers you the luxurious and less time-consuming way to visit Muktinath. This tour offers the absolute and beautiful bird eye view of Rupa Tal, Begnas Tal, Fewa Tal, Rupse Waterfall, Kaligandaki River, and Dhumba Lake, Ghorepani, Poon Hill Tower, Marpha Village, Jomsom Village (nearest airport of Muktinath), Kagbeni & Muktinath to the short time travelers.

Is permit necessary to visit this temple?

The answer is absolutely yes. As Muktinath temple lies in Annapurna conservation and trekking zone two permits are required to visit this area. Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP) and Trekker’s Information Management System Permit (TIMS) is required to enter in this area. Entrance without these two permits is strictly restricted in this area.

How to get started?

  • You can start early of the day by we will pick you up from your hotel and drove you to the domestic airport of city.
  • After getting in domestic airport, you will fly to Muktinath in chartered helicopter.
  • You would easily land on Muktinath after one-and-a-half-hour flight. (But remember flight speed highly depends on the weather condition)
  • After landing on Muktinath, a short walk and we reach to Muktinaths temple.
  • After getting there we would get a cold bath on 108 spouts be sacred and change our clothes.
  • After this all we will worship and do darshan of the temple.
  • At end we will be back out to helipad and return to Kathmandu.

Well here after getting back to Kathmandu our trip ends!!!

Darshan Yatri Bathing

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Why Nepal is important for Buddhist traveler?

Nepal is beautiful country located between two giants country china and India. Nepal is always important place for Buddhist as Lord Gautama Buddha was born in Nepal. Though more than 80% of Nepali people are Hindus. Hindu people treat Gautama Buddha as an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Hindus work-ship lord Buddha as god.

For those interested to learn about Buddhism, where better to come but to the country where Buddha was born. There are numerous monasteries and institutions where visitor can learn more about Buddhism, meditation and where volunteers can help teaching monks. Show them the right path to live a happy and peaceful life. The most visited Buddhists pilgrimage site of Nepal are Boudhanath monastery, Swayambhunath monastery, kopan monastery, namobuddha monastery, lumbini.

As every Nepali is proud to tell you, the Lord Buddha was born in Nepal. That is to say, he was born in the Shakya Kingdom of Kapilvastu which is now in the Rupandehi district in the Lumbini zone of Nepal. No one is exactly certain of the year when Prince Siddhartha was born, but it was probably around 623 B.C). According to the Tripitaka, he visited his father’s kingdom and converted his family and clan to Buddhism. Subsequently the Shakya clans moved to the Kathmandu Valley where they helped establish Buddhism there.

About 11 percent of Nepalese practice Buddhism and are mainly from Tibeto-Burman ethnic groups like Sherpas, Tamangs and Bhotia people from the mountain areas along the border with Tibet. In many areas, Hinduism has absorbed Buddhism to a large extent, but the two religions have many shared deities and temples. In Muktinath, the temple there is sacred for both Hindus and Buddhists.since, Nepal has huge population of Hindu but the Buddhists and Hindus are lived with friendly behaviors and mutual cooperation .according to the 2001 census 80.62% of Nepalese were Hindu and 10.42%were Buddhists.

There are said to be over 1,200 Buddhist temples in Nepal, some going back as far as 2,000 years. As well as in the Kathmandu Valley, monasteries can be found in many of the mountain districts that border onto Tibet to the north and India to the east.

According to Nepal tourism census 2017 the percent of tourist visit in Nepal is increased by 7%.the mainly occasion to visit lumbini is Buddha jayanti . Nepal has popular touristic destination and trekking destinations in world.
The popular tour package for Buddhist in Nepal are Buddhist cultural circuit tour and Lumbini birthplace of Buddha tour. Buddhist circuit tour includes most popular Buddhist religious site of Nepal in single package. The Lumbini birthplace of Buddha tour package includes sightseeing around Kapilvastu lumbini.

Popular trekking destinations are Everest base camp trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Upper mustang trekking, Mardi himal base camp trekking, the great Himalaya trails.

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