Pashupatinath – Manakamana – Damodar kunda – Muktinath Moksha Yatra

10 Days


Damodar Kunda Lake is located in the Upper Mustang area of Nepal. It is Northern Himalayan range of Annapurna. Damodar Kunda lies in an altitude of 4890 meters. Lake is a famous holy place for Hindu people. It is area of Tibetan plateau landscape to the remote area of Nepal near from Tibet. It is believed that people should reach once in a lifetime and take a holy bath here. Bath in Damodar Kunda takes away from all sins done in a previous and current lifetime. The main source of Gandaki River is Damodar Kunda. It is also a good place to find Shaligram. Damodar Kunda in Upper Mustang is a restricted area of Nepal government. A special permit is applied in this holy tour/trekking area.

Muktinath: Hindus call the site Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the “place of salvation” and it is one of the most ancient temples of the God Vishnu and the Vaishnava tradition in Nepal. The shrine is considered to be one of the eight sacred places known as Svayam Vyakta Ksetras (the other seven being Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Totadri, Pushkar and Badrinath), as well as one of the 108 Divya Desam, or holy places of worship of Lord Vishnu. Additionally, it is also one of the 51 Shakti Pitha goddess sites.

The temple is small and contains a human-sized golden statue of Vishnu as Shri Mukti Narayana. In addition to Mukti Narayana, the temple has bronze images of Bhoodevi (the Earth-goddess form of Lakshmi), the goddesses Saraswati and Janaki (Sita), Garuda (the mount of Vishnu), Lava-Kusa (the sons of Rama and Sita) and the Sapta Rishis (Seven Sages created by Lord Brahma). There is an old Buddhist monk present in the temple and worship is conducted by Buddhist nuns.

Behind the temple is a semi-circular wall with 108 stone faucets at a height of seven feet. The faucets all have the same shape of the head of a bull and are separated by approximately one foot. Water from the ice-cold Kali Gantaki River has been diverted to flow through the mouths of these bulls and hardy pilgrims who visit the temple often stand beneath each of the spouts.


The number 108 carries great significance in Eastern philosophy. In Hindu astrology, there are 12 zodiac or Rashi and 9 planets or Graha, giving a total of 108 combinations. Also there are 27 Lunar mansions or Nakshatras, which are divided in 4 quarters, or Padas each giving a combination of 108 Padas in total.

The Kali Gantaki riverbed downstream from Muktinath is the sole source of the rare Shaligram stones that are required to establish a temple of Vishnu anywhere in the world.

Buddhists call Muktinath Chumming Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means ‘Hundred Waters’. According to Tibetan Buddhism Chumig Gyatsa is a sacred place of the Dakinis goddesses known as Sky Dancers, and also one of the 24 celebrated Tantric places. Additionally, the site is believed to be a manifestation of Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Virtue. The Tibetan Buddhist tradition states that Guru Rimpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, meditated here on his way to Tibet.

After completing prayers and worship at the Muktinath temple many pilgrims, both Hindu and Buddhist, visit Mebar Lha Gomba, the small monastery of `miraculous fire’, which is situated near the entrance gate of the temple. This monastery, dedicated to Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) and containing a statue of the Buddhist deity Chenrezig (Avalokitesvara), is famous for its continuously burning natural gas fire, which Hindus worship as Jwala Mai, the Goddess of Fire.


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  • Maybe for weak yatri need Horse arrangement.


Receiving from Kathmandu airport, Transfer to Hotel, welcome Drinks in the Hotel, briefing about the program, Check in the Hotel, Refreshment and rest.

Breakfast at your Hotel then Transfer to Pokhara, 6 hrs drive, Check in to Hotel, Refreshment, evening lake city walk.

Breakfast at your Hotel then Transfer to Marpha, about 6 hrs drive, Check in to Hotel & Rest.

Breakfast at your Hotel then Transfer to
Yara/Ghimi Thaathi, Check in to Hotel & Rest.

Breakfast at your Hotel then Transfer to
Damodar Kunda by horse (there to place need to walk down and need to cross 2 pass appx. 5100 m & 5200m pass). Showring at Kunda, Rudra Abishek Puja, Halting at damodarkunda (at Tent/poor house).

Damodar kunda to Yara/Ghimi thaathi.

Yara/Ghimi thaathi to Muktinath.

Muktinath – Pokhara
JOMSOM- POKHARA FLY, If weather not clear then early morning drive to Pokhara (by jeep) via same route, Check in the Resort, Refreshment, and sightseeing of pokhara scenic sport : David fall, Mehandra Cave, Bat Cave, Bindabashini Temple, Barahi Temple …evening enjoy the charming lake city pokhara, walking around the Fewa lake.

After breakfast sightseeing of pokhara scenic sport : David fall, Mehandra Cave, Bat Cave, Bindabashini Temple, Barahi Temple …evening enjoy the charming lake city pokhara, walking around the Fewa lake.

Pokhara – Manakamana - Kathmandu
In the morning After breakfast, Check out Hotel and 6 hrs drive to Kathmandu. On the way you may ride the cable car to Manakamana Ma devi (Manakamana Temple) and continuous back to Kathmandu. Check in Hotel & rest.

After breakfast in the Hotel, Kathmandu Sightseeing (Kathmandu Durbar squire, Buddha Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa & Bhaktapur Durbar squire). Evening Enjoy dinner with Nepalese cultural live show program in Kathmandu.
Evening after sightseeing you may go for self shopping either you may took the guide for shopping, it is yourself shopping in the Thamel or other shopping center of Kathmandu.

Day 12 :

Kathmandu Airport drop.


Service Inclusion:

  • All City 3 star standards, Twin sharing Double room at major city.
  • No Lodge/Hotel at Damodar kunda (There is a tin trus and staying there).
  • Tour Guide & His travel insurance.
  • Veg. Meal as listed Itinerary.
  • Private Vehicle Transport.
  • As listed place on the Itinerary Entrance fees for sightseeing.
  • 1 bottle of mineral water for per person per day during the trip.
  • Annapurna conservation Permit.
  • Special Permit.
  • Sleeping Bag, Medicine.

Service Exclusion:

  • Single supplementary.
  • Guide Tips.
  • Int’l air ticket.
  • Meal at major city.
  • Down jacket and others.
  • Any add program cost which is not including on the above itinerary.
  • Any Nature case cost.

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Pashupatinath – Manakamana – Damodar kunda – Muktinath Moksha Yatra