Muktinath Adventure Tour

Trip Facts

Duration

10 Days

Max. Altitude:

3710 meters

Location

Nepal

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

Accommodation

3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Teahouses during the trek

Group size

1-16

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From

Kathmandu

Overview

‘A motorcycle trip to Muktinath’ instantly shouts ‘adventure’ to all Nepalese and foreigners who have been there before. From lush green vegetation to a moonscape where the altitude dictates our pace, Muktinath no doubt feels worlds apart.

Muktinath, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists alike, lies in the Muktinath valley and on the lap of one of the most treacherous passes in Nepal -Thorong La Pass. For Hindus, it is the place of Salvation and liberation; Buddhists believe that the founder of Tibetan Buddhism,’ Guru Rimpoche,’ also known as Padmasambhava, meditated here on his way to Tibet.

Our journey starts from the lake city of Pokhara, and goes through the Thakali village of Marpha and all the way to Muktinath-the gateway to the only remaining forbidden kingdom in Nepal, Lo- Manthang Lo Manthang-The forbidden kingdom.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International airport a representative from Naata Trek and Tours will be waiting for you at the airport displaying a playcard imprinted with your name. He/she will then transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening we can enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by Naata Trek and Tours. During the dinner we can enjoy Nepalese cuisine which will introduce us to the country’s food culture.

  Maximum Altitude : 1400 meters
 Meal : Dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 2: Ride to Pokhara

We begin our quest to Muktinath with a scenic ride to Pokhara characterized by green rolling hills and rivers. Pokhara is a famous lake city 200 kms from Kathmandu and is the gateway to a number of famous trekking trails as well. We can enjoy the evening in the lakeside tourist hub and enjoy a drink or two.

  Maximum Altitude : 850 meters
 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel
 Driving Distance : 5-6 hours

Day 3: Pokhara to Baglung via Sarangkot

We head out early morning and ride up to the hillstation of Sarangkot which prodives premium views of the Annapurna range. The hill also has a paragliding launch site. We continue towards Baglung where we cross the longest suspension bridge in Nepal and also visit a sacred Hindu temple in Baglung. We stay the night in Baglung.

  Maximum Altitude : 1020 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
 Driving Distance : 5-6 hours

Day 4: Baglung to Lete

We start to cruise from 1000 meters and to 3000 meters and we can really point it out with the change in landscapes. We bid our farewell to the forested area and enter the land of the mountains. We stay the night in Lete.

  Maximum Altitude : 2780 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
 Driving Distance : 6-7 hours

Day 5: Lete to Kagbeni

We climb further into the region where little vegetation grows, the rivers never more furious, and glaciers sitting on the lap of mountains. The landscape enchanting enough to take your eye off the often treacherous roads. We stay the night in Kagbeni, an age old Tibetan village distinguished by stone houses and narrow alleys.

  Maximum Altitude : 2804 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
 Driving Distance : 5-6 hours

Day 6: Kagbeni to Muktinath via Muktinath

We reach the highest point of our ride-Muktinath at 3710 meters which is also the final destination of our trip. We take the route which passes by the ancient Buddhist monastery. We make a short visit to Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist alike. We can enjoy yak steaks for lunch before heading down to the popular Thakali village of Marpha where we stay the night.

  Maximum Altitude : 3710 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
 Driving Distance : 5-6 hours

Day 7: Marpha to Tatopani

We continue further down to the village of Tatopani. A place famous for its natural hot springs. We can see the vegetation turn green again as we descend further down and the climate warms up as well. We stay the night in Tatopani.

  Maximum Altitude : 1190 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Tea house
 Driving Distance : 5-6 hours

Day 8: Tatopani to Pokhara

Today, as we hit paved roads again, we head back to civilization. Quite a contrast to the place we have left behind but nevertheless a beautiful lake city it is, Pokhara. We have the rest of the day to relax on the lake side and have a drink or two to celebrate the successful completion of the trip.

  Maximum Altitude : 850 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel
 Driving Distance : 5-6 hours

Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu

We head back to Kathmandu today, nostalgic we will feel, but we will no doubt ride with a grin on our face.
In the evening Naata Trek and Tours will organize a farewell dinner program to celebrate our suscessful adventure.

  Maximum Altitude : 1400 meters
 Meal : Breakfast and dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel
 Driving Distance : 5-6 hours

Day 10: Departure

Today is the last day of our trip. A Naata Trek and Tours representative will escort you to the international airport for your departure.

 Meal : Breakfast

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast Teahouses accommodation during the ride
  • Welcome and farewell dinner programs
  • An experienced, English speaking and government-liscensed ride leader and mechanic
  • Motorcycle with panniers and fuel
  • Support Jeep and riding gear (if required)
  • ACAP and TIMS permit
  • Medical Kit and Satellite phone

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee (Bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • All other not mentioned in cost includes section

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