Muktinath Overland Tour is driving all the way from Pokhara to Muktinath temple by private jeep takes 8 to 9 hours. The total drive of 219 kilometres is driving in the paved and rough road. The first section road of 100 kilometres from Pokhara to Beni is well paved. Rest of 119 is all rough roads. Most of our drive is a bank of Kaligandaki River. Touristic villages including some of the historical places, apple fields and natural hot springs are pass by your driving.
The main purpose of Muktinath Overland Tour is pilgrimage but there are opportunities for exploring beautiful Nepali villages, plateau landscape, Himalayas, natural hot spring. The route is famous trekking trails of Upper Mustang, Annapurna circuit, Dhaulagiri and Jomsom Muktinath. The accommodation and food facilities are easy in this area. Top of the valley lies Muktinath Temple. Muktinath is a sacred place for Hindu and Buddhist peoples. The altitude of 3710 mitres Muktinath Temple lies in a foot of Thorong La mountain pass. You will overnight one the way for a night if your purpose is only reaching at Muktinath Temple. You also have the option to take a 15 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and reach Muktinath by taking another 3 hours driving.
Day 01: Drive to Muktinath from Pokhara (8/9 Hours - reaching at 3710 mitre altitude)
After your breakfast in Pokhara, start driving to Muktinath. 100 kilometre and 3 hours’ drive in the well-paved road till Beni (900 mitre altitude). enter your drive in rough road and it goes up to Muktinath. Land elevation grows up contentiously with driving. Reach Jomsom (2700 mitre height) after 4 hours of driving from Beni, which cross 1800 mitre altitudes. Another 2 hours driving from Jomsom reaches Muktinath temple. More 1000 mitre elevation from Jomsom. Today we have the option to stay the night at Jomsom and next day morning reaches Muktinath Temple. If high altitude really occurs you, better to stay here in Jomsom. Next day early drive to Muktinath Temple and drive back to Pokhara.
Muktinath Tour is easier taking flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and back to Pokhara next day. To explore more and take the experience of driving in altitude Muktinath Overland Tour is suitable. You can stay more days around this area. The area is with beautiful landscape with Himalayan views. Another option of reaching Muktinath is taking direct heli flight from Pokhara of Kathmandu.
Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.
Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:
You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;
Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra
Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra
PERSONAL & GENERAL ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY ENJOYABLE
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